One mans trash another RS-232 breakout box (Sold!)
Friday, February 23, 2018

In response to the last “one man’s trash” post I actually received two emails: the first from Kea...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

New, Updated, and Obsolete Commands in AutoCAD
Friday, February 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered about when an AutoCAD command was introduced or modified? Maybe you are us...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

DWG Columns for Explorer 4.0
Friday, February 23, 2018

DWG Columns for Explorer 4.0 is now available and can now show up to 30 custom properties. Enhanc...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

Spring Fusion 360 Event at Portland Community College
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Presented by the PCC CADD department: Enjoy hands-on 3D learning in this informal workshop featur...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

How to explode text to lines in AutoCAD and BricsCAD
Thursday, February 22, 2018

If you try to use the EXPLODE command you end up seeing “was not able to be exploded” message. Bu...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

A visit to Autodesks Advanced Manufacturing Facility in the UK
Thursday, February 22, 2018

I didn’t think, on Monday, that I’d be visiting the UK this week. So it came as a surprise that o...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Exploding TEXT in BricsCAD
Thursday, February 22, 2018

We have covered exploding text in AutoCAD extensively (See Exploding Text into lines and the upda...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

March BIM AK (Auckland) Event Announcement
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time flies and it is nearly March, see you there: Only one week to go until the March 2018 BIM AK...   » read more..   
From RobiNZ CAD Blog

ADN DevDays Webinars Available
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Autodesk Developer Network DevDays Webinar recordings are now available at http://autode.sk/2C8mo...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Snowpocolypse in Portland
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We tend to over-react here in Portland when it snows or there is freezing ice storms, but for som...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Finding layers in Civil 3D styles
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

If you have ever tried to purge a textstyle, layer, linetype, etc. in a Civil 3D drawing, and you...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

BricsCAD V18.2 comes with LISP IDE
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BricsCAD V18.2 introduces BLADE, the BricsCAD LISP Advanced Development Environment. The BLADE co...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

Copy Monitor - A Different Way?
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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From Revit OpEd

Exploding TEXT in AutoCAD
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

One of our favorite (now EX) Autodeskers is Heidi Hewett. She recently blogged on exploding TEXT ...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

Revit: "Mystery" Names on the Room Name Drop-Down List
Monday, February 19, 2018

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From The Architect's Desktop

Share your PLM experience in a new survey
Monday, February 19, 2018

Dr. Neil Littell at Ohio University is seeking your help conducting a study on future trends in P...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Revit Tutorial - Streamlined Topography (Auto-Clicker Update)
Monday, February 19, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

Hackrod is open to the crowd
Monday, February 19, 2018

I was really excited to hear, over the weekend, that our friends at Hackrod have launched a succe...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Autodesk terminates ArtCAM
Monday, February 19, 2018

 Autodesk has terminated all rentals of ArtCAM earlier this month, and will end support for the a...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

Revit Tutorial - Streamlined Topography ( Auto-Clicker Update)
Monday, February 19, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

JTB Raster2OLE AutoCAD app to bind raster image files
Monday, February 19, 2018

AutoCAD has no Bind option available to bind raster images to a drawing. In Revit when exporting ...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB Text Bubble Plus 3.0 updated for BricsCAD V18
Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Text Bubble Plus has been updated to support BricsCAD V18. The app also works with AutoCAD an...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB Align Plus 4.0 updated for BricsCAD V18
Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Align Plus has been updated to support BricsCAD V18. This app also works in AutoCAD and Gstar...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB Layout Palette 2.0 updated for BricsCAD V18
Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Layout Palette has been updated for BricsCAD V18. The app is also working for AutoCAD. With t...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB Layer Palette 2.0 for BricsCAD
Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Layer Palette 2.0 comes with support for BricsCAD V18. JTB Layer Palette is a palette app for...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB Sort Table 2.0 updated for BricsCAD V18
Monday, February 19, 2018

JTB Sort Table has been updated to support BricsCAD V18. This app allows you to sort data in Auto...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

Dasher 360 at the Advanced Manufacturing Facility
Friday, February 16, 2018

During a 3-day event, this week, Autodesk opened its Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) in Bir...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Share How to Do Something Using Screencast
Friday, February 16, 2018

Autodesk Screencast is not your ordinary screen recording tool, its purpose built for Autodesk pr...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Throwback Thursday - Space Shuttle Sample Drawings
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Going into the Autodesk way way back machine for these AutoCAD sample drawings, the Space Shuttle...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Revit: Linked AutoCAD File with MText and Columns
Thursday, February 15, 2018

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From The Architect's Desktop

Nine months later: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom cell phone
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Unsung midprice hero It's been nearly nine months since I bought my latest cell phone, an ASUS Ze...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

On becoming Swiss
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Last week I received an important letter through the post. It was final confirmation from the Swi...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Six months later: Sibolan S1 secondary monitor
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Unnecessary accessory Last October, I described the 13" S1 secondary monitor from Sibolan ($200)....   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Using blockchains in CAD and PLM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

So far, in theory only CIMdata held a Webinar last week on the potential use of blockchains by th...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Biggest News at SOLIDWORKS Conference Comes from Autodesk
Monday, February 12, 2018

A blonde in heels will turn heads at any engineering event. It’s rare. But walking the aisles of ...   » read more..   
From CAD Insider

Call for the Autodesk AEC 2018 Show Reel Submissions
Monday, February 12, 2018

Have you recently completed or worked on some amazing AEC and BIM projects that you would like to...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Revit Tip - The "Site Settings" Dialog
Monday, February 12, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

One mans trash an RS-232 breakout box
Friday, February 9, 2018

As Autodesk Neuchatel lurches steadily towards its closure, later in the year, people have starte...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

HVACPAC app for AutoCAD 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018

HVACPAC is an AutoCAD app for HVAC and Piping design work in 2D and 3D and is now also supporting...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

It took me three tries to get the zoom lens I wanted
Friday, February 9, 2018

Try once, again, and then again The only SLR I ever bought new was a film one, the handsomely chu...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

A video on Generative Design for Architecture
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The project I’m currently working on fits squarely under the umbrella of “Generative Design for A...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

How to place dimensions in Bricsys Shape
Thursday, February 8, 2018

It's not easy Shape is a new Windows CAD program from Bricsys that is meant for 3D modeling. Its ...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Merging multiple graphs inside Dynamo Studio
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I’m working alongside several Autodesk Research colleagues on a really large Dynamo graph. We’re ...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

What apps are on my Android this year
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

More than incremental improvements I am a strong advocate of not upgrading software, unless it ha...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

A Car is Headed for Mars
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Yesterday February 6th, 2018 was an amazing time in our world for science, engineering, and for a...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

How to Use Different Units from the Drawing on Your AutoCAD Dimension Style
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You can create a custom decimal separator for dimension using Properties Palette then save it as ...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

The Solar System Drawn to Scale in AutoCAD DWG Scale Accuracy is Everything
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Back in AutoCAD version 2.18, Autodesk placed a sample drawing with AutoCAD named the Solar.DWG t...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Mowing Green this Weekend
Monday, February 5, 2018

In Oregon we have mild winters and as such grass in our yards are green and still grow requiring ...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

Revit Tutorial - Missing Secondary Contour Lines (Topo Tip)
Monday, February 5, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

The CAD Geek’s Productivity Tools for 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018

One month into the New Year, and hopefully your resolutions are still intact, and 2018 is poised ...   » read more..   
From The CAD Geek Blog

Controlling Philips Hue lights from Dynamo Studio
Friday, February 2, 2018

Now that we’ve seen a couple of posts showing how to query information about Hue lights via a Phi...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Hedgehog Day in the Office
Friday, February 2, 2018

Did you know that before the overweight lazy Pennsylvania groundhog predicted when spring would a...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

What is Your Favorite AutoCAD Sample Drawing
Thursday, February 1, 2018

After I was given the original nozzle that was in one of the first sample drawings of AutoCAD fro...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

BricsCAD Shape, The New Player in Conceptual Modeling
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bricsys released a new 3D modeling tool that you can use for free. It is similar to Sketchup and ...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

Accessing Philips Hue lights from Dynamo Studio Part 2
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In the last post we looked at some initial code to get basic information about the lights connect...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

On This Day January 30, 1982
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In Marin County California, a small group of people got together January 30, 1982 and formed Auto...   » read more..   
From Between the Lines

12 Steps in Mastering AutoCAD (Infographic)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This infographic shows the steps you need to take to master AutoCAD. Because it's not the skill y...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

Accessing Philips Hue lights from Dynamo Studio Part 1
Monday, January 29, 2018

I mentioned in a recent post that I was chewing on how design apps might connect with building au...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Digging into Dynamo custom nodes
Thursday, January 25, 2018

As mentioned in a recent post, I’m currently working on a project using Dynamo Studio. It’s fun g...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

How to Create Better Revit Families Thumbnail
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You can update the Revit Families thumbnail to allow you choose a particular family easier. It al...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

BricsCAD Shape – Free 3D conceptual modeling tool
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bricsys announced a new application named BricsCAD Shape this week. BricsCAD Shape is a 3D concep...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

ExportToAutoCAD and Civil 3D Object Enabler
Monday, January 22, 2018

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From The Architect's Desktop

Revit Tutorial - Line Weights and Silhouettes
Monday, January 22, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

The world seen through social media (or not)
Monday, January 22, 2018

Something has been nagging at me, since returning from our world trip. Perhaps it’s best describe...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

PTC ceo describes how he won at BMW
Monday, January 22, 2018

Digital transformation I think that what got us in the door with BMW was not, "Hey, we need a pin...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

PTC ceo speaks quite frankly about a new customer
Friday, January 19, 2018

A win with BMW When a CAD vendor sells some software to a significant customer, the accompanying ...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Thinking about light
Friday, January 19, 2018

A year ago I talked about my early forays into the world of home automation, mainly via Philips H...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

AutoCAD autolisp CDATE and DATE sysvars
Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you use the system variables CDATE or DATE in your autolisp code in AutoCAD 2017 or later, you...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

Five Minutes with Shape Editing a Bay Roof
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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From Revit OpEd

AU London 2018: Call for proposals
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The “call for proposals” for this year’s AU London is now open, and runs through to the end of Ja...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

@RUGAKL January Meetup Tomorrow! – Enscape techniques from around the ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

To coordinate with travel plans Revit User Group Auckland will be kicking of the year early (not ...   » read more..   
From RobiNZ CAD Blog

Learning AutoCAD from the SourceCAD Video
Monday, January 15, 2018

This week we recommend the SourceCAD as your AutoCAD learning resource. It provides free contents...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

2017 Highlights and What’s Coming in 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018

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From The Revit Kid.com!

The Top-Rated Sessions of Autodesk University 2017
Friday, January 12, 2018

Each November industry professionals from across the globe gather in Las Vegas, NV for a week of ...   » read more..   
From The CAD Geek Blog

DevDays Online
Thursday, January 11, 2018

For those of you who (like me) missed this year’s in-person DevDays – or perhaps have colleagues ...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Civil 3D file size grows with each save
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Under certain circumstances, Civil 3D 2017 can cause the DWG file size to grow with each save. If...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

The end of our 6-month adventure
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

So, that’s it. 6 months flew by in the blink of an eye, and we’re back home in Switzerland. On th...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

JTB FlexReport 11.0.4 released
Monday, January 8, 2018

JTB FlexReport 11.0.4 has been released. Main news is: JTB FlexReport Core Setup updated to solve...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

How to Keep Readable Text Orientation In AutoCAD
Monday, January 8, 2018

You can make block attribute always readable by using Annotative Text Style. It doesn't matter if...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

Cape Town
Thursday, January 4, 2018

We arrived in the Cape on New Year’s Day. Leaving Swellendam we stopped by Robertson to see the h...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

How to Show 1-Line and 2-Lines Pipes in One Revit MEP Drawing
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

This is the workaround to show both 1-line pipe and 2-line pipes in one Revit drawing. Now you ca...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

Simplify AutoCAD Plotting by Hiding System Printers
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

With the plethora of available options, plotting from AutoCAD can feel intimidating no matter how...   » read more..   
From The CAD Geek Blog

Reflection: What are Drawings?
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Guest editorial by Alexander Yampolsky Construction of the Babel tower was stopped due to the fac...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

The Western Cape
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! Hopefully you all managed to take a break during the last few weeks; from our sid...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

2017 Blogging Highlights
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Another year has flown by and it is nearly 2018. Time to look back at 2017 from a bloggy/social m...   » read more..   
From RobiNZ CAD Blog

ACA: Curved Mass Elements - Part 2: Shape Impact
Friday, December 29, 2017

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From The Architect's Desktop

Dynamo: Forcing Exactly One-Half to Round Up
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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From The Architect's Desktop

The Importance of Using AutoCAD Layer
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The layering system is the essential drawing management in AutoCAD. If you draw everything on Lay...   » read more..   
From CAD Notes

Dynamo: Selecting All Curtain Walls
Monday, December 25, 2017

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From The Architect's Desktop

Fixing problems with HP's Elite laptop
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Not so elite My dad bought himself a "really good" computer last year. Normally I spec them out f...   » read more..   
From WorldCAD Access

Addo Elephant Park
Saturday, December 23, 2017

This is likely to be my last post of the year, so for those of you who are still reading this in ...   » read more..   
From Through the Interface

Onshape Not Making a Profit Is Crazy. Like a Fox
Friday, December 22, 2017

For the first few years of Amazon.com’s existence, it mostly sold books. Although it was successf...   » read more..   
From CAD Insider

Sketching Tangent Lines
Thursday, December 21, 2017

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From Revit OpEd

Dimension Inline and Dynamo
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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From Revit OpEd

Downloading Autodesk Software
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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From The Architect's Desktop

JTB FlexReport 11.0.1 released
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

JTB FlexReport 11.0.1 has been released. Fixed error "Object reference not set to an instanc...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

JTB FlexReport 11.0 released - license monitoring and statistics
Monday, December 18, 2017

JTB FlexReport 11.0 has been released. JTB FlexReport is a report tool for often expensive applic...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

Sunnyside Up! (Secrets in Plant 3D 2018.1.1)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Hidden Secrets in Plant 3D 2018.1.1! Hello everyone!! I would be remiss to not tell you about two...   » read more..   
From In the Pipes

AutoCAD default paths in Options – Files
Thursday, December 14, 2017

If you ever experimented with adding, removing, or editing paths in the AutoCAD Options dialog on...   » read more..   
From CAD Panacea

Connecting Rod and Piston Drafting Tutorial
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Guest Article by Ethan Yakhin from Acuity Training on how to draw a Connecting Rod and Piston in ...   » read more..   
From JTB World Blog

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