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The Russian and Global Engineering Software Markets Through the Eyes of the isicad Readers - Autodesk was most often mentioned brand, release of NanoCAD, establishment of Nanosoft USA was considered most important event of Russian market of engineering software, David Levin & Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Feb 11, 2014

G2 Crowd Puts CAD Software Reviews in Hands of Users - aims to become go-to resource for companies evaluating business software, providing trusted product reviews, comparisons, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2013 

Dassault Debuts Compass Magazine - in-house print magazine wants to put focus on 3DEXPERIENCE concept, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 5, 2012

The Enigmatic Josh Mings - talk about education, starting SolidSmack blog, role of web marketing manager, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Mar 19, 2012

Kung Fu Drafter - Curt Moreno talks about getting into CAD, being a blogger, role of social media in CAD world, interests related to CAD profession, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2012

How NOT to do Social Media - one hit and several misses as CAD companies attempt to use social media, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 13, 2011

Deelip Menezes - Goa's CAD Cop - starting career as mechanical engineer, Deelip developed custom CAD software, started Sycode, keeps pulse on CAD industry through his blog, busy setting up 3D Systems Asia, Jeff's Tool Shed, Aug 16, 2011

How to Answer Technical Questions on 21st Century Social Media Sites - understand question properly, write to-the-point answers, use pictures, correct spellings, have compassion for deserving learner, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 23, 2011

Top Ten CAD Blogs as of May 2011 - Deelip Menezes tops Alexa rating for CAD blogs, Brian Curran, CAD Consultant, May 30, 2011

Interview with Deelip Menezes of SYCODE - 3D Systems-SYCODE acquisition, SYCODE brand to be managed as such, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2011

Marketing to Fanatics - Autodesk use of social media to publicize AutoCAD for Mac, Karen Bannan, BtoB, Jan 11, 2011

Lockwood Looks Back - a retrospective of Desktop Engineering on its 15th anniversary, Anthony Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2010

A Long Conversation with Ron Fritz - co-founder, CEO of Tech Soft 3D on entering graphics programming, HOOPS, AutoCAD OEM, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 7, 2010

Vendors Talk Openly About DE's ePOW - CAD companies using ePOW, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 15, 2010

Interview with Josh Mings of SolidSmack - blogging, social tools, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Aug 23, 2010

Interview with Rick Stavanja - founder of CADwire.net, former member of Cyon Research, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Jun 22, 2010

Advice for CAD Corporations On Understanding Social Media - suggested use of Twitter, blogs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2010

Advice for CAD Corporations On Understanding Social Media - suggested use of Twitter, blogs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2010

Autodesk Opens its Doors and We Look Inside - Autodesk 2011 Media day, IPD project for Autodesk Waltham offices, Autodesk-Revit, Apr 7, 2010

Paul Grayson on the CAD Media - Alibre CEO dismisses CAD media as useless, outdated, Deelip Menezes, Apr 13, 2010

Interview with Al Dean - Pt 1 - talk about CAD press, blogging community, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Interview with Al Dean - Pt 2 - writing about technology, press releases vs blog post, interacting with PR people, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Interview with Al Dean - Pt 3 - print vs online magazines, ad-supported publications, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Talking with Journalists - tips for building relationships with journalists, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 23, 2010

Deelip - How Does He Do It? - CAD professional writes gutsy, thought provoking blog, all in his spare time, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 12, 2010

Social Media Withers on Corporate Branches - corporate blogs suffer from boredom, neglect, independent blog from low quality, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 14, 2010

Influencing Potential of Print and Social Media - printed magazines can influence in limited geographical area, online content is available worldwide, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2009

DIY Hits Show Coverage - one woman force Dora Smith does play-by-play for Siemens PLM big event but a little variety would be nice, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 25, 2009

Pay for Play - UK magazines offers editorial in return for payment, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 14, 2009

Make the Call - Is the Old CAD Press Dead? - new media being favored by vendors while CAD journalists ignored, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 1, 2009

Changing Times for the CAD Media - traditional press lacks passion, it's no wonder CAD vendors court bloggers, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.,com, Aug 24, 2009

Bound and Gagged - prohibiting media from revealing information until product release an outdated concept, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 19, 2009

Bound, Gagged and Pissed - embargoes unevenly applied among vendors with bloggers, press, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 20, 2009

Is PR Communism? - press embargoes from the editor and vendor points of view, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 20, 2009

Are Printed Publications Relevant in an Online World? - printed magazines take complete, undivided attention of readers, unlike online articles, Deelip.com, Jul 7, 2009

Future of CAD Journalism in Good Hands - Internet, digital magazines, email, web-based newsletters, e-books, blogs, online forums emerging stronger next generation voices in CAD media, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jun 29, 2009

Are You a Twit? - Twitter creating lot of buzz but author questions usefulness of social media, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Apr 20, 2009 exclusive

Is Anyone Not a Blogger? - abundance of bloggers forces TenLinks to be selective, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Apr 19, 2009 exclusive

How to Enable Your Cloud Relationship - collaborating through instant messaging, social networking sites is effective, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 27, 2009

Way to Go, Carol. Now, Back to Basics - Autodesk ex-CEO to lead Yahoo, success may depend on reviving the directory, perhaps with a TopTen twist, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 14, 2009 exclusive

Social Networking Shifts Big Engineering World into Small Communities - social networks help virtual team to develop relationships using online design collaboration techniques for global design and global product development work, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Dec 9, 2008

Engineers, Meet Social Media - communication now include blogs, microblogging, social networking sites, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 26, 2008

Dassault Doesn't 'Get' Blogging - reading, commenting on Dassault's official blog requires acceptance of blog 'chart,' Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 19, 2008

SIGGRAPH: Bloggers Need Not Apply - bloggers denied press passes, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 9, 2008

CAD Muckraking - bloggers can vent, but should a journalist report on it?, Evan Yares, Evan on Engineering Software, Aug 28, 2008

A Quarter Century of Cadalyst - a history of the magazine, David Cohn, Cadalyst, June, 2007

CAD Programs Are So NOT the Same - we'll spend more time picking out a cheap consumer product than a CAD program, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 10, 2008

Advertising, Ethics and Editorial Freedom - author feels no advertising pressure that would bias his writing, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 25, 2008

What Happened to Head to Head Reviews? - trade press seems to have abandoned comparative reviews, an area in which it could shine, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Mar 21, 2008

Blogger Speaks the Unspeakable - SolidWorks user takes exception to Alibre CEO at trade show, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Mar 20, 2008

Bloggers and Press - CAD press gives perspectives on new software or announcements in CAD industry with some technical details, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Mar 5, 2008

Blogger? Journalist? Whatever - it is content that matters, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Feb 29, 2008

Bloggers Get the Scoop - bloggers are users that write and share technical details of software, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 26, 2008

Bloggers -- Kids in the Candy Store - good CAD bloggers worth inviting to CAD events, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 14, 2008

WTWH Media - WTWH Media is making strong name in print and online magazine through acquisitions and strategic planning, Matt Kinsman, Folio, Jan 3, 2008

Close Evaluation of Banner Ads Causes a Negative Effect - web banner advertising can only induce impulse buying that is uncommon in CAD industry, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, June 14, 2007

How to Treat the Press - reasons why SolidWorks may have become a media darling, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, February 12, 2007

Social Media Press Releases - Just the Facts? - a genuine press release should contain only facts that are easy to understand, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, February 8, 2007

Change at the Top - Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Magazine - ex editor-in-chief of Cadalyst magazine talks about her career in CAD industry, contributions, immediate plans, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, January 24, 2007

Editorial Ethics: Are We Rearranging Deck Chairs on The Titanic - freedom to publish freely leaves behind the editor/publisher model, suppressing the editor and publisher conflicts, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 18, 2006

Digital Magazines: Follow Up - reader prefer hard copy versions over digital editions of magazines, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, June 8, 2006

Digital Magazines: That's a Fine Mess You Got Me Into Now, Stanley - digital magazines seem to please advertisers but affect the reading content, creating a mess, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, June 6, 2006

TenQuestions for Martyn Day - interview with the outspoken editor of UK's MCAD and AEC magazines, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, April 12, 2006

Editorial Ethics Versus 'Consulting' - CAD editors should reveal consulting gigs with vendors, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, April 26, 2006

The CAD Media at COFES: We Only Devour Our Young When There's Nothing Else to Eat - is overuse of Cadalyst's 'highly recommended' award symptomatic of our society, wonders Randall Newton, COFES.com, April 17, 2006

Editorial Ethics Pt 3 - Vendor Written Articles - vendor written articles are sometimes informative but usually just an easy way for editors to fill space, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 25, 2006

Editorial Ethics Part 2: Where is the Trust? - credibility of reviews is questioned as many products get top grades, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 19, 2006

As Print Coverage Shrinks, Web Coverage Expands - increasing amount of CAD information on the web is more than compensating the decline in print CAD magazines, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 10, 2006

Freed From the Tyranny of Editors - blogs make sharing of CAD information much easier as compared to getting it published in magazines, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 5, 2006

Editor Ethics v Advertising Dollars - The Big Circle - CAD magazines can loose credibility if they cater too much to advertisers, and the PR perspective from ex-editor Rachael Dalton-Taggart, Marketing and the Business of CAD, April 4, 2006

Editorial Ethics--A Thing of the Past? - editorial standards seem to slipping to achieve short-term financial goals, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 3, 2006

Editorial Ethics, Part 1: Riding the Editor's Coattails - should sales people sit in on editorial meetings?, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 3, 2006

Vendor Presentations-- Useless? - sounding more sales-oriented, how far vendor orientations are beneficial to users, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, March 22, 2006

More CAD/PLM Magazines on the Horizon? - the launch of InnovateForum by Lester Craft and Amy Rowell, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, October 12, 2005

Triple D Design Wiki - Getting Started - Wiki is a truly living document helpful in providing information on CAD manuals and more, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, October 10, 2005

What's a Wiki? - Wiki is the latest web craze, named after WikiWiki, Hawaiian for quick, and lets users quickly update content and collaborate, CAD wikis are emerging, Cadalyst, August 1, 2005

Is There a Future for Print Magazines? - it's not so much the lack of advertising but rather the website invasion that is affecting the fortunes of print magazines, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, Floating Point, April 22, 2005

Advanstar Buys Cadence - a discussion of Cadalyst's recent purchase of Cadence magazine and how that acquisition reflects the maturity of the CAD publishing industry, Adena Schutzberg, GIS Monitor, November 6, 2003

Cadalyst Buys Cadence Magazine - the growing influence of the Web is one of the major factors in the changing nature of the CAD publications industry, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, CADwire.net, October 31, 2003

CAD SYSTEMS Magazine Bows Out - Canadian CAD magazine another casualty of tight market,  Roopinder Tara, TenLinks, Feb 25, 2002

about.com's CAD, GIS Guides Quietly Disappear - CAD, GIS get no respect as about.com's changes focus to e-commerce, restructuring leaves 300 subjects in the lurch,  Roopinder Tara, TenLinks, Oct 25, 2001

CAE Monthly Magazine To Close  - Penton will reduce CAE magazine to a quarterly, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks, October 4, 2001

CGW Named Best Overall Computing Magazine by the Computer Press Association - Computer Graphics World, July 2000 

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