Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 21, No. 7)27 Mar, 2016 By: Cadalyst Staff
This Week's Software Tips
|Video Tip: Customize the AutoCAD Status Bar|
Is your AutoCAD Status Bar set up to work the way you work? Or have you chosen to leave it in its default state? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to personalize the status bar for maximum productivity. (And as a special bonus, you'll discover where the "hamburger" is in AutoCAD!) Watch the video
Zuken Offers On-Demand Hardware Architecture Webinar Series
Zuken, a provider of printed circuit board, wiring, and fluid design platforms, is offering a three-part series of on-demand hardware architecture design and validation webinars, including, "Transitioning from Architecture Design to Detailed Design,""Creating and Optimizing a Hardware Architecture," and "Hardware Architecture Design and Validation." All are free to users who register.
Deals & Freebies
Free Trial of Visual Designer 3D Available
Pixel Station, a developer of 3D visualization software, is offering a free trial of its Visual Designer 3D rendering and animation software. The software allows users to create animations and renderings that can easily be rotated and skewed for close inspection, and features an "animation wizard" that provides step-by-step guidance in animation creation.
Opportunities & Honors
Jon Peddie Research Launches Technology Advancement Award
The Laval Virtual conference on virtual reality and the City of Laval, France, will be the first recipients of a new award from Jon Peddie Research (JPR). The JPR Technology Advancement Award will "celebrate companies, individuals, and organizations that have helped nurture and protect new technologies enabling further development," according to the organization.
CAD Society Honors Industry Leaders
The CAD Society, a not-for-profit industry association, has announced three of the winners of this year's CAD Society Awards. Blake Courter of Stratasys won the Peter Marks Pioneer Award; David Cohn of 4D Technologies won the Joe Greco Community Award; and Peter Schroer of ARAS won the Leadership Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be announced during the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016), to be held April 7–10 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Books & Training
Luxion Offers KeyShot 6 Animation Master Series
In the month of April, Luxion will host three Keyshot 6 webinars focused on animation, from simple part and camera animations to the advanced capabilities in the software, along with output options and tips. All webinars will be held at 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PT.
Collaboration: Tetra4D Enrich
Tech Soft 3D, a provider of software development tools, has released Tetra4D Enrich. The new solution enables users without programming expertise to create interactive 3D PDFs inside Adobe Acrobat. The resulting 3D PDF includes all the data needed to support any workflow. Anyone can view and interact with the documents using Adobe Reader.
Graphics Cards: NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB
The Quadro M6000 24GB graphics processing unit (GPU), which doubles the graphics memory of its predecessor, is intended for interactively visualizing large digital models in high fidelity. The GPU is built on NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture and supports interactive global illumination for applications such as automotive design.
What’s New at Cadalyst.com
Use AnyCAD to Import Files into Autodesk Inventor
You can use a new feature introduced in Autodesk Inventor 2016 to collaborate with users of various CAD applications. Watch the video
Autodesk Releases AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2017
New release includes PDF import tools and bundles AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app with AutoCAD. Read more
Will AMD Challenge Intel's Dominance in CAD Workstation CPUs?
Herrera on Hardware: In the CAD workstation market, Intel is the undisputed processor provider — but an opportunity may be opening for AMD to re-enter the arena. Read more
Gstarsoft Claims Forged Evidence Influenced Proceedings, Vows to Strike Back at ITC with New Lawsuit
Bad blood continues between the developer of GstarCAD and the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium in conflict over use of code. Read more
Cadalyst Labs Report: The Wide World of DWG-Compatible CAD Software
When it comes to 2D drafting, the market has moved far beyond copycats and knockoffs. Today, it offers a variety of mature, thoughtfully designed applications at budget-conscious prices. Read more