Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 21, No. 5)22 Feb, 2016 By: Cadalyst Staff
This Week's Software Tips
|Video Tip: Square Off Corners in AutoCAD|
There are many different ways to square off corners inside AutoCAD. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll learn the speediest way possible! Watch the video
DFMPro Webinar Available On Demand
Tata Technologies has made a recorded webinar, "DFMPro for NX — Eliminating Manufacturing Defects," freely available through its website. Registration is not required. DFMPro for NX is an integrated design-for-manufacturing solution that helps users identify and correct downstream issues early in the design stage.
COMSOL Conference Publishes Multiphysics Simulation Presentations
More than 700 user-contributed papers, presentations, posters, and abstracts from the worldwide COMSOL Conference 2015 are now freely available through the COMSOL website. These presentations span the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical application areas.
Deals & Freebies
Autodesk Offers Free Trial, Bundled Modules for Transportation Software
A free 30-day trial of InfraWorks 360 is available from Autodesk, which announced that the software now incudes, at no additional charge, the roadway, bridge, and drainage modules that were previously available as separate vertical application modules. Existing users can update their version of InfraWorks 360 to gain access to the complete package.
BOXX Takes $200 Off Price of GoBOXX 15 SLM Mobile Workstation
For a limited time, customers can get a $200 savings on the GoBOXX 15 SLM by calling a BOXX representative at (512) 835-0400. This offer now includes the performance edition as well as the base model of the mobile workstation, which features an Intel Core i7 and professional NVIDIA Quadro K2100M graphics. The GoBOXX 15 SLM weighs 4.36 lbs and measures .78" thick.
Opportunities & Honors
UK Tekla Awards 2016 Accepting 3D Model Submissions Till May 18
Submissions are now being accepted for the UK Tekla Awards, designed to recognize the hard work and innovation that goes into creating 3D models for the construction industry. Trimble Tekla software must have been used in designing and 3D modeling structures submitted for consideration, or must have aided collaboration in the digital construction process.
Books & Training
KeyShot 6 Tutorial Video Series Available on Demand
KeyShot has published the recorded webinars from its Keyshot 6 Master Series on YouTube. This set of webinars covers features and enhancements in the new version of KeyShot, including lighting, material control, and workflow enhancements. The webinars are free and no registration is required.
General: 3D PDF Maker for AutoCAD
ProgeSOFT's 3D PDF Maker for AutoCAD interacts with the user's copy of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT to create 3D PDF files with text, graphics, and interactive links as well as embedded 3D models generated from the AutoCAD program or taken directly from saved DWG and DXF drawing files. The recipient can display and edit the project by using Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader DC.
Workstations: MTower CX
The MTower CX line of compact workstations (starting at $1,199) from @Xi Computer is based on the latest v3 edition Intel Xeon 1650 and 1660 processors. Clocked in excess of 4 GHz and configurable with the newest generation of Nvidia Quadro Maxwell video cards, the MTower CX workstations feature six or eight cores.
MCAD: IronCAD Mechanical Add-On
The IronCAD Mechanical add-on offers a complete library of tools including standard fasteners, steel sections, pipes, flanges, and a wide set of utilities intended to increase productivity in the design process. Because knowledge and rules are built directly into the tools, typical day-to-day tasks such as Bill of Materials generation, component placement, and sizing are much simpler, according to the company.
What’s New at Cadalyst.com
Getting a Glimpse of SolidWorks 2017
At SolidWorks World, attendees are treated to a teaser of forthcoming features and capabilities. Read more
First Look Review: Digital Storm Slade Pro (High-End Configuration)
Loaded Xeon-based desktop workstation exceeds the needs of most AutoCAD users. Read more
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! Watch the video