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New Study Optimistic About Decline of Fossil Fuels
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a new report that predicts a reduction in fossil usage by the transportation sector.

Autodesk Makes the Case for Revit LT
Revit LT let’s smaller firms reap the benefits of BIM at a lower cost, and positions them for future success.

Using Your Gut Feeling in Decision Making
Faced with well-reasoned and evaluated alternatives a seasoned decision maker could draw on his/her intuition.

Scottsdale Mandates International Green Construction Code
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An Early Look at NX 8.5 for Manufacturing
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Datakit Updates CrossManager 2013
This release comes with several CAD readers updates : Dassault Systemes CATIA V6 R2013, SolidWorks 2013 and Siemens NX 8.5.

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Three Industry Leaders join Comet Solutions Board
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Understanding Uniform Wall Thickness
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Teamcenter Brings Structure to Company’s Project Management
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Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for CAD
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Conference to Feature Renowned Computational Design Leaders
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How to Move the Command Manager in SolidWorks 2013
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The Green Building Community presents sustainable- and green-building technology to design and construction professionals, as well as others interested in this growing market. The Community’s mission is to bring the latest green building content to the web to serve companies selling products and services and professionals seeking the latest technology. Membership is up 670% in the past 18 months.

The Green Building Community Digital Digest arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.










The CATIA Community covers Dassault Systeèmes CATIA PLM suite, including CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, and SMARTEAM. In conjunction with IBM, Dassault sells CATIA PLM primarily to the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Medical Devices, Shipbuilding, Electrical & Electronics, Semiconductor industries.

CATIA Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the CATIA Community, is sent every Tuesday.










Inventor Connections serves the community of Autodesk Inventor professionals. Autodesk’s major push to move users from 2D to 3D has resulted in one of the fastest growth curves in MCAD software. Our Inventor Connections membership has grown 183% since its launch. Inventor is maximized for “Tube and Pipe design, Cable and Harness design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for design validation, and Dynamic Simulation to test real world performance.”

Inventor Connections Digest, the enewsletter of the Inventor Connections Community, arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.










Sun-Enews serves the business to business needs of alternative energy product and service providers and interested consumers. Though small, the Community has grown exponentially almost entirely through word-of-mouth, 32% just this year. We expect this Community to continue to explode as the interest in non-fossil fuel energy sources grows.

The Sun-Enews e-mail newsletter arrives in Members’ mailboxes every Tuesday.











The Revit Community represents the users of Autodesk Revit Architecture software, the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction suite and third-party companion products. Revit Architecture is Autodesk’s primary Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, designed to support all phases of design and construction documentation, used by architects and other members of the building team. The Community aims to serve the users of Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure.

The Revit Digital Digest, the e-newsletter of the Revit Community, goes to Members every Tuesday.










The PLM Connections covers Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA product suite, including ENOVIA, ENOVIA SmarTeam, ENOVIA VPLM, and other related products. Industries covered are Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Products, Medical Devices, Shipbuilding, and more.

The ENOVIA e-newsletter is sent out ever second Wednesday of the month.










The new Siemens PLM Community covers new developments in the Siemens PLM Software suite, companion products, and also includes other industry focused coverage. Siemens PLM software products covered include NX, Solid Edge and The Velocity Series and more.

The Siemens Community Digital Digest, the e-newsletter of the Siemens PLM Community, arrives in member's mailboxes every Wednesday morning.










The SolidWorks Community is an extremely active and involved Membership base. Membership in this Community is up 54% just this year. SolidWorks products, including the SolidWorks Office line, PDMWorks data management, and COSMOSWorks analysis, are used in the Industrial, Medical, Scientific, Consumer, Educational, Technology, and Transportation industries.

SolidWorks Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the SolidWorks Community, is sent out every Wednesday morning.










The MicroStation Connections Community represents the users of Bentley Systems’ MicroStation product. MicroStation is used in the architecture/civil engineering/construction (AEC) industry for “work on buildings, civil engineering projects, power plants and geospatial information.” Though MicroStation is also a CAD program, the MicroStation Connections Community membership only partly crosses our MCAD sites but also has much in common with the Green Building Community.

MicroStation Connections Digital Digest goes to Members every Thursday.










Creo Community replaced www.proe.com in June 2011 and is an online community for users of Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), Creo Elements/Direct (formerly CoCreate), Creo Elements/View (formerly ProductView), Windchill, and other PTC affiliated products. Creo is our largest community with coverage that builds upon 20 years of Creo content, including CAD business and technical articles, tips, case studies, and Q&A, galleries and calendars.

Creo Digital Digest, the e-newsletter for the Creo Community, goes out to Members every Thursday morning.