Extract features from CAD files Part 3: The future

In this third part of the series of posts on extracting objects from a CAD document, I’ll discuss how you might develop this CAD extraction tool further and the problems you might be able to solve.

Extract features from CAD documents Part 2: Using ezdxf

In this second part of the series of posts on extracting objects from a CAD document, I’ll go through the process of using the ezdxf package to implement the extraction strategy discussed in part one.

Extract features from CAD documents Part 1: A primer

This is the first part of a series of posts describing my experience of extracting objects from a CAD document. Motivation Recently at work a project came up that involved the optimisation of building occupancy during the refit of a 16 floor central London office block.

How to convert Jupyter notebooks to python script

Jupyter notebooks are great for experimentation, reporting and sharing. In a project there are often times when you need to transition from this activity to production ready code. The easiest first step is to convert your notebook to a script.

New project: from private to public

Earlier in the year I wrote about using systemd in the context of setting up a service for temperature logging and visualisation on a Raspberry Pi. Whilst the project has been stable for a long time, I’m now releasing it publically.

Configuring resilient programs with systemd

Ever since a week before lockdown in mid-March, I’ve been holed up in my conservatory working from home. The wild swings in temperature have provided ample motivation to build a temperature probe and live dashboard to track patterns, open windows in good time or cope with the lead time that my pitiful electric heater requires.

Pi Temperature Dashboard

Temperature sensing on the Raspberry Pi, logging to a database and publishing to Adafruit IO dashboard