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April 2013

CAD Wars Erupt in China and Russia - Chinese CAD vendors ZWSOFT, Gstarsoft in open competition for world market, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 30, 2013 (more ZWCAD articles, CAD industry articles)

Gstarsoft Launches New CAD Platform, Seeks to Expand Global Reach - GstarCAD8 with enhanced UI, modular architecture, new command-management mechanism, smart graphic partition, self-adaptive data model, priced at $499/$599 for standard/pro editions, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Apr 29, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Workstation Review: HP Z1 All-In-One Workstation - impressive screen quality, adjustable webcam, WiFi, crisp, bright screen but is heavy with dull I/O ports access on back, price starts from US$ 1899, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 26, 2013 (more HP workstation reviews)

Set Sun and Sky in Camera View - turn on sun status, adjust 'sky background and illumination' option to add light, define camera settings located in AutoCAD view manager, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014 Xref Enhancements - xref layers are displayed in ribbon allowing visibility control checks, double-click on type column to adjust xref attachment type in AutoCAD 2014, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 29, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Identifying System Variable Differences - use SYSVDLG command to edit values saved in system variable, export system variable to SVF file for comparing AutoCAD drawings, HowToAutoCAD.com, Feb 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Using the New Depth of Field Setting in Autodesk Showcase 2014 - click 'show more control' under lens effects to make depth of field property visible, adjust camera properties to control scene focus, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 28, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Inventor - Cast & Machined Part Drawing View - use derive method to produce assembly cut features, associative sketch, or use assembly features to create cast part file, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Deform Edges in 3ds Max Using the Free 'Deformed Edges' Script - deform contour edges of any editable poly object without adding subdivision or sculpt mesh, Chandan Kumar, YouTube, Apr 29, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2014 API - improved Document.Save(), OpenOptions, FilteredElementCollector functions, geometry, material APIs with UI customizations, worksharing enhancements, IFC API changes, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Walk-Through Study - creating walls using 'wall by face,' adding doors, windows, decks, railings from focus area, setting fly-in animation sequence, Jay Holland, BIM Aficionado, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Drag Listening Dimensions - move blue dotted witness line, drag it to preferred reference in order to adjust listening dimension in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Productivity Boosters for Everyday Work - understanding basic Revit structure tips related to brace frames, temporary dimensions, aligned dimensions, beams, HTC utility, Brian Mackey, AUGI Library, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

New Elevation Line Functionality in Revit 2014 - select elevation line, choose split segments tool from ribbon, adjust split segment to desired location in Revit, Ron Palma, Ideate, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Mess Up a Revit Plan View - Fat Chance - understanding problem with plan view for associated levels, incorrect elevation, re-create tags, dimensions to fix issue, David Butts, The MEP BIM Engineer, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo WIP Update - apply new 'watch 3D' node to visualize geometry, enhance UI browsability, scalability in Revit, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, Apr 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2014 - Analytical Nodes - use read only property of node to check connection status, filters to identify issues with Revit model, YouTube, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Errors in Your SolidWorks Title Block - go to view menu, de-select 'annotation link errors' option to make SolidWorks drawings error free, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SW Productivity: The On/Off Switch for the Shortcut Bar - linking/unlinking shortcut bar to command search in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Fill External Cavities with Discrete Bodies Using the Intersect Tool - using intersect command to fill external cavities in SolidWorks model, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sunglass Revision Management - format specific feature used in CAD platforms to keep track of design changes, covers SolidWorks plug-in workflow, web viewer experience, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 28, 2013 (more CAD development articlescloud articles)

ESI Falters, Costs Outpace Revenue at Year End - total revenue up 16%, license revenue up 13%, share price plunged by 17%, pre-tax profit declined by 1.3% in 2013, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 26, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Vault Professional: Buzzsaw - Go Get Yours - one Buzzsaw login available per seat of Vault Professional, check Buzzsaw Standard/Professional features before upgrading, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 26, 2013 (more Autodesk Buzzsaw articles, Autodesk Vault articles)

Report Items By Line Number in Plant 3D - group report by PipeRunComponent_LineNumberTag, add class property to ‘piping and equipment’ that obtain line group tag in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles

Migrating Specs and Catalogs in Plant 3D - store modified catalog in shared content location, launch migration function, select migrate, specify specs/catalog, content folder in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles

Modifying the Pipe Gap in Plant 3D 2014 - open orthosymbolstyles.dwg, type BEDIT in command line, select PlantPipeGap block of drawing to obtain required gap in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles

Introduction to Managed VB.NET Code for AutoCAD - understanding COM that sets standard of interaction of programs, its limitations, NETLOAD command, managed code, HowToAutoCAD.com, Apr 28, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Illuminance - Learning About Lighting/Daylighting Analysis - understanding rendering capabilities of Autodesk 360, illuminance vs luminance, role of illuminance in lighting, daylighting design, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, Apr 28, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2014: Layers and Xrefs  - using layer manager merge option to select layers from layer list, merge objects from layers onto different layer, Heidi Hewett, YouTube, Mar 26, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Inventor 2014 VBA Editor Tool Not Working - close Inventor or other programs, locate VBA7.msi inside Autodesk folder, right-click to start installation of VBA editor, David Gate, CADline, Apr 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get BrowserNode of an Occurrence - code to find appropriate BrowserNode object in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 26, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Revit MEP 2014: Cap Open Ends - use functionality to add cap(s) on open end of pipe, duct content, employ routing preferences to select cap, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Apr 26, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Revit: Central File Archiving - Recovery Options - create local copy of central file to be used as backup, use model to promote new central files, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 26, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Revit's Most Hidden Commands - explores divided path vs divided surface node visibility commands, using computation height property to calculate room area in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 27, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Compiling the Revit 2014 SDK - use Revit API DLLs path updater, set PointCurveCreation office reference with Excel, modify RvtSamples.txt to fix add-in issues, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 26, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Adaptive Component: Practical Archetypes - Curved Glass Curtain Walls - obtain adaptive points on plane, host arcs on reference plane, use 'profile and sweep' method to follow arc, set vertical mullion rotation parameter, para-analytics, Mar 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Explorer - use procedure to update part references while changing name, location of file in SolidWorks, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using SolidWorks Sub-Weldments - create weldment, update cut-list, press ctrl to select bodies that would form sub-weldment in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Borrowing Licenses in E3 Wireworks - set borrow period by launching LMTOOLS, renew borrowing plan, return license to original state once SolidWorks Electrical borrow period ends, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simple Rotate Animation in SolidWorks  - create rotating animation using SolidWorks animation wizard, Matt Campbell, YouTube, Apr 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using CircuitWorks in SolidWorks  - leveraging ECAD data inside SolidWorks with CircuitWorks add-in, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Do More with the Toolbox - Grooves and Cams  - creating grooves, cams in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Canon Continues to Court CAD Market - wide-format multifunction printers include scanner, 22" touchscreen monitor, onboard PC, stand, integrated software, optimized for AutoCAD, more affordable, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 25, 2013 (more large format printer reviews)

DS Reports Ok Q1, Adds FE-Design & Archivideo - software revenue was up 6% y/y, acquires FE-Design Group for non-parametric structural, fluid design optimization, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 25, 2013 (more CATIA articles, MCAD articles)

Dassault Systemes Snatches Up FE-Design, Gets Into the Optimization Craze - acquired TOSCA products to remain compatible with rival products, target classic manufacturing segments, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 25, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Hyperlinks and ArchiCAD, Pt 1 - add, click 'section marker' in plan to view particular section of sheet, enable back references on placed drawing to check worksheets details, suffers zooming limitations, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Apr 25, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creating a New Project - select, create company template rather than using option 'use latest project setting' to avoid current file errors in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Apr 26, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Bentley Systems Announces Plans to Leverage the Cloud for Multi-Disciplinary Analytics - most of products to be integrated with new cloud-based optimizer to help automate simulation of multiple scenarios in real time, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Apr 25, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Quick Tip: Get Your Layout Tabs Back - right-click on dark icon located right to model in status bar, select 'display layout and model tabs' to hide tabs in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Apr 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2014 Fit & Finish Enhancements - F3 items include: layer, xref manager, DIMCONTINUEMODE, CONVERTPSTYLES commands, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Apr 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Recap - Free Point Cloud Tool - use Autodesk tool to merge several scans together, measure, visualize point cloud groups, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 25, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Error: AutodeskInstallNow.exe Entry Point Not Found - place dll file in multiple locations making Windows to search it in diverse paths set in environment, rename file once found, David Lau, Up and Ready, Apr 25, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating a Civil 3D Corridor Object Using .NET API - target existing ground surface by locating TargetType for each SubassemblyTargetInfo object, set TargetIds to SurfaceIds, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 25, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Creating Alignments with the .NET API - understanding code to generate alignment from polyline using AlignmentNameExists() in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Apr 25, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Room and Furniture Loops Using Symbols - use enhanced Revit database structure to include DbSymbol class, model, level, symbol data, integer based 2D placement, GeoSnoop display, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Server 2014 - What's New - new version provides Windows server 2012 support, GUID preservation, low-disk space warning, Derek Wielkopolski, Ideate, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit articles)

How to Build Your Own Roof Truss Families - understanding benefits of creating own custom roof truss families in Revit, Bill Knittle, YouTube, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit - Resetting Instance Parameter Values to Defaults - initiate add process, place instance parameter using type selector located at top of properties palette in Revit, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Tip on Variable Wall Heights and Revit Groups - maintain walls in Revit groups as unconnected with explicit height setting, use ‘attach top’ option to attach wall to slab, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit to Showcase - understanding method of pushing Revit files into showcase, David Beach, YouTube, Apr 25, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Get Colored Crosshatch in Section View - assign color, line style, line thickness to new layer in SolidWorks, select default crosshatched area on section view, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Eliminate Non-Matching Internal ID Errors - browse original files to avoid errors, use replace components command within SolidWorks to browse replacement file, enable 're-attach mates' option, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sketch Tips - changing sketch plane, sketch color, using multiple contours in sketch, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 24, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#10) - set SolidWorks options to optimal for modeling, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Coordinate System for CAM - change, create own templates, update standard views icon to set top plane in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials, CAM articles)

SolidWorks Electrical: Guide to Uninstallation - set up secured environment, follow every removal prompts after starting uninstall program, verify its deletion from program files folder, check registry keys, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lenovo's Sexy Laptop Does CAD - ThinkPad Carbon X1 Touch is light, thin laptop, surprisingly good performer for Inventor, even simulation, only lacking fast rendering, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Apr 22, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Enterprise PDM Tech Tip - Search Card Defaults - setting default search directory, changing default settings for checkboxes, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Apr 24, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Five Presentations on Model-Based Development - advantages: faster design revisions, infinite viewpoints, exploded views of assemblies, automated generation, update of drawings, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, Apr 24, 2013 (more CAD development articles, MCAD articles)

Autodesk's 2014 AEC Portfolio - 3 editions of Autodesk Building Design Suite, AutoCAD Raster Design, Autodesk ReCap are new included products, provides ability to work with laser scans, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 24, 2013 (more AEC articles, Autodesk articles)

Tristram Carfrae - Engineer with Eye for Aesthetics - keynote speaker at Smart Geometry 2013 talks about design challenges involved in Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Helix Bridge in Singapore, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Apr 20, 2013 (more AEC articles, civil engineering articles)

AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs - create new drawing, switch between open drawings, drag tabs to determine order, check lock icon/asterisk to indicate file's read only, modification status, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Important Changes to Drawing Templates in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 - enhanced features related to drawing, general, pressure network, section, new layers settings in Civil 3D 2014, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Apr 24, 2013 (more Civil 3D articles)

Autodesk Vault Office - allows users of non-CAD files, document-centric operators to interact with Vault, access direct Vault interface, Kim Hyde, CADline, Apr 24, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Migrating Styles to Autodesk Inventor 2014 from a Previous Release - copy styles created in Inventor 2013, merge them with libraries installed in newer version so as to integrate any library improvements/changes into new installation, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Linking Attributes and Table Using DataExtraction API - use EATTEXT command to extract data, display it inside table, DataExtraction API to create table in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 24, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Stripping Formatting from AutoCAD Tables Pasted from Excel Using .NET - use MText object in code, STF command while selecting tables to remove embedded formatting from cell, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Make Stretchable Bones in 3D Studio Max Using the Stretchy Chain Connect Script - using free script, creating small animation, Chandan Kumar, Cgtuts+, Apr 24, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk Navisworks Family of Software 2014, Pt 3 - new measurement tool to determine accurate dimensions, provides better control, locking, quick zoom features, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 23, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in Autodesk Navisworks Family of Software 2014, Pt 4 - use enhanced point cloud, clash detective enhancements to simulate, manage clashes with file format support, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 24, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

New Clash Detective Functionality in Navisworks 2014 - access simplified button choice to isolate clash, reduces workarounds by checking systems, generating clash reports, saving custom viewpoint, Jim Cowan, Ideate, Apr 24, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Migrating a Built-in Category and Other Things - addresses issues while migrating C# code from Revit 2013 to 2014, storing RGB color values, updating DXF Link, retrieving truss family, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Anchor Point for Revit Equality Dimensions - highlight object to be relocated, move cursor to hidden line, pick anchor symbol, move highlighted objects to relocate objects not anchored, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 24, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dealing with Fussy Electrical Circuits - working on workshare projects in Revit, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Inventor 2014 BIM Exchange to Revit Family - exporting Revit family from Inventor, You Tube, Apr 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Don't Get Caught in the Tool Worship Trap, Pt 2 - investigate compatibility of software before starting pilot project based on its usability, training time, client requirements, expenses, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 24, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Get Help with Your CAD Management To-Do List - purchase, license computer-based training materials, encourage users to join classes, acquire flexible PDF driver to solve technical issues, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 24, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Multiphysics Moves to the Mainstream - understanding multiphysics simulation that is used to calculate heat flows, analyze, optimize printer designs, role of COMSOL in making HPC affordable for multiphysics simulation, Evan Yares, Design World, Mar 18, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

8 Questions with Mark Landon from Optimal Solutions - talks about limitations of CAD parameterization, restricted use of CFD/FEA, optimization methods, hints use of robust tools, shape matching to overcome issues, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, Apr 24, 2013 (more engineering analysis articles)

AVEVA Teases Solid Performance in FY13 - share price up 5%, good outlook for engineering solutions, records appreciable contribution from Bocad, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 23, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

DriveWorks Live Examples - A Multi-Form Project - configuring electrical enclosure, DriveWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2013 (more DriveWorks articles)

CNC 4th Axis Basics: Workholding - ability to stick normal milling vise into 4th axis arrangement, lathe tooling optimized to do workholding along rotating axis, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 23, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Reinventing the Wheel - modeling wheel of radio controlled car in SketchUp Pro, Damian Keeley, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials)

How to Create a Sheet Index - double-click on sheet index located in project indexes tab, assign sheet name, open fields tab to add buttons, subset name in ArchiCAD, Tate Gibbes, Cadimage, Apr 24, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What's Inside a Spotlight Lighting Device, Pt 1 - assign color, light up fog specified in Renderworks background using Vector works, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Apr 23, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Tips from the Dork Side - use reference manager to re-path xrefs, design center to import layouts, invoke QSELECT, SPELL, XCLIP commands to perform vital functions in AutoCAD, Melanie Perry, AUGI Library, Apr 23, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Right-Click Customization in AutoCAD - setting right-click mouse button to execute enter or access short cut menus, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding Removing Baseline Using .NET API - using BaselineCollection class functionality to add/remove baseline objects in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 22, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using the Populate Characters from 3ds Max Design in Showcase 2014 - YouTube, Apr 22, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

General Installation: Installing Autodesk Products from Web with Install Now Option - understanding issues related to network ports, slow download, disconnected installation, launch of installer, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, Apr 19, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Vault 2014 SDK - What's New - use VDF tools to support higher level operations, avail enhanced filestore server, .vcet.config files, persistent IDs, renamed Vault explorer extensions, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 23, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Call iLogic from .NET - combine Inventor API, iLogic, use iLogicAutomation interface code to dump all rules of current document, execute single rule, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Display Inventor iProperties as Dual Units - create new rule in part/assembly, paste appropriate iLogic code to create dual units in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Yes or No User Input - understanding iLogic rule that checks presence of iProperties code while producing yes/no dialog box in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 23, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Accessing and Filtering by Ramp Material - obtain ramp material information using RevitLookup snoop under object type in Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Window or Door Frame Positioning - define alternative reference point, reference plane to maintain flexibility for moving assembly without generating error message in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 Schedules Tips - select column index, headers to apply formatting, populate schedule with elements to view formatting, apply 'schedules title section' to generate generic table, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Apr 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API - Skipping Unplaced Rooms - use standard filter collector method to group all rooms in project, check area/location property of room before adding them in final 'placed rooms' collection, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Apr 23, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Fixing Leader Shoulder Issues on Tags - forcing leader shoulder of Revit tag so that it anchors to desired location in Revit, Bill Knittle, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Custom Section Head Tutorial - creating custom section head without gap in Revit, Sherry Pittman, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Views for Drawings - rotate model, press space bar, click 'new view' button to create custom view, add view in list of available views in orientation dialog box in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldments - Steel Storage Rack - model storage rack by adding 3DSketch, structural features, patterns, drawings in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#9) - turn off options adjusted for best appearance by Windows, typical machine can gain performance improvement by 16%, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 23, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Introducing Geomagic (nee Alibre) Design - Geomagic executives on renaming Alibre to Geomagic Design, pricing, direct editing support, STL export for 3D printing, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 22, 2013 (more Alibre articles)

A Brief Introduction to CAD File Formats - defining categories: precise vs tessellated geometry, proprietary vs neutral format, single-file vs multiple-file assemblies, BOM vs flat list, Blake Courter, GrabCAD, Apr 22, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

CATIA V4 to V5 Transfer of 2D Drawing  - converting 2D drawing data to V5 drafting workbench, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Apr 22, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

10 Reasons Why VisualARQ Works Better in Rhino 5 Than Rhino 4 - Rhino 5 is 64-bit, uses lightweight extrusion objects, has customized workflow, drafting/annotation improvements, Francesc Salla, VisualARQ, Apr 16, 2013 (more Rhino tutorials)

SmartGeometry 2013: Uncertainty Brings Out the Best in Generative Design - 'constructing for uncertainty' theme, clusters like 'digital intuition and prediction,' 'Adaptive Structural Skins' were displayed, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 22, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Skeuomorphs and Architectural Documentation - understanding 2D, 3D architectural documentation, concept of hyperreality, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 21, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Project Migration and Old Versions of ArchiCAD - use file converters for backwards compatibility, but some data will be lost in back-saved version, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Apr 22, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autoloader Example for Invoking a Startup Command in AutoCAD - use Commands::Command.StartupCommand attribute to specify startup/initialize command in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 22, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Enhance Your Presentation - combining sequences in presentation for creating exploded views for Inventor drawings, Ketiv Technologies, You Tube, Apr 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Contour Smoothing vs Surface Smoothing - set contour smoothing option to true, or use natural neighbor interpolation method to smooth surface in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 22, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create a Corridor from Scratch - use CorridorCreator class to provides interface for setting parameters to create corridor object in Civil 3D, Isaac Rodriguez, Civilized Development, Apr 19, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk Navisworks Family of Software 2014, Pt 1 - use quantification feature available with desktop version to generate quantities, create running report of quantities, maintain change management workflow updates, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 10, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in Autodesk Navisworks Family of Software 2014, Pt 2 - ability to use Autodesk rendering engine, to create custom libraries for specific projects, Autodesk Lighting added, enhanced environments tab, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 22, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Wire End Woes - ensure origin defined by intersection of 2 reference planes has same location as family's internal origin, use true connector location to connect wire end in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Bloated Revit Central Files - open detached copy of project to delete large group of elements, save file as new central, open central file to make it active, ungroup resulting group, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 21, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Grouping Schedule Headers and How to Do Something - activate, refresh new Revit schedule view before grouping header, call viewSchedule.GetTableData to update value in body section, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 Feature Review: More Data Liberated - understanding architectural column, detail component, entourage, generic model, grid, roof features, benefits available in Revit 2014, Glynnis Patterson, Ideate, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Interference Checking in Revit - check model interference between selected/all elements, select categories from linked files, export interferences report as html file to share with others, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Can't See It in the View: Here's 33 Reasons Maybe Why - Revit object/category is temporarily hidden, being obscured by another element, view's discipline is prohibiting object visibility, James Herndon, The Revit Blog, Apr 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 New Features Edit Crop Regions - edit boundaries of section/floor plan using new Revit 2014 feature, YouTube, Apr 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Quantitative Analysis of Daylighting and Lighting Directly from Revit - open Revit, set up 3D view for rendering, select 'render in the cloud' option in view tab of Autodesk 360, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, Apr 22, 2013 (more Revit tutorials, Autodesk 360 articles)

New Features of Autodesk Vault 2014 - enhanced usability with revision table, vault browser improvements, superior job processor, download performance, product stability, framework extensibility, technology support, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 22, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Logging in Through the Vault 2014 API - log in into Vault 2014 using login dialog from SDK, Doug Redmond, YouTube, Apr 19, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Creating a Library Feature - putting sketch text on all faces of Magic 8-Ball using SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Simplify Models Using the Intersect Tool - fill any internal cavities, merge all solid bodies that touch or intersect each other, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Future of SolidWorks Workgroup PDM - workgroup PDM server app doesn't run as 64-bit program, consist of tools based on outdated architecture, undergoes registration process for Workgroup PDM server installs, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Apr 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Where is My Command Manager - drag command manager back to desired position or set workplace to default in SolidWorks, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Chamfer Single Slot Edge - chamfering one side of slot, understanding unexpected behavior of chamfers, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Q&A: Keeping Up with the US Dept of Defense Design Requirements - talk about evolution of model-based engineering, model based definition, department of defense adopting MBD/MBE, Kristen Wilson, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 - solid and versatile machine with 3.3GHz Xeon processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive, low base price of $669, Brian Benton, CADdigest.com, Apr 19, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Digging into 3D Experience - Dassault's executive Pascal Daloz talks about V5 vs V6, connecting to consumer into cycle via 3DExperience concept, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Apr 18, 2013 (more CATIA articles, MCAD articles)

GrabCAD Workbench - definition, collaboration portfolio, workflow of uploading, sharing, collaborating with others, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 21, 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Researcher Hesselgren Says Customers Will Demand 1 Million Architectural Design Iterations Per Project - SmartGeometry co-founder talks about accomplishments, computer as design companion, need of accessible, powerful software, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 20, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: 12 Must-Have Apps for Architects - mostly available for free, apps include Morpholio Trace, Paper by 53, CadFaster Collaborate, AutoCAD WS, TurboViewer Pro, Bluebeam Revu, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 20, 2013 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2014 API and Developer Documentation Changes - binary compatible with AutoCAD 2013, API is used to provide core functionality of DesignFeed, Live Maps features, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Apr 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2014: Additional New Features/Improvements - improved 3D orbit performance, project information file backup utility, combined deployment ability, Autodesk uninstall tool, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 21, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

The Return of Doctor Who and the CAD Manager - tips on layer management in AutoCAD, construction of block libraries, Patrick Hughes, AUGI Library, Apr 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD layer tutorials)

Getting Autodesk 2014 Apps; A Few Tips - managing issues of subscription, unmanageable download manager, potential snag in browser download, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Apr 21, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Cunning Plans: How to Get AutoCAD to Work Smarter - use Xref mechanism in AutoCAD, organize assembly to go into layout drawing, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Apr 20, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Folder Structure for Autoloader Bundles Using Revit as an Example - understanding bundle folder structure, Revit app bundle folder with example, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 19, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Navisworks 2014 vs QTO 2013, What's Up - emulating quantification features: item, resource catalogs, model takeoff, change analysis workbook, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 19, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

Track Program Workflow in C++ - use class to make sure that indentation reverts to previous value when function is finished in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 19, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

About Balloon - Circular with 2 Entries - change QTY in BOM to change number of lower half circle in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Content That Works - developing custom Revit content using automated tagging, scheduling features, considering example of standard floor poke-thru, Andrew Baranowski, AUGI Library, Apr 20, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Room Editor Project Overview and CouchDB Configuration - replicating CouchDB with Python using Revit, same origin policy snag, resolution, learning, struggling with CouchApps, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 19, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Offset Definition of Shell Elements - SolidWorks 2013 has ability to render thickness in 3D to graphically check correctness of offset, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 20, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Populating Cells in Microsoft Excel with EPDM Variables - define name for cell that to be updated, define appropriate data type, variable mapping to Excel custom properties for SolidWorks EPDM variables, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 21, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Epson SureColor T5000 - 36" wide-format printer, easy to unpack, setup, easy media loading, impressive color output, but print driver delays, poor output on Mylar, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 18, 2013 (more large format printer reviews)

A Trick for Updating a Precise Assembly Quickly - send assembly to structure manager, set current revision rule to configure correct revisions, toggle structure type, save assembly structure in Teamcenter, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Apr 13, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

Mobile Workstations are Now an Essential Tool - confirm workstation flexibility that allows it to add multiple monitors, support storage, provide superior base system performance, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 18, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Bind XREFs Within a Single DWG - select translator that is already set up, go to DXF-DWG translation setup to adjust default translator when publishing in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Apr 19, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What Happens When We Try Nomad with No Vectorworks Sub - login mandatory even to work offline, no sample drawing available without subscription, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 17, 2013 (more Vectorworks articles)

What's New in AutoCAD MEP 2014: Ability to Automatically Attach Property Set Definition - attach property set definitions to relevant objects automatically, add existing/modified property set definition, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Apr 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Find Which Properties Changed on Modified Event - use reflection mechanism to store, compare data, enable .NET Extension methods by creating new class in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 18, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Change Ground Plane Direction - adjust default XZ plane to make ground plane XY, invoke View.ResetFront function in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Physical iProperty Units - set length units to mm, add new iLogic rule to create custom iProperty with name 'AreaM2' in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, Apr 19, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Synchronize Prompted Entry TextBox Values - check title block definition, prompted entry textbox to ensure, update value of textbox in main/master sheet in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 18, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's the Best Computer to Buy for Revit 2014? - generic recommendations: useful to spec personal machine, suggested peripherals; actual manufacturer recommendation: BOXX 4920, BOXX 4050 workstations, Fear and Loathing In a CAD vs. BIM World, Apr 18, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Setting Up True North for a Project - confirm true north of model, locate 'project base point' in model categories tab, enter degree angle in properties in Revit, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Apr 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Migrating the Building Coder Samples to Revit 2014 - update API assembly references, remove obsolete collections namespace, RoomCreationData Class, change TopographySurface namespace, unit APIs in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 18, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Document Managers Need to be Vaulting, Says Synergis - VP of R&D, Todd Cummings describes vaulting, encryption, Adept's storage system, exit strategy, moving documents in, out of vault, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 18, 2013 (more Synergis Adept articles)

GrabCAD Launches 'Workbench' Beta - view drawings from any major CAD system, maintain comments with drawings, select, view assemblies or parts in BOM, annotate on 3D model, John Hayes, Engineering.com, Apr 17, 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

GrabCAD Workbench Cracks the Door on Open Engineering - new collaboration site for mechanical engineering, product development, has ability to gather, track all comments, communications regarding CAD content with model, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 17, 2013 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Zuken's E3.series Intelligently Designs Powerful Diesel-Electric Locomotives - eliminates logical-physical gap using object-oriented design, ships with library of thousands of standardized components, cables, connectors, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, Apr 17, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Dassault Debuts HT Body for High-Tech Electronics Design - aims to deliver single, pre-integrated design, engineering experience, focuses on social collaboration, visualization tools, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Apr 18, 2013 (more CAD development articles, MCAD articles)

Creo Parametric 2.0 - building table from new part, You Tube, Apr 16, 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

CATIA V5 Methodik, Method: Multibody Copy Paste Special - copy, paste special bodies as result with link to get flexible, well-structured model, Wolfgang Walden, You Tube, Apr 17, 2013 (more CATIA tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#8) - convert files to latest version of SolidWorks to increase performance, save time, minimize rebuild times, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Save Money: SolidWorks Sustainability - The Real Green Thing - filter through all material properties using detailed conditions of 'find similar' tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Batch Process Title Block Change - edit sheet format to indicate title block changes, build check in design checker, set drawing standard to new template in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 19, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Breaking a Sheet Metal Loft So it Shows Bend Lines - drop everything down to single sketch entity passing through fit spline, straight line-arc-straight line, edit lofted bend feature in SolidWorks, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Do More with the SolidWorks Toolbox - The Bearing Calculator - calculate bearing capacity ratings, basic life values, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Schematic Designs - SolidWorks electrical 2D design package enables improved collaboration, integrated BOMs, project data, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Taking Materials from SketchUp to ArchiCAD - default materials in SketchUp vs ArchiCAD, importing SketchUp materials, embedded libraries, external libraries, images to materials to ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 17, 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials, ArchiCAD tutorials)

Setting Up a Simple Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - analyze convergence of simulation, check residuals to determine solver iterations, quantity monitor, display velocity magnitude, Gilles Eggenspieler, ANSYS, Apr 16, 2013 (more CFD articles)

BricsCAD Direct Modeling Basics - create complex solid parts combining both parametric, direct modeling technology, Sander Scheiris, Bricsys Blog, Apr 17, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Direct-Drive Workhead for Multiple Cylindrical Grinding Options - CNC controlled grinder available in 3 sizes with powerful motors, fast control system, allows grinding heavy parts, non-round contours, Robert Brooks, American Machinist, Apr 18, 2013 (more CAM articles)

3D Sync Part Editing Demonstration - making changes to part that feature definition lost in translation using Synchronous Technology, YouTube, Apr 17, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

Autodesk 360 is a New Cloud-Based Workflow for AutoCAD Drawings - access data easily using Autodesk 360 mobile app, add comments on DWFs, DWGs, download entire folder as single zip file, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Apr 15, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Create a Thumbnail for Opening a Drawing - set THUMBSAVE system variable to 1 to make AutoCAD drawing save thumbnail, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Apr 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: Drawing and Annotation Enhancements - easier to export, import geo referenced drawings, ability to fillet polyline to itself, get correct sheet creation date, CONVERTPSTYLES supports spaces in plot style name, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Cleanup Utility - invoke SCALELISTEDIT, -PURGE Regapps command to remove excess scales from scale list within drawing, unreferenced regapp IDs respectively, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

XREF Load Status Add-On for AutoCAD 2014 - using application to pick drawing by reloading/unloading checkboxes, selecting XREF to be modified before saving, opening application dialog box, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Show Me the Money - creating AutoCAD jig to dynamically display guilloche pattern using F#, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 17, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

4-Way Intersections - Maintain Primary Crown - determine type of assembly configuration, corridor properties to create primary, secondary road's intersection in Civil 3D, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Changing Default Edge Display Settings in Autodesk Inventor - click ‘available options’ in tools menu, select document/application setting in appearance tab, adjust display appearance dialog box settings, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor - Shell Options and Tolerance Tip - use shell inward, out-ward, or mid-plane shell functions to determine wall thickness, adjust parameter tolerance in Inventor, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 17, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 - Structures - ability to include hooks in rebar shape definition using reinforcement settings, rounding parameter for structural rebar, rebar annotations, placement constraints, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Apr 17, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Advanced Scheduling: Check This Model - analyze Dutch building codes to validate Revit design, check if design matches with programs, actual area vs desired area, occupancy against building code, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Apr 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Exploded Axonometric Views in Revit 2014: No Problem - use displace elements tool on view panel of modify tab to move elements away from model, Shruti Harve, Ideate, Apr 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Coins Auto Section Box - using 3D auto section box in Revit, You Tube, Apr 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in Geomagic Design 2013 - improved feature dialog boxes, new symbols added to symbol library, measurement information panel is added in status bar, ability to import points into 2D sketch, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 17, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

GrabCAD Workbench First Impressions - use online, secure 3D collaboration platform to create, collaborate projects, dynamic sectioning property allows enhanced model visualization, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 17, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

How Do You Reference Cut List Custom Properties in a SolidWorks Drawing - select 'edit list button,' type property to be added in box, add cut-list properties, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hit the Road with SolidWorks in Less Than 5 Minutes - open SolidNetWork license manager, click on 'license borrowing' tab, highlight product to borrow, input borrow until date to borrow product license, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using Bend Notes in SolidWorks 2013 - add information by clicking on buttons below bend note field in PropertyManager, select sheet metal options to adjust bend notes styles, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 17, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Customize Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures & Command Manager - tips to eliminate round-trips to toolbar in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PowerINSPECT 2013 - perform measurement with laser tracker, program multiple probe columns to work concurrently on same component, use tools to capture section lines, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Apr 17, 2013 (more PowerINSPECT reviews)

3D Printing 101, Pt 3: Electronics - understanding use of electronic subsystems, controller, features of Arduino-based 3D printer controllers, RAMPS platform, Michael Hackney, CNCCookbook, Apr 16, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Creo Parametric 2.0 - using sheet metal tools to create cylindrical shape in Creo Parametric, You Tube, Apr 14, 2013 (more Pro/E tutorials)

GDL Basics: Choose a Subtype, Pt 3 - open library part, select subtype button, browse to select appropriate hierarchy from ‘subtype hierarchy list’ in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 17, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

All the Many Different ArchiCAD Keys - understanding 21-pin, NFR, network keys with respect to license borrowing, educational, full, rental, add-on license in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Apr 16, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2014 - access design files from Autodesk 360, edit, share work, check design feed notifications, metric panel libraries, integration with Inventor, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

File Tabs in AutoCAD 2014 - use drawing file tabs to toggle between open drawings, create new ones fast, 'plot & publish' drawing easily, David Cohn, CADman-Do, Apr 16, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Daylighting as a Service - use daylight analysis tools of Autodesk 360 to create illuminance renderings, render 3D view using ‘render in cloud’ option, select rendering options, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, Apr 16, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Perpetual GUID Algorithm and Revit 2014 Product GUIDs - understanding Revit product GUID algorithm used in Revit installation, use RevitAddInUtility to determine install location, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 17, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Civil 3D 2014 Pressure Pipe Network Improvements: Data Shortcuts - access pressure networks from data shortcuts section of prospector tab to improve project efficiency, data sharing, Kate Ming, Ideate, Apr 16, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Get CogoPoint Label Text - use CogoPoint.GetLabelTextComponentOverride method to obtain more information than just description in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 16, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: Create Sections of Projected AutoCAD Solids - select section check box in projection style to represent position where sample line crosses solid, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Mar 8, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

RangeBox Includes WorkPlane, WorkAxis and Center of Gravity - VBA code to verify extent of surface bodies in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Removing the Car Park Reflection Image from Polished Chrome Materials in Inventor - select colors tab, reflection environment under application options, choose chrome.dds to display reflections without car parking image, Kevin Walker, Micro Concepts, Apr 16, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Improving Tech Pubs: Integrating Color - use SolidWorks composer to transform 3D CAD data into useful model, add colors to separate parts of images, BOM rows, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Apr 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Make a Camera to Follow an Actor in SolidWorks Composer - add camera to moving part for generating walkthroughs, Javelin Technologies, You Tube, Apr 13, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Adam's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Pop Up in Front - use enhanced SolidWorks 2013 features to ensure dialog pops up automatically when designing tables, launching, creating/editing macros, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks BOM - Combine Identical Components to Show Part Totals in Top Level Assembly - use 'combine identical quantities' option in indented BOMs, expand BOM contents section to display Part-A in BOM with quantity of 2, Brian VanderPloeg, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints - faster graphics card doesn't always deliver better performance, small assembly performs better with faster GPU, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 16, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Xi's New MTower PCIe Workstation in a Stryker Tower - fast, well-engineered workstation with Intel Core i7 3770K processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 240 GB solid state disk drive, base price $1,119, Rande Robinson, CADdigest.com, Apr 12, 2013 (more Xi workstation reviews)

Geometric Kernels and Irremovability of Presidents from Office - ASCON kernel C3D is available for licensing; Russian geometric kernel RGK is under development by Russian Government, isicad.net, Apr 15, 2013 (more CAD industry articles, MCAD articles)

CFD for Design Engineers: Dissecting the Results - creating velocity plane to review velocity distribution in 2D, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Tools & Timesavers - improved command line, customizable AUTOCOMPLETE command, multifunctional grips, associative arrays, express tools as real commands in AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Graphicisms - update drawing with material, create dot with DONUT command in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2014 Tips and Tricks - download through the browser instead of Akamai NetSession Interface download manager, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Don't Recreate: ReCap - free desktop app, ReCap Studio to clean, aggregate, organize, visualize point clouds, Edwin Guerra, BIM blog.ca, Apr 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

eInvalidInput While Creating Hatch with CustomDefined Pattern - check if hatch pattern, pat file name is same, pat file folder is added to AutoCAD support path, line breaks in pat file, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 13, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Delete Layer Filters Using ObjectARX - iterate through ACAD_LAYERFILTERS, ACLYDICTIONARY dictionaries to delete AcDbXRecords in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Use Quick Select to Check a Drawing's Contents - verify hatch patterns, blocks used in AutoCAD drawing, ensure if viewports containing layer property overrides in layout, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Apr 15, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor - Creating Custom Materials & Libraries in 2014 - creating appearance library, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 15, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Center of Gravity Sanity for Inventor Assemblies - temporarily shift subassemblies to default, restore them to original positions once done to obtain superior center of gravity information, Jim Swain, Synergis, Apr 15, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Computational Design in Revit: Work Inspired by Sang Hoon Kim - reference planes, path intersects to automatically align path nodes vertically, horizontally, Havard Vasshaug, Apr 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Exporting Shared Coordinates to DWG - select 'export setups DWG/DXF' settings under application, export options to open 'modify DWG/DXF export' setup in Revit, Mark Cronin, Better Revit, Apr 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Creation APIs: Create Round Walls, Pt 3 - Spiderinnet Blog, Apr 15, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Build a Compound Property to a Form in a Dataset - add compound property to object type, define segments that link destination object type to source, add final segment with reference to source property in Teamcenter, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Apr 13, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

Bottom-Up Release is a Lie - release parts, CAD design top-down, consider multiple release statuses, different revision sequences in PLM system, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Apr 15, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

Assembly Configurations - create, control configurations of assembly to show internal components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics, Pt 2 - create new sketch from selection, edit linear sketch patterns, dynamic mirror, find errors in sketches, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Total Control for the Bend Allowance in Multibody Sheet Metal Parts - use new checkbox functionality of SolidWorks 2013 to detect source of information as part/body level, rename sheet metal body features, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basic Troubleshooting of a Workgroup PDM System - Communication & Ports - check ports on server's firewall, client systems, Vault log-in details, ensure if SolidWorks PDMWorks workgroup server is running, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Smarter Droplists with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - creating flexible EPDM add-in that can be accessed by anyone without SQL knowledge for building logic for lists, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

SolidWorks Electrical: Organizing Projects with Locations, Functions and Books - launch ‘locations manager’ to organize components in projects, use book editor dialog box to create, classify documents, Rhyc Sandberg, The HRS Blog, Apr 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Quick Selection of Faces to Draft - use draft analysis tool to draft model in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bridging the Design to Documentation Gap with SolidWorks Composer - understanding capabilities, benefits of SolidWorks Composer to end-users, Alex Kok, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CNC 4th Axis Basics: How They Work - design issues, mechanism types for 4th axis: Geneva mechanisms, rotary table, timing belts, harmonic drive, globoidal cam, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 13, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Putting the Pieces Together - use Vectorworks tools to model straight wall, curved wall, right wall segment with assigned textures, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Apr 12, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Autodesk: Hey, Free Apps are Harder to Make Than Enterprise Software - CEO Carl Bass on need to build apps, instant gratification of consumer apps, taking advantage of multi-touch interfaces, Fredric Paul, readwrite.com, Mar 26, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Products + Mac OS - avail free 'Apple Boot Camp' option or take virtual machine approach to run Windows 'inside' of Mac OS, David Haynes, Ideate, Apr 12, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Self Intersecting Polylines - use FILLET, CHAMFER commands as normal, select 2 different segments of polyline, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2014: Tools from the DACH Extension - display by layer tool to rank layers in drawing, escarpment tool to create linework, 'to layer 0' tool moves all nested objects within block definition, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 14, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Printing Your Own Money with AutoCAD - F# code for generating spirograph, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Making Your Custom Entity worldDraw or viewportDraw Fast - make graphics primitive functions in AcGiGeometry class return true for faster graphics processing in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Removing All Custom Handlers of an Event - using .NET code to obtain list of events that are manipulated using reflection in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 12, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD & Civil 3D Bug List - too small zoom level when inserting point from survey database, list disappears when sorting parcel listing in prospector, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD bugs articles, Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: Round-Tripping Data Between AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 and 2014 - create pressure network tables, open it in earlier version as proxy object, check synchronization problems while overwriting pressure network data in drawing, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 12, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2014 API for the New Joint Feature - add method of joints collection to create joint, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Apr 12, 2013(more Inventor tutorials)

Linking Parameters from One Part to Another in Autodesk Inventor - edit shaft part to rename parameters defining shaft diameter, edit base, click link button, modify file type to Inventor files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 14, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Specify Import Unit for SAT File Using OpenWithOptions - using Documents.OpenWithOptions method to understand Inventor API help file options, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 12, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Mirroring a Project in Revit - select 'mirror project’ option located in position tab of project location panel, determine direction to mirror project, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Creation APIs: Create Round Walls, Pt 1 - FindAndSortLevels help method, Spiderinnet Blog, Apr 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Creation APIs: Create Round Walls, Pt 2 - construct 2 circular arcs to form connected circle, pass arc list to Wall.Create method, Spiderinnet Blog, Apr 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Launching AutoCAD Within a Revit Add-in - using testole.zip, Acctrl_Interops.zip + EmbedAutoCAD.zip, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 12, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Schedule Column Width - use resize button of 'modify schedule/quantities ribbon' interface to determine column width value in Revit 2014, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 14, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Floor Perimeter - avoid editing floor sketch to create openings when using floor slab perimeter values in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Fittings Do Not Look Right - set underlay setting to 'none' if pipe fittings look seems altered in Revit MEP, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 13, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

The Package Service - implements import, export commands for item BOM data, offers integration point between Vault, ERP systems, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 12, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Clean-Up Your Local Vault Workspace - apply ‘close files and delete working copies’ option to maintain local workspace, or use workspace sync, quick sync tools of Vault Client, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 14, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Auto-Rotate View on Sketch Creation - use option in SolidWorks sketch section to automatically rotate to 'normal to' view orientation when creating 2D sketch, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Andrew's SolidWorks 2013 Tip of the Day: Accessing Additional PhotoView 360 Appearances - click 'PhotoView 360 appearances' link in customer portal, access library site by clicking on ‘take me to the assets’ tab, choose materials, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation: Creating a Good Quality Mesh - add mesh controls to specific areas, 2-3 high quality elements across thickness of geometry, aspect ratio below 50 in regions of crucial importance, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Allplan 2013 - visualization enhancements, new 'hidden line image with shadow' function, parametric modeling with SmartParts features, integration with Allplan Exchange, display options for associative views, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 11, 2013 (more Allplan reviews)

Why am I Getting a Library Loading Report? - locate, place missing object/attribute in loaded library folder, remove missing attribute from list in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, Apr 12, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Creating Key Characteristics, Comments and Setting Criticality in InspectionXpert - YouTube, Apr 10, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Deleting Balloons and Characteristics in InspectionXpert - YouTube, Apr 10, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Pillar of the CAD Community - CAD expert Brain Benton about getting selected for Autodesk Expert Elite program, conveying information through books, videos, contribution to CAD industry, hobbies, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Apr 11, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

A Sneak Peek at AutoCAD 2014 - continued enhancement of cloud, social features, point cloud support with ability to change stylization, colorize clouds, improved geographic location documentation, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Where in the World is My Hardware Acceleration - turn on/off hardware acceleration icon using options dialog box or while launching AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Search and Erase Proxies - perform clean up, avoid proxy message in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 11, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Convert Civil 3D Data to SHP Files - bringing Civil 3D data into ArcGIS for desktop without exploding Civil 3D drawing, Chris Pitzer & Justin Comeau, AUGI Library, Apr 11, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Add Bitmap to GraphicsImageSet from C++ - LR_CREATEDIBSECTION flag is needed when loading resource, create picture, add to data set, custom graphics in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 11, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

New and Improved Features in Inventor 2014 - improved assembly environment, graphics performance, opens large assemblies faster, option to exclude construction when adding frame, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2013 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Revit MEP 2014: What's Your Angle? Ability to Constrain Angles in Revit MEP - helpful in adding pipe, duct, conduit, cable tray layouts by enabling 'use specific angles' settings, modify layouts by dragging elements, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Columns, Beams and Braces - create masses to build slanted walls, replace concrete block with storefront, use slanted column, 3D snapping to make slanted structure in Revit, PKH Lineworks, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Two Clicks to Create and Rotate Family Instances - using Revit API to generate family placement command, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Project North vs True North - use Project North to show architect's point of view, True North for real world view in Revit project, Veng Leong, Learning Revit, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Worksets Hopping About a Bit - populate active workset combo box by open worksets in Revit, Darren Snook, Revit Waterman, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Top 5 Features and Tips - Auto-Section Box 2014 - flexible selection, compare views, direct views from datums, scope boxes, understanding views in Revit, You Tube, Apr 11, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Import Solution: Wrong Units in IGES Files - edit unit indicators in iges file to scale size of units as desired, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Find a Particular Node or Element by Number - create mesh, right-click over mesh icon to select LIST SELECTED command, choose nodes/elements, faces before clicking update in SolidWorks Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Frame Designs with SolidWorks Weldments - using weldment features to create frames in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Russian CAD - high-quality products like KOMPAS by ASCON, T-FLEX by Top Systems, nanoCAD by Nanosoft offer solutions for complex problems, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, Apr 10, 2013 (more CAD development articles, MCAD articles)

Managing Mass Properties in CAD Assemblies - discussing best practices, using CAD software to calculate mass, center of mass, MOI, Jennifer Herron, YouTube, Apr 5, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Easy Flow Techniques - show flow, pressure change, gas tanks filling up without relying on modifying geometry using 3DVIA, YouTube, Apr 10, 2013 (more 3DVIA articles)

What's New NX 8.5 Drafting - unnecessary modeling toolbars, commands removed, drafting toolbar available in full screen only, Applied CAx, YouTube, Apr 9, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

BIM/CAD Formats Per App: An iPad Guide - considering apps that can import/export or produce proprietary formats, open industry formats, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Profiles from ArchiCAD to Cadimage - copy ArchiCAD profile from Cadimage menu, copy profile, click 'create preset' to generate profile, Glen Richardson, Cadimage, Apr 11, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

ACA 2014: Door and Window Placement - combined offset/center option restored, 'reposition along wall,' 'reposition within wall' tools available on door/window contextual ribbon tabs, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Command Input Settings - use right-click option to open ‘input search options’ dialog box for adjusting autocomplete, autocorrect, command line functionalities, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Illegal Pathname or Filename During Vault Backup - prepare proper path for SQL shared folder in remote machine, create Vault windows user on remote SQL machine, Kevin Jaufmann-Ludwig, Cracking the Vault, Apr 10, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

DXF Flat Pattern Using iLogic, Pt 2 - using modified code to create FilePATH, select path for saving DXF file in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic for Flat Pattern Features in Inventor - using iLogic code to suppress extrusion1, hole1, cut1 features in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 10, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 Feature Review: Allow Parameters to Vary Across Groups - useful feature for easy management of group-based data, but works for project, shared, text-based parameters only, Glynnis Patterson, Ideate, Apr 10, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Revolution Design Revit Plug-ins - Keynote Manager, Revit workFlow, Selection Master enhance Revit productivity, BIM Boom Blogspot, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Setting Up Your ViewOrientation3D - create ViewOrientation3D object, apply orientation to view in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Setting Up Your Revit Project to Model Point Cloud Data - convert files into *.pcg format, set up points for remodeling, adjust levels for creating section views in Revit, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit .NET Creation APIs: Create Straight and Curved Walls - using FindAndSortLevels help method to locate all level instances in Revit model, Spiderinnet Blog, Apr 10, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Single Feature for Hole Wizard Hole of the Same Size - undertake step involving patterning tools while adding hole wizard, pattern features into folder in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Network License Manager with Windows Firewall - Revisited - understand rules of 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security' before adding/removing server from domain, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Link Word and Excel Documents to EPDM Datacards - set up EPDM variables, use macros to link to Datacard from Word, insert properties to link to Datacard from Excel, Lindsay Early, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 10, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

My. SolidWorks.com - focuses on key sources in SolidWorks community, can be used via web browser, active SolidWorks subscription customers get most benefits, Axis CAD Solutions, Apr 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#7b) - comparing different levels of graphics cards, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 11, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Navisworks in a University Curriculum - integrating Navisworks into curriculum at university level in construction management program, preparing students for entry level positions in preconstruction services, Kevin Miller, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2013 (more Navisworks articles, jobs and careers articles)

Don't Get Caught in the Tool Worship Trap - tools alone don't ensure success, plan how software technology implementation will help achieve specific business objective, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2013 (more CAD management articles)

Bentley, Siemens Partner to Add Value for Plant Owners - to advance interoperability, data availability by integrating OpenPlant, Comos, complete, providing consistent, accurate digital plant asset, Schnitger Corporation, Apr 8, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

Solid State Drives for CAD Workstations - use SSDs in combination with HDDs to enhance performance, lower latency, or use hybrid drives, Alex Herrera, CADspeed, Apr 9, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

2D Conceptual Design, 50 Years Later - easy-to-use TurboCalc app combines sketching, calculation, optimization, available for $99, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Apr 5, 2013 (more CAD development articles

CNC 4th Axis Basics: What They Can Do - understanding 4th axis indexing for access, more parts, 4th axis continuous machining, wrapping, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 8, 2013 (more CAM articles)

GDL Basics: Open an Existing Library Part, Pt 2 - select ‘libraries and object’ from file menu, click open object button to view GDL editing window in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 10, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Skill vs Power: Learning BIM - adopt skills-based methods to learn BIM, deal with complexities in long run, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 9, 2013 (more AEC articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: System Enhancements - compatible with Windows 8, Autodesk 360 desktop has capability to check linked files, enhanced security options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 - First Look - improved Ortho generation capabilities, new drawing checker button on validate panel, Andy Davis, CADline, Apr 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles

Measuring Time Elapsed During Custom AutoCAD Command Execution Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 10, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Updating .NET dlls and ObjectARX Applications of an OEM Product - rebuilt .NET, ObjectARX apps using OEM make wizard, replace existing .NET dlls, arx files with new files in AutoCAD OEM, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 9, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Displaying Files in Vault Client 2013 - define custom view of files by creating, modifying new/existing view, select custom filters for setting custom criteria in Vault, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 9, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2014 - Top New Features - provides 2x faster performance, 64-bit support with less memory issues, improved usability, stability, Windows 8 support, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 9, 2013 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Non-Native File Types Available with Autodesk Inventor 2013 - exploring non-native Inventor files, IGES, SAT, STEP file types, 3D parametric modeling software, Parasolid, JT, intermediate board files, Robert Reid, Synergis, Apr 9, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cook with Corridors - using intersection wizard to create, manage multiple baselines, understanding corridor feature, linear, kebob regions in Civil 3D, Tench Tilghman, cadpilot, Apr 9, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Pressure Pipe Network Enhancements: Creating a Pressure Network from an Object - access function from pipe network menu to indicate flow direction, state properties in ‘create pressure pipe network from object’ dialog box to create pressure, Kate Ming, Ideate, Apr 9, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Adaptive Component Tutorials - use adaptive points to form adaptive, movable elements, reporting parameters to react to situations in Revit, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Handy Utility Classes - explores utility classes available in Revit API, use RevitAPI.chm file to find list of Utils Class, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 - Double Click Options - select among edit elements, assembly mode, open dialog options after double-clicking on family element in Revit 2014, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 3D dwg in Families - ability to explode 3D dwg while keeping 3D geometry, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

The One About Revit to Real - exporting video from Revit, scaling object in Max, basic modifications to prepare for printing in ReplicatorG, David Beach, The Architect's Digital Design Guide, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Professional: Heavy Equipment & Machinery - analyzing motion tools for load determination, static stress analysis, fatigue analysis features of horizontal grinder, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Fire Wall Settings for Downloading SolidWorks - solutions from SolidWorks knowledge base, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Results on Selected Entities - open plot PropertyManager, choose 'show plot on selected entities' option to select bodies for plotting results, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Ken Versprille, the Inventor of NURBS, Tells About Past, Present, and Future of CAD - drawbacks of contemporary 3D modelers, surface-surface intersection issues, challenges to 3D CAD interoperability, isicad.net, Apr 4, 2013 (more CAD industry articles)

The BricsCAD Mouse Steps Up Its Roaring - Bricsys' plan for architecture, using DWG as common file format on Windows, Linux, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 9, 2013 (more Bricscad articles)

Lagoa Brings 3D Rendering to the Cloud - browser-based 3D rendering, collaboration platform, offers cloud-based multiphysics simulation, pro version priced at $123 per month, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Apr 8, 2013 (more cloud articles, engineering analysis articles)

When It Comes to BIM Sales, Autodesk Says 'Woe. And Whoa' - Q&A about software revenue from BIM, user satisfaction of components within suites, specific products for construction industry, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 2, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Quick Start: General Installation Workflow - login as admin, open TEMP folder, disable antivirus software, UAC, install Autodesk product locally, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, Apr 8, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

More AT-AT Fun - use FormIT model, import SAT file into AutoCAD, then explode to objects to get good results, David Light, Revit, Apr 4, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Time-Saving AutoCAD Hatch Tips - using HATCH command, Lynn Allen, You Tube, Apr 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Querying AutoCAD Objects of a Particular Type Using .NET - record crude performance timings of different command implementations, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

RasterImageDef Object Becomes a ProxyObject the Second Time My RealDWG dll's Command Runs - call RuntimeSystem.Initialize(), Terminate() functions once, provide static/shared public functions in RealDWG dll, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Adding Wire Numbers to Symbols - add _X#TERM## attribute in AutoCAD Electrical to avoid showing wire number at each wire connection, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Apr 8, 2013 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Vasari Tips and Tricks - add, edit mass profiles, insert edges to manipulate mass form, use X-ray mode to create any shape, include levels in Vasari, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 2, 2013 (more Vasari articles)

Revit Adaptive Families - An Introduction - understanding uses, functions, complexities of adaptive families, points to consider before starting adaptive family in Revit, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Type Catalog for New Families in Revit - generate type catalog along with family in project to reduce data intake into model, guidelines while creating type catalogue, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

3D View of a Single Floor Plan - use existing floor plan in Revit to create 3D single floor plan view, James Philip, CADline, Apr 9, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

GeoSnoop .NET Boundary Curve Loop Visualization - create plant view boundary profile using Point2dInt, JtLoop, JtLoops, JtBoundingBox2dInt, GeoSnoop components in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 8, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk Revit 2014 - new, enhanced features of Revit 2014, Revit MEP 2014, Revit Structure 2014, Autodesk Building Solutions, You Tube, Mar 26, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#7a) - best video performance is obtained when working in shaded style, transparency causes 40% performance loss for graphics related functions, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Renaming SolidWorks Files with SW Explorer - launch 'pack and go' option from SolidWorks Explorer to replace letters, numbers, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics - convert entities, intersection curve, split entities, jog line, trim tool, extend entities, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Top 5 Things You Should Know When Considering Data Translation - use old part for designing similar new part, reuse data, load only desired info, refurbish old models, maximize resources, Developer 2 Developer, Spatial.com, Apr 2, 2013 (more CAD translation articles)

Workstation Review: Lenovo ThinkStation E31 SFF - 3.3GHz Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 processor, NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card, professional-level performance, priced at $1,093, affordable system in compact package, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2013 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

Save Hours of Build Time by Modifying Your Angles - adjust self-supporting angle within Insight software, Dave Belanger, CAPUniversity, Apr 5, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Button Cutter, Copy Mill, or Toroidal Cutter: Round Insert Milling Cutters - make cuts with depth of cut less than radius of insert, consider chip thinning; basics of operating button cutter, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Apr 7, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Stand Alone Indexing of RAW Point Cloud Data Into .pcg Files - drag, drop AdPointCloudIndexer.exe, raw point cloud file into command prompt, click enter to begin indexing process, Ben Malone, BIMopedia, Apr 2, 2013 (more cloud articles, Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014 Command Internet Search - move cursor over command in list, choose 'help' or 'Internet' icons to search for relevant information, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

2014: Product Keys for Autodesk Products - Autodesk, Apr 2, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Autodesk 360 to Create an Interactive View on a Webpage - embedding viewable 3D dwf file in website, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 7, 2013 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Installed Version of RealDWG Application Crashes - ensure Visual Studio merge modules are added to merge modules or installer projects, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Snoop Civil 3D 2014 Database - use tool that employs reflection property to inspect objects, navigate from one entity to another, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 5, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Determine Which License Manager to Install - enter PING command followed by server name, check if system processor is 32-bit or 64-bit, download correct flexlm, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 5, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: How to Show Both the Ribbon and Menus - type CUI in command line, select left panel of ‘current workspace’ on customize tab to view data associated with workspace, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 5, 2013 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Autodesk Vault 'Labels' - Bookmarks for Your Vault - creating label for 'as shipped' Inventor assembly with parts, drawings, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Model Document from LeaderNote - obtain drawing curve with attached leader note in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 7, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working for the Weekend & Going to the Content Library - open ‘content center tab’ to locate desktop content center, paste *.idcl files, use 8020 extrusions in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 5, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Choosing a Room Name - place several rooms with same name, place rooms defined in schedule but not placed in Revit model, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting Started with the Revit API - determine relationship, dependency between elements, access, retrieve elements from Revit database, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 5, 2013 (more Revit articles)

What's New in Revit MEP 2014: The Situation is Terminal - Ability to Add Air Terminals to Duct - place air terminals on duct face, enable ‘air terminal on duct’ command, check engagement length for connections, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Apr 5, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Understanding Line Weight Basics - use numbering system to assign line weights, override line weight, use thin line display tool to toggle line weights on/off in Revit, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Apr 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

What's Majorly New in SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - use 'render shell thickness' tool to visibly check shell geometry, apply course mesh when defining study, conduct sub-modeling study, Aaron Magnin, The HRS Blog, Apr 6, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Changes to Your Measure Tool - turn on/off point to point measuring icon to pick up selected point of model, select entire surface in SolidWorks, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Section View Unwrapped - edit sketched lines, change vertical sketched lines to construction lines, exit sketch to update view in SolidWorks, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Submodeling - refine mesh for selected portion of model, rerun analysis on selected components in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - Database Upgrade Tool - double-click on executable file to ‘launch database upgrade tool,’ check warning before proceeding with upgrade steps, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 5, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Enterprise PDM - Document Compare  - associate file compare program to SolidWorks EPDM to compare different versions of document in vault using compare command, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 7, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Measuring BIM's Disruption: Understanding Value Networks of BIM/VDC - discusses BIM movement that led to BIM/VDC movement, sustaining vs. disruptive innovations, value network, John Tobin, AECbytes, Apr 4, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Lightwright, Dropbox, and Vectorworks - maintain VWX, LW5, XML files in same folder, use Lightwright 5′s ‘save a backup’ command, avoid changing name of VWX file, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Apr 4, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

DriveWorks Live Examples - Trailer Body Demo - click on 'fixed width demo' square, choose trailed demo, determine trailer build, dimensions, provide contact details, DriveWorks Blog, Apr 4, 2013 (more DriveWorks articles)

3D Printing 101, Pt 2A: Delta Robot Mechanics - history of delta robot geometry vs. Cartesian geometry, Rostock delta robot 3D printer features, mechanics, Michael Hackney, CNCCookbook, Apr 4, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Reinforcement Plans in ArchiCAD - solution to allow architects, structural engineers work together, targeted for medium sized architectural firms, contains object library, add-ons, Kata Danis, Shoegnome, Apr 4, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

GDL Basics: Create a Library Part, Pt 1 - open ‘new object,’ add details in GDL editing window to make it part of library in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Apr 5, 2013 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Scale List Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2013/2014 - use utility to repair affected files before installing AutoCAD service packs, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2014 Feature List - discusses new file format, command line enhancements, binary security, Autodesk 360, Xref manager, sheet sets, plot styles, dimension features, Jarod Schultz, Apr 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Avoid Drawing Template Style Conflicts - back-up design data folder, adjust ‘user style library settings’ in projects editor, implement changes to drawing template in Inventor, Robert Reid, Synergis, Apr 4, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

CPU, GPU or Both? - use GPU for simulation specific computations, CPU for SIMD computations, or OpenCL based multiprocessors, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Key Cost Justifications for New CAD Workstations - perform cost-benefit analysis by checking productivity of CAD professional, system performance, current workstation upgrades, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Apr 4, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Seeing Ray Tracing in a Different Light - perform interactive ray tracing, manipulate geometry, provide lighting using Caustic Visualizer plug-in, Neon for Rhino, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

Mycestro: A 3D Mouse for the Next Generation - tough sensitive panel, navigates web pages, scrolls like regular mouse, compatible with Windows 7/XP, Mac, Linux, price starts from $79, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Apr 4, 2013 (more mice reviews)

Pressure Pipe Improvements - create pressure pipe from objects, add pressure networks, sort pressure network using new pipe functionalities of Civil 3D 2014, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Apr 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D .NET API: COGO Point: How to Read a User-Defined Property? - use CogoPoint.GetUDPValue() method to obtain user-defined properties in Civil 3D, Marat Mirgaleev, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 4, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Curve Following Face and Bounding Box Implementation - using AsCurveFollowingFace for direction sorting of curves, BoundingBoxXyz class, 2D integer points in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Delete Line Styles - using Document.Delete() to delete lines based on categories, sub-categories in Revit, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Apr 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 New Feature List - understanding new building element analysis, structural analysis, design, duct, pipe calculations, stairs, railings, split elevations, visualization, rendering features, Jarod Schultz, Apr 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Pyramids - build pyramid family, create void, solid sweeps using profile, ensure parameters in profile family to be type parameter, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Apr 4, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 3D Section View - create 3D view by clicking on 'default 3D view' command, click sections in ‘orient to view’ option to change view, James Philip, CADline, Apr 5, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Exploded View Options - explode direction, auto-space components after drag, select sub-assembly parts to speed up generation of exploded model in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#6) - determine HDD for SolidWorks based on speed, price, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

How to See Shared Mates Between Assembly Components - select each block, open property list to find bolded coincident mates that components share in SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Behind the Software: An Example of the Direct Stiffness Method - calculate displacements, create matrix of stiffness values for all nodes, elements of mesh in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 4, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What Can't You Design in SolidWorks - invoke ‘fastening feature’ command to create snap hook geometry, utilize flow simulation to verify lift ability of hovercraft, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Art of Idealization in Finite Element Analysis - art of taking real structure, reducing it down to assembly of finite elements, can help understand existence of load path, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2013 (more FEA articles)

The Evolution of Workstations - vendors improving workstations: innovative designs, expansion options, ease of service, balancing price against features to get competitive edge, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2013 (more CAD hardware articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: Data Shortcuts - share drawings with references even when source drawing is not available, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 3, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk 2014 Products and Hardware - Intel i5/ i7 or Xeon multi-core processor, 16GB memory, 1-2GB video card is preferable, Derek Wielkopolski, Ideate, Apr 3 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

Introducing the Autodesk Layout - Android-based tablet designed specifically for drafting, has all functionality of AutoCAD, full ObjectARX, .NET, LISP emulation, Stephen Preston, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 1, 2013 (more Autodesk articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: The Interface, Pt 2 - improved file tabs, layer management tools, support for Windows 8, touch screen devices, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Adaptive Command Suggestions - use 'input search options' dialog box from customize tool to sort suggestions according to frequency of usage or alphabetically, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 Command Synonyms - command line has built-in synonym list that returns synonymous command to word entered, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Python Scripting - generate parametric 3D objects to use in specs, catalogs, Scott Hallmark, My Plant3D Notes, Mar 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Obtaining the Top Level Object in CAO Using .NET - add CAO library in .NET to retrieve top level object in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Use Navisworks API with WPF - Binding Model Hierarchy to Tree View - add tree view control to form, select data source to bind with tree view, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 2, 2013 (more Navisworks articles)

How to Map an Image to Create Transparency - Inventor tutorial, YouTube, Apr 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Apply a Bump Map to Your Model - applying 3D texture to Inventor model, You Tube, Apr 3, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2014 - MEP - add air terminals on duct, angles, endcaps by using new plumbing template of Revit 2014, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Apr 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Introduction to Revit Architecture - use interface to select desired functions from contextual ribbon, project browser to add orientations, change justifications, lock/unlock positions, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

MEP Families for Ceiling Coordination - finding family to edit, testing initial family, step-by-step instructions in Revit MEP, R Robert Bell, AUGI Library, Apr 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Extrusion Analyzer and Plan View Boundaries - retrieve, traverse element geometry, instantiate ExtrusionAnalyzer, retrieve, process its resulting output curves, testing ExporterIFCUtils ValidateCurveLoops method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 3, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014: To Select, or Not to Select? - minimize errors before dragging by confirming select links, underlay elements, pinned elements, elements by face options in Revit 2014, Sean Burke, Paradigm Shift, Apr 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Stripping a Coated/Plated Part in SolidWorks - move/copy body command to copy finished part, shell, combine command to specify thickness, detach shell of body, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Alin's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Preserve the Current Orientation When Using the View Selector - re-orient models while restoring original view by switching off orientation from SolidWorks view selector option, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Your Service Pack Updates - The Safe Way - go to 'summary screen' within installation manager to use 'download only' option in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flowing Surfaces Without Plug-ins - modeling front part of space shuttle: sketch model, use pull tool to drag face out, select new face on end, apply scale tool to change model’s shape in SketchUp, Andrew Alexander, SketchUp UR Space, Mar 2013 (more SketchUp tutorials)

NVIDIA GRID Appliance Designed to Speed 3D Modeling, Rendering for SMBs - on-demand visual computing system can simultaneously support as many as 16 users of Autodesk Design Suites, SolidWorks, Adobe Creative Suite, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2013 (more NVIDIA articles)

Solid Edge ST5 Tutorial - turning part into draft, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3D Printing 101, Pt 2: Mechanics - 3D printer uses Cartesian geometry to provide motion in X, Y, Z directions, Michael Hackney, CNCCookbook, Apr 2, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Meet AutoCAD 2014 - enhanced command line, ability to filter 'help' search results, drawing file tabs, drafting, annotation tools, managing references, geographic locations, Lee Ambrosius, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2014 AutoComplete Command Entry - mid-string search functionality to see all commands, system variables containing particular word, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: eTransmittal Error - locate dzip32.dll file, or check file permissions issues related to location, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Q&A with Brian Benton - adding sheet to sheet set, difference between sheet view tab, model view tab, automating updating of sheet index, Aurora Meneghello, NOVEDGE, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

Using AutoLISP to Read an Access Database via ADO - employ Microsoft's ActiveX ADO technology from AutoLISP to establish connection with Microsoft Access drivers, ODBC, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Selecting File with Standard AutoCAD File/Open Dialog - use getfiled function of AutoLISP to view .DWG files, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Using iLogic to Change Threads in Components - From the Assembly - changing from coarse thread to fine thread, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 2, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

View Representations with iLogic, Pt 3 - Check - automatically check if view rep updates are required, apply 'create contains/begins rule' to generate view reps in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 2, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Customize Revision Number - open revision schedule to use 'issued to/by' column, draw revision cloud, edit Revit revision history in title block family, Learning Revit, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials

Images for Your Revit Elements - API code to associate images with elements in Revit model, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials

Revit Tip - Default Materials - change 'default form' material using material editor to apply desired material to specific objects in Revit, Jeffrey Pinheiro, Revit Kid, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit tutorials

Structural Analysis and Code Checking Toolkit 2014 on Autodesk Exchange Apps - supports BIM process, optimizes workflows in cloud, on desktop, BIM and Beam, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit articles)

The Revit 2014 Pre-Release API and SDK - locating Revit 2014 SDK, upgrading code, adding to existing command, full circle creation, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 2, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Sheet-Metal Multibody Parts: A New Look in SolidWorks 2013 - use modified FeatureManager tree to create new parent folder, determine gauge tables, parent sheet metal parameters, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation Time Saver: Sub Modeling - improve results at critical areas, refine mesh of selected portion of model, run lot more simulation in less time, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

EPDM - Updating Broken File References - select 'update references,’ locate folder where reference files are to be stored, update selected files, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#5) - opt for processor with faster clock speed, ensure SolidWorks’ ability to use cores properly, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Render Shell in 3D - define shell thickness in 'shell definition property manager,' check interpolated results across shell thickness, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 2, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Run New Variations Without Losing Results - using clone project command, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical Getting Started - creating project, single, multi-line drawings, inserting schematic symbols, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Extrude Element Edges in Femap - click multiple button in 'select element faces' dialog, choose elements to be extruded, set tolerance level to pick edges, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2013 (more Femap articles

What's New NX 8.5, Pt 2 - unite with regions feature, helix enhancements, ability to mirror pattern instances, delete partial blend, Applied CAx, YouTube, Mar 21, 2013 (more NX tutorials)

3D to 2D to 3D - unroll, print out, assemble 3D model from sheet of paper using Rhino 5, Vimeo, Apr 1, 2013 (more Rhino tutorials)

How to Use the New 3D Print Feature in ZW3D 2013 - specify executable program (*.exe) of 3D printer to 3D print ZWCAD model, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 1, 2013 (more ZWCAD articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for the Control of Building Systems - 15 apps included in list, 'Total Connect Comfort' app works with WiFi-thermostats, features multi-site support, 5-day weather forecasts, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 2, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Creating a BIM Project Brief (BPB) - 4 cumulative levels of BIM scope, minimum modeling requirements, BIM execution plan requirements, Practical BIM, Mar 29, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Vectorworks Template or Stationery Files - Vectorworks automatically creates SectionStyle class when creating section viewport, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Apr 1, 2013 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

Basic 3D Object Tools for Every User - union, subtract, intersect commands, slice, 'extrude faces' tools for editing 3D objects in AutoCAD, Chris Alexander, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: The Interface, Pt 1 - command line enhancements: autocorrect, autocomplete, adaptive suggestions, synonym suggestions, internet search, input settings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Files Randomly Go Into Not Responding or Severely Lag - try saving drawing to local user computer, save project with different name, reset software settings, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD articles)

Use Tool Palettes for Dynamic Block Creation - after inserting parameter, connect action to it, test it within block editor in AutoCAD 2013, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip of the Week: VPLAYER - 2 methods to control specific viewports: type VPLAYER F or LAYER command, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-Aided Design, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA 2014: Command Line Search - add instance of object of specific style/definition by typing in few letters of style/definition name, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Find All Available OLEDB Data Providers Supported by ASI in AutoCAD - ASILISP functions to return cursors to system tables in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2013 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

How Green and Sustainable is My Civil 3D Infrastructure Project? - API code to determine Civil 3D project sustainability, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 1, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Selecting Parameters Using Inventor's Heads Up Display - press '=' key to make selection arrow appear in 'heads up display' box, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

I Think I Found a Glitch in the Content Center - open content center editor, locate family to be updated, select 'replace family template,' confirm modification of parts in Inventor, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Apr 1, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

New Crop Region Functionality in Revit 2014 - ability to create non-rectangular crop regions within 2D views, improved callout tool, Ron Palma, Ideate, Apr 1, 2013 (more Revit articles)

Quick Rotate Objects - 'rotate after placement' checkbox while inserting objects in Revit view, press space bar to rotate object by 90 degrees, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, Apr 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Dimensioning - Tips - dimension all grid lines along axis, remove only portion of dimension string in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, Apr 1, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

ArchiCAD 16 vs Revit 2013 - Image Import & Management - comparing image insertion commands, management tools, functionality, file formats, Scott MacKenzie, Life in a Virtual Building, Apr 1, 2013 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles)

A Revit-Centric Review of the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro (SPP) - impressive build quality, adjustable modes, intuitively pans, zooms in 2D views, set modes in 3D views, set shortcuts, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Apr 2, 2013 (more mice reviews, Revit articles)

SolidWorks Linear Pattern Feature with Vary Sketch Option - creating ring of concentric, equally spaced extruded rings, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Patterning Brush Bristles with a Curve Driven Pattern - creating bristles along helix sketch, Solid Professor, Apr 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2013 Update - SP3 allows c2 relation between partial ellipse, spline, intersect tool without using invert selection option, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

The Magic 8-Ball - creating cover of magic 8-ball using SolidWorks sketch tools, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with a BlackBox - generate smart symbol using BlackBox feature of SolidWorks Electrical, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Factor of Safety Plots on Selected Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - select one or multiple bodies to view plots of factor of safety distribution from 'factor of safety property-manager,' Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 1, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assign Shortcut Keys to Custom Programs in Femap - select custom program file to assign as shortcut, navigate to program file in 'customize' dialog, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2013 (more Femap articles)

Three Master Model Concept Misconceptions - MMC generates separate files for different types of info in Teamcenter, decouples model files, dependent models need not to have manifestation relationship, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Mar 30, 2013 (more Teamcenter articles)

3D Printer ROI Decoded - determine prototyping expenses, turnaround time, number of new products that can be released in market, consider time-to-market factor, Gary Polio, CAPUniversity, Mar 29, 2013 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Horizontal Curve Radius Assignment - define curve radii using table editor in InRoads, Envision CAD, Mar 29, 2013 (more InRoads articles)

G-Wizard Editors New Macro Variable Tab, Setvn, and Naming - Variables in Macros - access Variables list as sub-tab under 'macros,' SETVN gives variables names even if controller doesn't allow that syntax, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 29, 2013 (more CAM articles)

Alin's SW 2013 SP2.0 Pick of the Day - New Equal Curvature Relation for Splines and Conics - SolidWorks 2013 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2013 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exa Ends Year on Weak Note, Looks to Growth in F2014 - Q4 revenue was $13.1 million, net loss of $0.3 million, project revenue down 19%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Mar 28, 2013 (more CFD articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Site Survey, Analysis & Visualization for Architects - 16 apps included in list, free MagicPlan app has innovative UI to create survey floor plans of spaces, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 26, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Sustainable Design Apps for Architects - 13 apps included in list, free Nest Mobile app works with your Nest learning thermostat, helps view, edit schedule remotely, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 28, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Ultimate iPad Guide: Utility and Tools Apps for Architects - 16 apps included in list, free Morpholio app helps architects present, share, get feedback on work on seamless platform, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 31, 2013 (more AEC articles)

Use of Window.Focus in AutoCAD 2014 - using palette to call command that requires AutoCAD to prompt for user input, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD 2014 Command Line - autocorrects to most relevant, valid AutoCAD command, edit autocorrect list to add more customizations, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 1, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Change the Keyboard Commands in AutoCAD 2013 - open .pgp file to modify shortcut commands, Daniel Taylor, CADline, Mar 25, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

Drawing an Archimedes Screw in AutoCAD - draw shaft, helix, rectangle of specific diameters, invoke SWEEP command, pick rectangle, helix, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Mar 30, 2013 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Map a Decal on a Material - mapping decal using composite layer with mask, various blend modes in 3ds Max, Bill McKown, Synergis, Mar 29, 2013 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: Overview - ability to create, edit pressure network from objects in drawing, extract corridor solids, import, export survey queries, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 29, 2013 (more Civil 3D articles)

Defining Your Own Facade Styles - identify facade theme to edit, check theme JSON description in model.files, add new facade cell, id, geometry in Civil 3D, Andreas Lippold, At Land's End, Mar 28, 2013 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Control Feature Creation Based on User Defined Boundary - Inventor iLogic rule, built-in topology analyzer of AddForSolid method, Vladimir Ananyev, Mod the Machine, Mar 29, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Controlling Rotation in an Inventor Polar Array - create sketch on front part of rectangular slot, outline circular path, use split tool to break circle into arc, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 31, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Points for Style - Quickly Adding an Insert Constraint in an Autodesk Inventor Assembly - hold 'Alt' key, left click on first circular edge, drag bolt to second circular edge, release left mouse button, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 31, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

Import Specific Layers of DWG to Inventor Part Sketch - use SelectedLayout option of translator add-in to specify layers in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 31, 2013 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Bit of Terminology - understanding basics of macro, defining macro-based modules, code to run macro automatically when Revit starts, shuts down, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Annotation in Revit Link Has Shifted Location in Host Model - use ‘wall tool’ in ‘pick lines’ option to add temporary wall on link, rotate elevation, check elevation view, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, Mar 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Filter for Family Instances in a Room - code returns element ids of all furniture, equipment family instances contained in given room in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 29, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Sort and Orient Curves to Form a Contiguous Loop - using SortCurvesContiguous method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 31, 2013 (more Revit tutorials)

Combining CAD Formats - multifunctional tool ABViewer for CAD design, construction documents, supports more than 50 raster, vector, 3D file formats, Elena Reznikova, isicad.net, Mar 22, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

Have It Your Way - mass customization depends on parametric modeling, responding to unique customer requirements, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2013 (more MCAD articles)

   

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