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August 2012

Buying a New CAD Workstation? Know Your Software System Requirements - CAD-certified graphics cards: professional-brand NVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Aug 30, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

7 Software Excuses for Bad Surface Finishes - chordal tolerances, CAD file format issues, best stepover, 3D machining strategies, climb vs conventional milling, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Aug 28, 2012 (more CAM articles)

When Design Intent Unravels, Pt 2 - making changes to design intent with Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 29, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Ten Tips for Successful BIM Implementation - compare whole process, commit to learning, using BIM, tackle increase in complexity, order, allow time for reflection, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Aug 29, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Publisher 360 - Explain Your Products Anytime and Anywhere - files can be saved directly in Autodesk 360 account, making it easy to share, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Aug 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Change the Style of Attributes - get ObjectId of STANDARD style, change nested, constant attributes in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET Get Wall Inserts Using Wall.FindInserts - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Dimension Rotate - create geometry in drawing, DIMROTATED command to specify angle of dimension line, Micro Concepts, Aug 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit Export: How to Export Phases to the Correct Layer - create custom export setup: add modifiers, rename phases, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Clash Rules in Navisworks to Reduce False Positives - ignore items in same layer, group/block/cell, items in previously found pair of composite objects, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Aug 24, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

21WOJP - Week 15: What's the Closest Surface Point? - finding closest surface point to point outside of surface in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Aug 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Listing Pressure Pipe Styles - access list of pressure pipe styles, fitting and appurtenance styles available at Civil 3D document, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Aug 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Working with Selected Civil 3D Objects : Are They Selected or Not? - workaround is to set PICKADD to 0 which clears last selection, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 15, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Project the Cut Edges of an Assembly on Sketch - call programmatically built-in command 'Project Cut Edges' through Inventor UI, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Generate VB Express 2010 Add-in Project for Inventor 2013 Using Inventor .NET Addin Wizard (InventorNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Aug 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Datatables and Datasets  - datatables are tables of properties created from manufactured parts that can be applied to catalog items in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Gravity - use gravity to simulate effect of gravitational force on motion of mechanism in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Drafting Process - designing simple part in Creo Elements/Direct 18.1, Paul Liu, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

eDrawings Measure Tool Availability - saving SolidWorks file as eDrawings file from SolidWorks, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Costing Tool in SolidWorks - 2 functional capabilities: sheet metal costing, machining costing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Delcam Hits a Record - Again - license sales-led revenue growth, up 10%, revenue from Americas was up 17%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 28, 2012 (more CAM articles)

How to Make Realistic Parapet Flashings - modeling flashings in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Aug 29, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Increasing Solid Edge Command Ribbon Button Size - select option to 'increase buttons on command ribbon by 2X' using application button, David Merritt, Dave's Rave, Aug 28, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Autodesk Trims One Area, Grows Another - Autodesk cuts more than 500 jobs, acquires cloud-hosted product data management system, Inforbix, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Change the Browser Node Icon - create standard Microsoft Windows IPictureDisp referencing image file, add IPictureDisp to client node resource in Inventor, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Locate and Clear Overridden AutoCAD Dimensions - drag selection box over all dimensions on drawing, overridden dimensions will get selected, Micro Concepts, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

New Tricks for Customizing AutoCAD's Quick Access Toolbar  - Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Platform: Migrating Workspaces and Profiles - create custom workspace, share/move custom workspace, profile, Jarod Schultz, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Hyperlink to Views in Your Drawing - create views using VIEW command, refer some text to each view, hyperlink it in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD basic tutorials)

Running Boundary Command Through Command Line Using .NET - ActiveX API SendCommand to run command in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revealing Nature's Magnificence: Creating a Mushroom Macro Render, Pt 2 - unwrap mushroom mesh, paint textures in Photoshop, create bump, specular maps, Wassim Ouartsi, Cgtuts+, Aug 28, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Accessing Structural Material Checkbox State of a Wall Type Programmatically - Revit tutorial, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Aug 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Extending Revit with 'Apps' - places to find suitable Revit apps: Apps.case-inc.com, Autodesk Exchange Apps site, Revit Add-ons blog, Revit Application Store, Don Rudder, AUGI Library, Aug 28, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Sweet Talk - Autodesk Building Design Suite: easy to work in 3ds Max, but Showcase is slow, 3D DWF exported from Revit 2013 has edges, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Aug 26, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Rubik's Cube, Pt 1 - modeling single cubelet of Rubik's Cube, giving it appropriate parameters to control its dimensions in Revit, Revit: Down to the Details, Aug 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Section Template Views - creating section views using view template created in Revit project, Ryan McGarrie, BIM Technologist, Aug 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Validate Roof Type and View OBJ on Android - code checking for valid compound structure in Revit, creating roof, adding slope to it, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Leveraging Geometry Rules - dynamic rules applied during flexible modeling surface collection process, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating a Measurement Feature - measure one-sided volume of bottle, create measurement feature in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Auto Round  - create complex series of rounds quickly in Creo Parametric 2.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

GRAITEC Advance's BIM Capabilities for Structural Design - compatibility with Revit Structure 2012, export/import between Revit Structure and Advance Design, sharing models between GRAITEC products, Protim Banerjee, CADdigest.com, Aug 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Chasing Threads on a CNC Lathe - approaches include: dialing threads in visually, measure and align, custom tooling aids, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Aug 27, 2012 (more CAM articles)

How to Change the Sky Image in BIMx - arrange Skybox images in any photo editing app, save images in .tga format, change Skybox images in ArchiCAD, Judit Boros & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Aug 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Why Autodesk Revit is the Future of Architectural Design - benefits of using Revit to improve building performance, barriers to switching, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Aug 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

How To: Convert Dynamic Block to Regular Block - workaround is to save dynamic block to DXF R12 version or use DB2SB LISP utility, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

BIM 360 Glue: Setting Up Projects - setting up, adding team members to Autodesk BIM 360 Glue project, You Tube, Aug 18, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Colorize Showcase Environment to Allow Model to Standout - give environment monochrome effect, Micro Concepts, Aug 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Create a MPolygon in AutoCAD Using .NET - reference AcMPolygonMGD.dll, load object enabler AcMPolygonObj19.dbx into AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Sectioning Plane - create geometry vector as normal of section plane in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Aug 28, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Writing Inventor Fusion for Mac - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk describes challenges encountered when working to make Inventor Fusion platform-independent, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 28, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Extrude the Text in Inventor - create part document, get xy work plane, access transient geometry object, prepare sketch for extrusion, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Basics of Cabling  - creating harness, designate connector, spools, routing of cables in Creo Parametric 2.0, Nitesh Girase, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Wiring Diagrams - instancing items from design catalog, routing wires in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Standard Hole - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Syncs Electrical, Mechanical Design Silos - SolidWorks Electrical updates schematic, 3D models in real-time, synchronizing electromechanical designs, maintaining consistency, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Auto-Dimension While Sketching - automatically adds dimension to geometry when entered during sketching, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#15) - details of optimal configuration tested, performance improvement of 82% was realized, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Metal Forming Tools in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, Aug 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Converting Printed Circuit Board Designs into SolidWorks Assemblies Using CircuitWorks - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Aug 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

North American Eagle Using Modified Jet Fighter in Land Speed Record Bid - team aims to go faster than 763 MPH; CFD analysis running on Lenovo workstations is critical, Rachel Park, CADdigest.com, Aug 13, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

The Disconnect Between Traditional CAD and Design - designing for function but within constraints, problems solved by feature-based CAD, problem with features, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 20, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

solidThinking Evolve 9.0: NURBS Modeling With Feature History - 2D sketching, 3D extrusion tools, surface blending tool, rendering window with preloaded materials, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 24, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Visualize Femap Models With the Clipping Plane - open pull-down menu from view style icon on view toolbar to turn on clipping plane, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Aug 24, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Creating the iPhone 4S in 3D Studio Max, Pt 2 - adding proper supporting geometry to retain surface shape when adding subdivision, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Aug 11, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating the iPhone 4S in 3D Studio Max, Pt 3 - Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Aug 26, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

What Caused Autodesk's Biggest Share Price plunge (in 3 Years)? - Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 27, 2012  (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Grew 4% in FQ2, Accelerating to the Cloud - $569 million of revenue earned, revenue from new commercial licenses grew 8%, PLM 360 had nice start, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 24, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Create a Power Text EntityJig Using Entity Jigger Wizard of AutoCAD .NET Add-in Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: #11 - Later If Not Disposing of BRep Objects (Disposable) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: #10 - Sooner If Explicitly Disposing of BRep Objects (Disposable) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create a New Sheet Using COM SheetSet API - set 'sheet creation template' property on AutoCAD sheetset, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Project Browser - Custom Category Structure - controlling category naming structure in Revit, Jarod Schultz, Aug 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

'Geographic Location' & Changing the Up Direction (Z) Using API - GEOGRAPHICLOCATION command in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Aug 27, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Cloning a Style Within the Same Drawing - cloning helper utility in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Aug 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Use Part Design View Representations in Autodesk Inventor - creating new design view, enabling design view of part inside assembly, Mark Flayler, Cadalyst, Aug 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit an Autodesk Inventor iPart or iAssembly With Excel - modify registry key using Notepad, import it back into Registry Editor, Alex Karan, Cadalyst, Aug 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using an iFeature in Autodesk Inventor, Pt 1 - creating iFeature, placing it onto part, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

C# Help Examples For Sketch, Pt 2 - creating offsets in 2D sketches in Inventor: using distance, input point, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Aug 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Routing With Logical Data  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Modifying Pipeline Routing - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sharing Routing Geometry - data sharing tools to copy routing references from mechanical assemblies into piping assemblies in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Automatic Routing Along Existing Geometry - Auto Route tool to create route from start point to end point that runs parallel to faces, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Aug 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Accessing Extrudes From Sketch Short-Cut - adding 'Boss & Cut Extrude' commands to sketch short-cut bar in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Aug 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

BIM Project Coordination - Initial Clash Detection - set up items to be compared in Navisworks model, use rules to trim clash list, organize clash groups, use viewpoints for freedom, John Segler, AUGI Library, Aug 22, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

AMD's Accelerated Processing Unit: Will It Make Your New CAD Hardware More Affordable? - new strategy, competitive pricing, implications for CAD Professionals, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Aug 22, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

AspenTech Revenue Up 23% in FY12 - total contract value was $1.68 billion, services & other revenue was $18 million, reported loss from operations of $3.6 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 22, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

How to Create a Simple Drawing Title With AutoText - create new object in ArchiCAD, edit 2D symbol, paste Autotext in to drawing title, Judit Boros, ArchiCAD Wiki, Aug 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk 360 Mobile - Design Review Mobile Name Change - ability to review drawings in conversational way, select components within 3D view, support for object property viewing, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Aug 22, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Examples of Calling Dispose() on AutoCAD Objects - create mirror line, transformation matrix, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Understanding Tolerances and Limits for Dimensions Using ObjectARX - 4 dimension variables: DIMTOL, DIMLIM, DIMTM, DIMTP; example of function that manipulates selected dimension in terms of its Xdata result buffer, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

iLogic: Virtual Components - iLogic rule to display occurrence name if occurrence is not virtual component, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

C# Help Examples For Sketch, Pt 1 - Inventor API: download link to VBA procedures converted to C# functions, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Aug 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

What is the Best Way to Compute a Normal of a Face in Inventor API? - iterate through faces of SurfaceBody, output normal vectors for faces that are planar, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

ADSK File Import and Phase of Room - retrieve ImportInstances, delete one representing bounding box using Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

NewSweptBlend Code Sample - create 2 solids with swept blend operations in Revit, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Aug 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Routing Wires Using Simple Route - route wires by specifying connector entry points in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Screw Connections - insert screw connection while drilling required holes into mating parts using Creo Elements/Direct 18.1, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Shaded Curvature Analysis Tool - graphically display surface curvature in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Prepare Your SolidWorks File for FDM Printing - avoid obvious tessellation during 3D printing jobs: slide 'deviation' slider to left, set angle tolerance to 3, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Indentation Methods in SolidWorks - using indent, deform, freeform features, YouTube, Aug 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Simulation Advisor to Perform SolidWorks Simulation Analysis - tools in Simulation Advisor, accessing individual advisors, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#14) - use of Lightweight, large assembly mode gains savings of 88.6%, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Create a Top Level BOM in 3DVIA Composer - select assembly, set BOM workshop, save view, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Aug 21, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

When Design Intent Unravels: Pt 1 - handling design intent with Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 21, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Hexagon on Track to Hit 3.5B  Euro by 2015 - Q2 revenue up 12%, Metrology, Intergraph PP&M are primary engines for growth, Geosystems, Intergraph SG&I are recovering, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 2, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Simple Rib & Infill Flooring - create slab composite with 2 skins, create custom profile shape for ribs, move ribs/beams in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Aug 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Making Grass Using SketchUp FUR Plugin - SketchUp UR Space, Aug 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Revealing Nature's Magnificence: Creating a Mushroom Macro Render, Pt 1 - create grass using free 'Grass-O-Matic' plugin in 3D Studio Max, distribute it using Advanced Painter script, Wassim Ouartsi, Cgtuts+, Aug 21, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

A 3ds Max Material Setup Quick Tip for Spec and Bumps - step-by-step guide to generate specular, bump maps, Chris Trill, Jamie's Jewels, Aug 21, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How To: Disable Graphic Card Hardware Acceleration - access from right bottom of status bar in AutoCAD to turn it off, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

I Cannot Attribute My Multiple Lines to Attributes - use multiple lines option, set boundary width in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET: Real Performances of ObjectId.Open/GetObject Transaction and OpenCloseTransaction - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Label Background Mask Covers My Label - from page setup setting, uncheck 'display plot styles' option to display Civil 3D labels correctly, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Aug 21, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2013: Center Point Rectangle - Standard and Custom - tool creates center point rectangle around chosen point, addin provides 4 different types of options, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit MEP: Filters to Show Different Wire Linetypes - create filter, apply it to view, create line pattern specifically for dashed wire type, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Room in Area Predicate Via Point in Polygon Test - point in polygon implementation PointInPoly.cs in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Teaching the New Stair Assemblies in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 - work within at least 2 views, learn to use modify tools, convert custom components into sketch, Martha Hollowell, ASCENT Blog, Aug 21, 2012  (more Revit tutorials)

Showing, Erasing, and Deleting Annotations - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Point Patterns in Advanced Framework Extension (AFX)  - creating mounting, attachment schemes in AFX using Creo Parametric 2.0, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Analyzing Missing Part Reference Failures - resolve failure, transfer references using replace function in Creo Parametric 2.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Wrap Feature to Create a Barrel Cam - overall length of sketch has to be equal to circumference of cylinder while creating cam in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Reference Center of Mass in Drawings & Assemblies - center of mass is selectable entity in drawings, ability to add center of mass point in assemblies, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#13) - switching to solid state hard drive improved benchmark performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exploring the National BIM Standard - background of NBIMS effort, NBIMS and IFC, NBIMS-US Standard, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 16, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Scripting - It's Not Just for Browser Apps - uses of acis3dt.exe, interactive GUI app C3D to work with modeler while capturing complex workflows, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Aug 20, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Building Your Own Plant Inside Siemens PLM Software's Tecnomatix - Plant Simulation has drag-and-drop interface, library objects, ability to create custom entities, option to study scenario in 2D/3D, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2012

Create HDRI Environment Using SketchUp - SketchUp UR Space, Aug 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Real Time Mobile Social Video Added to Autodesk - Autodesk app will have immediate ability to link video, to tag, add information to video clip through Socialcam acquisition, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD: The Power of Commands - MAXSORT, ZOOMFACTOR, MENUBAR, EXPERT, RENAME, Lisa Bernacchi, AUGI Library, Aug 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Control the Shape of Objects When You Edit Them - Keep an Equilateral Triangle Equilateral - draw, constrain equilateral triangle with horizontal bottom edge in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 14: Extracting a Grid From a TIN Surface - get TIN surface in Civil 3D, invoke its 'ExtractGridded()' method, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Aug 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Calling Dispose() on AutoCAD Objects - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Non-ActiveX Property Get and Set Functions - using 'dumpallproperties' on polyline in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Solve a Very Slow Start Up of ADMS Console on the Vault Server - add entry in Windows registry for ServicesPipeTimeout, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 20, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor 2013: Scale a Sketch by 1st Dimension - automatically scale entire sketch based on 1st dimension, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Aug 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013: File Translation Chart - double check import options before opening new file for translation, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Aug 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Enable/Disable Section Standard Part Setting in Inventor API - Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Option Names and Values Supported by Inventor Translator Addins Via API - Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a New View in Revit 2013 Makes 'Discipline' and 'View Range' Grayed Out - add view template, then uncheck option 'views are dependent on template,' Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Do Not Delete During Iteration - iterate first, collect list of elements to delete, delete in separate step, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Square Dance - creating curtain panel family with 16 equally spaced holes in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Aug 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Performing an Optimization Design Study  - optimize lens design by maximizing desired parameter while constraining others in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Sketching Rectangles and Parallelograms - create corner rectangle, center rectangle, parallelogram, slanted rectangle in layout in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using AutoGEM Settings - mesh model in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, sub assembly suppression; display states control if SolidWorks part is shown/hidden, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Gets Into the Electrical Vertical - Q&A about Trace technology, AutoCAD Electrical in competition, pricing, release date, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Automatic Process Saves You the Stress of Getting 3DP Right - cloud-based 3D printing service, 3DMTP can convert architectural format into 3D printer format, JF Brandon, SolidSmack, Aug 19, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

ST5 What's New: Slots and Holes - slot command: counterbored slots, round/square corners; recognize holes option to recognize holes from imported part, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 16, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

How to Show Trims in Door & Window Schedule - set 'scheduleTrims' setting to 1 to show exterior trims in ArchiCAD schedule, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Aug 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Optimizing Fluid System Design with Early CFD - potential business values in early CFD, complementary technologies: 1D, 3D CFD analysis, Evan Yares, Design World, Aug 16, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Recently Patented by Autodesk: '973 'Click to Accept As-Built Modeling' - method to augment as-built model, idea is to coordinate field scenario with drawings of project, WorldCAD Access, Aug 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Wind Farm Infrastructure - creating geological surfaces from probed depth values in Civil 3D, Donal McMoreland, AUGI Library, Aug 17, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: No Delays When Opening Objects Using Transaction - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.Window.Location Missing in ObjectARX 2013 - 'DeviceIndependentLocation,' 'DeviceIndependentSize' to determine location, size of window, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Discussion on Client Graphics, Pt 4 - interaction client graphics, store client graphics in Inventor, advanced functionalities include: slice, texture mapping, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Aug 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set a Spline Curvature at a Specific FitPoint in Inventor API - Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using View Representations in LOD BOM - using parts list filter based on particular view representation in Inventor, Being Inventive, Aug 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Assembly/Parts Samples - create walls, windows, columns in Revit using external commands: CreateAssemblies, Compare Assemblies, Katsuaki Takamizawa, AEC DevBlog, Aug 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Graphically Display Area Boundary Loops - considering area boundary segment retrieval options in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Extruded Framing Systems in AFX  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Die Form Features - add form to model, pattern form using Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Repeating Component Placement - place component multiple times within assembly in Creo Parametric 2.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks, the Basics: Saving Sketch Dimensioning Styles - control number of place precision of dimension, its tolerance, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Aug 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics - Runner Design Function  - discussing runner design function for shell models, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Save As Copy in SolidWorks - edit saved copy without affecting original drawing, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Aug 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise PDM Transition Permit Permission by Group - creating query combining 3 tables displaying permit permissions, Charles Mayou, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks' Hidden Document Properties - using Base Flange feature for SolidWorks sheet metal part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New Accelerated Processing Units for CAD from AMD - AMD FirePro A300 Series APUs support AMD Eyefinity, Turbo Core technologies, horizontal display resolutions, CADspeed, Aug 15, 2012 (more graphics card articles)

How to Make Hook in CATIA in Part Modeling - use GSD, multisection surface, select curves, replace closing points, GRABCAD, Aug 9, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

PTC Gets Serious About Service - acquire Servigistics Inc., developer of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions, for $220 million, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 14, 2012 (more PTC articles)

It's Just a Fastener - Or Is It? - analysis of engineering change orders data reveals common issues related to fasteners, Steve Peck, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 9, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

It's Just a Fastener or Is It?, Pt 2 - Syncrofit portfolio of software for airframe assembly facilitates authoring design data for joints, fastener, holes to create complete 3D product definitions, Steve Peck, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 15, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Complex Geometries and IFC - 2 ways to represent complex modeled elements during export in ArchiCAD: extruded geometry, precise geometry (BREP), James Service, Cadimage, Aug 16, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

So Many .DWG Backgrounds, So Little Processing Power - points to consider when importing DWGs in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Aug 15, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

7 LMTOOLS Troubleshoot You Should Know - merge license file, allow program through firewall, license issue date, use IP instead of hostname, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Changing Zoom in Paper Space Viewport - setting ViewHeight, ViewCenter of viewports in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Huge Delays of ObjectId.Open and Close - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Structural Concrete Setout Point Add-In - importance of product usage experience, content, best practices in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Access Selection Set by COM in .NET- highlight first 2 selection sets in first level of selection sets tree in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Aug 15, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Text is Clipping Annotations in 2013 - workaround is reducing size of textboxes or wrap up texts inside single draft view in Inventor, Being Inventive, Aug 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Reusing Sketch Geometry - using stitches in multiple models by tracing block, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Aug 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Determine Which Drawing Dimensions Belong to a Particular View - using Intent property of GeneralDimension in Inventor, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Embedded Datum Features  - creating extrude feature referencing embedded datum features in Creo Parametric 2.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Applying Flexible Move Using the Dragger - translate, rotate geometry using default 3D dragger position in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Utilizing Layouts in 3D Models - copy layout curves to create geometry, edit layout to update geometry in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Get High-Quality Animation Output from 3DVIA Composer - use multiple tab in 3DVIA Composer High Resolution Image Workshop to make series of images from animation, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 14, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Dell Immerses 3D Technology in Mainstream Mobile Workstations - Precision M4700, M6700 mobile workstations have latest Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost Technology, DDR3 SDRAM 32GB memory, can run 3 simultaneous displays, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 13, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Sunglass Collaborative 3D Environment - cloud–based app direct integrates with SolidWorks, SketchUp, Rhino, uploads CAD models to online viewer, editor, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 14, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Winning in London - select object with selection cycling, use SELECTSIMILAR command in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Model a Decorative, High Poly Chandelier in 3D Studio Max - creating various elements using primitive objects, splines, Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Aug 13, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

A Handy Jig for Creating AutoCAD Text Using .NET, Pt 3 - adding functionality to allow text to be justified differently around cursor location, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Insert DWF Underlay Using .NET - using e DwfDefinition, DwfReference classes in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Augmented Reality Plug-in for Autodesk Showcase 2013 - Because I Want a Car on My Desk - use 'Environment' with infinite background, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Aug 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk PLM 360: A Success Story - SMI Group, specializes in super yacht interiors, uses Autodesk PLM 360, focusing on packing and shipping department, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Aug 14, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Profile Grades in Plan - using alignment profile geometry points label, reference text in line/curve label in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Aug 14, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Replacing Alignment Entities - code to search arc entities with certain radii, replace with spiral-curve-spiral in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Aug 13, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Discussion on Client Graphics, Pt 3 - using index sets, strip graphics, model native data, properties to control basic behavior in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Aug 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Access to the Bill of Materials From a Different Level Of Details Than Master - Inventor 2008 tutorial, Barbara Han, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Simple Drawing - using annotation in Creo Elements/Direct 18.1, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating BOM - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Assembly - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

The Ditto 3D Printer - DIY HD FFF 3DP - 190 x 180 x 210mm build platform, works best with PLA, impressive Acrylic version, supports Marlin, Slic3r, Skeinforge, Pronterface software, JF Brandon, SolidSmack, Aug 13, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Set Up the Correct Tolerances in 3D Printed Static Assemblies - use 0.15 mm tolerance when printing parts independently, Luis Doval, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Deal with a Prima Donna - The Loft Bend: Problems and Solutions - complex loft bend side trimming in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Training: Multi Body Weldment Cut List by SolidWize  - keep track of multiple bodies in single part, You Tube, Aug 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges - use standard cut-extrude feature, flip direction, add draft in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Fresh Perspective on CAD: Introducing a New Cloud-Based Ecosystem for 3D Design and Collaboration - basic version of Sunglass free, company focuses on making platform capable of handling 2D, 3D models in constrained budget, Laura Hopperton, EUREKA, Aug 9, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

1D-3D Computational Fluid Dynamics Software is First for Industry - Mentor Graphics integrates highly detailed snapshots of 3D component analysis within 1D system-level models, Paul Fanning, EUREKA, Aug 9, 2012 (more CFD articles)

NX CAE Tips - Contact  - performing contact analysis on bicycle brake caliper, You Tube, July 26, 2012 (more NX articles)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#11) - reduce level of detail to outer walls, mounting points, save assemblies as parts, combine solid bodies, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture External Reference Tips - clip inside portion of XREF, control layers separately for multiple copies of same XREF in host drawing, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Aug 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Master Your Workspaces - delete, rename workspaces in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET: OpenCloseTransaction - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Licensing Applications: Infralution - control licensing of plug-ins for Autodesk products using Infralution License System tool available for US$170, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Skew Angles - GetFirstDerivative method to calculate vector value in AutoCAD, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Aug 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Impersonation - allows Vault administrator to switch credentials to that of another user without need to know other user's password, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Aug 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Export gbXML For Only Some Spaces - using Phases feature in Revit to control spaces export, Kyle Bernhardt, CADspeed, Aug 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Quick Tip to Set Class Name Parameter of Ribbon Items - use GetType (VB.NET) or typeof (C#) in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Second Generation Maximus From NVIDIA Professional Solutions Group - latest GPU architecture: NVIDIA Quadro K5000, Tesla K20, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 13, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

NVIDIA Refuels GPU Architecture for High-Octane Performance - powered by Kepler architecture, Maximus workstation platform can support up to 192 cores for added efficiency, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 10, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Adding General Views  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using the Shadow Analysis Option - simulate effects of casting shadows on selected surfaces in Creo Parametric 2.0, Adam Haas, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Corner Relief - change default flat state corner relief for corners of sheet metal model in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Product Review: BOXX 3970 Extreme - combination of Intel i7 quad core enhanced performance processor, 6Gbps SSD, 16GB DDR3 2133 RAM gives impressive performance, Lonnie Cumpton, AUGI Library, Aug 11, 2012 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Quick Concept Generation With Creo Layout (Engine Redesign)  - generate new engine with larger cubic capacity using existing design, Parag Pendharkar, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Changing the Background Color in Autodesk Vault's Preview Window - close Vault, open Autodesk Design Review, on sheet tab, choose color from paper settings section, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 12, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Compare AutoCAD Drawings - use Design Review, free DWG Compare add-on to compare files from within AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Create Shapes to Insert Over and Over - differentiating between shapes, block, MKSHAPE command to code shape in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Constraining Slats to 2 Datums - make another corresponding set of points for another divided top surface in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Aug 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

A Handy Jig for Creating AutoCAD Text Using .NET, Pt 1 - position, rotate, adjust size of created text, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

A Handy Jig for Creating AutoCAD Text Using .NET, Pt 2 - handling font properties, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Remove Scaling From Transformation Matrix - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Adam Nagy, AEC DevBlog, Aug 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Import/Export Styles From/To Another Drawing in .NET - using help function CloningHelper under Autodesk.Aec.ApplicationServices.Utility Namespace, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Aug 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Discussion on Client Graphics, Pt 2 - understanding graphic primitives in Inventor: point, line, line strip, triangle, triangle strip, Mod the Machine, Aug 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Drawing Curves for a Drawing View - VBA, VB.NET examples iterating through all views on active sheet, print type of DrawingCurve in immediate window inventor, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Bar Stock That You Can Bend and Unbend - creating 2 configurations of horse shoe shape product in SolidWorks, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Design Library for Quick Access to Files - adding folder of active project in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Undo a Checkout in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - user who checked out the files originally or built-in 'admin' account can undo checkout option, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Aug 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rulers in SolidWorks Drawing Mode - turn on rules from VIEW pull down menu to locate in drawing, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Low-Cost CAD: Can a $500 Product Go the Distance? - considering options: Bricscad v12 Pro, GStarCAD Professional 2012, IronCAD DRAFT 2012, ProgeCAD 2011 Professional, TurboCAD LTE Pro v4, Nancy Spurling Johnson & Robert Green, Aug 8, 2012 (more Bricscad articles, IronCAD articles, TurboCAD articles)

Do You Really Need Integrated CAD/CAM? - discussing 2 types, business perspectives: CAD-centric, CAM-centric, Evan Yares, Design World, Aug 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles, CAM articles)

Does Social Media Belong in CAD Applications? - reality check for managers, users, views of senior management, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

AMD Introduces New Workstation Graphics Cards for CAD - AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000, W5000 GPUs are optimized, certified for leading software apps, support PCI Express 3.0, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore Power technologies, CADspeed, Aug 8, 2012 (more graphics card articles)

NVIDIA Offers Heavy-Duty Parallel Processing in Upgraded Maximus Platform - offers Quadro K5000, Tesla K20 GPUs based on Kepler architecture, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Femap Tips and Tricks: Extrude Element Edge - creating new shell elements from existing shells, YouTube, Aug 8, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Render Liquid in a Glass With KeyShot - create top surface of liquid as surface, assign same material to inner wall of glass, Robert Voogt, GRABCAD, July 15, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Using Screws in Advanced Framework Extension - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Geometric Constraint Solving on Imported Data - considering examples using linear resolution, angular resolution in D-Cubed 2D DCM, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Create 3D Solid by Extruding a Polyline - create region from set of lines, extrude region to create solid in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Wicked Education: Teaching IPD, BIM, and Lean Business Processes - knowledge economy vs knowledge-based economy, competing in knowledge-based economy, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Aug 8, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Getting Vectors from ArchiCAD - save PDF from 2D view or from internal engine 3D view, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, Aug 9, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Overrule Civil 3D Entities - Alignment Sample - Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Aug 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Extract Surface Contours Using Civil 3D .NET API - using ExtractContours method, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Aug 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Convert Your PDF Into SolidWorks With Able2Extract Professional - convert PDF drawings into DWG/DXF, import into SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Aug 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introduction to SolidWorks Electrical - SolidWorks Electrical to plan, detail electrical system; SolidWorks Electrical 3D for including electrical design data in overall 3D model, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Aug 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Pattern Linear and Circular at the Same Time - creating 3D curve, patterning datum point on curve in SolidWorks, GRABCAD, Aug 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Light Source for Lamp (Lampshade) - adding point light in PhotoView, GRABCAD, July 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Quick Tip for Assembly Views - creating part view on SolidWorks assembly drawing for reference or tech pub documents, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Employee Hiring 101 - determine needs, create clear, accurate job description, promote position, screen candidates, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Aug 6, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Templates, Curbs, and Driveway Openings - InRoads V8i (SELECTseries) - interchanging mountable, barrier curb sections, Envision CAD, Aug 6, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

A Closer Look at 3D InterOp And 3D ACIS Modeler Release 23 - ability to read SolidWorks files directly, seeded feature detection functionality, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Aug 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Introduction to Advanced Framework Extension for Creo 2.0 - creating parts, joints, connectors in Creo Parametric 2.0, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Setup a Shortcut Key - ArchiCAD tip, Cadimage, Aug 8, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

A Closer Look At Autodesk Product Design Suite 2013 - value for money, 3 tabs in launch pad contain shortcuts to automate tasks, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 7, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Obtaining Layer States 'Detailed Data' from an External DWG File - AutoCAD programming tutorial, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

LISP Example for Setting and Getting Drawing Properties - AutoCAD LISP tutorial, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get 'Where Used' Information for a Vault Item - using 'tip' for BOMtyp, 'defaults' for BOMViewEditOptions, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Set Culvert and Headwall Using Dynamic Feature Lines and Pipe Networks in Civil 3D - creating dynamic elevation location of culvert pipe crown daylight from existing surface, Envision CAD, Aug 6, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - A Comprehensive Case With Element Data Extension 2 - Spiderinnet's Blog, Aug 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Unshaded Views With Decals and Single Component Shading  - YouTube, Aug 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Arc Length Dimension - using option within Sketch Dimension tool, Micro Concepts, Aug 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Generate Inventor C# Addin Project Using Inventor .NET Addin Wizard (InventorNetAddinWizard) in Visual Studio 2008 - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Aug 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

When the Design Library Folder is Missing in SolidWorks - locating folder, adding to task pane, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#9) - turn off RealView graphics, shadows in shaded mode setting to gain performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Use the SolidWorks Video RX Tool - creating Video RX showing recreation of issue or behavior, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Aug 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Deploying EPDM On Windows Azure - utilizing local instance of SQL on Windows Azure virtual machine, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Aug 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Your Next CAD Workstation - consider learning curve, hardware components, software upgrades while purchasing new workstation, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

3D ACIS Modeler R23: What We've Done For You Lately - improved Boolean, Stitching capabilities, ability to handle near-coincidence between surfaces, seeded feature detection functionality, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Aug 6, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Pointy Arrows Without the Ears (AKA Text)? - multi-jog leader annotation tool to make simple leader with no text in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alcove9 - open source enterprise model for searching CAD, manufacturing data, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 6, 2012 (more PDM articles)

SketchUp is a Great Tool for Solar System Designing - visualize sun path, sun position, get axonometric views from sun using sun tool plug-in, use Skelion plug-in for energy design work, Rajib Dey, SketchUp UR Space, July 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Working With MicroStation Views - Align and Copy - aligns the contents of an entire view, copy contents of entire view, its corresponding attributes to other views, Envision CAD, Aug 1, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Cubify Invent Can Make a Sea Change in 3D Printing Technology - easily transform multifaceted designs into 3D printables, supports import of STEP, IGES, SAT, SolidWorks files, Rajib Dey, SketchUp UR Space, July 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk Revit World View: Parenting Your Design - BIM & IPD - traditional ways of AEC industry, stepping over through integrated project delivery, understanding model view definition, modeling standards, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIM, the Cloud and Mobility are Primary Topics for Trimble/Meridian - Meridian Prolog 9.5 has cash flow forecasting feature, web-based mail merge capability, BIM Collaboration Format viewer, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 6, 2012 (more AEC articles)

A View of ArchiCAD 16 - ArchiCAD user Erika Epstein on Morph tool, energy evaluation feature, BIM components, BIM Engine Blog, July 31, 2012 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Creating 3D Street Art Using AutoCAD - creating 3D model of LEGO mini-figure, defining SKEWSHOT command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Simulation CFD - Getting Up to Speed Fast - understanding basic setup workflow, reviewing results, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 6, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Inserting an Image File Into AutoCAD Using ObjectARX - Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Attaching Images in AutoCAD - each image should be placed on its own layer, make sure IMAGEFRAME is turned off, Envision CAD, Aug 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Stop HTML Reports Appearing When Importing STEP File - add environment variable 'TRANS_REPORT_OPTION,' set it to 2, then restart Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Transform Nodes of a Loaded Model - Navisworks tutorial, Adam Nagy, AEC DevBlog, Aug 7, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Vault and XREFs - don't log into Vault project node in Civil 3D unless sharing Civil 3D object with Vault, Land Development Engineering, Aug 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Excel Yourself - assigning parameters to panels, linking data in 2 worksheets in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Aug 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure: Footing Elevations in Foundation Tags - custom workaround allowing top of footing elevations for including in footing tag, Dezi Mackey, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Sheet Notes in Revit Using Keynotes - create keynote legend, apply new sheet note entries to project views, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Aug 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Introduction to Creating Molds in Creo Parametric 2.0 - creating mold components for injection molding in Creo Parametric 2.0, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Calculating the Complete Inside Volume of an Enclosure Such As a Tank or Bottle - Creo Parametric tutorial, John Peng, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Drawingless Model - creating combination states for each view, annotations as per drawing view in Creo Parametric 2.0, Parag Pendharkar, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

CAD Around the World - software developers eye China, Brazil, Turkey, Russia as infrastructure growth in these countries prompt increasingly global market, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Aug 5, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Workstation Review: Power and Portability - 15.6" Eurocom P150H Racer mobile workstation with NVIDIA Quadro 5010M GPU, Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme processor offers good performance, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

A Picture is Worth 1000 Uses - discussing 3D visualization of schedule, phasing concepts, 3D spatial coordination, 3D virtual mock-ups, Jennifer Lanzetti, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CAD Management: I Disagree - encourage complete discussions, keep it professional, define approval process, define objections, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#8) - up to 4 cores good for running SolidWorks alone, 2nd processor needed for PhotoView360, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in PowerSHAPE 2013 - replace face command, dynamic data capture feature for reverse engineering, 2D part nesting feature, solid core feature to easily extract geometry to create cores, electrodes, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Aug 5, 2012 (more PowerSHAPE articles)

ANSYS Customers 'Receptive to LT Vision,' Boost Q2 - total GAAP revenue was $195 million, software license revenue was up 27%, maintenance revenue grew 11%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Aug 2, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

ANSYS 2nd Quarter Revenue Sets Record - revenue from licenses was $123 million, net income was up 11%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 2, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Why a High-End Software Maker Pursues App Companies - Autodesk buying small apps to broaden user base, making main products more collaborative, mobile, Jessica Leber, Technology Review, Aug 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Accurately Report Factor of Safety in Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics - change default legend for factor of safety display, display results based on different allowable stress values, Radu Stancescu, Cadalyst, Aug 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation tutorials)

Distributed Bucket Rendering with 3ds Max Design 2013 - speed up rendering of single images, set up host systems, distributed rendering, Tod Stephens, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Replacing an Entity While Preserving Its Handle - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Add/Modify/Remove Custom Attribute Using COM API - call RemoveUserDefined() with index of user data to be removed in Navisworks, Adam Nagy, AEC DevBlog, Aug 3, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Quickly Running Prechecks for Autodesk Vault - locate actual executable to run precheck without having to start installation, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Aug 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 has a RGB Color Display Problem? - workaround is to revert space back to ACI colors, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Aug 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Discussion on Client Graphics - introduction, types of client graphics, definitions, subsidiary objects, creating simple client graphic using LineGraphics in Inventor, Mod the Machine, Aug 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simulating Balloon Creation on Drawing Sheet - adding balloon elements to drawing sketch in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Roofs: Roof By Extrusion - creating curved, barrel vault roof over simple rectangular building using Revit, Revit Zone, July 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Store ElementId Using Revit Element Data Extension - Spiderinnet's Blog, Aug 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Dictionary and Revit Data Operator 2 - Spiderinnet's Blog, Aug 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Top-Down With Mechanism Assemblies - create mechanism bodies, connections as motion skeleton in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Manipulation of Manikins in Creo  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Ryan Byrne, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Route Cable by New Style Menu in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 - Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 tutorial, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Working with Large CAD Models -  work with lightweight data formats, stream data from cloud, use Google Maps approach, break large assemblies into smaller subassemblies, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Shape-Based Search is the Key to Design Reuse - CADseek employs fully automated shape coding, result-navigation window displays floating thumbnails of matching items in 3D environment, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2012 (more CAD development articles)

Sensible Phantom and Freeform: Sculpting for Engineers - supports NURBS solids, surfaces, SpacePilot Pro, SpaceMouse Pro, has tools for parting line, split joint design, shelling, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Aug 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Ember Allows Volumetric Data Editing Inside 3ds Max - edits 3D volume data like flame effects, offers scalar, vector fields creation from mathematical functions, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 1, 2012 (more CAD development articles)

3DVIA Composer Tech Tip: Integrating Images Into Microsoft Word - CAPUniversity, Aug 1, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

AutoCAD 360, Pt 3: Collaboration Between Fixed and Mobile Locations - using AutoCAD 2013 in fixed location, Autodesk 360 in mobile location, Shaun Bryant, CADspeed, Aug 1, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Analyzing Nested Xref in Drawings - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Aug 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Enable Event of ActiveX Control - Navisworks tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Aug 1, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Disable Automatic PDF Display - uncheck option to display published file in viewer of general tab in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Aug 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create a DraftView From an AutoCAD Drawing - using Autodesk internal DWG translator in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Aug 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Review: HP's All-in-One Z1 Workstation May Be One for All - 4 choices of NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards, supports up to 32GB of memory, excellent performance, most expensive single-socket workstation worth paying for, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

HP Z620 Powerful Mid-Range CAD/BIM Workstation - 8-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 with integrated I/O, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card, 1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive, Jeffrey Yoders, Structural Engineer, July 2012 (more HP workstation reviews)

The zSpace Display: A Real Hands-on 3D Experience - wearing polarized glasses, fuzzy display transforms into collection of 3D models, light, comfortable stylus with perfect responsiveness, JF Brandon, SolidSmack, Aug 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Understanding the Ribbon Interface in Creo 2.0 - exploring tabs, icons, finding commands on ribbon, collapsing/expanding ribbon, NancyPardo, Planet PTC Community, July 30, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Shrinkage Tool - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Perry Franklin, LearningExchange, Aug 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Goal Seek to Aid in Model Design in Solid Edge - Goal Seek command to design sheet metal cover, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, July 30, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How Bodies Can Help - bodies in Solid Edge can be used for bridging, piecewise geometry, material breaks, complex shape across parts, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, July 31, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

SolidWorks Simulation - Default Simulation Options & Post Processing  - creating new plot, changing deformation scale, color options, units, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Select Connected Faces in SolidWorks - direct editing techniques to edit model with cutout modeled, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Technology is Pulling the Engineering Specification Apart - listing out different components of specification, implications of specification federation, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 31, 2012 (more engineering articles)

How Safe is Your CAD Data? - industrial espionage, move to cloud raise security concerns towards design IP, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, July 31, 2012 (more cloud articles)

10 Reasons to Have an Internet-Connected Computer in the Shop - find dimensional information easily, move G-Code or CAD/CAM data around, tweak G-Code, access documentation, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, July 31, 2012 (more CAM articles)

LunchBox: Baking Tool - plugin to bake geometry out of Grasshopper with attributes like object name, object color, layer name, layer color, design reform, July 31, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Top 10 MicroStation Variables to Define Standards - MS_CELLLIST, MS_DEFCTBL, MS_CUSTOMSCALEDEF, MS_CUSTOMUNITDEF, Envision CAD, July 5, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Creating the iPhone 4S in 3D Studio Max, Pt 1 - model from 6 view blueprints, create precision cuts, holes, terminate edge loops, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, July 31, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Making Realistic Snow in 3ds Max Without Plugins - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, July 31, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Navisworks Manage: Implementation Tips for General Contractors - define reasonable scope, BIM program, communicate rules of engagement, develop software training program, Jesse Ocon, AUGI Library, July 31, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Tip Tuesday - Fun With Validators in PLM 360 - ensure information end users input meets predefined criteria, set field validators, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, July 31, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

A New Boundary on an Old Surface - using surfaces to create boundaries in  Civil 3D 2013, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit API & VB.NET: Extensible Storage - Store Revit UV Using the Revit Data Operator - Spiderinnet's Blog, July 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Generate Addin Project in Either C# or VB.NET Automatically for 32 Bit Inventor 2012 Using Inventor .NET Addin Wizard (InventorNetAddinWizard) in Visual Studio 2010 - Spiderinnet2's Blog, July 31, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vault API: Users and Roles, Pt 1 - code sample for listing registered  users at Vault server, Marat Mirgaleev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 31, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault API: Users and Roles, Pt 2 - adding ListRoles() method to AdminSample class for listing all roles in database, Marat Mirgaleev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 31, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault API: Users and Roles, Pt 3 - adding user to server using Autodesk.Connectivity.WebServices.AdminService class, Marat Mirgaleev, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 31, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

NX CAE Tips and Tricks - Mesh Controls - You Tube, July 30, 2012 (more NX articles)

NX CAE Tips and Tricks - Direct Editing  - using synchronous modeling commands to lengthen arms of model, You Tube, July 30, 2012 (more NX articles)

Put the Version Number on Your EPDM Datacard - install Dispatch tool, add action using 'administrate actions' window in SolidWorks EPDM, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, July 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Custom 'Custom Properties' - add, remove, or edit existing property names using properties.txt file in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, July 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#7) - reducing top level mates, solving subassemblies as rigid, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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