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AEC

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AutoCAD

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AutoCAD Civil 3D

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AutoCAD Electrical

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Autodesk 360

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  • My First Autodesk 360 Viewer Sample - filed request for authentication token by calling web-service API with client ID, employed node.js to implement server-side API, selected hosting environment before exporting .F3D archive from Fusion 360, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 16, 2014
  • Navigating the Toolbar - select any object or lines in drawing to access edit toolbar, tap question mark tool that appears on top of toolbar to check steps to use tool in AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD 360, July 17, 2014
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Autodesk, Products

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  • FormIt - Getting Started - building conceptual design model, Autodesk 360 account is useful for saving FormIt models, Jarod Schultz, July 16, 2014
  • Performance Tips for Working with Very Large Datasets in Navisworks - create safe home viewpoint inside room, employ shaded views, avoid using appearance profiler if dataset is large, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 17, 2014
  • Powerful Para 3d - impressive 3ds Max plug-in for advanced, dynamic, parametric arrays, has ability to array objects with unlimited number of options, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, July 18, 2014
  • Useless APIs - DWF Watermarks - Vault server keeps track of watermark settings, includes only color, text, location, watermark is rendered client side which is basically another layer drawn on top of existing content in DWF viewer, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 18, 2014
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Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Revit

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  • Auto Assembly Macro - WIP - macro creates generic wall sample to host family instance of door/window type, generates source file containing families that are managed with type marks, materials in Revit, Paolo Emilio Serra, Punto Revit, July 14, 2014
  • Changing the Project Units in Revit - select project units to open project dialog box, pick displayed units in format column to change project units from metric to feet, inches in Revit, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 18, 2014 
  • Converting a Door to a Curtain Wall Door - open RFA file of specific door family, obtain specific size of door, create group of all parts, employ align tool to constrain door to work planes in Revit, James Philip, CADline, July 17, 2014
  • CreateLinkReference Sample Code - tips to convert geometric reference in linked RVT model, apply specific element ids to trigger dynamic model updater in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 21, 2014
  • Create Your Own Material Libraries in Revit - differentiates assets vs materials, apply, replace, or create assets when creating new material, check tips to share material library in Revit, The Revit Kid, July 17, 2014
  • Creating a 'C' Channel Stair for Revit Architecture 2014 and Up - start 'stair by component,' duplicate tread stair, expand families in project browser along with assembled stairs, place steel stair with no railings before opting to remove riser for steel stair, Alice Craig, Hagerman & Company Blog, July 14, 2014
  • Dimensioning Sloped Framing - select framing member, change 'stick symbol location' value to top of geometry to assure that plan dimension is same as elevation dimension in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, July 21, 2014
  • FamilyTypes Value & Aerial Pictures - start with FamilyDocument before FamilyManager accesses FamilyParameters, FamilyTypes classes in Revit, Jaime Rosales, AEC DevBlog, July 21, 2014
  • Filled Region Mayhem - open visibility/graphics dialog box, expand subcategories, tick every line subcategories to allow reappearance of hatch fill pattern boundary in Revit, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, July 21, 2014
  • Geometry 101 - modeling 3 different baskets in Dynamo using solid Booleans, points, PolyCurves, extrusion, intersection, loft, sweep, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, July 21, 2014
  • Hiding Lighting Holes in Ceiling Plans - select ceiling, employ linework tool from view menu to select line style called 'invisible lines' in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, July 21, 2014
  • New Area Schemes - visit area schemes tab to create more area schemes, form new legend type for new area scheme before using color fill legend in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, July 15, 2014
  • Revit Family Selection Node Names in Dynamo are a Little Confusing. This is What They Really Represent - understanding family, element, all element type of nodes with respect to their meaning in Dynamo, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Dynamo, July 17, 2014
  • A Robust and Versatile Dynamo - basics of Dynamo, naming components of Dynamo interface, changing element's color using C# vs using Dynamo, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI, July 16, 2014
  • Some Little Juicy Tit-Bits within Revit 2015 - right clicking brings up project browser on both right-click menu, properties dialog, double-left click (de)activates, views on sheets, check option to make pinned elements non-selectable, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 18, 2014 
  • Synchronize Now vs Synchronize and Modify - preferred method is to use 'synchronize and modify' settings, allows users select checkboxes when dialog box opens in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, July 14, 2014
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CAD Hardware

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CAD Industry

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MCAD

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PTC

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Rapid Prototyping

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Reviews - Software

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  • The Anatomy of IronCAD's TriBall - effective, versatile tool for positioning, alignment of components, creation of new components, editing of imported models or dumb solids, can be used for assembly mates, component patterns, etc., Jeffrey Opel, CADdigest.com, July 14, 2014
  • Transitioning from 2D to IronCAD 3D - IronCAD 2014 offers wide range of options for better managing three-dimensional development of 3D models from geometry extracted from 2D data, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, July 15, 2014
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Siemens PLM

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SketchUp

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SOLIDWORKS

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  • 3DExperience 2014x Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS Connector - copy structure feature, link from file in X-CAD Design Management to Connector for SOLIDWORKS, ability to save additional file types, search on dates, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 14, 2014
  • Creating Custom Templates in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - visit projects manager to create, edit template, select language for template, right click project, document to add more books, folders, or schemes, employ configurations tool to modify project settings, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2014
  • Design Insight Plot: Locations of Max Loading - right click on results folder to select design insight plot, adjust load level slider to right, left to make entire model appear blue, translucent respectively in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 15, 2014
  • EPDM - Modify/Right Mouse Increment Revision - set EPDM admin action to invoke modify increment revision command, manually enter value in data card to update associated variable with new value in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 18, 2014
  • Fun Tricks with Contour Plots in SOLIDWORKS - discusses examples that can be used to modify appearance of contour plot while conveying results to audience, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 17, 2014
  • Generating a 3D Sketch of an Intersection: Intersection Curve Tool - determine pieces of geometry before calculating intersections, locate intersection curve tool to create intersection curve between 2 surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Allen McLeod, MCAD Tech Blog, July 21, 2014
  • Hole in the Ball - visit color options, locate surfaces, open edges to change default blue colors to some prominent color, set display model to 'hidden lines removed' to avoid any background, model appearance distractions in SOLIDWORKS, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, July 15, 2014
  • How to: Generate a PDF During a Release Process Using Workflow in EPDM - create PDF convert task, add new task to workflow, run file through workflow to test action, task in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 18, 2014
  • Mirroring a Part in SOLIDWORKS - click on mirror part to open 'insert part PropertyManager,' visit transfer tab to include combination of items from source part before choosing to edit mirrored part features, Solid Apps Blog, July 21, 2014
  • Planning & Executing EPDM Workflows - tips to create workflows from scratch, allow users to collaborate in secure system, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, July 17, 2014
  • Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Path Mate for an Animation, Pt 1 - using path mate to make ball travel from rest, over training mannequins, then into net, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 14, 2014
  • Sharing Variables & Equations Between Models - determine variables/equations that are to be shared within parts, open part file containing equations, select variables/equations to export, check 'link to file' box to obtain text file in SOLIDWORKS, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, July 18, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 1 - open move component property manager to apply move component command, visit move settings to select move, rotate, options, dynamic clearance, advanced options settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 16, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 2 - Interference Detection - checking for interferences in assembly, excluding hidden bodies, hidden components, selected component, designating part as fastener for interference detection, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 3 - Clearance Verification - employ tool to check clearance between selected components in assemblies, select components to verify minimum acceptable clearance value, visit options menu to adjust clearance options, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 21, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Help - Command Search helps find features that contain part of command name, get location of command, description of command's function, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions, July 17, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Search to the Rescue - click on dropdown beside magnifying glass to search for SOLIDWORKS help topics, access knowledge base, community forum, commands, files & models, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, July 21, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Thickness Analysis Tool - reviews model to locate thin areas, or areas that fall outside specified range, Scott Durksen, YouTube, June 23, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Tutorials - ToolBox - Using a Pattern - SOLIDWORKS ToolBox tutorial, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, July 19, 2014
  • SOLIDWORKS Utilities - discusses compare options, feature paint, geometry analysis, symmetry check, report manager in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, YouTube, July 11, 2014
  • Tracing Patterns onto 3D Surfaces - employ mirror feature to finalize shape of half sphere, save flame pattern as JPEG, add plain appearance to spherical face of component before browsing pattern in SOLIDWORKS appearance file path to edit it, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, July 16, 2014
  • Using SOLIDWORKS Design Checker - available only in SOLIDWORKS Professional, Premium only, has modules: build checks, check active document, check against existing file, Solid Apps Blog, July 14, 2014
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