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Fluent Announces 3 Major Upgrades (Fluent)

June 30th, 2006 No comments

New Preprocessing Releases Improve CAD Interoperability and Enhance Mesh Generation for Fluent Users

From: Fluent
Type: Press Release


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Google Earth + Revit

June 29th, 2006 No comments

For those using Google Earth and Revit; the Revit Earth Connector has now been released allowing you to take your Revit Model directly into Google Earth. More information about the Earth Connector can be found here.

Download the Revit Earth Connector here.

happy Revit’eering…


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Bulgarian Energy Supplier Chooses progeCAD 2006 Professional

June 28th, 2006 No comments

Portland, OR, USA – June 26, 2006 – EVN Bulgaria, has chosen progeCAD 2006 Professional as their AutoCAD® DWG compatible design software, for all designers working at their design facility in Bulgaria.

EVN AG Energie Versorgung Niederösterreich (EVN on the Vienna Stock Exchange), based in Austria, recently became a leading supplier of electric energy in Bulgaria. Their commitment to sustainable practices of design and commitment to the community can be reviewed at http://www.responsibility.evn.at/.

EVN Bulgaria chose the progeCAD 2006 Professional One-Site license, which allows them to install the software on any machine used within one company location.

progeCAD 2006 Professional includes creating and editing AutoCAD DWG files, industry standard AutoCAD commands, AutoCAD menu, script, font compatibility, and AutoLISP compatibility. Advanced Rendering options with materials and 3D ACIS Solid Modeling come included. progeCAD 2006 Professional allows you to import and edit your Raster Images, including Raster to Vector and comes with near 10,000 standard symbols and blocks for mechanical, architectural, and civil/survey.

As EVN Bulgaria’s software technology provider, iCADsales.com, (www.icadsales.com , Portland, R.), an Authorized progeSOFT Reseller, was proud to provide EVG with the corporate one-site license for progeCAD 2006 Professional. Scott Hucke, president of iCADsales, said, "EVN saw the value of designing their infrastructure with progeCAD. Their choice to put progeCAD on every workstation involved with their design operations just made a lot of economic sense. They were able to fully outfit their facility for less than a tenth the cost of competing CAD solutions."

The progeCAD and progeCAD DWG Viewer Corporate Country license is also available, allowing you to install the software on every corporate desktop within one country.

About iCADsales

iCADsales is an authorized progeSOFT reseller offering progeCAD 2006 Professional, an affordable CAD technology software platform; progeARC, based on ArchT architectural design software; progeMEC, mechanical design software; progeEARTH, complete Civil/Survey software, and the progeCAD DWG Viewer, AutoCAD DWG review and plotting software.

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.

Contact Information:

iCADsales.com
12042 SE Sunnyside Rd.
PMB591
Clackamas, OR 97015
Email: press@icadsales.com
1-800-975-iCAD


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Dassault Presents CATIA Systems (Dassault Systèmes)

June 28th, 2006 No comments

Dassault Systèmes Presents CATIA Systems

From: Dassault Systèmes
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 27, 2006, :23PM

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Website gives free access to 2D and 3D Cad library – Laboratory Talk

June 27th, 2006 No comments

Website gives free access to 2D and 3D Cad library
Laboratory Talk, UK – 23 hours ago
All common Cad systems are supported with every drawing and model being available in multiple formats. It is suitable for all 2D and 3D Cad systems.


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on Jun 26, 2006, :12AM

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Cultured Stone Hatch Patterns

June 23rd, 2006 No comments

StoneCAD software from Owens Corning is updated with vector hatch patterns for AutoCAD and other packages, as well as seamless texture maps of every texture and color of the company’s cultured stone products.

You can download the software (after registration) from here.


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by ralph grabowski


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Gathering Light Sources

June 22nd, 2006 No comments

LightWork Design releases LightWorks v7.6 rendering software with Final Gather.

One of the problems of generating renderings is placing lights correctly. Rendering packages tend to provide a generic light so that the entire scene is lit, but this light is overridden once you add your own lights. Placing them badly produces frustrating renderings.

Final Gather is technology from LightWorks that calculates the lighting automatically. Here’s an example of how it works: shine a spotlight on the floor in a dark room. Final Gather illuminates the ceiling and walls with bounced light. More examples here.


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by ralph grabowski


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on Jun 21, 2006, :44PM

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FactoryCAD, FactoryFLOW v11.0 Intro’d (UGS)

June 21st, 2006 No comments

UGS’ Tecnomatix Improves Accuracy of Factory Designs and Optimizes Material Flow with New Versions of 3D Digital Plant Design Offerings

From: UGS
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 20, 2006, :45PM

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!Slingshot MAX For AutoCAD 2007 Ships (drcauto)

June 20th, 2006 No comments

!Slingshot MAX 2007 For AutoCAD 2007 Software Suite Now Shipping

From: drcauto
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 19, 2006, :00PM

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Judge Vindicates Microsoft/Autodesk

June 19th, 2006 No comments

Two months ago, a jury found Autodesk (and Microsoft) guilty of infringing patents owned by Z4 Technoligies on preventing unlicensed use of software. But the case didn’t end there.

Applying the Supreme Court’s May ruling in MercExchange v. eBay, a Texas federal judge denied the request of Z4 Technologies Inc., a tiny Michigan software firm, to bar Microsoft from selling, making and using its infringing Windows and Office products. The judge ruled that because Microsoft only uses the infringing technology as a small component of its own software, Z4 will not lose profits, brand-name recognition or market share.

You can read the rest of Xenia Kobylarz’s report at “Microsoft Wins Patent Case With ‘eBay’ Argument.”

The article doesn’t make it clear whether Autodesk is also cleared, but I assume it does.


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Update: Restoring DWT Files

June 16th, 2006 No comments

Yesterday I described how AutoCAD 2007 crashed any time I selected a 3D template file, such as acad3d.dwt. I got to thinking: how come AutoCAD only crashes when a 3D template is opened — and always with a 3D template file?

Maybe (a notion passed through me) it was the graphics board. I re-started the software with a 2D template (acad.dwt), and then ran the 3dConfig command. Hardware acceleration was turned on, so I turned it off.

AutoCAD no longer crashes. Here is the difficulty: my computer has one of the graphics boards approved for use with AutoCAD 2007. Not so good.


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by ralph grabowski


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on Jun 15, 2006, :07AM

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SolidWorks 2007 Unveiled (SolidWorks)

June 16th, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks Corporation Unveils SolidWorks 2007, Powered By Revolutionary ‘SWIFT’ Technology

From: SolidWorks
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 15, 2006, :25PM

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BRL-CAD 7.8.0 Available on Windows Platform – Ten Links

June 15th, 2006 No comments

BRL-CAD 7.8.0 Available on Windows Platform
Ten Links, CA – 15 hours ago
BELCAMP, Maryland, June 14, 2006 – After an extended development cycle, the BRL-CAD Open Source project is happy to announce that BRL-CAD 7.8.0 is now


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iCADsales Offers Civil/Survey Solutions (ICADSales.com)

June 15th, 2006 No comments

iCADsales.com Announces Solutions for Civil/Survey CAD

From: ICADSales.com
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 14, 2006, :34PM

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KOMPAS-3D English Released (MCADCafe)

June 14th, 2006 No comments

ASCON Group Releases English Version Of KOMPAS-3D

From: MCADCafe
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 13, 2006, :32PM

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Bentley Ships ProjectWise V8 XM Edition (Bentley Systems)

June 13th, 2006 No comments

Bentley Ships V8 XM Edition of Market-Leading ProjectWise

From: Bentley Systems
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 12, 2006, :38PM

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Rushed Out?

June 13th, 2006 No comments

There are so many little “problems” in AutoCAD 2007 that I wonder if it was rushed out the door? Little picky things that seem to indicate that QA [quality assurance] is not keeping up. Here are some examples of what I mean:

Several releases ago, Autodesk rewrote all the command prompts to make them consistent. When a command needs you to pick points in the drawing, the uniform prompt looks like this:

Specify first corner:
Specify opposite corner:

But the new RenderCrop command words the prompts in this unusual fashion:

Pick crop window to render:
please enter the second point:

Speaking of odd prompts, the sEttings option of the -View command features two square closing brackets:

Enter an option [Background/Categorize/Layer snapshot/live Section/Ucs/Visual style]]:

Here’s another one: all commands in the menus can be accessed by keyboard; a mouse is, in theory, not needed. Hold down the Alt key, and then press the underlined letter. For example, to save a drawing for File Save, use these keystrokes:

Alt, F, S

But as of AutoCAD 2006, new commands either lack the underlined letter, or duplicate them with other commands. For example, in the Draw menu, both Helix and Text have the same shortcut, x. To get to Text, you press Alt, D, X, X. That just requires an extra keystroke, but goes against UI guidelines that each command should have a unique shortcut letter.

Next QA problem: some menu items have no underlined letter. In that case, AutoCAD seems to go with the first letter in the menu name. For example, none of the first four items in the Tools menu have an underlined letter:

Workspaces
Palettes
Command Line
Clean Screen

You can get to Workspaces by pressing Alt, W and to Palettes by pressing Alt, P. But you can’t get to Command Line or Clean Screen, because the focus jumps to Customize.

The Draw menu has a variation on the problem. Both Modeling and Multiline have their Ms underlined. However, when you press Alt, D, M the focus jumps to Multline, skipping Modeling. Bill Fane found the solution is to press Alt, D, [Enter] to access Modeling, but that workaround defeats the purpose of underling the shortcut character.

Next QA problem: tooltips. Some icons don’t display them, so you don’t know the purpose of the related button. One example is the Render icon in the palette displayed by the RPref command.

In other palettes, the tooltips appear, but behind the palette! You can’t read them, except for the little bit that pokes out from behind the palette.

Next QA problem: TiffIn was a command that imported TIFF files as solids. Clunky and superceeded by the ImageAttach command. When you enter tiffin, AutoCAD 2007 displays a dialog box:

The TIFFIN command is no longer supported.
Use the IMAGE command to attach raster image files.

Except that Image also no longer exits. It has been superceeded by the ExternalReferences command.

Next QA problem: Autodesk has pretty much abandoned giving customers much in the way of printed documentation for $3995. I don’t mind, because I prefer online docs. The problem is the sad state of the on-line help. (I’ve complained about this before several times.) There are links missing, technical errors, incomplete documentation. But with each release, I don’t see those problems fixed — it gets worse, because new commands are added, which incur new errors.


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Synthesis R17 Released (The Synthesis Company)

June 12th, 2006 No comments

New Synthesis Release 17 Automated 3D Parametric CAD Release Announced

From: The Synthesis Company
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 8, 2006, :01PM

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2000 Attack on Bricscad USA

June 8th, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks, PTC, and Alibre are not the only companies to have suffered electronic attacks. I just came across this 2000 story involving Bricsnet USA:

Bricsnet had just suffered a massive attack over the Internet. Somebody had broken into its systems, erased customer files, modified financial records, and sent e-mail to Bricsnet’s customers, announcing that the company was going out of business.

Within a week, Patrick McKenna was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail and restitution payment of US$13,614.11. He was a help desk worker who had been fired, launching his attack on Bricsnet later the same day.

You can read the full details at The FBI’s Cybercrime Crackdown, which describes how the FBI attempts to track down cybercrime.


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CADWORX 2007 to Debut at PELC (AECCafe.com)

June 7th, 2006 No comments

COADE to Introduce CADWORX 2007 at PELC in Netherlands on June 7

From: AECCafe.com
Type: Press Release


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on Jun 6, 2006, :20PM

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