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VX CAD/CAM v10   1 Oct, 2004

VX CAD/CAM is known for its ability to import and heal advanced surface data from other 3D CAD applications, a fact that has helped it find a niche in industrial design, mold making, and CAM applications in particular. Version 10 builds on this foundation with new global shape deformation...More>>

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AutoCAD Electrical 2005   1 Oct, 2004

All reviews, articles, and press releases about AutoCAD Electrical seem to start in the same way, saying something like, "If you design electrical control systems, you need AutoCAD Electrical." Well, they're correct.More>>

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CFDesign   1 Oct, 2004

The goal of every product design company is to shorten the time it takes to go from art to part. A crucial portion of any product development cycle is when design engineers send a model to the analysis department. Frequently there are a number of iterations, and the development cycle is lengthened...More>>

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First Look: Samsung SyncMaster 243T   1 Oct, 2004

Samsung recently introduced the SyncMaster 243T, a 24" LCD monitor ideal for applications such as CAD/CAM, desktop publishing, and content creation. In addition to the sizable screen area, the display offers dual analog and digital inputs and pivot technology that allows portrait and landscape...More>>

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CAD Manager: Primer on Project Archives   1 Oct, 2004

Backup systems are simply a tool by which a system server can be restored to where it was prior to a catastrophic failure such as a disk crash or a natural disaster.More>>

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MCAD Modeling Methods: Mechanical CAD Today   1 Oct, 2004

I did check in with many mechanical CAD developers, and all report double-digit percentage increases in sales from this time last year.More>>

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CAD Manager: Primer on Project Archives   1 Oct, 2004

Backup systems are simply a tool by which a system server can be restored to where it was prior to a catastrophic failure such as a disk crash or a natural disaster.More>>

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Take the Graphics Card Express   1 Oct, 2004

It 's transition time! The introduction of PCI Express graphics cards and the systems that accommodate them has produced a wave of new technology, the breadth of which I've not seen for quite some time.More>>

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First Look: Samsung SyncMaster 243T   1 Oct, 2004

Samsung recently introduced the SyncMaster 243T, a 24" LCD monitor ideal for applications such as CAD/CAM, desktop publishing, and content creation. In addition to the sizable screen area, the display offers dual analog and digital inputs and pivot technology that allows portrait and landscape...More>>

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Editor's Window   1 Oct, 2004

AS PROMISED, THIS MONTH we'll consider the state of engineering drawings today. Several of you who wrote in response to my recent musings about the dearth of CAD jobs (August, p. 6) remarked that the quality of drawings today is not what it used to be.More>>