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September 2011

Remote Graphics and the Professional CAD Workstation, Pt 2: Reduced Hardware Costs - remote graphics solution support multiple users on zero clients, reduce need to buy, support workstations, graphic cards, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Sep 29, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Siemens PLM Software: Industry Strategy in 'High Definition' - company determined to deliver value-added capabilities to growing customer base, CIMdata, Sep 28, 2011 (more NX articles)

CadFaster Collaborate: Bridging the Desktop and the iPad - upload lightweight model to cloud server, accessible from iPad, synchronize comments between desktop, mobile apps, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 29, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Siemens' Active Workspace - PLM Next Big Thing? - search-based client app for context-sensitive search, navigating complex PLM relationships, useful for collaboration, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Sep 30, 2011 (more PLM articles)

CAD Software Purchasing Guide - transitioning from manual drafting to 3D CAD, comparing different mechanical CAD packages, freeware, open source CAD packages, Bright Hub, Sep 28, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

News or Hype? Company Ditches XYZ CAD, Switches to ABC CAD - market leaders don't publicize conversions, Roopinder Tara worries about fairness in reporting, CAD Insider, Sep 29, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Autodesk Cloud - Don't Panic, Business as Usual - Autodesk's effort to generate revenues from subscriptions by offering few cloud-based services free for subscription customers, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 30, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Takes a Big Step Into the Cloud - web services to improve desktop capabilities, beneficial for Suite customers, high-performance computing apps to be allocated to subscribers in units, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 19, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Cloud - How CAD (and You) Will Be Consolidate Online - cloud apps offer online storage, rendering capabilities, energy analysis, simulation, data management to aid collaboration, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 12, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

An Overview of Web Addresses for Autodesk Cloud Services - individual web services include: Cloud Documents, Cloud Rendering, AutoCAD WS, Green Building Studio, Conceptual Energy Analysis, Autodesk Buzzsaw, CADforum, Sep 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD LT 2012: What is a Sheet Set? Pt 1 - collection of links to layouts, drawing files, Kate Morrical, YouTube, Sep 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Defining Storage Curve Data in SSA - use depth, not elevation, while defining storage curve data, Matt Haokip, Being Civil, Sep 29, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Curb Attachment Points and Flip - flip variable to adjust X offset direction in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Sep 29, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Color Swatches - drag, drop one color from swatch to another, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 29, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Exception on Copied Geometry - using Tessellate method, iterating through SolidArray, iterating over elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Running Autodesk Revit as a Viewer - runstring parameter to launch Revit in special viewer mode, CADforum, Sep 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Parametric Patterns XI: GoalSeeker - demonstrating Vasari/Python GoalSeeker, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Sep 27, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

Utilizing Layers in Part Models  - controlling display of items in part model in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Layer States - controlling display status of layers in Creo Parametric model, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating and Editing Draft Geometry - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 - updated data import workflow, command search, ambient occlusion, equation solve tool, large design review mode, motion optimization, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Need a Server Farm? Pay for Only What You Need - SolidWorks pricing structure for renting n!Fuze has been controversial, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Tech Tip: Network Slowdown - improving performance while working with SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Hire a Great BIM Manager - traits of successful BIM managers: well-rounded knowledge of construction, big-picture perspective, stakeholder empathy, excellent communicator, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

The Right Tool for the Job: Why Designing in 2D is Still Commonplace - 2D vs 3D debate is over, designers are concerned over efficient use of both 2D, 3D, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Sep 16, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Interview: Greg Bentley - talk on UK infrastructure market, Bentley products for infrastructure projects in London, Antony Oliver, New Civil Engineer, Sep 22, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Best Practices in 3D CAD User Interfaces - principles for general system design, 3D parametric design, user support, Evan Yares, Sep 29, 2011 (more CAD development articles)

CadFaster 3D Collaboration Tool - plug-in for Revit, SolidWorks, MicroStation helps model, assemblies export to portable, self-extracting, executable files including 3D viewer, Carl Collins, Architecture Week, Sep 21, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Overcoming the Challenges to Global Design Collaboration - best practices include: establishing one source of truth, support of multi-CAD environment, standardizing tools, processes, assigning on-site facilitator, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Sep 28, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Should I Flow with a Recommendation for CFD? - adapting powerful, versatile CFD software brings ROI, justifies cost of not doing CFD, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 28, 2011 (more CFD articles)

Now This is How to Do the App Internet Right - Autodesk Cloud offers storage, rendering, collaboration capabilities, identifying customer workflows, improving work experience, James Staten, ZDNet, Sep 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Increases Cloud Capability to Include Powerful Simulation - Autodesk Inventor Optimization service gives different optimized variables, better results quickly, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Sep 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Inventor Publisher 2012 - Publish to Social Technology Preview - plug-in to publish content to social media web sites like YouTube, Facebook, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 28, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Point List Report - creating report using toolbox, point list in logical numerical order in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Sep 28, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Unofficial Parameters and BipChecker - retrieving all parameters from element in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to: Publish AutoCAD Layouts to Multiple PDF Files with Single Sheet - Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Defining Simplified Reps Using the Component Chooser - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Planar Cross Sections - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Combination Views  - combining simplified reps, orientations, styles, explodes, layers states, cross-sections in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Finding the Center of Gravity in SolidWorks - using variables in equations pull down, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Custom Weldment - create personal custom weldment profile, CAPUniversity, Sep 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 352 - SW2012 What's New - Part Modeling - sketching, sheet metal, weldments features discussed, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Remote Graphics and the Professional CAD Workstation, Pt 1: Will it Work for You? - remote graphics solutions can support more CAD employees with less equipment, keep tight security on sensitive 3D/2D CAD projects, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Sep 27, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Warning Solid Edge ST4 Could Damage Your Health - points to consider before upgrading to latest release, Arthur Sexton, Synchronous Technology, Sep 27, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Acquisition Mania - CAE companies are making acquisitions to expand their product line, to keep up with competition in market, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 27, 2011 (more CAE articles)

CAD Usability and Model Deconstruction - editing history-based models still remains painful for CAD users, Evan Yares, Sep 27, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Two Approaches to Innovation - advantages, disadvantages of discontinuous, continuous approaches for software development, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 28, 2011 (more CAD development articles)

The Democratization of High-Performance Computing - HPC can create large, high-fidelity models, enables high mesh density for improved accuracy, Barbara Hutchings, ANSYS, Sep 26, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Engineering Trends: Robust Design, Engineering Amplification and Systems-Level Thinking - systems engineering simulates system as whole, beyond localized designing, Tom Smithyman, ANSYS, Sep 23, 2011 (more engineering articles)

Design Tool Vendors Step Up Education Efforts - Siemens PLM Software, SolidWorks, Z Corp. offering free products to students to encourage them for technical jobs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 26, 2011 (more jobs and careers articles)

Autodesk Subscribers Get Cloud Club Membership for Free - cloud-hosted apps with 3 GB of storage space, list of initial web services available for Autodesk subscribers, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Offers Sustainable Design Tools in the Cloud - incorporating early-stage energy modeling into building designs, seeing impact of materials chosen will be faster, more collaborative in cloud, Leslie Guevarra, GreenBiz.com, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Taking BIM to the Cloud - cloud rendering app can produce compelling, photorealistic visualizations in cloud, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - 2012 Edition - list of discontinued shortcuts from prior versions, link to download pdf, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Sep 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Quick Tip: Subassembly Composer 'Not a Valid Parameter or Variable' - workaround is to place code in quotation marks while adding to Civil 3D components, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Sep 27, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Demystify SolidWorks Surfaces - Video Tutorial  - leveraging surfaces to produce smoother curves, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Different Twist on Assembly Patterns - using feature driven pattern in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Siemens PLM Software Sees HD-PLM as Design Evolution Milestone - NX HD-PLM bonds product design and data, makes users understand context directly from model, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 26, 2011 (more NX articles)

Mastercam X6 Preview #1 - Stock Model - ability to create accurate, fully associative stock models at any point in machining process, Mastercam Xtras, Sep 26, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 2.2.1 The BIM Background - emphasize of CAD over new way of designing, documenting projects, adoption of CAD by AEC industry, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 26, 2011 (more AEC articles)

HP Personal Systems Group Shows Off the Fall Line-Up -  TouchSmart PCs feature tiling displays; professional TouchSmart Elite 7320 has 8 GB DDR memory, 2 TB hard drive space, Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, Sep 26, 2011 (more HP workstation articles)

5 Cool Things on the Creo Parametric Options Menu - favorites, data exchange option, selection filters, ribbon customization, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Autodesk Cloud Computing is Here - analysis of 1st cloud initiative by Autodesk, some features available only to subscription customers, favors Revit subscribers, Inventor optimization with but only 100 'cloud units,' John Evans, Design & Motion, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Already the Leader in CloudCAD, Autodesk Goes Just About Whole Hog - DesignReview for iOS devices limited to 2D/3D DWF files with no DWG support, 3GB storage, optimization for Inventor, used of now-decade-old Buzzsaw, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Aims to Take 3D Design, Engineering to the Cloud - interview with Autodesk VP Andrew Anagnost, Rachel King, ZDNet, Sep 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Cloud - Collaborate More and Output Faster - cloud utilities: Project Nitrous, Design Review mobile app, Project Neon; advantage for subscription customers, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk, Russia and Local PLM - partnership with Aras PLM, pre-announcement of cloud PLM offering indicate Autodesk's interest in PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 26, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, PLM articles)

Autodesk Turns to PLM and Demonstrates Its Leadership in Cloud/Mobile Technologies - PLM implementation issues, Autodesk strategy on mobile apps discussed, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Sep 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, PLM articles)

Autodesk Design Review Mobile - DWF Files on Apple Mobile Devices - free app with 1GB of file storage, can view meta data, details about elements within drawings, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 26, 2011 (more Design Review articles)

Collaboration with Autodesk Design Review - publishing drawings for review, inserting, viewing markups, republishing markup set, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Sep 2011 (more Design Review articles)

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Review - preferences, controls in UI, improved 3D functionality, direct export to PDF, but expensive, steep learning curve, David Bradforth, Macworld, Sep 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Using the Microsoft Kinect SDK to Bring a Basic Point Cloud Into AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Hold That Pose - Extracting Camera Views in Autodesk Inventor Publisher - extracting camera view from one snapshot, placing it on current camera, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Previewing Instance Spacing - toolset provides advantages over standard shift-copy workflow, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 27, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Alignments from the Land Planner's Curves - creating simple design checks for Civil 3D model, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 22, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Simplifying TIN Surface Editing - creating, loading LISP file in Civil 3D, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Sep 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Family Reference Planes 'Is Reference' Property - understanding options available under 'Is Reference' property, Applying Technology to Architecture, Sep 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Cut Geometry with Walls and In Place Void Family - Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, Sep 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Python Scripting in Vasari 2.1 and Revit 2012 - script live in Vasari session using Python, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Sep 25, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

How Can You Create a 'Bird's Tooth' Cut in SolidWorks?  - using lofted cut with centerline parameters, Solid Professor, Sep 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Few Drawing Tips - saving rotated 3D view, combining notes in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Standards: Strategies for Success - don't take all-at-once, doing-without-telling approaches, find fixable problems, automate, train to standard, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 23, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

What Type of Computer Do You Use for CAD Work? - 37% use desktop workstations, 35% use PCs, 11% use mobile workstations, 7% use Mac, CADspeed, Sep 23, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

SAP Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CA and PLM World - acquisition turns SAP into end-user tool, enables visual navigation of entire product in one unified environment, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Sep 23, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Siemens PLM Software: Active Workspace in Code; Solid Edge Free for Students - Active Workspace offers context-sensitive search, navigation, personalized interface, photo-realism, customized reports, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 15, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

The BIM Top Ten Truths - BIM with cloud technology enables efficient building life-cycle management, Peter Cholakis, Digital Vision Automation, Sep 21, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Tracing Designer Elevations Into Vectorworks - YouTube, Sep 21, 2011 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

An Update to Minesweeper for AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Taking Advantage of 2012 Grip Options on the AutoCAD Platform - using grips on line, dimensions, Jarod Schultz, Sep 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Vault Explorer Command Events - uses include cache clearing, event combo; key string values for UI commands, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Sep 21, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Inventor CAD Standards: Curing Metadata Mishaps - Preventive Maintenance - iLogic rules to fill iProperties correctly, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 23, 2011 (more Autodesk Inventor articles)

Document Assemblies with Level of Detail - Inventor tutorial, Kevin Keene, Cadalyst, Sep 22, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Water Drops to Analyze Rainfall - creating rainfall analysis for TIN surface using surface APIs in Civil 3D 2012, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Sep 23, 20111 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Multiple Offsets are Already Here - creating polyline in Civil 3D drawing, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 21, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Adding a Spot Elevation in the Host Project to a Linked Revit Floor - Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Sep 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Activate a 3D View - retrieving suitable 3D view using filtered element collector in Revit 2012, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 22, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Episode 351 - SW2012 What's New - Part Features - feature freeze, part reviewer, configurations, improved equations, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SW2012 Equation Manager - #1 in My Book - measure option, browse and open buttons linked external equation files, automatic rebuild ability, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 Takes on Money Matters - costing module calculates manufacturing costs using set of preloaded templates with prices for standard sheet-metal, machining operations, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Green Contest Gives Crash Course in Sustainable Design - light-weight chair design with negative carbon footprint created using SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress wins contest, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Simulation on Umbrellas and Mary Poppins - parameter study tool to find umbrella lift force, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting: Error/Crash on Assembly Load - unsuppress items in feature manager tree to find problematic part in SolidWorks assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tch Tip - eDrawing Viewer on x64 - installing x32 version on x64 systems is preferable to avoid issues of SolidWorks document manager, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Type Manager Attribute Layouts - logically layout metadata on information pages in Windchill PDMLink 10.0, Saundy Cale, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Windchill articles)

PDM Checkout to Multiple Projects - using copy/paste function in Windchill PDMLink 10.0, Saundy Cale, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Windchill articles)

Defining Gathering Parts in Product Structures - specifying component as gathering part in Windchill PDMLink 10.0, Marty Garnsey, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Windchill articles)

Review: Sandy Bridge Energizes Lenovo's W520 Mobile Workstation - mid-range laptop, GPU offers more memory, capacity storage, higher fidelity display, color calibrator, fingerprint reader, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Sep 22, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

Depth of Field in 3DVIA Composer 2012 - crystal clear focus over component, functionality avails in render tab, Steve Fick, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 21, 2011 (more 3DVIA articles)

PLM Trends and Solution Alternatives: Presentation and Roundtable - use regular tools, proven products, develop solutions, best of breed suites from known vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 22, 2011 (more PLM articles)

10 Real 3D Printing Projects - nuke lamp, ear, human dolls, solar sinter, plane, car, chocolates, bone, trinkets, clothing, Caleb Garling, Tom's Guide, Sep 21, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Graphisoft BIMx for iPad & iPhone - suite of 3 apps, supports 2 distinct navigation modes for iOS, can upload BIM models to BIMx community website, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 21, 2011 (more AEC articles)

How to Transfer BIMx Models to iOS Devices - using file based sharing or through community site, Marton Kiss, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 22, 2011 (more AEC articles)

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 2.1 - Project Complexity and Inter-Organizational Collaboration - defining complex system, need for better coordination among teams, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 21, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Shifts Design Apps to the Cloud - Autodesk to buy compute time from Amazon EC2 to run subscription-based design & visualization suite for SMBs, Iain Thomson, The Register, Sep 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Does Autodesk Smell PLM? First Impression from Moscow Forum - presentations on PDM, Vault collaboration in AEC, AutoCAD WS, cloud computing, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, PLM articles)

Inventor CAD Standards: Curing Metadata Mishaps - Treatment - correcting overridden values, getting back to source, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 21, 2011 (more Autodesk Inventor articles)

Simulation - Analysis Preparation Notes - meshing simulation in Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2012, leveraging Inventor start simulation export, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 21, 2011 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

No Source Available when Debugging an AutoCAD Plug-in - workaround is setting NEXTFIBERWORLD system variable to 0, then restarting AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using AutoCAD Customization - working with command alias, CUI, programming, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Managing Panel Schedules in a Revit Project - David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Sep 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Callouts Change When Adjusting a Crop Boundary - working with levels using 2D as well as 3D in Revit, changing size of objects, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Sep 22, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Siemens PLM - Progress Report 2011 - major, strategic initiatives include: HD-PLM, systems engineering, PLM-MES integration, social innovation, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Sep 21, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles, PLM articles)

Siemens Reorganizes PLM Software Operations - industry-focused strategy will help deliver specific PLM packages, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 22, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles, PLM articles)

Industry SPLMS Analyst Meeting - Some Notes - company is growing steadily, gaining market share, continues heavy investment in R&D, Ray Kurland's Blog, Sep 22, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles)

SolidWorks Premium 2012 - cost analysis tool, motion optimization feature, large design review, feature freeze, pin/unpin option, highly praised by Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Sep 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

How to Model Your Favorite Supercar? - modeling Audi TT in SolidWorks, Mateusz Kliber, GrabCAD, Sep 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NEC 30" Widescreen Professional Graphics Desktop Display Review (PA301W) - 2560x1600 pixel resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 7ms typical response time, 178 degree horizontal, vertical viewing angle, $2300, Jeff Mottle, CGarchitect, Sep 19, 2011 (more LCD displays reviews)

5 Step Process to Developing Custom PLM Courseware - Barb Nash, Ascent Blog, Sep 13, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Practice 2.0: BIM Myths and Building Truths - implementing BIM is easy; BIM is continuous process; BIM is useful, Steve Sanderson, ArchDaily, Sep 6, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Barriers to Successful BIM - not understanding difference between cooperation, collaboration, approaching BIM and integrated processes as technology, focusing on integrated project delivery as end-product, Finith Jernigan, Makers of the Environment, Aug 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Using the Shell Tool to Create Custom Objects in ArchiCAD - creating custom forms using extruded, revolved geometry methods, Thomas Simmons, AECbytes, Sep 21, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

BIMx for iPad Frequently Asked Questions - changes in BIMx functionality due to ArchiCAD 15 hotfix, options available to create, deliver BIMx models to clients, Graphisoft, Sep 2011 (more AEC articles)

Alignments from the Land Planner’s Curves - converting hopeless spaghetti of splines using civil 3D model, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk CEO on Mobile Technology, Software - Carl Bass on company's growth strategy, increasing attraction of customers for Internet apps, cloud computing, impact on traditional desktop computing, Bloomberg, Sep 19, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Detect AutoCAD Type - LISP routine to determine if machine is running 32-bit or 64-bit AutoCAD, Mathew Kirkland, Cadalyst, Sep 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Meet the New Project, Same as the Old Project - copying top level folder, renaming, relocating folder in vault, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Sep 21, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Image Manipulation - tips to get softer, impressive renderings in Revit quickly, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Noah's Loaf - Curtain Panel Goodness - Revit tutorial, BIM Troublemaker, Sep 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Use the Autodesk Download Manager to Download Project Spark - creating reliable documents, sharing files using Revit or AutoCAD based products, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Sep 21, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Episode 350 - SW2012 What's New - Infrastructure - introduction, UI, SolidWorks fundamentals, installation, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Fully Define Sketch - calculate dimensions, relations required to fully define under-defined sketches or selected sketch entities in SolidWorks, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Engineering Workshop #14 - applying realistic constraints to 3D model, Bob Johnson, Develop 3D, Sep 20, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Graphisoft BIMx Model Viewer for iPad/iPhone Connects with Facebook - real-time 3D navigation, stereo, shaded, hidden line views, fly-mode, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 20, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Create Your Own Training Materials - advice for CAD managers for creating training materials, teaching users, Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, Sep 2011 (more CAD management articles)

What Technology Do You Expect at Work? - iPads, tablets, smart phones, laser scanning equipment are possible options for use in engineering, construction field, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 20, 2011 (more civil engineering articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Re-Performing Tasks - selecting relevant quad menu's header box to re-perform highlighted task, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 19, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Locking Transforms - restricting movement of object in one or multiple axes, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 20, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Select By Name Customization - configuring columns, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 21, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Explicit Surfaces - defining, developing explicit surface in AutoCAD, Guillermo Melantoni, AutoCAD Exchange, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Drawing Dimensions: Left or Right? - understanding influence of selection order on placement of dimension in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 16, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vault Implementation Lessons Learned - visual lifecycle status utility to see all lifecycle options based on permission level, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Sep 19, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Combine Civil 3D Pipe Networks - workaround for older versions uses LandXML file to combine pipe networks, Lazy Drafter, Sep 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Editing the End Point of a Spline in Revit - move entire line, scale entire line between endpoints, move end control point only, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Sep 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

View Filters on Linked Files on the Revit Platform - Jarod Schultz, Sep 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

On Migrating NX CAD Data Into Teamcenter, Pt 1 - considering file naming issues, file version, missing, corrupt files issues, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Sep 7, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles, NX articles)

Migrating Data Into Teamcenter, Pt 2: Taking Inventory - make inventory of every CAD file, capture maximum possible information about files, resolve symbolic links, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Sep 14, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles, NX articles)

Before You Start That CAD Migration Project - figure out complication in Teamcenter data model, centralized/distributed migration, fix problem data before/after migration, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Sep 20, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles, NX articles)

SolidWorks 2012: Which New Features will Boost Your Performance? - costing tool, feature freeze, motion optimization, SolidWorks EPDM integrated search, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance Blog, Sep 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 - System Options - Changes - few options moved from general tab, improved hole wizard/toolbox, options for assemblies, external references changed, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012: Command Search - search bar automatically switches to commands option, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Don't Ignore That Little Green Flag - consequences of not following permissions set at particular state in case of 'read file contents' for 2 groups in SolidWorks EPDM, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

ZW3D Premium 2011 - Capable CAD and CAM in One Package - UI needs improvements, ReadySketch, dynamic dimensions abilities, supports efficient assembly management, automatic feature recognition, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Sep 12, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Building and Site Design in One Application - Vectorworks 2012 has automatic working planes, ability to dynamically link design layers to named storage elevations, unified shape tool, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Sep 19, 2011 (more Vectorworks reviews)

Design Tools Get the Human Touch - vendors are giving priority to developing human-centric design, clean UI, developing web apps for iPad, iPhones, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 16, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Combining Mobile Technology and Cloud Computing When Using CAD/CAM - low-bandwidth, high-latency cloud network can affect fast-response graphics functionality, Peter Thorne, Source the Engineer, Sep 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Non-Manifold Add to Connect Up Geometry - YouTube, Sep 16, 2011 (more Femap articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Camera Targets - quickly selecting difficult camera target from quad menu, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 18, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Path Deform - deforming object along path using modifier stack, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie’s Jewels, Sep 17, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Use the Force Luke - modifying animation effects in objects, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie’s Jewels, Sep 16, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

What are the Best and Worst Features Ever Added to AutoCAD? - best include: content explorer, online help, nudge; worst include: AutoLISP, transparent zoom, pan, paper/model space, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Managing and Sharing AutoCAD Drawing Files - using file sharing over network connection, sheet set manager, data management applications, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dynamic Block: Matrix Grid - generating scalable grid for AutoCAD drawing, Gary Evenson, Cadalyst, Sep 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Vault - Find All Files Checked Out - using filter, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 20, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Natural Looking Surface Tie-In's in Civil 3D - editing parameters of daylighting sub-assembly, Scott Hacker, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Fall 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Keynoting with Note Blocks - Revit tip, Matt Johnson, YouTube, Sep 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Marking Menu - customizing marking menu in Inventor 2012, Keith Doran, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Fall 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor CAD Standards: Curing Metadata Mishaps - Diagnosis - filling iProperties appropriately, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 19, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Change the Location of MITSI Temporary Files Folder - modifying registry file in Inventor, Being Inventive, Sep 19, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Kernel Guru's View of Interoperability - Dr Paul Stallings of Kubotek USA sees problems in intentionally encrypted formats, different definitions of geometry, topology, marketplace, Evan Yares, Sep 15, 2011 (more CAD translation articles)

Head in the Point Clouds - Apple gets patent for wild 3D system that can capture, display 3D data, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Sep 16, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Design Software for Tomorrow's Engineers - PTC executive on company's strategy towards education, key tactics behind it, free software for students, educational programs, Geoff Hedges, Creo, Aug 24, 2011 (more PTC articles)

CATIA V5 - How to Design in Context (Top Down Design) - developing new part in context of assembly, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Sep 16, 2011 (more CATIA tutorials)

ESI: CAE Virtual Reality - Q2 revenue up 11%, license revenue up 12%, acquires virtual reality vendor, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 15, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Understanding the Key Aspects of Product Lifecycle Management - people-centric PLM targets at design stage, areas covered under PLM, benefits of PLM tools, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Sep 18, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How the Peter Principle Has Spoiled CAD - high-end vs mid-range CAD, emergence of PLM peripherals, growth obsession among CAD vendors, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 19, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.2 - Problem Definition - North America is ahead of Europe on BIM adoption rates, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 19, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.3 - Research Question and Objectives - Google search trends for CAD vs. BIM, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 19, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Sweep Along an Edge - edge is automatically projected into 3D sketch, when creating sweep feature in Inventor 2012, Micro Concepts, Sep 16, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Labs: 2D to 3D Tool for Inventor 2012 - creating multi-body part from sketches, then creating assembly from solids, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Sep 16, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

JIT Error When Creating iLogic Rule - make backup copy of user.config in directory, delete file, restart Inventor, Being Inventive, Sep 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials

Alto Revit - creating complex Alto Saxophone family, visualizing with SpacePilot Pro, Michael Anonuevo, Club Revit, Sep 18, 2011 (more mice reviews, Revit articles)

Yet Another Modeless Update - modeless interaction with the idling event in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Dept. of Quirky - Baluster with Light Fixture - remove 'shared' status of light fixture, reload all in Revit to render each fixture, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Spell Check the Whole Project - select all instances in entire Revit project, then run spell check, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Sep 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Importing Data - importing data from Excel into Mathcad Prime 1.0, Sandi Smith, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Labels - Mathcad Prime 1.0 tutorial, Sandi Smith, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

Identify Operands for an Operator - replacing operator in mathematical expression in Mathcad Prime 1.0, Sandi Smith, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Unit of Measure - units of measure can be changed via pop up menu in status bar, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Fishing and Fatigue - fatigue analysis of base of chair in SolidWorks, 3 stages of failure due to fatigue, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

What's Driving Your Simulations: Part Duex - Flow Simulation Using the HVAC Module - understanding radiation concept for solar thermal collector, creating flow study in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2011

Think Like a Machinist When Creating Solid Models - design around standard material size, consider tool length to diameter ratio, avoid undercuts, fillet when required, Milton Florest, Machine Design, Sep 8, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

The Catalog is Dead; Long Live the Catalog - MISUMI's online part catalog offers view of part specs as 2D drawings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 15, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Delcam PowerMILL 2012 Introduces Flowline Machining - ability to control angular point distribution during 5-axis machining, to use Bezier curves, more control over clearance distances, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 19, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Creating Points On or Offset from Entities - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Composite Map Type - precisely place graffiti on walls, product labels to bottles, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 14, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Flex Modifier, Your New Friend - creating secondary animation without hassle of keyframing, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 15, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2011 - Vectorworks Architect 2012, Autodesk Project Vasari 2.1 update, Federal Intelligence Solutions for AEC firms, Newforma Project Analyzer released, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 15, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Graphisoft BIMx for iPads - on-screen interface works depending on context, supports several types of shading, recommended to run on iPad 2, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 15, 2011 (more AEC articles)

IFC Made Easy - transferring BIM information using IFC vendor-neutral file format based on ArchiCAD 15, Matthew Brewster, Cadalyst, Sep 15, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.1- Background - definition of BIM, widely used terms related to BIM, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 15, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Adding an Expanding Textbox to AutoCAD's Ribbon Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Linetypes - Pt 1 - classifying linetypes, loading, creating them in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

What's New in Project Vasari 2.1 - Ecotect wind tunnel, improved automatic zoning for energy models, improved performance, Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs, Sep 15, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

Moving From Single License Server to Distributed License Server Licensing Types - license server has to be in geographic location of ADMS Server, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Sep 15, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Exposing Design Detail Via Task Analysis - creating, storing paths with logical names to external files in Revit, Erik Egbertson, Inside the Factory, Sep 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Choose the Best Display for Your CAD Work, Pt 2: Getting the Most for Your Money - view display closely, personally before buying, spend extra money to buy good display, fine-tuning display with software-based utilities, Art Liddle, CADspeed, Sep 15, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

How to Configure a Workstation for CAD - consider system requirements for primary CAD app, factors like CAD-optimized GPU, data security, connectivity, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, Sep 15, 2011 (more CAD hadware articles)

Modeling Flare and Scoop Details - Rhino tutorial, Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Sep 13, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Modeling a Scroll with Rhino - Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Sep 15, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

upFront.eZine at SolidWorks Media Day 2011 - Q&A on SolidWorks in cloud, 3DVIA, ENOVIA; CEO Bertrand Sicot's aims for DS SolidWorks, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

About Time I Used Task Scheduler - SolidWorks - ability to batch convert multiple files, Michael Lord, Sep 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise's Label Function - SolidWorks EPDM label function can search for text inside label, can be changed/deleted, serve as milestone in file's history, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Automated Motion Optimization & Other Simulation Enhancements - ability to optimize complex flows of fluids, gases, evaluate forces, stresses, investigate motion characteristics, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Turtle with Flow Simulation - modeling turtle using boundary feature, chamfers, fillets, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

From Order to CAD Chaos, Pt 2 - making management realize importance of CAD management standards, procedures, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 14, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Learning 3D is No Cakewalk - and I Can Prove It - learning 3D is time taking process, requires examination of standards/procedures to produce prints from 3D system, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 14, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library - based on ISO 13399 standards, universal tool library will be able to interface with CAM, Peter Zelinski, MMS Online, Aug 23, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Augmented Reality for Less Than the Cost of a Webcam - real-time rendering, animation, augmented reality package LinceoVR can transport digital models into live video feed at price of $35, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 11, 2011 (more virtual reality articles)

EdgeCAM Thread Milling Operation for Mill/Turn - useful for machine wireframe, solid geometry, offers support for helical arcs, canned cycles, integrated cutter radius compensation, Tad Whitchurch, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Fall 2011 (more EdgeCAM articles)

Settings & Information - adding custom button to quick access toolbar, selecting text using wildcard, displaying hatch area on quick properties in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Block Without Creating a Drawing File - AutoCAD tip, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Sep 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Textbox to AutoCAD's Ribbon Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating Custom Hatches in AutoCAD - Robert Levy, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Fall 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Autodesk.Connectivity.Explorer.ExtensibilityTools.dll - using DLL creates mini Vault Explorer within process; significant memory, prformance cost involved with these tools, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones ad Zeroes, Sep 9, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Dimension Across Viewports - replace default dimension text with field referencing length of object in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Ulimited, Sep 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Asset Management - asset tracker can quickly spot missing maps, check map locations, view selected bitmaps, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Sep 13, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Scaling Imported Raster Images in LayOut - using Clping Mask feature in SketchUp, Chris Dizon, SketchUp Blog, Sep 14, 2011 (more SketchUp articles

Properties vs List - Same or Different? - finding out tht feature line has not been added to surface definition in Civil 3D drawing, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 15, 2011 (more Civil 3Dtutorials)

Two Variables That I Forgot This Week - set TRANSPARENCYDISPLAY variable to 1 for any type of transparency to work; se FILLMODE <1> to be able to hatch blocks, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Labs Project Spark - Revit for Everybody? - emphasized on element modeling, Spark can publish, share, print like Revit, can't open Revit 2012 .rvt files, can link them for contextual reference, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Sep 13, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Transfer Project Standards - external command CmdCopyWallType to copy all relevant properties from source to new target element in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: Unit Switcher - easy access to the status units screen, ability to add units as option to be added to keyboard shortcut, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 3D CAD Improves Large Assemblies: Large Design Review - quickly open very large assemblies in SolidWorks 2012, ability to take snapshots of graphics area to create images, David Isreal, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Sep 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Transformers (Real Ones, Not Action Figures) - creating circular helix along straight line to model toroidal transformer, CAPUniversity, Sep 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Solver Selection - Does It Matter? - comparing FFEPlus solver, Direct Sparse solver for finite element model using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Choose the Best Display for Your CAD Work, Pt 1: Where to Start - don't cut short display budget, buy largest display allowed in budget, consider resolution, brightness, response time, Art Liddle, CADspeed, Sep 13, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Get the Feel for Modeling - FreeForm Plus Organic Design System can integrate multiple geometry types to model complex, organic forms, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Autodesk Exchange: Dealing with Rejection - modify app, resubmit it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

No License Available When Connecting with Autodesk Vault Office 2012 - check if icpath.lic file configured properly on ADMS Server, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the vault, Sep 12, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Multiple Surface Dilemma, Pt 3 - visual representation of target minimum depth in profile view in Civil 3D, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get Those Child Styles Under Control - Civil 3D tip, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

A Tale of Two Normals - drawing arc clockwise from bottom to top of axis to creates sphere in Revit, Robert Manna, don't think: Do Revit, Sep 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Reference Plane Heaven - creating deck chair family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Flex That Cushion - creating fully parametric cushion family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Delete a Workset's Contents - select 'moved to' option instead, never rename workset 1, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Offset Curves - creating curve that is offset from selected surface edge in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating and Managing View Orientations - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Notches and Punches - creating user defined notch feature, placing it in sheetmetal part in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Enhanced Equation Editing - automatic determination of proper solve order of equations, automatic rebuild option, support for instance numbers, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012: Cap Colors in Sections - cap colors stays on model, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Tips for the Engineering Student - and SolidWorks, Too - be early for everything, get organized, be prepared, join engineering club, find career center at school, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 13, 2011 (more jobs and careers articles, SolidWorks articles)

Live Blogging the Vectorworks 2012 Release Webinar - auto working planes, push-pull, 3D dimensions, 2D X-ray viewing mode, Mac version compatible with OS X Lion, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 13, 2011 (more Vectorworks articles)

Here's the Entire Transcript for This Morning's Vectorworks 2012 Q&A Chat - Mac demand, solid modeling operations in Vectorworks, ability to take full advantage of GPUs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 13, 2011 (more Vectorworks articles)

CAD Olympics - case for an impartial competition, judging of CAD software, pitfalls, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 12, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Deriving Form From Function - CAD programs still unable to develop geometry when based on requested functionality, Evan Yares, Sep 12, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

3D Primitive Solids - Slab, Cylinder, and Torus - building bike rack in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Sep 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

How NOT to do Social Media - one hit and several misses as CAD companies attempt to use social media, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 13, 2011 (more CAD media)

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Autodesk Exchange App - focus on software quality, check language quality, think about user experience, protect IP investment appropriately, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Managing Reusable Contents - saving reusable contents, managing block files in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Image Frame - controlling display, plot settings of image frames in AutoCAD, Brian Curran, CAD Addict, Sep 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Taking Control of Your Command Line History - current command line history cache length setting in AutoCAD, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD WS - make easy arrange operations on drawings, can integrate with Google Maps, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Multiple Surface Dilemma, Pt 2 - assigning ComboSurface to pipe network in network properties dialog box in Civil 3D, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 12, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Don't Forget These Commands, Pt 3 - keyin command window to set active linestylescale to 20 in Civil 3D drawings, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Sep 12, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

One Fell Swoop - Affecting Multiple Snapshots in Autodesk Inventor Publisher - story board has option to choose snapshots affected by action, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Access Autodesk Inventor 2012 Help - accessing online wiki or downloading help files, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Sep 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrate Custom Desktop Content Library to Inventor 2012 - Being Inventive, Sep 12, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Annotating Multi-Section Panelboards on Panel Schedules   - documenting multi-section panels in Revit MEP, YouTube, Sep 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Snappy Elevation Marks - workaround is using rotate control grip on elevation marker in Revit, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Sep 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the Search Tool - finding, selecting features, components within Creo Parametric 1.0 models, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Bend Order Tables - adding bend order sequence to part, then displaying order as note in drawing in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Split Area - defining deformation areas to unbend complex sheetmetal parts in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Siemens PLM, Boston, Rain - 6 quarters of 'steady' growth, channel strategy is solidifying, focus on CAE is strong, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 12, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens PLM Doubles Staff of Its Moscow Office - Siemens PLM executive on increasing employee strength, prospects of Russian market, distribution of Solid Edge, David Levin, Not Just Russian CAD/PLM, Sep 12, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Equations - option to include simple equations directly to driving dimensions, automatic solve order, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 Features and Tools to Speed the Design Workflow - costing, feature freeze, large design review, equation editor, swept sheet metal flange, multibody part exploded view, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Multi-Body Exploded Views   - creating exploded views in part environment for multibody parts in SolidWorks 2012, Solid Professor, Sep 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Applying Common Sense to Design for Manufacturing - basic understanding of intended manufacturing processes is must; design should require minimal tweaking; plan for progressive engagement with vendor, Rajan Ramaswamy, Machine Design, Sep 8, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Analysts React - What They Have to Say About All the News at the Siemens PLM Analyst Event - views on organization, customer presentations, all new technologies rolled out, previewed, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 9, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

A Conversation with Clive Martell - Delcam CEO on growth of company, manufacturing services, relationships with SolidWorks, sales channel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 12, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Selection Cycling - find overlapping geometry using selection cycling tool in AutoCAD, Micro Concepts, Sep 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Avoid Reselecting Objects in Editing Commands That Go Wrong - restart editing command, type p at 'select objects' prompt to select same objects again, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Inventor Quick Tip - Using the Inventor Browser - navigating part, assembly models, searching for items in browser, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Sep 8, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quickly Open Autodesk Inventor Files from Windows 7 Taskbar - pin Inventor icon in task bar, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Sep 8, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Daylight Rounding and Why You Might Like It - making contours 'tie in' with corridor surfaces in Civil 3D, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Sep 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Automatically Adjust Pipe Labels for Pipe Length - Civil 3D 2012 has ability to set maximum length to text component in label style, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Sep 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Convert a SketchUp 3D Model to Revit - export from SketchUp repeated parts, copy/mirror part with Revit, FormFonts 3D Models, Aug 24, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Openings: Dormer - forming opening in roof, to receive dormer in Revit, Revit Zone, Sep 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Slicing Noah's Loaf - Revit tutorial, BIM Troublemaker, Sep 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeless Forms in Revit - accessing Revit from outside API call-back context, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

PLM Providers Announce Acquisitions, Product Rollout - PTC acquires 4CS Solutions; SAP is acquiring Right Hemisphere; Siemens PLM unveils Teamcenter Mobility 2.0 for iPad, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Sep 8, 2011 (more PLM articles)

SAP to Acquire Right Hemisphere for Design Visualization - acquisition will help SAP increase its PLM-specific market share, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 7, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Creating UDFs - creating user defined feature in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Trimming Surfaces with the Vertex Round Option - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Family Table - creating instances of generic model using family table in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: Multi Screen Support - ability to move window in desired direction, tile 2 windows to screen, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 Improvements (Sneak Peek) - automatic manufacturing cost estimates, feature freeze, forming tool enhancements, large design review, CAPUniversity, Sep 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Turning Parts into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts, Pt 2 & 3 - using non-associative, associative methods in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Challenge of Change in the PLM Space - Bernard Charles, Dassault CEO, on SolidWorks-CATIA interoperability, adoption of ENOVIA, launching free AEC modeling app for iPad, web browser, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 7, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Vero VISI 19: Design - context-sensitive menus, impressive blending tools, capabilities for 3D annotation, geometric tolerancing, tools for springback modeling, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 8, 2011 (more VISI reviews)

PLM and Social Enterprise: Files vs People - methods to communicate, expose information to people need to be found, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Sep 8, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Corel Designer Technical Suite X5 Review - collection of tools to help users create technical illustrations, ability to draw on planes aligned to appear to be 3D, integrated with Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration CCE to import CAD models, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more Corel Designer reviews)

Update to Teamcenter for iPad Adds Input Capability - Teamcenter Mobility 2.0 alerts for critical tasks, can submit objects to workflow, view product structures, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 8, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles)

Rendering, Animation Mashed Together to Form Bunkspeed PRO 2012 Suite - advanced image processing, camera manipulation tools, photometric lights, asset library available on cloud, Bruce Buck, SolidSmack, Sep 8, 2011 (more rendering reviews)

Use Constants for Common Values - use VBA constants to calculate common values in code, Envision CAD, Sep 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Vasari 2.1 Wind Tunnel: 3D Analysis - tutorial for analyzing wind around a building so as not to 'suck pedestrians off the sidewalk,' Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Sep 8, 2011 (more Vasari articles)

Showcase - Setting Alternative Materials - Autodesk Showcase allows users to set up different visual scenarios, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 8, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Working with Different Measurement Unit - reference original AutoCAD drawing, inherit properties of working drawing, save final file using edit reference panel, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-bit Operating System, Pt 3: Selling to the Boss - compare benefits with costs involved, Curt Moreno, CADspeed, Sep 8, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles, CAD hardware articles)

FilledRegion Coordinates - getting boundary of FilledRegion in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Openings: By Face - locating tool in Revit Architecture, step-by-step example to use it, Revit Zone, Sep 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

4 Free Revit Related Applications You Can Try on Autodesk Labs - Project Storm, Project Spark, Project Vasari, Project Neon are available, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more Revit articles)

Using Shaded Curvature Analysis for Surfaces - analyzing curvature of surface in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Boundary Blends on One Direction - creating boundary blend surface by selecting curves in one direction in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using a Placing Component Interface - assembling components in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: Recent Documents - ability to pin recent documents to access commonly used files quickly, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Knurling: To Model or Not to Model - make SolidWorks part with knurling appearance to reduce file size, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Off-Line Mode and You - folders' color is blue, columns are stripped down to standard Windows Explorer columns while in off-line mode, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 4 - steering wheel control, easier placement of copied parts, option to analyze designs using mid-planes, efficient interface for part modeling, assembly management, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more Solid Edge reviews)

TurboViewer Pro. 3D Visuals and Layer Control on Your Freakin' iPad - visual styles, wireframe, hidden, X-ray, shaded with edges, instant full screen preview while drawing loads, supports AutoCAD linetypes, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 7, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Teamcenter Mobility 2.0: From Passive Consumption to Active Participation - basic markup functions, Facebook-style notification, offers offline cache mode, available in free, paid versions, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 7, 2011 (more Teamcenter articles)

CAD Market - Life's Not Fair - leaders will stay leaders unless contenders are able to use social media, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 7, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Benefits of Digital Metrology - manufacturers are using 3D metrology tools like scanning, digitizing, automated probing of physical parts to help design engineers, Debbie Sniderman, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

Building a Virtual Workstation-Based Cluster - Parker Aerospace uses ANSYS high-performance computing licensing with multicore HP Z800 workstations to shorten number of pending jobs, improve designs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Creating a New View Using Dynamic Planes - aligning work coordinate system to new view in Mastercam, Mastercam Xtras, Sep 7, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Autodesk Exchange: Submitting Your AutoCAD Application for Posting - sign into Autodesk Exchange, request publisher status, fill out product submission form, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Viewing IPM Files Generated by Project Photofly - saving photo scene in variety of file formats; getting IPM file using Inventor Publisher Mobile app, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Sep 6, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Autodesk Showcase Triggers - Turning on the Action in Your Product Visualization - associate behaviors, environments, alternatives to some geometry in Showcase, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Sep 2, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating Your Reusable Contents - benefits of creating common objects as AutoCAD blocks, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Have You Tried Surface Masks Lately? - using surface masks to cover up TIN in Civil 3D, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Lengthening Time Step - artificially lengthening channel, pipe links to meet current stability criteria under full-flow conditions in Storm and Sanitary Analysis, Anurag Thakur, Being Civil, Sep 6, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Loop Length of a Sweep as Custom Parameter - using iLogic rule to get sweep length into parameter of Inventor part, Being Inventive, Sep 7, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Insights from the GrabCAD Trailer Challenge Design - tools for multi-body design process in Inventor, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 6, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor for Woodworkers - Where do I Start? - update hardware, learn Inventor, create drawing standards, content, automate, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Sep 8, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Data in File is Corrupt and Needs to be Manually Recovered - creating central model from existing workshared file in Revit, Autodesk, Aug 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

CADclip on Revit Footing Linestyles and Linework - Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, Sep 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

TextNote Lost in Space? - x, y coordinates of TextNote element can be retrieved from its Coord property in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the Merge Feature - merge wall feature to combine 2 or more unattached walls into 1 contiguous piece of sheetmetal in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Relations - controlling design using relations in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Editing Feature and Component Visibility - using hide, unhide in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 - My Favorites - feature freeze, equation editor, improved form tools, ability to select everything in tree, dual monitor support, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Sep 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Estimate Costs Quickly with Design Costing - estimate costs for sheet metal, machined components using built-in templates or customized data, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Auto Recover and Backups - auto recover helps in case of crash or other system failure; backup copies keep history of saved documents, CAPUniversity, Sep 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Standardization: Approaching an Obsolete Practice? - motivations like geometric accuracy, native modification through features loose relevance though cultural, training barriers remain, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Sep 1, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Computing for the Mobile Engineer - it is feasible to carry entire computing environment including servers, workstations, network infrastructure as per engineering-on-the-go concept, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles, engineering articles)

SpaceClaim - additional capability for modeling for manufacturing, positions to displace other MCAD programs, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 6, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

A Treasure Trove of Textures - loading textures into SketchUp for Windows, Mac versions, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Aug 17, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

Change the Font of a Text Style Using AutoLISP - changing association of text style from existing font file to another font file in AutoCAD, Sanjay Kulkarni, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 4, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Solid Primitives: Drawing Box - BOX command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Exchange: Preparing Your AutoCAD Application for Posting - download existing Autodesk app to copy, navigate to it on hard-drive, make copy of it, update PackageContents.xml manifest, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: Array Dialog Box is Back - ARRAYCLASSIC command to load AutoCAD 2012 array dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Changing the Background Color - color can be changed from within web version of AutoCAD WS only, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Sep 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Wash, Rinse, Repeat (My Work Features) - repeating work feature command in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Fill Surfaces  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Blend Tangent to Surfaces - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Parameters - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 Adds Costing Module and Large Design Review Technology - magnetic lines, balloon enhancements, feature freeze, enhanced equation editor, command search, motion optimization features, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: User Interface Improvements - improved 'recent documents' window, search commands tool, multiple monitor support, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Riding a Post-Recession Growth Wave - $236.3 million revenue generated in first half of 2011, new commercial (non-educational) seat sales up 23%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders (Pt 2) - adding flag notes to drawings using annotation borders, with touching leader in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Value of Color - vendors offer option to create colored prototypes depicting buildings, geographic information, viewing FEA results in 3D, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Workstations Work as Clusters - HP executives on HP Z Workstations for workstation-based cluster computing, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2011 (more HP workstation articles, engineering analysis articles)

Q&A: GstarSOFT's First iPad Release Creates and Edits CAD Drawings - capabilities of GstarCAD MC, use of DWG files with iPad, OCF format, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 2, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Why PLM 2.0? - Pt 2: The Challenges in Current PLM - considered complex to implement, huge IT-project, requires changes, structuring, user acceptance, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Sep 4, 2011 (more PLM articles)

SIGGRAPH 2011 Vancouver - optimizing drivers for applications, problem with Apple, future of SPEC, benchmarking, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 2, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

How do You See Your CAD Model While You Create It? - temporary orbit mode helps preview effect of command from any angle before applying it, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, Sep 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

AutoLISP - Using Setq Function - storing value in variable on AutoCAD command prompt, CADDsoft Solutions, Sep 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

September's Plug-in of the Month Live on Autodesk Labs: TransTips - customer, technology perspectives of TransTips for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 2, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Recent Design Review Uninstall/Install Issues Related to Microsoft Visual C++ - link to uninstall tool download, steps to uninstall Design Review 2010, 2011, 2012, Beyond the Paper, Sep 1, 2011 (more Autodesk Design Review articles)

Working with Reusable Contents - using AutoCAD blocks, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Why You Should Use a Template - creating, using template files in AutoCAD, achieving efficiency, standardization through template files, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Sep 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Unit Blocks - set up number of blocks of different sizes in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Default Setting for the Option 'Use Color Override from Source Component' in the Derive Part Dialog - Inventor tip, Being Inventive, Sep 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: Creating a Room Group Prototype - creating group of rooms with their embedded properties, relevant room finish schedule, Velina Mirincheva, AUGI Library, Sep 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Beveled Steel Beams - creating external command CmdSteelStairBeams in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Phasing - Demo Existing and New Room Names - use at least 3 phases in project, demolish in 'demolition' phase only, The Revit Kid, Sep 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Analyzing Curvature of Curves  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Draft Analysis Option - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Measuring Models - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: What's Hot and What's Not - dual monitor support, option to enable/disable freeze bar, better planes alignment, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Quick Tip Tutorial - Task Scheduler - scheduling pre-defined SolidWorks tasks to be performed during non-productive periods of day, Alex Kok, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Sep 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Better Utilize Your Existing Equipment - applying automation brings ROI, exciting opportunities for employees, Chris Norman, MoldMaking Technology, Sep 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Targeting Individual Setup Tasks for Elimination - achieving zero setup time for machine tool, ideas for eliminating tasks for machining center setups, Mike Lynch, MMS Online, Aug 24, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Review: AMD Cayman-Generation FirePro V7900 and FirePro V5900 - overview of Cayman architecture, both cards offer compelling price/performance, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Sep 1, 2011 (more graphics card reviews)

Autodesk Product Design Suite: Colours, Materials & Textures - importing models in different software, applying ray tracing, applying color schemes, publishing to Inventor Publisher Mobile, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Sep 1, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Speed Up Civil 3D with a 64-Bit Operating System, Pt 1: The Benefits - 64-bit OS provide up to 128GB RAM, manage it efficiently in memory allocation, computational processing, Curt Moreno, CADspeed, Sep 1, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles, CAD hardware articles)

Navisworks File Formats - description of NWF, NWD, NWC file types, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 1, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Getting Aligned in Revit MEP - using align command to extend line, pipe, duct to another reference plane or object, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Sep 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Exhibitors at Revit Technology Conference 2011 - Bentley's Revit plug-ins, Ideate BIMLink, Revit express tools, Newforma add-in for Revit, Project Analyzer were exhibited, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 31, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Creating Twist Wall Features - creating spiraling or coiling sheet metal walls using twist feature in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Extending Surfaces - using various options to control length, shape of extension in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Offset Sheet Metal Wall Features - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Linking Shell Thickness with Equations - linking shell's thickness value to its diameter for cylinder in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Sep 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Top 10 Reasons Why SolidWorks is Better with EPDM - files on local user cache, sharing files is faster, Toolbox data library can be stored inside EPDM Vault, CAPUniversity, Sep 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The A/E Industry's New Power Trio - BIM, IPD, cloud computing have potential as future technology, but challenges include fear of liability, weak culture of collaboration, cost, training, Christina Zweig, Structural Engineer, Sep 2011 (more AEC articles)

The Value of High-End CAD Software - exceptional capabilities of high-end CAD program help improve product quality, reduce production cost, Stephen Samuel, American Machinist, Sep 1, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Add Styles to Your Templates - AutoCAD tip, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting Up Plot Styles and Page Setups - creating plot styles, working with page setups in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Saving and Using AutoCAD Templates - setting up default template, working with CAD standard, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tweaking Generic Tables - displaying dual units, wrapping column headers in general table in Inventor, Being Inventive, Aug 31, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2012: Pt 2 - worksharing display enhancements, Vault integration, visualization enhancements, improved dimension tool, expanded DWG export option, support for 'locked' 3D views, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Aug 31, 2011 (more Revit reviews)

Offsetting Surfaces - offsetting surface from another surface, using various options to control shape of offset in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Projecting and Wrapping Curves - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Punch Form Features - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Sep 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Live from SolidWorks 2012 Media Event - glimpse of event, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

At 1.6 Million Seats, is SolidWorks Leaving Inventor in the Dust? - largest sales are in Europe, fastest growing regions include developing companies, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 News - 90% enhancements in SolidWorks 2012 are driven by customers requests, CAPUniversity, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Custom Property Builder Work Around - save template as part file, rename extension for assemblies, drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Macro Shortcuts - assigning keyboard shortcut without adding button in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simplified (McMaster-Carr) Parts in Assemblies - activating 'simplified' configuration of all part files within SolidWorks assembly, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

 

   

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