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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 →
Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

A context-sensitive interface makes for a sparse screen and a pleasant workflow. Siemens has been showing its Catchbook drawing tool for over a year now. We saw it most recently at the Siemens PLM World Conference. It’s been a big hit in demonstrations. It’s designed as a sketching tool that integrates with Siemens Solid Edge […]

By May 30, 2016 Read More →
HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

Printing at 21-micron density at 30 million drops per second. The high-end density comes at a high-end price. HP’s entry into the 3D printing business has been one very long introduction. They started talking about it more than two years ago on a high level; information on the website has become increasingly detailed. The company […]

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

Teigha Cloud offers an independent cloud platform to build web-based applications. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has introduced a production release of Teigha Cloud, its framework for visualizing engineering data on the Web. This new platform offers CAD developers a new platform for developing Web-based CAD-related applications. Teigha Cloud allows engineering drawings to be rendered […]

By May 18, 2016 Read More →
Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

3D printing needs good meshing, and much of the design work is not on Windows. The innovative simulation software Polygonica has added Linux and Mac to its supported platforms. Polygonica is currently available for Microsoft Windows and a range of Visual Studio Compilers. With the release of Polygonica 1.3, support will be extended to Linux […]

By May 10, 2016 Read More →