AutoCAD Mechanical is a specialized version of AutoCAD Release 14 completely optimized for mechanical design. The software incorporates all the functionality of AutoCAD Release 14.01, plus additional features including: a streamlined mechanical interface that simplifies access to mechanical functions; mechanical symbols that fully comply with international drafting standards; several new commands for creating and editing mechanical dimensions; and a multimedia on-line help system. AutoCAD Mechanical is available as a stand-alone product for $3,895, or as an upgrade to AutoCAD Release 12 or 13 for $695, or Release 14 for $195.
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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.