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Schindler Elevates its Manufacturing Performance with Lantek
The software has enabled the company to optimize the performance of its different machines by utilizing their capabilities to the fullest.

A Study on the Progress in PV Price Reductions
A high-level overview of historical, recent, and projected near-term PV pricing trends in the United States.

The Solar Decathlon New Jersey Team Takes a New Approach
The eNJoy house is made from concrete walls; it has solar panels on the roof and was designed with Revit.

Delcam to Launch Latest for Solidworks
Delcam will launch the 2013 version of Delcam for SolidWorksat in a seminar at its Birmingham headquarters on 28th November.

Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality
A look at how companies like Trimble, Stratasys and Dassault are expanding through mergers and acquisitions to address new markets.

Connex500 3D Printer Helps Company Achieve 40 Percent Growth
Vista Technologies has expanded its overmolded tooling business by 40 percent with the help of the Objet Connex500 3D Printer.

Design-for-Environment Methodologies for Reducing Costs
This webinar focuses on Design-for-Environment (DfE) methodologies for reducing costs, stress, design time and more.

Ambient Energy Tests Building Efficiency Theories
IES software helped CSU effectively utilize skylights and natural ventilation to improve daylighting, cooling and energy efficiency.

HOK Adds New Executives to West Coast Operations
HOK welcomes two new executives with over 20 years of professional architectural experience to its West Coast team.

Island Cabinetry and Millwork\'s Success with Delcam
An upgrade from Delcam\'s ArtCAM Express to ArtCAM Pro paid back more than double its cost on the first project undertaken by Island Cabinetry and Millwork.


Read about the Queen of Lean Machine Design
Susan Straley hopes to steer Rentapen to even more success in the world of weld fixtures.

Take Advantage of Visual Characteristics with Protomold
In this tip readers will find out how they can add eye-popping visual characteristics to their injection molded parts.

Q1-081215: Drawing View Help
I\'m trying to render a drawing view in Wildfire 2.0, is this possible? (2 ans)

Google Glass\' Place in the AEC Industry
Google Glass technology has the potential to change the way we think about visualization in the construction and maintenance and operations phases.

DCS Joins Altair\'s HyperWorks Partner Alliance
Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) has added its 3DCS Variation Analyst Multi-CAD tolerance analysis tools to Altair\'s HyperWorks Partner Alliance.

How to Set Up a Model to Have a Set of Coincidence Nodes
This quick tip focuses on how Femap includes a method of moving nodes to be coincident within a tolerance.

Views on Forty Years of Engineering and Computer Experience
Joel Orr, a leader in the CAD industry, shares his views on cool technologies, the future and more.

Objet Alaris30 Helps Arch Day Improve Design Quality
Medical device maker Archday improves design quality and wins more business with the help of Objet\'s Alaris30 3D printer.

LEVEL Architects Take Dreams and Turn them into Realities
LEVEL Architects demonstrates creativity successes in blending the outdoors with living spaces in their Slide House and Skate House projects.

Q2-090112: Retaining Dimensions in NX 6
Does anyone know how to retain dimensions from Sketcher to Moduling in NX 6?

Clean Diesel Technology Recently Showcased
The 10th Annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo took place February 4th to 7th in Las Vegas, Nev.

Q1-080404: Change Road Direction Based on Elevation
I want to change the direction of road linestrings based on the endpoint elevation. I want the direction to point from high to low elevation.

ENERGY STAR Finalizes First Certification for Pool Pumps
ENERGY STAR certified pumps will be, on average, 30-72 percent more energy-efficient than standard models and save consumers about $160 per year.

User Profile: Rob Rodriguez, Founder, Axis CAD Solutions
Rob Rodriguez is a SolidWorks Blogger who is excited about parametric modeling, advances in interface technology and new sales models for CAD tools.

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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.










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.










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 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.










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.










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 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.