CADALYST

Vol. 20  N 10  /  Octubre  2003

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COVER IMAGE
Lutz Finsterwalder designed the cyroa c14a Olympus Mons entirely with CATIA V5. He won the 2001 International Award for Design and Engineering Excellence worldwide contest in Los Angeles, California. See more of this work at www.cyroa.com
MECHANICAL/MANUFACTURING
Features focus
WHAT'S NEXT FOR MCAD?
THE QUEST FOR INTUITIVE SOFTWARE
Though revolutionary developments are few and far between. MCAD vendors are working to improve the product design process through more intuitive interfaces, KBE (Knowledge-based engineering), PLM (product lifecycle management), and more
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DEPARTAMENTS
Editor's Window 6
Product Showcase 12
Deadline approaching for MCAD caddies! 37
CAD catoon 40
Products and Services Index 40
CADALYST LABS FEATURE REVIEW
NEW PDF OPTIONS PROTECT YOUR DESIGN DATA
By Ron LaFon
Adobe entices engineers with Acrobat 6

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NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN-OTHER
COMPANIES OFFER PDF WRlTERS FOR CAD
  
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HOT GRAPHICS CARDS
By Ron LaFon
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NVIDIA QUADRO FX 3000
The fastest graphics card Cadalyst Labs has ever reviewed.
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ATI FIREGL T2-128 
Entry-level card offers excellent speed for a fantastic price.
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@XI 488/240 MTOWER OPTERON 
Dual processing power for demanding CAD jobs.
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COLUMNS
MCAD
BATTMAN TO THE RESCUE
Learning Curve by Bill Fane
Battman and sidekick Attredef make short work of
AutoCAD attribute editing tasks.
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BUILD DIALOG BOXES WITH VBA
Lessons in Programming by Barry Bowen
With VBA, you simply drag and drop to create
dialog boxes to gather data for your programs.
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CLIPBOARD CHAOS
AutoCAD Clinic by Mike Tuersley
The waiting room is full with cranky clipboards, a
missing Command line, and sickly swap files.
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LAYOUT SWITCH
Hot Tip Harry compiled by David Pitzer
This month's bonus tip helps you assign different
LTSCALE, DIMSCALE, and TEXTSTYLE values for each layout tab.
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