What's New at AEC

17 Oct, 2005 By: Cadalyst Staff

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GET THE CODE! This month, Harry offers the following tips from Cadalyst readers.
Click here to download the code.

  • Draw an Analog Clock on the Graphic Screen
  • GF Text Substitution
  • Elevation Corrector
  • Personalize Drawing Settings
  • Find 3D Solid Interference
  • Hatch Maker

The latest articles from Cadalyst magazine and are now live online! Here's a look at what's new for AEC.

cadalyst labs reviews

Play Your Cards Right—PCI Express Graphics Cards Push Performance
By Ron LaFon
PCI Express graphics cards are hitting their stride in the market—almost all new workstations incorporate one or more slots for these cards. This month, Cadalyst Labs reviews new boards from ATI Technologies and NVIDIA.

Visualization for Any Budget—New Tools Help Communicate Design Intent
Cadalyst examines new versions of Artlantis R and Camtasia Studio 3, and discovers a couple of free visualization programs.

first look reviews

ViewSonic VP231wb—23" LCD Monitor
By Ron LaFon
ViewSonic?s latest LCD monitor combines good image quality with a large screen.


CAD Manager—Document Archiving Strategies
By Robert Green
Don't just back up your files. Archive projects for future use.

AEC from the Ground Up—Multimedia Presentation Trends
By H. Edward Goldberg, AIA
Digital presentation tools help architects stand out from the crowd.

Spatial Technologies—Communication is Key
By James L. Sipes
Because of its ability to integrate data from different sources, GIS technology is pervasive in day-to-day utility operations.

All About AutoCAD

Hot Tip Harry
Compiled by Bill Kramer
A fun clock, plus tips for substituting text in objects, correcting elevations, personalizing your settings, finding 3D solid interferences and creating hatch patterns.

Circles and Lines
By Lynn Allen
CUI brings customization to the masses.

Learning Curve
By Bill Fane
QuickCal's intuitive interface makes calculating quicker in AutoCAD 2006.

Bug Watch
By Steve Johnson
Autodesk releases Service Pack 1 to fix many of your AutoCAD 2006 problems.

CAD Clinic
By Phillip Zimmerman
Learn to customize profile views in Civil 3D.

AEC tools

Productivity Corner (MicroStation Tutorial)
By Bill Wandersleben and Frank Conforti
Develop perfectly scaled sheet layouts with MicroStation's border design files.

Archicad Insights
When an architect fails to communicate, everyone loses time and money.

1-2-3 Revit
By Rick Rundell
University students learn BIM and get a head start in the working world.

On the Job: Across Seven Cities, 1,000 Miles—Steel Producer Speeds Access to CAD Files
Gerdau Ameristeel creates real-time global network using Availl WAFS software.


On the Job: Document Crash Scenes Now, Analyze Later
Eos Systems software helps Massachusetts police clear sites quickly, reducing chance of secondary accidents.


Editor's Window
By Sara Ferris
Full speed ahead: UGS sets sights on lucrative midrange PLM market.

CAD Central
Report from the SIGGRAPH conference.

Dialog Box
Letters from Cadalyst readers.

Product Showcase
By Ron LaFon
Latest hardware and software releases.

A behind-the-scenes look at the CAD world.

Cadalyst's full calendar of industry conferences, classes, trade shows and more.

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