Archive

Archive for January, 2007

AutoCAD 2008 to be
Announced mid-Feb

January 31st, 2007 No comments

The next major release of AutoCAD, version-named 2008, will be officially announced on Monday, 12 February. It is expected to ship before the end of March.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 30, 2007, :48PM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Vista Runs CAD
80% Slower

January 31st, 2007 No comments

In comment on a related post, “Ballenger Motorsports” links to Web sites at SolidWorks and Tom’s Hardware, which show Vista running CAD applications much slower than XP.

How much slower? Pro/Engineer runs some 85% slower. UGS NX runs 98% slower. Maybe that’s why PTC wasn’t whooping up Vista at the media event earlier this month.

As can be expected elsewhere, SolidWorks also notes that some features stop working with Vista, such as MoldflowXpress and MDT translator.

This dismal performance explains why Microsoft’s half-billion-dollar marketing campaign consists of feel-good expressions — instead of facts — like the Gatesian comment at yesterday’s launch event: “This ‘wow’ thing is a great way of describing what we’ve got here.”

Wow

It’s all about the wow. Wow. Perhaps ‘wow’ is an abbreviation for “worse or worser.”

I don’t want wow. I don’t want a shiny user interface that sucks CPU cycles away from my apps doing real work in earning me a living. I don’t want to pay $399 for worse.

As Wendys used to ask in the 80s, “Where’s the beef?”


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 31, 2007, :15PM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Open File Formats

January 30th, 2007 No comments

Adobe opens up its PDF file format.

The company joins Bentley Systems, Intergraph, and McNeel (Rhino) in documenting primary file formats publicly.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 29, 2007, :51PM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

AutoCAD Express Tool System Variable Editor SYSVDLG

January 24th, 2007 No comments

Oldie but a goodie from this blog 8/10/04

Have you ever wanted to read about a system variables current settings without going to the online Help or how to save and restore system variables on your or another machine? In this quick article I will explain the Express Tool System Variable Editor just to show you what it does.

You must have the AutoCAD Express Tools installed to use this tool.

The System Variable Editor allows you to view, edit and save system variable settings.

Express menu: Tools > System Variable Editor
AutoCAD Command line: SYSVDLG
SYSVARDLG1

The dialog shows you the entire list of AutoCAD system variables. You can review and change values and search with filters such as *DIM will show all system variables that start with DIM. The best use of this tool is to save a file with all of your current system variable settings. You can then restore the system variables on this or other machines.

SYSVARDLG2
Initial Value Displays the initial value of the system variable highlighted in the list box. This is the value the system variable has in a new drawing.
Saved In Displays where the value of the highlighted system variable is saved.
Type Displays the type of the highlighted system variable; for example, integer, real, or string.

You can save the system variable settings using the Save button and then save to a SVF or even a SCR script that can be ran from the AutoCAD command line. You can save all, filtered, or a selected list (highlighted) of system variables. If you saved the output to a SVF file, you can use the Read button from the System Variable Editor to read in an restore the system variables.

From the System Variable Editor Help:
No changes are saved to the drawing until you choose OK. All pending changes can be discarded with the Cancel button. SYSVDLG will validate new system variable values as they are changed.

Two files, defaults.svf and defaults.scr, are installed in the Express directory along with the System Variable Editor. These files contain AutoCAD’s the default system variable settings for a new installation of AutoCAD. To return AutoCAD to a ‘pristine’ system variable state you can either read the defaults.svf file into SYSVDLG or run the defaults.scr file from the AutoCAD command line using the SCRIPT command. Be aware that this will overwrite any system variable settings in the drawing you are currently editing.

Cheers,
-Shaan

 

Technorati tags: , ,


Originally
from Between the Lines

by CADman


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

Originally posted by CADman from Between the Lines

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Change multiple wall orientations in Revit

January 23rd, 2007 No comments

In Revit Building or Revit Structure, a user can flip the wall orientation to adjust what is exterior or interior. To do this, a user must select the existing wall and choose the blue double arrows to change the orientation. There are times when the entire set of walls is drawn "backwards". To flip all of the walls in one command, the user must:

1. Select or highlight all the walls that need to be flipped.
2. Press the SPACE bar on the keyboard.

By pressing the SPACE bar, all the walls will flip simultaneously.


Originally
from The Mad Cadder

by Mike


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 23, 2007, :46AM

Originally posted by Mike from The Mad Cadder

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

progeCAD Smart! is coming

January 16th, 2007 No comments

Como, Italy – January 15, 2007 – progeSOFT announced progeCAD Smart!

progeCAD Smart! Will be the new freeware version of progeCAD only for personal/non commercial use

A lot of new features available and DWG 2007 support

progeCAD Smart! is the free light version of
progeCAD 2007 Professional the business powerful DWG 2007 CAD based on the most  recent version of  IntelliCAD

More infomation on our Professional Line products available here

progeCAD Smart! available soon for download. Stay tuned!


Originally
from ProgeCAD Smart!

by ProgeSOFT


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 15, 2007, :11PM

Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from ProgeCAD Smart!

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Top 10 CAD Downloads on CNET

January 9th, 2007 No comments

Here are the top 10 CAD software downloads on CNET, as of Friday:

1. Google SketchUp — 422,782 downloads
2. Informative Graphics DWG Viewer — 418,099
3. Apperson & Daughters CadStd Lite — 273,780
4. Alibre Design Xpress — 230,266
5. CADopia (IntelliCAD) Standard — 224,249

6. Punch Software Super Home Suite — 205,686
7. Home Plan Software Home Plan — 155,493
8. Autodesk AutoCAD — 77,244
9. Punch Software Professional Home Design Platinum Suite — 70,264
10. ProgeCAD (IntelliCAD) LT — 61,183


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 8, 2007, :25AM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

New eBook: Animation in AutoCAD

January 8th, 2007 No comments

I’m nearly done my latest PDF ebook, “Animations in AutoCAD.” This ebook looks at several ways of creating animations (movies) with AutoCAD 2007, as well as going on walk-throughs of 3D models.

At this point, this new e-book contains the following chapters:

1. Introduction to Animations
2. Recording Animations

The AniPath command lets you create a camera path through a 3D model, and then save an animation to a movie file such as AVI or QuickTime.

3. Walking and Flying
The 3dWalk and 3dFly commands let you interactively move through 3D models. They are the same as each other, except that 3dWalk is a bit more controlled, because the z-height is fixed.

Tip: Use the VPoint command to change the elevation seen during the 3dWalk command.

4. The Dashboard
The Dashboard has controls that let you record your 3D walks and flythroughs to movie files.

5. Enhancing Animations
Adding materials and lights to make the animations more realistic. Also, how to use Microsoft’s free MovieMaker with the movie files generated by AutoCAD.

– – –

I write “at this point” because writing books is a dynamic process. I’m never quite sure what they’ll contain until I’m done writing. If you have suggestions for material to add to this book, let me know.


Originally
from WorldCAD Access

by ralph grabowski


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 5, 2007, :12PM

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

ODA Relocates HQ (MCADCafe)

January 4th, 2007 No comments

Open Design Alliance Relocates To New Offices

From: MCADCafe
Type: Press Release


Originally
from CADwire.net – All CAD industry news


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 3, 2007, :10PM

Originally from CADwire.net – All CAD industry news

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

ODA Responds to Autodesk Lawsuit (AECnews.com)

January 3rd, 2007 No comments

ODA Responds to Autodesk Lawsuit with Counter Claims of Monopolistic Behavior

From: AECnews.com
Type: News Report


Originally
from CADwire.net – All CAD industry news


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Jan 3, 2007, :25AM

Originally from CADwire.net – All CAD industry news

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

progeCAD 2007 is here – Special 20% reduction for free users of progeCAD Light 2005/2006

January 2nd, 2007 No comments
progeCAD 2007
CAD re-Evolution

progeCAD 2007 Professional is here!

Our main software is coming with a new powerful release working on
2007 DWGâ„¢ files

progeCAD 2007, powered by the most recent IntelliCAD® engine, is an easy replacement for High Cost CAD
Other CAD platforms are up to 10 times more expensive without any additional features.
progeCAD 2007 contains many important new features and enhancements giving an unparalleled stability and speed.

As specified into the license agreement, free versions of progeCAD 2005/2006 are developed by progeSOFT for :
home users and non-commercial/business use
If you registered a license of a free progeCAD before 21 December 2006 you are entitled to access our Special 20% Discount Coupon (requires the serial number you received into the registration email)


If you don’t meet the license conditions , be legal
ordering now progeCAD 2007 Professional Download -Single license
with 20%-off special reduction for progeCAD Light free users
applicable from 21th december 2006 up to 21th January 2007



progeCAD 2007 Professional:
  • Reads and writes AutoCAD® DWGâ„¢ files from 2.5 to 2007
  • Industry standard AutoCAD® Commands
  • Import and edit your Raster Images
  • Includes ACIS® Solid Modeling
  • Express Tools
  • Export to PDF and JPG
  • PDF to DWGâ„¢ convertion
  • Advanced Rendering Options
  • AutoCAD® Menu, Script, Font Compatibility
  • Polar Tracking – Keeps the line to exact angles automatically
  • Etrack (similar to AutoCAD® Otrack®)
  • AutoLISP® Compatibility!
  • Refedit – local blocks editing
  • Export O2C 3D formart
  • 10,000 standard symbols and blocks
  • Supports RedLine and Markup made by progeCAD Viewer
 


Originally
from ProgeSOFT

by ProgeSOFT


reBlogged

by progeSOFT

on Dec 29, 2006, :24PM

Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from ProgeSOFT

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: