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The Secret of the Bridge of Avignon in France


Scientists are not always trying to invent new things, because there is a lot we can learn from history as well. For years, historians, archeologists, architects, geologists and engineers have searched the archives, researched the Rhône river and its banks, calculated the river flow, the strength of old constructions and modeled 3D designs of the bridge of Avignon in Southern France.
avignon bridge 3D model, middle ages
The Bridge of Avignon – in France, known as Pont Saint Bénezet or Pont d’Avignon – is one of the most famous historical bridges in the world. It was originally constructed in the 12th century. The bridge – over 900 meters / 980 yards long – led over river Rhône. After the construction, strong currents and spates of Rhône destroyed the bridge. It was re-built a few times until in the 17th century people gave up, letting the river claim its space.

The remaining part of the bridge on the Avignon side of the river can be visited even today.

The mystery the researchers are trying to solve is how the bridge was built in the 12th century. Modern technology, like drones, measurement devices, computers and 3D modeling applications are exploited by researchers who have pretty good idea how

View the lovely (French) video that shows how researchers are trying to solve the secret and how the bridge did look like in the Middle Ages.

Pont d'Avignon : la traversée du temps by CNRS

Via Le Monde.

If you are planning to travel to southern France, take a look at the visual travel guide that shows you the best places to visit.

Avignon is a highly recommended destination to visit – not only because of the bridge but because the whole town is a wonderful place to explore by foot, full of fascinating history. Here are a few photos.

avignon france old town

avignon france old town

avignon france old town

A practical guide for 3D design and modeling: the book series for mastering Creo Parametric


Jouni Ahola is a seasoned consultant who knows the ins and outs of Creo software products. The products are used for 3D design and modeling. Ahola has trained so many people to master the 3D design for manufacturing that he knows the key tasks everyone has to learn. Now, he has authored a series of guide books for Creo Parametric 3D modeling software.

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The book series comprises four parts. Each book can be studied independently. The books are as follows.

Creo Parametric Modeling for Manufacturing, ISBN 978-952-5901-87-0.
The book covers Creo Parametric user interface and solid modeling. The models created in this book are used in other books of the series.

Creo Parametric Milling, ISBN 978-952-5901-88-7.
The book focuses on milling machining with vertical machining center, as well as basic milling and 3-axis surface milling.

Creo Parametric Basic Turning, ISBN 978-952-5901-89-4.
The book covers basic turning machining and slant type lathe with ZX-coordinate system.

Creo Parametric Mill-Turn, ISBN 978-952-5901-90-0.
The book guides the reader through turning machining with Live Tools and combined milling and turning manufacturing.

More information, pricing and availability here.