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March 2012

Benefits of GPU Accelerator - speeds up overall solution times by performing some of computation on supported graphics cards, supports sparse direct, PCG iterative, JCG iterative equation solvers, Sheldon Imaoka, ANSYS, Mar 29, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Digital Sketching and the Engineering Notebook - modern tools for sketching: Google SketchUp, Creo Sketch, Autodesk SketchBook app, Penultimate, trends for and against CAD in product conceptualization, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 29, 2012 (more engineering articles)

DriveWorks: Fast Way to Copy Rules - select both levers, open rule builder with code in it, click ok to copy code in second lever, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 29, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Element Selection by Adjacent Face  - control selection of a group of elements having adjacent faces in Femap, YouTube, Mar 29, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Parametric Space Frame Tutorial Using PanelingTools Add-On to Grasshopper - creating parametric space frame based on curve, Rajaa Issa, Grasshopper, Mar 29, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Mystery New MCAD Company Wants to Make Mysterious New MCAD Software - MysteryCAD claims to offer solutions in areas current MCAD systems are lacking: design, recordkeeping, collaboration, accessibility, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 29, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

SmartGeometry 2012: Radical Collaboration, Conversation, and Computation - international event gave platform to academics, professionals for talking on theme material intensities: simulation, energy, environment, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 29, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Smart Geometry 2012, Pt 1 - An Overview - conference topic was material intensities, talkshop, symposium on shifting attitudes, material flows, practice, engineering material, Rande Robinson, Rande's Rantings & Ravings, Mar 29, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Introduces Engineering Software, Cloud Platform - majority of software to be delivered via cloud within 5 years, giving more computing power to engineers, Aaron Ricadela, Bloomberg, Mar 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

What Really Matters for 2013? - new file format, Autodesk Exchange Apps, 3D design, documentation environment in AutoCAD 2013, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

On Creating a Mass from 3D Points - generate mass from list of X, Y, Z points using ACIS or AutoCAD, generate a SAT file, create family definition, insert instance of it into Revit model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Linq and Civil 3D 2013 - language integrated query to get information out of ObjectIds, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2013 New Features, Pt 2 - survey toolspace, network properties, survey query, volume dashboard feature, Tony's Civil 3D World, Mar 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

When Cranes Fly - making animation scene using Animator module in Navisworks, considering drawbacks, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, Mar 29, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Navisworks 2013 Products Released - improved Revit interoperability, grids & levels support, clash detection enhancements, additional file format support, Vault integration enhancements, Beyond Design, Mar 27, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in the Vault 2013 API - custom entities, API compatibility, job processor API, auto ownership transfer, impersonation, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 27, 2012 (more Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2013 - Upgrading Made More Flexible - forward compatibility feature to upgrade Vault server to 2013 in background, without ever touching clients, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 29, 2012 (more Vault articles)

Projecting Sketch Onto Sketch - The Lofted Way - getting intermediate sketch on intermediate plane between 2 parallel sketches in SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt2 - Multibodies - understanding multibody as tools, master model, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hidden Bodies - Help, I Can't See My Model - check display status of solid bodies from feature tree in SolidWorks, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating SolidWorks 2012 - check current files for any conflicts with new version, still running supported OS, update the driver for graphics card or buy new one, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in Enterprise PDM 2012 - customizable menus, file explorer, SolidWorks add-in features, InFlow Technology, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Displaying Full User Names in the User Interface - change SolidWorks Enterprise PDM in administration tool to display proper names, InFlow Technology, Mar 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

New Software - Is It a Go? - basic checklist for evaluating new and/or updated software, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

How to Create a Simple 3D Document in ArchiCAD - create, cut model, create 3D document, set cut/uncut elements to uniform pen color, Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Mar 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

The Autodesk Big Picture is a Rose Colored Paint-By-Number - CEO Carl Bass presented overview of business results, technology trends at Autodesk Media Summit in form of numbers, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2013 from the CAD Manager's Chair - UI similar to that of previous version, new DWG file format, ability to download offline help files, upgraded content explorer, ability to work with SolidWorks, Inventor files, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Download from Subscription Without Akamai - select option of 'browser download' to avoid Akamai download manager, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Autodesk Pulls Off a Miracle With Help - online by default, slow, fails completely in some secure corporate environments, inconvenient offline help for CAD managers, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

New Drawing Tabs App for AutoCAD 2013 - options to create new drawing, save/close drawing in selected tab, copy drawing path, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Command Line Gets a Face Lift - transparent free floating tool palette, improved way to select sub-command, control over lines of prompt history, auto-complete settings, ability to go to options panel, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Product Design Suite 2013 - Suite Enhancements - Inventor added to standard version, assembly constraints support, large assembly review feature added, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 360 - Sunshine in the Clouds - ability to edit AutoCAD Drawings online using AutoCAD WS, view DWG files online, integrated into 2013 versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Showcase, Gregory Arkin, Revit 3D Blog, Mar 28, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Implementing Contracts in the AutoCAD MRU Browser Using WinRT - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

2012 Civil 3D 2013 - Raising Awareness - survey query functionality, improved surface boundary definition, new rail alignment type, pressure networks feature, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 28, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Feature: Pressure Pipes - 'compass' guides with available layout options, editing options in profile, ribbon, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Mar 28, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2013 - A Few of My Favorite Things - improved survey tools, alignment types, settings for rail lines design, volume dashboard extension included, ability to model pressure networks, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Mar 27, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Inventor 2013 Product Announcement - New Features - material, appearance libraries, sketching, part, assembly enhancements, dynamic simulation has API, updated translators, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2013 - What's New - user-defined marking menu, overflow menu, enhanced error messages, improved 2D sketch constraints, updated translators, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

SurfaceGraphics - Select Primitives - list of properties for SurfaceGraphics, objects related to SurfaceGraphics in Inventor 2013, understanding through VBA example, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Safety Factor of Brittle and Ductile Materials - probe tool to calculate accurate safety factor in Inventor, Being Inventive, Mar 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2013 and Its API - improved Revit Server performance, new stair, railing elements, API enhancements: integration, analysis, modeling, interoperability, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 28, 2012 (more Revit articles)

The New Materials User Interface in Revit 2013 - comparing new, old materials dialog, understanding, adding/replacing assets, Daniel Stine, AECbytes, Mar 28, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Splitting a Dimension String - removing segment of dimension without using 'edit witness lines' option in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Ini or Outie? Advancing Your Customization of the Revit ini File - creating network deployment image, editing ini file, Steve Bennett, AUGI Library, Mar 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Five Minutes of Roof Sloping - 2 approaches to sloping roofs using shape editing features in Revit: flat structure, sloping structure, Steve Stafford, YouTube, Mar 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Project Vasari 2.5 - perspective view, extrude face tool, improvements to auto-zoning, Ecotect solar radiation, David Light, Revit, Mar 13, 2012 (more Vasari articles)

Enterprise PDM Admin Tech Tip: Exporting Vault Configuration - exporting configuration data from production to test, updating test environment, Hugh Kanner, CAPUniversity, Mar 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Description Value in FeatureManager Tree - access the Tree Display options, select the Component Description option with value for description as custom property in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating SolidWorks License Manager to 2012 - step-by-step procedure to update license server, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New Computer? Formatting Your Current System? Remember to Transfer Your SW License - transfer SolidWorks license back to SolidWorks server first to avoid activation error, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Industry Trend Line: What's Going on with CAD These Days? - cloud computing gains, CAD market, users growing fast, customers ready to buy 3D, summary of JPR report, CAD products, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 15, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Is Training Worth It? - Calculate Your Return On Investment - calculating ROI of professional training, cost of not taking training, John Pearson, Design Fusion Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

10 Tips for CNC Router Aluminum Cutting Success - use feeds and speeds calculator, carbide coated cutters, watch cut depths, slotting, lubricate with mist, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 27, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Live Blogging the Autodesk Media Summit 2012 - force effect announced for free body diagrams, analysis on iPad, Q&A on linking products in bundles, expansion plans, cloud services, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Live Blogging Industry Breakouts at AMS12 - standard level of product design suite now includes Inventor, demo of ForceEffect on iPad, adaptive meshing, adjusting meshing between simulations, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - informative welcome screen, restyled command line, improved point cloud support, improved 3D-to-2D capabilities, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

An Introduction to AutoCAD 2013 - model documentation capabilities, save, sync files directly to Autodesk Cloud account, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Mar 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 in 2 Minutes - new default file format, improved display quality of raster images, improved PressPull command, option to specify cloud storage settings, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 - What's New Overview - welcome screen info, reworked command line, in-canvas property preview enhancements, better point cloud support, drawing documentation features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Inventor & 3D Model Detailing at Its Best - ability to create Inventor detail drawings in paper space, continued support for dynamically linked Inventor parts, assemblies, presentation files, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

2013 No More Exporting from Inventor, Import Files Directly Into AutoCAD - IMPORT command with Inventor extension (*.ipt, *.iam), Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - What's New - Full Breakdown - in-canvas property preview, array enhancements, surface curve extraction feature, Autodesk Cloud connectivity, CAD manager control utility, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD LT 2013 is Here - integration with Autodesk 360, available on Mac, Windows, saves DWG files in new 2013 format, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: Overview of Changes (What's New and Improved) - linework generation for Civil 3D objects, improved performance, drive along tool, subassembly composer additions, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 27, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

ACA 2013 - Grouping and Subtotals in Schedule Tables - David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 and AutoCAD P&ID 2013? - pipe supports, stub-ins, tapping, reinforcement pads, improved specs, catalogs, Eileen Foran, In the Pipes, Mar 27, 2012

Autodesk Inventor 2013 Arrives, and I'm Excited - new file screen, sketch options, ability to set sketch scale by first dimension, remove internal voids in derived component, import STL files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 27, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2013 Product Announcement - New Features - enhanced 'help' experience, welcome screen, origin plane display, primitive shape creation, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Autodesk Revit 2013 - improved view, view templates, DGN v8 import, export, DWF, DWG tweaks, further construction modeling enhancements, David Light, Revit, Mar 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2013 - The What's New List - component-based stairs, construction modeling enhancements, IFC interoperability, Autodesk 360 energy analysis feature, Lonnie Cumpton, Club Revit, Mar 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Routing: Flip Route at the Clip - edit route, right-click on line segment through clip, choose option to flip direction in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2012 - Span Displays - automatically positions, resizes SolidWorks window to take best advantage of screen's real estate, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Second Incarnation of MSC Software's SimManager - ability to manage simulation files, artifacts within, simulation variations, representations, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 26, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Episode 32: Blake Courter - SpaceClaim, targeted user segment, replacing/complementing other CAD porgrams, Adam O'Hern, EngineerVsDesigner, Mar 16, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Clip Modeling Techniques for Rapid Manufacturing - designing clip features for assembly, increase effective length of arm, Canadian Manufacturing, Mar 26, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Engineer-to-Order on the Web - web version of Inventor ETO needs DWF plug-in to zoom, rotate 3D models, print 2D drawings, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

What's in a Name? - name parameters within Revit family using 'universal' naming conventions to avoid confusion among end users, Dimitri Harvalias, BIM blog.ca, Mar 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Family Cleanup - purge unused families, groups, styles, delete unused materials, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Where Did It Go? - temporarily hiding things, 'reveal hidden elements' mode shows temporarily hidden items in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

ArtCAM Express - simple vector illustrations for profile geometry, 3D reliefs dragged, dropped, combined, improved relief clipart library, 64-bit support, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 27, 2012 (more ArtCAM reviews)

Unit Conversion Calculator: G-Wizard Tips and Tutorial - continuous conversion display feature automatically converts result to units of choice, understanding type in field arithmetic in G-Wizard, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 22, 2012 (more CAM articles)

5 Axis CNC Benefits - reduces machining time, gives better surface finish, accuracy, needs fewer setups, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 25, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Delcam Sees Record Revenue, Profit in 2011 - annual revenue up 14%, to continue investments in capital equipment, associated software in automotive, aerospace market, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 26, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Delcam Sets Revenue and Profit Records in 2011 - $66.5 million of revenues generated with profits of $5.9 million, improved performance in automotive, aerospace, healthcare business, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 26, 2012 (more CAM articles)

PTC Virtual Corporate Visit - Operations and Strategy - PTC consists of 5 related businesses: PLM, MCAD, application lifecycle management, supply chain, service lifecycle, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Mar 22, 2012 (more PTC articles)

3D Copilot Features - preselecting, positioning part with 3D copilot snapping, copying part, position with snapping using Creo Elements/Direct 18.0, Wayne Foslien, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Customize View Shortcut Keys in Creo - customizing keyboard shortcut keys in Creo Direct Modeling Express, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, Mar 26, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks: A Software Company for Engineers with a Passion for Design - users create impressive products like artificial finger assemblies for amputees, iconic guitars, Andy Meek, Design & Dev, Mar 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface? - apply heal edges feature on edges of original surface in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How the 'Flip Relation' Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits - select spline, right-click on appropriate tangent relation, choose option to flip relation in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vectorworks Cloud Services - 4 parts: desktop sync tool, cloud-based Vectorworks server, Nomad for portable devices, web portal, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles, cloud articles)

Vectorworks Cloud Services: Architosh Has the Story - Biplab Sarkar of Nemetschek on capabilities of cloud services, using it, details of Nomad app, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 26, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles, cloud articles)

'Save a Copy As' is My New Favorite Command - saves version of SketchUp model as new file without renaming, working with layout becomes easier, Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Blog, Mar 23, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

'Steady as She Goes' Characterizes Workstation Market in Fourth Quarter 2011 - HP tops in workstation market, offers impressive Z1 all-in-one workstation, Graphic Speak, Mar 24, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Character Modeling Tutorial - Sackboy - 3ds Max tutorial, Tutorial-z.com, Mar 25, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Parametric 2D Truss Tutorial Using PanelingTools Add-On to Grasshopper - Rajaa Issa, Grasshopper, Mar 23, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Setting a List Value Through Agile PLM Web Services from Microsoft .Net - generating C# class for Agile PLM BusinessObject service, getting existing Agile object, Rodney McCabe, Zero Wait State, Mar 23, 2012 (more PLM articles)

SmartGeometry 2012 - Day 1 (5) - sessions, discussions on shifting attitudes, energy, environments, conflicts, innovation in practice, Design Reform, Mar 23, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Photos from SmartGeometry 2012 - 10th anniversary of event celebrated with theme of 'material intensities' for cluster work, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - command line enhancements, hatch editor, in-canvas property preview, point cloud support, strike-through text, Inventor import, cloud connectivity features are included in latest release, JTB World, Mar 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 File Format - save-as support - DWG, DXF support available in latest release, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

3D Enhancements in AutoCAD 2012 - chain command for surfaces, offset edge command for solid, push/pull extrusion for bounded objects, Brian Benton, Canadian Manufacturing, Mar 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

My First Take on Autodesk PLM 360 System and Technology - understanding data architecture, administration; overall user experience is positive, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 24, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

DIY Camera Rig for 123D Catch - fill frame with object being captured, never rotate object, move camera instead, random patterned objects work best, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 23, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

LispFunction Definer of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - creating localizable LispFunction methods automatically, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Wedge vs. Solid3d.CreateWedge - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Customizing Marking Menus - CMarkingMenu class contains all marking menus codes; toggling linear, vertex radial menus, activating workpoint radial menu in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Simulation LOD Model State Tip - model state tab helps pick view representations, positional representations, level of detail, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Moldflow Adviser Design Plug-in - assumptions to install add-in, using plastic part modeling feature, Moldflow Design widget, Mark Flayler, AUGI Library, Mar 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit - Wall Type Edit Tip - points to consider to retain coarse scale parameter edits, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Why Windows in Revit Don't Cut It - fix for window family not cutting in plan, David Light, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

What's Wrong with This Code? - Admin Check - there should be check to see if use id is valid, GetRolesByUserId fails if user is logged in as administrator, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 23, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Import and Export Vault Configurations - Micro Concepts, Mar 24, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt 1 - Shape - make all of big surfaces first, don't use symmetry too much to mirror things, take care of 3D shapes, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Optimizing Magnetic Lines in SolidWorks 2012 - while using auto balloon method, layout selected should be close to where magnetic line will be placed, Aaron Magnin, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Balloons and Excluding From Bills of Materials - workaround to issue of asterisks appearing in balloons added to purchased sub-assembly in SolidWorks assembly drawing, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Large Assembly Performance (or the Lack Thereof) - considering lightweight mode, large assembly mode, SpeedPak tool, large design review mode in SolidWorks, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Long and Winding Road of 3D Visualization - specialized application areas for 3D visualization: collaborating on design, communicating engineer's intent, consuming drawingless deliverables, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 14, 2012 (more collaboration articles)

Why You Should Use Constraints in Bricscad - understanding concept of constraints, creating complex drawing, Bricsys, Mar 22, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Luxology Launches modo 601 and New CAD Loaders - character animation functionality, retopology modeling, photorealistic rendering capabilities, supports 3Dconnexion Space Navigator, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 22, 2012 (more modo articles)

MakerBot and Autodesk Demo 123D Programs in NYC - high-res, finely detailed mesh of object created with 123D Catch can be 3D printed using MakerBot printers, MakerBot Industries, Mar 21, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Venerable TurboCAD Gets a 64-Bit Makeover - V19 can use up to 32GB of memory to load, process, render larger CAD files with Windows 7, has auto update feature, 3D Print option, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 21, 2012 (more TurboCAD articles)

Autodesk's Upcoming iPad Apps Bring 3D Modeling & Printing to the Masses - free 123D Make, 123D Catch apps convert images of object into 3D model or into cardboard slices, cut and assembled, Harrison Weber, Insider, Mar 22, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Taking Another Look at 3D - solid view, solid draw, solid profile commands for generating 2D working drawings from 3D model, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Mar 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Cannot Delete Users From Vault - Rename and Disable Instead - disabled user from within user management control within Vault client or ADMS console, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 19, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Commands That 'Work' in the AutoCAD 2013 Core Console - C# code to generate command lists, 573 commands available in core console, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Torus vs. Solid3d.CreateTorus - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Use Inventor's Pack and Go - sending Inventor information, utility searches for all elements required for assembly/drawing, Micro Concepts, Mar 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

ClientGraphics - Text on Each Planar Face - using TextGraphics to control orientation of TextGraphics in 3D space in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Model Text: An Introduction - placing model text on pitched roof of building in Revit, Revit Zone, Mar 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Melbourne Day One - command instantiation, element picking, filtered element collector, using parameter filter for non-empty string in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Melbourne Day Two - placing duct, retrieving unique geometry vertices in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Melbourne DevLab - retrieving specific views, deleting reference planes not hosting any elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Monthly Tech Roundup: March 2012 - visibility tool to control layer, class visibilities; speed up viewport creation, increase quality of renders in Vectorworks, Planet Vectorworks, Mar 22, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Creating Textures for a Vectorworks Easter Egg - using color shader, reflectivity shader, adding decal of shield, gem to egg, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Mar 22, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

3DVIA Composer V6R2012 - interface has central graphics area, can import Solid Edge, Inventor files, digger tool to create detail views, Colin Mathews, Develop 3D, Mar 22, 2012 (more 3DVIA reviews)

TeamPlatform on the Collaboration Scene Looking Crispy and Clean - cloud-based app can handle 3D scan data, audit trail, administration, navigate, manage assemblies, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 21, 2012 (more collaboration articles)

Use Reflective Surfaces For a More Realistic Image - improve rendering in SketchUp by using reflective wood or tile floor, table top, door knobs, handles, Al Hart, SketchUp Tips, Mar 7, 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Exploring AutoCAD CUI: 5 More Things You Can Do With CUI, Pt 5 - rollover tooltips, quick properties, keyboard shortcuts, double click actions, loading LISP file, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Configuring Your Site - logging in, editing logo, understanding main menu designer, global configuration options in PLM 360, Brian Schanen, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 1, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

New Features In AutoCAD WS Web Version - command line toggle, ID point to determine in-drawing co-ordinates, align function, radius, diameter dimension measuring options, Daniel Swords, AutoCAD WS Blog, Mar 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Use AutoCAD's VIEWBASE Command to Create 2D Views of Your 3D Model - Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD paper space tutorials)

OptionsDialog Extensioner of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - adding custom tab to AutoCAD options dialog through TabbedDialogExtension class, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Cone vs. Solid3d.CreateFrustum - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Dimensions: Using Revit Dimensions to Equally Space Elements - dividing shell of building into 5 equal compartments, Revit Zone, Mar 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling Roundabout Intersections - creating roundabout geometry, building corridor using intersection design wizard in Civil 3D, Bryan Tanner, AUGI Library, Mar 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Opens Then Immediately Closes - workaround for issues arising due to different types of startup process, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Kubotek Launches All New KeyCreator Analysis with Multiphysics - Sefea technology produces accurate results with less dense mesh, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 21, 2012 (more KeyCreator articles)

Multiphysics Simulation Using KeyCreator Analysis - pricing, features as per KeyCreator analysis packages; simple, easy-to-use software takes wizard approach to FEA, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 21, 2012 (more KeyCreator articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Disoriented on the Re-Orient Express - export part out of SolidWorks, then bring it back in again, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What is Aras EPLM & Why Should SolidWorks Users Care? - full-featured PLM software solution built on top of SolidWorks EPDM helps add functionality at enterprise level without disrupting SolidWorks designers, Lisa Van Giesen, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

What's New in SpaceClaim 2012 - translators for Creo 1.0, SolidWorks 2012, Inventor 2012, SketchUp 8, hole recognition tool, Windows shell extension, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 20, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SpaceClaim Launches SpaceClaim Engineer 2012 Into the Direct Modeling Stratosphere - multiple solid editing capabilities, set of 2D, 3D curve repair tools, improved batch file translation utility, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 20, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

PLM Syncs Up With Service - vendors focusing on integrated service/PLM platform taking care of closed-loop development environment, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Mar 19, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Are Engineers Good at Sharing? - considering features, benefits of collaborative solutions, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 8, 2012 (more collaboration articles)

How Much RAM Should You Buy for a CAD Workstation? - 6-16 GB of DDR3 1333-MHz RAM within reasonable budget is fine; consider DIMM slots, error correcting code also, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Mar 20, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

DEVELOP3D Live 2012 - presentation by Kevin Schneider of Autodesk on modeling future, Hardi Meybaum of GrabCAD on company's vision, sessions by PTC, Siemens PLM, Spaceclaim, Luxology, Kevin Quigley, Deelip.com, Mar 21, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

How to Fix Your AutoCAD 2007 to PDF Solid Hatch Problems - select DWG to PDF writer when selecting printer/plotter, Brian Curran, The CAD Setter Out, Mar 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Make Your AutoCAD Listen to Commands Sent Via Twitter - AutoCAD LISP utility, TwittControl, listens on specified Twitter feed, performs all commands submitted on feed as specifically formatted tweets, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Dec 5, 2011 (more AutoCAD articles)

Why Vasari Makes Me Happy - Vasari 2.5 has improved automatic zoning, Ecotect solar radiation tool, ability to work in perspective view, Ken Flannigan, BIM in Progress, Mar 19, 2012 (more Vasari articles)

Filtering the Autodesk Showcase Material Library - A Quick Tip - type text string into filter to search material or copy commonly used materials to custom library, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Showcase Decals with Image Color Information - changing display of decal, Micro Concepts, Mar 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Define Localizable LISP Functions - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Cylinder vs. Solid3d.CreateFrustum - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Data Collector Coder - generate data input help methods using simple .NET forms automatically in AutoCAD, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor Drawing Tips: Geometry Enclosed Text - attaching balloon overrides to geometry, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating Assembly After Changing Material or Density in iPart - rebuild all, update mass properties, regenerate iPart members on disk in Inventor, Being Inventive, Mar 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Problem With Inventor Sketches Not Having Any Constraints - Inventor sketch constraints option should be turned on, Micro Concepts, Mar 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

SpaceClaim's API - user can add custom panels that implement Windows forms, create new tools, add custom file types to dialog boxes, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 20, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SpaceClaim 2012 Update Improves SketchUp Import - multiple solid editing capabilities, smart tools for manufacturing, new lightweight viewer, Microsoft extensions, expanded API coverage, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 20, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SolidWorks Defeature Tool - remove details from part/assembly, save to separate file, share new file less-detailed model, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012 Tips & New Features, Pt 1 - part reviewer to model part feature-by-feature, open very large assemblies quickly, align balloons with magnetic lines, TMS CAD Centre, Mar 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

An Update on HP ePrint - connecting to remote printers, eprinting from iPads, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Is CAD Still Disruption Ready? - multi-touch, gesture-based tools are better than 3D mouse tools, CAD on tablet can provide some productivity, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 19, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Solid Edge - Drafting, Dimensioning, Annotation Tips & Tricks - creating drawings, quicksheet template, adding views to drawing, Ben Weisenberger, YouTube, Mar 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Enigmatic Josh Mings - talk about education, starting SolidSmack blog, role of web marketing manager, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Mar 19, 2012 (more CAD media articles)

Project LOD for BIM - level of development refers to model element, each project should have LOD based upon individual model elements, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 19, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Brad Tomecek Sees a Closer Alignment Between Architecture and Manufacturing - talk about coolest CAD technology, trends in AEC industry, view on 'green' building, Brock Haroldson, Revit Community, Mar 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Rendezvous with Jim Leggitt, the Godfather of SketchUp Style - talk on utilizing SketchUp, blending with hand drawing, creating vast range of styles, Debarati Nath, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Autodesk Inventor ETO Gets Webified - browser-based access, license on per-server basis, powerful intent rules engine, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Mar 20, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

The KCL Difference - huge symbol library, can open symbol from site directly in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, while Autodesk has been not updating its similar technology, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Automate AutoCAD with Command Macros - differentiating between script, macro, running, debugging macro, Paul Munford, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

New AutoCAD Blend Command - creating spline between 2 selected lines or curves, Micro Concepts, Mar 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD System Variable Superstars - registry-stored or DWG-stored variables: FILEDIA, GRIDSTYLE, GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL, PEDITACCEPT, Louisa 'Lou' Holland, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Nudge Objects - using nudge tool in AutoCAD 2012 with snap mode turned on/off, Hayden Clarke, Cadalyst, Mar 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Annotation Visibility - view all annotative objects or only those applicable to current scale in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Set the Default Project Folder - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Nicole Morris, Ketiv, Mar 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Setting the Properties on a Category - associating UDP to engineering category in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 15, 2012 (more Vault articles)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Regular Tetrahedron vs. Solid3d.CreatePyramid - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET API: Using 'Using Statement' or Not in C# - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Sphere vs. Solid3d.CreateSphere - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Custom Sheet Sizes in Revit - create new form with desired width, height using printer server properties, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, Mar 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Determine Revit Demo Mode - try to save model, get InvalidLicenseException, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Scan and Solve Offers Meshing-Less FEA - aims at solving CAD/CAE interoperability issues, works with precise model geometry, performs all analysis related computations on native geometry, Raykurland's Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more FEA articles)

View Femap Loads as Contour Plots - verifying correct loading definition in model, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 19, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Simulation Automation - studying, improving part design to have safety factor of 2 in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Paradigm Shift in Design - creating simulation to get baseline stress result of link in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Sensors - SolidWorks Simulation tip, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dassault's Stance on Sustainable Design in AEC - AEC firms using BIM app based on CATIA, SolidWorks for designing building products in 3D, 3DVIA Composer for making 3D product installation instructions, Brock Haroldson, CATIA Community, Mar 12, 2012 (more CATIA articles, AEC articles)

Accessibility is Key to the Future of PLM - Siemens PLM Software executive talks about Teamcenter features, active workspace concept, release of Teamcenter mobility v2.0, Brock Haroldson, Teamcenter Community, Mar 6, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Cloud PLM: What do You Need to Know About Multitenancy - single instance of software runs on server, serving multiple client organizations, improves profitability, lowers operational cost, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 18, 2012 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

Bentley Systems' Performance for 2011 - generated $523 million, software subscription business model contributed 17% of revenues, China's revenue doubling every 2 years, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 19, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Kung Fu Drafter - Curt Moreno talks about getting into CAD, being a blogger, role of social media in CAD world, interests related to CAD profession, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2012 (more CAD media articles)

PLM 360 Tip of the Week - Workflow Transition and State Naming - prefixing transitions with numeric value, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Mar 16, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

PLM 360 - Using PLM 360′s Recycle Bin - restoring accidentally deleted item, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 16, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

The Right Parametrics in an AutoCAD Drawing - while adding any constraint, consider intent in constraint, leaving geometry only partially constrained, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, Mar 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Change AutoCAD Text Case - TCASE command to change selected piece of text to sentence, lower, upper, title or toggle case, Micro Concepts, Mar 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adjusting the Elevation Reported by an Element in AutoCAD MEP - using project browser or location property from space, Inside the System, Mar 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order: Your Customers May Now Design Their Own Products - helps capture business, engineering rules, then deploy configuration interface over web, automatically generates 3D preview of customized product in real time with updated quote, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 16, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor Engineer to Order - 3D model view to zoom in, review design, option to get personalized quote from seller, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 16, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Using Styles to Clarify Assembly Directions in Autodesk Inventor Publisher - using 'smooth ghost' style to make component of Saturday table transparent, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2012 - Assembly Constraints - assembling kit of trebuchet parts, John Helfen, YouTube, Mar 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Fusion and Publisher Ribbons Switch Sides - issue arises in machines running tablet device, workaround is modifying tablet PC settings, Micro Concepts, Mar 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Retrieve Geometry in Element Coordinate System - using Revit API Transform.Inverse property, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Identify Uncircuited Connections - defining 3 filters for visually identifying uncircuited, circuited, no panel conditions in Revit MEP, Inside the System, Mar 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Vasari 2.5 Released With Converging Line Bug - infinitely extend parallel lines running along element edges converge on horizontal or vertical plane, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 15, 2012 (more Vasari articles)

New Documentation Function for Tool-Grinding Software - Numroto grinding software has Numroto draw function to automate production verification, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Mar 15, 2012 (more CAM articles)

C-Axis Turning and Live Tooling: Turning and Milling on One Machine - converting spindle into C-axis indexer, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 18, 2012 (more CAM articles)

SolidWorks Blogger Sees Future in the Cloud - Lou Gallo of 'SolidWorks Heard!' on getting involved in SolidWorks blogger community, coolest CAD technology in last decade, trends in CAD industry, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, Mar 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Windows-Based Data Management with EPDM - benefits of implementing SolidWorks EPDM: workflow management and notifications, company-wide data management solution, instant cross site, multi-site collaboration, Andy Billiard, Prism Blog, Mar 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Beyond BIM - Building With Perfect Information - impacts of BIM on construction: effective competition, precisely manufactured buildings, guaranteed buildings, interoperability, Ray Crotty, AECbytes, Mar 15, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Easy Process Automation With Kenesto - creating cost reduction initiative process, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 15, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Geomagic Studio 2012 - remeshing tools, mirror geometry tool, updated sketching tools, ability to send currently selected geometry to SpaceClaim automatically, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 15, 2012 (more Geomagic Studio reviews)

Q&A: Luxology's Brad Peebler on modo 601 - talk on software evolution, character posing tools, render management functionality, motion graphics functionality, Post, Mar 15, 2012 (more modo articles)

Bentley Systems Reports 10% Growth for 2011 - earned $523 million in revenue, heavy infrastructure investments in China most contributing, forecasts conservative 6% growth in 2012, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 15, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Copy Tree Puts Copy/Paste in the Tomb - preserve tree structure using 'copy tree' functionality in SolidWorks EPDM, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Mar 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Simplify Floor Plan View of an Object - simplifying 2D symbol floor plan view of custom window object in ArchiCAD, Judit Boros & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Mar 8, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Troubleshooting Checklist: Remote Connections - confirm public name/IP address, router, port forwarding configuration, add internet address to BIM server preferences, connect BIM server, Tim Morse & Marton Kiss, ArchiCAD Wiki, Feb 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Create Custom Window - create model on floor plan in ArchiCAD, save model from 3D window, place window, Judit Boros & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Mar 8, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

From Vault to Data Shortcuts v2.0 (2012 Version) - export Vault project to ZIP file, extract ZIP file to working folder in Civil 3D, save data shortcuts to this folder, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 15, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Extracting MRU Information From AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AUGI Talks With Autodesk’s Paul Sullivan - role at Autodesk, challenges at work, involvement in planning for future releases of software, AUGI Library, Mar 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Are You Using the Autodesk Exchange Apps Tab? - one-stop shop for performance enhancement, offers apps, plug-ins, learning tools, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

When Adding a Keynote Tag the User Borrows a Sheet Workset - standard synchronize with central surrendering borrowed elements clears borrowed sheets in Revit, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Employee Buy-In is Key to a Successful BIM Transition - training, management support are needed for AutoCAD users moving to Revit, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Mar 15, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Golden Rules Of SketchUp Plug-in Development - never modify existing base methods that ship with SketchUp, avoid adding methods to global namespace, avoid global variables, Thomas Thomassen, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Enhancing Your Model Responsiveness - uncheck edge settings options in SketchUp, Hussain Fadlallah, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

3DConnexion SpaceMouse Pro - 15 programmable keys, 6 degrees of freedom sensor, on-screen display, keyboard modifiers, virtual number pad, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 14, 2012 (more mice reviews)

DriveWorks 9.0 - has ability to export web-based 3D models that can link into rule-based engine, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 14, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Optimized Roughing for High-Speed Toolpath Generation - Mastercam X6 Mill has stock model feature, 3D high-speed hybrid toolpath, blade expert add-on function, 2D HST region chaining, dynamic toolpath improvements, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Mar 2012 (more Mastercam reviews)

Acrobat X Pro and Tetra 4D's 3D PDF Converter - Acrobat X Pro helps inspect feature tree of imported assembly models, add comments, annotations, share, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 14, 2012 (more PDF articles)

EdgeWise Plant 3.0 Runs Up to 12x Faster with Multicore Processing - quality assurance tools, improved extraction algorithms, new automated finishing tools, smartsheet technology, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 14, 2012

How to Trace 2D Drawings to Quickly Create a 3D Model - creating worksheets, importing DWG files, setting up virtual trace for plan, elevations in ArchiCAD, Eric Bobrow, YouTube, Mar 13, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

3D Carving Tutorial - SketchUp tutorial, Klara Theresya, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Know What Your Plot Will Look Like When You Use Plot Styles - using page setup manager, editing page setup, changing paper space background color in AutoCAD, Paul Munford, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Learn How to Write Command Scripts for AutoCAD and Automate Your Plotting - defining process, recording steps, creating, testing script file, Paul Munford, CAD Notes, Mar 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Bolted Connection Tool - using 'bolted connection' icon, 'place from content center' options in Inventor 2012, Mark Dooley, Hagerman & Co, YouTube, Feb 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Export to PDF Options - allows recipient of PDF to turn layers on/off in Civil 3D, Kati Mercier, civil4d.com, Mar 14, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

A Quick Way to Flatten Survey Figures and Feature Lines - LISP routine to convert all survey figures, feature lines, 3D polylines to 2D polylines at elevation zero in 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Mar 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Interactive Terrain Shaping - Circular Dependencies - using unbounded plane to avoid circular dependencies in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Identification of Beginnings and Ends of the Analytical Elements in Revit - modify analytical model settings, BIM and Beam, Mar 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Rules to Improve Performance in Revit - check if view clipping is disabled, interior categories are enabled in 3D view, view detail level is too high, sketch is too complex, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Mar 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

A Mobile CAD Reality Check, Pt 2 - limitations of mobile CAD apps: small interface size, input difficulty, lack of OS support; strategies for CAD managers, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Prioritize Your CAD Crises - record problem, determine frequency, track cause, sort and report, draw conclusions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

When Creating a SolidWorks Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Drawing View, Why is the View Not Flattened? - make sure that DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN configuration of part document is in flattened state, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Helical Gears - adding helical gear to SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Mar 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Set It and Forget It - run all studies for current model in command manager in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Solid Edge ST4 - Ease-of-Use Review - CAD veteran puts Solid Edge to the test for ease of use, able to make parts, assemblies without help - almost, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Mar 13, 2012 (more Solid Edge reviews)

KeyShot 3.1 Released with Massive Features for Your Models - material templates, environment editor, 3Dconnexion support, metallic paint feature, improved texture mapping, network rendering, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 13, 2012 (more KeyShot reviews)

The Great Migration - Mastercam X6 - 7 steps to follow during migration from Mastercam X5 to Mastercam X6, Prism Blog, Mar 13, 2012 (more Mastercam articles)

Nuage: The First Social PLM System? - capabilities of cloud-based PLM system: Nuage Cafe, Nuage Catalyst, Nuage Junction, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 14, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Wicked Tools for the BUILT Industry - understanding 3 categories of wicked tools: wicked tech, wicked business processes, wicked legal, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Mar 13, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIMobjects Offers Library of BIM Models with Real World Products - web based BIM object portal works as content management system for manufacturers, Brock Haroldson, Revit Community, Mar 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Unlock the Power of Collaboration with Open BIM - universal approach to collaborative design, realization, operation of buildings based on open standards, workflows, BIM Engine Blog, Mar 13, 2012 (more AEC articles)

PLM 360 - Linking Items - adding linked items, deleting links, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 14, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Create an iPart - using Excel Spreadsheet to create table used to define functionality of iPart in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Solid Cube vs. Solid3d.CreateBox - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Define Lisp Functions - Input and Output - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Copy Properties Between Different Kind Entity - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Interactive Terrain Shaping - Understanding Elements - building simple building pad in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Interactive Terrain Shaping - The Add Fill Command - modeling building pad in fill in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Interactive Terrain Shaping - Feature Lines and Bounded Planes - use of bounded plane as infill of cut or fill grid in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Split a Duct or Pipe - using NewDuct, NewPipe methods in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Control Grips in Families - 4 types of control arrows in Revit: single vertical, single horizontal, double vertical, double horizontal, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Curtain Call - splitting twisted quad face into 2 triangles in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

New Workspace Collaborative Design for SolidWorks - ENOVIA Collaboration Design for SolidWorks working within SolidWorks workflow, John Myers, ENOVIA Community, Mar 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2012 Partner Pavilion All-Stars - HP Z1 workstation announced, 3DBOXX 4920 XTREME workstation featured, DiamondTouch table, Aras Enterprise PLM, 3Dconnexion product line was showcased, Rita Stange, SolidWorks Community, Mar 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

OrthoGraph Architect for iPad - sketching room layout, adding dimensions, getting drawings to CAD software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 13, 2012 (more AEC articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2012: Search Commands - find command by typing its name, add found command to any toolbar within UI, add multiple-letter shortcuts to search commands, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PTC Meets With Journalists, Pt 2 - Creo Parametric 2.0 has drag handles, 3D dragger, improved cross sectioning, flex modeling, Q&A on history tree, Creo Layout, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 13, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Model-Based Design Driven by Embedded Systems - cost effective model-based design approach offers 2-way traceability between design, requirements, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Mar 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

2D Views Now Linked to 3D Models - using model documentation capabilities in AutoCAD 2012, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD basic tutorials)

Exploring AutoCAD CUI: Working with Toolbar and Menu - creating new toolbar, placing commands to it, loading manually, arranging menu in workspace, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Placing Multi-Sheet PDFs Into AutoCAD, Semi-Automatically - LISP code to import sheets of multi-sheet PDF all at once, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 9, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD Tech Tip - turn on time-sensitive right-click: quick click for enter, longer click to display shortcut menu, Tad Whitchurch, Hagerman & Co, Mar 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Mobile CAD: Discover Three Cool New Features of AutoCAD WS v1.4 - ability to view 3D files, plot directly from within app, built-in GPS capabilities, CADspeed, Mar 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

How to Import Description Key Sets - using INSERT command to insert purged Civil 3D 2010 or older version drawing into Civil 3D 2012 drawing, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Mar 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Vault UI - Rename Folder - use context menu in browser when right click on folder node, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 13, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting the List of Hatch Patterns Available in the Current AutoCAD Drawing Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET API: UCS/WCS Entity Creation and Matrix3D/Transformation - create simple command to create circle in WCS, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET API: ModelSpace/PaperSpace/CurrentSpace and Entity Creation - create simple command to create circle into model/paper space, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig DBText by Location and Rotation - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Mixed Mode C++ in Revit 2012 - set up native C++ projects to use VS 2008 compiler or install VS 2010 redistributables together with add-in, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How About a Downspout for That Roof? - creating downspout using wall sweep or in-place family sweep using Revit, Alice Craig, Hagerman & Co, Mar 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Common Questions on 3D Post-Processing Software - definition, needs, advanced features in 3D post-processing software, Thomas Tong, 3D3 Solutions, Mar 12, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

Automating 3D Scanner Data Alignment Using Markers - benefits of using markers for data alignment, direct, indirect placement methods for photogrammetry marker setup, Thomas Tong, 3D3 Solutions, Feb 24, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

What's Hot in CAD - Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, stereoscopic designs, 3D modeling, simulation software, modeler for organic shapes are in trend in industry, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Mar 8, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, MCAD articles)

Non-Graphic Parts in Solid Edge Assemblies - types of non-graphic parts, creating non-graphic part that uses units, value or that is unit less, John Pearson, Design Fusion Blog, Mar 9, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Role of Parametric CFD Analysis in Design - understanding 5 important steps: problem definition, dimensional reduction, experimental design, management of CFD simulations, metadata analysis, Scott Imlay, Machine Design, Mar 8, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Nanosoft = DraftSight + APIs (and It's Free) - AutoCAD clone, nanoCAD has linetype editor, Excel-style table editor, APIs include OLE automation, C++, .NET, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles, CAD development articles)

Quick and Dirty SolidWorks Hardware Suggestions - choose faster single processor, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, running solid state drive gives best performance, Rodney Harper, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

3DConnexion's SpacePilot Pro - has 6 degrees-of-freedom sensor technology, series of navigation keys, full color LCD screen with built in applets, programmable function keys, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 10, 2012 (more mice reviews)

Bentley Systems: Adapting to Global Sustainable Infrastructure - integrates, balances sustainable infrastructure portfolio with acquisitions, training, technological innovation, adds mobility apps, Vector One, Mar 6, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Insanely Configurable Autodesk PLM 360, Pt 3 - 6 types of workspaces in PLM 360, creating fields for workspace item, designing form for data entry, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Insanely Configurable Autodesk PLM 360, Pt 4 - configuring main menu, adding menu item for blog workspace, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk PLM 360: Insanely Configurable? - PLM 360 isn't that easy, customers might need reseller's help to install product, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Excited About PLM 360 - easy-to-install PLM 360 with scripting environment offers configurable platform, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Revit: When is a Reference Not a Reference? - 'is reference' parameter set to 'not a reference' in reference plane creates issue, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Line by Start and End Points - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Dynamic Dimension and Line Jig - adding dynamic dimension support for line jigging, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Showing Total Mass on an Autodesk Inventor Drawing - create text field, insert mass property from assembly into drawing, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

The True Meaning of CAD in the Industry - top 5 suggestions for Inventor developers to integrate CAM, quick look at Granta Eco Materials Advisor, DMSI Validus 2.0 Inventor add-in, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Mar 9, 2012 (more Inventor articles, CAM articles)

Helical Interpolation Ramp Angle and the Best Ways to Enter a Cut - G-Wizard CNC calculator to figure out feedrate, helix ramp angle while using helical interpolation, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 7, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Calibration: Essential for the Best Feeds and Speeds - 'G-Wizard feeds and speeds calculator' considers over 50 variables, can download, customize manufacturer's data, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Feb 23, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Solving PLM Process Problems with Kenesto - manages flow of work, information between concerned parties, offering communication tools, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Mar 8, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Cloud PLM and Bill of Material Question - systems offering BOM in cloud: Arena Solution, DS ENOVIA, Nuage, Autodesk PLM 360, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 9, 2012 (more PLM articles)

A Look at Dassault Systemes' SIMULIA SLM - setting up, executing simulation procedural workflows using SIMULIA SLM, provides collaboration, review capabilities, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 8, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Newforma Project Center Professional 9th Edition - 'Newforma to Newforma' project connection capability, easier to navigate web interface of info exchange module, addition of contact directory, project publisher, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Cavity Removal & Replacement - removing cavity from box, making it solid cube in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Healthy is Your B-Rep? - cases of legal but largely bad B-rep, measure health as continuous spectrum, make sure basics are right, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Mar 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

What the New iPad Means for CAD Developers - improved CPU performance, screen resolution, memory for faster display, rendering of CAD models, storing CAD data, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 8, 2012 (more CAD development articles)

It's a Vectorworks St. Patrick's Day - creating shamrock symbol, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Mar 8, 2012 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Modeling Cultural Heritage Sites with SketchUp Pro - Orthorectified imagery, direct modeling from 3D scan data methods to capture millimeter precise data from heritage sites, Chris Cronin, Google SketchUp Blog, Mar 8, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

CAD Management: Get It In Gear - list of extrinsic motivations: build teams, ask spot questions, give rewards, credits, interact with people, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Mar 8, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Insanely Configurable Autodesk PLM 360, Pt 1 - introduction, PLM 360 tour through UI, dashboard, workspaces, reports, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Insanely Configurable Autodesk PLM 360, Pt 2 - concepts related to workspaces: workspace items, relationships, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Insanely Configurable Autodesk PLM 360, Pt 3 - configuring new workspace, understanding workspace item layout, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

CAD on the Go - mobile apps by Autodesk: AutoCAD WS, Sketchbook, Design Review Mobile, Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, Buzzsaw Mobile, ForceEffect, 123D Sculpt, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Mar 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Crack or Keygen - Autodesk software available free to student, no need for pirating, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Product Design Suite 2013 - list of software included in each package, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Customizing for Fun & Profit - automating 'no islands' hatch, adding custom Osnap button to quick access toolbar in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dynamic Help in AutoCAD LT for Mac - handy feature gives list of menu items matching search characters, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Fiddling with the Vault API - using Fiddler to verify binary transfer, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 8, 2012 (more Vault articles)

Rotate True North - using Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Civil 3D Quick Profile - animation of creating quick profile in Civil 3D, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Alignment Length Report - code to create report of all of alignment lengths in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Mar 8, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Locate Hidden Components in Model Tree - using main graphics window, icon to find desired component in Creo Parametric 1.0, Jason Petersen, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Will Start Its US Run at Logan - twin-aisle plane will launch first commercial US route from Logan International Airport in April, Katie Johnston, Boston.com, Mar 2, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 is (Almost) Here - downloadable 'help' resources, transparency-enabled command line box, in-canvas editing, ability to work with mechanical CAD geometry, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

More API Features in AutoCAD 2013 - model documentation, non-COM properties, autoloader, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What Will Went Wrong If I Use Imperial Template for My Metric Drawing? - applying linetype, hatches to imperial, metric template drawings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Archviz Rock Star: An Interview with Victor Erthal - talk about education, career, vision about industry, advice for digital artists, 3ds Max wish list, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, Mar 7, 2012 (more 3ds Max articles)

Sharing Our Autodesk PLM 360 Experiences - cost beneficial, highly configurable PLM 360 offers separated PDM, PLM, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Mar 7, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ContextMenuExtension Attacher of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Connecting Parameters in Nested Families  - replacing nested content in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API 2012: Extensible Storage - Store Revit XYZ Using the Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, Feb 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API 2012: Extensible Storage - Revit Element Data Extension - Spiderinnet's Blog, Feb 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Bentley Systems Reports 2011 Revenue of $523 Million, Up 10% - subscription revenue account for 72% of revenues generated, revenue from Asia/Pacific was up 30%, China showing strong growth, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 7, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Bentley Bullish in Annual Report - Greg Bentley on making point clouds fundamental data type, ProjectWise upgrade to allow streaming of point clouds, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Mar 7, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

The Bentley Systems State of the Union 2012 - on-demand learning revenues up 36%, acquires elco Systems of Germany, Q&A on Pointools, cloud, Adena Schutzberg, Directions Magazine, Mar 6, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You?, Pt 1 - pros, cons of CAD-based PLM solutions, ERP-based PLM solutions, understanding visual enterprise strategy, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Mar 7, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Multi-CAD & PDM Integration: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - considering options of multi-CAD PDM, CAD/PDM bundle, multi-PDM CAD, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 7, 2012 (more PLM articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Bump-In (or Out) - using multi-body solid modeling, direct editing in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Expand the Right Click Menu in SolidWorks - select 'show all' option under Shortcut customization tab to display all menu items, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The World That Changed the Machine - Solid Edge used in design of Edison2, lightweight car, winner of X-Prize, John Marchant, CADdigest.com, Mar 7, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solibri Model Checker - uses IFC for sharing BIM information, checks validity of BIM model, operates 4 major functions: integration, interaction, compliance checking, information take-off, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2012 (more Solibri reviews)

GPU Programming in MATLAB - parallelizing wave equation solver, solving second-order wave equation, comparing CPU, GPU execution speeds, Jill Reese & Sarah Zaranek, Desktop Engineering, Mar 2012 (more MATLAB articles)

Creo 2.0 is Near - Creo background, architecture, Creo 2.0 on AnyBOM strategy, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Mar 2, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Hi-Def Color - Epson Stylus Color Pro printer has Micro Piezo TFP print heads technology for high resolution printing, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2012 (more large format printer reviews)

HP Refreshes Z Workstation Line with 3 Upgraded Models - HP Z420, Z620, Z820 workstations allow up to 16 physical cores in a single system, include 90% efficient power supplies, increased expandability, Cadalyst, Mar 6, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Storm and Sanitary Overview and Concepts - InRoads V8i - Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Modeling Layered Composites the Easy Way - simulating composites needs definition of orthotropic material properties, Pierre Thieffry, ANSYS, Mar 6, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Autodesk, the Simulation Company - right simulation tool for each person at right time: mobile simulation, 'always-on' simulation, cloud computing, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, Mar 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Plot to Print on AutoCAD WS 1.4 - set up to print from mobile device, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Mar 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Adding Conduit Sizes for PVC in AutoCAD MEP - using catalog editor, Inside the System, Mar 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs) - tips on drafting in AutoCAD, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Mar 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

A TXT File May be a Type List - change filename extension of ASCII files to DEF in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API 2012: Revoke Closing Using Events in External DB Application (IExternalDBApplication) - Spiderinnet's Blog, Mar 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API 2012: Log Document Open/Close Using External DB Application (IExternalDBApplication) - Spiderinnet's Blog, Mar 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API 2012: Create Something at Startup of External DB Application (IExternalDBApplication) - Spiderinnet's Blog, Feb 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Unload All UserForms - sub to unload every UserForm loaded in macro, Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Using Point Cells in a Visualization - Tree Example - placing number of trees into MicroStation Visualization using point cells, Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Expand Your FEA Skills - NAFEMS, MIT OpenCourseWare, NEi Software, ANSYS offer training through seminars, blogs, tutorials, live forums, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2012 (more FEA articles)

In Synch - Bentley's Structural Synchronizer View app for iPad, iPhone facilitates information access in visual format, moving through 3D model of building, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

The State of IPD and BIM: An Owner's Perspective - current state of integrated project delivery, impact of the economy on it, owner-involvement in IPD, BIM + Integrated Design, Feb 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CAD Market Grows, Expands in New Directions - CAD market grew to $7 billion in 2011, increase in cloud computing platforms, growth in tablet computing will add to revenue resources, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Mar 5, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

We Gather Here Today to Reconcile Direct and Parametric - fundamentally different approaches, but users demanding direct-modeling operations within parametric CAD programs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Tricks for Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - drag icon to command manager, view command location, assign shortcuts to commands, Christopher Ma, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD: Stand Up for Your Markups by Laying Down Some Rules - follow 4-color system, write comments legibly, implement markup procedures properly, Kung Fu Drafter, Mar 5, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

PDM & PLM: What's the Difference? - PDM is subset of PLM; PLM includes asset creation but no creation of intellectual assets in PDM, PLM on My Brain, Mar 5, 2012 (more PLM articles, PDM articles)

Exploring AutoCAD CUI: Working with Ribbon, Pt 3 - adding custom commands, creating row below panel, arranging commands in different rows, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Moving Objects In Front Of - or Behind - Other Objects: DRAWORDER - putting image on top of solid fill in AutoCAD; HATCHTOBACK, TEXTTOFRONT commands to change display order of objects, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

AutoCAD AUTOCOMPLETE Command - option to append, list, delay, control operation of entire feature, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Bill Fane Gets AutoCAD 2013 'Running' on iOS, Sort Of - iDisplay app helps AutoCAD run on iOS device as extension of desktop display, WorldCAD Access, Mar 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

An Introduction to UVMapping in 3D Studio Max Using the Unwrap UVW Modifier, Pt 2 - Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Feb 29, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How Revit Structure Benefits the Construction Estimator - sharing Autodesk Revit Structure model with construction estimator, translating to Timberline using Autodesk Quantity Takeoff, Sean Woods, AUGI Library, Mar 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Drawing Cannot Locate the Project - workaround is to disassociate Civil 3D drawing from project not existing on system, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET TabbedDialogExtension - Sample Implementation - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Jig Multiple Line Segments - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Copy Properties Between Same Kind DBObject - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Mar 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Export Parameters to iProperties as Numeric Instead of Text Type - edit custom property format of exported parameter, change property type from text to number in Inventor, Being Inventive, Mar 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Toggle Dimension Visibility - turn off visibility of all work features, turn off all dimensions on sketches to easily view Inventor model, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

NX Simulation: One Model to Rule Them All - Synchronous Technology in NX provides direct modeling tools to modify, remove geometry from models for simplification, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 5, 2012 (more NX articles)

Siemens PLM's Agreement with Boeing - Siemens PLM executive on extended contract, software being used by Boeing, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 6, 2012 (more NX articles)

A New Look Pattern Command in NX8 - simplified boundary fill feature fills specified face with 3 different pattern layouts: triangle, square, diamond, Charles-Etienne Lavoie, Design Fusion Blog, Mar 5, 2012 (more NX articles)

PTC Meets With Journalists, Pt 1 - Q&A on strategy behind Creo, UI, keeping direct, history separate, plans for AnyBOM, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 6, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Simple Mechanism of Stirling Engine in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

The Silent Revolution - 3D Printing in the Workplace and the Home - Makerbot, 3D Systems are announcing easy-to-use, affordable 3D printers for masses, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 3, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

PLM Kills Innovation or Not ? - PLM vendors' association with innovation, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Mar 3, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Make Your Documentation Shine - 3DVIA Composer V6R2012 has ability to add event links to animation, glow around model, multiple cutting planes, 2D panel shadows, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 22, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Runs on Windows 8 - running inside virtual machine, graphics are bit sluggish, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 System Requirements - Japan version requirements, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Vault UI - Assign, Specify, Configure, Add Dialogues - options of dialogue resizing, drag & drop functionality, add/remove buttons arrows, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 3, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

3ds Max Design: Browsing and Selecting Objects From a List - using scene explorer tool, AutoCAD Exchange, Feb 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

SketchBook Designer: Creating a Canvas in AutoCAD - AutoCAD Exchange, Feb 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Create a Mini Toolbar - using Visual Basic forms application in Inventor 2012, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Finding the Cross Section of an Empty Area - using surface to find cross sectional area of void in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic to Select All of the Closed Profiles Found in a Sketch - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Arc Wall Flattener - combining reporter, projection patterns to make flattened view of wall that is arc in plan, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Mar 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Remove DWF Links - implementing RemoveDwfLinkUsingExternalFileUtils method to remove all DWF links from Revit model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips for Proper Machine Alignment - consider parallel, angular misalignments, don't rely solely on visual inspection, take care of 'soft foot' condition, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Mar 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

How to Lengthen Tool Life with CAM Software Moves - depends on 3 elements: tooling used the way it's designed to be used, holder to contain that tool as rigidly as possible, how programming software is applied, Steve Bertrand, MoldMaking Technology, Mar 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Introduction to Drawings - creating, scaling, moving, dimensioning drawing file in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Introduction to Assemblies - creating assembly, inserting components, using basic constraints in Creo Parametric 1.0, Mark Taddonio, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Engine Assembly in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

What Wasn’t Said at SolidWorks World 2012 - kernel change, separate versions of SolidWorks using Parasolid, CGM kernels, larger innovation is currently underway at SolidWorks, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 377 - SolidWorks BOM Tips - Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Mar 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Borrowing a SolidWorks License from a SolidNetWork License - process for taking license to offsite in pre-SolidWorks 2011, later versions, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Simulation - SimulationXpress Detail Walk-Thru - estimate factor of safety, stress concentrations, deformed shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3DBOXX 3970 XTREME - powerful workstation with 20GB solid-state drive, 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 20X DVD+/-RW writer with dual-layer support, offers terrific performance, highly praised by Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2012 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Managing the 16,777,217th Color - manage NoColor issue, create Nullable<T> template class, have GetColor query on object return Nullable<Color>, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Mar 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

A Solution for Low Resolution - use maximum texture size option so that SketchUp doesn't downgrade image textures to 1024 pixels, Chris Dizon, SketchUp Blog, Feb 29, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

A Practical Approach for Optimizing Your Machine, Pt 1 - benefits include: productivity, accuracy, prolonged machine life, tool life, energy efficiency; optimizing basic performance, Daniel Garafola, MoldMaking Technology, Mar 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Arena Part List and Your BOM in the Cloud - easy-to-use lightweight BOM management app to document prototypes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 2, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Quickies: AspenTech, Cimatron, Comet & MuM - Aspen Tech acquired SolidSim Engineering; Cimatron earned revenue of $12 million in Q4; Comet Solutions announced closing of $4 million Series C equity capital round, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 21, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Transparent 3D Desktop Lets You (Almost) Touch Your File - research students use Samsung OLED screen, Microsoft’s Kinect technology to explore depth perceiving possibilities of 3D interface, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 1, 2012

Autodesk PLM 360 Launches as 'Cloud-Based Alternative' - cost-efficient PLM solution with easier to configure interface, customizable as per customer needs, product lifecycles, Rachel King, ZDNet, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk Launches PLM360. Helps Explain What PLM is (and Should be) - PLM apps categories, names, pricing model, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 1, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk, Cloud and PLM for $19.95 - starting price is $25 per user per month, sounds expensive as compared to Salesforce.com, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 1, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk Updates AutoCAD WS - Now in 3D - 3D support, GPS support, ability to plot from mobile device, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Super Families: A Kit of Parts - creating door's kit of parts in Revit, Nicholas Kramer, AUGI Library, Mar 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Migrating .NET Applications to Work with AutoCAD 2013 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming articles)

A Guest Video - Sketchbook Designer, to Alias Design, to Project Falcon - conceptualizing truck cab in Sketchbook Designer, expanding in Alias, analyzing in CFD to explore aerodynamic capabilities, Mike Prom, Inventor Tales, Feb 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Is Autodesk Going to Burn You? - plotting, analyzing revenue growth against AR growth, DSO, Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool, Mar 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Symbolic Math - results are in terms of variables in algebraic math, Mathcad tutorial, Sandi Smith, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

Using the Excel Component - Mathcad tutorial, Sandi Smith, LearningExchange, Mar 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

upFront.eZine Visited PTC, Yesterday - Creo 2.0 offers previews of operations in real-time; PTC is porting it to iOS platform, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 1, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Creating Engine Body Assembly of Stirling Engine in Creo - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Mar 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

   

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