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Tech Trends: From UNIX to Windows   15 Sep, 2004

When PTC introduced Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire in February of 2003, the company emerged from several years of a downward spiral in market share and financial performance to make a strong statement about its future direction. Long a UNIX-based, complex, difficult-to-learn-and-master, yet powerful...More>>

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MCAD Modeling Methods: Data Exchange Tips and Tricks   15 Sep, 2004

During the exchange process, a 3D model file is translated from one native CAD format (sending system) to an IGES or STEP fileMore>>

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How to Maximize Autodesk Inventor 9's Content Library, Part 1 of 2   15 Sep, 2004

Use Autodesk Inventor tools to create your own library of standard parts.More>>

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Alive and Kicking-Large CRT Monitors Offer Best Bang for Your Buck   15 Sep, 2004

Prices on large CRT monitors have dropped substantially since our last CRT review in September 2003. Not so many years ago I remember paying triple what these current CRTs cost. What you don't get for these lower prices are multiple connectivity options-there's usually no USB connectivity...More>>

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Editor's Window   15 Sep, 2004

Employers say they have trouble finding CAD operators who know their software and their particular industry.More>>

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Alive and Kicking-Large CRT Monitors Offer Best Bang for Your Buck   15 Sep, 2004

Prices on large CRT monitors have dropped substantially since our last CRT review in September 2003. Not so many years ago I remember paying triple what these current CRTs cost. What you don't get for these lower prices are multiple connectivity options-there's usually no USB connectivity...More>>

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First Look: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000   15 Sep, 2004

NVIDIA recently introduced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 graphics card, the latest in its line of speedy AGP 8X workstation graphics cards. As expected, the card's performance was outstanding.More>>

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First Look: @Xi 4240 MTOWER SP   15 Sep, 2004

The XI 4240 MTower SP is one of the latest systems from @Xi Computer. This particular series is based on the Intel Pentium 4 processor. The system I tested featured a single 3.4GHz processor and 800MHz front side bus. The 4240 MTower SP is equipped with 2GB of PC3200 400MHz DDR memory and a 74GB...More>>

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CAD Manager: Prepare for Performance Evaluations   15 Sep, 2004

Though motivating employees to reach new levels of productivity is satisfying, the reality of management is that not every employee you have will receive a glowing evaluation.More>>

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Load and Run VBA Macros Using Straight VBA   15 Sep, 2004

Editing idiosyncrasies have text playing hide and seek.More>>