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Autodesk (ADSK) Hits New 52 Week High of 43.77
Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) hit a new 52-Week high of $43.77 so far today. Currently the stock is up $0.11 (0.25%) to $43.52 on 1,725,980 shares traded. Today's high is up $21.02 from a 52-Week Low of $22.50. Autodesk stock has been showing support around $41.19 and resistance in the $44.65 range. Click here to keep reading
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   • 1.2 million future designer professionals trained each year.
• Autodesk software is used in more than 50,000 educational institutions worldwide.
More than 2 million students trained on Autodesk products each year.
• 17 million downloads of DWF Viewer.

New Opportunities for Green Design
As calls for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resound globally, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry must answer. After all, buildings—not vehicles or industry—are the leading source of GHG emissions, a fact not known to 95 percent of Americans.¹ While the collapsing housing market precludes new green building projects in most countries, government stimulus money has revitalized green retrofit and renovation opportunities in the United States and beyond. In this time of shifting priorities and industry-wide transformation, Autodesk recognizes that the AEC industry must gird itself for tectonic changes. Click here to keep reading
Autodesk Introduces New iPad App to Make Engineering Fun for Teens

Autodesk, Inc. announced that its new Autodesk TinkerBox App for iPad, a free* game designed to playfully spark teens’ interest in mechanical engineering, is available on the App Store. The app allows players to experience the fun and excitement of invention, while gaining confidence in their ability to excel in engineering.
To solve the challenging mechanical puzzles and physics problems presented in Autodesk TinkerBox, players insert gadgets, assemble components and test their inventions. Completing each challenge inspires players to create more and increasingly complex innovations. The game’s Invent mode enables players to design their own contraptions and share them with friends. Click here to keep reading

Autodesk Powers Better Design at Southern California Edison
Autodesk, Inc. a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, today announced that Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies, has implemented and deployed Autodesk utility solutions to its Transmission and Distribution Business Unit (TDBU). The solution--which includes Autodesk Utility Design software, Autodesk Subscription and professional services—is helping SCE to streamline workflows where engineering and construction standards are linked to the design process. Click here to keep reading
 
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New (and older forgotten) Commands:
Here is the fifth of a series of blog entries on commands (click for Part1, Part2, Part3 and Part4), variables, and other AutoCAD/LT abilities that are either new or just not often used, presented in a list format with a brief description of each. Each command listed in hyperlinked to LT2011's online help file for you to explore and increase your abilities wtihin the program. Note: these commands also apply to any AutoCAD 2011 variant and most may be found in earlier versions. by www.pendean.com
Working on Layouts 15 - Toggling Model & Layout Tabs:
While working on the model or paper space, you can hide Layout and model tabs that appear just above the command line. Some CAD users use this method to maximize drawing area until they’re done constructing their drawings. Some users may also want to hide them if they won’t be using Layouts altogether. by Orhan Toker
AutoCAD 2010: 3D Move & 3D Rotate:
This tutorial introduces two of the most useful Modify tools for 3D, 3D Move and 3D Rotate and demonstrates how powerful 3D Rotate can be when combined with Polar Tracking. by by David Watson CADTutor
What’s New in AutoCAD: the Interface:
New commands from several previous AutoCAD releases, including dialog boxes become palettes, implementing ribbon interface, view cube for new navigation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes
ADDSELECTED Command Update:
Run command, select existing leader object, make new object with same object type in AutoCAD 2011, JTB World Blog,
Parallel Osnap:
Use of AutoCAD drawing aid explained, Christopher Fugitt
AutoCAD and Windows 7 Tips:
Use classic theme, turn off Aero glass, default screen color depth, more, LT is Still AutoCAD
by www.pendean.com
Working on Layouts, Pt 8:
Adjusting Dimensions to Fit Printouts using annotate tab, DIMSTYLE command, accessing dimensional style settings, settling with dimension sizes, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCA
Documenting Your Meetings with AutoCAD WS:
Great feature Meeting Summary, emails sent with links to members participating in meeting, Tal, AutoCAD WS Blog


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