Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 13, No. 45)8 Dec, 2008
This Week's Software Tips
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Multiple Drawings in Taskbar
Read DWFx Files Without a Viewer
Layer Freeze – Extra Settings
Follow-up, Clarification: Quick 3D Solid
Get some linework that is closed, meaning an area similar to what could be hatched. Press and hold the CTRL key and press the ALT key (both at the same time). While holding these two buttons, drag the cross hair around your linework you want to make a solid from. That area will become highlighted. Let go of the buttons and drag your mouse up/down/sideways to create the solid. It does work exactly like the PRESS/PULL command.
Deals & Freebies
Bricsys Offers 20% Discounts on its Bricscad Software
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Opportunities & Honors
Aras Achieves Microsoft Front Runner Status for its PLM Suite
Call for Papers on Rapid Manufacturing
FIATECH Call for Papers
The Week's New CAD and Related Products
Hardware: WideTEK 36 Large-Format Scanner
Hardware: Rapidform liveScan Plug-in
Visualization: Esperient Creator V3.5
AEC: Revit Architecture Module
AEC: Ideate Explorer for Revit 2009
AEC: Civil Simulate
AEC: NetSPEX V4
Collaboration: Clarizen V2.5G
Collaboration: Lattice3D Reporter V2.1
MCAD: Mastercam X3 Mill
CAE: Abaqus V6.8 Extended Functionality
Mark Your Calendar
California Electric Utilities Summit
Webinar: Introduction to ArcGIS Data Interoperability
Cloud Computing Conference: An IT Paradigm Shif
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