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High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

TurboCAD and BricsCAD are rewriting the notion that it takes a $5,000 CAD program to do specialized tasks.   By Ralph Grabowski Can we still call CAD “low-end” when it does sheet metal design and direct editing of 3D solids? Programs in the past have been considered low-end CAD when they cost a few hundred […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →
Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

“Simultaneous Sheet Metal” technology lets users work concurrently on flat, folded and bend table representations. Onshape today released new sheet metal design capabilities for its cloud-based mechanical CAD design system. The new tools allow creation and refinement of sheet metal parts with simultaneous generation of editable, synchronized flat, folded, and tabular views. Other CAD systems […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

A majority of potential users have not yet migrated to building information modeling. The most recent CAD market survey from Business Advantage Group finds that use of building information modeling (BIM) technology is starting to grow after several years with little market growth. Currently, across all professional disciplines 35% of relevant companies are using BIM […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Intended for early design work, Shapr3D supports common 3D export formats. Don’t expect Android anytime soon. Shapr3D is gaining attention as a 3D CAD app made specifically for the Apple iPad and the Apple Pencil. Developer Istvan Csanady saw developing 3D CAD specifically for the iPad Pro as an opportunity to re-invent the 3D modeling […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →
SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

A complete redesign offers new models, latest graphics display modes and a fresh GUI. The non-profit group SPEC has released a new benchmark for Siemens NX, the high-end 3D CAD program popular in heavy industry and automotive. The new software from SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) offers performance evaluation for computers running Siemens NX 9.0 […]

By July 8, 2016 Read More →
PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

From introducing recent acquisition ThingWorx to buying a systems engineering specialist, PTC wants its users to think big about making the new world of smart, connected products. PTC continues to distinguish itself from its PLM peers at this week’s Planet PTC conference with a push beyond product engineering and design into services. There are new […]

Siemens NX 9 beefs up synchronous technology, adds freeform design tools

Siemens NX 9 beefs up synchronous technology, adds freeform design tools

From editing 2D drafting files to working with monstrous 3D assemblies, NX continues to be a force in CAD. Siemens PLM Software says its latest release of its enterprise product development 3D CAD product NX introduces new technologies to enhance product design and engineering. In particular Siemens says its new Realize Shape technology, a freeform […]

DesignSpark Mechanical downloads top 50,000 in first two weeks

DesignSpark Mechanical downloads top 50,000 in first two weeks

Will other parts vendors also offer free CAD tied to their parts catalogs? We recently reported on the launch of DesignSpark Mechanical, a free 3D CAD program distributed by RS Components (UK/EU) and Allied Electronics (North America), based on SpaceClaim technology. Today the parent company Electrocomponents plc reports more than 50,000 registered downloads of the […]

By September 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
New DesignSpark Mechanical is free 3D CAD for electronic and mechanical design

New DesignSpark Mechanical is free 3D CAD for electronic and mechanical design

SpaceClaim has teamed up with Allied Electronics and RS Components to create DesignSpark Mechanical, a subset of SpaceClaim Engineer. The tool offers 3D design and access to the vast line of electronic components in the Allied Electronics and RS Components catalogs.  The parent company of electronics component distributors Allied Electronics and RS Components has introduced […]

By September 16, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
Elon Musk channels Tony Stark to assemble next-generation 3D CAD

Elon Musk channels Tony Stark to assemble next-generation 3D CAD

NX looks like it belongs in a science fiction movie thanks to some clever interface hacks. Using off-the-shelf tech and a few interface hacks, serial entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk (PayPay, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, hyperloop) has assembled a 3D CAD system that looks like it came right out of Iron Man 2 in which Tony […]

By September 6, 2013 1 Comments Read More →