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Q1-090109: Assembly
SolidWorks hangs when my assembly is set to resolved, can anyone help?

Architects Use IES Software, Saving Client $1.5 million
CBT used IES\' VE-Pro analysis software modules to run daylighting, solar, thermal, ventilation and energy simulations in the schematic design process.

BIM and IPD Then, Now and Beyond
Archway takes on questions surrounding BIM and IPD like: what pivotal event has taken place that caused the rapid upsurge in these processes?

Combining Minds to Solve the Gulf Oil Crisis
The bright thinkers at Rapid Prototyping Technologies in Manufacturing mailing share their ideas about how to stop the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill.

Q1-081222: Unfold Surface
How do you do a critical surface unfold in GSD in CATIA V5R17?

An Early Look at NX 8.5 for Manufacturing
The NX 8.5 release is set to launch this month. Here\'s a look at the new noteworthy features and benefits you can look forward to.

U.S. Military Widely Adopts Rapidform
The U.S. Air Force participated in a study to search for the best reverse engineering software to create parametric CAD models from 3D scans.

Q1-081020: Inserting Threads on a Stud (5 ans)
What is the best way to insert threads onto a stud in SolidWorks 2004?

How Do You Get Rid of Excess Materials in Revit?
This tip describes how to clean up excess materials when you have to use nested families or components from other families.

Bentley Expands Deployment of Siemens\' JT Format
The agreement adds licensing for Parasolid Bodyshop and D-Cubed PGM, enhancing Bentley’s ability to more widely deploy the popular JT™ data format.

The AIA is Looking for Two ARCHITECT Live Co-hosts
The two winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the AIA National Convention.

Create High Resolution Images in Silhouette Mode
In this video tutorial 3DVIA Composer users learn how they can control their line weights while creating high resolution images in silhouette mode.

Moldex3D Mold Filling Simulation Now Integrated With NX 8.5
NX EasyFill Analysis will enable the mold filling simulation technologies enhancing the mold design-to-manufacturing process for NX 8.5 users.

Tool Shortcuts in SolidWorks 2013
This is a quick tip that shows you how to access the Shortcut Bar and how to find tools or commands in the Search Commands window.

The AIA Looks at Integrated Project Delivery
By studying a range of projects, an AIA case study shows how IPD compares with traditional project delivery methods.

SolidWorks World 2013 Helps Inspire Project Engineer
Peter Khramov, project engineer, DBS Manufacturing talks about his favorite parts of SolidWorks World 2013.

Free BOM Management Report on Best Practices
Survey results identifies the key role Bill of Materials (BOM) management plays in maintaining efficiency in the face of product complexity.

Q1-081218: Compatibility Laptop and Pro/E (1 ans)
Can anyone tell me how to run Wildfire 4.0 on a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo 5505 [2Gb RAM, 2.0GHz] laptop please?

Classic Style, Modern Sustainability
The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability highlights only the second new-construction LEED Platinum home in the State of Illinois.

Mcor and MESA Partner
MESA will grow Mcor 3D printing and rapid prototyping in the Autodesk Community.

The Man Behind the CAD Tutorials Blog
Blogger, ConnectPress Contributor and CAD designer Mark Mason discusses the challenges and joys of his career.

Q3-090108: Dynamic Balancing
I want to balance a cam shaft, how can I do that?

Registration for the 2013 AIA Convention is Now Open
The AIA invites you to refresh your passion and practice at the convention taking place in Denver, Col. June 20-22, 2013.

Delcam to Demo PowerShape at Rapid 2013
Delcam will demonstrate new tools and enhancements for solid modeling and for manipulating point clouds in its PowerSHAPE CAD software.

Q1-081028: Moving Two Separate Objects at The Same Time
I have two objects that need to be moved together and still need to touch the third object.

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Technology Pushes Green Building Industry……
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Shake-ups and Strides in 3D Printing……
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The Green Building Community presents sustainable- and green-building technology to design and construction professionals, as well as others interested in this growing market. The Community’s mission is to bring the latest green building content to the web to serve companies selling products and services and professionals seeking the latest technology. Membership is up 670% in the past 18 months.

The Green Building Community Digital Digest arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.










The Revit Community represents the users of Autodesk Revit Architecture software, the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction suite and third-party companion products. Revit Architecture is Autodesk’s primary Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, designed to support all phases of design and construction documentation, used by architects and other members of the building team. The Community aims to serve the users of Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure.

The Revit Digital Digest, the e-newsletter of the Revit Community, goes to Members every Tuesday.










Inventor Connections serves the community of Autodesk Inventor professionals. Autodesk’s major push to move users from 2D to 3D has resulted in one of the fastest growth curves in MCAD software. Our Inventor Connections membership has grown 183% since its launch. Inventor is maximized for “Tube and Pipe design, Cable and Harness design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for design validation, and Dynamic Simulation to test real world performance.”

Inventor Connections Digest, the enewsletter of the Inventor Connections Community, arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.










The MicroStation Connections Community represents the users of Bentley Systems’ MicroStation product. MicroStation is used in the architecture/civil engineering/construction (AEC) industry for “work on buildings, civil engineering projects, power plants and geospatial information.” Though MicroStation is also a CAD program, the MicroStation Connections Community membership only partly crosses our MCAD sites but also has much in common with the Green Building Community.

MicroStation Connections Digital Digest goes to Members every Thursday.










The SolidWorks Community is an extremely active and involved Membership base. Membership in this Community is up 54% just this year. SolidWorks products, including the SolidWorks Office line, PDMWorks data management, and COSMOSWorks analysis, are used in the Industrial, Medical, Scientific, Consumer, Educational, Technology, and Transportation industries.

SolidWorks Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the SolidWorks Community, is sent out every Wednesday morning.










Creo Community replaced www.proe.com in June 2011 and is an online community for users of Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), Creo Elements/Direct (formerly CoCreate), Creo Elements/View (formerly ProductView), Windchill, and other PTC affiliated products. Creo is our largest community with coverage that builds upon 20 years of Creo content, including CAD business and technical articles, tips, case studies, and Q&A, galleries and calendars.

Creo Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the Creo Community, goes out to Members every Thursday morning.










The new Siemens PLM Community covers new developments in the Siemens PLM Software suite, companion products, and also includes other industry focused coverage. Siemens PLM software products covered include NX, Solid Edge and The Velocity Series and more.

The Siemens Community Digital Digest, the e-newsletter of the Siemens PLM Community, arrives in member's mailboxes every Wednesday morning.










The CATIA Community covers Dassault Systeèmes CATIA PLM suite, including CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, and SMARTEAM. In conjunction with IBM, Dassault sells CATIA PLM primarily to the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Medical Devices, Shipbuilding, Electrical & Electronics, Semiconductor industries.

CATIA Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the CATIA Community, is sent every Tuesday.










Sun-Enews serves the business to business needs of alternative energy product and service providers and interested consumers. Though small, the Community has grown exponentially almost entirely through word-of-mouth, 32% just this year. We expect this Community to continue to explode as the interest in non-fossil fuel energy sources grows.

The Sun-Enews e-mail newsletter arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.











The PLM Connections covers Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA product suite, including ENOVIA, ENOVIA SmarTeam, ENOVIA VPLM, and other related products. Industries covered are Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Medical Devices, Shipbuilding, and more.

The ENOVIA e-newsletter is sent out ever second Wednesday of the month.