A Solid Job in AutoCAD
An engineer uses AutoCAD to generate 3D models of the U.S. Navy's Hyperbaric Diving Simulation Facility.
Today’s Power — Quad-Core Workstations
For the first time, Cadalyst conducts a comparative review of workstations based exclusively on quad-core processors. Cadalyst Labs looks at systems from @Xi Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Polywell Computers, and Velocity Micro.
Performance — Tomorrow's Possibilities
Hardware-related technology keeps improving, but what will you do with that ever-increasing power?
special section: reverse engineering
Reverse Engineering an Antique Italian Treasure
An architecture student uses reverse engineering to survey an historic synagogue and make an accurate architectural model.
Trends in Reverse Engineering
Greater affordability and ease of use bring more respect to reverse engineering.
NextEngine 3D Scanner — Reverse-Engineering Tool
This 3D scanner is affordable, versatile, and easy to use.
HP Compaq 8710w — Mobile Workstation
This laptop carries good performance, excellent battery life, great design, and lots of configuration and connectivity options.
Setting CAD Standards
Build standards around your company's needs, limitations, and requirements.
Hybrid Learning Methods
Build training options to suit your personal needs.
Fight for Your Hardware Rights
Battle for the hardware you need; the result will show in your designs.
The Jack and Jill of Ergonomics
Ford uses digital avatars to test vehicle and assembly-plant ergonomics.
Technology for Civil Infrastructure
Civil/land design software simplifies and improves the work of civil engineers.
Shortcuts and Solutions
This month's top tip helps users handle their xref block layers.
Solutions for Sending Large Digital Files
Services provide options for when those big files absolutely have to get there fast.
Readers have their say.
Breaking stories from around the industry.
Latest hardware and software releases.
Talk about CAD-related issues.
Conferences, classes, trade shows, and more.
Latest publications about CAD.
Circles and Lines
Give the new AutoCAD 2009 user interface a chance to make you more productive.
Get to know your Qleader and your Mleader.
Route automatically creates thumbnail previews for old DWG and DXF files.
Can't snap to some polylines? Here's why — and more.
CAD Clinic: Civil 3D
Use Civil 3D's point label styles to define the properties that show adjacent to a marker.
From the Trenches
Step-by-step instructions show you how to draw nice-looking bolts and nuts.
Improved searching functionality in Revit finds product content for building designs.
Solutions From Synergis
Share 2D and 3D Autodesk Inventor data with AutoCAD users.
Placing standard details into ArchiCAD projects.
Working with VectorWorks
Make your own dimensions to suit your style.
Bentley's PowerCivil automates subdivisional roadway systems.
3D Modeling Tutorials
On the Edge
Monitor critical design parameters with Solid Edge Design Sensors.
DriveWorksXpress helps SolidWorks 2008 users automate design processes.
New Inventor 2008 tools help you work more effectively with sheet metal.
Alibre Design Tips
High-quality renderings with Alibre PhotoRender bring your designs to life.
Enterprise searches allow you to go beyond Googling.
Inventor 2008 introduces new digital prototyping features.
Cadalyst Web Exclusives
On the Cover:
Cover concept developed by Cadalyst Art Director Annie Leung.
Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's Tips & Tricks Tuesdays free e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is available. All exclusively from Cadalyst!