Hardware

New Dell Precision M3800 targets MacBook Pro

New Dell Precision M3800 targets MacBook Pro

Making a debut at Sundance Film Festival with an emphasis on video editing performance Dell is using this week’s Sundance Film Festival to launch its newest thin-and-light mobile workstation, the Precision M3800—and to position it as a new rival to the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. New features in the Precision M3800 include a […]

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

JPR’s Alex Herrera to lead free webinar on how to deploy virtual workstation solutions. Virtual workstation solutions are finally ready for prime time across a vast spectrum of graphics-intensive applications—but not so many IT departments are ready for the transition. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a technical Q&A webinar panel on February 11 […]

A word about representing screen resolution

A word about representing screen resolution

You can’t just draw bigger boxes to describe better resolution. When some people make comparisons of resolution, they do so by drawing boxes, like this one. The above diagram is a mathematical representation of resolution, showing more pixels per line and more lines, while holding the pixel size constant. The other misrepresentation of resolution is […]

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Digital Reality

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in.   Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The com­pany has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a stand­alone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

A team of Dutch engineers are winning awards and gaining attention using an open source ethic and off-the-shelf parts. A small Dutch company hopes its combination of open source ethic and engineering prowess will propel it to the top of the market for small, hobbyist-class 3D printers. Ultimaker’s first printer won Best in Shootout from […]

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

PTC collaborates with University of Tokyo to build better replacement hearts.

MFG & PLM

MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

When other companies are moving to all-browser or mobile apps as a primary platform, CADfaster goes retro with a desktop application as the centerpiece. CadFaster came to market in 2010 as the first third-party developer of CAD viewing tools for iPad. The startup took advantage of the strong architectural research infrastructure in its home base […]

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

JPR’s Alex Herrera to lead free webinar on how to deploy virtual workstation solutions. Virtual workstation solutions are finally ready for prime time across a vast spectrum of graphics-intensive applications—but not so many IT departments are ready for the transition. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a technical Q&A webinar panel on February 11 […]

Cloud simulation specialist SimScale reaches 10,000 customers

Cloud simulation specialist SimScale reaches 10,000 customers

Two rounds of venture funding are propelling this spin-out from Technical University Munich.   A new web-based (cloud) platform for engineering simulation has reached a milestone with the recent signup of its 10,00th paying customer. SimScale provides a broad range of simulation tools from fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and thermodynamics in a single user interface, […]

DCC

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

Two years after an initial joint venture, KeyShot is now available as a fully integrated rendering option. The popular 3D sculpting tool ZBrush now offers the option of using KeyShot as a fully integrated rendering solution. The combination is possible with the current release of ZBrush (Version 4 Release 7), and two new purchases of […]

New Spotlight features in Maxwell Render update

New Spotlight features in Maxwell Render update

Next Level uses its science research to improve its artistic toolset. Maxwell Render from Next Limit adds new support for spotlight control and volumetrics in its latest update. Key new features in the 3.1 update include: Fully controllable new emitters workflow in spotlights Extra sampling feature allows distribution of different sampling level values in different […]

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk is continuing a trend away from web-based consumer tools to platform-specific apps. Autodesk has released an Android version of 123D Sculpt+, its freeform 3D sculpting app already available on iOS. It replaces an older version (123D Sculpt) as well as 123D Creature, which is being phased out. The introduction is part of Autodesk’s continuing […]

BIZ

Flat first quarter revenue report hides the real growth at PTC

Flat first quarter revenue report hides the real growth at PTC

Slammed by currency fluctuations and the move to subscription income, PTC needs its big Internet of Things story to kick in. By Randall S. Newton After a pop-the-corks fourth quarter (See “PTC says the plan is working”), PTC today reported a lackluster first quarter for fiscal 2015 (ended January 3, 2015). Total revenue for the […]

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

After 18 years with SolidWorks, Sicot moves to corporate headquarters to lead indirect sales. Dassault Systèmes today announced it has promoted SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot to vice president of sales in charge of the company’s “value solutions” sales channel. He will be replaced by current vice president of research and development Gian Paolo Bassi. Sicot […]

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe reports strong Q4 and fiscal 2014 financial results. Adobe continues to prove the wis­dom behind its seemingly brave bet to go to subscription. CEO Shantanu Narayen proclaimed 2014 to be “an outstanding year” for the company, and Narayen’s bet doesn’t look brave, it looks shrewd. Subscriptions are ahead of predictions and the Adobe Marketing […]