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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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Review: Esteco modeFrontier 2014

Uses schematically led UI to build optimization routines that link into CAD, wide variety of simulation solvers, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 24, 2014

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Teradici Workstation Access Software

Purpose-built tool uses established PCoIP protocol to add remote access capability to 3D CAD desktop workstation on demand, can support up to 2 monitors, available for $199, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 21, 2014

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I Want to Learn ArchiCAD, Where Do I Start?

Take old project, redo it in ArchiCAD, watch ArchiCAD YouTube videos, watch over coworker's shoulder, find mentor, consider training, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, Nov 24, 2014

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Create Geometry from an Imported Mesh

Advantages of creating geometry from mesh feature in COMSOL Multiphysics, Andrew Griesmer, COMSOL Blog, Nov 24, 2014

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SOLIDWORKS API: Easy Macros - Tree Display Keyboard Shortcut

Open tree display settings to view configuration name, display state name of components, create new macro from tools menu before saving as .SWP type, set DIM, SET statements, show/hide display state, Rhyc Sandberg, HRS Blog, Nov 24, 2014

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