CAD News - issue #17
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CADforum News #17 - bulletin by CAD Studio
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New CAD tips and tricks
There are already 2,305 CAD tips listed in the CADforum database of tips and tricks for AutoCAD, LT, Inventor, Revit, Civil 3D, 3ds Max and other CAD software. Some of the most popular latest CAD tips on CADforum.cz:
(see www.cadforum.cz/tips )
New CAD blocks and symbols
You can exchange 2D and 3D CAD blocks and symbols with other users in the CADforum Block library. This free catalog currently contains 8,978 blocks, models, symbols and drawings in the DWG, RFA and IPT file formats. Here are the latest most popular blocks uploaded by people like you:
(see all blocks www.cadforum.cz/catalog_en )
New CAD and GIS tools
We offer many of our utilities as free or shareware CAD tools for download. Recently released or updated CAD utilities:
List of CAD Studio's tools on Autodesk Exchange Apps
CAD Studio as a member of Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) has developed hundreds of plug-ins for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Civil 3D, Vault and other Autodesk products. Some of these plug-ins are now available also on the Autodesk "appstore" - Autodesk Exchange Apps. As the most part of our tools is free, you may want to check their functionality by installing them from Exchange Apps. Installing a tool from Exchange Apps is very simple. Start the Exchange Apps - either directly from your CAD or in your web browser - locate the requested tool and click on the Free or Trial button. All installation and integration into your CAD products' ribbon is done automatically.
Read more on Autodesk Exchange Apps
Free 3D anaglyphs for Autodesk products
CAD Studio has prepared a small "3D CAD gift" for all users of Autodesk CAD applications. We have released three freeware plug-ins "Anaglyph" for AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit 2013. These add-on utilities automatically create "anaglyphs" from your 3D CAD models. These stereoscopic images are then viewable in 3D with plain red-cyan glasses.
Read more on Anaglyphs - 3D for your CAD
Augmented reality comes with Autodesk Showcase
A very interesting technology comes to CAD world with the new plugin for Autodesk Showcase 2013 released on Autodesk Labs - "Augmented Reality". Augmented reality is a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated input such as rendered 3D models. Autodesk Showcase with the added plugin "Augmented Reality" is able to insert (key-in) a photorealistic 3D model from CAD applications in real-time into live video from a web camera or other video sources.
More information and download on Augmented reality
Latest CAD Downloads
The latest CAD utilities, viewers, object enablers, extensions, system libraries, patches and updates are available for download on www.cadforum.cz/download
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