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August 2011

The Best Domestic Talent Pool for Engineering? - Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Jose have talent pool of mechanical, electrical engineers, embedded software developers, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 30, 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, Pt 3: The Compare Option - save, compare times for different test runs, creating new set of relative index numbers, Art Liddle, CADspeed, Aug 30, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

IMSI/Design Releases Paid Version of TurboViewer for iPad/iPhone - built on Teigha technology by ODA, supports 14 languages, more visual styles, no onscreen advertising, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 30, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Make Standards Simple for Users - Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, Aug 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Annotative Dimensions - importance of annotative dimensions to eliminate duplicate dimensions in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, AutoCAD Exchange, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Creating Data Links - AutoCAD drawing tip, Donnie Gladfelter, AutoCAD Exchange, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Creating Linetypes the Easy Way on the AutoCAD Platform - ensure that express tools are loaded, Jarod Schultz, Aug 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Project Spark - Quick Overview - cut down version of Revit with no API, collaboration, design options, massing, structure, rendering, in-place families, David Light, Revit, Aug 30, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Project Storm Kick-Starts Structural Analysis in the Cloud - advantages of Revit add-in: multiple analysis in parallel, off-line processing, universal access, availability of results in Revit, Emile Kfouri, BIM Apps, Aug 30, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Reflections on Testing and Setting Up Revit Server - testing on Revit spec desktops, file backup for disaster recovery, planning out central vs local servers, requirements for installing local/server systems, Steve Bennett, Adventures in the World of BIM, Aug 1, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Secret Right-Clicks & Macro Keys on the Revit Platform - quick access toolbar, snap to midpoint option, deleting extension lines, Jarod Schultz, Aug 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Floor Creation - NewFloor method to create floor in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Managing Point Cloud Files - Revit tutorial, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Aug 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Die Form Features - adding die forms to sheet metal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Drafts With Variable Pull Direction - creating draft feature defined by multiple pull directions in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Solidifying Quilts to Add Material - adding solid material to closed surface volume in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Projections Methods Used in Machine Drawing and CAD - pros, cons of projection types: orthographic, axonometric, oblique, perspective, Kenneth Sleight, Bright Hub, Aug 29, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Written in Concrete - easy-to-use ProConcrete V8i can automate production of designs of reinforced concrete structures, generates all 2D rebar placement drawings, bar bending schedules, parts lists, compatible with AutoCAD, David Chadwick, Bentley.com, Aug 2011 (more AEC articles)

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Benchmark Hemisphere Under External Pressure - creating hemisphere in SolidWorks, analyzing model using SolidWorks Simulation, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

pdf in 3D - create Adobe PDF documents with embedded 3D models using SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

'JT Open' and the Future of PLM 2.0 - JT Open formats will help penetrate data downstream in organizations, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Aug 29, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Simulation - Node Options Tip - activating node context menu in Autodesk Simulation 2012, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 29, 2011 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Keep Your Own Styles, Layers & Blocks at the Top of the List - use underscore character in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Increasing the Size of AutoCAD's Command Line History - editing registry file, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Options for Importing and Exporting the Parameters to XML are Missing - make sure iLogic add-in is loaded automatically at startup in Inventor 2012, Being Inventive, Aug 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

SAC - Combining Strings - using define variable to combine string in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Aug 29, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Tutorial - Custom Materials on Multiple Computers - keep materials in project folder, The Revit Kid, Aug 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeless Loose Connector Navigator Update - adding external app, loading in Revit MEP only, idling sender type changed, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Windchill 10 Steps Up to the Plate - revamped UI, dynamic search engine, greater flexibility in data configuration, Phil Reney, TEC Blog, Aug 24, 2011 (more Windchill articles)

Using the Import DataDoctor to Fill Gaps & Remove and Create Surfaces - repairing parts of geometry, adding wireframes to close gaps in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Revolved Sheetmetal Wall Features - creating revolved walls in sheetmetal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Merging Surfaces - merging multiple surface features into single quilt of surfaces in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SpaceClaim 2011+ New Features - Oh, and a Splash of World Domination - sheetmetal feature, updates to volume extraction tool, customer driven development tools, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 26, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SightSpace 3D: A SketchUp iPad Viewer with AR - easy loading models onto mobile device, integrated Google 3D warehouse, ability to overlay 3D models onto physical world, Gopal Shah, SketchUp Blog, Aug 26, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

SolidWorks 3D CAD Design - Path Mate - constrain selected point on component to path to construct more complex, deliberate set of movements, John Bannon, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Model Aircraft Control Surface Spacing and SolidWorks Flow Simulation - considering cases of air flow relative to control surface, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 346 - CAD Mobility - importance of mobile access, mobile apps vs web apps, remote desktop access with clients vs client-less, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Aug 28, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

How to Work with Layers in AutoCAD 2009 - benefits of using layers in AutoCAD drawings, creating an additional layer, difference between off, freeze, Bright Hub, Aug 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

A Simplified .NET API for Accessing AutoCAD Parameters and Constraints - list of commands with brief description, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Rotate Point Marker and Label Independently - move point, rotate marker, rotate both label, marker altogether, grip edit individual pieces of label in Civil 3D 2012, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Aug 26, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

SAC - Enumeration - creating variable to convert enumeration value to string in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Aug 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Sheet Creator Using Shared Parameters - Jason Grant, vimeo, Aug 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Loading VBA Project Performance Issue - check option to load VBA on start-up to improve performance of Inventor 2012, Micro Concepts, Aug 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Unable to Turn Visibility Back On in an IPN - workaround is turning off marking menu in Inventor 2012, Micro Concepts, Aug 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tricks o' Me Trade ol' Boy, Tricks o' Me Trade - mating 2 narrow faces together in Autodesk Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 28, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Narrative Assembly Instructions - Camtasia Studio and Inventor Publisher United - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Procedure for Applying Vault Server Hotfixes in a Multi-Site and Connected Workgroup Environment - steps for hotfix installation, database update, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Aug 25, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Is it Possible to Edit the Username for a User Imported from a Domain - no, but Windows active directory can help, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Aug 25, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault - 2012 License Upgrade Tip - keep using old license file, append data carefully, Design and Motion, Aug 25, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Intro to PTC's Creo Direct Modeling Express Interface  - YouTube, Aug 25, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creating Datum Graphs - controlling shape of model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Thickening Surface Quilts - creating solid geometry by thickening selected surface feature in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Curve at Surface Intersection - creating datum curve at intersection of 2 surface features in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How Social Media is Affecting the AEC Industry - social media's leap into AEC industry is transforming ways project teams, software companies communicate, Lauren Browne, MicroStation Connections, Aug 22, 2011 (more AEC articles

Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, Pt 2: Download, Installation and Operation - record current system configuration, test functions, number of test loops, Art Liddle, CADspeed, Aug 25, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Open Source IFC Frameworks: Some Experiences - open source projects for creating, opening IFC files, Stefan Boeykens, CAD & 3D, Aug 25, 2011 (more CAD translation articles)

Safeguarding Design Concepts and IP - integrating intellectual property management into R&D through product development seamlessly can help improve IP protection, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 25, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Color Selection in DriveWorks Solo - creating rule to connect background color to selected color, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 25, 2011 (more DriveWorks articles)

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Mid Surface - SolidWorks mid surface tool for changing original sketch shape while maintaining relationships, spacing, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PTC Excretes Creo Bliss. Direct Modeling Express Available for Free - standardizes on Creo ribbon layout, structure browser, pop-up property setting, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 2011 (more PTC articles)

Align View - Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD - setting photo as background of 3D model, Matthew Brewster, BIM Engine Blog, Aug 25, 2011 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Solid Edge ST4 Simulation for Sheet Metal Designers - optimize designs with mesh refinements, mid surface, assembly design capabilities for improved analysis, YouTube, Aug 22, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Create Product Documentation with Inventor Publisher 2012 - import models into single documentation project, control documentation, add dimensions, parts list, create section views, Dominic Cheff, Cadalyst, Aug 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Guest Post from Chen Harel - Lead Developer for AutoCAD WS for Mac - journey of AutoCAD WS from mobile app to Mac app, Aug 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Steps for Identifying Network Issues with Project Photofly - Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Aug 24, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Can the Same Point be in Multiple Point Groups? - yes, using point group priority list in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Aug 24, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2012: Pt 1 - ability to import point clouds, Revit Server, conceptual energy analysis capability, ability to combine multiple elements into assembly, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Aug 24, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

Why Can't I Drag the 3D Model End of a Level Past a Specific Point? - graphically override level appearance in Revit view, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Aug 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Locking the Add-Ins Ribbon Tab - drag panel somewhere else on screen, uncheck 'display contextual tab on selection' option in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Auto Round - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Shrinkwrap Feature - creating lightweight representation of assembly model in Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Lines and Arcs - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

From Order to CAD Chaos, Pt 1 - tips on recognizing file management problems, abandoned standards, getting things done, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 24, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Latest Update to the V6 Platform Focuses on Compatibility of In-House and 3rd Party Products - with V62012, Dassault focuses on improved interoperability of V6 platform, goal of creating more cohesive PLM solution, John Myers, CATIA Community, Aug 11, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Cost Effective Machined Parts: OD Threads - cost effective designs requiring fastened nut, OD threads, CATIA Community, Aug 22, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Defining BIM Models for the Structural Engineer of Record - levels of development to define maturity, completeness of BIM at different stages of project, Andrew Rauch, Structural Engineer, Aug 2011 (more AEC articles)

Unlocking Creativity - Creo 1.0 with role-based apps offers open, inclusive process to help users contribute to product designs, Matt Bailey, EUREKA, Aug 8, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Let's Talk Toolbox - installing, upgrading, maintaining SolidWorks Toolbox, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions, Aug 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks Toolbox articles)

Journal File Where and What Is It? - editing registry key to be able to write to SolidWorks journal files, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why PLM 2.0? : Pt 1, What is PLM 2.0? - changes going on in PLM world, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Aug 24, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Conics in Geometric Constraint Solving - D-Cubed 2D DCM solving dimensions, constraints on conical blends, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 24, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD: Keys to Collaboration Success - Xref files as collaboration tool, using folder structure, file naming conventions, naming standards, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Draw Fast, Accurate Revision Clouds - REVCLOUD command to see recently revised areas of AutoCAD drawing, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD LT for Mac: Is It Enough? - missing features compared to Windows version: sheet set manager, migration tools, eTransmit command, CUI workspaces, dynamic block authoring, LT is Still AutoCAD, Aug 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Autodesk Strengthens BIM Portfolio for Civil Engineering and Utility Industries - Autodesk's BIM for infrastructure products: Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012, AutoCAD Utility Design 2012, Rita Stange, Revit Community, Aug 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Revit Footing Corners will Not Mitre or Join - workaround is setting footing type property 'structural usage' to 'bearing,' Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, Aug 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Visual Studio, C# and VB Express - debugging Revit add-ins in Visual C#, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Rounds Through Edges and Curve Chains - creating through curve round utilizes edge chain as curve reference in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Trimming Curves - trimming datum curve using point, datum plane in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Trimming Surfaces with Geometry - selected surface, datum features in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SpaceClaim - Got Sheet Metal? - sheet metal capabilities added, ability to review, edit very large datasets in JT model format with PMI, better ease of use, performance responsiveness, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 23, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Find the Optimal Hardware Configuration for ArchiCAD - 4-core processors, at least 8GB of physical RAM, smaller SSD combined with large conventional hard drive, 1GB video RAM, bigger monitors, CADspeed, Aug 23, 2011 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express: A Free Push-Pull CAD Modeling App from PTC - flexible modeling approach, easier designing of  interlocking parts, realism enhancement options, import options limited to neutral formats only, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 23, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Creo and '2D to 3D Conversion' - benefits of 3D, Creo's direct modeling approach addresses drawbacks, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Aug 23, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Future Directions of PLM - predicting parity of PLM, ERP, key areas driving expansion of PLM, Peter Bilello, Windchill Connections, Aug 22, 2011 (more PLM articles)

The Role of Social Networking in Product Development (or Lack Of) - analysts Jim Brown, Chad Jackson, Bill Boswell discuss place that social networking occupies in today's engineering organizations, John Myers, Inventor Connections, Aug 4, 2011 (more PDM articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Fit Spline (You Can Have It All) - replacing string of lines, arcs with single spline in each sketch, CAPUniversity, Aug 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

I Want Regular Part Icons - changing icons from part thumbnail images to standard icons in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Management: Make Sure Time and Your Coworkers are on Your Side - respect other people's time, hone your CAD management skills to face emergency situations, Kung Fu Drafter, Aug 23, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

3D and Communication Strategy - 3D communication between engineering, manufacturing can be improved by making 3D data available to all, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 24, 2011 (more CAD industry articles, PLM articles)

Deelip Menezes - Goa's CAD Cop - starting career as mechanical engineer, Deelip developed custom CAD software, started Sycode, keeps pulse on CAD industry through his blog, busy setting up 3D Systems Asia, Jeff's Tool Shed, Aug 16, 2011 (more CAD media articles

Autodesk Gives Media First Look at AutoCAD 2012 for Mac - features include: auto-complete command, multi-function grips, associate array functionality, layers palette, quick view, network licensing, Q&A, Rita Stange, Revit Community, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Everyday Improvements in AutoCAD 2012 - NCOPY, OVERKILL commands, array option within COPY command, blend tool, DWGCONVERT command, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 24, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Useful System Variables - index layer, spatial information for quicker access to Xrefs, blocks, making new dimensions associative in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Aug 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Finding Views in the Project Browser - Revit tip, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Aug 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving Lines Within a Family Instance - accessing sketch lines programmatically in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Unable to Override Imported SketchUp File Material in Revit - check SketchUp file for materials utilizing texture images, keep only default materials, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Aug 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Extend Surfaces to Connect Mesh - meshing toolbox to extend surfaces to connect up finite element mesh, YouTube, Aug 22, 2011 (more Femap articles)

How to Answer Technical Questions on 21st Century Social Media Sites - understand question properly, write to-the-point answers, use pictures, correct spellings, have compassion for deserving learner, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 23, 2011 (more CAD media articles)

Update Properties from BOM - update component/sub-assembly properties in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Help Your Pressure Vessel Designs Meet ASME Section 8 Requirements - study effect of multiple loads on designs using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a Transient Thermal Analysis - calculating time to cool down sheet metal in Creo Simulate 1.0, formatting results graph in order to change different aspects of graph, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Simulation - Export Presentation to Spreadsheet Tip - Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics tip, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 19, 2011 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Back to School with Cool Free Software - software available in Autodesk Student Community, free software include: 123D, 123 Sculpt, AutoCAD WS, Sketchbook Mobile Express, Project Photofly, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Command Line, Hatch, Insert Image Added to AutoCAD WS for Web - use all AutoCAD commands, apply hatches to chosen areas, attach image to drawing, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Aug 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Autodesk's New BIM for Infrastructure Portfolio Additions - Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 for conceptual design; AutoCAD Utility Design 2012 for electrical utility distribution, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Debugging AutoCAD .NET Projects Using Express Editions - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Revit FBX Scale - always use inches when importing Revit FBX files into 3ds Max to ensure correct scaling of imported objects, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 22, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Add Your Own Words to the AutoCAD LT Dictionary - Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Aug 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorials - iLogic Pt 4 - Feature Suppression - suppressing feature based on condition, YouTube, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorials - iLogic Pt 5 - Dimensions - using dimension in iLogic expressions, conditions, YouTube, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set Copy Local to False - modifying Revit API references properties in Visual Studio solution explorer, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall Joins and Geometry - allowing, disallowing wall end joins through Revit 2012 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 22, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Ceiling Grid in Navisworks - using roof tool, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Aug 22, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

In 2007, We Laughed at SpaceClaim; Well, Laugh No Longer as the Company Starts Talking 'Displacements' - SpaceClaim 2011+ to handle detail design work, sheet metal design, boasts improved performance through multi-threading, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 22, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Our Quick Review of SpaceClaim 2011+ - sheet metal design capabilities, volume capping feature, new selection techniques, includes Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 23, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SpaceClaim 2011+ - SpaceClaim no longer called 'companion' as it claims to be displacing other CAD systems, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 22, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

The Open Design Alliance Prepares for the Future - history of ODA, aims to move forward to improve CAD under new president Arnold van der Weide, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Aug 19, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

The Hidden Costs of Poor Concept Designs - lost market share, money, time, dissatisfied customers, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 19, 2011 (more PDM articles)

10 Things to Remember When Asking a Technical Question - search forums separately, use social media, attach screen shots of problem, use correct terminology as far as possible, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Luxion Adding Animation to KeyShot - KeyShot 3 has realtime raytraced environment, unique, patent-pending animation system, can develop more complex animations, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 19, 2011 (more KeyShot articles)

The World's 5 Most Expensive Engineering Projects - Big Dig in Boston, Three Gorges Dam in China, Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, US aircraft carriers, Online, Engineering Degree, Aug 2011 (more engineering articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Autogrid - apply geometry in correct orientation from original objects faces, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 19, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Command Panel - minimizing command panel to save screen real-estate, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 20, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Orbiting Objects - CTRL+R shortcut to orbit objects in active viewport, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 21, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Autodesk's CEO Talks About the Double-Dip Recession, and We Listen In - lessons learned from last recession, customers, companies are adopting pro-active approach, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 19, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating Objects Without the COMMAND Function in AutoCAD - creating line, circle, layer prior to updating their properties in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Accessing Information About Layers in a Drawing with GETPROPERTYVALUE - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac tip, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

The Curse of the Mutant AutoCAD XCLIP, Solved - deleting mutant XCLIP frames, keeping original blocks intact, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Aug 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Determining Which Revision Clouds Exist in a View - place view on sheet, access sheet view to see, delete revision clouds in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Aug 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorials - iLogic Pt 1 - Overview  - introduction to iLogic, conditional programming with parameters, YouTube, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorials - iLogic Pt 2 - Parameters - working with parameters, iLogic, YouTube, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorials - iLogic Pt 3 - Parameter Filters - reducing number of parameters visible by type, YouTube, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating Semi-Isolated Projects to Inventor 2012 - change project type to single user, then change back to semi-isolated, save, Being Inventive, Aug 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Assembly Drawings - creating assembly drawing complete with bill of materials, corresponding balloons in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Sketch a Box in Perspective View - splines, curve trim, paint fill, auto-trace tools in Creo Sketch 1.0, Jayabharathwaj Venkataraman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Rolling Ball Method - Surface to Surface Round - creating round geometry in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

People Build Buildings, That's Why Integrated Project Delivery Makes Sense - differences between IPD, lean building, starting IPD in organization, Darren Smith, Structural Engineer, Aug 2011 (more AEC articles

Remove the Toolbox Flag - turn off toolbox flag on components, turn them into regular SolidWorks parts, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT for Mac, and AutoCAD WS for Mac - AutoCAD for Mac 2012 has no sheet set support, no tools to create dynamic blocks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

CAD: Autodesk Uncovers Design 8.16. AutoCAD and Macs Found Hiding Underneath - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac supports network licensing, The Kung Fu Drafter, Aug 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

New AutoLISP Functions in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac - ability to access, modify object properties with set of 4 new functions: dumpallproperties, getpropertyvalue, ispropertyreadonly, setpropertyvalue, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Unveils 3 AutoCAD Offerings Made for Mac - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac fixed hardware issue, AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD WS for Mac released, available from Mac app store, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Aug 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Revenue Up 16% in Second Quarter; Manufacturing Unit has Best Quarter Ever - $546 million of revenues generated in Q2, manufacturing division earned $136 million of revenues, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 18, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD MEP Implementation - Pt 2 - changing workspace to piping, workspaces differences, understanding piping styles, pipe part routing preferences, AutoCAD MEP Beth Powell, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Uninstall AutoCAD 2011 Via Configuration Manager - Skatterbrainz Blog, Aug 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Viewport Control - AutoCAD 2012 can modify viewports, 2D, 3D views, visual styles directly from drawing window, Micro Concepts, Aug 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Hatch Grip - changing angle of hatch pattern appears dynamically on screen in AutoCAD 2012, Micro Concepts, Aug 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

All My Inventor Drawings Need a Different Title Block! Are You Kidding Me? - using drawing resource transfer wizard to transfer templates, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Aug 18, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using LinkWidthAndSlope to Tie Into Existing Ground - 3D polyline, road assembly in Civil 3D, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Aug 18, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Better Elevation Banding in Civil 3D - Civil 3D 2012 has options to create ranges by range interval, base elevation to control starting point for elevation banding, Rick Ellis, Cadapult, Aug 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Reference to Analytical Curve - obtaining analytical model curves from AnalyticalModel class in Revit 2012, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Filled Region Blocking Your Lines in a Project Title Block? - start Revit generic annotation family, cut, paste filled regions into it, load generic annotation family into title block family, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Aug 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Shortcut for Main App - Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 18, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Extension Methods are Your Friends - extension method feature to create method on object in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Aug 18, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Enabling the Vault Add-in for 3ds Max - disable asset tracking to log into Vault, Aug 19, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles, Vault articles)

Editing Features Using Edit Definition - making changes to model by editing definition of features in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Steady State Thermal Analysis - placing boundary conditions, heat loads to simple beam, then using these constraints to define steady state thermal analysis in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Square to Round Blend - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Top CAD/3D CEO's Talk About Apple in the Industry - growing popularity of Apple's Mac in CAD, 3D markets, education, iCloud service, opportunities, scope for improvement, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Aug 17, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

How to Enter Points with X, Y and Z Coordinates - using 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3DVIA Composer Fly-Through Animation - smooth camera paths, environmental shadowing, ambient occlusion, texture import tools to create animation, Scott Woods, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 17, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

The Future of Manuals - dynamic 3D manuals created using 3DVIA Composer easier  to understand than static screenshots, pages, CAPUniversity, Aug 17, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

Geometric Constraint Solving - It's All About Special Cases - benefits of specific geometry types in D-Cubed geometric constraint solvers, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 8, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Licensing and Programming - network licenses for AutoCAD 2012 for Mac can be activated with same activation code of AutoCAD 2012, JTB World Blog, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Command Aliases - default command aliases defined in Acad.pgp used by AutoCAD for Mac, Autodesk WikiHelp, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Define Custom Command Aliases - editing command aliases in AutoCAD for Mac, Lee Ambrosius, Autodesk WikiHelp, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD LT for Mac: The Details - differences between AutoCAD LT for Mac, AutoCAD LT, system requirements, buying through Mac app store, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Aug 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Preventing AutoCAD Objects from Being Selected Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Speed Up SketchUp: Extrude Curves with Fewer Sides - change number of sides in circles, arcs before extruding into 3D shapes to reduce amount of geometry in models, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Aug 17, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

Built for Speed: Running iLogic Rules Automatically When Saved, for New and Existing (Pre-iLogic) Inventor Files - Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 17, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

3ds Max: Making the Virtual Real - importing models from Revit to 3ds Max for better visualization, creating 3D print of virtual model to produce physical, real world models, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Building Intersections with Profile Constraints - editing command settings for CreateIntersection command in Civil 3D, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Aug 17, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Curtain Wall Panel - Edit in Place - editing curtain wall without creating panel family, loading, swapping in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Aug 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Button in Creo Sketch - airbrushing, fill colors, layer management tools, Jayabharathwaj Venkataraman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Thermal Boundary Conditions - using prescribed temperatures, convection, radiation conditions in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Heat Load - discussing settings within heat load dialog box in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Integrated Project Delivery Methodology - legal relationship within IPD structure, democratic structured workflow, incentive pool for increasing performance, quality, Tim Winstanley, ArchDaily, Aug 2, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Practice 2.0: 4 Take -Aways from Chicago's BIM Forum - misunderstanding about concept of BIM, 'purpose built models,' unwillingness to take lead towards BIM adoption, Federico Negro, Art & Design, Aug 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Mechatronic Management, Pt 4: Integrated System Engineering Aspects - understanding artifacts, processes for system engineering, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 16, 2011 (more MCAD articlesmore PDM articles)

ViaCAD 2D/3D v8 What's New Video - push/pull tool for planar objects, faces of solids, interactively translates, rotates, scales faces, automatically creates 3D objects from 2D drawings, Tim Olson, Shark Attack, Aug 14, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Using AutoSave - keep AutoSave setting turned on, recover file from ViaCAD backup folder, Tim Olson, Shark Attack, Aug 14, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

More Mac Titles from Autodesk at Apple App Store and Amazon.com - AutoCAD for Mac available for network licensing; AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD WS available for Mac, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Design 8.16 is Finally Here - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac has more features of PC version of AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD WS for Mac available for free, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD 2012 Products for the Mac - features include: publish, in-place Xref editing, layer filters, plot styles, dynamic array, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Inventor: Quick Tip - Managing Parameters - changing name of parameter, tooltip, options to display numerical parameters within sketch, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Aug 16, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Print Resolution - rendering image at correct resolution, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 16, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Project Photofly to 3ds Max or Navisworks - Ben Curtin, CAD Geek Speak!, Aug 12, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

And the Revit.ini File Strikes Again - rolling out company wide changes to Revit.ini files, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Aug 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What Were They Thinking? Autodesk Buys Instructables - Instructables acquisition of questionable value to Autodesk, buying ad space would have been preferable, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 16, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

The Fuss About Creo's Old UI - Creo is same technology with enhancements, people seem confused by Creo release fanfare, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 17, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Configuring the Color Schemes of the Fluent UI in Creo Elements/Direct Drafting 18.0 - points to consider when choosing color scheme, Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, Aug 3, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Adjust the Part Transparency Continuously in Creo Elements/Direct Modeling - Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, Aug 3, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Corner Relief - adding corner reliefs to sheet-metal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Flatten Forms and Unstamping Edges - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Round Options - Round Profile - experimenting with conic, curvature continuous round profiles, using single, dual radii in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Advancing Computer-Aided Design - Al Bunshaft of Dassault on CAD being obsolete, augmented reality vs virtual reality, Boston operations, DC Denison, Boston.com, Aug 14, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

CAD Packages for Architectural Landscape Design - ArchiCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, Home Designer Pro, IntelliCAD, Bright Hub, Aug 12, 2011 (more AEC articles)

3D Printer Technology for Metal Components - working of 3D printer, technologies for printing 3D object are laser-beam based, electron-beam based, extrusion nozzle based, Bright Hub, Aug 15, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Understanding the Link Between Concept Designs, Innovation and IP - innovation in new products depends on good concept design, becoming rich source of IP, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 15, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Turning Parts Into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts (Pt 1) - turning parts into assemblies with full associativity through master model approach in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Reference Geometry - creating reference point at intersection of plane and axis, or intersection of 2 axes in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Aug 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Cadalyst Systems Benchmark, Pt 1: Evaluate and Compare Workstations Running AutoCAD - functions of 3D/2D graphics index, disc, CPU indices, Art Liddle, CADspeed, Aug 16, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD for Mac 2012; Extends Platform with New LT and WS Versions - available exclusively in the Mac App Store where it may be the most expensive product at $3995, waiting for OS X Lion makes for late release, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac, and AutoCAD WS for Mac Announced - screen shots, descriptions, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Live Blogging: DE8.16N - coverage of Autodesk launch of AutoCAD for Mac products, includes Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Updated: Autodesk Announces AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Built for Lion - Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Aug 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

AutoCAD 8.16 - AutoCAD 2012, 2012 LT and WS for Mac - Robin Capper, RobiNZ, Aug 17, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Review of Autodesk Photofly - read manual first, light, contrast on object matters, keep object stationary, not camera while taking photos, 3D Printing is the Future, Aug 14, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Preventing AutoCAD Objects from Being Highlighted Using .NET - UH command to unhighlight objects, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

iLogic: Replace Revision Level Component - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

View Discipline Enumeration Values - determining discipline of view using built-in parameter VIEW_DISCIPLINE in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Speed Up Cropping - change annotation offsets to 1/8" using size crop tool in Revit MEP, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Aug 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Family Type Catalogs - controlling size of families in project, characteristics of type catalog, Applying Technology to Architecture, Aug 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

PTC Product Update - 9 apps of Creo 1.0 discussed, PTC Windchill 10.0 optimizes user experience with targeted enhancements, Charles Clarke, TCT Magazine, July 2011 (more PTC articles)

Using the Warp Tool - distorting sphere, cylinder into shape of power drill in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Normal to Spine Round - Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 tutorial, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Solid Revolve Features - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

B*UILT* - BIM to FM: Procedure Integrated Services - elements of effective program for procuring integrated services in IPD environment, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more AEC articles)

Rhino V5 Lightweight Extrusion Objects - lightweight extrusion objects are more responsive, use less memory, mesh faster, Rhino Tech Tips, Aug 11, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Recover a Corrupt File from the Rhino Backup - make sure to turn backup setting on to create backup files when saving, Rhino Tech Tips, Aug 12, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

What is Tomorrow's DE8.16N? We Speculate Openly - Bill Fane, Ralph Grabowski guess what Autodesk will announce, WorldCAD Access, Aug 15, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Manage Embedded Shapes (Islands) When Hatching in AutoCAD - selecting options for islands when hatching 3 closed figures using HATCH command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: MassFX and Complex Sims - calculating simulation on dropping objects into teapot, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 13, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Application Menu Double-Click - double-clicking on A icon closes AutoCAD LT after saving open drawings, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Aug 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Set Underlay Display Property to None - creating null ElementId, assigning it to Revit parameter, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Missing Panels in Contextual Modify Tab - workaround is assigning keyboard shortcut for finish edit mode, making panels reappear in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Aug 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Expands Scope of BIM for Infrastructure Solutions - Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012, AutoCAD Utility Design 2012 offer conceptual design, electrical distribution network design management, Cadalyst, Aug 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Adding Contours to a Surface, You're Doing it Wrong - use all options when adding contour data to Civil 3D surface, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Aug 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Taming a Feature Line Gone Bad - Civil 3D tutorial, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Aug 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Introduction to Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) - advanced modeling package for analyzing, designing urban drainage systems, stormwater, sanitary sewers, Matt Haokip, Being Civil, Aug 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Exporting Your Inventor Publisher Data - The Final Step - publish your Inventor Publisher data into common formats like MS Word documents, Adobe PDFs, Adobe Flash, Autodesk DWF, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 14, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Fusion Inventor - constructing ax, YouTube, Aug 7, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cannot Open Multiple Files in Inventor 2012 on XP - workaround is editing registry key, Being Inventive, Aug 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Content Center Elements Not Available When Using Bolted Connection - insert fastener in assembly using 'place from content center' command in Inventor, Being Inventive, Aug 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

PTC Adds 2D Sketch Tool to Creo Lineup - free, standalone 2D design app with array of advanced brush capabilities, compatible with other Creo apps, supports TIFF, BMP, JPG, PNG drawing formats, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 11, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Advanced Repairs with Import DataDoctor - replacing trimming edges to edit boundary surfaces, copying, pasting surface to new location in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Rounds Through Curves and Edges - Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 tutorial, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Buckling Analysis - constraints in determining buckling load factor using Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Keep Your Workstation Graphics Card Updated, Pt 3: Rules of Thumb - try out most updated certified driver from list of apps under use, CAD/CAE ISVs links for latest certified drivers, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Aug 11, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Will It Rend? (Rendering Without PhotoView 360) - using ambient occlusion effect in SolidWorks, Scott High, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Beyond PLM - Siemens' executive on totally integrated automation, whole lifecycle of design, high-definition PLM, company's vision for future of PLM, Matt Bailey, EUREKA, Aug 8, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Is It a Part or a Toolbox Part? - running 'set document property' utility to identify Toolbox part by internal flag in file, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks Toolbox articles)

Common, But Strange, Product Design Terms - top-down design, in-context design, design intent, Paul Hamilton of PTC, Aug 11, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Project Photofly - More Robust Functionality Please - wishlist includes: linked list of photos containing point x, ability to filter thumbnails, scrollable zoom anywhere, point convergence report, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 11, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 - Pt 2 - data-type imported when connected to SharePoint, option to edit screen during debug process, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Customization - non-programming, programming customization, reasons to customize AutoCAD, CADDsoft Solutions, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Using Shared Parameters in Autodesk Revit - making custom information show up in tags, creating shared parameter in family, using in project, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Aug 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Shared Parameter Text File: Could Not be Read, or is Not a Valid Shared Parameter File - adding 'load classification', 'divided surface type' parameter to shared parameter file for Revit 2010 or earlier releases, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Aug 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)  

Using the Style Feature to Create a Freeform Surface - free curves, curves on surface tools, adding constraints, merging 2 surface together to create 1 surface in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Helical Sweeps for Springs - helical sweep tool in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Structural Truss Analysis - beam tool to define curves from pre-defined sketches in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Derived Sketches - creating, locating derived sketch using standard relations, dimensions, CAPUniversity, Aug 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Autorun MicroStation VBA - automatically starting macro when MicroStation starts, Envision CAD, Aug 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

3D Primitive Solids - Slab and Cone - building traffic cone in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Aug 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Template Component Priorities - testing, editing 'cut and fill' slope priorities in template in InRoads, Envision CAD, Aug 2011 (more InRoads articles)

Has SolidWorks Lost Their Mojo? - SolidWorks blogs have nothing or little to post, uproar about V6 is doubtful as response for n!Fuze is underwhelming, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

The iPad: How the CAD/3D Industry is Being Changed - CAD on iPad provides easy access to information anywhere, great speed, large storage capacity, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Aug 10, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Carl Bass Talks to Architosh About Apple in the CAD/3D Industries - synergies between Apple's, Autodesk's technologies, acquisitions by Autodesk, CAD in cloud, iPad in CAD world, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Aug 10, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Autodesk Releases 123D Sculpt for iPad - free 3D sculpting, painting app for iPad offers many interface elements from SketchBook Pro, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 10, 2011 (more 123D articles)

Drag-and-Drop Factory Mockup: Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2012 - create standard factory components from AutoCAD blocks; thoughtful, specialized features address entire factory design workflow, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 10, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Hot Fun - creating dynamic block stretchable in 2 directions, adding dimension to ribbon combo box in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 13 - Block Property Table - preparing block, placing parameters in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Match (Specific) Properties - remove any property by unchecking it in match properties settings box in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Aug 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Polylines in Imported DWG Files - Polyline class in Revit 2012 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Strong Named DLLs - link to list of DLLs to be used only for EXEs, plug-ins to non-Autodesk products, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeroes, Aug 11, 2011 (more Vault articles)

CAD Management on the Rocks Yet Again - warning signs of reducing work load, guidelines when assessing situation, strategies to become layoff-proof, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 10, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Making the Most of 30-Day Software Trials - read about software, find tutorials, consider purchasing reference guide, online training course, start trial on weekend, keep quality hours to focus on software, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 10, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

CAD Standards Management - using drawing title block names standard, creating layer standards, CAD standard file, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Creating Bearing Loads - Creo Simulate 1.0 tutorial, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Conversion Tool  - changing standard part into sheet-metal part in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Splines - sketching, dimensioning splines in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Keep Your Workstation Graphics Card Updated, Pt 2: What Should You Do? - ask for automatic checking feature in app, get latest drivers from AMD, NVIDIA websites, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Aug 9, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

CAD Management: Giving Good Advice - don't give advice too soon, ask people to clarify what they are actually seeking, don't talk too long, ask questions, provide disclaimer, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more CAD management articles)

New Cutting Plane Vectorization Options in 3DVIA Composer - regulating capping color, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 1, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

CFD Tutorial: Verification and Validation with SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

When the Silo Empties - EDA will regain position in general PLM market, Mike Evans, Cambashi, July 2011 (more PLM articles)

Autodesk 123D Sculpt. Free iPad App to Sculpt, Paint, Rock - multi-touch tools work like real clay, built-in brushes, textures to create desired look, ability to email images directly from app, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 2011 (more 123D articles)

Autodesk Debuts CFD Simulation Tool - Autodesk Simulation CFD includes Fusion to make changes, manipulate geometry, de-feature models for simulation, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 9, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 12 - LOOKUP Tables - search tables keep numeric values for parameters used in dynamic blocks in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Why You Should be Using Sheet Sets - printing, publishing, archiving, transmitting files from sheet set manager in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Aug 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 - Pt 1 - set of templates/wizards, runtime components to build, deploy apps for creating, editing, querying business data, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Deploying Infrastructure Design Suite, Pt 2 - performing silent uninstall, Eric Chappell, Civil4d.com, Aug 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Work with AutoCAD Drawings in AutoCAD LT - working with fields, constraints, multiple UCS, AutoCAD LT 2D, 3D solid object shading, Dean Saadallah, LT is Still AutoCAD, Aug 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

New Duct User Interface in AutoCAD MEP 2012 - DuctPreferences settings moved onto properties palette, making configuration settings readily available, Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, Aug 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Removing and Replacing Models on Revit Server - lock model to be replaced, unlock it in iRevit Server Administrator, delete immediately from central server, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Aug 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Create Model Text on a Curved Surface in Revit - using face-based family, Velina Mirincheva, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Pipe/Duct Fittings in Revit MEP - Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, Aug 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creo Sketch. PTC's First Free Concept Design App - brush smoothness, fristkets for masking curves, curvature visualization, but needs better zoom, curve control, spline control, new UI, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creating Unbend Features - unbending walls of sheet-metal model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Rolling Ball Method - Surface to Edge Round - creating surface to edge rounds on single, tangent edges using Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Daniel Bringman, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Force/Moment Loads - different settings involved in making force/moment load in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Web-Tapered Member Analysis and Design in RAM Elements V8i - Jason Coleman, BE Communities, Aug 13, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

AEC Project Projections with Newforma Project Analyzer - project financial, resource management software converts data from Deltek Vision to accessible format, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 8, 2011 (more Newforma articles)

Will Fusion Propel AMD Back Into the Workstation Processor Market? - silicon integration of CPU, GPU might bring opportunities for AMD in growing workstation market, Alex Herrera, GraphicSpeak, Aug 8, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Hardware Review: HP Z210 CMT Desktop Workstation - entry-level machine with Intel Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card, pre-installed HP Performance Advisor, Power Assistant, might have cooling issues, sluggish performance with some 2D, 3D apps, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Aug 8, 2011 (more HP workstation reviews)

Autodesk Acquires Instructables: What It Means for Makers - maker communities have become more valuable, which is inspiring people in bigger communities, Phillip Torrone, MAKE, Aug 5, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Assigning Materials to Groups and Components - SketchUp tutorial, Aidan Chopra, Google SketchUp Blog, Aug 7, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

External Reference Enhancements in AutoCAD 2012 - ability to highlight, select externally referenced files, FRAMESELECTION system variable to support frame selection behavior, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Aug 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Match Specific Properties - changing object's properties by copying another object's properties in AutoCAD, Mike Demers, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 11: VISIBILITY Parameter - creating new visibility state in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Migrating Your Custom Settings - moving customization settings like CUI files, MNU, MNS files, user defined icons, line types in different versions of Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Aug 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Show the Representation View Name in the Drawing - iLogic rule in Inventor, Being Inventive, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Copy Design and Revision Rolling with iLogic - copy, rename, update links within Inventor files, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Wrangle Your Data with Autodesk Vault - benefits include: centralized storage, user tracking, file check out capabilities, project folders, ability to index author, part number, description, John Evans & Jonathan Landeros, AUGI Library, Aug 4, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Built-in Parameter Name and LabelUtils - creating mapping from built-in parameters to corresponding user visible names in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Turn an Ellipse Into Arcs for Use in Revit - make ellipse in AutoCAD, import this into Revit to get nice smooth elliptical form, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Aug 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Results Template - create template that can be saved, used to open results in Creo Simulate 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Geometry Patterns - creating lightweight geometry type pattern referencing various features of design using Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Profile Rib Features - adding ribs to model using Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

What a Concept: The Importance of the Early Phase of Design - most of total development costs is committed during concept stage of product design, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 5, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Maple and MapleSim Pack a 1-2 Punch - Maple 15, MapleSim 5 help engineers build, test models of complex designs precisely, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more Maple articles)

Dual Graphics Engines Power New Boards from AMD - AMD FirePro V7900, FirePro V5900 have AMD Eyefinity, PowerTune, GeometryBoost technologies, support latest DisplayPort 2.1 specification, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more graphics card reviews)

AutoCAD to MicroStation Migration Tip: Working with References - manipulating reference in MicroStation, changing reference properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Why Use Dynamic Contour Toolpaths? - toolpath in Mastercam X5 supports multiple passes, can optionally include finishing passes, Mastercam Xtras, Aug 5, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Episode 343 - Toolbox, EPDM Friend or Foe? - methods to integrate SolidWorks Toolbox, Enterprise PDM, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Aug 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles, SolidWorks Toolbox articles)

PLM Sales Boost Dassault's Q2 Results - 20% year-over-year increase in PLM software revenue, cloud-based PLM to attract SMBs, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Aug 3, 2011 (more CATIA articles, PLM articles)

How to Create a Text Style for a Dimension - setting height of text style to zero in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Understanding How Dimensions are Associated with Objects - AutoCAD dimensions updating automatically, association with objects, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Saving, Using and Managing Your AutoLISP Program - automatically loading AutoLISP program when AutoCAD starts, placing AutoLISP in AutoCAD interface, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Eco Materials Adviser - Now It's Easy Being Green - assign material, manufacturing process, evaluate impact of materials in model, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Aug 5, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Zdepth in 3ds Max Composite - invert Zdepth element, add invert node to element when using Composite with 3ds Max renders, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 6, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Fast Transference of Modifiers - copying modifiers between objects, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 7, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Survey Settings Template - open project, save desired settings, set them as default in Civil 3D, John Evans, Civil4d.com, Aug 4, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Deploying Infrastructure Design Suite - Pt 1 - ability to batch Civil 3D installation along with other apps, Eric Chappell, Civil4d.com, Aug 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Rendering Trees in 3DS Max Civil View - create daylight system from civil view explorer to see rendered textures of trees in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Aug 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Making a Pebble - making smooth irregular dome in Vasari or Revit, Zach Kron, YouTube, Aug 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

PickObject Requires Valid View - check active view before calling PickObject, activate valid view before PickObject action in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2012 - Dept of Unfair - Ellipses - dividing ellipse into number of equal segments in conceptual massing environment, David Light, Revit, Aug 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Direction Patterning in the First Direction  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Datum Axes - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Solid Extrude Features - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

NEC MultiSync EA232WMi Monitor - LED-backlit 23" display includes environment friendly features, is lead free, RoHS compliant, pleasing display, highly praised by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Aug 4, 2011 (more LCD display reviews)

Delcam Launches 64-Bit Inspection Software - PowerINSPECT works with all types of inspection devices, can inspect geometric features, check complex surfaces, beneficial for more memory-intensive applications, American Machinist, Aug 4, 2011 (more PowerINSPECT reviews)

CFD Tutorial: Inlet Flow, Air Over a Wing, and More SolidWorks Flow Tutorials - Pt 1 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: UI Color - changing UI color scheme, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 4, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Bonus 3ds Max Quick Tip: Finding Material Nodes - using SLATE material editor, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 4, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Modifier Quick Access - creating quick access button sets for common modifiers, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 5, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Autodesk Insider: 15 Questions with Steve Bedder - role at Autodesk, introduction to AutoCAD, challenges at work, blogging, getting feedbacks from readers, AUGI Library, Aug 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2012 - impressive set of software offers cost savings to those planning BIM transition, using Revit, working on network licenses, highly praised by Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, Aug 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Add Spice to Your Right Click Menu Options - adding isolate/unisolate layers to right click menu in AutoCAD, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Aug 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Balloon Tricks - creating BOM callout using Mleader balloons, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Inventor: Keystroke References - link to pdf of list of keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Inventor, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Aug 4, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Unwanted *Varies* and Merged Part Numbers in the Assembly BOM - uncheck 'enable row merge' on part number match box in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

What Makes a 'Vault Extension?' - definition, set of rules for extensions, interface implementations, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Aug 4, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Inaugural Revit Technology Conference 2011 in the US - keynote by Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass, inside perspective of Revit, workshops discussing different aspects of Revit, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 4, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Associative Section View Fix and Greece - making use of dynamic model update framework in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creo Sketch: A Free 2D Paint and Sketch Program from PTC - digital sketch pad has virtual drawing tools, works in layer-based system, lacks features to snap to midpoints, centers, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011 (more PTC articles)

PTC's Direct Modeling Strategy - Creo Elements/Direct 18.0 is supposed to be latest version of CoCreate, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 4, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011 - Concept Enterprise Product Configurator offers differentiating visualization capabilities, functionality for managing special requests, routing report features to support manufacturing clients, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Aug 3, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creating Rip Features - adding surface, edge, sketched rip features to sheet-metal model using Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Mirroring Selected Features - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Extruded Walls - creating extruded sheet-metal walls in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Solid Edge ST4 - steering wheel widget, 3D offset relationship, new online parts catalogue, drag, drop links to Teamcenter,use JT data from any source, DEVELOP 3D, July 28, 2011 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Creating Basic Features in Solid Edge: Protrusion - using 'SmartStep' ribbon bar, Lamar Stonecypher, Bright Hub, July 31, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to Keep Your Workstation Graphics Card Updated, Pt 1: Why is it So Hard? - auto-updates for graphics card are undesirable as every CAD/CAE app might not be certified for latest or same driver version, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Aug 3, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

The Rebirth of Design - advancements in hardware, software are removing limitations of using design tools, DEVELOP 3D, July 29, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

QuadriSpace: Template-Driven 3D PDF Authoring - entry-level product, SHARE3D PDF supports industry-standard neutral files, creates set of PDF sheets with different views, suitably priced, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 3, 2011 (more QuadriSpace articles)

The Role of CFD in Product Development - Aberdeen study suggests CFD is helping companies find cost-effective solutions during product development process, providing high quality, competitive edge, Michelle Boucher, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more CFD articles)

Transform Grinding into a CNC-Based Technology - fundamental requirements, automatic surface grinding benefits, steps to grinding transformation, Bob Hamada, MoldMaking Technology, Aug 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Xi MTower PCIe Workstation Provides More Bang for the Buck - overclocked processor based on Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture, frequency of 3.8GHz, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, less boot time due to solid-state hard drive, initially requires some assembly David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more @Xi workstation reviews)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Totally Uninstall SolidWorks 2011 - CAPUniversity, Aug 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New to SolidWorks? Get Your Sketching Grid Back - displaying, utilizing grid while sketching, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Art Tech Tip: Tracing Low Resolution Bitmaps with Image to Surface Function - Mastercam Art converts low resolution bitmap into smooth surface, giving better trace, Mastercam Xtras, Aug 3, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Simulation CFD 2012 - CFdesign Adopted Into the Simulation Family - standard ribbon interface, integrated with Autodesk Fusion, Autodesk Licensing Manager with flexible licensing opportunities adopted, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 2, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Contextual Array Ribbon Tab Tip - displaying array ribbon tab automatically in AutoCAD 2012, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Aug 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Gurus Know Groups - GROUP command to create, name group, turning groups on/off, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 10 - ALIGNMENT Parameter - locating, using ALIGNMENT parameter, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

What Version of Inventor Created This File? - design assistant helps in determining file version, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 28, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Understand the Effect of Format Changes - items affected while converting AutoCAD LT drawing format: Visual Fidelity of Dimension, Annotative Objects, multiline text objects, Dean Saadallah, LT Is Still AutoCAD, Aug 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Creo Sketch: Free Sketching Software for Concept Design - free, easy-to-use software has freehand drawing tools, ability to load sketch into other Creo apps, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Aug 3, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Creating Draft Features - adding taper to surfaces of parts in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Linear Holes - Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Planar Bends - adding planar bends to sheet-metal model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Preparing for Take-Off - factors to consider before storing data in cloud, Andy Cordial, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Solid Edge with Synch Tech 4: Shifting Focus from Geometry Creation to Assembly Management, Analysis, and Visuals - Solid Edge ST4 offers new steering wheel functions, mesh types, graphically richer environment, tools to build different types of relationships among faces, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011 (more Solid Edge reviews)

CAD Management: Managing More Than Just CAD - treat support staff with respect, be a peacemaker, facilitate staff to boost productivity, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Aug 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Sustainable Minds LCA 2.0 - eco-concept modeling combined with life cycle assessment, uses up-to-date version of ecoinvent data, expanded dataset of impact factors, available on cloud, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 29, 2011 (more AEC articles)

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Steady State Temperature Distribution of a Plate in SolidWorks - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Newforma Project Center - easy-to-use, project information management software can file email, search information, keeps track of important documents, supports remote access, Stuart Wilkes, AEC Magazine, July 25, 2011 (more Newforma articles)

PTC CEO on ADSK's PLM - Autodesk's channel, distribution mechanism is not for selling PLM, not helpful for companies to transform business processes, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 2, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, PLM articles)

Autodesk Launches Its Own CFD Package - Autodesk Simulation CFD offers one-click simulation, has design study automation, remote solving features, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Dynamic Use of P/Invoke on 32- and 64-Bit Systems - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Reset C3D Back to Factory Install - delete folder in Windows Explorer, modify registry file in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, July 30, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Note Label - dynamic built-in Civil 3D labels update automatically, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 2, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Projecting Geometry to Curved Surfaces - creating sweep along curved surface in Inventor 2012, David Melvin, TEDCF Publishing, Aug 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Quick Tip - Degrees to Radians - changing document options to change default units, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Aug 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2012 - Massing & Voids - creating surface using massing tool, David Light, Revit, Aug 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Save an In-Place Family as an RFA for Use in Another Project - Revit tutorial, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Family Type Parameter Gotcha - creating type catalog from existing family content in Revit 2012, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Aug 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Chamfers by Selecting Edges - chamfer edges of model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Secondary Flat Walls - adding flat wall features to sheet-metal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Points Using an Offset Coordinate System - create datum points that are offset from coordinate system in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Debunking the Myths About BIM in the 'Cloud' - different approaches to cloud computing; factors influencing effectiveness of BIM workflow: accessibility, system performance of BIM model, Viktor Varkonyi, AECbytes, July 31, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Thinking About BIM - using simple BIM, beliefs driving successful integrated practice using BIM, understanding what BIM is not, Finith Jernigan, Architecture Week, July 27, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Seeking Real ROI in a New Workstation - benchmarks provide only indication of raw capabilities, have limited role in accessing ROI, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Aug 1, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Sustainable Design: Creating Products with Less Environmental Impact - performing lifecycle sustainability assessments are rewarding in terms of retaining customers, cutting waste management costs, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 1, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Metal Mania in the Rapid Tech World - 3D Systems, Arcam, EOS offer option to create parts directly in metal, rapid service bureaus, fabrication considerations, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Systems and Alibre Software: From Partnership to Acquisition - 3D Systems plan to evolve Alibre from company into brand, while focusing on DIY users, garage entrepreneurs, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011 (more Alibre articles, rapid prototyping articles)

Point Solutions, Integrated Solutions and the Granularity Value Proposition - traditional value proposition of integrated suites, point solutions, PLM granularity, motivation behind it, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 1, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2012 - easy to install single-seat license through portable USB drive, offers software for 2D sketching, direct editing, sustainable designing, simulation analysis, animation, rendering, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, Inventor articles)

Makers, the New Super Geeks? - Autodesk's fascination with 'makers' make it purchase Instructables, website allowing people to share their DIY project ideas, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 9 - XY Parameter in ARRAY Action - locating XY parameter, editing properties, adding ARRAY action in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Standard Implementation with Tool Palettes - opt for pre-defined layer while dragging, dropping feature in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: Exaggerating Drawing Scale - draw in full scale while working with AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Autodesk Project Photofly 2.1 - Let's Give This a Shot - making model of 3DConnexions SpacePilot Pro, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, July 29, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Inventor - Sheet Metal Hem Tip - create face from frame outline, unfold part, radius corners, then refold, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 1, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Importing Styles and Settings from Another File in Civil 3D 2012 - Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 1, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Massing a Property Boundary - Revit tip, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Aug 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Datum Coordinate Systems - creating, orienting coordinate systems in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Flange Walls - in sheet-metal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Geometry Tools within Sketcher - sketcher geometry tools like trim, trim corner, divide and mirror in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Copy Settings Wizard For Simulation? Almost - edit registry file to copy system settings for simulation in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

FEA Tutorial: Bending of a Cantilever Beam in SolidWorks - deflection of beam loaded in sheer or end moment, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks IIF Equal's to 'The Syntax is Wrong' Error Workaround - utilize 'double negative' syntax, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Hash Tags for Twitter - list of Twitter hash tags to find CAD-related Tweets, Cadalyst, July 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

CAD It Yourself - maker movement is gaining momentum rapidly with 3D CAD, fabrication, social networking tools, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, July 28, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Managing BIM Coordination - set up proper search sets, selection sets, prepare for BIM coordination, review issues during coordination meeting, AUGI Library, July 2011 (more AEC articles)

5 Mobile Apps for Architects - Sketchbook Mobile, Sketchbook Mobile Express, Google Earth for Android, Architecture!, AutoCAD WS, Unit Converter, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, July 31, 2011 (more AEC articles)

HP Designjet T2300 eMFP - wide-format multifunction printer prints from any computer on network, can print, scan, copy with ease, has some custom-printing issues, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, July 28, 2011 (more large format printer reviews)

MicroStation Tip: How to Make a Non-Plot Level - toggle off print property for level, excluding attributes from plotting, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Offline or Inline Technology Development: Which do You Use? - offline model introduces lesser risk to product development projects, some concerns include: suppliers as offline technology development, crowdsourcing, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 29, 2011 (more PDM articles)

PDM, Part Numbers and the Future of Identification - global data identification can be developed to provide part numbering schema in multiple divisions of company, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 29, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Nested Forming Tools - nesting 2 custom forming tools together to deform part in 2 directions, Solid Professor, Aug 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Systems Revenue Up 57% in Second Quarter - net income was $13.4 million, 3D printer units sell yielded $5.5 million revenue increase, 27 new resellers recruited, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 28, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Dassault Systemes Revenue Up 11% in Second Quarter - total $619.7 million revenue generated, CATIA 3D CAD sales were up 13%, SolidWorks average sales price down 8% from last year, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 28, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Going Mobile with Autodesk Mobile Apps - SketchBook, Buzzsaw Mobile, Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, Bluestreak, AutoCAD WS are available, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, July 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, AutoCAD WS articles, Inventor articles)

AutoCAD Tutorial: Attach an Xref - uses of Xrefs, notes when attaching Xrefs, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Express Tools Not Available in AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 - write CUILOAD in command line, load file to see express tools, Autodesk, July 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

Dynamic Licensing Behavior of Autodesk Manufacturing Products and Suites - start with lower license available, automatically elevate to higher licenses on demand, Autodesk, July 25, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

So You Want to Implement Revit? - Revit vs CAD, learn, use tools, join local user group, online forums, communicate design with drawing, don't overdo modeling, Ibrahim Hakki, AUGI Library, July 2011 (more Revit articles)

License Sharing Behavior of Autodesk Manufacturing Products and Suites - ability to share single license on same computer, Autodesk, July 25, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Cannot Create Stack Text in Inventor 2011 After Installing Inventor 2012 - temporary solution is adding information to registry from reg file, Being Inventive, July 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Publisher - Creating Annotations - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 31, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Edge Bends - adding edge bends to sheet-metal model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, July 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Previewing and Creating Flat Patterns - previewing flat pattern of sheet-metal design, then creating flat pattern model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, July 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Round Sets - creating round features containing multiple sets of references in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, July 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

 

   

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