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Talking translation, formats, visualization, and progress at COFES 2016

Talking translation, formats, visualization, and progress at COFES 2016

The annual think tank for engineering software found its stride digging into the details. COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) has often included some discussion of file conversion and translation, and it might seem that there’s nothing more boring, but file format discussions have often been passionate in the CAD world. Software providers […]

By April 19, 2016 Read More →
Onshape gets more VC money

Onshape gets more VC money

A new funding round nets the cloud-CAD startup $25 million. Cloud CAD startup Onshape has raised another $25 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. This brings the total investment in Onshape to $169 million. The participants in this latest round were not disclosed. An Onshape spokesperson told GraphicSpeak the company is not commenting […]

By April 15, 2016 Read More →
Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

The update also support Oculus Rift, supports night sky rendering, and more.  Photorealistic rendering software vendor Redway3D has released an update to its Redsdk rendering toolkit which provides key improvements in several areas by bringing preprocessed photo-realistic rendering effects into the real-time visualization stream. The update also improves a variety of other features. Redsdk is […]

By April 13, 2016 Read More →
Finding a way to make tractors less noisy

Finding a way to make tractors less noisy

Commercial and agricultural manufacturer CNH needed a better way to study noise reduction strategies. The solution was found in MSC Actran. Commercial and agricultural vehicles are built for work, not personal use. Compared to automobiles, big trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles generate much more noise. It is important for drives to hear their motors, but […]

By April 12, 2016 Read More →
Kubotek readies KCM next-generation 3D geometry kernel

Kubotek readies KCM next-generation 3D geometry kernel

Kubotek’s Paul Stallings unveils KCM, a new geometry modeler. KeyCreator says it will incorporate KCM.

By April 7, 2016 Read More →
What aerospace can teach the rest of industry about augmented reality

What aerospace can teach the rest of industry about augmented reality

Pain points, complete 3D data files, and changing social negatives into assets are all part of the way forward. There is a saying in aerospace: the cost of an error is the cost of the satellite. If you find a way to improve quality control in assembling a satellite, return on investment in that new […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Delcam to share new CAM approach to creating bladed disks

Delcam to share new CAM approach to creating bladed disks

“Blisks” produced with PowerMill can be created in half the time at 45% less cost. Computer aided milling software maker Delcam will soon give the first demonstration of a new method for machining “blisks” (bladed disks) which the company says offers substantial savings in both cycle time and cost. The new method, developed by Delcam […]

By March 29, 2016 Read More →
AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

The 32nd release of the world’s leading drafting software does not have a file format change. Autodesk has released the 2017 version of AutoCAD, its market-leading drafting software. The 32nd major release of the product includes new compatibility with PDF data, a new desktop app, increased mobile connectivity, and a variety of drafting improvements. The […]

By March 22, 2016 Read More →
Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

IntegrityWare takes its popular plug-in tech and build a stand-alone 3D platform for translation, design, and 3D printing. The boutique maker of 3D modeling technology known for combining the rigor of CAD geometry with the beauty of surface modeling has released a new software platform for 3D modeling. IntegrityWare’s Cyborg3D is both a platform and […]

By March 18, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk and Siemens announce interoperability deal

Autodesk and Siemens announce interoperability deal

The two CAD leaders are already working together on the 3MF Consortium to create a new 3D printing data format. Autodesk and Siemens today announce an interoperability agreement regarding their CAD and PLM products. The two companies agree to “significantly improve the interoperability between their companies’ respective software offerings,” says an announcement from Autodesk. It […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →