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White Paper – An Introduction to Non Linear Finite Element Analysis

As Finite Element Analysis (FEA) within CAD environments has become increasingly commonplace in today’s engineering office, there is a greater demand to understand the types of analysis that can be conducted. Having an understanding of non-linear analysis and when to use it helps designers simulate product performance and optimise designs. [...]

October 27, 2014 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

White Paper – Structural Certification of Products with FEA

This white paper, authored by Niall Smyth, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies, looks at how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to certify structures to Australian Standards. Working to engineering standards is a crucial part of the design process, and the computation technique of FEA allows the structural integrity of components [...]

October 3, 2014 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

White Paper – Transformative Data Within BIM

Transformative Data Within BIM, authored by Chad Smith, Consulting Technical Lead, A2K Technologies, explores the basic principles of combining multiple data sources within the context of a BIM, and how through the impact of its environmental factors, the BIM transforms this data into information. Ever since its mainstream adoption, design [...]

September 4, 2014 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

White Paper – Structured Knowledge Management Using Skills Assessments

Our latest white paper is now available! Authored by A2K Technologies’ ANZ Consulting Manager, Sean Twomey, this paper examines the process of using skills assessment for benchmarking in the field of design technology, and the benefits of implementing a data-driven model, as highlighted in Michael Lewis’s book (and subsequent movie), [...]

May 2, 2014 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

White Paper – Photo Reality Capture for Preliminary Infrastructure Design

In this white paper, we explore the practical applications of photogrammetry and ReCap 360, with a specific example of a preliminary reconstruction design that involved placing a roundabout into an existing five-way intersection. The principles and theory of creating 3D geometry from 2D photos is well established, and modern cloud [...]

December 17, 2013 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

Pro Tips: Elevation Depth

A2K Technologies’ Chad Smith shows how to add depths to your elevations in Revit, through the use of masses. [...]

December 6, 2013 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

Pro Tips: Complex Roofs

A2K Technologies’ Chad Smith shows how to generate a complex hip roof in Revit. [...]

December 6, 2013 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

Autodesk Running Inventor on a Mac Through a Firefox Browser

See how Autodesk Inventor can be accessed on an Amazon server, enabling you to run Inventor from a web browser. [...]

November 29, 2013 A2K Technologies Technology, Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

Latest Autodesk Service Packs and Updates

A2K is pleased to bring you the latest Autodesk service packs and updates: AutoCAD AutoCAD LT 2014 Service Pack I AutoCAD 2014 Service Pack I AutoCAD Civil3D 2014 Service Pack I Revit Revit Architecture 2014 Update Release II Revit LT 2014 Update Release II Revit MEP 2014 Update Release II [...]

November 21, 2013 A2K Technologies Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

White Paper – People Simulation for BIM and Infrastructure

People simulation assists in decision making for planners, designers/architects and owners, by modelling the built environment through calibrating multiple objectives and functional alternatives. In this white paper, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is considered in the context of trip simulation. This enhances designs by allowing for rapid comparison and evaluation of [...]

November 15, 2013 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0