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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Agenda set for Jon Peddie Research VIRTUALIZE 2015

Agenda set for Jon Peddie Research VIRTUALIZE 2015

The second annual remote graphics and virtualization conference returns to South San Francisco. Virtualization technology is helping companies extend computing resources in ways never thought possible only a few years ago. In October Jon Peddie Research will convene VIRTUALIZE 2015, its second annual conference for companies interested in virtualization technologies for added resources, efficiency, collaboration, […]

Autodesk buys a piece of the Internet of Things for the Cloud

Autodesk buys a piece of the Internet of Things for the Cloud

SeeControl has created a cloud service platform for IoT development. Acquisition price was not disclosed. Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire SeeControl, a San Francisco-based developer of an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service platform. The move gives Autodesk a footprint in the competitive emerging space for IoT for manufacturing. Autodesk says the […]

Autodesk revenue down 4% as move to subscriptions accelerates

Autodesk revenue down 4% as move to subscriptions accelerates

Deferred revenue grew by 26% to account for the majority of revenue for the first time. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has been telling Wall Street for a while how the transition from selling software as piece goods (perpetual licenses) to software as a service (subscriptions) would be a long transition with up and down quarters. 2Q16 […]

Who controls product development security?

Who controls product development security?

Manufacturing companies are the leading target of cyber crime. Tom Lansford takes a look at what you can do to protect product development data. By Tom Lansford Do we really have control over the information in our company? Companies in manufacturing are the main target for hackers and industrial espionage. Security breaches cost companies and […]

Cyon Research opens global survey of engineering software users

Cyon Research opens global survey of engineering software users

The annual survey explores technology plans of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM, and BIM software. A copy of the results are free to qualified survey participants. Cyon Research has launched its 2015 Global Survey of Users of Engineering Software. The annual survey is open to employees of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, […]

Nvidia DesignWorks offers interactive photorealistic rendering for design tools

Nvidia DesignWorks offers interactive photorealistic rendering for design tools

A combination of existing tools and new technologies, DesignWorks extends the potential reach of physically based rendering.   Nvidia DesignWorks is a new set of software tools, libraries and technologies for design software developers. It gives application developers a way to take advantage of Nvidia’s work in both physically based rendering (PBR) and physically based […]

InspectionXpert update introduces one-click ballooning

InspectionXpert update introduces one-click ballooning

Quality reports are generated much faster with significant error reduction compared to manual input. CAD tools vendor KeyToData has added automated capture of inspection data to InspectionXpert, its software for preparing first-article inspection quality reports from CAD and PDF files. The new one-click ballooning feature extracts dimensions and tolerances and other manufacturing data embedded in […]

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

Models made to be manufacturing diagrams often need editing to be ready for 3D printing. As 3D printing reaches beyond the largest manufacturers and into small businesses and the hobbyist community, people are discovering that models made to be 3D manufacturing diagrams are often not good enough to be directly manufactured via 3D printing. Edges […]

Onshape releases Android app

Onshape releases Android app

The browser is good enough on the desktop, but CAD works better on mobile devices with a dedicated app. CAD startup Onshape has released its second dedicated mobile app this week with the launch of the Onshape for Android app in the Google Play store. As with its sibling app previously released for iOS, Onshape […]

Lattice3D Studio update simplifies creating 3D PDFs for technical communication

Lattice3D Studio update simplifies creating 3D PDFs for technical communication

The new template approach to creating interactive 3D PDFs does not require programming or scripting. 3D manufacturing models are seen by many eyes, not just the people who use CAD to create and review them. Lattice Technology has long been one of the leading companies in the narrow niche of making tools to view complicated […]