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Turning Lenovo's TS440 Tower Server Into a BIM Server

Bill Debevc, Nov 19, 2014

2 USB 3.0 ports up front, quietly running fans, easy to plug, unplug Ethernet cables, traditional AMI bios without GUI, quality components with expanding options, but no spare power plugs for high-end video cards, memory is positioned perpendicularly to air flow, base price is $1,258

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User Interfaces (And What We Can Learn From Their Limitations)

Ralph Grabowski, Nov 18, 2014

Discussing stages of user interface development, drawback to toolbars, cursor menus

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Introducing Inspire from solidThinking

John Evans, Nov 13, 2014

Streamlined, intuitive UI, well rounded support for importing model files, creation of solid bodies, direct editing tools, unique model shaping features

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Trimble Dimensions 2014

Michael Anonuevo, Nov 11, 2014

Keynote speech by CEO Steven Berglund at annual user conference, SketchUp 2015 released, MEPdesigner extension for SketchUp Pro was introduced

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Customize How the Multi-Functional Grip Menu Works

Ellen Finkelstein, Nov 12, 2014

Set GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL system variable value to 3 to access multifunctional grip options with both Ctrl-cycling, grip menu in AutoCAD

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Avoid CAD Management Traps

Don't overstep authority, don't lose control of user devices, don't ignore problems, users, IT issues, don't stop asking questions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 12, 2014

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Interview with Super User Ken Grundey

Being Solid Edge user, features of ST7 release, benefits from Solid Edge user community, Solid Edge at understanding needs of its customers, career advice to young CAD user, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 14, 2014

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Thoughts on SpaceClaim Engineer 2015

Tools to select edge loops, fill holes, repair models, push-pull facets, new mesh editing tools, imprint and wrap tools, Deelip Menezes,, Nov 19, 2014

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Mobile CAD Workstations Priced Under $2,500

Xi PowerGo XT, Dell Precision M4800, Digital Storm Krypton, EUROCOM X8, HP ZBook 15, Lenovo ThinkPad W540, MSI GT60 20KWS, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Nov 19, 2014

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Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM, Pt 3: Legacy Revision Workflow

Create new workflow, ensure that conditions are set to either point to single directory or exclude everything, set condition as type Filepath, build state structure before assigning appropriate revision counters, Lindsay Early, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 19, 2014

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