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May 2012

GrabCAD, Sunglass, and TinkerCAD are Leading a CAD Industry Pivot - browser-based CAD apps facilitate 3D collaboration, interoperability, modeling, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 30, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Hewlett-Packard is Back on Track - CEO Meg Whitman reassures customers at HP Global Influencer Summit 2012, plans to organize around customers, announces Ultrabooks, ultra-lite notebook models, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, May 30, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Managing Local Cache - get latest version when checking out SolidWorks EPDM file from vault; ClearCache utility available to clear user's local cache, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, May 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

BIM for Principal Contractors - BIMProject act as data hub for AEC project, manages progress of all types of objects, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Effective Product Returns Using PLM - return management can involve PLM systems at pre-purchase, usage, post-purchase stages, Jyotirmoy Dutta, MCAD Cafe, May 13, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Until It's Over. Or At Least, Over Until the Next DWG Appeal - USPTO shoots down all of arguments by Autodesk on registering untrademarkable DWG, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 2013 - Autodesk 360 service updated, 123D Catch is in greater use, Revit 2013 Architecture/MEP, Structures are merged into single product, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Cloud Concerns - Security - Autodesk Puts Its Arguments On Line - author finds white paper on Autodesk 360 superficially reassuring, contradictory parts; readers worry about security aspects of cloud, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Array Command in AutoCAD - creating custom command, modifying macro, adding command to toolbar, ribbon, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

How to Create a New Layer Style Key - AutoCAD MEP tutorial, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Vault - Export Config from ADMS Error - same rule names between files, items, folders aren't supported, delete rule, recreate it with different name, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 29, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 4: Create Accurate Baseline and Continued Dimensions - DIMBASELINE, DIMCONTINUE commands in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Switching to a Single Viewport Configuration - use -VPORTS command, specify SI option, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Q-Tools and Watch Folder 2013 - Job.IsOnSite parameter to determine if job needs to be rerouted in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 30, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Where are the 2 Pole Components? - creating multi-pole symbol in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Tips to Leverage Data Efficiently in Revit MEP - use if/then statements to combine information from multiple columns, use conditional formatting to highlight hidden columns, Emy McGann, AUGI Library, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Can You Modify a Framing Elevation Family in Revit? - open family to edit from application menu or by going down to families in project browser, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing the Workset of an Element - using element property or parameter approaches in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Picking 3D Points Using Revit API - setting active sketch plane for view, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, May 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Commit TransactionGroup - starting 2 transactions inside transaction group, committing them all, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in Siemens PLM Tecnomatix 10.1 - new UI for assembly planning, validation, enhanced functionality for better modeling, data reuse, better management for factory layout data, higher fidelity analysis of dimensional variations for parts, components, Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Blog, May 29, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Creating Insert Notches in Sheet Metal with Solid Edge - using bead command, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, May 28, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Building Logic Into SolidWorks Models - using equation editor, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, May 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The SolidBox Dell M6600 Mobile Workstation, Unboxed and Reviewed - high-capacity production workstation has quad-core 2.50Ghz Core-i7 CPU, 8GB DDR3-1600Mhz RAM, Quadro 4000M 2GB graphics card, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, May 29, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Seeing Collaboration Through Sunglass - browser-based interface has audio chat function, camera views, options to add notes, rendering, supports common 3D file formats, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 29, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

AECOsim Building Designer - multidisciplinary app creates, edits architectural, structural, MEP elements using latest 3D engineering tools, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Simplebim - low-cost IFC BIM tool has multi-window interface, supports Excel, allows filtering, editing of components to make them more useful to end-users, but output may contain errors, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Profile View Band Labels - using AchorInfo property of the label in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, May 28, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Working with Autodesk 360 web interface - uploading files using web interface, using internal web viewer, keeping file versions with cloud documents, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Extension Methods in AutoCAD 2013 - using DocumentExtension.GetAcadDocument() extension method, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using WinRT, Pt 2 - code to support swipe-spin, pinch-zoom and tap-pause gestures, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create a Region and Use it to Create a Solid - create polyline to create region, manipulate solid by moving it in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Family Instance Element Coordinate System - use hand/facing orientation, location point of family instance instead of connector direction, location in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

ViewPlan.Create Method - creating plan view 'level test' to find view type using element filter, LINQ query in Revit 2013, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, May 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Connectors - Misc Information - primary connector: air terminals, devices, lighting fixtures; connector properties: electrical, mechanical (HVAC, piping), Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Multi-Segment Grids - Multiple Segments Visible in an Elevation/Section View - use 'far clipping' option from view properties to hide both grid segments in Revit, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, May 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Use Table Pattern Feature in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, May 27, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Basic Use of Datum Plane in Creo Elements Pro - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, May 28, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Rotational Blends by Selecting Sections  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Is 3D Printing Taking the Artistry Out of Architecture? - speed, precision are advantages of 3D printing, however small details often get lost in printing process, Tim Moore, Architecture Source, May 29, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printer Breaks $500 Price Point - pre-assembled printer uses Fused Filament Fabrication technique, gives accuracy of 0.3mm, can be used with most popular CAD programs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, May 18, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Create an 'Open Riser' Stair - using line tool in SketchUp, Alexandre Villares, SketchUp UR Space, May 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

The Making of Kids Bedroom - layout modeling, selecting wall, floor material in SketchUp, setting vray, Wahyu Bagus, SketchUp UR Space, May 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Getting the Point About Points - CMM program helps in optimal point measurement, analyzing gathered points, reporting results, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, May 24, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Is NVIDIA's VGX Paving the Way for an ARM-ed Takeover of the Enterprise? - GPU virtualization can answer for ARM limitations, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, May 24, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles)

Using Manufacturer's Data in G-Wizard for Feeds and Speeds - manufacturer's data vs G-Wizard's listing for surface speed, chipload, working with tool crib feature, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, May 24, 2012 (more CAM articles)

All About KeyShot Render Options - raybounces, Anti aliasing, shadow quality, global illumination quality, pixel filter size, KeyShot, May 24, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

120528 Generative Adaptive Component.wmv - creating adaptive component in Grasshopper, importing in Revit, YouTube, May 28, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Synchronous Sheet Metal - impressive gusset feature, simple flat patterns, Solid Edge handles thickness, default values issues for material, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 27, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Autodesk Debuts SketchBook Ink for iPad with New Graphics Engine - ability to export, print large, high-quality images directly from iPad, can save drawings of 100 megapixels in size to PNG format, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 25, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

.NET 4 - Visual Studio 2010 or higher must be used, project referencing Vault API assembly must be .NET 4, use .NET 4 while writing extension to Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 24, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Removing Features and Voids Using Autodesk Inventor 2013's Derived Component Tool - Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Adaptivity and Patterning Fun - create adaptive cutout, constrain plug, add bolted connections, create feature pattern, attach components to pattern, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Can Transaction Be Nested - no, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Start a Transaction in Automatic TransactionMode - Spiderinnet's Blog, May 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Ultimate Revit Hand: Every Tip, Trick, Technique & Workaround (Known & Unknown) - ask yourself or expert, see help files, leverage social media, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, May 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Connector Orientation - exporting Revit model to AutoCAD, displaying coordinate entries, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AIA: Show Floor Gallery Report, Pt 1 - ArchiCAD 16, Autodesk products, SimTread app, CADFaster for Vectorworks were showcased, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

RTC Day 2 - speakers share experiences with designing reflected ceiling plans, presentation on history of BIM, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

RTC Day 3, The Final Day - methods of programming Revit, presentations on BIM, mobile apps, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 25, 2012 (more AEC articles)

21WOJP - Week 6: Fun Renumbering Points - define requirements for point numbers, renumber points as close to creation as possible, let Civil 3D manage point numbers, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, May 25, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creating a Profile Object Using Civil 3D .NET API - using Profile.CreateFromSurface() method, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, May 28, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Batch Appending Files to nwf and Save to nwd by VBScript - roamer.state.CurrentPartition returns top level access to current model if any files are appended in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 27, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Split ModelItemCollection of Navisworks .NET API - splits ModelItemCollection to 3 sections with LINQ, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 28, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2012 Expo: Pt 1 - SimTread add-on to Vectorworks, Revu 10, ArchiCAD 16, iPad apps, cloud-based products like CadFaster|Collaborate were mentioned, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Start-Up Sunglass Sets Out to 'Disrupt the CAD Industry' - free software as a service supports 3D CAD file formats, can save, store modeling sessions for later access, save geometry in tessellated formats, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, May 25, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

How to Make Point Pattern in Creo (Pro/E) - Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, May 24, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Project Info - adding information to currently opened ArchiCAD project, Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, May 24, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Building the Punch Holder - creating cut, make linear pattern in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 24, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Civil 3D 2013 Hidden New Features - 4 properties label options for survey figure, properties filters added, Tony's Civil 3D World, May 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 3: Create Accurate Dimensions for Angles - selecting arc, circle, line, specifying all points of angle, dimensioning outside angle, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013: Presspull Enhancements - selects multiple objects in single operation, supports selection of both 2D, 3D curves, AutoCAD Exchange, May 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

A New Approach to Help: AutoCAD LT 2013 - AutoCAD Exchange, May 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

SketchBook Designer: Creating a Canvas in AutoCAD, Pt 2 - AutoCAD Exchange, May 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Fun with Base.dcl - customizing base.dcl file to change language of dialog boxes in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, May 24, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Color Translation Between RGB and AutoCAD ACI Using ObjectARX - Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Change the Font for AcDbMText Objects - using MText format codes, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Set Crop Box of 3D View That Exactly Fits an Element - get bottom-left, up-right points of box exactly enclosing room in Revit, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, May 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using WinRT, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2013 - new materials, appearances structure, Citrix compatibility, support for point cloud, improved sketch environment, tools to cope with thin walled parts, updated translators for CATIA V5, Granite, NX, Parasolid, Rhino, SolidWorks, Paul Munford, DEVELOP 3D, May 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: Everyday Tips & Tricks - insert component at origin point of any selected component, create substitutes, add property column, modify part properties remote, John Evans, AUGI Library, May 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Content Center File Versions - migrating all content center files in directories of Inventor 2013, Being Inventive, May 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Virtual Intersection Not Showing Extension Lines - origin offset value must be less than distance between intersection point nearest endpoint of straight line in Inventor, Being Inventive, May 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Repeat and Divide, Pt 2: Unfolding - control layout of unfolded panels in Revit 2013, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, May 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Can SubTransaction Live Alone - no, SubTransaction can't live without main transaction, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tutorial - Brick Return to CMU at Windows  - YouTube, May 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Top 5 Return on Investment Areas for EPDM - increased productivity, error reduction, team growth management, training, improved sales, distribution, Eric van Essen, SolidWorks Blog, May 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Quick Change Units: Yet Another New Option in SolidWorks 2012 - control file units in status area, option to edit document units, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ten Tips for PLM Success - invest adequate time, infrastructure, funds, devote executive support to on-going management, invest in expertise of service providers or software vendors to assist with implementation, Michael Lieberman, Cadalyst, May 23, 2012 (more PLM articles)

New Dell Workstations with NVIDIA Maximus Dual-GPU Architecture - Dell Precision T7600 tower workstation has PC-over-IP option, can support 2 displays, houses NVIDIA Quadro, Tesla GPUs in same unit, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 23, 2012 (more Dell workstation articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Saving Layouts and Views  - YouTube, May 23, 2012 (more Femap articles)

News From the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress - 3D PDF has Universal access, good compound document, infrastructure availability, neutral format, superior value, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, May 23, 2012 (more PDF articles, CAD translation articles)

Starting a New Drawing in AutoCAD - QNEW vs NEW command, specifying template to open when starting drawing, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Carl Bass - Think of Computing as Though it Were Infinite - talk about relevancy of Autodesk, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 23, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Use DrawJig to Scale Single or Multiple Entities of Any Kinds - Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using HTML5, Pt 3 - using trackball capability, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Find the Model Space Viewport View Directions Using Visual LISP in AutoCAD - Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 23, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Autodesk 360 Sync Secret Revealed: How Does It Work? - keeps updating local copy with cloud storage, can upload multiple DWG from within AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 24, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk 360, Pt 1: What is it and How Does it Work? - use Autodesk 360 services on any mobile app, full CAD apps can be used in conjunction with Autodesk 360, offering rendering, analysis services in cloud, Shaun Bryant, CADspeed, May 23, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Transient Wire Body - Create Ruled Surface - running VBA code, NonParametricBaseFeature gets added to Inventor part file, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, May 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Where's My 'Show All Constraints' Tool? - Autodesk Inventor 2013 - tool moved to status bar at bottom of screen, customizing it back to older style settings, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Pipe Insulation and Insulation Material - retrieve parameter 'material' off PipeInsulationType object from PipeInsulation object, use filter to retrieve all PipeInsulation elements in document, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving the Lines From FillPattern Using Revit API - accessing FillGrid from FillPattern, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, May 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tutorial - Paint a Logo on CMU Wall - YouTube, May 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Transaction and SubTransaction - Spiderinnet's Blog, May 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Build a CAD Proving Ground, Pt 2 - prepare infrastructure, assign test pilots, debrief pilots early and often, iterate, improve proving ground, advertise results to senior management, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 23, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

What to do When the Problem User is the Owner - demonstrate wrong way first, showcase better way, let conversation evolve in financial direction, never use condescending tone, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 23, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

CATIA to Revit Workflow, Pt 1  - vimeo.com, May 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

CATIA to Revit Workflow, Pt 2 - vimeo.com, May 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

Creo 2.0: New and Advanced 3D Cross Sections for Creo Parametric 2.0 - dynamic definition of cross sections via draggers, On-the-fly selection of planes, automatic detection, visualization of interference in cross sections, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), May 23, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Make Curve Pattern in Creo Elements Pro - use center rectangle tool to make symmetric rectangle, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, May 23, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

What Performance Gains Will Creo 2.0 Give You? - Creo options modeler app to develop, create validate modular products, double design productivity with 490 enhancements, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, May 23, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

SolidWorks Configuration Publisher: Taking File Configuration to the Next Level - creating configuration publisher for file having closed set of configurations, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Deal with the SolidWorks 1603 Error - process to handle Zombie error found during installation, final zombie installation FAQs, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, May 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basic Guide to Extrude Feature in Creo Elements Pro - explaining basic uses of extrude feature: solid protrusion, thin protrusion, surface, solid cut, thin cut; considering depth tool options, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, May 22, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Viewing Options in SolidWorks: Zoom to Fit No More - workaround is unselecting zoom to fit when changing to standard views option, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, May 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Gaining Ground in AEC - AutoCAD MEP is easy to use, customer friendly, requires limited training, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Moving AutoCAD Architecture Projects, Even If Windows Objects - view folder in explorer via Project Browser, toggle file attribute to remove warning, Robin Capper, Between the Lines, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Commands People Laugh at When You Say Them - OOPS command to undelete last deleted object, WHOHAS to know who is holding on to file, BATTMAN to manage attributes in specific block, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Kick Up the IQ of Your AutoCAD Objects - adding geometric constraints, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Generate Layer Usage Data Before Purge/Delete - delete layer table records after call to GenerateUsageData in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: #2 - Access to Object After Being Disposed - common way to crash AutoCAD, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Why My Profile View Grid Looks So Strange? - set new station in alignment properties, pick desired start station, calculate profile endpoint in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, May 22, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Five Ways to Use Autodesk Inventor's End of Part Marker in Your Daily Workflow - step through feature tree to see part creation, place features at correct place in tree, repair broken features, delete all features below EOP, Paul Munford, Between the Lines, May 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2013 - An Introduction to Kinematics.avi - using kinematic diagram to design assemblies, YouTube, May 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2013 - Skeletal Modeling Introduction.avi - creating parts using 2D layout manually, YouTube, May 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

PLM 360 - The Project Management Tab - changing tab name, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 22, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Using Autodesk 360 as Cloud Storage: An Introduction - saving file to cloud automatically or manually, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 23, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Everything About Revit Schedules - creating new schedule using schedules/quantities tool, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, May 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing Subcategory Information From Inplace Family Instances - Revit tutorial, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, May 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Plumbing Blockage - assigning materials for plumbing fixtures, assign jpeg to materials bump map in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Upgrading From Older Versions of Revit to 2013 - 'file-upgrader' add-in batch upgrades previous versions of Revit files to Revit 2013 format, comparing with content batch upgrade utility, Jarod Schultz, May 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Redefining Production in the Age of Digital Reality - rapid prototyping, 3D printing technologies making manufacturing sector grow, acquisitions helping digital reality companies transform, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 17, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

NVIDIA Launches the Kepler Era of Virtual GPU Computing and Accessible HPC - to be delivered in new generation of Tesla-brand GPUs for desktop computing, as cloud-based technology, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 15, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles)

Bloom Unit Brings Real-Time Photorealism and Collaboration to SketchUp 3D Models - ability to send live rendering to any connected device, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 18, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

5 Tips for Evaluating a CAM Dealer - consider dealer's history, local support, dedication to CAD/CAM software, skill level, network, Mastercam Xtras, May 21, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Trials of a New CAD Manager - facing authority challenge while stepping into role of new CAD manager, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, May 15, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

ArchiCAD 16 - The Morph Tool - create freeform objects without learning to program in GDL, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Adding an Accurate Location in ArchiCAD - use local observatory, GPS co-ordinates, or iTouchMap.com website, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk's Q1 'Solid, Uneven' - Autodesk needs to accelerate sales of product suites, emphasizing on services to achieve targeted sales for rest of year, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, May 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Content Explorer and Autodesk 360 Working Together - search through drawings, copy blocks, layers, text styles; populate Autodesk 360 Sync account with useful content, Jarod Schultz, May 21, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Move Among Open AutoCAD Drawings at Lightning Speed - QVDrawing tool, plot layout in entirely different open drawing without making it current, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Double-Click Dimension for DDEdit - AutoCAD customization tip to enable double-click editing of dimension text in AutoCAD, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, May 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Create Cutting Planes - customizing AutoCAD command macros to quickly set views in model space, Steven Matchett, Cadalyst, May 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Dynamic Copy and Jig - core code of dynamic copy jig along with test command, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Modeling the F-16 Fighter Jet in 3D Studio Max, Pt 1 - building planes fuselage, wings, tail section, Sansar Tripathi, Cgtuts+, May 21, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Navisworks .NET API Properties - relationship between ProperyCategory, DataProperty classes, ModelItem, code for access property iteration, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Navisworks .NET API : Find Item - understanding 3 main mechanisms: iteration, search API, language integrated query, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

How to Render 3D Images on Your iPad for Free - design, create, fabricate 3D models using free 123D apps, Roger Cheng, CNET, May 21, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Technology - Autodesk's 3D Technology Cool But Frustrating - 123D Catch is impressive but available only on iPad, no direct way of editing or printing out a virtual object, Troy Wolverton, The Columbus Dispatch, May 21, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Create Line Based Generic Model Family Instance - Revit tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Change Section View Type and Hide Cut Line - parameter to hide cutting line in plan view, static method to generate section view, change type of detail view in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Find All Arrowheads in the Current Revit Model - help methods, test code, sample arrowhead outputs as printed out into text file, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SW Move Face vs Synch Tech - applying move face feature to punch holder model; live rules in Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Auto Arrange Dimensions - SolidWorks function automatically arranges selected dimensions, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, May 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Importance of Material Properties in Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation - studying sensitivity of analysis by varying material property, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, May 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

modo 601 - rounded edge shader, cell edges feature, render Booleans, camera clipping feature for visualization, render passes to maintain number of iterations of scene simultaneously, Paul McCrorey, Develop 3D, May 21, 2012 (more modo reviews)

COMSOL Multiphysics v4.3 - 10x-100x faster meshing, AC/DC module handles 3D, no-charge upgrade for existing customers on subscription, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 19, 2012 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Step and Servo Motor Sizing Software for CNC - calculating axis speed at peak torque, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, May 20, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Femap How To: Creating Constraint Equations  - setting up constraint equation that relates nodal degrees of freedom of finite element model, YouTube, May 18, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Software Add-Ons for Multi-Axis Machining Raise Productivity - Mastercam X6 has multi-axis add-on, blade expert, port expert add-on creates accurate toolpaths for efficient engine cylinder head porting, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, May 17, 2012 (more Mastercam reviews)

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Talks About Europe - emphasize on areas with business potential instead of Southern Europe showing weaker sales, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Collaboration - AutoCAD WS vs Design Review, Pt 1 - AutoCAD WS is useful mobile app with good mark-up tools, but not convenient format for reviewing Vaulted Inventor CAD data, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, Design Review articles)

Collaboration - AutoCAD WS vs Design Review, Pt 2 - Conclusion - Design Review has 3D viewing ability with component properties, syncs with Autodesk 360, but mark-ups aren't passed back to Design Review desktop app, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, Design Review articles)

All-in-One CAD Tip #5: AutoCAD Reference Manager, Autodesk Design Review and CAD Network Maintenance - show all references in drawing, importing files in Design Review, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, May 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips, Design Review articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D: Stop and Smell the Trick - AECPOLYGON command to mask object, LineWorkShrinkWrap command to create polyline of batch of linework, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, May 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Week 6 - COGO Points Bulk Operations - overloads of 'CogoPointcollection' methods in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, May 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

SilentOperation Does Not Handle the Prompts When Save a Document - workaround for sketch mode in Inventor part, assembly, drawing, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create LeaderNote Which is Constrained with One or More Hole Centers - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

GetTruePath May Not Return the Correct Length - check SweepFeature.Path, calculate total length of paths in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating Colors and Materials into Autodesk Inventor 2013 - access 'appearance and materials' libraries from quick access toolbars or 'materials and appearance' panel, migrate Inventor styles, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Family Usage Filtered Element Collector Performance - always benchmark add-in performance, retrieve only families having instances in Revit model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Does Every Element (Type) Have a Category - no, many Revit elements don't have categories at all, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Increasing Timeouts for Autodesk Project Sync - configuring Autodesk Vault Buzzsaw add-in, Job Processor, Vault server, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, May 17, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

In Which Applications Can I Find the Autodesk Vault Add-in? - list includes AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, Revit, Simulation Mechanical, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, May 18, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Flip-O-Flip - Which Side of the Plane - flip planes in SolidWorks sketch, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, May 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer in SolidWorks, TMS CAD Centre, May 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 388 - Sustainable Insight - general workflow of SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, adding, updating sustainable materials, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Hide vs Suppressed in SolidWorks Assemblies - showing hidden components, Darin Grosser, SolidWorks Blog, May 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's Up With the GPU? - single-instruction-multiple-data processing architecture, calculating unique index, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, May 17, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Siemens PLM Connection 2012: Hardware Spotting - 3D mice, touch-sensitive tablets, multi-touch displays, virtual-reality goggles are options for CAD users to work with 3D data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 17, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

ArchiCAD Versions - release dates, supported platforms, features, ArchiCAD file, hardware protection compatibility of all versions, ArchiCAD Wiki, May 17, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Creo 2.0: Core Enhancements to Sketching in Creo Parametric - real-time regeneration feature, additional geometry commands, streamlined interfaces for curves from equations, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), May 17, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Hardware and Performance - rebuilding punch holder model in SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 17, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles, SolidWorks articles)

Autodesk Reports 11% First Quarter Revenue Growth - $589 million revenue, Americas revenue was $208 million, up 14%, revenue from flagship products was $336 million, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Corridor Surface Contours Not Matching Target Surface? - workaround is to shorten frequencies in problematic areas for contours in Civil 3D to tie in to existing ground much better, Seth Hall, Being Civil, May 17, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using HTML5, Pt 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Implement 'PlotSettingsValidator.SetClosestMediaName' in .Net? - Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Accessing Visible Entities in a Dynamic Block - get instances of AcDbBlockVisibilityParameter, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2013 SDK and API Help Update - download new DeveloperTools.msi to update SDK, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, May 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating Content Center Libraries with Custom Materials to 2013 - migrate custom material style into 2013 material library, proper material library must be active in project file, update content center library, Being Inventive, May 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Navisworks ActiveX Controls - re-organized ActiveX controls: Navisworks integrated API library, redistributable API library; tips for working with control, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 17, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Web Server with Navisworks ActiveX Control - write code of web page, setup web server, client end, trouble shooting, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 17, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Material Quantities SDK Sample and Double Byte Characters - import Excel file as Unicode UTF-8 in Revit, rewrite code to write as Excel sheet, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, May 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Edit Default List of Profiles in Revit Extensions Frame Generator - manually modify XML databases used by frame generator to create custom profiles, Autodesk, May 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Multiple Saved Selection Sets - Revit 2013 tip, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Xi MTower PCIe Workstation - Intel i5 2500K quad-core processor, ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard, can run 2 simultaneous displays, expanding options, excellent performance at competitive price, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, May 17, 2012 (more @Xi workstation reviews)

GTC 2012: GPU, Virtually Yours - GPU virtualization helps access GPU-driven digital-content creation or design software hosted on remote machine from lightweight tablet device, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 16, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Command Line Enhancements - command icon added, gives menu of recently used commands, enhanced undocked command line, ability to review full command history, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Overlay vs Attachment When Linking Files - attaching/overlaying xref in AutoCAD, Revit, impact of specifying method types, examples of when to specify each method, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials, AutoCAD articles)

10 Time Savers for AutoCAD Architecture - select similar, add selected tools, AUTOCOMPLETE command, multifunctional grips, transparency feature, associative arrays, 3D UCS, renovation tool, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, May 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

How to Zoom in Current View on Current Selection with .Net API - use COM interop in .NET in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 16, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Thumbnail Optimization - Vault 2013 Server converts thumbnail to JPEG when storing it in database, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 16, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Calculate the Length of an Entity in ObjectArx/.NET - getStartParam(), getEndParam() to obtain start, end parameters of curve based entity, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

New Inventor API Help - samples section in topic lists samples along with links to each one, supports samples in multiple languages, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, May 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Introduction to the User Interface on Fusion for PC  - navigating workspace, YouTube, May 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Introduction to Modifying Objects in Fusion for PC - YouTube, May 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Introduction to Working with Assembly Objects in Fusion for PC - YouTube, May 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Paper Models - papercraft software Pepakura helps unfold 3D data, making paper study model, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, May 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Find Unit System of FamilyInstance (In Turn Its Family/Symbol) Using Revit .NET API - calling Document.DisplayUnitSystem property against family document, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: What Revit Element.Name Used For - printing out all element names for Revit model, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

BIM Coordinator - An Easier Way to Share Coordinates Between Revit, Civil 3D and Navisworks - technology preview on Autodesk Labs helps share coordinates, height of site to Revit to ensure true 3D site model, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, May 16, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Simulation Tech Tip: How to Use the Bolt Connector - copy/paste new instances of bolt connector, edit each copied bolt, apply to different pairs of circular edges, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, May 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Light Weight Patterns - cosmetic pattern feature applies only to planar face, realview graphics has to be on in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assuming Linearity: Linear Static vs. Nonlinear - consider at least nonlinear affects to get accurate stress results in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, May 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AEC Collaboration Hub - considering issues with single-cloud collaboration, collaborating between multiple clouds, predicting future technologies, Chris France, AECbytes, May 15, 2012 (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

What's New in AutoCAD: A Veteran Guide - improved Interface, drawing, drafting tools, annotation scaling, hatch enhancements, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

30 Years of CAD - accessing Autodesk 360, importing menu file with tab, panel for all workspaces, creating irregular shaped viewport, Michael Beall, CADTutor, May 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using HTML5, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AcisIn and AcisOut in .NET - using AcisOut, AcisIn API in importing, exporting Solid3D in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Set a Text to a Specific Location If the Text Has Justification - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Quick Tip #1 - Keeping Perspective While Using Symbol Builder - attach drawing for reference tobuild desired block in AutoCAD Electrical, Jared Bunch, Point-to-Point, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Line and Curve - Curve Delta Symbol Label Issue - select delta over length, radius labels, edit delta label from label style composer in Civil 3D, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, May 15, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Integration of Salesforce.com and AutoCAD WS, Pt 4 - passing parameters to Apex class controllers from visual force page, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, cloud articles)

Selecting a Face in a Linked File - using ConvertToStableRepresentation method on reference class in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Determining Water Flow Requirements based on Air Flow and Design Assumptions for Revit 2012 - heat transfer principles, Revit family implementation, air flow parameters, Autodesk WikiHelp, May 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Parameter of Revit API - 25: Attach Shared Parameter - attaching existing shared parameter specified by its name to CategorySet, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Manual and Automatic Regarding Performance - external command with automatic/manual TransactionMode, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: When and Where to Start It - test external command to compare performance of 2 approaches, Spiderinnet's Blog, May 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 - View Types - changing view from one type to another doesn't apply view template change that is assigned to view, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks License Management With Transfers - before uninstalling SolidWorks, make license free to be reinstalled or used on another computer, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, May 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending SolidWorks part using flex feature, Solid Professor, May 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Arena Solutions PartsList and PDXViewer - PartsList helps engineers create conceptual BOMs, use integration with Octopart to automatically fill out information; PDXViewer lets engineers open, filter export PDX files, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, May 14, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Seeing Into the Future: Eureka Asks 3 CAD Companies What They See as Emerging Technologies - PTC, SpaceClaim, Autodesk on mobile markets, social media, easy-to-use, highly interoperable CAD software, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, May 14, 2012 (more CAD industry articles, CAD development articles)

Cloud CAD is Really Difficult - understanding CAD architecture, using existing desktop to approach cloud CAD or building CAD architecture optimized for use on cloud, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, May 1, 2012 (more cloud articles)

How do I Properly Import a 'SQL Database' Card List from One EPDM Vault to Another? - 4 main areas important to SQL database card list in SolidWorks PDM, InFlow Technology, May 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Why Are You Wasting So Much Workstation Potential? - configure hardware, choose software, set up cluster, benefits of workstation-based virtual cluster, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, May 10, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Geometric Modeling Problems in Industrial CAD/CAM/CAE - discussing problems of filleting, history-based models, performance, George Allen of Siemens PLM Software, May 2012 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD Tricks for MText: Beyond the Basics - tips on numbering, sub-lists, controlling location, width of text within documents, navigating, editing words with keystrokes, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, May 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

10 AutoCAD Commands You Have Either Forgotten or Never Knew (Update) - XOPEN, TRACE, SOLID, SETBYLAYER, REVERSE, TSPACEINVADERS, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD undocumented commands tutorials)

Vault License Release Behavior - license will not become available\released until SessionInactivityCheckInterval process runs, detects that license is inactive, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, May 14, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Catalog Editor - creating new pipe with new size using 'import part' command, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, Apr 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

MText StrikeThrough in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 - right-click while in edit mode with Mtext object, strikethrough option available from Mtext toolbar, Joshua Modglin, civil4D.com, May 14, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

PLM Tip of the Week - Linking Workspaces in PLM 360 - linking picklists, using relationships tab, workspace relationships setting, action script to link workspaces, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, May 14, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

PLM 360 - Can't Add Items to BOM Tab? - unless permitted to perform next work flow transition, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 14, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Inventor 2013 Customizing Title Blocks  - basic title block customization, adding graphic logo to title block, making custom prompted entries, Tom Singer, YouTube, May 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

ilogic Rule to Change Units of Measure - setting up length, mass units in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, May 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Navisworks .NET API 2013 New Feature, Pt 1 - clash API to access clash test, clash result, relevant information, main classes of clash .NET API, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 11, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Navisworks .NET API 2013 New Feature, Pt 2 - updating clash using DocumentClashTests, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 13, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

DevBlog, DevCamp, Element and Project Wide Data - DataStorage element in Revit 2013 enables add-ins to store extensible storage data completely independently of all BIM database elements, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Open Door Policy - open sources, plug-in for creating door families in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 10, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Community - Siemens PLM forums, mobile forum reader app Tapatalk for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, live user groups, Solid Edge University are sources to get information about Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens PLM Says There's New Wind in the Velocity Sails - Siemens PLM division responsible for Solid Edge, Mainstream Engineering group busy building 'apps ecosystem,' to announce SharePoint for Solid Edge Insight XT, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Why the Cloud for CAD? - discussing product requirements: 3D design, ease-of-use, PDM, accessibility; performance, security issues related to cloud, Jim Foster, To3D Mechanical Design Software, May 10, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Are Engineers Ready to Go Mobile? - CAD vendor offer mobile apps to easily access product data, effectively collaborate with peers; tablets, smart phones offer capabilities like GPS tracking, accelerometers, video capabilities, voice, Beth Stackpole, Design News, May 11, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles, CAD development articles)

NX CAE Tips & Tricks - FEA Workflow, Pt 3 - solving model in NX Advanced Simulation environment, Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2012 (more NX articles)

Finding Good Lectures About CFD - series of lectures by Lorena Barba of Boston University provide good insight into CFD, Gilles Eggenspieler, ANSYS, May 11, 2012 (more CFD articles)

How Can I Tell Who is Logged Into EPDM? - check option to 'show logged in users' in tools search dialog in SolidWorks PDM, InFlow Technology, May 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Integrate Data from Multiple BIM Models - FM:Interact helps capture information from Revit, mapping templates streamline asset integration, Susan Smith, AECCafe, May 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Working with Dimensional Tolerances - understanding basics, benefits, important considerations, Stefan Menin, Machine Design, May 10, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Documenting 3D Models, Pt 4 - modify isometric view in AutoCAD, changing to visible lines, breaking alignment, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, May 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Product Design Suite: Large Assembly Review with Navisworks Simulate - advanced tools for simulation, real-time navigation, review toolset to support collaboration, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 11, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Lifecycle Phases (LCP) to Control Revisions in a Change Order Workspace - examples showing series of change order releases of item going through design, production release stages using Autodesk 360, Autodesk WikiHelp, May 10, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Integration of Salesforce.com and AutoCAD WS, Pt 3 - create custom controller extension to implement custom logic, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, cloud articles)

Mass Changes to Source/Destination Arrows - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Terminal AutoCAD, May 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Toggling Highlight State of an Entity - ObjectARX code, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating and Accessing Layer Filter Information - create layer filter in AutoCAD, use this code to find filter expression for it, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit 2013 Component Based Stairs  - Design Reform, May 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Geometric Constraints in a Sketch - using Inventor API, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, May 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

There's Been a Change or Two - Migrating Styles Libraries from Inventor 2012 to Inventor 2013 - Inventor 2013 copies data to new location, migrating it during process, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Controlling the Zoom Speed of the Scroll Wheel of Your Mouse - edit registry key settings in Inventor 2013, Being Inventive, May 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Subtleties of B-rep Translation, Pt 2; Why Form Matters - defining form of geometric curves, surfaces in 3 ways: analytic, B-spline, procedural representations, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, May 4, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

A Developer's Perspective on Agile - active involvement with customers, emphasis on refactoring, retrospective, but 'software redesign on fly' notion is partially true only, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, May 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Stratasys Sets First Quarter Revenue Record - $45 million revenue, 30% increase, 90 sales agents recently hired, trained to focus on low-cost printers, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 11, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Professional Desktop 3D Printer is Easy to Use - office friendly Mojo from Stratasys has 25 x 18 x 21" work envelope, easy installation, clean, simple, intuitive print wizard interface, easy support removal, Todd Grimm, Machine Design, May 8, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Use Femap's Meshing Toolbox to Extend and Inspect Meshes - merging surfaces that don't meet up, locating elements failing quality criterion, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, May 10, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Hexagon's Q1 Upbeat, Trouble in SG&I - total revenue up 9%, restructuring Security, Government & Infrastructure division, reducing 190 positions to balance global distribution of headcount, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, May 10, 2012

New Modo Power SubD-NURBS Reverses the CAD Pipeline - plug-in converts models into NURBS-based CAD models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 9, 2012 (more modo articles)

Autodesk Releases 123D Catch as iPad App - cloud storage, sharing feature for 123D family introduced; registered users of free service can share files between all 123D products, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 9, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Turn Your Photos Into 3D Models With Autodesk 123D Catch for Apple iPad - 'My Corner' feature provides cloud storage for all 123D design projects, allowing to easily create 3D model of anything, TJ McCue, Forbes, May 10, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Revit Structure Basics You Never Learned - using filter option, pick lines options, space bar, changing witness line, tips on temporary dimensions, 3D view, Desiree Mackey, AUGI Library, May 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The World of AutoCAD Programming Platforms, Pt 2 - VBA, Visual Studio.NET to access AutoCAD object model to obtain drawing information, AutoLISP function to obtain same information, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, May 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming articles)

AutoCAD Quick Tip - How to Edit Command Aliases - adding custom command aliases to PGP file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, May 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Product Design Suite: Conceptualize Design - Sketchbook Designer to create conceptual visuals of design, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 10, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Converting Land Desktop Points and Preserving their Layers - set 'disable description keys' setting in command settings to true, Seth Hall, Being Civil, May 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Integration of Salesforce.com and AutoCAD WS, Pt 1 - setting up force.com development environment, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, cloud articles)

Integration of Salesforce.com and AutoCAD WS, Pt 2 - installing force.com IDE, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Use DrawJig to Move Multiple Entities as Many/Various as We Like - Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Any Harm to Lock Document When No Need - always locking documents doesn't really affect performance, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Beware the Yellow Triangle - clear local cache, always try to get latest version of SolidWorks EPDM file, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: How to Automate Viewing 'Normal To' Your Sketch - select option to auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation from System Options tab, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

View Your SolidWorks Files on Your iPhone or Android Device - Glovius app supports SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT, CATIA V5, Pro/E, NX, Inventor, STL file formats, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks' Dilemma - How to Kill a Successful Product - modeling kernel from competitors, step behavior of Dassault, conflicts with CATIA, being oldest software, Gal Raz, Display States, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Configurations vs Family of Parts - using configurations in SolidWorks, drawbacks, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mining for Gems in SolidWorks Part Templates - creating standard part templates using custom Gauge Table, Brian VanderPloeg, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - 2D Simplification for Simulation - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Display Manager Appearances - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Dimension Palette Auto Arrange  - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Q&A: Siemens Rulestream Engineer-to-Order - being part of Siemens PLM, pricing cost, reasons to select Rulestream, training required, partly/entirely Web based, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 27, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Around the World with BIM - capturing key developments in BIM implementation in different countries to get better global perspective on BIM, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 9, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Import Graphics to Create a Template - InRoads V8i  - Envision CAD, May 8, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Access Menu Items Through Built-in Menubar Search on Mac - ArchiCAD tutorial, Marton Kiss, ArchiCAD Wiki, Apr 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Work Environments in ArchiCAD, Pt 2A - user shares his personal settings, basic template in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 18, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Trebling Upgrade Prices Was Not Enough for Autodesk - high upgrade prices forcing users to go on subscription, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 10, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Mobile Apps: Force Effect and Sketchbook Mobile - Force Effect, Force Effect Motion helps performing simulation anywhere for free body diagrams, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 9, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Turn Photos Into 3D Models. 123D Catch for iPad is Here - example gallery included, interactive startup, receive notification center alerts, email finished captures, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 9, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Move Object Same Displacement as Previously by Pressing Enter 3 Times - MOVE command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Sheet Metal Extents Add-In Update - zip files for installer, drag & drop deployment, source code for add-in for Inventor, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, May 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create a Pipe Cap - Revit tutorial, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Document TransactionManager is Nowhere for External Databases - AutoCAD tutorial, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: DrawJig Poly Lines - dragging 2D light weight polyline with line segments, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Updates About Various Ways to Check Object Types in AutoCAD .NET - improved versions of test code, commands, Spiderinnet1's Blog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using iOS, Pt 2 - implementing swipe gestures at low level, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 5: COGO Point Basics - creating COGO points in Civil 3D 2013, accessing properties, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, May 9, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Command Line Autocomplete - AUTOCOMPLETEMODE system variable settings, turn off list, system variable options when using dynamic input, Envision CAD, May 8, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Build a CAD Proving Ground - traits of test pilot candidates, test new software on proving grounds before mass implementation, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 9, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Enhance User Communication During Upgrades - organize lunchtime CAD resource meetings, give users opportunity to vent, gripe about CAD, suggest fixes to problems, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 9, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Day 3: Morning Update from the Tecnomatix Track at PLM Connection 2012 - presentations on manufacturing change management at GE, visual work instructions from Cortona3D, Tim Webb, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 9, 2012

Day 3: Tecnomatix Track - Afternoon Sessions at PLM Connection 2012 - presentations on 'robotics and automation' technology, virtual factory technology, Tim Webb, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 9, 2012

Siemens PLM Connection Day 2: The Manufacturing Workforce Struggles - US government official talked about growing manufacturing industry, dealing with challenges of aging workforce, product complexity, education gap, Brock Haroldson, Siemens PLM Community, May 9, 2012 (more jobs and careers articles)

Creating DXF Files in SolidWorks - save as DXF or select export to DXF/DWG from context menu or set output alignment using feature manager, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, May 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting the Offset and Thicken Surface Commands - use shell outward tool to get details of error, highlight faces creating problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Global Variables and Link Values - configure global variables, use it to equate dimensions to single value, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Attribute Transfer - access attribute manager, organize attributes to be saved in ArchiCAD, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 4, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Can SDM Be Effective Without CAD PDM? - simulation data management, understanding chain of progressive models for simulation, managing CAD model, approaches to solving problem, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, May 7, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles, PDM articles)

Documenting 3D Models, Pt 3 - adding extra views in AutoCAD 2013, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, May 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: New Features Roundup - interface enhancements, improved arrays, support for Inventor files, Autodesk 360 integration, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Intersection Between Plane and a Curve - finding intersection between ellipse and plane in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Joining 2D/3D Polylines - using 'Entity.JoinEntity' method in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Multiline Text in Ribbon Button - using CUI editor, sample code snippet in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk PLM 360 Sync - feature set of Vault/PLM 360 integration release, basic order of operations, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 8, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles, Autodesk Vault articles)

PLM 360 - BOM Tab Check Box Trick - linking radio button data type to single value picklist, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 9, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

The Power of Revit Filters - understanding mechanics, basic components of filters, arranging order of filters listed in order of importance, Joe Fields, AUGI Library, May 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 - Suppress Spaces in Dimensions - option is in type properties for dimension style, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Corner Condition for Curtain Wall - creating butt glazing mullion for substituting glazing compound in Revit, Jarod Schultz, May 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Assembling Components Using Creo Direct - creating constraints with live toolbar, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Combination Views - combining simplified reps, orientations, styles, explodes, layers states, cross-sections into single combination view using Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Apr 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Siemens PLM Connection 2012: Filtering Big Data with Active Workspace - uses open source search technology to query, index file attributes, integrated JT viewer helps display 3D data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 8, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Siemens PLM Connection 2012: Solid Edge for iPad, Insight XT for SMBs - Solid Edge Viewer for iPad displays manufacturing information, selects, isolates subcomponents to hide/display, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 8, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Live Rules Primer - component of Synchronous Technology, applies automatically, on fly by default, can recognize faces as fillets, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 8, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Tecnomatix Update: Smarter Decisions, Better Products - Tecnomatix 10.1 has manufacturing process planner, line balancing, calibration apps, ability to create value stream maps of production systems, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 8, 2012

Trimble Reports a Strong First Quarter - $502 million revenue, engineering and construction accounting for $249 million, 31% increase, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 4, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Q&A From PTC's Q2 Earnings Call - China business, customers approaching PLM projects cautiously, developing products based on SharePoint, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 8, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Exporting for 3D Printing - tips on using view tessellation for on-screen visual feedback, advance tessellation tool to create stitched/watertight geometry in solidThinking, Darren Chilton, solidThinking Blog, Apr 30, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Laying the Groundwork for Software Upgrades - assess needs, consider options available, give it trial run, consider hardware upgrade, plan for training, calculate ROI, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), May 7, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Solid Edge Gets Mentioned - efficient but mismanaged, under-advertised product, users hopeful about Solid Edge ST 5 release, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 7, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

PLM 360 - Adding Custom Linked Items to Change Orders - Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, May 8, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

PLM 360 Video Spotlight - Lifecycle Management - lifecycle editor, advancing lifecycle states using change order in PLM 360, Brian Schanen, Autodesk WikiHelp, May 7, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 2: Create Accurate Dimensions for Circles and Arcs - dimensioning radius, diameter, arc lengths in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Save Time with Smart Parametric Dimensions - create dimensions that update geometry when dimension text is updated in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

How to Add Dimension Notes in AutoCAD 2013 - DimNotes - add predefined dimension notes to dimension objects in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, May 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Save Your Favorite Locations in AutoCAD - using places list, Envision CAD, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using iOS, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Schedule API and Access to Schedule Data - running API commands in schedule views in Revit 2013, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013\2012 Contextual Panels Do Not Display or Update - uninstall .NET Framework 4.5 Beta from Windows control panel, reinstall latest .NET 4.0 release, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, May 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulating Composites - effects on microstructure of composite material with drilled holes, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Moving into 'Intelligent Engineering' - Center for Advanced Engineering Environments offers virtual structural test facilities, advanced training technologies, digital, visual simulation tools to assists researchers, industry, government partners, Debbie Sniderman, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

What's Up with Russia and Modeling Kernels? - LEDAS to help build completely new 'Russian' modeling kernel; ASCON is offering C3D modeling kernel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 7, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

ASCON Makes Public Its Proprietary Kernel - C3D kernel handles 2D drafting, sketching, 3D modeling, constraints, parameters, input-output translation of major CAD formats, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Bentley DGN Reader for Windows 7 - preview pane, search box to search text inside DGN files, Envision CAD, May 7, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

VBA Date Comparisons - calculate target date 180 days prior to current date, Envision CAD, May 7, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Things You Probably Didn't Look at in the SolidWorks File Menu - exploring commands: Print3D, publish to 3DVIA.com, derive component part, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Database is Missing - Complete Functionality Will Not be Available - workaround is fixing path specified under 'hole wizard and toolbox' folder, must contain file SWBrowser.mdb, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Designs Live On and On - compactness, portability, metadata-housing capacity of neutral file formats help in collaboration, rendering, technical publication of designs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

The Dassault Systemes and PTC Modeling Kernel Problem - SolidWorks V6 to use CGM modeling kernel being used by CATIA; Creo Direct will use PTC's Granite modeling kernel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles, PTC articles)

Will Cloud Computing Result in Uniform Pricing? - no, as vendor can block access to software based on IP address, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 6, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Print & Scan Via the Cloud - HP offers web-enabled printers, Oce introduces Oce Mobile Tools, Oce Mobile Plot, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

SoftSheet: Foldable, Large Format Touch Screen Concept - foldable, touch-sensitive screen to view site plans or other large format design data, syncing from mobile devices, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 4, 2012 (more collaboration articles)

Enhancing Student Learning Via Mathcad 15.0's Live Mathematical Capabilities - Chris Hartmann, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble - Nemetschek reports 7% higher revenues from last year; Trimble Q1 revenue up 31%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, May 4, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles, AEC articles)

Material Witness - SmartGeometry 2012 had clusters discussing material conflicts, aspect of material usage, discussion on use nanotechnology in manufacturing of materials, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2012 (more AEC articles)

San Rafael Based Autodesk Celebrates 30 Years in Business - and in Marin - history of Autodesk, from a $60K startup and 13 programmers to $2 billion company, Jessica Bernstein-Wax, Marin IJ, May 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Create Section and Detail Views - create base view using tool from layout tab, monitor annotation in views, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

TimberTool for AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - converts closed polylines into mass elements, makes bounding box width, depth correct for scheduling purposes, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, May 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Modifying Contents of a Picked Cell Inside a Table - selecting MText entity nested in table cell in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to List All of the Annotation Style Names in Plant3D P&ID Using C#.NET - Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Dynamic P/Invoke for Custom Native Exported Methods - create exported method from custom arx in AutoCAD, avoid hardcode path in DllImport, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Feature: New Help - easier to navigate interface, enable contents on left, share articles through envelop icon, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, May 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Easy Aerial Images in Civil 3D - Project Basejump tool helps bring in maps from Microsoft Bing, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, May 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Transition a Corridor Daylight Slope - Civil 3D tutorial, Matt Kolberg, civil4d.com, May 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Thumbnail Viewer Component on a 64-Bit System - overview of COM, .Net on 64-Bit OS, workaround is to manually create interop for thumbnail viewer component in Inventor, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, May 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Controlling Include/Exclude State of Components in Derived Assembly Dialog Box - clear 'associative' checkmark on representation tab in Inventor, Being Inventive, May 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Repeat and Divide, Pt 1: Curved Panels - exploring smooth paneling options in Revit 2013, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, May 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Things to Remember as a Revit Beginner - learn to use terms correctly, check tool options, use tab key, space bar, keyboard shortcuts, use the right-click menu, Elisa de Dios, AUGI Library, May 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Learning Connector Introduction - different features in LearningConnector in Creo Parametric 1.0, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Managing Drawing Sheets - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Maze Walk-Through with Path - using simple spline sketch, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, May 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 386 - eDrawings for iPad - brief overview, items to see from SolidWorks published eDrawing, modified eDrawing from eDrawings Pro, features needed in V2, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

NCS: Common Language for CAD Users - history of US National CAD Standard, notable revisions in version 5, Gregory Jordan, Cadalyst, May 3, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CAD Management: CAD Border Patrol - fully define, refine border files, clean it up, test in other CAD packages, put into central location, lock it down Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, May 3, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Growing a Wire - using cutting plane, 'transform and rotate' tools, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 3, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

How to Render Transparent Materials in KeyShot - differentiating between illumination of 'solid glass' and glass, KeyShot, May 2, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Autodesk Edges Towards Taking Money for Cloud Services - Autodesk 360 Cloud service being metered, each rendering costs 5 units, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 4, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Spring Release: New Autodesk Software - tips to make transition smoother: evaluate functionality, usability of new features, test, retest, deploy software to all stations at once or over short period of time, Scott Chatterton, AUGI Library, May 3, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

XREF Drawings from Autodesk 360 - accessing, integrating external reference file from cloud to civil drawings, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, May 3, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Documenting 3D Models, Pt 2 - exploring options in drawing view creation tab in AutoCAD: orientation panel, appearance controls, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, May 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Save and Replace - Autodesk Inventor's Copy Component with a Twist - create copy, swap out copy with original, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2013 - New Features - improved Revit interoperability, TimeLiner, clash detection enhancements, grid, level support, John Benstead, CADit, May 3, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Vault is 'Insanely Configurable' Too, Pt 2 - API features: custom commands, tabs, new, delete commands, update lifecycle state, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 3, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using Android, Pt 3 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Firing Up Revit Architecture 2013 - browser search option, dimension enhancements, view type creation tools, stair by component, visualization enhancements, Gerry Ramsey, AUGI Library, May 3, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Read-Only and Automatic Transaction Modes - read-only transaction mode ensures that during entire execution of external command, current Revit models all remain unmodified, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

CADSharp, Massive Vats of SolidWorks API Tutorial Goodness - Keith Rice of CADSharp on ways to extend SolidWorks installation, using APIs to integrate other systems with SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Direct Editing: Move Face - changing size of hole or standoff in imported part in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Can You Create a Drawing of a Virtual Part in SolidWorks - using display states, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Visually Determine the Depth of a Broken-Out Section in a Drawing View During Preview - SolidWorks tutorial, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Great Time Saver - Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - 3 options: run command, drag command's icon to any toolbar of selection, find icon or menu item for that command, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulating the Repair of Sports Injuries with SolidWorks Simulation - Gordon Stewart, SolidWorks Blog, May 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is CATIA V6 Over the Hump? - some manufacturers are creating products in V6, technical challenges involved, commercial considerations, Stephen Wolfe, Graphic Speak, May 2, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Opting for Optimization, Pt 1 - standalone optimization packages predict probability of part failure, optimize product across broad performance characteristics, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Computational Fluid Dynamics Deserves an Oscar - CFD simulations help create real-time special effects in movies, Gilles Eggenspieler, ANSYS, May 2, 2012 (more CFD articles)

How to Change Custom Properties of Multiple SolidWorks Parts in One Step - create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files using property tab builder, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Inspection Gets Easier with New CAD/CAM Release - hardware-independent inspection software, PowerInspect can read all mainstream CAD formats, has mirror command, helps in effective collision detection for automated measurement, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, May 3, 2012 (more PowerInspect reviews)

Making the Jump to 5-Axis Machining Easier - 5-axis machining reduces machining, setup time, hand-polishing, outweighing costs involved, Edwin Gasparraj & Aaron Frankel, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

How to Add an Attribute Column to a BOM in NX - set object selection to 'apply to component as part attribute' to save information in part, Charles-Etienne Lavoie, Design Fusion Blog, Apr 3, 2012 (more NX articles)

From Inventor Beginner to Certified Professional - explore training options available, type of classes to take, consider Autodesk resources, books, Inventor community, Dan Banach, AUGI Library, May 3, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Don't Be Shy - Try Out AutoCAD's New UI - autocomplete feature, in-canvas viewport controls, option to minimize ribbon, easy-to-display toolbars, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 1: Create an Accurate Linear Dimension - center object to be dimensioned in AutoCAD drawing, place cursor to get accurate linear dimension, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using Android, Pt 2 - code for Apollonian Viewer app, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 3 Point Angular Dimension Using Point3AngularDimension in .NET - for ARC entity in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a Multi Line Style - adding multi line style to multi line style dictionary in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Reclaiming Memory of Erased Objects - using 'Database.ReclaimMemoryFromErasedObjects' in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Want to Use Only StartPoint and EndPoint as Input to .NET API SampleElevations()? - adding new entity from set of points to get ObjectId in Civil 3D 2013, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 25, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 4: Document Management - porting 'Colibra.Document,' 'Colibra.DocumentManager' to make use of new functionality, remove dependencies in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, May 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

SketchUp Left Google to Fall in Love With BIM - Trimble to use SketchUp with other owned software to support integrated work processes, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, May 2, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Trimble: SketchUp Fits With Decade-Long Strategy - SketchUp becomes component of acquisitions made by Trimble to integrate architecture, design, construction communities, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, May 2, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Fooled Again - Autodesk Doesn't Buy SketchUp - Trimble an unexpected buyer, though Autodesk had sought favor with SketchUp users, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 1, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Simplifying the Placement of Certain Dimensions in Draft - placing dimensions on formed tube using Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion Blog, Apr 17, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Creating the Same Surfaced Part in SE and SW - Solid Edge needs N-sided patch to Degenerate points, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 2, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

ENOVIA Leads Dassault Systemes to Strong First Quarter - $610.5 million revenue generated, up 10% in constant currencies, PLM revenue was $424.5 million, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 26, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Simulation Software Review: COMSOL Version 4.2a - parasolid-based geometry engine included, has ability to import and mesh digital elevation maps, can utilize binary, grayscale, color images, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

3D PDF Technology - understanding obstacles to collaboration, advantages for product development, collaboration, intellectual property, application examples, PROSTEP, May 2012 (more PDF articles)

Getting Started with Templates - have same file extensions, no special command for saving template in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 2, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD 2013: How to Choose Which Customization to Sync - take backup of setting before syncing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Documenting 3D Models: Pt 1 - creating 2D views of 3D models in AutoCAD 2013, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Store Drawings in Autodesk 360 - AutoCAD LT 2013 has option to access cloud from 'open and save' dialogs, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, May 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Simulus - Select Components by Size - access from right-click context menu, highlights components fitting into selected range, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

Event for PaletteSet Close - using 'StateChanged' event in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Five Minutes with a Toposurface - manipulating contour lines with additional points in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Finally a SolidWorks App for iPad - $1.99 app can animate 3D standard views, 2D drawing views, store files on iPad through iTunes files sharing, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

eDrawings for iPad: Better Late Than Never? - features missing from iPad version: markup, measure, section, hide/show/transparent/open in assemblies, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Releases eDrawings for iPad - author wishes for ability to section 3D model, view part properties, turn visibility of parts on/off, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Launches eDrawings for the iPad - floating pane to access component tree in assemblies, doesn’t offer tools for annotation, cross-sectioning, measurement, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

eDrawings for iPad from 3DS SolidWorks - view native SolidWorks files directly on mobile device, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Configuring Parts Within an Assembly - using different versions of same part in assembly, Solid Professor, YouTube, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

No More 'Parasitic' Points in the 2012 Hole Wizard - SolidWorks 2012 has tools to position hole center, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Direct Modelers as FEA Pre-Processors, Pt 2 - CAD-integrated simulation tools: Nastran for IronCAD, CATIA LiveShape, NX CAE, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012 (more FEA articles)

Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do About It - executive education is must, start slowly with BIM adoption, take care of soft issues like interpersonal dynamics, vision casting, change management, organizational design, Josh Oakley, AECbytes, Apr 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CATIA V5 - How to Compare Similar Parts - software overlaps 2 parts or assemblies, color codes added material in red, removed material in green, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Apr 30, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

Talking About the HP Z1 Workstation, Technically - Mike Diehl of HP defines workstation, opposed to PC, handling issues of heat in small chassis of Z1, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 1, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Guide for Beginners: From AutoCAD to AutoCAD MEP - adding job-specific material to particular palette, selecting trade-specific system, adjusting elevation, Greg Firman, AUGI Library, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Autodesk 360 Integration - enabling customization sync, options on online tab, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Creating a 3D Viewer for Our Apollonian Service Using Android, Pt 1 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Displaying Localized Property Name Using Non-COM Property System - fetch strings from string table in AutoCAD, implement class derived from 'AcRxResourceLoader,' override 'subLoadString' method, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using Transient Graphics - marking intersection points of rectangle, ray in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting the Extents of AutoCAD Model Window - using SCREENSIZE system variable, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Feature: Survey Query - creating simple query out of points with description containing SDWK value, filtering all points defining sidewalks, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Alternative to Importing Google Earth in Civil 3D - using Seamless Viewer, data in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Rotation Rigs That Do Not Use the Angular Dimension - using 'ride the rail,' 'open reference circle' methods in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotation Rigs That Do Not Use the Angular Dimension, Pt 2 - creating revolve rig, applying it to door family in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

First Division - understanding 'divide & repeat' feature in conceptual design environment in Revit 2013, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Home 3D Printer is More Real Than Ever - And Costs As Much As an iPad - pre-assembled Solidoodle is perfect tool for rapid-prototyping student's ideas into physical objects, Kit Eaton, Fast Company, Apr 26, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The New Solidoodle G2 3D Printer is Launched - Starting at $499 - durable metal frame, uses 1.75mm ABS plastic filament, pro model has heated build platform, upgraded power supply, spool holder, interior lighting, open design, 3Ders.org, Apr 20, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

At Last: A 3D Printer for the Home, Priced at $500 - brainchild of former COO of MakerBot, manufactures plastic items, accepts 3D files in STL format, Joe McKendrick, smartplanet, Apr 27, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Solidoodle is a $499 3D Printer - can print 3D objects up to 6" on all side, frame made is made entirely from steel, CoolThings.com, Apr 27, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mean, Clean & Affordable: The Solidoodle 3D Printer - What It Means for the Market - price of 3D printers is decreasing, becoming affordable for consumers, 3DPrinterStocks.com, Apr 22, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Solidoodle: The 3D Printer That Costs Less Than $500 - creates actual objects based on computer files, Windows, Mac, Linux compatible steel-framed base model, 33rd Square, Apr 26, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Solidoodle: The $500 3D Printer - perfect price for entry level extrusion 3D printers, 3DMarvels.com Blog, Apr 25, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Solidoodle Printer Brings 3D Printing to the Masses - 3 versions: standard, pro, expert; pro version has upgraded power supply, spool holder, Steve Anderson, TFTS, Apr 25, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

First Look of 3DS SolidWorks e-Drawings for iPad - $1.99, better late than never, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, May 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Creating a Wave Spring in SolidWorks  - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks TolAnalyst - performing tolerance stack-up analysis to quickly determine effects on parts, assemblies, SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Control Your SolidWorks Designs with Auto-Configure - add-in offers easy integration, control of CAD data with MS Excel, supports bi-directional flow of data, helps update model parameters, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM 2012 - Customized Menus - adding option to 'clear local cache' to right-click menu in SolidWorks EPDM 2012, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

   

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