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July 2016

Cadonia Australia designs the new front grille for Tesla Model 3

The front grille of a car is an important design element and no matter whether it is small or big, the design of the grille needs to display a sense of art, intention and imagination. When Elon Musk recently took the wraps off, the design team at Cadonia Australia created a couple of interesting concepts to reflect how the new model would look with the addition of a front grille.


CAD Software Tools For Interior Designers

Nowadays, an interior designer must know the CAD software tools in order to be competitive and successful on the market. These tools became a fundamental part of interior design business. Even an entry level designer is expected to have knowledge of more than one CAD tool for interior designing. Hand drawn designs are old-fashioned and no one prefers them. It is much easier to design using these software tools, rather than the traditional method of hand drawn designs. In addition, the output will be simply better and more realistic.

List Of Things To Do When Starting A New ArchiCAD Project

When you are launching the ArchiCAD program, you can immediately start working. But then you are ignoring the power of this tool. This article will help you to recognize a few things you should do when you start a new project.

The ArchiCAD program is launched by double-clicking on the ArchiCAD icon. Then the Start ArchiCAD dialog box appears. You can choose either to Create a New Project or to Open a Project.

Why small companies should invest in BIM?

Do you have nagging questions about investing in BIM for your small company? You don`t know if Building Information Modelling is right for you? We recommend not to miss out the benefits of this powerful tool.


Every company that is involved in the business of construction should use BIM – whether small or big. The big companies have bigger projects and they have more money to invest into the latest technology, but the smaller companies are still suspicious about investing in this software. There are several myths about BIM.

BIM software

Which BIM software is better? ArchiCAD vs Revit?

Although many think Building Information Modelling (BIM) is just another CAD program, it actually goes well beyond that. So what is BIM? BIM is intelligent model-based process that provides an insight to help you plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM creates more than just digital 2D or 3D models; BIM models use objects that have intelligence, geometry and data.


Revit Automation Methods

We can define Autodesk Revit as BIM software used by architects, structural engineers, designers and it allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building model`s database. Revit is a mature product with an existence of more than 15 years, but the rate of a new feature has slowed remarkably.


Revit automation is the next step that follows once we know how to use Revit. Fortunately, it`s not too hard to get started. There are three methods for automating Revit. You can visually program Revit using Dynamo. You can write custom add-ins with Visual Studio. You can also write macros using Revit`s macro editor.

Women in Architecture

Although the number of women and men who are entering and graduating from architecture schools is positively equal, the distinction between genders in practice is causing a strong perception of gender-based diversity.


We surely can say that today there are numerous exceptional and successful women working in the field of the architecture in Australia. The bad news is the existence of striking scarcity of women in the architecture practice. There is evidence of gender based pay inequality and further, female architects are more represented like part-time workers.


Cadonia Australia to project manage tenders for additions to Harry Seidler designed building

In recent months Cadonia Australia has been working on the design and council approval for the addition of covered walkways on a Harry Seidler designed building in the Sydney suburb of Edgecliff.


Harry Seidler is an icon of Australian architecture and often credited with bringing modernism to Australia. He is best known for changing the skyline of Sydney’s CBD and contributing useable, public spaces to the city. Australia Square (1961), the world’s tallest light-weight concrete building at the time, is a case in point. For more than 50 years, Seidler produced distinctive, bold modern architecture, including houses, apartments, offices and embassies—in Australia and internationally. The 8 x 3 bedroom residential apartment block was originally designed in 1966 by the acclaimed Australian architect Harry Seidler (1923–2006).


CAD Drawings with 3D Printing

The value of 3D printing — the ability to quickly and accurately create a physical manifestation of a virtual representation, in our case CAD Drawings — is both obvious and compelling. Surveys indicate that more than 20% of the top 300 largest brands are now using or evaluating 3D printing whether for prototyping of CAD drawings and other innovation projects or in actual production of what they sell. Over 300 universities and colleges already offer 3D coursework in their curricula – covering aspects of not only 3D printing but also 3D scanning and design. Тhere is no question that 3D has reached, as Dartmouth’s Richard D’Aveni argues in the HBR article, a tipping point.


“We’re seeing a level of investment in 3D printing that we have not seen in the past — not even close. It’s really very interesting, and to some extent, mind-boggling, especially given that 3D printing has been around for more than 25 years.” – Terry Wohlers, founder of Wohlers Associates