Some improvements are taking place to the Green Building Studio service requiring a new version of the GBS Desktop Tool.
If you receive the following error when attempting to upload gbXML files please make sure you get the new tool from the Green Building Studio Downloads page. This version replaces all others I have posted about recently.
My design visualisation colleagues are running a competition to find 3D visualisation stars in the UK, so if you are interested in winning an ATI graphics card and can demonstrate great use of an Autodesk product, head over to the following blog for entry details (Competition ends August 18th):
After several weeks of having my head buried in the BREEAM technical manuals, self study course and various sustainable design reference books, I attended the UK Building Research Establishment yesterday for the final workshop and examination needed to become a BREEAM Accredited Professional. Today I heard that I passed, phew.
With BREEAM becoming more and more prevalent across Europe (not just the UK) I see this as being really beneficial in better understanding the needs of our customers and I'll be looking to see how we can leverage this knowledge with our sustainable design tools.
The main Autodesk office in the UK is situated on the boundary of Farnborough airport and this week it is the Farnborough International Airshow. As part of this we have a stand at the show and have run some customer events to showcase the use of the Autodesk Product Portfolio across the aerospace industry, from the built environment through to aircraft interior design.
You can view the content the technical team created here (you will need Flash installed):
There are plenty of short demo videos on there, including some Revit Architecture, Green Building Studio and Ecotect ones I recorded.
Of course aerospace is a controversial industry due to its environmental impact, but through clean technology and intelligent design I believe that impact can be reduced (if that fails it is back to the horse and cart for all of us).