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February 2012

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Actors Savant (aka Dummy Actors) - add important non-geometry based information to project, convert dummy to savant, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 29, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Exclusive: Bernard Charles, CEO Dassault Systems - talk about challenges being faced by 3D software industry, SolidWorks Live Buildings, death of T-Splines for SolidWorks, future of CATIA V6, Dassault strategy, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 29, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Kenesto: A New Take on PLM - Kenesto supports, executes ad-hoc, predefined processes, resembles Autodesk PLM 360 for cloud based, 'decoupled from PDM' capabilities, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Feb 29, 2012 (more PLM articles)

A State Space Model for Battery Thermal Management - simulating automotive battery module using cylindrical cells, prismatic cells using ANSYS Simplorer to determine transient cell temperature, Xiao Hu, ANSYS, Feb 29, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Optimize ArchiCAD 3D BIM Models to View on Mobile Devices - optimizing model size, textures, lowering polygon count, export without global illumination, Gergely Kmethy, CADspeed, Feb 29, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Piston Assembly of Stirling Engine in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Predicting Engineering Software Market Trends in 2012 (Need Your Help) - top 4 strategic priorities in 2011 were to grow in existing, new markets, develop more partnerships, add new products, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Feb 27, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Autodesk Launches Cloud-Based PLM - all apps are built with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, can be used as-is or modified quickly, limited-use licenses are available for $25/month on annual contract basis, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk PLM 360 is Available - customizable 140 apps (templates) with source code, price is $75 per user per month on annual contract basis, first 3 users get full access for free, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk PLM 360 Goes Live - PLM available at Walmart pricing, provides app-driven environment, accessible from mobile devices, includes apps for program, project management, costing, BOM, sourcing, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk PLM 360 is Live - powerful, affordable alternative to legacy PLM platforms, accessible virtually from any mobile device, claims to deploy at satisfactory level in less than 3 days, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk Announces Pricing for PLM 360 Offering - neither mention of suppliers being able to use single 'membership' to access multiple client accounts nor mention of data storage allowance, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Results From Multiple Storm Analysis - select required design storm for program to generate reports immediately after performing analysis or manually load solution file for required design storm, Matt Haokip, Being Civil, Feb 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD LT 2012: Create Text and Dimensions - annotate drawings with text, dimensions, AutoCAD Exchange, Feb 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

New - AutoCAD WS 1.4 - GPS integration, 3D viewing, print to PDF or DWF capabilities included, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Build Your Own Document Changed Event - subscribe to ViewActivated event to notify user when active document changes in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Driving Standards, Pt 1 - prompting user to identify designation or identifier to be entered as iProperty in 'title' area of iProperty 'summary' tab in Inventor, Carl Smith, If This Then That, Feb 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Getting Data from Content Center - GetContentObject() returns ContentTableRow or ContentFamily depending on MemberId in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

CAD Loaders for modo 601 - CAD Loader plug-ins are based on Parasolid kernel, transform CAD geometry into tessellated surfaces, the preferred format in rendering operations, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 29, 2012 (more modo articles)

modo 601 Released Into the Wild - CAD loader tool, lots of shaders added, tools for rebuilding sloppy sketch mesh, rigging, completely rewritten rendering workflow, Space Navigator support, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Feb 29, 2012 (more modo articles)

Educating Beta - students from UK beta testing latest school version of Creo software, identical to professional version, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 28, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Taking CAD Beyond the Drawing Board with Vectorworks - create 3D model of roof, walls to place solar water, PV panels, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Feb 29, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Creating an Isometric Drawing with DraftSight - YouTube, Feb 21, 2012 (more DraftSight articles)

Measure Almost Anything with the MEASUREGEOM Command - measure distance, radius, angle, area, volume in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Geo Tagging in AutoCAD WS - mark location on drawing through GPS support, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Feb 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Advanced Rendering in Revit - creating multitude of presentation-quality images, Kyle Benedict, AUGI Library, Feb 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault UI - Property Conditions - Vault category rule conditions are more comprehensive, custom filter conditions are different, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Dynamic .NET in AutoCAD 2013 - Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices.ObjectId support dynamic operations has been added, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

iLogic to Rename All Solid Bodies - look for custom iProperty named 'prefix,' create it if not present, write part number to custom iProperty if found empty in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Feb 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Correct Inventor Models Importing Side Ways in Showcase - change original up-axis to +Z from original model properties dialogue in Inventor, Micro Concepts, Feb 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating the Excel Table in the Drawing - select table in Inventor drawing browser or in graphic window, right-click, update, Being Inventive, Feb 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dassault V6, 3D Experience and 'After PLM' Party - '3D Experience' vision for creating ecosystem supporting full cycle of innovation, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 29, 2012 (more PLM articles)

PLM Perfect Storm 2012 - discussing PLM market dynamics, scope for CAD/PLM vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 28, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Simulate a Hot Environment - simulating heat generated in small furnace using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Key Takeaways from SolidWorks World 2012 - great presentations, powerful use cases, SolidWorks 2013 preview, top 10 wishlist items, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Weldment Configuration Names - disable additional weldment configuration strings so derived configuration doesn't get special descriptions in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ball Joint Mates in Assemblies - create mates to mimic motion of ball joint in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PLM Innovation 2012: PLM is Strategic, But What's Next? - Autodesk's presence was heavily felt, PLM definitions by industry experts, discussions on consumerization, cloud, technology, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 27, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Displacer Assembly of Stirling Engine in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Keeping 2-Tier Clients Up-To-Date - Teamcenter tutorial, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Feb 20, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

New NX 8 Help and Videos - improved search performance, organized links by information type under different headings, video examples include voice-over narration, Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Feb 27, 2012 (more NX articles)

Quick Tip: Creating 3D Logos in 3D Studio Max - create vector of chosen logo in Photoshop, export it into 3D Studio Max, make adjustments, add depth, Sasa Posloncec, Cgtuts+, Feb 28, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

An Introduction to UVMapping in 3D Studio Max Using the Unwrap UVW Modifier - Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Feb 25, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

A Little Update on Autodesk Cloud and PLM - huge development is directed towards cloud, includes high performance computing, PLM, commentary on Seeking Alpha transcript, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Pitney Bowes Software CEO O'Hara Discusses Autodesk Relationship and Software Strategy - PB to sell Autodesk software through their channel, Autodesk partners will resell MapInfo through theirs, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Feb 16, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

TEDx Berkeley: Carl Bass on the New Rules of Innovation - 5 trends of innovation: age of access and experience, business un-usual, digital fabrication, rise of information, infinite computing, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Feb 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Locator Widget of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Understanding Content Center Locations - default paths for generated parts; centralize library, generated parts for multiple users of content center in Inventor, Micro Concepts, Feb 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Linked Model Edited By Username Changes After Synchronize with Central - Revit user owns both workset, new elements until element is granted to another user, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Feb 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Family Instance Room Phase - try using family instance room property directly, determine primary options in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Arkitypo. the 3D Printed Alphabet Project (and How It Was Made) - animation illustrating dimensional aspect, complex structure achievable through 3D printing, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 27, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

FDM Explained - fused deposition modeling is layered manufacturing method that uses thin strand of plastic for building prototyping parts, Prism Blog, Feb 24, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks World 2012: The Road Ahead to the Next Platform - SolidWorks' CEO Bertrand Sicot on theme for 2012, cloud computing, mobile platforms, SolidWorks fitting into Dassault Systemes family, SolidWorks and PLM, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, insert reference image into sketch, use derived sketch to copy existing sketch into several locations, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks: Don't Lose That Number - using custom properties to control part numbers, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Mac Version of Bricscad In? - Bricsys keeps uniform look of Bricscad on all operating systems, Bricscad V12 suite on Mac OS X expected in 2nd half of 2012, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 27, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Editing Text Style, Color, Thickness, Text Size in Drafting - NX6 tutorial, Unigraphics NX Tutorial Resource, Feb 2012 (more NX articles)

The AutoCAD 2013 Core Console - getting process-level parallelism, Core Console can load DBX modules, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Social Media Becomes Commands in AutoCAD 2013 - ai_open_facebook_with_product, ai_open_twitter_with_product open Autodesk pages for Facebook, Twitter in computer's default browser, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Closes Fiscal Year with 12% Fourth Quarter Revenue Increase - $592 million of revenues generated in Q4, net income for year was up 35%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 24, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Makes It Official: They're #2 - Dassault Systemes becomes #1, generating $2.36 billion in fiscal year 2011, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Delicate Arch in Your Hand as a 3D Print - capturing natural sandstone landmark in accurate 3D point cloud using laser scanner, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 25, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Sphere Packing in AutoCAD: Filling an Arbitrary Solid Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Attributes of Block (INSERT/BlockReference) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - .NET ColorDialog and Block Jigging (INSERT/BlockReference) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

RegEdit Launcher Widget of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Turning Background Parcel Segments Off - shut off parcel area style display in Civil 3D, John Evans, civil4d.com, Feb 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Create an Interactive Presentation with Autodesk Showcase - general workflow applicable to all supported CAD file formats, importing Inventor design to Showcase, Sergio Duran, Canadian Manufacturing, Feb 23, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Evaluate Stress Analysis Loads Properly - each load is sum of applied forces, Inventor splits load over number of faces selected, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create a Bolted Connection Library - using templates library feature to store regularly used fastener arrangements in Inventor, Micro Concepts, Feb 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change View Orientation - A Drawing View from a New Perspective - creating base view from side of 20-sided die in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Getting to the Next Level - brief history of Revit, staged approach to learn: model in 3D, scheduling, calculations, diversify, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Feb 24, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Hosting a Light Fitting on a Reference Plane - code using overload of NewFamilyInstance in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Introduction to LearningConnector - showing different features of LearningConnector in Creo Parametric, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Analyzing Skirt Surface Options: ShutOff Extension - create shutoff extension by specifying offset distance in Creo Parametric 1.0, Matt Huybrecht, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2012 - release of DProfiler 2012, Tekla BIMsight 1.4, Maxwell for Google SketchUp, Clarity for Revit Server, significant technology updates from vendors like Interspec, CSC, StrucSoft Solutions, Cadalog, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 23, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The 3D Art Behind America's Great Engineering Projects - National Park Service is using 3D imagery to generate point clouds of data to show 3D version of object, Daniel Terdiman, CNET, Feb 23, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

Luxion KeyShot 3.0 - refined UI, rewritten material, texture libraries, can import majority of formats, simple to use, powerful animation tools, competitively priced, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 23, 2012 (more KeyShot reviews)

Fluid-Structure Interaction Using System Coupling - ANSYS 14.0 has ability to link Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical via system coupling to facilitate FSI simulations, Michael Tooley, ANSYS, Feb 23, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Why Did You Hire Me? - managers should make job duties clear to employees, convey game plan, tell employees about versatility, flexibility being expected as part of team, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Feb 21, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

AutoCAD 2013 is Approaching the Finish Line - control over color, transparency of command line, in-canvas property preview, improved point clouds feature, ability to import Inventor models, preview of offset results, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Structure Generator (Automatic?) - Autodesk Labs utility helps in creating quick structural analysis model at conceptual stage, Edwin Guerra, BIM blog.ca, Feb 20, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Create an Audio Driven Animated Equalizer Effect in 3D Studio Max Using Audio Float Controllers and Sound Forge  - Cgtuts+, Feb 22, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Improve Autodesk Inventor Template Files - initial view extents setting to change initial viewing area of parts, assemblies, adding center marks, centerlines to drawings, Kevin Keene, Cadalyst, Feb 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrate .Net Add-Ins to Registry Free - migrating existing add-ins without re-creating them from scratch in Inventor 2012, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Feb 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Injecting iLogic Code and iLogic Event Triggers Automatically - source code, executable for VB.NET tool to automate process in Inventor, Being Inventive, Feb 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change Inventor Drawing Sheet Color - change document settings for drawing, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

3D Systems Full Year Revenue Up 44% in 2011 - $230 million of revenue generated, aggressive year of acquisitions, strong demand for existing products fueled growth, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 23, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mold-A-Rama Gets an Upgrade: How 3D Printing is Transforming Design and Manufacturing - 3D printing helps turn ideas into designs easily, while removing traditional manufacturing constraints, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 23, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 in a Nutshell - social aspects, general sessions, partner products, future of SolidWorks, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Feb 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks V6 is Not SolidWorks - SolidWorks V6 might be future series of products based upon CATIA, ENOVIA V6 technology, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Feb 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Summary of Summaries - industry experts like Evan Yares, Randall Newton, Roopinder Tara, Rob Rodriguez present different takes on future of SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Simulation - 2D Axisymmetric Heat Transfer  - GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Yale Symposium Explores Drawing in the Digital Age - underdevelopment 'Mental Canvas' software combines hand sketching with visualization capabilities of computer modeling, rendering systems, Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record, Feb 21, 2012 (more AEC articles)

PLM: The Debate Over the Troubled TLA - understanding PLM as business strategy, set of technologies encompassing CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, process enablement, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Feb 20, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Systems Check - CAD vendors like Dassault Systemes, PTC, Siemens PLM Software are trying to create ‘order from chaos' through systems engineering, Allan Behrens, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 22, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Loading Contour - verifying loading condition by displaying it as contour in Femap, YouTube, Feb 22, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Surface Modeling Techniques - tips on simple extrusions to create complex surfaces, construction history to increase surface control, solidThinking Blog, Feb 22, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Getting Started Videos for Navisworks Manage and Simulate - customize, save display layout, combine, manage projects, create animations, Beyond Design, Feb 22, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Create BIM Content with Corridor Model - workflow with subassembly composer, creating subassembly geometry in Civil 3D, Francesca Maier, AUGI Library, Feb 22, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Ditch Dialog Boxes With the Command-Line Form of Commands - creating script files, autoLISP routines, list of common commands having command-line versions in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 - Using Classic Toolbars with the Ribbon - AutoCAD experts Matt Murphy, David Cohn share tips, CADLearning, YouTube, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2012 - Type Less Using Command AutoComplete - CADLearning, YouTube, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Placing Based Content Tips - face-based families in Revit offer 3 options: place on vertical face, on face, on workplane, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

A Mobile CAD Reality Check - defining mobile CAD, select tools depending upon users workflows, locations, travel habits, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 22, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

ReadyBoost Update for 64-Bit Windows 7 - ReadyBoost uses solid-state memory devices to act like RAM buffers to speed up hard disk access, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 22, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Applying Force and Torque Loads - applying force to point on model, applying torque force to model in Creo Parametric 1.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Checking for Collisions - drag components or animate analysis results to identify collisions in mechanism using Creo Parametric 1.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Will Launch as Legacy Software - SolidWorks 2012 is most likely be last release of SolidWorks with Parasolid 3D kernel, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks: The Kernel Change - 2 versions of SolidWorks will appear, one with Parasolid for legacy's sake, one with CATIA engine for future, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

10 Takeaways from SWW12 - 1.7 million units of SolidWorks have been sold, V6 will be out in 2013, not to worry about transition from Parasolid to CGM, stability, quality issues are being considered, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 Coverage: SolidWorks 2013 Features (and Top Requests) - enhancement requests include: use more CPUs, mass properties should include option to automatically put point at center of gravity, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

EPDM Tech Tip: Pain Free Upgrades - process for SolidWorks PDM upgrade on smaller install base, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Feb 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Tech Tip: Last Call - SolidWorks 2013 will not install on Windows XP, list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows7, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Deleted View 'View Letters' are Now Reusable - SolidWorks 2012 has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail section views, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Trayak EcoDesigner - life cycle assessment tool for Solid Edge picks up assigned material, weight, volume of all parts in assembly, specify percentage recycled content by assembly weight, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 21, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Printing Your Layer List - export layer list to Excel from within layer properties manager, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Quick Block Count - BCOUNT tool to count blocks in AutoCAD drawing, Micro Concepts, Feb 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Burst to Maintain Attributes in a Block - BURST tool in AutoCAD to explode block with attributes, Micro Concepts, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Rename All Files in Folders with Sub-Folders - updating version numbers on large number of AutoCAD blocks using DOS prompt, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Feb 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Assembly Document Differences Between FDS and PrDS - default viewrep in Factory Design Suite is writeable, while it is locked in Product Design Suite, Being Inventive, Feb 21, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Troubleshooting 'Access Denied' Issues Related to Vault with Process Monitor - check windows permissions, grant user full permissions to folder, Kevin Jaufmann-ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Feb 16, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

XML Ribbon Builder Design Pattern - add AdnRibbonBuilder class to Inventor project, add button to modify panel on part ribbon, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Import JOB File Into AutoCAD Civil 3D - install Trimble Link extensions, process to convert JOB file into FBK, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Sphere Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Packing Using F#, Pt 3 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Non-Linear Propagation in Revit. Goal Seeking Without the API - using non-host element reporting parameter to drive parameter in nested family, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Feb 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Launches Clarity for Revit - provides multi-firm support, has task automation for low value tasks, web project dashboard management system that gives access to reports, non-Revit users can work with project, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Feb 20, 2012 (more Revit articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session Day 3, Pt 2 - Photo Journal - top 10 SolidWorks enhancements, sneak preview of SolidWorks 2013, Michael Lord, Feb 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Simulation - Heat Transfer with Thermostat - setting up heat transfer simulation on soldering iron, installing thermostat to control tip temperature, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Organize Your SolidWorks Template Files - executable file automatically extracts 'SolidWorks files' directory to C:\ drive with host of sub-folders, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, Feb 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New Extra's for Sheet Metal 2012 - SolidWorks 2012 features: part reviewer, flat pattern options, document properties, property manager for forming tools, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - fix for missing entities in part, assembly FeatureManager after converting data to SolidWorks 2012 format, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, Feb 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

AMD FirePro V3900 & V4900 - entry-level graphics cards offer multi-display support, sustainable performance for CAD, can handle sizable assemblies with 1GB memory, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 20, 2012 (more graphics card reviews)

New Z1 - HP's All-In-One Workstation for CAD - 'power without the tower' workstation with CPU components packed under 27" IPS screen, featuring over billion colors, 178-degree viewing angle, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 20, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

CADFaster - 3D Viewing on the Web - visualization app, CADFaster for SolidWorks offers sections, measurements, screen shots, several visibility options, available for rent, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 20, 2012 (more collaboration articles, SolidWorks articles)

Maide Turns Your iPhone Into a (Nearly) Free 3Dconnexion-Style Controller - CADremote, CADcontrol apps can pan, orbit, zoom using multi-finger touch, connect several iOS devices to same software program for group viewing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 17, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

My Big Fat 3D Head - Autodesk 123D Catch to create 3D head from photos, cleaning mesh using meshmixer tool, 3D printing using MakerBot printer, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 17, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

RefMan a Shy But Powerful AutoCAD Tool - reference manager can add files, search, select all, invert selections, edit selected paths, can find, replace paths in batch without launching AutoCAD, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Exploring AutoCAD CUI: Creating a Command, Pt 2 - change active customization file, create, configure, place command, create panel, ribbon tab, define workplace, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Stuck in Neutral - AutoCAD Civil 3D can not be considered BIM product as it neglects tools for pipe networks, handicap ramps, driveways, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Feb 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Tooth Shape Accuracy from Gear Generator - select export gear or pinion tooth shape option, extrude profile in model, use circular pattern to get teeth in Inventor, Being Inventive, Feb 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create a Snake Animation Using Spring Magic in 3D Studio Max - using free script for animating bones or splines, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Feb 17, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Sphere Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Packing Using F#, Pt 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Input True Color Via ColorDialog When Inserting Block (INSERT/BlockReference) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Insert and Uniform Scale Block (INSERT/BlockReference) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit MEP Nested Schedules - generating regular schedule, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Remove Imported JPG and BMP Images - implementing external command CmdRemoveImportedJpgs to remove JPG, BMP files from Revit model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Clarity Preview - 'Clarity for Revit Server' software consists of tools for managing, monitoring central host, local accelerators, provides secure access to drawings for Revit, non-Revit users in multiple offices, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 21, 2012 (more Revit articles)

IMAGINiT Technologies' Clarity Software Enhances BIM Collaboration - helps Revit Server users manage data, can generate up-to-date data sheets automatically, pricing depends type of services required, Cadalyst, Feb 16, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Revit Visibility Hierarchy - 10 ways to override display of element, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Feb 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Bricscad V12 for Linux - unique features in Linux version: document tabs are Excel-like tabs for switching between drawings quickly, Window control button for determining in which workspace Bricscad should appear, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 21, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Linux-Specific Sysvars in Bricscad V12 - allowtabexternalmove, allowtabmove, autosavechecksonlyfirstbitdbmod, showscrollbuttons, tabsfixedwidth, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 20, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Autodesk, Vault and Multi-CAD - Vault supports APIs, web services approach to help users develop Vault PDM integration with CAD system, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 21, 2012 (more Vault articles, PDM articles)

The Anatomy of MultiCAD-PDM Integrations - open APIs are strategic factor in setting up environment for engineers to use PDM with all CAD systems, files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 19, 2012 (more PDM articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek - show/hidden bodies feature added to multi-body parts, assembly visualization, eDrawings markup import into SolidWorks drawings, SectionXpert, revision cloud tools added, Ricky Jordan.com, Feb 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - The Final Big Stage - 3D experience platform includes social innovation, search, content and simulation, 3D modeling options, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

HP Z1 Breaks Out of the Workstation Mold - 27" all-in-one workstation with wireless keyboard, mouse, ideal for confined workspaces, provides tool-free access to internal components, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Feb 16, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Parametric or Direct Modeling, One or the Other, or Both? - benefits of combining parametric, direct modeling approaches for creating products efficiently, Brian Thompson of PTC, Design World, Feb 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Things in OS X Mountain Lion That Might Be of Interest to CAD Developers - notification, alerts centers, share sheets to share CAD drawings with other services, airplay mirroring to show screen on larger monitor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 16, 2012

Multi-CAD and PDM: Dead Lock? - CAD/PDM vendors are protect their business, offering integrate data-management systems only with their own CAD systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 17, 2012 (more PDM articles)

What are the Differences Between the Contact Formulations? - understanding penalty, augmented Lagrange methods in ANSYS, John Doyle, ANSYS, Feb 16, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Material Matters - 3 types of libraries, managing, organizing, converting materials in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 4 - understanding structural member geometric references, automatic structural member style in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Animating with ShowMotion in AutoCAD Architecture 2012 - create series of shots, views that display model at all of required zoom levels, angles, Lisa Kemp, Ascent Blog, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Exploring AutoCAD CUI: Introduction, Pt 1 - customizing UI dialog box, creating custom CUIx, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

MAPCLEAN: Order Matters - order in which cleanup actions are sent over to selected actions can produce different results when cleaning Civil 3D drawing, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Feb 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Customizing LT: Start With the Ribbon - keep most used tools at top of each panel, LT is still AutoCAD, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Honor UCS When Inserting Block (INSERT/BlockReference) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Modeling Spark Gap on EDM Electrodes - offset geometry to accommodate spark gap on EDM electrodes in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Force Motors - creating rotational torque motor, translational force motor in Creo Parametric 1.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Weld Connection Sets - motion definition allowing model to change size within motion range, without redefining assembly in Creo Parametric 1.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Feb 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Replay SolidWorks World 2012 - links to general session coverage, photos, videos, info on social network, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

New SolidWorks R&D VP Gian Paolo Bassi Will Be Under the Microscope at SolidWorks World 2012 - talk on direction of SolidWorks, vision on product, functional modeling for SolidWorks, moving into construction industry with Live Buildings, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Next Generation SolidWorks to be Direct Edit - new VP of R&D at SolidWorks, Gian Paolo Bassi indicates in his vision for SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Engine Animation - creating V6 engine in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Changing Your EPDM Login Options - logging in to SolidWorks EPDM, InFlow Technology, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using Simulation to Make Better Decisions, Pt 2 - virtual prototyping to evaluate product performance, control over finite element meshing to create elements, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Feb 15, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

vLogic - customizing Vault using PowerShell as scripting engine, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 31, 2012 (more Vault articles)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Block (BlockReference/INSERT) Inserting - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET LayerStateManager Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Sphere Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Packing Using F#, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor - Synchronous Belt Pulley Width Update Tip - make design accelerator reset component width, type according to belt type for problematic pulley, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Surface Import and Edit in Inventor - making changes to geometry of surface model, Ben Curtin, CAD Geek Speak!, Feb 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

HP Launches Z1: Power Without Tower - all-in-one workstation with Intel Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro GPU, built into 27" monitor itself, easy for users to swap hard drives, upgrade memory, access graphics card, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 15, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

HP Redefines Workstations with New Z1 All-in-One - 27" IPS display 2560×40, Xeon Core i3 processor, NVIDIA Quadro Graphics options, easily removable, upgradable snap-in components, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Feb 15, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Jon Peddie Research: Workstation Market Shows Return of Momentum - HP gains 33% of market share, taking top position, while Lenovo showed highest growth rate, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 15, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Revealed at SWW12 - ability to show hidden bodies in parts, snap shots in any file, quick filter in file open menu, thin extrude supports multiple contours, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 3 General Session Update - SolidWorks 2013 to have previous release interoperability, variable pattern instances, ability to insert multiple parts, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 3 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Day 3: What's New in 2013 - identify which parts draining graphics card most, revision cloud, bubble notes, comments, e-drawing markup import to SolidWorks drawing, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - The Midway: The Boat and the Conference - photos of event, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session - Day 2, Pt 1- Photo Journal - SWUGN Community awards given, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session - Day 2, Pt 2 - Photo Journal - Howe brothers on designing in SolidWorks, Ben Kaufman of Quirky talks about crowd sourcing ideas, designs, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session Day 3, Pt 1 - Photo Journal - winners in various contests by SolidWorks announced, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Imported Sheet Metal Parts - unfolding part with uniform thickness, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New Positioning Relationship Command: Range Offset - setting range of allowable motion for hydraulic cylinder controls handle movement using Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion Blog, Feb 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

DS Ends Strong, Cautious About 2012 - total revenue was up 14% in 2011, initial revenue growth objective is 5% to 7% in 2012, acquires Netvibes to enrich 3D experience platform, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 13, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

AutoCAD Tip: Rotate Multiple Texts at Once to Readable Orientation - access rotate text tool, keep most readable text as default option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Cannot Select Target Assembly Template in Make Components: Selection Dialog - replace existing assembly in Inventor, Being Inventive, Feb 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Better Error Messages - get error codes from Vault, edit in Excel, copy into Visual Studio, handle error with invoke events, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 27, 2012 (more Vault articles)

BuildEdge Product Review - BuildEdge Roof automates, simplifies input of pitched roofs within Revit, auto-outline command, ability to specify information specific to actual framing, Lonnie Cumpton, Club Revit, Feb 14, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Halfway to Paperless - easy-to-use Autodesk Design Review helps view, comment, mark-up drawings, encouraging paperless office work, Bryan Thompson, AUGI Library, Feb 14, 2012 (more Design Review articles)

Achieving Realistic Results with 3ds Max & V-Ray, an Interior Lighting and Rendering Overview - rendering modern bathroom scene realistically, Pratik Gulati, Cgtuts+, Feb 9, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Tips to Change the Background in SketchUp - Ferry Sugianto, SketchUp UR Space, Feb 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Modeling Frame Using SketchUp and Foto-Sketcher - using realistic frame as projected texture in SketchUp, Nomer Adona, SketchUp UR Space, Feb 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Styles from SketchUp Artists - displaying models using default styles, artists styles, Bonnie Roskes, SketchUp UR Space, Feb 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2012 Coverage: Day One - CEO Bertrand Sicot talks about SolidWorks 2012 features, Stability increase, innovative designs made in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Monday General Session - new VP of R&D introduced, no change in data format in forthcoming V6 release, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 2 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 2 General Session Update - awards distributed for SolidWorks User Group Network, Howe brothers shared their design ideas, Ben Kaufman from Quirky talked about collaborative design, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Engineering Lessons from Dirty Jobs - most expensive tool is not always best tool, processes of production can be enemy of authenticity, Randall Newton reports from SolidWorks, Graphic Speak, Feb 14, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Where is the Link Values Option in SolidWorks 2012? It's Back in SP1.0 - using global variable to link dimensions, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Feature Density - listing important part of SolidWorks priority wise, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Vectorworks Valentine - Designing Scenery in 3D - creating balcony, wall, slab, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Feb 14, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Another Vectorworks Valentine, This Time with Heart - creating NURBS surface with profile, rail, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Feb 14, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Displaying Massive CAD Models Using a Gaming Engine - Paul Schuebach of CAD Software Solutions on displaying 3D models from Inventor in Windows, Web browsers, Android, demos of models running in Unity3D, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 14, 2012 (more CAD development articles)

ZW3D 2012 Press Briefing - ribbon interface, faster display performance, improved direct editing, can import files from CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, Inventor, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 14, 2012 (more ZWCAD articles)

3D Printing - An Industry in Flux - growing market of 3D printers needs classification, organization, Leslie Langnau, Make Parts Fast, Feb 10, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Keyboard Shortcuts for Easy to Use Views - making 'Verge and Foliot' clock using Creo Elements Direct Modeling Express, Using Creo, Feb 12, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Can't Detach an AutoCAD Reference File - make sure that multiple instances of reference are not occurring in file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Valentines Day Geometry - using 3 lines, 2 circles to form heart in AutoCAD, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Circle Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Gasket Using F#, Pt 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Layout and Plotting Tips for AutoCAD - rename a layout tab, move through layouts using keyboard, create a page setup for plotting, display advanced settings, filter list of paper sizes, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET GraphicsManager Event Handlers Using Wizards - generate start code of even handlers, register them in chosen application extension or command method or both, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Access Wire Sizes - complete implementation of external command execute method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

3ds Max - Mental Ray vs iray - comparison between 2 rendering engines, Ben Curtin, CAD Geek Speak!, Feb 10, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Vertical Profile Elevations - workflows to track, annotate elevations in vertical profile using MicroStation V8i, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Visualization Example - Trees, People, and Signs - placing trees, people, signs into 3D rendered images using MicroStation V8i, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 1 General Session Update - keynote by CEO Bertrand Sicot, Mike Rowe from Discovery on growing skills gap in US, presentation from Tony Fadell on designing iPod, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 1 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Monday General Session - NAO robot introduces SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot, Tony Fadell talks about origins of iPod, latest product, Nest, Ricky Jordan.com, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Photo Journal - General Session Day 1 - CEO Bertrand Sicot talks about best innovations, Michael Lord, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 - Photo Journal - General Session Day 1, Pt 2 - Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles talks about NEPTUNE Canada on transforming ocean science, Michael Lord, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks and PLM Story - data management solutions from SolidWorks, connection with ENOVIA, partner's pavilion at SWW 2012, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Feb 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Setting a CAD Speed Record - mid-range graphics card, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 has 1 GB of RAM, 192 CUDA parallel-processing cores, brings appreciable boost in performance at affordable price, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Feb 10, 2012 (more graphic cards reviews)

Know Your Navisworks Files - 3 main output file extensions from Navisworks: NWD, NWC, NWF; posting Navisworks files from coordination meeting's flythrough, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Feb 10, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Strong 4th Quarter Caps Solid Year for Dassault Systemes - revenues broke all-time highs, $667.8 million of revenues generated in Q4, but sales growth has slowed for 3 quarters, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 11, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Unit Round Off - accessing design file working unit accuracy setting for displaying coordinates in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Gate Selection Tips - 3 gate types selected based on shape, size of part, resin being injected: tab, hot tip, pin, Gus Breiland, MoldMaking Technology, Feb 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

A Free Web-Based 3D Model Viewer, No Plug-ins Required - P3D model viewer is sleek, WebGL-based system, can import OBJ files, has different shading/wireframe modes, can be embedded in an html documents, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 10, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

iPad App Provides On-the-Go Product Data - semantic technology of Inforbix automatically finds, infers relationships between disparate sources of structured, unstructured product data, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Feb 10, 2012 (more PDM articles)

PLM: What is the Target? - understanding extended PDM approach, customer centric approach of PLM, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 11, 2012 (more PLM articles)

ACA: Extracting Text from a Style Name - automatically extracting value embedded in name of structural member style in AutoCAD Architecture David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Oh-One/One-Two - find clipboard manager app from Autodesk Exchange, add rotation parameter to block in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Jan 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Move Block Attributes in an AutoCAD Drawing - select block containing attributes, click grip, pick new desired location, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Gotta Love Shortcuts - writing, saving, running 1-line lisp, adding .LSP file to startup suite in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Feb 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Error 'IAeccSurveyDataMigrator ->CreateInstance() Failed, Please Check Server Registration.' - workaround is finding, exporting registry key from any working machines, importing it in Civil 3D in troubled machine, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET Editor Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Move&Rotate Block (BlockReference/INSERT) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Bitmaps Without VB6 IconToIPicture - creating IPictureDisp needed for button images in Inventor, using PictureDispConverter class, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Sum of Its Parts - Adding Column Values in Autodesk Inventor - adding up parts list values, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Multi-Core Raster Views in Drawings - Inventor 2012 uses multiple cores of multi-core processor to process drawing views, helping to continue work inside drawing, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 10, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Using iPad or iPhone as a 3D Controller for SolidWorks - free to download CADControl, CADRemote apps help interact with SolidWorks while designing, gyros in device help rotate model, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Vary Pattern in SolidWorks - Ben Eadie, Solid Mentor, Feb 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Particle Studies - injecting particles into stream, tracking residence time, path length, accumulation rate, erosion, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphisoft's New White Paper on BIM - summarizes main criteria for selecting BIM app for companies; advantages, limitations of using ArchiCAD during BIM adoption process, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 9, 2012 (more AEC articles, ArchiCAD articles)

Overcoming the Issues Associated with Migrating CAD Data - poor product data interoperability is huge technical barrier to effective collaboration, single largest source of cost, waste in engineering sector, Paul Fanning, EUREKA, Feb 9, 2012 (more CAD translation articles)

MobileCAD Apps Busting Out All Over, and Now With a Twist - CadFaster improved 3D CAD/BIM collaboration iPad app, TFTPad for Android released, SPP Viewer Android app, DBTablet for iPad, Android available, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

A Look at KeyShot 3 - easy-to-use, clean UI, integrated animation tools, CPU-based renderer, easy-to-apply materials, impressive SolidWorks importer, Benjamin Lloyd, core77, Feb 1, 2012 (more KeyShot reviews)

Say Good-Bye to Paper Technician Manuals with Creo Illustrate - creates 3D, interactive, updatable service manuals, viewable on laptop, tablet or smart phone, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 8, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Creating 2D Views with Base View - using VIEWBASE command in AutoCAD 2012, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Feb 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Freeze After Copy/Paste - workaround is deleting layer filters, saving file, Shawn Niles, Without a Net, Feb 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 3A - set UCS to world, use plan command to orient screen so that X-axis is left, right in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Circle Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Gasket Using F#, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Moving Block/BlockReference (API term)/Insert (User Term) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET BlockTableRecord Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Add Reference Points and Markers Read from CSV File - converting VB code to read CSV file, generate Revit reference points, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Pushing Parameters Around - creating shared parameter for mounting height in Revit project, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Make a Bad CAD Decision - consider variables like usability, community of users, sales, support, account management people when selecting new CAD platform, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 9, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

CAD Management: It's All Complimentary - compliment people on their work, skills, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Feb 9, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

SpaceClaim Rapid Growth Continues in 2011 - license sales increased by 110% in 2011, gets venture capital funding, strategic partnerships announced, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 8, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Why You Won't Have a 3D Printer (and the Future of the Fab Shop) - shop-based 3D printing down the road will be more popular instead of people using it personally, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 8, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The CadRemote App to Share Control of Your SolidWorks, SketchUp and Rhino Models - iPhone app can pan, orbit, zoom 3D model for slick presentation, offers collaborative viewing, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

PDF to DXF/DWG Converter - Able2Extract Professional offers ability to use optical character recognition for text documents, captures geometry, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 8, 2012 (more PDF articles)

PTC Gets Ready to Mobilize Windchill - Windchill Mobile app for PLM users; mobile viewer, based on Creo View, to view, annotate, share 3D design files, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 8, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Using Simulation to Make Better Decisions, Pt 1 - issues driving change, performance advantages of best-in-class companies, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Feb 8, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Using DWG Convert to Identify Drawings That Contain Content from an Educational Version - use DWGCONVERT command, conversion setup to find educational drawing files, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Feb 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How To: Trim and Copy Objects Within a Boundary - export layout, copy it back to original AutoCAD drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

13 Questions with Katie Langan - role at Autodesk, challenges involved, involvement in planning for future releases of software, AUGI Library, Feb 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Render Frames and Video in 3D Studio Max - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Feb 7, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Revit Webcam 2012 - migrating to Revit 2012: flat migration, adaption of idling event handler, removal of obsolete API warnings, final clean-up, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Choose the Right CAD Workstation Components - consider processing cores, RAM, storage disk, monitors, graphics processor, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 8, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Build a Better Budget - draw up bare-bones item list, scale CAD budget up/down, plan for obsolescence, mention must-haves, present budget in easy-to-read spreadsheet format, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 8, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Large Design Review Mode - offers ability to navigate FeatureManager design tree, measure distances, create cross sections in SolidWorks, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Sheet Metal and Flat Pattern View Direction - using bounding box length, bounding box width properties, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Hidden Gems in 2012 - enhanced meshing technology, solution adaptive meshing technology, fan boundary conditions in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Feb 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Low-Cost CAD has Innovative In-Drawing UI Elements, Too, Just Like the Big Boys - 3D direct modeling component, quad cursor, added to Bricscad V12; mouse gestures added to DraftSight, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 7, 2012 (more Bricscad articles, DraftSight articles)

A Closer Look at EcoDesigner for Solid Edge - offers choices of eco impact assessments, damage assessment calculation, ability to easily modify design's geometry, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 7, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Look How Hot This 3D CAD App Looks on an Android - TurboViewer Pro v1 available at $9.99, offers hidden line, X-ray features, grayscale mode, no onscreen advertising, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 7, 2012 (more TurboViewer articles)

Repair Block Authoring Palette - editing properties of parameters in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Feb 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Autodesk Labs - Interactive Terrain Shaping for Civil 3D - ribbon tab includes tools for parking lots, berms, swales, ponds, spillways, John Evans, civil4d.com, Feb 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Inventor - Sheet Metal and Welding Issues - round off all points along folded edge in order to make chamfer see continuous curve, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Copy Between Drawings Without Using Cut & Paste - SYSWINDOWS command to make both drawings visible at same time in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET UserConfigurationManager Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Measure a Volume Enclosed by Assembly Parts or Cavity in NX - finding volume inside gearbox using space finder tool, Charles-Etienne Lavoie, Design Fusion Blog, Feb 2, 2012 (more NX articles)

Move, Copy, Rotate Using Dynamic Handle on NX 6 Above - Unigraphics NX Tutorial Resource, Jan 2012 (more NX articles)

Change Folder First Time Load for Save or Open File - configuring basic functions to guide NX for loading part file, Unigraphics NX Tutorial Resource, Jan 2012 (more NX articles)

Tracer Study in Flow Simulation - simulating concentration source, surface condensation or evaporation of admixture fluid in carrier fluid, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Log Your SolidWorks Installation After Getting an Error - Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Should You Buy Your CAD Software - Or Rent? - Siemens PLM partners with Local Motors to rent Solid Edge Design 1; software rental problems faced by CAD vendors, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Feb 2, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, CAD industry articles)

NURBS, BIM, or Revolution: Which Topics are Most Attractive for the Readership? - English-speaking readers pay more attention to NURBS/direct modeling; Rhino, Bricscad, Bentley, CIMdata are much more known in West, David Levin, isicad, Feb 6, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

How Do You Batch Convert Files to the Latest Release of SolidWorks? - creating task to convert files from earlier release using task scheduler, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Two Approaches to Mobile CAD - Glovius app for Android, iOS portable devices, Windows desktops performs cross-sectioning of 3D models in JT format; TurboViewer for Android available at 3 price levels, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 7, 2012 (more TurboViewer articles)

The Domino Effect - benefits of training, determining training needs in organization, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Feb 6, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

CAD: Six Things to Keep You Busy When There's No Work - clean desk, organize reference library, work on block library, take care of software updates, back-ups, Kung Fu Drafter, Feb 2, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Trimble Growing Ahead of Expectations - $1.64 billion of revenues generated in 2011, up 27% over 2010, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 6, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Learning to Share with AutoCAD WS - 2 types of permissions available in web, mobile versions of AutoCAD WS; 4 different combinations of permissions, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Feb 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Circle Packing in AutoCAD: Creating an Apollonian Gasket Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Cleanup Background Color from Logo Images - using SketchBook Designer to remove background color, exporting to PNG files, Micro Concepts, Feb 6, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Derive and Move Bodies Within a Part - deriving part or assembly into another part file using Inventor, Micro Concepts, Feb 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Element in View Crop Box Predicate - determining if detail item element is inside or outside crop box of view in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Attach Object Default Context Menu Extension - attaching context menu extension to context menu of a particular entity kind, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Pirate File-Sharing Goes 3D - controversial file-sharing site offers digital objects that can be 3D printed, Jacob Aron, New Scientist, Feb 6, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printers Never Fear, The Brand New Tinkercad is Finally Here - web-based, 3D modeling app focuses on 3D print possibilities, each object has control points to adjust size, orientation, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 6, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

5 Best Practices for Building Great Product Communication - highlight part of interest, use more pictures, less text, provide enough details, get done unbiased test of documentation, Cliff Medling, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 3, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Engineering Workshop #16 - FEA of side elevation of linkage with loads acting on it, Bob Johnson, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 3, 2012 (more FEA articles)

PLM Architecture Discussion with Peter Schroer of Aras - flexibility, cost of change will drive future success of PLM systems, vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 3, 2012 (more PLM articles)

CATIA V5 - How to Generate G Codes in NC Mode  - creating sample program, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Feb 3, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

Introducing TurboApps SDK - 2D and 3D Mobile Development Platform - free TurboApps SDK will help CAD developers build apps around viewing 2D, 3D DWG, DXF wireframe models, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Feb 6, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The 6 Questions That Lead to New Innovations - Autodesk partners with Granta Design to develop Eco Materials Advisor, Sarah Krasley, Co.Exist, Feb 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 3 - 3 levels of detail supported by structural member shapes: low, medium, high; example of structural member style representing architectural column cover in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Revit Families, Pt 2: The Family Editor Interface - considering casework family imperial template, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Attach Application Default Context Menu Extension - attaching context menu extension to application default environment, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - ColorIndex Input for Circle Jigging - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET Publisher Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Preview: Autodesk Talks to Architosh About Inventor Fusion - Autodesk executives on Inventor Fusion for Mac, technology preview, progress with Inventor Publisher, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Feb 5, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor - Creating CNC Cut Files From Your Inventor Models, Pt 3 - using sketches, drawings, discussing pros, cons of process, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Feb 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using View Representations to Control Sketch Visibility in Autodesk Inventor - showing text on part, but not on assembly, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dimension of the Internal Circle of External Threads in Views - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Feb 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add In Differences Between Inventor and Inventor Professional 2012 - Micro Concepts, Feb 3, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Suppressing Sketch Relations in SolidWorks - creating multiple configurations in model, using 'toggle suppression' option, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Browse Workgroup Vault is Back - advanced check out option easily opens file to specific configuration in SolidWorks, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 - Feature Freeze - ability to set point in feature history where SolidWorks 2012 will not rebuild any previous features, Kelly Scott, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Is Sustainability Software Smart for Product Design? - uniqueness of EcoDesigner, lifecycle assessment plug-in to Solid Edge, practical applications, complementing product lifecycle, improving existing products, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 2, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

What is 3D Printing? - additive manufacturing technique builds 3D objects layer by layer; 5 popular 3D printing methods: fused deposition modeling, inkjet printing, selective laser sintering, digital light processing, Sebastian Anthony, Extreme Tech, Jan 25, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

BUILT: Wicked Problems in Construction - characteristics of wicked problem: evolving definitions, continuous solution cycle, elusive perfect solutions, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Feb 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Cloud - easy to use, free to sign up, provides 1GB of space on cloud, files can be uploaded, shared, viewed/edited in AutoCAD WS, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Jan 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 - easy to use conceptual design tool helps visualize entire town or cities, has built-in proposal management tool, basic building design tools, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Jan 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Import Rhino 3DM File Into AutoCAD - IMPORT command can import 3D Studio, ACIS solid object, CATIA V4, V5, MicroStation DGN, SolidWorks, STEP files, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Keyword Input for Circle Jigging - adding keyword support for collecting color for circle during its jigging, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Flatten Survey Figures? - using elevation editor in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Generate and Render Caustics in 3D Studio Max - simulating effect of light bending while passing through transparent or semi-transparent medium like glass/liquid, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Feb 2, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Section View Geometry Not Cropped - showing 'detail 0' view's bounding box in 3D views in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Factory Assets with Parameters - creating clearance zones for CNC machine, David Fetz, CAD Geek Speak!, Jan 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Mechanical Desktop to Inventor: Don't Get Lost in the Translation - using Inventor task scheduler, built-in translator to convert files, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Future Will Be Simulated - 3 challenges faced by simulation: integrating real data, running complex models, verifying validity of models, results, James Reinders, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Coping with the Analysis Data Deluge - dedicated simulation lifecycle management app is needed to tame growth of digital simulation, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles, PDM articles)

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 1 - Design Studies in a Bottle - measuring, monitoring volume while making changes to cosmetic bottle design, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Feb 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Design Intent and Rotating a Part - rotating part from top plane to front plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The New Multicore - processors from Intel, AMD, ARM, powerful graphics like NVIDIA Maximus are defining new level of high-performance computing, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles, CAD hardware articles)

Kubotek's KeyCreator Compare - Review - finds differences between 2 sets of geometric data, helps make changes to imported parts with ease, suitably priced, but some usability issues remain, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Feb 2, 2012 (more KeyCreator reviews)

How to Avoid Design Bottlenecks - discuss issues in open forum, check requirements document, assess physical prototype, think creatively, recommended process, John Edwards, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Seeing Past the Clouds: PLM and What's Next - understanding 4 types of cloud strategies being deployed in PLM apps, 3 segments of cloud-based technology, Eric Marks, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Lexip Pro. The All-in-One 3D Mouse - 7 programmable buttons, 6 degree of freedom tilt control, customizable buttons, axis setting, supports major CAD software, pros, cons discussed, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 1, 2012 (more mice reviews)

GrabCAD, New Openness and Future Business Models - GrabCAD is trying to innovate engineering environment, technologies, creating business opportunities, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Feb 1, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Editing Curvy Geometry on the Verge and Foliot Clock  - Creo Direct Modeling Express tutorial, Using Creo, Jan 31, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Rapid Energy Modeling Videos - creating reference points, tracing outline plan in 123D Catch, importing to Revit, setting site location, creating building envelope, Simon Gillis, The Sustainable Design Toolbox, Jan 30, 2012 (more Photofly articles, Revit tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET LongTransaction Event Handlers Using Wizards - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Feb 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD - Color Change - Why? - changing background color from display tab, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Customizing with AutoLISP, Pt 1 - discussing roles of ACAD.LSP, ACADDOC.LSP in AutoCAD, Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Best Practices with Constraints - advice for AutoCAD users working with dimensional, geometric constraints together, Rick Ellis, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2012: In-Canvas Controls - get easy access to view, viewport, visual style tools, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit Families, Pt 1 - building base cabinet, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Ribbon API & VB.NET: Stack Various Ribbon Items Together - Spiderinnet's Blog, Jan 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Ribbon API & VB.NET: Layout Various Items in a Single Ribbon Panel - Spiderinnet's Blog, Jan 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Re-Orient Xpress - create reference coordinate system, re-orient model views using 'update standard views' option, use move/copy body command, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

'S'-Key Option - SolidWorks launches shortcut menu by pressing 'S'-key on keyboard, activates search field, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Jan 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introduction to Solid Edge and Synchronous Technology - Dan Staples provides overview of Synchronous Technology, use in Solid Edge, NX, point of view about cloud, portable devices, competitors, interview by Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Jan 30, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

CGTech VERICUT 7.2 - ability to verify NC-code, multiple set-ups support, auto-diff tool, X-caliper to inspect in-process model taking measurements, ability to replicate 'sensing' action of probe, Vericut Reviewer to share information without full license, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 31, 2012 (more VERICUT reviews)

FeatureCAM and Delcam for SolidWorks 2012 - ability to program back boring operations, enhanced spiral roughing, added support for machining stock, ability to load solid models of cutters, to compare machined part against originating CAD geometry for multi-axis operation, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 31, 2012 (more FeatureCAM reviews)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - locating recent documents, pin files in recently used documents list, pre select specific entity type, change documents units directly from status bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Challenge of Point Cloud Data Mapping for Structural Engineers - using external data capability in ANSYS Workbench for data mapping, Pierre Thieffry, ANSYS, Jan 31, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

3D Graphics Performance Improvement in ZW3D 2012 - native STEP importer/exporter, can export ACIS SAT without using TransMagic license, has ribbon interface, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 31, 2012 (more ZWCAD articles)

Gate Selection Tips - 3 gate types: tab, hot tip, pin; selecting based on shape, size of part, Gus Breiland, MoldMaking Technology, Feb 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD WS for Facilities Management, Pt 4: Managing Your Move to AutoCAD WS - understanding basic deployment structure, setting up AutoCAD WS function within any FM CAD team, Shan Bryant, CADspeed, Jan 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

5 Ways AutoCAD WS Helps Improve Your Productivity - no need to transport files via disk on key or bulky printouts while in field, no version management headaches, no work duplication, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Jan 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

What's Up with T-Splines and Autodesk? Matt Sederberg Speaks - T-Splines executive gives brief overview of technology, on being acquired by Autodesk, support for Rhino, SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 31, 2012 (more T-Splines articles, Autodesk articles)

Using Autodesk Vault with a Single Inventor Project - whitepaper on setting up environment, adding data to Vault, sharing data with other users, Cracking the Vault, Jan 31, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles, Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD LT and the Sheet Set Manager: Automate View Label Data - AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

3ds Max Design for AutoCAD Users - using iray to create cinematic-quality renderings, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Surface Level of Detail in Civil 3D - displaying large surfaces, Russell Martin, Cadapult, Jan 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Circle by Center and Radius - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Jan 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Auto-Generate AutoCAD .NET LongTransaction Event Handlers Using Wizards - automatically generate start code of even handlers, register in chosen application extension/command method or both, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Jan 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Two Exceptional Database Events - DatabaseConstructed and XrefAttachAborted - AutoCAD .NET database events only apply to whole database type instead of individual instances, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Jan 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit Training: The Right Step Forward - start with self-paced tutorials, take help of web resources, AUGI training program, instructor-led training by Autodesk resellers, Scott Ebert, AUGI Library, Jan 31, 2012 (more Revit articles)

No Revit API Class Diagram - not updated for Revit 2011 or 2012 API, use object browser built into Visual Studio to get reliable browse-able information on Revit object model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 31, 2012 (more Revit articles)

3-5 Revolve Surface - creating surface using revolve method using Grasshopper, Rhino, Design Reform, Feb 1, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

3-6 Trimming Lists - trimming end of geometry to end with both sides of pavilion in symmetry using Grasshopper, Rhino, Design Reform, Feb 1, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

   

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