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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD – Drawing ellipses

March 25th, 2005 No comments

The default method for drawing an ellipse is to specify the endpoints of one axis of the ellipse, and then specify a distance representing half the length of the second axis.
The endpoints of the first axis determine the orientation of the ellipse.
The longer axis of the ellipse is called the major axis, and the shorter one is the minor axis.
The order in which you define the axes does not matter.
The program determines the major and minor axes based on their relative lengths.
You can draw ellipses using any of the fol-lowing methods:

•  Axis-axis
•  Axis-rotation
•  Center-axis
•  Center-rotation

To draw an ellipse by specifying the axis endpoints

1  Do one of the following:
   â€¢ Choose Insert > Ellipse.
   â€¢ On the Draw 2D toolbar, click the Ellipse
      Axis-Axis tool ().
   â€¢ Type ellipse and then press Enter.
2  Specify the first endpoint.
3  Specify the second endpoint.
4  Specify the half-length of the other axis.

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Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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UK File Naming Standards

March 25th, 2005 No comments

The AEC (UK) CAD Standards Committee created the AEC (UK) Layer Standard back in Jan 02, which defined layer names in CAD drawings based on recognised UK (BS1192 pt5) and European (ISO13567)standards, and the RIBA Uniclass classification system.

The Committe now has two new documents:

* The AEC (UK) CAD Standard for Model File Naming v1.1
* The AEC (UK) CAD Standard for Drawing Management v1.0

The Model File Naming Standard covers two conventions — basic and advanced — for the structured identification of CAD files, such as ownership, location, type of file, and unique numbering.

The Drawing Management Standard offers guidance for dealing with incoming and outgoing information, as well as storage of the CAD model files required for contract documents.

The Standards committee aims to build on the guidelines defined by the CPIC initiative, the PIX Protocol, and industry best practice.

The new documents are freely available from www.aec-uk.org.

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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Safe Updates FME Suite (Safe Software)

March 25th, 2005 No comments

Safe Software Announces Major Updates to FME Suite

From: Safe Software
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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LMS Intros LMS Virtual.Lab Rev 5 (LMS International)

March 25th, 2005 No comments

LMS Introduces Revision 5 of LMS Virtual.Lab

From: LMS International
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Lynn Allen Wins CAD Society Community Award

March 25th, 2005 No comments

The CAD Society, a not-for-profit CAD industry association, today announced that Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen is the winner of the 2005 Joe Greco Community Award.

Previously known as The CAD Society Award for Community, the honor is given each year to one individual who has distinguished themselves by improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry, according to a Society announcement. The award has been renamed in memory of industry analyst and editor, Joe Greco, who died last year. Greco was President of the CAD Society at the time of his death.

The award will be presented at a ceremony on April 16 at COFES2005: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, at Scottsdale, Arizona.

For the past ten years Allen has written a monthly column in Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines.” She started using AutoCAD software with Release 1.4, over 19 years ago, and has taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Allen is one of the highest rated speakers every year at Autodesk University. In her role as Technical Evangelist she speaks to more than 20,000 AutoCAD users each year.

“Lynn is a great person and is and has been an expert in just about all aspects of AutoCAD for many years,” said Jeff Rowe, acting president of The CAD Society. “With her latest book, ‘AutoCAD 2002 Inside and Out’ she continues to show her dedication to helping the CAD community.”

Past winners include:

  • 2004, Randall Rath, founder of VBdesign.net
  • 2003, C.J. Shirk, regional sales director for SolidWorks and founder of an innovative retraining program
  • 2002, Ralph Grabowski, CAD journalist and author

The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering a community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS.

iety seeks to create an informative community and to help improve the tools its members employ. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.

Originally posted by Randall Newton from AECnews.com

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Looking for Revit-ODBC Experts

March 21st, 2005 No comments

John Brunt is Faculty Architect at the Department of Architecture and Construction of Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho USA. He’s looking for a unique individual for a course in Building Information Modeling and Data Extraction that will run this fall. He writes:

“We will be using Revit and Excel. I am looking for references, authors, sources on ODBC and Revit that we can use.”

If this is your expertise, you can contact Mr Brunt at bruntj at byui dot edu. If you don’t know what ODBC is, then that may be a clue not to apply :>

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD – Using fly-over snapping

March 21st, 2005 No comments

Fly-over snapping is a visual aid to help you see and use entity snaps more efficiently.
When the Fly-over snapping option is set, ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD will display a col-ored marker at matching entity snap points as you move the crosshairs around the drawing.

Each entity snap has its own type of marker:

Fly

When Fly-over snapping is enabled and multiple entity snaps are on, you can press TAB to cycle through the available entity snap points of the entities covered by the target box.
For example, when the Endpoint and Midpoint snaps are set and the aper-ture box is on a line, pressing TAB will cycle between the line’s closest endpoint and midpoint.

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To set the Fly-over snapping option

1  Choose Settings > Entity Snap > Entity Snap Settings. The Drawing Settings dia-log box opens to the Coordinate Input tab.
2  Click Fly-over. The Options dialog box opens to the Snapping tab.
3  Turn on the Enable Fly-over Snapping option.
4  Set the fly-over options.
5  Define the color, size, and thickness of the snap marker.
6  Click OK to close the Option dialog box.
7  Click OK to close the Drawing Settings dialog box.

NOTE You can also set the Fly-over option using the Options dialog box. Choose Tools > Options and select the Snapping tab to choose the Fly-over settings.



Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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MAPublisher Knowledge Base Now Active (GISCafe)

March 21st, 2005 No comments

New MAPublisher Online Knowledge Base Now Active

From: GISCafe
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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RenMan 2.60 Released (Rendercore)

March 21st, 2005 No comments

RenMan 2.60 Released

From: Rendercore
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Latest DWF Frequently Asked Questions “FAQ”

March 21st, 2005 No comments

Scott Sheppard (scott.sheppard@autodesk.com) a DWF Technical Evangelist for the Autodesk Collaboration Services division has updated the DWF FAQ. There is allot of great DWF information contained in this document.

Some highlights of the 35 page DWF FAQ  – Version 1.5 March 17th 2005:

* What is Design Web Format (DWF)?
* Is DWF an “open” file format?
* Why is Autodesk investing in DWF? What is Autodesk’s strategy? Why free?
* Who is using DWF? What are they doing with it?
* How does DWF compare to PDF? When should each format be used?
* Is DWF a secure format?
* How does DWF compare to the security of paper?
* DWF Precision
* What Autodesk software publishes DWF files?
* What is the Autodesk DWF Writer?
* How do I create 3D DWF files?
* What is the difference between native file formats like DWG and IPT and DWF?
* What are the benefits of using Autodesk DWF Viewer?
* Does the release of AutoCAD 2006 mean everyone needs a new Autodesk DWF Viewer?
*What’s new with the upcoming release (Autodesk DWF Viewer 6)?
* Can I give Autodesk DWF Viewer to others?
* What is Autodesk DWF Composer?
* Autodesk DWF Composer comes with a DWG Viewer. What is it for?
* Can I send DWF files to a commercial reprographer for printing?
* How do I embed a DWF file in an HTML page?
* How do I embed a DWF file in a Microsoft Office document?
* How do I avoid problems with missing fonts and font embedding issues?
* As a developer/programmer, can I create or view DWF files from my application?
* Can I use scripts with the viewer to find areas in my DWF easier?
* What can the DWF toolkit be used for?

http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/files/DWF-FAQ.pdf (348KB)

More information on DWF:
http://www.autodesk.com/dwf

Discussion Forums
Web: http://discussion.autodesk.com/forum.jspa?forumID=114
Newsreader: news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.dwf

You may ask "why is this document a PDF" the answer is quite simple. PDF was designed for text documents such as this one. If this document was a design drawing then the best format would be the DWF fomat. The DWF format is the best for lightweight, visual fidelity, ability be displayed on a web page, and other electronic design drawing benefits that DWF provides over PDF.

Cheers,
Shaan

Originally posted by Shaan Hurley from Between the Lines

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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD – Clear Entity Snaps tool

March 18th, 2005 No comments

Use the Clear Entity Snaps tool to turn off all entity snap settings, regardless of how they were set: by menu, tool, command, or in the Drawing Settings dialog box.

To set Clear Entity Snaps

Do one of the following:

• Choose Settings > Entity Snap > Clear Entity Snaps.
• On the Entity Snaps toolbar, click the Clear Entity Snaps tool ().
• Type none and then press Enter.



Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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Wipro Renews Deal with Cadence (Cadence Design Systems)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

Wipro Technologies Adopts Cadence Design Systems for Nanometer Designs

From: Cadence Design Systems
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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TurboCAD v11 Released (IMSI)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

IMSI Announces the Release of TurboCAD Professional Version 11

From: IMSI
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Turbo Squid Intros New 3D Plug-in Collections (Turbo Squid)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

Turbo Squid Announces New 3D Plug-in Collections

From: Turbo Squid
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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GiveMePower Launches PowerCAD Classic 6 (GiveMePower)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

GiveMePower Launches New Professional CAD System For Under $300

From: GiveMePower
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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CADfix 7.0 To Debut at Solid Modelling 2005 (MCADCafe)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

CADfix 7.0 To Be Launched At Solid Modelling 2005

From: MCADCafe
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Design Visionaries Presents at CDI-CAD Event (eMediaWire)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

“Solving Difficult Design Engineering Challenges with High-End CAD” – Presentation by Design Visionaries at the Bay Area CDI – CAD Event

From: eMediaWire
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Ten CAD Challenges (IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

Ten CAD Challenges

Source: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
by David J. Kasik, David R. Ferguson, William Buxton, Frank Bliss

We discuss the significant technical challenges facing the CAD industry and research community and present an approach to add…

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry articles

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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD Setting the drawing limits (Learning IntelliCAD)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD Setting the drawing limits

Source: Learning IntelliCAD

IntelliCAD tips…

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry articles

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To Simulate, or Not? (MCAD Tech News)

March 18th, 2005 No comments

To Simulate, or Not?

Source: MCAD Tech News
by Jeffrey Rowe

Virtual technologies have a growing influence on manufacturing…

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry articles

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