There are also improvements to sketching, 2D drawing, 3D printing prep, and links with new partners. Autodesk continues its rapid pace of innovation for Fusion 360, its cloud-based MCAD software. New this week are a variety of updates topped by new ability to have multiple designers working on a model at the same time. Autodesk positions Fusion 360 as software “for the … [Read more...] about Autodesk updates Fusion 360 with distributed design
Lagoa's new modeler based on Siemens PLM Parasolid engine is being readied in Lagoa skunk works. By Kathleen Maher Lagoa, which is best known for its cloud-based rendering tools, is working on an MCAD product for the cloud. Although surprising, this isn’t huge news. The company has been showing its product around, and some attendees at SolidWorks World got a little flash … [Read more...] about Lagoa working on cloud-based MCAD tool
The broad appeal of SpaceClaim to part-time CAD users matches well with the CAD-neutral approach of Ansys. Ansys has acquired SpaceClaim, the venture-capital funded 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. The deal closed April 30, 2014 and was announced today. The price was $85 million in … [Read more...] about Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million
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?