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November 2011

Industry-Wide National BIM Standard: A Progress Report - demonstrating results of 'National Precast BIM Standard' using precast concrete software systems, Chuck Eastman, Manu Venugopal, & Shiva Aram, AECBytes, Nov 30, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Four Things to do with Your Old CAD Hardware System, Pt 1: Internal Needs - low-level, non-CAD users can find value in old hardware, CADspeed, Nov 29, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Fully Reviewed: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet - affordable sketching tool with pressure sensitive stylus, multitouch display, Jeffrey Matthias, SolidSmack, Nov 29, 2011 (more tablets reviews)

The Cloud is Dead? - trust needs to be created among users about safety of data in cloud, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 29, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Infinite Z's zSpace - 24" 1920x1080 LCD monitor runs at 120Hz, works with Space Navigator mice, view 3D model as 3D image, interact with drawings using wired stylus, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 29, 2011 (more tablets reviews)

MagicPlan App Makes Creating Floor Plans Point-And-Shoot Simple - automatically generates floor plans from photos taken with iPhone/iPad, uses gyroscope to deliver push-button results, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Nov 28, 2011 (more virtual reality articles)

Siemens to Acquire Vistagy - Siemens enhances its sphere as world's leading supplier of industrial software, maintaining composite structure, use of advance software, carbon fiber components, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Nov 21, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Copying and Deriving Sketches - reusing entire sketch, updating copied sketches using feature manager in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AU 2011: Betting on Cloud, Mobile, and Mac - Autodesk providing software with augmented services, Inventor Fusion for Mac to be released, Autodesk ForceEffect mobile app available, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University 2011 Day 0 - The Media Day #AU2011 - Autodesk's approach to traditional markets, emergence of cloud, consumer markets, infinite computing, cloud apps, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University Day One: Presenting Heroes of the New Revolution - main stage presentation featuring heroes of ' Internet of Things' revolution, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Strategy is No Strategy: Autodesk University 2011 - Hits and Misses, Pt 4 - Autodesk intended to invest heavily in R&D of products for consumers, targeting customer base for professional products, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Announces New Features Coming to AutoCAD WS - 3D support, GPS integration, plot to print from mobile features will increase collaboration, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Nov 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

What's in the Next AutoCAD WS Release? - viewing, sharing 3D objects in DWGs using AutoCAD WS, easy access to GPS in mobile device, pre loaded printing option, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Nov 29, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Pick a Point in 3D - implementing external command CmdPickPoint3d in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Taking a Second Look at 3D CAD - exploring new options in 3D: direct modeling to quickly define, capture, manipulate geometry, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Nov 28, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Engaging Generative BIM Workflow - software developments enhancing Grasshopper3D as generative design tool for AEC industry, Jonathan Mirtschin, Geometry Gym, Nov 2011 (more AEC articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 5 - stepping through creation sequence of part, changing orientation of all standard views for part/assembly, view simple measurements of selected entities in Status Bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 28, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Femap Tips and Tricks: High-Resolution Image Creation - using preferences views dialog, YouTube, Nov 28, 2011 (more Femap articles)

A Look at Assessments - assessment must have attributes of reliability, validity, fairness; considering common assessment formats: hands-on, multiple-choice quiz, hybrid, Paul Burden, ASCENT Blog, Nov 23, 2011 (more CAD training articles)

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Talks About 3D and More - talks about Project Pandora, shifting to cloud, investing in R&D, potential of cloud for CAD, free 3D apps, James Temple, SFGate, Nov 27, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

How Autodesk Uses Cloud Computing to Revolutionize Sustainable Design - report from Autodesk University media session, emphasis on mobile apps, consumers, Leslie Guevarra, Sustainable Design, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Live From Autodesk University: Autodesk & PLM. Strap Your Boots On. Itís Coming - coverage of keynote, Autodesk 360 Nexus could be game changer, smart use of cloud, DEVELOP3D, Nov 29, 2011 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Managing Customization Files - benefits of using main, enterprise, partial CUI files in AutoCAD, creating central network location for all company customizations, Matt Worland, AUGI Library, Nov 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Adding Speech Recognition to AutoCAD via Kinect (Continued) - implementing additional system variable KINSPEECH, updated KinectJig.cs class code, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 28, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Rounding and Column Totals - description of properties in test schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture: BaseAreaUnformatted, BaseArea, BaseAreaPassThrough, BaseAreaRounded_01, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

From the Grid to the Ground - A Conversion Walkthrough - select coordinate zone, set up custom point file format in Civil 3D, import points, do coordinate transformation, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Nov 28, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

3ds Max Quick Tip: Spinners - quickly amend numerical values easily using alt, ctrl keys, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Nov 28, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Never Take a Tool for Granted - iMates in Autodesk Inventor - creating iMate on end of dowel to pin legs of tables to aprons, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 27, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Announcing Inventor Fusion - It's On the Mac - intuitive editing of existing models, not intended for heavy engineering work, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Nov 28, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Pipe Rise and Drop Wrong Size - ensure annotation scaling is being used, change pipe rise/drop to smaller scale in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Nov 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

AU Begins and Point Cloud Overview - point cloud functionality in Revit 2012, 3 types of API, custom engine implementation, registering engine, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Flexible Mirror - mirroring geometry about reference plane in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Flexible Substitute - replacing selected surface with another one, removing/recreating existing rounds automatically in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Working with Pattern Recognition  - finding, reconstructing geometry-based patterns in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

CATIA to Alias and Maya: Anything You Can Sketch I Can Sketch Better - part of CATIA V6 suite, CATIA Natural Sketch helps users draw editable, malleable Spline objects in 3D space, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 23, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Why You Should (or Not) be Using Arena PDXViewer - free app with simple UI helps share PLM data with people outside of company, but managing files becomes issue, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 27, 2011 (more PLM articles)

The Chrysalis Project Puts 3D Design on the Web in a Very Cool Way - helps in transforming design in Grasshopper, customizing designs, creating interfaces for 3D CAD, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 23, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

An Interview with Greg Bentley - Bentley CEO on STEM movement, impact on educational progress, assistance in STEM efforts, software donations, financial support to encourage education, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Nov 25, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

The Art of Drafting - Putting Together a Set of Plans - typical order for building design process, general drawing set order for architectural discipline, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Oct 31, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

New Releases from Russia: T-FLEX CAD 12 - enabling parametric 2D/3D CAD system, motion simulation add-on, helps in inserting custom entities, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 26, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Project Falcon: A Fresh New Look at CFD - visualizing design profoundly, helping out inexperienced users, more productive to Alias users, The Virtual Engineer, Nov 25, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Setting the Current Visual Style in AutoCAD Using .NET - defining SVS command to set visual style to realistic, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 25, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Resolve pIAlignments is Null! Error - set defaults for alignment from feature settings before importing Land Desktop project into Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 23, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

13 Questions with Jamie Gwilliam - role at Autodesk, AU, challenges at work, blogging, favorite blogs, AUGI Library, Nov 24, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Flipping Threads - ' pick location' decides which side of face, thread would be applied in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 24, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Style Conflict message - using definitions from Style Library while creating Inventor file, Being Inventive, Nov 25, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Interference Check - checking for interfering/clashing elements in model directly, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Nov 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

LOD & Designer's BIM vs Manufacturer's BIM - comparing designer's, manufacturer's content in Revit, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Nov 23, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Project Structure Generator on Autodesk Labs - producing original structural models from mass object, create, visualize conceptual designs, extending model to Revit Structure or Revit Architecture, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Applying the Flexible Remove Feature - removing surface geometry from solids, quilts in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Shape Selection - selecting surfaces of geometry to change or move in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Flexible Move  - 3 flexible modeling move tools in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Turkey with All the Fixin's (A Simulation Tech Tip or 4 or 5) - create bonded contact when using dissimilar mesh types in SolidWorks; fixed, immoveable fixtures are same for solid elements Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 23, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 363 - Utilizing - helps in managing new assembly performance mode to review large assembly data sets, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 27, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Bentley Releases Unique Raceway & Cable Management - software to design, model, deliver raceway, cable systems for plant and manufacturing facilities, utility substations, ConstructionWeekonline, Nov 22, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Discovering Cloud Computing - understanding 3 types of cloud related to design industry: public, remote private, private, Bill Debevc, AUGI Library, Nov 22, 2011 (more cloud articles)

3D Systems Adds a Bit More Color, Plans to Acquire ZCorp - 3D Systems to double its reseller channel, becoming stronger competitor to Stratasys, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 22, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How Much Should You Spend on a New CAD Workstation? Pt 2: Mid-Range and High-End Systems - plan system purchase according to base requirements for selected CAD software, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Nov 22, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Changing Expectations, Changing Processes, and Changing Solutions - large format printers need to work like communication devices to meet demands of faster response times, greater collaboration, more operations in remote locations, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011 (more large format printer articles)

Getting a Better View of Small Interior Spaces - having faces with different materials on each side using SketchUp, Aidan Chopra, Google SketchUp Blog, Nov 22, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Reference Dimension Preference - selecting 'make it driven' command for over defining SolidWorks sketch in dimension, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 22, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

In the Field with AutoCAD WS - workaround for using AutoCAD WS for AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD P&ID drawings, Jason Drew, In the Pipes, Nov 22, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Moldflow Insight WS - Cloud Plastic Injection Analysis Subscription - complete service from Autodesk with different price models offers savings up to 33%, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Export Parts List to Excel in VBA - adding Microsoft Excel object library to VBA project, keep drawing active in Inventor session, Being Inventive, Nov 21, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Work Smart in Assemblies - suggested practices: customize assembly viewing, use representations to customize component statuses, manage assembly constraints in Inventor, Autodesk WikiHelp, Nov 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Assembly Information - Retrieve Version Attributes - retrieving Revit attributes programmatically from assembly, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Assembly Information - Retrieve Custom Attributes Without Casting - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Assembly Information - ComVisible and Guid Attributes - COM related assembly attributes in auto-generated AssemblyInfo source file in Revit, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Applying Flexible Offset  - providing ability to offset single surfaces or larger surface sets in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Modifying Analytic Geometry - applying flexible modeling modify analytic feature in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Leveraging Geometry Rules - recognizing, collecting surface sets based on specific geometry characteristics in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Geomagic Studio and Wrap 2012 - handles larger number of data points, can customize commands, filter points by distance, handle sparse points, areas with hole, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 22, 2011 (more Geomagic Studio reviews)

Rally the Troops: Getting Your Team Ready for 3D CAD - enlist outside help, take advantage of vendor-provided training, keep it simple, determine support options, add dedicated help desk, upgrade hardware, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Nov 21, 2011 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Creo Direct Modeling Express - Basic Modeling, Pt 3  - YouTube, Oct 14, 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Dell Demonstrates Siemens NX Running on a Remote Rack Workstation Over LAN - Dell Precision R5500 Rack workstation uses Teradici-based technology to remotely control interactive, graphics intensive mechanical design session in Siemens NX, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 21, 2011 (more Dell workstation articles, NX articles)

Mastercam X6 Preview #6 - Blade Expert - fans, propellers, impellers consisting in multi bladed parts helps in creating simple toolpath, blade expert comprises of automatic tool axis control, Mastercam Xtras, Nov 21, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

Examining Some Pretty Outlandish Claims - SolidWorks customer struggling with history-based modeling, time consuming workflow, switching to Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

The Autodesk Cloud Strategy - use cloud for what it is good for without replacing desktop apps; being used in real projects, becoming revenue source, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

A Geek's Gadget Guide to Autodesk University - essentials for navigating halls of AU: Livescribe Echo Smartpen, Smartphone (iOS/Android), QR code reader, AU mobile app, Evernote, camera, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Nov 21, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Carl Bass on the Immediate Future for Autodesk Customers - PLM product to be unveiled at AU, more computing power, viewing, sharing capabilities for Autodesk Cloud, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 22, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Generating Preview Images for All Blocks in an AutoCAD Drawing Using .NET - using InvokeMember() to call IAcadDocument::SendCommand() via COM, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Make the Command Line Work the Way You Want It To - displaying entire history of command line, Ctrl+9 to hide it, auto-complete function added in AutoCAD 2012, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 21, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

I Want My Settings Back in Civil 3D 2012 - creating zip file containing all custom settings before reset, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Nov 21, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Removing One Solid From Another - keeping association between 2 models, David Fetz, CAD Geek Speak!, Nov 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Data Migration - selecting recommended migration methods depending on type of data, Micro Concepts, Nov 21, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor - Optimization Initial Adoption Results - emphasizing on parametric analysis, helps in selecting features, Autodeskís cloud server provides off loading to model, optimization provides best possible way to put design in excellent way, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 21, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

MEP Connectors and Revit Architecture - available parameter disciplines in Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Applying Technology to Architecture, Nov 21, 2011 (more Revit articles)

2D Symbolic Line & 'Show Only If Instance is Cut' - showing details using nested 2D detail family, when instance is cut either in plan or section in Revit, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Nov 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Access Central File TransmissionData on Revit Server - methods to construct ModelPath object in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 21, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

WPF and Revit Addin/API: Convert WPF Application to Revit Class Library - Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

WPF and Revit Addin/API: Create Good-Look WPF Window on the Fly - Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 13, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

WPF and Revit Addin/API: Popup WPF Window from External Command Using C# and Revit API - Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Systems Does Some Early Christmas Shopping, Buys Up Z Corporation, and Huntsman's 3D Tech - 3D Systems becomes capable of delivering integrated platform of mixed 3D printing technologies, 3D content, 3D design services, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 21, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Systems to Add Color with Pending Acquisition of Z Corp. - color-printing technology, 3D scanners will be boosting rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing services, penetrating deeper into marker market, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 21, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Systems to Acquire Z Corp and VIDAR for $137 Million - gains complementary printing technology, doubles its reseller channel, gets better positioned to compete with Stratasys, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 21, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Most Addictive Functionality in SolidWorks - Mouse Gestures - customizing gesture directions for part, assembly, drawing, sketch, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 4 - saving backup, auto-recovery information automatically, creating dimension selecting arc with two endpoints, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 21, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Need a Wrench? Hit Print - 3D printing is on verge of being available to everyone, companies like MakerBot, Thingiverse.com are helping users become more friendly to technology, Francine Kopun, PROTO3000, Nov 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Different Kinds of Solid Edge - Solid Edge Free 2D, Student Edition, University Edition, Design1, author confused, critical of Local Motors deal, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 19, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Bentley Reveals Strategy at Annual European Conference - relationship with Microsoft to use Azure platform for data in cloud, i-model plug-in available, Pointools acquired, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, Nov 15, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

StruWalker - structural detailing app StruCAD emphasizes on collaboration, interoperability; associated StruWalker free viewer to attach comments to model, David Chadwick, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011 (more StruCAD reviews)

Inforbix - A New Approach to Cloud Based PDM - comparatively more secure, needs little maintenance, but original data still needs to be maintained along with support, local data backups, Raykurland's Blog, Nov 18, 2011 (more PDM articles)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Mesh Controls  - applying local mesh controls to cell mesh density, YouTube, Nov 16, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Up Next: Your Architecture Career, 3.0 - widespread applicability, 3D capabilities of BIM; users with flexibility in use of BIM, CAD are going to be successful, Elizabeth Connor, AUGI Library, Nov 18, 2011 (more AEC articles)

ArchiCAD 15: Pt 2 - freeform modeling capability, visible editing plane, improved support for renovation, retrofit projects, faster import, export of IFC files, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Nov 16, 2011 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

Adding Speech Recognition to AutoCAD Via Kinect - changing current segments to chosen color, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 18, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Rendering Stereoscopic Images in 3ds Max (Anaglyphs) - creating 3D images in 3ds Max using free plug-in 'Render 3D,' CADforum, Nov 20, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Underutilized Profile View Graphics (Hatch) - showing contiguous paving section depth on all profile views in Civil 3D project, Jonathan Stewart, civil4d.com, Nov 15, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Smooth Pipes in Section and Profile Views in Civil 3D - set FACETDEV system variable to smaller number to get smoother pipes, Rick Ellis, Cadapult, Nov 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Create a Custom Task in Task Scheduler? - Inventor tutorial, Nov 18, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Isolate in Parameter Equations - round parameters to next integer value, create unit-less parameter first in Inventor, Nov 18, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

What is Revit? The Top 5 Insights Into Autodesk Revit - offers more than just architecture, parametric modeling, intelligent visual information placeholders, integrated building design, management, Ben Fox, IGS, Nov 11, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Revit Tip Cannot Rename Level Name Entered is in Use - re-synchronize, rename either floor plan, ceiling plan or level, Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, Nov 16, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Easily Changing Building Levels - internal coordinates of 'ground level' should always be 0 in Revit, Revit Rants, Nov 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Journal File Parser - parses through folder of Revit journal files, puts important information into Excel file, Kathryn Langan, Revit Clinic, Nov 18, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Read-Only Workset API - retrieving workset name using integer value stored in parameter, managing document workset table, creating workset id in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 18, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Stairs by Sketch and Worksets - editing sketch using split tool to break segment enhance to create stairs in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Report from PTC Live TechForum - Windchill 10.0 introduced, Creo 2.0 with configuration management tools to be released in March 2012, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 18, 2011 (more PTC articles)

How to Make Helical Spring in Creo Elements Pro - Mechanical Engineering 360, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Solibri Model Checker v7 - powerful compression technology reduces model size, combine multiple disciplinary models in one file, easy-to learn, well-organized interface, but model import options primarily limited to IFC format, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 17, 2011 (more Solibri reviews)

Solid Edge Continues to Make Noise - Solid Edge Design1, web-based JT viewer available, 45 day trial of Solid Edge being offered, buy one get one maintenance pack free, SolidWorks kernel change, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 17, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

How Much Should You Spend on a New CAD Workstation? Pt 1: Entry-Level Systems - for a workstation anything under $2500 is entry-level system, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Nov 17, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Cloud Concerns - Security Again - even deleted design data can exist on cloud servers as multiple backups, can be stolen, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 18, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Vault Data Migration - migration involves 2-fold change of database, new tables, property definitions added, tips for using migrations in Vault, Micro Concepts, Nov 17, 2011 (more Vault articles)

Navisworks Batch Utility - getting list of design files used in current NWF/NWD, building new NWF/NWD with selected design files, exporting out NWDs for each design file listed, accessing Windows scheduler to run batches, Applied Software, Nov 17, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Remove Trailing Zeros of Referenced Parameters in Leader Text - set desired precision before adding parameter in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 17, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

MAXScript Recommendations from Leading 3ds Max Artists - brief discussion on different links of MAXScripts, Jamie Gwilliam, Jamie's Jewels, Nov 11, 2011 (more 3ds Max articles)

Revit Server REST API - representational state transfer API for server administration tasks, managing data on server, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 17, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Solving the Tiling Mystery - Revit places views in ascending order, Revitdialog, Nov 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Home Tab Tools are Grayed Out - tips for handling home tab tools, activating colored tab at right corner of ribbon, Mark Petrucci, Applied Software, Nov 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Scheduling Duct and Pipe Elbows by Angle - shared parameter helps in managing angle of elbow, editing elbow angle parameter in Revit, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, Nov 17, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Attack of the Math Software Clones - GNU Octave, Sage, Maxima, R, Scilab, Ptolemy II, FlowDesigner, Freemat, SciPy are open-source software offering mathematical, engineering simulation capabilities, Leland Teschler, Machine Design, Nov 17, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Coping with Stress - east-to-use CAESAR II for stress pipe analysis has intuitive, template-driven UI, can compare nozzle loads with industry specifications, Jorg Theis, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011 (more CAE articles)

Multi-Configuration in ANSYS CFX: Automatically Initializing a Transient Simulation from a Steady-State Simulation - Bill Holmes, ANSYS, Nov 16, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

SC11: Evolving from Multicore to Many Core Computing - NVIDIA Maximus, Intel MIC are taking supercomputing to whole new realm, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 17, 2011 (more CAE articles)

Optimized Fence Clipping - fence clipping operation automatically closes shape or drops closed shapes to individual elements depending on toggle on/off in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Protecting VBA's - adding password protection to VBA macro in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 2011 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Geometry Tables in InRoads V8i (SELECTseries)  - displaying table geometry information in CAD file, Envision CAD, Nov 2011 (more InRoads articles)

Bentley Software Acquisitions - Pointools acquired to integrate point cloud processing innovatively in Bentley products, structural synchronizer view iWear app for iPad/iPhone available, Sandy Guthrie, Construction Europe, Nov 17, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Seeks to Extend Point Cloud Data Through Infrastructure Lifecycle - embedding Pointools' Vortex API engine in MicroStation, combining delta file transfer, introduction of management, streaming service, Cadalyst, Nov 16, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

What Could be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers? - Siemens acquired Active, Vistagy to offer MES solutions, tackle design, manufacturing of composites, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Nov 16, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Siemens Steps Up Composites Game - acquires VISTAGY, composite engineering software provider, integration works towards vision of HD-PLM, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 16, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Design Table in Drawings - creating design table, placing table into SolidWorks drawing file, labeling appropriate dimensions, You Tube, Nov 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Limit Mate in Assemblies - mating pin into slot so it is free to slide, rotate within limits of slot in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get the Sinker EDM Sparks Flying with SolidWorks - creating electrodes using SolidWorks Mold class example, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 17, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

T-Splines V3.3 Sneak Peek - Re-Topo Tools will Blow Your Mind - simple process for scanning data to surface, reverse engineering surface data, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 16, 2011 (more T-Splines articles)

Solid Edge Design1 and Local Motors - access to Design1 too restrictive, functions limited, company may have been better off offering full Solid Edge, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 16, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

NVIDIA Maximus Looks to Bring Order to GPU Compute Workflows for Simulation and Rendering - unified NVIDIA Maximus driver allocates jobs to each GPU, performing multiple tasks efficiently, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 14, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Make a Pattern Using Dimension Feature in Creo Elements - Mechanical Engineering 360, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

CATIA V5 - Hide/Show Geometric Sets Quickly - using search tool, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Nov 16, 2011 (more CATIA tutorials)

An Easy Hand-Off from Engineering to the BIM Group - general procedure to delegate tasks to engineers, BIM detailers to produce engineered, working intelligent model, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Nov 16, 2011 (more AEC articles)

FastTrack Schedule - tool for planning, tracking building project, helps configure reports, schedules, access resource information, effort-driven scheduling, assignment contouring features to balance workload, keeping workers fully engaged at all times, David Chadwick, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk WikiHelp: A Socially-Enabled Support Community That's Changing the Way Autodesk Helps Its Customers - Autodesk executive on creating WikiHelp while Autodesk help products and documentation exists, efforts to encourage user participation, changes to be made in future, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, Oct 25, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Revenue Up 15% in Third Quarter - prepares to launch PLM product soon, $90 million spent on 10 acquisitions in Q3, Americas generated revenues of $200 million, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 16, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

How You Feel About CAD in the Cloud? - 15% of respondents are excited, but numbers of cloud-positive people comes down as compared to last year's results, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 17, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Activate the Old Menu Bar in AutoCAD - using quick access toolbar from ribbon interface, Micro Concepts, Nov 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Auto Numbering Not Working for Inventor Drawings and Presentation Files? - enable 'generate file numbers for drawings and presentation files' from Vault options, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Nov 15, 2011 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AU 2011 Samples: Integrating Microsoft Kinect with AutoCAD - kinect commands for kinect projects in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Text Editing - tips for editing text using in-place text editor, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Nov 16, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor & Vault - Project File Libraries vs Vault Library Folders - rules for creating libraries; Inventor library is preferred over Vault library, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Nov 17, 2011 (more Inventor articles)

Rendering a 3D Stereoscopic Image with 3D Studio Max 2012  - Arnab Bhadra, Cgtuts+, Nov 15, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Junction Losses - applying entrance/exit loss at junctions in SSA, Anurag Thakur, Being Civil, Nov 14, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Assembly Information - Version Related Attributes - understanding AssemblyVersion, AssemblyFileVersion, AssemblyInformationalVersion attributes in Revit, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

All Parameter Coders Work With VB.NET Now - excluding object picker, ribbon creator, FailureProcessing handler in Revit, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Siemens PLM Software NX 8 - visual reporting in HD3D, product template studio tools for automating CAE, updated Sync Tech tools, section-based editing available with history-based modeling, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Nov 15, 2011 (more NX reviews)

The Difference Between a Workstation and Consumer-Grade PC for CAD - considering economy of scale, independent software vendor certification, graphics cards, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Nov 15, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

We Know What You Don't Want, So What Do You Want? - user wants to leave SolidWorks but other products at similar price seem wanting, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 16, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

The HP Z210 Small Form Factor Workstation - based on Sandy Bridge, fitted with NVIDIA Quadro 600 card, Intel P3000 integrated graphics, delivers solid punch in small package, Alex Herrera, GraphicSpeak, Nov 15, 2011 (more HP workstation reviews)

Autodesk Cloud-Based Structural Engineering Software Review - Project Storm not finished, cloud computing not up to hype, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 16, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Autodesk Cloud - Pay Per Rendering - How Much Would You Pay? - $84/month for user to keep desktop up-to-date, rendering diligently, The Revit Kid, Oct 8, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

How to Turn Off Layers in Your AutoCAD PDF Plots - layer export for AutoCAD's 'EXPORTPDF' command, Paul Munford, Between the Lines, Nov 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Make Your Mouse Work Harder - customizing button configuration to perform AutoCAD-related functions, Micro Concepts, Nov 15, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Delete Used Layers in Civil 3D - LAYDEL command to select object on layer to delete, Autodesk, Nov 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Insert COG in Drawing Tables - using generic table in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Copy Autodesk Inventor Parameters Between Documents - exporting, importing parameters, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Nov 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Guide Grids. What? - tool to align views to make them appear in same location from sheet to sheet, Mark Petrucci, Applied Software, Nov 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API Developer Guide on Autodesk WikiHelp - latest, up-to-date Revit developer guide, tips for formatting code samples, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 15, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Embedded Schedules in Revit MEP - creating schedule inside of another schedule, changing properties of embedded schedule, Mike Massey, Applied Software, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Set Family Parameter Requires Type - fixing existing family parameter, family manager helps in setting its value in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Quickly Select Groups of Objects in Revit (Save Multiple Selection Sets) - Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 15, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Tip to Bring Back Disappeared DWG Files in Section or Elevation Views - reset 'far clip offset' parameter on view to a higher value in Revit, Orsolya Balazs, Revit Clinic, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Can't See Spaces - rectifying top of all building spaces, hitting room bounding structure to avoid extra spaces in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Draw a Nut in a Fully Defined Sketch  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 Uninstall Changes - advanced options offer easy, efficient uninstall process, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Direct Modeling - Who and Why Needs It? A Review of Competitive Technologies - CoCreate, SpaceClaim, Bricscad, Solid Edge ST, and other products offer pure/variational direct modeling features, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Nov 14, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Autodesk ForceEffect - draw, constrain, using free body diagrams, simply tapping objects to select, move, rotate and scale, real time solving, immediate feedback, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Nov 14, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

NVIDIA Unveils Maximus to Unlock a Workstation's Full Potential - technology allows formerly sequential tasks like design, analysis, rendering to be processed simultaneously, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 14, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Re-Thinking CAD Standards: Why There's Never a Good Time, and Never a Better Time - link to free download of CAD standards, electronic file naming convention, project folder organization, Complexitys.com, Oct 21, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Disruptions: The 3D Printing Free-for-All - 3D printing products designed by others can challenge concept of ownership, copyrights, Nick Bilton, Bits, Nov 13, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Truck That Peterbilt: Designing and Fabricating Classic Models - die-hard fan builds remote-controlled functional model of Peterbilt 359 truck at 1:4 scale, Dan Marotta, PTC Blog, Nov 2, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Be Inspired 2011 AEC Report - i-models will be able to deliver AECO information mobility in PDF workflows, Pointools Ltd. acquired, AECOsim Energy Simulator becomes available, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 14, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Designing from the Outside In: Reverse Engineering - 3D laser video scanners, easy, affordable reverse engineering software, integrated with CAD programs, help create 3D virtual model of physical objects, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Nov 14, 2011 (more reverse engineering articles)

Advert for Wacom's Magic Wand - Inkling pen captures movements made on paper, transmits them to storage device for further processing into corresponding digital images, MAXON, Nov 11, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Rand FQ1 Slightly Under Expectations - revenues of $22 million generated, 4% sequential decline reported, 56% of software, subscription revenue came from AEC verticals, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 14, 2011 (more AEC articles)

SketchUp Renderers Comparison - comparing Indigo Renderer, SU Podium, Maxwell, V-Ray with default settings, materials, Patrick Lambert, TideArt, Nov 6, 2011 (more SketchUp articles)

ArchiCAD 15: Pt 1 - support for renovation, refurbishment projects, improved IFC interface, 64-bit support for Mac OS, shell tool for freeform BIM modeling, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Nov 9, 2011 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

ArchiCAD License Types - discussing 6 license types in ArchiCAD, Shaun Coomber, ArchiCAD Wiki, Nov 9, 2011 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Cloud Concerns - Trust - Autodesk needs to earn trust to win its customers over to cloud, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 15, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

AU 2011 Handout: Integrating Microsoft Kinect with AutoCAD - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD MEP Implementation - Pt 3 - changing, exploring 5 styles of electrical workspace, Beth Powell, AUGI Library, Nov 14, 2011 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Make Hatching in AutoCAD Easy - creating user-defined hatch patterns using HATCH commands, customizing hatches, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 13, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

How to: Refer Several Sections to Same Section View - creating 1 detailed view, linking other views with first one helps in making elevation in Revit, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 14, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012: Eco Materials Advisor - Pt 1 - ability to change material of selected components to alter eco impact, generate reports to use along with design documents, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Nov 14, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tips for Short Attention Spans - part, assembly modeling in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding iPart Properties in Text on a Drawing - associating text with view, its part number property in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Converting Assembly Constraints of Two Independent Parts Displays the Error 'Both Parts are the Same' - workaround for converting assembly constraints in joints, Being Inventive, Nov 15, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Fatigue Check Plot - setting up fatigue check plot to analyze fatigue life of design using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 3 - Home key to reach top of feature tree, A key to toggle between line, arc in sketch, Ctrl+drag to copy components, M key to bring up measure tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Auxiliary Views for Those Strange Angles - getting direct view of cut through part at odd angle in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 14, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Scaling Units  - converting units of SolidWorks part from millimeters to inches, Solid Professor, Nov 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Created Sketch Text That's Linked to SolidWorks Custom Properties - linking sketch text to SolidWorks property, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

We Check Out PTC's Promise That Creo Solves MCAD's Four Unaddressed Problems - Creo is becoming user friendly, interoperability works with optional modules, uses Windchill technology for assembly management, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 11, 2011 (more PTC articles)

CAD/PLM at the Russian Market (isicad Overview, May-October 2011) - Dassault, Siemens PLM extend Russian offices, Autodesk CIS Forum event gets good response, Bentley becomes more visible at Russian market, David Levin, isicad, Nov 9, 2011 (more CAD industry articles, PLM articles)

Designing New Antennas - 3D printing to create small antennas to radiate signals effectively, John Edwards, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk University Survival Tips - The Whole Enchilada - tips on attending event, networking, keeping up with comfort, health, technology, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Nov 11, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Navigating an AutoCAD Model Using Kinect - Pt 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What's Missing In the World of Civil 3D Points? Not This - LISTAVAILABLEPOINTNUMBERS command to list point number not in use in current drawing, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Nov 11, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit File Thumbnail Previews do not Display in Windows Explorer - Update -workaround is fixing specific dll file, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Nov 11, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Edit the Structural Shape Quantity Precision in Balloons - tip to not display decimal zeros in balloons in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 11, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Manage Links Command in Inventor 2010 - applying key to command from menu, Being Inventive, Nov 4, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vault and Content Center Log In/Out and Connection Option missing in Inventor - select 'shows hidden members' from add-ins list, EDM addin appears, check load behavior options, Being Inventive, Nov 7, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dassault Bridges Mechanical, Electrical Design - transforms suite of logical schematic design applications, framing multi-discipline generative schematics, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 10, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

DSCC 2011: How Dassault Blends PLM and Search Based Applications? - discussing best software applications, core infrastructure used for information access, reporting, providing huge access over data from external to internal, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 11, 2011 (more CATIA articles, PLM articles)

Maximus for MCAD - NVIDIA Maximus technology couples CAE, MCAD apps with GPU power, costs over $2500, Ralph Grabowski, UpFront.eZine, WorldCAD Access, Nov 14, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

NVIDIA Maximus Unveiled: A Mini-HPC System in a Desktop Box - Maximus-class workstation allow FEA, CFD, real time rendering in parallel on desktop, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 14, 2011 (more graphic card articles)

Design1 Slashes Price of Solid Edge to $20 a Month - once unavailable for cheap, Solid Edge embarking on low cost and trial options, Solid Edge Design1 reduced version licensed to 13,000 members of Local Motors, a crowd-sourced car manufacturer, Ralph Grabowski, UpFront.eZine, Nov 14, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Design1, an Exclusive Product for Local Motors Members - trimmed down version of Solid Edge available for subscription fee of $19.95/month, supports Parasolid, STEP, IGES, SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/E files, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens PLM and Local Motors - Siemens' product available through Local Motors: browser-based version of JT viewer, Solid Edge Design1 with Synchronous Technology only, Evan Yares, Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens and Local Motors Team Up - full-enough featured version of Solid Edge ST to design automobile at affordable price, Scott's Harangue, Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

New Project, and 2012 Experience - author disheartened with SolidWorks, feels company is losing its focus, drive, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks reviews)

SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements - magnet line to show equal spacing between balloons, ability to auto-insert center marks, highlight changed dimensions, open assemblies, sub-assemblies from drawing views, RickyJordan.com, Nov 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 361 - SolidWorks Costing - overview of costing, machined vs sheet metal tools, navigating template manager, feedback interface, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 13, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Upgrading Your Network License Server to 2012 - transferring activation of Solid Network License Manager, uninstall windows control panel, tips for activating SNL, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Get Smart with Embedded Software - software development along with embedded software should progress with same professional engineering techniques to create smart products, Mike Evans, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more CAD development articles)

DSCC 2011: Thinking Inside Dassault PLM Box - lifelike experience for PLM, shift from best practices to innovation, V6 adoption, online cloud platform ENOVIA, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 10, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Local Motors and Siemens PLM, Dassault and 3DVIA Collaboration is On - CAD vendors looking for collaborative innovation through communities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 10, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BIM - social implications of technology, associated work processes on firm culture, workflow brought about by implementing BIM, Randy Deutsch, Life of an Architect, Oct 20, 2011 (more AEC articles)

CorelCAD 1.0 - 2D/3D drafting app for Mac, Windows, supports DWG file format, has customizable workspace, but some features missing in Mac version, Greg Miller, Macworld, Nov 9, 2011 (more CorelCAD reviews)

Planning Your First Engineering Project - factors like interactions with other departments, help of decision makers, using 'control-volume' approach can be beneficial, James Finkel, Machine Design, Nov 3, 2011 (more engineering articles)

Autodesk Cloud Interview May 2010 - Pt 3 - lack of customization in cloud-based environments, support for limited number of DWG object types, round-tripping, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 11, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

The Broader Applications of Autodesk Factory Design Suite - common design assets to lay out floor plans for supermarket, control centers, Rusty Belcher, Cadalyst, Nov 10, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

From Autodesk University, to Folsom Prison, to Guam - mapping materials to block, tweaking existing visual style, creating button to reload all xrefs, displaying workspace label in AutoCAD 2012, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Nov 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Learn AutoCAD 2012: Ortho Mode  - appears at 90 degree corner, right click on it to select display to activate it, helps in snapping movements to 90 degree, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Training - working on rectangle command, activation of home tab tool helps in forming it more precisely, selecting dimensions, specifying position, width, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials  - working on pole tracking, activation of line tool, creating/tracking different angles, selecting different angels, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Explaining AutoCAD WS to Your Friends - basic Q&A on app, registration process, security, working offline, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Nov 11, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Tips for Working with Autodesk Inventor Publisher - specify 'import BOM view type' option while importing assembly file, control model's edge tessellation, Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Blog, Nov 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture: Getting Back the Full Right Click Context Menu - run any AEC specific command, all AEC tools will be loaded, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Nov 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Adjust the Physical Model with the Analytical - Revit 2012 offers ability to edit analytical model, unique characteristics of analytical node, making complex adjustments, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI Library, Nov 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Convert DWF to DWG Using Free Tools - steps for transforming DWF file to vector using DWG file, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Linked Models Disappear When Using Remote Desktop Connection - workaround is using hardware acceleration in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Nov 10, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Analyzing Structures in Accordance with Design Standards - structural design codes verifier to verify structures in accordance with required building, safety standards, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Nov 10, 2011 (more FEA articles)

Simulation Driven Design - bringing simulation to core of design, role of simulation in innovation, Jan Larsson, 3DCAD+.com, Nov 3, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Which Fatigue Methodology is Appropriate - Stress-Life or Strain-Life? - depends upon application: stress-life for high-cycle fatigue, strain-life for both low-, high-cycle fatigues, Daniel Shaw, ANSYS, Nov 10, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge Design1 to Local Motors Community - Here's the Catch - no advanced surfacing, no adjustable component design, no rendering, available only through Local Motors, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens PLM vs Local Motors V2: Solid Edge Design1 - Solid Edge variant data not compatible with Solid Edge classic, no drafting, available for crowd sourcing a car, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

Local Motors Launches Solid Edge Design1 - how Design1 is different, subscription based, browser based viewing, Susan Cinadr (Siemens PLM), Nov 11, 2011 (more Solid Edge articles)

The Best Hardware Configuration for SolidWorks CAD Software - 6GB RAM needed, multiple cores not much helpful, consider SolidWorks certified graphics cards and system, CADspeed, Nov 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Check Out Some 'Direct Editing' in SolidWorks - making changes to imported models having no feature history, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 10, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Breaking Down Global CAD Trends - Germany tops position as 3D CAD user (59%), U.S. stands second (55%); aerospace, defense industry has highest 3D CAD adoption rate (50%), Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Sep 28, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

What CAD Cloud? - 85% of CAD managers don't run CAD software in cloud; mostly use cloud to share data among multiple locations; considering cloud alternatives, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 8, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Take Control of File Translation - step-by-step process for meeting data format translations requirements in project, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 8, 2011 (more CAD translation articles)

Introducing Maxwell for Google SketchUp - works on Windows, Mac systems, free version allows to render in draft mode, limits resulting image to resolution of 800 pixels, Aidan Chopra, Google SketchUp Blog, Nov 9, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

3D Holographic Touch or Kinect for CAD? - research project Holodesk can manipulate 3D, virtual images with hands, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 9, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

3D PDF Technology - Where It Fits In - advantages of using 3D PDF technology: standardization, reduction in total cost of ownership, long term archival and retrieval solution, Jyotirmoy Dutta, puthimaas - PLM Blog, Nov 7, 2011 (more PDF articles)

Update: Product Design Suite Launchpad - product/industrial design focused workflow panel added, plastic part design workflows available in technology preview update, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Nov 9, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

CAD on the Cloud According to Autodesk's Jim Quanci - Autodesk is convinced about CAD on cloud, but convincing customers is most important, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 10, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Fillets - Another Approach Using AutoLISP - AutoLISP routine prompts for points before drawing lines in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 9, 2011 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Why Do I See Difference in Time Series Plot and Output Results/Analysis Summary? - time steps section in analysis options helps in solving difference, establishes time step length to be used for runoff computations in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Corridor Compute Materials - for sampling missing surface go into tool space, right click on sample line choosing properties, remove section from dialogue box in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Nov 9, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Are Your Designs Static or Flexible? - controlling movement, positions at higher levels of design, limiting constraints are used in assembly type constraints in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Nov 9, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Switch Inventor from Ribbon to Classic UI? - UI in Inventor 2010, 2011, 2012 can be switched between default ribbon, old classic environment with tool panels, CADforum, Nov 1, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

View References - annotation symbol to direct someone to different view on another or same sheet, using it in conjunction with matchlines in Revit, Revit Zone, Nov 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

The Door From and To Values - Revit determines parameter 'from room,' 'to room' settings, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

File is Being Accessed by Someone Else and is Not Available - Revit creates problem with different OS version, disable SMB2 from Server, Win 7 users, Harlan Brumm, Revit Clinic, Nov 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Pick Corners and Create Floor - sample command to create new floor demonstrating interactive PickBox method to determine floor corners in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 9, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 - Day 2 - CATIA V5 to be supported until 2020, continue to develop in sync with V6, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 10, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Some Thoughts on Cloud Computing - Dassault Systemes is investing in moving its products to common cloud platform, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 10, 2011 (more CATIA articles, cloud articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 2 - select colors for feature type, edit/sketch component of family, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Enterprise PDM Search to Identify Missing Metadata - defining search criteria to identify files in question in SolidWorks EPDM, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 9, 2011 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Aras Targets SolidWorks Users with Enterprise PLM - Aras EPLM turns SolidWorks CAD BOM into true item-based, multi-level engineering BOM, offers project collaboration workspaces, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Easy as 123 - reliable, versatile, affordable desktop 3D printer 'Origo' aims at 10 year olds, helping in imagining new world, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 8, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Bentley Proposes Working Smarter, Together - product portfolio briefing, AECOsim energy simulator launched for information mobility transformation, Geospatial World, Nov 9, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Will Sustainability Usher in the Next Golden Era of Design? - conventional ways of viewing, analyzing product performance are being challenged, new approaches to product design, development are being introduced, Bob Johnson, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 7, 2011 (more PDM articles)

SolidWorks 2012 on the Fly Numeric Input and Dimensions - right mouse button menu in sketch environment makes process faster, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 8, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What is PLM Software Associated Cost? - licenses, maintenance, support, implementation involves in total cost of ownership, managing associated operational cost of SharePoint, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 7, 2011 (more PLM articles)

Common Building Information Model Files from the BuildingSmart Alliance - common building information model files are intended to help users benchmark performance of BIM software, apps in common environment, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Nov 2011 (more AEC articles)

The Worst Feature Ever Added to AutoCAD is - ribbon followed by CUI, online help, memory overuse, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 9, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

123D Apps from Autodesk - Create, Make and Play - turning images to 3D objects, 3D objects into 2D slices, managing iPad sculpting app, Stefan Boeykens, CAD & 3D, Nov 8, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Going Mobile with CAD: AutoCAD WS Technical Requirements - can be installed on iPhone/iPad running iOS 3.0 or higher, as native app on Mac, accessible from AutoCAD 2012 with built-in 'online' tab, Daniel Sevitt, CADspeed, Nov 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials: Quick Calculator  - YouTube, Nov 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD basic tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials: Coordinate Systems - YouTube, Nov 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Navigating an AutoCAD Model Using Kinect - Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 8, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit MEP: Strategies for Memory Management - strip model for 3D view, section, schedule, drafting view; dividing model by discipline; create family files efficiently, David Raynor, AUGI Library, Nov 8, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Matchlines - sketch lines to show split view in large floor plan in Revit, Revit Zone, Nov 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting Up 3D Views for Levels - using view cube for creating views, using wheel on mouse with shift key to orbit, creating 3D view for each level, Mike Massey, Applied Software, Nov 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Applying Material, Scheduling and Tagging Revit Parts - uncheck material by original in properties palette, create parts schedule, tag by category, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Opening a New View - Revit opens new view zoomed into same floor plan of model at different level, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 8, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Planar Face Transform - redrawing planar face's edges in drafting view in Revit, selecting planar face on elements, retrieving edges of selected face, transforming it from 3D space to drafting view, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Before DSCC 2011: Learning New Dassault Keywords - expanding PLM, experiencing PLM in cloud, collaboration, industry solutions on online platform, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 7, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Systemes Customer Conference 2011 - Day 1 - CEO Bernard Charles on offering PLM solution with lifelike experience, moving products online, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 9, 2011 (more CATIA articles)

Maplesoft: Play the Number Game on iPad - free Maple player for iPad makes mathematical analyses much more accessible, publishes mathematical formula as interactive document, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 7, 2011 (more Maple articles)

PTC, the Windchill Company, Talks About Growing CAD - Q&A on creating tipping point through Creo, uptake of Creo/Direct, opportunities at automotive OEM level, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 8, 2011 (more PTC articles)

The Cloud is Dead? - more readers responding, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 8, 2011 (more cloud articles)

Autodesk Expands the 123D Family - 123D Catch (formerly Photofly) creates 3D model from 2D photos; 123D Make can divide model into layers to create low-cost 3D model, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 26, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, Photofly articles)

Autodesk Expands 123D Product Line for Marker Market - looking beyond professional customer pool, Autodesk is offering 123D Catch, 123D Make to create low-cost 3D models, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 7, 2011 (more Autodesk articles, Photofly articles)

Autodesk Cloud Interview May 2010 - Pt 2 - charging cloud-based services, users' reaction on moving CAD on cloud, data concerns, limitation of selecting more than 30 objects, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 8, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Inventor - Demote Subassembly Tip - selecting components for sub assembly, navigating through context-menu, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 7, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Civil 3D 2012: Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x0000 Exception at d13990ch - turning off UAC, anti-virus software, uninstall/reinstall Civil 3D 2012, David Lau, Up and Ready, Nov 4, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Select All Blocks in a Drawing - use of selection set sample code by Autodesk, adding/removing items from selection set, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Nov 7, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Foundation Walls Not Visible in View Error - workaround is to change default properties of foundation wall, The Revit Kid, Nov 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Redefine Project Parameter with VB.NET - using Revit API, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 30, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

VB.NET Extensions to BindingMap - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Convert Parameter to Shared Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Nov 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Old Revit Problem Resurfaces - 3D Views with Shaded and Wireframe Graphics - turning off CAD import, resolving orbit issue, resetting view, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Oct 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Gaps Between Pipes and Fittings - select fitting, toggle 'use annotation scale' check box instance parameter in Revit MEP, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Nov 7, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Be Inspired 2011 Press Conference - i-models to deliver AECO information mobility in PDF workflows, Structural Synchronizer for iPad Workflow for iPad available, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 8, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Acquires Pointools - to extend usefulness of point clouds through infrastructure life cycle, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Nov 8, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Expands 2D and 3D Modeling Capabilities with Acquisitions - Pointools Ltd, FormSys acquired, AECOsim Energy Simulator software available, AECOsim Building Designer software will be available in 2012, Geospatial World, Nov 8, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Promotes the Semantic City - working towards integration between design, performance analysis at building scale, Matt Ball, Spatial Sustain, Nov 8, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Pays 'Integration Tax' to Ensure Efficient Operations - corporate responsibility, incremental approach shows company's commitment to continuity, Matt Ball, Spatial Sustain, Nov 8, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Undo While in the Power Trim - clicking on trim tool, untrim with red box in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 1 - adding comments to equations, tips for editing dialogue box, dynamically rotating planar faces, linear edges, vertices by selecting entity with rotate view tool active, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 7, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Toronto Seminar Reviews Bentley Systems' ProjectWise Tool - platform to share, publish infrastructure project information securely, flexible publishing feature, integrates with MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, Rita Wong, Canadian Consulting Engineer, Nov 1, 2011 (more MicroStation articles)

Fully Automated Part-to-CAD Measurement Verification - auto-align, auto pass/fail tools align CAD data to part quickly, determine part tolerance in real-time, American Machinist, Nov 3, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Digital Manufacturing Delivers in a Changing Landscape - quality solutions are built on understanding quality lifecycle process, synchronizing design intent with production results, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Nov 4, 2011 (more PLM articles)

How to Create Isaac Peral's Balcony - ArchiCAD tutorial, Judit Boros, ArchiCAD Wiki, Nov 3, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

New Getting Started Videos for SketchUp - creating detailed house, interior room, hallway table, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Nov 3, 2011 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Forming Text with Particles in 3d Studio Max Using PFlow - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Oct 26, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Assembly/Disassembly with Particle Flow in 3ds Max - assembling/disassembling objects within scene, Sachin Joshi, Cgtuts+, Nov 1, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Quick Tip: Wheel Rotation in 3d Studio Max Using Parameter Wiring  - achieving fully automated wheel rotation by moving control object, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Oct 24, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Chess Set Modeling Tutorial - creating chessboard in 3ds Max, Tutorial-z.com, Sep 24, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Chess Set Tutorial - Chapter 2 - Texturing - rendering UV template to apply wood textures in 3ds Max, Tutorial-z.com, Oct 10, 2011 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

The Best Feature Ever Added to AutoCAD is - AutoLISP/Visual LISP followed by paper/model space/layouts, Xrefs, copy/paste between drawings, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 7, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Unblock Technology Previews Before Installing for 2012 Design Applications - unblock DLL by right-clicking on it in Explorer, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Nov 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Create Cool Curves with Splines in AutoCAD - using 'fit points' method, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 6, 2011 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Handling Protocol Changes to AutoCAD's Table in .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Export AutoCAD LT Table to CSV - using TABLEEXPORT command, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Nov 4, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Lock & Load: Loading Data into Autodesk Vault with Autoloader - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 6, 2011 (more Vault articles)

An iCopy 'How To' - using iCopy in Inventor to create adaptive sheet metal cladding panel, AUGI Library, Nov 4, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Project Storm, Dry Storm - web-based service app for Revit Structure is of very little practical use, cloud web analysis is extremely slow, Alexander Bausk, Nov 4, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Family File Naming Standards - naming Revit family files, considering different approaches, Jose Fandos, Andekan, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Collect Project Parameter Information with VB.NET - Q&A about non-built-in parameters in Revit, shared parameters, tie between them, association with categories or elements, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 27, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Project Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 28, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Erase Project Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 29, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Lock the Model, e.g. Prevent Deletion - helps to define failure conditions, tips for pre-defined/custom failures, deletions of element in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Fieldview 13: A New Point of View - offers graphics processing engine, high-quality renderings of overlapping transparent objects, scripting capability to automate simple repetitive tasks, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more Fieldview reviews)

Thermal Stress Results From Your CFD Simulations - importing body temperature load in static structural system using ANSYS Workbench 13.0, Michael Tooley, ANSYS, Nov 3, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

Creating SolidWorks Library Features - re-using features, customizing library feature part, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 Highlights - exploding multibody parts, feature freeze, magnetic lines function, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Oct 11, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 360 - Toolbox Highs and Lows - overview of changes of SolidWorks Toolbox framework related to performance, dependency around swbrowser.mdb file, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 6, 2011 (more SolidWorks Toolbox articles)

It's About the Little Things - small enhancements in SolidWorks 2012: blank custom properties, unit switcher, discard changes, sheet metal exclude features, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Activation of Standalone SolidWorks Fails and Gives Contact Information Form in Japanese - try to refresh system information, reactivate SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 4, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Nick Mastandrea: The Mycestro Wearable 3D Mouse for SolidWorks and 3D Design Software - features of 4-button mouse, ability to automate geometry interaction, will be available in 2012 at price of $130, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 3, 2011 (more mice reviews)

TurboViewer - fast, easy-to-use, free app for viewing 2D, 3D DWG files on iPad, iPhone, but some viewing problem with proprietary objects, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Nov 3, 2011 (more TurboViewer articles)

Where is the Color? - feature manager to overview all colors in SolidWorks, Annika Andersson, SolidWorks UK Blog, Nov 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sustainability and the CAD Workstation: Heat, Noise and Power Consumption - manufacturers are paying attention to effective chassis design to optimize air flow, cooling, reduce noise, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Nov 3, 2011 (more CAD hardware articles)

Better Tools for Conceptual Design - CAD vendors are offering tools to select materials, processes in planning stages to make environment-friendly products, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Oct 13, 2011 (more CAD development articles)

Virtual Design Capability is Not Without Its Costs - changing product design is free but it costs time, distracts designer from creating tangible product, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Nov 3, 2011 (more PDM articles)

ANSYS Revenue Up 23% in Third Quarter, Sets All-Time Record - net income $45.5 million, rapid growth in high-performance computing, trends in revenue, license growth, more, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 3, 2011 (more ANSYS articles)

The Sky is Not the Limit - advancements in BIM, software interoperability are facilitating AEC workflows to design, build super tall skyscrapers, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Nov 3, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Plug-in Lets Users Review Huge 3D CAD Models, Anytime, Anywhere - CadFaster Collaborate can shrink huge files, lets multiple users view, annotate 3D models simultaneously, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Nov 3, 2011 (more collaboration articles)

Autodesk Cloud Interview May 2010 - Pt 1 - Autodesk executives on cloud-based offerings, Project Butterfly (now AutoCAD WS), future directions of product, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 4, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Repeat an AutoCAD Command Automatically - type multiple before typing drawing command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 3, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Annotative Brain Freeze - set SelectionAnnoDisplay system variable to zero to hide scale representations in AutoCAD, Land Development Engineering, Oct 27, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Profile Views Have Gap in Grid - tips for fixing gap in grid, looking, finding grod horizontal minor, setting by layer in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 3, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

It's an Excel-lent Round Up - ceiling function allows to dictate nearest multiple of significance, tips for rounding in Civil 3D, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Nov 3, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create Sheet Formats with Views - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Nov 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Changing Application Options on Low Resolution Displays - using VBA macro in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 3, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Duct and Pipe Systems in Revit MEP 2012 - ability to create duct, pipe systems before modeling, connecting to connectors with addition of system families, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit articles)

Views: Duplicating Views - considering 3 options in Revit: duplicate view, duplicate with detailing, duplicate as dependent, Revit Zone, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Methods for Modeling Complex Geometry - modeling complex roofs, walls, beams, floors using 'pick by face' command, finding intersections of surfaces in Revit, AUGI Library, Nov 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

What Does the 'Use Load Credits' Option in Heating/Cooling Loads Do? - considering internal gains in heating calculation in Revit MEP, Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Erase Shared Parameter with VB.NET - considering 3 approaches, exceptions in Revit, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 24, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Truly Erase Shared Parameter with VB.NET - workaround in Revit, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 25, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Erase DefinitionGroup of Shared Parameter with VB.NET - Revit tutorial, Spiderinnet's Blog, Oct 26, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Parts in Revit Architecture 2012 - creating parts from wall, dividing into smaller parts, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Viewing Thumbnails When Loading Families - holding CTRL key down, scrolling mouse in window in Revit, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Nov 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Mobile Engineering Workstation is Big, Fast and Hot - Eurocom Panther 3.0 offers Intel Xeon 6-core CPU, 24GB of memory, supports up to 3 standard hard drives, but poor battery life, noisy, runs hot, expensive, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more laptop reviews)

A Virtual Jog Mode for CAM - generic motion controller in NX CAM enables user to capture cutter locations by jogging machine axes within CAM, Edwin Gasparraj, MMS Online, Oct 20, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Wall Accessories Add-On - installing, using wall accessories add-on in ArchiCAD, Judit Boros, ArchiCAD Wiki, Nov 3, 2011 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

BOM and CAD-PDM-PLM-ERP Integration Challenges - challenges include BOM transfer, keeping item data in sync, maintaining different flavors of BOMs in multiple systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 3, 2011 (more CAD industry articles)

Offset Sheet Metal Wall Features  - creating sheet metal wall that is offset from selected surface in Creo Parametric 1.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Nov 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Aligning Text Using Properties Window - using properties command in AutoCAD, Jarod Schultz, Nov 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

All Major Autodesk Products on the Cloud by 2014? - readers comment on subsidizing move of software tools to cloud, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 2, 2011 (more Autodesk articlescloud articles)

Creating a Simple Associative AutoCAD Array Along a Path Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Pass a Property from a Subassembly to an idw Using iLogic - set custom property in idw file, set its text or string value to empty in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 2, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Displaying the Current Profile in the Status Bar - current profile needs to open when using AutoCAD MEP or AutoCAD Architecture, working on imperial dwg requires imperial version of MEP, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Nov 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials, AutoCAD MEP articles)

Xref Change Notification - notification bubble provides link to reload affected file without going through reference manager in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Nov 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD 2012 Tips & Tricks - tips related to polyline editing, text, viewport, taskbar, Civil 3D for Beginners, Nov 2, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Save Selection Workaround for Revit Architecture Users - save selection using Revit Structure, open file in Revit Architecture to apply that saved selection to applicable views, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 3, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips for Manipulating Text in Revit - organizing text in key schedule, Velina Mirincheva, AUGI Library, Nov 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Cutting Walls Into Walls - creating wall of desired thickness that can be placed in any location, Mike Massey, Applied Software, Nov 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

No Math Characters in Parameter Names - use of mathematical symbols in parameters names forbidden by Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 2, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

CAD Management: What the Librarian Taught Me - positive habits include categorizing, researching, broadening exposure to information, increasing accessibility, knowledge sharing, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Nov 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Why Use CAD Standards? Pt 2 - importance of filing, naming standards, keeping clean folder structures, Katie Miller, AUGI Library, Nov 2011 (more CAD management articles)

The HPC Results are In - performance is considered key factor in purchase of HPC cluster; 98% of respondents find independent published information important, Steve Robbins, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Build a Virtual Cluster - make assessment, choose software, hardware, allocate resources from each workstation, Peter Varhol & Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Optimize Volume of Your Component Using Simulation Professional and Design Studies? - creating design study in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphics Systems User Conference Wrap-Up - changing view normal to selected face in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Manually Updating Toolbox - turning off toolbox/toolbox browser add-ins in SolidWorks, installing directory to toolbox install folder, running updates extension file, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The SolidWorks Performance Test - open SolidWorks RX utility, run performance benchmark test to measure software performance, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Nov 2, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Modeling Fuel Cells - simulating fuel cell design, using multi-scale modeling, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more engineering analysis articles)

Hot New Additive Manufacturing Materials - customers demand materials with transparency, biocompatibility, static-dissipative capabilities, temperature resistance, toughness, Susan Smith, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles, CAM articles)

Simple Strategies for Providing Value-Add to Your Customers - organizing hoses, using mini tunnel gate inserts, full-color mold plaques, mold magnets, Mike Hicks, MoldMaking Technology, Nov 1, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Undocumented Option for Image Sizes in Navisworks Viewpoints Report - increase size of thumbnail images using enhanced version of program options settings, CADforum, Nov 1, 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Siemens PLM Upgrades NX with CAE Enhancements - ability to perform multi-physics thermo-mechanical analysis, simulation 'results measures' feature, improved HD3D visual reporting functionality, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 28, 2011 (more NX articles)

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

Kevin Karsch: Rendering 3D Awesomeness into 2D Scenes - PhD candidate on inserting 3D objects into 2D scenes, hardware developments, rendering in real-time ray traced environment, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 1, 2011 (more rendering reviews)

iPad Apps for AEC: Project Management and Construction - Vela Mobile iPad app, Bentley Navigator, ProjectWise apps, Autodesk Buzzsaw, Bluestreak, Newforma's Punch List app, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 31, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Sustainability Hub Extends Building Performance Analysis Tools Beyond AEC - IES products offer sustainable design advancements, LEED analysis tools to create energy efficient buildings, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 31, 2011 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk for Mac: Take 2 - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac has auto-complete feature, associative arrays, layer groups within layers palette, batch publish feature, supports network licensing, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk Shifts Industry-Leading R&D Budget Toward Cloud-Computing Market - Autodesk spent 25% of net sales on R&D in last fiscal year, Rachael King, Bloomberg, Nov 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

Navigation Controls in Copied Viewports - viewport is not locked when copied using copy command, navigation controls displays visual style in AutoCAD, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Nov 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create Isometric Piping Drawings on the Autodesk Cloud Using AutoCAD Isometrics WS - generating PCF file from 3D orthographic pipe spool created in AutoCAD Plant 3D; creating, storing, viewing, sharing isometric drawings across desktop, web, mobile devices, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Nov 1, 2011 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

How to Select Holes in a Bolted Connection? - appropriate way is to select first hole on edge in Inventor, Being Inventive, Nov 1, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

Loading an Add-in with a Journal File - journal file, add-in manifest, add-in assembly should be in same folder to register add-ins in journal folder, then loaded by Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 1, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Civil 3D 2012, Pt 1 - tips on pipe networks, labels, alignments, profiles, grading, customization, settings, Tony's Civil 3D World, Oct 26, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

New Volumes Dashboard for Civil 3D 2012 - helps in constructing multiple bounded volumes, enhanced panorama analysis tools to make meaningful adjustments while designing, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Oct 31, 2011 (more Civil 3D articles)

Fun with Character Map - displaying characters by groups in Civil 3D, Tony's Civil 3D World, Oct 25, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

We're Making the Move. Prepare for 2012 - take care of templates, sheet formats, toolbars, files, settings when upgrading to SolidWorks 2012, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

Command Search: What's Old is New - carrying out commands by voice, use of command manager for existing interface in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basic Top Down Assembly Design  - creating shaft in assembly so it automatically connects to 2 components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What the Font? - SolidWorks supports only true type font, use in postscript open type file, John Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Are You Tired of Manually Cleaning Up Those Dimensions in a Drawing? - cleaning up dimensions automatically using dimension palette rollover button in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Do We Need a CAD Manager? - CAD manager faces challenges while improving productivity, needs support in performing productivity-enhancing functions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 31, 2011 (more CAD management articles)

Low Spatial Intelligence as an Impediment to 3D CAD - engineer's role, responsibilities, low spatial intelligence barrier to use of CAD, 3D models, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Oct 31, 2011 (more MCAD articles)

Navisworks: A Bridge to the 4th Dimension - scheduling early models, to enhance understanding, visualization techniques like color coding systems, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, Oct 2011 (more Navisworks articles)

Get Your Jewelry on With iRing3D iPad App - quickly change external shape of ring, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 31, 2011 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Creating a Helical Pattern  - Creo Parametric tutorial, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Oct 2011 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Quick Update: PTC, DS, Nemetschek - GAAP revenue of $339 million earned by PTC; Dassault's September quarter revenue up 7%; Nemetschek reported 9% increase in sales, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Oct 31, 2011 (more PTC articles, CATIA articles, Vectorworks articles)

Inventor - The Dreaded 'Use Color Override from Source Component' Annoyance - VBA code use to fix affected part files, tips for fixing VBA code, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Oct 31, 2011 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Simple Drawing Command Class - accessing document/database objects in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Oct 31, 2011 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Vault Professional - 3rd Party CAD Integration with Dassault Systemes SolidWorks - analyzing Vault Professional 2012 with SolidWorks 2011, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Oct 31, 2011 (more Vault articles)

The Road Train - axles having 21.5" of lift may slope left most axels of roadway, importing step files from axles/steering linkages from European vendor to Inventor, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 1, 2011 (more Autodesk articles)

John Bordeau: Specifying a Motion Path - discussing animation paths in AutoCAD, controlling location of camera, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Donnie Gladfelter: Linking Excel Tables with Data Extraction Tables - AutoCAD tip, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

When Rotating Objects, Use NEWS - enter N, W, S to rotate object 90, 180, 270 degrees respectively, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 31, 2011 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac Overview - short overview of key features, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2011 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Using Edit Profile on a Curtain Wall - creating round top window using curtain wall in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Oct 31, 2011 (more Revit tutorials)

Five CNC Myths and Misconceptions - myths about running CNC machine, predicting completion of production run, G-code programming, Mike Lynch, MMS Online, Oct 19, 2011 (more CAM articles)

Most Efficient Path to Port - Port Expert add-on function in Mastercam offers many cutting options, automatically calculates optimal tilt angles, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Oct 27, 2011 (more Mastercam articles)

CAMWorks 2012 is Here. So What's New? - ability to pin/unpin property manager pages, ease of managing tools for mill/mill-turn, Z-level sorting of recognized features, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 31, 2011 (more CAMWorks articles)

The Cloud is Dead, Pt 1: Readers Respond - comments on pricy apps in cloud, appropriate usage, security concerns, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

The Cloud is Dead, Pt 2: Twitters Respond - CAD users, bloggers comment, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 1, 2011 (more cloud articles)

New to SolidWorks? - Sketching Tips, Pt 2 - highlight selected contours field in feature manager before selecting new regions, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New with Connectors in Simulation 2012 - enhancements for connectors provide accuracy for edge weld, linear dynamic studies, creating bolt/pin connector on same component, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 31, 2011 (more SolidWorks articles)

 

   

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