On August 23, 2010, Autodesk released Update 1 for AutoCAD 2011. Unfortunately, Update 1 introduced an issue when conducting certain operations that may cause AutoCAD to shut down. This issue affects a small number of users. We have removed Update 1 and will reintroduce it in the near future when the issue has been resolved.… Read More
A new Navigation Bar replaces the Navigation tools that were previously available on the Status Bar. This new Bar resides on the right side of the screen by default and includes Autodesk SteeringWheels, ViewCube, ShowMotion, Pan, Zoom and Orbit. The Navigation Bar can be customised to show the elements you want to see and also… Read More
Need to draw an object with the same Type and Properties as an existing one? Use the new Add Selected tool to get the job done in no time. For example, select a existing Polyline > Right Click > pick Add Selected from the flyout menu and AutoCAD is ready to create another Polyline with the same Properties.
Within the Inventor Vault Browser we can tell a lot about a files status with regards to whether it is checked in or out, whether you have the latest version an older version or a newer version. You can also turn on some extra information if you are using Document Release in either Vault Workgroup,… Read More
You can define Custom Filters on a Folder View within Vault, when applied these selections apply to the Current View. You can use a Filter to return only the data you need from the Server, limiting the number of files in your view, increasing performance. Browse to the Folder that you require in Vault, then go… Read More
You want to know how to create a New Material Style for use in the Inventor Material Library. This Autodesk video shows how to create a New Style and Save it to your shared Design Data folder for all to see.
Most of you will be aware of the Arrange button on the new interface. This is a great tool, but unfortunately it only tiles open documents Horizontally, which can be limiting if you are trying to compare two models or work with two models that are taller than they are wider. It would be really… Read More
If you are a budding renderer, then head over the the Autodesk Showcase Blog, where they are running a competition for ATI graphics cards for your rendered images. Details from the Autodesk Showcase competition: Here at Autodesk, we all love to see see great 3D design and visualization work produced by talented individuals on the… Read More
The Point Cloud Shape Extraction for AutoCAD Plug-in is an intelligent point cloud shape extraction solution which allows you to import, load, and extract shape and geometry information from point cloud data in AutoCAD. Once installed, the tools for point cloud shape extraction are located in Point Cloud tab on the ribbon user interface. Availability… Read More
The 3D Annotation for Inventor Technology Preview allows the Inventor user to apply 3D Annotations: dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finish symbols, datum symbols, and notes to a part model, which are then displayed in the graphics view. The technology preview is an emulation intended to provide the Inventor user with a sense of a 3D… Read More