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Architectural Desktop 2007 Service Pack Available

September 29th, 2006 No comments

"Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 continues Autodesk’s commitment to quality for our customers by improving upon a number of features within the product, some of which include, Construction Lines, Doors,Inserting DXF Files, Multi-View Blocks, Project Management, Properties Palette, Reference Keynote Legend, Roof Slabs, Spaces, Stairs, Style Manager, Tool Palettes, Windows while also addressing early customer feedback."

 

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from Between the Lines

by CADman


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on Sep 28, 2006, :03PM

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Autodesk Labs Intro’d (PR Newswire)

September 27th, 2006 No comments

Autodesk Connects with Customers to Help Drive the Development of New Software Solutions

From: PR Newswire
Type: Press Release


Originally
from CADwire.net – All CAD industry news


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on Sep 26, 2006, :34PM

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CartoPac Data Interchange for ArcGIS Released (GISCafe)

September 26th, 2006 No comments

Spatial Data Technologies Announces the Release of the CartoPac Data Interchange for ArcGIS

From: GISCafe
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 25, 2006, :06PM

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ADSK: Delisting Warning

September 21st, 2006 No comments

It’s a formality when public companies don’t do their paperwork on time: the stock exchange that lists the stock sends a warning — it’s a procedure. This time, the warning is from the all-electronic Nasdaq stock exchange to ADSK, the world’s biggest CAD company.

First, the official announcement from Autodesk released through PR Newswire:

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 19 Sep 2006 1:15 PM PDT
Autodesk to Request NASDAQ Hearing
Autodesk, Inc. today announced that the Company will request a hearing before the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel in response to the receipt of a NASDAQ Staff Determination letter indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4310.

And then the business press repeats the item like an echo, echo, echo:

AP via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 19 Sep 2006 1:44 PM PDT
Autodesk Receives Late Notice From Nasdaq
Computer aided design software maker Autodesk Inc. said Tuesday it received a notice from Nasdaq that it has fallen out of compliance with the market because of the delay in filing its second-quarter results.

Sharewatch, Tue, 19 Sep 2006 1:59 PM PDT
Autodesk receives late notice from Nasdaq
Autodesk said it will request a hearing with the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, and pending a decision by the panel, Autodesk shares will remain listed on the Nasdaq stock market.

bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 19 Sep 2006 2:07 PM PDT
Autodesk, warned by Nasdaq, will ask for hearing
Design software maker Autodesk Inc. said Tuesday it has been warned it may be delisted by the Nasdaq for not filing its quarterly financial report on time.

SYS-CON Media, Tue, 19 Sep 2006 6:14 PM PDT
Autodesk to Request NASDAQ Hearing
Autodesk, Inc. today announced that the Company will request a hearing before the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel in response to the receipt of a NASDAQ Staff Determination letter indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14). As anticipated, the letter was issued in accordance with NASDAQ.

What happens next?

This is not the first time a CAD-related company has faced this situation, so we know what happens next. If Autodesk continues to delay filing paperwork, some more warnings and extensions ensue. If still nothing, then ADSK is temporarily delisted, and shares can no longer be traded. The final stage is permanent delisting from Nasdaq. I trust that it won’t get that far.

Still, the investigation of possible stock backdating must be serious enough for Autodesk to risk these very public, procedural moves by Nasdaq.


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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3DSearchIT for SolidWorks Released (MCADCafe)

September 20th, 2006 No comments

Geometric Software Launches 3DSearchIT for SolidWorks

From: MCADCafe
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 19, 2006, :20PM

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Simmetrix Announces Parallel MeshSim (Business Wire)

September 19th, 2006 No comments

Simmetrix Announces Breakthrough Parallel Meshing Technology Release

From: Business Wire
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 18, 2006, :58PM

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Adobe Adds 2nd 3D Format to Acrobat

September 18th, 2006 No comments

Adobe adopted U3D for its 3D format for PDF. That was a pain, because of the dearth of U3D translators. With the next release of Acrobat 3D (due Q1 next year), Adobe is adding TTF’s PRC format. It can read all the major 3D formats, displays Product Manufacturing Information (dimensions, tolerances, notes, etc), and can highly-compress files.

Acrobat 3D will export drawings in STEP, IGES, and ParaSolid formats. That means the product becomes a US$995 3D CAD drawing translator. More details in this week’s upFront.eZine. Subscribe for free.


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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on Sep 18, 2006, :00PM

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ODA Reverse Engineers DWG 2007 (AECnews.com)

September 13th, 2006 No comments

Open Design Alliance Reverse-Engineers AutoCAD 2007 DWG

From: AECnews.com
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 12, 2006, :38PM

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Linux Version Of AutoVue Released (Cimmetry Systems)

September 12th, 2006 No comments

Cimmetry Releases Linux Version Of AutoVue

From: Cimmetry Systems
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 11, 2006, :57PM

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Apple PC: VectorWorks, Too

September 12th, 2006 No comments

Nemetschek North America updates all its VectorWorks v12.5 CAD software to be “universal”: runs natively on Intel and Power PC-based Macintosh computers. Some operations run up to 12x faster on with the Quad Xeon 3.0 GHz over the Dual G4 500 MHz. Could one expect that from specs alone?

Quad is 2x as many CPUs as Dual.
3GHz is 6x faster than a 500MHz.
= 12x faster.

Other improvements to v12.5 include:
* PDF import and export of layer files, including batch export.
* support for Google Earth KML files.
* opening and saving files is 5x-30x faster on network servers.

Free downloads for existing users of VectorWorks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and RenderWorks.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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AutoCAD: Command-CUI Cross Reference

September 11th, 2006 No comments

I’ve written a cross-reference lsit for AutoCAD’s CUI (command user interface) dialog box. Unfortunately, CUI does not list commands by their names, but by their menu descriptions. This flaw makes it difficult to find commands.

The chart lists in alphabetical order the AutoCAD commands used by CUI, along with their CUI descriptions and macros. Some commands are undocumented by Autodesk, others are system variables. Command names are sorted in the order of A, AI, B, C, D, DIM, E, …, Z, 3, and Miscellaneous.

Caution: With over 500 commands listed on these eleven pages, there are bound to be some errors. This list was based on the AutoCAD 2007 of CUI, which itself makes some mistakes, such as including certain discontinued commands.

You can download the chart — free! — from here: cuixref.pdf.


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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on Sep 8, 2006, :04PM

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Beta Release of SpecifiCAD Unveiled (CADALYST Magazine)

September 8th, 2006 No comments

CADalytic Media Launches the Beta Release of SpecifiCAD

From: CADALYST Magazine
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 7, 2006, :38PM

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New TLC Videos for Revit Released (CDV Systems)

September 8th, 2006 No comments

CDV Systems Announces Release of New TLC Videos for Autodesk Revit

From: CDV Systems
Type: Press Release


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on Sep 7, 2006, :22PM

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For AutoCAD: Mesh Booleans

September 7th, 2006 No comments

SYCODE has a Mesh Boolean plug-in for AutoCAD 2000 – 2007 (US$250). It extends AutoCAD’s solid modeling to handle polyface and polygon meshes. This lets you do Boolean modeling operations — MBUnion, MBSubtract and MBIntersect — on meshes with each other and with solids.

Free 10-day download [.exe].


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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Autodesk Readies for Vista

September 6th, 2006 No comments

Today’s hooray-for-Vista press release from Microsoft includes this quote from Autodesk:

“Autodesk has worked closely with Microsoft through the development of Windows Vista….Our internal tests give us confidence that Windows Vista will offer a highly stable and feature-complete platform that will bring our customers’ 2-D and 3-D designs to life. Receiving RC1 is another important milestone on the way to making this happen, and we look forward to testing it.”

So now you know: running Autodesk software on unstable and feature-incomplete versions of Windows (could that be 2000 and XP?) is making your 2-D and 3-D designs lifeless.


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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Acad 07: Service Pack 1

September 5th, 2006 No comments

Autodesk released Sept 1 a 9.8MB service pack for AutoCAD 2007 and LT. It fixes dozens of bugs in the software, including these areas:

3D DWF, Blocks, Calculator, Command line, External references, Fonts, Grip tools, Hatching, Materials, Modify, Multiline text (Mtext), Navigation, Object snaps, PDF Export, Plot and Publish, Properties palette, Raster image, Recover, Render, Startup, Save, Open and Close, Toolbars, User Coordinate System (UCS), Views, Visual styles, and Workspaces. Many, but not all, details here [autodesk.com].

I am hoping this will fix the bug I’ve most often experienced: AutoCAD 2007 crashes while opening the acad3d.dwt template file when the graphics board is set to hardware acceleration.


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from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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AutoCAD in a MicroStation world…

September 4th, 2006 No comments

EatYourCAD, a mainly MicroStation blog, have started a series on AutoCAD aimed at MicroStation users. The first post introduces Sheet Sets & Sheet Set Manager.

AutoCAD in a MicroStation world: Sheet Sets – Eat Your CAD

If you’re an AutoCAD user wanting more information on Sheet Sets check out Heidi Hewitt’s brilliant Sheets Happen! series. (Indexed here)

PS: I noticed a reference to New Zealand in EatYourCAD’s September Editorial!


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from RobiNZ CAD Blog

by RobiNZ


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ArchiCAD Native on Intel Macs

September 1st, 2006 No comments

There’s a headline I bet we never thot a year ago we’d be writing — “…CAD Native on Intel Macs.”

But now it’s happening: ArchiCAD 10 runs native on Intel-based Apple Macs running OS X, as are others. I wonder if it was easier for Graphisoft, because they also had an Intel/Windows version of their CAD software. Let’s listen in as Viktor Varkonyi, vp of Archicad development, explains how his company did it:

“Our close partnership with Apple enabled us to quickly bring to our users the best platform that Apple has ever released. Our users will definitely benefit from the innovation and performance that these machines bring.”

And there-in lies the rub. Prior to a year ago, Steve Jobs repeatedly assured us that the IBM-produced PowerPC CPUs were the best platform. Mac-oriented software vendors and publications had benchmarks to prove the point. And now we learn it was a misrepresentation of the facts. Or, as some have labeled it, “Steve’s reality distortion field.”

Reminds me of the minimalist design of the iPod — where “minimalist” is the code word for giving the customer really-few hardware features so that Apple makes much more profit and/or drives down the price to further reduce competition in a Wal-Mart-like fashion.

Makes me not want to ever buy a Mac. But I do shop at Wal-Mart. Silly humans and the reality-distortion fields we carry with us.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


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on Aug 31, 2006, :19PM

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