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Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 21, No. 3)

25 Jan, 2016 By: Cadalyst Staff


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This Week's Software Tips

Lynn AllenVideo Tip: Drawing at an Angle in AutoCAD? Rotate the UCS!
If you've ever worked on an AutoCAD drawing that was rotated — and you had to figure out all the angles and reference points — then you'll love this tip. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save time (and your neck!) by rotating the User Coordinate System (UCS). Watch the video

 

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Deals & Freebies

Spring 2016 BIMForum Offers Early Registration Discount
Those who register for the Spring BIMForum, "BIM and the Built Environment," before March 18 can save $155 on registration fees. After that date, the rate will be $750. The building information modeling (BIM)-focused event will explore the ways in which architects, engineers, and builders use BIM to create and use data to improve the methods of designing and constructing structures for and within the built environment.

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Opportunities & Honors

Autodesk Invites Manufacturing Community to Choose Inventor of the Year
Voting is now open for the 2015 Inventor of the Year competition. The winner will be chosen from among the dozen companies featured as 2015 monthly Autodesk Inventing the Future honorees, all of which use Autodesk software products. Voting will close February 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

AMUG Offers Scholarships to Educator and College Student
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is accepting applications for two scholarships for additive manufacturing and 3D printing education and professional development at its annual conference. The scholarships cover travel, lodging, meals, and conference registration fees. Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2016.

Building Content Summit 2016 Accepting Nominations for BCS 50
Organizers of the Building Content Summit, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 11–12, 2016, are accepting nominations for the BCS 50 awards. The BCS 50 recognizes 50 architects, engineers, software and service providers, and others who are actively engaged in innovation and thought leadership related to building information modeling (BIM) content. Nominations will close January 27, 2016.

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Books & Training

InterSpec Offers Discount on Licenses, Free Training
For a limited time, InterSpec is offering 10% off all new licenses, plus free online training. The company's specification writing software, including e-SPECS for Revit, helps architects and engineers produce project manuals. The offer expires March 31, 2016.

Vectorworks Continues Graphical Scripting Webinar Series
Design software developer Vectorworks is offering a series of webinars to educate designers about how to effectively utilize Marionette, an integrated graphical scripting tool introduced in the Vectorworks 2016 line of software. Dubbed Marionette Monday, the free webinar series will include three sessions in February.

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New Products

Workstations: Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga
The ThinkPad P40 Yoga from Lenovo is a mobile workstation that incorporates digital sketching capability with a pen-and-touchscreen interface. The workstation can be used in four configurations — laptop, stand, tent, and tablet. Components include an NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU with 2 GB of VRAM, an Intel 6th Generation Core i7 CPU, and as much as 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage.

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