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New CAD blocks and symbols

You can exchange 2D and 3D CAD blocks and symbols with other users in the CADforum Block library. This catalog currently contains 7166 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:

Proposal Plan 16-10-2008
DWG, BHALWAL
Armchair-Sofa Set PV
DWG, 3-seater, ...
3D sporák 60x60cm
RFA, kitchen - owen
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DWG, Audi Q7
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DWG, Bidet Duraplus #029810

(see all blocks www.cadforum.cz/catalog_en )

New CAD tools

We offer many of our utilities as free or shareware CAD tools for download. Recently released or updated CAD utilities:

  • ACADtweet - Twitter for AutoCAD - send and read tweets (statuses) directly from AutoCAD command line
  • SplitDrawing - Inventor VBA macro splits a multiple sheet drawing to individual drawings (IDW/DWG)
  • FLay - force layer for selected commands (drawing objects), AutoCAD LISP reactor
  • XOffset - multiple offset command - offsets polylines inwards/outwards or symmetrically
  • srxTEXT - search and replace AutoCAD drawing texts using regular expressions, supports batch scripts, table replacements and numeric interval search
  • InsertC + BlockC - insert new (or renumber existing) blocks with incrementing numbers in attributes (incremental numbering, counter)
  • PlotDWGarr + LayDWGarr - plots a rectangular array of drawings from the DWG modelspace, or generate a set of layouts

These and other similar CAD tools and utilities are available free from www.cadforum.cz/download.
(see also www.cadstudio.cz/en/develop.asp)

New AutoCAD 2012

Autodesk released a new version of its most popular software - AutoCAD 2012. Version 2012 brings new dynamic arrays (2D+3D), support for many "foreign" CAD formats (incl. Catia, Pro/E, Solidworks, NX), communication with the online version AutoCAD WS for collaborative DWG review for any OS platform (including mobile devices), 2D views of 3D models, new raster formats and many other improvements.

More about AutoCAD at autodesk.com

Inventor 2012 comes in "Design Suites" packages

There are lots of new features in the recently released Inventor 2012 - e.g. the enhanced user interface (circular menus from Alias), performance (up to 10x faster drawing views), model repair, visual styles - but maybe the biggest new "feature" is the new packaging. Inventor (like many other Autodesk CAD software) comes as complete set of CAD tools packaged in a compact "Product Design Suite" or "Factory Design Suite". These tools cover the design process from the conceptual design up to the visualization.

Learn about Design Suites at www.autodesk.com

Full list of AutoCAD commands

The command dictionary database at the CADforum.cz portal now contains the full set of AutoCAD 2012 commands and variables, plus a new diagram describing number of commands&variables introduced in each AutoCAD version.

Try it at AutoCAD commands

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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