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3ds Max

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  • Additions to the 3ds Max User Interface - visit quick access menu to change, manage workspaces, right click on menu bar additional user preferences to set customized, workspace, select section by tool heading to drag section into scene area, Martin Phelps, CADline, Oct 21, 2014
  • Merging Objects in 3ds Max, Pt 1 - employ file merge command to merge building into landscape, select merge from application menu to locate 'Ch03_Buildings.max' file, pick objects to be merged, CADLearning, Oct 2, 2014
  • Merging Objects in 3ds Max, Pt 2 - select named selection set type box, type buildings to create selection set that contains polygons, objects in scene, employ isolate selection command to work with just 1 building, CADLearning, Oct 9, 2014
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Autodesk 360

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Autodesk, Products

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  • Autodesk Vault Just Overwrote My File - set 'old versions to keep on save' to equal 5 on all Vault project files, apply undo tools or press ctrl+Z to recover deleted file in Windows 7, 8, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Oct 27, 2014
  • ShopLocket Talks with Carl Bass - Q&A with Autodesk CEO about life before Autodesk, interesting workshops, impact of Maker movement, shift into additive manufacturing, Autodesk’s transition from software company into actual hardware, 3D printing evolution, The Blueprint, Oct 8, 2014
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Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Revit

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  • Autodesk Revit 2015 Release 2 - Join the Perspective So You Don’t Get the Shaft - modeling capabilities available in perspective views, default shaft opening parameters, ability to toggle between perspective, parallel representations of 3D view, update multiple wall joins, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, Oct 22, 2014
  • Core Walls: Setting Structural Usage in Revit - invoke wall tool on structure ribbon, visit properties palette to expand type selector, select core-shaft 18” concrete wall before visiting type properties dialog to set function parameter, materials, finishes, CADLearning, Oct 1, 2014
  • Creating Building Core Walls in Revit - create building shell with multistory exterior walls, place levels to define location of building core, expand wall split button on architecture ribbon to avail separate tool for creating structural wall, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, Sep 24, 2014
  • IMAGINiT Revit Utilities: Concatenator Tool - visit mange tab to add project parameter, pick concatenator tool, visit target parameter drop down to select door size parameter before selecting width, thickness from expression list, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 27, 2014
  • Playing to the Galleries - get single segment, place real walls, floors, add small voids into rig, solve intersection issues by using face-based void family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 23, 2014
  • Renumber Revit Views on Sheets - open sheet with views to be renumbered, select element renumbering tool, change type to views on sheet, adjust renumbering option, pick selection method before setting numbering sequence, Beau Turner, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Oct 27, 2014
  • Revit Basics - Group Origin Points - choose 'type selector' to change group just like family, ungroup, purge group if used once in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Oct 27, 2014
  • Revit Purge - So Good You Use It Thrice - firstly it will select all unused elements, secondly it will pick up materials/assets used by elements purged earlier, then it will select unused material assets that were earlier associated with materials, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Oct 21, 2014
  • Shared Coordinates: Site to MEP - open architecture file, share site coordinates to architecture, link MEP to architecture, select building link before clicking on shared site in Revit properties, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Oct 21, 2014
  • Underlay Visibility Issue in Linked Models - lower cut plane temporarily, set up source reflected ceiling plan view in host model with low cut plane, adjust visibility of linked model to 'by linked view' in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 27, 2014
  • Worksharing and Duplicating Element Geometry - discusses add-in editing conflicts, data storage, add-in misbehavior handling, loading, tips to export individual element geometry in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 22, 2014
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CAD Hardware

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  • SSDs: PCIE vs SATA - Samsung SSD 850 PRO (SATA 3.0) is best option for mainstream CAD with much lower cost per GB, better endurance than OCZ RevoDrive 350 (PCIe), Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 21, 2014
  • Virtualization on the Launch Pad - conference by Jon Peddie Research to widen discussion of remote computing, virtualization to companies in fields of professional graphics, CADdigest.com, Oct 27, 2014
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  • First Look: Vero VISI 21 - multi-insert moulds and dies can now be managed with single 'master' part, motion study simulation tools, feature tree grouping, management of multiple setups/features along with drag, drop capabilities within tree, new G-code simulator, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 22, 2014
  • Tebis 3.5 for Design - logically, clearly laid out UI, data organization tools, has ability to work with laser scanning devices, Morpher tools to adapt set of surfaces, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 21, 2014
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  • Rendering in KeyShot - import specific HDRI, backplates to work with model in KeyShot, drag files into scene, adjust camera, lighting settings, drop material from library before rendering beauty, occlusion pass, Daniele Boldi Cotti, 3DTotal, Oct 23, 2014
  • The Truth About Direct and Parametric Modeling - direct editing tools built into history-based model are powerful, easy ways to edit geometry, Al Dean, PTC Creo Blog, Oct 27, 2014
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Rapid Prototyping

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  • 3D Printing Issues and Challenges: 3D Printers - consumer 3D printers should be priced at consumer level, affordable to run, must have after sales support, Jeremy Pullin, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 27, 2014
  • First Look: Materialise Magics 19 - 3D printing software focuses on making workflow more efficient, allows users slice STL files according to machine specifications, uses different exposure types, offers new slice distribution option along with intuitive support generation, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 23, 2014
  • Unlocking Innovation with 3D Printing - idea behind 3D printing products must consider cost of design, prototyping, packaging, mold making to avoid initial roadblocks, access retailing factors before releasing new 3D printed product in market, John Hauer, Inside 3DP, Oct 27, 2014
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Solid Edge

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  • Interview: Kevin Riggs of the Learning Media Development Group - discusses enhanced Solid Edge tooltips, formats, training library locations, need of help documentations vs online community for customers, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 22, 2014
  • Introducing the New ST7 Hole Command - graphical representations of hole parameters from hole options dialog, ability to control hole diameter on actual solid model when creating threaded holes, Steven Sheldon, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 21, 2014
  • New Template Control in ST7 - click edit list link in startup screen, select ANSI inch standard from list of standard templates in template list creation dialog to update default templates into ANSI inch standard, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Oct 20, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 1 - rectangle centerlines command in Solid Edge to pick 4 lines to form a rectangle, draw 2 centerlines either through midpoints or corners, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 12, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 2 - directly copy images for use in PictureBox control when creating UI in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 13, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 3 - checks for UI, form level variables in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 14, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 4 - if document is part document, check if sketcher mode is active using ActiveEnvironment property in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 15, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 5 - carrying out geometry intensive validations in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 16, 2014
  • Rectangle Centerlines, Pt 6 - carrying out geometry intensive validations in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Oct 17, 2014
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