Quantcast

Author Archive: Randall Newton

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

rss feed

Author's Website →

Dassault Systemès tries again in AEC

Dassault Systemès tries again in AEC

Design for Fabrication is yet another attempt by the maker of Catia and SolidWorks to crack the risk-averse, penny-pinching construction software market. Dassault Systemès recently announced “Design for Fabrication,” for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It is the latest in its series of “3DEXPERIENCE” software suites aimed as providing a custom experience for […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →
Trimble releases SketchUp cloud version beta

Trimble releases SketchUp cloud version beta

For now My.SketchUp is a small subset of the desktop product. Trimble has just released an open beta of a new browser-based, cloud-hosted version of its popular 3D modeler SketchUp. For now, my.sketchup.com is a thin subset of the desktop version. The cloud-based version was introduced at an event for users earlier this year but was […]

By October 20, 2016 Read More →
Is Mentor Graphics seeking a buyer?

Is Mentor Graphics seeking a buyer?

With design software for both EDA and mechanical, the Oregon company would be a good fit for several CAD firms. Reuters is reporting Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) has retained the services of Bank of America to explore “strategic alternatives” which could include a potential sale. The Wilsonville, Oregon company develops design software primarily for electronic […]

By October 18, 2016 Read More →
Modo update streamlines mesh editing in complex models

Modo update streamlines mesh editing in complex models

Modo has long been popular with both media creatives and product designers for its respect of the underlying geometry. The Foundry has made considerable revision to the MeshFusion technology in Modo, replacing its older schematic-based workflow with more modern direct input. The revision is one of several changes just released as Modo 10.2. Modo is […]

By October 17, 2016 Read More →
Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

The only CAD developer with compatible solutions for desktop, mobile, and cloud deployments offers simplified subscription management. The developer of the second-largest installed base of 2D CAD software has introduced a new licensing and subscription scheme that solves how customers can use its triad of desktop, mobile, and cloud platforms on one subscription license. Berlin-based […]

By October 13, 2016 Read More →
Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

ITI CADfix turns a job that took days into one that takes minutes. Some engineering companies work with multiple CAD systems because of legacy issues, or because somebody can’t make up their mind on how to standardize. At Millbrook Group working with data from multiple CAD systems is essential to their business. But just because […]

By October 12, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

The 3D printing software toolkit includes new features for prepping models, print build optimization, and material optimization. Autodesk has just rolled out the first major release of Netfabb, the software toolkit for additive manufacturing (3D printing) professionals. Autodesk acquired Netfabb in 2015 as part of its aggressive move into the 3D printing market. The software […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
Qube render farm manager adds cloud support

Qube render farm manager adds cloud support

New support for Katana and Redshift also in latest version. The latest update to Qube render farm management software from PipelineFX makes it easier to manage cloud-based or cloud-assisted rendering jobs. This update also extends render management to video created in a wider range of products. New automation routines in Qube 6.9 simplify the process […]

By October 10, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

New Maker space offers tools and space for construction innovation. Autodesk has been reaching out to the Maker market with a variety of products and services in recent years. One of their more high-profile endeavors was the opening of the BUILD Space in downtown San Francisco, a combination workshop, studio, and practical R&D center. Now […]

By October 7, 2016 Read More →
Thinkbox updates Frost for meshing in 3ds Max

Thinkbox updates Frost for meshing in 3ds Max

Enhancements to Frost particle/fluid simulation include support for V-Ray. Thinkbox Software has released an update to Frost MX, its plug-in tool for meshing particles and fluid simulations in Autodesk 3ds Max. Key features of this update include faster performance, integration with V-Ray, and workflow improvements. Thinkbox says the changes in Frost MX 2.0 will double […]

By October 6, 2016 Read More →