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Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 19, No. 36)

6 Oct, 2014 By: Cadalyst Staff


This Week's Software Tips

Congratulations to Our $150 Quarterly Prize Winner!
Cadalyst congratulates tipster Charles Parnell, who won the Cadalyst CAD Tips prize drawing for the third quarter of 2014. The next drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card will be held in January, and you can start qualifying now; the more CAD and LISP tips you submit, the better your chances of winning. Submit your tips now!

Convert a Toolbar into a Ribbon Panel
Levi Connolly sent us this AutoCAD tip for preserving your custom toolbar when you switch to the ribbon. "If you're like me, you don't want to make the move to the ribbon without bringing your custom toolbar with you." View the complete tip and post your feedback.

Inventor Tip: Change View Orientation in a Drawing
This tip from David Gaskill shows us how to change a model view using the Place View command. "Have you ever created a view on a drawing, only to want to change the orientation of the model before — or after — placing the view?" View the complete tip and post your feedback.

Inventor Tip: Convert a Full Section into an Offset Section
David Gaskill also shared this tip for Inventor users. "I find it easy to create an offset section, but if you create a full section first, it is not obvious how to change the section type." View the complete tip and post your feedback.


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Got Feedback? To share feedback about one of today's tips, navigate to the tip using the link provided above, then click Comment. The Comment tool is available to registered users of Cadalyst'sCAD Tips site.

Tips & Tools Weekly software tips for AutoCAD are reviewed in the latest version of AutoCAD by Contributing Editor R.K. McSwain. Use all tips at your own discretion, please. We're sorry, but Cadalyst staff cannot provide assistance with technical problems. Please refer to Cadalyst's LinkedIn and Facebook communities for assistance with AutoLISP and other AutoCAD customization questions.

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Resources

Americas' PLM Market Expected to Reach $16.4 Billion in 2018
The product lifecycle management (PLM) market in the Americas region is forecast to grow at 5.4% to reach $16.4 billion in 2018, according to the newly released CIMdata 2014 PLM Geography Report, the fourth of five modules in the research firm's PLM Market Analysis Report Series. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region.

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Deals & Freebies

New Version of Autodesk ReCap Pro Available for Free Trial
Autodesk has released v1.4 of ReCap Pro, its visualization software for reality-capture data, and users with a 64-bit Windows system can download a free trial. The new version reportedly makes it easier to check the quality of laser scans; creates improved accuracy reports; improves point cloud registration accuracy; and more.

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Opportunities & Honors

Two-Millionth Registered User of TraceParts Portal to Win Myo Device
Digital engineering 3D content company TraceParts expects its online portal to reach two million registered users during October or November 2014. Digital device company Thalmic Labs will provide a free Myo gesture control armband to the two-millionth registered user. TracePartsOnline.net reportedly hosts hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and product datasheets.

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New Products

Scanner: HP Designjet SD Pro
The new HP Designjet SD Pro Scanner (estimated $12,495) scans images as wide as 44" and can reproduce color and black-and-white images at 1,200 dots per inch. The device scans color images at 6" per second and scans 13" per second for black-and-white images. The HP Designjet SD provides multipage PDF creation and scan to e-mail functions; USB connectivity; and network capabilities for sharing images.

Service: Bentley ProjectWise Essentials
Bentley Systems, a provider of infrastructure software, has released ProjectWise Essentials, a cloud-based, design integration service that provides immediate access to Bentley's ProjectWise design collaboration solution. ProjectWise Essentials enables project teams to connect virtually and interact with project information in views that directly relate to their specific task requirements without needing the authoring applications.

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Mark Your Calendar

CAESAR II: B31.3 2012 SIFs, SSIs, and PRG/Intergraph Test Results
October 9, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Intergraph will host a webinar that will review the joint feature release of CAESAR II v7.0 and FEA Tools v2.0. Read more

The Business of Creativity
October 9, 2014
2 p.m. ET
Nemetschek Vectorworks will sponsor an online, interactive panel discussion about emerging market trends and how a company should steer creative workflows. Read more

Discover Vectorworks 2015
October 15, 2014
11 a.m. PT
Novedge will present this webinar, which will focus on the new version of Vectorworks and introduce its new capabilities. Read more

3ds Max and SpaceMouse Pro Workflows
October 22, 2014
11 a.m. PT
In this Novedge webinar, Autodesk technical evangelist and SpaceMouse Pro user Chris Murray will demonstrate some of the new features in 3ds Max 2015 and workflows that leverage the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro. Read more

Autodesk Inventor 2015 — Surfacing vs. T-Splines
October 29, 2014
11 a.m. PT
Those who attend this Novedge webinar will learn about the definition and importance of freeform modeling. Read more

EuroMold 2014
November 25–28, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany
EuroMold 2014's theme is From Design to Prototyping to Series Production, with a focus on topics such as innovation and cost efficiency for latest development techniques and modern forms of production. Read more

Annual Wohlers Conference — The Truth Behind the Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain
November 27, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany
The 16th Annual International Wohlers Conference will take place at EuroMold 2014 and will concentrate on the supply of additive manufacturing machines, materials, and services worldwide. Read more

For a complete list of CAD meetings, conferences, training sessions, and more, check out our calendar of events on Cadalyst.com. Are you hosting an event that you would like to include in our calendar? Submit details at least two weeks in advance to news@cadalyst.com.

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What’s New at Cadalyst.com

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