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October 2010

Working with Word Documents: Solid Edge Top Tips - use MS Office for inserting notes in drawings, resize text, erasing notes without affecting drawing, Solid Mastermind, Oct 28, 2010 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

AutoCAD 2008 Scale List, Copying, Pasting Issue - tries to bring list from zrefs, blocks, using SCALELISTEDIT command for removing corrupted images, Nicholas Iyadurai, Revitize- Another Revit Blog, Oct 12, 2010 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Open For Business - Bentley takes further steps in drive towards true interoperability with OpenPlant, David Chadwick, AEC Magazine, Sep/Oct 2010 (more CAD translation articles)

Nvidia Quadro 4000 Fermi Series - Pt 1 - impressive video performance, GPU delivers fast rendering, Anna's Solid Muse, Oct 18, 2010 (more graphics card reviews)

Designing Our Own Dog Food - new workspace designing using Revit/AutoCAD, meeting summary functionality in AutoCAD WS, Daniel, AutoCAD WS Blog, Oct 31, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

SolidWorks 2011: Installation Improvements - including faster downloading of service packs, ease of use of the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager, Brian McElyea CADFanatic, Oct 22, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

CAD: So A is for Apple After All - preview of AutoCAD on Mac, Kung Fu Drafter, Oct 16, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

New SketchUp E-Books: Visualization, Woodworking and Programming - short reviews of SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner’s Guide, Sketch-Up Guide for Woodworkers (ebook), Automatic SketchUp - Creating 3D Models in Ruby (paperback), Alexander Schreyer, as, Oct 22, 2010 (more SketchUp articles)

Five Beliefs That Inhibit Good Design - quality important, launching on time, Deepa Prahalad, Harvard Business Review, Oct 28, 2010 (more engineering articles)

PTC Steps It Up, Launches Creo, Changes Pro/E Name - Creo definition, functionality, availability, other PTC products in comparison, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 29, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Automatically Manage Scale Callouts with Fields - setting scale of viewport in AutoCAD, inserting field into drawing, using field category, custom scale, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Oct 31, 2010 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

The Engineering Dream Team - creating interactive 3D documentation using latest 3D engineering tools from SolidWorks, David Pond, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Error 29001 During Installation: Could Not Load File or Assembly FBP Wrapper - installation of Autodesk Vault 2011, checking setting in IIS, finding configuration files in SBS 2008, installing ADMS 2011, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Oct 29, 2010 (more Vault articles)

Happy Halloween, II! - using dimensionable arcs, conceptual modeling environment in Revit, Zach Kron, Buildz, Oct 31, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Interactive Facades - using Revit model to design/simulate facade projection, analysis visualization framework, Tom Vollaro, Inside the Factory, Oct 27, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

New PTC Design Suite Announced - Lightning Creates Creo - suite of products built on open/common database, smaller/lighter/simpler apps, implications for customers, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Oct 29, 2010 (more PTC articles)

PTC Creo - Any Thing Possible? - CREO replacing existing Pro-E, CoCreate, ProductView products, common data model, interoperability, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 29, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Secrets of the Vault Configuration File - DWF publish options, property mapping, exporting configuration from one Vault to another, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Oct 28, 2010 (more Vault articles)

AutoCAD 2011: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things - dynamic polyline editing, persistent default scale list, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 28, 2010  (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2011 New Feature - Isolate or Hide Object  - controlling display of objects, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Oct 28, 2010 (more AutoCAD tips)

Automatic Surface Creation Using Pro/ENGINEER Reverse Engineering - importing point cloud data, converting from points phase to wrap phase/wrap phase to facet feature, automatic creation of spline surfaces, Eduardo Falcari, PTC Express, Oct 2010 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creo AnyMode Modeling: Behind the Scenes with Brian Thompson - on AnyMode modeling approach, direct modeling tools, Barb Schmitz, Creo, Oct 26, 2010  (more PTC articles)

Episode 303 - Benchmark Resources - measuring performance of hardware to run SolidWorks/related CAD activities, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 31, 2010 (more CAD hardware articles)

GrabCAD - Not Just a Model Library - engineering marketplace emerges with decent list of partners, Scott Wertel, MCADCafe, Oct 29, 2010 (more MCAD articles)

Grip Tricks (AutoCAD and Civil 3D) - selecting multiple grips, changing grip base, removing vertices with featureline tools, using Straighten command within Pedit command, Mark Spatz, Civil3d.com, Oct 28, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Kubotek NVIDIA Graphics Card Shootout, Pt 1 - graphics overview, testing KeyCreator, OpenGL, John McCullough, KubotekUSA, Oct 29, 2010 (more KeyCreator articles)

November's Plugin of the Month Live on Autodesk Labs: ScriptPro 2.0 for AutoCAD - new project format with file extension .BPL, ribbon user interface built using WPF, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 29, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

PTC: One Size Doesn't Fit All - Creo, weaving together 2D, 3D, direct/parametric modeling techniques, interoperability, Schnitger Corporation, Oct 29, 2010 (more PTC articles)

PTC Reveals Project Lightning as Creo  - company to redefine mechanical CAD market, 4 technologies from Creo application suite, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Removing Backgrounds Using PhotoView 360 & Photoshop - loading model, applying materials, choosing environment in SolidWorks, adjusting settings, output resolution, saving layered image, setting document as full color output, Michael Lucas, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

San Diego's Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge - among finalists for 2010 Be Inspired awards, supported by cables only 1 side, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 26, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

Solid Edge ST3 Arrives - updated interface with enhancements to ribbon bar, flexible editing, ability to create associations throughout design process, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Oct 14, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Station/Offset Labels with a Line to the Alignment - controlling length/rotation of line, offset value of label location, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Oct 29, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Third Karnaphuli Bridge - by HPR - project finalist in Bentley's Be Inspired Awards, built in Bangladesh, ease/cost of construction, quality of concrete, seismic load, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 28, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

Using the Clipboard to View Multiple Objects in ProductView - selecting copy to clipboard icon, opening in PTC's ProductView, Chad Powers, PTC Express, Oct 2010 (more Pro/E tutorials)

What Happens to Dassault Systemes' Sales Surge after the IBM Glow is Gone? - maker of CATIA/SolidWorks reported revenue up 38% in Q3, profits up 44%, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Oct 29, 2010 (more CATIA articles)

Autodesk QTO Backout Tool: A Few Cool Things About It - 4 associated tools, using for area backout/linear line break, Jason Dodds, dODDS and Ends, Oct 27, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

Bentley's Be Inspired 2010 Event - range of international projects using Bentley's solutions, 3D modeling, visualization, analysis of some critical components of building, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 27, 2010 (more AEC articles)

CAD in the Cloud: Introducing AutoCAD WS - October 2010 - AUGI President Mark Kiker interviewing Guri Stark, Vice President of AutoCAD product line for Autodesk, and Tal Weiss, Senior Software Development Manager, on AutoCAD WS, Autodesk User Group International, Oct 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

CFdesign 2011 - users leveraging CAD intelligence, user interface, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 26, 2010 (more CFdesign reviews)

Capturing the Revit Sun Path - exporting to image format, including sun path, adjusting date/time, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 27, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Down the Drain with AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipes at AU  - Peter Thomson, MWH New Zealand presenting class, company standards, smart ideas, John Benstead, CADit, Oct 28, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Eureka! - conceptual design, traditional parametric 3D CAD tools, Autodesk Alias software, digital sketching, scan/photo-to-model, Develop 3D, Oct 27, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

Editing Civil 3D Reports - target .NET framework, changing target, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Oct 27, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Immersive Virtual Reality and Visual Handicap - smart devices helping in several health domains, Sensivise application produced by 3DVIA tools, Richard Breitner, 3D Perspectives, Oct 28, 2010 (more virtual reality articles)

PTC Lightning: Prelude to PTC Creo 1.0 - Creo allowing AnyMode modeling, parametric and direct geometry to be exchanged, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

PTC's Upturn Continues but is the Stock a Good Value? - PTC's enterprise software revenue growth slowed from previous 2 quarters but grew strongly, raising new license sales, Steve Wolfe, COFES Blog, Oct 27, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Pipes Don't Have to Connect to the Center - connecting pipe to structure in Civil 3D, grabbing grip, placing anywhere on structure, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Oct 27, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Quick and Dirty Tip: Resolving AutoCAD XREF Path - AutoCAD option, adding folder's path to support file search path, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 28, 2010 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

RevitToday Add-Ins Import and Export Coordinates - importing coordinates from TXT file, exporting all coordinates of point based generic models to Excel file, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 28, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Sustainability  - developing products with least environmental impact, improving designs, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 27, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

Supporting Business Strategies with Engineering Data - PLM? PDM? CPDM? EDM? - helping manufacturers realize their business strategies, gaining control of product data, automating/streamlining product-related processes, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Oct 26, 2010 (more engineering articles)

Understanding Contact in SolidWorks Simulation - performing assembly-level analysis, SimulationXpress tool, discerning where global contact is being applied, using interference detection tool in SolidWorks, Glenn Whyte, Cadalyst, Oct 28, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using AutoCAD MIRROR Command - axis of symmetry, functioning of command, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 28, 2010 (more AutoCAD modify commands tutorials)

What Exactly Is Creo? - Pt 5, Pt 6, Pt 7 - continuing analysis, commentary about PTC's Creo, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 29, 2010 (more PTC articles)

10 Reasons to Use AutoCAD Layout - simple/powerful, simplifying drawings, managing, automating, 1 model/multiple representations, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 27, 2010 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Access Deleted Element - DocumentChanged method, AddChangeInfoRow, using GetChangeTypeElementDeletion in AddTrigger call, data.GetDeletedElementIds().Count, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 27, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Ask the Reader: Will Project Lightning Live Up to All the Hype? - functioning, PLM backbone driving CAD model, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 27, 2010 (more PTC articles)

AutoCAD WS and the AutoCAD Verticals - objects created in AutoCAD vertical, Civil 3D, Map 3D, Daniel, AutoCAD WS Blog, Oct 26, 2010  (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk R&D News: Web-Based Rendering for 3ds Max On the Way - allowing 3ds Max users to tap into reality server, mental images' cloud-hosted rendering platform powered by Tesla GPUs, rendering faster, Keneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 27, 2010 (more 3ds Max articles)

CAD Manager's Survey 2010, Pt 2 - examining survey results about compensation/job security/workloads, corporate spending/training, authority in workplace, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 27, 2010 (also see Pt 1) (more CAD management articles)

Changing Revit View Title Appearance - changing text appearance/circle symbol possible when defined by rfa family, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 27, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Clearing the Clouds - HP on Cloud Computing  - HP’s CTO, Christian Verstraete on cloud computing, presentation, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Oct 25, 2010 (more hardware articles)

Collaborative Modeling with Revit Worksharing and Bluestreak - Bluestreak app combines automated notifications of Revit worksharing events with informal team comments, distributed teams work on one model, features, Autodesk Revit Activity Stream, Oct 2010 (more Revit articles)

Convert Your Files to SolidWorks 2011 Format - accessing SolidWorks task scheduler, convert SolidWorks files option, as built/latest revisions method, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Oct 26, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free Download: Point and Arrow Line Types - 4 line types to be used in drawings, LINETYPE command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 27, 2010 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

IDEATE BIM Link - Sneak Peek  - creating rooms, sharing MEP data in Revit, calculated values for occupancy, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 25, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

McAfee and Autodesk Products Performance Issues and Solution - steps to reduce impact of anti-virus software on Autodesk product performance, JTB World, Oct 27, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

PTC Creo - the Future of CAD for the Next 20 Years? - PTC claims to solve big CAD problems with AnyRole Apps, AnyRole Modeling, AnyData Adoption, Any BOM Assembly, hint that the present sales channel is about to get a shake up, Develop3D, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

PTC Reveals Project Lightning as Creo - promises to redefine mechanical CAD, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

PTC Launches Creo; Rebrands Pro/E - Creo suite of apps to replace current product lines, likely to end up on an iPad, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design blog, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Power and Potential: GPUs for Engineering Simulation - engineering simulation/analysis getting major hardware upgrade, rise of general purpose graphics processing units, CAE companies adjusting to new world of parallel computing, impressive speed gains, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 27, 2010 (more hardware articles)

Properties are in English on Localized Vault after Updating to Vault 2011 - renaming English properties back to localized language, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Oct 27, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

Redefine a Block Insertion - navigating to source file in DesignCenter, finding block on tool palette in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Oct 27, 2010 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Road to CATIA V6 and SolidWorks Sales through Facebook - interview with Thierry Collet, Vice President, Global Marketing & Education Dassault Systemes, and Laurent Valroff, Director Dassault Systemes Russia & CIS at PLM Forum Russia 2010, isiCAD, Oct 26, 2010 (more Dassault articles)

Selling the Cloud - clouds not fully addressed by Jon Hirschtick, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 26, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

Smoother Multitasking While Rendering in Revit  - opening Task Manager, adjusting affinity/priority, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 26, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Model: Tetrix Mantis Robot for FTC (First Tech Challenge) - downloading zip file, unzipping to Tetrix folder, creating assembly, selecting add file location, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 27, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 1 - PTC introduces new family of products that take parts from Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate & ProductView, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 2 - Creo unites design apps with common user interface, data format, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 3 - Creo compared to Autodesk Fusion, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

What Exactly is Creo? - Pt 4  - shows 3 Creo apps working together, 2D drafting, 3D direct modeling, history-based parametrics, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 28, 2010 (more PTC articles)

What's So Great About Project Lightning? - fundamental ease of use, interoperable, assembly management, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 27, 2010 (more PTC articles)

Cannot Edit Points in a Drawing - some points grayed out in panorama view, using LIST command to list properties, editing survey points in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Oct 26, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Copy Objects Between Layers  - using CopyToLayer command in AutoCAD, combining 2 steps to copy objects onto another layer, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 2010 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Customize Your AutoCAD Startup  - AutoCAD boot up faster, customizing startup icon, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 2010 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

In-place Masses and Level Constraints  - dealing with number of constraint errors in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit?, Oct 26, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Jon Hirschtick Talks Platform Shifts and Online Data Security - SolidWorks founder on shift away from desktop computers, local computing, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 26, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

Level Filter Benchmark - using built-in Revit element filtering functionality, INSTANCE_REFERENCE_LEVEL_PARAM, FilterParameterEx2 command, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 26, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

PanzerCAD Releases CameraMatch 2011 for the Vectorworks 2011 - aligning 3D model view to photograph, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 6, 2010 (more Vectorworks articles)

Setup a Demo Environment for Enterprise PDM - accessing Device Manager, network adapter in Virtual Machine, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 26, 2010 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks 2011 - A Geek's View - Pt1 - searching for help new ways, walk-throughs, available decals, save as/file properties buttons, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Oct 25, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Speed Up Your Display for More Productivity in AutoCAD - using QTEXT command, font substitution, solid hatches/lineweights, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 25, 2010 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Surface Smoothing Crash - using Smooth command from within Prospector in Civil 3D, selecting edit surface, Justin Ziemba, Being Civil, Oct 25, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Trim and Extend with an Edge  - using edge option in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 26, 2010 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Tutorial - Mapping Schematic Components to Panel Layout - AutoCAD Electrical - step-by-step illustration of how AutoCAD Electrical maps schematic components/part number assignments back to panel layouts, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 26, 2010 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2011 - Pt 1 - changes to interface, ribbon, visual styles, powerful new 3D modeling tools, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 26, 2010 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Automatically Cropping a Bitmap (Slowly) - looping through each pixel, checking against background color, defining limits of cropped area, helper functions, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 25, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Changes Have Been Made to Some Assembly Components - Inventor recognizes last time IAM was saved, some changes occurred to some child components, Vault Client, one Vaulted version of file, iPart Factory, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 25, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

Controlling the Graphical Representation of Elements in Revit - view specific control/filters, phasing related overrides, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling Revit Viewport Title - selecting view title/viewport, show title option, edit type option, viewport tips, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 25, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Data Shortcut Projects - Prescription for Descriptions - solid option for data sharing in Civil 3D 2011, project numbering, shortcutfolders.xml file, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, Oct 24, 2010 (more Civil 3D articles)

Filtered Element Collectors - finding elements/information from Revit model, using iteration framework with .NET Framework LINQ APIs, 3 steps for filtering, filter types, manual regeneration option, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 25, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Offset Duplications or Duplicate in Place - changing one of Vectorworks preferences, using offset duplications, dragging copy of object, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 24, 2010 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Really Important Revit MEP Resources - The Good Stuff - author's favorite resources include templates, tutorials, style guides,  BIM specs, more, Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, Oct 25, 2010 (more Revit articles)

Ship Hull Design with T-Splines for Rhino - rapid hull modeling, marine industry, Orca3d functionality, Gerard Petersen, Rhinoceros Report, Oct 25, 2010 (more Rhino tutorials)

SolidWorks Question: Why Does Opening a Part Cause Others to Open Too? - telling SolidWorks how to handle external referenced files through system options, Matt Lombard, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 25, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Synchronous Technology: The 3rd Attempt - users of Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology have powerful capability but including history based parametric modeling may be too complex for users, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Oct 2010 (more Solid Edge articles)

Understanding Shared Positioning in Revit - shared coordinates, acquiring coordinates from CAD file, using project base/survey point, James Vandezande, AECbytes, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

3 Advantages of Using MicroStation Temporary Snap - snap to key point, reduces chance of snapping to wrong point, moving dialog focus to key-in window, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 22, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

COMSOL: An Introduction to Multiphysics - building model by following the branches in tree structure, multiphysics model more computation intense than single physics model, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 22, 2010 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Can You Use AutoCAD WS with Civil 3D? - commercial site model, PROXYGRAPHICS set to 1, viewing drawing in AutoCAD WS, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Oct 22, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Changing the Autosave File Location in AutoCAD for Mac - using SAVEFILEPATH system variable, changing automatic save file location in options/preferences, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 21, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Draping Aerial Photos on a Civil 3D Surface in Navisworks - applying rendering material to surface, extending surface to the image, DEM/Google Earth data, adding boundary to exact extents of image to surface, raster image, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, Oct 22, 2010 (more NavisWorks articles)

Exchanging Pro/ENGINEER Data with SolidWorks - SolidWorks eDrawings software enables viewing native SolidWorks, DWG/DXF, Pro/E parts/assemblies, opening file in SolidWorks for editing, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Oct 21, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Multi-objective Optimization - Design of Control Arm Using HyperWorks - demonstration of design process of control arm with multiple objectives using Altair HyperWorks, Franck Delcroix, HyperWorks Insider, Oct 7, 2010 (more FEA articles)

Plane Normal and Points on Plane - determining 3 points to create reference plane in Revit, calculating normal vector, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 22, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge ST3 Create 3D - enabling imported 2D drawing to be turned into full 3D model, using Create 3D command, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, Oct 22, 2010 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge ST3 Tips & Tricks - Kyle Aruda showing how synchronous technology makes unplanned changes to ordered models, easing existing user adoption of ST, Russell Brook showing how radial menu delivers 16 commonly used commands easily, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Oct 20, 2010 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks 2011: 2D Planar Analysis - selecting plane, applying loads/restraints to 2D model, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2011: User Interface Enhancements - comparing SolidWorks 2010 to SolidWorks 2011, fillet/chamfer features, draft feature icon, setting search window to search models/SolidWorks Help/Knowledge Base/Community Forum, Ricky Jordan, rickyjordan.com, Oct 22, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wall Paint Glossy, Wall Paint Matte, and Paint Render Appearances - color, finish, application, paint based on generic render appearance, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 22, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Wicked Cool Coffin Car Being Designed in KeyCreator CAD Software - tutorial, YouTube, Oct 21, 2010 (more KeyCreator tutorials)

Auto Update Word Fields - SolidWorks Enterprise PDM's datacards enables putting information from datacard directly into Microsoft Word document, word options, print tab, API solution, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 14, 2010 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

AutoCAD Electrical: Change Default Catalog Lookup Filters - changing default filters for Insert Component command's database lookup, _LISTBOX_DEF, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Oct 20, 2010 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD for Mac Prefs: Just Browsing - Application Preferences dialog, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 20, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (for AEC) - cross-platform collaboration, overview of Autodesk Inventor 2011 new capabilities, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 20, 2010 (more Inventor reviews)

Bentley Releases Inaugural Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking - global ranking of public/private-sector infrastructure owners, comprehensive line of software supporting infrastructure development, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Oct 21, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

CAD, PDM and PLM Diversity - consolidation of CAD platforms, data management in CAD environment, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 20, 2010 (more PLM articles)

History Based Direct Modeling Using IronCAD - Pt 3 - moving hole from bottom block to top block, feature tree, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, more IronCAD tutorials)

History Based Direct Modeling Using IronCAD - Pt 4 - IronCAD beating Solid Edge ST3, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, more IronCAD tutorials)

Intous 4 - Pen Tablet - using pen tablet with Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 20, 2010 (more hardware articles)

IsReference Setting - Weak and Strong - subtlety between weak and strong reference settings, using align tool in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 18, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

MeasurePanelArea Update - GetElements template method in Revit, BuildPanelTypeList, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 21, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Previewing the Contents of the Clipboard in an AutoCAD Palette Using .NET - running CBS command, displaying palette which updates when clipboard is modified to show its contents, Clipboard Manager, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 21, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Replication - Common Workflows - finding local workgroup in Vault, calling GetLocalWorkgroup(),GetOwnershipByEntityId, transferring ownership of specific entities, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 21, 2010 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Revit Project Planning Guide - project goals/BIM objectives, BIM process design, technology infrastructure, delivery strategy/contracts, model quality control procedures, Mark Kiker, BIM Manager, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit articles)

Using AutoCAD EXPLODE Command - breaking complex objects down to their constituent objects, effects of exploding depending on object type, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 21, 2010 (more AutoCAD modify commands tutorials)

Vault Tip of the Week - Splicing in Properties - tracking additional property in Vault, user defined properties, making property in the Vendor field bi-directional, iProperties from Inventor, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Oct 19, 2010 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Are Revit Elevation Views Leaving You Flat? Another How To Solve It with Filters - old school glass obstructer method, filter method, step by step approach, Jay Zallan, Fear and Loathing in a CAD vs. BIM World, Oct 14, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD WS for Mac - AutoCAD WS fully integrated into every copy of AutoCAD for Mac, Upload Drawing Online command, Daniel, AutoCAD WS Blog, Oct 19, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk-Granta Partnership to Spawn a New Sustainability Solution - Granta MI controlling/accessing/analyzing/applying data related to materials, integrating Granta's eco design methods into Autodesk software, Project Krypton, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 19, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

Be Inspired 2010: Computation, Coordination, and Visualization Are Cornerstones of Intelligent Infrastructure - computational design to automatically generate patterned surfaces/roof curvatures, ProjectWise transactions, using i-models to produce renderings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 20, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

Create and Modify 3D Meshes  - AutoCAD for Mac, 3D surface meshes, overview, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Excellent Linework Tip for Revit Structure Users - linework tool, changing view specific style of model edges to line style different than what's assigned to category, demonstration, Erik Snell, BIM and Beam, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

History Based Direct Modeling Using IronCAD - Pt 2  - creating features in IronCAD, concept of IntelliShapes, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2010 (also see Pt 1, more IronCAD tutorials)

How to Hide Some Parts of Blocks  - using wipeout in AutoCAD, CLIP/XCLIP, choosing block to clip, new boundary, inverting/modifying, XCLIPFRAME variable, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 20, 2010 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

The Making of AutoCAD for Mac - viewport label menus, coordinating display in drawing area, dynamic table creation, gestures, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 20, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

PDF to DWG...DWF to DWG...Hack - exporting PDF to DWG using Adobe Illustrator, opening DWF in Autodesk Design Review, PDF using Acrobat writer, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 19, 2010 (more DWF tutorials)

Quick Tip: Revit Model Line Total Length  - using measure along an element tool, options bar listing total length, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Stretch Instance Parameter Even Using Weak Ref Planes  - tab till Revit offers shape handle option, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 20, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Styles Management Made Easy - styles/settings importer found in toolbox under Subscription Extension Manager in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Oct 19, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Editor Pt 3 - AutoCAD Electrical - assigning groups of schematic terminals to triple-level terminal blocks on panel layout representation, selecting catalog code assignment, Entrelec, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 19, 2010 (also see Pt 1Pt 2) (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Understanding Cut Geometry in Revit - Developing Deliverables from Your Model - using different family categories to develop detailed deliverables from families placed within project environment, changing family category to generic model, replicating plan views, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 19, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Using AutoCAD Properties to Change Subassembly Parameters - made easier, rebuilding corridors in Civil 3D, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Oct 20, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What's New with the 2011 Simulation Interface? - SolidWorks 2011 Simulation software, organization of bodies, filtering simulation study tree, display enhancements, expressions in input fields, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 19, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

Why Does My Inventor Assembly Always Need Updating/Saving When There Has Been No Change To It? - using Library.IPJ, Inventor searches location/subfolder path for files, changing IPJ, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 20, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended - enhancements, advances in digital imaging technology increased demand for improved imaging capabilities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 14, 2010 (more Adobe Photoshop reviews)

Bentley Systems #BeInspired 2010 Event Opens with Congratulations to Resilient Users of Infrastructure Solutions - Bentley laying out framework for instituting business intelligence (BI) for engineering community, information modeling, Joe Francica, All Points Blog, Oct 19, 2010 (more MicroStation articles)

Changing the Relative Draw-Order of AutoCAD Objects Based on Their Layer - DrawOrderByLayer tool, DOBYLAYS command, main VB.NET file, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 19, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Convert 2D Objects to 3D Objects - overview, AutoCAD for Mac, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Create Text and Dimensions - video, AutoCAD for Mac, using predefined text/dimension styles, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Five Great Things about AutoCAD for Mac - pressing tab to show/hide all palettes instantly, holding spacebar with left mouse button to pan drawing, field elements customizable inside AttDef dialog box, WorldCAD Access, Oct 18, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Five Questions Friday with Janson Pace of NuQuest - industrial designer on career and SolidWorks, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 15, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

I (Still) Don't Get What's Great about Macs - Windows 7 better than OS X in many small details, limitations Apple imposes on its hardware/software, Android makes more sense, WorldCAD Access, Oct 18, 2010 (more Windows articles)

Power to the User (and Application) - IUpdater framework in Revit, element level notification mechanism, alerting user before deleting elements, using DocumentChanged notification, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 19, 2010  (more Revit tutorials)

Print a Drawing Layout - AutoCAD for Mac, creating layout displaying 1/more views as specified scale, choosing settings for printer, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Revit-o'-Lantern - modeling pumpkin in Revit conceptual mass environment with parameters attached, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 14, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips from the Trenches - Using Parameters to Filter Views in Your Browser - curtain walls in Revit, creating 2 parameters, creating corresponding views, building skin, Inside the Factory, Oct 18, 2010  (more Revit tutorials)

Unable to Delete projects from Conceptual Energy Analysis - shutting down Revit, navigating to folder for OS, deleting project folder, re-launching Revit, Harlan Brumm, The Revit Clinic, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Working with Layer States in AutoCAD for Mac - layer state operations performed using -LAYER command/(layerstate-xxx) AutoLISP functions, list of available functions, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 18, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac 3D Graphics Performance - compared with Rhino for Mac 3D graphics performance, more expectations from AutoCAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD with Basic Functionality? - missing features, going for 30 days trial before purchasing is best option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 18, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac is Here - similarity/difference from AutoCAD 2011 software, opening/saving DWG files, other FAQs, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Windows on Mac 3D Graphics Performance - using BootCamp is better than running on OSX, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 18, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

C++ Revit Add-In - step by step description of setting up C++ project to implement Revit 2011 external command add-in, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 18, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Changing Drawing Curves to Match Assembly Color - using API, selected drawing view, VBA code, DrawingView.DrawingCurves property, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Oct 18, 2010 (more Inventor tutorials)

Copying & Pasting Objects Between Families and Projects - using conceptual mass not in current Revit version, copying between families, clicking in-place mass, using reference/model line, finish mass, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 15, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Create and Edit 2D Objects - AutoCAD for Mac, using mouse/tools in user interface/prompts, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

DraftSight, Could This Be Your Best 2D Solution? - definition, what it offers, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 18, 2010 (more DraftSight articles)

History Based Direct Modeling Using IronCAD - in 5 parts, does not constrain user to history tree, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2010 (more IronCAD tutorials)

Immaterial? - integrating materials in Revit, adding material parameter to room category, making fake model families, typing/drafting finish schedule in drafting view, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit?, Oct 18, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Imported Solids & FeatureWorks - SolidWorks importing numerous file types, software recognizing features on imported solid body, selecting sheet metal features, automatically adding dimensions, John Kurtz, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 18, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Microsoft’s Bill Hilf: Moore’s Law Free Lunch is Over - Microsoft’s modeling the world portal, incorporating more micro/macro factors into simulation/analysis, Kenneth Wong’s Virtual Desktop, Oct 15, 2010 (more engineering analysis articles)

Showing Thick Lines in Vectorworks - zoom line thickness, lineweights heavier when zoomed in, not affecting zooming in snap loupe, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 19, 2010 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Solid Edge ST3, My First Impressions (Pt 1) - became harder to learn, challenges coming with history-based modeling overshadowing benefit, planning ahead before modeling needed, interoperability, resolving conflicts in history tree, Paul Hamilton, Oct 18, 2010 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST3, My First Impressions (Pt 2) - moving ordered features to synchronous simple, IronCAD still parametric history-based system at its core, synchronous features in ST3 tree representing single B-Rep model, Paul Hamilton, Oct 18, 2010 (also see Pt 1) (more Solid Edge articles)

Survey Settings - Beginners Notes - things to check in AutoCAD Civil 3D, creating needed layers before assigning them styles/codes, search paths, survey databases, linework code sets, point style, Ove Cervin, From the Ground Up, Oct 18, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Editor (Pt 2) - AutoCAD Electrical - terminal block management, panel layout drawing, launching terminal strip editor tool, selecting layout preview tab, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 18, 2010 (also see Pt 1) (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Use Gestures to Navigate a Drawing - AutoCAD on Mac, gestures for trackpad/Magic Mouse, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

What's Missing from AutoCAD MAC? - list of missing key features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 18, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

ACA 2011 - Opening Location Changes - Pt 2  - relative to grid property, using grid lines that intersect wall to determine wall segment, offset option, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 16, 2010 (also see Pt 1) (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD for Mac Rises from the Ashes of AutoCAD Past (Updated) - available for purchase, enhancements, ViewCube tool, UCS icon, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac UI Reference - graphic, finder window, drawing area, Viewport label menus, cover flow splitter to adjust preview size, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 16, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac Videos  - new AutoCAD for Mac user interface, preview, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Complete the Workflow  - Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011, re-purposing engineering model for tech pubs, Rob Cohee, Ellipsis, Oct 15, 2010 (more Autodesk Inventor tutorials)

A Conversation with Jean-Marc Guillard - new COO of Spatial on CATIA V5, convergence geometric modeler, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2010 (more CATIA reviews)

De-confusing PLM Collaboration  - Agile engineering collaboration for Pro/ENGINEER, Windchill ProductPoint, PDMLinks 9.2 overview, Mathcad engineering collaboration, content/complexity, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 16, 2010 (more collaboration articles)

Hole Table Precision - setting decimal precision in SolidWorks, opening drawing, document properties, expanding tables, trailing zeros, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Oct 6, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Managing Visibility of Linked Files - using view templates, linking blank/empty placeholder files into their project templates, workset manipulation, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 15, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Moving Files to a New Location (i.e. C:\ to server X:\) - creating new folder on server for multiple top level folders, launching SolidWorks, referenced documents, Chaz Stipkovic, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 15, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Need to Batch Plot Your AutoCAD Drawings to Several Plotters at Once? - choosing page setup manager, setting AutoCAD layout to use page setups, adding layouts from other drawings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 15, 2010 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Parametric Trusses Via Curtain Panels - making panel pattern, linking reference points with reference lines, truss form in conceptual mass editor using simple rig, hitting create form button, setting up multiple families, using design options, BIM Troublemaker, Oct 15, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

QAFLAGS System Variable - setting bit 1 to execute certain commands while objects are selected/gripped, using ._Explode command in AutoLISP, calling ._Copy command using AutoLISP/QAFLAGS = 0, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 15, 2010 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Transforming Images from One Coordinate System to Another - connecting to raster files using FDO, assigning coordinate system to drawing in Civil 3D, typing MAPIINSERT/ MAPWSPACE, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Oct 15, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Tutorial - Terminal Strip Management (Pt 1) - AutoCAD Electrical - inserting/tracking terminal assignments in electrical schematics, terminal strip editor tool, types of schematic terminal symbols, fence, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 16, 2010 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Using QSelect in ZWCAD to Filter Selection Sets - text appearing tiny compared to drawing, Qselect command for selecting attribute objects, using properties palette, Raj Ganesh, ZWCAD, Oct 2010 (more ZWCAD tutorials)

4 Viewport Tips: Configurations, Irregular, Clip, and Scale - using viewport configurations in AutoCAD, viewport spacing, creating irregular viewports, converting a viewport to other viewport shape, scaling by choosing from scale list, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2010 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

AutoCAD WS Plugin for AutoCAD, a Quick Test - uploading files directly from AutoCAD without opening browser, permission settings, drawing file security, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2011 - direct manipulation, better visualization, Assembly Snap tool, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 14, 2010 (more Inventor reviews)

CAD in the Cloud - Needs Selling on the Ground - CAD delivered on SaaS  basis, on Dassault launching AEC CADaaS, marketing challenges, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, Oct 14, 2010 (more CAD industry articles)

CAD Manager's Survey 2010 - CAD managers working, employment arrangements, insurance benefits, demographics, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 13, 2010 (more CAD management articles)

Control Temporary Dimensions - temporary dimension not showing up when model becomes too complex, forcing to show by clicking activate dimensions, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Disallow Wall Joins - using disallow wall join feature in Revit Architecture 2011, video, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Go Green with CFD and FEA - optimizing equipment moving fluids are reducing costs/product weight, improving reliability, FEA is structural equivalent of CFD, Greg Case, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2010 (more FEA articles)

Importing Points with the Subscription Advantage Pack with User Defined Properties - point file import wizard in Civil 3D, getting rid of user defined properties, removing SAP, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Oct 13, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Little Finish Before the Big Finish - Copy Monitor Etiquette - using multiple selection option in Revit, copy/monitor process, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

MIRRTEXT System Variable Let's You Configure Text Mirroring - MIRROR command in AutoCAD, changing MIRRTEXT command variable to 1, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 14, 2010 (more AutoCAD modify commands tutorials)

Patterns and Zoned Porosity - setting up multiple layers of pattern in Revit, controlling permeability of layers, 3 densities of divided surface, Zach Kron, Buildz, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Preview SolidWorks Symmetrical Geometry Using the Dynamic Mirror Tool - creating symmetrical sketches faster, drawing mirror line, activating/deactivating Dynamic Mirror command, Jonathan Cubero, TEDCF Publishing, Oct 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rapid Economics - service bureaus offering variety/low overhead to many industries, one-stop shopping, 3D scanning, Susan Smith, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2010 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Rehost Geometry in a Different Plane - setting current horizontal plane, drag rotation centre to endpoint of line, host pick, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 13, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Rendering in SolidWorks 2011: Goodbye PhotoWorks, Hello PhotoView - CAD-integrated rendering program, drag-and-drop method, rotating environment, Desktop Engineering, Oct 13, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SortOnVersion in F# - F# script loaded/executed directly from F# Interactive (FSI) component in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 13, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Workset Visibility in Linked Files - using filters for visibility control, defining workset in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 14, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Get Plugged In - the AutoCAD WS Plugin - installing plug in version required, online tab added to AutoCAD interface, auto-sync function, managing uploads, sharing drawing, Iris Shoor, AutoCAD WS Blog, Oct 11, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Publisher - 2011 Release R1 Highlights - Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011, section/detail views, view tab enhancements, affected snapshot, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 12, 2010 (more Autodesk Inventor articles)

Report Manager Showing Imperial Units on Metric Drawing - editing XSL scripts with LandXML Reporter in Civil 3D 2011, alignment curve report, saving CivilReport.html, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Oct 12, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Retrieving Currently Open Documents Using Application.Documents - Revit finding documents, hide extensions for known file types user setting in Windows Explorer, Ed Pitt, Revit Programming, Oct 1, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Reverse Engineering with T-Splines and Rhino - T-Splines used to reverse engineer NURBS model from mesh, limitations, rendering in Rhino, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 12, 2010 (more reverse engineering articles)

SAME Level Identification for Revit Collaboration - coordinating levels across multiple linked Revit models/disciplines, Chris Senior, Revit Elemental, Oct 12, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

The Solid Edge ST3 Feature Tree -  splitting history tree into 3 parts, Synchronous, Ordered and Simplify, a brilliant idea, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 14, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Solid Edge ST3 3D Graphics Performance - test updated after ST3 shows significant improvement in graphic speed, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

This for That: Exposing the Replace Command in Autodesk Vault - replacing files of same type, browsing Vault using advanced find, benefits, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Oct 12, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

3DVIA Goes 3D  - drag and drop stereoscopic 3D, introductory, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 11, 2010 (more 3DVIA reviews)

About AutoCAD for Mac, Linux, Clouds and Competitors - Miikka Arala, EMEA Industry and Marketing Development Manager at Autodesk on project Twitch, 3D parameterization, AutoCAD for Linux, Isicad, Oct 11, 2010 (more applying AutoCAD articles)

The Absolutely Free SolidWorks Camaro Modeling Tutorial - modeling car in SolidWorks, PhotoView 360, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 11, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Big Deal with Solid Edge ST3 - latest release combines history with direct modeling, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 13, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Delcam CopyCAD Pro 2010 - Delcam's reverse engineering/triangle modeling tool has been integrated with its PowerShape solid/surface modeling system, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 13, 2010 (more CopyCAD reviews)

Design Forecast: CAD in the Cloud - commercial design-applications arriving via cloud, benefits for customers, Martyn Day, Develop 3D, Oct 12, 2010 (more CAD industry articles)

Get a 3D View with the VPOINT Command - displaying current view's vector information in AutoCAD, displaying model in 3D, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 12, 2010 (more AutoCAD modify commands tutorials)

How to Write the Vault Document Revision Back to an Inventor File  - tutorial, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 11, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

Solid Edge ST3 - latest release shows maturation of Synchronous Technology, may help Solid Edge improve its 3rd place standing in MCAD market, Al Dean, Develop3D, Oct 13, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

SortOnVersion & ScriptPro - implementing in VB.NET, using copy/move function, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 11, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Synchronous Technology In Solid Edge ST3 - Pt1 - start of an in-depth review of Solid Edge (currently at 11 parts), includes much hands-on testing, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2010 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Students Use Solid Edge to Win Design Competitions - Pt 1 - start of 3 part series, SkillsUSA 2010, technical drafting competition won by Issac Wasilefsky, Skills Canada  design competition won by Mike Christensen, both used Solid Edge, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 11, 2010(more Solid Edge articles)

Using Revit Mass Floor  - placing mass using place component tool, creating project file, creating reference levels, mass floors, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 11, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

ACA 2011 - Opening Location Changes - Pt 1 - placing openings for control over placement, selecting wall with AutoCAD Architecture, changing position property to offset, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 9, 2010 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Animating Cylinder Growth - 1st animation demonstrated on very simple geometry, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Oct 8, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Closing the Active Document and Why Not To - using sample command CmdCloseDocument in Revit, Windows message workarounds discouraged, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 11, 2010 (more Revit articles)

The Costs and Benefits of Change - CAD industry changing, low cost 3D, free 2D, direct edit, cloud delivery, Solid Edge on change of kernel, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 11, 2010 (more CAD industry articles)

Episode 300 - Graphics Tuning - pros/cons of tuning graphics card for better video performance in 3D applications like SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 10, 2010 (more graphics card articles)

Get the Geometry, Don't Get the Point[s] - Photo Scene editor, PDMODE system variable, exporting to DWG, loading DWG into AutoCAD, Scott Sheppard, It’s Alive in the Lab, Oct 7, 2010 (more AutoCAD articles)

Podcast128 - Planar Graphics and 3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2011 - creating fireplace using planar graphics, Jonathan Pickup, ArchonCAD, Sep 21, 2010 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Solid Edge Tips & Tricks - #29: Selection Manager Box Select Sequence - limiting number of faces by defining a rectangular selection volume, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Oct 8, 2010 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Tech Tip: Auto Highlighting - dynamically highlighting entity under cursor before selecting, turning on/off, Mastercam, Oct 8, 2010 (more Mastercam articles)

Tutorial - Using Excel with AutoCAD Electrical - (Pt 5 - PLC I/O Desc Addr Updates) - opening PLCIODESC sheet, editing I/O address for each point, Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera, Oct 10, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4) (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Using OFFSET Command - creating instances of object offset by distance in AutoCAD, command options, OFFSETGAPTYPE system variable, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 11, 2010 (more AutoCAD modify commands tutorials)

2010 Job Prospects for Engineers - survey of 800+ engineers, job security, raises, suggesting engineering as career, Engineering.com, Oct 8, 2010 (more engineering career articles)

2D Simplification  -  finite element analysis with SolidWorks, creating forces normal to 2D plane, selecting new study, adding material, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Is Helping Address the Aging Workforce Challenge - attracting/retaining young workers, modern 3D design applications, Geoff Zeiss, Between the Poles, Oct 8, 2010 (more 2D to 3D articles)

About Frame Generator, LOD and BOM  - using level of detail/view/positional representations in Inventor, Bob Van der Donck, Being Inventive, Oct 8, 2010 (more Autodesk Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD WS Mobile: Take Your DWGs Anywhere on Your iPhone - uploading drawing directly from AutoCAD using AutoCAD plug in, measuring distance between objects, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 8, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Desktop Manufacturing  - making 3D objects on computer, hitting print, Clare Major, Ashlee Vance, The New York Times, Oct, 2010 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Five Questions Friday with Ross Taylor of SolidXperts - on career and SolidWorks, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 8, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Run Linux CAD on a Windows Computer (Pt 1) - virtual machine, installing CAD package, Ubuntu/Debian file, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 6, 2010 (more Windows articles)

How to Run Linux CAD on a Windows Computer (Pt 2) - installing dkms package in Ubuntu operating system, selecting install guest additions, launching install script, rebooting Ubuntu, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 7, 2010 (more Windows articles)

Meet the Team - introduction to AutoCAD WS team, Iris Shoor, Niv Steingarten, Shani Segev, Eviathar Sarizada, Jonathan Seroussi, AutoCAD WS Blog, Oct 7, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Pattern/Mirror Flanges  - sheet metal feature in SolidWorks, entering distance, number of instances, mirror selection box, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rendering - Fur Settings for Grass  - material editor, loading landscape.pal in MicroStation, selecting grass lawn material, EnvisionCAD, Oct 2010 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Rotational Parameters in a Conceptual Mass Family - rotating element to specific angle in Revit, adding levels/reference line/angular dimension, selecting reference lines, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 8, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Some Miscellaneous BrowsePhotosynth Changes - specific implementation details, various points in Photosynth point cloud ending up on single axis, F# processor, txt2las tool in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 8, 2010 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Surfacing In KOMPAS-3D V12 - new surfacing features, using grid of curves, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 8, 2010 (more MCAD articles)

Thin Surface Command  - thinning surface created from number of random points in MicroStation, EnvisionCAD, Oct 2010 (more MicroStation tutorials)

AutoCAD WS File Storage Limits - no limits, 15MB DWG upload restriction, Android for future, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 7, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

BOXX Mobile Workstation Sets New Record in Cadalyst Labs - setting new record in Cadalyst labs test benchmarking, rendering systems built for speed, BOXX, Oct 4, 2010 (more laptop reviews)

Bonzai3d v2 - 3D solid modeling, Rotation tool, selecting target objects, setting center of rotation, locked protractor, moving cursor around plane, Mark Donohoe, Cadalyst, Oct 6, 2010 (more 2D to 3D tutorials)

Calculating Pi in Revit 2011 - using Pi in formulas, panel with circular aperture, David Light, Revit, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Chuck Grindstaff Talks about New Role as President of Siemens PLM  - technology to tie product information to CAD data, Synchronous Technology a 'disruption,' clouds, PLM, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Oct 7, 2010 (more PLM articles)

Dept. of Subtle - Elevations - object styles in Revit, filters, element overrides, color fill, linework tool, detail level, drafting, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 7, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Dimension Palette Auto Arrange  - selecting dimensions to format in SolidWorks, auto arrange dimensions option for spacing/arranging dimensions, reselecting dimensions to make change, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010(more SolidWorks tutorials)

Following Up on Announcements We Made at SolidWorks World 2010 - CEO Jeff Ray explains SolidWorks position, progress on cloud computing, first online offering (SolidWorks Connect), addresses user security concerns, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 5, 2010 (more SolidWorks articles)

The Future of the ITC and the AutoCAD Clone Market - IntelliCAD 7 Beta 2 made available to members, ITC size dwindling, Dassault Systemes launching free DraftSight on Windows, Mac and Linux, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 7, 2010 (more CAD industry articles, Autodesk articles, IntelliCAD features)

Gestures and AutoCAD for Mac - using magic mouse/trackpad, selecting object, panning drawing, zooming in/out, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 7, 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

A Long Conversation with Mike Payne - on PTC, SolidWorks, Pro/E, Solid Edge, Inventor, SpaceClaim, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 8, 2010 (more SpaceClaim articles, MCAD articles)

More KeyShot 2.1 Smack (Plus a Rendering and a Tip on Materials)  - KeyShot rendering process, using standard material library, material adjustments, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 7, 2010 (more KeyShot reviews)

Nemetschek Scia Engineer - structural design tool combines sophisticated modeling with advanced analysis capabilities, includes easy-to-use interface, can create, analyze complex freeform geometry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 7, 2010

Selecting Model Elements - retrieving all elements from model, Revit 2011 LogicalOrFilters support more than two inputs, using Category.HasMaterialQuantities property, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Surface Extrudes  - using existing surfaces in models, accessing surface extrude property manager, extruding from 3D/2D face in SolidWorks, selecting edge/face/vertex, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Taking a Rip Through KeyShot 2.1  - using a variety import formats, positioning manipulator, merging BIP files, new material types, decals, scene browser, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 6, 2010 (more KeyShot reviews)

Walkthroughs  - working with large scale assemblies, accessing view, lights, cameras, adding Walkthrough in SolidWorks, accessing Walkthorugh property manager, SolidProfessor, Sep 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Local File - Clue to a Problem - create new local option in Revit, fixing path, corrupt central file/thumbnail issue, work sharing disabled, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Frequent Thoughts: Setting the Work Plane - massing environment in Revit, set work plane tool enables picking surface by default, other options as overrides, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit?, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Assign an Item an Initial Value  - setting initial value to filename in Vault, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 6, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

How to Keep Attributes at Dynamic Block Center - creating attribute using ATTDEF in AutoCAD, stretching to both directions, moving actions, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 6, 2010 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

Introducing - Compare Utility - comparing SolidWorks documents, solid features, geometry, options, FeatureWorks, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 6, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Long Conversation with Ron Fritz - co-founder, CEO of Tech Soft 3D on entering graphics programming, HOOPS, AutoCAD OEM, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 7, 2010 (more CAD media articles)

Model Elements Revisited - updating LogicalOrFilters support for efficient use of Revit 2011 filtering, starting temporary transaction, creating default 3D view, FilteredElementCollection, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Photo Scene Editor: Can I Delete a Photo? - setting selection filter to Camera/All, deleting camera to remove its associated photo, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Oct 6, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

Power Train Symphony in CAD and CAE - using Abaqus for CATIA, model templates, CAD/CAE integration, template development, Christopher Hardee, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2010 (more CATIA tutorials)

Reuse SolidWorks Sketches and Save Time - creating sketch, Extruded Boss/Base command, creating parts with fewer sketches, Jonathan Cubero, TEDCF Publishing, Oct 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Revit Sheet Creator v2011.2 - parameters for sheet discipline/sheet grouping, making placeholder sheets, The Revit Kid, Oct 6, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Update 1, ViewCube, and Other Graphics Issues - typing 3DCONFIG in Civil 3D, selecting manual tune to toggle hardware acceleration, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Oct 6, 2010 (more Civil 3D articles)

What iPhone Applications Are You Using? - various apps for Apple devices, including Inventor publisher mobile viewer for viewing 3D assembly instructions, SketchBook mobile, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, Oct 6, 2010 (more Inventor articles)

CAD Data and PLM - PLM decisions based on business/CAD-related problems, CAD/PLM integrations important, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 5, 2010 (more PLM articles)

Working with Assemblies in CoCreate 17.0 - editing multiple parts belonging to an assembly in same session, working in fully rendered mode, Kenneth Wong’s Virtual Desktop, Oct 5, 2010 (more CoCreate articles)

Capturing a Point Cloud of a Monument Using a Laser Scanner - using FARO Scene software provided with scanner to extract reference locations, stitching clouds together, bringing first cloud into AutoCAD 2011 directly by indexing FLS into PCG, attaching it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 4, 2010 (more AutoCAD file format tutorials)

Direct Modeling Is Changing Everything - Dan Staples, Director of Solid Edge on synchronous technology improvements, parametric modeling approach, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 5, 2010 (more Solid Edge articles)

Revit Conceptual Analysis Videos - specifying location/weather station for project, automatic form rationalization, changing energy settings, Erik Egbertson, Inside the Factory, Oct 5, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Use the GPU, Stupid - NVIDIA intent on convincing world GPUs can do general purpose computing, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 30, 2010 (more NVIDIA articles)

Why is Create New Local Grayed Out? - Create New Local inaccessible, opening central file after browsing to location in Revit, enabling worksharing, thumbnail locking issue, Ryan Duell, The Revit Clinic, Oct 5, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Shape Search in CAD and PLM - 3D search using geometry/shape, ShapeSpace part browser, Geolus Component from Siemens PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Oct 4, 2010 (more 2D to 3D articles)

AutoCAD WS and AutoCAD WS Mobile DWG in the Cloud, iOS Devices Such as the iPad, iPhone, and IPod Touch. Free - marking up drawing in AutoCAD WS, measuring DWG object with AutoCAD WS Mobile on Apple iPad, drawing management, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 30, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

A Bluebeam Trick for Finding PDFs Faster - right-clicking document tab of open PDF, selecting copy path, file access tab, explorer sub-tab, Karen Tantzen, The PDF Insider, Oct 4, 2010 (more PDF tutorials)

Comparing Different Versions/Revisions of SolidWorks Files In Enterprise PDM - SolidWorks 2010 premium, Enterprise PDM 2010, Devon Sowell's Blog, Oct 4, 2010 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Creating a Chain Link Fence in Navisworks Using Civil 3D - creating feature line at fence location, sample from surface, offsetting feature line, creating surface, adding feature lines, adding boundary to fence with bends, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Oct 1, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Detect and Remove the Acad.vlx Virus - locating support folder on product installation folder, accessing acad20xx.lsp file, adding code, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Oct 3, 2010 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Installer Project - deploying custom Vault Explorer extensions, MSDN documentation, setting appropriate condition for each file being installed, Doug Redmond, It’s All Just Ones and Zeroes, Oct 4, 2010 (more Vault tutorials)

Inventor - Incorporating Adaptability in Top Down Design - adaptable skeleton concept, constraining sketch, design accelerator, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 1, 2010 (more Autodesk Inventor articles)

Luxology Modo 401 Impresses - supporting 2D planar inverse kinematics setups, replicators, volumetric lights, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2010 (more modo reviews)

Modifying Revit Mass in X-Ray Mode - activating X-Ray mode, adding/editing profile, fine-tuning mass, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 4, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Place Detail Instance - placing detail family instance in section view, NewFamilyInstance, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 3, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 - floor vibration analysis, gravity column analysis, SDNF import/export, CSV element generator, David Harrington, CADDHelp, Oct 1, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Pipe Rise/Drop Symbols - changing desired symbol in piping setting dialog box, view range, plan region, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD, Oct 4, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

SAP: Import Points - point import tool in Civil 3D, using import survey data wizard, Matt Kolberg, civil3d.com, Oct 4, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Scale Line Weights for Plotting - plotting drawing at something other than 1:1, AutoCAD LT using plot scale ratio to scale width of line weights, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Oct 4, 2010 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks - #28: Shift Click Steering Wheel Offset - using a steering wheel modifier to help accurately position face relative to adjacent geometry, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 29, 2010 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Untrim Surface - using Untrim Surface tool in SolidWorks, patching holes/external edges, extending natural boundaries of surface, creating parting surfaces for molds, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 1, 2010 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Who Needs the CAD Olympics? - Solid Edge is long on capability but short of market penetration, needs a head-to-head competition to get noticed, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 3, 2010 (more Solid Edge articles)

10 Things to Know About Revit Server - creating local files through Revit open dialog, sharing models across WAN with multiple offices, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Oct 1, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD WS and AutoCAD WS Mobile - Project Butterfly Takes Off  - editing/marking-up/modifying dwg files on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, color/greyscale view option, supports xrefs, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Oct 3, 2010 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

BIM from Thirty Thousand Feet - no global perspective of complex set of issues involved in BIM, requirement of group dedicated to taking overall view, Brian Lighthart, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2010 (more AEC articles)

Graphics Power Bonanza - AMD updates ATI FirePro V-series lineup, doubling memory, GPU power, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2010 (more graphics card reviews)

A Look at KeyShot 2.1 (and Support for Solid Edge ST3)  - using KeyShot 2.1, turntable option for making chain of renderings, Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 30, 2010 (more KeyShot reviews)

MEP 3D-BIM Survey Results - respondent companies in survey use Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP, Design Master, 76% of respondents using 3D-BIM on projects, industry discussing how widespread adoption of 3D BIM will be in future, David Robison, Design Master, Oct 1, 2010 (more AEC articles)

Multi Bodies - One Part - using multi-body solids in Inventor, new solid option on extrude dialog, using intersect option, combine tool, Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2010 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2011 - Sketch on Non Planar Surface - using CEA tool, 3 parameter options and their functions, David Light, Revit, Oct 1, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

Stormwater Detention Estimates - estimating storage required, using SCS Type II hydrograph, Pond Tools tab, manipulating Civil 3D grading objects, Matthew Anderson, Civil3d.com, Oct 1, 2010 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 Is Now Available  - floor vibration analysis, SDNF import/export, CSV element generator, BIM and Beam, Oct 1, 2010 (more Revit tutorials)

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