Episode 003 - John Cerone

John Cerone

John Cerone stops by the DUMBO studio to talk SHoP, Robots, SNL, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, The Lawnmower Man, IGES, CATIA and the 3DEXPERIENCE.

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Show Notes

  1. SHoP was founded in 1996 and is known for pushing advanced design-to-construction methodologies such as parametric design, BIM, modular construction, and VDC.

  2. Assembly of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

  3. CATIA is the cornerstone of the Dassault Systemes software suite and is a robust parametric assembly modeler that connects CAD to the wider manufacturing ecosystem, a type of product commonly referred to as PLM.

  4. Atlantic Yards B2 (SHoP, ARUP, Forest City Ratner) is set to be the largest modular building in the world.

  5. QTO, or Quantity Takeoff, is a detailed measurement of material and labor quantity necessary to complete a construction project.

  6. Robots and labor unions share an uneasy relationship at the moment.

  7. The Tesla robotic Model S factory may be the coolest thing that’s ever happened.

  8. Barclay’s Center is finally getting it’s long anticipated green roof.

  9. How to get tickets to Saturday Night Live.

  10. Component instantiation in CATIA is based on code instantiation, an important mechanism for code reuse in object-oriented programming languages.

  11. When templated instantiation fails to work for special cases John has to “handstanch” (instantiation by hand) or “manstanch” (manually instantiate) the component.

  12. IGES is a vendor-neutral exchange file format commonly used for NURBS surfaces.

  13. HAL is a Grasshopper plugin for industrial robots named after this guy.

  14. RAPID is the proprietary robotics language for ABB robots

  15. ABB and KUKA are manufacturers of industrial robotic arms

  16. Surface class, C value, and G value are means of defining freeform surface quality and continuity and are largely the domain of transportation design.

  17. Alpha or opacity maps are used to define the transparency of an object relative to a grayscale bitmap.

  18. Your coffee porn name is the size of the coffee followed by the name of the drink.

  19. 3DEXPERIENCE is a web-based hybrid cloud system that allows the user to access all of Dassault’s PLM software modules in a more cohesive manner, effectively converging the design to simulation to manufacturing process into a single robust model.

  20. Onshape, from some of the original developers of SolidWorks, is the first fully cloud-based implementation of collaborative CAD modeling. See also: Fusion 360.

  21. I hate this hacker crap (Jurassic Park)

  22. Trapped in the mainframe (The Lawnmower Man)

  23. Gesture control (Minority report)

  24. Rhino turntable command

  25. Warning: F10 toggles control points in Rhino but will stop your Camtasia recording.


Lightning round:

  1. What book(s) are you reading right now?

  2. What music are you listening to right now?

  3. What’s your favorite sci-fi film?

  4. What’s your favorite retro-game?

  5. Coolest iPhone app

  6. What’s your favorite childhood cartoon?

  7. Describe your current rig/workspace?

  8. Describe your productivity ritual.

    • John’s been going to a personal trainer - you work better if you’re sore everywhere

    • Alternate personal trainer night with wings night

  9. What’s something that you think is a critical issue in technology that’s currently being overlooked?

    • Risk-averse culture - not willing to take the liability necessary for innovation - deliver the model rather than archaic drawing sets

  10. What’s something that recently blew your mind?

    • Rocks

    • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s gun show (He was guest hosting on the episode of SNL that John attended)

    • Zach’s adjustable arm rests

  11. What is the most irritating part of your day?

    • Commuting at the end of the day on the F train, 3DEXPERIENCE

    • and what is the most enjoyable?

    • 3DEXPERIENCE, digitizing things (laser scanning the Intrepid with Jonatan of TT CORE)

  12. Who is Banksy?

    • The guy who spray paints little turds all over Vienna.

    • Theory: It’s Brian

    • Theory: Banksy is actually named Bansky

    • Theory: Network of copycats or loosely affiliated artist consortium

  13. WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE???!!! In one sentence.

    • Disappointing.

    • Architecture is… ugh.

    • Architecture is (supposed to be) the coordination of the built environment.

    • Architecture is not getting sued/protecting your own ass.

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