CAD News - issue #7
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CADforum News #7 - bulletin by CAD Studio
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New CAD tips and tricks
There are already 2077 CAD tips listed in the CADforum database of tips and tricks for AutoCAD, 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 catalog currently contains 7374 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:
STL2DWG - our online conversion tool has successfully converted already more than 3.000 STL models to AutoCAD
From photos to 3D model - Autodesk Project Photofly 2.0
Autodesk Photofly 2.0 is a new free cloud application with great potential - and not only for CAD.
It takes a series of photos and automatically generates a 3D model from these photos. Although the Photofly version 1.x is already available for about a year, only since the new version 2.0 it has features that make it easy to use and generates directly usable CAD models (textured 3D meshes, not only point clouds). The models can be read into CAD applications or presented on mobile devices.
More about Photofly at labs.autodesk.com
Autodesk 123D - a free "maker" CAD software
Autodesk has released a new software for do-it-yourself users and makers, "123D" (one-two-three-dee). It is a great tool to design 3D models and have them physically manufactured in many interesting ways. Not only through 3D printing.
Download your free copy of 123D at www.123app.com
Ellen Finkelstein - the expert for AutoCAD and Powerpoint
EllenFinkelstein.com is a website that contains over 200 AutoCAD tips, tutorials, and techniques. Ellen Finkelstein is well-known as the author of the AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT Bible. Her site has been around since 1999. You can register for new AutoCAD Tips Newsletter and get a free exercise on dynamic blocks from her book.
For the complete list of tips, go to www.ellenfinkelstein.com/AutoCAD_tips.html
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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