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October 2012

CATIA V5 - NC - Geometry Creation Based on Imported NC File - Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Oct 24, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

It's Mathcad, the Free Version and It's Available For Free - full blown, function-punching version of Mathcad free for 30 days only, later Mathcad Express offers limited features, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 30, 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

Civil 3D 2013 Part Builder Bug Work Around - Tony's Civil 3D World, Oct 25, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom Catalog Properties For Plant 3D - adding custom property definition, populating information for catalog part sizes, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Oct 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Getting Started With AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D 2013 API - set up environment, mark AutoCAD, P&ID/Plant3D references with copy local equals false, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Angles in AcDbArc and AcGeCircArc2d - querying arcs of filleted rectangle represented as polyline entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

When User Enters or Exits Sketch Edit Mode - use Application.ActiveEditObject, Document.ActivatedObject, or Application.ActiveEnvironment in Inventor to check if user is in sketch edit mode, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Slice Graphics & Project Geometry in Autodesk Inventor - create feature inside part, use 'project cut edges' to project all edges cut by 'slice graphics,' Jonathan Landeros, YouTube, Oct 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Room Bounding in Linked Files - disable room bounding type parameter, use room separation lines in host model to show desired options in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Oct 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The Temporary Transaction Trick for Gross Slab Data - use temporary transaction trick to temporarily eliminate all openings, other elements affecting its shape in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How Big is Too Big for SolidWorks? - use 2 revolves to create sketch geometry beyond height of 500m, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Oct 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Another Shortcut to Work With Mates - using PropertyManager to inspect, modify mates in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 30, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Mice are Roaring - Bricsys offers Inventor-like functions to Bricscad V13 Platinum, claims to provide unified CAD platform, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 30, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

IMSI/Design Developing MobileAEC Development Platform For Developers - TurboSite, GeoWalk apps help in site visits, mark up drawings, locate, orient photos, notes in drawing correctly, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 30, 2012 (more TurboCAD articles)

Quick Fixes For Small Errors - fixing random culling areas, changing general lighting, getting Gizmo back to scene view in Navisworks, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, Oct 29, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Master the Solid Edge ST Steering Wheel - positioning steering wheel, changing primary axis vector, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, Oct 29, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30: Power, Performance and Stamina - midrange workstation with single core Xeon CPU, NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, 2 DVI ports, impressive performance, good option for CAE, Srihari Gangaraj, CADdigest.com, Oct 29, 2012 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

PTC Quietly Releases Free MathCAD Version - Mathcad Express includes math equation editing, basic numeric functions, operators, units, X-Y plots, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 29, 2012 (more Mathcad articles)

Bind-as-Insert, Using Visual LISP - setting BINDTYPE system variable to 1 in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 25, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Sheet Set Manager Sheet Views in AutoCAD - placing sheet view on sheet, delete a sheet view in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

A Different Way to Create an Ellipse Or Oval - draw, select rectangle, start PEDIT command, choose spline option in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Quick Tip: Creating Surfaces From Point Clouds - move point density slider to 100 to enable Civil 3D surface to take as many points as possible, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Oct 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Move Rotate & Scale Entity of Any Kind Using EntityJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Zooming to Drawing Extents For a Viewport Without Sending Commands - code to create 3 layouts that is zoomed to drawing's extents programmatically in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD API: Remove ACAD_VBA Dictionary (and Embedded VBA Macros) From Database - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Assembly is Not Dirty When Modify Component In-Place - global update updates all components, controlled by SaveOptions.PromptSaveForRecomputableChanges in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

C# Help Examples For Assemblies - General & Constraints - creating assembly insert constraint in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Oct 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Ensure WPF Add-in Remains in Foreground - retrieve all model lines, set linked file visibility in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 Railings - Almost 7 Months Old, But Have You Used Them? - making new types using project browser in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Working Together - Revit + Showcase - use interoperability within Building Design Suite, Jim Cowan, Ideate, Oct 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Same Size Hole Wizard Hole to Other Faces - delete original hole wizard feature to recreate it, add hole features on other face, use unfold command to unfold bends in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise PDM Upgrade to 2013 - steps to ensure smooth upgrade: test environment, documentation, server backup, InFlow Technology, Oct 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

CAD at a Distance: Using Citrix for Workstation Virtualization - in collaboration with NVIDIA VGX K2 GPUs, Citrix offers 3D graphics acceleration options, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Oct 26, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Realistic Load Transfer in SolidWorks Motion Simulation - ensure flexibility of mate by using analysis tab inside mate command, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Batch Process Drawings With ScriptPro - using free customization conversion tool from Autodesk, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Oct 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How Custom Tool Button Images are Created for Tool Palettes - creation of corresponding image file depends on what type of item is added to AutoCAD tool palette, Jarod Schultz, Oct 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Simulation CFD - 2013 Settings Template File - stores settings used on design study, distributes settings to other files in single action, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Plant SDK: Reacting on Database Changes - create event handler for DataLinksManager.DataLinkOperationOccurred event, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Removing XData Attached to an Entity Regardless of the Appname - AutoCAD tutorial, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a 2D Dynamic AcDbObjectIdArray - using typical syntax idArray[i][j] to access contents of array in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD.NET: Create a Much Powerful Text Command Using EntityJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Custom Filestore Ignored When Creating New Vault with a Configu File - move file store after creation of Vault to expected location, Kevin Jaufmann-ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Oct 26, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor .NET Select Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revving Up Revit MEP - introducing linked views, 5 time-saver tips, Megan Green, AUGI Library, Oct 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Stair Geometry and Roombook - calculating location points for pre-Revit 2013 stairs; Roombook extension to calculate surface area of walls, floors, ceiling elements, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the Load as Group Command to Update Edited Groups Without Saving Them - Revit tip, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Oct 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Meshless Computational Fluid Dynamics - Feedback - vendors ANSYS, CD-adapco talk about immersed boundary approach to CFD, Marco Mulas, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 25, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Seek and Ye Shall Find: Quickly Locate AutoCAD Files That Contain Specific Entities - using AutoLISP routine ACADDOC.LSP, DOS commands to search for any entity type with any properties, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Oct 25, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Pt 3: Review Recommended Hardware - purchase ISV certified workstations to run AutoCAD 2013, analyze budget, compare vendor offerings to make best choice, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Convert SketchUp Files to AutoCAD (.dwg) Files, Pt 2 - New For AutoCAD 2013 - import .skp files, Autodesk app translates SketchUp materials, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp articles, AutoCAD articles)

Accessing Surface Boundary Vertices Using Civil 3D .NET API - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 26, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: PointCollector2 and Better Window Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Something About Schedule Data in AutoCAD Architecture - property data propagation throughout set of project drawing files, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - SP 1 - 1st Bug I Found in Under 5 Minutes - erroneous display of objects occurs under other display configurations when using 'Aec Model (Imperial Ctb).dwt' template, under 'low detail' display configuration, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Inventor ETO Server With Sub Projects - 'No Such Design' - ensure that Main.IPJ contains valid paths, shortcuts to IPJ files are created, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Oct 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic: Adding a Save As Dialog Box - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Oct 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2013 Sloping Pipe System - You Tube, Oct 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Amazing Grace - making maize cob using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Systemes Revenue Up 15% in Third Quarter - net income was $103.9 million, SolidWorks revenue was $125.6 million, up 9%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 25, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Beats Expectations in Q3 - total revenue was up 15%, 8% in constant currencies, license revenue was up 19%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Oct 25, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Creo Rendering - rendering UI consist of scene, appearance gallery, perspective view, render window, render region, Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Pravin Gaikwad, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Motion Skeleton - define movement between bodies in assembly at skeleton level using Creo Parametric 2.0, Pravin Gaikwad, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 Flow Simulation, Pt 1 - compare results across many configurations of SolidWorks model, make multiple projects within configuration, compare those results, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 1 - basic concepts related to continuity, effects on surfaces, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 2 - importance of 3D surfaces for developing exceptional looking consumer products, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

An Engineer Reviews KeyShot Rendering Software From Luxion - clean startup screen with simple toolbar, pre-defined settings deliver powerful rendering package with short learning curve, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Oct 24, 2012 (more KeyShot reviews)

Establish a Training Program For Your CAD Users, Pt 2 - gather training necessities like projector, computer, high-quality microphone, arrange serviceable training room with network access, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 24, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

Identify the 'Quick Win' Opportunities in Your To-Do List - clean out server directories, fix up plotting standards, update standard blocks, shared content, families, project documents, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 24, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Digital Signatures - The Final Step in Automated AEC Workflows - practical strategy for deploying digital signatures, enhancing collaboration, shrinking project delivery cycles, Cadalyst, Oct 24, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Rendering Tip - White Walls - make whole image brighter using brightness slider, apply self glow to material on surface in SketchUp, Render Plus, Oct 22, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Auto Grid Height Adjustment - set grid elements to adjust automatically according to section/elevation/interior elevations vertical range in ArchiCAD 16, You Tube, Oct 21, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to: Butt Jointed Glass Windows in ArchiCAD - using corner-window tool, Gideon's desk, Oct 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Extract Library Parts From the ArchiCAD Library LCF - open 'extract container' dialog, browse for library container file, select folder, open library manager, add library folders, Laszlo Nagy, ArchiCAD Wiki, Oct 24, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Schedule Tables in ACA - common terms explained, creating schedule table styles, inserting, updating schedule table, creating schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture project, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Oct 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Civil 3D Cogo Points: Sub-Item Grips - create point, set label style to 'point#-elevation-description', hover curser over point, select option to toggle sub item grips, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 24, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Vector Direction, Tolerance and Equality Checking - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

pFlow Tips Everyone Needs to Know in 3Ds Max - Particle Flow Tips and Tricks - using inbuilt particle flow system of 3ds Max, Deko.lt, Oct 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Button Into Existing Tab and Panel - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Soffit and Bulkhead Modeling in Revit - creating profile for sweep, setting up wall type, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Oct 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Section Boxes in Orthographic/Perspective Views - working with arrow grips on edges of section box in Revit, Jarod Schultz, Oct 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Project Browser View Organization - setting up browser organization properties in Revit project browser, Phil Pleiss, MEP-BIM-Guru, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Jack & the Tomato Stalk - modeling tomatoes based on 5 rectangular rigs configured into radial array, sharing same centre pole in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 24, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

New IMAGINiT Utilities For Revit! and Excel - tools available for nominal fee: parameter concatenater, dim text update, Revit Excel link, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge ST5 - Create Part in Place, Modify Frame - You Tube, Oct 12, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge ST5 - Positioning Holes - You Tube, Oct 5, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The EPDM Preview Pane - The Unsung Hero - previewing CAD files based on performance/power, image files with best fit, previewing PDFs, selecting text, playing audio files directly from preview window, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Oct 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: Customize Your Shortcut Toolbar - select necessary toolbar, propagate with all associated buttons, drag, drop new icons from button window onto toolbar, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - Two Neat Additions - ability to launch sub-model study, tool for parametric optimization in flow, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Set Up Mouse Gestures in SolidWorks - You Tube, Oct 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Review - HP Designjet T2300 eMFP - easy-to-use interface, up to 44" wide media, makes high quality scans, copies, but using ePrint management software is bit difficult, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 23, 2012 (more large format printer reviews)

ZWCAD+ 2012 vs IntelliCAD 7 - displays 3D drawings with variety of visual styles, AttSync command for synchronizing attributes, MatchProp command to match plot styles, table styles between entities, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Oct 24, 2012 (more ZWCAD articles)

Setup Hardware and Work-Holding Devices for Your NX CAM Reuse Library - You Tube, Oct 22, 2012 (more NX articles)

Sketch Plans & Elevations - create sketch line type, create worksheets of views in ArchiCAD, James Service, Cadimage, Oct 23, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Fix Your Draftsight Activation Problem - open registry editor, delete SWActivation key, connect internet, close registry editor, start DraftSight to complete activation, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Oct 23, 2012 (more DraftSight articles)

Software App Developers Constantly Challenged to Keep Up with Mobile Technology - Chris Cheung of Autodesk on supporting retina display technology, mobile app development, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 22, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Set and Save Your AutoCAD System Variables - using express tool SYSVDLG, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to: Change Referenced File Layer Properties in Master File - create layer states in AutoCAD referenced files, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013: The Welcome Screen - consists of 3 columns: work, learn, provides access to helpful bits of information, links to communication tools, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Electrical: Modifying the Source and Destination Symbols - hide wire number, make source XREF attribute values wrap, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Oct 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Slow Joins - uncheck layer(s) to be joined in display manager before creating join, if one of data sources is Access DB, be sure to join to indexed field in Civil 3D, Phil Borycens, Being Civil, Oct 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D - 2013 Volume Surface Analysis Display with Datum - use elevation analysis style, with temporary override, for range set to 'range interval with datum' option, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 22, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What Happened to Blips and Screen Menu in AutoCAD 2012 and 2013? - set REDEFINE command to 1 to keep Screenmenu command on screen, LISP function to access values of BLIPMODE, SCREENMENU, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure: Getting Started With the Architects File - start structure project, copy monitor levels, grids, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Putting On the Style - making 'multi-berry' using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Green Onions/Wig Hat - making spring onion for wig hat using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Exploring a Configurable Assembly - exploring motorcycle assembly, configuring road, off-road versions of it using PTC Creo Options Modeler 2.0, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Managing Design Sheets - using sheet tabs to toggle between multiple design sheets in PTC Creo Schematics, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Outside Area Removal - rough bar stock down to general shape of finished part, leaving material for finishing using PTC Creo Parametric 2.0, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Auto Trace - using image in sketch environment to capture outline of image to create 3D solids, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Safe Rollback in SolidWorks EPDM - provides administrator option to delete current, previous versions to restore file to older version, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Oct 23, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Vectorworks Cloud Services - exclusively for Vectorworks Service Select members, cloud service is easy to use; iOS app, Vectorworks Nomad available for taking field notes, Christopher Fugitt, CADdigest.com, Oct 23, 2012 (more Vectorworks articles)

Retaining Talent - maintain 2-way communication, keep right people, review employees, praise, reward promising employees, invest in trainings, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Oct 22, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

5 Reasons to Consider Software Simulations For PLM Training - provides interaction, no need to maintain training database, allows repetition, provides focused learning environment, Barb Nash, ASCENT Blog, Oct 22, 2012 (more PLM articles)

3D PDF Viewing Goes Mobile - 3D PDF Reader supports 3D data encoded in PRC format, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Oct 22, 2012 (more PDF articles)

Sketchy Shadows From SketchUp Models - replace all materials in entire model with sketchy hatch pattern, save images, blend it with soft shadows image to create sketchy shadows effect, Render Plus, Oct 22, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Create a Circle Tangent to a Line - creating circle tangent to inside of path, specifying 3 sides of circle tangent to line in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Update Contents of an AutoCAD Table - using bidirectional AutoCAD-Excel links to update data-linked cells, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Oct 22, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET: Tolerance.Global.EqualPoint & Point3d.IsEqualTo() - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: IsOn(Point3d) & Curve.GetClosestPointTo & Curve.GetParameterAtPoint - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor .NET Representation Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Pack and Go: Autodesk Inventor Files - avoid 'resolve link' dialog box when sharing data outside network, John Kavusak, Synergis, Oct 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Copy Title Block From One Drawing to a New Drawing - Inventor API tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Room Polygon and Furniture Picker in SVG - embed SVG in HTML, use color picker, implement room, furniture picker in Revit, struggle with Safari, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Banana Boat - using adaptive component to make bunch of bananas in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Egged On - creating eggplant in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Advanced Sectioning Features - section assembly, cap sectioned components, create quarter cut section in assembly in PTC Creo View 2.0, Matt Huybrecht, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Exploding Model Components - PTC Creo View 2.0 tutorial, Matt Huybrecht, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Exploring the Schematic Ribbon Interface - PTC Creo Schematics tutorial, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Subfolders - Powerful Time Savers - add subfolders in feature tree using SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Transition to SolidWorks From Creo or Pro/E: Assembly Documents - basic SolidWorks interface for assembly document, fundamentals of creating simple assembly, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to: Set an Admin Image Path in SolidWorks - How Long is Too Long? - keep pathname length under 51 characters, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 22, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rulestream Engineer-To-Order - meant for custom product manufacturers, helps in automating engineering processes by integrating with CAD, PLM, ERP systems, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Oct 22, 2012 (more engineering articles)

ZWCAD+2012 Hands On Review - standard version offers populated set of tool palettes, solid, surface modeling options, VpMax command, SmartMouse feature, drawing tabs to navigate through multiple opened drawings, David Kingsley, CADdigest.com, Oct 17, 2012 (more ZWCAD articles)

At a Loss for Words? Not a Problem With Sketches in the 3D Viewer - attaching sketch, communicating message in Sketch mode, GRABCAD, Oct 19, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Create Custom Reports With InspectionXpert - use InspectionXpert template editor to customize existing report templates or map InspectionXpert fields to own reports, You Tube, Oct 12, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Create and Edit Schedule Tables in Rhino With VisualARQ - VisualARQ table command to display information related to VisualARQ objects of same type, You Tube, Oct 18, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

Autodesk Simulation 360 - fares well at cost, computation, but complexity of simulation tools is still not simplified, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 19, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Inventor - Developing Rotating Regions With Combine - use 'keep toolbody' option, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Why are Point2d and Point3d Objects Immutable? - mutable type is confusing to use when it appears as property return value, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get P&ID Item Class Hierarchy - obtain base class from respective table, continue looping until top of tree, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Myth Buster: Revit & IFC - Revit doesn't have IFC parameters, no way to overrule general settings, export partial models, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Oct 19, 2012 (more Revit articles)

RSN.ini and File Extensions - RSN.ini should have type 'configuration' in Revit, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, Oct 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Store Your Custom SolidWorks Templates in a Safe Location - create 'SolidWorks templates' folder in My Documents or on server, create subfolders for each type of custom template, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Blocking License Borrowing From the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager - use BORROW_LOWWATER, EXCLUDE_BORROW options, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - What Do All Those Icons Mean? - meaning of quick info icons, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Using Relationship Forms - using help ticket item to capture, display company information about item on company tab in Aras Innovator, Aras Innovator Technology, Oct 18, 2012 (more PLM articles)

The Community Contributes to Better Architecture and Engineering - OpeningDesign community provides open-source platform for content sharing, design feedback, answers to community-posed design questions, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Oct 18, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIM - It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3 - pros, cons of classic drafting, considering example of designing gravity flow pipe, Jesse Evans, Synergis, Oct 9, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The Best Hardware Configuration For AutoCAD 2013, Pt 2: Current and Future Needs - 2D vs 3D, consider networking needs, cloud-rendering service, mobile devices, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

What is the Standard Font Height and Type? - 1/8" is common text height, 1/4″ is used for titles, default font type is ASME Y14.5M, but Technic, Simplex font are commonly used, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor ETO With Vault - Set 'Embed Interop Types' to False for Autodesk.Inventor.Interop - Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Oct 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: A Good Use Case of Getting Curve Length Using Curve.GetDistanceAtParameter and Curve.GetParameterAtPoint - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Add Custom Subassemblies to Your Tool Palette - using Autodesk Subassembly Composer in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Oct 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Parcel Ownership for Oil & Gas Pipelines, Pt 1 - add band indicating station at which parcel line crosses alignment in Civil 3D, Land Development Engineering, Sep 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Parcel Ownership for Oil & Gas Pipelines, Pt 2 - assigning optional properties to part in Civil 3D, Land Development Engineering, Sep 30, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Beam Bottom Endpoint - using face iteration and project, parameter values and trigonometry, perpendicular vector solutions in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Mr Bean Shows His Hand - using scaleable curve, alternating profiles in Revit to create bean pod, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 18, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Advanced Assembly Cut - put 2 blocks into assembly, add new part, use that part to remove material from 2 blocks in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise Licensing Made Simple - loading license file into SolidWorks EPDM, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

BOXX Revit Workstation - 3DBOXX 4920 XTREME workstation has i7 6 core processor, 32GB DDR3 1600, 180GB & SSD SATA 6Gb/s, performance outweighs price in long run, Michael Anonuevo, Club Revit, Oct 17, 2012 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Faster Industrial 3D Printer Boosts Build Volume - M-FLEX midsized metal printer has build chamber of 5.7"x9.8"x9.8", designed for manufacturing prototypes or custom metal parts, Ann Thryft, Design News, Oct 17, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Siemens PLM Software Puts Acquisition Plans in Motion - buys Kineo CAM that helps optimize motion, collision avoidance, path planning, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 17, 2012 (more CAM articles)

NVIDIA Announces First Virtual Workstation GPU - VGX K2 will provide high-performance graphic compute technology to any device connected to K2-equipped data center, Citrix becomes launch partner, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 17, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Clues For SketchUp - drawing circle positioned vertically to face of earth, making lines invisible, transferring AutoCAD drawing to SketchUp, Evrim Pekaslan, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

SketchUp Styles For Performance - definition, editing styles, criteria for defining best style, role of visual cues, Matt Donley, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Carving and Molding - creating fireplace, carving flutes using SketchUp, Adriana Granados, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Fixing Error Messages and Ugliness With the Attribute Manager - rename attributes, correct number for line type in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Oct 17, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk 360 Mobile - well-categorized, easy-to-understand help files, smooth navigation, clean UI in landscape mode, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Oct 17, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Simulation CFD - Cloud Solver Notifications - system emails status of cloud calculations, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

AutoCAD API: Get Length of Curve Using ObjectARX - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Deleting a GraphicStyle Element - deleting manually created line type using external command in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Update/Change Civil 3D Corridor Subassembly Parameter Values? - using AeccSubassembly COM API, changing 'slope' parameter value, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Add One Custom Row to an Existing Content Centre Family - using ContentFamily.TableRows.Add in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Find/Create Ribbon Tab - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Instance to Vary: Introducing the 2013 Pattern Option - varying dimensions while performing linear, circular patterns in SolidWorks 2013, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Oct 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

When SolidWorks Rx Doesn't Work - access 'roaming' folder, manually zip up 'SolidWorks' folder, send to support staff for troubleshooting problem, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial - Introduction to Weldments - Structural Member - You Tube, Oct 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customizing SolidWorks Flyout Toolbars - customize 'S' key to insert annotation flyout toolbar, add cosmetic thread to toolbar, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ZWCAD+ 2012 vs AutoCAD 2013 - matches AutoCAD in command bar functions, impressive SmartMouseConfig command, supports command aliases, ZWCAD+ costs a quarter of AutoCAD, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Oct 11, 2012 (more ZWCAD articles)

RapidForm XOV3 - supports NX, CATIA V5, Creo, 3D geometric dimensioning, tolerancing, gives instant feedback during part scanning, has LiveInspect feature, batch processing, trend analysis tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 16, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

The Wengerd Report: Time-Sliced CAD Models - ability to view CAD model with time axis, discrete frames, just like watching video, could be the next big thing in CAD world, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Best Practice Modeling for Export to Other Applications - place new instances of elements instead of moving element to new position, reviewing changes to ArchiCAD model in Solibri Model Checker, James Service, Cadimage, Oct 17, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials, Solibri articles)

How to: Add More Fonts For AutoCAD - installing true type fonts, SHX fonts, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

21WOJP-Week 21: Creating Stacked Profile Views - Civil 3D tutorial, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Oct 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Getting Curve Length Again - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Tracing Graphic Images in Revit's Family Editor - using draw tools in sketch mode to trace image, use split-face, extrusion tools, scale image to specific size, Michael Anonuevo, AECbytes, Oct 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Sweep PickPath Tolerance Criteria - detect gaps, tangential inequality at connection points of multi-curve PickPaths in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing Element IDs of Elements Connected to a Hub - use connectors using ConnectorManager from given Hub, use AllRefs to get access to all connected connectors in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Oct 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Deleting a Collection of Elements/Families: Alternative Approach - use FilteredElementCollector.ToElements(), ToElementIds(), or LINQ methods in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Oct 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Non-Linear 2D Pattern - create desired spline/curve, new sketch of profile, use profile to create extrude feature, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - You Decide: Fast or Small - controlling file size by managing configuration data, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wicked Change Management - discussing in context of evolution from push economy to pull economy, characteristics of wicked problems, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Oct 15, 2012 (more AEC articles)

E3.series Electrical CAD Software Review - handles wide range of electrical design tasks, has undockable interface windows, well-written, easy-to-search help files, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, Oct 16, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

DriveWorks Pro Concept: File Naming - suffixed, absolute, prefixed file names, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 15, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Sketchfab Brings Smooth, Simple Model Viewing to the Web - responsive site layout, impressive fullscreen viewer, clean, simple interface, API available on Github, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 15, 2012 (more CAD development articles)

BricsCAD Sheet Set Functionality Added - but limited functionality compared to AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Monday Morning is Hammer Time - change properties standard to all elements within ArchiCAD using edit selection set, make mass changes to classifications, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Oct 15, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Errors When Loading a 3D View - open 3D view in ArchiCAD, turn off all layers, try to find out errors Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Oct 15, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Simple Shadow Diagrams - turn on sun shadows using 3D window settings, select top view from pop out menu in parallel projection settings, open 3D view to see shadows, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Oct 16, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Clean Your Screen With AutoCAD's Clean Screen Feature - hides as much as possible of screen, only status bar, menu bar, command line are visible, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Can I Get the List of Entities Which Were Selected Before the Current Command Started (in .NET)? - set PICKFIRST system variable to 1 in AutoCAD, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Embedding an Image in a Drawing - as OLE insert or using custom object in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AcApDocManager::DisableDocumentActivation() Doesn't Work After Save & Close Document - workaround is using AcEditorReactor, overriding commandEnded() in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Deployment Will Not Install Content Via Autodesk Design Academy Media - workaround is installing AutoCAD Architecture 2013 on one computer, copying content (zipped) to network to share with other computers, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Unique Volume Calculations in Revit - create unique level for the water line, place room on that level, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Oct 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting a View as the Default View When Opening a Revit Project - Ron Palma, Ideate, Oct 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 - view manipulator to access all usual views, ability to visualize center of gravity in assembly, hold multiple exploded view states, previous release interop, Al Dean & Jeff Mirisola, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks reviews)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Favorites Folder - store shortcuts of any type of tree items in favorite folder, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Better BIM Collaboration - establish element naming guidelines, create key plan, group clashes into issues, John Stebbins, AUGI Library, Oct 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

How to Use Volume-Based 2.5 D Milling to Program Prismatic Parts - select surfaces for floors, walls, create optimized tool paths, avoid air-cutting, You Tube, Oct 11, 2012 (more NX tutorials)

Siemens Packs Briefcase of Design Data for Suppliers - Siemens PLM Software's Briefcase Browser facilitates suppliers, exchange design data from OEM's Teamcenter repository, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 12, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

How to be the Next Autodesk - The ABC of Success, Pt 4 - 'Americanizing' will be key for foreign CAD companies, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 12, 2012 (more CAD Industry articlesBricscad articles)

Let's Critique AutoCAD's Parametric Constraints - can only be applied to 2D objects, Autodesk protecting Inventor from internal competition, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Vault - Ghostly Goings On With Vault Item Numbering - check, remove initial value mapping setup for item numbering configuration to work correctly, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Oct 12, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Porting an AutoCAD Application - importing SAT file into Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Collect Two Corners From Screen - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting Civil 3D Land FeatureLine Vertices - use COM API IAeccLandFeatureLine:: GetPoints(), Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

MLeader Direction - creating vector that goes from left to right in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Oct 12, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Colors Missing on Model After Stress Analysis - exit stress analysis environment, set 'texture on' in Inventor View tab, Being Inventive, Oct 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Dynamic Trim/Extend Sketch Geometry - click, drag cursor to dynamically trim/extend sketch geometry, Micro Concepts, Oct 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET ReferenceKey Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Open SolidWorks 2013 Files in SolidWorks 2012 SP5 - user can view configurations, work with parts, subassemblies but can't edit mates/components in SolidWorks 2013 subassembly, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Set 3DQPress Command Tabs in SolidWorks - setting up SolidWorks Command Manager, considering cases of new installation, update installation, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Manage & Customize SolidWorks Materials - managing favorite materials, creating custom materials, Nady Osmat, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Pierce vs Coincident - pierce relation makes sketch point coincident to location at which axis, edge, line, or spline pierces sketch plane in SolidWorks, Rachel Jones, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Intersect - The Trimming Shears of the FeatureTree - pull in surfaces, solids, planes with list of resulting solid bodies generated from intersections in SolidWorks headlight model, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Center of Mass - parametric feature that updates instantly after each model rebuild, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bricsys Aims to Expand Its Low-Cost CAD Empire - upcoming release of BricsCAD to bring tools for mechanical design, PDM; 700 3rd party developers using BricsCAD to develop custom apps, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 11, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

The Importance of Workflow - workflow example, model sharing tip, implementing workflow for integrated project delivery, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Oct 11, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Vector Icons in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) - Envision CAD, Oct 3, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Create Profiles from Multipoint and Graphics in InRoads V8i (SELECTseries) - create horizontal alignment to be used when profile updates are needed, Envision CAD, Oct 3, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

RhinoNest Taking Part. The TRADA Shell - using planar re-meshing, TDM Solutions, Oct 11, 2012 (more Rhino tutorials)

PLM 360 - Automating Reports by Workflow Transition ID - extract latest workflow action, store it in variable, test path for transition ID, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 10, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Flexible Scheduling - basics of Revit schedules, leveraging Revit database to collaborate with entire team, Carla Edwards, AUGI Library, Oct 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD Rendering With Artificial Lights - using weblights or IES lights, setting up sun, sky status, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD rendering tutorials)

Here & There - clip Xref with Xclip, move selected objects using <Displacement>, search for layout tab containing specific text in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Oct 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Pt 1: Can Your Current Workstation Handle the Upgrade? - understand minimum vs recommended system requirements for AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Inventor 2013 Suite Workflows - mechanism for exporting engineered design from source Autodesk product to a target product for detailed rendering or animation, Micro Concepts, Oct 11, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Creating the iPhone 4S in 3D Studio Max, Pt 4: Texturing & Rendering With V-Ray - using poly modeling techniques, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Oct 11, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Quick Profiles in Civil 3D 2012 - using object, points in drawing area to view surface elevation data, Envision CAD, Oct 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Why are Some of My Drawing Files So Large? - view should not be of draft quality, high quality drawing view image is SVG format, lighter in weight, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation: Shell Elements vs Solid Elements - shell elements are easier to mesh, less prone to negative Jacobian errors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The World According to SpaceClaim - customer survey result reports that SpaceClaim improved productivity 2-5 times, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 11, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

SpaceClaim Stretches Mech Design Tentacles, Launches SpaceClaim 2012+ - connections to Mastercam, Esprit, new annotation types added, advanced sheet metal capabilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 10, 2012 (more SpaceClaim articles)

The Master Complex Profile - naming convention, keep complex profiles, prototypical fill types in independent worksheet/empty plan in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Oct 10, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

And Buy More: 3D Systems Buys Rapidform, Siemens Buys Kineo - Kineo CAM's products are delivered as COTS apps, software libraries; Rapidform acquired for $35 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Oct 10, 2012 (more CAM articles, reverse engineering articles)

Publish Interactive 3D Models on the Web with Autodesk 360 - publish 3D DWFx file from CAD app, upload it to free account on Autodesk 360, CADforum, Oct 10, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Simple But Useful Animation Code Sample Using Editor.DrawVector - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

All About FlexNet License Borrowing - borrowing license for AutoCAD, expiry, returning license, borrowing defined in license file, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Use the UnitId Property and UnitOfMeasure to Set the Units For an Item in Vault - Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 10, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Civil 3D 2013 Pressure Network Parts, Pt 3 - importing custom part into pressure network parts list, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Oct 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using 'SwapPartFamilyAndSize' in Late-Binding .NET Application - Civil 3D COM API to swap part family, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor .NET Part Event Handler Wizard - automatically generate start code for event handlers in Inventor. NET, Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Inventor ETO Server Configurator - hit Enter after filling out 4 fields required to add application, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Oct 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Flipping Work Plane Programmatically in Revit - applying FamilyInstance.IsWorkPlaneFlipped property to 2 mass family instances in Revit model, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Oct 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

UIView, Windows Coordinates, ReferenceIntersector and My Own Tooltip - top-level form, idling event management, accessing windows cursor location, determining Revit model coordinates, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

You Say Tomato - create range of vegetables using technique based on open profiles in vertical plane in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Note Blocks for General Notes - creating note block, entering data into it, creating schedule in Revit, Troy Gates, Revit Coaster, Oct 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The 2013 Deployment (Debacle?) Process - setup from inifile.xml, functions of Revit.exe.Config*, deploying with networked office material library, Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Oct 6, 2012 (more Revit articles)

Establish a Training Program for Your CAD Users, Pt 1 - benefits of training, outline program, prepare financial justification for it, hints for delivering training pitch, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 10, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

Add Jing Videos to Your Training Arsenal - free video-sharing utility helps capture demos on video, send to users via e-mail links, but with limited abilities to edit, publish, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Oct 10, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

Change Your Tree: See the Mates First - right-click top icon of assembly's FeatureManager in SolidWorks, choose 'Tree Display' then 'View Features and Mates' from pop-over menu, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fill a Baby Bottle Using the Intersect Tool - capping, filling bottle is now simple 2-step process, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial - Adding a Rotating Region to a Flow Simulation - You Tube, Oct 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i73520M CPU running at 2.9GHz speed, NVIDIA Quadro K1000 GPU, 15.6" display, can support display resolution upto1900x1080, CADplace, Oct 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Object Subtypes - choose correct subtype in ArchiCAD when creating objects for in house use or to share on BIM Components, James Service, Cadimage, Oct 10, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

NX8.5 Draft and Blend - completing detail modeling of forging for manufacture, You Tube, Oct 8, 2012 (more NX articles)

Search Command in AutoCAD Application Menu - click large A icon on top left corner in AutoCAD to access search field in application menu, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Quickly Add Additional Objects With the Same Properties and Settings - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Notes for Migrating C++ Add-In to Registry Free - Inventor tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Modeling Using Images - open new generic model family, set out rough reference planes for overall length/width/height of component in Revit, Revit: Down to the Details, Oct 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Slab Boundary Revisited - obtaining boundary of floor slab using Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Linking Local File From TaskDialog - use CommandLinks to open up text file using Process.Start() in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Oct 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Be the Next Autodesk, Easy as ABC, Pt 2: B is for Bulletproof - software must offer excellent quality assurance, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 9, 2012 (more CAD Industry articles, Bricscad articles)

How to Be the Next Autodesk, Pt 3: B is Also for Big - 'be big' for potential customers, significant presence on web, good customer care support, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 9, 2012 (more CAD Industry articles, Bricscad articles)

Symbolic Computing for Design Engineers - definition, advantages, performing engineering-related calculations, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

MSC's Digimat Opens Up Use of Advanced Materials - acquires e-Xstream engineering, will continue to support all of Digimat's interfaces to competing FEA solutions, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Oct 9, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

LabVIEW 2012: Template for Efficiency - offers self-paced online training, built-in TDMS standard, advanced API support for Mac, Linux, native support for single-precision floating-point data types, Anthony Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

PTC Drops Creo Goodness for iOS Devices - Creo View Mobile app can't manipulate/edit data, has no tools to measure/mark up data, doesn't directly view any neutral file formats, Rick Stavanja, Engineering.com, Oct 3, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Create a Beautiful Fruit Bowl Using Variable Section Sweep Tool - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Tao Sheng Shen, LearningExchange, Oct 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fast Edge Selection - extended functionality for constant, variable radius fillets, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Linking a Bill of Materials to a View in SolidWorks - from drawing view properties dialogue box, check option 'link balloon text to specified table,' choose correct table, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Maximize Your Punkin' Chunkin' Catapult With SolidWorks Simulation - apply spring to drive arm, contact to stop it, use optimization tools in SolidWorks Motion to improve design, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

World, Meet REFLEX - latest design collaboration tool, REFLEX Render offers photorealistic rendering solution, works within Revit platform, Scott Ebert, Bonnie Gorman, AUGI Library, Oct 8, 2012 (more MCAD articles, Revit articles)

Setting the Time and Date of a Rendering - helps in creating accurate shadow diagrams for sun studies using ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Oct 9, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Sunglass Launches 3D Collaboration Site - rich media annotation feature to pin images, PDFs, videos, hyperlinks as notes on 3D models, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 8, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

3Gear Brings You Touch-Free CAD with Kinect-Powered Gestures - Q&A about gesture UI, features expected to be seen using 3D solid modeling software, supported modeling/rendering software, working with mobile workforce, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 8, 2012 (more virtual reality articles)

How to Be the Next Autodesk - Simple as ABC, Pt 1 - C for capability, first priority for CAD contender, Bricscad an example, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 8, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

BIM 360 Glue On the Go - Autodesk BIM 360 Glue mobile app for iPad has 'one-click to BIM' access, secure authenticated, anywhere access, gravity-assisted navigation, Paul Walker, Beyond Design, Oct 8, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Showing and Hiding AutoCAD Toolbars - 3 ways to access toolbars: right click in empty area on visible docked toolbar, user interface panel on ribbon, or use -TOOLBAR command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Customization - Set System Variables - using acad.lsp, acaddoc.lsp to set application variables, drawing variables, Envision CAD, Oct 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Find Objects From Database Concisely Reliably and Quickly - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Querying For XCLIP Information Inside AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Animating Transient AutoCAD Graphics Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Wall Footing Relationship Revisited - obtaining reference to wall footing from wall attached to it in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Achieve Intelligent, Automated CNC Machining - solution for automated machining, appropriate applications, limitations, software/hardware breakdown, Max Leser, MoldMaking Technology, Oct 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

What a Difference a Radius Makes: CAD/CAM Trick - using radius to make corner easier, changing cutter size instead of corner radius, CNCCookbook, Oct 7, 2012 (more CAM articles)

FLEXcavator Layout - layout assembly at top level in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Sep 28, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

FLEXcavator Project Structure, File Naming - creating project structure using virtual component structure editor, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Sep 30, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Details on File Sharing - use document number for description, revision number for capital letter revision in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Oct 8, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Maturation of SolidWorks - SolidWorks 2013 supports conic curves in sketcher, has cost estimating tool, varying dimension pattern tool, surface/solid intersect feature, Evan Yares, Design World, Oct 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to Uninstall All 'NET' Framework Files - download .net cleanup utility, uninstall VC++ redistributable components, restart computer, reinstall vc++ 2005 and 2008, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Modeling Beyond the Limitations - duplicate helix, create each cut as separate feature to avoid geometry calculation issue in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Linking Revit With Spreadsheets Using Ideate's BIMLink - sheet sorting, using BIMLink with hardware schedules, generating room numbers, names, managing occupancy loads, running spell check, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, Oct 3, 2012

Buy Some More: AspenTech and Siemens Announce Acquisitions - Siemens acquires VRcontext; AspenTech acquires PSVPlus software product, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Oct 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Collaboration With Autodesk Design Review 2013 - publish drawings for review, insert, secure, view markups, respond to markups, republish markup set, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Oct 6, 2012 (more Design Review articles)

21WOJP - Week 20: Create Multiple Profile Views - using alignment id, insertion point, 'MultipleProfileViewsCreationOptions' object in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Oct 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

You Dropped a BOM on Me, PLM 360 - importing bill of material information into PLM 360, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Oct 5, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Seat Height - using transformer rig to modify STL data in Autodesk Alias, Barry Kimball, YouTube, Oct 5, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Job Processor Command Line Tricks - make use of idle computers, set command to process DWF files at a particular time, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 3, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Retrieve Real and Good Clip Boundary for INSERT/BlockReference - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Assemblies Occurrences - adding assembly occurrences to new folder API sample in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Oct 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating an Autodesk Showcase Scene when the Autodesk Inventor Model Changes - Jonathan Landeros, YouTube, Oct 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

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

Inventor .NET Keyboard Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Oct 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Best Practices For Collaborating in Revit - understand expectations from each design team member, coordinate, summary of methods for well-coordinated documents in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI Library, Oct 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Detach Workset and TaskDialog Command Link Order - detach project files without worksets is not supported by Revit 2013 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Sunglass: 2 Way CAD Data Streaming From the Web - first commercial version released, claims to be a live document, ready to accept user input, updates displayed model instantly, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 5, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Sunglass Unveils Cloud-Based Collaborative Product Design - company claims to be first to enable cross format access, offers version browser, integrated plug-ins, collaborative assembly, rich media annotations, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 4, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

SolidWorks 2013 - Manufacturability Tools - Costing tool includes multi-body file support, custom operations, tools for reduction, assessment of chemical, other environmental impacts are supported, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Oct 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts using SolidWorks 2013, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 - Insert Components - insert multiple components into assembly at same time, GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (3) - Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A New Era for PLM Software - users embracing social business collaboration, PLM is rapidly gaining new capabilities, Peter Bilello, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more PLM articles)

Bricsys Beware, SolidWorks Wants Into Lower Cost 3D CAD Market - survey from Dassault Systemes released soon after Bricsys announces 3D modeling features being added to BricsCAD Platinum package, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 4, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

CAD Management: Oh Yeah? Same to You - handling comments, outright insult: keep emotions out of it, ask for clarification, clarify false statement, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Epson Leaps Into CAD Market - SureColor T-Series line of wide-format inkjet printers for SMBs, offers good presentation quality at fast speed, clean, easy-to-use interface, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

Breaking: Sunglass.IO Blast Out of Beta, Snags 'GitHub for 3D Design' Title - version browser, deeply integrated plug-ins, selectively control access to individual parts of larger project, rich media annotations, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 4, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

The Process of BIM From Design to Construction - discussing schematic design, collaboration during detailed design phase, modeling practices, construction phase simulation, Matthew Hill, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012 (more AEC articles)

HP and Autodesk Move AEC Workflows to the Cloud - primary benefits of cloud for AEC professionals, challenges of using cloud, design enhancements applicable to visualization, model rendering, future of cloud, Carles Marti & Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, Oct 4, 2012  (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

Tipniques: Does BIM Stand for Building Information: Modeling? Mess? Missing? Or All of the Above? - using classrooms effectively to improve, promote flow in BIM, Gerry Ramsey, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Accessing System Definition Properties From a Duct in AutoCAD MEP - Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

AutoCAD: Using Initial Setup to Create a Customized Workspace - You Tube, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

NET Coding: Argument as ByRef (Ref in C#) or ByVal (Default in C#) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Use Spherical Coordinates in 3D AutoCAD Drawings - 3 parts of coordinate: distance, angle, second angle, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Close Revit From the API - Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, Oct 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

CAE on the Cloud - combination of OpenFOAM, Amazon EC2 for cloud CAE, discussing CAE as a service, pay per use CAE, Evan Yares, Design World, Oct 4, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

From CAD to CFD in 5 Minutes - import native CAD file, check integrity of solid model, reorganize surfaces, set meshing defaults, mesh model, adjust resolution of surface meshes, Chris Sideroff, Machine Design, Oct 3, 2012 (more CFD articles)

ANSYS ICEM CFD Interactive - do full hexa blocking, tetra/prism, shell meshing, diagnostics, automatic or interactive mesh editing, Simon Pereira, ANSYS, Oct 4, 2012 (more ANSYS articles)

Show Part as 'See Through' Using Alternate Position Function in SolidWorks - create drawing view using 'part not visible' configuration, insert alternate position, select 'existing configuration' as default, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (2) - understanding previews, global (system) views in orientation dialog box, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 4, 2012(more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 - Open Quick Filter Buttons and New Tutorial UI - GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NURBS Modeling With Feature History - solidThinking Evolve 9.0 has 4-view setup, impressive features for blending surfaces, supports neutral formats, rendering app preloaded with materials, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more solidThinking reviews)

3D Scanning Heads Toward Seamless CAD Integration - 3D scanning hardware vendor, bridge software producer talk about concept of seamless integration, Debbie Sniderman, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

PTC Releases Shake-and-Break Creo View Mobile For iOS - view, share Creo, Pro/E models, quick shake of phone/tablet explodes/reassembles model assemblies, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 3, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Hard Drives for CAD Workstations: SATA and SA-SCSI Standards - less-expensive SATA drives support 7,200-RPM speeds, SA-SCSI drive requires motherboard interface, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Oct 3, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Automatic Pen Color Visibility Adjustment For Model Views - use pen (0) or pen (-1) backgrounds in ArchiCAD that blend in with changing background nicely, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Oct 3, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creating a Plan of Your SketchUp Model in LayOut - applying section cut to model, creating plan scene for display in LayOut, Paul Lee, SketchUpdate, Oct 3, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

The Truth About Sharing Inventor Data - printing 2D drawing to DWF, saving drawing, model together, introducing Quickshare Viewer, Paul Munford, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

HSMWorks Sold to Autodesk: What Do SolidWorks Users - CAM, SolidWorks' users not happy with acquisition, speculating over support in future, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Oct 3, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Ribbon Creation Utility - source code for creating buttons/tab in Revit ribbon to perform command, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD: Understanding Model Space - You Tube, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD model space tutorials)

Using GetRelatedRowIds Method - access all related entities of given SLINE or asset in Plant 3D P&ID, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: The PointCollector Coder (Collect Points by Fence/Window/Polygon/Regular Polygon/Circle Shapes) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Accessing Civil 3D Abbreviation Settings - list all abbreviations for alignment geometry point text, access specific one from enumeration list, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Oct 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

"SSA Error Message - 'INF' is Not a Valid Floating Point Value" - curb opening inlet located on Sag with zero curb opening height causes error, Matt Haokip, Being Civil, Oct 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Can You Make Money Selling $500 CAD Software? The Bricsys Story - company seems to be thriving even at 1/10 the price of AutoCAD, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 3, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Bricscad V13 Steps Into the MCAD Space - assembly modeling, 3D constraints, kinematics are being added, Dmitry Ushakov showed Bricscad road map, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 3, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Bricsys Int'l Conference 2012 - Day 2 - keynote speech by Lieven Scheire, presentation by Hans de Backer on Bricscad V12, V13 features, ODA update by Arnold van der Weide, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Oct 3, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Throw Me a Curve - placing evenly spaced bolt holes on oddly shaped pressure vessel, using curve driven patterns in SolidWorks for stamped sheet metal rib for airplane wing, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Oct 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the BOM (Bill of Materials) Tool in SolidWorks - definition of indented BOM, assigning BOM IDs to all parts with parent level set to 0, Matt Herald, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (1)  - using view selector tool, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 409 - WN2013 - CircuitWorks, Configs & Costing - importing, exporting ECAD file features, managing configuration data, converting simple drilled holes to milled pockets, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Physical Testing is Still Vitally Important - well-defined, focused, properly constructed physical test supports simulation, minimizes design problems when carried out in earlier stages of product design, Bill Schweber, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Striving for Excel-lence - creating waveforms, signals in Excel, free software Command Expert to build instrument control scripts with no programming required, Neil Forcier, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Purchasing Considerations for Standard Slide Assemblies - consider quality, cost, benefits, features of component's design, effects on finished tool, Chris Matarazzo, MoldMaking Technology, Oct 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

New and Varied Ways to Collaborate - collaboration in AutoCAD 2013 through DWF, collaboration through cloud using Autodesk 360, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012 (more collaboration articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Autodesk Acquires a CAM Maker - HSMWorks - Finally - SolidWorks users comment, discuss acquisition, letter by HSMWorks on handling sale to Autodesk, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Viewing 3D Models in AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - displaying drawing in 3D, changing visual style, creating number of custom views, Lisa Kemp, ASCENT Blog, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Inventor - Demote and Promote Assemblies - demote allow users to select components to be replaced with sub-assembly comprised of selected items; promote allows users to select component from within sub-assembly to be promoted up to current parent assembly, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

3ds Max Design Interface Color Scheme - go to customize menu, select 'Custom UI and Defaults Switcher,' choose appearance from menu, Micro Concepts, Oct 2, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Extend the AutoCAD Help Menu on the Window Title Bar - using registry on per profile basis, ribbon runtime API, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Transaction Aborting and Exceptions - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Load a .NET Managed Assembly From an ObjectARX Application - using LoadManagedDll API exported from acdbmgd.dll in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Bricsys International Conference 2012 - Day 1 - future plans for BRX SDK, customer presentation from Savoy Computing, PRODOK, VidCAD, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Oct 2, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Bricsys Developers Conference 2012, Day Two - Bricscad V13 has command-line auto completion, new drop lists, dynamic UCS, dimension associate, power dimensions add-on, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 3, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Bricscad V13 - What's New - Presentation by Hans de Backer - new filter mechanism, 3 tabs in Drawing Explorer, array dialog box, improved navigation controls for walkthroughs, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work With .dwg CAD, Oct 3, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

SolidWorks 2013 - Varied Dimension Patterning - create feature to pattern, vary pattern spacing, dimension, edit each individual patterned instance individually, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Convert View to Sketch  - mirror drawing view without creating model for opposite hand part, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simple Springs - creating basic spring in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Oct 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting a Common Transient Thermal Study Error - drag-and-drop mesh from input study into new study to resolve error of incompatible initial temperatures in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Employing the Right Hiring Practices - advertise opening online on sites like AUGI Career Center, Design Engine, forums, professional-oriented sites, conduct first interview online, group interview, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Oct 1, 2012 (more jobs and careers articles)

Spatial's 3D Insiders' Summit 2012 - apps using InterOp R23 can extract tessellated data, graphical PMI from CAD files; future plans for CGM release 3, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Oct 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Static Thoughts, Pt 3 - isolating information in ArchiCAD project: hotlinks and external content, isolate by story or by independent worksheet, using Teamwork 2, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

VBA Macro Arguments - macro showing parsing of arguments, Envision CAD, Oct 1, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 550 - Kepler line of GPU add-in graphics boards show performance gain of 89% over GTX 460, earn best scores for performance, price, power, Robert Dow & Harrison Gorvy, Graphic Speak, Oct 1, 2012 (more graphic card reviews)

How to Get Notified When an Autodesk Product Update is Released - red download symbol at get connected icon in AutoCAD 2013 notifies user about available update, Edwin Prakoso, Between the Lines, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Editor.SelectWindowPolygon & Circular Shape & PointCollector - collect points composing circle, Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Passing Transaction Argument as ByRef (Ref in C#) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Adding Per-Vertex Colors to a Transient AutoCAD Shell Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Oct 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Macro to Add Right-Click for Iso Views - customizing AutoCAD 2013, Steven Matchett, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Tube and Pipe Configurations - creating tube, pipe interchangeability set for entire iAssembly factory, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Oct 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cut ! Cut ! Cut ! - control appearance of door/window using cut plane in Revit family, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Acquires HSMWorks Technology - Tom Mortensen of HSMWorks answers FAQs about acquisition, SPAR Point Group, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Manufacturing Acquires HSMWorks to Fill CAM 'Missing Link' - intends to integrate HSMWorks technology into existing local, cloud products for manufacturing, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Snatches Up HSMWorks, Paves the Way for Cloud-Powered CAM - HSMWorks has network processing function, can take advantage of computing cores distributed across entire network, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Gets On the CAM Track, Acquires HSMWorks Technology - perspective of CAM on cloud, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Acquires HSMWorks, CAM on the Cloud? - intends to make current HSMWorks products available for sale, continue to support SolidWorks customers, offer HSMXpress for free download, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 1, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Live Blogging: the Bricsys 2012 Developer Conference - future plans for BRX include custom entities, commands, more multi-threading, complete work on B-reps; presentations of 3rd-party apps, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 2, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Bricscad - API Update and Future Plans - OpenDWG interface has been added, API enhancement tools in Lisp help troubleshoot problems, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work With .dwg CAD, Oct 2, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Tip: Importing Layouts - using template option to import layout from existing drawing in Bricscad, Jason Bourhill, Bricsys Blog, Sep 11, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

PRP This PRP That - What Does It All Mean? - $PRP references custom property located in properties of current document; $PRPSHEET references custom property of model in view specified under sheet properties in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - The Bounding Box Saves Money (2) - re-orienting model in order to minimize stock size, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Treehouse 2 - SolidWorks Labs - user-friendly program to plan design in flow chart style process, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PhotoView 360 2013: Network Rendering - Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Oct 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Statistics on Service for Analysts and a Critical Look at CAD Market Studies - usefulness of mathematical statistics, methodology: Q&A, Nikolay Snytnikov, isicad, Oct 1, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Exercising the Right BIM Strategy for the Renovation - consider reasons to renovate, challenges faced under different weather conditions, Daniel Lindahl, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 25, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Define Equation-Based Loads in Femap - using water tank quarter model, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Sep 30, 2012 (more Femap articles)

FDM Tech Tip: Processing Large Models - sectioning model that exceeds width of build chamber using Catalyst EX, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, Sep 28, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Introducing TurboReview, the First 3D PDF Mobile Markup for AEC - free DWG viewing app for iOS, Android adds notes to 3D objects, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 1, 2012 (more TurboCAD articles)

Managing Multiple Clash Tests - look for clash of big structures first, reduce tolerances in steps in Navisworks, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Sep 28, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Leverage the Autodesk Vault Job Server/Processor - overview, enabling Job Server/Processor, updating DWF, monitoring job queue, processing errors, Pete Markovic, Cadalyst, Sep 30, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Anchor a Tag to an Entity - using AnchorExtendedTagToEntity in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Generating a Transient Box Inside AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: How CreateExtensionDictionary() Handle Existing Extension Dictionary - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Sep 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Remove Anonymous Groups With ARX - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Sep 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Dimension Between Two Lines - perform global search across entire project, using DimensionHardWired method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Sep 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Demolish Parts of a Curtain Wall - create void in curtain wall, draw new curtain wall, place it in void using Revit, Jarod Schultz, Sep 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Easily Print Selected Area in Revit - cascade view window(s), select 'visible portion of current window' option from Print dialog box, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Sep 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor iLogic: Multi-Value Text Parameter to Custom iProperty - transcribe current value of MV Parameter to custom iProperties for proper metadata tracking, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Layout Modeling in Autodesk Inventor - modifying parts quickly, easily using Layout Design feature, Nino Caldarola, Cadalyst, Sep 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Model Sketches on a Drawing in Autodesk Inventor - create sketch on model, place view in drawing, right click on assembly in drawing browser, select 'get model sketches,' Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Plan Your Mould - performing simulation study on plastic cup made from ABS Polycarbonate, TMS CADCentre, Sep 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Bounding Boxes (1) - determining smallest box that can be used to pack SolidWorks model in, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Adding Bend Tables and Punch Tables in SolidWorks - clean up sheet metal drawings, locate form tools easily, efficiently, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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