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  • AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2014 - Vectorworks Architect 2015, Newforma Project Center 11th edition, formZ v8, Vico Office R5, Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies, entry of Dassault Systèmes in AEC industry, release of free BIMReview version, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 18, 2014
  • Bluebeam Tips: Presentations Without PowerPoint - create new document, chose custom slides template, copy, paste, use markups, snapshot tool to create slides, use presentation mode to run presentation, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Sep 18, 2014
  • Vectorworks 2015 Release Highlights Mobile Options - improved Graphics Module, new rectangle Wall tool, level constraint system, Nomad mobile app supports 3D viewing of textured, shaded Vectorworks models via cloud, Cadalyst, Sep 18, 2014
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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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  • InfraWorks 2015: Import SketchUp Model - convert SKP file to Collada, DAE, format by exporting SKP from free SketchUp Make 2014, drag, drop DAE file in InfraWorks model before assigning it to correct type, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Sep 18, 2014
  • Multi View Blocks: A Different Perspective - create an associated elevation view of multi view block, employ 2D block as style in Civil 3D profile view, Malcolm Fernandes, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Sep 17, 2014
  • Project Collaboration - share templates, plot style tables, title blocks, custom linetypes among project members, establish work standards, communicate regularly, standardize files, project names, surfaces, profiles, pipe networks to increase Civil 3D productivity, Bryan Tanner, AUGI Library, Sep 22, 2014
  • To Import 3D Models - drag, drop model into InfraWorks 360, click ‘add data file source’ to open 3D model, configure new data source, visit 3D model tab to adjust model, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 16, 2014
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Autodesk, Products

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  • Autodesk Accelerate: Customers Talk PLM 360 - Andrew Anagnost of Autodesk talked about company's view on future of making things, Brian Roepke gave sneak preview of what's coming in PLM 360, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Sep 22, 2014
  • Autodesk Licensing and Computer Virtualization - Q&A regarding licensing, service agreement, permissions to install on virtual machines, application of session specific network license type to virtual machine installations, Anthony Hauck, Inside the Factory, Sep 10, 2014
  • Improve Your 3ds Max Workflow: Organic Placement Using MassFx - create drop, catch objects, place object to drop above object to catch, avail MassFX toolbar shortcuts to set parameters of bottle, cork, adjust physical mesh of bottle before starting simulation, Paul Hatton, 3DTotal, Sep 22, 2014
  • Showcase Match Color from Anywhere - right click on object, pick material properties to change single object, 'in scene materials properties' option to change material for whole scene, manually set color or activate picker to match color, David Gate, CADline, Sep 18, 2014
  • Uninstalling the Autodesk Design Suites - employ Autodesk uninstall tool to uninstall entire software at once in proper order, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Sep 15, 2014
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Autodesk Inventor

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  • Add a Flange to the End of a Contour Roll - employ sheet metal flange tool to create flange, add other standard flanges to flatten, create panels as single unit in Inventor, Charles Parnell, Cadalyst, Sep 22, 2014
  • Autodesk Inventor T-Splines Troubleshooting - select warning sign on floating toolbar, pick links to get advice regarding problems related to surface, apply freeform tool to sharpen edge in Inventor, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Sep 2014
  • Back to Basics - 4 Autodesk Inventor Techniques You Should Know - select workplane tool to click 2 faces, employ derive workflow to maintain adaptive geometry with source part/assembly, convert project geometry to construction, create plane on endpoint, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Sep 19, 2014
  • Generate File Number in Inventor - employ automatic file numbering feature to override any existing names, select schema, open ‘generate file number’ dialog, select numbering scheme before changing values in free text number fields, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 17, 2014
  • Inventomizations: Customizing the Inventor InfoTip - locate InfoTip.config file, make ProgramData visible, implement changes in id, name, exclude items, add custom iProperty to standard iProperty, view SAP number before opening file in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 19, 2014
  • The Vault Browser in Autodesk Inventor - refresh Vault browser in Inventor so that it reflects current state of files, update properties for active document, visit filter files listed in Vault browser, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 17, 2014
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Autodesk Revit

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  • A Couple of Recent Issues - tips to access ribbon drop down pin, settings arrow from API, determine if family instance is joined, obtain face from ReferenceIntersector, modify family instance geometry in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 17, 2014
  • Create Butt Glazing in a Curtain Wall/Storefront - open 3D view to remove mullions located at corners, unpin glazing, edit panel by clicking edit in-place before selecting geometry to adjust condition in Revit, The Revit Kid, Sep 18, 2014
  • Guide Grids - place plans in sheet views, select view tab to locate, click on button labeled as guide grid, select existing guide grid or mark new grid in Revit, Mike Taylor, BIM Wits, Sep 17, 2014
  • IMAGINiT Revit Utilities Warning: The System was Not Able to Store the License Server Name - verify if user account control setting is set to never notify, obtain license again to solve issue, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 19, 2014
  • Play Nice in the Sandbox - connection between builders, designers, managerial principles, sharing Revit models, getting rid of improper ideas develops true collaboration, Josh Carney, AUGI Library, Sep 16, 2014
  • Practical Dynamo - Excel Linking, Pt 2: Keeping Track of Your Families - invoke ElementSelector.ByUniqueID command, create code block before plugging that into SetParameterByName node, BIM Troublemaker, Sep 14, 2014
  • Revisions and Revision Clouds - add revision cloud directly on view to allow revision appear on revision schedule, apply per project/per sheet numbering option to manage revision numbers for whole project/sheet in Revit, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, Sep 20, 2014
  • Revit 2015 R2. Site Designer for Revit. What It Really Means to You - log into Autodesk subscription site, links to download enhancements categorized into power, performance, productivity groups, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Sep 18, 2014
  • Topo, Pt 2: Working the Triangles - turn on triangulation, add point along existing edges or lines to deal with topo/contour irregularity, simplify surface, points along contour lines to reduce number of triangles in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Sep 16, 2014
  • Weird Revit Railing Stuff, Pt 3: Rail Offsets - discusses lack of consistency between old, new style railings with reference to offsets, outcomes for each type in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Sep 20, 2014
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Dassault, CATIA

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Rapid Prototyping

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Reviews - Hardware

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  • 3Dconnexion's SpaceMouse Pro Goes Wireless - SpaceMouse Pro Wireless has comfort advantage, comes with 15 programmable buttons, twin port USB-hub, new driver also has mouse wheel, works in Windows, any software, good battery charge, Elise Moss,, Sep 17, 2014
  • Lenovo ThinkServer RD340 Shines at Virtualization - single 2.4Ghz Xeon E5-2470 v2 CPU, 32GB RAM, MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i controller, 2 USB ports up front, good performance, at home as file server or a virtual computer host, base price is $1,319, Bill Debevc,, Sep 19, 2014
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