Manufacturing
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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>>

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Mechanical Desktop Copies and Arrays   1 Apr, 1999

Mechanical Desktop operations that have names similar to AutoCAD operations can be perplexing to those experienced with AutoCAD commands. They either work in a different way or produce different-sometimes subtly different-results.More>>

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New and Improved Rendering Tools   1 Apr, 1998

This month, we will continue our explorations in the use of bitmap files in renderings that we started in the previous 3D column.More>>