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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 →
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 →