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March 2013

NX for Noobs - Primitives - YouTube, Mar 27, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Interview with Moedls Founder John Fehr: 3D Scanning From a Mobile Device - talk about Moedls for hobbyists, creating working prototype, Kickstarter campaigns, 3DEngr.com, Mar 2013 (more reverse engineering articles)

The Organizer and the Difference Between View Map and Project Map - understanding value of organizer in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, YouTube, Mar 28, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Beautiful 3D Documents, Pt 2 - documentation of fireplace framing as series of 3D images, pitfalls involved, scripted object for masonry, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Mar 27, 2013 (more ArchiCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 - Command Line - improved autocomplete, autocorrect, search system variables functions, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Help System - new search filters, updated 'Guide to AutoCAD basics,' improved access to online help, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Enabling AutoCAD 2014 JavaScript Debugging - using WebInspector app, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Create a Corridor with Civil 3D 2014 API - adding baseline with alignment, profile, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 27, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Working with Spaces - creating space styles in AutoCAD Architecture, evaluating space information of finished floor plan, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Autodesk Talks About BIM - massive increase in BIM sales, adoption, growth of suites, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 28, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Implementing an AutoCAD Palette Using HTML5 and JavaScript - creating XML definition for transient rectangular polyline, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Customize AutoCAD Through Programming - creating text search program, modifying entities using Visual Studio.NET, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create Custom Autodesk Inventor Part Templates - Inventor libraries vs custom part templates, modify sketch dimensions, check adaptivity, iMates, controlling points, iLogic components, Rusty Belcher, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Store and Access Autodesk Inventor Styles and Templates - manage files using Autodesk Vault, configure vaulting styles, use network share to handle Inventor file styles, standards, R Eric France, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Attach a Detail View Boundary to Its Parent View - redefine view by moving boundary definition, attach boundary definition to vertex in Inventor, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts, Mar 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sort Your Inventor Parts List - edit parts list on drawing, sort them by using iProperties, go to ‘parts only tab’ to sort BOM structure, David Gate, CADline, Mar 28, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Diameter and Radius Dimensions - select dimension type using RMB click while dimensioning arcs/circles in Inventor, Chris Turner, CADline, Mar 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 Properties Palette Tabs - click on dialog title bar, drag it either to title bar on properties palette or over tabs at bottom of palette, Revit OpEd, Mar 28, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2014: New Features and Enhancements - enhanced structural analytical model, air terminal on ducts, angle constraints for pipe, duct, cable trays, non rectangular crop regions, improved rebar tagging, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 28, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2014 API and Plan View Room Boundary Loops - retrieving plan view room boundary polygon loops, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Quick QAT - move 'quick access toolbar' below menu ribbon to speed up Revit workflow, right-click on sheet to add commands in QAT, Jay Holland, BIM Aficionado, Mar 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Toggle the Visibility of Automatic Sketch Dimensions - using Revit API, macros to toggle one or all sketch dimensions, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Sure, It Looks Good. But How'd You Do It? - exploring pros, cons of different methods for creating beam copes in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, Feb 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

When is a Line Not a Line? - understanding relation between lines, objects, components in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, Feb 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Rename a SolidWorks File - use in-shortcut menu bar, select rename option to safely rename file in SolidWorks, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Mar 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Quick Select Document Units - add quick access button in status bar to check unit system that current document is using, modify system settings using SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

ePDM Tips and Tricks: Update References Tool - cleaning broken references, adding files to vault, updating reference tree, InFlow Technology, Mar 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#4) - improve hardware performance by hyper-threading processor cores, include additional cores to impact photo rendering, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Vectorworks Spotlight Lighting Device Preferences - force placement of units on 18" centers, establish classes for lighting devices, affect appearance of label legends, beams of lights, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Mar 18, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

So Where's Some of the Fun Stuff Hidden? - adding 'torus object' to 3D modeling tool set in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Mar 26, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

How to Hide Axis System in CATIA V5 - using VBA macro to hide geometry, use CATIA visual basic help file, object browser, CAD Systems Help, Mar 7, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

Putting Your Macro to Sleep - declare sleep subroutine function using syntax, specify length of time to suspend operation of program in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Mar 26, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

An Update on NX CAD Software - geometric optimization added, 'center mark' feature to create center line in 3D annotation, manufacturing resource libraries added, improved point control for flank milling processes, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 27, 2013 (more NX articles)

Rounding Out Earnings: Delcam and MuM Set Records - total revenue was up 12%, software license revenue up 16% for Delcam, MuM's revenue from VAR business was up 26%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 26, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Modeling & Rendering Apps for Architects - 11 apps included in list, impressive 3D modeling app CadControl is available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Project Management Apps for Architects - 14 apps included in list, free Podio app can possibly be considered gem in this group, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 23, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Annotation Apps for Architects - 11 apps included in list, Documents app by Readdle is highly praised in this group, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 24, 2013 (more AEC articles)

What Else is New in Autodesk Navisworks 2014? - sectioning improvements, clash detective features, timeliner, extended file format support, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 27, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Acquisition Brings Composite Simulation Into the Fold - Helius:MCT delivers advanced capabilities for FEA helping engineers model layered woven composites, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Mar 27, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Simulation CFD 2013: The Basic Solver License Could Not be Checked Out from License Server - install setup, run Simulation CFD, correct license related issues by locating, editing LICPATH.LIC file, David Lau, Up and Ready, Mar 27, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Use a Standards File to Bring an AutoCAD Drawing Into Line - creating standards file, testing it, specifying standards settings, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014 Merge Layers from the Layer Properties Manager - select single or multiple layers, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Zooming to an AutoCAD Entity Using JavaScript - code implements command inside AutoCAD that zooms to extents of entity, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 27, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: AutoCAD Features - file tabs to switch between drawings, support for geographic locations, trusted file search path option added, option to protect drawings from unauthorized execution of files, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 27, 2013 (more Civil 3D articles)

Corridor API 2014: New Methods and Properties - available for corridor, baselines, baseline region, assembly, subassembly, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 27, 2013 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D - Site Parcel Style - adjust outer edge of site by outlining limits, regulate phase’s individual parcel style properties from context menu, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2014 API Enhancements - support for dimension styles, API support for new types of sketch curves, 3D intersection curves, assembly joints feature, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Mar 27, 2013 (more Inventor articles)

Basics for New Inventor Users - create part, assembly, presentation files depending on project, use data management software, parametric design, parameters, Mark Flayler, AUGI Library, Mar 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

View Representations with iLogic, Pt 2 - Update - use iLogic to locate existing view reps, update visibilities, inform users about updated view reps in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Turn On/Off All Work Features with iLogic - using iLogic rule to toggle all work features on/off after completing work with assembly files in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Allow Custom Values Setting of a Parameter - check custom attribute of API to set parameter in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hook Up a Chain Using iMates - using iMate, UI to constrain parts to each other in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 27, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 Selection Features - toggle buttons added to status bar, new drop down list in modify button on ribbon, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 27, 2013 (more Revit articles)

GetCellText - Contents of Schedule Cells in 2014 - read cell values directly with ViewSchedule.GetCellText that displays data in TaskDialog in Revit 2014, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Vertically Compound Wall - create new wall style, edit structure to add horizontal elements, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

QC Sheet - create sheet to view schedules from single place, filter, locate, correct errors associated with schedules in Revit, Sam Sampoux, Revit Templateer, Mar 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Vasari - For Building Performance Analysis - using ‘conceptual energy analysis’ to create energy model, ‘sun path & wind rose’ to visualize shadows, solar radiation, wind tunnel, Emile Kfouri, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 27, 2013 (more Vasari articles)

Forget the Cavity Search: Use the Intersect Command for Filled Volume - creating filled volume from negative space to determine amount of liquid in bottle using SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 26, 2013  (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Note-Building Machine: SolidWorks vs Infinite Monkeys - uncheck 'disable note merging when dragging' option, add files, multi-line note in library to be used in drawing, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Getting Ready to Update Your Workgroup PDM Vault - ensure data security, keep backup of Vault data, ensure users log-off prior to update, lock Vault, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Does It Take to Learn the SolidWorks API? - develop programming skills, understand SolidWorks API object hierarchy, learn navigation using API help file, Keith Rice, SolidWorks API, Mar 27, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Authoring for Architects - 8 paid apps included in list, vectorial drawing app TouchDraw support dimensioning, has text capabilities, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Autodesk Provides Preview of 2014 Product Family - more cloud options, InfraWorks software for AEC, reality capture tool to incorporate laser scans, digital photographs into 3D designs, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Unveils Building Design Suite 2014 - ReCap tool to create intelligent 3D data from laser scans, captured photos, raster design tool, improved interoperability, In the Fold, Mar 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Unveils 2014 Civil Infrastructure Design Software - Autodesk InfraWorks, Autodesk ReCap included, In the Fold, Mar 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 2014 Product Launch - Summary - social design feed now available in desktop apps, 300 new assets available in cloud, Inventor to Revit interoperability, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Display Annotations in AutoCAD Drawings - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs - see all layouts in drawing using QuickView drawing, 'plot & publish' from preview, copy file path, asterisk indicates changes in saved file, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Arc Improvement - control creation of arcs to be clockwise or counter clockwise, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2014: Property Set Definition Auto-Attach - set AECPSDAUTOATTACH command to 1 to enable automatic attachment of property set definitions to objects, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Run AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 as AutoCAD 2013 - right-click on 'AutoCAD 2013-English' option in AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 folder to create AutoCAD desktop shortcut, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

AutoCAD Platform - Multifunctional Grips - hover over grip to access options while editing lines, polylines, arcs, dimensions, use ctrl key to jump between options, Jarod Schultz, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Displaying Entities in Different Colors Using DrawableOverrule - clone drawable class inside WorldDraw method to overcome color setting limitations of DrawableOverrule in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Use Navisworks API with WPF - Create a .NET Control Application of WPF - choose WPF application template, add assemblies, import Navisworks assemblies, insert button to open file, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 26, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 API - update object version to 10.3 in COM API to be able to reference new libraries, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 13, 2013 (more Civil 3D articles)

How to Convert AutoCAD Blocks to a Civil 3D Point File in 10 Steps - extract data, select objects, properties, move columns in PNEZD format, refine, choose output data, Nikki Szymanski, Synergis, Mar 26, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

View and Kiss the Ripples in Civil 3D - assigns NCS rule-based meaning to layers, line types, blocks, layer scheme, minor vs major group positioning, plan representations, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Mar 26, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2014 System Requirements - for general part, assembly design, complex models, mold assemblies, large assemblies, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 26, 2013 (more Inventor articles)

Adding Scale to Title Block - edit title block definition, add text item with type prompted entry, add scale value to text in Inventor, Alessandro Gasso, Being Inventive, Mar 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Show Up-to-Date Loop Length - realize length of entity loop using measure loop tool, test code by clicking on 'mark entity' in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

What You Can Do with View Filters in the 2014 API - adds filter with default overrides, returns all graphic overrides of specific filter in view, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 26, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Supporting Columns - determining columns supporting selected beam using various different methods in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotate Views on a Sheet in Revit - select view in project browser, duplicate, rename view, click on 'show crop region' to modify, crop region, Justin Doughty, CADline, Mar 25, 2013  (more Revit tutorials)

Z-Direction vs Start & End Offsets - understanding methods to move beam up or down, accommodate slab step, architectural elements in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, Mar 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Renaming and Renumbering in Revit, Simplified with Ideate BIMLink - using BIMLink to create, manage unique type, component, space naming requirements as mandated by COBie specification, Glynnis Patterson, Ideate, Mar 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Change Your Life with SolidWorks Search Options - type feature name in 'search options' text box to display list of related system options in SolidWorks 2013, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Layout Sketches in a SolidWorks Drawing - create drawing from regular layout, insert front view of assembly on drawing sheet, Brain Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#3) - check workstation activities to determine number of cores required, evaluate daily use before purchasing machine, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

MecSoft's RhinoCAM Software Review, Pt 3 - 5-axis indexed machining, considering machine operation options, parameters, tool path simulation methods, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Mar 22, 2013 (more RhinoCAM reviews)

IDEA Architecture 11: Pushing IntelliCAD Into BIM - IntelliCAD-based CAD software costs $1495, adds BIM, renderings, video walkthrough, imports/exports IFCs, generates 2D project drawings from 3D models, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 26, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Four Steps to Follow When Updating Workflow Templates - build new Teamcenter workflow template based on current template, make changes to it, rename original template, remove .DEV suffix, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Mar 25, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

3D Printing 101, Pt 1: 3D Printer Basics - understanding 3D printing concepts, printing history, reasons for growth of 3D printing, Michael Hackney, CNCCookbook, Mar 25, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

New Conversational CNC Graphical User Interface - new UI in latest GW Editor version, individual wizards carry thumbnail, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 25, 2013 (more CAM articles)

 DriveWorks: Default Value Extended - handling multiple interrelated fields by creating setup that reduces complexity of rules, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Mar 22, 2013 (more DriveWorks articles)

What's New in Navisworks 2014? - quantification feature to get accurate model based quantities from BIM model, Autodesk rendering engine, improved measurement tools, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 26, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

File Catalog App - using app to read file, keep metadata of file after deleting it in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 22, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Create a View with a Twist Angle Using a Paper Space Vport - using TwistAngle property of paper space viewport in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD paper space tutorials)

Model Documentation Commands Missing from Layout Ribbon in AutoCAD Mech 2013 - use CUILOAD command to load ModelDoc.cuix in layout Ribbon tab, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD Mechanical tutorials)

What’s New in AutoCAD 2014 - new application menu icon, new file tabs, command line with autocorrect option, Xref linetypyes no longer displayed in the linetype list or properties palette, has direct access to Autodesk Exchange Apps, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 for Developers - binary application compatible with AutoCAD 2013, NET Framework 4.0 targeted, DWG file format unchanged, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 - enhanced command line, binary security, improved support for Support for geographic locations, reality capture, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

The Future of AutoCAD WS: My Interview with the AutoCAD WS Project Managers - Q&A about mobile version of Fusion, Windows phone version of AutoCAD WS, switching to HTML 5, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD WS articles)

How to Use the Replace Model Reference Feature in Autodesk Inventor - access ‘replace model reference' dialog box, select reference model, use new model to replace original model reference, Robert Reid, Synergis, Mar 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Determine File Type for iLogic Rule - iLogic code to check for existence of part file in Autodesk Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2014 - What's New - sketch linear or arched slots with a single command, new sweep functionality, connect command to position components and describe motion, graphics enhancements improve the performance of pan, zoom, and rotate of large models in both full and express mode, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 26, 2013 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Revit 2014? - displaced views, dockable windows framework, non rectangular viewports, material UI overhaul, improved multi-reference annotations, David Light, Revit, Mar 26, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Curve That Screen - create in-place mass, curtain system by face, create adaptive family to change different parameter values in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Remove Working Views with Python Shell and Revit API - use python script to delete unnecessary views, reducing file size before sharing Revit model with consultants, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Mar 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Files and Revit LT - tips for Revit users working in workshared environment, coordinating with users working in Revit LT, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Mar 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Instantly Duplicate Sheet with Information - select sheet in Revit project browser, select 'copy to clipboard' option from menu, paste from clipboard, Veng Leong, Learning Revit, Mar 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tie Beams to Columns - adjust start, end attachment type properties to allow beam move up, down with column in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Mar 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 Materials Library - modifying different assets of selected material using material editor, You Tube, Mar 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Using JT File with Solid Edge, Pt 1 - exchanging data using JT file, You Tube, Mar 24, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Using JT File with Solid Edge, Pt 2 - You Tube, Mar 24, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

EPDM - Manually Updating the Toolbox in the Vault - ensure that toolbox is not being used, log into admin to check-out entire toolbox, select SolidWorks database to upgrade, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Sketch Rectangle Basics - 2 types: corner, center rectangles, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Set Your Spin Box Increments on the Fly - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CAMWorks Quick Tip - Engrave with 3D Sketch - create 3D sketch, run automatic feature recognition tool, add multi-surface features for detecting tool path on 3D surface, The HRS Blog, Mar 23, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Personalize Your 3D Print Jobs in CatalystEX - switching colors using Stratasys Dimension printer, Jon Lawrence, CAPuniversity, Mar 22, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects - 17 apps, mostly are available for free, BIMx, AutoCAD WS considered as most sophisticated apps, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013 (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Conceptual Drawing Apps for Architects - 9 apps included in list, impressive 'Paper by 53' app is available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: BIM Apps for Architects - 12 apps included in list, impressive CadFaster Collaborate is real-time viewer, co-viewer, multi-party collaboration tool, available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Reconstructing the Architectural Practice: Success in AECO/REVIT/BIM - 4 components to restructuring plan: assessment, planning, creation, validation, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, Mar 22, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Green Building Studio Default Inputs for Revit and Vasari Energy Analysis - cloud-based tool for analyzing energy, conceptual constructions, building operating schedule defaults, HVAC systems, Marjorie Stein, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 24, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Creating Custom Symbols and 3D Objects, Pt 1 - creating basic 2D symbol, saving new 3D object in ArchiCAD, Eric Bobrow, YouTube, Mar 4, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Make 2D Symbols Parametric - Simple GDL Editing, Pt 2 - adding parameter to control size of text, Eric Bobrow, YouTube, Mar 7, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Combine 2D and 3D Interactive Schedule Subtypes, Pt 3 - combine 2D, 3D elements together to create custom object with detailed 2D symbol, any level of 3D modeling, Eric Bobrow, YouTube, Mar 13, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Beautiful 3D Documents, Pt 1 - aligning leaders in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Mar 22, 2013 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Displaying the Attrib Dialog During Insert with AcEdCommand - use acedInitDialog function in ObjectARX, divide command sequence into 2 parts to display attribute dialog in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Use the Scene State Manager - using different materials, lights, cameras, renderers for managing scene stages in 3ds Max, Bill McKown, Synergis, Mar 22, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Construction Geometry in Autodesk Inventor - Is It Really Necessary? - checking differences that are found while using construction geometry in sketch vs not using it, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 24, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Replace Dimension Style - select 'replace style' in 'style and standard editor' dialog to check if dimension styles are used by dimension settings in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Evaluator of EdgeUse vs Edge - understanding relation between EdgeUse evaluator's u coordinate, face's u, v coordinates, model space coordinates in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 22, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Characteristics of Revit Reference Lines - understanding reference line features, shapes, lengths, work planes, reference properties in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Deleting Import Definitions from a Revit Project - install WhiteFeet tools, open Revit, manage attachment links to remove definitions, paste element ID, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Wall/Face Based Family Trick - open files, check host value, Revit link' tab to link wall based projects, select link tool to copy in light fixture, Jarod Schultz, Mar 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2013 LTU Will Not Start - workaround is editing license transfer utility shortcut, David Lau, Up and Ready, Mar 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Editing Legacy Electrical Data with SolidWorks Electrical - using UI tools, import/export capabilities for creating new designs faster in SolidWorks Electrical, Scott High, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to: SolidWorks New User Settings - tips for new users to streamline learning process, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MecSoft's RhinoCAM Software Review, Pt 2 - tools for flats roughing, parallel finishing, projection pocketing, horizontal hill machining, 4-axis hole making, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Mar 18, 2013 (more RhinoCAM reviews)

Increase Daily Productivity by Defining Plotting Variables in MicroStation - standardize plotting resources, define variables to use these resources, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Mar 21, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

GW Editor v1.020 Adds a Slotting Wizard - check correctness of safe Z, rapid to Z, material top Z, assign start XY, slot, angle dimensions using editor, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 21, 2013 (more CAM articles)

New Conversational CNC Face Milling and Surfacing Wizard - includes 3 different toolpaths: zig-zag, climb mill, radial, CNCCookbook, Mar 19, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Tech Tip: PDM in PLM - components of CAD integration platform, structure extraction methods, file management APIs, Aras Innovator Technology, Mar 21, 2013 (more PLM articles)

How to Print a Photo with a 3D Printer - C++ program reads PGM file, translate data into X, Y, Z table, convert file into surface, generate 3D model using Stratasys Objet 30 3D printer, Luis Doval, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Using the Morph Tool to Create Custom Objects in ArchiCAD - comprises of 3 primary sub-elements; nodes, edges, faces; creating custom shapes, objects using morph tool, Thomas Simmons, AECbytes, Mar 21, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

ArchiCAD 16 vs. Revit 2013 (Architecture) - Annotation - comparing dimensions, text tool, text as labels, tags, keynotes, leaders, leaders-stand-alone, revision tool functionalities, Scott MacKenzie, Life in a Virtual Building, Mar 21, 2013 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles)

Create a Tool Palette from a Drawing's Blocks - launch DesignCenter, navigate to drawings, expand .DWG node, right-click on blocks node to create tool palette in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Mar 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

AutoCAD Reference File Management - use reference manager tool to update, load drawings, verify references of changed paths, export reports, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Point Cloud Spatial Filter/Clipping Box Using ObjectARX - specify filter callback for point cloud entity using acdbModifyPointCloudDataView() function, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

SendStringToExecute Does Not Work When Called During kLoadDwgMsg - AutoCAD command line remains unready at this point, workaround is to use ads_queueexpr function, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 21, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Using Civil 3D to Bring 3D Models Into Infrastructure Modeler, Pt 2 - export command with .FBK option to bring 3D model into Infrastructure Modeler, Ron Couillard, What's the Word on Civil 3D?, Mar 18, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Why PDF Created from Civil 3D Opens in Wrong Version of Adobe - uninstall older version, install newest version of Adobe Reader, or adjust registry settings, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 21, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Rename View by Matching Elevation Tag with Room - collect views of class ViewSection, construct point at midpoint of each CropBox, obtain pt's translation, retrieve room in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Primal Screen - creating parametric sloping version of slatted timber screen using adaptive components in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Monitors for CAD - reviews of AOC i2367fh, EIZO FlexScan EV2436W, HP ZR2440w, Lenovo LT2452p, NEC MultiSync P232W, ViewSonic VP2765-LED, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Mar 21, 2013 (more LCD display reviews)

Dell Precision M6700 - mobile workstation with 17.3" LED-backlit panel, NVIDIA Quadro K5000M graphics card, Outstanding connectivity options, above-average battery life, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Mar 21, 2013 (more laptop reviews)

Eurocom Panther 4.0 - 17.3" LED-backlit panel with impressive display, 32 GB of DDR3-1600 system memory, good performance, but limited battery life, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Mar 21, 2013 (more laptop reviews)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#2) - hardware testing - know requirements of model, modeling methods to determine RAM requirements, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Create New Symbols by Modifying Existing - find similar symbol, copy, paste it, modify in SolidWorks Electrical as per need, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hole Series in SolidWorks Simulation - use hole series feature to speed up process of defining bolt connectors within simulation, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Update on Creo 2.0 - free Freestyle extension for organic shape modeling, improved measurement function, cross-sectioning, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Mar 20, 2013 (more Pro/E reviews)

CAM Logic Tech Tuesday: CAM Tips &Tricks - generic motion control, gun drilling in NX CAM, YouTube, Mar 19, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Sync or Swim: Syncing Your Custom Settings with Autodesk 360 - choose types of settings, customizations to be synced, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD?, Mar 5, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Can't Explode a Block - invoke block command, select desired block, check 'allow exploding' box to change block definition, redefine block in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Undo Recording and Transactions - understanding concept of partial undo recording vs full object state undo recording in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

XCLIP Xrefs Using ObjectARX - AcDbSpatialFilter class to define spatial filter to define clip volume of block reference to xref in host AutoCAD drawing, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Kinect Fusion Inside AutoCAD - generating shaded view of mesh from particular viewpoint, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Access the Default Directory Name in File-Open Dialog - use system variables DWGNAME, DWGPREFIX to obtain information about current drawing in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using Civil 3D to Bring 3D Models Into Infrastructure Modeler - setting up Civil 3D to import from Trimble 3D warehouse, Ron Couillard, What's the Word on Civil 3D?, Feb 18, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Why Layer Stumble Through Your Content When You Can Layer Walk - display objects on layers selected, filter out names of layers, invert selection option to display other layers, hide selected layers in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD?, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Top Ten Autodesk Software Support Queries: Requests 6-10 - cross platform licensing, network license requiring server setup, software installation choices, handling issues related to installation, downloads, Derek Wielkopolski & Bradley Cooley, Ideate, Mar 20, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2013 - Terminology 3 - understanding commonly used terms like property, ribbon, selection view, snap, styles, view, UCS, units, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Password Protect Your Inventor Files - create new part file, 2 custom text parameters, password protection rule, set parameter 'set_password' to desired password, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 19, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sheet Metal Parts Without Deformation - change K-factor value to 1 to avoid compression on part, check geometry direction while applying K-factor in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Capture Current State with Autodesk Inventor iLogic - controlling lug holes in automotive rim, select 'capture current state' after locating feature, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 20, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Beam End Symbols - create connection symbols, use family category, parameter button to modify family type, load family after symbol is created in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Mar 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2013 - Curtain Walls - change grid pattern type parameters to none to delete curtain wall grid, John Flanagan's CADline, Mar 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Temporary Dimension Size - go to 'temporary dimension text appearance' under graphics tab to adjust font size, dimension background in Revit, Mark Cronin, Better Revit, Mar 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Exit Path Line Type - use 'detail component line based' family template, sketch symbol, create repeating detail after loading details into Revit project, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Mar 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

An Epic Thread on Revit Worksets and Worksharing - understanding role of worksets while adjusting visibility, loading/unloading elements, future of worksets as Revit functionality, Michael Ruehr, Revitworx, Mar 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Parallel Workflow Transitions - open transition properties dialog box, add roles, permissions, save workflow changes, verify transitions before approving them in SolidWorks EPDM, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Mar 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

What's Wrong? - right click on sketch, select 'what's wrong' to locate error, check sketch features, make dimensions definite in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MecSoft's RhinoCAM Software Review, Pt 1 - Rhino plug-in has core technology for 5-axis continuous milling module, powerful new tool path generation methods, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Mar 14, 2013 (more RhinoCAM reviews)

ArchiCAD Training - 7 Keys to Best Practices - get organized, do it once, save your settings, work from general to specific, use ArchiCAD's structure, Eric Bobrow, YouTube, Mar 17, 2013 (more ArchiCAD articles)

What's New NX 8.5, Pt 1 - customizing shortcut toolbar, dialog box snapping, YouTube, Mar 18, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Managing Geometric Constraints in AutoCAD for Mac - click on ‘hide all’ option under constraint bars in parametric menu to turn off, make symbols transparent, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Simulation CFD 360 2013: An Unknown Failure has Occurred - close simulation interface, sign out from simulation job manager, delete web services, open simulation software afresh, David Lau, Up and Ready, Mar 19, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Customize Keyboard Commands in AutoCAD - run alias.exe file located in AutoCAD express folder, create new alias file to generate shortcut key, Mohammed Siraj, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Edit Individual Leaders of a Multileader - click once on leader line containing arrowhead to be changed while pressing ctrl key in AutoCAD, Murray Clack, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Extended Timeline Script for 3D Studio Max - provides ability to save specific set of frames to be able to return to previously saved selection with single click, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Mar 19, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

TinSurfaceTriangle and Its Vertices Direction in AutoCAD Civil 3D - determine direction in which vertex points are counted, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 19, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Sheet Setups - create master sheet with different schedules, use master source file with sheets setup with note schedules, Mathew Miller, Revittize, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit LT 2013 - Things That You Need to Know - explores list of general, architectural, structural, visualization, mechanical, collaboration functionalities that Revit LT 2013 lacks, Dennis Collin, CADline, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Cut with Voids When Loaded - create family in family editor, choose elements to be extruded, check void cuts in Revit floor, Revit Zone, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Other Disciplines to Sheet List - create dummy sheets to include consultant drawings, create placeholder sheet, import sheet list from linked Revit Model, Veng Leong, Learning Revit, Mar 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Opening Project and Specifying Worksets - select among all, editable, last viewed, specify options to save time while opening worksets in Revit, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Mar 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Callout Far Clipping - adjust far clip setting to independent to set different value to ‘far clip offset’ from parent view in Revit, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Everyone vs Just Me for Custom Actions Installer Classes - using CustomActionData property to add values to Context.Parameters in Revit, Daren Thomas, Daren@Work, Jan 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Flipping Stairs Flips Stringer Side - change direction of stairs using flip direction arrow at top of stairs in Revit 2013, Dwane Lindsey, Revit ArchCenter, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

WorksetExplorer Revit Add In - What's On Your Worksets? - run WorksetExplorer from dpStuff utils to sort, organize Revit worksets, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Naming Conventions - Profiles and Schedules - 5 types of schedules, 11 types of profiles can be assigned to profile family in Revit, Revitdialog, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tales from the Helpdesk Crypt - Backgrounds That Disappear in Sketch Mode - changing setting of halftone slider bar to 0 in Revit causes issue, David Metcalf, What's the Word on BIM?, Jan 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

NVIDIA Announces Grid Visual Computing Appliance - turnkey system for delivering remote access to high performance computer graphics apps, price starting at $24,900, plus annual software license of $2,400, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 19, 2013 (more NVIDIA articles)

GTC 2013: 8 to 16 Virtual Machines, Hosted in NVIDIA Grid VCA - powerful GPU-based system to run complex apps, send graphics output over network to be displayed on client computer, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 19, 2013 (more NVIDIA articles)

How to Change Company Logo on SolidWorks Drawings - modify image file if objects are linked to external file, else create new logo image file using image editing program, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Mar 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Importing SolidWorks Files with Textures in Composer - save file as 3D XML file to export them with textures in 3DVIA Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints - introduction, details of baseline test, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

ANSYS 14.5 - ability to load lighter-weight representations of large geometry sets, filtering tools, connection matrix, fracture mechanics, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Mar 12, 2013 (more ANSYS reviews)

Keeping Track of Changes - go to 'project notes' in file menu, access textpad type interface to record information in organized way in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Mar 19, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Mentor Builds an MCAD-to-EDA Bridge with FloTHERM XT - has electronics cooling simulation capabilities, create bridges, optimized integration between mechanical design, EDA tools, workflows, Beth Stackpole, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 18, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Filters are Your Friends - drag fuse down to timeline, creating key for every single object, property using 3DVIA, YouTube, Mar 13, 2013 (more 3DVIA articles)

Advanced Energy Analysis with Green Building Studio DOE2 and EnergyPlus Support - carrying out energy simulations, exporting from Green Building Studio, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 17, 2013 (more AEC articles)

How to Automatically Display the Plotting Scale on Your AutoCAD Drawing - set scale for viewport, MTEXT command to access text editor, select object under field names, choose scale in property box, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Mar 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

ACAD/ACA/ACAD MEP: Plot Styles and Converting Them - expand plot dialog box's plot styles, direct plot styles to correct location, use CONVERTPSTYLES command to convert plot styles, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Convert AutoCAD Units Using -DWGUNITS - undocumented command method, questions sequence to set new setups in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD undocumented commands tutorials)

Using Inventor Region Properties and Cross Section Analysis for Physical Properties - evaluate area, perimeter of sketch loops, analyze part thickness using cross-section analysis tool, Robert Reid, Synergis, Mar 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Living the Dream - tips to cope up with changes in AutoCAD with each release, seek help from AUGI discussion boards, CAD blogs, YouTube, local user groups, Adam Munoz, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

List of Extensible Tab Dialogs in AutoCAD - 3 tabbed dialogs: options dialog, drawing aids dialog, MTEXT editor, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Add Custom Properties to All Desired Model Items - get child items, add properties again in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 18, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Top Ten Autodesk Software Support Queries: Requests 1-5 - license cascading, Autodesk 360 setup, configuration, license switching between standalone and network, system requirements, supported graphics hardware, Derek Wielkopolski & Bradley Cooley, Ideate, Mar 18, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Something I've Always Felt More Comfortable Doing in AutoCAD - Property Lines - enable degrees from N/S setting, set true north in plan view, adjust bearing dimension in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall Wraps and Wall Closures - select wall, modify by adjusting properties, edit door family to determine wall closure position in Revit, Revit Zone, Mar 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Find and Delete Empty Tags with Revit IronPython Shell - apply TagAll tool to tag all doors, remove empty tags from active view using shell script, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Mar 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling Revit Piling from Microsoft Excel - copy existing pile schedule into Excel based model generator, load families into active project, convert correct values, Autodesk Revit Structure, Mar 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Curved Ceiling with Alternating Wood Profiling - repeater tool in Revit 2013, using 2 different 2-point adaptive components, Havard Vasshaug, Mar 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

It's Never Too Late to Vote in EPDM - creating parallel approval process in workflow in SolidWorks EPDM, Greg Dawes, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Refreshing the View Palette - click refresh button in view palette to make deleted views available again in SolidWorks drawing, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Spline Basics - understanding splines, methods for creating splines in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Learning About Assemblies - exploring mates feature, replacing parts in assembly, inter-part relations, assembly explode interface in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Mar 16, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics Quick Tip - Weld Lines - detect design flaws early in development cycle, change gate location to reduce weld lines, Chris Villeneuve, The HRS Blog, Mar 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Printing Out Solibri Rule Sets - run imported rule set through checking process, click report in 'result summary tab' to save file for printing, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Mar 18, 2013 (more Solibri articles)

CATIA V5 - 3D XML and Functional Tolerancing and Annotation (FTA) - using free 3D XML viewer, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Mar 15, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

Keep Your Intellectual Property with an In-House Stratasys 3D Printer - consider 1-10-100 rule, use Stratasys' FDM technology with Objet's Polyjet process for effective printing, Chris Garceau, CAPUniversity, Mar 15, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Vault - iPart Mass Override - create custom iProperty using expression, iLogic rule, check for mass values to be mapped in Vault, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 18, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Use the Material Editor in 3ds Max - materials, libraries, maps attached to each material, Bill McKown, Synergis, Mar 15, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Formatting in Rollover Tip - using additionalTooltipString to create TextBlock WPF element in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Converting Slide to WMF/BMP Format - use SlideLibrary COM object for converting files to be displayed in picturebox control in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) Build #0.7.0.0 Rolled Out - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

ACAD Lisp Finder of AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard) - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Revit Rough Width/Height System Parameters - add basic formulas to rough parameters, change 'width dimension' to 'rough width' for dimensioning in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 16, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Do it All in Revit - Concept Design for Large Scale Projects - using external links, conceptual massing vs in place massing, phasing design for diagram, scheduling purposes, Alfred Huang, vimeo, Mar 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Show Me Wish - use ‘select by ID’ feature to generate warning related to views, specify views before Revit starts looking for it, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Approach Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit - export Revit projects to numerous file formats, unlearn AutoCAD approach to adopt Revit-based workflow, Paul Aubin, Lynda.com Blog, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles, Revit articles)

View Representations with iLogic, Pt 1 - Create - understanding 'create contains' rule, code to generate, update view reps in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 15, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Helpful Command Prompts - click on ‘show command prompting’ option in general tab to unhide command prompt in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, Mar 15, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

My Essential Inventor Add-Ins - understanding iPropWiz, swift prints, create view reference, view relabeller add-ins for time-saving, compliance reasons, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Mar 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Drawing Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sharpen Up - adopt 80/20 rule, improve workflows through tech support, training, learn new software, plan for better hardware, software infrastructure, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

G2 Crowd Puts CAD Software Reviews in Hands of Users - aims to become go-to resource for companies evaluating business software, providing trusted product reviews, comparisons, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2013 (more CAD media articles)

3D InterOp in a Multi-Core World, Pt 1 - multi-threading, multi-processing in multi-core machines, introduction to parallelization, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Mar 13, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies - calculating labor productivity over 1964 to 2012 time periods, discussing causes of stagnant labor productivity, Paul Teicholz, AECbytes, Mar 14, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Viewing, Sharing Revit and SketchUp Models with Vizerra Revizto - Revizto converts Revit, SketchUp models to visual information model format, helps view files output, stores VIM files on cloud, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Mar 12, 2013 (more AEC articles)

The AutoCAD Workbench, 2nd Edition: Finally a Reality - copying default panel to custom ribbon, adding angular dimension, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Data Sharing Between AutoCAD Civil 3D and HTML5 Application - create TXT file, store all StartPoint, EndPoint of pipes in selected pipe network, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 13, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 14 - Specify Commands without Command Groups - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Recover Damaged Drawings/Clean Corrupted Drawings - open erring file, detach XREFs, use -PURGE, AUDIT, WBLOCK, INSERT, EXPLODE commands to recover AutoCAD file, Shawn Niles, Without a Net, Mar 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

Plant SDK: How to Programmatically Change the Status Property of a Butt Weld? - iterate through SubPart of connector object to locate WeldSubPart type, Marat Mirgaleev, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: DockableWindows Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Indicating Double Home Runs Correctly in Revit MEP - drag home run arrow from one electrical circuit to fixture on different circuit, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don’t Know About CAD, Mar 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Server: Setting Services Start Properties and Monitoring - select services to be modified, set service to automatic, recovery option in properties dialog, change monitoring preferences, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Get the Duct Section Shape for Duct Type Object - FamilySymbol instance to get fitting type, defined the elbow fitting, get DuctConnector objects in Revit, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Mar 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Crash When Right-Clicking or Creating a New Folder in the Open/Save Dialog - install Revit 2013 update release 2 to avoid crash due to unrecoverable errors, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Super Power or Buckling? - calculate buckling load factor, plot displacements of nodes, locate weak areas of model using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Alpha of Beta Testers - SolidWorks user Masanobu Higashino won all 3 beta awards at SolidWorks World 2013, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Skinny on Translating Models from Inventor Into SolidWorks While Maintaining Their Features - install latest release of Inventor to recreate parametric model in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vectorworks Architect 2013 - surface array commands, Parasolid based roofs, impressive clip cube feature, auto hybrid object command, arroway textures, John Helm, Architosh, Mar 14, 2013 (more Vectorworks reviews)

How to Make Any Hole with NX CAM - discussing various drilling cycles, tapping, thread milling, hole milling, You Tube, Mar 11, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Fix Old, Messy AutoCAD Drawings - check old system variables, fix objects not set to ByLayer, text, dimensions on multiple layers, styles, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Changing Model Orientation in Autodesk Showcase After It's Imported - open 'import status window menu,' choose 3D model properties to change units, original up axis, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 13, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Augmented Reality to Preview the Output of 123D Creature - loading .OBJ file into PointCloud browser scene, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Increase the Buffer of the AutoCAD Text Window - environment variable, automation property codes to access text window buffer size in AutoCAD, AutoLISP, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, AutoLISP tutorials)

How to Save AutoCAD DWT Template to Lower Version - save template as AutoCAD 2010 drawing, change extension in explorer from DWG to DWT, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 13, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Fully Cooked Project Template in Civil 3D - create template, add DWG, XLS, JPG files, XREFs to sheet, resolve object paths, associate DWG files, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, Mar 13, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Vault 2013: Personalize Your Vault Client Launch - locate, copy index.html file code that controls page, open file in Notepad to change URL, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Mar 13, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Navisworks Selections Methods - press shift, spacebar together, drag window to generate crossing selection in Navisworks, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC software, Jan 9, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Inventor/General Memory Probing - install memprobe.exe tool to monitor any process including Inventor, run log, adjust warning message alarm, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Save Extra Data in Inventor File, Pt 3 - use Marshal.ReleaseComObject(pStg) code to release IStorage pointer before it is called next time, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 13, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

LoadFamily and Collector Iteration Performance - checking conditions when loading family symbols, selecting performance centered point of view in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Spaceframes - creating seamless panel in Revit, using metric generic model adaptive template, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC software, Jan 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Heating and Cooling Loads Results - changing outdoor air setting shifts peak cooling month by 2 months, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Curve Driven Patterns, Pt 2 - using align to seed, tangent to curve options to make patterns, 3D entities in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - How to Obtain a License File - login to SolidWorks customer portal, click on 'register my products,' choose license file version required, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Do You Open a SolidWorks File When SolidWorks Thinks the File is Already Open? - open SolidWorks file directory, locate, delete temp files, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

iRobot Takes Humans Out of 3D Printing Equation - company files patent application for fully automated robotic 3D printer that can finish printed pieces without human intervention, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Mar 12, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

(SMART)x Game Changers - year long series will focus on intelligent and effective use of integrated project delivery, BIM/virtual design and construction, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Mar 12, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Tutorial - Green Button XML File - upload green button XML file to Green Building Studio server to incorporate utility bill data with synchronized historical weather data, Peter Shi with Barry Tsai, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 11, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Create .NET View Control at Runtime on 64Bits - generate 32-bits application with 'any CPU' as option, copy to 64bits or add Navisworks controls dynamically, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 12, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Turn Your AutoCAD Objects Invisible - right-click on objects, select isolate option to control visibility of objects in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Customize Right - Click Functionality - press right-click customization button in user preferences tab to access options quickly in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Camera Events - monitor UI activities, Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 12, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD .NET: Read DWG Into Memory Using Database.ReadDwgFile - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 13 - Is AppName of ComponentEntry Necessary - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Edit Wall Types with Revit Architecture - understanding in-place, loadable, system families for creating wall in Revit, Curt Egli, Synergis, Mar 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Redken Color Extend Shampoo Logo Pattern in Revit - calculating circle radius, creating animation of different pattern spacing, number conditions, Havard Vasshaug, Mar 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Structural Foundations with Voids for Cutting Concrete - explores 3D detailing potential, drawbacks of 'cut with voids when loaded' option in Revit 2013, Havard Vasshaug, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Closing Worksets with Specify - spot worksets before opening projects, swap-out title blocks, avoid viewing model to swiftly close Revit worksets, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Blends Have Two Sketches - solid, void blends have 2 sketches: base, top, edit top, then base, click green check mark for finish edit mode in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Who Has Been in My Revit File? - locate users.dat file, open it in notepad to check login names of previous users, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

ArchiCAD vs. Revit - 2D & 3D Modification Tools - comparing ability to split, extend multiple items, break with gap, Scott MacKenzie, Life in a Virtual Building, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles)

Event Listeners: SolidWorks Macro - create macro, define class module, get syntax correct, declare global variable to hold event listener class, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Thermal Loads for Other Purposes: Solid Bolt Models and Shrink Fits - creating bolt pre-load for analyzing whole bolt, using penetration, bonded contacts in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Importance of Copy Settings Wizard in SolidWorks - saves, restores system settings to users, computers, profiles, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basics on SolidWorks Sketch Lines - understanding solid lines used to create shape that are needed for features, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Reading/Writing Text Files - dimension 3 variables, use VBA FreeFile function to assign next available number in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Mar 11, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

TurboCAD (for Windows) Turns 20 - TurboCAD 20 has LTE workspace, interactive UV mapping, ability to export models to 3D PDF with layers, multiview entity marks, associative array for any 2D, 3D solid, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 12, 2013 (more TurboCAD articles)

NVIDIA's Got Three New Kepler Boards for CAD - performance on paper increases impressively every year but result for most CAD users may not be be significant, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 12, 2013 (more graphics card articles)

AutoCAD Tip: Using an Updating Text Field to Display Area of Hatch - associate field as object type to hatch in drawing, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips, AutoCAD on Mac articles)

Locate Open Ends in Pipe Systems with MagiCAD for AutoCAD - using part property line function to locate open ends, Rainer Wiljanen, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting File Attributes on Upload - set file to read-only, set create time to match Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 8, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Manipulate Rows and Columns of iPart, Pt 2 - delete 3rd column, add row to end of iPart table, delete 2nd row of existing iPart table in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revising the Revision Tag: Symbol Override - create new sketched symbol in Inventor drawing, edit revision tag to override text, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Export Wall Parts Individually to DXF - exporting individual compound wall gyp wallboard parts, handling warning message, adding support for pre-, post-part selection, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET: Why Not Use 'Using' When Creating Transaction - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Hidden Gem in SolidWorks 2013 - right click annotation, select change layer option to make changes to layer applied to selected annotation, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assembly Configurations: Parent Child Options - automatically create new component configuration when creating assembly configuration in SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Costing - What's New for 2013 - highly configurable tool, updates in real time, has option to perform costing on turned parts, Brandon Loeb, The HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Designing a Standing Desk - designing, prototyping mounting bracket of monitor, designing standing desk contraption using SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Identify (and Fix) a Broken COM Engine in BricsCAD - login as admin with full rights before installing BricsCAD, some other installed software with buggy COM code can cause issues, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Jan 31, 2013 (more BricsCAD articles)

Completely Understand Extrude Feature in Creo Parametric - exploring extrude tool functions with respect to solid extrude, extrude cut, thicken cut, tapper modes, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical Engineering 360, Mar 9, 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

3D Printing: How to Succeed by Failing - identify manufacturing flaws in early stages by presenting concept models to specialized teams for testing, Doug Andrews, CAPUniversity, Mar 8, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Control the Feature Display in Your Corridor Model - when creating surface from corridor model in InRoads, Envision CAD, Mar 1, 2013 (more InRoads articles)

Communicating Simulation with Showcase Rendering - free add-on app to render project in Autodesk Showcase, includes results from Simulation CFD, CFD 360, John Evans, AUGI Library, Mar 8, 2013 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

Using an ARX ActiveX Server to Update the Block Description from LISP - loads type library allowing block description property to be set directly via LISP function in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, AutoLISP tutorials)

Presetting the Surfer's Zoom Distance in AutoCAD Electrical - select sample panel footprint, save zoom in/out buttons as required, delete footprint, save template, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Binding a Raster Image in AutoCAD - insert image as OLE object using INSERTOBJ command, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoComplete in AutoCAD - completes command, customize feature by turning on/off functions like auto-append, suggestion list, display icons, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Add AutoCAD DWG to PDF Plotter - creating PC3 plotter using 'add plotter' wizard, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Using Shape Merge to Mend 2D Elements to 3D Designs - 3ds Max tutorial, Bill McKown, Synergis, Mar 8, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Finding a Point on an AutoCAD Surface Based on X,Y Coordinates Using .NET, Pt 2 - run POXY command, select surface, start selecting points beneath it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Easily Move the End of Part Indicator in Inventor 2013 - use 'move EOP marker' option of model browser to move, drag, reposition EOP indicator in Inventor, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 8, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor - Adaptive Springs  - showing expansion, contraction dynamically in assembly environment, You Tube, Mar 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Righting the World - Changing Import Settings for Autodesk Showcase - select settings button in import dialog box, adjust 'original up axis' settings, import Inventor representations to preserve positional alternatives, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using iLogic to Drive Parts from an Assembly - create part, add logical user names for parameters, create iLogic rule, use snippets to drive part parameters, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Mar 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Helen of Geometry - modeling cycloid in Revit, Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit - Why Use 3D DWFx? - use DWF/DWFx button to create 2D plans, sections, elevations, details, export intelligent data from Revit model, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Mar 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Trey Suppress Spaces - overriding dimension styles, using suppress spaces option for altering prefix, suffix in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Concrete Volume Between Slab and Beams - understanding beam properties before, after using join geometry, reported at varying volumes in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Sketch Option: Add Dimension - expand sketch options, select dimension type of sketch entity to avoid entering dimensions later in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

3 Point Checklist for Importing Neutral File Formats Into SolidWorks - communicate about neutral file, use open dialog to import options, check reliability of model, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

NVIDIA Packs Yet More Muscle Into Latest Quadro Cards - based on Kepler GPU architecture, NVIDIA offers low- to high-end Quadro K600, K2000, K4000 graphics cards, price starts from $199, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 7, 2013 (more graphics card reviews)

Snagging Issues - intelligent mobile snagging, device management software, iSnag app automatically identifies, associates relevant reference for location, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

How to Choose a Testing Service - reasons for hiring outside test sources, pricing is based on time, quantity, type of equipment used, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more engineering articles)

The BricsCAD LISP Developer Support Package - Torsten Moses Reveals It All - VLE LISP function library added, built-in LISP optimizer, improved compatibility with AutoCAD AutoLISP, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Mar 7, 2013 (more BricsCAD articles)

Understanding Multidisciplinary Design Optimization - computational cost is high, using surrogate model method is helpful, Evan Yares, Design World, Mar 5, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

Compare DWG File Changes in AutoCAD - install DWG compare app, set original source drawing, second version, select green arrow in palette to compare results, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Mixed Mode RealDWG Application - implementing dummy HostApplicationServices object in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

.NET Crash AutoCAD, Pt 16 - Create and SaveAs Database Second Try - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 7, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Limiting Users Connecting to a Vault Server - use IISRESET to modify default 'connection limits' setting, check 'Windows performance monitor' to see users, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 7, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

My First Dabble Into iLogic - add logical dimensions, extrude sketch, use iLogic browser to add form editor in Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Mar 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: BrowserPanes Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 7, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Post-Tension Tendons Animated - Image-O-Matic app to turn Revit views into series of images, Havard Vasshaug, Mar 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Curve Evaluation and Song of the Gulls - Revit geometry API doesn't offer ability to measure by segment-length or normalized segment-length, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 7, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Time Varying Load: Can SolidWorks Simulation Handle This? - nonlinear analysis to solve material behavior, large displacements, contact condition, deformation related problems, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013: Materials in Design Studies - create design study, add parameters, select, link bodies to material parameter, define design scenarios, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New SolidWorks 2013 Function: Convert Drawing View to Sketch - right click on model drawing view to convert, define sketch block, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Feature Order - create boss extrudes before creating cut extrudes, create feature fillets at last in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Convert That Old Legacy Data to SolidWorks - 'import diagnostics' tool to repair faulty geometry, feature recognition add-in to edit sketches, TMS CADCentre, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Luxion KeyShot 4.0 - ability to retain link to imported CAD geometry, Live Link concept, additional set-up options, integrated set of color palettes, greater control over metallic paint effects, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 6, 2013 (more KeyShot reviews)

Thousands of Clashes in a Thousand Seconds - group all clashes into one group, select filter clashes inside group, write report as viewpoints in Navisworks 2013, Mark Hunter, AUGI Library, Mar 6, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Scan to BIM 2013 FAQ - laser scanning file formats support, Scan To BIM tools, license types, support for multiple point clouds, 30-day fully functional trial available, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 6, 2013 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Tips for Using Diaphragms with Analysis Software - rigid diaphragms: distribution of lateral force vertically from level to level, Lisa Willard & Brian Quinn, Structural Engineer, Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

Create an Animated Pinboard Effect in 3ds Max, Pt 1  - using scatter compound object for creating ‘pinboard effect’ in 3D Studio Max, Cgtuts+, Mar 6, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Finding a Point on an AutoCAD Surface Based on XY Coordinates Using .NET, Pt 1 - Surface.RayTest() method to determine height value, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get Path of File on Clipboard - code to determine path of temp DWG file in AutoCAD, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Trouble Shooting Difficult Drawing Files - use -PURGE to purge out Regapps, QSELECT, AUDIT, RECOVER, INSERT commands to fix, open, recover AutoCAD drawing, Ron Palma, Ideate, Mar 6, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

What is a Civil 3D Traverse? - series of established stations tied together by angle, distance; 3 types: closed loop, closed connected, open, Nikki Szymanski, Synergis, Mar 6, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Pipe Network Along Water Drop Path - consider adjustments while creating pipe network, use water drop features, pline alignments in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 6, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor API Training - Lesson 12 - apprentice definition, differences from Inventor, using apprentice to open ipt file, adding InventorViewCtrl.ocx to project in Visual Studio, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Mar 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bring Autodesk Inventor's Positional Representation Into Autodesk Showcase - 'suite workflow' option allows Inventor representations to create alternatives in Showcase, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Selection Tips in Inventor - Invert and Box Select - take care of drag directions when dragging box to select in Inventor, invert current selection when selecting components within assembly, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 6, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

System.TypeLoadException with Revit Add-In - remove namespace entry from code to load add-in in Revit, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Mar 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Document.GetElement - Revit 2012 vs. 2013 - input to GetElement can be element name, id, or reference in Revit 2013 but input needs to be a reference in Revit 2012, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Extending the Renumber Command for Viewports & Detail Number - using elementary numbering tool for viewports, detail number parameter in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 6, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

The Cloud: Driving a Hybrid - hybrid cloud environment can be combined private or public clouds, on-premises implementations, discussing advantages, Greg Milliken, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more cloud articles)

Cloud-Hosted Step File Storage with MyCadbox - based on CadFaster QuickStep, MyCadbox can synchronize desktop client's view, iPad app's view, browser-visible content, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 6, 2013 (more cloud articles)

Simulation with Rigid Bodies and Contact - tips while working with 'exclude from analysis,' make rigid, fix options in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Mar 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Pattern of a Pattern - creating windmill pattern with fins, seed hole, workaround is selecting hole in faces to pattern in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A Recipe for Comparing and Sorting Revision IDs - maintain order of revisions, get normalized version of rev IDs, decorate each rev ID with its rev type, compare, sort in Teamcenter, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Mar 5, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

Post-Merger Stratasys Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Revenue - combined revenue was $96 million, net loss of $3.9 million reported due to costly merger with Objet, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 4, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Lock Your Grids - use layer method to lock grid lines or apply object method to select, lock objects in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Mar 6, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

CadFaster Launches MyCadbox for Fast, Cloud-Based 3D Model Sharing - combines features of QuickStep, CadFaster Collaborate, supports STEP format, basic version free, Pro version for $10, with cloud sharing capacity to 100 models, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 5, 2013 (more cloud articles)

A Conversation with Karsten Newbury, Senior VP and GM of Solid Edge - 10 year plan philosophy of Siemens related to Solid Edge, using cloud, kernel changes in future, Dave Ault, solidedging, Mar 5, 2013 (more Solid Edge articles)

No Menus, No Ribbon, Customization File Load Failed on Startup? - reset secondary installer by deleting registry key, rename appdata folders in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Configured Heidi Driver Cannot be Loaded - uncheck adaptive degradation in system tab, disable hardware acceleration button in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

.NET Crash AutoCAD, Pt 15 - Create and SaveAs Database First Try - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Supporting AcDbOle2Frame Objects in RealDWG - applying code into RealDWG C++ application in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Intersection Between a Surface and a Line Using ARX - use intermediate object AcBrBrep to convert AcDbSurface to AcGeSurface in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 3D Sketch Auto-Bend - turn on 'auto-bend option,' change document settings to set default value, create user parameter to input radius value, David Gate, CADline, Mar 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Factory Layout for Owners and Integrators - discussing, addressing challenges before factory owners, system integrators, Robert Baylor, Synergis, Mar 5, 2013 (more Inventor articles)

Workset Visualization by Color - setting up workset colors, showing workset colors in Revit view, keeping colors consistent, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Project Browser Folders - customizing browser organization, including custom parameter in Revit, Paul Aubin, Mar 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Sneaky Fascist Peek - color coding groups of cells to create simplified diagram of 4 different facades related to each other in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

ArchiCAD vs Revit - comparing features related to graphic display control, Scott MacKenzie, Life in a Virtual Building, Feb 26, 2013 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles)

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Viewpoint - use standard, perspective views to view objects, specify camera position, depth of field for rendering, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Installing and Configuring SolidWorks Composer 2013 SP2.0 on a Network License - user must have network license manager on SolidWorks 2013 SP2.0, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Sketch Improvements - dimensioning cylindrical components, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Beams - working with beam elements, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

BIM and Civil 3D - Fact or Fiction - understanding infrastructure procurement process, applying BIM to individual project phase, Civil 3D data sharing aspects of BIM, Andrew Walther, AUGI Library, Mar 4, 2013 (more AEC articles, Civil 3D articles)

Have CFD/FEA/PLM Skills, Will Travel - for solving simulation, analysis issues in engineering projects, manufacturers call freelancers having highly specialized skills, knowledge of software, hardware, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

All Part of the EPLAN - EPLAN Electric P8 for electrical designing, keeps all information about project in one single file, has intelligent PDF capabilities, helps users standardize partial circuits, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013 (more engineering articles)

File: Open Differences - Mastercam X style has 'options' button, automatically displays Mastercam-specific folders in navigation pane, Paula Apro, Mastercam Xtras, Mar 4, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Lenovo's New Convertible Devices - ThinkPad Helix has 'rip and flip' design to detach tablet/display, 256GB SSD storage; IdeaPad Yoga 11S allows display to be rotated around, then folded back to act as tablet/laptop, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 4, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Shop Around for a Rapid Prototyping Service Bureau - look at candidate bureau's website, consider factors like price, knowledge, support, value-added services before selecting service bureau, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk to Roll Out More Rentals Mid-Year - Q&A, Carl Bass about rental impact on business model, limiting future rentals to 90 day terms or longer, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 5, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Create a Scale for Plotting - create layout, select viewport, chose appropriate scale, lock viewport after adjusting scale in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

Setting/Creating a Named View with Associated UCS - use C# command to set named view, adjust new view to drawing extents in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 11 - Bad Command/Group But Good ModuleName - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials

AutoLoader 101, Pt 12 - The Simplest Sample - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Use Pin Connections, Another Inventor Design Accelerator - performs strength checks of 5 pin joint types: clevis pin, secure pin, cross pin, joint pin, radial pin, component generators, Robert Reid, Synergis, Mar 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Document Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Rotating Detail Families - create rectangle as region, edit work plane after completing sketch in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tower Fun Repeater - Nesting - determine floor area, units, align nested generic model to reference planes, link parameters in Revit 2013, David Light, Revit, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2013 API - .NET 4.0 for compilation, new macro environment, wall creation methods replaced, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit articles)

The Elusive Origin aka the Original Origin aka Not the Current Origin - original origin vs real origin in Revit family, Aaron Maller, Malleristic Revitation, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Post-Tension Structures in Revit Continued: 5-Point Bars and Path Hosting - change intermediate points to ‘shape handle points’ in family editor while generating new points in Revit, Havard Vasshaug, Mar 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Which Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Does Your Company Like to Use? - opt PLC based on circuits, functionalities, SolidWorks Electrical tools that reduce time, documentation error, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Mar 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Defining Non-Uniform Load Distributions on Beams - understanding total load, centered load, triangular, parabolic, elliptical distribution options in SolidWorks Simulation 2013, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating a New Folder Location in the Design Library  - using design library features of SolidWorks to access parts, assemblies used on regular basis, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why are There Green Checks or Minus Signs in the Configuration Manager? - green check signifies updated configuration, 3D information as part of SolidWorks file, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Motion Simulation - achieving range of motion for medical examination chair, Jon Doyle, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Evaluation Tools - recorded 'lunch and learn' webinar, evaluation command manager tab discussed, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Multi-Body Design Library Features - making foot plate to insert inside of rectangular structural profile using SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Top Design Applications Create a Versatile Engineer - CAD apps: AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks; CAM apps: MasterCAM, TurboCAM, Mach3; electrical design, simulation: Multisim, Flowcode, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Mar 1, 2013 (more MCAD articles, CAM articles)

Placing a North Arrow, North, in a Rotated View - use AccuDraw shortcut 'T' for top to rotate compass orientation north, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Mar 1, 2013 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Design Considerations for FDM Parts - comparing wall, layer thickness of 2/3 typical beads with no gap, 3 beads with gap using FDM system, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, Mar 1, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

MyCadbox - DropBox for CAD Files - cloud-based online CAD collaboration service, free level of MyCadbox can store up to 10 models, paid level at $10/month can store 100 models, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 1, 2013 (more cloud articles)

CadFaster Retools, Releases MyCadbox for Online CAD Collaboration - retooled app, site for sharing models, co-viewing sessions across the Web and mobile devices, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 4, 2013 (more cloud articles)

Tough Cookies - DAP MT1010 lightweight tablet with 10.1", sunlight-viewable multi-touch capacitive display, dust resistant I/O ports, standard dual autofocus cameras, ideal for on-site collaboration, working in challenging environments, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013 (more AEC articles, CAD hardware articles)

Lean Construction - collaborative project management tool from Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE Company to ensure best construction approach, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

Energy Evaluation Zones - placing zones in plan view using inner edge zone placement in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Mar 4, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Create Custom Truss - draw truss on desired location, highlight single/multiple line(s), select 'truss maker' settings to assign attributes in ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD SADC, Feb 26, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Constructing Multi-Character Complex Linetypes in AutoCAD by Hand - put dummy code between 2 characters in single complex linetype definition, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Layout View That Shows in SheetSet Manager - associate created view with its layout in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Iterate Each IAcadBlock in IAcadBlocks Using ActiveX in C++ - AutoCAD programming tutorial, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoLoader 101, Pt 10 - Command and Group Right But ModuleName Wrong - Spiderinnet1 Blog, Mar 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Use Ambient Occlusions in 3ds Max - calculating global illumination, Bill McKown, Synergis, Mar 1, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Rig, Animate & Composite Swimming Fish Into Live Action Footage Using 3D Studio Max, V-Ray and AE - rig stock fish model using basic bone setup, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Feb 28, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Save Extra Data in Inventor File, Pt 2 - attach information to specific object using attributes, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Sketch Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: Transaction Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Filters for Everyone - use filter tool to make objects change color, linetype, hatch differently, update data dynamically, Jarod Schultz, Mar 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Guide Grids to Arrange Viewports on the Sheets - go to 'sheet composition' option to assign guide grid, adjust settings by altering grid spacing in Revit, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Mar 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Engineering Consultants at Your Service - specialty requirements for simulation, optimization tasks, increased product complexity calls for 3rd party engineering expertise, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

FEA for Managers and Reviewers - understanding stages involved in analysis project, selecting modeling method, defining deliverables, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2013 (more FEA articles)

Power On: SolidWorks Flow for Electronic Components - testing temperature of halogen lamp, calculating temperature patterns based on conduction, convection, radiation calculations, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Bucket List for Names - understanding use, impact of naming templates in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Feb 28, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2013 - releases of IntelliCAD-based IDEA, FINE-MEP apps, Newforma Model Viewer, GTeam from Gehry Technologies, iPad app cado, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 28, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Whiteboarding - free Tekla BIMsight 1.7 integrated with SMART Board Interactive displays helps in manipulating BIM model, enhancing collaboration among team members, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

List of Existing BIM Standards - latest BIM standards available online: country wide, other public, local administrations, higher education institutions, architects' boards, associations, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

Level of Detail Case Study - Rubik's Cube - modeling Rubik's Cube in SketchUp to place within model of living room, Matt Donley, SketchUp UR Space, Feb 2013 (more AEC articles)

Setting Up a Simple Flow Simulation - select appropriate structural design, identify tips related to fluid behavior, mesh requirements, boundary conditions, Gilles Eggenspieler, ANSYS, Feb 27, 2013 (more CFD articlesANSYS articles)

ANSYS Revenue Up 11% in Q4, Looks at 10%-13% in 2013 - total GAAP revenue of $221 million, software license revenue was $142 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 28, 2013 (more ANSYS articles)

ANSYS Sets Fourth Quarter and Annual Revenue Records - net income was $56.1 million, achieved 12% revenue growth in constant currencies in Q4, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 28, 2013 (more ANSYS articles)

Save Extra Data in Inventor File, Pt 1 - adding custom property set with some properties, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sketch Tip: Extrude Intersection of Sketch Profiles - place sketch point on intersections to extrude part in Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Feb 25, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor API & VB.NET: UserInterface Events - Spiderinnet2's Blog, Mar 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Post-Tensioned Concrete Slabs - model cast-in-place concrete slab, mild steel bars, initiate reinforcing using detailed component line-based template in Revit, Anamaria Brown, AUGI Library, Feb 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Post-Tension Structures in Revit - bars should be able to shift between variable number of 'ups and downs,' control tangent angel for each point, limit bar geometry upto concrete cover, Havard Vasshaug, Feb 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tower Repeater Fun - create tower, buildings using repeater functionality in Revit 2013, David Light, Revit, Feb 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tower Repeater Fun Continued - structure floor plates using various types of adaptive component blocks in Revit 2013, David Light, Revit, Feb 28, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Save Femap Layouts and Views - go to 'preference dialog' to adjust UI settings, use 'load view' button to retrieve/change to another view in Femap, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Feb 28, 2013 (more Femap articles

MathWorks Expands Functionality, Making Development Easier - updated MATLAB, Stateflow, Simulink platforms: tool strips replace menus, toolbars, file exchange feature to share, download apps for free, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Feb 28, 2013 (more CFD articles)

   

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