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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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Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Vlado Koylazov honored for original work on V-Ray ray tracing rendering software. A co-founder of rendering software specialist Chaos Group  has won a Scientific and Engineering Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the “original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray.” Vlado Koylazov is receiving the award the Academy gives to […]

By January 25, 2017 Read More →
Cesium Consortium offers open source virtual globe technology

Cesium Consortium offers open source virtual globe technology

Bentley Systems is the first company to sign up for the consortium. Many companies don’t consider Google Earth a suitable tool for professional geoengineering applications.   Analytical Graphics Inc. and Bentley Systems are announcing the creation of the Cesium Consortium, to provide for both open source and commercial applications of Cesium, an open source, browser-based virtual globe. […]

By January 24, 2017 Read More →
Earth Volumetric Studio visualizes time dimension in 3D PDF’s

Earth Volumetric Studio visualizes time dimension in 3D PDF’s

Including naturally transitional data or engineering changes will aid any geospatial or earth-engineering inquiry. C Tech Development Corporation (CTECH) has introduced a new 3DPDF-based application for adding the effects of time and motion to any earth-based engineering study. Earth Volumetric Studio (EVS) provides tools for advanced volumetric gridding, geostatistical analysis, geologic layer separation, and 4D […]

By January 23, 2017 Read More →
Palatov Motorsport runs a lean operation with SolidWorks

Palatov Motorsport runs a lean operation with SolidWorks

The small maker of high-performance cars for recreational racing created a new suspension system and improved aerodynamics with a team of four. Recreational auto racing is a small industry where enthusiasts and manufacturers form more of a community than is possible in professional racing. Palatov Motorsport of Portland, Oregon has become successful in recreational racing […]

By January 18, 2017 Read More →
Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

3D direct modeling and constraints for the .dwg crowd, without a subscription to AutoCAD. A specialized mechanical CAD developer with roots in SolidWorks is now shipping a new version of its progressive die design toolset which works in .dwg-based BricsCAD. The SolidWorks version of DSTools allows tool designers to generate die set designs and a […]

By January 16, 2017 Read More →
MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

Investors who stayed with MSC when it went private could get a nice payout, even though we think the rumored price is low. Business news sites are reporting officially unconfirmed claims that computer-aided engineering (CAE) developer MSC Software is in talks to be acquired. MSC was a public company from 1983 to 2009. The reports […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

V-Ray rendering technology will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud. Render 3D assets, then use for design work. Chaos Group and Adobe today annouce a strategic partnership to integrate V-Ray rendering into Adobe Creative Cloud products. The goal is “push-button” 3D rendered composites. The first expression of the partnership is Project Felix, a public beta […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Anyone can view the public files; Nicolas Perrinn chooses who joins the design team. A veteran Formula 1 racecar designer is creating his latest car as a team effort, with an unusual twist. While some 30 designers and engineers are employees of Nicolas Perrinn’s design firm, another 200 team members are racing enthusiasts scattered across […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

20 years later, BIM is still the new frontier for most construction firms. Autodesk has extended its building information management (BIM) document management solution BIM 360 Docs to the Android mobile environment. The move comes a year after the product was initially released for desktops and the iOS (Apple) mobile environment. BIM 360 Docs is […]

By January 9, 2017 Read More →