Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 21, No. 4)7 Feb, 2016 By: Cadalyst Staff
This Week's Software Tips
|Video Tip: Automatically Repeat Commands in AutoCAD|
Sometimes we want to repeat an AutoCAD command many times, but we don't want to waste time (and an extra step) by pressing Enter to do so. In these situations, the Multiple command comes to the rescue! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how Multiple can be used to repeat a command over and over — and to leave that pesky Enter key out of the process! Watch the video
Market Report Predicts BIM Growth of 13% by 2020
According to a report from Research and Markets, the overall building information modeling (BIM) market is expected to grow 13% from 2015 to 2020. The report provides a market overview and covers such topics as industry trends and the competitive landscape, including profiles of Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Dassault Systèmes, and others.
Lightworks Announces Visualization Communities
Lightworks has launched two new visualization communities on LinkedIn: 3D Technologies for Marketing and Sales and 3D Visualization and Configuration for Design and Manufacturing. Membership in these communities is open to anyone with an interest, or experience, in these areas.
Deals & Freebies
LiveWorx 2016 Registration Discounted by $100 through March
Registrants who sign up by April 1 can save $100 on an all-access pass to LiveWorx 2016. The LiveWorx Internet of Things (IoT) event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 6–9. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to integrate product and service lifecycle management solutions with the IoT.
GPU Technology Conference Offers $300 Early Bird Discount
NVIDIA is offering $300 off all-access registration for attendees who register for the GPU Technology Conference by February 29 and use the code AUTO16 at checkout. The graphics processing unit (GPU) developer conference will showcase topics including artificial intelligence and deep learning, virtual reality and self-driving cars.
Zuken Innovation World Registration Reduced Till March 4
Registration for Zuken Innovation World 2016 is available at the reduced price of $299 until March 4. This year's event will be held in San Diego, California, April 18–20. The Zuken University portion of the event will comprise more than 35 classes showcasing how-to tips and best practices for the company's 2016 product releases.
Books & Training
Updated Vectorworks Manuals Published
Design software developer Vectorworks has published new editions of trainer Jonathan Pickup's texts: Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual ($75 each). These manuals are available in hard copy with accompanying DVDs. The new eighth editions explain how to use Vectorworks 2016 software.
SolidProfessor Debuts 3D Printing Courses
SolidProfessor has released two courses that teach 3D printing skills, technology, and techniques, along with the history of additive manufacturing. The "Introduction to 3D Printing" and "3D Printing with Makerbot" courses will be added at no additional cost to the accounts of members who have either SolidProfessor for SOLIDWORKS or SolidProfessor for Autodesk Inventor.
AEC: 3D Printing Plugin for Vectorworks
Vectorworks 2016 users can check, analyze, and repair 3D files to optimize them for 3D printing with a new, free plugin from 3YOURMIND. With one click on the 3D printing extension inside Vectorworks, files are uploaded to the 3YOURMIND comparison tool, where they can be scaled and previewed in various 3D printing materials. Finally, users can instantly compare prices for their 3D model and order it online.
What’s New at Cadalyst.com
IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Conduct Linear Static and Linear Buckling Simulations in Autodesk Inventor
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Automotive Parts Designer Changes Gears with Integrated Manufacturing Solution
Bear's Performance improves inter-departmental collaboration by replacing separate CAD and CAM software packages with TopSolid, a product data management (PDM)-based solution. Read more
PTC Furthers Enterprise IoT Vision with Augmented Reality
New developments aim to simplify the connections between objects and their AR-enabled experiences. Read more
The CAD Manager's 2016 Playbook
To navigate the challenges of the coming year, you'll need a strategy — so start planning now. Read more
Siemens to Acquire CAE Software Giant CD-adapco for $970 Million
"As part of its Vision 2020, Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus on growth in digital business and expanding its portfolio in the area of industry software." Read more