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Microsoft and allies launch 3MF Consortium for 3D printing

Microsoft and allies launch 3MF Consortium for 3D printing

In a bid to accelerate the 3D printing market, eleven companies have formed a consortium to promote, distribute, and maintain the open source 3D printing format 3MF.  Two years ago, Microsoft announced its intention to “fix” 3D printing by enabling 3D printing from within Windows just like conventional printing; to make 3D printing as easy as hitting […]

Dassault acquires Modelon GmbH assets from parent company Modelon AB

Dassault acquires Modelon GmbH assets from parent company Modelon AB

Dassault builds out its Modelica toolset with the acquisition of Modelon GmbH. Dassault Systèmes has announced the acquisition of Modelon GmbH, the German division of Modelon AB,  a Swedish software company. Modelon AB describes the deal as a consolidation, which “enables Modelong to continue its successful growth to be the leading provider of open-standard model based systems development […]

Scott Berkey of Simulia division to lead Dassault Systèmes North America

Scott Berkey of Simulia division to lead Dassault Systèmes North America

CEO of Simulia Scott Berkey takes on additional duties as Managing Director of Dassault’s North American operations.

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Onshape is the latest entrant to the elite club of professional CAD products. A cloud-based tool designed to foster collaboration, Onshape represents a new approach to design. Will the CAD community accept work flows based in the cloud? This team of veterans from SolidWorks and other CAD and high tech pioneers thinks so.

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Dassault Systèmes offers its retail community a change in leadership, new products, and assurances of continuity. No one said being number one was going to be easy. By Kathleen Maher and L. Stephen Wolfe This year, the annual SolidWorks World was the site of a transition in the C-Suite as CEO Bertrand Sicot ascends to […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

PCBWorks from Altium enables direct links to automatically build parametric, 3D models of a circuit board in SolidWorks. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E For decades CAD users and software developers have bemoaned the lack of integration between electrical and mechanical CAD software but progress has been slow for a good reason. The people who write […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GrabCAD sets Workbench free

GrabCAD sets Workbench free

PDM has gone from a sleepy side venture to a main attraction. GrabCAD announced today that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. Initially released as a free extension of GrabCAD Community, Workbench became a revenue product late in 2013.   GrabCAD has not disclosed how many Workbench customers it has gained, […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

The entry-level program can now read in 3D files but still outputs in 2D for engraving and routing.   Delcam has added more vector editing capabilities in an upgrade of its ArtCAM Express program. The new Autodesk subsidiary says the changes make the software capable of more complex 3D designs. ArtCAM Express 2015 offers 2D […]

MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

When other companies are moving to all-browser or mobile apps as a primary platform, CADfaster goes retro with a desktop application as the centerpiece. CadFaster came to market in 2010 as the first third-party developer of CAD viewing tools for iPad. The startup took advantage of the strong architectural research infrastructure in its home base […]