Manufacturing
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SmartPLOT 3.6   1 Mar, 2001

SmartPLOT 3.6 from Technesis lets you track plots directly from AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and MicroStation.More>>

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Back To 2D   1 Dec, 2000

Even though transferring data directly from computer 3D models to the machines that manufacture parts is becoming increasingly common, you often still need to make fully dimensioned multiview 2D drawings from your 3D solid models.More>>

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Booleans and Mechanical Desktop   1 Jun, 2000

In non-parametric solid modelers, such as the one that is part of AutoCAD, complex models are typically constructed by combining basic geometric shapes through Boolean operationsMore>>

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CADWorx/PIPE   1 Jun, 2000

Piping software for AutoCAD.More>>

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Parametric Glue   1 Apr, 2000

Drafting skills are not nearly as important in creating parametric solid models with programs such as Autodesk's Mechanical Desktop as they are in creating 2D drawings.More>>

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Move your Art to Part   1 Mar, 2000

Moving from concept to digital manufacturingMore>>

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Mechanical Desktop Features   1 Feb, 2000

Autodesk's Mechanical Desktop incorporates both feature-based and parametric technologies in the construction of 3D solid models.More>>

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Track your plots: Plot logging tools   1 Feb, 2000

Each time you plot, these five packages capture information such as paper size, paper type, job information, and the date and time.More>>

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Smooth Sailing   1 Dec, 1999

Surfaces and edges that have shapes based on any geometry other than lines, circles and arcs have always caused drawing and drafting problems.More>>

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Editing Solid Models in AutoCAD 2000   1 Aug, 1999

With the introduction of AutoCAD 2000, Autodesk finally provides some real editing tools for 3D solid models.More>>