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Take the Express Way!   12 Mar, 2004

Bill Fane's Learning Curve column now appears exclusively online. This month, learn how AutoCAD Express Tools help with layer and block management.More>>

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Virtual Building Makes Proposals Real   12 Mar, 2004

Three simple steps match 3D models to their surroundings, enhancing designs and improving their odds for approval.More>>

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Solid Edge v15   1 Mar, 2004

Solid Edge V15 from UGS PLM Solutions picks up more from where v12 left off than v14. As you may recall, the company skipped v13. Last year, v14 made significant inroads into providing advanced surface modeling tools with the company's Rapid Blue technology (remember Blue Dots and Blue Surfs?). V11...More>>

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FEA Automates Analysis   1 Mar, 2004

The latest crop of FEA (finite-element analysis) tools breaks new ground with MCAD applications. No longer the cryptic, lumbering, budget-busting software of the 1980s, FEA now offers ease of use, tight integration, and a host of simulation and automation features. No, this is definitely not your...More>>

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DisplayMate 2.10 Multimedia   1 Mar, 2004

DisplayMate has long been our standard suite for testing graphic displays, so when a new edition ships, it's noteworthy. Not only is DisplayMate one of the standard benchmarks used by Cadalyst, it's a standard throughout the industry. DisplayMate 2.10 is available in various versions: DOS, Windows,...More>>

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CAD Manager 101   1 Mar, 2004

When I speak at user conferences, I'm often asked, "Exactly what should I do as CAD manager?" When I hear this question, it's obviously not about technology, but about the managerial aspect of the job. Though it may be clear that CAD managers must keep software and networks running, the...More>>

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13 More Express Tools   1 Mar, 2004

Continued coverage of Express Tools includes gems that assist with layout, dimensions, and selections.More>>

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How Today's Chips Stack Up   1 Mar, 2004

This roundup includes a variety of microprocessors, ranging from fairly standard 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processors to an Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz processor. There are also several AMD64 processors-one of the new 148 chips and a couple of FX-51 chips.More>>

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100   1 Mar, 2004

NVIDIA's new Quadro FX 1100 midrange graphics card replaces the company's popular 980 XGL card and offers improved price/performance value. The Quadro FX 1100 targets graphics and engineering professionals in the CAD, digital content creation, and scientific visualization markets.More>>

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Autodesk Embraces BIM   1 Mar, 2004

Since Autodesk purchased Revit, a seeming competitor to its flagship Architectural Desktop, the AEC community has been wondering, "Where is Autodesk going?" Both products are intelligent building modelers with similar 3D capabilities. This month, I'll clarify the structure and direction...More>>