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April 2011

Plan a CAD Software and Hardware Upgrade, Pt 2: Define Needs, Measure Productivity - measure technology pain points, find areas for improvement, Mark Shaw & James Ecklund, CADspeed, Apr 27, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Keep Ahead of the Learning Curve, Pt 1 - building learning plan for CAD manager, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 27, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

The PLM Misnomer: What We Know It Isn't - 4 phases of product lifecycle: conceive, design, realize, service, engineering-matters.com, Apr 4, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Simple Productivity Gains with Mold Design Automation - edit-free G code, error-free component is result of automation, Adam Smith of Edgecam, Mold Making Technology, Apr 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

COFES 2011: Photos, Who Wasn't There, Does it Matter and More - 'design and sustainability' symposium, Maieutic Parataxis session of small presentations, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 27, 2011 (more CAD show articles)

2D CAD Simplification in SolidWorks Simulation 2011 - ability to characterize behavior of model by slicing it, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatically Updating Folder Properties in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - 'dispatch' macro tool, Justin Webster, InFlow Technology, Apr 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Autodesk Suites Pricing and Contents Finalized - Autodesk 2012 suites price range from $4,300 to $13,000, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Interview: A Dozen Questions with AutoCAD WS's Tal Weiss - idea for online AutoCAD, AutoCAD WS on phones vs tablet, Android platform, The Kung Fu Drafter, Apr 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

10 Quick Civil 3D Tips for Working with Parcels During a Sub-divide - Christian Barrett, Civil3dguide's Blog, Feb 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Have It Your Way with Custom Configurators - using iLogic Form Designer in Inventor 2012 to add forms, configurators to design, Paul Harrison, Cadalyst, Apr 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using a Spreadsheet Table in a Drawing Sheet - general table tool in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 21, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Excel and iLogic to Retrieve Part Numbers From a Drawing Log - GoExcel.Open function in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bring Back the Classic Right Click Menu in Autodesk Inventor 2012 - disabling marking menu, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2012 - 3D Mice - 3Dconnexion Support - SpaceExplorer 3D mouse to rapidly orient model to various elevation views, David Light, Revit, Apr 27, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Working with Parameters  - Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Frame Modeling  - Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the Rebar Shape Browser  - Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Plan a CAD Software and Hardware Upgrade, Pt 1: Working with Your IT Department - Mark Shaw & James Ecklund, CADspeed, Apr 26, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

ClearEdge3D - EdgeWise Building for converting 3D point clouds into planar objects, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 25, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Extreme Measures - Bluebeam Revu 9 Extreme views 3D models, searches PDFs of drawings for symbols/text, translates mark-ups to mainstream languages, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2011 (more PDF articles)

Discovering Artlantis - fast, high quality renderer, Artlantis 3.05 has improved radiosity engine, 3D preview window, shader inspector, new layer structure, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2011 (more Artlantis reviews)

Get Back (Personal Impressions from COFES-2011) - multi-layer event focuses on invited reports, briefings, round tables, business negotiations, informal communication, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Apr 26, 2011 (more CAD show articles)

3D Systems Acquires Print3D - advice on selling a business, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 26, 2011 (more industry articles)

Sustainability and Design: The Key to Efficiency - Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass on sustainability decisions, digital prototypes, Autodesk initiatives, Mathew Ingram, GigaOM, Apr 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Working with Layout Tabs - moving through layouts from left to right in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

You are Wasting Your Money on AutoCAD Civil 3D - running Civil 3D successfully needs timely computer upgrades, training, support, Christian Barrett, Civil3dguide's Blog, Apr 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

Developing Applications for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 - writing C++ code, managed/.NET code, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

Vault Integration with AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager - add, access, modify sheet sets to Vault, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Apr 25, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SolidWorks 2011 - New and Improved Dimension Palette - alignment tools, thumbwheel for spacing dimensions, Todd Domke, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Renaming Imported Assemblies - 'pack and go' option in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Apr 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tips for Auto Logoff in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - turned on option from license node of EPDM admin tool, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

I Know Who Owns Think3's Intellectual Property - Versata owns Think3 code, plans to continue selling product, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 26, 2011 (more think3 articles)

Build a Network System for CAD Operations, Pt 1: Prevent Catastrophic Failure - backups crucial in production environment, Mark Shaw & James Ecklund, CADspeed, Apr 25, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Build a Network System for CAD Operations, Pt 2: RAID - redundant array of independent disks for backup, Mark Shaw & James Ecklund, CADspeed, Apr 25, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

COFES 2011: Invisible Interfaces and Software-Loaded Bacteria - augmented reality system for combat, firefighter training, bacteria for data storage, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 21, 2011 (more virtual reality articles, CAD show articles)

COFES 2011: Desert, Ideas and Horses - mobile computing, data/apps in cloud, bloggers roundtable discussion, keynote by Sun Microsystems John Gage, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 25, 2011 (more CAD shows articles)

Space Technology Design Analysis with Creo Elements/Pro - simplified representations created by Creo Elements/Pro helped analysts work more efficiently on EO sensor analysis project, Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, Apr 24, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles, Creo success stories)

6 1/2 Reasons to Ignore the Trend in Direct CAD Technology - budget, time, multi CAD software package usage can be reasons, also productivity, Scott Sweeney, Kubotek, Apr 25, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Mechatronics Management, Pt 1: Mechanical Aspects - managing assemblies, design deliverables, extracting information for enterprise, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 21, 2011 (more MCAD articlesPDM articles)

Episode 328 - 3DVIA Composer 2011x - general, UI enhancements, technical illustration, vector output updates, API updates, hardware support, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 24, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Desktop Virtualization, Solid Edge Style - affordable VMWare workstation for running, testing multiple versions of software, JasonNewell.NET. Blog, Apr 23, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Building Information Modeling - BIM, importance to construction industry, Ralph Montague of RIAI, YouTube, Apr 19, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Nemetschek Revenue Up 10.4% in 2010 - AEC vendor claims to have overtaken Autodesk as #1 in Europe, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 25, 2011 (more Vectorworks articles)

Exploded Lines - converting hidden line renderings to easily edited exploded lines in Vectorworks, Viddler, Apr 23, 2011 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

An Insight to AutoCAD e-Transmit - organizing transmittal set of files, Emilio Valentin, CADdigest.com, Apr 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLISP Tutorial: Working with Layers - changing current layer, check for existing layer in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Free DWG to PDF Conversion with AutoCAD WS - AutoCAD WS for Android has 'anywhere storage' feature, PDF support, enhanced plot dialog box, JTB World, Apr 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Product Management Interview with Nick Zeeben - roles, responsibilities as product manager for Civil 3D, life cycle of feature in Civil 3D, customer involvement, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Revit Structure 2012: Assemblies - capability for precast workflows, YouTube, Apr 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Allow NWC Overwrite in Navisworks - check option to close NWC/NWD files on load in Navisworks options editor, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 21, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - support life cycle for SolidWorks products, daylight saving time problem in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks on Windows 7 SP1, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, Apr 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Simulation - Curvature-based vs Standard Mesher - curvature-based mesher is faster but creates 30% more elements, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Changing the Fixed Face for a Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - editing flat pattern feature in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks EPDM: Creating a Template for Multiple Serial Numbers - John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The Think3 Mess - Versata is exclusive licensee, not owner of intellectual property of think3, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 25, 2011 (more think3 articles)

Who Owns Think3's Intellectual Property? - Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 25, 2011 (more think3 articles)

HP's New Workstations Span a Range of Sizes, Prices, and Portability - economically priced HP Z210 is available in 2 sizes; 8460w, 8560w, 8760w mobile workstations offer power, DreamColor technology, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2011 (more HP workstation reviews)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 7 - general categories for graphics cards, capacity of power supply, width of high-end graphics cards, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 21, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 8 - installation, configuration of software drivers, maximizing performance, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 22, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Autodesk AEC Technology Day 2011 - feature of building design 2012 release products, real world examples, BIM 360 initiative introduced, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 21, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Using Combine for Internal Volumes - filling hollow portion, calculating volume of oddly shaped shelled body in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Animating Geneva Mechanism in SolidWorks - using contact, motion study properties, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

iWare Apps - free, easy access to iWare apps facilitates interoperability: Bentley View, Structural Synchronizer V8i, Structural Dashboard, Bentley.com, Apr 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

ProjectWise and BS1192 - ProjectWise V8i provides common data environment through BS1192, runs using document actions manager, has advanced document creation wizard, Bentley.com, Apr 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

The 3D PDF Consortium - Adobe promoting 3D PDF as standard, being member of consortium, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 23, 2011 (more PDF articles)

What is Inforbix? - product data apps like search, tables help creates semantic relationships between databases, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 23, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Applying Standards to Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - specifying 1st, 3rd angle projection methods, thread style controls, shading/preview controls, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

From Dimensions to Dimensional Constraints - infer constraints function in AutoCAD 2012, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD WS for Android Tutorial - opening, editing drawing, commands on draw toolbar, markup toolbar, Autodesk, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD WS Mobile for Android - Finally an AutoCAD for Linux - Vladimir Michl, CADStudio Blog, Apr 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Multifunctional Grips - appearing in different object types, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Feature: Create Civil 3D Pipe Network from SHP File - Seth Hall, Being Civil, Apr 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

A Civil Lobotomy for Points - Civil 3D point feature, basic framework for civil point lobotomy, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Apr 21, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Optimize Your Hardware for Autodesk 3ds Max Design - considering processor, video cards, RAM, Eddie Perlberg of Autodesk, CADspeed, Apr 22, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles, CAD hardware articles)

Revit Server Goes Desktop - installing Revit Server on desktop step by step, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Apr 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 6 - sufficient connectivity options, USB ports, FireWire, eSATA connection, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 20, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

11 Questions with Susan Olivier from Dassault Systemes - joining vendor company, PLM for creating sustainable products, high-growth areas for PLM, just-style.com, Apr 18, 2011 (more PLM articles)

PLM: How to Fix Technologies and Stop Fixing People? - PLM implementation should be user friendly, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 20, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Fixing 'The Shadow Bug' is the Highlight of the First SketchUp 8 Update - issue with shadow calculating algorithm solved, SketchUp Tips, Jan 13, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Draw a Stair Using the 'Multiple Copies' Feature - SketchUp Tips, Feb 21, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012 - Autoloader Mechanism for Plug-Ins - user, developer perspective, bundle folder files to run add-in, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Using Kinect to Draw 3D AutoCAD Polylines - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Vector Editing and Sketching Between AutoCAD and Sketchbook Designer 2012 - key concept explaining with example of balcony with lighting fixture, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh, Apr 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Automatic Command Complete Tool in AutoCAD 2012 - AutoCAD tip, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor - Some Quick Tips From a New Project - frame alignment on 2D sketch geometry, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 19, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Feature - Rotating Labels - hovering over label grip shows option to rotate label, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 20, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

5 Revit 2012 Timesavers - project browser right-click shortcuts, semi-transparent selection, 3Dconnexion support, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Apr 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Display Ceiling Information in Revit Floor Plans - select 'reflected ceiling plan' option from underlay orientation parameter, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Duct - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Pipe - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Conduit - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Classic Flipping Arcs - displaying right side of arc is incorrect in SolidWorks, no workaround available, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Apr 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Demoing Their n!Fuze at Hannover Messe - interview with Andreas Spieler of SolidWorks, Lauri Poldre, GrabCAD, Apr 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

2011 Enterprise PDM Copy Tree - renaming file names with serial numbers in SolidWorks PDM, Devon Sowell, YouTube, Mar 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 5 - hard drive capacity, speed, RAID configuration, SSD drives, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 19, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Engineering Workshop, Pt 12 - plastic switch housing analysis concludes with 2D analysis, hand calculations, Bob Johnson, Develop 3D, Apr 19, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Tinkercad. Incredibly Brilliant, Web-based 3D Modeling for Makers - free, web-based modeling program has add, sub, work plane, camera tools, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 19, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

COFES 2011: Day 1 - session on augmented reality, future of innovation, David Levin, isicad, Apr 15, 2011 (more CAD shows articles)

Post COFES, Dropbox and PLM Made Simple? - virtual storage app lets synchronize CAD files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 19, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Product Lifecycle Management - definition, benefit of PLM, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Apr 18, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Realizing the Benefits of Vulnerability Management in the Cloud - cloud-based vulnerability management solution is better than that of premise based, Gordon Mackay, AEC Newsroom, Apr 18, 2011 (more cloud articles)

8 Autodesk Products Verified as Citrix Ready - customers get benefits of centralized computing through Citrix XenApp on demand, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 18, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

2012: Preparing for Installation of Autodesk Products and Suites - introduction, reviewing documentation, downloading language packs, Autodesk Knowledge Base, Apr 15, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Editable UCS Icon - ability to move, rotate coordinate system using grips, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Vault 2012 Revision Block Integration - configuring rev block integration, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Apr 12, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Issues with the Vault 2012 API - workaround for UserIdTicketCredentials, WebServiceCredentials classes, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeroes, Apr 19, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Customize Your 2012 - option to customize Revit 2012, David Harrington, CADDHELP, Apr 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Structural Modeling - adding structural elements to building model in Revit, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Modifying MEP Elements  - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Electrical Components  - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The French Connection - More Possibilities Than Problems, When SolidWorks is 'Dassaultified' - exploration of possible changes under leadership of CEO Bertrand Sicot, Verdi Ogewell, VerkstadsForum, Apr 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Print Your DWG Files with EPDM Tasks - editing advanced scripting options in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Paint, Grease and Other Consumables? Let Me Count the Ways - quantifying grease in BOM using SolidWorks, Pat Leonard, InFlow Technology, Apr 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Intel's New Xeon E3 Gets Built-in Graphics - CPU contains micro-architecture, integrates Intel's HD P3000 graphics chip, Q&A with John Hendgerveld of Intel, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 19, 2011 (more Intel workstation articles)

Reporting From COFES - Brad Holtz of Cyon Research talks about COFES, insights, developments at event, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 18, 2011 (more CAD shows articles)

Omnify Releases Web-Based PLM App for SMB Manufacturing - Empower PLM v 5.0, browser-based, streamlined UI, performance-improvement algorithms, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Apr 14, 2011 (more Empower PLM reviews)

Getting Better Sectional Views in LayOut - SketchUp tutorial, Aidan Chopra, Google SketchUp Blog, Apr 18, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Here's How Autodesk is Making You So Much Cash - Autodesk turned 26% of revenue into free cash flow, Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool, Apr 18, 2010 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2012 Tips and Tricks - UI, Autodesk content explorer, associative arrays, 3D tips, surface modeling, model documentation, Lynn Allen, Autodesk, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012: Creating Drawing Views from 3D Model - Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Viewport Controls in AutoCAD 2012 - changing configuration of viewports, visual styles, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh, Apr 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Programming Languages and AutoCAD, Pt 4 - programming language should be written transparently, understandable by machine, Patrick Emin, upFront.eZine, Apr 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Bolt and Screw Calculations with the Bolted Connection Tool - strength check, fatigue calculation of bolt in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 18, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Feature: Command Line AutoComplete - list of suggested commands appears after default time of 0.3 sec, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Apr 18, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

The 2012 Analytical Model and Upgraded Files: Analytical Surfaces for Walls, Floors, and Foundation Slabs - adjusting surfaces in upgraded Revit file, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Apr 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Little Details Count - First Revit 2012 Family - Revit walkthrough of bass gear, The Revit Kid, Apr 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Server - Overview, Secrets - Exposed - Revit server in different office structures, database structure with Revit server, Jose Guia, blog.bimkicks.com, Mar 23, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Creating a Sloped Roof - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Customizing Content - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Columns - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Visual Studio Add-In Wizards for Revit 2012 - Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 12, 2011 (more Revit articles)

DevDays 2010 Online with Revit 2012 API News - presentation on Revit 2012 features, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 18, 2011 (more Revit articles)

modo for SolidWorks Kit - specific tools for import, UI, collection of preset materials, preset environments, training videos, Rob Rodriguez, Apr 18, 2011 (more modo articles, SolidWorks articles)

Find the Right Graphics Card Driver for SolidWorks - interface for selecting computer vendor, model, graphics card vendor, graphics card model, operating system, SolidWorks version, Shantanu Kedar of DS SolidWorks, CAD Speed, Apr 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

tsElements for SolidWorks modo Workflow - modo, tsElements, SolidWorks to easily create editable freeform shapes in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti from SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mark Biasotti tsElements for SolidWorks Videos - modeling faucet, joystick, Matthew Sederberg, T-Splines Blog, Apr 15, 2011 (more T-Splines articles)

Tips for Going Mobile with CAD, Pt 4 - display, hard drive, backup option for 15" mobile workstations, Tony DeYoung, CAD Speed, Apr 15, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

COFES, Microsoft and Engineering Software Business Models - compatibility of engineering tools, data access issues may hinder adoption of efficient software, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 16, 2011 (more CAD shows articles)

COFES 2011 - Day 2 - keynote speech by John Gage of Sun Microsystems, presentation on eliminating napkin sketch, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 16, 2011 (more CAD shows articles)

Synchronicity - collaboration, PIM tool, Newforma Project Center has contract management feature, mobile apps, add-in for Revit, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2011 (more Newforma articles)

Report on SG2011 in Copenhagen - talk shop, presentations using sensors, talk with Ben Van Berkel, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

A Sense of Empowerment - Peter Thompson of Autodesk talks about interoperability in BIM workflows through Navisworks, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2011 (more AEC articles)

Using 3D Design to Benefit Consumers - Cane Creek Cycling Components uses 3DVIA Composer to translate CAD data into instructional manuals, Lauren Cox, Technology Review, Apr 15, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

AutoCAD LT 2012 - Associative Array - AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012: Model Documentation - imports Pro/E, CATIA, Rhino, NX, SolidWorks apps, AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

The 100th Michael's Corner: Thank You - capture non-standard viewpoint, assigning hatch transparency in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to: LISP for the Non-Programmer - writing LISP code in Notepad, Dan Shrader, The Kung Fu Drafter, Apr 14, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Use DIMEDIT to Edit a Dimension - cleaning up dimension text location, adding to existing dimension text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Create a Scaled PDF of Your Drawing - plotting to PC3 file in AutoCAD, saving layout setup, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Creating PDFs with the AutoCAD DWG to PDF Driver - virtual plotter driver in AutoCAD creates PDF with useful features, Russell Martin, Cadapult, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Do You Notice a Draft? - New Drafting Tools in Autodesk Inventor 2012 - ability to create draft feature, automatic face chain enabled, automatic blending, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 17, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Journal File Locations Changed in 2012 - Jose Guia, blog.bimkicks.com, Apr 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Product GUIDs for Revit 2012 and Forever More - perpetual Revit product GUIDs, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 15, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Placing Placeholder Duct - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Insulation and Lining to Duct - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Matching Size or Elevation for Duct - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips for Going Mobile with CAD, Pt 3 - CPU, RAM, workstation graphics for 15" mobile workstations, Tony DeYoung, CAD Speed, Apr 15, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 4 - RAM requirements, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 14, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

The Chris Randles Interview - CEO of SpaceClaim talks about CAD industry, SpaceClaim's niches, legacy data, growth, competition, Martyn Day, Develop 3D, Apr 13, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Interview with Deelip Menezes of SYCODE - 3D Systems-SYCODE acquisition, SYCODE brand to be managed as such, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2011 (more CAD media articles)

CATIA V5 Quick Tip - Simple Mold Design Approach - multi-body approach makes part ready for molding, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Apr 14, 2011 (more CATIA tutorials)

SolidWorks Won't Save - editing system options to save older version file to current version, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes Apr 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk's 2012 Product Portfolio Launch - design, creation suites introduced, Inventor Fusion integrated, point cloud support, integration with AutoCAD WS, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 14, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2012 - Putting Things Back to 'Normal' - tips for making new release to work like earlier releases, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Previewing and Capturing Kinect Sensor Data Directly Inside AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012: Option to Start Without Opening File - STARTUP system variable to open AutoCAD with startup dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dope Beats and Phat CAD - UI highlights in Autodesk Inventor 2012, Rob Cohee, Ellipsis, Apr 12, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

My Gripe with Grips - multi-function grips in Civil 3D 2012, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 12, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Superelevation Enhancements  - button on ribbon for direct access to tabular editor, axis of rotation options, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Videos on Fly-Outs of Civil Commands - option to tell video is loading, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Apr 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 - adaptive components for shape creation, impressive rendering feature, easier selection, editing, needs powerful GPU, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

The REX SDK - development environment for rapid application development purposes to create, deploy activate add-ins, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Who Moved My Cheese (Files) - Important File Location Changes for Revit 2012 - journal files in user-specific location, revit.ini file in UserDataCache subfolder, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Apr 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit Structure 2012: Enhanced Reinforcements - 3 modes of placing planar rebar, YouTube, Apr 13, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

The 2012 Analytical Model and Upgraded Files: Start and End Display - adjusting colors to display start, end segments in different colors in Revit, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Apr 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2012 License Switching and Demo Mode - new viewer mode in start menu, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Apr 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Distributed Parallel Rendering in Revit - without using 3D Studio, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Apr 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing Rebar in a Host - planar, multiplanar rebar in Revit, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Trusses - select truss family type, specify truss start point, endpoint in Revit drawing area, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Beam Systems - Revit tutorial, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 3 - processors, cores, background processing, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 13, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Just How 3D Are We? Pt 4 - selecting initial 3D project, implementation recommendations, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 13, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

SmartGeometry 2011: Clearings in the Data Jungle - discussion on data by design, GUI-driven computational design, GenerativeComponents, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 13, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Adobe Reveals Subscription Edition. What About CAD Software? - Adobe offers products on pay-as-you-go basis, monthly, yearly subscription available, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 13, 2011 (more Adobe Acrobat articles)

Looking at Performance in Spatial Labs - XML based plain text format for optimization affects performance, Gregg Oetting, Developer2Developer, Apr 12, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Why Didn't the Mac Make It as the Standard Engineering PC - Apple followed focus-group route, neglecting engineering, Joel Orr, Machine Design, Mar 15, 2011 (more Mac articles)

Environments for Designers, Eyes for Robots - SimplySim acquisition will expand real-time product portfolio of OPTIS, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Apr 13, 2011 (more graphics and visualization articles)

HP, PLM Cloud and Services Aggregation - PLM companies may connect to private, public cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 12, 2011 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

PDM, What is It & Why Do You Need It? - manufacturing small fixture table in TopSolid 7, Bill Genc, Clear Cut Solutions, Inc., Mar 29, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Use Dispatch to Manage On-the-Fly Workflows - SolidWorks tip, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mesh Control: As Easy As 1-2-3 - simulation advisor for applying mesh controls in SolidWorks, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012: Exchange - AutoCAD Exchange offers help contents supported with videos, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Cursor is Slow or Jerky - workaround is disabling virus scan application, restarting computer, disabling selection cycling in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Base, Apr 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Editing Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - changing properties using drawing view editor contextual ribbon tab, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to: Add Action Recorder Macro to Tool Palettes - AutoCAD tip, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Inventor 2012, Pt 1 - Marking Menus - pop up style menu, gesturing mode, customizing marking menu, Rob Cohee, Ellipsis, Apr 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Viewing Layouts in AutoCAD WS - AutoCAD WS 1.2 supports layouts, ability to add markups, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Apr 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

ADN DevCast Episode 5 - AutoCAD for Mac Development - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Calculating How Much RAM Memory You Need for Autodesk Revit 2011 - Revit uses approx 6 times of RAM as size of RVT file on disk, Anthony Hauck of Autodesk, Apr 8, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Creating Property Set Libraries in Revit 2012 - Revit tutorial, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Apr 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 - First Impressions - in-canvas viewport controls, AutoComplete list, ARRAY command, grip hover menus, corner window feature, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture reviews)

Renovation Plans in AutoCAD Architecture - managing categories, remapping object layers based on new layer key, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 and the Group Panel - adding custom ribbon tab to customized workspace, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

3D Photo Match - creating photo simulation using MicroStation, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Working with a 3D File - Display Depth and Active Depth - MicroStation tip, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Implement VB.Net Style Error Trapping - MicroStation tip, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 1 - base requirements, additional requirements for 3D modeling, value for money, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 12, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Pt 2 - defining workstation categories, Ron LaFon, CADspeed, Apr 12, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Mathcad Prime 1.0 - whiteboard interface, easy import of pictures, images, dynamic unit checking feature, integrates with Creo Elements/Pro, Scott Wertel, Develop 3D, Apr 12, 2011 (more Mathcad reviews)

PLM and MES - Dassault Systemes Says Yes (Acquires Intercim) - integrated digital manufacturing through manufacturing execution systems, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Apr 12, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

BRX on Linux: Getting Started - building, loading BRX module, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Apr 10, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

5 Must Have Free Engineering Apps - AutoCAD WS, Dropbox, Evernote, CardMunch, HeyTell, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Apr 12, 2011 (more engineering articles, AutoCAD WS articles)

HP's First Entry-Level Workstation: Z210 - available with performance advisor software, Xeon E3 1200 processors, Intel HD Graphics P3000 technology, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 12, 2011 (more HP workstation reviews)

Bentley Engineers the Wind - SACS acquisition for offshore rig design, wind farms, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 7, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

T-Splines 3 for Rhino - features include: pipe modeling, surface matching, extended symmetry options, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 13, 2011 (more T-Splines articles)

Designing Autodesk's Growth - Autodesk outperforming Google, Microsoft, Oracle, CNBC, Apr 12, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Project Galileo Media Day Overview Video - infrastructure conceptual design technology preview, link to videos, Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs, Apr 11, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Periodic Splines in AutoCAD 2012 - rebuilding spline does not compromise shape symmetry, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh, Apr 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing command tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Marking Menu Accelerates Navigation - 2 marking menu modes, mouse gestures, David Melvin, TEDCF Publishing, Apr 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Maximum Label Width - editing label properties for description component, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 12, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Frame Leader Text - controlling spacing between text, its frame in AutoCAD LT 2012, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Apr 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

3ds Max Design - Where is Civil View (aka Dynamite)? - Tips for the Installer - available from 'tools and utilities' option, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, Apr 11, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Getting Started - opening views in existing Revit project, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Custom System Type - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Point Cloud Data in Revit - Revit tip, Lisa Ann, Autodesk WikiHelp, Apr 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

TopSolid 2011 - First Look at CAM Improvements - 3D morphing tool path, Bill Genc, Clear Cut Solutions, Inc., Mar 11, 2011 (more CAM articles)

TopSolid 2011 - First Look at CAD Improvements - fill hole command to fill holes in sheet bodies, Bill Genc, Clear Cut Solutions, Inc., Mar 14, 2011 (more CAM articles)

TopSolid 2011 - Continued Look at CAD Improvements - improvements to 3, 4 curve surfaces, trimming option, copy face function, Bill Genc, Clear Cut Solutions, Inc., Mar 14, 2011 (more CAM articles)

PTC Extends Mechatronic Reach with MKS Acquisition - acquisition will allow PTC customers to manage embedded software, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 7, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Embeds MKS - $304 million acquisition to manage lifecycle of embedded mechatronics software, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 11, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Hannover Messe and Digital Intellectual Property - CEO Bernard Charles of Dassault on intellectual property, Kate Bourdet, 3D Perspectives, Apr 6, 2011 (more Dassault articles)

The Vleeschhouwer Report: Reviewing Highlights from Dassault 2010 Annual Report - annual revenues from IBM declined during 2006-2009, $935 million revenue generated from Europe in 2010, Jay Vleeschhouwer, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2011 (more Dassault articles)

The Future in Graphics Boards for CAD Users - Jon Peddie discusses GPUs, HPUs (heterogeneous processing units), more, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 12, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Review: modo 501 - improved render speed, inverse kinematics tools, Pixar subdivision surfaces modeling, multi-resolution meshes feature, 3DWorld, Apr 6, 2011 (more modo reviews)

NVIDIA Launches Its CUDA Toolkit 4.0 - toolkit improves computational performance of parallel operations on multiple GPUs, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more NVIDIA articles)

Design Heat Exchangers Using Flow Simulation - Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SmartGeometry: The Bentley Talk - Huw Roberts, Makai Smith talk about generative components (GC), investments by Bentley, future of GC, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011 (more AEC articles)

The SmartGeometry Workshop - theme 'building the invisible' emphasized use of sensors; cluster workshops include: use the force, urban feeds, responsive acoustic surfaces, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Cluster Focus: Talking to Andy Payne Architect - cluster champions for 'use the force' workshop talks about parametric model, interactively wired to mock floor surface, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Architectural Technologist - Tom Greggs Exploding Lines in VectorWorks - creating elevation, hiding lines in Vectorworks, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Apr 11, 2011 (more VectorWorks tutorials)

Location Property Misread - property set having space property being referenced should be identical in both AutoCAD Architecture files, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012 - new, enhanced features, installation overview, AutoCAD Exchange integrated, existing bugs, drawing file format compatibility, system requirements, JTB World, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

AutoCAD 2012 Tips: by Ignacio Arrue Matilla - removed system variables can be accessed through AutoLISP, CLIP, NCOPY commands work on associative array objects, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - base view tool, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Edit Your AutoCAD Designs On the Go - editing features in AutoCAD WS: basic shapes, snap preview, copy, paste, brush tool, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Programming Languages and AutoCAD, Pt 3 - drawing single line much faster with LISP/VBA than with .NET environment, Patrick Emin, upFront.eZine, Apr 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Simplifying the Problem: Plain Vanilla Configuration - rule out 3rd party add-ons, ensure only standard unmodified menu files loaded in vanilla AutoCAD, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Feb 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Initial Fooling Around with Kinect and AutoCAD - using code laboratories NUI platform driver/SDK, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Rendering Tip: Using Cutouts Map for Removing Materials - using rectangle, hatch tool, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD rendering tutorials)

What's New for Autodesk University 2011 - 90 minute classes, 'seminar' added as class type, monthly AU virtual events planned, Autodesk, Apr 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Failure Creating Deployment for Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2012 on Windows 7 x64 or Vista x64 Editions - workaround is creating deployment from machine running Windows XP Professional x64 or x32 bit version, Autodesk, Apr 11, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Alignment Constraints and New Labels - ability to unlock/lock parameter constraints, modify parameter constraint type of each entity, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D reviews)

Overriding the Line Style of a Sloped Web Joist - using subcategories option in web joist family in Revit, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Apr 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Section Boxes in Perspective Views - use view cube to get overall view in Revit, Eric Boehlke, Revit Learning Club Blog, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2012 - Create Parts Demo  - Carl Gibson, Revit TOTD, Apr 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Extensible Storage - storing custom application data inside Revit file using Revit 2012 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Deleting Unused Families and Family Types - Revit 2012 Tutorial - using purge unused tool, Gregory Arkin, Revit3D.com, Apr 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Underlay Action - Slice, Slice, Baby - Revit tip, Stephen Reinhardt, RVIT, Feb 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

This is My BIM Stick - overriding dimensions in Revit, Stephen Reinhardt, RVIT, Mar 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

An Introduction to Multiphysics - COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1 has new desktop environment, model builder, revamped interface for modeling lead acid batteries, auto-recovery option, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more COMSOL Multiphysics reviews)

PDM. Pre-Configured? Painless? - 4 components of PDM system: data mode/Vaulting, revision, identification, CAD integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 9, 2011 (more PDM articles)

The Smell of Competition Among Linux CAD - Bricscad V11 Pro for Linux has BRX API, BRX Linux SDK with Linux-specific link libraries, Windows platform emulation layer, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 5, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

Predictive Engineering with Mathcad - 5 ways to save time during design process, Bettina Giemsa, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, Apr 8, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

SPAR International 2011 Conference Demonstrates Versatility and Importance of 3D Imaging - industry experts discussed technology trends in design process, American Surveyor, Apr 7, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

BIM for the Construction Business Owner - benefits of BIM workflows, Marc Goldman, BIM to Field, Mar 10, 2011 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2012: New Appearance - automatic fulfillment list, plug-ins tabs added to menu, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Model Documentation in AutoCAD 2012 - intelligent documentation allows drawing views, edge displays, locations to instantly update with engineering changes, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Google Earth Color Drape on AutoCAD Mesh - The Easy Way - using MATERIALS command, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Apr 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Vault Flavors Explained - flavors include Base, Workgroup, Collaboration, Professional; configuring Vault database with Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

New for Water in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012: SSA Integration - ability to edit in Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2012, exports selected pipe network, Matt Anderson, BIM on the Rocks, Apr 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Cannot Save Part in Partbuilder - File is Read Only - workaround is changing UAC settings for Windows 7 x64 version, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Inventor Fusion for Engineers - CAD vendors aim for engineers with SpaceClaim Engineer, Creo Direct with simulation, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 3, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2012: What's New in Sustainable Design  - eco materials adviser to optimize material selection based on environmental impact, cost, performance, Manufacturing Community, Apr 4, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

Sweeping Along an Edge - What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2012  - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2012 New Features, Pt 1 - worksharing enhancements, pop up editing request window, Patrick Villella, CADsoft Consulting, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit features)

Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 New Features - sloped piping, duct, pipe placeholders, insulation, lining for ducts, pipes, Chris Perry, CADsoft Consulting, Mar 22, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit 2012 System Requirements - Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Apr 8, 2011 (more Revit features)

Groups on Steroids - Revit 2012 features, Carl Gibson, Revit TOTD, Apr 7, 2011 (more Revit features)

Multiple Column Text in Revit 2012 - creating key schedule, breaking into multiple columns, Patrick Villella, CADsoft Consulting, Apr 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2012 - Learn How to Deploy and Install Revit on Citrix XenApp. - Gregory Arkin, Revit3D.com, Apr 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Episode 326 - Large Assembly Tools - AssemblyXpert, Lightweight option, large assembly mode, SpeedPak, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Render a Glass with Liquid Inside While Retaining Its Transparent Appearance - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Apr 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Stop Changing the Conversation - Nonlinear Simulation - understanding boundary, geometric, material nonlinearity in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 Questions Friday with Anne Yust of Micromedics, Inc. - career, learning SolidWorks, inspiring goals, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

The iPad Army's Latest Conquest: Teamcenter - Teamcenter Mobility can perform Teamcenter searches, filter, sort to clarify view, view 3D JT models directly from web page, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 7, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles)

Free Engineering Apps for the iPhone - Digi-Key, PocketCAS graphic symbolic calculator, Evernote, Kgm2 - Weiss Inertia Calculator, iMachinist, netfabb Mobile, AutoCAD WS, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Feb 3, 2011 (more engineering articles, AutoCAD WS articles)

Inforbix: Product Data Applications Using Semantic Data Technologies - interview with Inforbix CEO, founder Oleg Shilovitsky, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Apr 7, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Inforbix. The New Data Search and How it Works  - retrieving, navigating, slicing, dicing product Data, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 7, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Memory Makes a Difference: Performance of ArchiCAD On 64-Bit vs 32-Bit Operating Systems - 64-bit Windows faster than 32-bit, Mark Shaw & James Ecklund, CAD Speed, Mar 15, 2011 (more ArchiCAD articles, CAD hardware articles)

Pack and Go: How do You Strip Out the Prefix For a New Job Number? - SolidWorks tip, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PREFAB, BIM and IPD - relating prefabricated architecture to BIM, IPD, Ryan Smith, BIM + Integrated Design, Mar 27, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Mind the BIM Gap - considering factors to embrace process change, Sean Burke, Digital Vision, Apr 5, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Inviting Users to Take a KS Test - The Knowledge Smart Blog, Apr 7, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Picturing the Possibilities - preconstruction designer David Maloney talks about his role in AEC project, rendering challenges, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Apr 7, 2011 (more AEC articles)

System Requirements for Autodesk Citrix Ready Products - Autodesk Knowledge Base, Apr 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Jigging an AutoCAD Hatch Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Downloading Your Mobile/Web Edits Into AutoCAD - AutoCAD WS tip, Daniel, AutoCAD WS Blog, Apr 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Inventor 2012 iLogic Form Designer - more accessible feature to make parametric models highly configurable, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 2, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

Inventor 2012 - Instant Fill Pattern Calculation - recalculation of fill pattern in plastic injection molding simulation, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 2, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

Inventor 2012 - HD Sexy CAD - ray tracing added directly in graphics window, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 2, 2011 (more Inventor reviews)

Customize Marking Menu in Inventor 2012 - Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dialog Boxes in Inventor 2012 - expand, collapse dialog boxes, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Textures, Bump Map Files, and RAL Colors for Autodesk Inventor - exploring Inventor wizard's textures page, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Winning the Battle with Projected Geometry in Inventor Sketches - turn off autoproject edges for sketch creation and edit' option, create keyboard shortcut for construction line tool in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Apr 1, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's the Use Case? For Revit Users and Autodesk, Pt 1 - introduction to stating issue, feature request, describing use case, Jason Grant, Adaptive Practice, Apr 4, 2011 (more Revit articles)

What's the Use Case? For Revit Users and Autodesk, Pt 2 - discussing use case: rooms need to be seen, operate in 3D as do in 2D plans, Jason Grant, Adaptive Practice, Apr 5, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Ritchie's Revit API Introduction - introduction to Revit API for programming novices, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit articles)

High Rise In-Place Massing 01 - Revit tutorial, Rachel Toon, YouTube, Apr 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Engineers are Working the Remote - employees, companies, customers benefit from distributed networks if security, trust issues are resolved, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

CAD and PLM Vendor Website Traffic - in spite of being different in size, Dassault, Aras compatible in web traffic, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Apr 6, 2011 (more CAD industry articles, PLM articles)

MicroStation Tip: Change View Background Color and Pointer Size - changing background color to white, pink; pointer/crosshair size to full view, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Newsletter: Ben van Berkel/UNStudio - From Computer Baroque to Smart Geometry - keynote speaker Ben van Berkel talks about computational design revolutionizing AEC industry, AECCafe, Apr 2011 (more AEC articles)

How Does BIM Change Your Project Processes and Where Does Revit Fit In? -BIM helps derive estimates directly from model, Scott Rozenbloom, BIMUZER, Apr 6, 2011 (more AEC articlesRevit articles)

How GPC-Based Accelerator Technology and Multi-Threading Support Can Improve TurboCAD and DoubleCAD Performance - graphics middleware integrated, multi-threading support to editing of solid models added, Bob Mayer of IMSI/Design, CAD Speed, Apr 6, 2011 (more TurboCAD articles, CAD hardware articles)

Surfacing, Where Do I Even Start? - overview of basic SolidWorks surfacing tools, link to download, Charles Culp, SWtuts, Feb 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Abaqus/Explicit Helps Give the Gift of Sight - Simulia Abaqus FEA suite used to model intraocular lenses for corneal transplant surgery, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more Abaqus articles)

3ds Max 2012 Announced  - Nitrous accelerated graphics Core, iray renderer, single-step suites interoperability, Vector Displacement Map support, Area, Mar 1, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Grant Warwick's Review of 3ds Max 2012  - new Nitrous viewport system, editable poly modeling speed improvements, improved stability, UI, fully integrated PhysX, Grant Warwick, YouTube, Apr 5, 2011 (more 3ds Max reviews)

Preserving Autodesk BIM Information in Autodesk 3ds Max Design - utilizing Autodesk FBX, James Bish, YouTube, Mar 21, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

The CAD Cloud. Finally. Citrix and AutoCAD 2012 - 9 Autodesk products certified for use with Citrix, XenApp, Skatterbrainz Blog, Apr 6, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Helps Drive Infrastructure Design - AEC firm Parsons Brinckerhoff is using AutoCAD for Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, David Cohn, Cadalyst, Apr 6, 2011 (more applying AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: NCOPY and OVERKILL are Graduated from Express Tools - copy objects from inside block to active drawing, delete overlapping objects, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoComplete - Tip - AutoCAD 2012 has option to auto-append, handy display system variables, Simply Civil 3D, Apr 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create Custom AutoCAD Commands and Toolbars - Emilio Valentin, Cadalyst, Apr 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

No, You Can't Do That: Enforcing Standards With iLogic - using iLogic functionality to make sure Inventor designs are compliant, Paul Harrison, Cadalyst, Apr 6, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD LT 2012 is Here: What You Need to Know - faster performance, UCS enhancements, OVERKILL becomes core command, blend tool, Dean Saadallah, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Autodesk Vault 2012 Revision Management  - audit, track revision history of design files from single location, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Apr 1, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Introducing the Vault 2012 Product Family - Autodesk Navisworks, Revit, Autodesk Inventor Publisher, Fusion added to family, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Apr 4, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Family Abuse - Curtain Panel By Patterns Edition - Revit tutorial, BIM Troublemaker, Mar 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 API - surfaces .NET API, support for new alignment entities, improved QTO API, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: LaneSuperelevationAOR Subassembly - options to choose superelevation, set slope direction, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 6, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

Calculate Volume From 2 Profiles - Civil 3D tutorial, Simply Civil 3D, Apr 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Volumes Between Profiles  - calculating bounded volumes in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creo, My Take On It, Pt 3 - understanding AnyRole apps in Creo, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Apr 5, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Don't Lose Your Cool with CFD - using bottleneck, shortcut numbers to troubleshoot thermal issues of product design, Byron Blackmore of Mentor Graphics, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more CFD articles)

Siemens PLM Launches Teamcenter Mobility for iPad - available in free, paid versions, PLM app can connect to Teamcenter using SSL technology, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 5, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles)

HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation - fitted with Intel Core i7-720QM processor, DreamColor 2 display, touch-sensitive buttons, integrated smart card reader, limited 3 yr warranty, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

Now You Can 3D Mouse About in Any Application - scrolls view up/down, zooms in/out, plays media players, offers 3D collaboration, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 3, 2011 (more Mice reviews)

Finding the Best Video Card for VectorWorks 2011 - consider video RAM, drivers, extended functionality, integrated graphics accelerators, Mark Farnan of Nemetschek VectorWorks, CAD Speed, Apr 5, 2011 (more VectorWorks articles, CAD hardware articles)

Tips for Going Mobile with CAD, Pt 1 - limitations of 17" mobile workstation, Tony DeYoung, CAD Speed, Mar 23, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Tips for Going Mobile with CAD, Pt 2 - recommended features while selecting 17" mobile workstation, Tony DeYoung, CAD Speed, Mar 23, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Mathcad A - Z: F is for Fast Fourier Transforms - Fourier functions dft, idft in Mathcad Prime 1.0 offer performance improvement, Mona Zeftel, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, Apr 5, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Front/Back Transparency with Cutting Planes - showing section of specific part in 3DVIA Composer, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 5, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

PLM and Post-PC Era - CAD vendors introducing mobile apps, empowering users with better decision making capabilities, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 6, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How to Remove the Toolbox Flag from a SolidWorks File - run sldsetdocprop.exe in SolidWorks installation folder, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Manufacturing Tech Day Highlights - Inventor 2012 features, Fusion included in Autodesk 2012 Suites, eco-materials library, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 5, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.12) - using AutoCAD scroll bars more efficiently, view command, identifying layer, Cadalyst, Apr 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating AutoCAD WS App for Your Desktop - creating web application shortcut of AutoCAD WS website using Google Chrome, CAD Clues, Feb 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

New for Water in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012: Catchments - full Civil 3D object, catchment command calculates time of concentration value, Matt Anderson, BIM on the Rocks, Apr 1, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Reset Settings to Default - Seth Hall, Being Civil, Apr 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

09.7 House Extension - Section Annotation - converting default Revit section into more presentable section, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Apr 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Convert Rooms to 3D Masses - Revit tutorial, Don Rudder, Revit .NET Development, Feb 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The Rest of Convert Rooms to 3D Masses - Revit tutorial, Don Rudder, Revit .NET Development, Feb 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Kickin' It with Excel, Pt 1 - exporting data to Excel from Revit model using API, Don Rudder, Revit .NET Development, Mar 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The SmartGeometry Conference Explores New Approaches to Design - with theme 'Building the Invisible,' users discussed role of data in design, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 4, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Simplify Operations with Facilities Management - FM:Systems offers bi-directional link with AutoCAD, Revit, BIM integration component, takes data from sources including 3D, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 4, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Visualizing the Forest of Data Beyond the Trees - visual data management tools like Autodesk Vault's data mapping, Siemens PLM's HD PLM provide better insight to projects, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more Vault articles, PLM articles)

Autodesk Vault: Enterprise PDM or PLM? - Vault has capability to perform as PDM components of PLM systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 4, 2011 (more Vault articles, PLM articles)

Richard Doyle - The Man Behind the (SWUGN) Curtain - journey from drafter to user community manager, working with customers, SWUGN committee members, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Apr 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Quickly Rename Parts and Features - renaming parts, assemblies, features from user interface in Solid Edge, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, Apr 3, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Need for Lightweight Data - evolution of 3D design brings immense opportunities to manufacturing industry, Marcia Volpe, Lattice Technology, Inc. Blog, Apr 1, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Simple Productivity Gains with Mold Design Automation - tips for automating machining process, Adam Smith of Edgecam, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac - Apple menu bar, set of viewport controls, multi-touch gestures, but Action Recorder missing, no XREF notification, no support for DGN, DWF, PDF files, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Autodesk Tempts Users with Suite Deals for 2012 - bundle pricing much lower than individual product buying, providing workflow-specific interoperability, additional features, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Manufacturing Press Day 2011 - pros, cons of Autodesk product suites, Rhino mentioned as competition, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 5, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Solution to System.IO.FileLoadException Could Not Load File or Assembly Error - workaround is unblocking file in AutoCAD, JTB World Blog, Apr 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

View Representations in Part Files - New for Autodesk Inventor 2012 - creating view representation, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Programming Languages and AutoCAD, Pt 2 - from LISP to VBA to .NET environment in AutoCAD, Patrick Emin, upFront.eZine, Apr 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Nested Lighting Fixture Instances - Revit tip, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Product Lifecycle Management Solution - business methodology for offering PLM, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Apr 3, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Product Lifecycle Management Solution to Auto Industry Challenges - vendor selection, ROI, CAD vs non-CAD PLM criteria should be considered, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Mar 30, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Hero of the Month: David Butz - president of Theta Design has 40+ years of product, machine design experience, Dan Marotta, Planet PTC Community, Mar 31, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Using ArchiCAD for LEED Calculations - creating 'sustainable site' calculation for LEED category SS Credit 7.2 using ArchiCAD's BIM engine, Thomas Simmons, Architecture Week, Mar 30, 2011 (more AEC articles, ArchiCAD tutorials)

Library Migration in ArchiCAD 14 - using consolidate library, embed placed objects features, Greg Kmethy, ArchicadWiki, Feb 16, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

A Trainer's Perspective: Key Requirements for a Successful BIM Implementation - change should be gradual involving selected users, with sufficient training, no expectation of ROI in initial projects, Cyril Verley of CDV Systems, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more AEC articles)

How to 'BIM-Enable IPD' - BIM-enabled IPD needs shared model between design, construction, Laura Handler of Tocci Building Corporation, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more AEC articles)

BIM, Beyond Clash Detection - industry experts discuss collaboration, ROI gained, taking BIM to field, Constructech, Mar 29, 2011 (more AEC articles)

The Problem with the Autodesk 2012 Product Suites - Autodesk product suites announced before getting ready, improper marketing shadows value added to products, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Manufacturing Tech Day - Product Demonstrations - Sketchbook Designer demo, Alias Design 2012, Factory Design Suite discussed, Q&A, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

The Wengerd Report: AutoCAD 2012's EULA is Now 60,000+ characters. Be Sure to Read Them All - fixed term/limited duration/rental license, session specific network license terms added, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Apr 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature - AutoComplete - append/auto-append, list/suggestion list, icon/display icons options in command line, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Autodesk's Two Application Approach for Freeform Surfacing - Inventor 2012 to ship without Alias Design freeform surfacing technology, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 2, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Civil 3D Guide to Sustainable Designing - Civil 3D offers 'feature data objects' data access technology, site grading feature for creating sustainable designs, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

All About AutoCAD LT - An Interview with Kate Morrical - AutoCAD LT 2011 features, differences between AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD, new AutoCAD LT 2012 features, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Episode 325 - Enterprise PDM Dispatch - exploring automation scripting tool inside of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Making Your Drawing Sheets Party Together - moving sheet from one drawing to another in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Changing Context Toolbar Options in SolidWorks - Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vectorworks Architect 2011 - 3D modeling tools, IFC support, good built-in documentation, online resources, project setup for BIM is cumbersome, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 31, 2011 (more Vectorworks reviews)

New Revelation of BIM - lessons learned from new workflow paradigms, earned value for modeling, risk factors, quality control, Kevin Albright of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Structural Engineering & Design, Apr 2011 (more AEC articles)

CAD-Room Bullying - definition of bullying, types include: information bully, hardware hoarder, plotter squatter, standard slammer, Mark Kiker, AUGI, Feb 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Why People Bully (And What You Need To Do About It) - lack of management skills, personality clashes, authoritarian management styles are key contributors, Mark Kiker, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more CAD management articles)

The Next Generation of Mathcad - Mathcad Prime 1.0 has easy learning curve, keeps track of units, design of experiments capability, advanced collaboration capabilities, Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Commmunity, Feb 21, 2011 (more Mathcad reviews)

How To: Texture Maps on 3DVIA.com - uploading model with multiple texture maps, Juan Delrio, 3DVIA, Feb 16, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Components of a 3D Model - 3D models composed of 3D mesh, shader, textures maps, Juan Delrio, 3DVIA, Feb 10, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Live Blog: Autodesk Manufacturing Press Day 2011 (Updated) - SketchBook Designer demo, Autodesk Factory Design Suite details, simulation session, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 30, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Goes Mobile - free AutoCAD WS helps edit, collaborate virtually to review, mark up DWG files in real-time, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Highlights of AutoCAD 2012 - content explorer, multifunctional grips, Mleaders, blends, associative arrays, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Five Commands You Can't Live Without - AutoCAD tips on construction line command, Mtext tool, multileader, measure command, midway between two points OSNAP, Beth Powell, AUGI, Mar 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating Metric Drawing Sheets with Imperial Page Sizes - AutoCAD tutorial, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Feb 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Customized AutoCAD Opening For Your Own - create profile, customize AutoCAD, create shortcut for profile, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Adjusting Block Scales in AutoCAD - inserting block with units in inches into drawing with units in centimeters, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Auto-Complete Commands and System Variables - AutoCAD LT 2012 tip, auto-complete command remembers user's choice, highlights by default next time, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Transportation Extension in Civil 3D 2011 - tools for checking alignment geometry, quick cross section, importing raw data, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Mar 26, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Customizing the Modifier Stack in 3ds Max, Pt 1 - Emrah Yalman, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 24, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Many Issues Resolved - Revit 2012 API provides full access to wall sweeps, reveals, ability to disallow wall joins, obtain the information about linked files, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 30, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit Architecture 2012 System Requirements - BIM Manager, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit features)

Revit Structure 2012 Enhancements: Rebar Placement and Reinforcement - planar rebar shapes can be placed using 3 modes, Shruti Harve, Ideate Application Specialist, Mar 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Schedule Those Levels - A Method (With a Little Help From Our Friends) - Revit tip, using coordinate scheduling tool, Darren Snook, Revit Waterman, Mar 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

09.6 House Extension - Annotation Start, Pt 1 - selecting views, working with scope boxes, creating detail component for blockwork joints in Revit, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit - Home View, View Cube and the Save View Command - saving 3D view's orientation, Tony Isenhoff, Revit - USA, Mar 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

When Copying or Inserting a Detail Element the Orientation is Rotated - Revit tip to create copy, paste aligned to same place, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Make Some Elements Transparent in Elevation - Revit tutorial, RevitIt, Mar 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The Basic of Massing Surface Representation - Revit tutorial, RevitIt, Mar 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

   

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