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Transition from 2D to 3D   1 May, 2004

In just more than 14 years with PTC, Tom Quaglia has attained the high technical post of principal technical specialist for the company. During his tenure he has visited a large number of PTC customers all across North America, observing the makeup of their engineering departments and the battles...More>>

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AutoCAD 2005: Focus on Files   1 May, 2004

Autodesk's introduction party for AutoCAD 2005 was a little different from most such events. Instead of the usual show-and-tell of new features, Autodesk developers showed us a stack of papers. They reminded us that most design projects require more than one sheet of paper to adequately define...More>>

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Cadalyst Labs Review: PDF DWF CSF Which 2D CAD publishing option is best for you?   1 May, 2004

PDF? DWF? CSF? Which of these three document publishing formats is right for you and your firm? As you might expect, there are no easy answers. Much depends on your needs, the speed of the generating applications, and how easy it is to access the files once you've created them.More>>

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Scan2CAD v7.2   1 May, 2004

Though most modern CAD programs display raster (usually scanned) images, you'll need to trace over or convert the raster image if you want to change it. Scan2CAD, now in its seventh major release, provides one of the most cost-effective tools for automatically converting scanned drawings to vector...More>>

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How to Configure Sheet Sets 1   1 May, 2004

Now that AutoCAD 2005 has been out for a little while, I bet most CAD managers have either seen or read about the new release. See our Cadalyst Labs review on p. 26 for more details. By far the biggest change in AutoCAD 2005 is the Sheet Set Manager, which lets you group layouts and drawings into...More>>

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FireGL X2-256t   1 May, 2004

The FireGL graphics card line has long been a standard fixture in workstation-level computer systems. The new FireGL X2-256t features increased engine and memory speeds and comes equipped with 256MB of onboard graphics memory and dual DVI-I connectors.More>>

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Group seeks standard format for 3D on the Web   26 Apr, 2004

Intel spearheads push for 3D Web standardMore>>

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Dassault, RAND Worldwide form new PLM-focused company   19 Apr, 2004

Joint venture will focus on selling PLM (product lifecycle management) software in North America.More>>

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Silicon Graphics sells Alias business   15 Apr, 2004

Investment firm acquires developer of Studio Tools, MayaMore>>

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Hot Tip Harry   15 Apr, 2004

Harry rounds up some new tips from readers: measure a linear object, create a breakline, merge text, and more.More>>