Navigation
CAD, CAM, CAE Articles
 

March 2011

PTC's Creo Gets the App Slap - Creo 1.0 introduces apps: Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo Simulate, Creo Layout, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 30, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Analyze Data With New Box Plots in Mathcad 15 and Prime 1.0 - creating box plot, Mona Zeftel, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, Feb 9, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Mathcad A-Z: E is for Excel - using READEXCEL function for importing data from Excel to Mathcad Prime 1.0, Mona Zeftel, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, Mar 28, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

CATIA V5 - How to Simplify a Surface, Then Flatten It In 2D - working with multifaceted surface, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Mar 30, 2011 (more CATIA tutorials)

Latest Edition of NC/CNC Simulator Emphasizes User Interaction, Analysis, and CAD/CAM Integration - VERICUT 7.1 has new shortcut toolbar, Reviewer capability, collision checking feature, support for simulation of back spot-facing tools, American Machinist, Mar 24, 2011 (more VERICUT reviews)

ECO Management: What Matters? - engineering change orders management apps: Arena Change Management, Aras Workflow Management, Kubotek ECO Manager, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 30, 2011 (more engineering articles)

Why 3D Printing Promises a 'Mini' Industrial Revolution - 3D printing provides accuracy, realistic representations, faster, simpler prototyping process, Gilad Gans of Objet Geometries, Time Compression, Feb 24, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Creating Tool Lists Using ActiveReports - Mastercam tip, Mastercam Xtras, Mar 30, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Wow. Super Slick Light Detection Makes Augmented 3D Shine - real light detection with String Augmented Reality, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 29, 2011 (more virtual reality articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Object Selection Improvements - PICKDRAG, PICKAUTO system variables, ability to activate group bounding box, purge empty groups, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature - In-Canvas View Controls - 3 strings control visibility of ViewCube, quickly select model view, display name of current visual style, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Marking Menu in Inventor 2012 - marking menu in various environments: sketching, part modeling, drafting view, sheet metal, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 27, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Can I Still Use Project Freewheel with Design Review 2012? - yes, it will continue to work with Project Freewheel, Beyond the Paper, Mar 30, 2011 (more DWF articles)

You Want to Integrate BIM Into Your Business But You Don't Know Where to Start - determine extent to use BIM, make early strategies to avoid pitfalls, Scott Rozenbloom, BIMUZER, Mar 30, 2011 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Revit Special Text Characters - link to PDF for download, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Civil 3D 2012 Preview - Improved surface banding, corridor sections work through intersections, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, Mar 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D reviews)

When is a Curve Not a Curve? - adding superelevation to alignment with no curves in Civil 3D, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 30, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Implementing a DocumentManager - implementing 'Document', 'DocumentManager' class in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Mar 28, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Message to the Project Management Software Industry: You Need to Learn ESPERANTO - integrated, collaborative document control needed across projects, focusing on portfolio productivity, Gustavo Lima of Cannon Design, AECbytes, Mar 29, 2011 (more AEC articles, collaboration articles)

Creo, My Take on It, Pt 2 - Creo offers round tripping process (parametric>direct>parametric) with no data loss via common data model, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Mar 29, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Reversing the Physical Into Digital - modern reverse engineering apps have point-cloud processors for converting scanned point cloud data into CAD models cost effectively, Lawrence Gould, Time Compression, Jan 5, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

PLM & System Overlaps - PLM manages intellectual assets of companies, providing them competitive edge, Peter Bilello of CIMdata Inc., Time Compression, Feb 24, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How Augmented Reality Can Change Our Industry - converting real time data into digital form through digital camera can be helpful for AEC industry, Jesson Zafar, The AEC Marketing Progressive, Mar 23, 2011 (more virtual reality articles)

View Manipulation - changing top view of model to be front view in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Associative Array in AutoCAD 2012 - associative, non-associative arrays, editing array properties, JTB World Blog, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012: First Look at Rectangular Arrays - associative arrays for conceptually placing array, refining it with specific design parameters, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Minor Modification Enhancement: Grip and Nudge - option to lengthen added, quickly continue dimension, create baseline dimension, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.11) - organizing support files in AutoCAD, using grips for quick editing, rendering 3D objects, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Video Tip - Text in All Caps - choose option from text editor, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Drawing Transient Graphics Appropriately in AutoCAD Within Multiple Paperspace Viewports Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Civil 3D 2012 New Features, Pt 3: Screen Shots - Vault Collaboration, integration with sheet set manager, alignment geometry improvement, Autodesk Civil View Exporter, Tony's Civil 3D World, Mar 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2012: New Standards for 3D Modeling Ease of Use - integrated Inventor Fusion, marking menu, upgraded direct manipulation, improved design feature creation, Manufacturing Community, Mar 29, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2012: Improved Design and Documentation Productivity - high speed design views, faster start-up, improved error handling, iLogic UI builder, Manufacturing Community, Mar 24, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Quick Hole Patterns With the Polygon Sketch Tool - adding centered hole pattern with 8 holes in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Publisher 2011 - annotations adds to model easily, supports any resolution, creates animated sequences, mobilizes documentation, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Mar 29, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

RMEP 2012 What's New Video, Pt 1 - graphical warning, system connector label enhancements in Revit MEP 2012, William Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

RMEP 2012 What's New Video, Pt 2 - creating systems, enhancements adding to this tool in Revit MEP 2012, William Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Equality - turning string of dimension segments into equality constraint in Revit, Erik Egbertson, Inside the Factory, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Siemens PLM and Synchronous Technology in Solid Edge - synchronous technology in conjunction with direct modeling app provides powerful way to calculate model geometry, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 28, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Delcam Annual Revenue Up 17% in 2010 - Delcam to increase shareholder dividends; newer territories in China, India showed significant growth, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 24, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Graphics Board Tests are Not Created Equal - Pmark considers price, performance, power consumption while measuring graphics add-in boards, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, Mar 25, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

10 Visio Tips For the New Electra User - panning, zooming, drawing, measuring with specific dimensions, using layers, rotating shapes, radicasoftware, Mar 25, 2011 (more Visio articles)

Tips & Guidance on How to Overcome Stress Singularities in Models - loads at points, small edges, over-simplification of components create issues, Wasim Younis, Virtual Reality, Mar 22, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Breaking Down Autodesk's Vision for Simulation - Autodesk still needs to add more collaborative capabilities to its simulation suite to enable simulation driven designing, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 9, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Software 2012 Webcast - eco material advisor in Inventor, integrated hydraulic, hydrologic utilities, Revit supports large work teams via central Revit server, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Manufacturing 2011 Investor Webcast - Robert Kross of Autodesk shares stats about manufacturing industry group, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 29, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP 2012 - path array tool, multi-functional grips, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Mar 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 VBA Enabler - unofficial support for VBA in 2012 products, available as separate installer, JTB World Blog, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012 System Requirements - Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Displaying Transient AutoCAD Points That Respect PDMODE Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD WS Mobile - Offline Editing & Viewing of DWG Files - free app saves changes when offline, shares changes once connected to internet, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

No-Longer-Express Tools: Overkill & NCOPY - full-blown NCOPY, OVERKILL commands added to AutoCAD LT 2012, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Enhanced LandXML Import of Alignment Geometry - understanding 3 options for importing alignments via LandXML: fixed only, floating off first element, free and floating curve groups, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 28, 2011 (more Civil 3D reviews)

Autodesk 2012 Software - What's In It For You? - Revit Architecture 2012 has 3Dconnexion device support, lockable 3D views, ability to directly link point cloud files, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit features)

Scale an Image - using scale tool to change size of image file in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting a +/- Offset in a Revit Family - workaround is creating offset parameter as number, using 'if' statement to control length, Don Hudder, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Change Element Color - using view class ProjColorOverrideByElement property in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Software Bundles - Stack'em High and Sell'em Low - pros, cons of product suites offerings by CAD vendors, Martyn Day, Develop 3D, Mar 28, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Delcam Bounces Back - record sales of $59 million achieved in 2010, improved sales in Europe, North America, Asia, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 24, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Al Dean - Develop3D's Master Scribe - interview, Develop3D offerings, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Mar 26, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Microsoft Competes With Autodesk in the Make-3D-Models-From-Cellphone-Cameras Market - PhotoSynth technology to capture 3D objects using cell phone, digital camera, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 24, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

You Move Me - ArchiCAD tutorial, writing hotspot in 2D, 3D, Rabbit Hole, Mar 23, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Luxion KeyShot 2.2 - easy-to-use, faster import process, region rendering function, ability to add labels, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 25, 2011 (more KeyShot reviews)

Direct Modeling in AutoCAD 2012 - AutoCAD attempt to add direct modeling with Fusion hindered by the time it takes to go back and forth between applications, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Alias Design Freeform Surfacing in Inventor Fusion - Inventor Fusion, integrated with AutoCAD 2012, has built-in Alias Design surfacing technology, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 - moveable UCS, chain loop feature, improved raster file support, path array tool, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 - ClassicArray Beta - download link to add-on for AutoCAD 2012 for Windows for creating arrays using dialog box interface, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Civil 3D 2012 New Feature Highlights, Pt 1 - labeling improvements, import style, settings, alignment geometry improvement, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2012 New Feature Highlights Pt 2 - surface improvements, ability to export Civil 3D objects directly to 3ds Max, functions with Vault Collaboration, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

2012 Teaser #1: Corridor Sampling - ability to sample any corridor in any section view in Civil 3D 2012, Matt Kolberg, Civil3d.com, Mar 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

2012 Teaser #3: Surfaces and the Object Viewer - 'level of detail' option for viewing large surface in object viewer in Civil 3D 2012, Matt Kolberg, Civil3d.com, Mar 24, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Autodesk: 'We're No Longer a CAD Company' - Autodesk product suites provide users capabilities to work beyond typical CAD domain, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 24, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk: From PDM to MLP? - Autodesk Vault, other data management products need continuous improvements to meet Autodesk customers' demands, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Enhanced Feature - Column Grids - automatic labeling of custom column grids, enhanced custom grids, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Captain's Log - Migrating from Inventor 2011 to 2012 - migrating templates using task scheduler, design data using style library, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sheet Set Manager, Pt 4 - using fields with sheet set, inserting sheet set list table or drawing index in AutoCAD, CAD Clues, Feb 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD sheet tutorials)

Migration Error From Vault 2009 to Vault 2011 - workaround is installing Vault server 2011 Update 2 before migration, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 23, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

Interview with Mr Peebler of Luxology - modo 501, SolidWorks, Bentley adopting Nexus engine, Package Design and Construction Kit, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Mar 23, 2011 (more modo articles)

What's New CAMWorks 2011 Turning - user-defined turn inserts, enhanced turn WIP support, turn insert angle clearance, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Mar 24, 2011 (more CAMWorks reviews)

How to Create a New Vault View for EPDM - creating local vault view set up on individual system in SolidWorks EPDM, Carole Streetz, SolidNotes, Mar 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Set a Sub-Assembly to Flexible in a SolidWorks Assembly - reusing sub-assemblies movement, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating and Editing KS Tests - The Knowledge Smart Blog, Mar 24, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Fusion Discussion On Twitter - industry experts talk about Inventor Fusion-AutoCAD 2012 integration, direct vs history- based modeling, Dmitry Ushakov of LEDAS, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: New Array Commands - creating associative array, changing object source, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 24, 201 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoComplete Command Entry in AutoCAD 2012 - right-click menu provides ability to display system variables, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 System Requirements - Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Generating a Mesh for a 3D Solid Using AutoCAD's Brep API from .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit 2012 API Features - .NET Framework 4.0 support, manual regeneration mode, custom ribbon tab management, detailed energy analysis, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 24, 2011 (more Revit features)

New in Revit 2012: Construction Modeling & Assemblies - create parts/dividing elements, assemblies views, Angela Chan, YouTube, Mar 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Styles Management - ability to copy all styles, settings, replace single style, find style in use, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Mar 24, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2012 - new label rotation options, import, purge styles, geometry editing, LandXML improvements, improved Station Tracker, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Labeling Structures From the Top or Bottom in Civil 3D - editing pipe network feature settings, Rick Ellis, Cadapult, Mar 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Professional 2012: Little Things Mean a Lot - new marking menu functionality, improved dialog boxes, mini-toolbars, 'two green arrows' tool to select buried face, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Mar 24, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 - What's New? - customizable context sensitive marking menus, enhanced mini toolbars/heads up display, ray tracing tool in Inventor graphics window, eco materials advisor, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Mar 24, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2012 - What's New - expanded mini toolbar, drawing view creation with multiple processors, BIM Exchange supports parameters, Dan Banach, MasterGraphics, Mar 22, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor Publisher 2012 - What's New - ability to set size of publisher area, SolidWorks, JT files support, layer visibility control for 2D AutoCAD blocks, Dan Banach, MasterGraphics, Mar 23, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Find Interference and Add Tolerance to Mating Parts - use Analyze Interference tool in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Detailing Frame Generator Weldment Members Individually While Still Maintaining Assembly Features - detailing members of standard weldment assembly individually in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Understanding Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator, Bill of Materials and Part Numbers - Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 17, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creo, My Take On It, Pt 1 - understanding common data model concept, Paul Hamilton, Mar 23, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Luxion KeyShot 2.2 with Improved Import Functions - responsive move, scale commands, option to test-render small region, ability to apply labels to material, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 24, 2011 (more KeyShot reviews)

What's New: CAMWorks 2011 Milling - default MFgView, mirror with climb, conventional control, contain/avoid areas for single point operations, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Mar 23, 2011 (more CAMWorks reviews)

Just How 3D Are We? Pt 3 - checklist to manage user expectations, management, IT department, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 23, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Battling Management Burnout - decompress, make, prioritize task list, talk to senior management, get power users involved, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 23, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

AutoCAD 2012 New Features - improved arrays, AutoCAD WS to store drawings online, new pickauto setting, BLEND command, multi-functional grips, content explorer, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature: 'Reset Settings to Default' is Better Than Sliced Bread - new option automates manual work while taking backup of current configuration, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature: Multiple Paths to the Plotter Configuration Files - ability to add additional search path to pc3 files, ctb files, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 Product Announcement - New Features - 3D model documentation, content explorer functionality, AutoCAD WS, Inventor Fusion included, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Multifunctional Grips in AutoCAD 2012 - editing object via relevant dimensional values, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar, 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 - Import Styles and Settings - ability to purge unused styles, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Mar 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Volume Surface Calculation and Surface Analyzing - Pt 1 - Civil 3D tutorial, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Mar 3, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Volume Surface Calculation and Surface Analyzing - Pt 2 - creating volume report in Civil 3D, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Mar 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Volume Surface Calculation and Surface Analyzing - Pt 3 - creating grid ticks, creating points on grid in Civil 3D, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Mar 16, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk 2012 Product Launch - Bloggers Event, Pt 2 - construction modeling enhancements, visualization upgrades, point clouds in Revit, 3D Connexion support, Revit Space, Mar 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk: Suites Strategy Underway - great sources of revenues, Autodesk launches more products suites in standard, premium, ultimate segments, Gerson Lehrman Group, Mar 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Unveils 2012 Product Line - product suites to ship on USB thumb drive, Inventor Fusion integrated in 2012 product line, direct connectivity to AutoCAD WS, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2012 Announced - enhanced library of standards, streamlined schematic component updating, duplicate tag check for panels, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Remove Hatch Contextual Tab Ribbon - removing items below hatch creation state using CUI editor in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

5 Quick Tips for AutoCAD WS - using shortcuts, contextual toolbar, panning, zooming by mouse, sharing multiple drawings, AutoCAD WS Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Revit Structure 2012 - New Features - lock 3D views & 3D tagging feature, create parts/divide model feature, analytical model, void family enhancements, Ben May, Structural Revit Ninja, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit MEP 2012 New Features - tagging elements in linked files, MEP fixture copy/monitor improvements, worksharing enhancements, workset changeable without editing, Scott Brisk, Revit MEP, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Operating System Compatibility for Revit Products - Autodesk, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Performance Tip for Curtain Wall Pattern Based Components - Revit tutorial, Rodney Page, Revit Clinic, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Slanted Column Cross Section Rotation - differentiating between objects with location property: LocationCurve vs LocationPoint in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Surface Analysis - measuring surface deformation in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in CAMWorks 2011 General Operations - 'save operation plan' option, edit, lock toolpaths info feedback, header modification for tool crib, floating license option, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Mar 22, 2011 (more CAMWorks reviews)

Like How Workstation Prices are Dropping? Thank AMD - rise of Opteron-based workstations sent Intel into aggressive response, lowering prices, Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research, Graphic Speak, Mar 21, 2011 (more AMD workstation articles, Intel workstation articles)

Five Questions for Jeff Ray - need to understand market, Dassault growth, DraftSight distribution, marketing, Kate Bourdet, 3D Perspectives, Mar 22, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Behind the Scenes: February's Creo 1.0 Sprint Review - box selection, draft, line/arc tool, glowing effect on selection, Geoff Hedges, Creo, Mar 21, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Who Says 2D is Dead? - dynamic, associative arrays, new auto-complete functionality, improved fillet, chamfer commands, extended multifunction grip capabilities, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 in 3 Minutes - ribbon speed increased, new content explorer, overhauled ARRAY command, new BLEND command, help still painfully slow, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 Has Arrived - 2D views from 3D models are dynamic, 2D/3D arrays are smart, overkill command deletes duplicate objects, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 Released Today as the 26th Release of AutoCAD - 'Ironman' allows associative array with 2D/3D, move objects orthogonally, AutoComplete, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 - Get Yours Today - import 3D models from various file formats, new model documentation tools help create 2D views, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar, 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 Preview Guide - 56-page, well-illustrated PDF covers enhancements in latest release, Autodesk, Mar 23, 2011 (56-page PDF, more AutoCAD reviews)

New APIs in AutoCAD 2012 - new APIs like Multi-mode grip, VisibiltyOverrule, ResetTimes, migration steps, autoloader, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Creating Planar Surfaces - using planar surface tool in AutoCAD 2011, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Multifunctional Grips - Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Auto Complete Commands - Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Features - Alignment Enhancements - enhanced LandXML import of alignment geometry, horizontal geometry band enhancements to profile views, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Introducing COLIBRA (Civil Objects Library) - project to create utilities to simplify Civil 3D API development, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Mar 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

TinyRunner. Implementing a Civil 3D Extension - implementing TinyRunnerApp in TinyRunnerApp.cs, declaring extension commands, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Mar 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Interfaces and Dependencies - understanding AutoCAD Civil 3D API, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Mar 20, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

What's New in Autodesk Design Review 2012 - improved workspaces, sharing symbol catalogs, copy paste images onto 2D sheets directly, Beyond the Paper, Mar 22, 2011 (more DWF articles)

3ds Max/3ds Max Design 2012 New Feature - UVW Unwrap - reorganized UI commands, new peel, wrap tools, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 New Feature - Corner Windows - placing corner windows using WINDOWCORNERADD command, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

TurboCAD Pro 18 - PDF underlays, enhanced layers, additional filleting capabilities, new house wizard, roof wall modifier, Ruby Scripting, upFront.eZine, Mar 22, 2011 (more TurboCAD reviews)

Here's How ANSYS is Making So Much for You - TTM operating, net margins at 5-year high make investment in ANSYS profitable, Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool, Mar 21, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

DraftSight on Linux Review - easy-to-install, API available in premium pack, multiple file format support, nicely documented, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Mar 21, 2011 (more DraftSight reviews)

Engineering Workshop, Pt 11 - deriving global stiffness matrix, Bob Johnson, Develop 3D, Mar 21, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Toolbox Headaches in SolidWorks 2011? This Might Be the Cause - checkbox makes folder default search location for toolbox components, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Mar 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks features)

Reporting on Time in a Workflow State - EPDM 2010 report generator can generate list of files in workflow state longer than specified time, Corey Kubichka, SolidNotes, Mar 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks features)

Programming Languages and AutoCAD, Pt 1 - programming in AutoCAD, Patrick Emin, upFront.eZine, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2012 Product Announcement - New Features - general enhancements, changes to interface, part modeling, drawing environment, interoperability, iLogic, more, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 22, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

What's Not Inside? Autodesk Press Releases - 8GB RAM recommended for 3D, Fusion included for free, 3D CAD translation from competitors also free, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 22, 2010  (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Media Webcast - more robust set of 3D modeling tools in AutoCAD 2012 family, AutoCAD Architecture 2012 offers faster startup, drawing load times, Steve Bennett, 2D or Not 2D, Mar 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 2012 Product Webcast Highlights - design suites to ship on USB key, Inventor Fusion included with AutoCAD 2012, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 - enhanced Revit server, improved linking, worksharing workflow, improved DWG export fidelity, David light, Revit, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit features)

New Release Slides - RAC - RST - RME - RAC 2012 has parts/assemblies, dividing elements feature; RST 2012 has analytical model, tools; RME 2012 has system browser enhancements, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit 2012 - New Architecture Features - ability to break wall apart by components, enhanced visualization for ambient allocation in all view types, The Revit Kid, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit features)

A Sneak-Peek at Revit 2012 - ability to import point clouds directly into Revit, new system browser, simplified view creation, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit 2012 Top 16 Features - built-in 'save all families' to files from project, single key keyboard shortcuts, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 22, 2011  (more Revit features)

The Gag Order is Lifted - Its 2012 Time - Revit 2012 has revamped graphics display options dialog, CAD export dialog, introduction of workplane viewer to project environment, Robert Manna, don't think: Do Revit, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit features)

What's in Store for Revit 2012 - worksharing enhancements, 3D tagging, family enhancements, ghost surfaces, Jason Grant, Adaptive Practice, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit Architecture 2015? - Revit server, worksharing visualization, worksets by color features in Revit 2012, Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit features)

Social PLM, Collaboration and Structured Discussion - products like Dassault 3DLive, Vuuch Design Discussions, Siemens HD PLM help communicate better between designers, engineers, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 18, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

ArchiCAD Start BIM Suite - low-cost ArchiCAD Start Edition aims at small practices, no xref support, no Lightworks engine, runs in 32-bit only, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2011 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

What Will be Tomorrow's Best Occupations? - software architects top list, civil engineers will be in demand, Richard Weingardt, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

Quick Way to Save Each Individual Body as Its Own Multibody Part File - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Mar 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Plans in the Pipeline - Bentley Pipe Renewal Planner, integrated with WaterGEMS hydraulic system modeling software, helps in asset management of hydraulic system, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011

GibbsCAM 2011 Features Set for Preview - 5-axis hole-making routine, toolpath conversion & trimming strategy, MTM thread whirling, American Machinist, Mar 17, 2011 (more GibbsCAM articles)

LEED Energy Tool Saves Time and Streamlines Workflows - VE-Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1 tool has facilitated energy modeling, benchmarking, reporting capabilities, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 21, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Crossing Platforms - industry experts discuss BIM interoperability, collaboration issues, educating users, Randy Hofbauer, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011 (more AEC articles)

Options for Performing Progressive Collapse Analyses - discussing analysis options: linear static, linear dynamic, nonlinear static, nonlinear dynamic, Lisa Willard & Brian Quinn, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011 (more AEC articles)

How to Talk About BIM/Revit Without Knowing That Much About BIM/Revit - distinguish BIM, Revit, discipline, number versions of Revit, Scott Rozenbloom, BIMUZER, Mar 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

How to Move Attributes (But Where's My Grip?) - making grips visible using GRIPS variable, unlocking position of attributes in AutoCAD, Red Villanueva, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Sweetheart Solutions - sharing DWG using AutoCAD WS, adding batt insulation to walls, Michael Beall, CAD Tutor, Feb 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD WS App for iPhone or iPad - view, edit, share DWG files, Red Villanueva of Hagerman & Company, Inc., YouTube, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Simpler, Friendlier Terms Of Use - Q&A about uploading files, sharing content, security of data, AutoCAD WS Blog, Mar 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Inventor 2011 Sketch Tips - adjusting document settings of part in sketching environment, Kevin Bosch of Hagerman & Company, Inc., YouTube, Mar 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Importing Inventor Models in 3ds Max - creating clean dataset in Inventor, importing model in 3ds Max as meshes or body objects, Area, Mar 17, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Alignment - Finding Direction at Point - find the tangent direction on an alignment at given statin/offset value in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 17, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Curve.Intersect Return Values - understanding SetComparisonResult.Subset, SetComparisonResult.Superset in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials

Dealing with Change in Design Projects - midstream changes can be dealt with change-friendly projects, fallacies about change, Preston Smith, John Farnbach, Machine Design, Mar 15, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Bentley Launches New Licensing Model and Interoperability Software Portal - portfolio balancing for trading in underused licenses, iWare Apps site for free tools to support interoperability, Cadalyst, Mar 17, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Luxology History - setting location of Luxology rendering history folder in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 9, 2011 (may require free registration, more MicroStation tutorials)

How to Figure Out Which File Has Become Corrupted Within an Assembly - SolidWorks tip, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Mar 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Crashing? Could be Your Graphics - workaround is managing 3D image settings in NVIDIA control panel, Jonathan Grable, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

BIM There, Done That? - software vendors, users provide insight into BIM, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011 (more AEC articles)

AGC's Winter 2011 BIMForum, Pt 2 - presentations on use of BIM to design, construct building envelopes, industry perspectives, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 17, 2011 (more AEC articles)

BIM Could Be Better: Ask for Links - inability of BIM software to link project process information to location or element is concern among design, construction professionals, Ian Howell of Newforma, Structural Engineering & Design, Feb 2011 (more AEC articles)

Building a Few Million Points - high-definition 3D laser scanning to obtain point cloud data for generating BIM models, Beau Turner of IMAGINiT Technologies, Structural Engineering & Design, Feb 2011 (more AEC articles)

Should You Get Out of Autodesk Before Next Quarter? - noticing 'days sales outstanding' growth trend, Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool, Mar 17, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

For Tait Towers, AutoCAD Rocks - Tait Towers creates complex stage sets for musical concerts using AutoCAD, David Cohn, Cadalyst, Mar 17, 2011 (more applying AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Plant Solutions: AutoCAD P&ID 2011 Symbol Lists - creating component symbols while managing minimal classes, subclasses, David Cruze, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Spring 2011

Inventor Publisher Viewer Mobile App - playing animation stepwise, panning, zooming, rotating part, Red Villanueva of Hagerman & Company, Inc., YouTube, Mar 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

iParts - setting up, creating iParts in Inventor, Nelson Wagner of Hagerman & Company, Inc., YouTube, Mar 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Few Million Points: Scan to BIM Getting Started with Revit 2011 - importing point cloud using 'Scan to BIM' administrator, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, Feb 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

A Few Million Points: Scan to BIM Getting Started with Revit 2011, Pt 2 - creating connectivity between Revit, point cloud database, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, Feb 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Default 3D View with Autodesk's ViewCube - Revit tip, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Revit Template - Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Mar 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The Changing Face of Model Annotation - semantic models of international geometric and tolerancing (GD&T) standards will give 3D modeling new directions, Bryan Fischer, Machine Design, Mar 15, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

3D Modeling Gets a Boost from Kinect - projecting Kinect into 3D space to create 3D holographic image, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Mar 15, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Automatic for the People - DriveWorks executives talk about setting up company, sell through SolidWorks' resellers, moving to clouds, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Mar 15, 2011 (more DriveWorks articles)

Tips from EdgeCAM - creating tabbed views to view components' features, Tad Whitchurch, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Spring 2011 (more EdgeCAM articles)

Wide Format Round Table: Pt 2 - HP, wide format printer users discuss document, print management issues, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011 (more large format printer articles)

An Insight Into BIMSight - easy-to-use, free app from Tekla helps users collaborate on building information in construction industry, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011 (more AEC articles)

Add Drawings into MicroStation Sheet - creating new sheet, placing drawing, modifying drawing boundary, placing 3D table in sheet, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 16, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Making Your Form Tool Behave Properly - save forming tool as form tool (*.sldftp) files in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Mar 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Color in Drawings - controlling drawing line color, CAPUniversity, Mar 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Back on the Mac - market dynamics, Mac popularity in education sector led Autodesk to develop AutoCAD for Mac, David Chadwick, CAD User, Nov/Dec 2010 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Driving into 2014: Presidio Parkway's Future Envisioned in 3D - computer game engine incorporated into simulator setup at Autodesk Gallery offers driving pleasure through Presidio Parkway, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 16, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Adding Ortho Support to the Transient Graphics AutoCAD MOVE Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Fine Tuning Object Defaults in Inventor Drawings - setting up default dimension standards, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cutting Holes in Panels - Revit tutorial, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Revit 2011 - Intro to Adaptive Components - using adaptive component to construct mass, David Fano, designreform.net, Mar 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Stacked Walls - using 2 predefined basic walls template to create stacked wall in Revit, Alice Craig, Hagerman & Company, Spring 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Google Cloud: Ready for CAD/PLM? - Google Connect app supports Microsoft Office environment directly to Google cloud, improving collaboration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 15, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Addressing the Direct Modeling Confusion. Siemens 1st at Bat - Kris Kasprzak of Siemens talks about approach of Solid Edge to history-based, history-free direct modeling in parametric design, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles, MCAD articles)

Display States in SolidWorks - creating display state, hiding/showing parts in specified display state, Scott Slovik, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

4 Keys to Saving Time with SolidWorks Shortcuts - using Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Tab keys for executing commands for sketching, part, assembly, drawing documents, Jim Byrne, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Preparing Sheets in MicroStation - creating sheet model, adding title block to sheet, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 15, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Recreating Ears 1 at a Time - active piezo sensor in Roland MDX-15 scanning/milling machine scans, creates 3D data for making prosthetic ear, Leslie Langnau, Make Parts Fast, Mar 14, 2011 (more Roland scanner articles)

The 3D, Free-Space Modeling Future Created by a Single Person   - Kinect, Arduino, PureData apps for 3D modeling using hands, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 15, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Online Collaboration for Marketing and Sales - web-based apps like Show Document, VeriShow, StickyWorld can help increase collaboration in AEC industry, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, Mar 15, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

GC Palm Tree Tutorial - modeling palm trees using random points function in Generative Components, rendering in MicroStation, Martin Rohacek, Eat Your CAD, Mar 11, 2011 (requires free registration, 1.69 Mb download, more MicroStation tutorials)

Doyle Drive Project - Autodesk Gallery offers simulated drive on Doyle Drive approach to Golden Gate Bridge, Michael Cabanatuan, SFGate, Mar 15, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Find and Replace Wildcards are Broken - bug ignores first, last wildcards in search, CADbloke, Mar 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

An Academy Awards AutoCAD Hip Tip on the Action Recorder - record action in action tree, save macro as extension of .ACTM, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.9) - create referenced custom data fields, change AutoCAD text display, edit your dimensions, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD LT Missing Plot Styles - workaround is renaming LT plot styles using stylesmanager command, CADbloke, Mar 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

View Civil 3D Drawings in Other Applications - set PROXYGRAPHICS system variable to 1, install Civil Object Enablers, Jeff Morrow, IMAGINiT CivilSolutions Blog, Mar 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault and Survey Database - adding data to survey database, noticing workflow in background, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 15, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Two Minute Tip - Custom Toolbars - quickly customize toolbars, Rob Cohee, Manufacturing Community, Jan 26, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Thoughts on CAD Software Pricing - cloud may upset geographic pricing, which mocurrently causes huge differences between countries, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 14, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Eurocom D900F Panther Blows the Doors Off - notebook beats many desktops, 6-cores Intel Xeon X5680 CPU  redundant, independent disks, triple-channel memory, but heavy, expensive, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

Why Care About PLM? - discussing product data management, engineering change management, product structure management, their value for engineering, Alan Mendel, Mechanical Engineering, Mar 2011 (more PLM articles)

The PLM State: The Balancing Act Between PLM and PDM - using PLM tools in specific or broader sense help companies approach integration of apps, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait-State, Mar 2, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Four Steps to CAM Selection - identify current needs, consider future planned investments, track performance in key categories, evaluate to surpass baseline efficiency, Jeff Jaje, MoldMaking Technology, Mar 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Luxology Puts the Smack in the New Package Design PACK - product packages, boxes, cans, easy to model, render with multitude of presets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 14, 2011 (more modo reviews)

IntegrityWare Bridges Soft and Hard Design - SubD-NURBS offers dual-format modeling, kernel supports solids, surfaces, meshes, upFront.eZine, Mar 15, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

COMSOL Multiphysics 4.0 - base level multiphysics platform, hierarchal, structured tree browser for exploration, extensive support for physical world, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Mar 11, 2011 (more COMSOL Multiphysics reviews)

Enterprise PDM User Settings - change user settings for removing ghost files, changing menu language, Justin Webster, InFlow Technology, Mar 14, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Import DXF/DWG Set Origin - placing sketch origin in different location in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, Mar 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Looking for BetterCAD - user's perspective on SolidWorks software improvement with every release, Gerald Davis, upFront.eZine, Mar 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Showing Off Your Products - 3D Technical Product Communications - improving product documentation using 3D CAD assets brings significant benefits to company, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Mar 10, 2011 (more CAD documentation articles)

Use Quick Select to Select Objects in Your AutoCAD Drawing   - Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Sampled Data in Section Views - adding new sampled data to section views in Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, Master Graphics, Feb 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using Transient Graphics to Simulate AutoCAD's MOVE Command Using .NET - changed code after moving to local delegate usage, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Distinguishing MEP Element Shape - using built-in parameters for checking existence in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Importing AutoCAD Drawings into Revit - insert AutoCAD files as links, never explode files in Revit, SMPC Revtized, Feb 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

2D to 3D Workflow Traditional Part   - creating 3D model using legacy or supplied drawing in Solid Edge, Jon Sutcliffe, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

2D to 3D Workflow Synchronous Part   - using 3D command to select synchronous part template in Solid Edge, Jon Sutcliffe, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Simulation, Mid Plane Surface   - extracting midplane surface, using surface elements to simplify analysis, YouTube, Mar 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Business of 3D Technical Communications - 3D product communications provide operational and strategic benefits, improving engineering, technical documentation efficiency, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 2011 (may require free registration, more CAD documentation articles)

iPad 2: Impact on Enterprise, Engineering & CAD - iPad's increasing popularity among larger enterprises making vendors like Autodesk, SolidWorks adopt it, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 13, 2011 (more CAD on Mac articles)

Bentley 1st Annual Corporate Update, SACS Acquisition and Sustainable Licensing - iWare apps site launched to facilitate use of Bentley iModels, sustainable license through annual portfolio balancing, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 7, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Dell Precision T5500 is a Power-Packed Tower - dual Intel Xeon X5680 six-core CPUs, up to 72GB of RAM support, offers great performance at affordable price, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011 (more Dell workstation reviews)

Riding the KBE Rollercoaster - knowledge-based engineering needs to be considered from PLM perspective, Bhushan Patwardhan, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011 (more KBE articles)

Looking at SolidThinking Inspired 8.5 - faster modeler with improved round tool, face extraction tool, 3-level selection methodology, improved rendering, interoperability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 13, 2011 (more SolidThinking reviews)

Pay-Per-Core FEA Licensing: Fair or Unfair? Altair Engineering Weighs In - on-demand licensing model, use license from central pool, deposit back after use, Jeff Brennan of Altair Engineering, Desktop Engineering, Mar 9, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Episode 321 - SolidWorks Shortcut Alphabet - list of default keyboard shortcuts, F-key shortcuts, customization, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Mar 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 322 - CadFaster - interview with Tuomas Holma of CadFaster about market experience, Collaborate tools, roadmap for iOS client, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Mar 13, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

What is the Killer App for the Modern Engineer? - vendors like PTC, Siemens PLM, SpaceClaim, Dassault Systemes, Vuuch are developing CAD, collaboration techniques for engineers, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Jan 4, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

How to Stop Searching for PLM Killer App? - vendors need to focus on flexibility, granularity to reach higher level of PLM software adoption, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 12, 2011 (more PLM articles

Autodesk Aims for the Cloud - Autodesk Labs offers apps like Photofly, Photo Scene Editor, Neon, Project Vasari as cloud-hosted services to lighten computational burden, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Mar 2, 2011  (more Photofly articles)

That Ain't Normal - Diagnosing Point Behavior - understanding behaviors on points, nodes, surfaces, edges, solids, workplanes in Vasari, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 11, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

Geometric Constraints - creating linework for concept high school building in Civil 3D, Kati Mercier, civil3d.com, Mar 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D .Net API - Getting Command Settings - getting drawing, feature, command settings in Civil 3D, Joshua Modglin, civil3d.com, Mar 12, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Handling DPI Scaling in Your .NET Application's Forms - editing form's properties for AutoSized using DPI AutoScaleMode in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Application vs Command Event - workaround to place DialogBoxShowing event at command level instead of application level in Civil 3D, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Design Adventures, Pt 15: Detailing in Revit - using detailing tools for door section, Jay Polding, Revit in Plain English, Mar 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

09.5 House Extension - Final Modeling Stage - modeling ceiling, hook head, demolishing patio door, floor finish in Revit, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Mar 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Buckling Analysis with FEA - limitations of linear-buckling analysis, nonlinear-buckling analysis helpful in design decision, Paul Kurowski & Tom Kurowski of Design Generator Inc., Machine Design, Feb 15, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Don't Forget to Include Weight for a Correct Structural Stress Analysis - engineers created FE truss model using 3D Beam/Truss (GBW32 V5.0) software to calculate maximum vertical deflection of frame, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Mar 2, 2011 (more FEA articles)

BIM Manager Survey 2010 - Titles - BIM managers increase to 44%, randomness of title goes to 33%, Mark Kiker, BIM Manager, Mar 9, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Bridging Gap Between BIM & Residential Owners - barriers to BIM adoption, adopting BIM on residential projects, Arun Roy, Architectural Evangelist, Feb 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Collaborative Teams: Creating Alignment - optimization, alignment of process is necessary to deliver collaborative technologies like BIM, Clay Goser & Dawn Naney of Symphony LLC, Constructech, Mar 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Siemens Mechatronics Concept Designer - built on tops of NX 7.5 system, real time physics engine for realistic simulation of machine, ability to reuse data, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 10, 2011 (more MCAD articles

DraftSight Available on Linux: How to Install on Ubuntu 64-bit - Normand Chamberland, Courira.ca, Mar 9, 2011 (more DraftSight articles)

AutoCAD for Mac - UI Help, Status Bar, and Command Line - customizable 3D status bar, movable command line, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD for Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac - UI Toolbars and Viewports - exploring drafting, annotation, modeling toolsets, 3 categories of viewport, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD for Mac articles)

AutoCAD for Mac - Content Palette - inserting blocks from content palette, easy search option, managing libraries, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD for Mac articles)

Stop Seeing Red! Using DWF Markups in Autodesk Inventor - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Searches in Autodesk Vault and Remembering Them Later! - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 2, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

External Reference Status - meaning of 6 documented states for reference file in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Apply Custom View Styles to Your Designs - saving view styles, changing between them using Solid Edge, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, Mar 7, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Feature Library Synchronous Part : Solid Edge Top Tips - reusing geometry within Solid Edge, Jon Sutcliffe, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Feature Library Traditional Part : Solid Edge Top Tips - reusing geometry within traditional history-based part with sheet metal model, Jon Sutcliffe, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Copy Paste Synchronous Features : Solid Edge Top Tips - copying, pasting model geometry around same part, Jon Sutcliffe, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

tsElements for SolidWorks - add-in from T-Splines can import T-Spline surfaces, ability to select vertices, edges, faces, ability to convert surfaces to T-Splines, Josh Mings, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Model a Spiral Staircase - using curve-driven pattern in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Mar 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Trying to Move an Annotation Arrow but Drawing View Moves Instead - workaround locks view position on SolidWorks drawing, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Mighty User Suggestion Box - encourage users to make suggestions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 9, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Just How 3D are We? Pt 2 - readers comment on persistent use of 2D, 3D implementation, working in hybrid environment, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 9, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

SpaceClaim Engineer 2011 - improved surface modeling function, new hand drawn curve command, tools for creating intelligent sheet metal components, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 9, 2011 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Virtual Desktop MCAD News: Video Edition, March 8, 2011 - SpaceClaim Engineer 2011 has  STL import, snap features, ability to real-time preview, rotate, relocate simultaneously, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Intel's New Carrot: HD Graphics for Entry-Level Workstations - Intel Xeon E3-1200 chip has CPU, graphics processor on same die, gives professional workstation performance, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 8, 2011 (more Intel workstation reviews)

What Constitutes Quality With 3D Printing - durability, surface finish of parts produced, dimensional accuracy of 3D printers measured, TA Grimm, Make Parts Fast, Mar 8, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

PTC Virtual Corporate Visit - PTC to ship 9 Creo v1 apps this summer, updates on Creo strategy, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 8, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Point Clouds: No Longer Just a Bunch of Dots - Autodesk using photogrammetry, shape extraction, point cloud technology permits AutoCAD users to import point cloud, extract geometry, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 9, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Making AutoCAD Less Noisy When Debugging - you can edit acad.exe.config file found in same folder you are debugging, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Access Related Files with the Support File Search Path - accessing default support file search path, specifying search paths for xrefs, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Autodesk Labs Plug-ins - AutoHotKey Script to activate RefUCSSpy plug-in for AutoCAD, Jason Foster, Rockmaster's CAD Resources, Jan 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using Custom Label in Revit Sheets - create shared parameters, add custom level to Revit sheet, add parameter to Revit project, change label values, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Understanding Roof Thickness in AutoCAD Architecture - square, plumb settings for edge cut affect roof object differently, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Fixing the Rotated ViewCube - remove geographic location on command line, confirm in next dialog box for proper ViewCube, AutoCAD setting, not tied in Civil 3D geographic location, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

SQL Agent is Timing Out Due to High Latency - increase query timeout for process in Autodesk Vault, when troubleshooting, restart synchronization with verbose history logging, specify output file to which to write, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 9, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

Are Vault 2011 & 2010 Supported on Windows 7 SP1 - no Autodesk Vault application is currently supported because they are released before, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 9, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Quick Inventor Tip - Projected Sketch Geometry - your project geometry should be linked to source accordingly, hold ctrl key down while selecting geometry for more options, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Mar 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - A License to Network, Pt 1 - utility to float licenses of Autodesk software across multiple machines, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - A License to Network, Pt 2: Getting the License - check if serial numbers are enabled in network, company information, machine hostname, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 30, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Line & Arc Drawing Shortcuts - switching between line mode in Solid Edge, arc mode, control arc direction, command reverse backs when arc is created, Jon Sutcliffe,  YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Creating a Slot - draw single line denoting slot center, in Solid Edge slot geometry will automatically update if you move lines, Jon Sutcliffe,  YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Copy & Paste Traditional Part - define reference plane for profile in Solid Edge, copy features into another part easily, Jon Sutcliffe,  YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: File Properties in a Snap - using template method, custom property tab, Bills of Material to change file properties of parts, CAPUniversity, Mar 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2011 Enterprise PDM - file reference management, improved menu organization, SolidWorks design checker task, overwriting versions, faster user definition, Pat Leonard , InFlow Technology, Mar 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Copy a Part in an Assembly with Mates - task of inserting multiple copies of same assembly part, use mate reference from features toolbar in SolidWorks, copy with mates command which can be accessed through insert components, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Virtual Component Not Found? - rename virtual part in legacy file before opening it in SolidWorks 2010, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

DS Update: Offerings for a Growing Market - Dassault adjusts sales channels, pricing, support, aims for $32 billion market, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 8, 2011 (more Dassault articles)

SolidWorks Electrical Routing, When Kicking it Up a Notch - routing library manager has easy wizard to take care of electrical wires, connectors, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Mar 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

What Does the License Count Mean in the SolidNetwork License Administrator? - SNL Admin breaks down each seat, when you start SolidWorks there is no add-in, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

solidThinking v8.5 - UI for editing modes, construction tree to manipulate models, faster visualization, photorealistic real-time rendering feature, new reflection catcher, upFront.eZine, Mar 1, 2011 (more SolidThinking reviews)

Solid Edge Tips & Tricks: CAM Express Face Milling Without Boundaries - automatically constraining tool paths on machined surfaces, Jim Wright, YouTube, Mar 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

DriveWorks Pro. Your 3D Web Pumpin' Design Automation App - DriveWorks allows transparent image backgrounds, hyperlinks, custom form backgrounds, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 8, 2011 (more DriveWorks articles)

KeyCreator 2011 in 64-Bit with More Dynamic Edits - dynamic editing functions, new dynamic free array, linear array commands, visual display options with transform dynamic command, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 8, 2011 (more KeyCreator reviews)

How to Create Annotative Text Style - draw space, click on annotation scale button in AutoCAD, run text style, click on new button, mark annotative tick box, activate text style by hitting set current, Gokalp Baykal, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

A Post Super Bowl AutoCAD Hip Tip - duplicate same item for many cells in AutoCAD, also increase cells in table, Lynn Allen, Daily CAD CAM, Mar 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Ribbon Panel Title Conflict - adapt your title before creating it in Revit, define global variable in your external application, titles have same string even if names are different, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Crash When Launching the Materials or Render Appearance Dialogs - Wacom tablet drivers, windows temp folder, uninstall/reinstall shared 2011 material library in Revit, swatch hotfix, run as admin, simplified startup, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

A Tip, a Point & Tooltips - managing feature tooltips in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Mar 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Copying a Surface Profile for a Depth Limit - using dynamic linking feature in Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, Master Graphics, Mar 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - 16% growth in total revenue, record total billings, strong growth in cash flow from operating activities, Seeking Alpha, Feb 24, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Numbers Don't Lie - Creating a Numbering Scheme in Autodesk Vault - unified numbering scheme refrains 2 users capturing same part number, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 8, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Log File Configuration - ability to limit maximum number of console in Vault, server, email logs, it has capability to limit number of log file before they are recycled, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 8, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - a License to Network, Pt 3: Setting Up the License - installing, configuring license manager using Autodesk Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 6, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - a License to Network, Pt 4: Building the Deployment - create shared folder for hosting deployment, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Behind the Scenes: Ribbon UIs - Love Them or Hate Them? - users' reaction on ribbon introduction in PTC products, interview with Neil Potter, director of product design, usability for Creo, Geof Hedges, Creo, Mar 7, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

PLM Platforms & PLM Automotive Future - CAD-PDM tools integration might create problems for companies running heterogeneous application set, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 7, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Plug-and-Play PLM - vendors offer simplified PLM apps for small businesses, hoping to bypass the implementation burden common to enterprise PLM, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011 (more PLM articles)

CAD Revolution: Inevitable & Already Started - industry trends include cloud, SaaS, alternative licensing, new platforms, history free, 3D printing, more, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Jan 30, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Kinematic Simulation - To Do or Not to Do - tips to get started with SolidWorks motion, which requires more persistence than other simulation tools, Vikram Vedantham, 3D Vision Technologies, Mar 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why are There Different Sketch Icons in My Feature Tree? - explanation of icons that appear in SolidWorks feature tree, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

IT Standards - Shake it Up! - standards may stifle innovation, industry better served by leaders, examples include Open GL, AutoCAD, Rob Jamieson, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 7, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.8) - creating Civil 3D user-defined parameter, 2 methods for printing white text on AutoCAD black background, macro shortcut in AutoCAD, Cadalyst staff, Mar 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Wrong Language in Corridor Properties - country kits are optional product add-ons, not to be installed if not needed, how to correct, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Change the 'Front View' on the ViewCube in Revit - front orientation view has to be horizontal, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD WS 1.2 - Import Inventor Files - Inventor support, multi language support, layout support added, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Use Lengthen to Shorten - AutoCAD LT lengthen command can also shorten lines, polylines, splines - dynamically, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

FlexNET Publisher - A License to Network, Pt 5: Deploying the Deployment - running deployment, installing license to client system, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - A License to Network, Pt 6: Setting Up an Options File - controlling access to licenses using feature code, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlexNET Publisher - A License to Network, Pt 7: License Server Schemes - single server licensing, distributed server licensing, redundant server licensing schemes, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 6, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Your Drawing Tables Jump in SolidWorks - moving tables to other sheets using cut, paste, dragging methods, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, Mar 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Handy Dandy Slot Tool - exploding slot to single entity in SolidWorks, Reuben Felsheim, 3DVision, Mar 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk Up 16% in 4th Quarter - net income for quarter was $61.6 million, record increase in manufacturing, however revenue still not up to pre-recession level, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 15, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

What Effect of Autodesk's Registration of DWG as Trademark Means - Autodesk expected to succeed in attempt to trademark DWG, users may benefit with less confusion, more effects on industry, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Mar 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Method 7 of 100 - Claims Analysis - how Autodesk documents impact of new features or different designs on product usability,  user experience, Chauncey Wilson, Designing the User Experience at Autodesk, Mar 3, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

InventorCAM, Possible Conflict With Autodesk Vault - workaround to install Aladdin Hasp driver, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 4, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Mirrored Images When Draped Over Surface - fixing 'flipped' images from Google Earth has most unlikely solution: enabling hardware acceleration in 3DCONFIG command, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 4, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D.Net - Civil Namespaces - Autodesk software programming interfaces use namespaces, Civil3D namespace sorted by application, DatabaseServices, Land Desktop, Joshua Modglin, civil3d.com, Mar 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

WebGL is Here! WebGL is Here! - WebGL will enable rich 3D graphics in browser without any plug-in, it is already supported by Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 4, 2011 (more graphics and visualization articles)

Rhino OS X Plug-in Developer Tools - create, debug .NET plug-ins, download, install icon, run change to output, Rhino News, etc, Mar 4, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Lumion - import quickly model from SketchUp, load empty new project, move, delete, edit objects from your library, add, replace model, YouTube, Dec 3, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

09.3 House Extension - Roof, Pt 1 - drafting out roof design with drafting lines, using profile families, roof fascia, roof gutter tool, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Feb 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

09.4.2 House Extension - Roof, Pt 2 - creating profile families with tools like roof timbers, rafters, wall plates, ceiling joists, placing timbers, sky light, purlins in project, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Jan 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Types of a Shared Family Cannot Have Their Properties Driven by Parameters of the Host Family - Fixing - Revit removes associated parameters, sets to standard parameters type, nested type parameters can't be shared in host family, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tutorial - Creating & Modifying Surface Patterns (.pat Files) - creating is 24"x144" running metal panel, edit .pat from notebook, model pattern has 2 families of lines, rename, save file, The Revit Kid, Mar 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

3DVIA Composer 2011x Ambient Occlusion & Per Pixel Lighting - deeper realism level provided to high resolution outputs from composer, better handling of reflections, set options for rendering effects, Steve Fick, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 3, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Introduction to Solid Modeling   - creating a 3D solid in MicroStation, from profile, ashtray, first object as base, subtracting base solid, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 3, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Modeling Your Way Out of Trouble Spots   - model embossed detail into doubly curved surface, fixing self intersections in tightly bent pipes, fillets in Rhino, Brian James, Rhino News, etc, Mar 3, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Newforma Adds Mobile Functionality, Revit Connectivity & Contract Management - AEC companies working to regain stable economic footing, add-in for Autodesk Revit, new module provides comprehensive platform for tracking construction, Nancy Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 3, 2011 (more Newforma articles)

A Role for Resellers? - VAR's role as software sellers erodes as SaaS-based software sold online, working of construction businesses as VARs, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, Mar 3, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

What the Effect of Autodesk's Registration of DWG as a Trademark Means - similar trademarks can be used by different entities, DWG will not give Autodesk any right to .DWG file extension, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 4, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

See Analysis Data’s True Colors - software analysis engine begins working once finite element model launched, de-bugging jagged stress contours, interpret stress results, George Laird, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011 (more FEA articles)

SpaceClaim’s Snappy Return With STL   - put your STL files to better use, using move command while creating symmetrical parts, one of easiest 3D MCAD programs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 3, 2011 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Adding Color to Your B/W Drawings - if you use color dependent plot styles your default CTB file may be set up so that all of ACI colors plot black in AutoCAD, change layer color to true color, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk on Pending Acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics - products can be used with NX, Solid Edge, CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk’s Inventor, Revit modeling packages, available to Autodesk’s architecture, construction software users, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 3, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Changing Languages in AutoCAD WS - change language on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac web browser, web app, sharing drawing with someone using different language, AutoCAD WS Blog, Mar 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Local Files - How Often? - new local files should be created every day in Revit, can be used all time, inconsistent local file, file corruption, discard custom local file techniques, Steve Safford, Revit OpEd, Mar 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tutorial - Creating Curtain Wall Elevations in Revit (Revit Dialog) - customize elevation body, pointers, curtain wall elevations can't be shown in legend, with elevation families needed to have pointer loaded into elevation body family, The Revit Kid, Mar 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Download All SolidWorks World 2011 Sessions You Can Handle - all presentations gathered, sorted, recommendations, radical workarounds for shell, fillet, draft, PhotoView 360 2011, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Remove Locks in SolidWorks Customer Portal - create account as guest, unlock links for Register My Products in My Support section, you will be prompted to enter in your SolidWorks Serial Number, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting Pesky Restraints - errors during SolidWorks Simulation static analysis may be due to errors in fixtures/restraints, detect with frequency analysis, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Newforma Project Center 8th Edition - project information management app finally includes long-sought BIM integration, potentially revolutionizing how BIM will be managed, deployed, BIM integration enabled by Revit add-in, additional add-ins for contract management, mobile access, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 2, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Revit & 3ds Max Link - virtual resolution has been slowly refining Revit Factory, hide anything invisible in camera view to optimize render speed, bind FBX to remove link if needed, Tim Power, Chris Senior, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Modifying Objects - all AutoCAD's modify commands, use QuickFind toolbar to go straight to information needed, select a topic from contents list, David Watson, CADTutor, Mar 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD modify tutorials)

Runtime Part Parameter Configuration Error - error message while launching Civil 3D, AeccPartParamCfg.xml file configured incorrectly to reflect custom parameters, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Mar 2, 2011  (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Toggle Leader Tail - getting rid of dragged leader tail on Civil 3D label, use of ToggleLabelLeaderTail command from command line for modification, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Unlock Legend Component Views - work-plane based families show limited range of views, place component into 3D model, reload into project in Revit, re-edit, Darren Snook, Revit Waterman, Mar 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Unreliable Room Properties - windows in same wall differ in 'mirrored' property even though correctly placed in Revit, check properties, find corresponding room, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating SolidWorks Models from New IGS Sources - open IGS file, run import diagnostics to automatically repair faces, gaps, develop design tree if using SolidWorks Pro, Paul Kutolowski, FISHER/UNITECH, Mar 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exploding Multi-Body, Pt 1 - in SolidWorks easiest method is to convert the multi body part to assembly, select 'side plug' body, expand translate, 2 configurations may be added, Mike Harvey, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Feb 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exploding Multi-body, Pt 2 - exploding weldment in SolidWorks, set '3DSketch1' to show, expand translate, give 15mm as delta Z value, you may hide 3DSketch1 if needed, Mike Harvey, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Feb 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Upgrading Workgroup PDM Vault Server  - use SolidWorks to check for updates, manually download workgroup PDM installation file, upgrading workgroup PDM clients, Carole Streetz, SolidNotes, Mar 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Introduction to nXt for Rhino   - basics of setting up rendering using Flamingo nXt, material creation, assignment, depth of field, lighting presets, Brian James, Rhino News, etc, Mar 2, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Intergraph PP&M Thrives - Hexagon wants to leverage Intergraph by selling its sensor hardware, greater detail demanded on operations, process, power, marine, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation, Mar 1, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Coding for Performance - Getting All Files - start at root folder, scan through each folder one level at time, gather up all folders, get all files in all folders with 1 API call, do idle search with no search conditions, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 1, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Rotating Block Attributes LISP - routine rotates attribute back without rotating block, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Feb 18, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Project Photofly: Red Box Diaries - create 3D model of person's head using 14 cameras each taking single picture, Inventor Fusion for housing design, made with 3D printers, Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs, Mar 1, 2011  (more Photofly articles)

Can You Install 2 Versions of SolidWorks on Same Computer? - done by specifying different installation location, toolbox location, more, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Engineering Workshop, Pt. 10 - basic principles underlying FEA method, example of circular plastic switch housing , estimating stiffness, Bob Johnson, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 1, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Highlights from Bentley’s First Annual Corporate Update Conference Call - $476M for 2010, best since 2008, up 6% growth, 74% from subscriptions, 6% is goal for organic growth, Q&A, more, Directions Magazine, Mar 2, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Hackalicious: Windform Buildings in Vasari 1.1 - don’t overwrite base wind rose, buildingHeight sets maximum height building will reach, hostScale controls radius, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 2, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

Walls, Pt 1 - change location line value, draw another segment along reference line, modify structure, changing value of location line property, SMPC Revtized, Feb 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP How to Create Lighting Fixture Schedule - schedules report data contained in families, type parameters common to every fixture, use button for adding shared parameter, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Mar 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Design Adventures. Pt 14: Phasing & Demolition Plans - introducing phases into project is adding level of complexity, setup phases, maintain right from beginning, duplicate main views, Revit in Plain English, Jay Polding, Mar 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Doors Thoughts - doors are most complicated Revit families, super doors have much more information unlike enhanced doors, simple doors easy to use, Revittize, Mar 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Room Renumbering - Autodesk Labs Plug-in of Month - re-assign number properties of rooms so that user selects while avoiding duplicated assignments, requires .NET Framework 3.5, Steve Safford, Revit OpEd, Mar 2, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

New White Paper on Modern Nesting - automatic nesting, multi-threaded code, integrating nesting with MRP/ERP in Radan, Planit, Feb 25, 2011 (more CAM articles)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000M Unleashed on MCAD - tested with Inventor simulation, Algor simulation, efficiency of zoom test, noticeable artifacts while moving through multiple applications, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 28, 2011 (more graphics card reviews)

Open Web-Based 3D Modeling Program for 3D Print & More   - single developer Benjamin Nortier succeeds in creating first browser based parametric modeler,  Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 28, 2011 (more MCAD articles

Will PLM Channels Survive Cloud Era?   - distribution channels will undergo fundamental changes as businesses switch to cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 1, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

PTC, SolidWorks, Windchill PLM Success - Windchill grosses $500M for PTC compared to SolidWorks $350M total annual revenue, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 1, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Revit to PDF: Interactive Model Viewer - export model using IFC option, view element categories before exporting, file becomes smaller when you place IFC file into PDF, Paul Crickard, AUGI, Mar 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Acquiring Blue Ridge Numerics - increases stake in fluid flow analysis, a complicated, specialized niche, Autodesk already acquired Algor, PlassoTech, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Update 2011 - free 140 page eBook, select level of detail in ribbon panels, access basic navigation tools in 2D view, modify polylines, splines, non-associative polyline, CAD  Masters, Mar 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD features)

TIPniques: Parametrics in AutoCAD, Pt 2 - apply geometric constraints to 2D geometry, use autoconstrain command to apply many constraints, another method through Inferred constraints, Brian Benton, AUGI, Mar 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.7) - shrink signed PDFs, clean extension lines with DimBreak, using custom escape button, Cadalyst Staff, Feb 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Implementing Drag & Drop of AutoCAD Raster Image at Specified Location & Size Using .NET - extended code for resizing dropped image proportionally via jig in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Show Sheet Metal Bend Lines in Drawing - bend lines stored in flat pattern feature in SolidWorks, when flat pattern view inserted from view palette/model view command, will auto generate derived configuration, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

To What Extent Should Company Comply with ASME Standards on Their Drawings? - ASME standard establishes essential requirements for creation, revision of drawings, BOMs,  Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 28, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

EPDM Maintain Your Best Practices - users need to be able to quickly find information they are looking for, it has to be easy to maintain as well as keep current, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Feb 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

   

feedback - submit article - privacy

Copyright © 2011 by TenLinks, Inc. All rights reserved.