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  • Graphisoft in Japan: Pictures and Notes from the BIMcloud Trip - discussing global CAD market: trend, size, architectural tour to superb buildings created by ArchiCAD-based AEC companies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 13, 2014
  • Library Globals - employ global variables to make information about project available to library parts, apply 'requests' to determine text block height, create model view options while saving setting with view in ArchiCAD, James Murray, On Land, Mar 28, 2014
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AutoCAD 2015

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  • AutoCAD 2015 Designed to Fine-Tune Workflows - streamlined, tabbed interface yields maximum drawing space, new ribbon gallery function, lasso selection tool, natural sort order, text enhancements, TextAlign command, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014
  • AutoCAD 2015: A First Look - command preview function, sketch selection tool, improved help environment, configuring different AutoCAD setups using workspaces, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 10, 2014
  • AutoCAD 2015: Line Display - improved graphics experience with smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, control behavior of complex linetypes with COMPLEXLTPREVIEW system variable, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2014
  • AutoCAD 2015's Updated JavaScript API - easier to debug, user can access developer tools window from any HTML-defined palette or dialog inside AutoCAD by pressing F12 key, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 9, 2014
  • Supporting AutoCAD 2015's Dark Theme - create resource-only DLLs for icons, for a modal dialog, check COLORTHEME system variable on launch, choose appropriate theme for it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2014
  • Top Reasons to Choose Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - one-click product updates, streamlined interface, interactive drawing creation, ability to quickly establish project context, Donnie Gladfelter, CADD Microsystems, Mar 31, 2014
  • What's New in AutoCAD 2015: Drafting and Annotation Enhancements - lasso selection to select objects, auto stacking is automatically created, text editor now has resizable corner, TEXTALIGN command to align several texts quickly to referenced text, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014
  • What's New in AutoCAD 2015: System Enhancements - enhanced graphic performance tuner, application manager acts as communication center, improved online help, design feed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014
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AutoCAD Architecture

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  • ACA 2015 - Command Preview - dynamic preview of results of grip edits, COMMANDPREVIEW System Variable to turn on/off command preview, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 14, 2014
  • ACA 2015 - Visual Comparison - AECVCOMPARE command to compare open drawing to any other file selected using standard file navigation dialog, 5 system variables support VCOMPARE command, help control generated comparison graphics, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 10, 2014
  • How to Create Stair Winder Style - select stair, open winder styles panel from edit styles list, copy current balanced stair winder style, rename copied style before changing winder type to SinglePoint in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 14, 2014
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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Revit

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  • Autodesk Revit 2015: Family Parameter Order Adjustment - ability to sort family file parameters within each parameter group as desired, users can organize parameters as needed, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 8, 2014
  • Birth of Baroque - building dome of chapel as adaptive family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 9, 2014
  • Category Support for Shared Type and Instance Parameters - employ 2 simple arrays to store collections of built-in categories that support type, instance parameters in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 14, 2014
  • Conflict Resolution - identify conflict with other disciplines, create zones in model for each discipline, set different standard for conflict resolution in Revit MEP, Ed Hannabas, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2014
  • Factory Design Suite Workflow Using Large Revit Models - open Revit model, apply export to DWG command, select, save views before exporting model as .DWG file, open file afterwards to eliminate hatch patterns, or attach them as X-reference in AutoCAD, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Apr 4, 2014
  • Family Thumbnail View - employ temporary hide/isolate to control visibility in view, apply thin lines, detail level setting to show off family, zoom region to maximize important geometry in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 10, 2014
  • Hidden Parameters - set parameter to hidden before using it, avoid reversing direction without removing, replacing parameter in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 8, 2014
  • New in Revit 2015 - Schedules & Parameters - enhanced parameter reorder feature allows changing order of new parameters, adjust individual parameters, add tooltips to parameter, shared parameters to view title families, insert images to schedule headers, schedule more parameters in Revit 2015, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 11, 2014
  • Profiling Revit Add-ins and RoomEditorApp Enhancements - profiling Revit add-ins using GlowCode, effectively converting list of categories to appropriate element filter in Revit, Ben Bishoff, The Building Coder, Apr 11, 2014
  • Purging and Managing View Template - open manage view templates option to check if view template is in use, else add view template field into view list to show whether any view template is assigned to view in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 8, 2014
  • Revit 2014 Irregular Crop Regions and Oversized PDF's - go to 'devices and printers,' right click on pdf printer before selecting advanced printing preferences, change print quality to 600 dpi for Adobe, 300 dpi for PDF creator, else reset crop shape, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 8, 2014
  • Revit 2014: Modifying Revit Wall Assemblies - select wall, open type properties dialog box, turn on preview, switch to section view in edit assembly dialog box, click modify before hitting 'unlock the padlock' icon in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 9, 2014
  • Revit Training: 5 Tips for Creating a Successful User Group - organize recurring meeting at regular intervals, encourage everybody to join discussion, set agenda in advance, encourage discussion, share responsibility with group members, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Mar 28, 2014
  • Shocking Family Secrets Revealed - tips to cut long sides of beams, move profile of forms, application of 'ride the rail' rotation method, hosted rotation rigs, revolve rotation method, modeling of pumpkin, cow in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 8, 2014
  • Sync with Central Best Practices - never leave for extended periods of time after hitting sync button, always use worksharing monitor, consult it before hitting sync button, always use sync, modify settings command in Revit, James Van, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 11, 2014
  • Test on Running an IFC Based Clash Detection Using Revit - Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Apr 2014
  • Transaction Group Regeneration for InstanceVoidCutUtils - ensure void cutter family have 'cut with voids when loaded' parameter checked, check position of cutter family instances when calling InstanceVoidCutUtils method, select elements manually before combining them in Revit UI modify tab, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 10, 2014
  • To/From Room Door Parameters - enable room calculation point to address data errors, allow to/from room parameters update consistently even if door is placed before/after rooms, check behavior change before enabling room calculation point in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 14, 2014
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Autodesk Vault

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  • Autodesk Vault 2015 and Inventor 2015 'Fast Open' - implement 'fast open' drawing setting options to open drawing without finding or resolving any referenced files, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 9, 2014
  • Disabling and Enabling BOM Rows - set isIncluded to false to disable BOM row, include ReturnExcluded in options parameter to view rows disabled in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 10, 2014
  • Implement Multiple Interface in Vault Customization - implement IExplorerExtension interface, register web service command events before implementing logic in Vault, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 9, 2014
  • Inventor - Open From Vault Pauses for 10 Minutes - create .iam file, insert new .ipt into .iam file, check .iam file into Vault, rename .ipt in Vault to allow creation of second .iam file, place .iam file into second .iam file to start connectivity resolve process, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Apr 14, 2014
  • Inventor Vault Add-in 'Show Details' - right click file in model/Vault browser, select 'show details' to open details dialog box, visit history, where used tab to display details of file in Inventor, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 14, 2014
  • New Features of Vault 2015 - supports load model groups, detail groups, attached detail groups from Vault into current project, ability to import CAD files from Vault into Revit creation, link extended file types, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 8, 2014
  • Purge a Vault - select vault from Vaults folder, click on purge to open Vault version purge dialog box, turn on check box next to each of selection rules to determine data to be purged, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 4, 2014
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Rapid Prototyping

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Reviews - Hardware

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Solid Edge

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  • CAMWorks for Solid Edge Introduction - CAMWorks for Solid Edge is focused on automated machining, has automatic feature recognition to identify wide variety of prismatic features, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 8, 2014
  • The Normal Protrusion and Cutout - creating recess to act as gripper in bottle using Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 14, 2014
  • Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge - recognizable features: pockets, slots, holes, bosses, once feature list is built, CAMWorks reaches into technology database to assign machining strategies, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 10, 2014
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