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3ds Max

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ArchiCAD

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AutoCAD

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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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  • Civil 3D 2015 Deployment Question of the Day: No, You are Not Crazy - visit additional software section to include service packs, subscription add-ons or other tools to deployment, Louisa Holland, Civil 3D Etcetera, Oct 7, 2014
  • Importing Alignment from InfraWorks 360 to Civil 3D - connect to Autodesk server using user SSO account, obtain IW360 list of models, track model number to determine roads of model before creating alignment for each road, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 17, 2014
  • Visualizing a Point Cloud in InfraWorks - open Recap, create RCP file, set correct coordinate system in Recap before starting with import process, view point cloud by attaching RCP or original LAS files as point cloud in Civil 3D, Jay Meszar, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Oct 20, 2014
  • Working with Civil 3D Templates - start with NCS template to create WIP.dwg, import layers, blocks, text styles from existing template if required, form template with WIP.dwg file before deleting unwanted styles, settings, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, Oct 15, 2014
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Autodesk 360

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Autodesk, Products

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Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Revit

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Autodesk Vault

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  • Quick Change - employ quick change state available in Vault 2015 R2 version to save read-only ERP object ID on Vault Item, move app in, out of released state without worrying about revision bump, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 16, 2014
  • Vault AcquireFiles and the PreFileAcquire Event - employ events on AcquireFilesSettings object to avoid downloading files based on custom criteria, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 15, 2014
  • Vault GetFileAssociationLitesByIds() associationAlgorithm Parameter - understanding actual, LatestTip, LatestConsumable, RevisionConsumable, RevisionTip, RevisionDate file types required for setting relationships in Vault, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 20, 2014
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CAE

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MCAD

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  • It's Time to Get Over IGES - IGES can't keep up with regard to modern solid geometry, will invariably cause geometry errors, Ed Lopategui, GrabCAD Blog, Oct 14, 2014
  • BricsCAD V15 - What's New? - material density property for components, dynamic blocks now can be edited in-place, multiple drawings can be displayed in tabs, DMEXTRUDE command has taperangle option to create tapered extrusions, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 15, 2014
  • Kubotek Adds Part Comparison to KeyCreator 2015 - KeyCreator compare can compare part features from a wide variety of native CAD file types, animation enhancements for rack & pinion constraints, universal joint constraints, point-on-curve constraints, intermittent motor dialogs, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 15, 2014
  • Use of Offset Tool in Creo Parametric Sketch - make square or rectangle, select offset tool from ribbon to set offset value, offset more than one entity or whole closed sketch, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical 360, Oct 16, 2014
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PLM

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Rapid Prototyping

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Reviews - Hardware

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  • AMD FirePro GPUs - optimize graphics, compute workflows with entry-level W2100, W4100, mid-range W5100, W7100 alongside W9100, W8100 FirePro graphics cards, introduces Mantle graphics API into professional space that offers alternative to OpenGL, DirectX APIs, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 14, 2014
  • Review: Digging Into the Dell Precision M2800 Mobile Workstation - compares 15" M2800 with M4800, M3800 workstations, while M4800 is solid, configurable, expandable, M3800 is thinner, lighter with limited expandability, M2800 is integrated, bit thick but comes with AMD FirePro graphics, $300 below competition, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, Oct 19, 2014
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SketchUp

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Solid Edge

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SOLIDWORKS

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  • 2015 SOLIDWORKS Simulation What's New - Shell Manager - new shell manager allows viewing, sorting all shell elements by thickness, materials, color codes shells with same thicknesses, check new tables to reduce design time, increase SOLIDWORKS productivity, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Oct 16, 2014
  • 5 Unsung Heroes in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - avail 'select previous' option, reduced file sizes to work faster, reference imaginary cardinal directions with angle dimension tool, interchangeable pattern types, save patterned components as independent files, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 14, 2014
  • Alternate Position Views for Parts - create intermediate file, insert part into assembly before adding additional configuration in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Oct 14, 2014
  • Conservation of Energy in SOLIDWORKS Motion - employ motion analysis to simulate motion of models, simulate contact between objects by applying friction, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, Oct 16, 2014
  • EPDM - Filter Workflow Using Transition Conditions - apply transition conditions to push files to branch of workflow, or into different workflow, employ automatic transitions to ensure that input is entered through data card in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Oct 15, 2014
  • Get Wired with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - apply wire style, equipotential, wire properties together to automatically route connector wiring in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, Oct 15, 2014
  • InterCAD SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Event - new release has 2D sketch improvements, rectangle enhancements, patterning, assembly mate, profile center mate style, Treehouse tool, deformation plot analysis tool, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Oct 16, 2014
  • Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM, Pt 2: Fix Those References - employ update references wizard to redirect, replace, add, or repair references, check tip to redirect, replace references, add referenced file to Vault in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Lindsay Early, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 16, 2014
  • Review: SOLIDWORKS 2015 - midpoint sketch feature, ability to extrude or cut-extrude with open profile, improved split tool, assembly mates can now be placed at centre of sketch, efficient dynamic reference visualization, reduced file size, Michael Lord, Develop 3D, Oct 15, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Top 5 Things You Should Know, Pt 1: The Transform Tab - consists of features - copy transformation, translate, rotate, restore neutral position that assists in moving part or assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Oct 14, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Intro to Dispatch Actions - tips to write automation scripts using dispatch add-in in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, Oct 17, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS: How to Create Ordinate Dimensions in a Detail View - create detail view of section, start horizontal ordinate dimension tool before adding 0 location on left edge of part in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 15, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 08: Closing Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 4 - overview of filled surface tool, discusses multi-surface method, application of selection manager to specify inputs, analysis tools to double-check work, tips to smoothen out surface irregularities, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Oct 15, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS - Pictures on Models and in Drawings - place decal on face of solid part, shape, insert part into assembly before mating in location, create display state where all components except decaled part is set to visible or removed hidden lines, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 16, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Toolbar Modification the Easy Way - right click on any toolbar, select customize tool to add, remove or reorder icons on toolbar, hold ‘alt’ key to pick any icon before dragging it off toolbar to remove it, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 20, 2014
  • Using Snapshots to Capture a Moment in Time - right click to activate snapshot, create snapshot by using 'add take snapshot' command, or press alt+spacebar, add comments to snapshots once created in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Oct 14, 2014
  • Year of the Angle Dimension, Pt 4: Symmetricality - sketch centerline, lines or points, select centerline, another line, create half-angled dimension, drag mouse cursor to opposite side of centerline before placing dimension in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Oct 17, 2014
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Vectorworks

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