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“Simulate This!”

“Simulate This!”

A story of rising to the challenge when a spouse doubts your CAE prowess extends to flipping open a banana.  If you are into engineering simulation, check out a clever article at the Innovation Intelligence blog, published by Altair Engineering. “The Banana Story” explains what happens when a CAE technical specialist is given a very special […]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →
New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

Autodesk, Luxion, and Nvidia are supporting the new AxF format in selected products.   A name synonymous with professional use of color is launching a new appearance file format for use in design and visualization software. The AxF format from Pantone (a subsidiary of X-Rite) offers a standardized way to store and share critical material […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →
SolidWorks 2017 comes with new tricks and new options

SolidWorks 2017 comes with new tricks and new options

The latest SolidWorks has a little something for everybody, but mostly CEO Gian Paolo Bassi works hard to keep everyone happy.

Autodesk integrates and expands its Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016

Autodesk integrates and expands its Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016

Autodesk unveils its integrated Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016 in Boston

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

The only CAD developer with compatible solutions for desktop, mobile, and cloud deployments offers simplified subscription management. The developer of the second-largest installed base of 2D CAD software has introduced a new licensing and subscription scheme that solves how customers can use its triad of desktop, mobile, and cloud platforms on one subscription license. Berlin-based […]

By October 13, 2016 Read More →
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 →