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Harmonia School of Music & Art is a group of professional artists trained in prestigious conservatories and universities who actively perform throughout the D.C. Metropolitan Area. We offer musical theatre classes for every age and level. Each musical theatre session culminates in a colorful showcase. Performances are always open to the public.
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SolidWorks® Electrical simplifies electrical schematic creation with an intuitive interface for faster design of embedded electrical systems. Bidirectional integration in real time with SolidWorks 3D CAD provides better collaboration and productivity, resulting in fewer product delays, more consistent and standardized designs, lower costs, and faster time-to-market. Create schematic-driven harness designs with powerful routing, flattening, and automated documentation. SolidWorks Electrical schematics integrate with SolidWorks 3D models to enable true concurrent electromechanical design. Modernize your electrical system design In the complex world of electromechanical design, creating an electrical system using 3D CAD can be a demanding and daunting task. Developing design elements and defining the electrical interconnect of wires, cables, and harnesses is often laborious and error-prone. 3D CAD electrical development has typically been done with the interchange of design data via external files and manual design. Using external files can cause electrical and mechanical designs to become unsynchronized, resulting in design, manufacturing, and supply chain discontinuities. Current practices also do not provide easy collaboration between design disciplines. SolidWorks Electrical 3D™ technology enables faster development of schematically defined electrical systems that can be readily implemented in the 3D CAD model in a 3DEXPERIENCE environment synchronized between the electrical and mechanical design teams. Real-time synchronization of the electrical schematic and 3D CAD model enables unification of the bill of materials (BOM) between the ...
ADVANCED SHAPE CONTROL Benefits • Fast and easy creation of complex geometry with new Create complex surfaces and organic shapes faster, easier, and with more precise control. Style Spline functionality • Better, simpler control over curvature of spline geometry • New Conic Fillet controls create smoother transitions for fillets SKETCH ENHANCEMENTS Benefits • • • • Conceptualize and design faster and easier with more robust and powerful Sketch capabilities. Replace Sketch entity Set Sketch and Sketch Picture scale when adding first dimension Fixed length dimension for 2D splines Path Length dimension for multiple Sketch entities—belts, chains, cables, perimeters, etc. ENHANCED ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE AND VISUALIZATION • • • • Create assemblies faster with new in-context Quick Mate toolbar Section View—Include/Exclude selected components Significantly improved Section View performance Create part Slot features with Hole Wizard and speed up assembly creation with new Slot Mate • Add rotation in Explode Steps so parts will automatically rotate Benefits Create and view assemblies faster and easier. DESIGN COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION Benefits • Experience your 3D designs in the real world in Augmented Experience and communicate your design ideas in a more lifelike way—anytime, anywhere. Reality with eDrawings® and eDrawings Professional iOS® mobile apps • eDrawings mobile support for Android™ devices (4.0 and later) • Create an eDrawings file of your SolidWorks Electrical schematics with a single click NEW SHEET METAL FEATURES Benefits • New Sheet Metal Gusset feature for creation of stiffening ribs • Improved control over sheet metal corner treatments • Sheet Metal Lofted-Bend includes information needed for Create sheet metal geometry faster, with improved data output for manufacturing. press brake manufacturing 6 STREAMLINED SIMULATION SETUP Benefits SolidWorks® Simulation automatically leverages data for simulations: Streamline simulation and eliminate duplication of effort to enable concurrent engineering. • Toolbox fasteners definition, with position, bolt materials, and preloads, for Bolt Connectors in SolidWorks Simulation • Thermal properties and PCB definition from electrical components in SolidWorks Flow Simulation • In-mold residual stress and temperature data from SolidWorks Plastics in SolidWorks Simulation Benefits • Create angular running dimensions • Set automatic limits for rows in tables • Turn a part drawing into an assembly drawing without Perform faster and more automated drawing detailing. losing references • Slot callout notes 8 Benefits SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL IMPROVED INTEGRATION AND PERFORMANCE • Single-button publishing of schematic and assembly files for review in eDrawings • One click check-in/check-out of electrical project files to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Optimize, share, and track electrical designs more easily for improved project collaboration. • Enhanced wire/cable/harness development capabilities with optimized routing 9 SOLIDWORKS ENTERPRISE PDM STREAMLINED WORKFLOW • Customize the user interface with custom data columns for company-specific data • Automated cache management to cache and clear specified folders at user log-in and log-off Benefits Make faster, more accurate document actions and get the latest file versions automatically. • Enable vault operations directly in Microsoft® Office user interface for Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint® 10 STREAMLINED COST ESTIMATING AND REPORTING Benefits • New options enable selection and control of cost estimation Cost parts faster and with less setup, then share cost data more effectively with downstream applications. methods • New estimate type based on average cost of material removal simplifies Costing setup • Microsoft Excel integration and output of more Costing Custom Properties improve cost data sharing SolidWorks 2014 new features and enhancements span the full range of SolidWorks software for 3D design, simulation, technical communication, and product data management to maximize your productivity. For more information, visit www.solidworks.com/products2014. Our 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions powered by our brand applications serving 12 industries Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes in all industries in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
SolidWorks Electrical Installing SolidWorks Electrical SolidWorks Electrical installation files are available on DVD-ROM or via download. They provide two distinct software installations: • • SolidWorks Electrical SolidWorks Electrical 3D Please note that regardless of whether a Standalone or Client Server installation type has been selected certain processes will be the same, namely if a new SQL instance is to be installed, or if an existing SQL server has been detected. To reduce the size of the document links have been provided to common procedures. 1. Configuration requirements 1.1. SQL data server SolidWorks Electrical includes SQL Server 2008 Express in the installation; this is used to store of the program intelligence, manufacturers’ parts, library symbol descriptions etc. 1.2. System requirements Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (x64 only). Memory (minimum): 2GB of RAM, 3GB for Windows Vista. Hard disk (minimum): 3GB free space, (for data, server or standalone) + 200MB for the application. Important note for Microsoft Office 2010 users: The 64 bit version of SolidWorks Electrical is not compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 32 bit, when installed on a 64 bit machine. To run SolidWorks Electrical (64 bit version) with Microsoft Office 2010 you must have the 64 bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 installed. (Please note also: Microsoft Office is not required to run SolidWorks Electrical software.) 1.2.1. SolidWorks Electrical 3D/Professional In order to ensure that you have valid system requirements please refer to the page: www.solidworks.com/SystemRequirements.html 3 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes | Confidential Information | 01/02/2012 ref.: Document_Reference | This document details the installation of SolidWorks Electrical in either “Standalone” or “Client Server” modes. SolidWorks Electrical is compatible with SolidWorks version 2013 and higher. 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes | Confidential Information | 01/02/2012 ref.: Document_Reference | SolidWorks Electrical 3D does not require SolidWorks Routing, (or Premium), to be purchased separately unless you intend to design piping and tubing. 4 Installation instructions Fundamentals To successfully complete the installation, it is essential that the Windows session is run with full Administrator privileges. The "Standalone" installation allows the user to run the software on a single workstation. The databases will be installed locally and are not shared. The "Client Server" installation allows users to share data (symbols, catalogues…) so that several users can work on the same projects data set. When using the downloaded installation run the "Install_sw-e" file. Running the exe file will unpack the contents and automatically launch the installation. Note that the data should not be installed to a root directory, (C:\ for example). A unique directory should be used to store the data, (C:\SolidWorksElectricalData for example). Additionally the SolidWorks Electrical data should not be installed into the same folder as the SolidWorks data. The Setup program automatically recognizes the operating system language and will switch the installation interface to that language. It also detects the presence of any previously installed SolidWorks Electrical on the computer and adapts the interface accordingly. Agreement/Registration On launching the Setup program, if no existing instance of SolidWorks Electrical is located on your system, you will be prompted to accept to the software license agreement. Check on the Accept check box and click the "Next" button to continue. Enter your contact information, and serial number then click the "Next" button to continue. 5 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes | Confidential Information | 01/02/2012 ref.: Document_Reference | The client server installation must be run on the computer identified as the "Server".
THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page v CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Preface xv 1. “WE HAVE SOME PLANES” 1 nside the Four Flights 1 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 National Crisis Management 35. 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47. A Declaration of War 47 Bin Ladin’s Appeal in the Islamic World 48 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988–1992) 55 Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992–1996) 59 Al Qaeda’s Renewal in Afghanistan (1996–1998) 63. 3. COUNTERTERRORISM EVOLVES 71. From the Old Terrorism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombing 71 Adaptation—and Nonadaptation— . . . in the Law Enforcement Community 73 . . . and in the Federal Aviation Administration 82 . . . and in the Intelligence Community 86. Page vi . . . and in the State Department and the Defense Department 93 . . . and in the White House 98 . . . and in the Congress 102. 4. RESPONSES TO AL QAEDA’S INITIAL ASSAULTS 108 4.1. Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania 108 Crisis: August 1998 115 Diplomacy 121 Covert Action 126 Searching for Fresh Options 134 5. AL QAEDA AIMS AT THE AMERICAN HOMELAND 145. Terrorist Entrepreneurs 145 The “Planes Operation” 153 The Hamburg Contingent 160 A Money Trail? 169 6. FROM THREAT TO THREAT 174. The Millennium Crisis 174 Post-Crisis Reflection: Agenda for 2000 182 The Attack on the USS Cole 190 Change and Continuity 198 The New Administration’s Approach 203 7. THE ATTACK LOOMS 215. First Arrivals in California 215 The 9/11 Pilots in the United States 223 Assembling the Teams 231 Final Strategies and Tactics 241 8. “THE SYSTEM WAS BLINKING RED” 254. The Summer of Threat 254 Late Leads—Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSM 266 9. HEROISM AND HORROR 278. Preparedness as of September 11 278 September 11, 2001 285 Emergency Response at the Pentagon 311 Analysis 315. 10. WARTIME 325 10.1 Immediate Responses at Home 326 10.2 Planning for War 330 10.3 “Phase Two” and the Question of Iraq 334 11. FORESIGHT—AND HINDSIGHT 339. Imagination 339 Policy 348 Capabilities 350 Management 353 12. WHAT TO DO? A GLOBAL STRATEGY 361. Reflecting on a Generational Challenge 361 Attack Terrorists and Their Organizations 365 Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorism 374 Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks 383 13. HOW TO DO IT? A DIFFERENT WAY OF ORGANIZING THE GOVERNMENT 399. Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Divide 400 Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Community 407 Unity of Effort in Sharing Information 416 Unity of Effort in the Congress 419 Organizing America’s Defenses in the United States 423 Appendix A: Common Abbreviations 429 Appendix B:Table of Names 431 Appendix C: Commission Hearings 439 Notes 449
Rebuilding the Future The new World Trade Center embodies a bold vision: to remember, renew, and rebuild the future. With One World Trade Center, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a state-of-the-art Transportation Hub, Vehicular Security Center, and more, the new site represents the triumph of the human spirit. The new World Trade Center is destined to become, once again, the world’s premier destination for commerce, culture and community. Fact Sheet 9/11 Memorial The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center will memorialize the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, a national tragedy that changed the course of history. Visitors will be able to learn, remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in New York, N.Y.; Shanksville, P.A.; and Washington, D.C., as well as the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. “Reflecting Absence,” the Memorial, consists of two massive voids sized over the footprints of the original Twin Towers with waterfalls cascading down their sides. The names of those who perished as a result of the attacks are inscribed around the edges of the Memorial waterfalls. The Memorial Plaza serves as a contemplative space amid the cacophony of sights and sounds of Lower Manhattan. A state-of-the-art museum, featuring interactive exhibitions, artifacts, memorabilia, a resource center, and areas for reflection will complement the Memorial. Monthly Highlights The Plaza is now open to the public daily. Visitors use kiosks with interactive displays to direct them to the names on the bronze parapets. Concrete work continues in the remaining northeast quadrant of the plaza as work progresses in the Pavilion and the below-grade Museum. construction progress Project particulars • Steel erection commenced on September 2, 2008, with the erection of a 7,700 pound column located near the footprint of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower. • A 65-foot-high by 62-foot wide piece of the original foundation wall, or slurry wall, is being preserved to allow visitors of the Memorial Museum to view it. A reinforcing wall was built behind this section to ensure the slurry wall’s integrity. • A total of 65,000 cubic yards of concrete, coupled with 8,658 tons of steel, are being used to build the Memorial. • The design for the Memorial was conceived by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. More than 5,200 entrants from 63 nations completed in the Memorial Design Competition. Pavilion The Pavilion electrical contractor is pulling lines to feed power to equipment on the 3rd floor while maintaining temporary light and power during work hours. The miscellaneous metals contractor is installing miscellaneous steel throughout the site. The concrete contractor will be stripping formwork on the roof and the 3rd floor. Memorial Museum The plumbing contractor is working on punch list items while maintaining temporary water. In addition, the carpenter is installing sheetrock around the pick hole with the use of a lift on elevation 242' as well as plastering sheetrock walls around the South Footprint. The electrical contractor is maintaining temporary light and power. Johnson Controls will be working on start-up equipment in the north and south mechanical rooms at elevation 284' and elevation 264', respectively. Five Star is working on IT at the Telecom Main Distribution Frame (MDF), and working on fire alarm systems throughout the site. The contractor is installing light fixtures on the catwalk above the west chamber ceiling. The concrete contractor is installing formwork and rebar at elevation 284' by the Grand Staircase.
For a Criminal Investigation of the Events of September 11th, 2001 The worst single criminal act ever committed on US soil, the attacks of September 11th, 2001 have served as justiﬁcation for: US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; a new doctrine of preventive war; the USA PATRIOT Act and Department of Homeland Security; torture and indeﬁnite detention of “enemy combatants”; surveillance of citizens without a court warrant; and shifting trillions of dollars in public spending priorities. Surveys by Zogby and Scripps-Howard found that signiﬁcant proportions of US citizens believe their own government had “actionable foreknowledge” of the attacks and “consciously failed to act” (Zogby 2004), or even that elements of the state were involved in orchestrating the attacks. The widespread disbelief in the ofﬁcial story indicates a deep crisis of trust in government, one that only an exhaustive and fearless criminal investigation can address. We ﬁrmly believe there is probable cause for such an investigation. The case for investigation is based on three pillars: 1) evidence of cover-up and a lack of serious investigation after the fact; 2) evidence of misconduct on the day of 9/11 3) evidence of foreknowledge and preparation before September 11th. Undertaking a full-scale, truly independent investigation is imperative, not only because there must be justice for the victims, but also because of the role 9/11 has played in justifying policies of aggression supposedly justifed by 9/11 must be halted, and a shattered public trust must be repaired. The 9/11 Cover-up 1 • During their 2002 inquiry, the Congressional joint intelligence committees (who redacted 1/4 of their report) were scrutinized by an FBI counter-investigation, which invaded the Senate in search of an alleged leak. It was widely believed that the FBI investigation may have been intended to have a chilling effect on the conduct of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. • The Congressional investigation failed to pursue solid evidence of a money trail to the alleged hijackers from the US-allied Pakistani intelligence agency (ISI). The ISI chief was removed from his post when strong evidence of his connection to the plot surfaced in early October 2001, but no serious punitive action was taken against him. • Evidence was destroyed or withheld, including suppression of the discovery of black boxes from the two ﬂights at Ground Zero and the destruction of tapes made by the air trafﬁc controllers who handled the same ﬂights.2 • Whistleblowers such as FBI translator Sibel Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer of “Able Danger” were disciplined or ﬁred, even as FBI, CIA, and military ofﬁcials who were blamed for failures received promotions and medals. • The September 11th relatives who lobbied for the 9/11 Commission (after 14 months of White House resistance) submitted 400 questions that Commissioners accepted as a “roadmap.” 70 percent of the questions were fully ignored in The 9/11 Commission Report. Many of the relatives later declared the Report a whitewash.3 • 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned in late 2003, calling the panel a whitewash and saying, “Bush is scamming America.” There • Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission executive director who oversaw the panel’s activities, refused to step down after the September 11th families called for his resignation due to grave conﬂicts of interest (close association with Condoleezza Rice, member of White House national security staff both before 9/11 and in 2002, member of Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board). • Rice may have committed perjury in her April 2004 Commission testimony that an August 2001 Presidential Daily Brieﬁng to Bush was only of “historical signiﬁcance,” when in fact it detailed current intelligence. • The 9/11 Commission Report claimed the ﬁnancial background of the attacks was unknown, but dismissed the question as being of “little practical signiﬁcance” (page 172). Since when doesn’t an investigation “follow the money”? • Large sections of the report are based on the confessions of “enemy combatants” such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as provided in the form of transcripts by the government. The 9/11 Commission staff was not allowed to see or interview any of these “enemy combatants.” • Over a period of several years, NORAD, FAA, White House and military ofﬁcials gave widely divergent and conﬂicting accounts of the air defense response to 9/11, but no one was ever held accountable for upholding falsehoods. The 9/11 Commission chairs later admitted they considered a criminal investigation of NORAD’s statements, but preferred instead to present a unanimous report. • The focus of the Commission will be on the future. We’re not interested in trying to assess blame. We do not consider that part of the Commission’s responsibility. – Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission vice-chairman.
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 was so sudden and devastating that it may be difficult at this point in time to write dispassionately and objectively about its effects on the U.S. economy. This retrospective review will attempt such an undertaking. The loss of lives and property on 9/11 was not large enough to have had a measurable effect on the productive capacity of the United States even though it had a very significant localized effect on New York City and, to a lesser degree, on the greater Washington, D.C. area. Thus, for 9/11 to affect the economy it would have had to have affected the price of an important input, such as energy, or had an adverse effect on aggregate demand via such mechanisms as consumer and business confidence, a financial panic or liquidity crisis, or an international run on the dollar. It was initially thought that aggregate demand was seriously affected, for while the existing data showed that GDP growth was low in the first half of 2001, data published in October showed that GDP had contracted during the 3rd quarter. This led to the claim that “The terrorist attacks pushed a weak economy over the edge into an outright recession.” We now know, based on revised data, this is not so. At the time of 9/11 the economy was in its third consecutive quarter of contraction; positive growth resumed in the 4th quarter. This would suggest that any effects from 9/11 on demand were short lived. While this may be true, several events took place before, on, and shortly after 9/11, that made recovery either more rapid than it might have been or made it possible to take place. First, the Federal Reserve had eased credit during the first half of 2001 to stimulate aggregate demand. The economy responds to policy changes with a lag in time. Thus, the public response may have been felt in the 4th quarter giving the appearance that 9/11 had only a limited effect. Second, the Federal Reserve on and immediately after 9/11 took appropriate action to avert a financial panic and liquidity shortage. This was supplemented by support from foreign central banks to shore up the dollar in world markets and limited the contagion of 9/11 from spreading to other national economies. Nevertheless, U.S. trade with other countries, especially Canada, was disrupted. While oil prices spiked briefly, they quickly returned to their pre-9/11 levels. Thus, it can be argued, timely action contained the short run economic effects of 9/11 on the overall economy. Over the longer run 9/11 will adversely affect U.S. productivity growth because resources are being and will be used to ensure the security of production, distribution, finance, and communication. This report is retrospective in nature and will not be updated.
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