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October 2011

Bricsys Delivers Viable Alternative Universe for DWG-Based CAD Development - Bricscad V12 has 2D, 3D constraint solvers, 3D direct modeling, quad cursor menu, 3D design intent detection features, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 26, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

Dassault Systemes Revenue Up 11% in Third Quarter - total revenues of $610.2 million earned, strong growth for ENOVIA, SolidWorks seats growing, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 28, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Legal Licenses of Design Software - buying options, getting 'used' software not advisable, Applying Technology to Architecture, Oct 27, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Printing Gold: A 3D Design Breakthrough - Sculpteo 3D helps create piece of silver jewelry online, deliverable in few days, 3D Printing Model Blog, Oct 27, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Conference Review: Hexagon User Conference 2011 - well-organized event offered full tracks of equipment, software centric training, end-use case presentations, Gavin Schrock & Gene Roe, The American Surveyor, Oct 31, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Keyshot 3 Goes to Movie - Luxion Keyshot helps in presenting multimedia-driven presentations in CAD files, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

A-rray of Sunshine - tips on using associative path array command in AutoCAD 2012, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using the Context Ribbon for Creating New Arrays in AutoCAD 2012 - editing array using parameters, helps in specifying array dynamically, CADforum, Oct, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Cloud Concerns - Tie-In - considering impermanence, price ramping, unwelcome terms, conditions, technical changes, 'ignoreware,' Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 31, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

How to Prepare Your System Before Installing Autodesk Software - installing Autodesk software consists of 3 main steps - checking system requirements, administrator permission, reviewing documentation in AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk, Oct 31, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Find Your Product Request Code - launching Autodesk product in trial mode up for 30 days will help in activating license code, Autodesk, Oct 31, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Host PDM/PLM Database on the Cloud? - installing database service, administrating it, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Oct 30, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Volumes Dashboard Extension for Civil 3D 2012 - create, add volume surfaces to dashboard, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Oct 30, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Gap Between Arrowhead and Marker on Dragged Labels - Civil 3D tip, Larry Young, CAD Pilot, Oct 29, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Granta Eco Materials Adviser Upgrade - full version provides access to over 3000 materials, analysis of unlimited number of components in assemblies, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 28, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Modifying the Hole Table in Autodesk Inventor - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Oct 30, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Locate a Part in a Large Assembly - Inventor tutorial, KETIV, Oct 4, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Add-in File Load Exception - workaround is unblocking RevitPythonShell.dll file, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What did You Intend? Family Editing Issues - invisibility of desktop plan creates confusions in family creation in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

New DriveWorks Configurator Project Online - Industrial Stairs - decide pillar to pillar distance, height of stairs, step width, DriveWorks, Oct 27, 2011 (more DriveWorks articles)

New DriveWorks Configurator Project Online - Conveyor Line - design number of sections to be used, width, height, length of conveyor sections, DriveWorks, Oct 28, 2011 (more DriveWorks articles)

Select with Default and No Default Options  - Creo Direct 1.0 tutorial, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Modifying Round and Analytic Geometry in Creo Direct - modifying cylinders, cones or torii in Creo Direct, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Measuring Geometry and Calculating Mass Properties in Creo Direct - measuring distances, angles between geometry; measuring volume, mass of model in Creo Direct 1.0, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Tip No. 230 - Bonding to Beam Elements - construct local bonding one body at time while bonding more than one body to beam in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 359 - Equationomics - new equation UI, overview of equation/dimension/list view, automatic rebuild, solve order in SolidWorks 2012, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 30, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

NX 8: New Focus on Simulation - de-featuring toolset to suppress holes, option to reuse legacy mesh models, ability to define super elements within large FEA assemblies, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 27, 2011 (more NX articles)

Hexagon: Strong Q3, 'Cooling' China - revenues up 55%, Americas performed stronger than expected, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Oct 27, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Hardware Considerations for Maximizing the Performance of Vectorworks 2012 Software - consider CPU with multiple cores, video cards, though memory less important, Jim Wilson, CADspeed, Oct 13, 2011 (more Vectorworks articles)

Aras Turns SolidWorks into a Data Chuckin’ PLM  Workflow Beast - built on top of SolidWorks enterprise PDM, extends processes across company, easy to use web browser screen, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Think Out of the Box - very quick way to make, modify, assemble pieces of building/other structure, scaling, organizing, component storage in 3D, 3D Construction Modeling, Oct 13, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

Geometric Constraint Solving and Spin Surfaces - solid is created by rotating planar sketch containing spline curve, 3D DCM allows more advanced assembly/direct modelling operations to be performed on geometries, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Oct 27, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Quick F Reminder - results of AutoCAD function keys, Micro Concepts, Oct 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit Tip - Show Wall Construction Lines for Existing Walls - override graphic settings under 'phase filters' option, The Revit Kid, Oct 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Legend of AutoCAD Drawings Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Customizing the Quick Properties Palette - Civil 3D tutorial, Russell Martin, Cadapult, Oct 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Maximum Text Length for Labels in Civil 3D - updated label styles can take maximum plotted length of label text, Rick Ellis, Cadapult, Oct 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Cloud, Head's-Down CAD Drafters and Technological Analogies - cloud creates opportunity to optimize work, virtualize computing power, deliver scalability, more, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 28, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Keeping Label Text Readable in a Nested Annotation Family - tips for keeping text in a symbol readable, Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, Oct 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Autodesk Navisworks Keyboard Shortcuts - Autodesk Navisworks functions can be utilized faster using predefined keyboard shortcuts instead of ribbon menus, CADforum, Oct , 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

String Search ADN Plugin of the Month - Revit project elements, parameter values for given string value, tips for selecting standard built-in Revit parameters in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Show When Multiple Viewports - view on sheet shows parameter, multiple viewports options help portray view title when more than 1 viewport on sheet, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Plug-in Allows BIG Data Sharing - loading data Revit models into web-based 'Cloud BIM' application for sharing facility information across their entire enterprise, AUGI Library, Oct 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creo Hands-On - installing Creo, checking it for issues of usability, interoperability, assembly management, technology lock-in, Ralph Grabowski, Canadian Manufacturing, Oct 27, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Shelling Geometry in Creo Direct - Creo Direct 1.0 tutorial, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Line Arc Sketch Tool - introduction to precision panel, creating sketches in Creo Direct 1.0, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Edit Sketch tools - introduction to trim segment, divide, corner, filet, mirror tools in Creo Direct 1.0, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Modify and Delete Segment Tool - A Short Tip of Creo Elements Pro - Mechanical Engineering 360, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Make a Piston in Creo Elements Pro Exercise - extrude circle to make cylinder for creating piston without connecting rod, Mechanical Engineering 360, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

In a Future of 3D Printing and Graphene, Nothing and No-One Will be Safe from Becoming Outdated - 3D printing technology advancing so fast, might enable people to 3D print most of daily use products at home, 3D Printing Model, Oct 26, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

A Conversation with David Levin - selling IP to Bricsys, success of LGS geometric solvers, relationship with Dassault, future strategies, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 27, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

Building a Case for 2D Design - 10% of those surveyed using only 2D, nearly half using mix of 2D/3D, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Oct 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

The Training Circle - tips to organize speedy, rewarding training sessions involving all CAD group members, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 26, 2011 (more CAD training articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Shortcut for Making an Offset Plane - click/drag existing reference plane on edge of plane, entering property manager for defining an offset plane, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Oct 26, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoCAD vs MicroStation, Which One is the Best? - AutoCAD designed as drafting tool, MicroStation as platform, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD articlesMicroStation articles)

Cloud Concerns - Security - major worries include safety of data, unauthorized access, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 26, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Create Model Space Geometry from a Layout - AutoCAD tip, Micro Concepts, Oct 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: Renumber Text Automatically  - renumber text along axis or by selection order, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Waterline Design - setting up waterlines as alignments, profiles in Civil 3D, Cyndy Davenport, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Your Own Private CAD Cloud - building low-cost, in-house network using remote desktop connection in Windows 7, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 26, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Rule the Points - Set. Group. Action! - using symbols/levels to set up group actions, setting up set properties, setting up point features in civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Oct 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Specular Lighting in Inventor Shaded Drawing Views - registry key creation helps to control Specular Color of Inventor files in drawing, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Oct 26, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Pipe Slope Label Precision - managing chairs on plan, calculating slope base grade breaks, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Oct 26, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Working with Multiple Layouts - easy copy complete layouts from one drawing to another using design centre command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Display Revit Model Views on Dual Monitors - ensuring multiple display setting, choosing screen solution, opening two views in Revit model, navigating Revit program window, Autodesk, Oct 26, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Understanding and Using Sketch Guides  - controlling placement, size of entities while sketching them in Creo Direct, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Holes in Creo Direct  - Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Patterning Geometry in Creo Direct  - Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Somebody Get Frank Gehry on the Line, Stat - Gehry Technologies' vision to improve with technology will encourage AEC industry to adopt BIM at increased pace, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Oct 24, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Element Visual Inspection - locate, visually inspect solid elements using meshing toolbox locator, visualization tools, YouTube, Oct 25, 2011 (more Femap articles)

How to Lock AutoCAD's User Interface - by clicking little padlock icon down in system tool tray, Paul Munford, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Finding Modified Dimensions in AutoCAD - DIMREASSOC express tool to create selection set of changed entities among all selected entities in drawing, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Oct 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using the Microsoft Kinect SDK to Sweep Segmented Solids Inside AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Automatically Execute Command When Open/Create New File - creating acaddoc.lsp, loading AutoLISP program, undefining, defining PLOT function in acaddoc.lsp, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 25, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Understanding Basics of Dimension Style Settings - maintaining dimension style using DDIM command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Step 1 - Get Your Autodesk ID - link to create ID for using Autodesk Cloud storage service, Ursula Sadiq, In the Pipes, Oct 25, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

New Machine? Unable to Launch an Earlier Version After Activating Civil 3D 2012 - activate products in ascending order starting with 2009, Alison Gangler, Being Civil, Oct 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Section Content Center Components in the Workspace - enabling sectioning of content center components in Inventor to cut through model, checking internal parts, Micro Concepts, Oct 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Shared Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Attach Shared Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Collect Shared Parameter Information with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Working with Sites in Revit and Avoiding Pain - making duplicate site model, exporting AutoCAD command from Civil 3D, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Oct 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Long Datum Levels - Use Scope Boxes to Limit - maximizing levels to 3D extent, stretch/rotate boundaries as per requirement, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Oct 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Search: The New Frontier in Data Management - Oracle to buy Endeca enterprise search engine; Inforbix, Alcove9 available to help search CAD data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 25, 2011 (more PDM articles)

How to Start Using Inforbix in 20 Minutes - web-based product to search CAD data on server, base package available for free, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 25, 2011 (more PDM articles)

Trimming and Merging Surfaces in Creo Direct  - Creo Direct 1.0 tutorial, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Copying and Pasting in Creo Direct - Creo Direct 1.0 tutorial, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Extruding 2D Shapes in Creo Direct - using object action, action object workflows in Creo Direct 1.0, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself - restraining models using fixtures, connections, external loads; comparing soft springs, inertial relief options in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Virtual Data Centers Running EPDM - adjust 'horsepower' of server, backup services included, guaranteed up-time, great bandwidth options, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 25, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Interview: AMD Mac Graphics Division Talks Apple and Graphics Progress - state of hardware graphics in Apple products, pro apps, OpenGL performance, CPU-bound performance, driver tuning, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Oct 25, 2011 (more graphics card articles, Mac articles)

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 3: Setting It Up - consider electrical needs, network issues, software drivers, maintenance set up, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 24, 2011 (more large format printer articles)

Using Newforma Project Analyzer to View Staff Utilization by Office and Across the Firm - create project schedule, staff each phase, view staff utilization, Bob Rayes, AECbytes, Oct 24, 2011 (more Newforma articles)

Still Relevant After All These Years: Spatial 3D Software Components - 3D modeling software components: 3D ACIS modeler, Convergence Geometric Modeler (CGM), InterOp, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Oct 24, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Mastercam X6 Preview #5 - Streamlined Chaining - defining areas of model needed to be machined by using linked geometry, explicitly defining area for 2D dynamic milling toolpath by simply selecting face, Mastercam Xtras, Oct 24, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

W16 Engine: Block and Cylinder Heads - calculating camshaft phase angles, managing components in cylinder heads with rest of engine in SolidWorks, George Bucsan, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 24, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Create and 3D Print a Custom Ring with New iPad App - iRing3D integrates with ParaCloud GEM 5, offers direct upload to 3D printing portals, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Oct 24, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Cloud is Dead - CAD-on-the-cloud is as important as object-oriented programming, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 25, 2011 (more cloud articles)

'Crowd Sourcing' Design? - drawbacks of crowd sourcing, not suitable for engineering, manufacturing professions, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 25, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

How Do I Make Energy Models of My Buildings? Pt 1 - defining energy modeling, components of energy modeling software: simulation engines, interfaces, Sara Fernandez Cendon, AIArchitect, Oct 2011 (more AEC articles)

How Do I Make Energy Models of My Buildings? Pt 2 - architect interfaces: Autodesk Green Building Studio, Graphisoft EcoDesigner, Ecotect Analysis, Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis, Sara Fernandez Cendon, AIArchitect, Oct 2011 (more AEC articles)

What Can Building Information Modeling Do for You? - model-based design approach improves building energy performance, reduce water use, on-time delivery using integrated analysis tools, Sarah Hodges, Plumbing Engineer, Sep 2011 (more AEC articles)

Leonid's List of Things to Remember - tips, settings for use in AutoCAD, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Oct 23, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 7 - We are Drawing Torus - TORUS command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Lynelle Cameron on the Power of Sustainability Tools - Autodesk executive on strategic collaboration with Granta Design, offering best design tools, educating people, Chrissy Coughlin, GreenBiz.com, Oct 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

BOM Structure of Content Center Parts - using parts list filters in Inventor, Being Inventive, Oct 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating iLogic Rules Automatically - process of using iLogic code manually in each file, tips for using external file in Inventor, Being Inventive, Oct 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Forms - creating form to change size parameters in square hollow section using Inventor 2012, Micro Concepts, Oct 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

FamilyParameter SetValue Extension Methods in VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Generically Convert Set to List with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 19, 2011  (more Revit tutorials)

Use FamilyManager.AddParameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Geometry with Geometry Rules - Creo Direct 1.0 tutorial, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Getting Started with Creo Direct - introduction to user interface, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Moving Geometry in Creo Direct  - using 'move & rotate,' 'move by dimension' tools, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

The PLM State: Eating Your Own Dog Food - Oracle's Adoption of Agile PLM - benefits of adopting own technology, managing software development in Agile PLM, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait-State, Oct 19, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How to Wrap or Project a Sketch - wrapping sketch around any analytic surface using wrap sketch command in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion Blog, Oct 21, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Importing UG Files Into 3DVia Composer - export Unigraphics format into neutral CAD format like ACIS, IGES, or STEP, then import it into Composer, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Common Cloud Computing Concerns - review of business economics, high level technologies of cloud computing, Dave Edstrom, MoldMaking Technology, Oct 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Will Database in the Cloud Supercharge PLM for Small Companies? - SQL database allows to have SQL database running on cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 23, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Architectural Technologist - Simple 3D Image in Vectorworks - making different views on project line up, Steve Scaysbrook, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Oct 22, 2011 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

The Right Way to Use Follow Me - extruding face along path using follow me tool in SketchUp, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Oct 21, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Backburner and Maps - creating render farm, ensuring paths correctness, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 24, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Material Swatch Info - comparison among 3 images of material swatch, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 23, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Can't We All Just Get Along? Sharing AutoCAD Drawings - advantages of following good drafting practices, procedures, Ted Goulet, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Invests in Otoy to Advance Rendering, Compression, and Cloud Use - real-time rendering solutions developer to offer path tracing technology for Autodesk products, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Identifying Holes in an AutoCAD Solid Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

From iPhone 4S Photo to 3D Model - using automatically generate camera path option, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 22, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Heating and Quenching of a Steel Roller - Autodesk Simulation for thermal analysis, YouTube, Oct 18, 2011 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Using a DWF in a Full Cycle - Autodesk Design Review tutorial, David Fetz, CAD Geek Speak!, Oct 21, 2011 (more Design Review articles)

How to Index IDE iFeature iProperties - Vault tutorial, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 21, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Create New Tabs in Autodesk Inventor's New File Dialog Box - creating subfolder in template directory, saving file to it, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Oct 23, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Documenting Sheet Metal Punches on Drawings - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Oct 16, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Sheet Metal Embosses in Autodesk Inventor  - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Oct 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Four Key 5-Axis Programming Developments for Moldmakers to Consider - automatic collision avoidance, rest machining, automatic indexing, material removal, shape offset roughing, finishing, John Welch, MoldMaking Technology, Oct 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

The Effects of Hardware Developments on CAM - benefits of multiple processors, coping with complexity, stock models to optimize tool loading, simulation capabilities, Peter Dickin, MoldMaking Technology, Oct 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Placing Flexible Components in an Assembly - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Copying and Pasting Surfaces - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Datums in Creo Direct - creating datum points, datum axes, Darcy Parker, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Multiple Representations to Explore Mathematics with Mathcad 15.0  - using whiteboard interface to combine multiple representations of mathematical function, Chris Hartmann, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Mathcad articles)

SolidWorks 2012: Ambient Occlusion for 3D CAD - get technical illustrations of designs quickly, without having to turn on PhotoView 360, Lars Petersen, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Oct 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Autodesk Buys Into Frank Gehry's CATIA-Powered Think Tank - 'strategic relationship' with Gehry Technologies provides Autodesk with world-class consulting, GT with money, training to expand business, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 19, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Cloud Benefits - Processing Power - private cloud will get more acceptance for tasks sharing processing load, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Using the Microsoft Kinect SDK to Sweep Simple Solids Inside AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 20, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Project Photofly FAQ: Can I Rotate the Object Instead of the Camera? - not recommended as Project Photofly uses details in background to line up pictures, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Oct 20, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

AutoCAD 2011 & AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011: Unable to Load Profile - export DwgConvert key from AutoCAD 2011, create user profile related content in Civil 3D 2011, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: MassFX Quadmenu - keyboard shortcut for enabling quadmenu, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 20, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Point Set Group Action - no need to import point data, establishing key set priority order in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Oct 20, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Product Design Suite 2012: Surface to Engineering - selectively updating Alias Design surface data to engineering design using update associations tool in Inventor, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Oct 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Parts Only and Structured Parts Lists in one drawing - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Oct 20, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: Transfer Materials, Families, Symbols From One Project to Another - Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Oct 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Upgrading RVT to 2012 Makes Linked Imports Disappear (Update) - workaround is turning off far clipping for view in question in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Dash Layout - layout command helps in opening few options for manipulating layouts in Revit, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Oct 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Perception, Breakthrough, Success & Help - modeling twisting element, use of angle parameters in Revit, Jay Zallan, Fear and Loathing In a CAD vs. BIM World, Oct 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Which SDK DLLs to Deploy - DLLs should be in same folder as extension DLL while building Vault Explorer extension, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 20, 2011 (more Vault articles)

GetItemProperties() There is an Error in the XML Document - mismatch between servers Web.config setting, clients config setting in Vault causes issue, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Oct 21, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Engineering Workshop #15 - FEA of a simple linkage under balanced loading and minimal constraint, Bob Johnson, Develop 3D, Oct 19, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Mastercam X6 Preview #4: Stock Model-Based Rest Milling - 3D high speed toolpath 'OptiRest' performs rest rough milling operations, Mastercam Xtras, Oct 19, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

PLM Vendors and 'Cloud Marketing' Hype - changes in marketing strategies, comparison between database, cloud software, focus on cloud oriented solutions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 19, 2011 (more PLM articles)

The Autodesk Exchange Apps Store - usefulness, free apps - COINS Translate, DWF/PDF Batch Publish, DotSoft OrderByLayer, publishing personal apps, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Linking Excel External Data to AutoCAD Data Extraction - make 1 attribute as identifier in block, link it to column in Excel, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

A Status Bar Icon I've Never Seen Before - indicates viewport layer overrides, opens set to viewport overrides filter in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 19, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Different Output for the Same Model in SSA and SNET - different versions of EPA SWMM in SSA, SNET contribute to difference, Anurag Thakur, Being Civil, Oct 19, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Key Plans - More Detail - step-by step process to add key plan to title block family in Revit project, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Hitting the Ceiling - creating recessed lighting cornice in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Masking the Un-Maskable - method of masking in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 20, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creo Apps and CoCreate - strategy for CoCreate customers, users, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 19, 2011 (more PTC articles)

Creo, AnyMode Modeling, and the Common Data Model - Creo strategy, apps tailored for right user, technology approach explained, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 19, 2011 (more PTC articles)

SolidWorks 2012 - A Hidden Gem (Stone) #SolidWorks #PhotoView 360 - colorful gemstone appearances added to new release, Michael Lord, Oct 20, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Complete Uninstall for 2012 - SolidWorks 2012 provides option to select items to remove from install, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 19, 2011(more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Prevent Leaks - build part as solid block of material referencing outermost faces of assembly, shell solid to outside by convenient thickness, CAPUniversity, Oct 19, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Cloud Concerns - Downtime - potential for downtime increases while working on cloud-based CAD app as compared to working on standalone PC, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 19, 2011 (more cloud articles)

iPad Apps for AEC: Design and Visualization - BIMx from Graphisoft, Autodesk Cloud, Design Review, iVisit 3D from Abvent, Inception from Architactile, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

2011 Indydrafter CAD Hardware Guide - Graphics Card - professional workstation vs consumer gaming graphics, deciphering graphics card naming game, Indydrafter.com, Oct 10, 2011 (more graphics card articles)

CAD, PLM and Visual Reporting - HD3D support in NX 8, visual data management in Autodesk products indicate improvements in reporting capabilities, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 17, 2011 (more NX articles, Autodesk articles)

Upload Your Photos, Print a 3D Model with Hypr3D - web-based software service to create 3D models without having to download or install any additional software, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 17, 2011

A Few Items That Drive me Crazy in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture - problems, solutions of working with Xref layers, annotative object display, Mtext width, annotative scales, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Creating Roofs in the AutoCAD Architecture Software - creating different types of roofs from simple to complex/flat to slope, converting objects into roofs, creating open dormer window, Lisa Kemp, Ascent Blog, Oct 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Detect Mass Overrides in Large Assembly - run macro BomOverrideQuery in Inventor, Being Inventive, Oct 18, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Reduce Mouse-Clicks and Increase Productivity Using AutoLISP - creating fillet using FILLET command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 17, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Guest Post: AutoCAD Image Frame - control/display plot settings of image frame in AutoCAD, managing images through dropdown menus, Brian Curran, CAD Addict, Oct 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Point Selection Performance - managing point selection in Civil 3D, turning off point feature tooltips is helpful, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Oct 18, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Minimum Room Size - no space for reducing rooms in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 19, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Importing Google Earth Topography to AutoCAD and then to Revit - Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Oct 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Deepens Composites Simulation - CATIA v 6/5 integrate composite functionality as part of composites workbench, shows how composite material drapes in simulating, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 18, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Initial Patching of Particles in DDPM or DEM in ANSYS Fluent - process of injecting DPM until benchmark, maintaining number of computational particles/parcels to inject, comparing DEM simulations, Shailesh Ozarkar, ANSYS, Oct 13, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

The Pitfalls of Multi-Disciplinary Simulations: Divergent Model Abstractions - necessity of abstractions, simplifications, issues with multiple abstractions, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Oct 18, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Solid Edge: Etch Text on Sheet Metal - create sketch first, enter text into sketch using text profile command, engrave text using etch command, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, Oct 18, 2011 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3D Systems Releases Alibre Design 2012 - improved UI, faster sketching, surfacing toolset, ability to directly modify bend radii, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Oct 17, 2011 (more Alibre articles)

Creo Apps and Pro/ENGINEER - PTC claims Creo to have new breakthrough, patent-pending technology, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 18, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

The Creo User Interface - correct icons in UI will be available in Creo maintenance release in Nov 2011, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog (by PTC), Oct 18, 2011 (more Pro/E articles)

Can SolidWorks 2012 Spit the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 GPU Juice? - Quadro 2000 supports RealView, dual monitors, cut visuals on fast rotation or panning, but sluggish performance with large data sets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 18, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles, NVIDIA articles)

CAD Delivers Breadth of Tools - SolidWorks 2012 offer new drawing tools, lifecycle-based sustainable design assessment, sheet metal tools, simulation capabilities, Laura Carrabine, Design World, Oct 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 2: Choosing the Right One - inkjet vs laser, try to purchase same kind of printer if buying more than one, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 18, 2011 (more large format printer articles)

Dassault Gets Its Fiber with Simulayt - fiber simulation, ply modeling specialist acquired, offers plug-ins to CATIA, SolidWorks, Abaqus, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 18, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Just How Open is Aras with Its Open-Source PLM? - Aras offers application framework infrastructure for free to paid subscribers, Marc Lind, upFront.eZine, Oct 18, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How to Find and Replace Text in AutoCAD - search box from annotate tab in text panel offers refined search options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 6 - We are Drawing Wedge - WEDGE command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

3ds Max: Collaboration & Interoperability - using 3ds Max, 3rd-party modeling programs to manage, integrate, transform model assets, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

How to Create a Central Material Library for 3ds Max - Micro Concepts, Oct 18, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Vault - Releasing Null Revisions - workaround is changing state of everything in assembly, checking all files out through Vault, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 17, 2011 (more Vault articles)

CAD-Related Software for Android Smartphones and Tablets - Design Dimensions, Frame design 2D, AndCAD, AutoCAD WS, AutoCAD Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Transfer Legend Views between Projects - save to Revit project as image, export view as image, DWG, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving Detailed Wall Layer Geometry - split wall into parts, access geometry of each part individually in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New with Fences  - MicroStation V8i tutorial, Envision CAD, Oct 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Using the Macro Recorder to Capture Commands - MicroStation VBA macro recorder to capture commands, Envision CAD, Oct 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Live from Siemens PLM Connections 2011: NX 8.0 Details #1 - Visual Reporting - HD3D, custom visual reporting dialog, ability to correlate different reports into single display, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 17, 2011 (more NX articles)

PMI & 3D Annotation: The Drawing Killer? - Siemens is developing tolls like NX to take advantage of product and manufacturing information data, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 17, 2011 (more NX articles)

Creo Explained - Pt 4 - creating box with hole, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Creo Explained - Pt 5 - applying small changes in model makes model tree appear complex, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Creo Explained - Pt 6 - PTC is applying 2-app approach to direct modeling with Creo, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

MapleSim 5: Symbolic Computation for Physical Modeling and Simulation - magnetic library, thermal fluids library, enhanced diagnostics, smart automatic rerouting of diagrams, improved 3D modeling environment, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Sep 26, 2011 (more Maple reviews)

Value-Driven Project Delivery - 6 keys to project success: assessment, alignment, achievability, accessibility, agility, accountability, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Maide Control Turns Your iPad Into a 3D Mouse - putting 3D model control on screen via iPad helps in working over Wi-Fi/ad-hoc networks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 14, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Creating Hedges in Vectorworks - hedge tool to fill in foreground, background in scene, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Oct 16, 2011 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Mastercam X6 Preview #2 - Variable Rouging - creating long lasting ceramic insert using variable depth roughing feature, Mastercam Xtras, Oct 10, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Mastercam X6 Preview #3 - Better Hybrid Machining - 'filler passes' maintain all of Z level cuts in steep areas of part, Mastercam Xtras, Oct 14, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Cloud Concerns - Terms and Conditions - legalese of Autodesk copyright clauses interpreted for users, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 14, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Autodesk Cloud Debuts - users of Autodesk cloud can enjoy free level of initiative related to storage, easy access to certain types of sharing/viewing services, collaborating/simulating data, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 17, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Changes to the SNAP Command in AutoCAD 2012 - cursor is attracted to grid only when command is active, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Oct 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Work with Large Assemblies - definition, modeling techniques, optimizing Inventor for large assemblies, Autodesk WikiHelp, Oct 2011 (more Inventor articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Rings and Loop Selections - selecting edge loop or ring while working with 'edit poly' modifier, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 16, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating Surface Elevation Ranges - .NET API in Civil 3D prompts user for TIN surface object, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Oct 13, 20111 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL - uncheck 'show dynamic grip menu' option to changed GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL variable from 3 to 1 in Civil 3D, Kati Mercier, Civil4d.com, Oct 4, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Point Dreams in the Annotative View Space - maintaining annotations/plan sets in Civil 3D, handling point style spin, managing groups, Tench Tilghman, CAD Pilot, Oct 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Grouping Parameters on BuiltInParameterGroup Using VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Read and Write Parameter Values with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Reading FamilyParameter Information with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Find the Average RGB Color of a Material Sample and Get the RGB Values with Free Tool - tips for applying different paint colors in Revit with easy scan/print option, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creo Explained - Pt 1 - letters, icons appear disapproving in user interface, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Creo Explained - Pt 2 - Creo Direct, Creo Parametric are next versions of Pro/E Wildfire, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Creo Explained - Pt 3 - Creo Direct gives feel of CoCreate, while Pro/E running under hood, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2011 (more Pro/E reviews)

Sketches, Direct Edit, and the BREP - direct edit modeler doesn't remember BREP faces, can't deal with effects of ordered features, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Borders Around Portions of a Note in a Table? - Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 Launched - synopsis of SolidWorks 2012 press launch event, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Oct 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 357 - SW2012 What's New - Design Simulation - beams, shell mesh enhancements, motion results in sensors, flow simulation tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 1: Determine Your Needs - consider size of drawings, workload, color exhibits, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 13, 2011 (more large format printer articles)

What's That Noise? - FEA program helps in finding source of noise, vibration due to 'squeak and rattle' in automobiles, Lynn Manning, Mechanical Engineering, Oct 2011 (more FEA articles)

Annotate MicroStation Graphics with InRoads - label lines, arcs without importing data into geometry project, Envision CAD, Oct 2011 (more InRoads articles)

Does the Direct Modeling in Bricscad V12 Work? Yup - switching between quad cursor, regular cursor for certain operations, incomplete 3D documentation are some issues users face, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 13, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation - 17.3" LED backlit panel, NVIDIA Quadro 4000M graphics controller, 8 GB of 1,600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, pair of 256GB SATA 3 solid-state drives in RAID configuration, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Oct 13, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

Another Disruptive Autodesk Cloud: Moldflow Insight WS for On-Call Injection Molding Simulation - on-demand cloud-based app to validate, optimize design of plastic parts, injection molds, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Oct 13, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Override Dimension Scale Factor - set DIMLFAC system variable to 1 in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Oct 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

3ds Max Licensing Problem and Solution - disconnect machine from Internet, form appears to enter activation code, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 14, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

How to Load AutoLISP Program - loading AutoLISP using load application in manage tab, closing/restarting AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Grips Not Available for Some Entities in AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 - workaround is to start AutoCAD Mechanical without loading SketchBook Designer add-on, Being Inventive, Oct 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

Vault - Items Review - items act as bill of materials, can be exported to Excel spreadsheet, component-related documents can be attached, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 13, 2011 (more Vault articles)

This Drawing was Created with a Newer Version of Civil 3D, What? - Civil 3D classifies unrecognized objects as orphaned, surface/alignment must remain intact to prevent corruption, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Oct 13, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Retrieving Duct and Pipe Endpoints - retrieving all duct elements, listing start, end point coordinates to Visual Studio debug output window, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Preps Facebook Tech Publishing Plug-In - 'Publish to Social' technology helps designers post animations, video clips, technical documents to Facebook, YouTube directly from Autodesk Inventor, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventors New and Improved Text Editor is a GOST - enable 'ESKD Support' in Inventor to activate technical requirements tool, Thomas Rambach, CADToolbox.com, Oct 13, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Conversation with Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Evangelist - SolidWorks executive on ideas, emerging trends affecting sustainability world, people/organizations to put in 'Hall of Fame,' Nicholas Jackson, The Atlantic, Oct 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 Tips to Improve Your PhotoView 360 Rendering Skills - adjust image quality, appearance, scene, view, set up to render, Josh Mings, GrabCAD, Oct 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rolled Edge Flanges - new feature helps in creating swept flange, forming complex sheet metal parts/flat patterns in SolidWorks 2012, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Getting What You Paid For - tips for installing installation manager in SolidWorks for upgrading, selecting package type, reviewing package inclusions, installing premium license, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tech Tip: How to Create a Curved Helix - SolidWorks tutorial, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Farewell and Best Wishes to Jon Hirschtick - SolidWorks employees share their favorite memories of Jon, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Interview: Bernard Charles, Dassault Systemes - V5 supported until 2020, commitment to cloud, SolidWorks expansion into AEC, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 12, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

GM's Bob Lutz Tells All - shares experiences of reforming system, product development approach at General Motors, Alex Taylor, CNNMoney, June 22, 2011 (more engineering articles)

The Minimalist's Guide to In-House Training - solve problems, don't aim for perfection, prepare course guides for training class, train like mentor, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 12, 2011 (more CAD training articles)

Race to the Top - challenges involved in performing simulation earlier in design process, simulating to reduce risk, gain profitability, competitiveness, Lindsay James, PRIME, Autumn 2011 (more PDM articles)

The Right Tool for the Job - professional workstations offer expanded work capabilities, gain in employee productivity, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Oct 5, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Advances in Rapid Technologies - helps in creating 3D solid parts/prototypes from 3D CAD data, simplifying connection between 3D scan data/parametric CAD models, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Oct 12, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

BIM: Leveraging Integration - advantages of confederated BIM in native platform, William Klorman, STRUCTURE, Oct 2011 (more AEC articles)

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 3.1.1 – Pt I: Deductive Approach - comparing role/influence of BIM in construction projects with role/influence expected from project manager using KPI, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Oct 12, 2011 (more AEC articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Applying Materials from Explorer - applying images to scene object, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 12, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Maxstart file - customizing Maxstart.max file, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 13, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Project Geppetto - Very Alive Pinocchios in 3ds Max - highly realistic walking characters/crowd scenes for animations in 3ds Max, generates pseudo-random movements automatically, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Oct 11, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Autodesk Inventor: Eco Materials Adviser - benchmark different materials chosen, manufacturing processes affecting energy usage, carbon footprint, RoHS compliance, cost; real-time feedback helps make informed decisions, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Oct 12, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Auto Draft - switching over several drawings in AutoCAD using windows taskbar/status bar, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Speed Up SketchUp: Use Fast Styles - turn off fancy edge effects, configure edge display settings for speed in SketchUp, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Oct 4, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Saving an Upgraded Family in 2012 Causes Error - make sure that no parameters begin with decimal in Revit, Autodesk, Oct 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Collaboration with Revit Structure - Work Sharing - enable worksharing, create new workset, central file vs. local file, Marilyn Law, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Convert ParameterSet to List of Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Reading Parameter Information with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Mapping ParameterType to StorageType and Vise Using VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Editing Feature References  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a General Blend Protrusion or Cut - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks in Transition: Jon Hirschtick Leaves Board; Gian Paolo Bassi Takes Over as VP of R&D - Q&A on plan for transition, vision for SolidWorks future, trends reshaping future of engineering, design software, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Material Properties in Analysis - analyzing design using SolidWorks Simulation while varying material property, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 356 - SW2012 What's New - Document Management - discussing SolidWorks EPDM, Workgroup PDM tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 12, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Remote Graphics and the Professional CAD Workstation, Pt 4: Sustainability - reduce power consumption, heat, noise pollution, costs through remote graphics solutions, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Oct 11, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Create a Blend from a Text File  - using blend file to import data into Creo Parametric, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Listing Component Data of Complex Structures - discussing place complex wall, creating component schedule, open component schedule, creating curved wall in ArchiCAD, Katica Avvakumovits, ArchiCAD Wiki, Oct 10, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

3D Systems Raises Bar on Color Printing - ProJet 1500 printer can print high-resolution durable plastic parts in 6 different colors, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 26, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Creating Seamless Set Design Textures for Vectorworks and Renderworks - creating magical textures in 3D, procedural textures, using healing brush tools, Kevin Lee, KLAD - Set Design for the Entertainment Industry, Oct 10, 2011 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

The PLM State: Oracle's Death Star for CAD Based PLM - managing CAD data tool set by PLM/PTC/Siemens, Oracle management to offer transition off of Intralink, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait, Oct 10, 2011 (more PLM articles)

upFront.eZine at Bricsys Conference 2011 - Bricscad V12 apt for CAD users in developing countries, LEDAS IP bought, future of 'Architecturals' add-on as API, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 10, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

Smartphone Strategies for CAD Vendors - pros, cons of leading OS systems, possibilities with HTML5, pricing issues, challenges like touch input, limited RAM, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 10, 2011 (more Bricscad articles)

The Digital Classroom - Autodesk invited brightest engineering students from Europe at WoodStEx event to show off their skills using modeling, simulation tools, Professional Engineering, Oct 3, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 5 - We Are Drawing Pyramid - PYRAMID command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 12, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Colorful Settings - loading line types from custom button on quick access toolbar, creating attribute definition, setting transparency of floating command line in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA Openings with 'Style' - customizing blocks, arranging blocks in line types, out-of-box display settings for opening in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Hidden Commands - best practices for using hidden commands feature in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 6, 2011 (more Vault articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Substituting Objects - applying 'substitute' modifier to objects to improve workflow, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 10, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Rotating Your View Without Changing Coordinate Values - Civil 3D tip, Land Development Engineering, Oct 4, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

SketchUp Jack-o-Lantern - start with downloading pumpkin from 3D warehouse, Bonnie Roskes, Bonnie's Blog, Oct 11, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Making a Pseudo Geodesic Dome in Revit - creating parametric icosahedron in Revit, framing 'adaptive' family of hexagons created based on faces of icosahedron, George Mokhtar, BIM Academy, Oct 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Set New Pipe Type Properties - default elbow fitting of MEP curve type, default tee fitting of MEP curve type, preferred junction type of MEP curve type, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Families Guide - Revit 2010 version includes readme files, documentation, datasets for hands-on exercise, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 12, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How Feature-Based Modeling Influences Shape - direct U-V push, pull capabilities are needed in addition to feature-based tools, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 12, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

How to Change SolidWorks Assembly Mass Without Losing Your CG and Sanity - macro written by user forces VBA form on top of SolidWorks in Windows 7 x64, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 11, 2011  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: Magnetic Attraction and Multibody Parts - magnetic lines to organize, align balloon-enclosed objects in drawings, feature freeze feature to prevent unnecessary geometry rebuilds, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Introduction to Flex - flex tool with bend, twist options in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti, SWtuts, Aug 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Leaning Tower of Parliament - carrying out simulation of how palace would creep over time, defining creep material parameters, analyzing creep to expand life span, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Build Your Ideal Future CAD Here - ideal CAD system would have single history free 3D sketch environment, table-driven features, multi-touch capabilities, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 10, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Review: Graebert ARES Commander Edition for Mac - native Mac interface resembles AutoCAD, incorporates ACIS-based solids, can insert audio recordings into drawing, but no surface-modeling capabilities, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more ARES reviews)

Quadro Virtual Graphics Technology is Another Evolutionary Step in Server-Based Rendering - Project Monterey promises high-performance rendering in cloud, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Oct 10, 2011 (more NVIDIA articles)

How to Match Up Projected Break View With Its Parent View's Break - breaking parent, projected views at same locations in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Birth of a Simulation Benchmark Model - Jaguar supercomputer has peak speed of 2.33 petaflops, can run high-fidelity simulations of combustion in advanced engines, Jamie Gooch, Engineering On The Edge, Oct 10, 2011 (more CAE articles)

3Defy Web App Sucks the 3D Out of Your 2D Photos - web-based photogrammetry tool can generate 3D output from single 2D source photo, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 10, 2011 

Tips on Selecting 3D Printers - consider material, build size, part accuracy, finish required, price, Leslie Langnau, Make Parts Fast, Oct 3, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD Tips: Quickly Switching Between Drawings - quick view button on status bar shows thumbnails of all opened drawings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac: Don't Use a # Sign as a Folder Name - file saved in such folder will be deleted, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

vb.NET Insert Block and Attributes - inserting block into drawing in current space in AutoCAD, Civil 3D Reminders, Oct 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Registering an ARX/BRX Module as a COM Server - template for registry script to register single COM object, ProgID, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Oct 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 4 - We are Drawing Sphere - SPHERE command in AutoCAD, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Collaboration and Data Management for AEC Projects - Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC software helps users manage design files, data without leaving native design environment, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Vault articles)

Inventor 2012 - Copy Object Tool - copying surface of part for creating other features, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Oct 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Publisher: Publish to Social - free technology preview has ability to publish technical documentation directly to YouTube channel, Facebook page, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Oct 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Center of Gravity and Level of Details - use iAssemblies instead of level of details to have configurable assemblies with configurable center of gravity in Inventor, Being Inventive, Oct 10, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Tables from File - creating drawing tables from saved file, from quick table gallery in Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Symbol Palette and Custom Symbols - adding symbols to drawing in Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Adding Projection Views - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Modeling Stereo Headphones, Pt 1  - Rhino tutorial, Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Oct 10, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Modeling Stereo Headphones, Pt 2 - Rhino tutorial, Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Oct 10, 2011 (more Rhino tutorials)

Beyond the Hype: HyperWorks 11 Overview - HyperMesh, HyperView capabilities combined, tool for model checking, debugging, extended collaboration environment, improved solver capabilities, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Get Ready for RLM: Wherever You May Roam - PLM goes mobile as vendors launch apps for iPad, iPhone, Android; difficulties like moving large data to and from mobile devices still remain, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Communicating with Architectural Software - AutoCAD LT, Revit Architecture, BIM software are useful; discussing common software communication errors, Mark Robins, Metal Architecture, Oct 4, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Faster and Easier Feature-Based Programming - FeatureCAM 2012 offers range of keyboard shortcuts, easier toolpath editing, back boring, spiral roughing features, ability to visualize stock remaining after each operation, American Machinist, Oct 6, 2011 (more FeatureCAM reviews)

CadFaster Extends Speedy 3D CAD Viewing to iPad - free iPad app supports Revit, MicroStation, SolidWorks, ArchiCAD file formats, up to 10 users may simultaneously collaborate on viewing, mark-up of CadFaster models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 3, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

A Conversation with Vineet Seth - Delcam executive on starting operations in India, firing distributors, selling directly with 14 offices in India, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 7, 2011 (more CAM articles)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Color Palettes - storing color swatches on clipboard tool for multiple use, over multiple sessions, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 6, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: SLATE Global Rendering - turning off default of global rendering, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 7, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Multiple Material Tab Views - creating clean view tab using slate editor, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Oct 8, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How do You Feel About CAD in the Cloud? - over half of people surveyed were concerned or frightened of cloud, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 30, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

3 Key Cloud Principles: Will CAD/PLM Follow? - discussing oracle public cloud, efficiency of portable logic, portable data, open API, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 7, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Using the Microsoft Kinect SDK to Model 3D Polylines Inside AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 10, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Legends: An Overview - understanding 3 types of legends in Revit: component, keynote, symbol, Revit Zone, Oct 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Collaboration: Then and Now - collaboration technologies in use are: distributed file systems, network accelerators, Buzzsaw Sync, DropBox, Revit Server, cloud computing, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit Spark - no editing ability in 3D level, whereas AutoCAD Architecture allows to do instant 3D view of level, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Oct 8, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Using Conditional Formatting in Schedules - showing rooms for providing more area, setting up color scheme to display results in Revit, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Oct 7, 2011(more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Dimension Options - Auto Dimension - applicable to walls, openings, The Revit Kid, Oct 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in Bricscad V12 - quad cursor menu, tool palettes, SECTIONPLANE command, raster engine, Teigha 3.5 ODA library, Rakesh Rao, GeoTools : Work Smarter, Not Harder, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

How to Select the Best CAD Modeler - pros, cons of 4 geometry types, workflows facilitated, suitability to products: nurbs, voxels, subdivisional surfaces, poly-reps, Kevin Atkins, Machine Design, Oct 6, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

An Alternative to NURBS - issued with nurbs, alternative can be N-sided surfaces (NSS) technology supporting feature-curve method, Alyn Rockwood, Machine Design, Sep 6, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Creating and Orienting General Views - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Adding and Editing Notes - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Inserting Ordinate Dimensions  - creating ordinate dimensions in drawing in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Episode 355 - SW2012 What's New - Evaluation Tools - overview of costing feature, sustainability tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Thoughts On Collaboration: What Challenges Do You Face? - keeping track over design from same domain, understanding relationships between collaborators is crucial to get collaborative capabilities right in SolidWorks, John Ellsworth, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Focus on Energy - Bentley acquired SACS for FEA of oil and gas, interview with product manager Parvinder Jhita, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Transoft Solutions' InVision Goes Beyond Simulation with Video Animations - multiple rendering options, HD, realistic 3D vehicle models, multiple camera viewing options within animations, Brock Haroldson, MicroStation Connections, Oct 5, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Partnership in CAE Industry - large CAE companies buying small ones, CAE Industry Analysis and Technical Resources, Oct 6, 2011 (more CAE articles)

3D Printing: Manufacturing with a Mouse Click - putting up 3D blueprint of object on computer screen, managing shape/size of model, James Casto, Capacity, Summer 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Get Your CNC Machining On, Without the Metal Shavings - providing machining industry with contemporary competent, simulating in full 3D with visible cutting tools for operations like drilling/slot milling, Josh Mings, Solidsmack, Oct 6, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Autodesk Cloud and 'Business as Usual' Question - different opinions about Autodesk cloud, views of bloggers, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 6, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Displaying an AutoCAD Ribbon Tab Contextually Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Level of Details and Assembly Patterns - suppress actual part or subassembly, rather than suppressing element in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Oct 4, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding Parts to Top Down Assembly - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Oct 5, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Exclusive Q&A: What It Means, Now That Bricsys Bought IP from LEDAS - company intends to 'extend reach' into AEC, MCAD with technology acquisition, effect on ODA, add-on market for SketchUp, Rhino, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Wrapping Up Bricsys Conference 2011 & What Will Happen to Architecturals? -no plans to put architecturals into open source, 3rd party developers to use code for more advanced versions, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Juicy Details from Bricsys Conference 2011 - Vondle renamed Chapoo Biz, view, share, upload, manage 50 file formats, versions for Android, iOS are under development, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

LEDAS Enhances Its Key Business in Service After Selling Its Technologies to Bricsys -  LEDAS founder discusses reasons for sale, effects, David Levin, Not Just Russian CAD/PLM, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

How to Use the Relations Editor in Creo Parametric - writing user-defined equations between symbolic dimensions, parameters Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, Oct 3, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Preparing Imported Data for Simulation Purposes in Creo Parametric - handling necessary geometrical changes directly in Creo Parametric, Nancy Pardo, Planet PTC Community, Oct 3, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Adding Detailed Views - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Surface Finish Symbols - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Showing Erasing and Deleting Annotations  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SW2012 - WPDM Plays Nice with Windows 7 and Vista - SolidWorks introduced 2012, lets browse inside active Workgroup PDM vault, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 354 - SW2012 What's New - Drawings & Detailing - magnetic lines, display enhancements like c-marks, section views, new workflows, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Simulation and Motion Optimization - optimizing entire design virtually in SolidWorks 2012, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why You Should be Running Dynamic Simulations - limitations of static solver, performing linear study on cantilever beam with weight suspended at end in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Faster, Easier Metalwork with SpaceClaim 2011+ - simple UI focuses on geometry, has ability to drag-drop standard sheet-metal features, hole library, offers intuitive direct modeling with low learning curve, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 6, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SpaceClaim's Blake Courter: 'We Have an Unfair Advantage' - Customer Development Director on making pure direct modeling app, helping in 'request for proposals' process, offerings for CAM users, Anthony Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, Oct 5, 2011 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Report on the Status of Open Design Alliance - 2 types of ODA membership available, operating systems to be supported at iOS, Android by end of year, support for .Net, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 5, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Specifying Multiple Steps in ANSYS Mechanical - analyzing tightening of bolts of gasket assembly, unloading bolts to see permanent deformation in gasket, changing solutions for multiple steps, specifying different values of time, Sheldon Imaoka, ANSYS, Oct 5, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

Computer-Aided Engineering in Linux - project provides live CD with open-source tools needed for engineering work, Joey Bernard, LINUX Journal, Oct 5, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Supreme Court Decides Software Law by Not Deciding - US Supreme Court declines petition for certiorari in Vernor vs Autodesk case, Christopher Faille, Forbes, Oct 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Slaying the Dragon - Adam Sherratt on learning AutoLISP, writing, sharing routines, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Oct 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

System Requirements for Autodesk Cloud Rendering - Revit 3D, Oct 6, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Moldflow Insight WS on the Autodesk Cloud - plastic part injection, mild simulation, optimization tools, cloud unit allocations to be based on hours per year, price as per purchase models, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD BLEND Command - creating tangent spline in between 2 entities, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 2 - We're Drawing CYLINDER - CYLINDER command in AutoCAD, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 3 - We are Drawing CONE - CONE command in AutoCAD, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Collaborating with Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011/2012 - collaborative benefits of Publisher include model access, manipulation, visualization, documentation, John Evans, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Unable to Save Changes Made in Part Builder - workaround is running Civil 3D as administrator, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Oct 5, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Started with the Revit 2012 API - setting up of environment, up gradation of SDK, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Schedule Features Not Available - create/edit title block family to access, creating deal with revision schedule in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 5, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Find Bloated Families Living in Your Projects - finding out actual file size of families in Revit project, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 6, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Blogging Live from Belgium at the Bricscad 2011 Conference - Bricscad V12 supports LISP with faster performance, ObjectDBX, assistance to 3rd party developers wishing to port their apps, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 4, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Day 2: Bricsys Conference 2011 - demo of Bricscad V12: 2D/3D constraints, direct modeling operations, quad cursor, design intent recognition, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Bricsys Acquires Intellectual Property of LEDAS - Bricsys plans to enter MCAD field, creates wholly owned subsidiary in Russia, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Direct Modeling in Bricscad V12 - Pt 2 - quad cursor to edit 3D solids, QUADDISPLAY system variable to turn it on/off, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Direct Modeling in Bricscad V12 - Pt 3 - latest release with new features like quad cursor is still compatible with AutoCAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 5, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Creating Extend Wall Features  - extend tool to lengthen, shorten sheetmetal walls in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating BOM Balloons - adding BOM balloons to assembly drawing in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Driven Dimensions - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

2012: Mouse Gestures That Save Time - mouse gesture mapping feature in SolidWorks 2012 helps use commands like 'OK' and 'Cancel' without keyboard, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Looking Under the Surface - applying direct editing tools 'delete face and patch' on part with sculpted faces, recessed pocket, CAPUniversity, Oct 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New to SolidWorks? - Using Text in Sketches - tips on using sketched object, sketch text command, controlling text height, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 5, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD for the Unemployed -  Autodesk Assistance Program offers free products, free version of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express is available, student version of many softwares are also available, Evan Yares, Oct 4, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012: Full Support for Spools in Routing - defining spools in routing assembly, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Remote Graphics and the Professional CAD Workstation, Pt 3: Security and Service - remote graphics solutions provide security, reduce time in servicing, managing systems, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Oct 4, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

What Will Your Design Cost to Produce? - make changes in early design phase, get real-time access to product costs to meet cost-reduction goals, John Busa, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more PDM articles)

CadFaster for iPad - simple interface, supports Revit, MicroStation files, but no comprehensive mark-up tools, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Oct 3, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Notes From Press Chat on Vectorworks 2012 - Q&A on growth, market, BIM orientation, system performance, rendering, file formats, future of Vectorworks, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Oct 4, 2011 (more Vectorworks articles)

3D Printing for All - use of 3D model in CAD, process of making 3D printing in home to make it more lively, Tanya Weaver, Develop 3D, Oct 4, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

PLM, Organization and Information Silos: Good, Bad and Ugly -  transparency of processes, corresponded information in organization during PLM implementation needs to be improved, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 2, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Use the Indent Command for That - using 'cut' option in indent command to cut out material from overlapping part in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get a GRIP on EMI - ANSYS offers suites of software to handle electromagnetic interference isues, Barbara Goode, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

Using Surface and Edges for 3D Modeling Operations in DesignModeler - presenting 3D modelling with surface/edge analysis, selecting items using tree outline, selecting/extending base model in Ansys DesignModeler, Michael Tooley, ANSYS, Sep 29, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

Top Questions - and Answers - About Autodesk Cloud - advantage for Autodesk subscription customers, Cloud units, limits on use of Autodesk Cloud services, Autodesk, Sep 30, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Solid Modeling Primitives, Pt 1: We are Drawing a Box - BOX command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Delete 'All But Current' Annotation Scales on AutoCAD Objects Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

MEP 3D-BIM Survey 2011 Results - 50% respondents use Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP, 72% use 3D-BIM, 30% are expected to use it in coming 3 years, Design Master, Oct 3, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Avoiding Conflicts - Duct and Pipe Routing Tip for Revit MEP - routing solutions to deal with ducts or pipe at same elevation, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Oct 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP: Electrical and Mechanical Coordination - creating filter to turn off all mechanical equipment not requiring electricity, Marilyn Law, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Central File Maintenance - process of keeping central file clean, synchronizing worksets, checking audit warnings in dialog box, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Reloading a Family Again - retrieving all loaded families, cross checking favorite family, using IFamilyLoadOptions for implementation of interface in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 4, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Managing and Editing Appearances - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Geometric Tolerances - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Planar Walls  - creating flat walls in sheetmetal models in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

History and Sketching - sketching actually has little to do with history-based modeling, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 3, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 4: 1D Beams and 2D Planes for Simplified Simulation - new mesh types simplify analysis of structural frames, sheet-metal objects, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 4, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

How to Make It In CAD Modeling - transferring 3D model from Geomagic Studio into Creo Elements/Pro, Rachael Dalton-Taggart of Geomagic, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011 (more Geomagic Studio articles)

Converting Domain Experts to CAD Users - CAD knowledge given to domain expert can bear fruit, Evan Yares, Sep 30, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Lattice Technology's Bill Barnes: Shifting Focus from Formats to Devices - lightweight data format XVL can handle large data sets, iXVL View for iPad launched, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 30, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Software Integrates with Probes for Product Inspection - user friendly, affordable Geomagic Qualify Probe lets employ touch probes, portable CMM arms to measure physical parts quickly, American Machinist, Sep 29, 2011 (more Geomagic Qualify articles)

BIM and the Future of Sustainable Design - basics of BIM, advantages, elements of integrated performance based design process, Sarah Graham, AEC Magazine, Oct 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

BIM for Facilities Management - current status, future outlook of BIM integration of FM:Interact with Revit, ArchiFM for Graphisoft's ArchiCAD, Bentley Facilities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Work in 3D Models with BIMx for the iPad - helps in associating interactive 'game-like' environment to explore 3D building models, BIMx add on for ArchiCAD allows to save models, complete package for iPad users, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

The Cloud Provides Mobility for Construction - web-based products, services by Autodesk offer mobility, subscription customers to be benefitted most, Constructech, Sep 28, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD Linetypes - Pt 2 - describing different linetypes in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD History - AutoCAD release history timeline, list of command, system variables changed with each release, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

10 Days to Work Better with AutoCAD - working with templates, reusable contents, drawing management, customization, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Product Design Suite Launchpad - get access to tools based on task to be completed, view list of recently used files, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Oct 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Change AutoCAD from Network License to Standalone - David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Project Spark - A Future Revit LT? - creating efficient real-world building objects, sharing files, supports in presenting reliable documentation, Scott Brisk, Revit Mep, Oct 3, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Can't Drop CFM from CFM Tags - change rounding to custom in project units dialog box in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Oct 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the WriteTransmissionData Method - file needs to be closed in order to edit, 4 parameters of SetDesiredReferenceData method allows loaded linked file to unload, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Printing with Temporary Hide Isolate - printing made easier in Revit 2012 using temporary hide/isolate option, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Auxiliary Views  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Managing Drawing Sheets  - Creo Parametric 1.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Report Tables  - using repeat regions, report parameters in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Searching for NULLs - search on variables, keeping 'value' column empty in SolidWorks EPDM, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks - Beyond Kernels - SolidWorks' multi-kernel strategy can offer pleasing user experience to customers in future releases, Natarajan Ramamoorthy, Engineering Global Solutions, Oct 3, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Graphisoft ArchiCAD 15, Pt 2 - shell tool to support complex geometry, auto-orienting editing planes, dimming effect, enhanced IFC output, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Oct 1, 2011 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

The Trouble with BIM - BIM not one-stop solution, accept styling capabilities of BIM system, data exchange, cultural issues matter, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Oct 1, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Episode 353 - SW2012 What's New - Assembly Modeling - Large Design Review, ProStep EDMD import & export, Creo, IFC, Unigraphics import, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

3D Printing Accelerates Prototyping - designers create colored printed parts in comparatively less time, reducing costs, Doug Smock, Design News, Sep 29, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

New Software Could Help Engineers Create Greener Products - SolidWorks, PTC, Autodesk offer software to create faster, cheaper, greener products, Sarah Laskow, GOOD, Sep 29, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Infotech Beefs Up Kubotek KeyView - v10.1.0 includes 2D CAD importers, SAT export function, advanced markup functionality, tool making plug-in, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 30, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Keep Track of What You've Done with COPYHIST - copy command line history window to clipboard using COPYHIST command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 26, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Select Object: Prompt Secrets - selects most recently created object, removing object/objects from selection set without starting over in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Squeeze or Stretch Single-Line Text to Fit in a Space with TEXTFIT - fit single-line text into space using align or fit justify options in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Photofly is a Desktop Workshop for 3D Modelers - creates printable digital 3D models from 2D images, documented nicely, but requires patience to achieve good results, Aaron Rowe, Wired.com, Sep 29, 2011 (more Photofly articles)

Autodesk's Investment in Simulation Technology: What Does It Mean for Joe Inventor? - $500M invested in acquisitions, R&D to bring impressive manufacturing simulation technology in Autodesk products, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Sep 23, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Copying & Pasting Code from this Blog into Visual Studio - copy using Google Chrome, using ClipboardFusion to search for, replace double linefeeds, ReSharper in Visual Studio, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 30, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D: Collaboration in a Multi-Disciplinary/Multi-Firm Environment - working with PROXYGRAPHICS system variable, sending drawing file, analyzing combined models, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Instance Parameter Comparison Revit 2012 and 2011 - Revit 2012 takes care of family default value for individual families, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Handle This Family of Parts - create ipart with 3 rows, publishing custom ipart in user CC library, Being Inventive, Sep 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Non-Perpendicular Sheet Metal Cut-Outs - determine opening width mathematically in Inventor, Being Inventive, Sep 29, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Interference Edges and Hidden Lines - create new layer, turn it off, map hidden interference to that layer in Inventor, Being Inventive, Oct 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

 

   

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