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December 2012

A Triple-CAM Software Review: MecSoft's VisualMILL, VisualMILL for SolidWorks, and FreeMILL - user-friendly browser, wide range of post processors available, offers toolpath simulation, affordable price, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Dec 18, 2012 (more VisualMILL reviews)

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2012 - cloud-based REVIZTO for rendering, BIM CAVE for collaboration, Content Studio for content management for Revit, dRofus for space planning, program validation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 20, 2012 (more collaboration articles, MCAD articles, Autodesk articles)

CATIA V5 - NC - STL Machining - import STL file, machine in CATIA V5, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Dec 20, 2012 (more CATIA tutorials)

Does Leasing Your CAD Hardware Make Sense? - consider duration of lease, benefits of known hardware costs, pricing in lease options, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Dec 20, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Rendering Tip - Transparent Objects - effects of index refraction, transparency settings in IRender nXt, Render Plus, Dec 20, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Customization - How to Create a NX CAM Custom Operation Template - creating geometry group template, You Tube, Dec 19, 2012 (more NX tutorials)

The Infamous FILEDIA System Variable - set variable to 1 to be able to open dialog boxes in AutoCAD, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Dec 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Forming a Selection Set of Entities and Access Their Picked Points - prompt user to select entity, add entity to valid selection set, store entity reference into selection set in AutoCAD, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Querying the File Paths of Raster Images in a Drawing - using ObjectARX to open up each AcDbRasterImageDef entry, retrieve its path information in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - Methods Reading and Writing Dictionary Entries - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Solar System Jig with SmartDrawJigger and AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Specifying Text Alignment - use TextAlignmentPoint property to alter text entity's alignment in AutoCAD, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Block Replacements & Swap/Update Blocks - understanding mapping spreadsheet, AutoCAD Electrical block name mapping, using swap/update block option, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Dec 20, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Popup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Better Shaded Views from Revit, Part Duo - enhance shaded views by stacking different views, get visibility/graphic overrides, place 2D annotations, Jarod Schultz, Dec 20, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Which Way is North? - using dynamic north arrows in Civil 3D drawing with assigned coordinate system, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Dec 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Showing Up - get training, read, respond to other's problems in discussion groups, customize Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Dec 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Tee Intersections - Maintain Primary Crown - understanding assembly group construction in Civil 3D, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Imperfect Intersections - Civil 3D tutorial, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Dimension Tangent to an Arc or Circle - setting arc condition on insert in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - How to Manage Design Changes - track, manage 3D part files from SolidWorks, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Linking Sheet Format References in Drawing Templates - relinking reference in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Dec 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Add a Custom Hole Size to the Hole Wizard Database in SolidWorks - select type of hole from 'Hole Wizard' section, add new hole sizes, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 20, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bentley Keeps Pace; Weathers 2012 - revenues of $523 million generated in 2011, 19% of total revenues generated from Asia, expanding relationships with Siemens, Trimble, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 19, 2012 (more MicroStation articles)

Troubleshoot: AutoCAD Hangs On Start - check for LISP viruses, check InfoCenter process, if AutoCAD installation is corrupt, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Retrieving the Original Path of an Xref, Even If It Is Unresolved Using ObjectARX - using acdbOriginalXrefFullPathFor() or scanning block table in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Polymorphic Bit Flags in C++ - using union inside containing class in AutoCAD, Owen Wengerd, Outside The Box, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Plotting Layouts Using the ActiveX Plot Object in ObjectARX - determine layouts to be plotted, arrange variant array, use PlotToDevice() method to plot in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Caustic Series2 PC Boards Accelerate Maya, 3ds Max - Caustic Visualizer viewport renderer supports accurate reflections, soft shadows, diffuse reflections, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 19, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles3ds max articles)

Modeling Curb & Gutter in Parking Areas - using UrbanCurbGutterGeneral subassembly, creating alignments along edges of Civil 3D corridor, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Multiple Corridors for One Surface - create entire roadway network in one corridor in Civil 3D, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Four-Way Intersections with Three Alignments - defining each alley using intersection tool in Civil 3D, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Corridor Top Link Label Tip - use expression for text height of link label, set text height to zero in Civil 3D, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Dec 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Too Many Layers - LAYDEL command to delete all layers except for layer 0 in Civil 3D, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Dec 19, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create a Virtual Wind Tunnel with (or without) Autodesk Inventor - simulate wind tunnel airflow using free technology preview Project Falcon, Canadian Manufacturing, Dec 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Macro - adding ribbon macro to QAT, Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 20, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Solid Centroid and Volume Calculation - using solid ComputeCentroid method, volume property, implementing volume, center of mass calculation for Revit solid, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 19, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Xmas Mush - creating scalable pattern with variable member sizes in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Dec 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Pattern Deformation - using regular square grid of divided surface in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Dec 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Drawings for SolidWorks Multi-Body Parts - create new derived part containing reference back to parent part, create assembly of all different solid bodies, configuration to represent different bodies, their features, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Enterprise PDM Tech Tip: Watermark Process - add 'watermark' property to drawing, make sure SolidWorks EPDM variable maps to property, Hugh Kanner, CAPUniversity, Dec 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SuperFast TurboDimension Mode While Sketching  - dimension sketch entities while adding inferred relations in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Materials in Design Studies 2013 - insert new design study parameter, set name, adjust category, select material to be added, add constraint in SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On Photoview 360: Appearances - adjust color/image setting, lighting, texture orientation, surface finish in Photoview 360, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 19, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Surfaces in Part Modeling  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Dec 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Apply Decals in SolidWorks - Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, Dec 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Zuken E3.WireWorks Review - specifically optimized for use with SolidWorks Premium edition, has easy learning curve, manages to bring electrical, mechanical designs together nicely, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, Dec 18, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Short-Range 3D Scanning Technologies: An Overview - discussing triangulation-based, white light, time-of-flight 3D scanners, Daniel Brown, Creaform 3D Blog, Dec 3, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

It Could Be That CAD Vendors will Suffer from Avoiding Granularity - Android, iOS enable users to perform specific tasks while communicating with each other, while Windows, Linux, OS X can't do so, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 17, 2012 (more CAD industry articles, cloud articles)

Some Short Keys That are Free to Add Your Own - choose among I, J, K, L, P, S, U, V letters to assign short-cut keys from 'keyboard shortcuts' options in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Dec 19, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Inventor: A Teapot Tale - rendering object using global, local lights, realistic visual style using Ray Tracing, Mindaugas Petrikas, AUGI Library, Dec 18, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Programmatically Create Named UCS and Set it Current - update viewports with current settings using acedVports2VportTableRecords(), acedVportTableRecords2Vports() functions in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Get the Information of a Nested Entity in an XREFed Drawing and Its Associated Groups - use acedNEntSelP() function to select nested entity in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 18, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD 3D Tutorial: SWEEP Command - You Tube, Dec 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Jig the Pentagon Using SmartDrawJigger and AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Zooming, Panning and Orbiting the Current AutoCAD View Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 19, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

The Basics of Corridor & Assembly Planning - Civil 3D corridors are 3D models based on alignments, profiles, assemblies, composed of baselines, regions, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create Simple Corridor - considering example of main road with 5 alleys in Civil 3D, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Corridor Targets - maintain planar 3% cross slope, extend pavement into parking areas while respecting curb returns in Civil 3D, Civil 3D: Fierce Solutions, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Parcel Sorting - edit registry key, rename AeccMgrParcel:List:AeccMgrPltProspector:Prospector key, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 18, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Let's Talk Surfacing - to be released at SolidWorks World 2013, 'power surfacing' plug-in will help users easily create, edit subdivision surfacing models inside of SolidWorks, Axis CAD Solutions, Dec 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Jim's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SolidWorks Rx Tool More Accessible - access SolidWorks Rx from home tab in SolidWorks 2013 to record frequent crash, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Basic Tutorial - SolidWorks Models for Practice - SolidWorks Model Online - applications of shaft seals, sliding clamp, Mechanical Engineering, Dec 18, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Review of ZWCAD Mechanical - easy-to-learn UI, exhaustive library of mechanical parts, shaft, gear generator tools, part builder feature, supports commonly-used drawing standards, Ron Green, CADdigest.com, Dec 17, 2012 (more ZWCAD reviews)

Pixel Mapping - solidThinking tips on using 2D images to create 3D geometry, creating embossed logos, textures on model for rapid prototypes, You Tube, Nov 30, 2012 (more solidThinking articles)

Protect Sensitive Data with Easy, Secure Data Image Overwrite for Your Large Format Devices - properly dispose data stored on large format printer, consider e-shredding options, Bob Honn of Oce, CADspeed, Dec 17, 2012 (more large format printer articles, CAD hardware articles)

Model-Based Engineering, Are We There Yet?, Pt 1 - 'model-based' concept with regard to product development process, considering 3 opportunities: disconnect, redundancy, single master document, Paul Hamilton, Dec 17, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

More Tool Geometry is Coming to G-Wizard Calculator - taper angle, corner radius tools provide enhanced geometry options to CNC calculator software, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Dec 17, 2012 (more CAM articles)

NX 8.5 Plugs Mold Gap with EasyFill - integrated EasyFill Mold Analysis technology offers plastic mold simulation tools, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 11, 2012 (more NX articles)

Autodesk and the Cloud, Pt 3: Experts Take Aim at Cloud Stereotypes - cloud is not just for small businesses, cyber-security expert discussed security concerns on cloud, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 17, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Back Saving a Revit Model - 'file upgrader' app batch upgrades previous versions of Revit files to Revit 2013 format, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Dec 17, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Dumping the COM Running Object Table (ROT) in ObjectARX - using AdskPlainCOMDocSamp in ObjectARX SDK in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLISP: tblobjname & tblsearch - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 17, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Create a Dynamic Block for a Labeled Bracket - AutoCAD tutorial, Dean Culver, Cadalyst, Dec 17, 2012 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Access Sketch Constraints Faster in Inventor 2013 - customizing marking menu, Mark Flayler, Canadian Manufacturing, Dec 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Gallery - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Empty Part Number for Content Center Library Components - copy family in read/write library, select 'part number' column in family table, set expression column field in Inventor, Alessandro Gasso, Being Inventive, Dec 17, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 3 - Data Reuse & Macro's - activate macros tab, drop selected entities in macro area of palette, fill macro-related data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How You Mate Complex Geometry in a SolidWorks Assembly - edit one of parts in-context of assembly, use 'intersection curve' to project edges of bottom part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Animating a Cable - simulating cable or cord being wound onto spool in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Dec 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Order Item Balloons Sequentially - using auto balloon command in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ESI Q3: Full Steam Ahead - license revenue up 23%, services revenue up 27%, significant growth noted in Asia, Americas, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Dec 14, 2012 (more CFD articles)

Two Russian Geometric Kernels Will Be Presented in Detail at COFES Russia 2013 - C3D - an original kernel of ASCON, Russian Geometric Kernel (RGK) to be presented, David Levin, Not Just Russian CAD/PLM, Dec 16, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Revolving Around the Tablets Market, HP Offer New EliteBook - EliteBook Revolve can be used either as laptop or tablet, backlit keyboard, 720p HD4 camera, option of solid-state drive up to 256 GB, 4GB of internal memory, to be available in US from March 2013, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, Dec 14, 2012 (more laptop articles)

Creating Keyframe Animation in Autodesk Showcase 2013 - animation to open, close door in building, Renu Muthoo, ASCENT Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Is Your Softlock Licensing Manager Preventing Your Autodesk Program from Running? - run MSCONFIG to turn on licensing service, reboot machine, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 14, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

CheckoutFile/CheckinFile - Avoid Warnings in Vault Explorer - code to tackle 'incorrect version refresh the file,' 'edited out of turn' warnings in Autodesk Vault, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 14, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoCAD - Mouse Controls - tips to ease navigation in AutoCAD drawing using mouse wheel, left, right mouse buttons, John Flanagan, CADline, Dec 14, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Store and Retrieve enum Values in a Resbuf Using .NET - store values as ExtendedDatalneger32 or use Enum.ToObject in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Switching Tool Palettes Programmatically - using GetItemCount() method of CAcTcUiToolPaletteGroup class in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 16, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Solid Pentagon Prism Using SmartDrawJigger and AutoCAD .NET - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 15, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Matching Colors in Autodesk Showcase - 'eye dropper' icon to select existing object, paint it with particular color, when editing color, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 16, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Copy - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 15, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using the Space Naming Utility in Autodesk Revit MEP - identifying spaces without room names, Martha Hollowell, ASCENT Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Installing a Macro and Closing the Active Document - setting up, managing helper class, UiCloseHelper implementation in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Revit Utilities 2013: Customizing the Path for Excel Link - customizing path for centralized server location, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 14, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Assembling Using Automatic  - assembling components using automatic option in Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Huybrecht, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Automatically Adding and Removing Material - for extrude, revolve features in Creo Parametric 2.0, Matt Huybrecht, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 3 - understanding SolidWorks object model, functions, declaring swDoc variable as ModelDoc2 object, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Transferring Weldment Cut-List Properties to a Mirrored Part - create weldment part template in SolidWorks, ensure mirror template is used, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

IronCAD 2013 - easy-to-learn, implement IntelliShapes, offers hybrid platform for direct modeling, feature-based modeling, has ability to move parts around different assemblies, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, Dec 11, 2012 (more IronCAD reviews)

Match Hip and Ridge Flashings - select hip/ridge flashings in flashings page, click match barge flashings checkbox in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Dec 14, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk and the Cloud, Pt 2: Fusion 360 Will Deliver Professional-Level CAD on the Cloud - offers next-gen UI, advanced modeling features, thin client, interoperability, design review, tracking, control, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 13, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

My Thoughts on PLM Technology Today - rendering visualizations, local data perception, leveraging cloud technology, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 12, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

PLM 360 - Everything Comes Into Focus - author is concerned with issues like internet connectivity, licensing, robustness, model control, flaky interface, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 10, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

New Showcase 2013 Task User Interface - set of controls to access all of features easily, Micro Concepts, Dec 13, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Using AutoCAD .NET and SmartDrawJigger to Create Solid Yurt Dynamically - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Entget'ing a Tblobjname Returns Nil Value. How to Get Around It? - workaround is using 'tblsearch' in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 13, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Text Primitives in Custom Entities Not Hidden After Using Hide Command - try setting 'HIDETEXT' system variable to 'on' at AutoCAD command prompt or try setting thickness to text, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

High Poly Weapon Creation: Modeling the AK-47 in 3D Studio Max, Pt 1 - Stefan Surmabojov, Cgtuts+, Dec 13, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Autodesk Labs: Wind Tunnel Project Falcon for Inventor and Falcon Standalone - visualizing airflow around car, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Delete Referenced File Links in Inventor - go to links in tools option to break link, delete image if it is still used in model, David Gate, CADline, Dec 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: Create Sculpt Feature -VB .NET, C# sample codes, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 13, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Looking Ahead at CAD Workstations - discussing trends: GPU computing, multi-core computing, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Dec 13, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Faster Rendering at Lower Watt with Dedicated Ray-Tracing Unit - Caustic Visualizer works with CPU to deliver optimized rendering power, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 11, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Year in Review: The Workstation Separates From the PC Pack in 2012 - workstation market continues to grow in 2012, leaving behind broader PC market, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Dec 13, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Has a Recent Crash of SolidWorks Got Your Goat? Perhaps Auto-Recovery Can Help - browse auto-recovery data folder, find file with .SWAR extension if SolidWorks recovery tab doesn't appear during restart after crash, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Design Studies with Sheet Metal and Surface Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - adopt native sheet metal designs, shell model with SolidWorks surfaces, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Desktop Shortcuts - locate file in local view, highlight it, select 'copy as path' in SolidWorks EPDM menu, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 13, 2012 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Tags - find, select items in SolidWorks assembly without using feature tree, Solid Professor, Dec 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Xi PowerGo XT - 17.3" portable workstation with Intel’s Core i7 3840 QM 2.8/3.8GHz processor, backlit keyboard, 2 graphics boards, scores high on PassMark benchmark, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Dec 3, 2012 (more laptop reviews)

AMD FirePro W7000 Video Card Review - impressive 3D CAD video card with 4GB GDDR5 memory, has CrossFire capability, earns Windows Experience Index of 7.8, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Dec 13, 2012 (more graphics card reviews)

Geomagic Spark: 3D Scanning Meets 3D CAD - provides professional-grade 3D scan-to-CAD capabilities at affordable price, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Dec 12, 2012 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

aPriori Drives Product Costing Into Early Stages of Design - imports complex BOM from ERP, PLM apps, has geometry analysis tool, can override preliminary data inputs, Nancy Spruling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

The Wengerd Report: What I Learned at AU 2012 - Flatter Files software works like AutoCAD WS, uses PDF as intermediate format, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Dec 12, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Slow Down and Render This - change visual style setting from hidden to 2D wireframe to improve drawing speed in AutoCAD Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Dec 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using SmartDrawJigger to Create AutoCAD Solid Box Dynamically in C# .NET - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Prevent Certain Entities from Being Saved to a DWG File Using ObjectARX - using AcEdEditorReactor in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Purging Unwanted DGN Linestyle Data from an AutoCAD Drawing Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Setting the Project File Search Path - use GetProjectFilePath method, set path name of project file using SetProjectFilePath method in AutoCAD, workaround is to read information from registry, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 12, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2013: Material Adjustment - start adjust command from QAT to change color on face, body of part, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change the Size of Your Inventor 2013 Overflow Menu - use 'marking menu' tab to access overflow menus in Inventor, Micro Concepts, Dec 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - ButtonPopup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 12, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating In-Place Families - build custom family, add door/windows if element is host element, copy elements to move with host in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Dec 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Accessing All Elements in a Schedule - retrieve all elements listed in schedule view using Revit 2013 API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 12, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Modeling a Hydrostatic Pressure with Simulation - add 'external load' pressure, set direction, select wetted surface, add restraints in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Dec 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Do I Use the SolidWorks Built-In Calculator? - use the dimension dialog box as a calculator, convert units, create, modify equations in modify dialog box, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Compare Images and Drawings - DrawCompare tool in SolidWorks, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 12, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Designing Point of Purchase (POP) Displays for Consumer Packaged Goods with Rulestream - Q&A with Rick Smith of Siemens about enhancing Rulestream for consumer packaged goods industry, integration with Teamcenter, complementing IT structures, justifying ROI, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Dec 10, 2012 (more engineering articles)

cadTouch Looks Like Visio, Runs Like CAD - CAD software might be most advanced 2D CAD package on iOS, touch-drag motion to face fat-finger conundrum, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 11, 2012 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Place a Wall Plate on a Cabinet - disable 'align to wall' control in 'Info Box' before placing wall plate in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Dec 12, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Get a Single Body with Multiple Open Contours in SolidWorks 2013 - understanding thin feature extrusions, using contour selection to pick separate contours for creating one body, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 11, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Stratasys-Objet Merger: Going Beyond the Headlines - podcast covers reasons behind merger, some questions on post-merger operations, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 11, 2012 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk University 2012 - summary of innovation forums, Autodesk FormIt launched for  conceptual design, cloud-based BIM 360 Field, Glue apps offered, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 11, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Cloud and Maker Community are Hot Topics at AU2012 - trends highlighted at media day: consumerization of IT, creativity, personalization of design; innovation session about cloud strategy, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Dec 10, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Speed Up AutoCAD: Configuring AutoCAD, Pt 2 - disable splash screen, creating new file on startup, InfoCenter, turn off dynamic input, quick properties palette, use manual selection cycling, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Copy and Paste Tips - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Measure Command in a LISP Function is Inconsistent - use vlax-curve-getPointAtDist to place points along selected polyline at same location in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 7, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Remove a Boundary From a Hatch - use AcDbHatch::removeLoopAt() to remove loop from hatch in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Modify a Drawing Object Inside a VBA Event Handler Like the Document Object's ObjectAdded Event - set global flags, trigger in CommandStart, store ObjectIds during ObjectAdded, use Ids in CommandEnded to change relevant objects, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Certain Express Tools Do Not Function in AutoCAD Electrical 2013 - type appload at the command line, add express tools in startup suite dialog, Micro Concepts, Dec 11, 2012 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Civil 3D User Defined Properties - adding, using 'user defined properties for Civil 3D COGO points, creating new expression, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 11, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Storm & Sanitary Analysis Or Subassembly Composer 2013 Did Not Install When Installing Civil 3D 2013 - launch setup.exe file for Civil 3D, expand configuration, select sub-components to be installed, Devin Brady, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 2, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Geometry Text Tools in Inventor - place text along line, arc or circle in sketch, 'fit text button' to adjust letter spacing, David Gate, CADline, Dec 11, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Button - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creo Schematics Label Modification  - Creo Schematics 2.0 tutorial, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Controlling the Spacing of Variable Group Ports - using draft groups to place inline connectors in Creo Schematics 2.0, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Voltage Margin Analysis - running voltage margin analysis using eSimulate Lite in Creo Schematics 2.0, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Students Using Solid Edge for Artful Contrivance - Utah State University students taking classes in 3D design, engineering graphics to create 3D printable parts, Matt Lombard, CADdigest.com, Dec 7, 2012 (more Solid Edge articles)

Exclusive Interview: Graebert Grows CAD, Pt 2 - talks about Linux, Mac versions of ARES 2013, adding ADT objects to SiteMaster, Windows 8 RT, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Dec 11, 2012 (more ARES articles)

Exclusive Interview: Caustic Puts Ray Tracing into Hardware - Q&A about hardware-based ray tracing, Caustic acquisition, making CAD software work, Brazil API, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Dec 11, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

aPriori Kicks Costing Up a Notch - aPriori 2012r2 imports complex engineering BOMs from ERP, PLM apps, has ability to view costs at aggregate level, geometry analysis tool, Beth Stackpole, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 10, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

The Workstation Market Finds its Groove in the 3rd Quarter - HP holds control over workstation market, Lenovo continues record of steady growth, rising to 13%, Graphic Speak, Dec 10, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Taming Multi-Blade Parts with Expert CAM Software - workflow: rough out excess material between blades, semi-finish blades, finish blades, base, Paula Apro, Mastercam Xtras, Dec 10, 2012 (more CAM articles)

Importing DWG/DXF into ArchiCAD - merge DWF/DXF file to edit data imported, attach Xref to create specific attributes, place external drawing, ArchiCAD SADC, Dec 10, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk FormIt - mobile app to capture building design concepts digitally, easy access to site information, shadow study tool, Jarod Schultz, Dec 10, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Create a Custom UCS (User Coordinate System) in AutoCAD - understanding options of UCS command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Dec 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Thankful for... Easy Customization - creating drop-down on QAT, adding zoom/.9x to it, setting display of polar tracking vector in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Nov 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

10 x... a Lot! - embedding raster image, setting layer transparency in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Dec 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Calculating the Center of an Arc in a Polyline Using ObjectARX - construct AcGeCircArc2d/ AcGeCircArc3d object, use center() method to obtain point in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating a Square AutoCAD Box Via the Jig Entity Framework and .NET - implement BOJ command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

C# Class, AutoCAD .NET Document and Commands - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Using DrawJig to Create Solid Frustum Dynamically - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Accessing the 'Object Layers' Using Civil 3D .NET API - use IAeccSettingsObjectLayer:: Layer API to set layer name, or apply .NET API code, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Dec 10, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Duplicated Add-Ins Tab on Civil 3D - run CUI command to customize workspace, select Civil 3D add-ins from ribbon, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Dec 7, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Organizing Schedules in Revit Project Browser - uncheck 'show title' option in appearance tab, recreate title, assign name to schedule, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Dec 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

BIM 360 Glue REST API Authentication Using Python - Accessing BIM 360 Glue, Adding Authentication, Python supports in providing timestamp, signature components, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 10, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2013 - Administrative Image Option Editor - support for push install, uninstall using options editor, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Validation - help menu has validation library that contains verification problems, NAFEMS benchmarks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

IMSI TurboSite for iPad - survey app with easy-to-use, simple UI, GeoWalk, GeoNudge features for tracking locations, tools to measure dimensions on drawing, tally with actual site dimensions, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, Dec 10, 2012 (more AEC articles)

The Amazing Billable CAD Manager - update attitude, market concepts to higher management, examples of CAD management tasks, justifications, handle objections, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 29, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Dassault Systemes Woos Designers to the 3DExperience Vision - CATIA division CEO Philippe Laufer shares vision of creating 3D experiences, announced new CATIA designer community, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, Nov 30, 2012 (more CATIA articles)

Make Good Products Great with Outside Expertise - Altair Engineering applies design optimization concept to highly engineered products, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

AU 2012: Everyone is a Designer - Autodesk executive talk about transition to the cloud, cloud products will exist alongside its desktop products in future, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Dec 5, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 360: CAD on the Cloud - accessing Autodesk 360 from inside AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Nov 29, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Software to Watch: Autodesk Fusion 360 - industry experts ready to get hands on new offering from Autodesk - a mechanical modeler with built-in T-Splines, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Dec 7, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

A Quick Tip on Positioning Section Lines in Autodesk Inventor - choose one of projected construction elements, make sure to use 'project geometry' tool to project geometry off view, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 9, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD 2013 3D Solids - Holes and Features Subtractions - Tom Singer, You Tube, Dec 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD solid modeling tutorials)

Customizing Double Click on Block Reference - modifying macro to invoke custom command 'mybedit' in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Retaining Transient Graphics Always Parallel to the Screen - use ‘Editor.PointToWorld’ method to compute WCS points, workaround is using timer callback in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 9, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Transform a Block Reference and All Its Attributes Using ObjectARX? - call AcDbEntity::transformBy() on block reference in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 7, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Using EntityJig to Create Solid Frustum Dynamically - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 8, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit v2013 Stair Shape Handles - 4 types of shape handles: arrow, round dot, circle, square, Tim Waldock, RevitCat, Dec 8, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Error 155 Illegal Null Parameter During Assign Item in Vault Pro 2013 - workaround is reinstalling Vault Server 2013, Kevin Jaufmann-ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Dec 7, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Caustic Introduces Ray-Tracing Accelerator Boards - ray tracing accelerator PC board uses ray-tracing chipset, caustic visualizer, photorealistic viewport, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, Dec 6, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles, 3ds max articles)

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 2 - simplifying macro language, understanding macro keywords, variables, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 8, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 421 - Configurations: Cache or Purge - understanding icon feedback, options, effects with version interoperability in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating Materials - select multiple components, choose materials to apply to part level, or use task scheduler with design checker add-in, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 7, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tow Truck and the Rope Animation, Pt 1 - SolidWorks tutorial, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 9, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Export Only 'Selected Parts' from SolidWorks Assembly - open assembly, hide parts that need not to be exported, save file to export required parts only, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 10, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAD Management: Engaging in a CAD/BIM Technology Review - tech review should provide in-depth assessment of current technology, general review of current technology, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Dec 6, 2012 (more CAD management articles)

Create Motion Programs Directly From Your CAD Drawing - CADFusion offers intuitive part optimization, automatically parses imported pattern into well-defined shapes, entities, Design World, Dec 6, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Trimble to Purchase Bentley? - position of companies, recent strategic alliance, leads author to speculate on acquisition, BIM Boom Blogspot, Dec 5, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Setting Your Roof Spring Point - adjust spring/pivot point based on roof used in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Dec 7, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk and the Cloud, Pt 1: Customers 'Absolutely' Will Have a Choice - Carl Bass confirms cloud availability to be just an option besides desktop, addresses data security concerns, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 6, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University 2012 - The Future of Design - Autodesk to empower thinkers with upcoming technologies, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 4, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk University 2012: The Future of Making (Innovation Forum) - spectrum of disruptive, enabling technologies discussed, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Dec 6, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Modifying a Part with xml Editing - copy existing part through content builder, add throat length to part, Tod Stephens, AUGI Library, Dec 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

How to Load a .MLN File Using LISP - invoke LOADMLSTYLES command, set AutoCAD variable CMLSTYLE to one of loaded styles, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 6, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: XData Direction (DxfCode.ExtendedDataWorldXDir) Implications - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Viewport Specific Implementation of AutoCAD ISOLATEOBJECTS Command with a Drawable Overrule in .Net - Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit - Create Quick Drawing Sheet - create sheet list, add all sheets in there, or copy view in Project Browser to clipboard, paste sheet, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Dec 6, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

The BIM 360 Glue Viewer and REST API - programming support consists of 2 distinct components: display component, web services API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 7, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Viewing Different Sheets at the Same Time - open document with more than one sheet, open new window, select/activate alternate sheets in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Dec 6, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 - Feature Manager Design Tree Enhancements  - ability to add features to 'favorites' folder, show flat tree view, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

DraftSight v1R2.1 - free app with AutoCAD-like interface, mouse gestures, full suite of dimensioning commands, supports line types, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Nov 28, 2012 (more DraftSight reviews)

Review of ZWCAD+ 2012 - impressive release with affordable price, writes native DWG format, includes DXF translation, full AutoLISP functionality, new ribbon interface, SmartMouse gestures, Ray Howard, CADdigest.com, Dec 4, 2012 (more ZWCAD reviews)

Review: Dell Precision T5600 Workstation - mid-level professional workstation with Intel Xeon 8-core CPUs, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, offers improved design, performance, Jason Lewis, CG Channel, Dec 5, 2012 (more Dell workstation reviews)

Inspecting Complex Product Profiles - using model-based metrology software, portable CMM, David Olson, MoldMaking Technology, Dec 1, 2012 (more CAM articles)

3D is the Way to Go But What About 2D? - understanding role of 2D, use of 2D drawings, impact of 2D while creating 3D models, Diyane Koseoglu, BIMES, Dec 4, 2012 (more 2D to 3D articles)

Morph Tool: How to Offset a Specific Distance from the Edges Without Using Construction Lines - ArchiCAD tutorial, ArchiCAD SADC, Nov 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

gbXML Add-On, How to Export Model from ArchiCAD for Engineering Analysis - place exterior zones carefully, specify site properties, use zone properties dialog box, ArchiCAD SADC, Dec 5, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Be Inspired 2012 - Going Mobile - Bentley is moving forward on mobilization of data but still respectful of desktop apps, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, Dec 4, 2012 (more AEC articles)

How to Speed Up AutoCAD: Optimize Your Computer, Pt 1 - disable visual effects tab, remove unused application, cleanup hard drive, registry files, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AU2012 Report - Pt 1 - Carl Bass introduced FormIt, Autodesk Fusion 360, Jeff Kowalski talked about improving simulation tools, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 5, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Get the LandXML from Cloud to Create a TIN Surface in Civil 3D - Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Dec 5, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

A Framework for Defining AutoCAD Entity Jigs Using .NET - implementing C# EntityJigFramework, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - GripOverrule1 - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 6, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Preventing Dependent Applications from Being Unloaded - load one ARX/DBX module from another in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 5, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Reload Add-in for Debug Without Restart - launch Revit 2013, detach all processes, after coding, rebuild solution, attach to Revit process, reload add-in DLL, run desired external command, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 5, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Clarity for Autodesk Revit Server - easy-to-use, setup, maintain, has task-automation tools, powerful reporting types for non-Revit users, can resolve difficult model lock issue, Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, Nov 28, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Using SolidWorks to Create a Helical Pattern - create helix, use helix, spiral command, create curve driven pattern, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Dec 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 2 - Symbols - placing desired symbol on diagram, create associative component, associate SolidWorks Electrical with manufacturer part data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 5, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Building Information Modeling is Worth the Effort - understanding BIM, its advantages, versatility, Curt Egli, Synergis, Dec 4, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Optimize Workstations for Faster Simulations - choose right CPU, RAM, SSD, graphic cards configurations to maximize performances, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more CAD hardware articles)

Trimming Bodies: Sometimes Walls Disappear When 'Trimming Elements to Roof' - How to Fix This - display trimming bodies, use 'roof settings' to project from 'pivot lines down' , trim lines using SEO tool in ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD SADC, Nov 29, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creating Complete Construction Docs in LayOut - using SketchUp models to create construction documents for buildings, Aidan Chopra, SketchUpdate, Dec 4, 2012 (more SketchUp articles)

Autodesk Fusion 360: The Future of CAD, Pt 2 - thin client application supporting NURBS-based Brep solid modeling, with easy-to-use interface, but not fully mature, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Dec 4, 2012 (more Autodesk articles)

Deleting Un-Used Blocks - code to purge block table in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 4, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Tips and Tricks - Autodesk Graphics in Navisworks - switch off 'Auto-Select', change system to Autodesk, alter shader style to phong, MSAA level to 4x to invigorate performance, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Dec 4, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Associate Family Parameter - limitations using tiny Revit editor button with no tooltip, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Dec 4, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Storing LandXML in Cloud - using step-wise method to access LandXML file in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Dec 4, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Rapidform 3D Scanner Recreates Ancient Caves - supports 3D scanning of broken, fatigued, discontinued piece by using  its software sections XOS, XOR, XOV, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Dec 4, 2012 (more reverse engineering articles)

Simulation-Driven Design Drives Innovation - understanding design optimization, impact of CAD products, simulation integration within process automation systems, Peter Bartholomew, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

The Twin Forces of Optimization & Inspiration - role of optimization tools, use of automatic morphing technology like RBF-Morph, inventor optimization environment, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

DriveWorks - Query Data Values, Pt 1 - You Tube, Nov 26, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

DriveWorks - Query Data Values, Pt 2 - You Tube, Dec 3, 2012 (more DriveWorks articles)

Wrapping Up a Little Fun - Modeling the Six Sided Die - create cube, include fillets using 'all rounds' option, add numbers to all sides of die in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 4, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Maintaining Persistent Links to Objects Across Inventor Sessions Using ReferenceKeys - use Inventor API to obtain reference keys, employ context to reduce size of reference key, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 3, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

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

ASCON Interviews Nikolai Golovanov, Head of C3D Kernel Development - plans to continue developing own geometric kernel as its quality matters most in CAD systems, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 4, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Tutorial: Geomagic Studio and Freeform in Action Together - understanding product design methods, CAD modeling techniques that helps to create final digital model, Richard Sandham, Develop 3D, Dec 4, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Irfan's SW 2013 Flow Simulation Pick of the Day: Flow Leakage Browser - locate holes, displacement gaps using leakage tracking function of SolidWorks 2013, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Something Intersecting in SolidWorks 2013: Join Your Parts to Find Volumes - invoke intersect command in SolidWorks 2013 to extract volumes in snap, alternately use join command, Brian VanderPloeg, Dec 4, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exclusive Interview: Graebert Grows CAD - ARES 2013 has In-place text editor, revision clouds, 64-bit version, Windows 8 support, annual paid updates, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Dec 4, 2012 (more ARES articles)

Exa Also Sees Caution, Constrained Spending - total revenue was $12.7 million, license revenue up 5%, reported GAAP net loss of $36,000 for FQ3, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Dec 3, 2012 (more CFD articles)

InRoads Survey Point Rename - rename/renumber observations, stations in Fieldbook file, Envision CAD, Dec 3, 2012 (more InRoads articles)

Fills: Changing the Orientation of Fills on Floor Plan - change angle in fill settings option, set orientation of cover fill displayed on floor plan in ArchiCAD, Willem Viviers, ArchiCAD SADC, Nov 28, 2012 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Fusion 360 Takes MCAD Into the Cloud - offers direct editing capabilities, CAD data portability, splits computational workload, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Dec 2, 2012 (more Autodesk articles, MCAD articles)

Cathedral of Light - build scalable rectangular rig based on 2 adaptive points in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Dec 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor .NET UserInput Event Handler Wizard - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Jigging a Frustum-Shaped AutoCAD Solid Using .NET - add solid to database before starting jig, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: XData Layer Name (DxfCode.ExtendedDataLayerName) Implications - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 3, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Exclusive Interview: Geomagic Spark Encompasses That Other Cloud - first MCAD program to handle entire range from 3D point clouds, talk about working with SpaceClaim, Spark accuracy, scanner support, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Dec 4, 2012 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Geomagic Spark Unites 3D Scan Data with MCAD Geometry - Geomagic, SpaceClaim collaborated to create new technology specifically for Spark that combines mesh editing expertise with direct modeling, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Dec 2, 2012 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

CAD Related iPhone App for Mechanical Engineers - 'CAD Models' app provides access to over 300 component manufacturers catalogues, Martin Phelps, CADline, Dec 3, 2012 (more MCAD articles)

Mobile CAD - 2D, 3D CAD apps are available for mobile devices but format translation is too heavy to handle, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Dec 2, 2012 (more cloud articles)

What It Means to Optimize Design - understanding simulation-driven designs, role of 3D printers, CPUs/GPUs, high speed connections, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

An Optimization Overview - objective of optimization, putting restriction on structure, how FEA carries out optimization analysis, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more engineering analysis articles)

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Shadow Consistency in All Display Modes - understanding 'scene dialog box' feature that controls shadow orientation in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 420 - Envelope Workflow - Introduction to SolidWorks Envelopes, downstream effects of envelope use, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 2, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Synchronous and Ordered Modeling in Solid Edge - modeling sheet metal cover, John Pearson, Canadian Manufacturing, Nov 30, 2012 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Three Big Trends Impacting Designers Today - 3D printing, ambient intelligence, infinite computing, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, Nov 30, 2012 (more CAD industry articles)

Helical Wave Shape Spring & Spherical Helix by Datum Curve - Creo Parametric tutorial, Pravin Gaikwad, LearningExchange, Dec 2012 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Activation Wizard - move SolidWorks from one machine to another without transferring activation, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Feature Friday: History Lessons in PLM 360 - adding more information to change log, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Nov 30, 2012 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Break Walls to Insert a Door - using BREAK command in AutoCAD, drawing lines to other side of wall, moving door block into place, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Dec 2, 2012 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Creating a TIN Surface from LandXML File - using Civil 3D COM API, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Dec 3, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault - Item Numbering & Equivalency - map 'part number' to 'item part number' to make it appear as property within item, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Dec 1, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Animating a Traffic Light Using Texture Animation in 3D Studio Max - using material IDs, multi sub-object material, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Nov 27, 2012 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Creating Arcs Without Exiting the Line Tool in Autodesk Inventor - draw lines required for sketch, draw arc while holding left mouse button down, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic: Batch Output PDFs from an Assembly File - Inventor tutorial, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Nov 29, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Arbitrary View Orientation for Inventor Part or Assembly - setting up an arbitrary view orientation using eye, target, UpVector properties of camera object, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Overriding the Inventor Native 'File Open' and 'File SaveAs' Dialog Boxes - overriding 'FileUIEvents_OnFileOpenDialog' event to display custom file open dialog box, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 2, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Extra Transaction or Regeneration Required - populate materials, generate new name by appending clock tick counter to original one in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Dec 3, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Walls: Stacked Walls - creating basic stacked wall in Revit Architecture, Revit Zone, Nov 30, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Walls: Extending Individual Layers - using layer extensions in vertical compound walls in Revit, Revit Zone, Nov 29, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

   

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