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November 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 - Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - evenly spaced flow lines offer contour-type of visualization for plots, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

KeyShot Quick Tip: How to Eliminate Harsh Hot Spots - keep light color white, give brightness a negative value using KeyShot HDR Editor, KeyShot, Nov 28, 2012 (more KeyShot articles)

Reference Lines and a Former US Secretary of Defense - wall extras menu in ArchiCAD has 3 options: modify wall structure, modify wall reference line, invert direction, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Nov 29, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Fusion 360: The Future of CAD, Pt 1 - consists of 2 parts: cloud-based back-end, running on Autodesk 360 web services, 'thin' desktop client, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Nov 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

ACA Ceiling Grids: Anchors - using node anchor to attach multi-view block to ceiling grid in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Project Blocks to Surface and Assigning Elevations - select existing surface, move block to surface, confirm that block should have elevation values from surface in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 29, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Drawing Views - creating break operation in drawing view in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Nov 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Carl Bass: 'I Do Believe That Everything is Moving to the Cloud.' - on moving to cloud, embracing cloud for design software, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Nov 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Tech Tips - create array of chairs for venue, use reference options to properly scale, rotate image, Bill McKown, Synergis, Nov 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Determining Block Explodable Behavior - prints names of blocks which can be exploded in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 29, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD: Add Large XData Binary Chunk - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Cube Rig Blues - hosting 3 point adaptive component into cuboid as repeater using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Nov 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

AU Classes on the View, MEP and Link APIs - links to class materials, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Toolsettings Key-Ins - configure tool setting for specific command in MicroStation by adjusting key-in tools with SendKeyin method, Envision CAD, Nov 28, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

AccuDraw & Bearing KeyIns - set AccuDraw settings to read-out in bearing mode, toggle off 'context sensitivity,' use polar mode input in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 28, 2012 (more MicroStation tutorials)

The Making of Proweaver Headquarters - SketchUp tutorial, SketchUp UR Space, Nov 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Turn Yourself into a Vase with SketchUp - Making Rotational Portrait Sculptures from Silhouettes for 3D Printing - SketchUp UR Space, Nov 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Keys to Analysis Creation: Reviewing Kubotek KeyCreator Analysis - imports directly translated 3D models, offers extensive list of translators, adequate capabilities of constraints, easy-to-access dynamic simulation tools, faster animation, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, Nov 27, 2012 (more KeyCreator reviews)

3D Laser Scanning: As-Built Reality Capture for BIM - understanding laser scanning process, formats, standards, wish-list for future, Scott Page, AECbytes, Nov 29, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

CAD Interoperability Today - understanding CAD systems storing data, trends affecting CAD interoperability, importance of CAD data validation, Evan Yares, Design World, Nov 28, 2012 (more CAD translation articles)

When is Manual Machining Better Than CNC? - doing simple jobs is easy with manual machines, but production efficiency obtained using CNC outweighs its costly setup, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Nov 28, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Drawing Gears in SketchUp - create an involute, helical, herringbone, straight bevel, epicyclic gears, SketchUp UR Space, Nov 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Enhance Your Productivity with the Quick Access Toolbar - placing toolbar below ribbon in AutoCAD, adding favorite commands to it, Jarod Schultz, Nov 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

DEM Files in Civil 3D, Take 2 - using Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler as DEM to Civil 3D surface converter, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Nov 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using Meshmixer to Morph Your Revit Topography - export to OBJ from meshmixer, import DWG files in Revit, click round-tripped import symbol to generate toposurface, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Building a Steampunk Inspired Light Saber in 3ds Max, Pt 2 - Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Nov 23, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Setting Different Arrow Heads for Dimension Style - set arrow type 'dot' and 'closed' to current dimension style in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: XData String Length Limit (Physical and Theoretical) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Remove Insertion Grip Point Using Overrule - removing insertion grip point of dynamic block references in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 23, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

From AU2012: An Early Look at Fusion 360 - dashboard shows all of firm's projects, format gets translated automatically, runs on PCs, Mac, uses both local, cloud processing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University 2012 Keynote - Fusion 360 announced, Carl Bass introduces FormIt, Infrastructure Modeler, addresses concerns of cloud skeptics inadequately, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Rounds Out 360 Portfolio with Cloud-Based CAD - integrates key functionality from other Autodesk platforms, built-in guidance for speedy learning curve, Beth Stackpole, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 8, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AU2012 Day 1 - A Sneak Peek at Inventor 2014 - keynote sessions, Clinton Brown, CADline, Nov 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AU2012 Day 2 - lab session on Inventor API for power users, Clinton Brown, CADline, Nov 29, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Assembly Section Views Afraid of Commitment in 2013 - move out of section view, choose OK to force it into commitment in Inventor, Daren Lawrence, Being Inventive, Nov 28, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Move Ribbon Panel - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Vault: Single vs Multiple Project Files - Updated - point to consider when working with multiple projects, creating project files, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

The BOM Pipeline - primary workflow for BOM data working in Vault, file BOM vs item BOM, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Nov 20, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SolidWorks 2013 Section View Assist - tool uses property manager to select proper orientation, considering example of jogged section view, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Do You Markup? New SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings Pro Features - insert multiple markup files in drawing, hide, delete options using FeatureManager tree, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

i Get IT Training - web-based, on-demand, self-paced training system for every major CAD software, has 4 basic tiers of subscription, built in learning management system, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Nov 22, 2012 (more CAD training articles)

SolidWorks and Backwards Compatibility - Sort Of - users can open SolidWorks 2013 files in SolidWorks 2012 SP5, can insert 2013 file into 2012 assembly, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

Bentley Systems Pursues Information Mobility for Infrastructure Projects - Bentley focusing on ways to accelerate information mobility, industrialization, acquires SpecWave to increase infrastructure intelligence, Cadalyst, Nov 27, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Sustainability and BIM - defining sustainability, focusing on 5 areas for sustainable building: context, labor, materials, operation, longevity, Daniel Lindahl, Architectural Evangelist, Nov 23, 2012 (more AEC articles)

How to: Fix My AutoCAD Drawing to Correct Drawing Unit - change drawing unit, create new file with correct drawing unit, check explode option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit Fill Pattern Not Showing - create view template, apply correct visual style, check hardware acceleration, upgrade graphics driver, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Nov 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk University 2012 Media Day Highlights - Andrew Anagnost about suites, 360 services, 'FormIt' tablet tool for architectural concept modeling, Jon Pittman on democratization of technology, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 26, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Live Blogging: Autodesk Press Day 2012 - Project Mercury handles very large projects, displays plans on iPads, Autodesk to make money from consumer apps, cloud, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 26, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Live Blogging Goes Overtime: FormIt - looks like SketchUp, architectural form modeler for iPad for sketching ideas in 2D is available for free, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 26, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AU2012 General Session: Carl Bass Answers 16 Questions - 'what if' scenario discussed with possible solutions by Autodesk products, Scott Sheppard of Autodesk, It's Alive in the Lab, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AU 2012 Keynote Address: Amazing Technology Right Here, Right Now - Christine Furstoss explained 3rd industrial revolution, CEO Carl Bass described features of Fusion 360, Autodesk University, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AU2012 General Session - Jeff Kowalski Says We're Tool Makers - talk about working from expanded view of design, focusing on people, teams, connecting all elements of projects using cloud, Scott Sheppard of Autodesk, It's Alive in the Lab, Nov 27, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University 2012 - Tuesday Highlights - CTO Jeff Kowalski on history of design and challenges involved, Christine Furstoss on 3rd industrial revolution, Autodesk FormIt announced, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Nov 28, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

All for Fun - Now, the 4 Sided Gaming Die - create triangle on origin work plane, place point on intersection of lines in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add Macros to Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - iterate VBA macros in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Minimum Distance of Cone Face - create 2D model based on 3D model, calculate minimum distance of conical face, cylindrical face in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

It's Easier Using 3D Solids - convert teapot model to 3D to make use of solid-based algorithms built into geometry kernel, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Nov 27, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Geomagic Offers to Blow Away MCAD with Points-to-Assemblies Spark Software - Spark combines point data editing with 3D modeling, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 27, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball - easy-to-use, superior scrolling, wired USB mice with 3D controllers but has problems with trackball, huge programmable buttons, sticky rubber tab, Matt Lombard, Design Staff, Nov 23, 2012 (more mice reviews)

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 1 - creating, using single-line/multi-line schematics, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is 3DEXPERIENCE for Everyone? - yes or no, users comment on presenting CAD as an experience, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 26, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Bentley Be Inspired 2012 Conference Report - keynote by CEO Greg Bentley, talk about consumerization in AEC market, information modeling innovations, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 26, 2012 (more AEC articles)

What Determines Whether a Material is Transparent in Elevation? - check 'transmittance value of material' in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Nov 26, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Reports Bumpy Q3 - flat revenue of $548 million generated, license revenue down 4% y/y, revenue from suites up 10% y/y but flat sequentially, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 24, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Tip Guru - Len Nemirovsky talks about his CAD drafting career, working with AutoCAD, pros, cons of his job, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Nov 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adjust Snap Behavior with the Legacy Option - AutoCAD 2013 tip, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Nov 26, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Exploring Options in Navisworks - changing unit measurements, snapping, customizing viewpoints, links, adding tool to quick access menu, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, Nov 21, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Welcomes 123D Design to App Family - browser-based, cross-platform software with easy 3D modeling options, printing support from Sculpteo, Shapeways, i.materialize, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Nov 26, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

Choose a Useful Point Style in AutoCAD - DDPTYPE command or PDMODE system variable to select style, apply POINT command to insert points, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - Xrecord in Extension Dictionary - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Block References Constrained at Polyline Vertices Using Constraint API - creating coincident point constraint in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Displaying Hyperlink(s) Associated with an Entity - adding hyperlink to selected entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle Overrule - Add Extension Dictionary Filter - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Error: No Point File Format Match Found - open CSV file with Excel, try to find problematic points, remove extra formatting using Notepad, select corrected CSV file using insert tab in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 26, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Breaking Through the Roadblocks - customizing curbs, pipe networks, surfaces in Civil 3D to facilitate successful implementation of BIM, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Nov 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Change Icon of Native Browser Node - use NativeBrowserNodeDefinition, set OverrideIcon property in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Drawing Annotations, Pt 2 - creating feature control frame symbol in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Nov 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Slideout - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 24, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Optional Gray Fill in Revit Annotative Families - creating fill, controlling display of filled region in annotation, receptacle families, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Nov 23, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Better Shaded Views from Revit - using 'duplicate' tool from default 3D view, get top down view using ViewCube, Jarod Schultz, Nov 26, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Survey and Project Base Point - available functionality in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Pushing Revit's Analysis Capabilities - modifications to content, combinations of existing features help in analyzing MEP systems, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Electrical Symbols Getting Crowded? - select plate, use dynamic hotspot to move symbol away from plate in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Nov 22, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Bricsys Updates Sheet Sets in BricsCAD v13.1.10 - ability to edit custom properties added, option to insert new subset between existing sheets, new sheet dialog added, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 21, 2012 (more Bricscad articles)

Software Review: IMSI/Design's TurboSite for iPad - easy-to-use tablet-based software app drawing interface supports layers, named views, paper-space layouts, GeoNudge feature to fine-tune location, orientation of GeoMarks, Rakesh Rao, CADdigest.com, Nov 21, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Bentley Inspires and Announces - A Lot - winners of Be Inspired Awards announced, 2 acquisition announced: EuResearch, SpecWave, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 21, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Bentley's Be Inspired 2012 Conference - key business updates by CEO Greg Bentley, latest technology updates by senior VP Bhupinder Singh, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 21, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Leveraging Factory Assets - using Autodesk Factory Design Suite utilities to create assets, Bob Baylor, Synergis, Nov 20, 2012 (more Inventor articles)

Register an Application in a Database for xdata Access - add AcDbRegAppTableRecord to AcDbRegAppTable, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Determining Block Scaling Behavior - prints names of blocks created with uniform scaling option in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Simulation - Showcase Export - Autodesk Simulation transfer utility exports results visualizations as models that can be rendered in Autodesk Showcase, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 21, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Showcase Tips and Tricks: How to Create and Use Showcase Accent Lights - accent lights are independent sources of illumination in scene, You Tube, Nov 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Revit 2013/AutoCAD MEP 2013 IFC Improvements - exporting object to IFC, David Butts, The MEP CAD Engineer, Nov 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Array in AutoCAD Classic View - control objects being arrayed, ARRAYCLASSIC command to use array dialog box, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Nov 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Faster is Better - Temporary Dimensions in Revit - placing doors, windows at fixed distance from wall or room corner, Jim Cowan, Ideate, Nov 21, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

NCollection Allocators - 3 types of allocator in NCollection, code to create temporary hash table, Roman Lygin, Open CASCADE Notes, Nov 22, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Standard Allocator, Pt 2 - default constructor redirects all allocation calls to open CASCADE central allocator interface, Roman Lygin, Open CASCADE Notes, Nov 22, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Episode 419 - CAD Admin Dashboard - assisting SolidWorks tools, customizing warnings, setting up baselines, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 25, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Upgrades are Coming, The Upgrades are Coming - prepare environment for quick back-up-restore, or upgrade, log in as local administrator, turn off anti-virus, anti-malware service, keep checklist handy, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Nov 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to: Add Full Standard Weldment Profiles - check weldment profile location, download desired standard profile collection, ensure availability of full standard profiles in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Screen Capture - demo of tools for performing screen capture, You Tube, Nov 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Use Annotations - basic SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 24, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Multiphysics Software Builds a Better Heat Sink - using COMSOL Multiphysics CFD, heat transfer modules, 'LiveLink for Matlab' for designing, testing possible prototypes, Ercan Dede, Machine Design, Nov 20, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Making 3D Solids from Surface Data - creating surfaces from input data, thickening surfaces into solids, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Nov 19, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Complete CNC Board Implementation - CNC motherboard has 4 stepper driver modules plugged into respective slots, backplane accepts motor driver modules to drive CNC machine axes, Jose Quinones, Design News, Nov 20, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Moving Code to the Cloud - It's Easier Than You Think, Pt 1 - architecting for cloud, considering cloud costs, building simple web-service, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, cloud articles)

Create 3D Models with MAP-21 Requirements Using Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler - use terrain model as base, add imagery, roads, buildings, Justin Lokitz, CADspeed, Nov 20, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Essential Apps to Survive Autodesk University 2012 - consider apps for Autodesk University, networking, note taking, social networking, AUGI beer bust, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Nov 19, 2012(more Autodesk articles)

Troubleshooting Printing in AutoCAD - correct page setup, printer/plotter .pc3 file, paper size, plot options, drawing orientation, Justin Doughty, CADline, Nov 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

 AutoCAD .NET XData: Copy Some XData to All Entities - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Constrain to the Middle of an Edge - examine object created through UI using Inventor API, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Gallery - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Forum Europe 2012 - Dassault explains social industry experiences, emphasizes on buying experience rather than product, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 20, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

What Exactly is 3DEXPERIENCE? - Dassault is trying to describe tools, infrastructure being offered by company to manage end customer experiences, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 21, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Hurricane Monica Sweeping Through Dassault - marketing maverick Monica Menghini aims to change the perception of Dassault to a company that does more than CAD, CAM, CAE, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Nov 21, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - access orientation dialog box, lock orientation of dimensions, turn on/off entity selection filter toolbar, view multiple sheets in drawing at once, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Green Means Go: A Look at Simulation Pin/Bolt Check Plots - defining pin/bolt check plot to verify assembly design before physical testing, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Reduce File Sizes with Multiple Exploded Views - demo of complete assembly explode process, comparison of 2012 and 2013 workflows, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: The Basics - turn on PhotoView 360, explore options available, output image settings, render quality tool, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Running CAD on Small Screens - challenges faced by mobile operating systems: CPU incompatibility, small working RAM, human interaction, graphics accelerated, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 19, 2012 (more cloud articles)

2 Part Interference Check - isolate specific parts for interference checking in Creo Parametric, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Changing Your SolidWorks Serial Number - release current install license, modify individual installation from SolidWorks installation manager, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Twenty Petaflops of Supercomputer Power from Off-the-Shelf Parts - Titan supercomputer leverages x86 CPUs, paired with NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 16, 2012 (more NVIDIA articles, CAD hardware articles)

Learn All About Dynamic Patterning and Generative Modeling - Modelab organizes workshops, webinars to teach generative modeling concepts, advance uses, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 19, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Showing Casing Details in Interactive Schedules - ArchiCAD tutorial, You Tube, Nov 14, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Making Your Whites Whiter - Paint-01 - edit material settings in ArchiCAD, increasing ambient, diffuse reflection, adjust emission color to a lighter gray, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Nov 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Is or Is Not Going Cloud-Exclusive - Q&A with Autodesk executives on moving desktop programs to cloud, Autodesk's pages on Facebook, Twitter, DesignFeed technology, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 19, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: How to Set Tag Properties on a Device - add tag to duplex, navigate to custom tag file, specify tag location, select tag to be used for device, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

vLogic to the Rescue - Assign Category Per Folder - Vault tutorial, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Nov 16, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - WorldDraw in WorldDraw - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Jig Dynamic Block With Alignment Parameter Using EntityJig - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Developing a Simple Metro-Style Application for Windows 8, Pt 2 - extracting AutoCAD MRU data from registry, creating basic browser, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Create Realistic Looking Grass and Flowers in 3ds Max - using V-Ray, advance painter tools, Tutorial-z.com, Nov 17, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How to Speed Up Your Workflow in 3D Studio Max Using Hotkeys - select specific viewport to display blueprint, access cut tool after converting object into polygon mode, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Nov 16, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Update Automatically Drawing Properties from Model iProperties - create rule using script, set rule to run on after open document and/or before save document events in Inventor, Alessandra Gasso, Being Inventive, Nov 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon MRU Split Button - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 19, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Breakout View in Autodesk Inventor - associating sketch to view, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Promising Option for Truss Design - truss design in MiTek, using Truss+ tool for laying out, designing trusses in Revit, tips on using Truss+, Stephen Young, AUGI Library, Nov 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

In Revit - Masking Regions Not Masking - verify if: region is at 'front' of detail, visual style in view control bar is set to hidden line, transparency is set to 0%, Ron Palma, Ideate, Nov 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Pink Pantheon - calculating scalability of Corinthian Capital using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Nov 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 SFF Review - 3.3GHz Xeon E3-1230V2 CPU, NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card, 3 yr warranty, good performance, Emmanuel Garcia, CADdigest.com, Nov 16, 2012 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

The Power of T-FLEX CAD Parametric Modeling, Pt 2 - embedded animation tools, basic principles of assembly parameterization, parameterization of 2D, 3D fragments, Sergey Kozlov & Sergey Kuraskin, isicad, Nov 14, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

aesthetica 4.0 - tool combines tolerance analysis with visualization to get idea of perceived quality, allows users to manipulate view, select geometry, define sections, measurements, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 16, 2012 (more Aesthetica reviews)

ICE BIM 2012 - annual conference of 'Institution of Civil Engineers' focused on future of BIM for infrastructure, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Net Income Drops 59% on Flat 3rd Quarter Sales - net income was $29.3 million, down from $72.8 million last year, AEC up 7%, manufacturing down for 3rd straight quarter, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Combine or Subtract 2D Shapes with the REGION Command to Create Custom Shapes - combining shapes with UNION, INTERSECT commands in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

A Quick Tip for Rotating AutoCAD Objects - rotating AutoCAD entities in increments of 90 degrees with compass, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Nov 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Display Structural Components Added in Autodesk Structural Detailing When Opened in AutoCAD Plant 3D - load object enabler configured to auto-run when Plant3D starts, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Is Your AutoCAD Looking at the Wrong Server? - shut down old license manager, use client machine, specify ‘license server system’ in license finder dialog box, enter server name, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Transform Tab Missing - check if drawing has assigned coordinate system in Civil 3D, if not then use MAPASSIGN command to do so, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 16, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Resetting Current Color When a Different Layer is Set as Current - current color can be set by AcDbDatabase::setCecolor() in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Drag Drop into AutoCAD from an External Application - handle MouseMove event of ListBox, call DoDragDrop with appropriate parameters, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Delete Existing XData from Entity/Object - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

And Yet Again, All for Fun - The 8 Sided Die - sketch square on origin workplane, bisect square with line, create loft from square, use mirror command in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Split Button - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating BIM Ready Models in Autodesk Inventor - passing file from Inventor to Revit, You Tube, Nov 16, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updater Queues Multi-Transaction Operation for Idling - save list of elements requiring update, subscribe to idling event, call standard add-in command in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Can't Schedule Wall Level Constraint - workaround is assigning family parameter within fields section of wall schedule in Revit, David Light, Revit, Nov 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Reset the Scale of an Imported Image to its Original Values - select image imported in Revit, choose edit type, input image size in instance properties, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 16, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation - Cambered Beam with Flex Feature - creating camber in beam after determining camber shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Nov 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Copy Files Using SolidWorks Pack and Go - create file structure created in desired location, use 'Pack and Go' tool, check option to include drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 16, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Thin, Light, Stylish, Strong - carbon fiber chassis, good for games, audio, not best for business applications, Graphic Speak, Nov 15, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Interactive Scalable Vector Graphic Files from 3DVIA Composer - preview, copy, paste, rename views, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Debunking 'BIM' Assumptions - model based integrated schedules are always correct, BIM expectations are clearly defined, BIM improves communication, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Nov 15, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Bentley's GenerativeComponents Helps Architects Push the Limits of Building Design - finalists in Be Inspired generative design category, Guardian Towers, Atlanta History Center, Park House, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Nov 15, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Making Sense of Data Interoperability in the BIM World - discussing interoperability among Autodesk products, David Butts, AUGI Library, Nov 15, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Acquires HSMWorks - What It Means to You - Autodesk needs to bring quality, discipline to HSMWorks product release to make deal worth, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Nov 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Fixing the Revit 2013 .ies Render Glitch - adjusting 'absolute' lighting values, Joe Eichenseer, Nov 15, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Popup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Read Existing XData from Entity/Object - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Setting Plot Configuration to 'None' - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Siemens' IT Acquisition Seen as PLM Breakthrough - focus on developing closed-loop, systems-driven products, increasing simulation accuracy, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Nov 15, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Siemens Acquiring LMS: What Does It Mean? - focus on strategic significant move into mechatronics, Dennis Nagy, Desktop Engineering, Nov 15, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

The Best EPDM Documentation - look in administrative guides, SolidWorks help, knowledge base, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Nov 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Calculating Natural Frequency of a Semi-Ring - use motion analysis to create motion study for SolidWorks model, find frequency of oscillation, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Repairing an Installation Created from an Admin Image - backup registry, find string 'installSource,' locate, repair MSI file for SolidWorks installation, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 15, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

When Should You Replace Old Hardware and Software? - acknowledge objections, consider issues related to hardware safety net, peripheral problems, operating system failure, indirect IT problems, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 14, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Render Tip - Balancing Interior and Exterior Lighting in SketchUp - brighten interior lights by increasing bulb wattage, make sun, sky darker, use lighting channels after rendering to balance groups of lights, Render Plus, Oct 31, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Sefaira Green Building Analysis - easy-to-use, web-based green building analysis tool works with SketchUp, produces response curves depending on criteria, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

BIM Software: A Catalyst for Change - UK government mandates that all government-funded projects to be delivered to level 2 BIM by 2016, Rob Charlton, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Newforma Takes to the Cloud - web-enabled Newforma Info Exchange synchronizes, distributes documents, large files, action items, revision records securely, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Hatching in AutoCAD - creating user-defined hatch patterns using HATCH command, John Flanagan, CADline, Nov 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Procedural Snow in 3D Studio Max - using ParticleFlow to cover scenes with snow, Cristian Pop, Cgtuts+, Nov 14, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Add New XData to Entity/Object - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon ComboBox Control - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add Model iProperty to the Drawing Revision Table - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Nov 14, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Roll Your Own Toggle Button - set up ribbon panel, button, toggle method using button reference to toggle its text, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

A New Leaf - creating Corinthian Capitals in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Nov 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Loaded Type Has Been Renamed to Protect the Innocent - resolving family issues related to copy/monitor tool in Revit MEP, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Nov 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

3 New SolidWorks Simulation Functions in 2013 - creating shell edge to beam bonded contract, rendering shell thickness, listing reaction forces for beams, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 3 - unlike in AutoCAD Electrical, relational database manages components, wire list for both schematic drawings, 3D wiring model in SolidWorks Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles, SolidWorks articles)

The 3DX Forum Experience - Dassault targets 12 industries, national advertising promote high ideals, customers may be confused, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 13, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

What's Up With Model-Based Engineering? - technical, non-technical issues involved, manage variation in model-based enterprises, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Nov 12, 2012 (more engineering articles)

Update Your SolidWorks Network License Manager to 2013 - manually download license manager, 'use activation' should be marked in advanced options, serial number should show shaded in box, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dell Precision T7600 - well-built, sleek, easy to service workstation with dual 8-core 3.1GHz Xeon E5-2687W processor, mid-range AMD FirePro V7900, 16GB ECC RDIMM memory, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012 (more Dell workstation reviews)

How to Rename a Project in DriveWorks Solo - change name of each file to be new project name, leave extension as it is, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 12, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Engaging a BIM Consultant - industry experts David Light, Nigel Davies discuss pros, cons of hiring independent consultants, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012 (more AEC articles)

AVEVA H1 2013 Revenue Up 15% - revenue from America up 6%, design tools business up 14%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Trimble Third Quarter Revenue Up 21% - total $504.8 million of revenue earned, income was $53.4 million, 91% increase compared to Q3 of 2011, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Nov 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD MEP: Build-a-Part - modifying electrical panel to match submittals for project, adding public address speaker to electrical tool palette, Elisha Sage, AUGI Library, Nov 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Get Raster Image Variables - accessing IMAGEFRAME, IMAGEQUALITY variables using AutoLISP, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 13, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Are You an AutoCAD Expert?  - learning about expert system variable, turning off bubbles appearing in AutoCAD tray, You Tube, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Hitchhikers Guide to AutoCAD - guide to basic 42 commands needed to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, Micro Concepts, Nov 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Revit: Building a Parametric Profile Family - building profile for chamfer reveal, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 13, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall with Chamfer Reveal - adding reveal profile to wall in Revit, You Tube, Nov 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Imaginit Clarity and Revision Schedules - create new Clarity project, listing all of Revit revisions in project, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Nov 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Toggle Popup Button - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 13, 2012  (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 - detailing, creating section, retrieving dimensions, annotations, drawing options, You Tube, Nov 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

SpaceClaim 2012+ - radial move command, XYZ-based move, ability to compare surface, solid geometry to underlying mesh, new annotation, detailing tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 12, 2012 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

HP Designjet T120 - entry-level color Designjet T120 printer for small architecture practices, has CMYK print head for long lifespan, is web-connected, supports HP Designjet ePrint & Share technology, Stephen Holmes, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

Understanding Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE - integrated software, services, processes, best practices in a platform, designed to address specific industry needs, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Nov 11, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Interview with Spatial CEO Jean-Marc Guillard - managing 2 kernels, Dassault's CGM vs ACIS, functional parity, choice depends on what applications customer needs to interface with, more, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, Nov 12, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Delcam Adds Probing Capabilities to FeatureCAM - offers ability to include probing sequences into CAM programs, Graphic Speak, Nov 9, 2012 (more FeatureCAM articles)

How to Import Your DriveWorks Solo Project into DriveWorks - launch new project wizard, open imported project in empty directory, select directory to copy, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 12, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Setting Up Project Info to Use Autotext in ArchiCAD - use text or label to insert autotext, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Nov 13, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Top 12 ArchiCAD Commands You Should Use All the Time - measure, highlight toggle, force guide line display, show/hide guide lines, pick up/insert parameters, Katalin Takacs & Greg Kmethy, ArchiCAD Wiki, Nov 12, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Create a Custom Command and Add a Keyboard Shortcut for a Real Time Saver - use Shift+1 to execute command ^C^C_line \\; in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

From Concept to 'Augmented Reality' in Autodesk Showcase 2013 - use mobile device to host marker, use image created from scene instead of markers provided with plug-in, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 11, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Inventor .NET Triad Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Building a Steampunk Inspired Light Saber in 3ds Max, Pt 1 - creating stylized high poly model of steampunk light saber, Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Nov 12, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Finding Primes in AutoCAD Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - Center Linetype - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - ViewportDraw - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Quantifying Reinforcement in Revit Structure and Ideate BIMLink - create schedule containing information about rebar, elements it is placed in, ShrutiHarve, Ideate, Nov 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling Revit Wall Component Linework - 3 default subcategories for wall category, 2 columns to control line weight thickness of lines of wall, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Nov 11, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Radial Dimension to a Circular Column in Edit Extrusion Mode Using Revit API - Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Nov 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Use the New Orientation Dialog Box in SolidWorks 2013 - view selector feature to see model views, create, save custom views, save view to SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 12, 2012  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: View Cube - model rotates to isometric view orientation, transparent cube is placed around model displaying sides, helps in choosing corners, edges, Casey Niemiec, FISHER/UNITECH, Nov 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Reverse an Offset Dimension  - SolidWorks 2012 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PTC, DS Results Highlight Strategic Differences - PTC, Dassault are trying to add more values to their products through SLM, 3DExperience concepts respectively, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 9, 2012 (more PTC articles, CATIA articles)

3DMTP For 3D Printing of Architectural Models - prints 3D scaled models at affordable price, accepts variety of formats, Q&A with 3DMTP executives, Paul Munford, CADdigest.com, Nov 8, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles, AEC articles)

The Importance of the 'I' in BIM - challenges of collecting correct information for BIM process, support structures, Stephen Hamil, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Jon Hirschtick Looks Ahead - talk about starting new venture, motivation behind it, cloud computing, SolidWorks 2013, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 9, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

AutoCAD .NET: PointCollector2 and Polygon Pick (Crossing or Not) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

A 10-Point Inventor Makeover - customize marking menu, use iLogic forms, create content center library, preset drawing limits, Mark Flayler, AUGI Library, Nov 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Publisher - Working With Large Assemblies - set faceting quality to coarser settings, specify project file in insert options, set smoothness slider, Luke Davenport, CADline, Nov 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Button Popup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: 'Blank' Dimension - insert Unicode control character flyout, then unit separator character from context menu, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Starting View - specify starting view for Revit model, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Nov 9, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Conference, Pt 1 - Bernard Comes Down From the Mountain - Dassault acquired products like Exalead, NetVibes to enrich 3D Experience concept, aiming for much more than CAD, CAM, CAE industry, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 9, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Conference, Pt 2 - Dassault Plans World Domination - wants to establish credibility in diverse industries like AEC, energy, fashion, mining, medical, banking, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 11, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Conference, Pt 3 - Dassault Mines For Credibility - buys mining software market leader, Gemcom, tries to establish corporate branding, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 11, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

In Simulation We Trust - demos of EasyFill Analysis feature in NX 8.5, machine tool simulation inside NX CAM using virtual machine tool, Aaron Frankel, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Nov 9, 2012 (more NX articles, CAM articles)

How to Create Inspection-Ready Programs in NX - using NX CMM inspection programming to automate programming, capture best practices, minimize on-machine prove-outs, You Tube, Nov 9, 2012 (more NX tutorials)

SolidWorks Tips - Enhance Section View - options to paint all sectioned faces on model with specified color, remove section cap entirely to see details of model, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tune Your SolidWorks to Perform - optimizing SolidWorks system options using copy settings wizard, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Getting Into BIM in Kuwait - case study of implementation of BIM in KEO, one of largest AEC/PMCM firms in Gulf region, Han Shi of KEO, AECbytes, Nov 8, 2012 (more AEC articles)

A Parallel Processing Path - SET automatically identifies opportunities for parallel execution, can create, manage messages, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

10 Things You Should Know About AutoCAD 2013 - 3D free-form design tools, documentation tools, scanned drawing capture, raster-to-vector conversion, 3D rendering features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Nov 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk 123D Design Arrives - free app, no need to start with blank canvas, use robot parts to build complex 3D models, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Nov 8, 2012 (more Photofly articles)

What is Replicating When? (Some Clarification on Sharing Data) - 2 types: file store replication, database replication; file transfer schedule is configured by Vault administrator in ADMS Console, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Oct 5, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Determine If the User Makes an Empty Selection Set - check AutoCAD variable ERRNO in case acedSSGet () returns RTERROR, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - Register and Unregister - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating an MText With Numbered List - AutoCAD tutorial, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

HSMWorks CAM For Inventor - cloud-based, free 123D CNC utility to generate tool path, Clinton Brown, CADline, Nov 8, 2012 (more Inventor articles, CAM articles)

Using Inventor Properties From Apprentice Server - create new property sets/properties, set/change values of properties, Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 8, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Vertical Separators - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Two Minutes With Constraint Quirkiness - trying to flex reference planes with dimensions after applying parameters to some dimensions in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Desert Classic - creating model of Corinthian column in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Nov 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Divide and Repeat For Site Master Planning - make new mass or adaptive family, draw spline, place 2-point based generic model adaptive family in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Old Guard vs the New in 3D Printing - entry-level, affordable 3D printers from new vendors worry traditional 3D printer firms, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 8, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printing Materials - consider raisins, powders, wax, metals, ceramics, organic materials, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Siemens Conference Call on Acquiring LMS (Updated With Q&A) - to continue to support CATIA V5 platform, plan to merge Vistagy, LMS, revenue from Dassault side of LMS, challenges to integration TeamCenter with LMS, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 8, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Siemens to Acquire LMS International; Forging Links Between Digital and Physical World - positive attitude prevails around LMS deal, Siemens ready to slot in LMS as separate 'profit and loss' center, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Nov 8, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Siemens PLM + LMS Shakes Up CAE - acquires LMS for $870 million, LMS to become 'test and measurement' business unit within PLM, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 8, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Siemens Acquires LMS, Expands to Testing and Mechatronics - acquisition to provide closed-loop systems-driven product development solution to integrated test management, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 8, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Siemens PLM Software NX 8.5 - enhanced context sensitive menus, new delete partial blend command, 'unite with regions' super Boolean operation, excellent global shape modeling tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 7, 2012 (more NX reviews)

Dassault Systemes Unveils a Grand Strategy For the Next 10 Years - aims to address multiple industries with '3D experience,' integrating software products, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 6, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Assigning Zone Stamps to Zone Types - select zone category to be changed, configure stamp to display information in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbs, Cadimage, Nov 8, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

5 Benefits of Using AutoCAD Saved Views - save layer snapshots, work with sheet sets, animate with ShowMotion, batch render with Autodesk cloud rendering, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Editing the Rollover Tooltip - customizing rollover tips to display information for particular object type in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: PointCollector2 and Fence Pick - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting Current Plotter Name - using plot configuration manager 'PlotConfigManager' in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Functional Design: Design Accelerators ('O' - Ring Generator) - background on O-ring generator, 2 types of o-ring seal geometry: radial, axial, Robert Reid, Synergis, Nov 6, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Horizontal Separators - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 7, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Check Saved Viewpoints of Navisworks Model On-Site, Pt 1 - creating Navisworks .NET plug-in, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Nov 5, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Top 13 Navisworks 2013 Shortcuts - zoom to selected objects, modify middle mouse button actions, open clash detective window, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-Aided Design, Oct 30, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Rotating AnnotationSymbols Using the Revit API - using AnnotationSymbol.Location.Rotate() or ElementTransformUtils.RotateElement() method, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Nov 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Are You Red? Worksharing Monitor - use 'Save As' to create local copy of central file in Revit, then synchronize with central later, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Designating Components On-the-Fly - Creo Parametric 2.0 tutorial, Matt Stirland, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Designating Connectors With Entry Port Parameters - using parameters on entry ports for quicker designation in Creo Parametric 2.0, Seth Tucker, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 1 - exploring history, capabilities of AutoCAD Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Oct 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles, SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 2 - SolidWorks Electrical can design using single-line diagrams, then create associated multi-line diagrams, can copy whole sections of circuit, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles, SolidWorks articles)

Creating Terminal Strips Much Faster With SolidWorks Electrical - terminal numbers can be reassigned, drawings, connection reports can be created, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Nov 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New in SolidWorks 2013: Hide Section View Cutting Lines - RMB click on either cutting line or section view, select option to hide section line, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Mirror With All Mates - mirror command in SolidWorks 2013 vs SolidWorks 2012, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PDM Workgroup Upgrade 2013 - steps for server upgrade, client upgrade in SolidWorks Workgroup, InFlow Technology, Nov 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Balancing Price and Performance - mid-range Lenovo ThinkStation S30 has 3.6GHz Intel E5-1620 CPU, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics accelerator 2 USB 3.0 ports, offers excellent performance at reasonable price, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Online Collaboration With GTeam From Gehry Technologies - browser-based, cloud-hosted collaboration app supports many neutral 3D formats, has built-in calendar, ability to view multiple files in single window, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 6, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Scanning For CAD - types of large-format scanners: charge-coupled devices, contact image sensors; tips for scanning in old drawings, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more Contex scanner reviews)

G-Wizard Editor Setup - setting up machine profile, CNC controller post for G-Wizard Editor, You Tube, Nov 4, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Create Inter-Part Relationships - create inter-part relations from inside part while doing in context design in Solid Edge, You Tube, Nov 4, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

CAD Management: Circles of Least Confusion - to balance efforts to refine focus, consider 3 areas: visual acuity, viewing conditions, enlargement of image, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Nov 6, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

PTC Loses $84 Million. Who Cares? - biggest loss in recent memory seems to be ignored by almost everyone, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 6, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Dassault Debuts Compass Magazine - in-house print magazine wants to put focus on 3DEXPERIENCE concept, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 5, 2012 (more CAD media articles)

Autodesk PLM 360 Adoption - 61% were using MS Office tools to manage PLM needs, 11% were using competitive product before using PLM 360, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 6, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Why Autodesk's Cloud Push Will Fail, Pt 1 - Failure Defined - 52% of respondents definite about not using cloud-based CAD in 5 years, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 6, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Fundamentals For Civil Engineers, Pt 325 - select dynamic input tab, edit settings for pointer input in AutoCAD, Land Development Engineering, Nov 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Geometry Object SubCategory - retrieve all solid category names from selected family instance in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

On the Surface, It's All About Style - creating new surface style, displaying it correctly on screen using Civil 3D, James Coppinger, AUGI Library, Nov 6, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Editing Station Property of a Sampleline Using AeccSampleLine.Station API - Civil 3D tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Nov 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

C# Help Examples For Drawing Annotations, Pt 1 - aligning selected drawing dimensions along horizontal/vertical axis in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Nov 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Publisher Center of Gravity - automatically run iLogic rule to place dummy part in center of gravity location when saving Inventor assembly, You Tube, Nov 5, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

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

Quick Filter in SolidWorks 2013: An Awesome, Time-Saving Tool - choose option to filter parts, assemblies, drawings, top level assemblies from File menu, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Verification On Rebuild - Revisited - fix rebuild errors before feature is created in SolidWorks by activating advanced body checking option, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Save Time Finding and Opening Sub-Assemblies - functionality to select, open, view mates, suppress/unsuppress, hide/show any subassembly directly from graphic area, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lessons Learnt While Upgrading to Teamcenter 8.3 - account for incomplete workflows before upgrade, test while logged in as non-DBA user, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Nov 2, 2012 (more Teamcenter articles)

Bryan Glass and Liquid Tutorial - create section reference for glass shape, prepare inside liquid using SketchUp, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Dell Precision M6700 Review: Your Desktop Workstation Made For the Road - 17" display, Intel Core i7-3920XM processor, turbo boost 2.0 clock speed of 3.8 GHz, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Nov 2012 (more Dell workstation reviews)

The Evolution of an Elevation - elevation selection settings for creating colored elevation in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Nov 5, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD Resources - To Network or Not to Network - pros, cons of resources local, updated via batch file, resources networked, offline files enabled, tips for sharing resources, Louisa Holland, AUGI Library, Nov 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Modify Layer States - using layer properties dialog box in AutoCAD, Michael Norona, Cadalyst, Nov 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Get Your Layers in Line With the Layer Translator - setting up layer mapping in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Use SubAssembly Composer - Create a Civil 3D SubAssembly - definition, importing custom subassembly into Civil 3D tool palette, Envision CAD, Nov 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Create Centerline Circle - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating the Smallest Possible Rectangle Around 2D AutoCAD Geometry Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create a Great Looking 'Toon' Shader in 3D Studio Max - using ink, paint material, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Nov 2, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating the iPhone 4S in 3D Studio Max, Pt 5: Texturing & Rendering With V-Ray - Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Oct 19, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Renaming Files in Autodesk Inventor's Design Assistant - tool for file management, rename file correctly before checking into Vault, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Engineer-To-Order Using Frame Based Positioning - Rotation Example - using constraints to control position of parts, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Nov 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Small Buttons - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Family Sizes - common family types, recommended file sizes, tips for creating large families, Mark Thorley, BIM Technologist, Nov 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

From Revit to OBJ to DAZ Studio to U3D to Adobe 3D PDF - export clean OBJ file from Revit, create 3D model in Acrobat, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Nov 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting the Original SolidWorks Band Back Together - CAD industry is getting ready for another hunch in product development technology, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 5, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

SolidWorks Founders Reunite to Ponder Their Second Act - Jon Hirschtick, John McEleney, Scott Harris, others, form Belmont Technology, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 2, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Introduction to IronCAD 2012 - creating 3D model using 2D sketches, importing sketches from drawing, Alexander Murray, CADdigest.com, Nov 5, 2012 (more IronCAD reviews)

Your CAD Software: Coming to a Browser Near You - cloud-hosted CAD needs to deal with new input mechanisms, display modes, response time, security issues, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more CAD development articlescloud articles)

With Liberty and Optimization For All - solidThinking Inspire 9.0 focuses on design optimization, needs user to specify draw direction, has 2D sketching, 3D modeling commands, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more solidThinking reviews)

Benchmarking the FirePro W9000 - 6 GB memory helps W9000 show consistent performance superiority, suitable for dealing with large, complex CAD data, available for $4,000, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Nov 2, 2012 (more graphic card articles)

NVIDIA Floats Workstations Graphics to the Cloud - cloud-based NVIDIA VGX K2 GPU to deliver virtualized workstation performance, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 2, 2012 (more NVIDIA articlescloud articles)

Follow the Money - The Climate in Archviz - industry experts talk about typical client profile, emerging technologies, potential areas for growth, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, Nov 2, 2012 (more visualization articles, AEC articles)

Why My Corridor Surface Contours are Not Displaying Correctly - find out if surface object is locked, unlock troubled surface, update corridor surface in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Nov 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Block Names in AutoCAD Electrical - block naming convention for schematic components, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Oct 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Override the Quantity of a BOM Item - set AutoCalculateEnabled to false in AutoCAD Mechanical, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

Simulation Mechanical - Export Image and Data to File - export results graph in variety of formats, send to 3 destinations: clipboard, file, printer, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Updated AutoCAD Integration Samples For Kinect SDK v1.6 - new technique returns points that are 8x scale of old technique, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: PointCollector2 and Regular Polygon Pick (Crossing Or Not) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Nov 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor: Copy Object in Assembly - reusing geometry from assembly while maintaining associative link to geometries, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Nov 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET & Ribbon: Create Ribbon Big Buttons - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Nov 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 & Mastercam X5 - introduction to basic sketching, modeling in Inventor 2013, translating Inventor file directly into Mastercam X5, creating toolpath, You Tube, Nov 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Temporary Transaction Trick Touchup - to undo temporary transaction, enclose it within transaction group, roll back that group at end in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 2, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Filter Pesky Levels - build filter to find levels with structural parameter in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Nov 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Notes and Callout Annotations - Creo Illustrate 2.0 tutorial, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating an Animation - enable animation control tools in Creo Illustrate 2.0, Jay Aurila, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Episode 416 - 2013 Rendering Tips - adding, previewing Luxology appearance files, enabling, using network rendering from PhotoView 360, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Customer Validation Example: Thermal Expansion in SolidWorks Simulation - determining force generated between 2 parts made from steel, aluminum as they expand/contract due to temperature changes, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Add a Logo to a SolidWorks Drawing - The Smart Way - convert original logo image into SolidWorks block, insert it into drawing sheet template after sizing, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, Oct 29, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Wide Formats For Small Spaces - Epson, HP release SureColor T-Series, Designjet ePrinters, respectively, for SMBs, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more large format printer articles)

A Quick Look at 4 Books on BIM - origin of BIM, its benefits, long-term outlook, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 31, 2012 (more AEC articles)

CATIA V5 - NC - Extract Surface and Axis System - copy die origin, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Nov 1, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

How to Apply Color Codes in Your CNC Environment - colors related to each number are used to simplify task of cutting tool, insert replacement, Mike Lynch, Modern Machine Shop, Oct 17, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Customization Options Expand For AutoCAD WS - recently released API allows users to access AutoCAD WS, open drawings directly from other mobile apps, without using standalone drawing viewer, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

3 Ways to Move AutoCAD Objects to Other Layer - using layer list dropdown or properties palette, match layer tool, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 1, 2012 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Identifying the Group Name of a Command - use 'AcEdCommandIterator:: commandGroup' API class in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Oct 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Navisworks .NET: Document Events - subscribe to document events, hook up into Navisworks system, Spiderinnet Blog, Oct 26, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

INST & LOC Codes Honor Wildcards When Searching - generating report of all components that are not on machine using AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Controlling What Table is Selected For Catalog Lookup - based on block name or value contained in WDBLKNAM attribute in AutoCAD Electrical block, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Oct 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Drive Revit Through a WCF Service - accessing Revit from external application, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Nov 1, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Rapid Fire - creating bunch of grapes using Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Oct 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP 2013 Hot and Cold Water Plumbing - You Tube, Oct 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Moving Into the Nonlinear World With FEA - understanding strategy for nonlinear analysis, material, geometric nonlinearity, controlling jaggies, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more FEA articles)

Cloud Computing Accelerates Design - while selecting HPC cloud services vendor, consider type of HPC infrastructure offered, available operating systems, secure connectivity options, level of support offered from vendor, use of open standards to avoid vendor lock-in, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

PTC Reports Q4 and Full Year Net Loss - revenue for quarter was $325.3 million, down 4.9% year-over-year, reported net loss of $84 million in 4Q12, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 25, 2012 (more PTC articles)

Reducing File Sizes For Internet Transfer - using combination of feature suppression, standard file compression in Creo Parametric, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Water Color Style With SketchUp - use brush tools to create manual stroke style, reflection from glass, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Nipa Roof Tutorials For SketchUp - consider solid line as positive axis, hidden as negative axis, select surface of roof, SketchUp UR Space, Oct 2012 (more SketchUp tutorials)

InspectionXpert Balloon Features - group balloons in SolidWorks, multi-select rows for hole callout in table manager, CAPUniversity, Oct 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Climbing Ladders With SolidWorks: Don't Just Stress About Strength - studying effects of extending ladder, considering mode shapes, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, part, sub assembly suppression; display states control if part is shown/hidden in SolidWorks, Michael Lu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Nov 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Show or Hide Components From an Assembly in a Drawing View - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hardware Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 - portable CAD workstation with Core i7-3920XM processor, latest Quadro K2000M card, 15.6" display with full HD, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Nov 1, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

Using Color/Material Channels For White Walls - change color of material after rendering, set luminance of color directly using SketchUp, Render Plus, Oct 31, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Applying Textures and Materials  - using face extract to group surfaces, label to apply images, textures, texture mapping tool to interactively control images, textures in solidThinking, You Tube, Oct 8, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Modeling Drill Bit in CATIA - You Tube, Oct 30, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

The Best Hardware Configuration For AutoCAD 2013, Pt 4: Processor, Video Card, RAM and Hard Drive - get good video card, ECC RAM, 500 GB hard drive is good enough, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Happy Halloween & Flipping Normals in Autodesk Showcase - choose 'visual styles library' from 'appearance' pull down menu, expand 'diagnostics' section, reverse normals, Jonathan Landeros, YouTube, Oct 31, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD .NET: Drag Blocks & Attributes With EntityJig (a Better INSERT Command) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Oct 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D: Is There Any API to Recalculate Tags? - write out blank tag value with DataLinksManager.SetProperties(), Marat Mirgaleev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

ACA Ceiling Grids: The Cell Component - use CENter OSNAP to place ceiling objects at center of ceiling panel in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Revolve Feature That Sweeps Around a Work Axis - Inventor tutorial, Manufacturing DevBlog, Nov 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Control Sketched Symbol and Title Block Via Drawing Parameters Using iLogic - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Nov 1, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

FlatPattern Extents - getting extents of FlatPattern sheet metal part in Inventor, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 30, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Consistency Through Templates - visibility graphic of structural elements, creating filters, concrete beam tag in Revit, Anamaria Brown, AUGI Library, Oct 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Display a Geometry Debugging Point in the Model - create sketch plane, draw model curve on it using Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Oct 31, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Smart Extrusions - create 'smart extrusions' using configuration option in Creo Parametric 2.0, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Search Tool: Increasing Productivity - quickly find components in assembly in Creo Parametric 2.0, Steve Meyers, LearningExchange, Nov 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks BOM Showing Incorrect Information - workaround is setting configuration properties to show file name instead of user specified name, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Envelopes Simplify In-Context Design - never delete InPlace mate, preserve design intent when working with top-down assemblies, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 1, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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