AutoCAD 3D rendering – Creating lights

When you hear about rendering awesome visuals one does not typically think of AutoCAD.  The first program we think of is 3DS Max or Maya.  The truth of the matter is that AutoCAD has a great rendering engine. When creating great visuals in any package you need to look at how the material is created […]

Appearance settings in Inventor

Have you ever had a client or customer wants to quickly check how their product looks?  Not giving you the chance to do a proper render to really showcase the product? In Inventor you can tweak the appearance of the model and the environment so that it looks as good as it can regardless of […]

Can you render, do area calculations and sun studies with Revit LT?

Introduction I recently had been asked a couple of questions in relation to Revit LT features and if you can do certain tasks with Revit LT. The Questions: Can Revit LT do Rendering? The answer is that you cannot do on-PC rendering but you can do Cloud Rendering and Revit 2021 has an enhanced Realistic […]

Dielectric priority control

The other day I was doing some renders of designs in Fusion 360 and saw an interesting feature, Dielectric priority control. When I looked up what this tool actually does, I myself was very surprised.   When we want to render objects like fluids in Fusion 360, we normally leave a minor air gap. if […]

Woodwork for Inventor update

Micrographics has recently become a reseller for Woodwork for Inventor (W4I). Woodwork for Inventor is an add-on that greatly enhances the capabilities of using Inventor (traditionally a manufacturing software package) as a tool for the furniture industry.  As it is an add-on it allows you to stay within the interface of Inventor making it easier and […]

V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit & SketchUp

V-Ray – The world’s most realistic rendering software 3ds Max Has flagship rendering capabilities which have set the industry standard for speed, reliability, ease of use and render quality. Revit Architects can review design options quickly and easily and make informed choices faster. Generate realistic images from 3D Models. SketchUp Smartest and fastest rendering solution for SketchUp. With […]

Woodwork for Inventor

Woodwork for Inventor now available! Woodwork for Inventor is furniture design software that is fully integrated into Autodesk Inventor. These two software packages combined make a great 3D woodworking design tool for furniture designers. It doesn’t matter if you are making kitchen furniture, cupboards or any other cabinetry, Woodwork for Inventor will help you by […]

Unwanted Revit Rendering Results

I recently had a customer who was rendering a townhouse scheme in Revit. He had some linked models placed onto the site he was busy rendering. Onto each building he attached a different brick material colour, although, in the resulting Revit rendering, it did not render differently. I am familiar with this issue, as it […]