Product Spotlight: Autodesk OnSite View 2
you just have to hand it to Microsoft. Microsoft Windows CE
was able to bring real functionality to handheld devices for
those who need more than an address book and calendar. Yes,
there have been others but Microsoft has really done a good
job on this one. And Autodesk appears to be taking advantage
of its programming capabilities with OnSite View 2, which allows
viewing and markup of DWG and DXF files on any Windows CE device.
by Elise Moss
software allows you to do fatigue, safety and vibration testing
on your 3D model as a computer simulation. It doesn't beat real
lab testing, but it does give you a really good idea of how
your model will work.
lack of interoperability between CAD systems is one of the
biggest challenges facing manufacturing industries. Without
interoperability it is impossible for engineers to share files
created in different CAD programs. Translation Technologies
will soon launch the Acc-u-Trans Interoperability Engine that
provides translation solutions for four of the major CAD systems:
SDRC I-DEAS, Pro/Engineer, CATIA, and Unigraphics.
New Releases From Autodesk
released three new products this week for collaboration with
colleagues and clients, for improved workflow and for data integration
with Autodesk OnSite and Point A. Autodesk Land Desktop, Autodesk
Civil Design, and Autodesk Survey for GIS and land development
Trial Version: DWG I-Filter for Indexing Files
Rob A.M. Oud
CAD & Company
this free version of DWG I-Filter you can extend your Microsoft
Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
and all other Microsoft Index Server to look inside your drawings
and index all valuable information. Install the DWG I-Filter
component and point the Index Server to the locations were the
drawings are stored.
By John Jurewicz
not an application or process, but a standard for describing
structured Data. Applying XML is more about solutions than standards.
by The Imaging Group
by Denise Harrison
Try it free!
There are a lot of people who need to be able to print or fax
your CAD files but who don't really need licensed copies of
the CAD software eating up budgets and hard disk space. The
Imaging Group has a solution with TechPrint, for
storage, manipulation and printing of lists of scanned images
and CAD drawings.
2002 -- What's New?
by Denise Harrison
The third release since AutoCAD Release 14, AutoCAD 2002 should
overall productivity through features like Multiple Design Environment,
simplified Array functionality, collaboration tools, standards
management, associative dimensioning, plotting enhancements,
more powerful 3D, and an estimated 24 percent better application
Software on a Test Drive
before you buy? That's the idea behind Runaware, a Website
that lets you test software before you decide to purchase.
You can evaluate everything from the most advanced CAD-software,
the latest versions of Dreamweaver and Flash and even smaller
software enabling you to print your own ID-cards.
Scoop on SolidWorks 2001 by
Introduced as a pre-release to SolidWorks customers in February,
then released in March, SolidWorks 2001 is the latest and greatest
design software from the SolidWorks Corporation.
3.0 by Web4engineers.com by
A few weeks
ago, I got to test-drive eReview and I must say, I was impressed.
It was easy to communicate, to view and manipulate documents
and drawings. And it was flexible, an overused word but one
which applies here.
LE Release 3.0 by
upgrades its favorite sketch software.
Referentia Learning System for AutoCAD by
The Referentia Learning System is a flexible, efficient, and
a valuable resource for experienced drafters who need to review
little used procedures and commands.
I know what
your are thinking. "I need a 3D modeling program like I
need another hole in my head." However, SketchUp is different,
even a little fun.
3000 is a 2D/3D CAD drafting application with an impressive
set of tools and features. Using this drafting and modeling
application, you can create and edit both simple 2D drawings
and complex 3D models.
Express 3000 is an inexpensive yet powerful 2D drawing application
that includes a suite of 2D drawing tools, has useful features
such as object snapping and automatic dimensioning, and can
import and export a variety of file formats.
targeting the design-build industry, Chief Architect release
7 has matured to the point where architects specializing in
light commercial buildings may want to investigate its usefulness
to their practices.
PC Draft provides the basic tools necessary to draw, edit and
dimension simple objects. PC Draft's goal is simple: To give
you the ability to quickly get up-to-speed in drafting your
you like to use AutoCAD on your hand-held?
With the introduction of PocketCAD Pro, hand-held computer capabilities
now include CAD.
3D Workstation--the X-Class
We take a look at HP's
Top-End system. Nearly 1.5GHz of CPU power is only the