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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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  • Civil 3D 2015: Missing Ribbon, Workspaces, Palettes, and Support Files - open Windows explorer session, navigate to both local, roaming Autodesk locations to delete C3D 2015 folder, copy C3D folder to appropriate locations before restarting Civil 3D, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 11, 2014
  • Multi-View Blocks - create one symbol/block in 2D, another in 3D, visit AutoCAD workspace to insert tab, block panel, select edit multi-view block definition, set block components before inserting MV block in Civil 3D, Malcolm Fernandes, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Sep 9, 2014
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Autodesk 360

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  • Autodesk Aims to Tackle Collaboration Challenges with A360 - A360 addresses issues related to project coordination, change tracking, design rework, scattered communications, sharing project information, viewing design data, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Sep 9, 2014
  • Autodesk Gives Sneak Peek of Updates to Fusion 360 - new in-product tutorials allows easy learning, free 3D viewer offers better collaboration, Javascript within Fusion 360 automates custom tasks, improved T-Spline creasing performance, CAM, UI enhancements, price starts at $25 per month, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Sep 12, 2014
  • Autodesk's Rebranded A360 Cloud Solution - provides storage space for project documents, access to project data from any device, available in 2 versions: free, paid A360 Team versions for $10 per member per month on annual subscription, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 10, 2014
  • Learn the Dimensioning Tools - hit 2 endpoints or double tap line segment/polyline segment to automatically create linear dimension, click on starting, center, end point of angle to create angular dimension in AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD 360, Sep 15, 2014
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Autodesk, Products

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  • Draw Text Graphics - apply FormattedText, PathGeometry to draw text in Navisworks 2015, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Sep 9, 2014
  • Perpetual AutoCAD Licenses to End? - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass asserts to discontinue perpetual licenses in near future, relevance of subscription model, perpetual-only vs subscription-only licenses, non- Autodesk camp promises to offer perpetual licenses on desktop software, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Sep 11, 2014
  • Program Splash Screen Starts Up and Then Closes - access Windows run dialog to verify if licensing service is running, check if file productname201xENUAdlm.log is located under Autodesk, ADLM folder, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 9, 2014
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Autodesk Inventor

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  • 5 Quick Tips for Autodesk Inventor Part Modeling - create offset workplane, sketch together, apply 'select other' tool to pick back face of part, sweep along edge, generate four hole pattern, choose slice graphics, project geometry to highlight icons, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 15, 2014
  • Apprentice in Side Thread - convert thread into STA thread to allow apprentice support multi-threading in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 10, 2014
  • Autodesk Inventor - Drawing View Threads - turn on thread feature display options, maintain backup of registry keys before attempting to edit registry setting in Inventor, Chris Turner, CADline, Sep 10, 2014
  • Autodesk Inventor - Loft Tutorial - create sketch, turn on origin plane, form work plane parallel to YZ origin plane, draw second sketch before employing loft tool to create object that reduces in size from one end to other, Microfabricator, Aug 2014
  • Autodesk Inventor Tutorial - Work Planes - create 3D sketch, form work planes, generate new sketch in work places, apply hole command to make simple hole, visit browser menu to turn off planes in Inventor, Microfabricator, Aug 2014
  • Change the Display on Dimensions in Inventor - create sketch, add parameters to sketch, select dimension display to change expression in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Sep 15, 2014
  • A Digital Prototyping Walkthrough - Multi-Solid Body Modeling - create sketch utilizing conceptual model, form work planes, sketch to build additional solid, invoke make components command before selecting solid bodies, type of part template to determine assembly in Inventor, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Sep 9, 2014
  • Inventor Stress Analysis - Split Thin Bodies - employ split body tool instead of split face tool to create multiple solid bodies on part, ensures area where force is to be applied is not converted to thin body, Luke Davenport, CADline, Sep 12, 2014
  • Select Plane of Given Part Occurrence - get component definition of occurrence, obtain work plane's representation inside assembly through component occurrence object in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 10, 2014
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Autodesk Revit

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Autodesk Vault

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  • Autodesk Vault Copy Design 2.0 - new version allows adding multiple datasets easily, copying parents automatically, setting copied names, creating custom copy design rules, offers support for non-CAD file types, faster performance, numbering schemes, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Sep 15, 2014
  • Working on an Offline Vaulted Sheet Set - invoke VLTSAVETODST command to create DST file, continue working on vaulted sheet set even after logging out from Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 8 , 2014
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CAD Hardware

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CAD Industry

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  • All Quiet on the CAD Lawsuit Front - Auto-Dimensions vs Siemens, Autodesk, Dassault; Autodesk vs ZWSOFT case involves culture clash, missteps by both sides, potential fallout affecting entire AutoCAD workalike industry, Ralph Grabowski,, Sep 16, 2014
  • The Most Annoying Thing in CAD: Survey Says - getting 3D data from one CAD app to another, creating physical simulations of working parts, assemblies, sharing files with collaborators, making unforeseen changes after initial CAD is complete, Adam O'Hern, Solid Smack, Sep 5, 2014
  • Scott Wertel, PE - talk about work, holding title of configuration manager, principal, primary, secondary CAD program, writing for publications, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Aug 15, 2014
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  • Anatomy of a PLM Market Shift - Daimler builds new processes after moving to Siemens PLM, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 12, 2014
  • Siemens Makes PLM New Again - embracing 4 drivers of change to see old PLM become new PLM: cloud, social, mobile, big data; CEO Chuck Grindstaff suggested that complexity is foundation of innovation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 11, 2014
  • Siemens PLM Grows Into the AG - A Good Thing - cloud, social, mobile, big data were main topics at Siemens PLM analyst event, Teamcenter is being streamlined for small to large companies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Sep 14, 2014
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Rapid Prototyping

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Solid Edge

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