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June 2011

3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress, A Different Kind of Conference - hot topics discussed: merger of STEP standards, overviews, comparisons between different visualization formats, strategies, Paul Downing of PROSTEP, ENOVIA Community, June 6, 2011 (more CAD translation articles)

PTC Creates a New Design Paradigm with Creo 1.0 - direct, parametric modeling capabilities combined in long-awaited Creo platform, John Myers, Creo Community, June 22, 2011 (more PTC articles)

3D Print from 3DVIA. Sculpteo Churning Out the Bits - 3DVIA model can be printed through online 3D printing service, Sculpteo, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 29, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Autodesk Project Photofly Tips and Tricks - watch shooting guidelines video, understand Photo Scene Editor UI, tips for taking photos, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 29, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Getting the Full List of + Commands in AutoCAD 2012 - command interface lists all command names starting with +, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Civil 3D 2012 to Navisworks Manage - changing settings in Navisworks Manage to update model from Civil 3D file, Louisa Holland, Civil 3D for Beginners, May 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using Civil 3D Stage Storage Information in SSA - construction of stage-storage curves, Matt Anderson, BIM on the Rocks, June 29, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Publisher Mobile App Now On the Android Market - simple, intuitive UI to view interactive, animated 3D assembly instructions, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

How and When to Use Autodesk Inventor Level of Detail Representations to Create Large Assembly Drawings - creating level of detail, using it to create drawings, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 30, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2012: Form Edit with Inventor Fusion - applying form editing tool on basic handle built using multibodies, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using iLogic to Find Dimension Overrides - specifying text color for all overridden dimensions in Inventor to easily spot them, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Networked Seat of Inventor Won't Start/Doesn't Respond When Opened - workaround is deleting CascadeInfo.cas file, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Studio - Record Animation Time - creating video of animation, Being Inventive, June 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Little 'Added' Performance - turn off SolidWorks add-ins if not in use, to save memory usage, CAPUniversity, June 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Set Materials on Multiple Part Configurations - SolidWorks tutorial, Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH, June 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Common Q&A for Activation and Licensing Issues - activation count, transferring SolidWorks license for use on another PC, correcting serial number/license, FISHER/UNITECH, June 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Dimension Printed Simulation Verified Blow Off Valve Adapter - printed custom ABS adapter lived up to physical test results, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Advantages of Eyefinity for CAD, Pt 1: DVI Monitors and DisplayPort Graphics Cards - drive 3 or more independent displays simultaneously from single low-power FirePro graphics card, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, June 28, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Would You Like Some Chili Sauce with Your BIM? - haphazard understanding of BIM causes huge loses, education, scope can help, 3-stage approach for BIM services, Christopher Pynn & John Hainsworth of Arup, AECbytes, June 28, 2011 (more AEC articles)

A Conversation with Becky Roof - Think3 executive on protecting global think3 estate, revenue sources, negotiations with trustee of Think3 Italy, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 29, 2011 (more think3 articles)

Jeff Rowe, Creo Questions, and MCADCafe.com - PTC answers questions posed in Rowe's article, including Creo CAM strategy, Windchill integration with Creo, more, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), June 28, 2011 (more Creo articles)

Physics Finds Its Way Into a Broad Variety of Products and Applications - growth of physics software tools emerges when processing power becomes cheap, widely available, Kathleen Maher of Jon Peddie Research, CATIA Community, June 8, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

New SIMULIA Products Focus on Meeting User Demands - with launch of Isight 5.5, Abaqus 6.11, Dassault Systemes focuses on creating software products meeting user needs, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, June 6, 2011 (more Abaqus articles)

Amplify Your Designs with These Rendering and Visualization Tools - modo 501, Maxwell Render, Lightworks, solidThinking 8.5, Bunkspeed, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, May 31, 2011 (more modo articles, Maxwell Render articles, solidThinking articles)

Autodesk, SolidWorks and Collaboration Renaissance - n!Fuze cloud service from SolidWorks, cloud-based Autodesk Nitrous to view, edit, share 2D, 3D design files, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, June 27, 2011 (more cloud articles

NVIDIA iray and GPUs Supercharge Artist Jeff Patton's Designs for Mercedes Benz - 7.5x faster speed, improved clarity, detail in images achieved, CADdigest.com, June 28, 2011 (more NVIDIA articles)

My New Toy, I Mean Tool - AEC-related apps for iPad: AutoCAD WS, SketchBook Express, Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, Bluestreak, Buzzsaw, McDwiff, goBIM, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD, June 28, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Photofly Preview: Sphinx - creating, computing photo scene, showing different camera angles, exporting as OBJ file in modo, CADjunkie.com, June 28, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Interview: A Dozen Question's with Autodesk's Karen Mason - designing AutoCAD, skills needed, challenges during design development, benefits of annual release cycle, The Kung Fu Drafter, June 26, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 2 - Action and Constraint Parameters - flipping hinge point of door using action parameters; constraining top edge of trapezium in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

How to: Syncing Local DWG Files with AutoCAD WS Online - Expanding the Autodesk DWG Dojo - setting up synced folder to sync drawing files from desktop, Paul Munford, The Kung Fu Drafter, June 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

How to Get the Best Out of Plotting - ways to use plot with AutoCAD WS, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, June 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Easy Surfacing Workflow with Autodesk Product Design Suite - making surface model CAD-ready using direct modeling techniques in Inventor Fusion, YouTube, June 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Beware of Display Manager Settings - viewing pipe networks in Civil 3D template, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 28, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Modeling a Complex Torsion Spring in SolidWorks - YouTube, June 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sheetmetal Chamfer in SolidWorks - select transverse edge of sheet metal to insert chamfer, CATI Tech Notes June 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Error Dialog Box: Get Out of My Face - deactivating dialog boxes showing errors while rebuilding SolidWorks model, John Setzer, SolidNotes, June 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rendering Like a Pro in PhotoView 360 2011 - link to model files, presentation on fully integrated interface of PhotoView 2011, Jordan Tadic, SWtuts, June 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Where is the Anti-Trust in CAD? - pricing, exclusive dealership contracts imposed by CAD software vendors can be issues, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 28, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Mass Customization, the 3D-Literate Consumer and Future of Engineering Software - users likely to create products with very short lifecycle, resulting in scrap, redundant waste, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 27, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Goodbye 3D Mouse? Amenbo 5-Finger Mouse is 5 Fingers of Awesome - 3D printed base with 5 finger sensors, multi-mouse functionality can be combined, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 27, 2011 (more mice articles)

Solid Edge 'Adopt a School' Aims High - VARS encouraged to teach technology to schools, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 27, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Revives Partner Program - 3rd party vendors being brought back to create 'app ecosystem' for Solid Edge, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 27, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

HyperWorks 11.0 with solidThinking and AcuSolve - HyperWorks on-demand available as 'pay-per-usage' license model, has AcuSolve for CFD, solidThinking for 3D conceptual design, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 27, 2011 (more MCAD articles, engineering analysis articles)

IMSI TurboViewer for iPad - executives on TurboViewer features, Pro version, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 27, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Creo 1.0 and Digital Prototyping - Creo View ECAD for visual inspection capabilities, AnyRole Apps for communicating design intent, optimize design, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), June 27, 2011 (more Creo articles)

Reporting Back from the SolidWorks Executive Forum in Minneapolis - small, informal event for managers, networking, best practices, using SolidWorks products, Christine Washburn of SolidWorks, SolidWorks Blog, June 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

AutoCAD 2012 Full on iPad? Yes, You Can - Citrix XenApp (6) server with Autodesk application published, Citrix Receiver for iPad are required, Giancarlo Molo, Up and Ready, June 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: 26th Time's the Charm - integration of PDF tools, DWG conversion,  supports AutoCAD WS, point cloud, autocomplete feature, PJ Connolly, eWeek.com, June 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Autodesk Consumer Group - technology for consumer level, 123D, SketchBook, HomeStyler, Android, iPad apps, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles123D articles)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 1 - Introduction - definition, steps before creating dynamic block in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Change Your View - But Not the UCS - adding command ucs,v to menu lines in AutoCAD, Ed Galicki, Cadalyst, June 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Shut It Down - AutoCAD macro to finish drawings with zoom extents, send all hatching to back, purge all, audit drawing, save, Tim Girard, Cadalyst, June 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Toggle the ViewCube - using ViewCube in AutoCAD while working on 2D drawings, Andria Lynch, Cadalyst, June 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Upgrading .NET Projects - make copy of Microsoft Visual Studio project for current year, update references in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, June 27, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Insert PDF Files - automatically inserting PDF as OLE object in Civil 3D, Jeremy Grove, Cadalyst, June 26, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get Transformed Family Instance Geometry - using fetchSomeMeshTransformed method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Writing Work Points to an Excel File - VBA macro creates .csv file containing coordinates of work points in Inventor, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, June 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cost of Structural Components - calculating cost of structural shape family used in Inventor Frame Generator, Being Inventive, June 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Marking Menu.avi  - marking menu commands using mouse gestures, using in-canvas display along with marking menu in Inventor 2012, YouTube, June 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Putting a New Face on CAD Interoperability - vendors like Siemens PLM Software, PTC are developing flexible CAD tools facilitating data exchange, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 23, 2011 (more CAD translation articles)

The DIY Maker Movement - low-cost 3D printers, additive manufacturing, easy-to-use design tools are supporting maker movement, do-it-yourself (DIY) community, Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates, Time Compression, June 22, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mechatronics Management, Pt 3: Software Aspects - managing software configurations, lifecycle, software management in mechatronics as follower, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, June 10, 2011 (more MCAD articlesmore PDM articles)

PLM, Engineering Software and Business Trends in 2011 - mobile apps in PLM industry, growing use of 3D, social media, cloud, virtualization, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 24, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Event Report: Hexagon 2011 - metrology conference, ScanStation C5, 3D Disto high definition surveying products demoed, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 24, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Free TurboViewer for iPad is Not Just Another Viewer - ability to navigate to predefined views, smooth multi-touch navigation, supports AutoCAD linetypes, works in remote field without Internet, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 27, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers - desktop app: DWG TrueView; web, mobile DWG Viewer: AutoCAD WS, AutoCAD WS Mobile, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

3D in a 2D World, Pt 2 - creating 3D view of object from 2D drawing in AutoCAD, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, June 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing command tutorials)

Quick and Dirty Poché for Sectional Views - use monochrome face style, slim down section cuts, hide section planes, eliminate roundness shading in SketchUp, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, June 23, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

Troubleshoot Video Card and Driver Warnings in Revit - 'One Graphic System' uses compatible video hardware to increase graphics performance, Anthony Hauck of Autodesk, CADspeed, June 21, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Simple Rules for Lighting a Scene - work with lights in isolation, use photometric lights, shadows, hardware viewport shading to preview lighting in 3ds Max, Jennifer O'Connor, Architecture Week, June 22, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Double Click Actions in Civil 3D - actions for entities: feature line, corridor, profile view, grading, pipes, Land Development Engineering, June 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Drawing Compare - tool to compare 2 drawings, versions or revisions of drawing from within Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeroes, June 14, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Hiding the Skeleton in Frame Generator, Pt 2: Using a Reference Part - Inventor tutorial, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 26, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2012 Expand Dialogs - set variable value of INVENTOR_ROLL_DOWN_DIALOG to yes, Being Inventive, June 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Review: Swift Prints 2.0 for Autodesk Inventor - free beta release plug-in replaces standard Inventor plot dialogue, speeds up plotting, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 27, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Auto Login with SolidWorks EPDM - enterprise PDM archive server configuration tool, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, June 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Promote Your Children in a SolidWorks BOM - options to remove sub-assembly, promote components in BOM, Chris Snider, 3D Vision Technologies, June 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 337 - Layout Sketches Revisited - technique definition, layout relations, creating, using blocks, converting layout sketches into parts in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Display Mass in Dual Units in SolidWorks - mass in GMS, LBS units, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, June 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Going 'Back to the Future' as PLM Sales Strengthen - growth noted in software licenses than in services, consistent gains observed in 2010, Peter Bilello of CIMdata, Time Compression, June 23, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Top 10 New Features in Creo Elements/Direct 18.0 - ribbon UI, extended model manager, intuitive organization of actions, context sensitive actions, extended mini toolbar, realistic previews, YouTube, June 22, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Product-Analytics Software Boosts Advanced Manufacturing - Windchill Product Analytics suite provides early, ongoing visibility into product's performance, assesses risks associated with design decisions, helps achieve compliance to REACH, RoHS, ELV, CPSIA, WEEE standards, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, June 23, 2011 (more Windchill reviews)

Siemens PLM Promises Support of Solid Edge Again - Solid Edge user dissatisfied over lack of CAM 3rd party apps, unkept promises of Siemens PLM, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 23, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

How 3D Printing will Make U.S. Self-Sufficient  - Jeff Kowalski of Autodesk on 3D printing for creating parts, skills required, revolution in manufacturing, Forbes.com, June 23, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk Suites are More Than the Sum of Their Parts - suites offer additional capabilities, not provided if software are bought separately, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, June 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Publish Your AutoCAD Model to Google Earth - IMPORTGEIMAGE, IMPORTGEMESH commands in updated Google Earth extension, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Create and Modify Surfaces - using surface modeling commands, AutoCAD Exchange, June 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing command tutorials)

Autodesk SketchBook Designer: Concept Sketches in DWG - easy-to-use, 2D curve-based sketching program, has symmetry command to create identical geometry on opposite sides of canvass, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, MCAD articles)

Export Inventor Part File as OBJ File - using VBA macro, Being Inventive, June 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Quick Tip - Axis Normal to Surface - creating in-line work axis, geometry that stays normal to face or surface, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, June 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Profiles 101 - generating profile from existing alignment, changing profile styles, editing profiles properties in Civil 3D, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, June 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

No Multithreading in Revit - truss SDK sample enhancement demonstrating use of multithreading with Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Porting Surface Code from COM to .NET - Civil 3D 2012 feature, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, June 17, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

SES2: Studio Environment Set for modo, SolidWorks and More - latest version has 50 more HDR images spherically mapped for illuminating environment, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 23, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

The Release-to-CAD Revolution - direct modeling technology is emerging as leader in concept design to improve products, Chris Randles of SpaceClaim, Time Compression, June 23, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How Smooth is Smooth? - using 'Zebra stripes' to find faces tangent to each other in objects, CAPUniversity, June 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Helical Sheet Metal Parts - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, June 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders, Pt 1 - using flag note symbols from symbol library in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, June 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Nonlinear Analysis - linear analysis not sufficient to predict shape, load variation; nonlinear testing becomes crucial, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, June 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Aero Improvements Give Big Rigs Bigger MPG - aerodynamic truck concept turned into FutureTruck using CFD, SolidWorks software, Keith Barry, AUTOPIA, June 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Have the BIM Truth Talk with Your Boss, Pt 3 - dos, don'ts while choosing BIM test project, staff, identifying IT issues, support resources, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 22, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

A CAD Manager's Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Pt 2 - upgrades based on workload, reusing hardware based on functionality, standardizing process, Curt Moreno, CADspeed, June 21, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles, CAD management articles)

T-Splines for Rhino Exercise 4: Modeling a Hammer  - YouTube, June 20, 2011 (more T-Splines articles)

Dynamic Helpers Shorten the Solid Edge Learning Curve - learn to control helpers; start-up screen, tool tips, command tips help new user get started, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, June 22, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Dropbox for File Sharing - accessible from Internet browser, Dropbox can be used to add, access files from any device, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 22, 2011

NVIDIA Performance Driver for AutoCAD - NVIDIA performance driver has to be installed separately to get full performance of Quadro 5000M workstation graphics card, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 21, 2011 (more NVIDIA articles)

First Impression: Wacom's Bamboo Paper for iPad - clean interface, simple controls but locked in portrait orientation, lacks features, not impressive, Jeffrey Matthias, SolidSmack, June 21, 2011

Modifying Objects: Working with Selection - saving selection to variable, using other selection mode in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD 2011 Tutorial - Drawing Polylines - Line Segments - creating polyline with line segments as single closed object, YouTube, June 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Rotating UCS - making lever drawing in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Problem Importing Points? Are Your Point Numbers Large? - number of points should not be longer than long integer, some code for Civil 3D still has to be 32 bit compatible, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, June 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2012 Project Neon Rendering Service Error Message - workaround is to clear browser cache, then logging into Project Neon first, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, June 21, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit Railing with Glass Panels - creating, loading 2 baluster panel families for flat, sloped railings, Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, June 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor Publisher 2012 Details Views - tools for working with detail view functionality: scale, sync, lock focal, associate, pin to screen, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, June 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Propagate Item Number Override from Subassemblies to Parent Assembly - using VBA macro, enabling structured BOM in Inventor parent assembly, Being Inventive, June 21, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Base View Scale in Title Block - creating iLogic rule to include view scale of first view on title block of each Inventor drawing sheet, Being Inventive, June 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Where My Libraries At? Inventor Mold Library Download - checking installed/available/unavailable libraries on ADMS server, installing Autodesk 2012 mold libraries, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 21, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks Defense - venerable SolidWorks still has lots going for it, response to Synchronous Technology, rewrite of code, interoperability, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Become an Advanced Master of Selecting in SolidWorks - 'SolidWorks advanced select' tool to select components with specific details in assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Facilitating the Migration of 2D Drawings to 3D - migration strategies dealing with legacy data, ROI, 2D-3D interoperability, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), June 17, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Is Your Investment in the Structured Model Generating a Positive Return? - many users are not aware of alternatives: direct modeling and unstructured model, Paul Hamilton of PTC, June 21, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Partners Build Out Enterprise Search for Aras PLM - open source PLM platform Aras Innovator has Discover Innovator Community Editor to quickly find open drawings, BOM data, regulatory specifications, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 11, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Enhanced Creo Parametric-to-VERICUT Interface - 3D simulation functionality, session runs as external process, enabling users to work in Creo Parametric, American Machinist, June 16, 2011 (more VERICUT articles)

Huntsville-Designed Software Helps Edison2 Create X Prize-Winning Very Light Car - Solid Edge software was used to design prize-winning car, Budd McLaughlin, al.com, June 20, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD Tip: Turning Off Multifunctional Grips - by setting GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL system variable to 0 in AutoCAD 2012, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Moving a Part in a Flexible Assembly - using Inventor API, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, June 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Fixing Surface Gaps in Autodesk Inventor Files - fixing gap is required before applying stitch surfaces command to surface body, David Melvin, TEDCF Publishing, June 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Labs Project Photofly 2.0 Shooting Guidelines - YouTube, May 16, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Can't NWCOUT or Export to Navisworks? - workaround is reinstalling Navisworks, Derek Wielkopolski, Ideate, June 6, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Revit Architecture 2012 - ability to import point clouds, to group elements into assemblies, create sheets of different assembly views, improved worksharing display, but file sizes still very large, multi-processing not fully supported, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 21, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

Revit 2012 Viewer - useful for reviewing models in real-time, checking file history, viewing coordination issues, iRevit, June 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Labs: Project Neon Revit Demo - rendering building information models using cloud computing, YouTube, June 13, 2011 (more Revit articles)

PlanetPTC 2011: Its All About Creo and MKS - PTC executives on rebranding product line, Creo products, pricing, packaging, Raykurland's Blog, June 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Delivers First Creo Apps - Creo apps designed to optimize engineering, manufacturing, service processes, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 20, 2011 (more PTC articles)

IMSI/Design Launches iApps for iTablets - free TurboViewer 10x faster than AutoCAD WS; iOS development challenges discussed, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 21, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Free TurboViewer is First 3D DWG Viewer on iPad - native 2D, 3D .DWG, .DXF viewing, ability to navigate full-screen preview during file load, multi-touch navigation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 21, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

The Great iPad Race: DWG On the Go - free TurboViewer supports both 2D, 3D CAD DWG files, no markup functions; AutoCAD WS supports only 2D DWG drawings, has markup capabilities, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 21, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles, AutoCAD WS articles)

How to Use Dropbox with AutoCAD WS and TurboViewer - using iTunes with TurboViewer, Doug Cochran, upFront.eZine, June 21, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles, AutoCAD WS articles)

Show Me the Money - quantify savings of problems, present data to management to gain support, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 20, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Blood in the Water - Solid Edge may be best positioned to take advantage of what author sees as weakness by market leader SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

Laser Scanning: Back to Basics, Pt 2 - basic requirements include space, power, temperature, light, preparation of subject, dealing with spotters, Stuart Brown, DEVELOP 3D, June 20, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

Cloud Computing Commentary: Blue Skies - cloud-based apps are available 24/7, have higher rate of uptime, offer most updated versions of software, Drew Gude, Microsoft, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Modeling with Creo: Diving into the Details - Creo apps for designing mechanical geometry: Creo Layout, Parametric, Direct, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, June 20, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Roadmaps Aplenty - Creo gets positive response, vision for other PTC products was not mentioned at event, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Gusset a Sheet Metal Bend - suppressing form tool gusset to flatten part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Devon Sowell's Tips for a Successful SolidWorks PDM Implementation - reuse designs, on site SolidWorks PDM administrator available to all users, continuously use test vaults, June 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Building Materials - A Free Sustainability Guide for Designers (and Engineers) - provides properties, advantages, disadvantages, sustainable alternatives of materials, claims to provide practical, relevant facts, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 20, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Color by Property ID - color elements by property ID, randomly assign colors based on properties, Al Robertson, YouTube, June 20, 2011 (more Femap articles)

Will Revit Users Fly with This Device? - Revit 2012 supports SpacePilot PRO, has sensitive controller cap, navigation button keys to control movements, programmable buttons, Michael Anonuevo, Club Revit, June 15, 2011 (more mice reviews)

Autodesk Mudbox - Where CAD is Not Enough - component of Autodesk Design Suites for modeling from textures, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, May 31, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Project Photofly: What You is See isn't Always What You Get - user should export point cloud data as LAS file, then attach it to DWG in Project Photofly, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, June 20, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Disable Shift+Mid Button as Transparent Orbit - changing AutoCAD button assignment from CUI, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

I'm Using AutoCAD WS, Are My Files Safe? - yes, Amazon S3 servers (SAS70) Type II certified can only be accessed by username, password, Derek Wielkopolski, Ideate, June 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles, more cloud articles)

 iLogic: Use a Part iProperty to Get a File Path - code to check project iProperty in current Inventor file for emptiness, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Meaning of Remote Force in Stress Analysis - default position of remote force is 0,0,0; direction is perpendicular to selected face in Inventor, Being Inventive, June 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials, more FEA articles)

Label Style Composer Missing Preview - changes to Civil 3D folder structure cause blank preview window as previews are stored as .DWG within subfolders, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 20, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Boolean Operations & InstanceVoidCutUtils - performing Boolean operations in project model is possible through Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Smoke, Mirrors, Creo, Ninjas: All Good Things - feature-based modeling system at its core, Creo works like direct modeling system in seamless manner, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Direct Modeling in Creo - process of adding features to bottom of feature tree is automated in Creo for direct modeling functions, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Solid Edge ST4 Improves Sheet Metal Simulation, 2D Drafting, & More - support for JT, 3D PDF, automated 'live sections' capability, sheet metal design improvements, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 17, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

'Substantial' Updates Ahead in VISI 19 - new machining algorithms, 3D curvature map for deep-cavity machining, core roughing strategy, 'HM constant Z' toolpath, 64-bit engine to boost performance, American Machinist, June 15, 2011 (more VISI reviews)

Bentley Unveils AECOsim Family of Information Modeling Software - interdisciplinary building design, analysis, simulation software helps earn LEED certification, Cadalyst, June 16, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Rapid Prototyping for the Masses - Fab Labs concept is providing access of design, manufacturing tools to common people to create desired products, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, June 9, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Report from Delcam's European Press Conference - Delcam involved in R&D project for improving methods for remanufacturing of high-value engineering components, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, June 10, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Autodesk Introduces AutoCAD 2012 App Store - offers more than 100 utility apps from within AutoCAD 2012, also to offer learning tools, free apps, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, June 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Enterprise Applications: AutoCAD 2012 Makes Collaboration Even Easier - option to install Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2012 for direct modeling, parametric design approach, PJ Connolly, eWeek.com, June 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

A Perfect View - applying transparency to layers to control visibility of all objects on specific layer, plotting transparent objects in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

3D in a 2D World - Pt 1 - drawing view commands in AutoCAD 2012 to create projected views that update automatically, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, June 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing command tutorials)

A Guide-Line for Visual Studio - adding guide-line to Visual Studio at certain column width, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Shaft Calculation After Adding Grooves, Keyways or Chamfers - any feature adding/removing material from shaft is not used in 2D shaft calculation in Inventor, Being Inventive, June 17, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Alignment Entities Encapsulated - adapting current Civil 3D API interface to design, defining base class AAlignmentEntity, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, June 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Displaying Contours Causes a Crash - points out of range cause crash while creating surface contours in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, June 17, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

STL Exporter for Revit 2012 is Released as Open Source What? - source code for Revit add-in is publically available for people to view, modify under LGPL 2.1 license, Emile Kfouri, BIM Apps, June 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Project Neon Now Supports Revit in Addition to AutoCAD - render designs using Amazon EC2 servers in cloud, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, June 15, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Building Maker: A Basic Introduction - understanding building maker tools in Revit Architecture, Revit Zone, June 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling Flat Roofs That are Not Quite Flat - creating tapered layer, forming slight fall to roof in Revit, Revit Zone, June 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Doors: Creating Your Own Door Family: Pt 7 - defining systematic process for creating 3D component family using family editor in Revit, Revit Zone, June 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

SIMULIA Abaqus ATOM - Abaqus Topology Optimization Module handles linear, non-linear analyses, supports both topology, shape optimization methods, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 16, 2011 (more Abaqus reviews)

New Toolpaths in Mastercam X5 MU1 for SolidWorks - surface roughing, finishing toolpaths added, MasterCAM Official Blog, June 15, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

TurboViewer 3D DWG Viewer Hits the iPad with Hot Tech - full screen preview, automatically switches between single-touch panning, orbit, views are always full-resolution, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 15, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Surface Modeling in AutoCAD - My AU 2010 Class - Pt 3 - Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh, June 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD WS APIs - C# Client - using WebdavClient C# class to perform various operations on files, folders located in AutoCAD WS account, AutoCAD WS Blog, June 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD WS APIs - JavaScript Client - using WebdavClient Javascript class to perform various operations on files, folders located in Autocad WS account, AutoCAD WS Blog, June 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Customizing the Revit.ini for Network Deployments - setting suppressnewfeaturesworkshop string, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Implicit Line Continuation in VB 2010 - many of underscores can be omitted in VB 2010, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Doors: Creating Your Own Door Family: Pt 4 - creating door leaf, introducing concept of symbolic lines in Revit, Revit Zone, June 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Doors: Creating Your Own Door Family: Pt 5 - creating door handle using nested components in Revit, Revit Zone, June 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Doors: Creating Your Own Door Family: Pt 6 - create pre-defined 'types' based on same basic family in Revit, Revit Zone, June 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Project Neon - Revit 2012 - updated Project Neon for cloud based rendering, images can be rendered using all normal settings, David Light, Revit, June 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Blazing Fast Revit Renderings - Project Neon  - Jason Grant, Adaptive Practice, June 13, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Back to Basics: Making a Parametric Cube  - Zach Kron, BUILDZ, June 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

From PlanetPTC Live Day 2: PTC's Lessons Learned to Shape the Future - CEO Jim Heppelmann on problems of engineering organizations, guiding force behind Creo, acquisitions by PTC, John Myers, Creo Community, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Future Promises and Concerns about PTC after Planet PTC Live - Creo apps sound promising, Windchill mobile app is nice, strategic decision about PLM improving work are lacking, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 16, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Social Link and SharePoint: What the Future Holds? - advantage can become disadvantage if team members not familiar with SharePoint, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PlanetPTC Live 2011: Embedded Software, Mobile Apps, and SocialLinks - mobile app for Windchill currently under development, MKS Integrity may remain standalone product, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC's Creo 1.0 Hits The Streets - core mechanical CAD capabilities being offered as role-based apps, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Solid Edge ST4 - Major Enhancements, Pt 2 - enhancement to sheet metal analysis, improved meshing, control over drawing view captions, improved usability in drafting environment, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Coming Out From the Shadows - Solid Edge division regaining independence, momentum with ST4 launch event, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Simulation, ST4 Edition - ST4 has ability to create simulation geometry in assembly document, support for frame analysis using beam elements, Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Manipulating & Reusing 3rd Party CAD Data Within Solid Edge - presentation on editing foreign data inside Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Dan Staples' Favorite User Story of the Solid Edge ST4 Event - includes tractor and attachment manufacturer Ventrac, their use of PMI for design reviews, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST4: Display, Assembly and Drafting Updates, Oh My - better display, assembly application, simulation-related enhancements, synchronous web network feature, Mark Burhop of Siemens PLM, SolidSmack, June 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST4: Faster, Easier and Stronger - advanced machine design, simulation for sheet metal, expanded collaboration, world-class drafting, Rita Stange, Siemens PLM Community, May 13, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

EdgeCAM Tech Tip - window command to select proper solid faces, tip to select certain type of entity, hide toolpath for specific instruction, Tad Whitchurch, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Summer 2011 (more EdgeCAM articles)

A CAD Manager's Guide to Hardware Upgrades, Pt 1 - CAD Manager is responsible for finding suitable hardware, success of hardware, reallocation of old hardware, Curt Moreno, CADspeed, May 26, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles, CAD management articles)

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent CNC Cutting Machine Mishaps - by maintaining CNC work area, equipment, controlling height, considering computer glitches, Jack Douglass, American Machinist, June 6, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Calculating the Critical Speed of a Shaft Bearing with Mathcad - Bettina Giemsa, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, Jun 15, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Summer Dance - adjusting UCS icon in AutoCAD 2012, reorienting existing text to absolute angle, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Check Out the AutoCAD 2012 App Store - accessible via Autodesk exchange, apps for apps for general design, AEC, manufacturing, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Subassembly Parameter References and How They Work - Civil 3D tutorial, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, June 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Technology Conference Crosses the Pacific - Chris Needham of RTC Committee on purpose of conference, expanding it to United States, response in US, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 14, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2012: Using the Create Parts feature for Quantity Take-Off - creating material take-off specific to list parts, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, June 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Understanding Bend Allowance and Bend Deduction in Inventor - calculating bend allowance using formula including Kfactor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Simulation - Thoughts from the GrabCAD Contest Pt 3 - understanding stress analysis environment, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Tip: Inventor Parameters - hover over parameter name to see which feature consumes value, Thomas Rambach, CADToolbox.com, June 14, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Changing Your Date Format in Inventor - change date settings from control panel of machine, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, June 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

PTC's Heppelmann Makes a Gutsy Move with Creo - stagnant sales, mature market, fundamentally hard to use products pushed CEO to develop Creo, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Delivers First Creo Apps - Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Solid Edge ST4 - Major Enhancements, Pt 1 - improved workflow for Synchronous revolved features, web network command, new Synchronous 3D relationships, introduction of on-line parts catalogue, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, June 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST4 Has Arrived - Dan Staples of Siemens PLM Software on new collaboration tools, simulation for sheet metal, shortened drawing creation time, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

User Reaction, Tony Affuso at the Solid Edge ST4 Event - users find Solid Edge ST4 most powerful tool, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, May 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Practical Flow Simulation at Highway Speeds - using flow simulation tool in SolidWorks to tackle gas mileage issues with Miata convertible car, CAPUniversity, June 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Change the Display of Just One Dimension - overriding units to display dimension as fraction in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hardware Configurations for Solid Edge and Other CAD Applications - dual core vs quad core, higher power graphics, memory is required, Mark Burhop of Siemens PLM, CADspeed, June 14, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

New Reference Attachment Options - MicroStation tutorial, EnvisionCAD, June 14, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

MicroStation Element Enumerator - ElementEnumerator object to iterate list of elements in model, EnvisionCAD, June 14, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Displaying Underground Features in Profile or Cross Section Views - InRoads tutorial to display culvert pipe in profile as crossing point, projected line, YouTube, June 14, 2011 (more InRoads articles)

Drawing Grandstand with Polar Array - drawing grandstand benches, columns, lifting tribune to 3D, columns, adding roof in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Autodesk Launches AutoCAD App Store - searching for AutoCAD plug-ins in Autodesk Exchange, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Error When Starting the Content Explorer in AutoCAD - verify installation of content explorer, loading of content explorer CUIX, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Feature: Cross Section View Editor Improvements - ability to edit viewport configuration option, customizable station tracker, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D features)

Change the Origin of an Imported Model - using iProperties physical tab, move bodies tool in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 14, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Quick Tip - Section View Alignment - tip to de-align view during creation process, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, June 14, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Detection of Model Size with Check Design - derived LOD substituted with simplification into Inventor assembly reduces complexity, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Parameters - Straight Up (Now Tell Me) - disable slanted quotes while creating parameter in Revit, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, June 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating & Inserting an Extrusion Family - extrusion for profile, inserting instance of new family in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Properly Find & Recover a Central File in Revit - Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Globe Link - Adding Newer Versions of Google Earth for Publish Functionality - Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, June 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

PlanetPTC Live 2011: Nine Siblings in the First House of Creo - standalone apps don't require Windchill PLM to operate, Creo Sketch to be offered for free, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Thinking About PLM on the Planet PTC Live - Day 1 - Creo 1.0 announced, Windchill 10.0 released, mobile apps for Windchill, Arbotext introduced, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

A New PTC At PlanetPTC Live - keynote by CEO Jim Heppelmann, MKS acquisition to manage embedded software, Creo 1.0 released, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creo 1.0: Just the Apps Ma'am: Creo Parametric - John Buchowski of PTC on Creo Parametric, delivering user experience, new features in Creo 1.0, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creo 1.0 Released! First Wave of Creo Apps Available - Creo 1.0 available with first 9 apps, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creo 1.0: How Open is Creo? - Creo uses common data model to keep all data in synch, parts of common data format will be open to customers, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Rendering on Someone Else's Server Farms - benefits of cloud computing have to be compared with risks involved, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Episode 16: Understanding BIM Wash - attempt to hide BIM incompetency, understanding BIM competency, levels of BIMwash, BIM ThinkSpace, June 6, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Let's Talk About Customizing SolidWorks - turn on/off any toolbar, attaching command to HotKey, customizing mouse gestures, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions, May 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simplify Your Life with Simple Macros - SolidWorks macro to prepare documents generated through 'save as' command, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, June 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Design to Manufacturing Process: Bumpy Road? - examples of integration include: Autodesk Inventor-SAP, TeamCenter 8-Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dassault 3DLive-ERP, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, June 11, 2011 (more PLM articles)

3D Printing Provides a Vision of Manufacturing's Future (w/ Video) - 3D printing use is increasing in manufacturing selected parts with precision, Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, TwinCities.com, June 13, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

IntelliCAD 7 Finally Released - ITC members not allowed to mess around with source code of this release, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 14, 2011 (more IntelliCAD articles)

Siemens PLM's Newbury Sees Bright Future for Solid Edge and Mainstream PLM - Karsten Newbury on Velocity Series, products for various market segments, growing in mature market, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 12, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Autodesk's Inter Suite Interoperability - Chris Hall of Autodesk on FBX file format, Factory Suite more sophisticated with interoperability, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 14, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Seek: Get Real World BIM Models for Free - AutoCAD blocks, Revit families available, multiple file formats available, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2D to Inventor 3D in One Click - Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2012 to share common library of assets, David Fetz, CAD Geek Speak!, May 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Change Hatch Angle - adjusting angle of hatch pattern in AutoCAD, Steve Knopf, Cadalyst, June 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Use Fields for Repeated Text and Attributes - AutoCAD tip, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, June 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor 2012 Mini-Course, Pt 1 - introductory tutorial, YouTube, June 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2012 Mini-Course, Pt 2 - interface, heads-up display, creating sketch, YouTube, June 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2012 Mini-Course, Pt 3 - constraining sketch, extruding profile, introduction to in-canvas display, YouTube, June 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

PTC World, Day 1: Creo and More - Creo parametric freestyle, 6 new apps shipping now, Mobile Windchill 10 on iPad received attention, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Creo 1.0 Released: 9 Apps, Product Pricing and More - flexible modeling extension, legacy migration extension, Creo freestyle features, Creo Engineer Pack 1 suite for US $6,000, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Today is the First Day of the Rest of PTC's Life - users not convinced about openness of Creo, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 14, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC Launches Creo 1.0 - Creo claims to solve issues of usability, interoperability, assembly management, technology lock-in, Geoff Hedges of PTC comments, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Do the Creo 1.0 Apps Store Their Data in Proprietary File Formats? - yes, but how interoperability, technology lock-in issue will be handled, Evan Yares, June 13, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Free Tool for BIM Model Collaboration - BIMsight has modeling collaboration capability, supports DWG, DGN, uses data model approach, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 13, 2011 (more AEC articles)

The Advantages of Solid-State Drives for Solid Edge and Other CAD Applications - SSDs are less susceptible to physical shock, silent, have lower access time, latency, Mark Burhop of Siemens PLM, CADspeed, June 9, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Let There Be Light - LightWave 10 has improved real-time viewport preview render, linear color space workflow, support for 3Dconnexion's 3D mice, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more LightWave reviews)

Episode 335 - SolidWorks 2012 Beta - SolidWorks 2012 beta site, installing beta in parallel, 2012 beta program improvements, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

The DisplayManager - can edit, delete, copy appearances, less useful as compared to display pane in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Rhino Grasshopper - Fun with Sets - creating data set of strings used to create different louver configurations on rectangular panel facade, designreform, June 7, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Hexagon: €3.5 Billion by 2015 - forecasts revenue of euro 2.238 billion in 2011, assumes to grow at 8% per year through 2015, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 6, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

PP&M: Solving Complex Problems - 2011 Q1 revenue up 15% sequentially, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 8, 2011 (more SmartPlant articles)

How to Control AutoCAD from a Standalone Executable - drawing basic shape, creating standalone exe project in VB6, William Forty, HowToAutoCAD.com, May 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Trim Objects Quickly with EXTRIM - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

House on Fire Ancestral Pueblo Ruins in Autodesk Project Photofly and AutoCAD - importing 3D data from Project Photofly into AutoCAD 2012, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 9, 2011 (more Photofly articles, AutoCAD articles)

Project Photofly Hip Tip: Don't Rotate the Object - Move the Camera - Project Photofly uses elements from background to align images when constructing photo scene, Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs, June 8, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

AEC Systems Auckland Technology Solutions Day - demo of Acrobat 10, live demo of AutoCAD 2012 features by Lynn Allen, BIM 360, Revit 2012 features explained, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Jun 12, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Viewing Thumbnails - 2 possible algorithms for image types supported in Vault 2012, Doug Redmond, it's All just Ones and Zeros, May 31, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Assembly Challenge: Mating a Spherical Face with a Circular Edge - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Simulation - Thoughts from the GrabCAD Contest, Pt 2 - model preparation related to multiple design analysis iterations, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Defining Some Complex Shapes: Think Simple Construction Geometry - creating Pringles chip in Inventor sketching environment, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, June 8, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

You Might be Surprised What Autodesk Inventor LT 2012 Can Do - integration with Vault, ability to open, flatten Inventor sheet metal parts, impressive visualization, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, June 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2012 Hole Feature Dialog - procedure for reverting back to hole defaults behavior of Inventor 2011, Being Inventive, June 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hiding the Skeleton Part in Your Inventor Frame Generator - editing BOM from assembly tab in Inventor assembly, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 12, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Stepping Through the Features of a Model - adding program to default VBA project, creating button in ribbon to execute it, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, June 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor, Creating a Coordinated BOM for Large Assemblies - creating master BOM, custom iProperty field, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 1, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Through Thick and Thin - free Inventor Optimization can perform multiple simulations in cloud, making local machine available for additional work, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Deploying Your Engineering Applications Over a Private Cloud - EASA offers private cloud, free of logistical, security concerns, to host engineering apps, models, Seb Dewhurst of EASA, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Not Just Rains But Data Too in the Cloud - cloud computing removes installation and upgrades hassles, provides high computing power to users, The Navhind Times, June 10, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Behind CATIA V6. Single Interface, Multiple Workbenches. Glimpse of Future SolidWorks? - CATIA V6 provides option to switch between products from same UI, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 9, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Mythbusting: Six Common Not-Quite-Truths About Creo 1.0 - Creo is not just renaming of Pro/E, doesn't require Windchill, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 9, 2011 (more Creo articles)

Navigate Folder Paths Efficiently - displaying complete path in file name dialog, moving up level in directory structure in Solid Edge, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, June 9, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

PowerINSPECT 2011 - reads most industry formats, inspection process, hardware support, efficient reporting tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 7, 2011 (more PowerINSPECT reviews)

Rules of File Referencing - place files in specific folders for linking, referencing in BIM project, Scott MacKenzie, Cadalyst, June 9, 2011 (more AEC articles)

TodCast #2: Routing Wires - simulating routing of wires using 3DVIA Composer animation techniques, YouTube, June 2, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

CAD Management: New Employee Orientation - provide introductory training in standard, projects, major areas of CAD, Mark Kiker, AUGI, June 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Notes from Siemens PLM Connection 2011 - future goals for NX, update on Teamcenter, Velocity Series business update, Raykurland's Blog, May 24, 2011 (more NX articles, Teamcenter articles)

Enable Block Attribute Dialog During Insertion - setting ATTDIA system variable to 1 in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

AutoCAD, VB and Mathematics - calculating, drawing circle of points using VBA, William Forty, HowToAutoCAD.com, May 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The View of a Table in a Field - creating table in paper space in AutoCAD, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, June 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Using POINT Command - drawing point in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing command tutorials)

Autodesk Exchange: Server Connection Unavailable - AutoCAD 2012 local help content, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, June 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Prepare an ADMS Console Backup to Send to Autodesk or a Reseller for Analysis - Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, June 7, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Restore and Configuration of Vault Intro - overview of Vault backup, restore, job server, configurations, YouTube, May 30, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Manage Large Assemblies Using Substitute Levels of Detail - Autodesk Inventor tutorial, Caleb Funk, Cadalyst, June 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Quick Tip - Selection Filters - selection filter shortcut to select parts, features, annotations, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, June 6, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

STRATUS: A Private Cloud Server Technology for Revit - available as remote application, accessible via secure HTTPS website, can work effectively with large Revit files, Des Pudney of S&T New Zealand Ltd, AECbytes, June 9, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit: Organize the View List in the Project Browser - organizing floor plan views, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, June 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2012 Network Deployment Utility: Custom Revit.Ini Settings & Content Suppression - Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, June 7, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Placing a Line Based Detail Item Instance - overloads of NewFamilyInstance method in Revit 2012 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

CFD in the Cloud - concept of cloud computing, addressing issue like software incompatibility, server space, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Defining the Cloud - characteristics of cloud computing, service models include: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Pamela Waterman & Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 31, 2011 (more cloud articles)

The Gathering Cloud - reasons to choose cloud computing: convenience, portable functionality, cost, speed benefits, maturation, due diligence, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 31, 2011 (more cloud articles)

SolidWorks Drafting Standards - setting drafting standards for other drawings to follow, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Best Font for CAM, Pt 1 - tracing over letters with sketch elements to make font, CAPUniversity, June 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Have the BIM Truth Talk with Your Boss, Pt 2 - readers share experience of implementing BIM at their company, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 8, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Open Source Aras PLM Attracts Advanced Search Solution - searches performed using Google-like UI, finds documents by context, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Velocity Series: Ready to Step Into the Limelight - Karsten Newbury, Bill McClure discuss increased visibility for Solid Edge Velocity Series, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Embedding Objects To and From Windows with Object Linking and Embedding in Creo Elements/Direct Drafting 17.0 - using OLE with data, Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, May 31, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Accurately Measure the Flow of Liquid or Gas - using open, transparent document based approach in Mathcad, Thomas Devaraj, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, June 9, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

think3: One Brand, Two Sites? - sites are being maintained by think3 division of Versata as well as Italian firm, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2011 (more think3 articles)

Luxology's modo the Driving Force Behind Futuristic New Car - advanced modeling, rendering capabilities of modo 501 helped create high-performance 3-wheeled trike, CADdigest.com, June 9, 2011 (more modo articles)

School is Not Out for Autodesk - A HotNews Interview with Alissa Perlstein Sykes - Autodesk executive on software for students, Autodesk education community, connection between corporate clients, educational institutions, AUGI Library, June 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

5 Free Must Have Autodesk Tools - Autodesk 123D, Design Review, DWG Viewer, Homestyler, AutoCAD WS, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, June 3, 2011 (more 123D articles, Design Review articles, AutoCAD WS articles)

Access AutoCAD WS From Your Desktop - creating AutoCAD WS folder on Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS, AutoCAD WS Blog, June 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Sneak Peek at AutoCAD WS 1.3 - Layers - ability to turn on/off each layer by tapping it, status will be indicated by light bulb, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, June 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk Suites: USB to DVD - procedure for ordering DVD of Autodesk Suites, David Lau, Up and Ready, June 3, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Subtle Snap Enhancement in AutoCAD 2012 - only snap to grid points when prompting to specify point, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Look, Ma - No Command Line - clearing out variables, cutting out AutoCAD command line, Matt Worland, AUGI Library, June 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Roundabout Design: Dynamic, 3D and Adjusted by Traffic Analysis - making full Civil 3D corridor model linked to roundabout design, traffic analysis to get real time updates, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, June 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Simulation - Thoughts from the GrabCAD Contest, Pt 1 - employing parametric dimension analysis to establish approximate safe range of feature sizing, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 7, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager with Inventor Drawing Files - creating Inventor drawings as Inventor DWG files, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, May 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Publishing a Downloaded Valve to Inventor's Content Center - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Check Marks in a Drawing Index - placing check mark for drawings with various issue dates, Velina Mirincheva, AUGI Library, June 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Using Building Pads Properly - Pt 2 - getting 'cut and fill' counts when creating building pads, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, June 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Room Data Sheet for Planning Validation in Revit - creating room tag having room data information, Applying Technology to Architecture, June 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The Revit MEP 2012 API - major enhancements include: placeholder ducts, pipes; duct, pipe insulation, lining; read, write access to MEP pipe settings, sizes, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 8, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Subscription Packs - Revit Model Review 2012, Space Naming Utility for Revit MEP 2012, Worksharing Monitor for Revit 2012, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 6, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Vuuch: Addressing Social Insecurities - Vuuch 4.5 offers added security layer for each connection, RSS-enabled, Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 7, 2011 (more Vuuch articles)

Reprogram Your Mouse for Custom CAD Commands at Your Fingertips - general AutoCAD settings for Logitech mouse, typical settings for G5 mouse, Richard Leveille, CADspeed, June 7, 2011 (more mice articles)

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 5 - ST combines linear, non-linear modes to make edits easier, Solid DNA Blog, June 3, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Bentley Shows What's Possible - scope of point cloud discussed, concept of software playlists introduced, Bentley Navigator, ProjectWise demos on iPad at Be Together event, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 3, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Smart Geometry: What Exactly is It? - Bentley's GenerativeComponents an application, environment, allows for ultimate flexibility in design, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 7, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Graphisoft ArchiCAD 15 - 3D editing plane, roof tools, shell command, renovation feature, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 7, 2011 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Growing Jobs and Companies - Ping Fu of Geomagic on Netscape, work with President Obama's National Advisory Council, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Summer 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

Revisions in CAD/PLM/ERP: Old Problems or New Challenges? - evolution of PDM into PLM creates new challenges about maintaining revision files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 7, 2011 (more PLM articles)

The Potential for Growth in Stereoscopic 3D - technique will facilitate 2D to 3D conversion, bring more 3D content to use, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2011

Oops - On Purpose - OOPS command to clear up area in AutoCAD file, Denise Inacio, Cadalyst, June 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Homestyler - free software to design room, sometimes slow to load content from cloud, fails to save floor plan, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 7, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Got Layers? - using asterisk modifier for layer in Civil 3D, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, June 3, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Assembly View Partially Shaded - creating color style, setting opacity to 0 in Inventor, Being Inventive, May 31, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Disabling Autodesk Design Review Update Reminders - editing registry key, Shawn Niles, Without a Net, June 3, 2011 (more Autodesk Design Review articles)

Families, Categories, Always Vertical, Work Plane Based - visibility graphics affecting category in Revit, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, June 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

View Filter: Footings Etc. - show footing walls automatically as hidden line in Revit, Jay Polding, REVIT IN PLAIN ENGLISH, May 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Digital Workflows - Vasari to 123D - creating form in Vasari, exporting this as SAT file into 123D, David Light, Revit, May 27, 2011 (more Vasari articles, 123D articles)

Vuuch Product Development Social Network Migrates to Amazon Web Services - Vuuch 4.5 has security, scalability features, runs on cloud computing platform by Amazon, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2011 (more Vuuch articles)

Finding Discord in CFD with Tecplot Chorus - CFD analytic software in Beta to load analysis results from series of CFD sessions into single environment, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 6, 2011 (more Tecplot articles, CFD articles)

Tecplot Brings a Chorus of Analytics, Data Management to CFD - unified environment for enhanced metadata, flow field analysis, rapid visualization, exploration of surface data, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 2, 2011 (more Tecplot articles, CFD articles)

Cloud Computing Forecast: Still Hazy - risks involved in moving to cloud computing, Brian Albright, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

PTC Creo 1.0: Breakthrough Technology? - PTC's goals for Creo include increasing desktop revenue, Stephen Wolfe, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creo Reactions: The Unanswered Questions Answered - response to Stephen Wolfe article, includes input from Mike Campbell, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 7, 2011 (more PTC articles)

How FEA Software Can Help to Design for Safety - Femap with NX Nastran to simulate crane under various loading conditions, predicting failure mechanism, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 6, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Unbraced Lengths in RAM Elements V8i (SELECTseries 4) - using multiple unbraced length feature for steel design in RAM Elements, YouTube, June 6, 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Driving Productivity and Innovation with Bentley & Microsoft - V8i SELECTseries portfolio of software fully certified for Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog, Jun 4, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

6 Cool Tools for DIY Prototyping - low-cost 3D printers from 3D Systems for creating consumer goods, Inc., June 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Rapid Tech Choices for 3D Part Production - officials, customers of Envisiontec, EOS, Roland DGA, ZCorp on selecting materials, techniques for building prototype, production parts, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Three New eBooks in The CAD Revolution Series - meaning of CAD revolution for CAD manager, specialist, product engineer, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, June 6, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Apple Shatters Cloud Storage Price Ceiling with iCloud. Will CAD Follow? - iCloud mass storage service ' iTunes Match' available unlimited at $24.99 per year, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 6, 2011

3DVIA Composer Views & 3D Interactive Animations - creating 3D interactive animations, Peter Rucinski, SolidWorks Blog, June 3, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - Solid Professor, June 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 334 - n!Fuze Beta Testing - overview of n!Fuze vs other online storage/collaboration tools, client types, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk for Mac Facecast 2 Notes - mental ray rendering engine fully incorporated into AutoCAD for Mac, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles, Autodesk articles)

PICKDRAG System Variable in AutoCAD 2012 - setting value to 2 for combined behavior of specifying selection window, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

PICKAUTO System Variable in AutoCAD 2012 - added option to control automatic window selection, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Make a Custom Button to Zoom Extents, Save, and Close - AutoCAD tip, Jason Dorshorst, Cadalyst, June 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Reducing Eye Strain by Customizing the Mini-Toolbar Position - pin mini-toolbar position, drag toolbar using grip on upper-left corner in Inventor, David Melvin, TEDCF Publishing, June 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Colors and Priority Order - instance, face, feature, body, part colors, Being Inventive, June 1, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Join Objects - JOIN command to combine 2 or more objects into single object in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, June 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Sump Depth at 0.000', Why Does My Profile View Not Show It? - workaround is editing floor thickness parameter in part builder in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 6, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2012: Materials Enhancements - paint/remove paint in 3D perspective view, use, share Autodesk material library, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Unwanted Linework Revisited - linework tool for making unwanted linework invisible, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Wheel Mouse - Adjusts Text Height While Editing - Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, May 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Oracle AutoVue 20.1 - explode command, transform command, cross section view in many ways, option to measure faces, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 24, 2011 (more AutoVue reviews)

3D Printers Move to the Mainstream - 3D printing moves to consumer level to make products for daily use, CNNMoney, June 2, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Apply Rotational Restraints to a Face - rotating non-cylindrical face about axis away from face, CAPUniversity, June 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Design Changes to a Popular Bath Toy Using Simulation Premium - modifying fillet to improve stress, fatigue life, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, May 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Eurocom Panther 2.0 Mobile Workstation - Intel Xeon W3680 3.33 GHz 6-core processor, 24GB of RAM, but heavy, no battery life in active use, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, June 4, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

Autodesk Product Design Suite 2012 Install - configuration is easy, one install path root, easy to install, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 3, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Another Way to Align a Rectangle with a Line On the Fly - Using AutoLISP - AutoCAD 2012 tutorial, Sanjay Kulkarni, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 1, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Do You Know That You Can Plot Using TrueView? - creating DWF, PDF, plotting DWG files to image using batch plot ability, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011 (more DWF articles)

Raising Your AutoCAD Training Standards - using standards feature for checking set of AutoCAD drawings with that of clients, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, June 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Changing Point Style with DDPTYPE Command - now located in 'Utilities' panel of 'Home' tab, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Polyline Outline - drawing outline of LW polyline having width in AutoCAD, Alan Thompson, Cadalyst, May 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting Default Project in Autodesk Vault 2012 - avoid confusion with file associations, keep consistency, predictability, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 30, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Using Positional Representations in Autodesk Inventor Drawings - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

See Through Corridors - set links to _No Display link style, make corridor object layer transparent in Civil 3D, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, June 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Object Snap Enhancements - option to make segment perpendicular to another line, make stretching vector perpendicular to another line in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, June 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Revit: Using Building Pads Properly - Pt 1 - place building pad on lower level, set it to go up to higher elevation for better visual effect, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, June 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Complex Rigging Pt 3 - And Now for Something Completely Useless - creating crazy star using surface patterns, nodes in Revit, BIM Troublemaker, June 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Cloud-Based Analysis: Silver Lining or White Fluff? - approaches of major vendors to cloud computing, real benefit of simulation on cloud, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2011 (more FEA articles)

3D Scanning is Flying High - easy-to-use, accurate, affordable 3D laser scanning is being adopted rapidly in AEC, manufacturing industry, Susan Smith, Cadalyst, June 2, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

BIM Adoption Tops 80% Among the Nation's Largest AEC Firms, According to BD+C's Giants 300 Survey - design firms are biggest adopters of BIM, Building Design & Construction, June 2011 (more AEC articles)

OpenCL will Rock the CAD World, Pt 4: What You Should Do About It Now - ask CAD/CAE software vendor to add OpenCL for new features, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, June 2, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 4 - ST edits non-linear model using parameters, Solid DNA Blog, June 2, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Place Components Efficiently in Solid Edge - adding blade screens to electric shaver, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, May 27, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Selection Manager - creating selection group of multiple segments, edges, sketch geometry in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, June 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk 123D: A Fusion-Spawn for a New Market - 3D modeler in beta seems like limited version of Inventor Fusion, needs refined interface, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 2, 2011 (more 123D reviews)

Shaan Hurley Project Photofly 2.0 Overview v2 - create 3D models from photographs, YouTube, May 30, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

PDF Support in AutoCAD WS - ability to upload, view, annotate, share PDFs, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, May 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD Family: Migration Custom Settings File (zip) is Empty - workaround is installing 3rd party programs to handle compression of files on Windows, David Lau, Up and Ready, May 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Order of Install for Updates - installing Civil 3D with newest updates, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, May 31, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

CadFaster|Collaborate for Autodesk Revit 2011 - easy-to-use design collaboration tool to collaborate on 3D models, real-time, interactive model viewer with basic markup functionality, highly recommended by Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, June 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Export to CAD in Revit 2012 Does Not Include Layer Phase Status - modifying export setup to include phase modifier, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, June 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip/Tutorial - Spell Check Entire Project - select all instances in entire project, then run spell check, The Revit Kid, June 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Save Time & Be Prepared If Your Revit Project Becomes Corrupt - workaround available from Autodesk knowledge base, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Lock Circles in Revit - locking center of symbolic line circle, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Moving From Single License Server to Distributed License Server Licensing Types - license server has to be in same geographic location as ADMS server, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, May 30, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

Autodesk Design Review Keeps Asking to Update to 2012, with Earlier Versions of Vault - editing registry settings, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, May 31, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

Getting Locked Out of Vault - logging back in when add-in is missing from Inventor, AutoCAD, Imran Bhutta, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 30, 2011 (more Vault tutorials)

2D or Not 2D, That is the Question - demo of 2D, multi-sheet support in Navisworks 2012, Beyond Design, May 27, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Save Billions with Revit-Navisworks Interop - Navisworks 2012 has Revit construction parts support, linked files, SwitchBack functionality, Beyond Design, June 1, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Clashed Items Appear Gray Instead of Highlighted - change lighting settings from full lights to scene lights to view results of clash tests in Navisworks, Beyond Design, June 2, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

CADFaster iPad App Devours 3D, Spits Out Collaboration for Free - Kind of - free CADFaster iPad app adds collaboration to models, requires plug-in to send models to iPad, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 1, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 3 - ST adds, specifies dimensional constraints in real time, Solid DNA Blog, June 1, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Seeing Inside Your Flow Model: It's Possible - printing flow trajectories shown by flow add-in on 3D printer, CAPUniversity, June 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Doctor Walt's Tips and Trick - creating, using animation motor in KeyCreator, Kubotek, May 2011 (more KeyCreator tutorials)

Top 10 List of 'What BIM is Not' - BIM is neither software, nor method, parametric change engine, integrated project delivery, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-aided Design, May 25, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Additive Manufacturing for Startups - usage of low-cost 3D printers increasing as people join maker movement, Doug Smock, Design News, May 26, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Changing Face of Mathcad - ability to input equations in WYSIWYG form, Mathcad Prime 1.0 bundled with V15 to cover missing features in interim, Jack Crenshaw, EE Times, May 27, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

OpenCL Will Rock the CAD World, Pt 3: How It Will Affect Your Workflow - examples include: linear algebra, signal/audio/image processing/video, finite difference method app; ray tracing will get accelerated, Curt Moreno, CADspeed, May 26, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Summarizing PTC's Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Pt 3 - Creo suite will create growth opportunity for PTC, The TEC Blog, June 1, 2011 (more PTC articles)

AutoCAD 2012 - How to 'Hatch' Using Any Objects - using associative array feature, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Selection Options in AutoCAD 2012 - ability to specify fence, window polygon, crossing polygon selection, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Insert Block Without Being Asked to Input Value - activate preset mode, working with multiple attributes in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Creating Layer and Styles with AutoLISP - LAYER command, working with text styles, dimension styles in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 28, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Ascend a Staircase - drawing elevation view of staircase in AutoCAD using temporary track point, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, May 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Custom LinkToMarkedPoint for Labeling Purposes - labeling slope of sidewalk in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 1, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Easier Underlay Selection - FRAMESELECTION variable gives more options to select underlay in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, June 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT Tutorials)

Quick Tips for LT: Pt 2 - LAYERNOTIFY variable, COLOR command, WSSAVE command to save current workspace, Dean Saadallah, LT IS STILL AUTOCAD, June 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Up-Front CAE - Autodesk Scores - gauges in Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design plug-in provide instant readouts of manufacturability, cost, environmental impact, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 1, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles, Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Software Shows How Materials Can Lead to Greener Designs - Eco Materials Adviser helps analyze impacts of different design options on lifecycle sustainability, Virginia Terry, GreenBiz.com, May 31, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Photo Scene Editor for Project Photofly 2.0 - initial steps for processing pictures, generating textured meshes, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 1, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Autodesk Photofly Creates 3D Models from Photos - easy-to-use cloud application to create visually realistic 3D model, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, May 31, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Revit Tip - Hide Unreferenced Views - hiding unreferenced view tags while printing to any printer, The Revit Kid, May 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Set the Visual Style of a View - modifying value of 'visual style' parameter in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Families, Nested Parameters Access and Visibility Settings - accessing parameters of original family, Peter McCarthy, Revit Detail, May 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

I Am Drafter - devaluation of base of CAD profession might avoid new generation to adopt it as carrier, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, May 27, 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

Three Years of 3D Perspectives - 3D goes more mainstream since 2008, virtual reality is becoming trustworthy, PLM reaches new levels, Kate Bourdet, 3D Perspectives, May 30, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Autodesk Hints of a CAE Office - after $500 million shopping spree nets various analysis apps, Autodesk works on making them look and work similarly, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 1, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Enroute to ST4 - How Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 1 - ST uses concept of collection, eliminates parent relationship between features, Solid DNA Blog, May 30, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different , Pt 2 - ST keeps mechanical integrity of model, Solid DNA Blog, May 31, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Interoperate and Integrate with New Bentley Applications - i-Ware apps include: Bentley FlexUnits, AGS Toolkit, DGN Reader; cloud access to ProjectWise, Susan Smith, AECCafe, May 30, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Using the Display Pane - ability to hide/show SolidWorks part, body, sketch or plane with single click, to display style, to change color of sketch, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 333 - Multi-Threading Madness - overview of multi-threading, general layout of SolidWorks application processes, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Top Ten CAD Blogs as of May 2011 - Deelip Menezes tops Alexa rating for CAD blogs, Brian Curran, CAD Consultant, May 30, 2011 (more CAD media articles)

3 Things Direct CAD is and Parametric History-Based CAD Isn't - direct CAD software works independently of file formats, gives flexibility to design, easier to learn, use, retain, Andrea Giles, Kubotek, May 31, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

3D Scanning and Touch-Probing: Ideal Partners for QC - criteria for choosing scanning, probing methods while reverse engineering product, Daniel Brown, Inside Metrology, May 25, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

Laser Scanning: Back to Basics, Pt 1 - basic overview of scanning at practical level, Stuart Brown, DEVELOP 3D, May 31, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

PTC Buys MKS, Adds System and Software Management to PLM - Creo Elements, Windchill modules will work with MKS Integrity, change-management platform for tracking embedded systems, software, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 31, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Mathcad & the Regional PTC User Groups (RUGs) - Mathcad 15, Mathcad Prime 1.0 can run on same machine, Mathcad 15 worksheets in Mathcad Prime, Bettina Giemsa, PTC's Mathcad Engineering Blog, May 31, 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Carl Bass and IDEAS - avid user of 3D printing technique, Autodesk CEO attends event on reimaging manufacturing, Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, May 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

PLM Simplification, Alfresco and AutoCAD Integration - Formtek to offer EDM Connector for AutoCAD, content management solution to AutoCAD, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, May 31, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How to Perform an Automated Uninstallation of AutoCAD 2012 and Autodesk Design Suite 2012 Family Products - uninstall tool detects, uninstalls 32-bit or 64-bit versions of software, Autodesk Knowledge Base, May 26, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Sweeping an AutoCAD Solid Dynamically Using Kinect - sweeping standard circular profile along path defined by user's hand movements, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Rename Blocks - RENAME command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Debugging an Add-in Without Restarting Revit - Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

An Oddity with Drafting View Mirroring - mirroring drafting view using Revit API, Matt Mason, CAD Application Development, May 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Labs Project Photofly 2, Ready to Make Models for You - generates 3D spatial model from photos, creates detailed textured mesh model, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Jun 1, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Project Photofly v2 Released For Download - 3D textured mesh creation, more file export options, ability to export animations, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 31, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Project Photofly 2.0 Now Available - photo scenes construction with 3D meshes, models can be shared through YouTube, iPad, iPhone, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, May 31, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

   

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