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July 2012

The Immersed Boundary Approach to Computational Fluid Dynamics - doesn't require mesh generation, increases accuracy by using conservative volume integration in calculation of boundary cells, Marco Mulas, DEVELOP 3D, July 31, 2012 (more CFD articles, CAD development articles)

Three Free CAD Programs for Engineers and Designers - IronCAD COMPOSE, Autodesk Inventor Fusion, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Evan Yares, Design World, July 10, 2012 (more IronCAD articles, Inventor articles, Solid Edge articles)

NX 8.5 Preview - Unite With Region Selection - when uniting solid bodies having overlapping, region selection helps identify collection of faces to be kept or removed, Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software Blog, July 30, 2012 (more NX articles)

Simulation CFD - Adding Traces to Results - creating analysis plane, adding traces to set, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

5 AutoCAD Symbols That Might Confuse You - annotation monitor, geo location marker, geometric constraints, selection cycling, hatch gap notification, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Throws Rocks at PTC, Siemens PLM, think 3, Dassault - Autodesk announces competitive wins over other CAD vendors to tone down logic expressed regularly by PTC management at quarterly conference calls, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 30, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - The Holes Live On - updated list of missing features, list of features exclusive to AutoCAD for Mac, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, July 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Batch Update Out of Date Vault Visualization Files - enable Job Server, add all of files to be updated to job queue, Micro Concepts, July 30, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Using ActiveX API GetBoundingBox in .NET - AutoCAD Programming tutorial, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Implementing Events in VC++ Using the Inventor Wizard - Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sample for Texture of NwCreate - creating basic texture map using Navisworks 2012, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 29, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

The New Frontier in Digital Design: Automating Optimization - Altair launches 'Enlighten' portal dedicated to reducing weight in product design, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, July 30, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Getting Good Results with CAE - discuss modeling challenges, conduct training programs, educate users, use tools to check simulation setups, Evan Yares, Design World, July 10, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Changing the Offset Distance of Planes in Multiple Configurations in SolidWorks - modify configuration dialog box to change the dimension value, add new configurations, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

All Drawing Dimensions the Wrong Color? See If the Color Display Mode is Enabled - dimensions and annotations pick up colors assigned through layers or line colors, when color display mode is disabled in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

FEA Simulation Analysis Tutorial on Frame - setting up, running static analysis on model, post processing of the results including stresses, displacements on frame using SolidWorks Simulation, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics - Configuration Support  - automatically create unique results folders for each configuration, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Architosh Talks to Francois Levy About Small-Firm BIM - professional background, authoring BIM book, sustainability advantages, cultural challenges in small BIM adoption, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Create Knurling On a Cylindrical Surface - using pattern of left handed, right handed helical sweeps in Creo Parametric 2.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sunglass API Fuels CAD Connections - officially released API directly integrates with desktop software tools like SolidWorks, SketchUp, Rhino, improving collaboration, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 27, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Creating Perfect Frosted Glass in KeyShot - open material properties in project box, set specular transmission to white, diffuse color to black, increase roughness transmission, KeyShot, July 23, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

DS' Great Q2 - A Step Closer to Ä2 Billion - total revenues up 17%, CATIA software revenue up 14%, SolidWorks revenue up 25%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 27, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

NX CAM: 20-Minute Tech Tips 'How Synchronous Technology Can Help You Design Patterns'  - clean-up translated part geometry, develop cores from cavities, add core prints, maintain association to design model, You Tube, July 27, 2012 (more NX articles)

First Hands On with ST5 - Multi-Body - ability to have multiple design bodies, split one solid with another solid, separate commands for Union, Subtract, Intersect, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, July 29, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Feature Friday: Deleting From the Import Tool (PLM 360 Idea Exchange Submission Implemented) - creating import project for mass deleting workspace items, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, July 27, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Constant and Non-Constant Block Attributes - iterate AcDbBlockReference object to find non-constant attributes, iterate AcDbBlockTableRecord as well for constant attributes in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using the Organizer in Autodesk Showcase - organizer tool list parts by in list type of format making it easy to select, move, hide, change materials, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Simulating a Campfire With 3D Studio Max, Thinking Particles & FumeFX - working with forces, tweaking colors, lighting scene, Cgtuts+, July 29, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Move Saved Viewpoint to Folder - Navisworks tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 29, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Inventor - Setting Up a Sketch Text Style - create new text style with identical name as 'grayed out' text style in text editor, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, July 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Selection Without Start Selection Events - providing custom event sinks in Inventor: DocumentEventsSink, ApplicationEventsSink, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Generate Inventor 2011 C# Addin Project Using Inventor .NET Addin Wizard (InventorNetAddinWizard) in Visual Studio 2010 - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Improvements to the Core - Revit Server 2013 can play roles of host, accelerator, administrator, helps maintain data integrity of Revit model, Jason Bailly, AUGI Library, July 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Choose Your Poison - understanding data linking between Excel and Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, July 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Store Revit Color Using the Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

5 MicroStation Variables Every User Should Have Defined - MS_BUTTONMENU, MS_ACCUDRAWKEYS, MS_FKEYMNU, MS_VBASEARCHDIRECTORIES, Envision CAD, July 27, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

6 Variables That Can Improve MicroStation - MS_DESIGN_HISTORY = create=0, MS_LEVEL_PICKER_WIDTH = 350, MS_COMPRESS_OPTIONS = -LEVELS, Envision CAD, July 27, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

New Sheet Metal Capabilities in SW 2012 - placing cuts across bends in SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, July 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

'File Already Exists' Warning in Enterprise PDM But I Can't Find it in the Vault - considering cases of restricted state permission, users private state in SolidWorks EPDM, InFlow Technology, July 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

In-Depth Review of Solid Edge ST4, Pt 2 - discussing Explode-Render-Animate (ERA), drawings environments, John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 24, 2012 (more Solid Edge reviews)

NX CAE Tips & Tricks - Usability Features - learning about direct editing, midsurfacing, mesh control options, Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Blog, July 26, 2012 (more NX articles)

CAD Management Topics: Autodesk 360 Overview  - overview of Autodesk 360 from CAD management's perspective, Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, July 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2013: Detail Views  - create detail views associated with 3D model, detail symbol, specify circular or rectangular detail boundaries, AutoCAD Exchange, July 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Transferring Standards From One Drawing File to Another - transferring styles, display representations in AutoCAD MEP, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Using SAFEARRAYS With the Inventor API - getting facet information from surface body of part model, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Block From Selection Set - creating new block table record from entities selected on screen in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get Facet Information from PolyFaceMesh - AutoCAD .NET tutorial, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Spreadsheet Power - based on rectangular array of curtain panels using Excel, Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, July 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Store a Dictionary Like List Using the Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Systemes Revenue Up 10% in Second Quarter - total revenue of $608.9 million generated in Q2, net income ($103.3 million) up 32.7%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 26, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Flush With Cash, Increased Sales in Q2 - revenues up 17%, Euro 1.64 billion in cash, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 26, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

PTC: Refreshing Candor, Good Results - reported GAAP revenue of $311 million for September quarter, total license revenue was $84 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 26, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Creating a Gear Connection in the Mechanism - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Pravin Gaikwad, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Helical Spring Around a Non-Linear Trajectory - using variable section sweep in Creo Parametric 2.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Waist-Shaped Spring - Creating a Helical Sweep Along an Extruded Surface Profile - using extruded surface to create spring that follows extruded oval-shaped profile in Creo Parametric 2.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Kitchen Sink Using Forming Tools - deform, remove material from sheet metal parts in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#6) - over-clocking processors resulted in 12% gain in performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Advance Steel Review - part of GRAITEC Advance suite, steel detailing software easy-to-learn, available for AutoCAD or stand-alone, compatible with Space PilotPro 3D mouse, but documentation needs improvement, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, CADdigest.com, July 12, 2012 (more civil engineering articles)

EPDM Tech Tip: Disabling Automatic Login - uncheck options to use server default, use automatic login for vault using administration tool, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, July 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Nemetschek Also Sees Europe Slowing - slowdown in construction sector in Europe, disruption in Allplan contributed to under-performance in Q2, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 25, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

GTeam Takes Collaboration to the Cloud - web-based 3D file management, project collaboration platform can import multiple file types into system, has robust tracking, audit mechanism, Susan Smith, AECCafe, July 23, 2012 (more AEC articles)

How to Render Sunlight in Autodesk Cloud Rendering - save sun properties to view, then upload, render model, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Hooking Up Custom Help for Your Commands - HELP, SETFUNHELP functions for calling help from AutoCAD, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 25, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Easily Share Tool Palettes With Colleagues - exporting/importing tool palette or group to/from file, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

PLC Cards Randomly Adding Additional Lines - take care of PLC scale, drawing properties in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Civil 3D - Clear Your User Cache - overwrite entire user cache support structure with support backup to start Civil 3D 2013, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 25, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Pain-Free Implementation in AutoCAD MEP - migration tool to transfer customized menus, files, commands, layer states, adding CAD plot standards, tool catalogs to store standard parts, pieces, components, Elisha Sage, AUGI Library, July 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Changing Xref Paths From Absolute to Relative - edit BlockTableRecord.PathName to string defining relative path in AutoCAD, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Changing Background for Publishing File Using Script Automation in Navisworks - using Navisworks API with VB script file to change background color to red, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 24, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Inventor and i-drop XML Package Format - publishing Inventor data using i-drop, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Running Inventor 2011 and 2013 Side By Side - unregister infotip.dll in Inventor 2011, work without infotip functionality in Inventor 2011, Being Inventive, July 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Gotcha with Shared Parameters - changing group parameter category with shared parameters compared to family parameters in Revit, Jarod Schultz, July 25, 2012  (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Changing the Level Elevation Without Moving the Level - creating shared level, specifying coordinates at point, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Optimizing Your Revit Workstation for Point Clouds - hard drive is limiting factor for performance; solid-state drives are recommended for optimization, Kyle Bernhardt, CADspeed, July 25, 2012 (more Revit articles, cloud articles)

Selection and Deletion of Cloud Point Data in Creo - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Ryan Byrne, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Faking in Drawing - faking dimensions, finding fakes in Creo Parametric, Parag Pendharkar, LearningExchange, July 2012  (more Pro/E tutorials)

Create Face Milling and Use Vericut for Material Removal Simulation  - creating NC assembly file step by step in Creo Parametric 2.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

20 Bits of Tooling a Beginning CNC Mill User Will Need - Kurt-style vise, T-Slot clamping kit, R8 ER Collet Chucks, digital calipers, spot drills, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, July 23, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Slingshot Rhino Pack and Unpack Components - setting up linking structure between separate Grasshopper definitions using Rhino 'Pack and Unpack' components in Slingshot, design reform, July 19, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

PLM is Just Data Management - Whatever, Dude - understanding early adopter view, mass mover view, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 24, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Documenting 3D Models: Pt 8 - discussing tabs in section view style manager: cutting plane, view label, hatch, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, July 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

DECO - Custom UI Without Custom Code - 'Design Editor for Custom Objects' to define own edit dialog when creating new custom object, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 24, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Free Up AutoCAD Screen Real Estate - control size, position of command line, hide layout, model tabs, minimize ribbon, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, July 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

VBA: How to Set Up Selectionset Filters for a Block or Layer? - AutoCAD tutorial, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AcDbSymbolUtilities - getting model space id directly in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

C++ Example for AddCustomiPartMember Method - Inventor tutorial, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How Does Revit Compute Per Phase Currents? - Revit computing current on each phase in various scenarios, comparing to current meter, Kyle Bernhardt, Inside the System, July 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Offset Ceilings of Same Type  - Revit tutorial, Jul 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Store an Array Using the Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dell Announces New Precision Mobile Workstations - M4700 and M6700 - Intel Core i5, i7, Extreme Edition processors with turbo boost technology, expandability options, wide array of ports, excellent display options, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, July 24, 2012 (more laptop articles)

Snazzy Dell Covet Leads New Mobile Workstation Line-Up - Precision M4700, Precision M6700, M6700 Covet Edition with wide choice of computer graphics, DDR3 SDRAM support, removable optical drives option, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, July 24, 2012 (more laptop articles)

A Minor Annoyance - Solved - SolidWorks has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Multibody BOM With Cutlist - make SolidWorks drawing with top level BOM, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, July 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Change the Serial Number Used for a SolidWorks Installation - modify individual installation using SolidWorks Installation Manager, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, July 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#5) - turning off all add-ins makes open, rotations, modeling and switching sheets functions fast, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Scan-to-BIM: A Reality Check - practitioner of point cloud data, Autodesk Revit, Steve Bury talks about laser-scan workflow, specialized point cloud tools, Scan-to-BIM automation, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 20, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Why I Quit the CAD Business - raster-to-vector conversion results remain unsatisfactory for inexperienced users, Steve Hannath, upFront.eZine, July 24, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Creating an Animated Clock in 3ds Max Using Expressions & Custom Attributes - controlling rotation of hours, minutes passing on animated clock face in 3D Studio Max, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, July 23, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Assigning Hotkeys & Making Custom Menus in 3d Studio Max - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, July 21, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How to Make a CTB File in AutoCAD - using add-a-plot style table wizard, customizing CTB file, Brian Curran, CAD-a-Blog, July 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

We Put the PLT in Publish - create PC3 file out of plotter in question, turn option on in PC3 file, use PC3 file as plotter in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Get/Set Image Paths in Drawing Using .NET API - change image file path of raster image in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Simple Traversal Through a Model Using Navisworks .NET API - Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 23, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Project Simulus - Simulation for All - free simulation technology, integrated with Autodesk 360, to set up simulation, edit model, interpret results, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, July 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

How to Create Sketches and Features Using C++ - use UnitsOfMeaure object to get string from value in Inventor, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Monitor Document Events for All Documents Existing and Coming - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit vs Online Rendering - tests conclude cloud rendering faster than desktop, Bart Blankendaal, upFront.eZine, July 24, 2012 (more Revit articles, cloud articles)

Using Rooms & Spaces for Leverage in Revit MEP - David Raynor, AUGI Library, July 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

UR1 and Line Origin Versus Start and End Point - definition of line origin property, line origin relation to end points, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - A Super Easy and Cool Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Add a Geometric Tolerance Frame to Your Sheet Format - make sheet format display geometric tolerance frame present on SolidWorks drawing template, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, July 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Square Pin in a Round Hole - SolidWorks mating tutorial, Solid Professor, July 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Network Toolbox - moving standalone SolidWorks Toolbox to network location, You Tube, July 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks Toolbox articles)

In-Depth Review of Solid Edge ST4, Pt 1 - aspects of synchronous technology, 3D modeling: smart dimensions, PMI, relationships, live rules, face relate, triad tool, John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 20, 2012 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Hands On Review - HP Z420 Workstation - mid-range workstation with NVIDIA Quadro 4000 video card, Intel Xeon Quad Core CPU, USB 3 ports, convertible minitower case, but no solid state drive, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, July 20, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Accuracy in Additive Manufacturing - understanding difference between accuracy and high resolution, growing need for accuracy, Bonnie Meyer, Machine Design, July 19, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

ePrint & Share - free cloud service from HP helps share files with project members on multiple devices, print using web-connected Designjet printers, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, July 20, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Assigning Components to Choices - Creo Options Modeler 2.0 tool provides link between selectable choices, module variants belonging to configuration, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

3 Tips for Applying Labels in KeyShot - adjust label, change mapping type, scale, label position, KeyShot, July 20, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Link to Thickness(es Other Than Sheet Metal) - 'Link to Thickness' feature works with any type of SolidWorks part file, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, July 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Interactive Schedule Zone Name and Number - include zone name/number in interactive door/window schedule in ArchiCAD, Glen Richardson, Cadimage, July 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

BIMx Model Transfer Service for Software Services Agreement Users - register for BIMx site, scan keyplugs, access new account in ArchiCAD, Tunde Omajtenyi & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, July 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk BIM 360 - cloud service for AEC industry provides clash detection, infrastructure conceptual modeling capabilities, static structural analysis, collaborative conceptual design for infrastructure, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 20, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Exposing Hidden Gems in AutoCAD 2013 - strikethrough text support, in-canvas property preview, quick view drawings update, longer font list window, Xref changes, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, July 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2013: Command Line Enhancements  - Donnie Gladfelter, You Tube, July 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Drawing with Surveyor's Units in AutoCAD - start new drawing, turn on dynamic input, launch LINE command, specify first point, enter distance, bearing values, Michael Beall, Between the Lines, July 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Remote Debugging Using msvsmon.exe - debugging AddIn running on virtual machine from local machine, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Showcase - Create New Faces for New Colors - using 'Extract Patches as New Objects' tool, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 22, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Grows Socially - acquires Socialcam for $60 million, maker of iPhone, Android app that captures, edits shares videos via cloud technology, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Auto-Generate Small Spaces in AutoCAD Architecture - set ValidAreaSquareRoot to smaller number using registry key, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, July 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

GoToLocation - set up new LocationContext object to set GoToLocation in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 20, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Use a Section Box to Quickly Find Warning Elements - Revit tip, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor - Multi-Body Naming Prefix Tip - using 'make component' options to set part, assembly file name prefix, suffixes, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, July 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating to 2013: Materials and Colors Treated Differently - managing materials, appearances in Inventor 2013, while moving data from previous version, Being Inventive, July 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Project Geometry From One Occurrence to Another - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Do You Wish You Had Flatter Files? - digital flat file cabinet stores drawings in cloud, accessible anywhere; interview with Chris Vaught, Paul Munford, The CAD Setter Out, July 2012 (more cloud articles)

ArchiCAD 16 - Morph technology, online BIM component database introduced, EcoDesigner, VIPcore analysis engine integrated into core platform, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

3D Documents: Are They Used on 100% of Your Projects? - set up 3D document views on cover sheet early in design process, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, July 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Autodesk, Socialcam CEOs Discuss Combination - Carl Bass, Michael Seibel on Autodesk $60 million acquisition of Socialcam, Bloomberg TV, July 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

ForceEffect - Version 2.2 Improvements - shear force, moment diagram reporting, improved access to set diagram background, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 19, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

The World of AutoCAD Programming Platforms, Pt 3 - add circle, text to drawing, change color of text to red using Visual Basic.NET, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, July 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming articles)

Identifying the Entities Line Type - get layer line type to identify actual line type used by curve in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Implementing 3ds Max for Design Visualization - setup units, workflow, considering techniques to produce realistic-looking visualization, Osama Ali, AUGI Library, July 19, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Why My Point Labels Flip to the Side When Description Keys Were Used - Civil 3D tutorial, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, July 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Automatically Add Annotation Scales - considering 5 possible values of ANNOAUTOSCALE system variable in AutoCAD LT, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, July 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Documenting 3D Models: Pt 7 - customizing section view in AutoCAD, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, July 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Position of iFeature - SetPosition method in Inventor to place iFeature on start face of first extrusion, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Use Search API - Navisworks tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 19, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Revit: Halftone Links View Template - making links halftone in all views without using visibility graphics, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Scripting with Python, Pt 1  - discussing examples of scripting with Python in Vasari, Nathan Miller, design reform, July 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Scripting with Python, Pt 2 - using Python scripting in Vasari for building programming, Lilli Smith, design reform, July 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Scripting with Python, Pt 3 - Q&A session, design reform, July 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Module Variants to Configurable Modules - Creo Options Modeler 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Using Guides - Creo Layout 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Using Precision Panels - Creo Layout 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Demystifying the Color Settings in SolidWorks Parts and Assemblies - access appearance menu, visualize colors using display pane, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, July 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wrapping Text Onto a Conical Face - create construction geometry relative to dimensions of cone, create plane tangent to face of cylinder, use text wrapping tool in SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Are Intelís CPU-Integrated GPUs Good Enough for CAD?, Pt 2 - CPU-integrated graphics will be appropriate choice for budget-conscious professionals, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, July 11, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Mountain Bike Concept Using Creo 2.0 Layout  - creating associative design of mountain bike using tracesketch, Parag Pendharkar, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Are Wikis the New Engineering Knowledge Management? - good at keeping engineering knowledge, providing collaboration mechanisms, but need capabilities to capture equations, graphics, tables, figures, sketches, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 18, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Drilling for Oil: Deep Hole Custom Cycle Sneak Preview - G-Wizard Conversational CNC to generate g-code from conversational wizards, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, July 16, 2012 (more CAM articles)

CAD Project Cloud Collaboration. What? - cloud tools: Autodesk 360, BuzzSaw, AutoCAD WS, n!Fuze, 3DVIA, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, July 19, 2012 (more cloud articles)

GTeam Platform Helps AEC Teams Collaborate - cloud-based file management, collaboration platform, GTeam translates 3D files into common format, UI displays complete social, transactional history of project, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, July 18, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Prolog Update Adds BIM Collaboration to Project Management Suite - Prolog 9.5 includes cash-flow forecasting, web-based mail merge, BIM collaboration format viewer, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 18, 2012 (more AEC articles)

21WOJP - Week 13: Adding Components to a Label Style - creating point label style named 'demo' in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, July 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Reference Keys in Inventor - creating reference key from occurrence in assembly, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inserting Annotative Blocks - insert external .dwg into main host .dwg, create new block reference in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk Revit 2013? Onebox - naming structure for tabs, buttons has been streamlined, customizing UI, Martha Hollowell, ASCENT Blog, July 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Simple But Clever Parametric Array Formula - creating wall with structural columns at regular intersects using Revit, Mark Thorley, BIM Technologist, July 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing the Terrain Points From a TopographySurface Using Revit API - Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Manage Sub Schema/Entity - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How Do You Show Sketch Dimensions in a Drawing View? - use 'insert modeling items,' check option to 'use dimension placement in sketch' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, July 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: 'A' is for Arc - draw sketch using line tool, press 'A' key to draw arc tangent to line, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, July 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ePDM Tips and Tricks: Copy Tree - duplicate group of files identical to parent project in SolidWorks EPDM, InFlow Technology, July 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Beginning Power Drafting in Siemens NX 8 - use template, insert view, Unigraphics & Siemens NX Tutorial, July 2012 (more NX articles)

Five Tips For Creating Animations in KeyShot - rename/group animations, use timeline settings, adjust default animations, use performance mode during playback, KeyShot, July 17, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Does Model-Based Engineering Make Sense? - engineering-design models integrated with model-based engineering workspace help diagnose design issues quickly, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, June 14, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Take a Number Please. Using Sequencers in PLM 360 - set up sequencer for Autonumber to start at particular value, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, July 17, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Get Entity Geometry Using Custom WorldDraw and ViewportDraw - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Civil 3D - Multiple Group Deletion Tip - keep Shift/Control key pressed during right-click, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 17, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Mesh Enabler from Autodesk Labs - converting mesh into base solid, Paul Munford, The CAD Setter Out, July 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Exchange Apps - Information for Inventor Developers - requirements, guidelines: using registry free mechanism, RibbonBar, delay loading, Stephen Preston, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 17, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Set 'Embed Interop Types' to False to Avoid Problems with Events - Inventor tip, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, July 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Mimic a Master Builder: A Tribute to Felix Candela - workflow for creating forms in Revit: conoid, straight hypar, group of straight hypars, umbrella of 4 panels with 1 central support, curved hypar, Marilyn Law, AUGI Library, July 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Active Work Plane of the View Using Revit API - use active view's origin, view's right direction to create plane, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Elbow Fitting Selection and Dimensioning - using NewElbowFitting method in Revit, routing preferences API to set elbow symbol, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Intro to Top Down Design - Skeleton Models  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Ryan Byrne, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Show Axes and Dimensions by New Ribbon Style Menu in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 - Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Helical Machining of Complex Holes in Cutline Milling - machine hole with multiple diameters, transitions between them using Creo Parametric 2.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Resolving Solid Edge Network Save Issues and Improving Performance on Windows 7 - disable caching of thumbnails: using group policy, by setting registry switch, David Merritt, Dave's Rave, July 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Mike Evans of the Huntsville Center of Technology - interview, Solid Edge user, programs for students, YouTube, July 17, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines, Pt 2 - selecting 2 parallel lines with Smart Dimension tool, controlling object locations in sketches, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assuming Static: Slowly Applied Loading - applying load of 100 lb to beam very slowly to study deflection using SolidWorks Simulation, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, July 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#3) - options to maintain control at time SolidWorks executes commands, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Change the InRoads Roadway Designer Background Screen Color to White - creating Windows System Environment Variable, setting OPENQV_WHITE_BACKGROUND to 1, Envision CAD, June 20, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Geometric Launches NX Design for Manufacturability Module - 'DFMPro for NX' tool performs upfront design for manufacturing validation, has pre-configured design for manufacture guidelines, global best practices, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 16, 2012 (more NX articles)

Quickly Toggling Between Transparent and Opaque PathFinder in Solid Edge - hold down Ctrl key, double-click on title bar at top of PathFinder, David Merritt, Dave's Rave, July 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Create a Table and Select a Cell to Change with AutoLISP and ActiveX - editing value of cell by picking point within table cell in AutoCAD, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 12, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Create a Custom Command for AutoCAD Using AutoLISP - create custom command to draw red circle in any location with any radius, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 16, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Using ReadDwgFile with .NET AttachXRef or ObjectARX acdbAttachXRef - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Simulation - Using Selection Groups - adjust all parameters of like components in one motion using Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 16, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Adding Work Planes in an Assembly Document - create work plane on same plane as YZ plane in second part placed in Inventor assembly, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Assigning Different Colors to Each Feature - assign render style to part features using Inventor API, use HighlightSet functionality for temporary colors, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All the Control Definitions - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hiding Revit Family Parameters in a Project - characteristics of hidden parameters, change parameter value to 0 to make it invisible, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, July 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Set/Get Data of UV Type - storing UV type data into element, Spiderinnet's Blog, July 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Tip O' The Horn 001: Display Modes as Analysis  - Rhino tutorial, Scott Schneider, cadjunkie, June 14, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Tip O' The Horn 003: Easy Shut Lines in Rhino - multiple iterations of panel break-ups in non-destructive manner, Scott Schneider, cadjunkie, June 29, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Tip O' The Horn 004: Barrel Rifling (Twisting) - creating barrel rifling for gun design in Rhino, Scott Schneider, cadjunkie, July 9, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Ensuring the Health of Enterprise PDM - keep tabs on archive server log, monitor EPDM client log, SQL server error log, set up email alerts, InFlow Technology, July 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The Best Practices for Enterprise PDM Convert Task - use dedicated task hosts with minimum of 3 GB RAM, started EPDM with continuous login on task host, InFlow Technology, July 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

16 Recording Custom Macros and Assigning Shortcuts - preselect faces before running macro, create coincident mate macro in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NEC MultiSync EA243WM - LED-backlit 24" LCD monitor with high resolution, quality construction, 5 msec response time, multiple input formats support, capacitive touch controls, Windows 7 compatible, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, July 6, 2012 (more LCD reviews)

HP Z1 Workstation - impressive 27" display, Intel Xeon quad-core CPU, HP Performance Advisor utility helps optimize, customize, troubleshoot workstation, highly praised by Art Liddle, Cadalyst, July 6, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

Setting the Font for Layout Info - add information to your title block in ArchiCAD, Glen Richardson, Cadimage, July 16, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture: Renovation Mode Boosts Productivity - renovation mode settings for objects, activating demolition plan, revision plan, manual modifications, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, July 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 12: Quick Point Labels - select COGO point object, display its properties related to label in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, July 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk 360: Cloud Units Update - 5 CU per rendered image, 5 CU per optimization run, 3 CU per analysis run, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 13, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

All-in-One CAD Tip #8: AutoCAD CHSPACE, SketchBook Designer Symmetry Tool and Job Interview Tips  - move lines from paper space to model space, create perfect mirror copies or radial arrays of duplicated linework, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, July 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Selecting Entities Inside a Polygon Region - using acSelectionSetCrossingPolygon mode in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using WblockCloneObjects to Copy a Layout From the Active Document to a New Drawing - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Finding the Angle Between Two Vectors Along a Given Direction (Anti-Clockwise or Clockwise) - using Inventor API, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Sketch Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

TEDCF Publishing's Training Bundle for Inventor - courses' details, criteria, training on advance topics for US$299.95, highly recommended by John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

View of NewGroup Duplicated Elements - close all other views to force open one to be used in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - XYZ Type Data - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Vault - Using Groups to Set Permissions - assign user to groups, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 15, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

File Compression - create CompressionHeader for DocumentService, transfer data, do compression/decompression in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 13, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Saved Views Now Store Reference Display States - creating, recalling saved view in MicroStation, Envision CAD, July 12, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Using Template Style Constraints for Street Reconstruction - InRoads V8i SELECTseries - locating front of sidewalk, Envision CAD, July 12, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Advances in PLM Help Get More Products to Market More Quickly - Creo Options Modeler helps validate, reuse 3D digital definitions of configurable products early in design process, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, July 12, 2012 (more PTC articles)

3D Printing Nears the Mainstream - 3D printers showcased at RAPID 2012 event: Mcor Iris full 3D color, Objet30 Pro desktop 3D printer, Mojo, Creatr, Xeed printers, EUREKA, July 12, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3DVIA Composer: Custom Color Silhouettes - creating .svg with Technical Illustrator to highlight aspects of image, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, July 12, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Are You Looking for Free CAD Blocks? - 'CAD Blocks Free' founder, Richard Wearn on source of blocks, purging/auditing routines, price range of paid blocks, Paul Munford, The CAD Setter Out, July 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Using Math with Date Fields - DIESEL expression in AutoCAD to create field showing 1 week from current date, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Adding Field with Entity Data - adding field object showing object specific data in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Multiple Support File Paths with No Changes to Civil 3D Path Settings - Envision CAD, July 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom Ribbon of Navisworks, Pt 2 - understanding main types of notes: RibbonControl, RibbonTab, local:NWRibbonButton, local:NWRibbonSplitButton, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 12, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Custom Ribbon of Navisworks, Pt 3 - locations of xaml, name file, priority of strings, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 12, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 - reorganized in-command marking menus, smarter error messages, ability to dynamically trim sketch, support for cloud services, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, June 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: FindAll the Application Addins - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Shakers and Movers - solving 'zero or indefinite matrix' problem, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, July 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)'

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#2) - adjusting Windows visual, user settings, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Top 10 Reasons Why EPDM Makes SolidWorks Better - files are copied to local user cache, SolidWorks Toolbox data library can be stored inside EPDM Vault, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, July 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

10 Teamcenter Preferences You Should Know - preferences for identifiers and naming rules, user interface, NX integration, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, July 11, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Accuracy, Convergence and Mesh Quality - CFD experts on mesh quality, user's perspective, concept of grid validity, 3 types of validity checks, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, July 5, 2012 (more CFD articles)

TurboCAD LTE 4 and LTE 4 Pro Review - similar to AutoCAD Architecture's AEC smart parametric objects, API platform available for CAD developers, but 64-bit version unavailable, limited adoption of OS GUI features, Emmanuel Garcia, CADdigest.com, July 6, 2012 (more TurboCAD reviews)

Flatter Files Puts Your SolidWorks and AutoCAD Drawings in Your Pocket - manage files securely, Q&A on working principle, format supported, info uploaded, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 28, 2012 (more collaboration articles)

Are Intel's CPU-Integrated GPUs Good Enough for CAD?, Pt 1 - Sandy Bridge graphics intended to provide competent graphics, high performance for CAD users with small budgets, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, July 11, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

CATIA V5 - Composites  - Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, July 11, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

Pro Tips: Balancing Rendering Quality and Rendering Speed - start with a small rendering, determine rendering quality, special effects may require more rendering passes, Render Plus, July 11, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Heads Up: Updates, Service Packs and Top Known Issues - helpful links for Autodesk 2013 products, David Harrington, AUGI Library, July 11, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Parametric Constraints - drawing structural beam plan, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, July 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Set the Number of Lines in the Command History - using LISP expression in AutoCAD, Envision CAD, July 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Table Style with AutoLISP and the ActiveX API - access ACAD_TABLESTYLE dictionary in current AutoCAD drawing, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 11, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Retrieving a Solid3D Face Normal Through B-rep API - AutoCAD tutorial, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Custom Ribbon of Navisworks, Pt 1 - creating class DLL using CommandHandlerPlugin, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 12, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Do We Need to Use Autodesk Vault to Manage Our CAD Data? - benefits of using Vault: better data management, security, track each document versions easily, search, reuse data, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 11, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How Nested Transactions, Undo and Abort Work in Inventor? - manage transaction objects, control the level of aborting using CheckPoints, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Disable Communication Center - use CAD manager control utility or modify registry key in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, July 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Multi-Version Add-in - backwards compatible add-in to support Revit 2012, Revit 2013 in one .NET assembly DLL, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Utilizing the Variant Builder - configure assembly in Creo Options Modeler 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Layout File Types and Uses - Creo Layout 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Lines - types of lines that can be utilized in Creo Layout 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Q1 Recap/Q2 Preview: What We'll Be Looking For - composite view of results of ANSYS, Autodesk, Cimatron, Dassault Systemes, ESI Group, Nemetschek, PTC, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 10, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Why Are We Still Shy of Synchronous? - the Results - 46% of Solid Edge users use Synchronous Technology with small amount of ordered; most find it too difficult to migrate completely, Synchronous Design, July 3, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

3DVIA Composer: Adding an Image/Decal to Your Model - make sure texture is set to show in properties pane, create primitive first, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Select Similar Objects and Apply an Editing Command to Them - SELECTSIMILAR command, SELECTSIMILARMODE system variable in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD basic tutorials)

Listing Defined AutoLISP Variables and Functions - ATOMS-FAMILY function in AutoCAD returns list of all symbols, global variables, functions currently defined for use by AutoLISP, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 10, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Add Matching Dimensions with Lightning Speed  - add selected, tool palette techniques in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, July 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Edit Mleader Style - edit text height, color of mleader style in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Mixing Civil 3D .NET and COM APIs - basic coding for accessing corridor object, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Running Language Code and More Exporters - helper method to convert from LanguageType enumeration value to corresponding 3-letter language code in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Change the Base Quantity for Structural Shape Frames Inserted with Frame Generator - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, July 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Replacing a Native Inventor Button by a Custom One - VB.Net code to replace 'Print' button from file menu, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Linked or Embedded Files Inside Inventor Files - Micro Concepts, July 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit Complex Inventor Positional Representations in Excel - open assembly, change model browser to representations, click edit positional representation table button to edit parameters, Micro Concepts, July 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Update Your CAD Management Plan - utilize summer slowdown, make list of typical activities, plan CAD management with money-saving methods, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 11, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Use Peer Pressure to Enforce Standards - get drawings of user assessed by peers, help users develop pride in quality of work, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 11, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Granularity vs. Integration: Requirements Management - capabilities of requirements management as part of PLM solutions, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 10, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Kenesto Takes an Un-PLM Approach to PLM - Kenesto 2012 offers cloud-based approach to route drawings, documents, interact with external suppliers, populate BOMs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 11, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Understanding Interchangeability - establishing interchangeability within configurable module in Creo Options Modeler 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Structures in Layout - assigning entities in Creo Layout to organize geometry, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Exploring Layout Concepts - Creo Layout 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, July 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Transfer a SolidWorks License Without SolidWorks Installed - download activation wizard using customer portal account, install, run manager to transfer license, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, July 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hitting the Reset Button: Building the Next Generation of SolidWorks - discussing CGM-Parasolid kernel compatibility at B-rep, feature-levels, blending issues, user concerns, business issues about SolidWorks V6, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, July 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

What's New: Technology Advancements in the AEC/O Industry - history of AEC advancements, evolution of design, construction, biggest advancements: social virtual cloud environments, mobile hardware, imaging and visualization, Bonnie Gorman, AUGI Library, July 9, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Parametric Direct Modeling - understanding geometry, assembly level design intent, Paul Hamilton of PTC, July 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Virtually Assured Success - LMS Virtual.Lab v11 for virtual product simulation, collaborative enhancements, fully coupled vibro-acoustic solutions, upgraded seam weld solver, Vince Adams, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more LMS Virtual.Lab reviews)

MATLAB Communications System Toolbox: Now GPU-Enabled - predefined algorithms for source coding, channel coding, interleaving, modulation, equalization, synchronization, channel modeling, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more MATLAB articles)

3D CAM Toolpath Fundamentals - differences between 2D, 3D machining, roughing vs finishing, 3 fundamental 3D finishing toolpaths, Robert Grzesek, CNCCookbook, July 10, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Creating Stacked and Multiple Profile Views Using ProfileView.Create() - Civil 3D 2013 .NET API tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 9, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

View AutoCAD Layers Individually - LAYWALK command, Micro Concepts, July 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) Build 0.6 Supports AutoCAD 2013 - Spiderinnet1 Blog, July 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Leader Note with the Value of User or Model Parameter or Document Property - Inventor tutorial, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Transaction Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Supported Workflow for Unloading a Family Using the Revit API - extracting desired family precisely, then performing delete operation after completing loaded family iteration, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

RevitRubyShell Implementation and Installer - counting number of doors in Revit basic sample model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Walls That Follow Site Topography Contours in Revit - Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, July 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#1) - discussing test environment, model, baseline, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Defining Fluids in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - specifying fluids, flow characteristics required for analysis, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, July 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tipniques: Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) Baby Steps - prepare foundation, get training, coordinate with design engineers, identify need to model, Reuben Stone, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012 (more civil engineering articles)

How to Use Palette Tool in Creo Parametric - sketching defined shapes, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, July 4, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Battery Modeling - anatomy of battery, data history, capturing variations through electrochemical simulations, Steve Hartridge & Robert Spotnitz, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Property Tab Builder - stand-alone utility to create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, July 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wicked Financial Solutions for Infrastructure - learning about wicked financing, insurance, bonding, characteristics of wicked problem, James Salmon, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIMlist 2012 - tool for organizing, locating, inserting content families in Revit, has advanced search capabilities, inexpensive, highly praised by Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, June 28, 2012 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Simulation - Subentity Selection Tool - select all dependent entities of particular type in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2013, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Simulation - Contact Surface Selection Beware - methods to identify surface contact pairs in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2013: automatic, part to part contact, surface selection group contact, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 9, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Using Math with Fields - creating field showing 1/3 of length of line in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Tag Name and Value From a Non-COM Enum Property - code to retrieve 'AcRxEnumTag' from 'AcRxValue' in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Find Closest Point on TinSurface - FindClosestEdgeAtXY method in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 6, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What Day is it Again? - AutoCAD offers 4 different 'date & time' field types: CreateDate, Date, PlotDate, SaveDate, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, July 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Tool Making: B-spline-ish by Points - Revit/Vasari has different kinds of splines: regular spline, spline-by-points, point hosted control polygon based curve, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, July 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Redefining a Sketch or Workplane in Autodesk Inventor - redefine tool helps select new face, sketch/plane will attach to it, avoiding recreating lot of geometry, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

API Support for the Creation and Edit of a Move Body Feature - consider part with multiple solid bodies in Inventor, Mod the Machine, July 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic: Get File Information For the Selected Component - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, July 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add, Update and Get ItemBOM's Association Properties in Vault 2013 API - Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Extension Loading Error Logging - configuring logging in Vault 2013, considering common problems, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 3, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Geometric DFMPro - 'design for manufacturability' tool runs within CAD software, offers configurable rules, offers 4 distinct modules, shares results as eDrawings, XML, Excel documents, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Rethinking File Conversion - objective of 3D InterOp, primary responsibility, extracting single instance from product structure, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, July 6, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

The Design Visualization Devil is in the Details - design vs rendering, common CAD modelers' approaches, ray-traced interactivity, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Taking Advantage of Configurations in Alibre Design - creating different version of 3D model by assigning different values to parameters, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, June 3, 2012 (more Alibre tutorials)

solidThinking Tips & Tricks - Importing Reference Images - editing images to simplify setup in EVOLVE, import, setup of reference images, YouTube, May 30, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Clayoo Bridges the Precision vs. Freeform CAD Gap for Rhino Users - subdivision surface modeling tool creates freeform shapes, compatible with Rhino's surface analysis tools, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 5, 2012 (more Rhino articles)

SolidWorks Mass Properties - SolidWorks can assign weight, COG while calculating mass properties for part, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, July 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

BIM is a Tool - give attention to methodologies of communication, focus on quality, timing, learn to communicate ideas to one another, Damon Socha & Jennifer Lanzetti, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CAD Management: Shock Your Boss - deal with generational shift wisely: traditionalists, boomers, generation X, millennials, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Handling Drawing (DWG) File Format Changes with AutoCAD - tips to share DWG files easily when working with multiple releases of AutoCAD, different drawing file formats, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Copy AutoCAD Geometry to Another Layer or New Layer in One - open drawing in AutoCAD, execute COPYTOLAYER command, select geometry to be copied, Micro Concepts, July 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using CustomPointGroupQuery Object to Build a PointGroup - CustomPointGroupQuery helps specify query string directly in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 6, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

ActiveX API Changes in AutoCAD 2013 - drawing file format, PointCloud property, enum additions, checking interference of 3D Solid, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Unload External Reference - using database API 'UnloadXrefs' in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Generating Motion Blur in 3D Studio Max  - differentiating image based motion blur, object based motion blur, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, June 30, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All Materials - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Find All the Command Categories - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

OBJ Model Exporter with Transparency Support - mingling triangles, colors, transparency in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Show Customized Ribbon Buttons in Specific Revit Product Flavor - Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, July 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Rendering with Character - Luxology modo 601 offers full 3D inverse kinematics, bones, integrated dynamics simulation with recoil, rounded edge rendering, CAD loaders to have nice, smooth-shaded quad polygons, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more modo reviews)

Siemens Takes the Sting Out of Data Management - Insight XT with visual approach to display data relationships, associated tasks; Solid Edge ST5 offers multi-body modeling, steady-state thermal simulation capability, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 26, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

3D Printers' Role Fueled by Content Tools - 123D Catch, 123D Make, Sculpteo are tools available to promote personal manufacturing, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 29, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How Manufacturers Use 3D CAD Models and 2D CAD Drawings as Sales Enablers - 3D models help in making final decision, cutting down on specification errors in BOMs, generating better qualified leads at lower cost, Achinta Mitra, Customer Think, July 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Speeds, Feeds, and Hole Sizes for HSS and Carbide Reamers - reamer hole sizes, best feeds, speeds to use for reamer, CNCCookbook, July 2, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Battery Design is Charging Ahead - studying battery electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle models using MapleSim, Paul Goossens, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more Maple articles)

Clayoo: Modeling Clay For Rhino - subdivision surface modeler runs inside of Rhino, creates complex freeform shapes, supports retopology function to build clean Clayoo surfaces, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, July 3, 2012 (more Rhino articles)

Changing Block Definition of an Block Reference - select block reference, change its definition so that block reference becomes reference for new block definition in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Phillip G. Bernstein Talks About the Future of Design - Autodesk executive on BIM affecting jobs in building industry, design infringement, 5 to do things for architecture firms, Wanda Lau, Architect, July 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Vectorworks Cloud Services: Reduce CPU Computing Times, Improve Collaboration in 3D Workflows - synchronizing, computing presentation, construction documents in cloud, leveraging mobile devices, Jeremy Powell of Nemetschek Vectorworks, CADspeed, July 4, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles, cloud articles)

Invisible GPUs are Coming - NVIDIA's Kepler architecture has Hyper-Q feature to communicate with multiple CPU cores simultaneously, making GPU virtualization feasible, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Review: Fujitsu Celsius M720 - 32nm Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics controller, dual display support, 1TB magnetic SATA disk for data, Alan Stevens, Business Computing World, July 2, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

A Beginners Overview to Extensible Storage API, Pt 1 - defining schema, fields, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

A Beginners Overview to Extensible Storage API, Pt 2 - extracting schema, field related information from Revit element, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, July 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

OBJ Model Exporter with Multiple Solid Support - assigning color to a TextNoteType 'tnt,' exporting elements with multiple solids, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure: Advanced Support for Work Loads - multi-segmented grid lines, diameter tool, overhauled materials library, structural fabric reinforcement tool, Greg Hale, AUGI Library, July 3, 2012 (more Revit articles)

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 4 - Part Review Instead of Rollback - user-friendly feature to find out how model was created in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, July 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

About Face - selecting faces, loops in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

I Knew It Was Somewhere - using curvature combs bounding curve in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sketch Slot Symmetric Relation - creating slotted cutout on block with irregular cutout on surface, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Gal Raz on Why Dassault Had to Kill SolidWorks - SolidWorks needs to deploy on Dassault's CGM kernel to resolve conflicts with CATIA, needs to be rewritten, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Display - States What are They?  - YouTube, June 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

eDrawings App Launches on the iPad - loads, sends 2D, 3D designs via email in lightweight versions, supports DWG, DXF files, provides real-time collaboration, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Once Upon a Time in 3D CAD Land - Siemens investing in Solid Edge, related products, Solid Edge viewer for iPad to be released, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 2, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

A Very Affordable Workstation - entry-level Lenovo ThinkStation E30 has Intel Xeon E3-1230 quad core CPU, NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics accelerator, auto-sensing power supply, provides modest performance, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Roof Covering Plan View Display - choose components to be displayed from 'plan view symbol' page in display options in ArchiCAD 16, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, July 3, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Use Fillet and Chamfer Tool in Creo Parametric - circular, elliptical trim options in Fillet tool; chamfer, chamfer trim options in Chamfer tool, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, July 3, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Dassault Systemes DraftSight Q&A - Aaron Kelly on relationship between DraftSight and SolidWorks, use by NGOs, trends in developing engineering design software, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more DraftSight articles)

Benchmarking Rendering: Desktop vs Cloud, Readers React, Pt 1 - comments about cloud hype, rendering results, model complexity, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 3, 2012 (more cloud articles)

Readers React, Pt 2 - realistic test conditions, rendering resolution, rendering in Revit, simple renderings take longer on cloud, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 3, 2012 (more cloud articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Express Tool Woes - verify if Express is listed in loaded cuix, Devin Brady, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Importing Inventor Models into AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2013 can import 3D models from variety of sources; all versions of .ipt, .iam files are supported, RK McSwain, Between the Lines, July 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Prepare Files For Cloud Storage - PURGE command in AutoCAD to clean up files before uploading, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET: Iterate Through the Viewports - Spiderinnet1 Blog, June 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Set Model Viewport's Camera/Eye, Target, View Width, View Height - setting camera, target, field of view in AutoCAD model viewport, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

TaskDialog with Progress Bar - assign callback function to TaskDialog in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What Controls the Radius of the Curves When We Create Alignment? - radius of curve is determined by value set for default radius in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2013: Examining a Model for Best Practices - using Sketch Icon, End of Part Marker features, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic and the Inventor Project File - reference current Inventor project file within iLogic rule, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, July 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Place a Tube & Pipe Fitting in an Assembly as a Normal Part - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, July 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

OBJ Model Exporter with Colors - colors are defined by materials for OBJ model, using hexadecimal representation of Revit color byte values, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Need a Custom Revit Hatch? - free Revit addin utility, Hatch22 to create model, drafting fill patterns/hatch patterns, Jarod Schultz, July 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks: Breaking Down the Performance Wall - CATI researchers found improvements in SolidWorks' performance 5.5 times by using mix of hardware, software, OS adjustments, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Fluid Analysis Tutorial Using SolidWorks  - analyzing static, dynamic situations involving fluids, YouTube, July 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What I Didn't Know About Vectorworks 2012 - veteran AutoCAD, Civil 3D user explores Vectorworks, finds gems, including impressive callout, site tools, ability to break up objects in drawings to layers, classes, Christopher Fugitt, CADdigest.com, June 28, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

GPU-Accelerated Transparency for 3D CAD with Creo Parametric 2.0 and AMD FirePro - order independent transparency fixes visual artifacts, removes jagged triangles or distorted banding, CADspeed, June 27, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles, Pro/E articles)

Removing Status with a Workflow Process - create 'unstatusing' workflow, remove status with set-status DELETE utility in Teamcenter, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, June 26, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Different Company Types Have Different CNC Needs - product-, work piece-producing companies need CNC machines, Mike Lynch, Modern Machine Shop, June 20, 2012 (more CAM articles)

A Look at Lenovo ThinkStation Workstations: E31, S30, C30, D30 - strong, seamless performance, eco-friendly, professional-grade computing for budget-minded users, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, June 29, 2012 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

ACAD/Medre.A: Ordinary Malware or Industrial Espionage? - Autodesk making efforts to stop propagation of malware, alerting customers to remain vigilant, follow security best practices, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

How to Create Custom Systems in AutoCAD MEP - open style manager, customize properties using design rules tab, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Open the Right Door - Changing AutoCAD's Default Open Location - change setting of REMEMBERFOLDERS command to 0, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Freeze a Layer When Switching Between Layouts Using VLisp - VLR-commandEnded in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 30, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Using AutoCAD's Bindable Object Layer to Change the Current View Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Highlighting Iwpolyline Segments - ObjectARX code to highlight/unhighlight polyline segments in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 11: User Defined Properties - define new properties, assign it to point, set value in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, July 1, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create a New Excel File with iLogic - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Update or Service Pack: Not Exactly the Same Thing - service packs can be included in deployment images, increment build number, while updates can't, Being Inventive, June 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Transaction Events - creating event handlers for each available Inventor transaction event, Spiderinnet2's Blog, June 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit MEP: Lucky 13 - ability to specify thermal properties to materials, color fills also work on duct, pipe, routing preference tool added, centerlines for round elements, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, June 30, 2012 (more Revit reviews)

Templates Provided with Revit 2013 - 'Division Profile.rft' template to create complex joint conditions in parts, Support.rft for railing support, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, June 29, 2012 (more Revit articles)

OBJ Model Exporter Take One - retrieving solid from element, exporting element in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Create Custom Performance Advisor Rule (IPerformanceAdviserRule) - Door Not Tall Enough - Spiderinnet's Blog, June 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing Section Symbols in Each of the Views Using Revit API - using overload of FilteredElementCollector which accepts view id for element filtering, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, June 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Large Design Review in SolidWorks 2012 - top level review of large design, create section cuts quickly, take measurements, hide/show/filter components to help with visualization, Kelly Scott, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, June 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Don't Get Filled Up - Fill Pattern feature in SolidWorks patterns feature or predefined cut shape in defined area, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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