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January 2013

Do You Really Need ECC Memory for CAD Workstation Computing - benefits of using ECC technology like reduced memory corruption errors outweigh comparative speed/cost drawbacks, Tony DeYoung, CADspeed, Jan 31, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Organic Modeling with Engineering Precision - subdivision modeling, direct edit technology are being talked about regarding CAD innovation, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Jan 30, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Geometry and Mesh Associativity - import CAD, FEA models into Femap, restore associativity, You Tube, Jan 30, 2013 (more Femap articles)

ACA Ceiling Grids: Creating a Mask Block - draw the closed 2D polyline, create additional graphics, expand multi-purpose objects node, select mask block definitions node in style manager, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Terminology - understanding AutoCAD key terms like acad.iso, absolute coordinates, backup file, block, John Flanagan's CADline, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Exchange Apps Debuts Across Multiple Products - interesting apps like Excel2CAD, Okala, 'Command Trends' are available, Setu Upadhya, AUGI Library, Jan 25, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Filtering Lists of AutoCAD Entities Using LINQ - skip first item in IEnumerable, return results as ObjectId array, use SELFIL command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

 Creating New Layout Based on Another Layout Using ObjectARX - applying plot settings of layout, using AcDbPlotSettings::copyFrom(), CloneLayout() methods in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Parcels Have Priorities, Pt 4 - exploring site parcel collectors in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 17, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Adding Boundaries to Civil 3D Surface Object Using .NET API - using SurfaceDefinitionBoundaries class, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 29, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Calling Translator Add-in from External Application - getting built-in translator add-in, calling its SaveAsCopy method to create .igs file for current open .ipt file in Inventor Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adaptive Sheet Metal Parts by Using the Derive Method - create frame surface, add thickness to it using Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Jan 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Design Accelerator: Tolerance Calculator - find dimension, tolerances in shaft to ensure correct location of bearing housings, Robert Reid, Synergis, Jan 30, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Pack Up and Go. Using Autodesk Inventor's Pack and Go Tool - utility scans Inventor file, puts in designated spot for zipping, electronic transmission, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Read Material Asset Parameter - accessing 'tension parallel to grain' parameter through GUI in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 30, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Adding, Removing and Exporting Keyboard Shortcuts - use shortcut to access them or use 'view' tab in ribbon, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Jan 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Hosted or Not Hosted - verify hosting nature before placing families, read family name, observe ribbon for determining placement options in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 30, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Geometry Pattern - speed up pattern rebuild time, decrease file size by selecting 'geometry pattern' option, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to: Rename In-Context SolidWorks Files - use 'rename icon' to change name of assembly, change in-context component name by using renamed assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 29, 2013  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rendering Liquids in PhotoView 360 - scale one of bodies by small factor when rendering liquid in glass, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Exploded Views - press, release tab key inside SolidWorks to obtain different directions of jog that matches required objective, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - How to Insert a Multi-Level Terminal - Christian van der Horst, You Tube, Jan 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

GRAITEC Advance Steel Software - easy learning curve, powerful, intuitive quick cut, quick connection commands, good tech support but cumbersome 3D view manipulation, hiccup in OSNAPs, more tutorials needed, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, Jan 29, 2013 (more civil engineering articles)

SolidWorks Electrical: How to Show Wire Gauge Size on a Wire Listing - changing label on report header, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 4 - channelize interaction for collaborative workflow, use CAD tools to promote communication, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 29, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

AutoCAD WS: Moving Forward - Q&A with Ilai Rotbaein of Autodesk about future plans, integrating AutoCAD WS with Autodesk 360, effect of changing nature of cloud, social, mobile on WS, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

Plant 3D Tip: Purge PLDC to Reclaim Disk Space After Ending a Project - PnPLocalDataCachePurger.exe to purge persistent local data cache, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Do You Miss the Classics (Dialog Boxes) - access old dialog box for HATCH command, array dialog using ARRAYCLASSIC command, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 1: A Simple Working Sample - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Custom Entity Support for the FILLET Command - derive native AutoCAD entities based on AcDbCurve, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk FormIt 2.0 - converts automatically to RVT, but drawing curved line on surface of shape is not simple process, James Van, HOK BIM Solutions, Jan 29, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Advanced Poly Modeling - Tassimo T-65 Home Brewing Station, Pt 1 - 3D Studio Max tutorial, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Jan 29, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Five Quick Tips for AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading - extract contours from surface, remove break lines/points from surface, turn off automatic re-build, Nikki Szymanski, Synergis, Jan 29, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Site Parcel Essentials, Pt 1 - civil engineering disciplines about parcel, its data, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 8, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

It's Not Your Daddy's Parcel, Pt 2 - understanding topology of site parcel in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 14, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

To Edit Parcels is to Create, Pt 3 - changing parcel segment in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 17, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

C# Help Examples for General Miscellaneous - create attribute set, attribute for selected entity in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Jan 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Macro - adding ribbon macro to application menu, Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Layers to AutoCAD - use iLogic code to insert material of each part into some unique layer of assembly, Clinton Brown, CADline, Jan 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Tags, Prompts and Result Strings of Attributes of Acad Block - use 'prompt string' entity in Inventor drawing to obtain information, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Arraying Arrays - create multiple arrays extending to x, y directions, modify arrayed groups, insert arrays inside arrays in Revit, James Herndon, The Revit Blog, Jan 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Arrays, Pt 2 - select original array line along with arrayed group when mirroring/copying to keep intelligence of arrays intact in Revit, James Herndon, The Revit Blog, Jan 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Family Parameter Editing in Excel: Data Round-Trip - procedure to export parameter data to excel, data modification for multiple Revit families, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

HP Z220 Convertible Mini Tower - well-built, entry-level machine with Intel Xeon E3-1225v2 processor, 4GB ECC RAM, limited to 2D or entry-level 3D work, Develop 3D, Jan 28, 2013 (more HP workstation reviews)

MSC Software Offers e-Xstream Materials Engineering - Q&A with Jan Seyfarth, product manager for Digimat, about line of products, composites tests, material modeling, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, Jan 28, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

The Roots of CAD, Pt 1 - beginning of CAD with expectations to use computer in direct way, origin of design concepts, graphic display, optimization procedures, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Jan 25, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

The Roots of CAD, Pt 2: The Design Process - inception of CAD industry, impact of design process, designer variables in developing creative tasks, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Jan 28, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Autodesk Talks About the HSM Acquisition - new features in HSMworks 2013, Q&A on porting HSMworks to other MCAD programs, pricing, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 29, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Performing Boolean Operations on AutoCAD Solids Using .NET - define USOLS, ISOLS, SSOLS commands, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Turning Off Attribute Tag Text Frames in Plant 3D - WIPEOUT command to turn off wipeout frames, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Hyperlink to a Saved View - create mtext, click on 'insert field' to access hyperlink dialog box, press control while selecting model view text to navigate to named view in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 4 - creating doors, windows for elevation of bell tower using parametric constraints in AutoCAD 2013, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 5 - visualizing AutoCAD model of an ancient artifact using Autodesk Showcase, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 25, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Import DEM to Create Surface in Civil 3D with COM API - add references with interop while using COM API in Civil 3D, Daniel Du, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 28, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Parcel Segment Layering Tip - overlapping parcel, keep parcel, its segments on correct layer in Civil 3D, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 28, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Demoting Frame Generator Members - apply name, assembly template to newly generated assembly file, check features that move with frame part, detail assembly file in Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Jan 21, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Use of the End of Part (or End of Folded) Marker - reduce file size of Inventor model for emailing, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Jan 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Examining a Model for Best Practices in Inventor 2013 - using sketch icon, 'end of part toggle' features, Mark Flayler, Canadian Manufacturing, Jan 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Residential Door Tag in Revit - creating shared parameters, adding parameters to door families, creating door tag, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Jan 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Bulk Family Parameter Editing in Excel - build grid like UI to edit Revit family parameters, export everything to Excel for implementing changes, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Basic File Info and RVT File Version - use SavedInVersion method of BasicFileInfo class, extract BasicFileInfo data without Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Groups Rather Than Design Options - create group, adjust insertion point of group, delete group, recreate group with same insertion point, swap groups in Revit, BIM Wits, Jan 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Hands-On with the New SolidWorks Power Surfacing Plug-In with Paul McCrorey - modeling spoon, game controller; Q&A about PowerSurface vs modo, learning curve, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Jan 28, 2013  (more SolidWorks articles)

New Image Library in Composer - different widgets in SolidWorks Composer help in performing specific operations in design, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Getting an Edge Over SolidWorks - Pt 5 - smoother installation, intuitive layout, UI, intuitive modeling, editing with Synchronous Technology, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 25, 2013 (more Solid Edge reviews)

GPU Group Test - 5 new professional graphics cards tested with Creo 2.0, SolidWorks 2013, 3ds Max 2011: AMD FirePro W5000, W7000, W8000, W9000, V5900, NVIDIA Quadro K5000, Greg Corke, Develop 3D, Jan 25, 2013 (more graphics card reviews)

PTC Net Income Rises 61% on Flat Revenue - $319.7 million of revenue earned in Q1 of fiscal 2013, $79.2 million generated through licenses, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 24, 2013 (more PTC articles)

Project Management 101: Tools for the Trade - manage CAD standards, take care of file naming, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Jan 24, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

How to Undo Almost Anything in AutoCAD - use commands like UNDO, OOPS, LAYERP, PLINE, CUILOAD to undo, reset actions in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 1 - creating model documentation using AutoCAD 2013, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 2 - modeling mission bell using 3D associative surfaces, inserting bell wheel using AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 3 - using raster tools to convert data from old map of Fort Laramie to real AutoCAD objects, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Error When I Try to Print from Help - correct proxy configuration error, download, access offline AutoCAD help files, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle PropertiesOverrule, Pt 2 - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle TransformOverrule - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Prevent Explode on a Block Reference - exclude block's contents from deepClone operation, un-erase block reference after EXPLODE command ends in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Caching - cache contains WebServiceManager, collections of cached Vault data; clear cache when global settings command is invoked, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 25, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Understanding and Customizing Electrical's Ladder Reference Numbers (MLR) - checking AutoCAD block attributes, MLR block settings, adding sheet numbers, geometry, texts, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Sheet Metal Contour Flange - create end profile with bends, choose 'contour flange' command, select options, contour flange distance in Inventor 2013, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Jan 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Copy - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2013 Stair Path Arrows - 2 system families for stair paths: automatic up/down, fixed up direction; placing, changing stair arrow types, setting default stair path type, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

OmniClass API App to Create & Set Shared Type Parameters - select 'shared type parameter' radio button, choose 'family type' to create type parameters in Revit family, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

It is Easy to Miss This - Regenerating the Model - code to handle exceptions, errors while creating simple linear dimensions in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Jan 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotate About Scene Floor - SolidWorks 2013 feature locks Y axis of model vertically, keeps part file from flipping over, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dimension Across a Break in a SolidWorks Drawing - using breaks in drawing to boost visibility, create sketch with 3 lines to view specific dimensions, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Introduced But Not Delivered - product still not ready for outside testing, production testing to start in May, aiming at October release, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013: The Ultimate Smackdown Recap - Mechanical Conceptual, My.SolidWorks announced, quadrotors, Festo SmartBird were displayed, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Jan 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Working with Data Imported into Solid Edge ST5 - Solid Edge makes working with imported models a breeze as Live Rules create relationships between entities, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 24, 2013 (more Solid Edge reviews)

SSDs for CAD - high-performance solid state drive provides latency, random read/write performance; testing Intel SSD 520 Series, OCZ Vertex 4, PNY Prevail Elite, Samsung SSD 840 Pro, Greg Corke, Develop 3D, Jan 24, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

The Lenovo ThinkStation S30 - Intel Xeon E5-1620 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, earns impressive benchmark scores, good performance at right price, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 24, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

CAD Trends from the Global Product Data Interoperability Summit - emphasizes on modeling, 3DPDF for creating technical data packages, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Jan 24, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Lean Construction: Discrete-Event Simulation for MEP Renovation - performing 4D clash detection on model of Old Jordan Hall at University of Virginia, Jonghoon Kim, Michael Marchione, Stephen Tolbert, & India Rose Hill, AECbytes, Jan 24, 2013 (more AEC articles)

How to Hide and Unhide the Right Way Using Outliner and Components - SketchUp tutorial, Paul Stefanik, SketchUp UR Space, Jan 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials)

AutoCAD Sheet Sets - Project Management Tool - use sheet set tool through sheet manager to access, print AutoCAD drawings, share project data, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Jan 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

Quick Tip: How to Convert a Triangulated Mesh into Quads in 3D Studio Max Using 'Quadrangulate' - Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Jan 24, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle DrawableOverrule Adding Selection Markers for Centerlines - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Command Group and Command - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

xData Using vla-Get and vla-Set - understanding vla-GetXData, vla-SetXData functions of AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Gravity Pipe Networks: Always Being Pushed Around - understanding structure constraints, factors controlling structure size in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Jan 24, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Convert Civil 3D SurveyFigure to Polyline Object - access BaseCurve to obtain base geometry from Civil3D SurveyFigure object, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 21, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Sheet Metal Rules and Keeping the Sheet Metal Tab Active - accessing styles editor using default settings dialog, quick access toolbar, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 24, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - ButtonPopup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 24, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

CAD Management: Business Writing Skills - practice writing at higher level, keep it understandable, get exposure to other business writing, know your own flaws, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, Jan 24, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 3 - reduce costly errors by eliminating redundancy, duplication, capitalize on CAM, automation, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 24, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

At SolidWorks World 2013, Users Get a Peek at What's Coming in Version 2014 - ability to replace view model, thermal properties support in CircuitWorks, slots in hole wizard, ability to make corner gussets, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013, Pt 2: A Sampling of Product Debuts - Mastercam X7, 3DPartFinder for SolidWorks, ExactFlat Design Studio, CAMWorks 2013, KeyShot v4 were unveiled, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks EPDM - Update Values in Files - update values of variable for multiple files within folder, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Jan 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Working with 2D Files and Drawings in Solid Edge ST - entirely functional drawing module in communicating details of 3D models in 2D drawings, easy-to-use file management system, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 22, 2013 (more Solid Edge reviews)

The Geometry Kernel and What it Means to Product Development - characteristics of geometry kernel, impacts of kernel change on product development process, Paul Hamilton, Jan 15, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Improve CAD Production Quality by Annoying Your Users, Pt 2 - communicate, listen to deal with annoyance transfer, report noncompliance, focus on financial aspects, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

IMSI/Design First to Adapt CAD to Finger-Based Tablets - TurboSite app v1.1 has finger-friendly drawing tools, available at professional price of $999, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 8, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Who Owns the BIM? - purpose of BIM guidelines, comprehensive list of uses for BIM, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Jan 23, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Display Dimensions in 'mm' and Areas in 'm2' - adjust dimensions, change display name in 'plain millimeter' options, alter 2D/3D dimension settings in ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD SADC, Jan 23, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Angled Parking Bay Object - open object default settings, locate field 'parking,' initiate searching of parking stall in ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD SADC, Jan 23, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Surprising Benefits of the Morph Tool - line drawn with morph tool shows IFC, BIM element parameters, hides morph using 3D elements, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Jan 23, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

The Forgotten Join Command on the AutoCAD Platform - removing window, door in design, filling gaps, Jarod Schultz, Jan 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Transfer AutoCAD Settings to Different Computer - using 'migrate custom setting' tools, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Most Common Mistakes Developing Custom Entities - incorrect parent object declaration, initialization error, crash due to missing un-registration, syntactical mistakes in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Set Palette Into Auto Hide Mode - check current docking status, set AutoRollUp property to true in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

More on Family Security - Require Password to Open Family Files - assume best possible alternatives while limiting access to modifying families in Revit family editor, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Vault Backup Time/Performance - improve vault backup timing by elevating priority of task on server, Chris Turner, CADline, Jan 23, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles

Import SketchUp Model Into Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler - Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Jan 23, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

iLogic: Delete All Sick Assembly Constraints - re-constrain assembly in SolidWorks, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Jan 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators - Functional Design: Key Connections - inserting key to connect gear to shaft, Robert Reid, Synergis, Jan 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit a Feature in a Part Using API - call SetEndOfPart(true) in Inventor, make changes to feature, move 'part end marker' to end of feature, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Gallery - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

My.SolidWorks: 10 Questions with Greg Jankowski - purpose of My.SolidWorks, replacing customer portal/forums, content sources used for browsing SolidWorks, Blog, Jan 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Composer - Creating Decals  - create primitive first, then add decal to primitive, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mold Split Bounding Box - create weldment from multi-bodied part in SolidWorks 2013, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Tech Tip: The Case of the Missing File - conduct comprehensive search, verify file permissions, check filter, confirm whether file is vaulted/local, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Jan 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Tata Technologies i Check IT - automate checking of part, assembly models, CAD drawings using administrator/monitor applications of i Check IT, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 22, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 2 - recruit skilled engineers, encourage creativity, provide CAD training, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 22, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Element IDs and the Element ID Manager - label ID in batches during set up in ArchiCAD, select elements before opening element ID manager to order in desired way, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Jan 17, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Smart AutoCAD Installs - good planning, communication, execution can make upgrade process smoother, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Jan 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Combine Multiple AutoCAD Layers Into One - using LayMrg command to delete empty layers in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Minimum Cover Profile in Civil 3D - change profile temporarily from dynamic to static, make copy before changing to dynamic, modify cover surface, Eric Chappell's Blog, Jan 22, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Quick Tip: How to Strikethrough Single Line Text - set variable DTEXTED to 1 in 'edit text' dialog box, double-click single line text with strikethrough characters in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle DrawableOverrule Supporting Block References - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle ObjectOverrule - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Vault - Update Revision Block Error - workaround is manually updating revision tables or modifying JobProcessor.exe.config file, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Jan 21, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Deleting the TitleBlockDefinition from a Sheet - to add TitleBlockDefintion in sheet, run Inventor, invoke standard.idw file to open new drawing, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Rotating Ordinate Dimension Text via Dimension Styles in Autodesk Inventor - access settings for text orientation in dimension style editor, rotate text to be vertical, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Lines in the View are Stretched After Conversion to AutoCAD DWG - open drawing in Inventor, click options in 'export to dwg' dialog, save configuration, edit ini file, Alessandro Gasso, Being Inventive, Jan 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Button - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Origami and the Context Aware Panel: Being a Good Neighbor - modeling modular origami tessellations in Revit/Vasari, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Changing Viewport Type - using ChangeViewPortType add-in in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Energy Analysis - Building Construction Option - understanding energy settings in Building Design Suite 2013, Jarod Schultz, Jan 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks World, the 2nd 24 Hours - demo of quadcopters flying robots by Professor Vijay Kumar of University of Pennsylvania, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Live Blog from SolidWorks World 2013, Day 2 - SolidWorks User Group award given, demo of flying robots having multiple uses, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

A Sneak Peak of GTC at SolidWorks World 2013 - workstation's multicore CPU augmented with Quadro, Tesla GPUs can run complex CAD apps at same time on same machine, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Beloved SolidWorks is Intact - So Far - talk of kernel change shelved in apparent attempt to reassure users, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013 Day 2: Festo SmartBird - You Tube, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013 Day 2: Professor Vijay Kumar - robots designed to aid in search, rescue operations, You Tube, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

New Product: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - easy-to-use direct modeling tools, history browser, RickyJordan.com, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Quick Tip: Pushing Out SolidWorks Installations from the Admin Tool - select 'deploy automatically' tab in Admin Image option, choose clients, use 'options editor,' Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Editing Engineering and Production Models with Solid Edge - no construction sketches, ability to make changes to base geometry relationships, live rules to define, lock relations, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 18, 2013 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Cloud-Based Project Management with TeamPlatform - supports wide range of 3D formats, includes online visualization tools, can exports workspace data to Excel, $25/month per member for Pro Team version, Phil Magenheim, CADdigest.com, Jan 17, 2013 (more cloud articles)

ZW3D Press Briefing - features of ZW3D CAD/CAM software: handles multiple windows, smart constraint function, free wrap function, upgraded simulation kernel MachineWorks v7.1, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 22, 2013 (more ZWCAD articles)

cadjunkie.com - learn modo, SolidWorks, Rhino, Maxwell Render, get access to over 400 videos for $19-$39 per month; chat with co-creator Adam O’Hern, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 21, 2013 (more CAD training articles)

How to Create a Custom Toolbar - select 'toolbars' in 'work environment' options, click new toolbar option, build toolbar in ArchiCAD by adding standard menus, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Jan 21, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

There's Always Something New in the Year - dimensioning 3D objects in model space, offsetting objects to current layer in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Jan 2013 (more AutoCAD model space tutorials)

Quick Tip: Launch Find with Ctrl + F - open CUI dialog box, expand 'keyboard shortcuts node,' drag find command into customizations pane, release it next to shortcuts keys in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor Leader Text Justification - go to 'general settings' located in 'notes and leaders tab' of 'styles manager' to adjust leader text appearances, David Gate, CADline, Jan 21, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dynamic Model Updater for Project Parameters - mark changes in value of custom project parameter by assuming parameter’s name as ‘Adsk’ in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Jan 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Use Or Condition for Finding with COM API - employ ‘StartGroup’ property of InwOpFindCondition to set false for starting new group of conditions in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Jan 18, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

SolidWorks World, The First 24 Hours - Fielder Hiss discussed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual; My.SolidWorks uses Netvibes, Exalead technologies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013: Complete Day 1 General Session Video - keynote by SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot, My.SolidWorks, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual were announced, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Scenes from SolidWorks World 2013, Part 1 - Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual aka SWV6 at SWW13 - Fielder Hiss announces new product based on 3DExperience platform to focus on conceptual design process, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013: Mechanical Conceptual Debut - software program with 2D sketching, 3D geometry building, simple dynamic simulation functions, multiple concept management, mobile apps, tablet support, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks World 2013 - Monday General Session - my.solidworks.com portal, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual announced, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Live Blog from SolidWorks World 2013 - Mechanical Conceptual with social media capabilities; Bernard Charles, Bertrand Sicot interact with press, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Announces My.SolidWorks.com Customer Portal - built on Exalead search engine, currently in beta, My.SolidWorks meant to be customized to find user-specific content, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Exporting Nodes in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - right click on node, select 'export,' click save on icon to export node, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Jan 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Nonlinear FEA Explained - understanding load deflection cases with regard to progressive curve, problems without unstable regions, with snap-through instability, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, Machine Design, Jan 15, 2013 (more FEA articles)

3DBOXX 8920 Put to the Test - Dual Xeon E5-2687W processors, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card, 128GB DDR3-1600 REG ECC RAM, super computer at price tag of $17,000, highly praised by Bill Debevc & Lonnie Cumpton, AUGI Library, Jan 17, 2013 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

AMD FirePro Solutions: Eyefinity Graphics Workstation, Remote Graphics Server and Professional APU Tablet - Fujitsu 1-U remote graphics workstation with AMD FirePro W7000, FirePro-capable APU in tablet were displayed in 3DExperience event, Tom Lansford, CADdigest.com, Jan 15, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

AEC Project Presentations from Bentley's 'Be Inspired' Awards - finalists included Helsinki Central Library international design competition, Giant Interactive Group headquarters in China, Guardian Towers in Abu Dhabi, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 17, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Customizing Values in AccuDraw Popup Calculator - viewing defined variables, creating, deleting variables in MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Jan 17, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Identifying Extended BricsCAD Commands Category-Wise - extended command-set includes X-Solids, X-Hardware, geometric constraints, direct modeling, assembly modeling, Rakesh Rao, Bricsys Blog, Jan 17, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 1 - embrace best practices, new technologies, formalize design workflows, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 17, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Q&A with Rick Rundell: Technology, the Contractor, and the Future - Autodesk executive on contractors pushing to adopt BIM, technology transition, future scenario, digital reality, taking competitive advantage, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jan 17, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Calculate and Create Elliptical Arcs Using LISP and ADS ObjectARX - using trigonometric functions to determine parametric angle through AutoLISP routine, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, AutoLISP tutorials)

Integrating Leap Motion and AutoCAD: 3D Geometry - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using the Shift Key in AutoCAD - bring up OSNAPs during editing commands, remove objects from selection set, John Flanagan, CADline, Jan 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Fix a Missing Vault Add-In for Revit - install Vault client, reinstall Revit if uninstalled, open Vault client to add components, click update, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Attachment to Detail: It's the Little Things - attach detail view to some geometry to avoid incorrect dimensions occurrence during design update in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Solid Body Visibility - toggle visibility of solid bodies on, off in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Jan 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Opening Vaulted Files in Inventor - click on Vault button on quick launch section of dialogue box to open Vault files faster in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Jan 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Way to Renumber Doors, Grids and Family Instances - code to renumber grids in picking order in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing a Recess in a Slab in Revit - draw shape in plan view, use shaft opening tool, adjust slab properties in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Understanding Solid Edge ST5, Pt 1: Installing Solid Edge - basic installation includes help system, step-by-step tutorials, prompt bar provides in-context help, instructions, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Jan 17, 2013 (more Solid Edge reviews)

ST5 Introduces Multi-Body Modeling - create simple cavity part as base for ball or sphere to sit on using Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Jan 17, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Get Started with SolidWorks Simulation - select units before creating new study, store result files in user-defined folder, change number format to floating, Jim Byrne, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Couple of Useful Tips Regarding SolidWorks Dimensions - use dimension names, insert tolerance in model dimension, make dimensions read-only, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Power Surfacing for SolidWorks. Finally, Freeform Modeling in SolidWorks - plug-in provides two primary workflows: import, design; pre-launch price of $750, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Installing Multiple AutoCAD Products - install Orca to modify MSI file, Darin Green, Synergis, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Navisworks Just Displays Basic Geometry of Custom Entity - if custom entity derives from abstract entity, Navisworks can identify it as proxy entity, display custom geometry, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Jan 17, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Effective Permissions 2013 - ability to view/edit window for object permissions added to Vault app, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 16, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor - Sheet Metal Flange Width Extents - modifying width, position of flange after creating it, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Integrating Leap Motion and AutoCAD: Command Interaction - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using AutoCAD's ActiveX Interface on Shutdown - use reactor to reset user profile every time new drawing is created/loaded in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Title Block Update - Merging Multiple Fields into One Attribute - turn TITLE attribute into multi-line attribute, set multiple line attributes width in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Company Wire Numbering - Advancing Wire Numbers by One - modifying main ladder reference block in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Missing Something in a Revit View - 33 Steps to Find Stuff - helpful tips to view objects related to Revit, Ron Palma, Ideate, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Search the Uniformat File - Set the Parameter - code to locate appropriate Revit category while assigning parameters, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamic Model Update to Warn or Log After a User Operation - record information in log file, prompt Revit users to enter appropriate password to complete operation, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Jan 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Determine Revit Demo Mode and Serial Number - use System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess().MainWindowTitle to read Revit main window caption, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Bubble End and Free End in NewReferencePlane() - understanding 2 parameters of ItemFactoryBase.NewReferencePlane() in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dip It, Plate It, Paint It - Coating/Plating Your SolidWorks Assembly - using top-down assembly method to create nickel plated assembly, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Jan 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Hole Callouts for Hole Wizard Holes on Cylindrical Faces - add countersink to hole shrink it above minimum in SolidWorks, or add reference plane to outside of part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: Scenes - applying custom backdrop to model, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Show SolidWorks Surface Bodies in Drawing Views - drag, drop view in drawing to make solid body visible, insert model items to show surface, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

VISI 20 - Design - radial menu for accessing context-sensitive commands, improved mating, exploded views, ability to sketch curves directly onto face, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 15, 2013 (more VISI reviews)

Remove Labels from Electrical Symbols - open 'model view options' dialog, delete labels using Cadimage electrical section in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Jan 16, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market - 3D Systems to develop its design-scan-print platform through acquisition, Sanjeev Pal, TEC Blog, Jan 15, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Seven - points to consider when planning career in education, training field, Osama Ali, AUGI Library, Jan 15, 2013 (more jobs and careers articles)

Model-Based Engineering, Are We There Yet, Pt 2 - model based top level e-BOM can be fundamental step, Paul Hamilton, Jan 15, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Updating All Drawing Settings Using Excel - choose drawings settings radio button in AutoCAD Electrical, select location for Excel file, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Visual LISP: Importing Page Setups from Another Drawing - using vla-CopyFrom method in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Change Project Name in AutoCAD Plant 3D or P&ID - create new project with correct name using project manager, use 'copy files to project' command to copy old drawings to new, Andy Davis, CADline, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Get Items Selected in the Browser Pane - iterate through all items in tree recursively, check each node's selected property in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Store an Object ID Into an Xrecord in an Extension Dictionary of Another Object - convert object ID to ads name when setting result buffer to Xrecord in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Integrating Leap Motion and AutoCAD: Basic Navigation - gestures to navigate model in 2D or 3D, code to implement simple navigation gestures inside AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit Schedules: Adding Custom Fields and Calculated Values - insert required fields, create value parameters, filter, sort, format schedules in Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - create reference line to define point of tangency, then create plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Harmonograph and SolidWorks Motion - simulate desired linear motion, trace path, convert to curve, Tim Newton, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Which Solver? FFEPlus vs. Direct Sparse, Pt 1 - use the iterative solver in SolidWorks simulation for cases with no non-linearities, large DoF, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Communication Tools - understanding electrical tools, hole pattern locations, power diagram, cross-reference charts, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sheet Metal Bend Deduction Calculations with Switching Directions - consider base flange with material inside the sketch, outside of sketch corner in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Display the Enterprise PDM File Version in a SolidWorks Drawing - use revision scheme to keep track of latest file versions or add versions kept by Enterprise PDM to be added to drawing itself, InFlow Technology, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Reading Your License Count on SolidNetWork License Manager - total number of standard licenses shown on license manager is total number of SolidWorks seats purchased, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Jan 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

How the New ZWCAD+ Differs from the Older ZWCAD - list of missing functions in ZWCAD+, has ability to import Excel data as entities or as single MTEXT, good handling of raster image files, Rakesh Rao, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2013 (more ZWCAD reviews)

Alpha Mike Foxtrot to STL - limitations of STL, features of additive manufacturing format: curved surfaces, color & texture maps, material specification, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 14, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

New Interface and Tools in Creo Parametric 2.0 - interactive cross-section tool, ability to dynamically translate, rotate section, cross-sections display in model tree, Christina Zachry, ASCENT Blog, Jan 14, 2013 (more Pro/E reviews)

How to Create a Tiered Terminal Block - adding single terminal block with 3 layers, renaming each layer with custom name in SolidWorks Electrical, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Missing Object Enabler for Application - defining object enabler in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Jan 14, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Get a List of All the Objects in Your Drawing with DBLIST - troubleshooting objects in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

AutoCAD Electrical's Title Block Update - Previous/Next Sheet Numbers - LISP utility to find previous, next drawing sheet number assignments, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Create Selection Sets with Quick Select - right-click 'quick select' floating menu option, locate, click object type, try to match property to refine search in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Turn Off ViewCube in AutoCAD - select 3D modeling tab from options, remove check mark for '2D wireframe visual style,' Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Headers to an Existing Table - AutoCAD 2013 tip, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Determine If an Entity is Going to be Dragged or Not? - use acedSSGetFirst(), windows hook to check entity's grip points in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How Can I Prevent the User from Selecting 'All' When Using acedSSGet() Using ObjectARX? - check selection sets after invoking acedSSGet(), ensure each entity is owned by current space in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Remove All XData from Entity - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Spell Checker Not Working - select ‘Support File Search Path’ in file option, click add button to add path in Civil 3D, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Jan 14, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Manifest Navigator Widget of Inventor .NET Add-in Wizard (InventorNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2013 Unit Conversion Utility - adding try/catch statement around existing call to AddParameter in frmUnitConversions.cs, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Render Colors Faded, Mental Ray - Gamma Correction - applying gamma adjusted material in Revit, Ken Ho, The CAD Masters, Jan 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Clarity: How to Archive a Project - setting up backup task, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Functional Molded Part Modeling - generating 3D model efficiently in CATIA V5, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Jan 14, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

Monica Menghini on the New 3DExperience Platform - Dassault's executive vice president for industry, marketing, communication talks about 3D experiences for Dassault customers, adding extensive information capture, presentation technologies, Tom Lansford, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2013 (more CATIA articles)

Exclusive Interview: Joshua Smith of Kaon Interactive - talk about technology of running CAD on smart phones, tablets, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 15, 2013 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Running CAD on Small Screens, Pt 4: Hard to Predict is the Future - future portable devices may have 2GHz eight-core ARM chips; future CAD software may be based on HTML5, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 15, 2013 (more cloud articles)

No Limits with Lenovo's ThinkStation D30 - two 8-core Intel Xeon E5 2687W CPUs, 16GB SDRAM, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, impressive workstation for multi-purpose high-capability modeling, price over $8K, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Jan 11, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

What Time Has Taught Me - note on workflow for handling complex BIM project, using plug-ins for improving efficiency, Ammar Berrou, AUGI Library, Jan 11, 2013 (more AEC articles)

What's in a Name, Pt 2 - print parts with different colored layers with FDM printer, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Jan 11, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

CAD on the Cloud - benefits include enhanced collaboration, enormous processing power, parallelization of tasks, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 11, 2013 (more cloud articles)

Create a Navisworks Plug-in with VB.NET - Spiderinnet Blog, Dec 28, 2012 (more Navisworks articles)

Custom Recommendations in Learning Connector for Windchill  - adding custom eLearning recommendations to Windchill help center topics using Learning Connector, Kim Springston, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Windchill articles)

Custom Recommendations in Learning Connector for Creo - Kim Springston, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Creating Custom AutoCAD Linetypes - adding definition of custom linetype to acad.lin file, using express tools to create custom linetypes, Maribel Pabalan, The CAD Masters, Jan 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Locking Entities from Being Erased - attach object reactor, use database reactor to check for objects being erased in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Solving Problems Associated with Custom Entities as Persistent Reactors - using AcEditorReactor, AcDbDatabaseReactor in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Object Properties Missing After ProjectWise is Installed - close Civil 3D, copy axdb18enu.tlb file from Autodesk shared folder, paste it 'RealDWG' folder in ProjectWise V8i, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 11, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Determine Revit Demo Mode Revisited - opt to use simple method that returns unchanged Revit main window caption string, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault Integration Pattern - Real-Time Events - use vault app to send notifications to Bluestreak, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 11, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Copying a Drawing Sheet from One Drawing to Another in Autodesk Inventor - open source, activate destination drawing sheet, copy sheet, paste sheet in browser, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Find and Replace in iLogic - swap 'Cloudlift Fixture Base Test:1' with 'Cloudlift Fixture Base dev:1' in base dimensions code to display changes in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - TogglePopup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Jan 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

AMD FirePro W5000 Graphics Card - installation procedure, 7.7 score on Windows benchmark, impressive results on AutoCAD benchmark, specifications, Dimitrios Karamanlidis, CADdigest.com, Jan 10, 2013 (more graphics card reviews)

Using Textures in 3DVIA Composer - placing single texture on any geometry actor, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 10, 2013 (more 3DVIA articles)

Sometimes It's the Little New Things in SolidWorks 2013, Pt 2: Watermarking - place note underneath drawing view elements on drawing sheet using 'display note behind sheet ' command, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

We All Have Blind Spots - labeling elements in ArchiCAD using element ID manager, put fill behind dimension text using dimension selection settings, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Jan 10, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Stop-Loc Collet Stop Setup Tool - using stop-loc to set endmill stickout, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Jan 10, 2013 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD Electrical's Title Block Update - Mapping Project Wide Revisions - making blocks auto update in project's drawings, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Jan 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Drag Entities Like Copy/Move - using AcEd global function acedDragGen, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating Polyline Boundaries from 2D AutoCAD Solids Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Find Out if an acedGetPoint was Taken by an OSnap Override - locate Osnap that uses AcEdInputPointMonitor function to check if Osnap mode is on in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

C# Help Examples for Sheet Metal - creating sheet metal face, fold features in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Jan 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Sheet Metal Unfold and Mirror Tip - mirror solid, flat pattern comes out fine, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Rendering Inventor Files in 3ds Max Design - select suite workflow, follow prompts, save .max file in 3ds Max, Clinton Brown, CADline, Jan 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials, 3ds Max tutorials)

Setting the Leader Arrowhead for a Structural Framing Tag Using Revit API - Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Jan 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Slanted Shaft Openings in Revit  - Vincent Cadoret, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Jan 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting in the Flow with Revit HVAC - define duct size by creating system, choose appropriate source equipments, adjust flow configuration in Revit, David Butts, The MEP BIM Engineer, Jan 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

GRAITEC Advance Steel: Connections & Joints - full-featured structural steel design system, 3 versions available, work within AutoCAD, bi-directional import/export function, provides country-specific, international shapes, James Finkel, CADdigest.com, Jan 8, 2013 (more civil engineering articles)

Balance: The Key to Effective AutoCAD Instruction - trainers, educators should balance new, emerging technologies with old through proper training, use of new tools, innovative learning methods, William Myers, AUGI Library, Jan 9, 2013 (more CAD training articles, AutoCAD articles)

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: Initial Temperatures - initialize all nodes of mesh to make metal strip bend downwards when applying temperature, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Jan 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Acquisitions Just Keep Coming: Autodesk, Hexagon - Autodesk acquires PI-VR for real-time visualization technology; Hexagon acquires New River Kinematics for SpatialAnalyzer, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 9, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, reverse engineering articles)

Where are the CAD Apps for Windows Phones? - market share too small to assign programming resources, Microsoft wouldn't be interested, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 8, 2013 (more cloud articles)

QuirkyPolyline: Exposing Foolish Programmers - LISP function to define PP command for displaying parameter value of picked point on selected curve entity in AutoCAD, Owen Wengerd, Outside The Box, Jan 9, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Vault Integration Pattern - Provide a View - SharePoint 2010 integration, advantages, disadvantages of it, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Dec 18, 2012 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Displaying a Dialog on AutoCAD Startup Using .NET - use Application.Idle event to execute dialog on start-up, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Calculating Tight Bounding Box Around a Solid - calculate principal axes from solid, align box with these axes in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Converting Custom Entity to Standard AutoCAD Entity and Vice-Versa Upon Open/Save - plant AcEditorReactor to trap any disk file operation to convert custom entities into standard AutoCAD entities, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Add a Segment(s) to an Alignment - click on 'convert AutoCAD line and arc' icon to add line/arc, select 'reverse sub-entity direction' to make labels visible in Civil 3D, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Jan 9, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Reference Part in Assembly Showing Through Other Components in Drawing Views - edit view, adjust hidden line calculation for reference data to hide reference in Inventor, Alessandro Gasso, Being Inventive, Jan 9, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Attach a Sketched Symbol to a Balloon - make sure to create geometry intent of balloon with point on circumference in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 9, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set Detail Curve Visibility - SetFamilyVisibility method to turn off modes for visibility in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 Stair Arrows - component stairs functionality to control stair arrow, text visibility, Revit in Plain English, Jan 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Improve CAD Production Quality by Annoying Your Users, Pt 1 - transfer work trouble to perpetrator, catalog problems to identify cause, determine intervention points, contacts, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 9, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Take Stock of Your IT Assets - consider taking inventory of computer/CAD resources including processor architecture, RAM, graphics cards, monitors, software licenses, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Jan 9, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

NVIDIA Delivers on Price vs Performance - Kepler-based Quadro K5000 has 1536 CUDA parallel processing cores, 4GB of GDDR5 ECC memory, impressive performance at $1,800, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2013 (more graphics card reviews)

Geomagic/3D Systems Deal Accelerates the Digital Reality Revolution - Geomagic CEO Ping Fu on 3D printing industry, strategy vs. execution, future of 3D printing, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Jan 8, 2013 (more CAD industry articles, rapid prototyping articles)

Mathcad for Free - comparing free Mathcad Express with Mathcad Prime, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Jan 8, 2013 (more Mathcad articles)

Traverse Adjustments with InRoads V8i - adjusting open-ended, closed alignments, Ron Brys, Envision CAD, Jan 3, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

G-Wizard Editor Version 0.730 Will Save You Steps - revision history feature, jmp buttons automatically switch simulator to single block mode, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Jan 8, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Features Across Different Object Types - custom entities are part of same entity class; defining scope of each feature in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Jan 4, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Mouse Wheel Tips for AutoCAD Users - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Jan 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Create DWF/PDF Automatically When You Save AutoCAD Drawing - enable auto publish option from 'plot and publish' tab, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Int32 (DxfCode.ExtendedDataInteger32) and Int16 (DxfCode.ExtendedDataInteger16) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AcDb2d/3dpolyline Vertex Iterator Problem with First Erased Vertex - obtain objectld of first vertex from iterator, use specific function to check if vertex is erased before in AutoCAD, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Moving TextBox in Inventor - setting new origin, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Sheet Metal Parameters - understanding sheet metal rules, instructions that set parameters, use of styles, parameters editor in Inventor, John Evans, Design and Motion, Jan 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Color Schemes in Reflected Ceiling Plans - consider overlaid views on sheet, plan view with RCP underlay options in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Dec 27, 2012 (more Revit tutorials)

Finding Used Types in an RVT Link - using Revit API to identify elements, types actually in use in linked file, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-Aided Design, Jan 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

URL and Other Buttons, XYZ Points and Vectors - ribbon button identification, opening URL from ribbon button in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Fillet Wall or Line - using fillet arc tool on wall, line, modifying radius, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - creating reference line to define point of tangency in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PhotoView360 in SolidWorks 2013 Supports Luxology Appearance Files - download Luxology files with .lpx file extensions, use WinZip to extract files, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Geolus Shape-Based Searching for Reusing CAD Parts - has ability to digitize shapes, can compare indices, reports comparison of size of search part, resultant part as percentage, Melanie Perry, CADdigest.com, Jan 7, 2013 (more PLM articles)

Exclusive Interview: David Pinchefsky of NexGen Ergonomics - HumanCAD software, price, ergonomics testing, 3D models import in 3ds, STEP, IGES, DXF formats, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 8, 2013 (more CAD development articles)

Running CAD on Small Screens, Pt 3: How to Benefit from CAD on Mobile Devices - ease of access, free or low pricing encourage use of CAD apps on mobile devices, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 8, 2013 (more cloud articles)

IronCAD - How to Add Geometry to Existing Drawings  - bring in DWG or DXF file, merge them into same file, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Jan 7, 2013 (more IronCAD tutorials)

CNC Manufacturing Workflow Infographic - steps involved in manufacturing part using CNC, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Jan 7, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Solid Edge - Alternate Position Assembly - You Tube, Jan 4, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Dynamic Loading and Unloading of Raster Images Depending on Zoom Scale - checking visibility of raster image in current view in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Cover It Up with the WIPEOUT Command - create polygonal outline, surround area to be cover up using it in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Attach Drawings with Sheet Sets - attaching Xrefs into sheet without using Xref attach feature in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Don't Overlook the Settings - options in 'leader line and arrow tab' in leader settings in AutoCAD, Maria Tzanetakou, Cadalyst, Jan 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Why You Should Use AutoCAD Blocks - reduce repetitive tasks, file size, maintain company standard, simplify library, process, create reports automatically, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD block articles)

Inventor Assembly Surface Area Tip - assembly file calculates surface area of all parts, then adds them together to get total surface area, Clinton Brown, CADline, Jan 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Drop Trailing Zeros in Labels - create expressions, add to label in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Dec 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Surfaces and the Mid-Ordinate Distance - defining mid-ordinate distance, setting value, changing default value in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Dec 23, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Updating a Profile Mode Using Profile.UpdateMode - Civil 3D tutorial, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Jan 7, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Loaded Type Has Been Renamed to Protect the Innocent, Pt 2 - mapping original object parameter values to objects within new file in Revit, Glynnis Patterson, Ideate, Jan 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Learning Revit MEP from Any Direction - leverage what you know, get help from community, build skills over time, Martha Hollowell, AUGI Library, Jan 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimension from tangent edges of arc or circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - Using the Report Generator - search information in selected file vault that can be specified in one or more queries, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Jan 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks 2013: Saving a Drawing View as a DXF or DWG - select drawing view, save as DXF/DWG icon, select destination, DXF/DWG for file extension, create file name, Jon Sauerbrey, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Revision Clouds: What Else is New - rotate revision cloud annotation in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

BOXX Technologies Ships Extravagant Graphics Workstation - 3DBOXX 8950 workstation has 4 dual-size GPUs, extreme NVIDIA graphics, supports DDR3 1600 MHz registered ECC memory, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 4, 2013 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Two Methods for Deleting Variable Group Members - Creo Schematics tutorial, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

MicroStation Messages - understanding ShowCommand, ShowError, ShowStatus, ShowMessage methods, Envision CAD, Jan 3, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Family Symbols Versus Types and SelectionFilterElement - use FamilyManager class to access symbols defined by family in family editor context in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Purging Anonymous Blocks - use PurgeAll command to purge unreferenced objects, workaround is using Wblock in AutoCAD, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What Qualifies an ObjectARX Class to be an Abstract Class - add one pure virtual AutoCAD function in class, declare class as public, adjust virtual void PureMethod() function, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Create a New Layout and Paper Space Viewport - use ‘add method’ feature of drawing’s layout property, select AddPViewport to create new paper space viewport in AutoCAD, Daniel Du, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Make Smooth Pipes in Section View - adjust value of Civil 3D variable 'Facetdev' for desired results, Eric Gates, Envision CAD, Jan 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Make Your Buildings Have a More Realistic Look in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler - select 3D generation option, change building complexity to high, regenerate model, Todd Rogers, Total CAD Systems' Blog, Jan 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Take a Look at Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) - accessing import options on data source panel, helpful links like wiki help, tutorials, videos, Eric Gates, Envision CAD, Jan 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Copying Drawing Views from One Sheet to Another - open drawing sheet in Inventor, create new destination sheet, select, paste views in destination sheet, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set Attributes Through API - select features, use MsgBox to obtain value of attributes in Inventor, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Troubleshooting Error Messages in SolidWorks Macros, Pt 6 - reasons for occurrence of compile, runtime errors, tips to resolve common runtime errors in SolidWorks, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's in a Name, Pt 1 - making text fully searchable using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Jan 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Jon Hirschtick: New Technologies - Still Focus on What Customers Want to Build with It - talk about SolidWorks' success, staring Belmont Technology, involving young talent, robustness of geometric kernel, isicad, Jan 3, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

3D Systems to Buy Geomagic - company does not see much overlap between Geomagic offerings and those from previous acquisition of Rapidform, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Jan 3, 2013

Geomagic to be Acquired by Long-time Business Partner - employees to still report to Ping Fu, who expects Geomagic division to grow under 3D systems, David Ranii, newobserver.com, Jan 3, 2013

CADPower for AutoCAD and BricsCAD - super charged version of express tools, provides identical set of commands, increases efficiency in drafting work at reasonable purchase price of $129, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Jan 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, Bricscad articles)

AMD's Latest FirePro Boards - AMD introduces FirePro W5000, W7000, W8000, W9000 boards are based on GCN GPU, have increased compute density, multi-tasking, power efficiency, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2013 (more graphics card reviews)

A New Way to Reduce Weight with NX 8.5 - topology optimization process shows stress distribution on actual part volume, helps redesign part with less material, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 21, 2012 (more NX articles)

Fundamentals of Parametric Constraints - overview, controlling parameters with parameters manager, understanding geometric, dimensional constraints in AutoCAD, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Create a Copy of a Layout from a Drawing Template - load drawing template, adjust pointer to layout, use copyFrom()method of AcDbLayout class to copy layout, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Sheet Metal - Pretty Basic - folding sheet metal at 90 degrees in vanilla AutoCAD, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Jan 3, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Change the Line Spacing of Mtext - select Mtext object, choose line spacing from paragraph dialog box in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Dec 25, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD .NET: Filter Circles on Properties with TypedValue and SelectionFilter - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 21, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create FaceWall on Slanted Mass Face - creating wall by face on slanted conceptual mass face in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor: Edit iFeature Parameters - re-initialize definition each time in loop for editing more than one parameter of iFeature, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Jan 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create Pattern of Component Occurrences - create pattern along x, y directions in Inventor, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - SplitButton - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 25, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Getting Started with eSimulate Lite - create basic electrical analysis with eSimulate Lite, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

How to Install the Unified Workgroup Manager for Creo Schematics - Creo Schematics tutorial, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Working with Schematics Designs in Windchill  - associating xml files with Creo Schematics design in Windchill, Jim Barrett-Smith, LearningExchange, Jan 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

SolidWorks Bounding Box, Best Underrated 2013 Feature - 3D bounding box for updating weldment cut lists, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Split Lines in Simulation: Secret Mesh Controls - get specific, localized area to apply mesh control, loads, constraints, connectors without adding unwanted geometry in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Meshing for FEA - consider 3D idealization, hex, tet elements, mesh control, check mesh quality, estimate stress levels in concerned areas, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2012 (more FEA articles)

Lenovo C30 ThinkStation - impressive hi-def display, lightning fast drive performance, limited storage space, 800-watt system runs quietly, built to perform, sustain for long product lifecycle, Ray Howard, CADdigest.com, Jan 2, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Meshing Your Design for Analysis: Which Path to Take? - determining mesh optimization for CFD, automatic adaptive remeshing, CAE multiphysics analysis, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Passing the Torch - maintain class size, formulate 3-step training methodology, use simple, helpful tools to ensure trained Navisworks team delivers maximum output, Jesse Ocon, AUGI Library, Jan 2, 2013 (more Navisworks articles, CAD management articles)

Objet's Largest 3D Printer Doesn't Lose Precision - utilizes Connex multi-material capability, has 1000mm x 800mm x 500mm build envelope, follows 16 micron layering process, but expensive, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Jan 2, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Episode 423 - 3DVIA Composer V6R2013x - new features: browser support, 3D tool library, installation, supported OS, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 23, 2012 (more 3DVIA articles)

Catchments Fail to Export to SSA - modify slopes to non-zero value, reference catchments to pipe network structure in Civil 3D, Matt Haokip, Being Civil, Jan 2, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Use SmartDrawJigger to Jig Polygonal Prism with Mouse Wheel and Keyword Support - polygonal prism jig in AutoCAD, Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 24, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using tblobjname to Alter the Layer Color - use entity list obtained from entity name returned by (tblobjname) function in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 2, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Centerline Circle - Support Different Length Ratio - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Jan 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Close AutoCAD Drawing Immediately After Opening - use acdbSetDbmod() to alter DBMOD variable, invoke custom AutoCAD command on basis of drawing views, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inserting vs Embedding Images in Title Blocks in Autodesk Inventor - edit definition of title block, click 'image' icon to insert image, uncheck link box to embed image in document, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Jan 2, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Replace Derived Reference - browse for new file with which derived reference of existing derived component can be replaced in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Dec 21, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change Text Items in TitleBlockDefinition - Inventor tutorial, Vladimir Ananyev, Manufacturing DevBlog, Dec 26, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) - Separator - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Dec 23, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Do It Right: Customizing SolidWorks RMB Menus - check possible menu entries by clicking on 'customize menu,' go to options tab to alter default menu list in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Parent/Child Relationship in SolidWorks - right-click on feature to see relationship, dependency on circular plane, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 4: Go to Multiple Pages - 'origin & destination arrows' command in SolidWorks Electrical creates continuity links to other pages, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 21, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 5: Terminal Strips & Report Drawings - terminal strips manager in SolidWorks Electrical shows list of all terminal strips existing in project locations. Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Structure a BIM Team - divide group by employee type: BIM leads, BIM manager, BIM detailer, William Campbell, AUGI Library, Dec 28, 2012 (more AEC articles)

Select Femap Elements by Adjacent Faces - click 'select by faces' in entity selection dialog box, highlight elements, create element group with adjacent faces in Femap, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Dec 30, 2012 (more Femap articles)

Toucing AutoCAD on the Desktop - AutoCAD on touch screen not accurate, makes arm tired, can't find any advantage, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 31, 2012 (more AutoCAD articles)

Tee Intersections - Maintain Both Crowns - primary road's assembly contains half section assembly, curb assembly completes intersection between primary, secondary roads in Civil 3D, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Dec 31, 2012 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Rotate or Twist the View in AutoCAD - DVIEW command to manually twist view, VIEWTWIST system variable for rotating view relative to current rotation, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Dec 28, 2012 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Making Breakthroughs in Revit: An Interview with Marcello Sgambelluri - manage breakthroughs in Revit, modeling complex geometries, importance of collaboration, advice for Revit users, AUGI Library, Dec 27, 2012 (more Revit articles)

ACA Ceiling Grids: Mask Blocks - hide unwanted grid segments without needing custom grid in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 30, 2012 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Overrule .NET: Check if an Overrule Has Been Registered or Not - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Dec 28, 2012 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Selecting Specific Entities from a Pickfirst Selection Set - understanding ARX functions, using pfss command sets in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Resetting the Origins of Block Table Records in a Drawing - use 'testFunc' as command in AutoCAD, Gopinath Target, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Editing Text with DDEDIT - double-click DTEXT/MTEXT, invoke DDEDIT/MTEDIT command(s) to edit single/multi-line text respectively in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Lengthen Command - trim line/arc in AutoCAD using delta, percent, total, dynamic options of LENGTHEN command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 27, 2012 (more AutoCAD tips)

Splitting Tables in Autodesk Inventor - select table, split table, reposition cells, click on un-split table to re-combine table in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Dec 27, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Create 3D Sketches from 2D Sketches in Autodesk Inventor - use 'intersection curve,' 'project to surface' methods to create complex geometry in Inventor, Caleb Funk, Cadalyst, Dec 31, 2012 (more Inventor tutorials)

Commonly Used Interfaces in the SolidWorks API, Pt 4 - ISldWorks, ModelDoc2, IModelDocExtension, IFeatureManager, ISketchManager, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 21, 2012  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the SolidWorks API Help File, Pt 5 - search for information using specific interface/method search terms, descriptive search terms, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 28, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Linear Pattern Instance Options in SolidWorks - using options: one direction only, two directions, pattern seed only, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 27, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Tech Tip: The Black Box - creating black box representing drive, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Dec 26, 2012 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

   

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