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Hot Tip Harry: Tips from our Readers -- February 2005   15 Feb, 2005

Seven swell new AutoCAD tips, from annotating manufacturing drawings to easily joining objects in a single polyline.More>>

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AEC Tech News #137   3 Feb, 2005

Whither the National CAD Standard?More>>

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AEC From the Ground Up--Software Strategy: CAD Options for AEC   1 Feb, 2005

A range of affordable AEC products are well-suited to residential and light commercial design.More>>

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First Look: ATI FIREGL V7100   1 Feb, 2005

The ATI FIREGL V7100 is the most powerful offering in ATI's Visualization series of PCI Express graphics cards, but its performance places it in the midrange of workstation graphics cards. Announced in June 2004, V7100 cards just recently became available.More>>

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First Look: @XI 4000+ MTOWER 64-SLI   1 Feb, 2005

We Recently Needed to test two new PCI Express graphics cards, the Quadro FX 4400 from NVIDIA and the ATI FireGL V7100, so @Xi Computer sent us a prototype of its Xi 4000+ MTower 64-SLI system to use. The Xi 4000+ MTower 64-SLI is a dual PCI Express SLI-capable system. By changing the orientation...More>>

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First Look: NVIDIA QUADRO FX 4400   1 Feb, 2005

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 is likely to be the PCI express card to beat, at least for the foreseeable future.More>>

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AEC From the Ground Up--Software Strategy: CAD Options for AEC   1 Feb, 2005

Last month's column discussed the major BIM (building information modeling) software packages in the AEC arena. This month we focus on a range of other CAD products for AEC design. Many of these products have the advantages of lower prices and less complexity, which makes them easier to learn and...More>>

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LCDs--Are They Ready to Replace CRTs?   1 Feb, 2005

These days an overwheming number of flat-panel LCD monitors are available, with each vendor offering multiple models. Though costs have dropped somewhat, they are not yet so low that these sophisticated displays are flying off vendors' shelves.More>>

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ArchiCAD 9: 3D for Architects   1 Feb, 2005

ArchiCAD 9 arrived with what at first I thought were minor improvements. But they add up to quite a lot, especially for 3D work, visualization, and working on a laptop with a cramped screen. The latter situation may occur often now that ArchiCAD supports terminal server technology that makes it...More>>

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AEC Tech Trends: 2D to 3D #9   27 Jan, 2005

Burt Hill improves design process, client service in move from AutoCAD to RevitMore>>