A license of the export target is not required to create a new version of the 3D model. Datakit has updated its line of SolidWorks conversion plug-ins. Each converter works as a SolidWorks plug-in, but does not require a license of the software in the format being exported. Updated modules include: SolidWorks 3D to Siemens […]
Radeon ProRender released to open source. Several CAD and DCC plug-ins are already available. By Jon Peddie At Siggraph, AMD announced that it was making its physical-based ray-tracing rendering engine open source, and would share its source code with developers as part of its GPUOpen program. The software has been renamed Radeon ProRender (it […]
All division and regions reported modest growth. Dassault Systèmes has reported first quarter results that saw modest single-digit percentage growth in most product lines and regions. The Enovia data management unit continues to show above average growth, 11% this quarter (year over year). Total revenue for the first quarter (ending March 31, 2016) was €691.4 […]
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, […]
SolidWorks expands its community resources to include access to manufacturers and VARs. In 2015, the company has expanded the MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network to worldwide manufacturing.
The new model tree can select 5,000 parts of a specific color in a 100,000 parts assembly in less than 1 second. Digital mock-up vendor Kisters has released an update to 3DViewStation extending the software’s ability to work with extremely large assemblies. 3DViewStation offers high performance 3D viewing, advanced analysis and Digital MockUp (DMU) for […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]