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Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

ITI CADfix turns a job that took days into one that takes minutes. Some engineering companies work with multiple CAD systems because of legacy issues, or because somebody can’t make up their mind on how to standardize. At Millbrook Group working with data from multiple CAD systems is essential to their business. But just because […]

By October 12, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

The 3D printing software toolkit includes new features for prepping models, print build optimization, and material optimization. Autodesk has just rolled out the first major release of Netfabb, the software toolkit for additive manufacturing (3D printing) professionals. Autodesk acquired Netfabb in 2015 as part of its aggressive move into the 3D printing market. The software […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
Survey: CAD software upgrades worth the investment

Survey: CAD software upgrades worth the investment

Upgraders see 16% productivity gain within 2 months. A recent international survey of design and engineering specialists shows the average user experiences a productivity increase within 2 months of upgrading their primary CAD software. The finding comes from part of a larger survey, the Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey conducted by Business Advantage Group. These […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
Changes at the top: Tony Hemmelgarn appointed Siemens PLM CEO

Changes at the top: Tony Hemmelgarn appointed Siemens PLM CEO

Siemens PLM has played a growing role in Siemens Digital Factory division as software and hardware become further intertwined. Immediately following their annual analyst conference held in Boston this September, Siemens PLM strategically let the news slip, that effective October 1, Tony Hemmelgarn will replace Chuck Grindstaff as the CEO of Siemens PLM. Grindstaff will […]

By September 29, 2016 Read More →
3D PDF Consortium adds academic membership

3D PDF Consortium adds academic membership

Purdue University seeks to help its students as well as the technical graphics industry. The 3D PDF Consortium has launched an academic membership category, with Purdue University the first university to join.  The team initiating the drive for consortium membership was led by Nathan W. Hartman, Ed.D., Professor and Associate Head of Computer Graphics Technology […]

By September 26, 2016 Read More →
GE buys European 3D printing companies

GE buys European 3D printing companies

Design and Manufactured become inextricably linked as a new round of consolidation combine manufacturing and design companies. We’ve been talking about the disaggregation of markets with the blithe assumption no one would really know what the hell we’re talking about so we’d have a little bit of leeway to figure it out. But GE’s acquisition […]

By September 17, 2016 Read More →
CADfix adds new features for advanced MCAD feature editing

CADfix adds new features for advanced MCAD feature editing

Facet control, better STL conversion, and tighter mesh control are also included in this update. CADfix version 11, just released by International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), brings current many of the MCAD import and export formats used by CADfix, as well as adds new editing features. CADfix is a multi-purpose tool for CAD data translation. It […]

By September 15, 2016 Read More →
Demand for desktop CAD hardware expected to decline

Demand for desktop CAD hardware expected to decline

Use of mobile and virtual workstation use of CAD tools will increase, according to new research survey. A recent survey of engineering and other CAD-using firms reveals spending will go down for desktop PCs and up for mobile products and virtual workstations for CAD use. The data comes as part of the Worldwide CAD Trends […]

By September 11, 2016 Read More →
Stratasys to show next-generation 3D printing technologies at IMTS

Stratasys to show next-generation 3D printing technologies at IMTS

Stratasys will show two new prototype systems at the IMTS show in Chicago this fall. The InfiniteBuild 3D printer builds prints on a vertical axis for long parts and the Robotic Composite 3D printer builds composite machine parts using a robot arm on site.

By September 5, 2016 Read More →
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 →