Manufacturing
Autodesk Advocates Automation at AU 2018 Article
Autodesk Advocates Automation at AU 2018   17 Nov, 2018

The design software developer is pushing generative design and other automation technologies for product development and AEC workflows, while seeking to allay concerns about the impact on jobs.More>>

Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options! Video
Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options!   5 Nov, 2018

The AutoCAD Options command controls so many different important elements of AutoCAD — and it can be accessed in a variety of ways (with slightly varying results). Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the many methods for accessing Options, as well as how to control the specific tab...More>>

What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer? Video
What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer?   22 Oct, 2018

We’ve all seen the DEFPOINTS layer in AutoCAD, but how did it get there? Maybe you use this mystery layer to place objects you wish to display but not plot — but what are the perils of doing so, and is there a better solution? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the advantages...More>>

With New Turing, NVIDIA Doubles Down on the Future of Real-Time Ray-Tracing Article
With New Turing, NVIDIA Doubles Down on the Future of Real-Time Ray-Tracing    18 Oct, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: CAD professionals are expected to reap the benefits.More>>

Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes! Video
Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes!   8 Oct, 2018

There are so many different user interface (UI) boxes in AutoCAD: grip boxes, apertures, object snap markers, etc. Do you have them set up for maximum productivity? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the various settings that manage a variety of key UI tools!More>>

Gravity Sketch Moves Conceptual Design into the Virtual Realm Article
Gravity Sketch Moves Conceptual Design into the Virtual Realm   30 Sep, 2018

With a focus on ease of use and an intuitive method of 3D content creation — a virtual reality interface — Gravity Sketch hopes to persuade designers to drop 2D sketching from their workflows.More>>

CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 5: The Datacenter Workstation Addresses Modern CAD Challenges Article
CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 5: The Datacenter Workstation Addresses Modern CAD Challenges   30 Sep, 2018

Herrera on Hardware: Now that we’ve explored the array of local workstation options, it’s time to look at the benefits and drawbacks of those located in remote datacenters.More>>

Customize Your AutoCAD Cursor Video
Customize Your AutoCAD Cursor    24 Sep, 2018

We work with the AutoCAD cursor all day long … so why aren’t we customizing it to work the way we want to work? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to modify the two parts of the AutoCAD cursor for maximum productivity!More>>

Are Smaller, Cheaper 3D Printers Better than ‘Hero Machines’ for Design? Ultimaker Says Yes Article
Are Smaller, Cheaper 3D Printers Better than ‘Hero Machines’ for Design? Ultimaker Says Yes   23 Sep, 2018

Desktop 3D printing solutions provider Ultimaker makes the case that immediate access and low cost are the keys to getting more iterations into designers’ hands — and ultimately, yielding better designs.More>>

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Focuses on Current Productivity, while Preparing for Tomorrow’s Tech Article
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Focuses on Current Productivity, while Preparing for Tomorrow’s Tech    15 Sep, 2018

With the latest update of its 3D design and engineering portfolio, Dassault Systèmes aims to address the needs of existing customers — and those it doesn’t have yet.More>>


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Lynn Allen

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