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February 2013

Animation Basics - animating attributes for object, camera in solidThinking Evolve, You Tube, Feb 25, 2013 (more solidThinking articles)

Zone Boundaries with Open Plan Spaces - use inner edge method to set zones, define boundaries between spaces using line tool in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Feb 28, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Wall End Caps - tool to determine end cap position in relation to length of wall in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Feb 26, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword - the New 3D Drawing Pen - 3Doodler helps draw full 3D item using plastic compound, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 27, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Maintain Standards by Returning Objects to ByLayer Settings - using SETBYLAYER command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Generate a Preview by acdbMakeDrawingPreview - undocumented acblock.crx function in AutoCAD 2013 makes drawing preview image in given database using model space table record block, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD undocumented commands tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 9 - SeriesMin & SeriesMax - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Rule Fillet Incident Edges for Machined Corners - use 'incident edges option' from rule fillet tool to multi-select corners with incident edges, deselect 'all rounds' checkbox to select inside corners in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Feb 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Manipulate Rows and Columns of iPart, Pt 1 - adding/deleting rows or columns in Inventor, editing in Excel file, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: UserInput Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Proper In-Place Revit Stairs: It's Possible - create staircase without railings, export IFC from Revit menu to somewhere, open that IFC file in Revit, select staircase, copy to clipboard, paste in project, Vincent Cadoret, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Feb 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Linked AutoCAD Survey Into Revit Rotation Bug - workaround is rotating CAD import link file in Revit file or reload it, You Tube, Feb 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2012 API - automatic regeneration mode removed, CompoundStructure, LinePattern, FillPattern classes replaced, renovated portion of IndependentTag class, related classes, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 28, 2013 (more Revit articles)

No-Budget CAD Management - get rid of junk folders, analyze errors, control active project directories, archives, amend standards, organize informal training sessions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 27, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Add CNET.com to Your Library of CAD Management Resources - free, membership-optional site offers broad spectrum of technology news, reviews, industry happenings, necessary for CAD managers, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 27, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Sketches - exploring copy/paste, derived sketch methods for reusing sketch geometry, alternately use sketch block in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Jan 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is Your Vault Sluggish? - setting up maintenance plan in SQL to rebuild, reorganize indexes in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

InFlow Web Access vs EPDM Internal Web - admin can set specific portal for users in SolidWorks EPDM, can become available to suppliers, field services outside of firewall of company, InFlow Technology, Feb 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Electrical - Packaging Demo - automate electrical design process, You Tube, Feb 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Create a Custom Material Preset Library in modo - locate new material in preset browser, link material, adjust render settings to save custom material, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 26, 2013 (more modo articles)

Roof Covering 2D Symbol - add details in covering's home story, adjust drainage plan when current storey lies below home storey in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Feb 27, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Meanwhile, Back in the Real World - computing power in cloud comes with limitations, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 26, 2013 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Advanced Wall Modifications - select round wall tool, 'tool preference' tab to adjust width, height of wall, use reshape tool to make curved ramp in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Feb 26, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Viewers for Solid Edge - 2 types: Solid Edge Viewer for opening standard files, 'view and markup' tool allows view, markup, measurement, assembly trees, motion, PMI, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Feb 26, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to Make the Best Use of CAD for NC Programming in NX CAM - clean up, simplify imported data, create NC setup, fixture assemblies, manage derivative models, keep it all associative with master model concept, You Tube, Feb 22, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Year-End Surge Pushes Autodesk to Record Fourth Quarter - net income was $257 million in fiscal year 2013, Canada, northern Europe reported strongest sales, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Beats for Q4, Disappoints in Outlook & Gets a New Look - total Q4 revenue up 2% to $607 million, AEC segment revenue up 18% year over year, revenue from Americas was down 2%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2013 Core Console - feed AcCoreConsole.exe into single script file to create, edit entities, save edits to DWG file, combine console with ScriptPro to process files faster, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Why My AutoCAD Objects are Shown as Boxes? - use QTEXT, FILLMODE, RTDISPLAY, MAXACTVP variables to simplify drawing appearances in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Can't See Preview on Open and Save As Dialogs? - edit registry setting in AutoCAD, set value data to 1, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD at Lightning Speed - using SelectSimilar command in AutoCAD 2011, You Tube, Feb 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Do More with Fewer AutoCAD Tools - understanding functions of grips, multifunctional grips, dynamic input tool, double-clicking objects, properties palette, Edwin Prakoso, AUGI Library, Feb 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Platform - Taking Advantage of the New Command Line Options - control number of lines of prompt history, make command line almost transparent, customize 'autocomplete' feature, Jarod Schultz, Feb 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

SET'g the Stage in Autodesk Navisworks - using sets for organizing elements, selection vs. search set, appearance profiler tool to apply color, transparency overrides to elements, Bill Knittle, Synergis, Feb 26, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Get a List of the Names of All Reference Planes in a Revit Model - 'WhiteFeet Tools for Revit' add-in to effectively schedule reference planes in model, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Feb 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving Dimensional Constraints and Their Associative Properties - dump dimensional constraints in current BlockTableRecord, lists constraint type, dependent entity, controlling parameter in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Productivity Tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 - borehole data, bridge modeler, Carogramma, civil view, rail track layout utilities in Civil 3D, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Feb 26, 2013 (more Civil 3D features)

The Buckets of Productivity - understanding role of features in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 26, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

The Trouble with Namespaces - grouping classes into complex hierarchies creates problem, using name mangling scheme, with disambiguating string at end, is helpful, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Feb 22, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

3D Systems Revenue Up 45% On Printer Demand - $102 million revenue generated, expects increase of 24-37% in revenue in 2013, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 25, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

User Defined Guide Line Shortcut Keys - force guide line mid command, make desired guide line stay in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, Feb 26, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Mastercam Toolpath Transform Methods: NCI vs Geometry - NCI option copy, transform source operation's NCI lines; geometry method copy, transform source operation's parameters, geometry, toolpath references, Mastercam Xtras, Feb 25, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Reading the Block Table of a Dynamic Block - accessing data for given selected BlockReference object in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 8 - Does the Platform Matter - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Properties, Properties, Properties - adjust rollovertips, turn off 'quick properties,' 'selection cycling' options to handle issues related to AutoCAD properties, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Feb 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Move Contour Labels Across Surfaces and Drawings - select labels, adjust properties of labels to display contour label line, explode labels in Civil 3D, Civil Digest, Feb 25, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing AutoCAD Civil 3D Alignment Design Speeds Using .NET API - use design speed class to obtain 'station' values in Civil 3D .NET API, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 25, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler for Interoperability - .IMX and .FBX Files - use export command to access Revit FXB option, export IMX icon for exporting Civil 3D objects, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Feb 25, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Inventor API Training - Lesson 2 - methods, parameters used in opening, creating, saving, closing documents, adjusting iProperties, UI vs API parameters, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor's Design Accelerator - Limits/Fits Mechanical Calculator - determine fit type, tolerances limits, zones to design ideal fit in Inventor, Robert Reid, Synergis, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Editing Tables Inserted Into Autodesk Inventor Drawings - using Excel table as single reference, editing file in Inventor's browser, making edits to get different results, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

DXF Flat Pattern Using iLogic - MFG Master Class - create a new sheet metal part, get the iLogic browser up, add rule to make it run in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Application Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Convert All Grids to 2D - enable crop region, shift crop area so that it passes over grid lines to convert grid extents to 2D in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Feb 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2011 API - changes to Revit API namespaces, new classes for XYZ, UV, ElementId, new transaction interfaces, refactored document properties related to transactions, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 25, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Introducing CFD to Design Engineers, Pt 1 - common stumbling blocks in pre-processing, analyzing pressure exerted on valve's wall by fluid flow, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 25, 2013 (more CFD articles, ANSYS articles)

Control Femap Models with Reference Groups - right click on group name, select reference groups in pull-down menu to manipulate, define groups in Femap, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Feb 25, 2013 (more Femap articles

Rescale: Build Your Own Simulation Template in the Cloud - offers cloud-hosted software, HPC hardware to create, run customized, repeatable, multi-solver simulation, optimization cycles, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 25, 2013 (more cloud articles, engineering analysis articles)

SolidWorks Simulation Bonded Contact - handle load transfer in cases where bodies stay in contact among others using compatible, incompatible mesh options, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Quick Tip: How to Stop Solid Bodies in a Multi-Body Part from Auto-Merging - add weldment feature at top of feature tree, which turns off 'merge results' option, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How a P&G Spray Bottle Works and is Assembled Using SolidWorks Composer - using arrows text boxes feature to show how liquid is sent out of nozzle, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAE Competence Management: Are We Ready? - CAE vendors are offering certifications, maintaining competence management systems to track level of expertise of learners in CAE community, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 22, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

Solid Edge Custom Tools - introduction to customization, tools like NSidePolygon, Batch, CustomSensor, user-specific customization, You Tube, Feb 21, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Basics of Setting Work Environments Plus Importing and Exporting Them - exploring work environment profile schemes, individual storable schemes in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 22, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Maximizing Your 3D Printers Productivity - best practices for managing run times, job sizes based on business schedule, EJ Nordstrom, CAPUniversity, Feb 22, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

A Gamification Experiment: Apollonian Obliteration - gamifying augmented reality, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 22, 2013 (more virtual reality articles)

Create Quick Properties - avail COM API to access, edit smart tag, use code InwOpState3.SmartTagsEnabled to enable it in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 21, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD on Mac Locking Up When Printing or Saving to PDF - workaround is removing printer before printing or saving out PDF file, David Lau, Up and Ready, Feb 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Please Wait While Windows Configures Raster Message, Every Time User Launches AutoCAD - launch right version of AutoCAD so that raster can find folder it needs to write configuration, Up and Ready, Feb 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: Your Template Doesn't Have to be Complicated - keep only essentials styles, objects in template, other styles, objects on separate files, add additional objects to drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 7 - Bundle Folder Name - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using the Table Cell Selected Event - know row, column index of selected cell using 'Autodesk.AutoCAD.Internal.Reactors.TableSubSelectFilter' class in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

File Translation in Autodesk Inventor 2013 - always check import options before opening new file for translation, Mark Flayler, Canadian Manufacturing, Feb 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sharing and Copying Inventor Parameters - copying, deriving, linking parameters table, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add User Parameters to Text Sketch - adding text, Boolean parameters in Inventor 2013, You Tube, Feb 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Two Useful Inventor Sketching Shortcuts - adjust 'constraint options' to avoid creating unwanted constraints, hold shift to regulate trimming/extending lines, Luke Davenport, CADline, Feb 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Plumb It, Don't Plummet - creating plumbing systems in Revit MEP, tips on setting template basics, plumbing fixtures, Dave Benscoter, AUGI Library, Feb 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Grids Don't Phase Me - scope boxes to control visibility of grids, design options or worksets for multi-segmented grids in Revit, Brok Howard, HOK BIM Solutions, Feb 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Use SetSystemACLs to Set Permissions on Files - understanding Vault API functions for setting security permissions, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 21, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Job Processor Logins - understanding job processor timeline with regard to simultaneous log-in issues, watch folder functionalities in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 22, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SolidWorks Assembly Drawing Section - manipulating section in drawing to show, cut desired part, You Tube, Feb 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Varying Dimension Pattern - create linear pattern, initialize feature, enable 'instances to vary' option in PropertyManager, adjust dimension using SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Lemley, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New Bounding Box in SolidWorks 2013 - turn modeled part into weldment, right click on ‘Cut-List-Item1’ folder to create/edit bounding box, add reference dimensions, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Q&A with Mike DeLacey: BIM and the Rebuilding of U.S. Infrastructure - Microdesk president talks about role of CAD-related technologies in redesigning, rebuilding infrastructure, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Feb 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Surface Meshing Complex Geometry in Femap - You Tube, Feb 19, 2013 (more Femap articles)

Tipniques: Phase Modifiers - add programming to ACAD.LSP, create 3 different types of LISP routine, add routines to customizations, Matthew Hill, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Adding a Body Modifier to a Wall - draw wall, mass element that intersect each other, pick wall, mass element to check operation in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Feb 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Set Description Property of McadAttributeField When Object Using AddAttributeClass - handling errors while using specific function in AutoCAD Mechanical, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

Quick Tip: Abbreviations - go to drawing settings, click on 'abbreviations' tab to modify default abbreviations in Civil 3D, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Feb 21, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Resolving Style Conflicts in Exporting Civil 3D Styles Using .NET API - use StyleConflictResolverType enumeration to determine conflicts in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 20, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Lights Visibility Issue in a Plan - check options in properties window, adjust top, cut plane in view range dialog box, click 'reveal hidden elements' to adjust visibility in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Feb 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Super Rail Path Edit Mode - enter visibility/graphics, turn on all analytical categories while in edit path mode to edit all of paths on all of railings in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Feb 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2010 API - new UI, FamilyItemFactory class, conceptual design functionality, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 21, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Worksharing Display Users - remove inactive users from 'worksharing display settings' in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Considering Low Cost Workstations - check memory capacity, extensibility, disk performance, graphics quality, consistency, software integration, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 21, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Google Chromebook Pixel - Mobile CAD Workstation or Overpriced Web Browser - 12.85" display with 3:2 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Backlit Chrome keyboard, 59 Wh battery, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 21, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Standardize for Success - understand need to standardize drawing workflow, production procedure, BIM execution plan, consultant coordination manual, Brian Andresen, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 11 - effective CAD leadership is critical for manufacturing success, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Semi-Truck: Can There Be Innovation? - studying air flow around semi-trucks using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Does V6 Have to Offer? - author discusses functional modeling, database filetype, multicore processing, cloud capabilities, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Feb 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Much Pounding from Winter Storms Can Your Roof Take? - applying snow loads using SolidWorks, Stephen Endersby, Inside the Hive, Feb 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Revisiting Your Copy Settings Wizard - restore system setting after customizing options, launch wizard to save settings while running SolidWorks, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Drawing Template vs Sheet Format Files in SolidWorks - template file is based on company's standards, while sheet format file is saved within template file, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

50 Years of CAD - features of Sketchpad, history, versions for drafting, designing, Evan Yares, Design World, Feb 13, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Laser Scanning, Visualization Reveal Art from Bronze Age -  archaeologists analyzed undiscovered 72 Stonehenge carvings using Bentley Pointools, Richard Zambuni, Cadalyst, Feb 20, 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Cimatron Shares Tumble After Earnings Release - total revenue was $12.4 million in Q4, license revenue was 49% of total revenue, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 20, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Associating Step Files in Windows Explorer to Open Into Single Instance of Solid Edge - using registry entries, David Merritt, Dave's Rave, Feb 20, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Display Themes and You - create property data formats, property set definitions, display theme style, attach property set data to objects, activate display theme using AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Don't Model That Feature Twice, Copy It - considering model of block with 2 features placed on one face, copying hole to same face in SolidWorks, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get a Head Start with a Customized Template - use commands to creating, editing custom template, select template using application button in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Integrating AutoCAD with Twitter Using RESTSharp, Pt 1 - constructing REST calls, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Integrating AutoCAD with Twitter Using RESTSharp, Pt 2 - testing basic OAuth using RESTSharp, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Integrating AutoCAD with Twitter Using RESTSharp, Pt 3 - using status API to update status on Twitter from AutoCAD command line, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Filter XData Application Name (ExtendedDataRegAppName) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Moving the Center of Origin of an Object - Autodesk Showcase tip, Marion Landry, You Tube, Feb 19, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Adjusting the Hardware Shadow Cut-Off Distance Settings - understanding shadows when using infinite environments in Autodesk Showcase, Marion Landry, You Tube, Feb 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Linked Grids and Levels - turn off grids, levels, workset of linked model using view templates, filters in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Feb 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Finding Text Size as a Built-In Parameter - understanding usage of Revit parameters that work with either internal Revit code or API, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Securing Linked Files - create option set with single option in Revit, copy over links to this option, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Feb 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Make Piston in Creo Parametric - create datum axis of piston cylinder, click on extrude icon, make extrude in circle, draw constraints, sketches, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Feb 10, 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Complete Guide to Use Pattern Tool in Creo Parametric/Pro/E - use dimension, axis, direction, table, curve, point pattern tools to make design process efficient, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Jan 25, 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

Variable Pattern Instances in SolidWorks 2013 - vary spacing of instances or size of feature being copied using 'instances to vary' option at bottom of property manager of pattern command, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Dismissed Warning and Error Messages - make sure to check system options, setting regularly to make sure that nothing has been dismissed, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM Tech Tip: Implementing an Easy and Effective Backup Process - secure vital company information by backing up metadata, file server settings, physical vault files, Hugh Kanner, CAPUniversity, Feb 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Graitec Advance Steel 2013 - structural BIM solution has improved floating tool palette, optimized graphics engine, quicker document manager, ability to define countersunk holes, inserted plate washers, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more civil engineering articles)

How to Change the Color of a Specific Component in a Drawing View - create layer, right-click on component to display it in color, select 'component line font,' uncheck use document defaults in SolidWorks, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Don't Need All of the Object? Use Objective to Split It Up - split object using objective tool in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Feb 19, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Siemens Folds CAPA Quality Management Into Teamcenter - 'corrective and preventive actions' management works within active workspace HD user environment, Beth Stackpole, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 19, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 10 - communicate design team's performance in business terms, track productivity internally, demonstrate product development contributions, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 19, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Autodesk FormIT - free iPad app helps capture building design concepts on the move, can import satellite image, model masses in context, but more geometry options are needed, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Visual Manipulations and Many Segments, Pt 10 - use site parcel model in Civil 3D to produce suitable results in less time, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 19, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What Views Use Which View Templates? (2013 Edition and Better Formatting) - checking view property updates in Revit 2013 API, new parameters added, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Intersect a Line with a Solid - using INTSOLID command in AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get Image Clip Boundary Coordinates - expose interface using ActiveX automation model, load attached project in AutoCAD, open VBA IDE, run code, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Override Drag & Drop Behavior - create class derived from COleDropTarget, apply Drop() or DropEx() method in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Associate by Default Materials to Solid Hatch in Section Views - Inventor tutorial, Being Inventive, Feb 19, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API Training - Lesson 11 - printing, translating files, main properties, methods of PrintManager object, accessing translator's open, save options, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Design Accelerator: How to Use the Press Fit Calculator - calculate elastic cylindrical co-axial pressure connections for compact/hollow shafts in hot/cold state, Robert Reid, Synergis, Feb 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Meshing 101 - The Basics of CAE Meshing - idealize CAD geometry, create simulation model, mesh, guidelines for making good mesh, Evan Yares, Design World, Feb 13, 2013 (more FEA articles)

CATIA V5 - Sheet Metal - MultiBody Approach - Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Feb 15, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

Venture Capitalist Buys Up CAM - Battery bought Vero Holdings, aims to 'rightsize'  then sell it, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 19, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Solibri Model Checker V8 - accepts model data as IFC formats, can validate geometric/attribute data, includes 300 proforma-based rules, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more Solibri reviews)

Myth Buster: Revit & IFC, Pt 2 - The Saga Continues - create roads using IFC with mapping functionality, exporting custom IFC parameters, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Feb 19, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Picking a Subtype for an ArchiCAD Object - ways to customize objects in ArchiCAD by setting parameters, defining materials, adjusting alterations, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 15, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Text: Custom Linetypes - manipulate rotation parameter, specify upright texts, absolute rotation of text with respect to origin in AutoCAD, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Generating File Names - understanding file naming, file numbering schemes in Autodesk Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 15, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 6 - RuntimeRequirements OS for .NET Assembly - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Select Manipulations of Segments, Pt 9 - manually adjust current selection set in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 14, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Sectional Attachment: Staying in the Middle of Things - creating section line for view in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inserting Microsoft Excel Tables Into Autodesk Inventor Drawings - use annotations tab, browse for file to import, select Excel table, set up table import, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Edge Direction - EdgeUse object to get direction of edge on given face in consistent manner in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Retrieving Schedules on a Sheet - use FilteredElementCollector, pass in element ID of Revit view in which elements are to be collected, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Changing the Height of Radial Grid Lines in Revit - construct grid lines using orthogonal, radial grids, create scope box to adjust 3D extents of gridline, Tim Waldock, RevitCat, Feb 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Disassociating Family Parameter from an Element Parameter - using AssociateElementParameterToFamilyParameter() method in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Feb 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Set Adaptive Component Parameters with Placement Point Coordinates - use parameter API, dynamic model updates to adjust coordinate values in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

View Reference - create different view reference families, adjust legend components by using modified view reference command of Revit 2013, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Feb 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Network Rendering Made Easy - SolidWorks 2013 has capability to utilize processing power of up to 10 computers from network to complete render job, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 - Previous Version Interoperability - mates, materials/appearances are retained in previous version, part features, assembly components are replaced with 'future version file' icons in previous version, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Feb 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Loss of SolidWorks' Functionality - turn off exploded view, regain control of adding features, editing sketches, add revision table or views to drawing, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Create DimExpertManager Geometric Tolerance in a Section View - create empty note block in SolidWorks, left-click geometric tolerance values to populate note area, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Custom Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - copy similar symbol using library tab, change properties of symbol, add/edit attributes of symbol, Elliot Weber, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exporting Faces to DXF or DWG - generating DXF/DWG from flat surface for machining in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Windows 8: Is It the Right Call for CAD? - redesigned touchscreen interface might present transition pain to users, Windows 7/8 blended environments supposed to be norm in near future, Joe Dysart, Cadalyst, Feb 14, 2013 (more Widows articles, CAD industry articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 9 - communicate effectively with business personnel, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 14, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Large Assembly in Solid Edge ST5 - build, visualize digital designs, You Tube, Feb 12, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

vPlanner: Visual Planning to Facilitate Building Construction - multi-user client-server solution designed to streamline project pull-planning activities, includes commitment management workflow feature, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 14, 2013 (more AEC articles)

BIM is Not CAD - CAD managers play important role in BIM adoption, but BIM management involves different level of responsibility, technical know-how, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Structural BIM - adopting BIM solutions, discussing role of structural engineer in BIM process, Kevin Lea, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk BIM conference 2012 - talk about UK government's push for BIM in construction, breakout sessions, discussions on BIM adoption process, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD for Mac 2013 - context sensitive PressPull features, new project manager, ability to attach PDF files as underlays, has capable photographic rendering tool, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Jan 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Autodesk CAM - Interview with Carl White and Anthony Graves - Autodesk executives talk about HSMWorks, strategy to gain substantial market-share, multi-core 64-bit HSMWorks kernel, post processing, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 14, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Step Into the Present - Civil 3D has ability to add points along tangents, curves of polylines, add PI point, group similar points together in point groups, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, Feb 14, 2013 (more Civil 3D features)

An Augmented Reality View of an Apollonian Packing Using Point Cloud Browser - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Fix Problems with the Way AutoCAD Looks (the User Interface) - RIBBONCLOSE command to close ribbon, type commandline to display command line window, display/hide menu bar, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Valentines Day Giveaway - users sent small AutoCAD tips on cycling through objects, using DWG convert functionality, binding xref, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Feb 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Supersonic Ping Pong Balls - creating model of launcher tube, standard ping pong ball, calculating motion study in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Navigate Swiftly Using Unique SolidWorks 2013 Features - exploring quick filter buttons, FeatureManager tree filter, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Feb 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Replace and Resequence Balloons in SolidWorks - create new balloons automatically, use 'order sequentially' function to reorder balloons appropriately, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Changing Face of 3D Printing - 3D printers available under $20K: Creatr, Form 1, Mojo, RepRap, Iris, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Feb 13, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

solidThinking Inspire 9.0 - supports wide range of CAD geometry formats, has well-developed sketching, direct modeling tools, helps define specific values for forces, draw direction, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Feb 14, 2013 (more solidThinking reviews)

Bentley Pointools' Powerful Visualization Technology Uncovers Prehistoric Artwork on Stonehenge - Bentley Pointools facilitates visualization, analysis of 850 gigabytes of 0.5 mm-resolution survey data, Bentley.com, Feb 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

10 More Must Have Engineering Apps - Autodesk 360 Mobile, PDF Max Pro, OnLive Desktop, Turbo Viewer, GoodNotes, Team Viewer, ThermoFluids, CAD Clues, Feb 12, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles, engineering articles)

Understanding AutoCAD Mechanical Object Snap Settings - assigning object snaps using system variable OSMODE, 3 power snap settings with assigned system variable values, John Hackney, Cadalyst, Feb 13, 2013 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

Changing the Case of Date Fields - suffix code '%tc1' to change field expression in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD text tutorials)

Maintaining Per-Object XData in AutoCAD Using .NET - filter selection to only include entities attached with XData, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Eliminating Compiler Warnings and Deprecated Calls - iterate directly over instance instead of querying obsolete GeometryElement.Objects property in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How Do I 'Explode' a Group? - use UNGROUP command in AutoCAD, make changes to individual objects within group using GROUPDISPLAYMODE system variable, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Feb 13, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing Child Object Style Using .NET API - access child label style from parent label style's ObjectId using [index] in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 13, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - A Realistic Look at Stress Analysis Contacts - creating contact pairs automatically by converting existing assembly constraints, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Utilizing iMates on Factory Assets - snapping assets together in Factory Design Suite, You Tube, Feb 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Replace Object Defaults Style - using 'style and standard editor' dialog in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Improve CAD Production Quality by Annoying Your Users, Pt 3 - use 'andon cord' methodology, identify, explain problem to users, assign appropriate rework to responsible parties, document process, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 13, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Take Time to Think Big - look at big picture to be able to think of developing techniques than can improve productivity, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 13, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2013: Intersect - build part from multiple intersecting surfaces, combine surfaces, planes, solid bodies using intersect tool, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Create Realistic Water Droplets in SolidWorks - offset outer glass surface, model droplets with varying radius, use 3D sketch to create pattern of droplets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Secret Code of the SolidNetWork License Options File – Decoded - define user groups using syntax in empty text file, save option file as sw_d.opt, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Ideal BIM Software - compare industry software with ideal BIM software, share results of BIM challenge, developers should understand users' requirements, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 12, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Generating Meshes in Real Time from Webcams - WebCamMesh from Geomagic creates 'fake' 3D depth map by mapping pixel brightness to mesh vertex Z positions, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 12, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 8 - manage product design data effectively, administer, control data access by others, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 12, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Beyond Clash Detection - select right version of Navisworks, use 'interference check' feature, select objects by search sets, Kim Perelli, AUGI Library, Feb 12, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

How to Get the Mouse Cursor Coordinates in UCS - get mouse coordinates in DCS, transform DCS point to UCS isometric view, project UCS point to XY plane of UCS in AutoCAD, print result, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD UCS tutorials)

Cycle Manipulations of Segments, Pt 8 - understanding grip editing of parcel segments, interface controls, panorama-based tools in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 12, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Steampunk Sword - 3ds Max Modeling Tutorial - configure viewports, pick material slot, lock plane before modeling, Tutorial-z.com, Feb 12, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Breaking the wd.env File Down Line By Line - setting global variables, exploring wd.env file for setting up multi-user environment in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 5 - Component AppType for .NET Assembly - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Bitmap of Selected Entities - use export() method of AcadDocument class of ActiveX automation API of AutoCAD, Gopinath Taget, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Showcase Your Inventor Files - setting up view representations, positional representations, adjust view by rotating model to specific angle, position in Inventor, Gregg Reinhart, Synergis, Feb 12, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

ETO 2013 R2 - Add-In Template, VS Add-Ins Can Impact ETO Studio & InventorApplication Global Rule - call code to create ribbon in IntentInitialized function, ETO console in Visual Studio using Inventor API, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 12, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - TogglePopup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 12, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adjustable Versus Perpendicular Spud - understanding spuds in Revit with example: 2 smaller branches, both routed from larger main at 45 degrees, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotate with Component - categories responsive/immune to 'rotate with component' tool, select model option to use rotate tool in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tagging Architectural Columns - use structural columns instead, nest shared architectural column into generic model, use multi-category tags in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Feb 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Techniques for Modeling Curved Framing - leave analytical beam with default true arc geometry, use hard-points to discretize at intersecting nodes in Revit, Tomasz Fudala, BIM and Beam, Feb 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Remote vs. Distributed Mass - comparing results of both methods in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Feb 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Easy Way to Rotate Actors - click on triad, input degrees in property task pane to rotate actors in SolidWorks Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Feb 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Recover from a VSTA 1603 Installation Error If S-056972 Fails to Correct the Issue - uninstall Visual Studio Tools 2005, remove VSTA registry entries, edit registry keys, install 'Visual Studio Tools Application' manually, Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Evolution of CAD on the Macintosh - early versions were based on Apple's MacDraw vector drawing app, first architecture program was Radar CH, Sauro Agostini, Architosh, Jan 28, 2013 (more Mac articles, AEC articles)

PTC Q1 2013 Results - Q&A with CEO James Heppelmann about customer insecurities, bottlenecks with CAD, Creo 3.0 launch, pricing pressure in CAD market, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 12, 2013 (more PTC articles)

VISI 20 - Manufacturing - greater taper control, ability to output specific M/G codes, hive computing, dynamic incremental stock feature, improved feature recognition tools, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Feb 11, 2013 (more VISI reviews)

8 Questions with JP Abelanet About Geometry - biggest challenges facing CAD in next 3 years, working with computational kernel inside GE, favorite tools, resources, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, Feb 11, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Dell Gets Ready to Go Private: What Does It Mean for Professional Workstation Users - expected to be more responsive to technology buyers' changing computing preferences, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 11, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Got Text - use block editor to change block's insertion point, add text to 3D view, setting highlight color for single line text in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Feb 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Transparency to Your AutoCAD Drawings - making hatch pattern transparent, You Tube, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Three Macros to Align Your UCS - create UCS parallel to selected line, align UCS to selected object in AutoCAD 2013, Perry Medina, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Use Grips to Change Table Objects - AutoCAD 2013 tip to adjust table height with grips, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Pass Autodesk Professional Certification - make sure software works properly, adjust screen resolution, read instructions carefully, be familiar with inquiry tools, object snaps, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Electrical Tools You Should Use - consider DWG audit, utilities, project-wide update or retag, component cross-reference tools to update in AutoCAD, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Using SLAM-Based Augmented Reality to Visualize 3D Geometry - explores PointCloud browsing techniques to view 3D geometry, generate mesh objects, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Overriding the SetUnhandledExceptionFilter for AutoCAD - disable SetUnhandledExceptionFilter() function by directly patching return instruction into asm, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 4 - ApplicationPlugins Location for Current User - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Projection of a Curve on a Surface - code to create cylindrical surface, line in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Crash Accessing the Sun Settings Dialog - apply Revit view template to view that has value for Sun setting field to avoid crash, Kathryn Langan, The Revit Clinic, Feb 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

2D SVG Editing on Mobile Device with Raphael - using JavaScript library, exploring demo implementations, reporting text, click handler in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How Do I Mate a Round Ball So it is Resting on a Smaller Hole in SolidWorks - create point on circle, insert coincident mate between point, face of ball in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Linking Data from Microsoft Excel to a SolidWorks Model  - use design table to manipulate, link Excel spreadsheets in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Helping with Hospitals - points to consider while helping to coordinate above ceilings on hospitals for overhead equipment, Adam Munoz, AUGI Library, Feb 8, 2013 (more AEC articles)

How Do I Get My Boss to Buy a 3D Printer - confer product usability, cost savings, in-time product availability, design reviews, short term tax benefits, Gary Polio, CAPUniversity, Feb 8, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to: Download Certified Graphic Card Driver - check hardware certification page, driver versions or replace driver to rectify graphic performance problems, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 7, 2013 (more graphic card articles)

Creating Keyboard Shortcuts in ArchiCAD - go to options, work environment, then select option to create shortcut, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 8, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Vault Integration Pattern - Asynchronous Queue - exploring advantages, disadvantages of using Vault job queue for transferring data, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 8, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Advanced Poly Modeling - Tassimo T-65 Home Brewing Station: Pt 3 - refine shape of main components, conduct mesh cleanup of elements using 3D Studio Max, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Feb 8, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Zoom All in All Viewports - using CVPORT system variable in AutoCAD, AutoLISP function to determine number of current viewports, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, AutoLISP tutorials)

Navisworks & VB.NET: IApplicationGui Events - VB.NET code for subscribing to IApplicationGui events, Spiderinnet Blog, Feb 2, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Pack Dances with Parcels, Pt 7 - understanding parcel slide, swing tools, parcel sizing parameters, feature line interactions in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 8, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Computer Freezes After Open, Save As - running multiple screens, different resolution settings can cause dialogs to display off screen, reset/restore CUIX file, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 8, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Increasing Shaded View Resolution in Autodesk Inventor - change 'use bitmap' option to 'offline only' in shaded view setting dialog box, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Driving Constraints from Workplanes - Flip Normal, link parameters together to inverse value, use iLogic forms to modify parameter value, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Feb 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API Training, Pt 1 - understanding Inventor COM API model, accessing API, basics of object-oriented programming, accessing application object, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Feb 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Text Formatting - highlight text to be formatted, press 'slack’ button to display text as fraction, superscript or subscript, Luke Davenport, CADline, Feb 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Macro to Quickly Fix the To/From Room Parameter for Doors - Revit tutorial, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What Did I Dimension - right click on padlock, select 'show related' option to locate objects dimensioned by dimension segment in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Feb 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

View Templates and Area Plans - setting default view template associativity in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Jan 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Multi-Line Custom Properties in SolidWorks - type lines in Notepad, copy lines, paste values in custom property, use multi-line custom property, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Animated Chain in SolidWorks  - chain is one multibody part, hidden part in assembly pushes links forward, You Tube, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Episode 429 - Woodworking with SolidWorks Revisited - using weldments for trim, building library features for joints, creating smart components for inserts, biscuits, dowels, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks World 2013, Orlando - Bigger and Better? Let's Discuss - presentation by Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on 3DExperience, Mechanical Conceptual product announced, SolidWorks to focus on channel execution, coverage, Taxal, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

First Look: Caustic Series2 Ray Tracing Acceleration Boards - Caustic R2100, R2500 boards include 4 GB, 16GB memory, user talks about comparable existing products in market, workflow improvement, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 7, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Primary Benefits of BIM - BIM divided into 4 major variants: production, coordination, integration, design, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 5, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Q&A with David Randle - options for sending Pro/E geometry to Bunkspeed, functionality of Powerboost, GPU usage, exporting object, camera, Aurora Meneghello, NOVEDGE, Feb 7, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Using Absolute Function Inside Solid Edge  - You Tube, Feb 5, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Arrays - assign LBound, UBound values to variables before initiating iterations, Envision CAD, Feb 7, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 7 - document, analyze group's productivity, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 7, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Stripping XData from Offset AutoCAD Entities Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

List DWF Underlay Definitions in the Drawing - go through 'ACAD_DWFDEFINITIONS' dictionary, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Display Civil 3D Surface in Web Page with WebGL, Pt 1 - creating triangles with WebGL, Daniel Du, Cloud & Mobile DevBlog, Feb 5, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Optimizing AutoCAD Performance - minimize system activities requiring graphic processor, manage hard drive, reduce traffic in start-up menu, clean registry files, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Vault - Search Files Checked Out - search from top folder, use find tool to check all Vault files, Chris Turner, CADline, Feb 6, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Adding a Button to Existing Ribbon Panel - adding custom button to 'analyze' tab in Revit Energy Analysis ribbon panel, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Beam to Column Chamfer - use 'beam/column joins' tool to adjust position of beams in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Jan 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Retrieving Paint Material for Walls Using Revit API - use Face.HasRegions, Face.GetRegions() properties of split face command to access paint material information, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Feb 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip: Worksharing Between Revit and Revit LT - Bill Knittle, Synergis, Feb 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dassault Tops 2 Billion Euro Revenue in 2012 - annual total revenue up 14%, Q4 software revenue up 11%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 7, 2013 (more CATIA articles)

Dassault Cautious Outlook Dampens Good Q4 - PLM software revenue up 10%, revenue from Americas up 12%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 7, 2013 (more CATIA articles)

SolidSmack Sits Down with SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot - talk about working as CEO, users' reaction for Mechanical Conceptual, SolidWorks positioning itself in Maker Revolution, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Finding Your Keys or, the Top-Level Assembly - quick filter for top-level assemblies in SolidWorks 2013 only shows assemblies in current folder at top level, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Tiling Accessory for ArchiCAD - creating wall, floor tiling plans, editing individual tiles, rows, placing individual polygons, rectangles, Kata Danis, Shoegnome, Feb 4, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Lattice Technology's Ultra Lightweight XVL Format and Software - surprisingly small files make it models easier to view, yet accurate enough to measure, interview with product manager, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Feb 7, 2013 (more Lattice Technology reviews)

Don't Forget the Human Factor in Process Simulation and Assembly Instructions - XVL Studio can specify tolerances when performing clearance checks, insert human model with movable limbs, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 6, 2013 (more Lattice Technology articles)

Supporting the Divide Command in a Custom Entity - relevant overridden methods in AutoCAD for implementing in closed poly line, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using the AcadAppInfo Class to Read and Write Registry Information - read registry information of POLYSAMP ARX sample, create application specific command, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

C++ Function Declaration Tips - understanding error handling functions, source code annotation language, exception specifications with regard to AutoCAD, Owen Wengerd, Outside The Box, Feb 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor - iLogic Custom Drawing Symbol - You Tube, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Text Hard to Read in the Civil 3D Text Component Editor - adjust display settings, select 'adjust ClearType text' option, uncheck option to 'turn on ClearType,' RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 6, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Select Viewport - Civil 3D tutorial, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Feb 5, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Easy Fix: Civil 3D is Not Responding Between Model Tab and Layout Tabs - set WHIPTHREAD to 3, LAYOUTREGENCTL to 2 for regenerating drawing in Civil 3D, Nikki Szymanski, Synergis, Feb 6, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Electrical - Wire from/to Annotation on the Schematic - APPLOAD AutoLISP utility, type OTHER_END command to insert annotation, reposition texts, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Feb 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Verifying Your Projects Settings - AutoCAD Electrical tip, Jared Bunch, Point-to-Point, Feb 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Revit MEP Scheduling for Design - tips for handling Revit MEP families, HVAC calculations, sort multi-category schedules by level, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Feb 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Default Input of Inches - use space bar or hyphen key in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Feb 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Simple MEP System Traversal - using MEPSystem.Elements property to retrieve most of desired elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting Door Position Relative to Nearby Walls - adjust specific door distance without altering temporary dimensions in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Comparing Parts - identify 2 parts with identical looks, different mass properties in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sub-Modeling in SolidWorks Simulation - increase simulation productivity, create sub-model study, keep sub-model boundaries far from stress concentration areas, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Feb 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - My Top 3 New Features in 2013 - parallel workflow transitions, delayed in state notifications, version free variables, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mobile Champion - Lenovo ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation has 2.90GHz Intel Core i7-3920XM quad-core CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, 16GB RAM, offers excellent performance, priced at $2,592, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more laptop reviews)

ABCs of ArchiCAD (Obscure Version) - autogroup, building energy model view, clone folder, design layers in profile manager, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 5, 2013 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 6 - adopt advanced 3D CAD technology, leverage usage of proper CAD models, tools to boost productivity, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 5, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Zuken's E3.series: Driving Automotive Evolution - ESG Automotive uses object-oriented architecture of E3.series software to solve electrical, electronic design challenges, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, Feb 4, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

BIM and Sustainable Design - cost of sustainability in design, benefits of using BIM for sustainable design, Jonas Salih, Buildipedia.com, Jan 18, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Geometros Comes Out with a Custom Furniture Designer Running on an iPad - 'Furniture 3D Constructor' app sketches design in 2D, constructs it in 3D, available for $3, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 5, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Converting AutoCAD Details to Revit - link AutoCAD detail into Revit, trace AutoCAD detail with native Revit entities, remove linked AutoCAD drawing file, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials, AutoCAD articles)

How to Search Objects within Drawings - use 'design center’ search tool in AutoCAD to define, locate objects inside drawing, apply wildcards in searches, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dances with Parcels, Pt 6 - exploring create, edit tools in parcel layout toolbar in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 5, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Add Density Property to Parts List & BOM - define custom property, save template, insert custom property column to BOM, edit parts list style in Inventor, Alessandro Gasso, Being Inventive, Feb 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Detecting Tab Activated Event in the Ribbon - add reference to AdWindows.dll to compile code in Inventor, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - SplitButtonMRU - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Content Localization - generating content from data, organizing content using content generator extension in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Feb 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Bulk Family Parameter Editing Improvements  - tips to modify Revit family parameters stored as text, integer, double values for specific files, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Goes After Simulation for the Masses - SolidWorks aims to automate advanced simulation, adds support for simulation result files in iPad viewer eDrawings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Lighting - adding light, 'scene illumination' tab to control brightness of scene, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Do We Find Volume of Voids - create sketch to fit inside shell, extract mass information, use combine feature, adjust remaining shell body in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Hidden Gem of the Extrude Command - extrude from sketch plane, surface/face/plane, vertex, or offset to avoid creating extra reference planes in SolidWorks parts, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MecSoft's VisualMILL and VisualCAD Software for Computer-Aided Machining - fully configurable UI, VisualMILL can create standardized definitions, VisualCAD has good modeling capability, John Callen, CADdigest.com, Feb 1, 2013 (more VisualMILL reviews)

Review: KeyShot 3.3 - imports wide variety of 3D models, real-time preview of applied material, adjust positioning, contrast, brightness of lighting environments, un-explodes exploded view easily, $2,495 for Pro version, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more KeyShot reviews)

PTC Reports Lackluster FQ1, Focuses on Portfolio - flat year over year revenue of $321 million earned in FQ1 2013, PTC adopting portfolio approach, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Feb 4, 2013 (more PTC articles)

Mobile Engineering 2.0 - mobile apps combine real, virtual worlds, offer ways to sketch, draw, interact with digital design data, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Modeling the System - Modelica for describing system-level models using both causal, acausal paradigms, advantage of acausal modeling, Laurent Bernardin, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

Power for the People - understanding concept of computer maintenance management solution, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Feb 4, 2013 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD Tutorial: Load a LISP or Application  - using appload panel, You Tube, Feb 3, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 3: Path Delimiter (Backslash/Forward-Slash Single/Double) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Get Rid of the Welcome Window and Grid When You Start AutoCAD - uncheck 'display at startup' checkbox to cancel welcome window, press F7 to turn off grid in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Creating Vases, Pots and Crockery in 3D Studio Max with the Free Vase Script - 3D Studio Max tutorial, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Feb 4, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Custom Dot Hatch Pattern - attach dots in TXT file instead of PAT file to avoid moving into ACAD.pat file, Kent Cooper, Cadalyst, Feb 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create a List of All Referenced AutoCAD Files - type Rtext in command line, select diesel option, type $(xrefs,3) in dialog box, choose point to enter list in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Feb 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating Surface Spot Elevation Label Using Civil 3D .NET API - creating TIN surface spot elevation, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Feb 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Horizontal Bend Labels  - labeling for storm, water horizontal bends, You Tube, Jan 29, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Balloon Every Item on Inventor Drawing - double-click on parts list, observe left hand side column for ballooned items in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Content Center Editor Tips - 'delete family option' tool is not available in merged view, David Gate, CADline, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Popup - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - SplitButton - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Changing Workset ID - getting all workset ids, setting new id to given element in Revit, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Jan 30, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Hiding Sections in ViewPlan(s) Using Revit API - call HideElements() to hide sections on plan view, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Feb 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

API Code for All Languages (When Possible) with TaskDialog Ids and WriteJournalComment - explains code for TaskDialog message text, id to journal file in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Round Your Corners for a Better Render - use fillet for larger radii in SolidWorks 2013 for setting appearance to round corners, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating an Engine Assembly Manual with the Help of SolidWorks Composer - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Engineering Meets the Mobile Fast Lane - mobile apps help improve key workflows: early design, collaboration, design costing, on-site field inspection, client presentations, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2013 (more cloud articles)

A Look at the Latest SSDs - benchmarking solid-state drives vs standard hard drive, building baseline, comparing SSDs from Intel, Kingston, Corsair, OCZ, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Where is My 21st Century FEA Preprocessor? - discussing meshing, workflow issues, menu evolution, related typical issues, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2013 (more FEA articles)

Cornice Solution in AutoCAD Architecture - create profile, create curtain wall style, set dentil spacing, use infill as fascia board, set default frame as profile, ARCHIdigm, Jan 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Crashes When Rotating - check graphic card drivers, settings, check 'enable hardware acceleration' toggle, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 1, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Creating Project Sheets and Title Blocks - You Tube, Feb 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

AutoCAD on Your Mobile Device - use AutoCAD WS app to upload files on cloud, download it in any version of AutoCAD, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Feb 2013 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 2: ModuleName - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Dynamic Block with Stretch Action - creating drawings with authoring elements using AutoCAD UI, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Feb 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET XData: Can AppName (ExtendedDataRegAppName) Exist Along - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Feb 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD LT 2013 for the Mac: Missing Menu and Tools Palette - workaround is to paste commands in command line UNIX interface, run permission repair on hard disk, Giancarlo Molo, Up and Ready, Feb 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

Tip: Using the Roller Chain Design Accelerator - invoke roller chain DA, select chain type, pick 'chain mid plane' to generate parts representing geometry of sprocket in Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Feb 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Finding Feature Instance from Edge in .idw - code to identify features of edge in Inventor, Augusto Goncalves, Manufacturing DevBlog, Feb 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor .NET: Ribbon Application Menu (File Browser Controls) - Separator - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Feb 2, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Automatically Dismiss a Revit Dialog - code to disable pop-up when editing floor in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Feb 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

The Origin of the Teapot Symbol for Rendering in Revit - history of teapot model, Michael Anonuevo, AECbytes, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Jobs without Job Processor - use functions from JobService: ReserveNextJob, UpdateJobSuccess, UpdateJobFailure, UnReserveJobById, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Feb 1, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Using Pack and Go: Now from Autodesk Vault - exploring options in 'pack and go' dialog box, set preferences for sending out files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Feb 3, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

New Bend Note Controls for SolidWorks 2013 - option available only in flat pattern view of sheet metal part, ability to control bend note precision per drawing view, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Comparing Parts  - tool to check differences in mass properties of two identical parts in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Apply the Screw Mate - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Feb 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Is Social CAD the Next Big Thing - sharing CAD data within, beyond group encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing but may result in theft of intellectual data, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Jan 31, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader, Pt 5 - use appropriate CAD tools, applications to eliminate errors, focus on continuous quality improvement, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 31, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Working with Civil Geometry  - shows geometric relationship between tools, Envision CAD, Jan 18, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Identify Drawing Changes with AutoCAD - open 'drawing compare' palette, select base, newer versions of file, click green checkmark to compare changes, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Jan 31, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Plotting a Window to DWF Using ObjectARX COM and LISP - use AcDbPlotSettingsValidator class in ObjectARX to set plots, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 31, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorialsAutoLISP tutorials)

Configuring 3D Graphics System in AutoCAD OEM - enable 3DConfig command, alter parameters in registry to adjust configuration options, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Jan 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

All About External References - manage referenced files, attach/detach Xrefs, apply nesting to drawing, clip references in AutoCAD Architecture projects, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 31, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

A Strange Universe of Parcel Inverses and Mapchecks, Pt 5 - understanding parcel annotation duality, parcel union command, Survey Mapcheck in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Jan 31, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Advanced Poly Modeling - Tassimo T-65 Home Brewing Station, Pt 2 - 3D Studio Max tutorial, Ben Tate, Cgtuts+, Jan 31, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

5 Tips for a Better Autodesk 3ds Max Workflow - use ActiveShade renderer's iray feature, layers, 'screen state manager,' 'light lister' to adjust renderings, Bill McKown, Synergis, Jan 31, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Export Vasari/Revit to Rhino - go to 'solids tab' to alter 'export solids as' from default polymesh to 'ACIS Solids,' adjust AutoCAD version, isolate/hide elements, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Cannot See the Linked Models Room Tags - locate linked files that created room, room tags, adjust 'linked view,' select model categories to verify rooms in Revit, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Rendering in the Cloud Using Artificial or Natural Lighting - run test render inside Revit before utilizing 'render in cloud' tool, use render settings, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Keep Readable - parameter that allows texts to be easily readable in Revit family, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Change Element Workset - code to retrieve workset ids, adjust them to any specific element in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Repeaters and Flexing Star Adaptive Components - using adaptive components in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulation - Use of Symmetry in Shell Elements - apply symmetry condition to speed up analysis, restrict displacing while using reference geometry in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 31, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Easily Manage and Edit Your 2D Data with Enterprise PDM and DraftSight - use add-in to check files, Xrefs, update title block properties, access SolidWorks EPDM functions, Kurt Lundstedt, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 31, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

   

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