Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2010 Subscription Advantage Packs and new AutoCAD commands

Autodesk has released "Subscription Advantage Packs" (SAP) for most products of the 2010 family. The SAPs extend product functionality in a range from a couple of small enhancements (like in AutoCAD) to a big new feature pack - almost a new release - like in the case of Revit. Useful new functions are available also for Civil3D users and Inventor users.

The individual Subscription Advantage Packs are available for download on your Autodesk Subscription Center web site. If you use the localized version of a CAD product, wait for the localized version of the SAP - English language versions will not work for you (except for the AutoCAD 2010 SAP).

With the release of AutoCAD 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack we have updated our AutoCAD commands database to include the new commands introduced in this SAP. We have also added some missing AI_ commands and lots of Russian command names.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Proceedings of the conference CADforum 2009

CADforum 2009
The 6th annual conference CADforum 2009 was held in Horni Cerekev, Czech Rep. in September. In parallel, a smaller specialized conference GISforum 2009 was held in the same location.

These conferences, organized by XANADU since the year 2003, attract yearly more than 200 experts from the Czech and Slovak Republics. The goal of the conference is to let CAD users exchange their practical experience with implementing and using CAD systems in the AEC, mechanical and GIS/FM industries. Most of the lectures are always held by experienced users. Very popular is the final round-table panel, where the participants can discuss with the representatives of XANADU, Autodesk and with the individual conference speakers. CADforum 2009 was the largest event for Autodesk users in the Czech Republic this year.

One of the innovations of this year's conference was the online live video broadcast of the whole conference.

The archived video-streams in TV resolution are available on the web site of the CADforum conference -