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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A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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.