What's New at AEC

18 Dec, 2005 By: Cadalyst Staff

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

  • Draw a Bracket Character Using a Polyline
  • Attribute Entity Object Edit
  • In-Line Mtext
  • Editing Blocks
  • General Notes
  • Read a File Containing Coordinate Data and Plot Points

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


Cadalyst All-Stars—Top Products in 2005
A salute to excellent performance.

cadalyst labs reviews

3D Without Boundaries—New Tools to Publish and Share Designs
By Ron LaFon
3D publishing tools from Actify, Informative Graphics, Lattice3D, Okino, Quadrispace, Right Hemisphere and SolidWorks let users share models and reuse data.

AUTODESK Revit Structure 2—Digital Models for Structural Design
By Cyril Verley, AIA
Autodesk extends building information modeling to structural engineers.

Chief Architect 10—An Architect's Toolbox
By Steven S. Ross
A polished tool for residential and small commercial design, construction and landscaping.

first look reviews

Draft It—Free 2D Drafting Tools
By Mike Hudspeth


AEC from the Ground Up—Put Your Projects Online
By H. Edward Goldberg, AIA
What's new in online project management and collaboration.

CAD Manager—Convince Management with Benchmarks
By Robert Green
Benchmarks help demonstrate to management that users need new tools.


Editor's Window
By Sara Ferris

CAD Central
Analysis of industry news and trends.

Dialog Box
Readers have their say.

Product Showcase
By Ron LaFon
Latest hardware and software releases.

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

Conferences, classes, trade shows and more.

Industry News
Breaking stories from around the industry.

All About AutoCAD

Hot Tip Harry
Compiled by Bill Kramer
Great tips for annotations and external data files.

Circles and Lines
By Lynn Allen
Customize your Shortcuts menu in a snap.

AutoLISP Solutions
By Tony Hotchkiss
This month's custom routine handles automatic decimal numbering.

Learning Curve
By Bill Fane
Creating and editing tables in AutoCAD.

Bug Watch
By Steve Johnson
Hey, what happened to my AutoCAD 2006 settings?

CAD Clinic
By Mike Choquette
Create subassemblies from points, links and shapes in Civil 3D.

Avatech Tricks
By Jerry Burns
Make photo-quality renderings in five minutes with Inventor 10.

AEC tools

Productivity Corner (MicroStation Tutorial)
By Bill Wandersleben
Automate your drawing production by using the border file as a seed model.

Archicad Insights
By F. Rutson Fuqua
How technology changed the architecture industry.

1-2-3 Revit
By Rick Rundell
Interior designers benefit from BIM, too.

On the Job: Web-Based FM System Brings Competitive Edge
AutoCAD, 3ds max help bring TV show to life.


On the job: GIS Aids Hurricane Relief Efforts
Mapping, spatial analysis and Web services support national, local responses.

CAD Cartoon
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CAD Cartoon by artist Roger Penwill.

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