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CADfix contributes to UK study of high-end mesh geometry use

CADfix contributes to UK study of high-end mesh geometry use

Automated generation of high quality meshes will aid CFD simulation for aerospace and other demanding engineering tasks. The UK government, working with private software companies, recently finished a three-year study of advanced geometry handling and integration for industrial use. The study, known as GHandI (Geometry Handling and Integration), resulted in new capabilities in the automatic […]

By August 23, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

CEO hand-delivers an artificial intelligence supercomputer to non-profit researchers.   At the GPU Technology Conference in April, Nvidia introduced its supercomputer in a box, the DGX-1. Now Nvidia has delivered one to OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company based in San Francisco. The OpenAI website says the group goal is to “advance digital intelligence […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
Datakit updates SolidWorks export plug-ins

Datakit updates SolidWorks export plug-ins

A license of the export target is not required to create a new version of the 3D model. Datakit has updated its line of SolidWorks conversion plug-ins. Each converter works as a SolidWorks plug-in, but does not require a license of the software in the format being exported. Updated modules include: SolidWorks 3D to Siemens […]

By August 12, 2016 Read More →
Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Intended for early design work, Shapr3D supports common 3D export formats. Don’t expect Android anytime soon. Shapr3D is gaining attention as a 3D CAD app made specifically for the Apple iPad and the Apple Pencil. Developer Istvan Csanady saw developing 3D CAD specifically for the iPad Pro as an opportunity to re-invent the 3D modeling […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →
Sequoia update doubles speed

Sequoia update doubles speed

The stand-alone point cloud meshing software also now support Linux and several new data formats. Thinkbox Software has released an update to Sequoia, its standalone point cloud meshing software application. The company says internal improvements make the new version run at “nearly double” the speed of previous performance. Other improvements include native Linux support, new […]

By August 10, 2016 Read More →
Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Autodesk contributes to the funding and will engage in strategic collaboration with the start-up 3D printer maker. Start-up 3D printing maker Formlabs has raised $35 million in a series B funding round. Autodesk and Foundry Group were lead investors; Autodesk plans to “strategically collaborate” on software integration and joint marketing initiatives as part of Autodesk’s […]

By August 9, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk moves from Suites to Collections

Autodesk moves from Suites to Collections

A complicated go-to-market strategy is replaced by a single set of primary products for each industry Autodesk serves. Autodesk has introduced the next generation of product portfolio subscriptions, dubbed Autodesk Collections. The new plan replaces Autodesk Suites, a complicated three-tier set of related products. “Autodesk has transitioned fully to a subscription business, and our subscribers […]

By August 5, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenues soft in second quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenues soft in second quarter

There was modest growth in Europe and North America, but Asia/Pacific was disappointing. Services revenue was also down. Dassault Systèmes has announced its results for the second quarter of 2016 and expressed modest satisfaction with its performance. The company reported revenue of €754 million, a 5% increase year over year. On the company’s financial call, […]

By August 4, 2016 Read More →
Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

New features bring editorial cut data into the review process. The latest update to studio collaboration platform Shotgun introduces editorial cut data into the review process, enabling teams to view their work at any time, in context with the latest cut. “VFX and animation studios need to constantly view their latest work in context of […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →
Massive releases AI-controlled crowd simulator for 3ds Max

Massive releases AI-controlled crowd simulator for 3ds Max

Each character in a crowd scene is an autonomous agent. Massive, the specialist in crowd simulation software, today announces a version of its Academy Award-winning crowd simulation software for Autodesk 3ds Max. Massive is the only crowd simulation software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to control characters. Each character—and there can be thousands—is an autonomous […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →