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PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire   16 Aug, 2004

Way back in 1994, I ran Pro/ENGINEER on a DEC high-performance Alpha workstation-I can't remember what the specs were-under some flavor of UNIX. On one hand, I was impressed with the program's features and what it could do, but on the other hand I felt overwhelmed and frustrated by the sheer number...More>>

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thinkdesign v9   16 Aug, 2004

Think3, an emerging leader in the midrange mechanical design market, offers an integrated product development environment for 2D and 3D MCAD design, PDM (product data management), and surface and solid modeling.More>>

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Add Reference Components to Your Assemblies   16 Aug, 2004

Autodesk Inventor makes it easy to show parts for reference in complex designs.More>>

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Working with the Task Pane   16 Aug, 2004

SolidWorks' Task Pane is an intelligent interface that helps you work with a number of different resources at once.More>>

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Reap the Advantages of a Virtual Design   16 Aug, 2004

Solid Edge v16 automates the design process from definition to 2D geometry to 3D models.More>>

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Circles and Lines: Object Snaps-Part 1   16 Aug, 2004

Object snaps are an integral part of everyday AutoCAD drawing life. But are you using them to their fullest potential?More>>

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First Look: AcroXchange   16 Aug, 2004

TAILOR MADE SOFTWARE'S AcroXchange converts PDF and Adobe Illustrator AI files from Illustrator 9 or later to a wide array of vector, raster, and Web-ready file formats, including AutoCAD DWG and DWF.More>>

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First Look: DWF Composer   16 Aug, 2004

IN A MOVE THAT GIVES the DWF file format functionality comparable to rival Adobe's PDF format, Autodesk shipped Autodesk DWF Composer for viewing, markup, and revision of design files.More>>

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Editor's Window   16 Aug, 2004

I HEAR THS QUESTION OFTEN these days. Positions such as drafter and CAD operater are tough to find. Overseas outsourcing, and general economic sluggishness, may account for a certain number of disappearing jobs, but other factors appear to be at work, too.More>>

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Visualize this!   16 Aug, 2004

Rendering and visualization software capable of producing exquisitely detailed images has become popular far beyond the domain of those who produce such work professionally.More>>