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September 2012

Spatial, ACIS, CGM, and the Future of Geometric Modelers - Spatial showed multi-threading, fast demand loading of parts using ACIS; CGM has more InterOp formats, integrated 3DXML support, point cloud data support, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Sep 27, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

When Systems Collide - tips, workarounds for MEP clash coordination in Navisworks, Josh Taylor, AUGI Library, Sep 27, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Conjuring a Solid Out of Thin Air With the Intersect Tool - dealing with feature tree gets simple, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP Expands Web-Connected, Large-Format Printing Lineup With Entry-Level Machines - compact Designjet T120, Designjet T520 ePrinters available in 24", 36" models for $1,000, $1,800 respectively, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2012 - new product developments: Newforma Project Cloud, Revit LT, Sefaira plug-in; existing products update: Vectorworks 2013, formēZ 7.0, Revu v10, CadFaster|Collaborate, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Without a Trace: Creating an Existing-Conditions BIM Model for a Renovation - methods to start design of renovation project: 3D laser scanning, laser distance measures, Kris Weeks, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Useful Approaches to BIM for Renovation Projects - benefits of BIM include: enhanced information exchange, interoperability, elimination of unbudgeted changes on projects, cost reduction, clash detections, Jose Oliveira, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

GTeam Cloud Collaboration Tool - helps AEC project teams to maintain secure file repository in cloud, manage file access, track project statuses, view common 2D drawings, 3D models with online file viewer, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Aug 29, 2012 (more AEC articles)

New Toolbar Functions - IRender nXt plug-in for SketchUp has toolbar functions for faster re-rendering, downloading/creating lamps, mirrors, Render Plus, Sep 27, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

How to Find the Marker That Created a Detail - open source view from layout, change navigator to view map, select detail marker on source view, zoom to it using ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, Sep 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Static Thoughts, Pt 2 - tips on locking layers, elements in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Sep 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Create an LCF (Library Container File) - go to 'create a container' dialog, select folders, specify name, compress file, close dialog, remove library folders in ArchiCAD, Laszlo Nagy, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 26, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

My First Attempt With Cloud and Mobile Programming - building, publishing WCF Application, calculating number of stairs created for new floor to floor height, tread rise, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Sep 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scripting Examples - check item inspection/repair hours, validate item cost for fast track approval, create new item in customers workspace, check for value in array using PLM 360, Autodesk WikiHelp, Sep 17, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Finding the Centroid of a Region Using LISP - using ActiveX interface in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 28, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Setting the Bulge of a Polyline Using ActiveX in LISP - Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 27, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Tips for Revit Project Management - learn more about worksets, Overwrite Existing file, watch 3D view while modeling, Adam Munoz, AUGI Library, Sep 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

IFC Export Area Calculation and Other Enhancements - wall areas are calculated based on extrusion in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing the Path of a Revit Family Document From the Family Instance - call EditFamily() on Family element, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Sep 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Why CGM? - likely use-cases for Convergence Geometric Modeler (CGM), removes problem associated with translation, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 26, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

8 Questions with Tecplot's Mike Peery - democratization of CFD, explanation of simulation analytics, advice for young people entering CAE field, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, Sep 25, 2012 (more Tecplot articles, CFD articles)

Next-Gen 3D Printer Targets Professionals - MakerBot Replicator 2 has 100-micron layer resolution, bigger build volume of 410 cubic inches, outputs 3D designs using renewable bioplastic material PLA, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 26, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Align Roof Claddings - using dynamic hotspot in middle of roof covering in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Sep 27, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

solidThinking Inspire 9.0: Weight Loss Made Easy - analysis, reshaping combined into a single step for optimization, helps in figuring out stress distribution in part, suggests alternative shapes, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 26, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Attach a Property Set to a Given Object Type - attaching property set to all door objects in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Accessing MultiViewBlockReference Definition Using .NET API - using StyleId property on MultiViewBlockReference object in AutoCAD Architecture, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Sep 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Autodesk 360, Pt 4: Synchronization With Autodesk 360 - making, syncing changes in fixed, mobile, location, Shaun Bryant, CADspeed, Sep 27, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Editor.SelectWindow & PointCollector - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

I Cannot See Civil Subassemblies In My Tool Palettes - resolving without reinstall: copy ToolPalette folder to accessible location, delete folder from troubled machine, unzip folder back, restart Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Sep 26, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 19: Sampling Points - Civil 3D tutorial, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Sep 26, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Unhide All in View - turn on 'Reveal Hidden Elements,' select everything in view, use filter tool in Revit, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Sep 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Column Shading Gets Obstinate - selected all problem groups, swap all for single good group definition in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

FindElement and Collector Optimization - be aware of issues: language dependence, speed, filtered element collector conversion in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Improve Your Job Security With Weekly CAD Management Reports - communicate via task log, objectives, outline efforts made for project to go out correctly, benefits of weekly report, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 26, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Spreadsheet Template For Weekly CAD Manager Reports - Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 26, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Exploring the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard - access from SolidWorks Customer Portal, assess network computers, assign system options baseline, Cami Fredock, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Setting the Precision in a SolidWorks Table - select column, using precision pulldown menu, select precision, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Tech Tip: History Dialog - setting labels in history, adding/changing comments for past history, Hugh Kanner, CAPUniversity, Sep 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

New in SolidWorks 2013 - Flat Tree - The Real History - You Tube, Sep 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 407 - WN2013 - Fundamentals & Admin - API, controlling save reminder, documentation, converting files to SolidWorks 2013, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Downloading and Using eDrawings - from SolidWorks website, You Tube, Sep 25, 2012 (more eDrawings articles)

Q&A: Zuken - Patrick Hackney of Zuken about its history, E3.series, modules, E3.WireWorks for SolidWorks, customer base, competing against CAD vendors, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 26, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Creating a Keynotes Database - export database to ArchiCAD as Tab separated text or CSV, add all of keynotes to project, Glen Richardson, Cadimage, Sep 26, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

New Machine? How To: Return Your DriveWorks License Key - Carrie Patrick, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 25, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Vectorworks 2013 Expands Cloud Computing as a Supporting Resource - improved interoperability, perspective projection, non-blocking rendering feature, new, built-in library for construction materials, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 20, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

Siemens on PLM, Mars, Shipbuilding and So Much More - revenue from all countries is expected to grow in fiscal 2012, US, Germany, Japan remain top 3 markets, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 25, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Q&A: What the Luxology/the Foundry Merger Means - Brad Peebler, Simon Robinson about things merger brings to each company, industry, possibilities to expand into other areas, future plans obstacles, Karen Moltenbrey, Post, Sep 25, 2012 (more modo articles)

Keeping Your Drawings Clean - adding script of commands to AutoCAD CUI as keyboard shortcut, Jarod Schultz, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Icons or Text Drawing Tool Buttons in AutoCAD - right-click Drawing Tools buttons in status bar, then select right-click context menu option to use icons or text, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Entmake an MTEXT Entity - add Entity SubClass Markers, group code 100 to AutoLISP code, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Editor.SelectFence & PointCollector - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Attach a Property Set to an Object - using PropertyDataServices.AddPropertySet(object, propertySetDefinitionID) methods in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Counting Up and Down Bends - using IsDirectionUp property in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials

Sketchbook Speed Sketch - Speed Pod Tutorial - Bernie Walsh, DrawOn, Sep 18, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Revit MEP: Six Steps to a Sturdy Foundation - appoint model manager for project, determine project or building type, enable, leverage worksets, use element borrowing, John Shelbourn, AUGI Library, Sep 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Disposal of Revit API Objects - explicitly dispose every disposable object in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

More Web Weaving - understanding points-based geometry using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 25, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Target & Filter - Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Varying Dimensions Patterns - examples of modifying dimensions in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Live Blogging From the 3D Insiders Summit - keynote by Garth Coleman, director of strategy for 3DVIA, new features in 3D Interop R23, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 25, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles, MCAD articles)

About Dassault's Other 3D Modeling Kernel, CGM - Release 2 will have more modeling operators, 2D/3D CDM constraint design manager, pre-release C3D toolkit that lets customers work with all these components, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 25, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Features to Expect in Next Year's MCAD Releases - fuzz Booleans, wire slice, seeded feature recognition, cellular topology, multiprocessing enhancements, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 25, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

HP Extends Cloud-Based Large-Format Printing to Entry Level - aimed at students, AEC freelancers, small studios, HP Designjet T120, T520 ePrinter series provide anywhere access to print services at low cost, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 24, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

Static Thoughts, Pt 1 - quick fixes to quick mistakes in ArchiCAD: save copy of file in backup folder, consider locking options, make static section diagram, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Sep 24, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

MEP Management Basics - tips for document management, layer management standard should be used within each drawing, Greg Firman, AUGI Library, Sep 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Inventor Imagery: Fixing the Ground Plane and Model Reflection - modeling engine offers ability to reposition ground plane used in reflection, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change the F1 Key to Escape - CUI command to assign shortcut keys to keyboard command in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Sep 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Point Collector and Circle Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Zooming to Drawing Extents - using ActiveX API 'ZoomExtents' in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Dynamic Viewport Scale Bar - modified code used to generate required values is not supported, updating of values is not triggered automatically, don't convert Scale Bar into block in Civil 3D, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Sep 24, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Set Pipe Network Part's Data Fields (PartDataField)? - editing PartDataField value using Civil 3D .NET API, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Sep 24, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Mobile Device Room Location - querying location of mobile device, determining room it is located in Revit model, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit LT - Light or Right? - lacking features: worksharing, visibility control over linked models, in-place and conceptual massing families, limited structural tools, no access to API, Dimitri Harvalias, BIM blog.ca, Sep 21, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Filter For Doors With Specific FromRoom or ToRoom Values - creating filter for doors in Revit model, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Sep 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Help! My Model Has Been Deleted - using Specify option every time when opening local copy of Revit project model, James Van, HOK BIM Solutions, Sep 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks: Lego Hat - 8-minute long video to create hat to Lego man, You Tube, Sep 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Save Template with Global Variables - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Deep Secret of SolidWorks 2013 - SolidWorks concerned about its user community, focusing on making SolidWorks V1 better product, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Sep 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Q&A: AMDs' Graphics Business Unit and Its New Graphics Boards - Allen Bourgoyne of AMD about its history, Heterogeneous System Architecture, effect of cloud, new line of FirePro graphics boards, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 24, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Plug-in Imports Organic Surfaces Into CAD - intuitive surfacing tool in subdivision surface modeling, Power SubD-Nurbs works with modo's Save-As command, offers CAD-friendly output formats, Paul McCrorey, Machine Design, Sep 6, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Back Referencing Made Simple in ArchiCAD - open detail drawing settings from within its layout, enable back referencing, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Sep 24, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creation Engine: Autodesk Wants to Help Anyone, Anywhere, Make Anything - 123D series of software fell flat, free ForceField app is not doing well, Bob Parks, Wired, Sep 21, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Unveils Cloud-y Simulation - cloud-based CAE solution Simulation 360 is available, early adopters are happy, no issues of security, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 24, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Raster Design to Merge Images For Draping in Civil 3D - Dana Probert, BIM on the Rocks, Sep 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture: Organize with Sheet Set Manager - creating sheet set, importing layout into it, re-associating sheet in sheet set, adding view, sheet list table, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Sep 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

FamilyParameter IsShared Property - access using .NET Reflection in Revit, implementing, using FamilyParameter IsShared Extension method, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling an Awesome High Poly Stylized Rifle in 3D Studio Max - learn to add edge loops, Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Sep 22, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: The Simplest But Still Quite Functional Line Jig From DrawJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Objects with Transparency in Your AutoCAD Drawing - creating object with partially transparent solid fill using layer properties manager, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

List Automatic Property Source - PropertyDataServices.FindAutomaticSourceNames("AecDbDoor", db) method in AutoCAD, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Displaying a DCL Dialog at the Last Location - feed value of last coordinate location via done_dialog to new_dialog call in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 21, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Parts General - creating model, reference, user parameters, copying these parameters to newly created group, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Sep 22, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Toggle [Isolate] or [Undo Isolate] of Occurrence - Inventor tutorial, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Solid Edge Flat Pattern - learning about sheet metal file properties, creating flat pattern, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Finding Swiper, Visual Thinking and HD-PLM - HD-PLM, Solid Edge Insight XT provide visual approach for managing complex design data, David Chadwick, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 21, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Maintaining a Healthy SQL Server for EPDM - set up automated performance plan, back up database daily, rebuild indexes weekly or at least monthly, Lindsay Early, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to: Find, Use and Customize Icons in SolidWorks - use SolidWorks Search to find commands, drag, drop command onto toolbar, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

eDrawings Pro for iPad - Full Review - UI has different slide out tabs on each side, less button on top of window, ability to go full screen, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 20, 2012 (more eDrawings reviews)

MeshMash - videos showing dynamic remeshing, Daniel Piker, Space Symmetry Structure, Sep 20, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Bentley AECOsim Building Designer V8i - supports large, complex projects, capabilities for space planning, built-in solar shading, native support for point cloud data, but non-intuitive, not easy-to-learn, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Managing in the BIM Age - guidelines, protocols, taking care of aspects like plotting, model cleanup, transfer, Jennifer Storey, AUGI Library, Sep 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

GTeam by Gehry Technologies - free preview of cloud-based file management, collaboration platform is available, has browser-based 3D file viewer, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

ArchiCAD UK - very capable entry level solution, ArchiCAD 16 Solo offers all modeling capabilities of Teamwork, supports multi-core processing, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

Rotating an Object in Space - convert object to Morph, rotate in 3D, save as object in ArchiCAD, Judit Boros & Katalin Takacs, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Rules at NAFEMS - Autodesk introduces Simulation 360 at show, reaction of CAE surprisingly low key, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Exporting Parameter Data to Excel, and Re-Importing - collect all elements, sort by category, create new work book in Excel, loop through all categories, set up work sheet for each, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding AIA Standard Layers With LISP - load, run AutoLISP program, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 20, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Determine in Which Line of AutoLISP Code an Error Exists - using Visual Lisp IDE, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 21, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Crossing Window Selection & Entity Line Type - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Overriding the Grips of an AutoCAD Polyline to Maintain Fillet Segments Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Use the AcLyLayerFilter::showEditor API? - inserting custom filter in filter list in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Navisworks Simulate: Custom Avatars for Walkthrough/Review - Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 20, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Material Considerations in Inventor 2013 - simplified applying, editing physical, visual properties, common material library to improve data transfer across Autodesk products, Mark Flayler, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 20, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Degrees of Freedom and Redundancies Calculation in Dynamic Simulation - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Sep 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Check Object Type in Inventor - get Object.ObjectType which is value of enu ObjectTypeEnumm, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

CAD Modeling of Flywheel of Stirling Engine - Creo Parametric tutorial, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, Sep 20, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Tolerance Analysis - Circuit Card - determine possibilities of fitting certain part into assembly using Creo Parametric 2.0, Ryan Byrne, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Assuming Small Displacement: The Large Displacement Flag - studying displacement when applying load on thin beam model, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise PDM and Clearing the Local Cache - check in all files first, control files to be cleared away from local cache, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Sep 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

3DVIA - Composer Getting Started - Mini 02 - moving, rotating, doing copy transformations, setting pivot points to parts, actors, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

solidThinking Tips and Tricks: Model Symmetry - using mirror tool, snaps, grid as alignment aids, Darren Chilton, You Tube, Sep 13, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

AceCAD BIMReview - low-cost, 64-bit, collaborative BIM project review tool supports industry-standard formats, can color code models, has clash detection feature, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The Green Team - Don Mclean of IES about its green building design software, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Teamwork in ArchiCAD - A Brief Introduction - understand aspects like computer networking, backing up, server while setting up, running, maintaining Teamwork, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, Sep 20, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Recommended Hardware for CAD, Pt 1: AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and Other Autodesk Applications - certified vs. recommended rating, understand common terms related to graphics, system for getting right results, CADspeed, Sep 19, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles, Autodesk articles)

Use Cylindrical Coordinates on 3D AutoCAD Drawings - 3 parts of coordinate: first distance, angle, second distance, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 18: Extracting Contours at Elevation - specifying elevation value in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Sep 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Backing Up Autodesk Vault - On a Budget - backup files to Dropbox folder, sync this backup to multiple machines, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 19, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Dealing With MFC Resource Conflicts Between an ObjectARX MFC DLL and AutoCAD - Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Show AutoCAD Color Dialog - using 'Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.ColorDialog' class, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Point Collector and Regular Polygon Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

iProperties, Used Properly - carry out diagnosis, treatment, preventive maintenance to ensure effective use of iProperties in Inventor, John Evans, AUGI Library, Sep 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET DrawingView Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Sep 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Open Assembly With Specific Design View Representation in C++ - open assembly with last active level of detail, last active design view in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Schedules: Working Schedule vs Sheet Schedule - have 2 schedules to avoid hassles of hiding/unhiding categories, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Picking Two Points Consecutively - code to generate, display modeless dialogue before initiating picking, using JtWindowHandle wrapper class to convert IntPtr to IWin32Window in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boat: Conics in SolidWorks 2013 - get different conic sections depending on value of Rho: ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Beginners 3D Sketch - sketching in 3D, You Tube, Sep 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating an Involute Gear - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Accelerate Tool Design With Solid Edge - designing custom dimple punch, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 18, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

CAD Modeling of Stirling Engine's Piston - model hollow cylinder, draw long, hollow rod at inner surface of piston using Creo, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, Sep 18, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Operation Profiles - Energy Evaluation - creating custom profile in ArchiCAD, James Service, Cadimage, Sep 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Create Liquids Using Translucent Materials in KeyShot - double-click on geometry to be liquid, change material type to translucent, adjust texture color to desired color, KeyShot, Sep 18, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

A Simple Glass With v5 and Neon  - modeling drinking glass using beta version of v5 Rhino, Brian James, Rhino Tech Tips, Sep 18, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Inventor Imagery: Setting Your Default Visual Settings - use 'application settings' option, set 'Shaded with Edges' as default to customize opening options for file, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Access Drawing Templates in the Toolspace - AutoCAD Civil 3D - set Toolspace view to Master View, create location path on server, Envision CAD, Sep 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault - Error Uninstalling SQL Server 2008 - get installer from Vault CD, copy missing files to complete uninstall properly, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 18, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Make Quick Edits to Multiple Objects in AutoCAD - QSELECT & FILTER BAM - QSELECT command to select multiple objects; build multiple object property to filter to get desired objects, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Visual LISP and ActiveX/VBA Comparison - ActiveX Automation equivalents are indicated by 'AutoCAD.Application.' Visual Basic 6 equivalents listed as function or operator, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Sep 12, 2012 (more AutoLISP articles)

Applying the Current Layer Color to a New Layer Using LISP - get the current layer name, create new layer using LAYER command, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 18, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Point Collector and Polygon Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Fonts Starting With '@' - workaround is using P/Invoke in AutoCAD, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Determine If Point is On Line Bounded or Unbounded - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit: Troubleshooting Using the Error Report - expand error dialog, save error report, search by Element ID, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

DivideParts in F# and Line Styles - implementing exception handler in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Patternizing With the Natives - studying Islamic patterns, generating grid in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

What's the Difference Between SolidWorks Standard, Professional and Premium? - Professional suite has photo-realistic rendering capability, eDrawings Professional; Premium suite has broader FEA capability, Cliff Medling, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Remove the Preview From the SolidWorks EPDM Addin - edit Windows Registry settings, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Configuration and Hole Patterns - create linear hole pattern that derives spacing, number of holes from overall length in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Q&A: Luxion KeyShot - Windows, Mac support, lighting set up, future plans, features of KeyShot 3.3, KeyShotVR, Luxion Sabertooth technique, future of rendering developing, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 17, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Point Clouds at Bentley - acquired Pointools to manage huge point cloud files in its product portfolio, Greg Corke & Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 17, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Renaissance Man - Q&A with architect Doug Patt about interest in architecture, teaching, publishing, CAD technology changing AEC field, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Sep 18, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Heads Up - June 2012 - updates, service packs, top known issues from product pages at Autodesk.com, AUGI Library, Sep 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Inventor 2013: Status Bar Icons - describing tools: Snap to Grid, Show/Hide Constraints, Dimension Display, Slice Graphics, Show/Hide Degrees of Freedom, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 17, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Point Collector and Fence Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Opening a Project Programmatically in Plant3d Using .NET - use command line '-OPENPROJECT,' Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Checking If a Given Model Item Has Links Attached to It - find links with names 'LcOaURLAttributeURL*,' get current document, find by property category for hyperlinks in Navisworks, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 17, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Introducing Revit LT 2013 - designed for architects using 2D workflows, transitioning to BIM process, but lacks built-in rendering capability of Revit, no support for IFC or GBXML, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 17, 2012 (more Revit reviews)

Ideate BIMLink and Revit MEP Space Type Modification - verifying, assigning and/or correcting space information, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Sep 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Here's Why CAD Should Run 10-100x Faster in 2-3 Years - CAD software spends most of its time waiting for user, rewriting software to run in parallel is hard, inefficient, Henrik Vallgren, upFront.eZine, Sep 18, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Here's Why CAD Should Run 10-100x faster in 2-3 Years, Pt 2 - mobile platforms gain popularity as they run software faster, consume less energy, Henrik Vallgren, upFront.eZine, Sep 18, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

The SolidWorks Way - SolidWorks responds to critics quietly, with dignity, rising sales, increasing number of users, refocus on basics, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Utilities - Feature Paint - copy characteristics from one Hole Wizard feature to another to standardize hardware across product line, Greg Dawes, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customize the Preview Pane in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - InFlow Technology, Sep 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

ASCON Releases DEXMA as a Competitor to PLM 360 - cloud-based PLM system controls full design-through-production cycle in SMBs, available under SaaS pricing scheme, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Sep 15, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Siemens PLM Software Looks Beyond Worldwide Slowdowns - Siemens vision for next generation PLM, 3 pillars for innovation, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 14, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Stand Up for Old-Fashioned Communication - communicate directly through meetings, keep objectives clear, comments focused, plan for next meeting, follow up with revisions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 17, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Exa & ESI: Positive Signs in CAE - total revenue up 9% in July quarter for Exa, ESI acquires OpenCFD, revenues up 22% for Q2, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 14, 2012 (more CFD articles)

The iPad is Now the Preferred Device for Viewing and Markup - commercial apps like TurboReview, eDrawings Pro provide more functions than previous low-cost versions, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 14, 2012 (more TurboViewer articles, eDrawings articles)

Here's Why Autodesk Makes the First 3 Licenses of PLM 360 Free - SolidWorks has average of 3 licenses per customer but majority of users don't have PLM, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Adding a Profile PVI Through the API - Civil 3D tutorial, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Sep 15, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Finding by Search Conditions - construct search criteria in Vault by considering bunch of search conditions together, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Sep 14, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Events and Multiple Client Versions - good practice is that event handlers hook to specific app in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Sep 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Create Much Better Spline Jig Using DrawJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Reversing the Direction of an AutoCAD Polyline Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Run AutoCAD Interactive Commands and Run Code After Command Completes - place .NET code that runs after AutoCAD command finishes in separate .NET command, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using an iFeature in Autodesk Inventor, Pt 3 - using table driven iFeature to create consistent series of choices for features, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

ETO - Use Inventor API to Create a Rendered Image From a Design - using SaveAsBitmap() of active view, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Sep 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dimension.FormattedText Doesn't Work Well If FullFileName Has Single Quote Mark - tag of FormattedText needs full file name string within 2 single quote marks in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Brighter Future With Elum Tools - describing workflow of fully-integrated lighting add-in for Revit that brings lighting analysis into the BIM process, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Sep 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Apollonian Sphere Packing Via Web Service and AVF - retrieving, displaying of Apollonian packing data in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 & What Constitutes a Good Release? - discussing general vs specialized updates, overall impressive release, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Raising the Spectre of Backwards Compatibility - mechanics of forward compatibility, SolidWorks 2013 files open as read-only in SolidWorks 2012 SP5, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

PhotoView 360 2013: Modo Materials  - step by step process to use Modo materials as appearances, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Solid Edge ST5 3rd Party Apps - SimpoEdge, EcoDesigner, Inforbix, SigmaNEST, Moldex3D eXplorer, Smap3D Piping, PARTshare, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 13, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Head Start - SolidWorks Education Edition provides career advantage to students, helps set up, manage real-life engineering situations, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Matter of Integrity - PTC-Integrity acquisition provides requirements management capabilities, improves collaboration, management qualities of Windchill, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more PTC articles)

Aluminum Casting Simulations - FLOW-3D performs simulation on real 3D geometry, offers closed-loop strategy to manage repeated simulations, Antoni Drys & Stefano Mascetti, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more CFD articles)

The Morph Tool - create freeform elements within ArchiCAD, discussing features of morph tool, tips, videos, Peter Koncz, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 4, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Advanced Morph Texturing Techniques - texture, box, planar mapping in ArchiCAD, making of Mediterranean house, Peter Koncz, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 10, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Modeling SketchUp Roofs on a Click with Build Edge PLAN - plug-in makes easy drawing/editing walls, modeling/editing roofs, Mark Harrison, SketchUpdate, Sep 13, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

ETO - Override GetNewPartNumber() to Update iProperties - creating custom iProperty when member file is saved using ETO for Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Sep 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk.Civil.DatabaseServices.PointGroup QueryParserException: Invalid Value for Property - workaround is to correct improper query string formation in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Sep 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Undo a Group Operations of AutoLISP - Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 13, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Drawing Cleanup & Duplicate Removal Tool - AutoCAD - OVERKILL command to cleanup overlapping geometry, Envision CAD, Sep 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: #13 - Add Transient Graphics with the GraphicsInterface API - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Efficient Navigation with Kiwi Codes - Kiwi Codes Family Browser add-in for Revit allows for tabbed browsing experience of content library, Aaron Maller, AUGI Library, Sep 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Categories Collection Item Accessor Fails - displaying list of all built-in categories causing Categories.Item property to either return null or throw exception, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving a List of Line Styles - using GetLineStyleIds property from CurveElement in Revit, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit User-Interface Ribbon Appears Blank for Some Tabs - adjust size of Revit window, close, re-open Revit to correct display, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Sep 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

CAD Managers Resist Social Media Infiltration - readers show concern, provide feedback on incorporating access to social media tools in CAD apps, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 12, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Multiple Display Support for CAD Workstations - consider 2 less-expensive, dual-monitor cards, OEM's product configurator is helpful in making right choice, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Sep 12, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

It's Time to Buy Bigger, Better Monitors - justification for 27" HD monitor, less than $400, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 12, 2012 (more LCD articles)

System Level Dynamic Simulation for Machinery Designers - Adams/Machinery can import geometry from major CAD systems, automatically create planetary gear sets, Evan Yares, Design World, Sep 10, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

FE Model In-context Demonstrated - visually differentiating meshes for viewing using separate colors, checking, resolving node, element ID conflicts in NX 8.5, You Tube, Sep 12, 2012 (more NX articles)

One Size Fits All - Bentley's AECOsim Building Designer provides total interdisciplinary modeling environments, supports international steel section tables, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more AEC articles)

Design Freedom - flexible, intuitive, easy-to-use MORPH tool in ArchiCAD 16 helps in manipulating 3D models, allows materials to be assigned to each surface, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

Know If a Given Part Feature Was Created By an iFeature and Which One - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a New ViewPlan in a Family Document Using the Revit API - filter views that match required criteria, get specific view, duplicate existing ViewPlan view, assign desired name, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Sep 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Add a Drop-Down List of Your Favorite Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar - AutoCAD customization tutorial, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Sep 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Ordinate Dimension Text is Incorrect in Rotated UCS - invoke AcDbDimension::setHorizontalRotation() in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating an Arc With the Line Command - without releasing tool in Creo Elements/Direct 18.1, Ketan Abhonkar, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

CAD Modeling of Beta Type Stirling Engine's Crank Shaft - Creo tutorial, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, Sep 13, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Highlights: Conic, Intersect, Dashboard, and More - patterns with varying dimensions, enhanced cost-estimation module, sub-model analysis feature, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Mass Properties - inserting center of mass into part, manually input CG location, mass, moments of inertia of any part/assembly, RickyJordan.com, Sep 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Copy/Paste - consolidating appearances, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Best of Whatís New - Flat FeatureManager, better equations interface, View Manipulator, Quick Filter, previous release operability, multiple exploded views per configuration, Autoballoon features, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 and the Promise of SolidWorks V6 - CAD Admin Dashboard, ability to create envelopes from any component, Conic Sketch tool, thin extrudes of open or closed profiles, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Simulation Using a Cylindrical Coordinate System: Secret Decoder Ring - select reference axis as selected direction while applying load, fixture, or generating plot in SolidWorks simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introduction to Synergis Adept Engineering Document Management System, Pt 2 - easy-to-use client interface, concurrent licensing options, built in file viewer, markup, file versioning option, good documentation, support, Rande Robinson, CADdigest.com, Sep 11, 2012 (more Synergis Adept reviews)

Gehry Technologies Talks to Architosh About GTeam - web-based 'software as a service' app has built-in ability to show 3D building information, can work with different BIM, CAD file types, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 11, 2012 (more AEC articles)

PowerSHAPE Pro 2013 - ability to use scanning device directly, has feature recognition tools, nesting tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 11, 2012 (more PowerSHAPE reviews)

Meshless CFD - XFlow has particle-based, meshless approach to handle traditionally complex problems, automatically adapts resolved scales to user's requirements, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more CFD articles)

Femap Tips & Tricks: Custom Program Shortcut Key - Alastair Robertson, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 11, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Autodesk Launches Pay-As-You-Go Simulation - Autodesk Simulation 360 offers software interface for loading CAD geometry, setting up design study, reviewing results, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 11, 2012 (more Autodesk Simulation articles)

BIM 360 - cloud based app from Autodesk offers conceptual design, infrastructure studies, clash detection collaboration, field management and commissioning, CAD User, June/July 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Be Quicker - configuring quick access toolbar to access layout tabs, set layer to current, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Sep 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 17: Extracting Contour Ranges - creating contours at specified interval, specifying minimum, maximum elevation to utilize together with interval in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Sep 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Preventing AutoCAD From Entering a Zero Doc State - handle 'DocumentCollection.DocumentToBeDestroyed' event, make call to 'ExecuteInApplicationContext' passing callback, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Devil's No Longer in the Details - creating, modifying section view, detail view in AutoCAD 2013, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Sep 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Fence Selection & Line Type - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Filter for Touching Beams Using Solid Intersection - using AddConnectedElements method, helper method AddElementsIntersectingSphereAt to detect touching elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Measure Environmental Impact with Eco Materials Adviser - Granta Eco Materials Advisor for Inventor has 3,000 materials available with detailed physical properties, can map component performance directly to BOM, John Evans, AUGI Library, Sep 11, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Create a Document That Represents Only the External Boundary of My Part or Assembly - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Parse BrowserNodesFor a Specified Node and Perform UserInterface Commands - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Highlights: Electrical and Plastic Modules - 2 add-ons to simulate injection molding process, create 2D diagrams, schematics of electrical components, wiring, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Full Steam Ahead for SolidWorks - ability to quickly define, adjust conic curves, DraftSight-SolidWorks EPDM integration, faster assembly loading, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Unlock the Padlocks in the SolidWorks Customer Portal - click 'Register My Products' to unlock padlocks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Power of T-FLEX CAD Parametric Modeling, Pt 1 - basic parameterization parameters, parametric model control, variables, parameterization of 2D, 3D arrays, bidirectional associativity of 3D model, 2D projection, Sergey Kozlov & Sergey Kuraskin, isicad, Sep 10, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Piston Cylinder of Stirling Engine CAD Model - create fins using pattern feature in Creo, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, Sep 10, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

New Location of Wall Covering Reference Origin & Offset in V16 - Cladding Reference Origin is now contained within drop down menu to Cladding settings page in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Sep 10, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creating and Deleting Some Face Shell in Unigraphics - Silvie Maniezz, Unigraphics Design Simple Tutorial, Sep 2012 (more NX articles)

Revealing Nature's Magnificence: Creating a Mushroom Macro Render, Pt 4 - Wassim Ouartsi, Cgtuts+, Sep 10, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating a Selection Filter That Finds Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: A Better Spline Jig From EntityJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Hangs or Locks Up (Project Wide Dialog - Surfer) - Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Sep 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Override the Appearance for the Members of a Content Center Library Family - copy family in read/write library in Inventor, add new column in family table, write name of desired appearance in expression field, Being Inventive, Sep 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Import .styxml Color and Material Styles Into Inventor 2013 - using 'Styles and Standard' editor, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sphere Creation for AVF and Filtering - GeometryCreationUtilities to create solid geometry from input curves in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Conic Sections: Verifying a Parabola - start with any old cone, draw reference line aligned with surface like so in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Sep 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Hits the Street - CAD Administrator Dashboard, costing, sustainability, flow simulation tools, Conics in Sketcher, Intersect features, SolidWorks 2012 SP5 interoperability, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Dassault Figures Out Next Year's SolidWorks V6 (Finally) - V6 to be released as conceptual modeler based on CATIA, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Multiple Exploded Views - select Exploded View command from assembly tab to add additional Exploded View, RickyJordan.com, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Previous Version Interoperability - working with parts, assemblies in SolidWorks 2012 that were designed/modified in SolidWorks 2013, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: CAD Administrator Dashboard - see status, performance, system options settings for each SolidWorks user in company, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Conics in Sketcher  - creating smooth transitions between existing geometries using true conic surfacing, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Product Information Released Today - Varying Dimension Patterns, Section View Assist, network rendering for PhotoView 360, previous release interoperability, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

eDrawings for iPad v1.1 - low-cost app with easy-to-understand UI supports exploded views for eDrawings assembly files, highly praised by RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Sep 10, 2012 (more eDrawings reviews)

FEM Comparison Between Hand Calculations and SolidWorks Simulation - studying problem of non-uniform beam having force pulling axially on end of beam, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks SNL Client License Manager Issues - run license manager as admin or manually edit registry settings, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NewTek LightWave Review: Two Parts in One - Flock Generator, Fracture tool to support Bullet Physics, Python scripting support, Shadow Catcher tool, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more LightWave reviews)

Make Displacer Cylinder of Stirling Engine CAD Model - Creo tutorial, Waqas Ahmad, Creo+, Sep 9, 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Siemens Technology Stack Takes the Sting Out of PLM - technologies like Fourth Generation Design, HD-PLM, Active Workspace being introduced into PLM portfolio aim to get PLM over usability hurdle, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 7, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Quick Tip: Element vs Object - 3 reasons to distinguish between objects and elements in ArchiCAD: training and exploration, troubleshooting, collateral damage and freedom, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Sep 7, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Best Practices for Post Processing FDM Parts - FAQs on removing support material, sanding, primer & paint, drilling holes, CAP University, Sep 5, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Breaking Down Synchronous Technology to Its Simplest Elements - control live rules, dimensions, add sketch-like relations to faces on Solid Edge model to control design intent on fly, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Sep 6, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

ACA: Grip Editing of Doors and Windows with Standard Sizes - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Automate Sheet Setup with Action Macros - create action macro in AutoCAD to generate new layout tabs per companies' standards, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Sep 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Create Views in Your AutoCAD Drawing - creating, saving named view, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Selection-Set Count Limit in AutoCAD LISP & COM & .NET All Together - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Workaround to Clean and Recreate Corrupted Drawing - create clean drawing using acad.dwt/acaiso.dwt template, reset drawing scales in Civil 3D, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Sep 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Features, Pt 2 - creating hole feature using linear placement type in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Sep 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Room Occupancy Load Tag in Revit View - creating room tag to place on floor plan view that shows occupancy load of room, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Sep 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Customizing the Project Browser - creating shared parameters for view, sheet organization, custom browser organization, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure: PopIcon Puts Families at Your Fingertips - exploring ribbons for detailing, modeling: steel, concrete, rebar, Paul Chambers, AUGI Library, Sep 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Parts, Assemblies, PartUtils and DivideParts - implementing 'Divide Parts' external command execute method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Press Event - latest release is not replacement of SolidWorks, demo of augmented reality app that uses eDrawing model on iPad, RickyJordan.com, Sep 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Gian Paolo Bassi - SolidWorks 2013 Best Release Ever - technologist makes effective, reassuring spokesman, revived beta program, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Any Component as Envelope - adjust envelope visibility, load envelopes as lightweight or read-only, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Episode 404 - eDrawings Pro for iPad - overview of new feature set, using new cross section tool​, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Quickly Add Icons to Any Toolbar - using Search Commands capability in SolidWorks 2013, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Sep 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introduction to Synergis Adept Engineering Document Management System, Pt 1 - quick overview, hardware and software requirements, standard price list, Rande Robinson, CADdigest.com, Sep 4, 2012 (more Synergis Adept reviews)

Review - IMSI/Design TurboReview - fast, easy-to-use mobile app, allows 2D, 3D markups, has layout support, multi-touch navigation but placing dimensions is tricky, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 6, 2012 (more TurboCAD reviews)

NX8.5 - What's New in Synchronous Technology - improved problem area detection, delete partial face improvements, notch blends, Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 6, 2012 (more NX articles)

MapleSim 6 Goes Heavy on Modelica Support - instant view shows corresponding Modelica code for any subsystem/component, has ability to deliver white box modeling platform, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 6, 2012 (more Maple articles)

Setting the BIM Standard - Construction Operations Building Information Exchange dataset is readable format of structured asset data that builds as project is delivered, Nick Harris, AEC Magazine, Aug 2, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Cymap 2013 - updated interface in Cymap 2013 helps accurately predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, heating, cooling calculations, psychrometric analysis, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Aug 6, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Inventor Background Color as White: Improved - changing projected line color, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Sep 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Slug it Out - panellize double curvature surface, use Excel to randomize heights, angles of curtain panels in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Displaying Ribbon Control in the Palette - associating WPF User control with AutoCAD palette, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using Object iD in SendCommand Method - code to invoke fillet command to show use of Object id during command invocation in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET COM Interop: Count Limit of Available Selection Sets - good practice is to release ActiveX/COM selection sets of concern as soon as possible, Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Plant3d .NET API DLL Dependency Map - Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating Reactive, Transient AutoCAD Geometry Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

GPU Compute for Workstations - 2 competing programming frameworks for GPU compute: CUDA, OpenCL; understand key specifications like on board memory, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 5, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

HP Compaq L2311c Notebook-Docking Monitor - 23" LED-backlit LCD monitor has nonreflective 16:9 screen with full HD resolution, built-in 720p HD webcam, provides more screen space, but needs bulk power supply, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Sep 7, 2012 (more LCD reviews)

Tipniques: Training - Not Just What is Said, But How it is Said (and How Often) - understanding components of learning cycles: lecture, demonstration, activity, conclusion; best practices to increase student retention, AUGI Library, Sep 6, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

Training - The Summit and the Steps - considering software training issues, points to consider before getting staff trained, Gary Ross & Capita Symonds, AUGI Library, Sep 6, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

Gian Paolo Bassi on SolidWorks 2013 - talk about developer team, improved QA processes, beta testers, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Sep 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

New V6 Based SolidWorks Conceptual Design Product - should be ready earlier than full blown replacement for Parasolid-based SolidWorks, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Sep 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Creating a Mesh in SolidWorks: Better Mesh, Better Results - do visual inspection of stress plot, look for 2 elements across thickness of parts, compare node plot vs. element plot, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wonders of Weldments - creating 3+ way mitres in weldments, profile wrap for cutting in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Sep 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bluebeam Revu iPad - offers suite of redlining tools, shareable libraries of custom markups, but no measurement tools, digital signatures or support for 3D PDFs, inability to insert, delete or reorder multi-page PDFs, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Aug 21, 2012 (more PDF articles)

IMSI/Design Staying in the Lead with Mobile CAD Apps - available for $50, TurboReview app places redline markups of 2D, 3D drawings, supports AutoCAD SHX, TrueType fonts, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 5, 2012 (more TurboCAD articles)

Siemens PLM - We're Just One Big Happy Family - Siemens CAD division benefits from integration with company's other divisions who serve as customers, industry examples to potential customers, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 5, 2012 (more NX articles)

Trapping the Output From the AutoCAD Text Screen/Command Prompt - derive class from AcDbHostApplicationServices, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Count Limit of Available Selection Sets - amount of all active selection sets cannot be more than 128, Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Surveyor's Companion: Removing the Guesswork & Increasing Efficiency - placing points manually, staking along alignment with elevations, imputing record legal descriptions in Civil 3D, Andra Marquardt, AUGI Library, Sep 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Change Alignment Curve Label Style to General Curve Label Styles Using Civil 3D .NET API - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Sep 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

IFC GUID Generation and Uniqueness - only call functions once per session, store their values, algorithm for generating consistent IFC GUID in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Sample Code to Create a Column in Revit - using automatic transaction mode, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Sep 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Virtualization and the GPU - NVIDIA VGX Hypervisor platform provides software interface to create, manage virtual machines for multiple workstations, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Consumer PCs vs. Pro Workstations - consumer workstations cost less, but incompatibility with professional software, limited accuracy, error detection, correction features can add costs later, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Choose the Right GPU For Your CAD Workstation - 5 categories of GPUs, optimizing GPU performance, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Sep 5, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Explode View in an Assembly - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Drafting Construction - construction lines for design layout, preparation using Creo Elements/Direct 18.1, Paul Liu, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Explode View in an Assembly - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Brandon Kane, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Learning to Model Terrain in SketchUp - prepare grading plan in AutoCAD, import DWG Files into SketchUp, simplify contours, convert vegetation blocks to 3D components, Daniel Tal, SketchUp UR Space, Sep 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Interview with Klara Theresya, The SketchUp Modeler - talk about SVA rendering challenge, V-Ray plugin for rendering work, advices for newbie SketchUp users, Rajib Dey, SketchUp UR Space, Sep 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Cutting All Ties: Best Practices for Removing External References - open, save part, view, remove external references in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Sep 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customizing Part Numbers in a Bill of Materials  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Large Scale Design Tools: Speed Pak - helps in creating simplified configuration of assembly without losing references, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Best Way to Assess Curvature Conditions: Show the Bounding Curve for the Curvature Comb - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Exclude Components During Interference Detection - filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results, place in separate folder, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Mates in Mirrored Subassemblies - all the standard mates in subassembly are mirrored when creating opposite-hand version while mirroring subassembly, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Budget CAD Workstations - options for less than $2000: Xi MTower PCIe, Dell Precision T1650, HP Z220 CMT, Lenovo ThinkStation S30, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Sep 5, 2012 (more @Xi workstation reviews, Lenovo workstation reviews, Dell workstation reviews, HP workstation reviews)

Review: HP EliteBook is Upwardly Mobile - 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-2820QM processor, large touchpad with gesture support, 15.6-in. diagonal UWVA anti-glare display, offers good performance, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Should You Change Your CAD Solution - or Not? - companies should try to maximize performance using existing CAD software before trying to switch to new options, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Sep 4, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Defining BIM - different aspects regarding BIM: collision detection and coordination, stage visualization and schedule modeling, data management and infrastructure, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Aug 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Importing Keynotes Database as Text File From Excel - ArchiCAD tip, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Sep 5, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Why Reinstalling Won't Fix Your AutoCAD Problem - FILEDIA system variable, set to 1, suppresses display of AutoCAD file dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

LISP: How Do I Convert a Polygon Mesh Into Polylines? - code searches modelspace for polygon mesh objects, explodes into 3dFaces, draws polylines, deletes original mesh, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 5, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

The Count Limit of Available Select Sets in AutoCAD Session - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Place iAssembly Factory in an Assembly Document - Inventor tutorial, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor .NET DockableWindows Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Sep 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Group My Own Commands in the Ribbon - using the CreateRibbonPanel method, creating, modifying read-only parameters in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

21WOJP - Week 16: Extracting Major and Minor Contours - 2 methods to extracts contours from selected Civil 3D surface: ExtractMajorContours(), ExtractMinorContours(), Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Sep 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get or Set DisplayStyles for MassHaulViewStyle Using .NET API - Civil 3D tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Sep 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

When Two Plus Two Makes More Than Four - multiphysics vs multidisciplinary analysis; CAD vendors are enabling their products to support multidisciplinary analyses, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

MathWorks' Simulink Family - Q&A, overview of Simulink, SimPowerSystems, unique features, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Applying Traveling Heat Loads  - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Using Fasteners - applying bolt preload in Creo Parametric 2.0, David Wilks, LearningExchange, Sep 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

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

Utilizing Dual Monitors - press 'span displays' button, tile files left and right in SolidWorks 2012, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorials - What is Parametric Modeling? - You Tube, Sep 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tech Tip: Workgroup PDM vs Enterprise PDM Explained - Workgroup is fully integrated with SolidWorks; Enterprise uses Microsoft SQL database, has much stronger security, audit controls, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Aug 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

7 Free CAD Models Resource to Bookmark - Autodesk Seek, RevitCity, GRABCAD, CAD cube, Bentley library, CADforum library, CAD Block Exchange Network, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 31, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Preview of the HP Z1 CAD Workstation  - all-in-one workstation with 27" display, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Aug 30, 2012 (more HP workstation articles)

Design Change Communication Modernized - benefits of automating design comparison, direct modeling technology for better comparison, considerations before investing in change comparison software, Andrea Giles from Kubotek, MoldMaking Technology, Sep 1, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

More Design Intent Flexibility - demo on flexibility of Live Rules in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 31, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Q&A: Ideate BIMlink - background, working of BIMLink, deciding about data extraction, competitors, pricing, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Aug 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

A Case Study of BIM Implementation in India - progressive outlook of InFORM Architects on BIM despite difficulties of implementing Revit in relative isolation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 30, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Making ACA Extraordinary - brief overview of 3rd party tools for AutoCAD Architecture: PdfImport, ATHENA, AcadDecke, VisionREZ, CostX, PointCloud, GuidSIGN, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Sep 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Autodesk Publisher 360 - Embed a Publisher File Into a Web Page - embedding .INSTRUCTION file from Publisher 360 into webpage, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Aug 31, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

A Handy Jig for Creating AutoCAD Text Using .NET, Pt 4 - different approaches for having jig respond to single keystrokes, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Displaying Entity Details on Double Click - add reference to AcCui.dll in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Create a Spline Jig From EntityJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Close Documents & CommandFlags (Modal or Session) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Aug 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revealing Nature's Magnificence: Creating a Mushroom Macro Render, Pt 3 - set scene lighting, render out Z-Depth, Reflection passes using V-Ray's physical camera options, Wassim Ouartsi, Cgtuts+, Sep 3, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Features, Pt 1 - using AddSimple method of FilletFeatures collection to create constant radius fillet in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Aug 31, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using an iFeature in Autodesk Inventor, Pt 2 - rename parameters, extract iFeatures, set any ranges or lists needed, save iFeature, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Annotation Scale in Sketches - altering size of text in sketch environment, John Evans, Design and Motion, Sep 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

New Inventor 2013 Rectangle Sketch Tools - two point center rectangle, three point center rectangle tools, Micro Concepts, Aug 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Display Appearance - use application settings to work with same display appearance in all files, Micro Concepts, Aug 31, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Show Room Occupancy Loads in Revit Schedule - set up parameters, create key schedule, occupancy schedule, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Aug 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Reference Points on Intersection Points of Lines on a Conceptual Mass - Revit tutorial, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Aug 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Video Animated Ribbon Item Tooltip - adding video to Revit ribbon button tool tip, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adjusting Cutback Programmatically - modifying ExtensionUtility property to set to desired join types in Revit, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Basics - Revision Management - 3 methods: sheet revisions, cloud revisions, manual, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Aug 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Shortcut Bar Now Also a Shortcut to Command Search - pressing 's' on keyboard focuses keyboard on Command Search function in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012 #5: Library Features to 'Die' For - create one or more features in sample part, add it into design library, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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