With built-in links to YouTube and GrabCAD, and a new online community to replace online help, Siemens is making Solid Edge a leader in using social tools for design. For the past five years updates to Solid Edge 3D CAD have mostly been about Synchronous Technology, the logic engine Siemens PLM uses to allow both parametrically constrained (history-based) and direct … [Read more...] about Solid Edge ST 6 brings social media into mainstream engineering
New geometry kernels come from Russia to challenge traditional modelers and enable upstarts. By Kathleen Maher As COFES Russia kicked off in St. Petersburg last week, Russian CAD provider Ascon showcased its home-grown C3D geometry kernel, which was introduced as licensable technology in May 2012. Ascon develops and sells Kompas 3D, a 3D CAD product used widely in … [Read more...] about Does the CAD world need another geometry kernel?
CEO Carl Bass says the subscription-only pricing is based on access and experience, not ownership. Autodesk today announced the pricing structure for its new mechanical modeler, Fusion 360. As detailed by CEO Carl Bass, the next-generation modeler will be available only by monthly or annual subscription. Speaking at the Develop 3D Live event at the University of Warwick … [Read more...] about Autodesk reveals pricing for Fusion 360 modeler
The product combines Geomagic point cloud and mesh editing expertise with SpaceClaim’s direct modeling technology. New technologies had to be created to make the product possible. Last week at Euromold Geomagic announced a new product that combines 3D point cloud data, mesh editing, and MCAD solid modeling in one product. Geomagic Spark is the result of a close collaboration … [Read more...] about Geomagic Spark unites 3D scan data with MCAD geometry
Autodesk offered a preview of its new cloud-based 3D modeling software at Autodesk University. It is the most ambitious extension of CAD into cloud technology to date, aided by the integration of T-Splines technology. Autodesk has unveiled Fusion 360, new cloud-based 3D modeling software for product design. The direct modeling product can be used from nearly any mobile … [Read more...] about Autodesk Fusion 360 takes MCAD into the cloud