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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 →
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 →
AMD gives advanced rendering software to developers

AMD gives advanced rendering software to developers

Radeon ProRender released to open source. Several CAD and DCC plug-ins are already available.   By Jon Peddie At Siggraph, AMD announced that it was making its physical-based ray-tracing rendering engine open source, and would share its source code with developers as part of its GPUOpen program. The software has been renamed Radeon ProRender (it […]

By August 2, 2016 Read More →
SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

A complete redesign offers new models, latest graphics display modes and a fresh GUI. The non-profit group SPEC has released a new benchmark for Siemens NX, the high-end 3D CAD program popular in heavy industry and automotive. The new software from SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) offers performance evaluation for computers running Siemens NX 9.0 […]

By July 8, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

CadSoft Eagle is popular with professionals and makers.  The parent company wants out of the software business.   Autodesk has acquired the company behind a popular printed circuit board (PCB) design software product. CadSoft Eagle, based in Germany, has been a subsidiary of UK-based Farnell Electronics Group. Autodesk has not announced the purchase, since the […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
FeatureCAM 2016 connects to Autodesk cloud storage

FeatureCAM 2016 connects to Autodesk cloud storage

Update also includes new toolpath strategies and other workflow enhancements. The new update to Autodesk Delcam FeatureCAM for automated CNC programming includes the ability to save to the Autodesk A360 cloud storage service, as well as improvements to various toolpaths and workflows.   The incorporation of Autodesk A360 enables will enable users to collaborate on […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
PTC introduces Vuforia Studio Enterprise

PTC introduces Vuforia Studio Enterprise

PTC shows potential users how to create AR applications using its Vuforia Studio Enterprise authoring tool.

By June 27, 2016 Read More →
What’s in a logo?

What’s in a logo?

The PTC pivot into an Internet of Things business is part of a larger redefinition of manufacturing. Today at the PTC LiveWorx 2016 conference, CEO James Heppelmann ended his presentation by introducing a new logo to represent the company. As shown here, the new logo combines the company name (they stopped being “Parametrics Technology Corporation” […]

By June 7, 2016 Read More →
Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

A revitalized Solid Edge, new robotic research, and partnerships for 3D printing top the agenda. By Kathleen Maher The real world and the digital world are blending rapidly in the field of manufacture. We’re coming close to a time when robots will happily go about our business. They’ve already been transforming the field of manufacture, […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →