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Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 21, No. 1)

4 Jan, 2016 By: Cadalyst Staff


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This Week's Software Tips

Civil 3D Tip: Apply AutoCAD Techniques In Civil 3D
AutoCAD Civil 3D has blurred the lines between who is a draftsperson and who is an engineer. AutoCAD tips and techniques can often be very helpful when working in Civil 3D, but many engineers may have missed out on these little drafting gems, says tipster Dean Petersen. View the complete tip and post your feedback.

AutoCAD Tip: Adjust The Prominence Of Annotative Scale Representations
This tip from Nancy Eaton explains how to fade or eliminate alternate representations of annotative scales with the XFADECTL system variable. View the complete tip and post your feedback.

Inventor Tip: Restructure The Parts List And Synchronize With Balloon Numbers
Get your Autodesk Inventor parts list and balloon numbers in sync with this tip from Alex Kaplan. View the complete tip and post your feedback.


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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

Rebranded ITI Launches New Website
International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) has launched a new website as part of its introduction of a new brand identity, which unifies the CAD/CAM/CAE Interoperability (C3I) and PLM Integration teams. The company will offer its suite of interoperability solutions and services globally under the unified ITI moniker. The website includes product information, case studies, and customer support resources.

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Opportunities & Honors

Last Call for RTC Europe Abstract Submissions
Presentation abstracts for the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Europe 2016 are due by January 8. Acceptable presentation topic categories include case studies, software solutions, and business strategy. The conference will be held October 20–22 in Porto, Portugal.

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Books & Training

CIMdata Announces 2016 PLM Market & Industry Forum Schedule
CIMdata, a product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and research firm, has announced that its PLM Market & Industry Forum events will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on March 31; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on April 7; Pune, India, on April 11; Shanghai, China, on April 15; and Tokyo, Japan, on April 20. These one-day events are designed for PLM solution providers, service providers, systems integrators, and channel partners of all sizes.

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New Products

PLM: Aras Technical Documentation
Aras, a developer of enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) software, released Aras Technical Documentation. The new application is designed for authoring, visualizing, and publishing of a range of product, regulatory, safety, and technical publications. By directly using PLM controlled data, the solution reportedly enables faster production of technical publications including catalogs, maintenance manuals, regulatory filings, and training manuals.

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What’s New at Cadalyst.com

Newly Divided HP Unveils New Mobile Workstations and Thin-Client Platforms
Just days after Hewlett-Packard split into two different companies, executives showed off new and enhanced offerings with appeal for CAD users, including a 2-TB solid-state drive for its desktop workstations. Read more

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Use Wire Sequencing to Your Advantage in AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor
Learn about how wire sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical works with multiple components or pins in a circuit, and how to use it for the Inventor Cable & Harness environment. Read more

Herrera on Hardware: Input Technologies for CAD: What's the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 1
Although the wired, optical mouse is ubiquitous, there are many other options on the market today, including devices that promise improved comfort and efficiency. Read more

Herrera on Hardware: Input Technologies for CAD: What's the Best Mouse for Your Workflow? Part 2
In addition to the standard and more elaborate models for general use, the market offers CAD users mice designed just for them — and the future holds new possibilities in gesture-recognition technologies. Read more

Onshape Moves from Beta to Commercial Release, Adds App Store
The 100% cloud-based CAD software had 10,000 users during testing, with more than half of sessions conducted via mobile device. Read more

CAD Manager's Toolbox: Access Learning Resources with a Free AU Account
Whether or not you use Autodesk products, you can benefit from Autodesk University online content. Read more

Autodesk University Report: The State of CAD Management in 2015
Conversations at the annual conference shed light on what's happening in the trenches. Read more

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