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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 →
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 →
Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Another sign from DJI on how it wants to own the drones-for-enterprise market. Tech and business publications are reporting today that drone maker DJI has acquired a majority interest in Hasselblad, the high-end and iconic Swedish camera company. Cost of the acquisition was not disclosed. Hasselblad and DJI (based in Shenzhen, China) are both privately […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
ODA releases independent SDK for Revit compatibility

ODA releases independent SDK for Revit compatibility

Small developers now have access to the largest BIM user community without going through Autodesk. Open Design Alliance (ODA) today offers general availability of Teigha BIM, the first stand-alone software development kit (SDK) for working with Autodesk Revit files. Teigha is the software development library created by ODA, a membership organization that includes most CAD […]

By January 3, 2017 Read More →
DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

Bentley and drone manufacturer DJI team up to add value to DJI’s products.

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
Elementacular cloud sculpting in Maya gets an upgrade

Elementacular cloud sculpting in Maya gets an upgrade

Pass the volumetric clouds directly to Arnold or RenderMan for final rendering. The Alexandra Institute says its most recent update to Elementacular — an interactive cloud sculpting plug-in for Autodesk Maya — adds support for newer GPUs, the newest editions of Maya, adds support for the OpenDVB standard, and makes several fixes to the software. […]

By December 28, 2016 Read More →
Substance Designer update offers new tools for scanned material authoring

Substance Designer update offers new tools for scanned material authoring

Other updates include tint fine-tuning, snow cover, and more. New features in the most recent update of Allegorithmic Substance Designer include solutions for both scanned and photogrammetric workflows. Using Substance Designer 5.6, artists can now blend scanned materials with Substances and bitmaps, as well as achieve additional accuracy through the extraction of ambient occlusion and […]

By December 27, 2016 Read More →
New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

The astronomical growth in computation graphics technology has created new opportunities far removed from the original objectives. The market for — and use of — GPUs stretches from supercomputers and medical instrumentation to gaming machines, mobile devices, automobiles, and wearables. Just about everyone in the industrialized world has at least a half dozen GPUs, and […]

By December 26, 2016 Read More →