The Sunglass Parts Library is the first example of a 3D parts library linking directly to an interactive design site. Cloud-based product design collaboration site Sunglass today launches a new online parts library, assembled in a partnership with Cadenas PartSolutions, best known as the creator of digital parts catalogs for manufacturing. The Sunglass Parts Library … [Read more...] about Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite
$20 per month buys core PDM elements linked to collaborative cloud access. Today Sunglass expanded its web-based product development collaboration platform to include a data management and version control system. Sunglass is currently free for teams to use for product review; the new PDM features are available for a $20/month per user subscription. Sunglass PDM offers … [Read more...] about Online collaboration site Sunglass adds product data management to 3D distributed design cloud platform
Teams will be rewarded for open design innovations. Dean Kamen is among the prestigious judging panel. Challenging orthodoxy is heady work. Two small ambitious companies are sponsoring a competition for new designs for 3D printed rocket engines. DIYRockets and Sunglass are using the competition to encourage the use of open design processes as well as set the stage for … [Read more...] about Sunglass and DIYRockets launch 3D printed rocket engine design competition
Not every vendor agrees cramming more memory into a tablet is an evolutionary step in the right direction. Apple recently expanded its iPad line by introducing a 128 GB model, doubling the amount of storage previously available to the fourth generation model with Retina display. Apple billed the upgrade as a way to provide twice the storage capacity “to hold even more valuable … [Read more...] about New 128 GB iPad a natural for CAD?
A new $8.15 million funding for GrabCAD puts it ahead in the funding race to develop the “GitHub of 3D.” Engineering collaboration community GrabCAD announced it has received a third round of venture capital funding. The Series B round for $8.15 million was led by Charles River Ventures and included new investor David Sacks, co-founder of Yammer and former COO of PayPal. … [Read more...] about VC funding puts GrabCAD on collision course with Sunglass
Sunglass adds management tools to its existing 3D viewing and collaboration in an effort to enhance the ability to collaborate in the design process. Models can slide back and forth between desktop CAD and web viewing. The company claims to be the first to enable cross format access. Browser-based 3D design collaboration software Sunglass opens up new features today that … [Read more...] about Sunglass unveils cloud-based collaborative product design
To demonstrate the capabilities of the API, Sunglass programmers have released connectors for several popular products including SolidWorks, SketchUp, and Rhino. Today cloud-based CAD collaboration site Sunglass releases an application programming interface (API) for direct integration with existing CAD products. To introduce the capabilities of the new API, Sunglass is … [Read more...] about New Sunglass API connects to popular CAD tools, cloud storage sites
WebGL and HTLM5 opened the door to using 3D CAD models in a browser; these start-ups are now delivering a browser-based challenge to the established order. Until recently, if you wanted to create and interact with a three-dimensional model of a physical object, you had to either buy or download a CAD product. From the free and popular SketchUp to the famous—and famously … [Read more...] about GrabCAD, Sunglass, and TinkerCAD are leading a CAD industry pivot