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April 2012

Overriding Sketch Constraints in Alibre - overview of sketch constraints, enabling, disabling, deleting sketch constraints, Canadian Manufacturing, Apr 27, 2012 (more Alibre tutorials)

Guide to Good Looking Molded Parts - maintain even wall thickness, avoid knit lines due to resin flow, Canadian Manufacturing, Apr 27, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mathcad Prime 2.0 - intuitive plotting interface, better control of resizing of matrices, results, 64-bit processing, multi-threading improve performance, Scott Wertel, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 24, 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

Synchronous Sketches with Ordered Features - history modeling is one-directional; Synchronous sketches in Solid Edge are bi-directional, offers blue dot feature, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 27, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, SolidWorks articles)

Synchronous Sketching, Spaceball Bugs, BlueDots - Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 29, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Logically Grouped Settings - 2 new interface controls introduced in ArchiCAD: component property control, component part control, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Template Files - creating, opening template file in ArchiCAD, location of defaults, TomWaltz & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Apr 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013 New Commands - name, description of 34 new commands, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Using Camera Properties in Autodesk Showcase 2013 - settings to adjust appearance, quality of scene: compensation, highlights, midtones, shadows, saturation, color filter, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Simulation - Convection Coefficient Calculator - spreadsheet compliments Autodesk format of units, displays equations for each factor in individual sections, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

Autoloader - Demand Loading for LISP - setting up LISP module to load on command invocation in AutoCAD, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Calling a Web-Service From a Unity3D Scene - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Synchronize Viewport Scale with Annotation Scale - AutoCAD programming tip, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a New Dimension Style and Make It as Current - AutoCAD programming tip, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Lifecycle Event Job Parameters - list of parameters in Vault 2013: files, folders, custom entities, itemId, change orders, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 26, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Drawing in a Sketch - creating sketch geometry using Inventor API, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Linked Copies of a Content Center Family with Different Materials Using the Material Guide - all copies need to be linked to first copied family in Inventor, Being Inventive, Apr 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

All-in-One CAD Tips: Rename Xref Layers in AutoCAD, Customize Inventor Ribbon, Update Your Resume - Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Apr 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips, Inventor tutorials)

Developer Center and SDK Update - compiling, installing Revit SDK, examples: DisableCommand, ScheduleCreation, StairsAutomation, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Creating a New Tick Mark Size - select arrowheads option from additional settings tool, select similar type as needed, name duplicated type, edit new type's parameters, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Selection Methods in SolidWorks - options include: select all, Window select, select other, invert selection, select tangency, chain, loop, partial loop, manager, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Apr 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulating a Worm Gear Mechanism in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Selection Tool - advanced selection tools: volume select, select suppressed, select hidden, select internal components, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 385 - SolidWorks CRUD - tips on create, read, update, 'pack and go' methods in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Concepting in Creo, Pt 3: Buyer's Guide for Concept Design - consider interoperability among apps, support for entire design cycle, downstream processes, centrally managed product record, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 26, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Will Intelligent Templates Make Simulation More Accessible? - benefits include: increased simulation capacity, effectiveness, full data access, results traceability, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 25, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

10 More Things Beginning CNC Milling Users Need to Succeed - compare machinery handbook with tooling catalog, well understand g-code, make 10 identical parts to tolerance, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 25, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Oracle's Fourth Evolution of PLM? - capabilities of Agile PLM, Product Data Hub, understanding engineer's need for enterprise information, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 26, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Google Sells SketchUp to Trimble - $90 million is expected purchase price, SketchUp to play major role in assembling BIM portfolio of Trimble focusing on construction, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 26, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Google SketchUp Set to Become Trimble SketchUp - core team for SketchUp to remain intact, free version will be continued, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 24, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Update 2: Trimble Buys SketchUp from Google - Trimble to use SketchUp to generate 3D models from its data acquisition devices, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 26, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

SketchUp Acquisition: The Big Picture - Construtech, Apr 27, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

PLM 360 - Create Links to New Workspace Operations - adding linked field to start child form, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 25, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2013: Introduction - AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013: Property Preview - dynamically preview object properties while passing cursor over options in property lists, AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

SketchBook Designer: Creating Fills with Texture - AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Prank - Snap On With No Limits - setting up grid system to any distance, setting drawing's limits, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Command for a New Contextual Tab - create new command, panel, tab, add command to new panel, panel to new tab, add new tab to contextual tab states for arc, line entities in AutoCAD 2013, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Move Objects Between Model and Paper Space - using CHSPACE command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD paper space tutorials)

Corner Windows in AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - AecWindowCornerAdd or WindowCornerAdd command for placing, manipulating corner windows, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Programming Programming - using MakeSpaceTypes.py script in family Space.rfa in Vasari, Lilli Smith, BUILDZ, Apr 24, 2012 (more Vasari articles)

Temporary Graphics in AutoCAD - visually see results of geometric computations, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using .NET API to Add and Remove XData - Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Non-COM Property with List of Possible Values - create new enum type, use it to create AcRxValueType that implements IAcRxEnumeration in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Literature for Commuters - Wikihelp links for tutorials, tooling, cable and harness, dynamic simulation, stress analysis, Being Inventive, Apr 24, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Configure Assemblies in Autodesk Inventor - preparing iAssembly for drawing environment, Anthony Dull, Cadalyst, Apr 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How do I Change a Users Enterprise PDM License Type? - list of available licenses, step-by-step process to change licenses for user, InFlow Technology, Apr 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Showing SolidWorks Simulation Results in 3DVIA Composer - perform analysis, save results plot as VRML file, open file in SolidWorks, save files as 3dxml, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Math for Engineers: A Look at Mathcad Prime 2.0 and Maple 16 - collapsed regions, 3D plots, symbolic math features in Mathcad; live data plots, smart 2D plot view capability, new color schemes for visualizations, 3D interpolation in Maple 16, Evan Yares, Design World, Apr 17, 2012 (more Mathcad articles, Maple articles)

Systems-Level Simulation: The New Imperative - adopt customized approach, high-fidelity 3D study, systems engineering to handle product complexities, shorten development cycle, Barry Christensen, ANSYS, Apr 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Mobile CAD, the Cloud, and Management Mayhem - users worried about CAD integrity, file management mayhem, security, understanding public cloud, private cloud, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 25, 2012 (more CAD management articles, cloud articles)

How to Handle Problem Users When You're Not Their Boss - keep it private, clearly define problem, explain cost of their actions, report to upper management, wait for fallout, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 25, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

3DVIA Composer: Creating Fast and Easy Renderings - adjusting lighting, creating two directional lights, adding ground image, background, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Manage Shading Display in Unigraphics NX - activate true shading toolbar, maximize results of rendering, shading, Unigraphics NX Tutorial Resource, Apr 2012 (more NX articles)

AutoCAD .NET: DrawJig Circle With Color Changed With Time - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Start Sketch on Part Creation in Inventor 2013 - option of starting new sketch on selected origin work plane, Micro Concepts, Apr 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Setting Default Standards and Units in Inventor 2013 - configure default template, Micro Concepts, Apr 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding a Category to a Shared Parameter Binding - collect all categories, put into same CategorySet, make one single call to NewTypeBinding with the entire set containing all categories in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

My Weekend On the Toilet - rendering toilet in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dell's New T-series Workstations - have Xeon CPUs, run on 1300W power supply, reliable memory technology, starting price is $2,149, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 26, 2012 (more Dell workstation articles)

Dell Announces Four New Tower Workstations - T7600, T5600, T3600, entry-level T1650 offer front-accessible hard drive, externally removable power supply, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 23, 2012 (more Dell workstation articles)

Dell's New Line of Precision Workstations Rival Supercomputers - more green, quieter, reliable memory technology, smaller packaging, easier to work on, rack mountable, Raykurland's Blog, Apr 23, 2012 (more Dell workstation articles)

Creating a SolidWorks Part and Assembly Template with Reverse Isometric View - Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Tech Tip: Data Recovery - data recovery when local files are lost before first check in in SolidWorks PDM, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Apr 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Checking Out the Enterprise PDM Check in Window - option to control data transmission to Enterprise PDM archive server, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Dassault Systemes Social Industry Experience Platform: 3DSwYm - capabilities include custom dashboards, newsfeeds, wikis, questions, media, but site is completely locked down, has performance issues, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Apr 24, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Managing Revit Drawing Revisions in Newforma Project Center - old revision management process, working with existing processes, editing Revit parameters in Excel, Matt Tosto, AECbytes, Apr 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Book Review: Bentley Annual Report - revenue in 2011 was $523 million, 72% of revenue generated from subscriptions, continues to invest 20% of revenue in R&D, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 24, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

How to Create Multi-Line Custom Property Values - SolidWorks tutorial, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

3DVIA Composer: Configure Multiple Users to Use Shared Server or Library Location - Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

PLM 360 - Looking at Document Change Orders - lifecycled documents, change orders control documentation of client's requests, conversations with them, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 24, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Text Editor Settings - AutoCAD LT multiline text editor has options to turn ruler on, off, display floating formatting toolbar next to editor, change color of highlighted text, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Apr 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Recreating the FLATTEN Command in AutoCAD for Mac - create custom macro, add to tool set, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Apr 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Using Text Fields - adding field to line of text in AutoCAD, Micro Concepts, Apr 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Annotations in AutoCAD Architecture - learning about notes, labels, dimensions, hatches, tables, blocks, callouts, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Family Creation Tips: Keep It Simple, Real & Large - use a photograph instead of modeling, create specific types for each part, model minimum required access, venting, similar clearances in Revit, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-Aided Design, Apr 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: Check TIN for Max Angle - analyze, build surface intelligently by eliminating TIN lines exceeding desired maximum angle, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 24, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Autodesk Project Simulus: Prepare Locally; Solve Remotely - option to run linear stress, model frequency, thermal, or thermal-stress analysis, manually select feature, suppress it, direct-editing tools, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 24, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

Calling a Cloud-Based Web-Service from AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What RXClass Can Give Us in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Now With Even More V6 Compatibility - CATIA users can edit key features of V6 models in V5, making shift to V6 easier for V5 customers, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 24, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

HP Z1 Hype - SPARCstation SLC by Sun Microsystems in 1990 had motherboard built into monitor casing similar to HP Z1 workstation, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 24, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Subtleties of B-rep Translation, Pt 1; Why Sharing Matters - understanding remove algorithm, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Apr 5, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Is PDM Disruption Ready? - 4 areas for potential improvements: hands-free PDM, visual PDM, streaming changes, self organizing data, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 24, 2012 (more PDM articles)

Navisworks Help Now Also Available Online - structured content, detailed overviews of concepts, specific window for information on items, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Apr 23, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Tips to Exchange Models Between ArchiCAD and Autodesk 3ds Max - importing 3D Studio files into ArchiCAD, Peter Koncz, ArchiCAD Wiki, Apr 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

SE vs SW: Sketching, Pt 2 - SolidWorks builds intelligence into data; Solid Edge offers intelligence in interface, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 24, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, SolidWorks articles)

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical - What's New for 2013 - meshing geometry improvements, parallelized solid meshing, improved Inventor interoperability, entity grouping, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 23, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Are You a Block, an XREF, or a Layout - determining block type for each block in current drawing using IsXref, IsLayout, IsDynamicBlock methods/properties in AutoCAD, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Apr 23, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD Tip - Create Smart Geometry Automatically - infer constraints tool in status bar to automatically create geometry with higher IQ, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Apr 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Batch Purging of Drawing Files Using ScriptPro 2.0 - AutoCAD tip, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Fade External References - AutoCAD 2013 introduces default fading of 50% to identify external references, Micro Concepts, Apr 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Working with Files - new DWG file format, ability to import Inventor files directly to AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Back With More - annotation symbol planes for front, left views, improved schedule table groups, global replace fittings tool, duct fittings, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Apr 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Displaying a Contextual Tab Upon Entity Selection Using Ribbon Runtime API - Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a Table with Read-Only Contents - setting cell state of table cells in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

One More Way (the As or 'Soft' Cast) to Check Object Types in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 3 - Getting Help - developer's guide includes articles on surfaces, COGO points .NET API, reference guide for API documentation introduced, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Breaking Up is Hard To Do - studying relationships between RC frame, blockwork infill, insulated render system in building using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Working with Sketches - creating sketch using API, code to create new part document, sketch on XY work plane of part in Inventor, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Refresh Material Appearance in Assembly Parts in Inventor 2013 - update mass or rebuild all to update style to match style library, Being Inventive, Apr 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Arizona Dream: A Detailed Informal Report on COFES-2012 - sustainable development, concept of risk discussed, diverse opinions by participants included, Alexey Ershov, isicad, Apr 20, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Geomagic Acquires Sensable 3D Design and Haptics Businesses - second time acquisition adds voxel-based 3D design software, haptic input hardware to product portfolio, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 16, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Auditing a Navisworks Model for Very Distant Items - hide distant items, apply transform, use properties to identify object in native CAD model, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Apr 20, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Solid Edge vs SolidWorks: Sketching, Pt 1 - SolidWorks adds items to toolbars, has 3D sketch capability; Solid Edge has intersection curves, freesketch tools, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 20, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, SolidWorks articles)

Farewell to Global Settings - Welcome Back to Local Control - link button to set several materials simultaneously, attribute preset to set multiple attributes simultaneously in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Showing Text Within Your Reference - turn on option from 'trace and reference' palette in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, Apr 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Revision Clouds Using Bubble Line Type - use spline tool, bubble line type to create revision clouds in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, Apr 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Four Simple Rules for Drawing with AutoCAD - choose proper template to start drawing, never start drawing from finished drawings, always draw in full scale, manage objects in drawings, Edwin Prakoso, AUGI Library, Apr 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Keep Blocks Accessible So You Can Insert Them in Any Drawing, Pt 4: A Block Library - create block library, use INSERT command to insert blocks from library, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Getting User Input with AutoLISP and Handling ESC - using INITGET, GETPOINT AutoLISP functions, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Apr 20, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Using Multiple Layer States in Multiple Layouts - creating layer states, layouts with specific layer states activated in AutoCAD, Will Schoenig, CAD Notes, Apr 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

All-in-One CAD Tip #2: AutoCAD Sheet Sets, 3ds Max Workspace, Dusty Hardware - organizing AutoCAD sheet sets, maximizing 3ds Max screen real estate, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Apr 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips, 3ds Max tutorials)

How to Perform an Automated Uninstallation of the AutoCAD Design Suite 2013 Family of Products - uninstall tool detects, uninstalls 32- or 64-bit versions of AutoCAD Design Suite 2013, Autodesk, Apr 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Windows Azure Caching With Our ASP.NET Web API Project - implement optimization approach: caching, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Converting Geometry Objects to Database Entity - using ObjectARX/AutoCAD .Net API method, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Get the 'Joint Type' Information for a P&ID Asset from Plant3D Using C#.NET - translating EndConnections property, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Extract the ISO Messages from the Piping Model in Plant3D Using C#.NET - use SS selection filter to select objects that are DXF Code ACPPDB3DISOSPHERESYMBOL, extract ISO message from extension dictionary entry PnP3dMsg, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Failure Rollback - roll back failure suppressing all messages: warnings, errors in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

COM References on Civil 3D 2013 - use 'browse' tab to search COM references at Civil 3D install folder, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 22, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using SampleElevations() in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 .NET API - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Feature: Label Between Two Points - ability to label bearing, distance by selecting 2 spots on screen; line exist as temporary line, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

It's Exactly Like That, Except - Copying Components in Autodesk Inventor - create similar component quickly, efficiently without exiting assembly model, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Add a Spot Face Symbol to Your Drawings - adding symbol from AIGDT font via character map in Inventor drawing, Being Inventive, Apr 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2012 - New Mouse Gesture Commands - assign ok, cancel, escape commands as mouse gestures, keyboard shortcut keys, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2012 - Select All - selecting objects in parts, assemblies, Ricky Jordan.com, Apr 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 384 - Belt & Mechanism Tools Revisited - creating belts in sketches, inserting belts into assemblies, interface options on SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Inforbix: Access to Enterprise Information for the Engineer? - delivers results through 'apps' as text, chart or table type formats, fnd product development data, information quickly, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 19, 2012 (more PDM articles)

Textures in KeyShot: Adding Textures to Your 3D Model - apply material, textures, sync maps, set map type, adjust lighting, material, KeyShot, Apr 19, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

SmartGeometry 2012 Conference - disciplines other than AEC were included, Rhino was referred to lot more than GenerativeComponents, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 19, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Bentley Combines Point Clouds, Raster, Geometry in One Package - 3D modeling software package Descartes V8i unveiled, uses point clouds for infrastructure, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Apr 17, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

CadTempo 5.2 - tracks working time in popular CAD apps, runs independently of monitored apps, preventing software integration problems, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Apr 19, 2012

COFES 2012: Design Risk and Information Availability - keynote by Richard Riff; information availability to play major role in decision-making process, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 19, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Arena Revamped - Arena PartList, Arena PDXViewer released, new price options with guided implementation, standard support introduced, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 20, 2012 (more PLM articles)

How to Find the Product Key for Autodesk 2013 - through physical media, subscription center, Autodesk education community, online Autodesk store, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 19, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Strives for Consistency, Cloud-Centricity in 2013 Product Lineup - Autodesk 2013 suites feature customizable, one-click workflows, improved interoperability; overcoming with barriers of hardware requirements, financial outlay with cloud services, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Apr 19, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Project Simulus - Autodesk Unreal New Simulation Environment - UI is broken into 6 functional containers; multiple studies, configurations can be created, stored, analyzed in single .SIM file structure, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 19, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

1 if for RED, 0 if Bylayer, Any if Byblock - 4 types of hydrants to visually display in AutoCAD drawings, 3 setting types to control display values of blocks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Where Did My Viewports Go? - model viewports panel is only for arranging views in modelspace; layout tab in AutoCAD LT 2013 has viewport tools, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Various Ways to Check Object Types in AutoCAD .NET - ObjectClass approach, using DXF name code, DxfName comparison, Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Customizing Circuit Builder - Controlling the Dialogs, Pt 2 - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

How to Get Hold of Vault Basic (Server) 2013 - downloading Autodesk Vault on subscription from Autodesk subscription center, Micro Concepts, Apr 20, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Cannot Embed PDF Files in a 64 Bit Version of Inventor - OLE objects generated by 32 bit Adobe Reader 9, Adobe X can't be embedded, Autodesk, Apr 19, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

It's Here. It's Here - Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac - direct links to Autodesk Exchange, Autodesk 360, different import file options, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Apr 17, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Migrate Building Coder Samples to Revit 2013 - handling issues of .NET framework update, materials collection update, new document GetElement method, remaining errors, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Fine-Tuning of Material Surface Patterns - rules to follow when flexing rotation parameter in Revit family editor, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Apr 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Views in SolidWorks - drag named view from view palette or select it in drawing view property manager to get perspective view in drawing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Apr 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Installing Multiple Releases of SolidWorks - reset SolidWorks registry entry, install new release, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Midterm Test for the CAD Industry - Autodesk has highest market share, followed by Dassault, Siemens, PTC; BRIC countries continue to be highest growth regions, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Apr 18, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Siemens PLM Software's Active Workspace Mines Product Data - active workspace can find information fast, visualize, navigate, collaborate, configure, share control, Raykurland's Blog, Apr 18, 2012 (more PLM articles)

COFES 2012: Clouds in the Desert - theme was intersection of design and risk, discussion on cloud, effects on users, reseller community, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 18, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Thoughts on Migration to V6 - SolidWorks V1 to V6 migration will not be as smooth road as CATIA V5 to V6, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 19, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

DEVELOP3D Live 2012 - Event Report - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk talked about direct modeler, Fusion; Rob Jamieson shared experiences of workstation tuning, optimization, DEVELOP 3D, April 18, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Suppressing Folders in DriveWorks - capture folder, build rule only for it to suppress/delete folder, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 18, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

View Settings - 3 key options: layer combination, scale, model view in ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Apr 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Design Intent Without History - combination of history-based, direct editing tool like Synchronous Technology can deal with design intent, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 18, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Object Modification - array enhancement, default array value, contextual ribbon tab, hatch editor enhancement, offset preview feature, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 New Feature: Labeling Survey Figures - ability to label survey figures to display information in other label types, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Apr 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

14 Questions with Autodesk's Brian Haines - role at Autodesk, challenges at work, planning for AU, blogging for structural engineering industry, AUGI Library, Apr 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Using DrawJig to Drag a Text (DBText) - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Hidden Wires and Wire Numbers - workaround is making layer non-printing layer in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Scope and Dispose of Transactions - implementing proper scoping by adding 'using' statements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Vault UI - Search Folder Issues - right click on file, select 'go to folder,' properties option appears in file menu, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 19, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Discussion Thread App - add discussion threads to existing items, files, respond to postings, see whole discussion history, works even if items, files are released, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 18, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Tutorial Visualization Composition Series #1 Rule of Thirds - creating visually compelling image, Nomer Adona, SketchUp UR Space, Apr 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

The Making of Warm Corner - SketchUp tutorial, Virgo Oktaviano, SketchUp UR Space, Apr 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

How to Simplify SolidWorks Assembly Geometry - defeature tool to simplify geometry of Miter Saw, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Indent: One Tool with Unlimited Uses - considering examples of packaging, fitting parts to parts, tooling fixtures, assembly fixtures, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2012: Reuse Letters from Deleted Views - check option to reuse view letter from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Review: The BOXX 4920 Xtreme Workstation - Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme hex-core, over-clocked, liquid-cooled CPU, ultra-high end NVIDIA Quadro 5000 GPU, PCI Express-resident 240 GB SSD, offers high performance for CAD, DCC apps, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 17, 2012 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

COFES 2012: Risk and Opportunity, the Twins of Our Cloudy Future - industry experts discussed potential risk, opportunities produced by cloud computing technology, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 17, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Stratasys and Objet Join Forces to Form a $1.4 Billion 3D Printing Colossus - merger to take place as 100% stock-for-stock transaction, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 18, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Presspull: 3 Improvements - select multiple boundaries, extrude non-planar areas, extrude or offset faces in AutoCAD 2013, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to: Add Custom Pattern to AutoCAD - adding support file search folder, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Updated Command Line - new, improved version floats transparently in AutoCAD LT drawing window, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

Installing the Building Design Suite - download archives, run installer, accept default location, double-click setup.exe file, finish installing, Paul F. Aubin, Apr 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Change Light and Decal Grip Size in Showcase 2013 - change locator grips from user settings, Micro Concepts, Apr 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Create AutoCAD .NET VB.NET Addin in Visual Studio 2010 Using AcadNetAddinWizard - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Hosting Our ASP.NET Web API Project on Windows Azure, Pt 2 - publishing project on Windows Azure, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

ACA 2013: Object Display Enhancements, Pt 3 - making hatch component annotative in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Opening Inventor File Opens New Instance of Inventor - log-in as local administrator of machine, start Inventor or modify registry keys, Being Inventive, Apr 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Vault UI - Replace All - right click on cell instead of column header to access 'replace' tool, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 18, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Add-In Wizard for Revit 2013 - copy zip file to Visual Studio C# project template folder in local file system, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 17, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Modeling a High Poly Stylized Bow in 3D Studio Max - using edit poly tools, Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Apr 16, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

SketchUp Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide - tips to write tutorial, Debarati Nath, SketchUp UR Space, Apr 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Draw a Stair Using the 'Multiple Copies' Feature - SketchUp tutorial, Alexandre Villares, SketchUp UR Space, Apr 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

The Big Picture at Siemens PLM Software - HD PLM vision is foundation for 3 pillars: intelligently integrated information, future-proof technology, HD user experience; Q&A about active workspace, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 17, 2012 (more PLM articles)

BUILT: Wicked Solutions - wicked problems as knowledge problems, market, integrated legal frameworks, collaborative workshops, enterprise level BIM or BIMxml as wicked solutions, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2012 (more AEC articles)

NX CAE Tips & Tricks - FEA Workflow, Pt 2 - meshing, concept of mesh collector, applying hard constraint to model, Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 9, 2012 (more NX articles)

COFES 2012: Quick Summary - keynote by Richard Riff on decision and risk, impressive presentation by Ponoko, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 16, 2012 (more CAD shows articles)

Calculations and the Engineering Notebook - PTC's MathCAD, Wolfram's Mathematica, Autodesk's ForceEffect app for iPad are available, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 16, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

PLM 360 - Scripting Efficiency Tip - connecting workspaces by adding field with 'linking picklist' type, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 17, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Interface - command line enhancement, in-canvas property preview, improved quick view drawing feature, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 New Features - updated command line, dynamic preview of changes, point cloud improvements, updated view objects, PRESSPULL command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

3 Things You Need to Know Before Installing AutoCAD 2013 - learn about cloud computing, Autodesk 360, exchange apps, language packs, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

All-in-One CAD Tip #1: AutoCAD Ribbon, Civil 3D, CAD Management - customize AutoCAD ribbon, share Civil 3D data, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials, Civil 3D tutorials)

Think Computing - Mobile, Social and Cloud - 12 billion legal users of Autodesk software, mobile apps users increasing rapidly, product suites offer easy to use, cloud-centric workflows, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 16, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

The POV Interview: Scott Borduin on Autodesk, Then and Now - Autodesk executive on rejoining company, changes taken place, cloud services, releasing consumer products, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Apr 16, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Mouse Wheel Up/Down as Rotation Increment/Decrement During Block/Insert Rotating - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Vault - ADMS Server Installation Tip - Prechecks - search install media for 'ScriptTool.exe,' test for system readiness, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 16, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Drag and Drop API - Revit 2013 includes UIAPI sample in SDK; dragging, dropping list of files, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 16, 2012 (more Revit articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Feature: Introduction to the Pressure Pipes Catalog - ability to edit default catalog, add information of manufacturer, coating SDR, schedule, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Apr 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

21WOJP - Week 2 - Migrating Your .NET Code - API changes, .NET framework 4.0, namespace structure in Civil 3D 2013, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Objects in the API - object model chart, accessing object browser in Visual Basic Express 2010, collection objects in Inventor API, adding objects to collection, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Patterns - Why Use the Expanded Pattern Options? - creating desired patterns using additional options, Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Blog, Apr 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

3D Printer Makers Stratasys and Objet to Merge - combined value of merged companies is $1.4 billion, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 16, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Makers: Objet and Stratasys Merge - merger to create global leader in 3D printing, Q1 results preview make shares of Stratasys go up 23%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 16, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Replacing Components  - replacing multiple instances of part in SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Apr 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Controlling Warnings and Error Messages in SolidWorks 2012 - controls for dismissed messages appear separately under system options, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Mouse Lets Users 'Fly' Through Designs - SpaceMouse Pro has quick view keys, ergonomic design, intelligent function keys, onscreen display, properties menu modifiers, Alan Preis, Machine Design, Apr 5, 2012 (more mice reviews)

3D Software Review: KeyShot 3 - invisible ground plane support, interface improvements, new animation feature, cut-and-paste animation, but expensive compared to mainstream apps, Steve Jarratt, 3D World, Apr 12, 2012 (more KeyShot reviews)

Keyboard Shortcut Customization - show shortcut list in browser, assign shortcut, check shortcut collision in ArchiCAD, Katica Avvakumovits & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Apr 13, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

PLM Misconceptions - PLM definition, issues with cloud-based PLM systems, marketing vs reality, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Apr 13, 2012 (more PLM articles)

View Your CAD Drawings on 220dpi Screens, Eventually, Predicts Intel - drawbacks: graphics boards need more RAM, faster refresh rates, system text will become even tinier, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 13, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Active Workspace: Big News for Teamcenter Users - visualize, navigate product data, compare, report product information, configure, share contexts, effective collaboration, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Apr 6, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Autodesk 360 - This Cloud has a Silver Lining...or 2...or 25 - key features, capabilities provided with free access, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Apr 10, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk Bets Big on the Cloud - 2013 software portfolio offer one-click workflows for simulating, navigating engineering design process, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Apr 13, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Downloading Your Autodesk 2013 Software - Byte by Byte - Autodesk Download Manager provides option to pause download, resume later, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

ForceEffect Motion - Autodesk Announces the Next Cool Tool - simulates completed model motion, develops report containing coordinate locations, acceleration, velocity at each reporting station, tied into Autodesk 360, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 13, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Keep Blocks Accessible So You Can Insert Them in Any Drawing, Pt 3: Content Explorer - inserting block from content explorer in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs) But Wait There's More - LISP routine to add tags to all items in AutoCAD drawing, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Apr 14, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Hosting Our ASP.NET Web API Project on Windows Azure, Pt 1 - deploying AutoCAD web-service to cloud, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Load AutoCAD with Defined Profile and Template - creating shortcut, modifying shortcut properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Extension Method and LINQ in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Filter Selections Using LINQ and Extension Method in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: New Create Corridor Dialog - view, choose Alignment, all profiles, assemblies, target surface from same dialog, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Changing a Ladder Reference Style Project Wide - changing style from default 'numbers only' to 'sheet and numbers' in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

When Context Help Does Not Show You the Right Context - preventing Inventor from searching for wiki help, exploring 'enable background updates' option, Being Inventive, Apr 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Measuring Geometry - measure distances, angles between geometry, volume mass of model in Creo Direct 2.0, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Flatten Forms and Unstamping Edges - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Free SolidWorks OBJ Export Macro Rocks Extra Hard - tessellation, export options, built-in automation to open in Blender or Octane, customizable in VB, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal - New in SW2012 - ability to exclude certain face to get flat pattern in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Fill Pattern Tool  - create complex types of patterns, hole features in SolidWorks, Andrew Lowe, YouTube, Apr 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Learn About Bills of Materials and Tables in the SolidWorks Demo Library - customized BOMs, auto balloon tool, magnetic lines, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bonding: Good for Families, Good for Simulation - using local bonded contacts for satisfying constraints of mixed mesh structure in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SpaceClaim 2012 - ability to recognize, adjust, document holes, improved sheet metal features, SketchUp import, volume extract tool, SpaceClaim viewer to pan, zoom, rotate files, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 12, 2012 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

CAD Primed for Plastic Parts Design - Autodesk Simulation DFM provides real-time feedback through familiar design indicators; SolidWorks Plastics predict, avoids manufacturing defects during earliest stages of designing plastic parts, injection molds, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Apr 11, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation articles, SolidWorks articles)

Kubotek Introduces FEA Simulation for the Novice - KeyCreator Analysis includes KeyCreator direct modeling CAD software, features auto-meshing technology to simplify set-up time, simultaneous calculation of multi-physics simulations, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 12, 2012 (more KeyCreator articles)

Who Keeps Moving Your BIM Goalposts? - online subscription offering, KnowledgeSmart analyses, benchmarks AEC software user skills to help maximize ROI in technology, people, client services, Joe Croser, AEC Magazine, Apr 9, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIM Training - CADline is helping organizations transitioning to BIM workflows, offering training programs, Nick Harris, AEC Magazine, Apr 9, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The World of AutoCAD Programming Platforms, Pt 1 - options available for available for AutoCAD customization: Visual Studio.NET, Visual LISP, ObjectARX, mobile, cloud computing, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, Apr 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming articles)

Create AutoCAD .NET C# Add-in in Visual Studio 2010 Using AcadNetAddinWizard - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D New Feature: Other Things About Subassemblies - ability to insert subassembly between 2 existing subassemblies, replace existing subassembly with new one, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Apr 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

More AutoCAD Electrical 2013 New Features - option to install Autodesk Exchange Apps, 3rd party apps, list of manufacturers, symbol libraries, updated cloud services commands, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Auto Trim Wires from the PLC I/O Utility - AutoCAD Electrical tip, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Closed Project Folders Return After a Restart - lastproj.fil - file controls projects listed in Project Manger, keeps running list of all recently opened projects in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

An Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 2013 - new file dialogue, improved sketch environment status bar, persistent display settings in parameters, enhanced shrink-wrap tool, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Apr 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Creating an Ellipse Based on Its Focal Points - using equation curve command in Inventor 2013; using API in older versions, Being Inventive, Apr 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2013 Product GUIDs and GUID Algorithm - updated list including GUIDs for initial Revit 2013 versions, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 13, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Playing with My New Toys - ability to control saturation via photographic exposure settings, create railings, component based stair tool in Revit 2013, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 11, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2013 Sky Background - new sky option is located in view's 'graphic display option' dialog box as view property, higher the sun in the sky, lighter the sky will be, Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks!, Apr 11, 2012 (more Revit articles)

PTC Introduces Modular Product Design Creo App and Windchill Mobile - Creo Options Modeler to create/validate modular product designs in 3D, updated apps to support concept design, enhanced freestyle capabilities, change tracking feature, Cadalyst, Apr 12, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Using the Measure Tools - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Sketched Forms - creating customizable punch or piercing form in sheet metal model in Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Driven Dimensions  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

A Look at Kubotek's KeyCreator Analysis and SEFEA Technology - KeyCreator Analysis offers multi-disciplinary analyses; SEFEA is advanced multi-physics simulation technology that combines multiple FE theories, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 12, 2012 (more KeyCreator articles)

CFD Tool Adds Moving Object Simulation - STAR-CCM+ v7 has overset meshes feature to cut down analysis workflow, solution history capabilities, indirect mapped interfaces help users drive CAE from any of CAD environments, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Apr 10, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Express Delivery - document distribution 'in the cloud' web service, Eneo offers fast, effective, secure document distribution, controls file access, Tanya Weaver, AEC Magazine, Apr 10, 2012 (more cloud articles)

DesignScript - Dr Robert Aish to provide first significant addition to AutoCAD programmability, production modeling tool to evaluate complex geometric models, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

The Bass Effect - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on design, hosting service, omnipresence of data, computational, optimization benefits of cloud, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Apr 9, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 360 Moves AutoCAD 2013 to the Cloud - sync AutoCAD settings to cloud storage by default, options dialog box updated with online tab, enables to render in cloud, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 11, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk's 2013 Product Launch and AEC Portfolio - 2013 products more evolutionary than revolutionary, little visionary qualities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 11, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Consuming Data From a Restful Web-Service Inside AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Vault is 'Insanely Configurable,' Too - creating custom object definition, setting up rule to move custom objects to their own category upon creation, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 4, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

System Name vs Display Name - Vault administrators can change display name but system name will not change, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 10, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

PTC Creo 2.0 - FreeStyle feature for integrated sub division modeling, ability to make edits across assemblies, flex modeling, options modeler to pull configuration, variants from Windchill, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 12, 2012 (more Pro/E reviews)

Creating Blends by Sketching Sections - creating multiple blend features by quickly sketching sections while within blend tool in Creo Parametric 2.0, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Profile Rib Features - adding ribs to model in Creo Parametric 2.0, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Twist Wall Features - create spiraling or coiling sheetmetal walls using twist feature in Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Run Simultaneous Simulations - process depends upon study type specified, list of process names associated to each solver in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 'Freeze' Saves You Time - freeze tool locks down items in feature manager, prevents unintentional changes to model, reduces rebuild time, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Structurally Speaking - challenges for structural work, benefits of BIM, tips for successful implementation, common obstacles, Leo Salce, STRUCTURE, Apr 2012 (more AEC articles)

The HP Z210 Performs - Intel Xeon E31245 3.30GHz processor, 1 TB 7200 RPM Samsung hard drive, 32GB RAM, great performance with Autodesk products, suitably priced, Bill Debevc & Lonnie Cumpton, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

CNC Router Cutter Types and How to Use Them - upcut vs downcut router bit, compression cutters, diamond cut bits, chipbreaker, straight flute cutters, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 6, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Cloud Based PLM and Enterprise Application Integration - basic functions involved to integrate with non-standard enterprise app, prerequisite for system interfaces in cloud-based PLM solutions is needed, Jyotirmoy Dutta, MCAD Cafe, Apr 3, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Solid Edge Training Options - Solid Edge offers step-by-step tutorials, self-paced training courses, help, additional resources, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 11, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

More on Customization Sync - disabling/enabling customization sync in AutoCAD 2013, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Use BPOLY to Create an AutoCAD Shrink Wrap Entity - creating closed polyline around multiple entities, Envision CAD, Apr 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Fix Gaps and Off-Angled Lines with AutoConstrain - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Use LINQ to Filter Entities in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

LINQ, Lambda and Delegate & Entity Filtering in AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Civil 3D Surface Display Settings - LEVELOFDETAIL/LEVELOFDETAILOFF command to turn it on/off, Envision CAD, Mar 27, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Make Wall Twins Using IUpdater CopyElement IExternalDBApplication and SubTransaction - combining Revit API functionalities, Spiderinnet's Blog, Mar 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

DevCamp and Refresh Display for a Kinetic Facade - UIDocument class provides RefreshActiveView method to refresh view in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

PTC Slips on the Shiny Sequins of Creo 2.0. Upgrading - tool to pick, choose from existing components, works with BOM app, Creo Parametric gets freeform surfaces, cross-sections, measure tool, ability to track, accept and reject changes, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 10, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Adding Flexibility to Already Placed Components  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Curve from a Cross Section - creating datum curve from boundaries of cross section in Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Planar Part Cross Sections - creating, customizing planar cross section display in Creo Parametric parts, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Multiple Domains and Server Processes in Enterprise PDM, Pt 2 - adding users from other domains using PDMWorks Enterprise archive server configuration, SolidNotes, Apr 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Creating Cascading Style Pull Downs in EPDM - create lists, place fields on data card in SolidWorks EPDM, Stephan Hess, Prism Blog, Apr 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Combobox Dropdown vs. Combobox Droplist in EPDM Data Cards - SolidWorks EPDM tip, Stephan Hess, Prism Blog, Apr 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The Many Faces of Product Data Management - management of design models, discipline specific deliverables; management of simulation artifacts, deliverables; management of all deliverables across enterprise in centralized system, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 9, 2012 (more PDM articles)

TurboCAD Pro 19 - dark gray UI, handles very large drawings, rendering engine RedSDK included, layout wizard for generating 2D layouts from 3D models, ePack, draw by layer plus, geographic marker features, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 10, 2012 (more TurboCAD reviews)

NX CAE Tips & Tricks - FEA Workflow, Pt 1 - end-to-end linear static structural analysis of bracket, Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 3, 2012 (more NX articles)

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Board - 240GB/s memory bandwidth, 2.87 TFLOPS single precision compute power, GCN architecture, dual geometry units, 24x multi-sample, super-sample anti-aliasing modes, Graphic Speak, Apr 9, 2012 (more graphic card reviews)

Preparing 3D Models - list of tasks to ensure additive manufacturing system is working from high-quality STL file, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

ClearEdge 3D - EdgeWise Plant 3.0 automatically finds, sizes pipes, tanks from point cloud data, fits 1:1.5-bend elbows, runs on 64-bit memory, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 10, 2012

HP: Seeking to Change the Workstation Market with HP Z1 - delivers performance in consolidated form factor, without tower unit, has dual-monitor setup, price starts at $1,800, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 9, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Origin 8.6 Overview - improved UI, quick sigmoidal fit, vertical cursor, intersect gadgets included, improved import menu customization, worksheet navigation dialog, high-end data plotting, analysis tools, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, April 1, 2012

PTC Releases Creo the Next Generation - large assemblies load 10 times faster, new track changes feature, ability to couple allowable product options, parts structure, 3D models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 9, 2012 (more PTC articles)

How to Control the 'Front' and 'Back' Sides of a Plane - SolidWorks tip, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Keep Blocks Accessible So You Can Insert Them in Any Drawing, Pt 2: DesignCenter - insert block from DesignCenter, choose scale, rotation, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Autodesk Simulation CFD 2013 Improvements - 2x faster hyper-threaded meshing, 26x faster radiation clustering results, added to Autodesk Wiki help system, additional CAD models can be opened directly, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 9, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Showcase 2013 - A Preview of a New Interface - task UI added, hidden pulldown menus, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Exposing a Restful Web Service for Use Inside AutoCAD Using the ASP.NET Web API, Pt 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk 2013 - Server Not Configured Error? - link to hotfix for Autodesk Vault 2013, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 8, 2012 (more Vault articles)

Edit Custom Property Format for a Standard Part Parameter - Inventor tip, Being Inventive, Apr 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Something to Watch With Autodesk - Autodesk has intangible assets ratio of 26%, tangible book value is $1.1 billion, Rex Moore, The Motley Fool, Apr 9, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: Surface as a Hide Boundary - ability to select surface, use it as boundary for other overlapping surface, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 9, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

21WOJP - Week 1 - Migrating Your COM Code - updating references in Civil 3D 2013, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 9, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

A Small Collection of Family Editor Advice - use snaps, snap overrides, don't move origin, be sure to test family at various scales, add additional types to host in hosted families in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2013 New Feature Videos  - area, path reinforcement hosting structural rebar, welded wire meshes, enhanced parts, assemblies, Lonnie Cumpton, Club Revit, Apr 9, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Open BIM Aims to Overcome Collaboration Challenges of Modern AEC Workflows - facilitates 3 different approaches to AEC project collaboration: reference model concept, model filtering, classification, change management, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 5, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Altair's OptiStruct: Functionally Driven Concept Design - suggests potential shapes for your design, impressive optimization capabilities, removes undesired material, leaving shape representing concept design, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 5, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

CAD Management: Bootstrapping - plan out next task, set deadlines, don't ignore them, challenge yourself, get some reward rest, don't waste time, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Apr 5, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Using the EPDM Convert Task to Create PDF Files - automating creation of PDF files in SolidWorks EPDM, Stephan Hess, Prism Blog, Apr 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Water System Layout Using InRoads Storm and Sanitary V8i (SELECTseries)  - Envision CAD, Apr 2, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Moving Windows and Doors Between Walls - I Bet You Didn't Know This Trick Worked - ArchiCAD tip, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 26, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Multistory Hotlink Modules - saving multistory module, placing multistory hotlinked module in ArchiCAD, Katica Avvakumovits & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Apr 6, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013 - An Autodesk Help Writer Responds - Autodesk executive responds to user queries, comments, suggests tips, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Scripts & ScriptPro - creating basic script in AutoCAD, applying scripted changes to multiple drawing files, Reuben Stone, AUGI Library, Apr 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Vault UI - New Folder - right click on 'parent to be' folder to get new folder option, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Apr 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Customization Sync in AutoCAD 2013 - sync AutoCAD settings with cloud, access on other system using Autodesk 360, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Create XLine Jig Quickly and Reliably Using Entity Jigger of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Circles with AutoCAD .NET and AutoLISP - Spiderinnet1's Blog, Apr 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Homestyler - ability to generate high quality, 360 degree panoramic renderings, huge library of objects, option to export to 3D solid model file in AutoCAD, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Architecture: Rendering Basics - set render destination, render views, selected objects, or cropped content, set output resolution, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Creating and Setting Up Your Project - creating exe program to access, control Inventor using API, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Volumes in Civil 3D 2013 - In With the New and Out With the Old, Sort of - ReportSurfaceVolume command for calculating volume without creating volume surface, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 6, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D New Feature: Naming Assembly Groups and Subassemblies Now Easier Than Ever - using option under 'CreateSubAssemblyTool' command, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Apr 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2013 New Features, Pt 3 - subassembly composer, railway design tools, new layout tools, pressure part network, Tony's Civil 3D World, Apr 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

GetElement Method and Get Element Type - use GetTypeId to obtain element id of type of element, use document GetElement method to access type object itself from its id in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Real Deal - Viewing a Revit Model on an iPad - Autodesk Buzzsaw account to upload any native Revit project, select views or sheets from model to view, Steve Bennett, Adventures in the World of BIM, Mar 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Adding VBA Processing Status with a Cancel Option - code for providing 'status' user form containing informational label, cancel button, Envision CAD, Mar 27, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Terrain Models in MicroStation SELECTseries 3 - importing landXML file, viewing terrain model, thematic display of terrain models, Envision CAD, Apr 2, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

CAD-Based FEA: A Marriage of Convenience - performing CAD-based finite element analysis using SpaceClaim/ANSYS combo, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles, ANSYS articles)

HP Z210 Workstation: Solid Performance at a Great Price - updated entry-level CAD workstation with Intel Xeon E3-1245 quad-core CPU, 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 ECC memory, lots of expanding options, offers great performance at affordable price, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Work Environments in ArchiCAD, Pt 1 - customizing info box, docking palettes, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Opening Line Orientation - controlling orientation of opening lines for hinged panels in doors, windows in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Mar 29, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Omit an Existing Door From the Schedule - ArchiCAD tip, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 3, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Save Part of a Project as a Module File - ArchiCAD tip, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, Apr 5, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

ACA 2013: Object Display Enhancements, Pt 2 - transparency fully integrated into AutoCAD Architecture display system, entity transparency becomes editable property for parent AEC objects, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

AutoCAD Architecture - Glass Surface Hatch Pattern - modifying glass material definition style, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Customizing the Default Applications - workspace cloning, field editing, adding tabs through permissions, roles in PLM 360, Brian Schanen, Autodesk WikiHelp, Mar 3, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Using Help in Anger - searching information to get relevant results, pseudo-browser restricts display of multiple pages at same time, work around for tabless nature of 'help,' Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Still Runs on Netbooks - download 32-bit version of AutoCAD, install using custom mode, workarounds for external monitor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Convert SketchUp Files to AutoCAD (.dwg) Files - download SketchUp model, export it, convert to FBX file format, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Start a VBS File Using AutoLISP - use startapp function in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 4, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Exposing a Restful Web Service for Use Inside AutoCAD Using the ASP.NET Web API, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Install Tip - Want Everything? Civil 3D 2013 - toggle on option to install Design Review 2013, Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis, subassembly composer, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D 2013 - What's Missing? - no option to import from or export to Google Earth, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

What Should I Use to Program Inventor? - Visual Basic is recommended for beginners; trimmed down version, Visual Basic 2010 Express from Microsoft is available for free, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 4, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Configure Default Templates in Inventor 2013 - ability to set default unit, template before starting any of modules, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 4, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Include the Length From the Steel Shape Profile in a Custom Property - Inventor tip, Being Inventive, Apr 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Structure Scheduling: The Basics and Beyond - scheduling concrete volumes within Revit, adding project parameters, calculate steel tonnages from building information model, Glenn Jowett, AUGI Library, Apr 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Migrating VSTA Macros to SharpDevelop - migrating VS 2010 express code in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Sketches That Enforce Proportion - setting height of half-ellipse to 1/3rd of width by dimensioning angle as driving relation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Gains a Plastics Module - simulates melted plastic flows during injection molding process, offers database of 5,000 materials specifications, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Plastics Gets the Plastic Design Goodness Flowing - to be offered in 2 packages: plastics professional for part designers, plastics premium for mold designers, mold makers, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Overview of CAD Geometry Comparison Tools - Kubotek Compare, CapVidia, CCE EnSuite, ITI TranscenData CADIQ, Core Technologie 3D_Evolution, AutoVue, Sescoi WorkNC, TurboCAD Drawing Compare, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Apr 3, 2012 (more KeyCreator reviews, CapVidia reviews, TurboCAD articles, AutoVue reviews)

Russian National 3D Kernel - instead of investing in geometric kernel technology, most companies prefer to license ready 3D-kernel from 3rd party vendors, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Apr 3, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

LEDAS Experts: How Our Company is Involved in Developing Russian Geometric Kernel - talk about geometric modeling, 3D kernel development, isicad, Apr 3, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Inexpensive Architectural Design Software - design software packages available for less than $2500: CADVANCE, DataCAD, Punch!, AutoCAD LT, SoftPlan, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 3, 2012 (more AEC articles)

SmartGeometry 2012: Attack of Materials Intensity - architect Enric Ruiz-Geli demonstrated projects having 92% reduction in energy consumption, emissions energy operating costs, Dan Raker, MicroStation Connections, Mar 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Tips and Tricks for AutoCAD 2013 - command line enhancements, in-canvas viewport control, multifunctional grips, new blend tool, 3D associative array, Lynn Allen's Blog, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

PLM 360 Tip of the Week - Grid Grouping Options - creating field with calculated value, grouping like-fields together to create multiple totals, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Mar 30, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Small But Mighty - AutoCAD 2013 command line features, adding rotation parameter, adding arc to polyline, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Online Tab in AutoCAD 2013 - exploring online options, open on mobile, upload multiple, sync my settings & choose settings, share document, collaborate now options, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Key Features - command line enhancements, in-canvas property preview, point cloud support, Autodesk 360 integration, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Keep Blocks Accessible So You Can Insert Them in Any Drawing, Pt 1: Tool Palettes - create tool palettes tab, import blocks using DesignCenter, add block from current AutoCAD drawing, insert blocks from tool palettes window, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: Surfaces in Volume Dashboard - creating volume surface in dashboard by comparing 2 surfaces, performing surface analysis, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

2013 'Hidden' Feature - Civil 3D 2013 deals with limitations of linetype generation for survey figures, visible difference in linetypes due to difference in elevation between start and end points, Matt Kolberg, civil4d.com, Apr 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

CAD-Based FEA Tutorial, Pt 1 - performing CAD-based FEA using SpaceClaim, ANSYS on truss/frame structure, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, Desktop Engineering, Mar 30, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles, ANSYS articles)

CAD-Based FEA Tutorial, Pt 2 - performing CAD-based FEA using SpaceClaim, ANSYS on thin shell structures, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, Desktop Engineering, Mar 30, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles, ANSYS articles)

How do Moldmakers Get into Automation? - consider robots, infeed/outfeed system, safety guard, customized interface, John Lucier, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Six Points You Must Know About High-Feed Milling - take care of machine tools, inserts, insert grade, machining app, programming, engaged tools, Todd Miller, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

New in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks Part Reviewer - add-in tool to review features used to create geometry of part, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Where are My Shadows in PhotoView 360? - keep light turned on, shadows cast by light must be enabled in PhotoView, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SpaceClaim Stakes Its Claim in the 3D MCAD Market - company sees huge scope of direct modeling CAD software looking at complexity of feature-based CAD, disparity among engineers, seats of 3D CAD on maintenance, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 3, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

A Practical Approach for Optimizing Your Machine, Pt 2 - advanced acceleration control, shape control, automatic corner override, advanced contour control, optimizing machine accuracy, Daniel Garafola, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Paper is My New, Favorite Sketch/Design App - free sketch/design app for iPad with draw functionality, changes size/opacity depending on sketching, organizes work into different sketchbooks, uploads to Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 2, 2012

Do You Really Need History? - drawbacks of history-based systems, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Mar 30, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

First Impressions - unobtrusive, easy to access command bar with lots of options in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Mar 28, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Tips and Trick for AutoCAD 2013 - Content Explorer and Autodesk 360 - access drawings, entities inside drawings from within content explorer, Rohit Arora, Between the Lines, Apr 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Uninstall Tool for AutoCAD and Autodesk Design Suite - PSEB uninstall tool to uninstall Autodesk Design Suite 2012, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Quick Uninstall Tool - uninstalling Autodesk Product Design Suite 2012, Edward Winter, Civil 3D Peanuts, Mar 31, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Adding Snapping to the AutoCAD MRU Browser Using WinRT - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Add Text Below the Dimension Line - JR Cardenas, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Display Linetypes Correctly at Any Scale - set LTSCALE, PSLTSCALE to 1 in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Media Summit 2012 in San Francisco - reporting on general session, design trends, industry breakouts, tours, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Launching the Autodesk 2013 Products - Autodesk Media Summit report, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

vLogic 2013 - no Visual Studio required to write custom commands, event handlers, no compile, deploy steps, easy to share scripts, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 30, 2012 (more Vault articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2013 New Features - marking menu included, project manager includes drag and drop, use of project subfolders, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Getting Rid of the ViewCube - turns off ViewCube in 2D wireframe in AutoCAD Electrical, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Plumbing Systems for Well-Documented Flow - basic requirements to track flow for domestic water supply, sanitary sewer in Revit MEP, Joel Londenberg, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Five Minutes with Curtain Walls and Doors - understanding curtain wall basic features, adding door panels in Revit, YouTube, Apr 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Direct Modelers as FEA Pre-Processors - KeyCreator 2012, ANSYS, NEi Nastran for IronCAD, Solid Edge and NX with ST, Autodesk Simulation CFD offer direct modeling capabilities, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012 (more FEA articles)

Do You Know Where Your Engineering Numbers Have Been? - NAVAIR engineers can tag set of values for hotspot in aircraft as truenumbers for easier digitally store, search, locate using Your Numberspace Dashboard app, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles, PDM articles)

Separate Sheets for Section Views - placing section view on its own sheet in SolidWorks drawing, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Measuring Surface Area - mass properties tool to find surface area of curved surface on a solid part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7-2820QM CPU with 2.3 GHz clock speed, 2 TB expandable storage space, full-sized, backlit keyboard, impressive speedy performance, highly praised by Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Bentley SmartGeometry Conference 2012 Report - academics, professionals talked about building dynamics and shifting attitudes, energy, environment, conflicts, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

ENOVIA V6 Multi-CAD: Do Everything - ENOVIA V6 supports MCAD, ECAD apps, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 1, 2012 (more PLM articles)

A User Reviews DraftSight, the Free and Pro Versions - free version is awesome, but pro version is not quite ready for prime time, requires to buy minimum 5 seats, Bill Tybring, WorldCAD Access, Apr 2, 2012 (more DraftSight reviews)

Which CAD Vendor Will be First to Run on 8 Metro? - tablet-ready nominees MoI, AutoCAD, SpaceClaim to work with Metro UI of Windows 8, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 30, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Tips & Tricks: Rendering Basics - using global illumination for more realistic lighting, ground planes for shadows, reflections, navigating in material library in solidThinking, Darren Chilton, solidThinking Blog, Mar 31, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Get Your 3D Kung Fu On: How to Use the Radial Array Tool in modo - creating DNA strand, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 31, 2012 (more modo articles)

Navisworks 2013 - Revit Grids and Levels Support - option to show/hide grid, modify grid display, change label font size, Beyond Design, Mar 30, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Cube and Cubify On CNN and Forbes - 3D Systems CEO Abe Reichental demos Cube 3D printer for consumers that can print from shoes to prosthetics, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

PLM 360 - It's Up to You - partially open sourced to allow users to completely redefine templates, free to user teams of 3 or fewer, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

PLM 360 - Can't Find a Tab or Workspace in PLM 360? - check if user permissions are set-up correctly within workspaces role or user hasn't been added to correct group, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2013 for Mac and Windows - tools to connect with Autodesk 360, robust free-form modeling, ability to import Inventor files, maintain intelligent, associative relationships between AutoCAD and Inventor, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk 2013 Product Launch - Scott Reese of Autodesk discusses Autodesk's efforts in simulation technology, YouTube, Mar 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D New Feature: Subassemblies, Now Have Auto-Side Detection - command setting enables AutoCAD Civil 3D to apply side parameter of subassembly to which new subassembly is attached, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Mar 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

ACA 2013: Object Display Enhancements, Pt 1 - ability to assign layer key or layer overrides to component of object in AutoCAD Architecture 2013, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Going Forward. Installing Autodesk Vault 2013 - uninstall Vault 2012, install Vault 2013, server console to migrate everything, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 1, 2012 (more Vault articles)

Revit 2013 in Perspective - ability to work in perspective view, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Apr 1, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Idling Enhancements and External Events - overview, idling event repetition, idling event repetition, calling OpenAndActivateDocument during events in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 2, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Understanding the Ribbon Interface - ribbon-style user interface in Creo Parametric 2.0, Vinaykumar Raghupatula, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creo Layout Overview - create, edit 2D geometry that can then be leveraged in 3D model, Vinaykumar Raghupatula, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Complexity: Multibody Follow Up - understanding solid, surface bodies, converting solids into surfaces, facts about working with multiple bodies, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

When Should Non-Linear Analysis be Considered? - applying load to thin copper battery clip using SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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