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January 2011

All About OpenGL ES 2.x, Pt 1 - works entirely in GPU, primitives limited to 3 kinds of objects, fragment shader processed at each VISIBLE fragment of final image, Diney Bomfin, DB Interactively, Jan 30, 2011

Capturing Images for Setup Sheets - copy active window to clipboard, select operations from Mastercam's Toolpath Manager, Mastercam Xtras, Jan 28, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Is Good Design Good For Business? - industrial design, simulation, more, as tools of commercial success, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 31, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

SolidWorks 2012 New Feature - Costing - detail cost breakdown, easy to understand features, see updated costs immediately, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 30, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

SolidWorks World 2011 Lean, Photo-Enriched Wrap Up - quick photo run through annual SolidWorks conference, worth reading for captions alone, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Alibre Design Expert 2011 with Sheet Metal Conversion - robust modeling, surprisingly low cost (as little as $99), but quick don't expect to pick it up immediately, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 31, 2011 (more Alibre reviews)

7 Keys To Best Practices For ArchiCAD - organize file with template or TPL, reuse room modules, custom library parts, schedule settings, translators, model well, Eric Bobrow, AECbytes, Jan 31, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 4 - create, edit hatches in real time, new system variables for mirror hatches, maintaining orientation, edit polylines easily, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 6 - toggle 3D object snaps on/off, 2 different types for surface modeling, various surface editing tools, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol 6, No 4) - change colors of AutoSnap markers, using Z-axis to alter UCS to create angled line work, Cadalyst Staff, Jan 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Transforming List of RegAppIds from XML to HTML Using XSLT - changes made to command implementation in AutoCAD, DwgVersion attribute added to XML, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Toggle Command Line Display - 2 ways to turn off command line, get it back, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Jan 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Understanding Logfiles, Error Messages In Vault - meaning of specific error code, pop up message, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Jan 31, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Revit Structure 2011, Steel Decking - define slab, select sketch lines, set analytical lines to auto detect, Lawrence Hooker, Technology 4 Design, Jan 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Memory Usage, Performance - symptoms, detection, understanding of memory, performance problems, CPU Revit relationship, general rules for project, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Peel that Blue Print Off Your Eyes, SolidWorks Live Buildings is Nigh - ENOVIA 3D Live got similar tools like CATIA for geometry, modeling application, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks Live Buildings articles)

If You Wondering What SolidWorks Cloud Will Look Like, We've Got Pictures (of Next Best Thing) - Live Building shows traditional menu bar, all modeling done in fully rendered environment, status bar features, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 29, 2011(more SolidWorks Live Buildings articles)

SolidWorks 2012 New Feature - Motion Optimization - wide variety of side variations managed automatically, use sliders to see required action immediately, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 30, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Windows Explorer vs SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - 2 project data management tools battle on project storage, tracking revisions, checking engineering change order (review provided by SolidWorks), Michael LaFleche, Cadalyst, Jan 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

InterPro Workstations IPW-Ci5 - matches Core i7-based systems, slow in 3ds Max rendering test, SolidWorks Simulation (CAE) test, good for entry-level CAD users, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 26, 2011 (more workstation reviews)

Open Large Solid Edge Assemblies Quickly - geometry loaded in software, assembly activation overrides lets you choose between hidden, active, inactive parts, Russell Brooke, Cadalyst, Jan 29, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Beck Family Browser Update, More Content - gray square previews, small previews, remove all folders from office library for verification, Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Jan 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Profile Families, Reference Lines - building complex profile family is difficult in Revit when limited to reference planes, Darren Snook, Waterman, Jan 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

09.1 Template File, Setup Info - basic modeling of house with Revit using given specifications, provided roof accessories, setting default foundations, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Jan 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Visibility, Type Control of 2D, 3D Objects Within 1 Family - new software application for Revit, add parameter, open Type Editor, draw model lines, Chris Senior, Revit Elemental, Jan 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Label for Formula Result in Revit Tag - adding casework tag for in-place component families, enter required formula, add label, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Material Assets, FBX - FBX material now encrypted in Revit API, .NET framework provides 2 ways to access metadata, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Enterprise Applications, AutoCAD for Mac 2011 Brings Powerful Tools to Mac - recognizes multi-touch gestures on input hardware, browses files with cover flow option, supports AutoLISP, ObjectARX, PJ Connolly, eWeek.com, Jan 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

3D/PLM, iPad, Future or Baloney? - CADFaster collaborative app for iPad, simple measuring capability, inbuilt design intelligence, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 29, 2011 (more Mac CAD articles)

Accessing Autodesk Knowledge Base from AutoCAD - dealing with AI_PRODUCT_SUPPORT command, 2 versions, not customized for all products, Tom Stoeckel, Without A Net, Jan 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Bon Jovi's Circle Tour Stage Designed Using AutoCAD, 3ds Max Design - Tait Towers opt for software to achieve monumental challenge, entire stage designed and manufactured, Shaan Hurley, Between the lines, Jan 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD success stories articles)

3D, Games, Product Development - POST3D, introduced at SolidWorks World, allows users to interact with products in a game-like environment complete with avatar, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 27, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek - sheet metal swept flange, equation editor, exploded views available from drawing palette, bill of materials without preselecting views, more, RickyJordan.com, Jan 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Young Life of Riley - youngest SolidWorks user, Riley Lewis, 13, featured at SolidWorks World, switched to SolidWorks from SketchUp, picks locks, invents 'unpickable' lock, Steve McGrath, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Challenging Conventional Wisdom for Assemblies - SolidWorks assembly training does not reflect user needs, author requests and receives suggestions of what is important in 'real world,' Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Revit Tutorial - Curtain Wall Door (IF/THEN Statement) - zero value in IF/THEN caused family to break, 3 parameters generated, case sensitive names, The Revit Kid, Jan 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling Display of Web Joists by Structural Usage - set overrides to help illustrate behavior, editing K-series family for displaying according to Structural Usage, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Jan 27, 2011

Unit Conversion, New Blogs - update of unit conversion program for Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

RenderPRO12 - desktop compact unit from BOXX off-load rendering operations, intelligent platform management interface, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Jan 27, 2011 (more rendering reviews)

What’s New in AutoCAD: the Interface - 'new' commands from several previous AutoCAD releases, including dialog boxes become palettes, implementing ribbon interface, view cube for new navigation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 5 - selecting reference files is easier, annotated scaling helps in displaying text properly, more system variables added, Brian Benton, Daily CAD CAM, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Persisting RegAppId Data from External AutoCAD Drawing to XML Using .NET - updated code to serialize collected RegAppId data to XML file, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Break or Split Objects - break points need to be on objects, split objects without creating gap in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Right Click in AutoCAD WS - deal with file management, share multiple drawings, remove or delete file, resize drawings with Zoom Extents, AutoCAD WS Blog, Jan 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2 Minute Tip - Custom Toolbars - customize by adding new tool bar, buttons, determine which toolbar you want, Rob Cohee, Manufacturing Community, Jan 26, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Solid Edge Tips & Tricks: Place Part Options -placing components, drag drop parts after checking in preview, additional options for reducing steps, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Jan 25, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Flagship Software Delivers Punch - electromagnetic transient solver, adaptive architecture, multi-physics simulations, 3D rezoning for large shape deformations, Laura Carrabine, Design World, Jan 26, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Hybrid Finishing 101 - waterline cutting with no up down movement combined with scallop machining, Mastercam Xtras, Jan 24, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Highlights from SolidWorks World 2011 Day 3 Keynote - next release of SolidWorks will include complete uninstall, better dual monitor support, unit switcher, sheet metal swept flange, balloon reordering, balloon magnet line, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 26, 2009 (more SolidWorks articles)

What’s New in SolidWorks 2012 - pin documents to documents-used flyout, unit switching, choose faces to ignore in sheet metal, new equation dialog, more, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Jan 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2011: Once More Unto PDM, Dear Friends, Once More - gap to be closed is PDM, n!Fuze as improvement for traditional approaches of sharing files, 3DVIA for lightweight 3D model creation, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks n!Fuze: Cloud Remake of PLM Collaboration? - changes tracked using characteristics, application for navigating, commenting, downloading, collaborative functionality available, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

View Range Explained - group of parameters controlling particular plan view, reflected ceiling plans, edit from 4 main settings, Revit Zone, Jan 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Railing Connections in 10 Steps - creating 3D view in Revit, generic model family, import 3D DWG, sample download, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Sep 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Family Instance Missing Level Property - method required for window family instances in Revit API, examining functionality, parameters, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Find Profile View Grid Start Point - profile view uses padding in styles, setting elevation range mode, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Jan 25, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

Will BIM Make CAD Irrelevant? At Larson, Darby, Answer Is 'No' - firm installs all AutoCAD version, choice of software depends on project, improving functionality, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Jan 26, 2011 (more AEC articles)

CAD Management Game, Changers - BIM, cloud based software, point clouds, accepting 2D files, civil CAD files, WAN-based work, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 26, 2011 (more CAD management features

Working on Layouts, Pt 12: Controlling LINETYPE Scale on Layout - 'ISO' line types in AutoCAD, PLT scale set 1 in viewports, use LTSCALE system variable for changing independently, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2011: New Chief Sets Record Straight on Cloud Strategy - CEO assures conference audience that there will always be SolidWorks for desktop, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2011, Day 2, General Session - transition of CEOs, assurance of SolidWorks as desktop application, intro to Post3D, keynote by Jim Lovell, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Under-Reported News of SolidWorks World: Graebert Market for DraftSight - a site to sell add-ons for DraftSight, license numbers to be send to customers via email, developers send plug-in for testing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 25, 2011 (more DraftSight articles)

SolidWorks World: Wicked Cool Studio Lighting for modo 501, SolidWorks PV360 - high dynamic range, see 50 different lighting types all in one, switching from colored to black-and-white environment, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

CAD, PLM, End of Microsoft Dominance - availability on multiple platforms reassured, Autodesk's significant investment on new products, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 25, 2011 (more PLM articles)

PLM, Innovation @ PLMINNOVATION 2011 - maximizing PLM investments, open source PLM prospects, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Jan 22, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Intel’s New Sandy Bridge Processor Changes Game for Entry Level CAD Workstation - available with 8 desktop processors, good boost to performance, Greg Corke, Develop3D, Jan 14, 2011 (more hardware reviews)

Strategic Planning, Pt 3: Look to Future - CAD production, design technology, software platform, migration in tools, coalescing vision, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Jan 24, 2011 (more CAD management tutorials)

AutoCAD Hip Tip on TEXTMASK - new Autodesk products, 3Dface, DTEXT, MTEXT, control wipeout size, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2010: 3D Move, 3D Rotate - modify panel, XY plane, time saver, 3 axis, polar tracking, base angle, gizmo, David Watson, CADTutor, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

All About Shadows - AutoCAD, shadow maps, photo real, photo ray traced, modify, shadow options, volumetric shadow, David Watson, CADTutor, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD rendering tutorials)

AutoCAD 2011: Advanced Techniques - revision cloud, dimstyles, animation, dynamic blocks, 3D modeling, visual styles, Brian Benton, CADTutor, Jan 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tutorials)

Inventor Factory Quick Start (Autodesk Factory Design Suite) - contains 2 types of packs, premium for 3D visual layout, advanced for visualizing factory layouts, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2011, Vault 2011, Visual Data Management - hand-drawn illustration action, category report, standard purchase components, usable tool, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault Blog, Jan 24, 2011 (more Vault articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D, Pay Items, Pt 2 - creating corridors, pay item units, materials require estimated weight, volume values, developing formulae for correct quantity, Phillip Zimmerman, Cadalyst, Jan 20,2011 (more AutoCAD Civil 3D tutorials)

Find Profile View Grid Start Point - profile view uses padding in different style, set elevation range mode in civil 3D, get XY value, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Jan 25, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

BIM Well With Others - capability to facilitate excellent design team collaboration, sustaining innovation in construction industry, alliance network development, Ernest Beck, Architect, Jan 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Business Case for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean, Green, IPD - What We can Learn from Economist? - creating innovation teams, focus on fundamental issues of firms, enhancing partnership in organizations, Vishal Porwal, BIM+Lean+Green, Jan 12, 2011 (more AEC articles)

In Box: OOPS - command for undo for last set of objects in AutoCAD, can't use for restoring object, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Jan 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD basics)

Topography: Changing Section Cut Material - finding parameter from Model Site tab in Revit, change section cut material,Revit Zone, Jan 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

NewFamilyInstance Overloads - select correct overload depending on different characteristics of family to be inserted in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 25, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Tip About Windows Schedule Cost Field - add fields in schedule properties, duplicating Cost field in Revit Architecture, select currency, David Moreira, Bad Revit, Jan 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Mouse Hotkey - StrokeIT tool attaches shortcuts to mouse in Revit, advantageous for browsing tools on tool bars, Grant Doherty, BIMbytes, Jan 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2011 Live, Pt 1: Dassault Systemes Get Its Game Face on with POST3D -design review in 3D with avatars, support for all browsers, many CAD formats, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jan 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks features)

Virtualized Clouds, Construction - virtualization byproduct cloud computing, proprietary information offered by private clouds, work stations anchoring office-based technology, 3D Construction Modeling, Jan 8, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Photo Rendering with Shaderlight - fully integrated in SketchUp, available for Windows, updating Shaderlight windows, multiple light options, Aidan Chopra, Google SketchUp Blog, Jan 20, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

SpaceClaim 2011 Takes On Enterprise - MCAD program enhances large assembly performance, scores big win with Tyco Electronics, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Jan 19, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Working on Layouts, Pt 11 - Controlling Layers in Paper Space - control layers separately for every viewport, specified color will only change layer, transparency valid for selected viewport, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Counting RegAppIds for Active AutoCAD Drawing, its External References Using .NET - implementing command for active document, create modified version of ScriptPro 2.0, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.3) - creating blocks with wipeout feature, trim overlapping lines, generating new drawings using AutoCAD sheet set manager, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Automate DesignOption, 64 Bit Add-In Templates - compare design with current in Revit API, extracting components, creating new .zip file, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Room Schedule to Compare Actual vs Program Area - actual room sizes to be near program room measurements, choose fields from schedule properties, adjusting settings, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Jan 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Steel Weight - Method, Some Thoughts - Revit Structure calculates weights based upon volume, density, Darren Snook, Waterman, Jan 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP - Plenum Spaces and Ceilings - adjusting cutting plane, setting offset, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 24, 02011 (more Revit tutorials)

Silhouette Styles - using graphics display options, Line Style, Wide Lines, Ian, Revit Zone, Jan 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)  

Autodesk Inventor 2011, Vault 2011 - Visual Data Management - creating report, isolating components, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Jan 24, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Take 5 Steps to Protect Your ‘Legacy’ - evaluating data in Autodesk Vault, scan data for final time, include additional intelligence, Darren Hartenstine, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Tips: How To Find File, List Of System Variables, Its Settings, More - using SETVAR command in Civil 3D, LIN file, CUIX file, ACADINFO, save in txt file, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 24, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

n!Fuze: First Cloud-based Product Announcement - driven by ENOVIA V6, sign up for public beta, can be purchased later this year, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

CADopia is Back (No Thanks to ITC) - members leaving ITC, ZWCAD, SolidWorks, Bricsys, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 20, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

ProgeCAD Releases AutoCAD Mac Clone Based On ARES - iCADMac has full ACIS solid modeling, can be extended with plug-ins, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 22, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Navigate Design Window with View Manipulation Shortcuts - using view icons to zoom, pan, spin, models, Solid Edge allows manipulating view, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, Jan 23, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3D Printing - i.Materialise Service Offers Titanium - limitations like issues with base angle, formats that can be uploaded, material specifications, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 19, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Documenting Your Meetings with AutoCAD WS - great feature Meeting Summary, emails sent with links to members participating in meeting, Tal, AutoCAD WS Blog, Jan 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Adding Social Network Links into Autodesk Inventor - unzip social link icons content, simple macro code, change icons from .bmp files, Steve Bedder, Northern Europe Manufacturing Blog, Jan 20, 2011 (more Autodesk Inventor tutorials)

In Box: LAYERSTATESAVE - provides minimalist interface, quicker command in AutoCAD 2010, properties saved in each layer automatically, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Jan 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Defining PDM and PLM Software: Why You Want Both - PDM products purchased for boosting design functionality, PLM includes process automation workflow, one or more PDM systems linked to 1 PLM system, Ed Chung, SPK and Associates, Jan 24, 2011 (more PDM articles)

ADDSELECTED Command Update - run command, select existing leader object, make new object with same object type in AutoCAD 2011, JTB World Blog, Jan 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Problem With Sharing Assemblies - assemblies must be present for program, adding assembly to new Catalog, publishing, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 21, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

Curtain System by Face Orientation - difference between curved, straight faces, aligning back face, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Complex Rigging, Pt 2 - Skin That Sucker - choose vertically oriented faces, turn off horizontal lines, link points using curve tools, BIM Troublemaker, Jan 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Dept. of Reviteristics - An Opening Isn't a Door - using parameter value for filtering out of schedule, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 22, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Parametric Design Patterns: Index - patterns with images list, ClearNames, Mapping, PlaceHolder, Reporter, Zach Kron, Buildz, Jan 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Over Engineered - It's Good, Not Bad - despite bad connotations in current usage, over engineering a product can be a benefit, FISHER/UNITECH, Jan 17, 2011

Dave Ault Asks 40 Tough Questions About Cloud, We've Got All 40 of Them - minimum throughput, user choice for upgrading, security, CAD use for multicore, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 20, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Beyond BIM - It’s Not the End of Road - academic research to understand steps beyond, BIM, introduction of 'priority themes,' 3 imperatives, Robert Amor, Robert Owen, AECbytes, Jan 20, 2011 (more AEC articles)

MathWorks MATLAB vs GNU Octave Speed/Performance Comparison - open source program much slower, Hazudra Fodder, Jan 15, 2011 (more MATLAB reviews)

iPhone/iPad Apps for AutoCAD Users - AutoCAD WS, Dropbox, CamScanner, FileViewer USB, more, LT is Still AutoCAD, Jan 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

LT2011 New and Older Forgotten Commands, Pt 1 - ALIGN, LAYERP, LAYERPMODE, LAYCUR, LAYMCH,, more, LT is Still AutoCAD, Jan 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

LT2011 New and Older Forgotten Commands, Pt 2 - LAYISO, OBJECTSCALE, SUBTRACT, UNION, REGION, more, LT is Still AutoCAD, Jan 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD and Windows 7 Tips - use classic theme, turn off Aero glass, default screen color depth, more, LT is Still AutoCAD, Jan 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Making the Switch - AutoCAD to Revit, Pt 2 - template essentials like sheets, dimension styles, schedules, content created in house, Daniel Stine, Cadalyst, Jan 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Unusual Things - using Revit to show contours on a floor slab, convert a floor into a toposurface, Craing Barbieri, iRevit, Jan 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Delcam for SolidWorks 2011 - highly recommended for SolidWorks users looking for integrated CAM application, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Jan 18, 2011

Colors & Symbols: What They Indicate? - explanation of colors, symbols used in SolidWorks sketches, features, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Jan 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Revit MEP to Calculate Flows For Sizing Duct & Pipe - Phil Pleiss, MEP-BIM-Guru, Jan 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Take Inventor Assembly Constraints to the Max - and Min - adding limits to assembly constraints in Inventor, John Hackey, Cadalyst, Jan13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working on Layouts, Pt 9: Adjusting Blocks' Scale for Printout - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Working on Layouts, Pt 10: Should Drawing Annotations be in Model Space or Paper Space? - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD model/paper space tutorials)

Autodesk University 2010: Fillets & Lofting in Las Vegas - over 7,000 attendees, changing face of Autodesk, Autodesk Labs, Fusion, cloud, more, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Jan 19, 2011 (more Autodesk event articles)

solidThinking 8.5 - 3D modeling program does design, manufacturing, unique approach to product development, allows design exploration, Josh Mings, DEVELOP3D, Jan 10, 2011 (more SolidThinking reviews)

Rhino Grasshopper - External Solar Shade   - modeling tutorial, David Fano, design reform, Jan 19, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

How Strong is the NVIDIA Quadro 5000M Graphics Card? - up to 5x faster for triangle calculations, 8x faster for simulation, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 14, 2011 (more graphic card reviews)

AutoCAD for Mac Content Palette - select block, drop into drawing, icon size can't be controlled, blocks tracked easily, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Disabling F1 Key - assign F1 key to function by modifying CUI file, easy to use, Edwin Prakoso, CADnotes, Jan 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Wengerd Report: meaning of Q?+:$$ &9*^0E#1@2AF5+_R)!/&#<* - unique 16 digit keys are handles, designed to establish, maintain links between drawing entities, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Jan 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Returning Average Point to AutoCAD Command-line using .NET - transparent command registered C# code, using command with basic geometry, custom user-coordinate systems implemented, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

SpaceClaim 2011 - has mesh object for visualization, create solids with push-pull modeling, use direct modeling tools for modifications, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 18, 2011 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Tyco Chooses SpaceClaim or Straw That Broke PTC Back (Updated) - search for conceptual modeling option, Pro/E still in use, SpaceClaim considered as competition rather than program, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 17, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

How to Build Dead Simple Toy Car in SolidWorks 2010 - designing super, stylish, simple toy car, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Propagate Extents - propagating custom 2D extents, disable Crop Region, select Propagate Extents, Dave Baldacchio, Do U Revit, Jan 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

10 Revit Server Troubleshooting Next Steps - Revit server to client may create error, verify servers, workstations, folder permissions, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

PhotoView 360 2011: Experience, Pt 2 - mountain bike rendering, 'save layered image' results, SolidWorks window can't be used when PV window is rendering, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blogs, Jan 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Worksharing Need to Know(s) Please Save To Central (No Matter What It's Called Now) - creating Revit worksharing files, worksets numbers depend on project criteria, user file communication, Jay Zallan, CAD vs BIM World, Jan 11, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Structural Elevations Revisited - elevations do not show hidden lines in Revit, automatic elevation change, pick each tread individually, Ben May, Structural Revit Ninja, Jan 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting Duct Width, Height Requires Regeneration - network sizing becomes clumsy in Revit plug-in, slow, regenerate document, use automatic regeneration mode, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

When Shared Parameters Lose their Way - select shared parameter from file in Revit, set group under, remove from project Parameter, Darren Snook, Waterman, Jan 19, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Hide Those Unreferenced View Tags - setting define criteria in Revit 2011, add filters from filters tab, check option in categories, Darren Snook, Waterman, Jan 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Access to Shared Family Parameter GUID - accessing property using Reflection, shared parameter reports, extracting GUID, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Further Ideas for Using UI Automation, Galileo - Switch Windows options, setting active view, input parameters, rules, specifying architectural layouts, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Worksets - Case of Person is No Longer - gain access to elements checked out by person no longer accessibly using workset dialog, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Sketch Again - easy Revit routine adjustments, replace nominal walls, assigning accurate wall types, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Complex Rigging, Built Up Forms, Pt 1 - stacking, linking of Revit forms can result in complex shape, Beijing 'Birds Nest' used as example, BIM Troublemaker, Jan 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

2011 is Year of Transition for CAD Industry - PLM included in CAD definition, 3D CAD movement, problem of piracy, Kathleen Maher, GraphicSpeak, Jan 13, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Architectural Technologist - Cadool.com Website Launched to Hold CAD Drawings - standard details for easy download, good library of major manufacturers, easy select, vast CPD, Steve Scaysbrook, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Jan 13, 2011 (more architecture articles)

DE 15th Podcast Series: PTC Looks Ahead with Creo - small applications for specific purposes, managing highly-configurable products is challenging, tools that helped in 3D designing, Kenneth Wong. Desktop Engineering, Jan 13, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Revit Tutorials - Simple Component Family Creation Video Tutorials (STLC) - family used is coffee table, flexible geometry, can be resized dimensionally, The Revit Kid, Jan 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

3DVIA Shape 4.0 Gets Multi-touch, Hints at Future iPad App - multi-touch compatibility, upload limit increased, handy features for screen mobile device, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 13, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Banking on Green - LCA helps realizing benefits, preserving outdoors important, Sustainable Minds LCA software helps tracking environmental performance, Jim Romeo, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Industry Update: CAD, Virtual Prototyping Software - Synchronous Technology opens new chapter, implementing CAD tools, CAD users changed, 2011 trends, Tech Briefs, Jan 1, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

BIM, Cloud, Pt 2: Economics of Private Cloud Computing - firm owners, principals, executives responsible for technology infrastructure, traditional IT vs private cloud computing at significantly less cost, Chris France, AECbytes, Jan 12, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Text Wrapping Inconsistencies - Revit wrapping changes due to zoom scale differences, assign comparable zoom scale, opt for undo, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Jan 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2010 - Wall Split With Gap - accessing core tools, begin from modify tab, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, Jan 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP - Connectors, Go with, Flow - data, mapping, flow configurations, linking connectors, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Keep Balloon Numbering Consistent - SolidWorks drawing view properties dialog box, 2 components balloons added, Bill Reuss, 3DVision, Jan 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Behind Scenes: We Report From One of Creo 1.0’s Sprint Reviews - quality control at PTC, 5 step testing cycles, automated tests for product development, Geof Hedges, Creo, Jan12, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Working on Layouts, Pt 8: Adjusting Dimensions to Fit Printouts - using annotate tab, DIMSTYLE command, accessing dimensional style settings, settling with dimension sizes, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Save Drawings to Older Formats - format compatibility in AutoCAD LT, choosing current format, saving drawings, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Jan 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Script Based Modeling with OpenSCAD - interactive 3D interface not used, operations for combining objects, work with STL objects, Shapeways, Jan 12, 2011

Altair Expands Into CFD - acquisition for filling multiphysics capabilities, finite element-based AcuSolve, Altair to hire application engineers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation, Jan 12, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Bertrand Sicot To Write New Chapter in SolidWorks - joined SolidWorks in 1997, was naval officer, interest in sustainability, Jeff Ray's role, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Use Your Camera to 3D Scan Your Face, Your Bunions, Your Cat (Autodesk Photofly vs. Trimensional)   - make your photos comical, 3D effect, stitching photos, front facing camera required, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 11, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Using 3D to Mitigate Risk, Pt 7: Opportunities for Technology to Help in 2011 - large database, indoor mobile capture, consumer applications, 3D crowd sourced beginning, Tom Greaves, SPAR Point Group, Jan 11, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Marketing to Fanatics - Autodesk use of social media to publicize AutoCAD for Mac, Karen Bannan, BtoB, Jan 11, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Organize Your SolidWorks Template Files - storing customized files becomes dangerous, extracting SolidWorks custom folder automatically, add bonus files, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision, Jan 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lumber (Wood) Weldment Profiles - SolidWorks tutorial, stock lumber profiles library required, save template for future, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision, Jan 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The HP EliteBook 8740w & NVIDIA Quadro 3D Graphics Slam - 4 testing areas, 2D, 3D benchmark, Josh Mings, Jan 11, 2011 (more mobile workstations reviews)

Working on Layouts, Pt 7: Adjusting Text Scale for Printout - using annotation, creating annotative text object, assigning viewports, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Checking Your Application Has Enough Memory for Operation Using .NET - .NET framework class, nKinect project, Kean Walmsley, Through The Interface, Jan 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Troubleshooting Cut Pattern Alignment - aligning hatch pattern with Revit walls, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Inconsistent Foundation Displays - Revit's view range to help make foundation displays same size, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 11, 2011(more Revit tutorials)

Custom Elevation Tag Pointer Family Orientation - key to custom elevation Revit tags is to make sure nested pointer family is created with orientation in up direction, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Jan 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Water Main Coverage - showing cover of main using other objects with Civil3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil3D Reminders, Jan 3, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

Water Main Coverage- An Alternative - uses line profile label style with only a line, Y offset in Civil3D, Christopher Fugitt, Jan 3, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

AEC 2011 - Looking Forward - cloud, virtualization, BIM, more, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mon Jan 10, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Intersection of Engineering IT, Cloud - processing, storage, data transfer features, applications for IT, Chad Jackson, Engineering Matters, Jan 10, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

How to Draw Cars Exterior Analysis, Guidelines - creating compelling car design, important components being proportion, stance, graphical impact, etc, Arvind Ramkrishna, Driven Mavens, Jan 5, 2011 (more graphics and visualization articles)

New Developments In New-Product Development - product development through engineering, design, strategic process, design method to meet stated requirements, role of experience, James Heppelmann, CEO of PTC, Jan 11, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

No End to Seasons Sale - CATIA, ANSYS for $2.20 - software pirates flourish in Pune, India, selling openly on roadside stall, includes guarantees, Sachin Nalawade, CAD XPERTS, Jan 10, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Manipulating an Exploded View in SolidWorks - reorder exploded view steps, renaming steps, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.2) - creating text in AutoCAD, Wipeout command, hiding objects, etc, Cadalyst Staff, Jan 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Thoughts From the Weekend Frame Design - Inventor tutorial, wood working project using frame generator, does end treatments, creates cut list, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Do You Use Civil 3D for As-Built Data? - Civil 3D dynamic objects automate line, text process, easing update of model with as-built drawings, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 5, 2011 (more Civil3D tutorials)

Parametric Patterns, Pt 8: Point Collections - organize collections of point-like objects to locate repeating elements in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Parametric Patterns, Pt 7: Placeholder - use proxy objects to organize complex inputs when making collections, Revit tutorial, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Cheetah 3D First 3D Application On New Mac App Store - elegant features, user-friendly, Anthony Robledo, Architosh, Jan 7, 2011 (more Cheetah reviews)

ZWCAD 2011 Creates More Flexible Leaders With Multileader - missing command now available, using multileader, Abigail Charan, ZWCAD, Jan 11, 2011 (more ZWCAD articles)

ZWCAD 2011’s Remarkable Improvements to Object Snap - highlights objects when moving cursor, magnet feature, Wesley Baechler, ZWCAD, Jan 11, 2011 (more ZWCAD articles)

SolidWorks Lifecycle Management - Jeff's influence, trend polygamy, changes from various directions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Holes, Cylindrical Faces, Pt 1 - using Solid Edge Synchronous Technology for placing holes, assigning reference plane, Lock icon, EdgeCanada, Jan 6, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Working on Layouts, Pt 6: Adjusting Viewports According to Print Scale - checking annotation, standard, custom scale in AutoCAD 2011, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Quick Tutorial - Plotting Custom Paper Sizes in AutoCAD for Mac - use PLOT, PRINT command, assign paper size with Manage Custom Sizes, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Jan 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Changing Units in Scale List (Resetting Scale List) - use reset option in AutoCAD 2011 for changing, updating values, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Toolbar Treasure - using Civil 3D toolbars even if working with Transparent commands, Matt Kolberg, Civil 3D, Jan 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Combining AutoCAD Blocks in Separate Files Into Single DWG Using .NET - Take 2 - applying Database.Insert(), important for annotation scaling users, Kean Walmsley, Through The Interface, Jan 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Online Community Going Offline: CAD.de in Germany - covers CAD related products, systems, user meetings to be organized, focus on chat, network, Bettina Giemsa, PlanetPTC Community, Jan 6, 2011 (more Pro/ E articles)

New Year, New CEO at SolidWorks - interview with new and outgoing CEOs, sales channels for SolidWorks, CATIA, timing of user conference, moving from Windows platform, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Conversation with Jeff Ray, Bertrand Sicot - 12 unique geographic sections of Dassault, evolution, new ways of designing, Matt West of SolidWorks, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

2010-2011 in CAD Technology, Illustrated Version, Pt 2 - 3D printing hits the jackpot, cloudy with chance of progress, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Jan 5, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Inventor Factory Command Reference - icons, implementation of PF, MA, DWG, SNF, SND, FOP, ETC commands, Mark Flayer, Imaginit Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 4, 2011 (more Autodesk Inventor tutorials)

Integrated BIM, Ecotect, Oasys GSA Through Grasshopper - form-finding tools, structural system improved by plug-ins from geometrygym, Scott Davidson, Rhino News, etc, Jan 6, 2011 (more Rhino features)

Know Your Zoom Fact(or)s - assigning ZOOMFACTOR values in AutoCAD, variations, Heidi Hewitt, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 5,2011 (more AutoCAD basics)

Custom Rotate and Cleanup Commands - button for Rotate command to choose everything placed on screen in AutoCAD 2011, Michael Chilson, Cadalyst, Jan 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit Palettes - Family Browser from Kiwi Codes Solutions - family browser working like AutoCAD palette, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Jan 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revisions, Dependent Views in Revit - floor geometry, match line relationship, removing revision, modifying crop boundary, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Strategic Planning - Basics - concepts and ideas for planning, perfect planning method, Mark Kiker, CADD Manager Blog, Jan 6, 2011 (more CAD management tips)

Jeff Ray Promoted, Bertrand Sicot Takes Over as SolidWorks CEO - interview with new CEO, old CEO, Ray's plans in new position, Sicot calls transition evolution, not revolution, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

The Death of SolidWorks? - analysis of often-quoted, possibly misunderstood statement from former CEO which may have more to do with technology change, platform shift, 'Dassaultification' of SolidWorks, technology change still 'couple of years' off, Martyn Day, Develop3D, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks CEO is French But It's Not What You Think - Bertrand Sicot's background may be coincidence rather than part of Dassault takeover, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Useful Tools When Mating in SolidWorks - filtering tool for picking spots, using SolidWorks Face Filter, easy-to-use Mate Reference, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 4,2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Synchronous Technology In NX 7.5 - switching modeling methods in a click, rectangle extruding, shell feature, Deelip Menezes, Jan 5, 2011 (more NX reviews)

Solid Edge Tips, Tricks: CAM Express, Synchronous Technology - using CAM Express for stock shape, change pathfinder to way it was in ST2, more, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Jan 4, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Best Practices for Developing CAD Budgets - CAD management plans components, keeping an account, format approving, Barb Schmitz, PTC, Jan 4, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Change Text Orientation - using TOrient command for orienting text in AutoCAD 2011, 2 keystrokes, insertion point unchanged, Bob McCue, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Plot Raster Images - printing high resolution images in AutoCAD 2011, choosing percentage for plotting image, Hayden Clarke, Cadalyst, Jan 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Convert Drawing From STB to CTB - AutoCAD tutorial, going from color-dependent plot style template(CTB) to named plot style templates (STB), The Mad Cadder, Jan 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Mac 3D Graphics Performance Comparison - engine model rotation for Rhino, NX, AutoCAD for Mac, Deelip Menezes, Jan 1, 2011 (more Mac articles)

Customizing Menus Using Menu Editor - Civil Designer tutorial, prevent overwriting updates in files, changing default name, note help text, Civil Designer, Jan 2011

Dream Maker - Brown picks software packages, 2800 Bugatti parts, applies Photo View 360, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 3, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

Alibre Design 2011 Personal Edition - not impossible to learn, good feature set for the price, Alan Stafford, IDG News, Jan 5, 2011 (more Alibre articles)

Overlay 2D AutoCAD DWG on Google Maps with AutoCAD WS - browser specifications, use View menu for placing drawing over maps, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Jan 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Zoom Into New Year - zooming direction controlled, assigning zooming values, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Happy New Year, an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Add Selected - executes same command for selected object, choose properties easily, Lynn Allen, Jan 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Documentation by Design with 3DVIA - Composer allows technical illustrations to be created within engineering workflow, Josh Mings, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Bunkspeed SHOT Aims for Simplicity - automatic rendering, fast, minimum interface, material editor for retexturing, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2011

3D BOXX 4860 Extreme - fastest graphics ever tested, 6 core Intel i7 processor, high-definition audio, excellent CPU, I/O performance, over $6k, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2011 (more BOXX reviews)

Sine Wave with 2 Points - Revit tutorial, assigning reference coordinate points, aligning, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 2, 2011(more Revit tutorials)