It is clear that people in AEC are frustrated with interoperability, proprietary monopolies, closed data, and unnecessary rework.
We can change this.
The public, for better or worse, tends to judge designs for the built environment based on how pretty they are. Architects and developers have been consistently lying to the public in their renders and marketing images.
I explore these ideas and more in my article on why we need a free #opensource _photometrically-correct_ 3D model repository, and why I've created one to share with the world.
Architects are behind the times.
Which programming language is 'greener':
So I'm still experimenting issues with an external HDD on Linux and was hoping someone could help me out. Basically, I have a toshiba external HDD that in both NTFS or ext4 copies very slowly like 5mb/s, but if I use it in a Windows OS it copies normally (average 100mb/s). I've tried several ways of formatting in gparted and can't find a decent solution. When I start transferring files to my ext hdd basically it starts at 100mb/s but slowly decreases until it reaches like 5mb/s.
Well, at least I know that #Syncthing versioning works well! For some reason, the vast majority of my data had been deleted from my drives (not idea how or why).
I _think_ it may have been a Duplicity backup gone rogue, but I'm really not sure - I hope Syncthing isn't randomly deleting my data!
#FreeCAD 0.18's Part workbench gets new "Explode compound" and "Slice apart" commands.
We know, we're supposed to be in feature freeze, but we couldn't stop ourselves! Thanks to DeepSOIC for these additions!
Still experimenting with the #FreeCAD. elCAT-0's sibling is done in Fusion360. Due to better handling of splines and projections (into the sketch) it is much faster:
Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.
I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.
I promise to use this to design better buildings.
Please help retoot this so I can find someone.
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