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Autodesk Launches Sustainability Website (PR Newswire)

May 31st, 2006 No comments

Autodesk Sponsors PBS Television Series on Sustainable Design and Launches New Sustainability Website

From: PR Newswire
Type: Press Release


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progeCAD 2006 – Setting the current lineweight

May 31st, 2006 No comments

Lineweights help differentiate the purpose of one line from another. Lineweights determine how thick or thin entities appear both on the screen and when printed. Every drawing has these lineweights: DEFAULT, BYLAYER, BYBLOCK, and many additional lineweights in millimeters (or you can use inches).
When you create an entity, it is created using the current lineweight. By default, the current lineweight for a new entity is BYLAYER. This means that the entity lineweight
is determined by the current layer.
When you assign BYLAYER, changing a layer’s lineweight changes the lineweight of all the entities assigned that layer (if they were created using the lineweight BYLAYER).

You can also select a specific lineweight (or DEFAULT) as the current lineweight, which overrides the layer’s lineweight setting. Entities are then created using that lineweight
(or the DEFAULT lineweight), and changing the layer lineweight has no effect on them.
As a third option, you can use the lineweight BYBLOCK property, in which case new entities are drawn using the DEFAULT lineweight until you group them into a block.
The entities then inherit the block’s lineweight setting when you insert the block into a drawing.
If you choose a lineweight that is less than .025 millimeter, it displays as one pixel when you create your drawing. When you print your drawing, it prints at the thinnest lineweight that is available for your printer.
You cannot assign lineweights to planes, points, TrueType fonts, or raster images (if supported in your version of progeCAD).

To set the current lineweight

1 Do one of the following:

• Choose Tools > Drafting Settings.

• Type settings and then press Enter.
2 Click the Entity Creation tab.
3 In the Lineweight list, choose the lineweight that you want
  to make current.

4 Click OK.

TIP On the status bar, right-click the word BYLAYER for the current lineweight, and then choose the current lineweight. You can also click the word LWT to toggle the display of lineweights on and off.

NOTE To see lineweights in your drawing, you may need to turn on lineweights. For details, see “Controlling the display of lineweights” on page 136..





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Soft Gold

May 30th, 2006 No comments

Soft Gold of Tula, Russia has released a stand-alone and .Net controller for viewing and modifying DWG/DXF drawings. You can learn more about the two CADSoft Tools here and download the software here (.net required).

CAD Import .NET is the first 100% .NET DWG/DXF reader; the company also has an ActiveX version, CADViewX.

But here’s the interesting read: “Currently, our team is involved into the development of the next generation CAD software.”


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progeCAD 2006 – Setting the linetype scale

May 30th, 2006 No comments

You can specify the linetype scale. The smaller the scale, the more repetitions of the linetype pattern are generated per drawing unit. For example, a linetype pattern is defined as a sequence of dashed lines and open spaces, each 0.25 units long. The linetype
scale uses the drawing scale factor to determine the length. A scale factor of 0.5 would reduce the length of each line and space to 0.125 units; a scale factor of 2 would increase the length of each to 0.5 units.

NOTE Setting the linetype scale too large or too small may result in a line pattern looking like a solid line, depending on what the scale view is or at what scale the drawing is plotted.

You can control a new entity’s individual linetype scale factor as well as the overall or global scale factor applied to all the entities in the drawing.

To set the current individual linetype scale

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Tools > Drafting Settings.
  • Type settings and then press Enter.

2 Click the Entity Creation tab.

3 In the Linetype Scale field, type or choose the linetype
   scale that you want to make current.

4 Click OK.

To change the global linetype scale

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Tools > Drafting Settings.
  • Type settings and then press Enter.

2 Click the Entity Creation tab.

3 In the Global Linetype Scale field, type or choose the
   global linetype scale that you want to change.
4 Click OK.





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progeCAD 2006 – Setting the current linetype

May 26th, 2006 No comments

Linetypes help convey information. You use different linetypes to differentiate the purpose of one line from another. A linetype consists of a repeating pattern of dots, dashes, or blank spaces. Linetypes determine the appearance of entities both on the screen and when printed. By default, every drawing has at least three linetypes: CONTINUOUS,
BYLAYER, and BYBLOCK.
Your drawing may also contain an unlimited
number of additional linetypes.
When you create an entity, it is created using the current linetype. By default, the current
linetype is BYLAYER. progeCAD indicates that the entity linetype is determined
by the current layer linetype by assigning the BYLAYER property as the default linetype setting. When you assign BYLAYER, changing the layer linetype changes the linetype of all the entities created on that layer if they were created using the linetype BYLAYER.
You can also select a specific linetype as the current linetype, which overrides the layer’s linetype setting. Entities are then created using that linetype, and changing the layer linetype has no effect on them.
As a third option, you can use the linetype BYBLOCK property, in which case new entities are drawn using the CONTINUOUS linetype until you group them into a block. The entities then inherit the current linetype setting when you insert the block into a drawing.

To set the current linetype

1 Do one of the following:

• Choose Tools > Drafting Settings.

• Type settings and then press Enter.

2 Click the Entity Creation tab.

3 In the Entity Linetype list, choose the linetype that you
   want to make current.

4 Click OK.

NOTE On the status bar, right-click on the word BYLAYER for the current linetype, click Properties, and then choose the linetype that you want to make current.





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Commercial Release of MicroStation V8 XM (Bentley Systems)

May 26th, 2006 No comments

Bentley Announces Commercial Release of MicroStation V8 XM Edition

From: Bentley Systems
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on May 25, 2006, :16PM

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The Stanley Furniture Company Chooses progeSOFT

May 26th, 2006 No comments

Portland, OR, USA – May 24, 2006 – The Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLY, www.stanleyfurniture.com), has chosen the progeCAD DWG Viewer to supply AutoCAD® compatible DWG viewing and plotting to all of their facilities within the United States.

Established in 1924, Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of wood furniture targeted at the upper-medium price range of the residential market. Manufacturing facilities are located in Stanleytown, Va., Martinsville, Va., Robbinsville, N.C., and Lexington, N.C.

The progeCAD DWG Viewer, developed by progeSOFT s.a.s., is a high-performance review, measure, and plotting tool for digital design data. Compatible with the DWG drawing format, the progeCAD DWG Viewer reads, displays, and prints AutoCAD compatible drawing files from version 2.5 through version 2006, including DWG, DXF and DWF files. Output can be any Windows compatible printer or plotter, to Adobe PDF, or to Autodesk DWF. Output can be rendered, using the built in Rendering capability, can display and print in 2D and 3D, including ACIS solid models, and works with attached raster images.

The Stanley Furniture Company chose the progeCAD DWG Viewer Corporate Country license, which allows them to install the software on any machine used within their company locations throughout the United States.

As Stanley Furniture’s software technology provider, Xiloe CAD Teknowledgies (Manassas, Va.), an Authorized progeSOFT Reseller, was proud to provide Stanley Furniture with the corporate country license for the progeCAD DWG Viewer. Brandon Rice, president of Xiloe CAD Teknowledgies, said, “We worked closely with Stanley Furniture to provide them with the most cost effective solution to their DWG review needs. By providing them with the progeSOFT corporate country license, we ensured they could deliver the application to every one of their users, for one low cost.”

The Corporate Country license and a Corporate One-Site license are also available for progeCAD 2006 Professional, DWG compatible CAD software which includes 3D ACIS solid modeling, Advanced Rendering, Raster Image support, including Raster to Vector, AutoLISP, VBA, and supports AutoCAD menus, fonts, blocks, and other support files.

About Xiloe CAD Teknowledgies
Xiloe CAD Teknowledgies is an authorized progeSOFT reseller offering progeCAD 2006 Professional, an affordable CAD technology software platform; progeARC, architectural design software; progeMEC, mechanical design software; and the progeCAD DWG Viewer, CAD design review software.

About ProgeSOFT.US
ProgeSOFT.US, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the United States distributor for ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for United States ProgeSOFT resellers.

About ProgeSOFT s.a.s.
ProgeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.

ProgeCAD and ProgeARC are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ProgeSOFT, in the USA and/or other countries. IntelliCAD and ArchT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium in the USA and/or other countries. AutoCAD and AutoLISP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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Xiloe CAD Teknowledgies
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Phone: 1-877-XILOETEK (945-6383)
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CADVault 4.1 Released (CADLock)

May 25th, 2006 No comments

CADVault 4.1 Released

From: CADLock
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SolidWorks Unveils PDMWorks Enterprise (SolidWorks)

May 23rd, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks’ New PDMWorks Enterprise Gives Global Manufacturers Streamlined Product Development

From: SolidWorks
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Altium Designer 6.3 Now Available (Altium)

May 23rd, 2006 No comments

Altium Designer 6.3 Smoothes Migration to ‘Next-Generation’ Electronics Product Development Platform

From: Altium
Type: Press Release


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Bentley Unveils ProjectWise StartPoint (BusinessWeek)

May 19th, 2006 No comments

Bentley Unveils ProjectWise StartPoint

From: BusinessWeek
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SPECviewperf 9 Launched (SPEC/GPC)

May 18th, 2006 No comments

SPECopc Releases SPECviewperf 9

From: SPEC/GPC
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Avanquest DeliversTurboCAD v12 (IT Backbones)

May 17th, 2006 No comments

Avanquest Releases New Version Of Powerful CAD Package

From: IT Backbones
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Update on Status of DWG 2007 (Open Design Alliance)

May 17th, 2006 No comments

Update on Status of DWG 2007

From: Open Design Alliance
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Affinity for Archicad Now Available (PR Newswire)

May 17th, 2006 No comments

Trelligence and Graphisoft Fast Forward Building Information Modeling

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New VectorWorks 12 Training Manuals Available (Nemetschek NA)

May 15th, 2006 No comments

ArchonCAD Releases Essential VectorWorks 12, VectorWorks Architect Tutorial 12 Training Manuals

From: Nemetschek NA
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ODA Accuses Autodesk of Copyright Infringement

May 12th, 2006 No comments

The ODA this morning issued this statement against Autodesk:

The Open Design Alliance understands that Autodesk has, for approximately two years, been distributing application programs which include our copyrighted DGNdirect libraries, for reading and writing DGN V8 format files. Autodesk does not have, nor has it ever had, any license or right to use DGNdirect in its application programs. We believe that Autodesk, by its actions, is infringing our copyright.

In a FAQ associated with the statement, the ODA accuses of Autodesk of being aware, yet ignoring the issue for two years. You can read the entire document here.

This is a drawback to a company making numerous acquisitions: they don’t always know what they are getting, such as when Autodesk acquired Softdesk and found out later it had also acquired IntelliCAD, a secret project of Softdesk’s. The current case is different, because Autodesk repeatedly acquires companies knowing that they use ODA technology (such as Revit and Alias), and then spends the time and effort to rid the acquired software of ODA code.

To be determined is how much Autodesk owes ODA for the time it does use their code.


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SYCODE Launches MeshCAD for Rhino (SYCODE)

May 12th, 2006 No comments

SYCODE Launches MeshCAD for Rhino

From: SYCODE
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faciliCAD Supports AutoCAD 2007 (AECCafe.com)

May 11th, 2006 No comments

faciliCAD LLC Announces Support for AutoCAD 2007

From: AECCafe.com
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Free MEDUSA4 CAD for Linux

May 11th, 2006 No comments

CAD Schroer Group is making its free MEDUSA4 CAD software available on Linux. The free version has limitations, naturally:

– different sheet format.
– watermarked print output.
– no export to DXF/DWG.
– no customization.
– providing your computer’s MAC (the unique Media Access Control address associated with every network card.)
– reregistering every six months.

Positive features include:

+ basic 3D sheet-based modeling.
+ parametrics.
+ 2D drafting.
+ hidden line removal.
+ drilling table tolerances.

The software is also available free for computers that run Windows 2000/XP as their operating system.


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