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Logitech's line of gaming hardware (mouse, keyboard, etc) has quite different utility software from its regular line. More features for gamers, fewer for those of us used to what SetPoint offers.
I did not, and so I have begun the process through eBay to have my payment refunded by the seller, TomTop. I since discovered the phone is available through Amazon, ordered it last weekend, and hope to receive it next week.
Issue #928 Great BIM review. Luv the politics! - Chris - - - The only reason most firms are adopting BIM is because of government mandates. We're pushed into it or we can't bid on the contracts. The workflow is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at upFront.eZine News Archives
Chuwi Hi12 My dual-boot tablet stopped working. Dead. None of my revival techniques worked on it, and so it was time for a new tablet that boots into Android and Windows 10. As I perused the possibilities, I came across... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Makes too much sense I've always thought that the best form factor for a tablet is the one that Asus pioneered with its TF-100 line -- a tablet with a detachable keyboard, the keyboard housing additional ports and a second... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
I know what you mean. My first Android, a Samsung, had that wonderful brightness control; a more recent one lost it. Dunno why Google didn't add it as a standard feature in Android. I too am going the way of Chinese-branded phones (via eBay) that cost $200 but have the functions of $800 Samsungs and Apples -- and run unadorned Android.
Issue #927 by Ralph Grabowski with Jean Haney The problem with the PDF format is that it was never meant for CAD. When Adobe co-founder John Warnock conceived the portable document format, his dream was that publishing issues like spot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #926 by Ralph Grabowski "Why isn't this universal yet," is the question that ran through the four BIM conferences I have attended in four years. Agreement is universal that BIM ought to be wonderful for all involved, but then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Homeless woman recharges her cell phone and portable battery pack courtesy of an outlet at a church Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
My guess is that the ODA cannot use 'Revit' in the name (Autodesk has been very litigeous) and 'BIM' is recognizable to the people in our industry who need to know what Teigha BIM does.
We no longer have to pay $10 or $15 for USB cables from Staples or BestBuy. In fairness to them, they need to charge a lot for optional extras to make up for low profits in big-ticket items. But as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #925 Interview by Ralph Grabowski with Jacques Delacour Optis was founded in 1989 by Jacques Delacour, who has a background in optical simulation, such as lens design. He developed software for determining the path lasers take through optics. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
The solution is to clear the cache from Settings; for some reason, simply erasing the file does not work. Go to Settings, then tap Storage. Tap Cached Data and then tap OK.
Issue #924 by Ralph Grabowski Drawings stored in AutoCAD's DWG format are so prevalent that Belgium-based CAD vendor Bricsys is pinning its success on using the aging format for every aspect of its CAD software. In the opinion of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Not anything we hear on Earth, Jim When financial analysts speak, they speak in their own code to each other. Here are fragments overheard in this week's financial analysts call with PTC: We triangulate around the pipeline and all the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
No need I've turned off the automatic updating of apps on all my Android devices, because my life is better that way. These days the bulk of "What's New" lists are "bugs and performance enhancements." If the software is running... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
You don't need another CAD program to start a new drawing; Autodesk withdrew that function from the free version of AutoCAD 360 to force you to purchase the paid version. The workaround is to use a free CAD system like DraftSight to make the starter drawing. AutoCAD 360 is the first step towards a full version of AutoCAD on the Web, available only on subscription. From statements made by Autodesk execs, it appears this project is at least two years behind schedule -- thankfully!
Not ransomware, either Last week a pair of folders appeared on my desktop computer, the workhorse that makes most of my income. The new folders had random letters, as shown below: A3fOg and X1W2J2. When I erased them, they reappeared... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
The publisher went into bankruptcy protection, and so stopped publishing all its CAD titles, including my 'Using AutoCAD' series. The last one they published was "Using AutoCAD 2011."
Issue #923 Editorial opinion by Dave Ault I attended the user group meeting from Autodesk during IMTS[International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016]. They paid the way for around 30 users who were selected in ways that I don't know. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
T.I. My son had a spare ticket so I agreed to go with him to the rap concert. He told me to think of it as a "cultural experience." Talk about a narrow demographic; my son figures I was the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Moar Profits! I was in the Galino Island bookstore last year when I noticed upfront a display for a new book getting a lot of publicity from the mainstream media. I forget the title, but it was a book that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
A reader writes: I have always enjoyed your hardware experience blog posts, and so I have been waiting to read your conclusions and experiences with your HP Spectre X360 -- especially in view of your Yoga failure. - J.L. A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #922 Re: What's New in Solid Edge ST9 EFD stands for "Engineering Fluid Dynamics" and Mentor's FloEFD exists since the end of the 90s with integrations also in Catia V5, PTC Creo/ProEngineer, and Siemens NX. Back then, it was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives