I received an email announcement from my Czech CAD friend Vladimir Michl about the more free offerings on his excellent website that has literally thousands of Autodesk product tips and tricks many unique to his Autodesk product cleverness at finding new ways to do something or get around something. Now he has publicly shared blocks for AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit as well as discussion forums. Vladimir is also the brains behind the famous Budweiser benchmark drawing which shows just how compatible a software is at reading DWG content and perhaps that needs to be updated with more new AutoCAD objects soon.
Here is to another 10 years and more for Vladimir and his team and their excellent contributions to the CAD world!
Now there is just one important tip missing on cadforum.cz and that is how a motivated person can get involved and active in helping shape the future of Autodesk products by working with the actual teams during betas and feedback projects at http://myfeedback.autodesk.com
CAD Forum (www.cadforum.cz) Available in English, German, and Czech.
Over the last 10 years, the CADforum.cz web site has grown up from a small local Czech CAD support site to an international CAD portal visited daily by thousands of professionals from all over the world. This web site is available in Czech, English and German.
CAD Forum offers lots of free web services but the main feature is the large database of thousands of tips and tricks for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Civil 3D and other CAD applications by Autodesk. This CAD tips database has already answered more than 10 million queries posted by its visitors. The Czech version of CAD Forum now contains over 4,000 searchable tips and tricks (1,370 tips in English) - and new tips are added almost daily.
Two new services were now added to the CAD Forum portal - an extensive library of CAD blocks and a discussion forum.
The "CAD blocks catalog" section contains over 1,300 categorized 2D and 3D blocks and symbols in DWG (AutoCAD), RFA (Revit family) and IPT (Inventor part) formats. Blocks can be dragged directly from the web to the running CAD application with the help of the i-Drop technology. Users can easily upload their own useful blocks and help to grow this library of publicly shared CAD blocks.
The new "CAD Discussion" section builds on the popularity of the Czech-version discussion forum with more than 40,000 posts. Questions not fully answered by the Tips and Tricks database can be discussed here.
"It is the 'free' nature of the services which contributes most to the popularity of our web site. In the published tips we are trying to solve the most burning issues we recognize from our CAD customers and help them to use their CAD software efficiently" says Vladimir Michl, editor of CAD Forum.
Among other features offered by CAD Forum there is also a Download section with hundreds of CAD utilities and update patches, CAD glossary, online unit converter, CAD programming samples, CAD web links, content syndication and a project hosting service.
The CADforum.cz web site is operated by the top Czech Autodesk Value Added Reseller and Developer - XANADU a.s. (www.xanadu.cz)