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High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

TurboCAD and BricsCAD are rewriting the notion that it takes a $5,000 CAD program to do specialized tasks.   By Ralph Grabowski Can we still call CAD “low-end” when it does sheet metal design and direct editing of 3D solids? Programs in the past have been considered low-end CAD when they cost a few hundred […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →
Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Jerusalem-based Mobileye has emerged as a leader in computer vision for transportation; now it will be part of Intel. Intel and computer vision specialist Mobileye today announced Intel will acquire Mobileye in an all-cash offer for approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will make an offer for all outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye stock for […]

By March 13, 2017 Read More →
The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The maker of the most popular 3D mechanical design software believes design automation will move from “design and validate” to “optimize and manufacture.” By Tony Glockler SolidWorks World is where the magic happens. This year, that magic was literal as the conference kicked off in Los Angeles with death-defying illusions. The magic continued throughout the […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →
Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Viewing 3D CAD models in VR can reduce prototyping and testing costs as well as encourage team review participation. MiddleVR recently updated its virtual reality (VR) collaboration software with the release of Improov 3.2. The offering allows for the online collaboration and review of 3D CAD models, with the promise of reducing prototyping and testing […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →
Equipping space-age road warriors

Equipping space-age road warriors

Using HyperSizer Express to sculpt the bike of the future with composites. Cycling is one of those rare modern-day activities which combines good-old-fashioned sweat and tears with some of the most state-of-the-art composite materials known to man. Creating an aerodynamically sound, lightweight, and of course good-looking bicycle frame can be quite the task. It’s also made […]

By February 28, 2017 Read More →
Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

A SmartTech 3D scanner and Geomagic Design X help a small Polish manufacturer customize 100 vehicles a year. Too often stories about new uses for 3D design technology focus on things like aerospace manufacturing, skyscraper construction, or feature films. But more mundane professions are also finding ways to incorporate 3D data into their work. BOCAR […]

By February 22, 2017 Read More →
Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

The toolmaker for 3D technical applications is riding the wave of WebGL and simultaneous app development.   3D technology development vendor Tech Soft 3D has updated its suite of development platforms to be equally valuable for desktop, cloud/browser, and mobile app software development.    HOOPS Native Platform 2017, HOOPS Web Platform 2017 and HOOPS Platform […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
Dassault’s 3D Experience Lab

Dassault’s 3D Experience Lab

Dassault ‘s 3D Experience Lab is designed to help build new design and manufacture ecosystems from the ground up using start-up power.

By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

“Simultaneous Sheet Metal” technology lets users work concurrently on flat, folded and bend table representations. Onshape today released new sheet metal design capabilities for its cloud-based mechanical CAD design system. The new tools allow creation and refinement of sheet metal parts with simultaneous generation of editable, synchronized flat, folded, and tabular views. Other CAD systems […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

MSC revenue in 2016 was below 2009 revenue.   [Editor’s note: see also our January 13, 2017 article, “MSC Software acquisition rumors flying.”] Engineering software and services conglomerate Hexagon AB today announced it will acquire MSC Software, an industry pioneer in computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. The purchase price is $834 million on “a cash and […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →