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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 →
Delcam to share new CAM approach to creating bladed disks

Delcam to share new CAM approach to creating bladed disks

“Blisks” produced with PowerMill can be created in half the time at 45% less cost. Computer aided milling software maker Delcam will soon give the first demonstration of a new method for machining “blisks” (bladed disks) which the company says offers substantial savings in both cycle time and cost. The new method, developed by Delcam […]

By March 29, 2016 Read More →
AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

The 32nd release of the world’s leading drafting software does not have a file format change. Autodesk has released the 2017 version of AutoCAD, its market-leading drafting software. The 32nd major release of the product includes new compatibility with PDF data, a new desktop app, increased mobile connectivity, and a variety of drafting improvements. The […]

By March 22, 2016 Read More →
Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

IntegrityWare takes its popular plug-in tech and build a stand-alone 3D platform for translation, design, and 3D printing. The boutique maker of 3D modeling technology known for combining the rigor of CAD geometry with the beauty of surface modeling has released a new software platform for 3D modeling. IntegrityWare’s Cyborg3D is both a platform and […]

By March 18, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk and Siemens announce interoperability deal

Autodesk and Siemens announce interoperability deal

The two CAD leaders are already working together on the 3MF Consortium to create a new 3D printing data format. Autodesk and Siemens today announce an interoperability agreement regarding their CAD and PLM products. The two companies agree to “significantly improve the interoperability between their companies’ respective software offerings,” says an announcement from Autodesk. It […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →
Introducing SolidWorks as a platform

Introducing SolidWorks as a platform

Thousands gather in Dallas for a glimpse of the future at SolidWorks 2016. By Kathleen Maher SolidWorks users represent the largest platform of 3D modelers in the world. They’re an important demographic in the digital world. SolidWorks CEO Gian Paulo Bassi opened this year’s conference in Dallas telling the folks that SolidWorks is a platform, […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →
TurboCAD 2016 enhances 3D mechanical design feature set

TurboCAD 2016 enhances 3D mechanical design feature set

Other updates include rendering, architectural and user interface enhancements. The 2016 update to TurboCAD from IMSI/Design includes enhancements to its 3D mechanical design feature set, including the ability to generate a variety of 3D shapes by using “law-based” design. Other new features include updates to its visualization rendering engine, new features for architectural design, and […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →
Aerospace toolmaker removes programming bottleneck with Delcam PowerMill

Aerospace toolmaker removes programming bottleneck with Delcam PowerMill

Using software designed for toolmakers instead of programmers made the difference. The toolmakers at G. Parker Aero Tooling Solutions were getting frustrated with the rising backlog of projects not being completed in a timely fashion. The problem was a bottleneck in programming the ten computer-aided machining (CAM) units. The two seats of their existing software […]

By February 19, 2016 Read More →
Frame Pro 64GB gives engineers high-performance application computing on demand

Frame Pro 64GB gives engineers high-performance application computing on demand

Using Frame as a graphics workstation-on-demand system runs about $4 an hour. When we last wrote about Frame (founded as Mainframe 2) in June 2015, it had just secured $10 million in new venture capital funding. Now the second-generation Software-as-a-Service vendor is introducing Frame Pro 64GB, a high-performance version of its product aimed at professional […]

By February 8, 2016 Read More →