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Updated Parts Library from CADalog

November 30th, 2005 No comments

Cadalog’s parts libraries v4.1.1 for AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks and SolidEdge have been updated and are offered for free from OhyeahCAD.com until the end of March, 2006.

The parts libraries contain parametric programs to create thousands of 3D mechanical and structural components, such as bearings, bolts, screws, steel shapes and gears in ANSI, ISO, JIS and DIN standards. There’s also catalof from 52 manufactures.

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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Autodesk Offers Online Parts Database (Autodesk)

November 30th, 2005 No comments

Autodesk Boosts Engineering Design Efficiency for the Manufacturing Industry with Online Parts Database

From: Autodesk
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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New VectorWorks Training CDs (Nemetschek NA)

November 30th, 2005 No comments

VectorWorks 12 Training CDs Now Available

From: Nemetschek NA
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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ProgeCAD 2006 – Starting commands using menus

November 30th, 2005 No comments

To start a command from a menu, choose it from the list of menu options available. The available menu options depend on the experience level that is set. The advanced experience level is the default. Menu selections shown in this guide are based on the advanced experience level unless otherwise noted.

To change the current experience level, choose Tools > Options, and then click the General tab.




Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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Free CINEMA 4D R9.52 Update (Maxon)

November 29th, 2005 No comments

Free CINEMA 4D R9.52 Update – Also Available for 64-bit

From: Maxon
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Bluebeam Revu Launched (Business Wire)

November 29th, 2005 No comments

Bluebeam Software Launches Bluebeam Revu for PDF

From: Business Wire
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Third Wave Ships AdvantEdge v4.7 (PR Newswire)

November 29th, 2005 No comments

Third Wave Systems Releases AdvantEdge Version 4.7

From: PR Newswire
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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MapServer Enterprise Source Code Available (Autodesk)

November 29th, 2005 No comments

Autodesk Contributes Web Mapping Software to Open Source Community

From: Autodesk
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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AutoTable for MicroStation launches

November 29th, 2005 No comments

AutoTable for MicroStation launches

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry blurbs

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ProgeCAD 2006 – Starting commands using toolbars

November 29th, 2005 No comments

To start a command from a toolbar, click a tool and respond to the prompts.

NOTE The available toolbars depend on the experience level that is set. To change the current experience level, choose Tools > Options, and then click the General tab.

Some tools, such as Line or Arc, contain flyouts, which are options either for using the basic tool with different methods or that contain other, related tools. Flyouts are indicated by a small triangle in the lower right corner of a tool. To display a flyout, click the tool and hold down the mouse button. To select a tool from a flyout, point to the tool you want and then release the mouse button. The tool you select on the flyout becomes the default tool on the toolbar.




Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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ICADSales.com Features New Books for IntelliCAD

November 29th, 2005 No comments

ICADSales.com has added books for IntelliCAD by renowned Author Ralph Grabowski within their Online IntelliCAD Store at https://www.shop.ICADSales.com.

PR9.NET October 26, 2005 – inside IntelliCAD 6 is a new tutorial e-book for users wishing to learn IntelliCAD. The 242-page e-book is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, for immediate download. This e-book contains material new to IntelliCAD 6, such as new export and plotting features.

ICADSales.com is also offering Tailoring IntelliCAD 6, the e-book for customizing and programming IntelliCAD 6. The 204-page e-book is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, via immediate download. This e-book is based on the popular Tailoring AutoCAD series, and is revised for IntelliCAD with this material:

* Introduction to customizing.
* Changing the IntelliCAD environment.
* Aliases and keyboard shortcuts.
* Toolbar modification and macros.
* Menu customization and macros.
* Custom linetypes.
* Custom hatch patterns.
* Custom shapes/fonts.
* Creating complex linetypes.
* Layer status.
* Documentation of .txt layer status file format.
* Writing script files.
* Introduction to LISP programming.
* Understanding DXF.
"Ralph Grabowski has a long track record of providing quality training materials to the CAD market and we are proud to offer our users his IntelliCAD specific books. These IntelliCAD books can be essential for new users of IntelliCAD or those migrating from AutoCAD and can quickly bring a new user to a comfortable level of sophistication using the software." said Scott Hucke, President, ICADSales.com.
http://www.ICADSales.com is also offering free evaluation downloads of ProgeCAD 2006 Professional, ProgeMEC, the ProgeMEC Mechanical Design Software, and ProgeARC 2006 Professional, Architectural design software based on ArchT. Evaluation CD’s can also be obtained free plus the cost of shipping and handling through the online IntelliCAD store.

Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from ProgeSOFT

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Combine DWF + Mind Maps with MindManager for AEC

November 28th, 2005 No comments

In September 2004 I blogged about a free MindManager for AEC Add-In. This allowed Autodesk Design Web Format (DWF) files to be integrated into MindManager Maps. It was a technology demonstration from Mindjet rather than a release candidate product but showed the potential of combining CAD and Map information to manage a project.

The MindManager for AEC Add-In has been updated for MindManager 6 Pro and is now available from Mindjet Labs. Mindjet Labs showcase examples and prototypes Mindjet have developed internally for extending MindManager. Again it’s a technology demonstration rather than fully fledged application but well worth a download if you use DWF and MindManager.

So what’s new?

MindManager 6 introduced a new object in the form of a Business Topic. These allow “containers” of information from external sources to be integrated into the map retaining a link to the source. The DWF Topic converts a standard MindManager Topic, with hyperlink to a DWF file, into a Smart Map Part.

From the DWF Topic you can open the DWF, change sheets, copy and print using a small integrated DWF Viewer component. It uses the DWF viewer installed on your system and offers all the controls seen in the full application in a compact interface. It’s ideal for quickly opening a DWF, to print or a quick image copy/paste. For more involved viewing you can still launch the full viewer from the topic hyperlink icon or right click>Full view in the viewer component.

The image below shows a simple project using the DWF Topic combined with other smart topics. As I work on multiple projects gathering key information like this in a simple accessible format makes finding “the right stuff” easy and fast. I tend to only add info that’s “vital” and let the structure grow as the project demands rather than having any template or rigid structure.

The Project topic has a link to the project folder on the server. The appointment & contact are smart part links from Outlook, the Budget is a spreadsheet topic and the DWF File shows the drawing(s). You can rapidly access any of them with a simple click. This is a nice way to collect information related to a project and it’s easy to share with other MindManager users with the application/viewer or anyone via export to Web/Office formats.

Mm_dwf_bt_project

Creating a DWF Topic is simple:

  • Drag a DWF into the map to create a standard MindManager topic with hyperlink (as any file-type does) or add a DWF file hyperlink to a topic.
  • Select the topic, Right Click & choose Make DWF Topic

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Mm_dwf_bt_make

  • You are presented with the “Select a View” window. By default the first sheet is used as the topic image. In multi-sheet DWF’s you can select the sheet you wish to see.
    • This screen-shot also shows the DWF viewer interface when the business topic is opened.

Mm_dwf_bt_DWFselectview

  • Finished topic shows selected sheet image and a few controls

Mm_dwf_bt_DWF

  • You can collapse/expand the topic to hide/show DWF Image

Mm_dwf_bt_DWFClose

Using the DWF Topic:

  • The Topic Menu (Left) has refresh options.
  • Click on the image to launch the topic viewer with the same controls/options as your DWF Viewer.
  • Clicking on the hyperlink icon (Right) opens the DWF with the full DWF Viewer application. It also displays a tool-tip with file details.

MMAECDWFMenu

Installation:

Download Free MindManager for AEC Add-In ~ Mindjet Labs (Installation Requirements in extended post)

NOTE: This is a technology demonstration from Mindjet Labs. The current build may not handle 3D DWF’s or have some problems depending on your combination of graphics drivers/hardware. Read the notes on the download page. If you have any comments after trying the add-in use the Give us feedback link on the download page to report back to Mindjet Labs.

Originally posted by RobiNZ from RobiNZ Blog

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SmartCAM v12.5 Released (SmartCAMcnc)

November 28th, 2005 No comments

SmartCAM v12.5 Milling Applications Released

From: SmartCAMcnc
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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InfoWorks RS v7.0 Announced (Wallingford Software)

November 28th, 2005 No comments

Major Advances in Water Quality Modeling to Feature in InfoWorks RS v7.0

From: Wallingford Software
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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ProgeCAD 2006 – Selecting commands

November 28th, 2005 No comments

Select commands using any of these methods:
  • Choose a command from a menu.
  • Click a tool in a toolbar.
  • Type the command in the command bar.
Some commands remain active until you end them, so you can repeat an action without having to select a command repeatedly. You can end a command by clicking Done in the prompt box or by pressing Esc.




Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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IronCAD Releases New Motion Simulation Functionality

November 28th, 2005 No comments

IronCAD Releases New Motion Simulation Functionality Based on UGSÂ’ PLM Components D-Cubed 3D DCM component extends modeling capabilities through the addition of mechanism solving to IronCAD 8.0

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, October 25, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced IronCAD has integrated and released the D‑Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) component in its 3D design solution, IronCAD V8.0. […] (read more on CADxp)

Originally from CADxp Info

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Shareware CAD Tools From CAD-KAS

November 25th, 2005 No comments

Shareware CAD Tools From CAD-KAS

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry blurbs

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CADxp Info Available in English (TenLinks.com)

November 24th, 2005 No comments

CADxp Info CAD Portal in English Opens

From: TenLinks.com
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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UGS Ships Femap v9.1 (UGS)

November 24th, 2005 No comments

UGS Ships Velocity Series’ Femap Version 9.1

From: UGS
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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Terrain for AutoCAD 1.1 Available (SYCODE)

November 24th, 2005 No comments

SYCODE Releases Terrain for AutoCAD 1.1 Minor Upgrade

From: SYCODE
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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