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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Vectorworks to offer student passes to industry conferences

Vectorworks to offer student passes to industry conferences

The contest will award conference admission and hotel room at three design conferences. Nemetschek Vectorworks is awarding conference passes and hotel stays to students and emerging professionals who enter its Conference Pass Giveaway program. The company says there will be several opportunities to win throughout the year, starting by selecting three winners to attend 2015 […]

Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Known for his ability to see connections before others, Ito was behind many successful Internet start-ups. Siggraph announced today that Joichi “Joi” Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted pioneer of the World Wide Web, will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13.  Mirroring the conference theme […]

CADdoctor unites model repair and translation in one tool

CADdoctor unites model repair and translation in one tool

A partnership between Elysium and Moldex3D results in one software product showing off the best of both companies. A partnership between CAD translation specialist Elysium and mold design expert Moldex3D has led to Moldex3D CADdoctor, new geometry repair software that combines multi-CAD data transfer, geometry quality verification, and model simplification. Proving the quality of a […]

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 […]

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Another move to harness operational Big Data for asset performance management.   Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, provider of built asset management technology. Bentley will add C3global’s Amulet technology to its AssetWise portfolio, giving it the ability to perform predictive asset performance modeling. The acquisition is consistent with Bentley’s recent moves to enhance its […]

KeyCreator update adds multi-CAD comparison

KeyCreator update adds multi-CAD comparison

Pattern recognition technology compares models from a wide variety of CAD systems. A new version of direct 3D modeling tool KeyCreator is now available from K2D, offering new technology for comparing models created by a wide variety of CAD systems. In recent years direct modeling has become more popular, but still remains less influential in […]