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CAD Services From Graitec
The Graitec professional services team provide a very diverse range of CAD Services to both a local and international clientelle.
Sometimes a clients cad services requirement can be a fairly straight forward 2D drafting projects or even 3D visualisations and animations, but the team also increasingly get aske...d to help local businesses deliver complex CAD projects across many industry sectors.
This section of our blog will highlight some of the projects the CAD services team have already been involved in, but if you need help with a project yourself please do not hesitate to give us a call to see how we can help you too.
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey
The start of 2018 has seen the Graitec Design and Vis team very busy with a number of different projects. One of those exciting projects was an animation for the building and positive impact of a flyo...
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James Wood

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park
Here at Graitec we were tasked with creating an animation for Highwood homes. Highwood was founded over 30 years ago as a privately-owned company with a commitment to acquire land selectively, build s...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec
Many of the visuals we produce here in the Graitec Design and Vis department involve the use of mechanical models, whether this be for product visuals, animations or virtual reality. When these models...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018
The release of  AutoCAD 2018 saw the introduction of a new AutoCAD file format for the first time in five years. Historically, we have only had a new file format every three years, so this was qu...
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Ian Robinson

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD
No, I’m not talking about the infamous Britney Spears number, I’m talking about correcting an error in AutoCAD that you’ve made. AutoCAD users, especially of Civil 3D , will be familiar with accidenta...
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James Wood

Graitec Design & Vis VR project for Mabey

Graitec Design & Vis VR project for Mabey
Here at Graitec we were asked by one of our existing customers Mabey to create a VR presentation. The proposed use for the Virtual Reality experience was to support Mabey's attendance at the IMESA 201...
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James Wood

Graitec Design & Vis Water and Wastewater Treatment System project for Richard Alan Engineering

Graitec Design & Vis Water and Wastewater Treatment System project for Richard Alan Engineering
Recently Graitec Design and Vis was commissioned for an important project - to complete an animation for Richard Alan Engineering. The brief was to show the process and methodology of how water is tre...
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Dave Cassapi

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment
If you get a model which allows you to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment, it is very simple to do. Copy the 3D data, preferably not as a block, into the plant design. To convert the 3D model, use the C...
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Keith Paterson

Automatically create unique layers for AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects

Automatically create unique layers for AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects
AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects are automatically assigned to layers when created. These layers are contained within the Civil 3D template the user chooses. For example, within the UK and Ireland template (U...
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Simon Dickinson

How To Get Affordable Point Cloud Data

How To Get Affordable Point Cloud Data
So, you have an object / building and you need to digitise it. Either you need a Mesh or you need the data for use in your Project. Getting accurate design data from the real world into the digital wo...
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