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June 2012

AIA Comes Home to the Capital, Pt 2 - new design technologies find their way on AIA Expo, SmartBIM’s VIMtrek, ecoScorecard tool, Nemetschek’s SimTrend, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 28, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Moving to Creo Parametric - where to look for resources, learn more about Creo 2.0, Creo Version Comparison Chart, Learning Connector etc, Geoff Hedges, Creo blog, June 28, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Graphisoft Talks to Architosh About ArchiCAD 16 - Akos Pfemeter, director of global marketing, about ArchiCAD 16, winning features, Morph Tool, Usability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Add Reset User Settings in Civil 3D 2013 - simplified steps to reset user settings while troubleshooting, guide to Civil 3D 2013 release, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD Civil 3D tutorials)

Symbol Iterator Coder of AutoCAD .NET Add-in Wizard (AddNetAddinWizard) - generate AutoCAD symbol, iteration code instantly, key to development work, Spiderinnet1 Blog, June 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Worm Stealing dwg Files - Learn about worm that steal blueprints, design document and AutoCAD software, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Loading OMF Object Enabler in AutoCAD - install object enabler modules to add live objects in AutoCAD, add value under registration key to run ACA in vanilla AutoCAD profile, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, June 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Make Workplace Frustration Work for You - channel frustration to stay motivated at work, Isolate, communicate, personalize, standardize to maintain balance, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

The Blame Game - Trials of a New CAD Manager - know the challenges as a new CAD manager, Symptoms of this Trial, best ways to counter challenges, CADDManager Blog, June 19, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

How Do You Know if All of Your Components are Ballooned in a SolidWorks Drawing? - use Auto Balloon command, check BOM table on drawing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sunglass.IO Launches Plug-ins to Import SolidWorks Models and More - Sunglass introduces plug-ins, effective on single click, integration facilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Take a Balanced Approach to Managing Building Information Modeling - put BIM in context, bypass hype, understand BIM truly, BIM problems are not unique, balance is key, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Growth is the Goal at Solid Edge University 2012 - Solid Edge ST5 features built-in thermal simulation, expanded drafting capabilities; Solid Edge Mobile Viewer for iPad was announced, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Injection Molding Simulation Software: How Will It Improve Your Designs? - SolidWorks Plastics, Autodesk Simulation DFM, Moldex3D are available, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, June 27, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Man on a Mission - Uriel Castillo from City Utilities Engineering department in Fort Wayne talks about his job, using CAD software, interesting projects undertaken, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012 (more civil engineering articles)

Mass DWG Save-As Back to an Older Release - setting up custom conversion style in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Layouts, Page Setups and Using Them Over and Over Again - get page setup, layout setting into new or existing AutoCAD drawing file, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Support for Revit Comes to Navisworks - ability to import Revit files directly, create dynamic gridlines from Revit files, upgraded timeliner, improved clash detective interface, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, June 27, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD Tip: Modeling a Curtain - create skeleton, use LOFT command, change control to normal to all cross sections, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D modeling tutorials)

Having Problem Viewing Layer Manager Palette? - use CLASSICLAYER command or change LAYERDLGMODE variable to 0 to access layer manager dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Bad Definition of XX at Line XX of File xxxxx.lin - set system variable FONTALT to nothing, run STYLE command to load linetypes correctly in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Use CreateLoftedSolid - pathCurve parameter to create lofted solid in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

OBJ Model Export Considerations - eliminating duplicate vertices, implementing vertex lookup class, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a New 'Point Description Key Sets' Using Civil 3D .Net API - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 27, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using CogoPoint.ApplyDescriptionKeys() to apply DescriptionKeys to a CogoPoint - Civil 3D tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 26, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Working Offline in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - functionality available while offline, IT considerations to minimize impact of server downtime, Hugh Kanner, CAPUniversity, June 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Complex Mold Split Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Fixing the CAD/CAE Disconnect - NX Advanced FEM includes Siemens ST, can read foreign CAD models, assemblies, supports simulation data/process management, Evan Yares, Design World, June 18, 2012 (more NX articles)

Delete Pattern Instance in SolidWorks - without having to re-open or edit pattern feature, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Merge and Explode to Simulate Flex  - animating appearance of part flexibility using 3DVIA Composer, You Tube, June 26, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Faster, Better Transparency Mode Rendering in Creo Parametric 2.0 is Result of Efforts by AMD and PTC - GPU-accelerated technique, order-independent transparency results in 900% faster rendering performance, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 26, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles, Pro/E articles)

SimFonIA Animation Tools (SAT) Review - animate 3D scenes by controlling graphical attributes of groups, SketchUp UR Space, June 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

BIM 360 - Civil Collaboration Arrives in the Cloud - BIM 360 Glue combines BIM model data in collaborative environment; Infrastructure Modeler, cloud rendering, structural analysis services are also available, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 26, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ACAD/Medre.A Technical Analysis - worm written in AutoLISP, copies itself to various locations, steals AutoCAD drawings from infected system, Robert Lipovsky, ESET Threat Blog, June 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

ACAD/Medre.A - 10000's of AutoCAD Files Leaked in Suspected Industrial Espionage - files were being sent to China; free stand-alone cleaner available, Righard Zwienenberg, ESET Threat Blog, June 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Create a Block in AutoCAD - draw objects, start BLOCK command, specify base point, choose block unit, add description, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Inventor 2013: Access Sketch Constraints Faster - hold down CTRL, right click inside sketch, to get all sketch constraints at mouse focal point, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

ACA: Occupancy Load Calculations with a Column Total - process value in variable occs in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Favorite Uses for Raster Design: Merging Tiled Images - Merge Images command to paste together tiled orthophotos, Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Jun 26, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Dude, Where's My Drawing? - check option to 'display full path in title' from options dialog box to determine location of current AutoCAD file, Samuel Lucido, Cadalyst, June 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Why Can't I See My Custom Paper Sizes in Plot Dialog - registry key storing information about pages in AutoCAD should be same on all machines, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, June 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Missing Object Enabler for Application Error in Navisworks - check for cache file, missing dependency, scene statistics, rendering, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, June 24, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

.NET DllImport a Method Defined in C++ - check if function is declared with dllexport modifier, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a Text Style Using VB.NET - adding new text style to database in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Cam Mating and Analysis Help Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Integration is the Name of the Game for Trelligence and Bentley Systems - Affinity integrated into ECOsim Building Designer provides real-time design validation, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 25, 2012 (more AEC articles)

AIA 2012 Comes Home to the Capitol - keynotes on 'architecture and history,' BIM, consensus-based US standard governing BIM use released, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 25, 2012 (more AEC articles)

PLM 360 HTML5 Workflow Editor - create, edit workflow maps using integrated workflow editor, validator helps find, correct errors before saving, Brian Schanen, You Tube, June 25, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Squeezing the License Pool - manage stand alone, networked licenses, use viewers, leverage options file, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, June 25, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Use PDFs in AutoCAD Drawings - bring PDF file into AutoCAD as underlay, snap to PDF, recreate drawing, Lynn Allen, You Tube, June 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Label Every [Insert Interval] Contour Line - create expression, label every 3rd contour line in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, June 25, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Dumping Data from AutoCAD's Bindable Object Layer Using .NET - get data from BOL via various properties inside Application.UIBindings.Collections, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Iterate Through All Blocks Excluding Model and Paper Space - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

RibbonSplitButton With Icons/Images - creating split button on ribbon using png images included in assembly as resources in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get the Display Value of the Parameter in Inventor - convert value from one unit to another using UnitsOfMeasure.ConvertUnits() method, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Embedding a WPF User Control in a DockableWindow in Inventor - Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: UserInterface Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

The All-in-One Revit - learning about construction modeling tools, UI changes, 'repeat and divide,' worksharing tools, Lonnie Cumpton, AUGI Library, June 25, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Revit API & VB.NET: Find Family/Symbol Unit System From FamilyInstance in Project Model - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Import NX Parts and Drawings with Correct Item Type - automating selection of right item type, implementing, registering convert callback, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, June 22, 2012 (more NX articles)

Setting Monocrome Display Drafting Using Siemens NX - default color drafting view, converting to monochrome, Unigraphics NX Tutorial, June 2012 (more NX articles)

Lighting With V-Ray SketchUp, Definitive Guide 3 - modeling studio scene, setting up studio lighting, simulating lighting using V-Ray rectangular, omni lights, Nomer Adona, SketchUp UR Space, June 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

The Product Connect Plug-in for SketchUp - download, installation, using 'get products,' 'product editor' tools, Mike Tadros, SketchUp UR Space, June 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Rendezvous with Jack B Clark, the Google Certified Geo Modeler - talk about ease of use of SketchUp, importance of geo modeling to general people, tips to budding modelers, Debarati Nath, SketchUp UR Space, June 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

ArchiCAD 16 - morph tool adds SketchUp-like conceptual modeling capabilities, enables creation of complex freeform structures, BIM components portal gives access to wide variety of BIM objects from various sources, expands built-in energy analysis capabilities, improved interoperability, still not as easy or intuitive as main rival Revit, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

PDM, CAD Integration and Insight XT - SharePoint-based app, Insight XT integrates with Solid Edge, manages local cache automatically, structure browser to navigate assembly trees, CAD references, Ken Grundey's Blog, June 22, 2012 (more PDM articles)

HP Z1 Workstation - convertible tool-less chassis, workstation class components for CAD, impressive acoustics, incredible 27" HP DreamColor display, but limited to 4 CPU cores, DEVELOP 3D, June 22, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Speeding Up Model View Manipulation in Solid Edge - select vertex, edge, or face as model rotation center in ST4, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, June 22, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Getting Into Gears - designing gears for injection molding, Canadian Manufacturing, June 22, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Cheetah, Creo, and 2D Geometric Constraint Solvers - software developer, Cloud Invent talks about Cheetah constraint solver, support for 3D constraints, parallelism, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 23, 2012 (more MCAD articles, CAD development articles)

New Xform Fit Function and More in Mastercam Design - ability to trim/extend wireframe geometry to solid edges, strip list of operations from solid model, nest geometry along vector, Mastercam Xtras, June 22, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Plotting and Creating Page Setups with AutoLISP - plotting layout using PC3 file, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, June 22, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Everybody Draws Process and Instrumentation Drawings, Don't They? - LISP routine to collect all tag, list them in text file, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, June 23, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013: Model Documentation  - create 2D base, projected drawing views from 3D models, AutoCAD Exchange, June 2012 (more AutoCAD basic tutorials)

Create Text and Dimensions: AutoCAD LT 2013 - annotate drawings with text, dimensions, AutoCAD Exchange, June 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Autodesk 360 Example Case: How to Work with Shared Files - Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, June 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ACA: Occupancy Load Calculations and Division by Zero - use variable to hold occupant load property value, 2 if statements in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

All-in-One CAD Tip #7: AutoCAD Layer Controls, Object Names in Civil 3D and Social Networking - change layer controls on per viewport basis, improve internal documentation by naming AEC objects in Civil 3D, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips, Civil 3D tutorials)

Is This COGO Point a Survey Point or Project Point? - using CogoPoint.IsSurveyPoint, CogoPoint.IsProjectPoint properties for distinction in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 22, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Modifying Arrow-Head of Dimension/Leader - set block table record object id of block to database property 'Dimblk,' Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Open Component Drawing File from Assembly in Inventor 2013 - Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, June 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Application Events - manipulating application events using .NET, C#, Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon FileBrowserControl Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Worksharing Central Filename - be clear about using Revit Server or file-based centrals before getting location of central file, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Experiential Learning : GbXMLCloudSync App - creating app to export Revit model to GbXML format, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, June 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Various Data Types - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Conditional Transitions in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - ensuring that catalog number is assigned to part after approval, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, June 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using the Sketch Pattern to Simulate the Hole Series Behavior at Part Level - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Surface Fill - Patching Imported Geometry in SolidWorks - Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, June 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

GRAITEC Q&A - promoting software for designing concrete, steel structures, market share, strategy to compete in US market, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 22, 2012 (more civil engineering articles)

7 Simple Tips for Modeling Springs - helix/spiral curve generation tool, configurations for showing spring in multiple positions, intersection curve feature to create helix in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mixing Styles in SketchUp - set up generic model, create, mix styles, Bonnie Roskes, SketchUp UR Space, June 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

ACAD/Medre.A AutoCAD AutoLISP Malware - steals AutoCAD drawings from infected system, sends to attacker via email; nature of malware, best practices to reduce chances of infection, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Documenting 3D Models: Pt 6 - creating section using 'full' option in AutoCAD, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Annotation Monitor - checks AutoCAD LT drawings for dimensions, leaders that have lost their associativity, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

How To: Explode Block to Other Layer - XPLODE tool in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Keep AutoCAD Block Layer After Exploding - using BURST command, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Add AutoCAD Layer Information in PDF File? - select DWG to PDF plotter, choose custom properties from plotter configuration dialog to include layer information, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Face Tracking Inside AutoCAD Using Kinect - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a Layout Using Visual LISP in AutoCAD - set plot style configuration, paper size, make new layout active, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Garbage Collection Issues Using COM API in .NET - call GC.KeepAlive(propertyNode) after loop on GUIAttributes() in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, June 21, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Hiding the Current Selection of Model Items Using Navisworks .NET API - ActiveDocument.Models.SetHidden() method, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, June 21, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Creating Parametric Complex Structural Forms in Revit - creating complex sweeps that can be parametrically controlled, Mark Thorley, BIM Technologist, June 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 View Type Creation - creating elevation view 'building elevation presentation,' Jarod Schultz, June 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Find Arrowhead Families/Symbols from Revit Model - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Free Auto-Section Box tool - select objects to automatically create cropped 3D section in Revit 2013, David Light, Revit, June 21, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Replacing Built-In Commands and Obtaining Their IDs - creating list of all Revit command IDs, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Top 5 New Features in CATIA V6R2013 - CATIA Live Weight, Live Fastening features, multi-discipline schematics infrastructure, increased openness of CATIA Live Compose, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, June 20, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Double, Double, Trouble - to improve type 'checkability,' avoid argument lists where convertible types are next to each other, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, June 19, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Integrating Kinect with AutoCAD 2013 - Kinect SDK v1.5 has seated mode skeletal tracking, face tracking capabilities, developer toolkit, Kinect Studio, speech recognition options, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD 360, Pt 2: What Can You Do With It? - features available from Autodesk 360 tab on AutoCAD 2013 ribbon interface, Shaun Bryant, CADspeed, June 20, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Taking Advantage of Autodesk 360 - use drawing/editing tools online, build new folders, add/modify content, Jarod Schultz, June 20, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Latest Autodesk Products Target the Cloud - Autodesk 2013 design suites integrate with Autodesk 360 for better collaboration, offer one-click workflows, Paul Fanning, EUREKA, June 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Creating a Civil 3D COGO Point Using .NET API - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 10: Mastering Point Group Queries - standard, custom queries, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, June 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Print Drawing With Custom Size - kPaperSizeCustom condition to change paper size to custom size in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Details! Details! - Changing Labels in an iLogic Form - edit form from iLogic browser in Inventor, double click on label to change it, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cut Sinks With Worktop - categorize Revit family into correct sections, Ryan McGarrie, BIM Technologist, June 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Basic Visibility Settings (Instance Version) - Revit 2013 tutorial, Ryan McGarrie, BIM Technologist, June 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Folders in Revit 2013 - Ryan McGarrie, BIM Technologist, June 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Model Viewer for iOS, Pt 1 - Revit AddIn to get all geometrical information from model, upload to cloud, iOS app to accesses data from cloud storage, displays, Adam Nagy, AEC DevBlog, June 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Real-World Concrete Corner Coordinates - filtering for structural concrete elements, geometry traversal to retrieve unique vertices, transforming Revit model coordinates to real world, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault - Tips and Links to Help Get Past the Errors - disable IPV6, use server IP, change local host for ADMS to communicate properly, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 20, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Lazy<> is Your Friend - tool helps with lazy initialization of data, looking up Author PropDef in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 15, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

PC or Workstation - What's the Difference? - detailed look at differentiating areas: CPU/GPU, expansion capabilities, quality, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 21, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

First Quarter Workstation Market Looking to Break Out of Recent Doldrums - despite 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth HP remains leader, Lenovo continues to roll, Graphic Speak, June 20, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Geometry Simplification Using Direct Modeling - importing parametric model into Creo Elements Direct Modeling to demo assembly level simplification, Paul Hamilton, June 20, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Understand Ellipse and Arc Sketching in Creo Elements Pro - axis and ends, center and axis options to create ellipse; 3-point, 3 tangents, concentric options to create arc, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, June 18, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

After It Launches Next Year, Does SolidWorks V6 Stand a Chance? - missing functions, pricing can be crucial issues, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Defeature: How to Increase the Performance of Imported Parts - understanding basic process of assembly defeature, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Do You Mean My Activation Count is Exceeded - activating, transferring SolidWorks license, workaround for stuck activation process, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Can SolidWorks SimulationXpress Do? - free app can optimize design concepts for performance, evaluate stress, displacement, factor of safety, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, June 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Best Practices: How to Handle Multiple Installs - make sure to create subfolder underneath main install folder, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ASCON's Mobilization: My Impressions From the 'White Nights' Forum - general info from CEO, 3D kernel, reaction towards global trends, David Levin, isicad, June 4, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

SEU12: Rick Mason and Bob Mileti - considering case of appropriateness for ordered, Synchronous technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 20, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Do You Want to Programmatically Convert Polyline to Civil 3D Alignment Object? - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Change Line Weight - modify curves line type, enable display of line weight by setting 'LineWeightDisplay = true' in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Space Iterator Coder of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - generate AutoCAD space iteration code in no time, Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Iterate Through Visual Style Dictionary - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Modeling a High Poly Fantasy Inspired Axe in 3D Studio Max - Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, June 18, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating Stained Glass Using Advanced Transparency in 3D Studio Max - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, May 30, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Model a Stylish Eames Lounge Chair in 3ds Max - Martin Zeme, Cgtuts+, June 7, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Frame Miter Cuts in BOM and Parts List - add custom iProperty columns from BOM dialog, Being Inventive, June 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

What is the Meaning of the 'Keep Legacy Body Status' Command? - controls legacy drawing views reaction towards design views in Inventor 2013, Being Inventive, June 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Inventor .NET C# Project Using InventorNetAddinWizard in Visual Studio 2008 - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adapting to Mass Change: New Tools in Revit 2013 - creating divided path using divide path command; creating repeaters using repeat command, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI Library, June 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Sweep Creation - creating sweep with circular profile, arced sweep path in Revit, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, June 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Repeat and Divide, Pt 4: Reactor - Revit tutorial, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, June 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Thinking About High Speed Machining, Corners, and Stepover - advantages of HSM toolpath vs conventional toolpath, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, June 19, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Tap Drill Size: Maximize Strength and Avoid Broken Taps - guidelines for selecting thread percentage, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, June 14, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Benchmarking Rendering: Desktop vs Cloud - rendering AutoCAD sample model on cloud turns out to be a far longer process than on desktop, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 19, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Understand Line and Rectangle Tool in Creo Elements - line chain, tangent line options to draw line; corner, slanted, center rectangle, parallelogram tools, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, June 16, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Intel Xeon Phi Enters Parallel Quest for HPC Dominance - coprocessor contains 50 cores, minimum of 8GB of GDDR5 memory, 512b wide SIMD support, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 18, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

NX Gets the Last Laugh - attributes mapping between Teamcenter and NX, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, June 18, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Autodesk Brings Cloud-Based BIM to AEC, Civil Engineering Workflows - Autodesk BIM 360 tools: glue, infrastructure modeler, mobile construction app, energy-analysis services, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 19, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Use Layers From Existing Drawings So You Don't Have to Recreate Them - using DesignCenter to access layers, saving template in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Indexing Point Clouds Programmatically in AutoCAD 2013 - calling AdPointCloudIndexer inside command-prompt with no arguments, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Entity Name of an Xref SubEntity From Its Handle - AutoCAD tutorial, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating an Alignment Style Object Using .NET API - Civil 3D 2013 tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon Parallel Environment Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon Dockable Window Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2013 - Create New File Dialog - templates are categorized by type, also display preview, Tifani Weisbrod, CAD Geek Speak!, June 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2013 - real-time photorealistic rendering, improved interoperability, IFC support, but large, difficult-to-manage file sizes, lack of intuitiveness, ease of use, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 18, 2012 (more Revit reviews)

Route 66 - conveying arrival experience for buildings, alleyways cascading down hillside using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, June 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

UIView and Windows Device Coordinates - UIDocument GetOpenUIViews method to access UIView instance in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Dimensions - simplifying part of finding geometry references from analytical line of wall in Revit, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, June 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Create Custom Performance Advisor Rule (IPerformanceAdviserRule) - Room Too Small - implementing IPerformanceAdviserRule interface, Spiderinnet's Blog, June 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Report From Nashville: #SEU12 - Siemens is investing in Solid Edge, revenue is growing by double digits, shared vision behind Solid Edge ST5 release, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 18, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Dan Staples: What's New in ST5 - improved multi-body modeling, better mating capabilities in slots, N-sided patch, improved nailboard drawings for wire harness, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 19, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Check in Performance - change 'referenced/where used' options, disable option for 'include drawings,' Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Surfacing Features: More Than Meets the Eye - using boundary surface, filled surface commands in SolidWorks, SolidWorks APAC Blog, June 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Review: TurboCAD Pro 19 - well-known TurboCAD Pro a competent replacement for AutoCAD 2D drafting, integrated architectural modeling, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 15, 2012 (more TurboCAD reviews)

Superfast Graphics Let CAD Go to the Cloud - NVIDIA's VGX graphics processor can handle up to 100 users doing heavy-duty graphics using cloud server, Machine Design, June 14, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles,cloud articles)

NX Hints and Tips - How to Rapidly Create a Gasket with Sketch - create sketch, constrain it, revolve it, You Tube, June 4, 2012 (more NX articles)

Sharing Autodesk Materials Throughout an Organization - create library, add materials to company library, have other users access company library, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, June 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Documenting 3D Models, Pt 5 - definitions of 4 section types in AutoCAD: full, half, offset, aligned, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, June 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

How to Save Your Custom Settings in AutoCAD Before Uninstalling - save copy of CUIX, export current profile, uninstall, reinstall software, boot up into diagnostics mode, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD WS 1.4: Design Beyond the Desktop - support for viewing 3D drawing files, GPS added, plot to print feature; setting up AutoCAD WS mobile printing, Kate Morrical, AUGI Library, June 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Point Visibility Glitch in Civil 3D 2012 - workaround is resetting labels, John Evans, civil4D.com, June 14, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Retrieving a Base Profile From a Space Object That Has Holes and Arcs Using .NET - obtaining profile information in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, June 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Adding Other Entities to the Pickfirst Selection When One is Picked - ASSOCENTS command to associate entities with one another in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Section View Parallel to Wall - external command CreateWallSectionView in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Navisworks .NET API 2013 New Feature - Saved Viewpoint - ability to jump to viewpoints without having to navigate each time to reach item, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, June 17, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Using an iLogic Form to Make a Rule User Friendly in Autodesk Inventor - creating iTrigger functionality, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Exchange Apps in Inventor 2013 - available from online store: batch spell checker, Inventor anaglyphs (3D glasses), 3D pipe router (from table), 3D CAD, June 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Subtleties of B-rep Translation, Pt 3; Why Healing Matters - all 3D edge geometry must be projectable to surface; edge, face geometry can't be self-intersecting; tolerances of vertices can't entirely consume neighboring edges, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, June 15, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Solving the CAD Concurrency Problem - 2D dimensional constraint manager doesn't support multicore processing, leaving big chunk of computing power untapped, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 15, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

5 Tips to Improve Build Speed on FDM Machines - design/orient parts to prevent any 45 degree surfaces, use sparse mode instead of solid, choose thicker layer, find out time taken to print part, CAPUniversity, June 15, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

My Insight on Solid Edge Insight XT After SEU 2012 - SharePoint-based app can manage documents, supports visual presentation of information structure, relationships, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

SEU12 Assemblies with Art Patrick - presentation showing Solid Edge ST5 features in action: mirror assembly tools, connect function, slot tools, ability to replace, copy parts, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Keynote Addresses Overview - Karsten Newbury, Tony Affuso of Siemens PLM talked about growth of Solid Edge, Local Motors relationship, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 17, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending part using flex feature in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Partial Chamfer - adding partial edge chamfer to hole in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Split Lines are Not Just for Projections - control height of surfaces quickly in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Structural Relaxation Due to Creep Impacts Performance - 3 stage of irreversible strain: primary, secondary, tertiary, John Doyle, ANSYS, June 13, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Using Draw Property of ProfileOverride Object to Control the Draw-Ability - Civil 3D tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 15, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Identifying the Block Table Record of the Layout - add circle to selected layout in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: #8 - Commit Transaction Multiple Times - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Set the Shortcut Key to a Customized Command in Inventor? - Gary Wassell, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon CommandBar Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Server 2013 - Similarities and Differences - Server 2013 can connect to multiple central host locations, Server 2012 connects to single central, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 14, 2012 (more Revit articles)

An Explanation of Multiple Host Support in Revit Server 2013 - benefits include: improved fault tolerance, opportunities for performance optimization, improved utilization of network resources, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, June 14, 2012 (more Revit articles)

PTC's Heppelmann Declares 'New Era of Manufacturing' - company to focus on developing tools to set manufacturers apart, providing after sales services as well, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 14, 2012 (more PTC articles)

PlanetPTC Live Recap: Mike Campbell Presents Creo 2.0 in Keynote - discussed significant improvements to modular, detailed, concept designs in Creo 2.0, easy shifting to Creo Parametric, Lindsey Christensen, Creo (by PTC), June 14, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Understand Circle Sketching Tool - drawing circle using 4 methods in Creo Elements Pro: center and point, concentric, 3-points, 3 tangent, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, June 15, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Solid Edge Intensity: New Solid Edge ST5 for Users, a Viewer for iPad - show/hide model bodies, assembly components, save images of current view for e-mail, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 13, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Why Solid Edge Matters, Pt 1: A Little History - Solid Edge started as part of Jupiter project, missteps taken with Solid Edge, changes that saved it, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Why Solid Edge Matters, Pt 2: It's the Best SolidWorks Alternative - hazy future of SolidWorks as product might compel users to switch to Solid Edge, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

What's New ST5 - multi-body modeling, assembly relationship enhancements, coupled studies for thermal stress analysis, support for Teamcenter classic variants, Solid DNA Blog, June 14, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Want to Hide Those Internal Notes on Your Drawing? - using empty view option in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, June 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Where to Find SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials - make sure SolidWorks Premium is installed, turn on 'SolidWorks Simulation' add-in, open model file to browse tutorials, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, June 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Siemens' Teamcenter 9 Dials Systems Engineering Up a Notch - improved integration with Visio, MATLAB, service scheduling, execution functionality Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 14, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

12 Ways to Improve the BMIDE Interface - editing data model, project maintenance, navigation in Teamcenter, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, June 14, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Intel's Ivy Bridge Processors Hit the CAD Workstation Marketplace - improved integrated graphics, native support for 3 monitors, evolutionary transistor structure offers same performance at 50% fewer watts, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, June 13, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Synergis Q&A - Adept vs competitors, target markets, pricing, interview with Scott Lamond, Chris Fabri, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 14, 2012 (more Synergis Adept articles)

Building Better Plastic Parts with Moldex3D - CAE analysis tool for plastic injection molding has Creo interface integration, flexible feeding, cooling creation tools, mesh layer assurance, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 13, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Creo Layout Overview - in-depth look at layout module in Creo 2.0, LearningExchange, May 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

AutoCAD MEP 2013: Solid Improvements Speed Design - universal piping connector, ability to create multi-view part, replace multiple fittings, 'progressive update' feature, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, June 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Using the Wire Gap Feature in Place of From/To Arrows - AutoCAD Electrical tutorial, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, June 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Delete Face From Part with the Inventor API - add faces to DeleteFaceFeatures, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Checkout Dialog in Inventor Missing and Message from Inventor That File is in Read-Only - Kevin Jaufmann-ludwig, Cracking the Vault, June 14, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Identify the Number of Reference to a Block - using BlockTableRecord:: GetBlockReferenceIds API to get object ids of block references in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Iterate Through Layer Table - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Iterate Through Model Space - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD CUI Ribbon .NET: Stack Small Ribbon Buttons into Existing Panel - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Cannot See Data Shortcut's Descriptions - workaround is removing ShortcutFolders.XML file from Civil 3D project management folder, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, June 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 9: Point Groups - creating point groups in Civil 3D, controlling draw order, accessing points in point group, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, June 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Cropping a Civil 3D TinSurface Using .NET API TinSurface.CreateByCropping() - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 14, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

DocumentChanged vs Dynamic Model Updater - subscribe to DocumentChanged, install dynamic model updater to react to elevation view creation in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tech Tip: Flooring Finishes Using Parts Tool - Hagerman & Company, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Line Based Families in Revit Architecture  - Hagerman & Company, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

When Your Problem User is Management - understand senior management's perspective, frame CAD standards discussion based on cost, profitability metrics, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 13, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Convincing the 'It'll Never Work' User - analyze, identify source of complain, respond accordingly, isolate problem user's lack of compliance, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 13, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break default alignment, control contents display while dragging drawing view, format dimension in drawing using heads-up dimensions palette, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Instant3D for SolidWorks Assembly - edit dimension mates in assembly, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NVIDIA Spans the Continuum from Handheld to Cinema - overview of NVIDIA's recent growth, current prospects, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, June 12, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles)

Culvert Analysis in SSA - culvert entrance, exit losses are computed on pipe ends, Matthew Anderson, BIM on the Rocks, June 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Extending the AutoCAD Default Context Menu - using API 'AddDefaultContextMenuExtension,' Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Locking the Layer Through .NET - set 'IsLocked' to true to lock layer in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Turning Features On & Off - An iLogic Enabled Template in Autodesk Inventor - iLogic rule to suppress, unsuppress tenon, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Stress Analysis File Bloat - workaround to issue of Inventor storing stress results inside ipt file, Being Inventive, June 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon Tab Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Ribbon Environment Names - Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adjusting Analytical Model - code for AnalyticalModel.ManuallyAdjust method in Revit, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, June 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Revit 2013 Structure API - structural enhancements affecting API: reinforcement, welded wire mesh, structural analytical model, analysis visualization framework, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Create Custom Performance Advisor Rule (IPerformanceAdviserRule) - Wall Cannot Have More Than Two Doors - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge University 2012 Day 1 - keynote by Jim Brown, presentation by Dan Staples on Solid Edge ST5, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 13, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST 5 - ability to recognize holes on imported designs, analyze thermal, heat transfer effects on designs, slot command to create assemblies with sliding parts, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 12, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens PLM Announces Solid Edge ST5 - assembly modeling enhancements, support for associative subassembly replication, wire nailboard layouts, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, June 12, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Introducing Insight XT - Dynamic, Visual Approach to Managing Design Data - SharePoint-based design management solution has relation browser to manage Solid Edge files, Dave Chadwick, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 12, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines - locating, controlling position of objects in sketch using centerline command, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Change the Color of Curvature Combs - edit system option 'temporary graphics. shaded' in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vendor Tracking with EPDM - create virtual document template, build file, template card, create 'add new vendor' template, create list from SQL, add list selection to part card, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, June 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3D Printing in the Home: Reality Check - presently personal 3D printers are not able to print customized parts to withstand adverse conditions, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 5, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Relative vs Absolute Coordinates - definition, switch between 2 types of coordinates, use UVW words for relative coordinates, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, June 11, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Vectorworks Q&A - pioneering cloud for CAD users, interview with Jeremy Powell, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Wipeout Bug - workaround is drawing rectangle or polygon, converting it to wipeout, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, June 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Automate the Creation of Details and Sections on a Layout - create section view, detail, use command options in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Create PDFs from AutoCAD Drawings  - Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

3D Equivalent of a 2D Curve on a Surface - SurfaceEvaluator.Get3dCurveFrom2dCurve() method in Inventor 2013, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, June 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Detail Level Ignored with Unlocked Wall Layers - edit wall's structure, select layer to unlock in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Keyboard Shortcuts for Autodesk Navisworks - list of shortcuts with description, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, May 30, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013: The Real Deal - shorter load time, smoother section editor interface, new rail alignment feature type, optional build property, Tench Tilghman, AUGI Library, June 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D articles)

Pressure Pipes, Follow Surface, and the Resulting Segments - follow surface command to force pressure network to follow specified surface at specific depth, changing segment lengths in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, June 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Extract Civil 3D Surface Border Using .NET API ExtractBorder(), Pt 1 - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Extract Civil 3D Surface Border Using .NET API ExtractBorder(), Pt 2 - considering situation that returns polyline3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Web Service Compatibility - client, apps compatible with Vault 2013 server, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

No Place to Hide (Checking in Suppressed Components) - Vault 2013 calculates suppressed parts on check-in, including all referenced assembly files, loaded or not, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, June 11, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Boosting 3D Graphics in Creo 2.0 - vertex buffer object is implemented in Creo Parametric 2.0 to improve performance, order independent transparency mode for faster rendering, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, June 12, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Organic Shape Modeling with PTC Creo Parametric Freestyle - Creo Parametric 2.0 has well-integrated subdivision surface modeler Freestyle to create aesthetic surfaces, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 11, 2012 (more Pro/E articles)

Enable Measure in SolidWorks eDrawings - choose 'publish to eDrawings' from file menu or save file as eDrawing format, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, June 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 3 - There's a Bug in My Library Feature - getting reference geometry included as part of library feature, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, June 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Routing Tip - use 'start at point' tool for creating routes, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphics Processors Let CAD Go to the Cloud - NVIDIA VGX technology delivers virtualized desktops of users at work, Leland Teschler, Machine Design, May 31, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Tablets in DAQ for Engineering - 3 differences in creating data acquisition app on tablet vs creating one on PC, Peter Anderson, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

For PTC, 'Interesting' = 'Good' - presentation at PlanetPTC discussed use of PTC products in designing, managing complex systems like Whirlpool Maxima washers, dryers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 8, 2012 (more PTC articles)

iOS and Android Apps for Mobile CAD Users - free apps include: ProjectWise Explorer, MagicPlan, AutoCAD WS, SketchBook Mobile Express, Frame Design 2D, CadFaster, TurboViewer, Cadalyst, Jun 7, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Kenesto vs PLM 360: Apples to Apples? - Kenesto focuses on business automation, PLM 360 manages data, processes beyond engineering, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, June 8, 2012 (more PLM articles)

ANSYS Plans to Expand into Application Lifecycle - acquires Esterel Technologies for embedded software simulation solutions, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Free Product Configuration With IRONCAD COMPOSE - sales tool has photorealistic rendering, animation features, ability to use IronCAD Triball to quickly modify underlying mesh geometry, Deelip.com, June 10, 2012 (more IronCAD articles)

AIA: Nemetschek Talks with Architosh - pedestrian traffic simulation tool, SimTread, can run multi-story pedestrian flow simulations, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 8, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

Episode 391 - Analysis Libraries - setup, configure analysis library, add analysis features, full analysis parts/assemblies, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, June 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Processors for CAD Hardware: Find the Balance Between Multiple Cores and Increased Single-Thread Performance - opt for fast processor for CAD modeling, multiple processor for rendering tasks, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, June 6, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Construction is Hot, ADSK + Vela - Vela combines cloud, mobile with BIM to offer field management software, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Autodesk Goes Deeper Into Construction Management with Vela Systems Acquisition - web, mobile apps by Vela give on-site construction workers access to BIM models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

AutoCAD: Little Changes, Big Impact - AutoCAD 2013 has interactive welcome screen, command line with updated visual display, in-canvas property preview enhancements, point cloud support, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Layers and Old Timers - launching dialog box from ribbon, adding background mask toggle to quick properties, creating, previewing layer state in AutoCAD 2013, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

All-in-One CAD Tip #6: AutoCAD's Alias Editor, Sketchbook Designer and Office Etiquette - creating alias to open alias editor dialog box, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Stop Opening Vault Explorer (Change Category in CAD) - highlight Vaulted files, change category, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, June 8, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault Check In Error and Content Center Language - configure content center to use same language while sharing same project in Inventor with different languages, Being Inventive, June 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

DevLab and Room Separation - creating room separation line in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Don't Get TIFF'ed Get GeoTIFF'ed - creating GeoTiff from surfaces in Civil 3D 2013, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 8, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Finding the Points Along a Polyline Using ObjectARX, Same Concept in .NET Too - AcDbCurve::getParamAtPoint function to get parameter value at given point in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Reacting to the Cursor Keys Properly (without affecting AutoCAD) Using .NET? - calling acedRegisterWinFilterMsg() from .NET, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

CAD at Your Fingertips - handheld devices, growing number of CAD apps, cloud technology are helping engineers, architects access CAD data from any location, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, June 7, 2012 (more collaboration articles, AEC articles)

Maple 16 Makes Engineering Math Easier - increased collaboration through cloud, smart popups, drag-to-solve tool, improved ability to visualize data with plots, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more Maple reviews)

Connect Project Teams with AutoCAD and ProjectWise - integrated platforms help share latest information, work within central sharing location, Hector Hernandez, Cadalyst, June 7, 2012 (more MicroStation articles, AutoCAD articles)

Simple Steps for Complex Trail Lines in 3DVIA Composer - set up view in animation, move part to be exploded, add non-associative path from animation, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, June 7, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

CATIA V5 - Flattening and Transferring Features in Part Design  - Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, June 5, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

CAD Management: Seasonal Shifts - clean off server, desktop, check for spyware, malware, viruses, upgrade software, get training, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Start-Up Kenesto Releases Cloud-Based Manufacturing Process Automation with 3D CAD Viewing Feature - features added after beta release: integrated forms capability, enhanced reporting, 3D viewing of parts, streaming of common video formats, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2012 (more PLM articles)

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Schedule Improvements - managing document properties, adding group, group sub-total, displaying control for grouping, sub-totals, Robin Capper, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Copying Dimstyles Between Drawings Using C# - use WblockCloneObjects to copy objects between DWG databases in AutoCAD, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Identifying the Current Running Commands in AutoCAD - read system variable CMDNAMES, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Adding AutoCAD Plot Style Tables for Use with AutoCAD LT for Mac Running in Mac OS X Lion - turn on access to library folder using Terminal application, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Revit Architecture: Hand Drafting for 3D - Revit offers to model building in better ways while keeping older generation of architects comfortable, Matthew Hill, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Repeat and Divide, Pt 3: Slats and Continuous Slices - Revit tutorial, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, June 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Highlighting Elements - Revit API tutorial, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, June 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Planet PTC Live 2012 - Jim Heppelmann Discusses the PTC Strategy - lifecycle management services, CADplace, YouTube, June 3, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Creo Peeps Shake, Rattle and Roll to the PTC Beat - impressive keynote by Jim Heppelmann, presentations on Creo roadmap, flex modeling extension, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 7, 2012 (more PTC articles)

PlanetPTC Live 2012: PTC, At Your Service - renewed focus is on product-centric approach to service lifecycle management, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 31, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Shake-and-Break Assembly Views on New PTC iPad/iPhone App - Windchill Mobile searches for products, documents, related product information, browses through product structures, examines exploded views, related components in 3D, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer to be used within prism assembly in SolidWorks, Duncan Crofts, SolidWorks Blog, June 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Old SolidWorks Dog Gets A New Trick - hide, show components using tab/shift+tab, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Here's Why Google Got Rid of SketchUp - Google is using new technology to automatically generate 3D buildings from 45-degree angle aerial photography, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 6, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

PTC Presents New Mission, New Market Alignment - CEO James Heppelmann discussed digitization of strategic manufacturing processes, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Customer Presentation: Using Mathcad to Get Organized For Data Management - drag coefficients on parachute, Bradley Carman, Planet PTC Community, June 5, 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

How the Boss Ruined the Assembly - 2 ways to check part out in NX: explicitly, implicitly; manual locking policy, Teamcenter tutorial, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, June 6, 2012 (more NX articles)

Application-Driven Development in Action - demo for point cloud functionality in CGM supporting dimensional metrology workflows, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, June 5, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Improve the ROI of CAD Tools - Aberdeen study identifies top design challenges that organizations can face by implementing CAD functionality, process change, Michelle Boucher, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Family of Parts and Simplified Parts - using tables to drive family of parts in Solid Edge, simplify tool to reduce complexity of parts, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 6, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Horizontal Scrolling on List Box Controls - edit ColumnWidths property of control to add horizontal scrollbar to list box control, Envision CAD, June 4, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Getting the Room Boundary Based on 'Room Area Computation' Setting - workaround in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Exploding All Entities in a Selection Set - explode method of AcDbEntity class in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD CUI Ribbon .NET: Add Small Ribbon Buttons to Existing Panel - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Vault - Single vs Multiple Project Files - understanding multiple project folder structure, rules for creating project files, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, June 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Factory Design User Assets Sharing - define library path in Inventor project, Being Inventive, June 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Customizing Circuit Builder - How the Circuit is Built, Pt 3 - link each circuit element option to action in spreadsheet in AutoCAD Electrical, Point-to-Point, June 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: Can TransactionGroup Be Nested - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Computer Clusters for Small Engineering Teams - Intel Cluster Ready has ability to custom-configure cluster, pre-packaged cluster solutions are also available, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Opting for Optimizing, Pt 2 - optimization web resources: Altair ProductDesign, SIMULIA Isight, Red Cedar Technology, HyperSizer, Phoenix Integration, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Fully Define a SolidWorks Sketch - add dimensions, relations to sketch, select different dimension schemes for vertical, horizontal dimensions, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Create a Custom Section View in SolidWorks - use extrude cut with feature scope, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wrapping a Decal on Sheet Metal - select additional faces for decal to wrap around, click in selected geometry box, choose bent face, 90 degree face in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Intersection Curves - creating sketch at intersection of 2 surfaces in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

No More Cloudy Days - environments fitting into cloud, determining need to implement cloud-based technologies, tools required to create cloud environment, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 5, 2012 (more cloud articles)

How to Create Datum Points in Creo Elements Pro - datum point on selected surface, offset surface, on curve, vertex, offset vertex, at center, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, June 2, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Siemens Steps Up Search & 3D Data Sharing - Active Workspace is highly visual, interactive environment, has smart collaboration capabilities, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 6, 2012 (more PLM articles)

IronCAD COMPOSE is Free - Free, As in Internet - view IronCAD files, configure 3D models to customer requirements, generate renderings, animations of 3D models, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 5, 2012 (more IronCAD articles)

3DVIA Composer - Black Background in .SMG Export - workaround is to enable HardwareSupport.SilhouetteShader setting from application preferences dialog, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, June 5, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Anark and Geometric Team Up on New 3D Model Viewing Tool - 3D model based enterprise authoring, viewing program can create HTML-compliant views of product data, convert native JT parts, assemblies, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 5, 2012 (more Anark articles)

Wicked IPD Procurement Programs: IPD & BIM Solutions Unleashed - characteristics of integrated project delivery, elements of effective IPD procurement program, James Salmon, AUGI Library, June 5, 2012 (more AEC articles)

True Elevations - get true 3D projection of surface in ArchiCAD, James Service, Cadimage, May 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

New Tab for Array Creation - AutoCAD LT 2013 automatically places objects for rectangular, polar arrays, Kate Morrical, LT Unlimited, June 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: EntityJig - Dynamic Scale and Jig - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Locate a Menu Item in an AutoCAD Menu - use Application.MenuBar, call AddMenuItem, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

A Simple Alternative to Accessing the COM Preferences Object in AutoCAD - use getenv and/or setenv to set PrinterStyleSheetPath to multiple paths in LISP, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Highway to Hell - modeling roads, paths around mountainside in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Pipes, Accessories and Fittings Appearing as Lines in Navisworks - change level of detail to fine in 3D view in Revit, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, May 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Reloading an Already Loaded Family - using IFamilyLoadOptions interface in Revit, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, June 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit VB.NET: Create a Performance Advisor Rule (IPerformanceAdviserRule) Using RevitAddinWizard - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

DFMXpress=Your Free Design for Manufacturing Consulting Inside SolidWorks - integrated tool runs analysis on part, gives feedback on manufacturing issues, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Making Holes at an Angle, the Easy Way - move face command in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, June 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Closer Look at Siemens PLM Active Workspace - 3 key points: intelligently integrated information, future-proof architecture, HD user experience, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 4, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Measure Radius of Gyration of a Mass in Siemens NX - measuring bodies, Unigraphics NX Tutorial Resource, June 2012 (more NX articles)

Smackdown: Creo Parametric Head-To-Head with Pro/E - Match 1 -  Creo Parametric takes 30% lesser time to handle large assemblies, smoother sketching operations, impressive freestyle feature, Geoff Hedges, Creo (by PTC), June 4, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Rendezvous with John Bacus on Trimble's Acquisition of SketchUp - SketchUp executive on future of Ruby Script, integration of SketchUp engine with Trimble's current solutions, future developments, Debarati Nath, SketchUp UR Space, May 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Turning Off Wall Fills - check option to override cut fills from model view options in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, June 4, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Tangent Lines and Arcs - plain LINE, ARC entities in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Drawings with Gaps or Overhangs? No Problem  - using autoconstrain, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Show AutoCAD Hidden Messages Back? - access from system tab from AutoCAD options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Changing the Draw Order of the Entity - using API 'BlockTableRecord.DrawOrderTableId' in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD CUI Ribbon .NET: Add Big Ribbon Buttons to Panel - Spiderinnet1's Blog, June 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor - Adaptivity and Springs - creating adaptive spring, Mindaugas Petrikas, Design and Motion, June 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add a Sketch in an Assembly - using PlanarSketchProxy object in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Distinguish Mullion Profiles - Revit tutorial, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, June 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Transaction: When We Must Use SubTransaction - in IUpdater interface implementation, Spiderinnet's Blog, June 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit VB.NET: Implement External DB Application (IExternalDBApplication) Using RevitAddinWizard - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Sunglass.io - talk about company's experience, keeping cost low, ability to run on mobile devices, being different from other tools in market, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 5, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

TeamPlatform - free for subset of services, web-based collaboration app has product design hub, engineering service portal, 3D scan, print platform, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 5, 2012 (more collaboration articles, cloud articles)

Which Web Browsers Can Run 3D CAD? - overview of browsers working on desktop, laptop computers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 4, 2012 (more cloud articles)

PLM for the Rest of Us - new options based on cloud, accessible from mobile devices like Autodesk PLM 360, Inforbix, Arena Solutions are available for SMBs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Rethinking Workstation Design - Dell Precision workstations with 'Sandy Bridge' Xeon processor, support for 3 high-end GPUs, front loading drives, removable power supply, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 29, 2012 (more Dell workstation reviews)

Generation 3.0 Online CAD Busting Out All Over - To3D releases working version of its browser-based CAD software, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 3, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

HP Z Series Wows Them in Vegas - Z620 supports single-, dual-socket processors, Z820 offers high-end performance, Z1 is tower-less unit, offers dual-monitor setup, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

BIM in the Cloud - advantages include closer collaboration, consistency in standards, file formats among team members, faster visualization tasks, quick decisions, Will Nicol, AEC Magazine, May 29, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Solid Edge Drawings - ability to use view labels, options for visible hidden line, tangent tolerances, simplifying spline display in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 3, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

How to Reduce EDM Setup from Hours to Minutes - consider integration with CAD, CMM data, Complete control over all setup parameters, ability to customize to machine, app, Hari Sridharan, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

An Interview with Autodesk's Ananda Arasu - role at Autodesk, background, challenges as new employee, role at AU, 'Systems Design' blog, AUGI Library, June 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

21WOJP - Week 8: Description Keys - creating description keys, accessing styles by name, running 'CDS_CreateCivilDevDescriptionKeys' command in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, June 1, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Navisworks .NET API 2013 New Feature - Viewpoint 1 - access current viewpoint by DocumentCurrentViewpoint, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, June 3, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Changing the LineSpacingFactor for an Aligned Dimension - changing pDim->textLineSpacingFactor to .75x of its original value in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Extract Partial Curves from 2D and 3D Transient Geometry - ExtractPartial, Split on BSplineCurve, BSplineCurve2D objects method in Inventor Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, June 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simplify, Simplify Me - Inventor Simplification from Autodesk Labs - handy tool for removing intellectual property from part, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Retrieve Embedded Resource Image - using NewBitmapImage method in external application implementation class app in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips and Tricks Learned During Chamfer Fillet for Revit PIOTM Development - organize underlying geometry to create 3rd wall with correct orientation, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, June 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printers: Go Pro for Less Dough - apart from low-cost 3D printers, options are available for 3D printer with larger build sizes, faster speeds, additional material options, different additive manufacturing technologies, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Testing the Limits of the Cube - 3D printing hammer head shark with thin fins, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, June 3, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Dissolving Subassemblies for Indented BOM - dissolve subassembly for particular BOM or promote subassembly components for all BOMs in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

eDrawings iPad App Review - simple interface, easy to import part files, files can be imported manually, available for $1.99, Chris McAndrew, 3D Engr, June 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Differentiation or 'Anti-Cloud Rant'? - Plastics Tools Overview - plastic part design functions in SolidWorks: draft, rib, intent, mounting boss, snap hook/groove, draft analysis, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

3D Printing on the Cheap - consider build envelope, part smoothness, available materials, heated build-platform, multiple-color printing, delivery cost, lead time while buying personal 3D printer, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Affordable 3D ModeliDifferentiation or 'Anti-Cloud Rant'? - ng Options - Google SketchUp, Autodesk 123D, 3DVIA, Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express, Alibre Design, Solid Edge by subscription, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

CAM Considerations for Plunge Roughing - plunge roughing tools should not be retracted along same path used to cut into work, Modern Machine Shop, May 14, 2012 (more CAM articles)

SolidWorks Fully Defined Sketches - add all of dimensions, relations to make sketch fully defined, uncheck option to use fully defined sketches, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

IronCAD Courts Configurable Product Market with COMPOSE - drag, drop standard parts, fit into configurable assembly, libraries include press feeder machine components, conveyor assembly, piping sample, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 31, 2012 (more IronCAD articles)

Dell Releases Four New CAD Workstation Models - Dell Precision T7600, T5600, T3600, T1650 feature featuring Intel microarchitecture, 8-core CPUs for multithreading, 512 GB quad-channel memory for running large data sets, CADspeed, May 30, 2012 (more Dell workstation articles)

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2012 Expo: Pt 2 - Project Vasari 2.5, AECOsim Building Designer, ProjectWise Explorer app for iPad, IES-VE Gaia, Trelligence Affinity, SU Podium Browser, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 31, 2012 (more AEC articles)

SmartGeometry: Material Intensities - symposiums on particle architecture, composite technology, micro synergetics, materials science, keynote speech by Enric Ruiz-Geli, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Graitec Advance Steel 2012 - steel fabrication, detailing software is available as standalone version with DWG-based CAD engine, has project explorer to work more effectively with large models, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Review - enhanced command line, array functionality, model documentation gets real, PressPull tool, annotation capabilities, draw order tool, improved offset command, cloud-based Autodesk 360 service introduced, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Disposing COM Objects - call ReleaseComObject for each variable declared with modifier in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, May 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud - PLM 360 claimed to be secure, multi-tenant PLM system, comes with 140 preconfigured, industry-standard PLM apps, Lawrence Gould, Automotive Design & Production, Apr 25, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Attri-bute to Text - express too 'EXPLODE ATTRIBUTES TO TEXT' to get attribute data as text in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Get Strokes for 2D and 3D Transient Wireframe Geometry - using Inventor 2013 API methods: GetStrokes of CurveEvaluator, Curve2dEvaluator objects, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, May 31, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

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

Open, Update and Save a File Silently - using AcDbDatabase::readDwgFile(), AcDbDatabase::saveAs() in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Identifying an Xref is an Attachment or Overlay - using 'IsFromOverlayReference' property in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Structural Plan View - using ViewFamily.StructuralPlan in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Wall Header Not Showing with Underlay Set to RCP - wall modified using edit profile doesn't show header, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Improved Snapping to Fillets and Hooks in Revit - references are placed at points of tangency, at mid-point of fillet arc for fillets, BIM & Beam, May 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

   

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