Vol. 20 N° 10 / Octubre 2003
|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|
|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
|Deadline approaching for MCAD caddies!||37|
|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
|NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN-OTHER
COMPANIES OFFER PDF WRlTERS FOR CAD
|HOT GRAPHICS CARDS
By Ron LaFon
|NVIDIA QUADRO FX 3000
The fastest graphics card Cadalyst Labs has ever reviewed.
|ATI FIREGL T2-128
Entry-level card offers excellent speed for a fantastic price.
|@XI 488/240 MTOWER
Dual processing power for demanding CAD jobs.
|BATTMAN TO THE RESCUE
Learning Curve by Bill Fane
Battman and sidekick Attredef make short work of
AutoCAD attribute editing tasks.
|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.
AutoCAD Clinic by Mike Tuersley
The waiting room is full with cranky clipboards, a
missing Command line, and sickly swap files.
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.