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New CAD tips and tricks

There are already 2.140 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

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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 7.655 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:

CKE2500 - crane
DWG, Crane model ...
IPT, Avia truck
Empilhadeira Yale
DWG, Tire Trucks - Folk
DWG, Baby Crib
sitting lady
DWG, sitting lady
Wi-Fi Symbol
DWG, Wi-Fi Symbol

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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:

  • Revit Wall/Floor/Roof structure (Hrabi/Popis skladby) - labels structure of compound elements in Revit
  • JobTime - time-tracking reactor - net editing time spent on DWG drawings (edittime); preparing a Revit version

These and other similar CAD tools and utilities are available free from
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Project Nucleus for AutoCAD

You can simulate cloth, water and other soft materials in AutoCAD with the newly released "Project Nucleus" for AutoCAD 2012 (available on Autodesk Labs). Nucleus is based on the Maya modeling kernel. Using this add-on tool you can create real-world 3D shapes which would be very difficult to model using the standard CAD tools. See a sample video on our YouTube channel and download the sample DWG drawing (tablecloth).

See more information at Project Nucleus

Autodesk 3ds Max Subscription Advantage Pack

Autodesk 3ds Max customers with active Subscription can download a new Advantage Pack with add-on functionality for their 3ds Max 2012. This package offers four new features:

  • Render pass system
    segments your scene for downstream compositing with a new render pass system with visual interface
  • After Effects and Photoshop interoperability
    significantly enhanced interoperability with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop
  • ActiveShade for iray
    a truly iterative creative process for finalizing renderings with new ActiveShade support for the iray renderer
  • .NET Exposure of 3ds Max SDK
    you can use .NET enabled languages to extend and customize certain features of 3ds Max

See more information at Autodesk Subscription

Latest CAD Downloads

The latest CAD utilities, viewers, object enablers, extensions, system libraries, patches and updates are available for download on

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