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AEC

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ArchiCAD

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AutoCAD

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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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Autodesk, Products

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Autodesk Inventor

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  • 5 Quick Tips, Autodesk Inventor Application Options - adjust part environment options to project reference geometry automatically, visit assembly environment to display component names after relationship names, drawing environment to change default behavior for non-Inventor DWG files to import from open, Jonathan Landeros, CAD Setter Out, May 2015
  • How to Autoplot Multiple Panels to a Single DXF for CNC Use - preparing Autoplot 2D for CNC, DXF with Woodwork for Inventor, Graham Mansfield, Making Wood Work for You, May 5, 2015
  • Inventor 2016 - iLogic - Rename All Solid Bodies in Part - apply iLogic rule that increment names if number of solid bodies exceeds 9, 99 or more than 99 in part, rename solid bodies to be filename of part with incremented suffix, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 14, 2015
  • Inventor: Top 10 iLogic & API Tips - visit customization forum to search iLogic methods, check Inventor SDK repositories, user tools, developer tools, limit usage of variables, place message boxes throughout rule to easily debug iLogic code, Alex Fielder, Design and Motion, May 15, 2015
  • Living on the Edge Band - Display Cover Direction & Color - enable 'Woodwork for Inventor' highlight tool to display applied covering to model, Graham Mansfield, Making Wood Work for You, May 8, 2015
  • Multi Body Assembly Tip - add freshly modeled multi body parts to existing assembly in Inventor, Graham Mansfield, You Tube, May 7, 2015
  • Tools for 3D Printing in Inventor - pick from pre-defined list of printers, employ 'orientation and set position tools' to reposition model in printing envelope of printer, apply direct, partition tool to make changes to model geometry, split model into smaller bodies, David Ponka, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 15, 2015
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Autodesk Revit

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  • Adding a Custom Hatch Pattern to Revit 2015 - visit manage tab, select additional settings, fill patterns, determine if drafting or model hatch is to be created, pick new button in fill patterns dialog, pick custom option, import button to import pattern, James Philip, CADline, May 15, 2015
  • Collaboration for Revit Error: Unable to Load Items - visit A360 team page, select admin from pop-up, choose projects on left, manage projects before clicking to deactivate link for problematic projects, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 8, 2015
  • Creating a New Pipe System Type - visit system browser, right click to select type properties, create duplicate of existing type before viewing system classifications of existing pipe in Revit MEP, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, May 13, 2015
  • Custom Slope and Elevation Grading Family - set custom family with some parameters, formulas in right way to calculate slopes, spot elevations in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 14, 2015
  • How to Retrieve Dimensioning References - dimensioning: to family instance centre reference planes, between grid, edge of face, to wall opening wrapping location in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 13, 2015
  • Process for Upgrading Files from Collaboration for Revit 2015 to 2016 - create new project, upgrade projects, Revit models to access 2015 project data in A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, May 11, 2015
  • Revit 2015 - 3D Section View - click default 3D view command to create 3D view, right-click on 3D view in project browser, create identical view before selecting desired section view from list of sections already placed in model, James Philip, CADline, May 18, 2015
  • Revit 2015 - Original Materials and Phase Filters - open phasing dialog box, visit graphics overrides tab to set new material in material column, new phase with 'by category' to make wall material appear normal, James Philip, CADline, May 15, 2015
  • Revit 2016 - IFC Observations - create project parameter using ObjectTypeOverrides parameters that allows generating filter focused on generic model category in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 17, 2015
  • Revit 2016: Keyboard Shortcuts - assign finish edit mode, cancel edit mode commands as keyboard shortcuts to avoid issue if contextual menu for editing profiles or boundaries doesn't always appear in Revit, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 14, 2015
  • Revit 2016 New Features - Multi-Disciplinary Enhancements - new graphics mode option allows navigation during redraw, saved view enhancement remembers pan, zoom states of view after they are closed, selection boxes tool quickly isolates selected elements in 3D view, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, May 13, 2015
  • Revit API: PipeScheduleType is Missing for a rte File - workaround is to create pipe segment manually that is not accessible via API, followed by generation of pipe schedule type automatically, move PipeType.Class property to pipe to obtain schedule type, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, May 18, 2015
  • Revit: Templates and Families Not Installed - install 2015 content that comes with separate installer, else perform full uninstall of content libraries, check if content was installed in right folder, locate revit.ini file to include path to folder once library gets installed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 12, 2015
  • Revit Tip - Snap Overrides for Less Frustration - right-click while in sketch mode to activate boundary drawing tool, select 'snap overrides,' endpoints to unlock constraints, The Revit Kid, May 18, 2015
  • Using Copy Monitor to Extract Nested Families from Host Layouts and Create Free Instances - create new instances of all nested families, set original element IDs to original/new instances, rotate instances to match original before copying all parameters from original elements to new instances in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 13, 2015
  • VR Mini Hackathon and Creating a TextNote with 4 New Create Revit 2016 API Methods - one method allows creating text note that has adjustable width, next method shows ways to form text box with fixed width in Revit, Jaime Rosales, AEC DevBlog, May 14, 2015
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CAD Hardware

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  • Eurocom P5 Pro - powerful performance, spectacular 4K display, above-average expansion capability, but 15.6" display is cramped for 4K resolution, heavy, limited battery life, base model priced at $1907, JV Bolkan, Cadalyst, May 14, 2015
  • HP Talks About PageWide - improvements in photographic quality for page-wide print technology, projected life expectancy for typical head, technical barriers to using latex ink in pagewide heads, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, May 11, 2015
  • It's Time for a CAD Monitor Makeover - updated display setup makes visual workspace bigger, clearer, more precise, resulting in greater productivity, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, May 14, 2015
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CAD Industry

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CAD Management

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CAE

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CAM

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  • Machining 3D Parts - 7 steps necessary to achieve desired results in terms of shape, finish, cycle time: roughing, re-machining with smaller tool, scanning part's low-lying areas, Roger Goble & Doug Noxell, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2015
  • Review: Vero VISI Series 21 - clean UI, multi-cavity support, new surface modeling tools, more formalized constraints, new NC simulator for G-code verification, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 12, 2015
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Engineering

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MCAD

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PTC

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Rapid Prototyping

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Solid Edge

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  • Solid Edge Batch View Update - brief description of each button in Batch View Update program for Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, May 9, 2015
  • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 9 - turn centerlines off in view, bind all sub-assemblies within assembly so they can be exploded with explode command, get rid of internal 'holes,' Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 12, 2015
  • ST8: Pattern By Table - creating pattern using table of points, rotations, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 18, 2015
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