Check out this simple comparison between the Mental Ray and iray rendering engines in 3DS Max Design 2012.
We take a look at making our factory assets more intelligent by working with parameters. In this example I create clearance zones for a CNC machine. Adding this peice of information will aid me detecting possible clearance problems within my design.
One step closer to paperless? There is a 3D annotation tool on Autodesk Labs that works in Inventor 2012. This could be the next step to paperless manufacturing, but at a minimum will allow engineers and designers properly define a model prior to any 2D detail drawings being created. When it comes to design intent, this will allow a more collaborative design and detailing process.
Check out the latest utility here: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor3da/
Tata Technologies had a great year at Autodesk University. Check out this MCADCafe interview of Tata Technologies’ own Chris Weitzel.