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  • Assemble Systems Announces New Academic Program for AEC - Assemble to offer free software licenses to qualifying students, instructors to help bridge gap between classroom lectures, real-life implementation in field, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015
  • Cadsoft to Ship Envisioneer v11 for BIM - Envisioneer v11 has hands-free authorization, touch screen computing compatibility, improved railing post insertion, simplified building location setup, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015
  • Pragmatic BIM with Cadsoft's Envisioneer Professional - BIM authoring tool contains exhaustive catalog along with links to manufacturers for manufacturer-specific elements, impressive dimensioning toolset, object import wizard, Francis Sebastian, CADdigest.com, June 30, 2015
  • Progman Oy to Provide Sweco with MagiCAD - among largest consulting engineering companies in Europe, Sweco will use MagiCAD software, services, including training, support from Progman Oy, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015
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AutoCAD Architecture

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  • ACA/AMEP: Adding Toolbars and Menus to the Workspace - open CUI dialog box in AutoCAD Architectural/MEP, click on transfer tab to find, open acad.cuix file, expand, select all toolbars to copy them before pasting in main customization file, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 22, 2015
  • ACA's Update Variety Pack - Styles Browser can import styles, add objects with selected styles, status bar can now automatically wrap onto 2 rows, new rendering engine, enhanced revision cloud tool, section objects in AutoCAD Architecture 2016, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 23, 2015
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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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Autodesk 360

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  • Autodesk Updates Fusion 360 - enhanced 2D sketching, ability of multiple people to work on design simultaneously, 2D drawing enhancements, tighter 3D printing integration, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015
  • Autodesk Updates Fusion 360 with Distributed Design - 2 or more people can now work on same project at same time, improved visibility of sketch lines, new dimensioning capabilities, associativity in 2D drawing, includes 3D printing utility based on Spark standard, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 25, 2015
  • Item Object: Master Property - utility of item's DMS ID, workspace ID, owner, additional user owners, additional group owners, visit users page before clicking on user’s name to obtain hidden user ID in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 24, 2015
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Autodesk, Products

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Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Revit

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  • Adaptive Components - generate geometry within Rhino/Grasshopper, apply path marker component to group headings together, structure data in rows, use replace components to delete curly brackets in Revit, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 21, 2015
  • Annotating Ramps - use face-based family to generate spot slope in plan, creating rotatable spot slope in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 24, 2015
  • BIM Essentials, Tip 1 - employ view templates to control graphic settings for plotted views, turn on/off linked model, override graphics for model category in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, June 25, 2015
  • Creating a Circle Glazed Roof the Easy Way - ensure that outer ring is slope defining, number of panels double number of grid 1 pattern in Revit, Vicky Browne, bimblog, June 23, 2015
  • Defining Revit Custom Hatch Patterns - create sample of pattern using lines, apply polygon tool to form true octagons, employ pattern definition format before adjusting measurement direction, width/spacing of octagons in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, June 27, 2015
  • Dirty Little Workaround Alert: Auto-Numbering Parking Tags - set mode on, open parking stall family to change category to door, window, turn off mode to edit family, change category, place stalls before re-loading family into Revit project, Vicky Browne, bimblog, June 9, 2015
  • Dynamo, Centroid & Volume Calculation Migration Blitz - graphically displaying centre of gravity using Dynamo, finding orientation of welded pipe outlets, setting change type for DMU AddTrigger in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 23, 2015
  • Dynamo Sun Settings - employ SunSettings.TimeZone node to temporarily modify time zone, returns list of time, vectors if view's sun settings is not set as still solar study in Revit, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 15, 2015
  • Hide Unused Sections, Callouts, and Elevations - create new filter, visit filters tab to choose edit/new, set name of filter, check callouts, elevations, sections under categories before filtering by sheet name in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, June 25, 2015
  • Modeling a Conduit Kick in Revit - split apart conduit in front of obstruction, copy conduit, select, move copied piece over 6", delete original, visit low conduit before connecting it to upper piece in Revit, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 29, 2015
  • Reading Loss Methods Available on Revit MEP - getLossMethods function reads ExternalServer that holds information, creates list of names, guids of each loss method available, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, June 24, 2015
  • Rename Rooms by Area - apply Room.RenameByArea node found within BVN Dynamo package to collects all rooms in Revit project before establishing thresholds based on apartment type, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 21, 2015
  • Revit API: NewExtrusion Throws ArgumentException: One of the Conditions for the Inputs was Not Satisfied - situation is caused if rectangle profile, plane normal sketch plane is not perpendicular in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 23, 2015
  • Revit Architecture 2016 - Brick/Block Coursing - set visible workplane, specify module spacing to draw, snap objects, apply line based coursing detail component tool to load library, open plan/section view, pick detail component tool before drawing 2 points for coursing, John Flanagan, CADline, June 29, 2015
  • Revit Best Practice Tips - set up levels first, apply grids to keep everything lined up in plan, position walls with location line in mind, align walls to grids, close unused views, delete or unload unused DWGs, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 24, 2015
  • Revit Categories and Classification Systems - employ assembly code, description parameters to link any Revit type to existing classification system, visit assembly code interface to load classification system in Revit, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, June 20, 2015
  • Revit is for Residential Architecture Too - compares capabilities of Revit with AutoCAD, states usefulness of Revit for creating construction documents that truly reflect building design, impact of Revit 3D model to home buyers, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, June 22, 2015
  • Revit Update Install Issues on Windows Server - start Revit 2015 UR installer, click ok when Windows script host error comes up, run msp, msi files one at time from Revit_2015_ UR#\Patches directory, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 22, 2015
  • Stumped by Nested Family Schedules? - visit any view in family editor, share nested component to schedule before it is nested into combined family in Revit, Vicky Browne, bimblog, May 26, 2015
  • Updated Solar Analysis Installer for Revit Available for Download  - Solar Analysis preview allows user to see, quantify distribution of solar radiation by incorporating analysis of shading effects from analogous objects, nearby vegetation. Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015
  • Where Can I Download Revit Extensions 2016? - open Windows application manager from Windows start menu, check updates tab for available updates, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 22, 2015
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  • HyperMill 2015 - Focus on Probing and Process Control - new 5-axis helical drilling, 'print box' function to help when creating manufacturing plans, 'informative process control' feature to create measuring data for individual component geometries, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2015
  • Pocket NC - 5 Axis Desktop CNC Mill - pocket NC can mill in conventional X, Y axes while cutter runs up, down in Z axis, rotation around X, Y axes allow for 4th, 5th cutting directions, Tom Spendlove, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015
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