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Workstation vs. PC: Which Option Wins? White Paper Sponsored
New Cadalyst White Paper Tests Workstation Against Gaming PC   7 Dec, 2018

Benchmark test scores illustrate specific pay-offs of professional hardware for design and engineering work. More>>

Autodesk, Unity Plan for Virtual Visions of AEC Projects Article
Autodesk, Unity Plan for Virtual Visions of AEC Projects   30 Nov, 2018

The two companies are collaborating to help users turn design data into “virtual experiences that help you work better and do more,” in the words of Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost.More>>

Frustum Furthers PTC’s Plan to Embed New Technologies in Creo Article
Frustum Furthers PTC’s Plan to Embed New Technologies in Creo   24 Nov, 2018

The $70 million acquisition is the latest move in PTC’s strategy to fold generative design, real-time simulation, and more cutting-edge capabilities into its CAD platform.More>>

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>>

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Graebert Sees Strong Future for CAD beyond the Desktop    15 Nov, 2018

The developer behind ARES is determined to explore the cloud and mobile potential of CAD.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>>

Drones Help Small Team Tackle Big Campus Digitization Project Article
Drones Help Small Team Tackle Big Campus Digitization Project   31 Oct, 2018

Skand’s application of Bentley Systems reality capture technology provides RMIT University with a new view of its building facades and roofs.More>>

Backed by a New Big Brother, Bricsys Eyes a Bigger Piece of the Pie Article
Backed by a New Big Brother, Bricsys Eyes a Bigger Piece of the Pie   27 Oct, 2018

Bricsys’s pursuit of DWG-based CAD users will get a boost from an acquisition by Hexagon.More>>

Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design, Part 2 Article
Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design, Part 2   24 Oct, 2018

CAD Manager Column: In your efforts to use the right software tools in the right ways, follow this step-by-step procedure for examining -- and optimizing -- your design processes. 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>>


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Lynn Allen

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