CAD News - issue #6
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CADforum News #6 - bulletin by CAD Studio
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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:
(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:
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