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WorldCAD Access 2015-07-03 08:57:00
I read it on The Interweb, so it must be true A reader writes: Did you know that AutoCAD 2017 is available already? And for free? Try googling "AutoCAD 2017 free download" and you'll get a huge pile of hits...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-07-02 08:48:00
Tutorial by Ralph Grabowski I wrote last week about Ampe's A88 Android tablet I purchased recently from China through eBay. As is sometimes the case, I bricked the device. After many attempts to reinstall the operating system, I succeeded but...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-30 08:18:00
Software review by Ralph Grabowski PDF became the de facto exchange medium for drawings and documents because it is accurate (Adobe made sure of that when they first developed Acrobat), and because it is read-only: recipients can't modify the document....


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-25 08:46:00
Five favs I suppose that some sort of adopter curve applies to apps stores, in which new users are hesitant about accessing them, then as they become excited by the one million apps freely available for downloading, download a ton,...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-24 18:29:20
Kingo to the rescue The latest cheap Android tablet I bought through eBay from China is an Ampe A88 for $123. When I have a choice in tablets, I like 8" screens and white bodies, and it is surprising how...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-12 22:51:32
DOS Redirection From 1983 One of the top requests for Windows 10 is that Microsoft allow printing of directory listings -- getting a print out of all the files in a folder. But Microsoft so far is maintaining a stance...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-10 08:02:00
Segment failure I help out elderly people with their computers. The widow across the street, the mother-in-law, the aging father, and so on.They like computers for staying in touch -- through email or Facebook -- and for puttering around. My...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-09 08:45:00
Too freaking expensive For years now, but only about once a year, I get asked whether I would consider providing print versions of my ebooks. I understand the desire of my customers: print has its superior points over ebooks, the...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-04 08:08:00
Some camera apps are better Android comes with a pretty good camera app. I treasure a user interface that quickly accesses the most important functions, and Google Camera does that in its latest incarnations.It is good enough that I don't...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-03 08:39:00
Hoisted by your own petard Corporations and other groupings assume all is lightness and wonderful. Just ask Sepp Blatte. I watched the 2.25-hour keynote for Google I/O and was amused at wasn't said, what was glossed over. The update to...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-06-02 08:26:00
From Q1 2016 Results Earnings Call Transcript Carl Bass, Autodesk ceo: This is probably the first time we've really talked about [Internet of Things], and it's one of the areas where our customers are really interested in. I was doing...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-27 08:53:00
by Ralph Grabowski, reprinted from Design Engineering magazine Around the year 2000, the Internet bubble was getting seriously big. Established CAD vendors looked for ways to show they were hip to the new thing. PTC integrated a web browser into...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-19 08:36:00
HDMI out -> USB in I have this Surface-class tablet I rarely use, because it is underpowered. But it is a full Windows 8.1 (well, Windows 10 Tech Preview) computer that is wonderfully light. Side rant: I think Microsoft could...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-19 08:27:00
Now! Slower than 1GHz! 2014 was the year the computer world began running backwards. Those of us growing up with personal computers in the 1980s and 1990s experienced ever increasing speeds. Some of us remember desktops with TurboBoost! buttons that...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-18 16:50:00
Issue #859 The dirty secret in CAD is that multi-core CPUs (which all computers today boast) are completely useless for drafting, modeling, and editing activities. They come into play only with tasks that can be broken down ahead of time...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-14 15:25:14
Issue #858 HP has spent 15 years working on modular page-wide printheads that work with any width and speed of printer, in order to catch up with arch-competitor Canon-OCE. Here, HP staff talk about the technical aspects of the development....


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-05 08:52:00
Boomerang-ing It's been 18 years since a little something now known as IntelliCAD got it start, and in that time various people involved have told me bits and pieces of the story: How Visio ended up with IntelliCAD. From May...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-05-04 08:25:00
Issue #857 On 1 May 1995, the very first issue of upFront.eZine was sent out to a small group of readers, and so this issue #857 marks its 20th anniversary. To celebrate, I thought I would list the three most...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-04-30 08:36:00
DDD It was not a happy day for 3D Systems when they faced financial analysts early, to pre-announce that Q1 revenues were down, way down. Wall Street had expected a profit of $0.17/share, but the company instead expects a loss...


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WorldCAD Access 2015-04-29 08:02:00
Video tutorial by Ralph Grabowski When you customize BrisCAD through the default.cui file, you can lose all of your work! Unless you use partial CUI files instead; these files are not overwritten when you need to reset the system or...


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