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The Design Explorer
CAD & 3D Modeling Newsletter

Welcome to the Ashlar-Vellum user newsletter, The Design Explorer.

This quarterly newsletter serves our community of drafting and design professionals by providing news on events, products, our staff, and customer successes using our CAD and 3D modeling software on Mac and Windows. In each issue you will also find information relating to upcoming product releases as well as tips and techniques for accelerating your productivity. The Proven Success section spotlights the successes and innovations of our remarkable user community. Expand your possibilities with The Design Explorer.

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Issue 19 4th Quarter ’09

  • Happy Holidays from Ashlar-Vellum
  • Cobalt vs. SolidWorks: The Movie
  • V8 SP2 for Cobalt, Xenon & Argon Released
  • Graphite v8 SP2 Adds Large Format Printers at High Resolution
  • Support for Windows 7 and Snow Leopard
  • Keeping the Fun Factor in Design

Download this issue in PDF: 8.5x11 or A4

Issue 18 3rd Quarter ’09

  • Reach for Your Dream
  • Check out Ashlar-Vellum on eCorpTV
  • Cobalt, Xenon & Argon v8 SP2
  • Stroke Shortcuts
  • Layer Sets
  • Sketch Rendering
  • Enhanced Drafting Assistant Preferences
  • Revised Model-to-Sheet Dialog Box
  • Help>Tutorials
  • JPEG and PNG Import Supported in Graphite
  • Customer Feedback
  • Rather Be Fishing?
  • Taking the Devil out of the Details with Cobalt

Download this issue in PDF: 8.5x11 or A4

Issue 17 2nd Quarter ’09

  • New Hatch Patterns in Graphite v8
  • Graphite Users Group Starting
  • Reach for Your Dream
  • Past Design Explorer Articles Available on Website
  • Tutorials on You Tube
  • Graphite on the Go
  • Illuminating More than Product Design

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Issue 16 1st Quarter ’09

  • Reach for Your Dream
  • Extended Hours for Customer Service
  • Cobalt, Xenon & Argon v8 Addendum and DVD Shipped
  • Rentals Offer New Possibilities for Today’s Economy
  • Cobalt Named Staff Pick
  • What’s Driving Your Model?: Associative vs. Constraint-driven Parametric Modeling
  • New Access to Outer Space

Download this issue in PDF: 8.5x11 or A4

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