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3D Systems Releases GibbsCAM 2016 to Improve Efficiency, Speed and Accuracy of Production Machining
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 3, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the release of GibbsCAM 2016 software for production machining. Building on the revolutionary Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) technology of the previous edition, GibbsCAM 2016 delivers a variety of improvements to increase efficiency, accelerate programming speed, and enhance visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming. The GibbsCAM platform provides a powerful com [more...]
ARCHICAD 20 - A fresh look at BIM
ARCHICAD 20 A fresh look at BIM BUDAPEST, May 3, 2016 GRAPHISOFT , the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 20 features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the I in BIM, increasing the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand new, flat- [more...]
Not Just Why 3D Printing But Why Stratasys J750
In order to create great products creativity, prototyping, and concept validation are key. Design engineers have broken new ground in their designs with Stratasys new J750 3D printer. Ever since... Do you want to know how to create sections in 3D? How about forgotten sketch techniques? Visit my Blog and learn these and more valuable SolidWorks Tech Tips [more...]
Why does Arena PLM "need" to compete with Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?
Today article PLM This Week: An All-Time High for Arena yesterday brings a news about another record quarter of Arena Solutions - cloud PLM vendors selling pure cloud based (SaaS) product lifecycle management software. The article is short and basically says Arena is growing. Article shares only %% of growth without... The post Why does Arena PLM "need" to compete with Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill? appeared first on Beyond PLM (Product L [more...]
Customizing Radiation Treatment for Cancer Patients
The National Institute of Health estimates that 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Every person battling a cancer has a unique condition that requires an individualized treatment. The good news is that … Continued Author information Kristen Wilson Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes Senior Brand Offer Marketing Manager, Dassault Systemes Sol [more...]
What is the process acwebbrowser.exe resp. Chromium host ...
See Answer to the tip 10881: (ACAD,LT,Inv,Revit,Max,Civil,Simulation) this is only a preview of a tip - for all CAD tips, block libraries and discussion visit www.cadforum.c [more...]
How to Develop Powerful Systems for Your Architecture Firm
As we move into a new month, we are shifting our focus to a new category of small firm success. All throughout the month of May, we will be diving deep into the subject of Client Fulfillment. How do we best serve our clients? How do we manage expectations and keep our clients happy? How […] The post How to Develop Powerful Systems for Your Architecture Firm appeared first on EntreArchitect [more...]
Ski cup espresso
The Ski cup espresso is a perfectly formed cup on skis that would make special the coffee drinking experience. Designed with Rhino by the product designer and 3D modeler Aleksandar Dimitrov , the original ski base instantly sets this espresso cup apart. Printed in 3D as one unit by Shapeways, the Ski cup espresso is made of food safe porcelain fired in kiln with glossy glaze. More info [more...]
DLL Signature, BIM 2 in UK and AutoCAD.NET
A couple of quick topics to start the week Add-in DLL signature BIM 2 in the UK Communication between AutoCAD and Revit [more...]
Canon latest to form partnership with Materialise for 3D printing
Canon 3D printing customers will now have access to Magics Canon Europe has announced a new strategic partnership with Materialise to give 'existing and prospective' customers across Europe access to Materialise Magics 3D printing software. While Canon's own technology, announced last year , has yet to see daylight, Canon has been busily distributing a range of 3D Systems' 3D printers through its sales channels, and we expect this is the market set [more...]
Transitioning away from AutoCAD
Pointing to folders A reader writes: I am trying to transition the AutoCAD users [at my firm] to BricsCAD and would like to run a "mixed" environment until I am certain I can pull the plug on AutoCAD. Before I [more...]
BIM AK (Auckland, NZ) May 2016 event announcement
Details on the May BIM AK Event, see you there! BIM AK - MAY 2016 EVENT , Thu, 26/05/2016 at 5:30 PM | Tickets @ Eventbrite The May BIM AK event will be hosted by GHD. Arrival is from 5.30pm with presentations kicking off at 6.00pm. Attendance is FREE. Food [more...]
Esteem aids fine-tuning of Americas Cup yachts
Groupama Team France winning its first race of the season in Oman The level of simulation and CFD analysis in Americas Cup yacht racing is unsurpassed by any other sport, and now Esteco has furthered its interest by becoming supplier for Groupama Team France. Led by Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson, the French entered the competition for the 35th Americas Cup less than a year ago and secured its first victory in the Americas [more...]
SolidSmack Radio | The Chamfered Bits
This week's Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist knocks you in the pop sockets with head-boppin' groove tuneage to help propel you through the work week in style. Whether you find yourself... Read SolidSmack Radio | The Chamfered Bits at SolidSmack [more...]
What's new in AutoCAD 2017: Drafting and Annotation Enhancements
Have you installed AutoCAD 2017? Have you explored the new features in drafting tools? The new centerlines tools are pretty nice [more...]
DwgNotes now also for AutoCAD 2017
Do you want to remember and be reminded about tasks related to AutoCAD drawings? JTB Worlds DwgNotes app can help. DwgNotes has been updated for AutoCAD 2017 . Download trial or purchase here [more...]
GRAPHISOFT Releases Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection
GRAPHISOFT Releases Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection BUDAPEST, April 28, 2016 Following a 6-month public beta phase involving over a thousand architects and designers worldwide, GRAPHISOFT has released its intelligent GrasshopperARCHICAD Live Connection. This industry-first, bi-directional live connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD). Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICA [more...]
Autodesk Insight 360 Survey
I have no idea how many readers of this blog are active users of this product. Just in case... The Autodesk Insight 360 team has put together an industry marketing survey. The survey itself is HERE and THEIR BLOG POST provides more information. What's in it for you? Take the survey, enter your email address and youll be entered to win one of ten (10) $50 Amazon gift cards. The survey closes on the 31st of May . If this product is part of how you do yo [more...]
Model of the Week: Star Wars Remote Training Droid
We all know you can't first become a Jedi Master until you get all whiny about droid maintenance and zapped in the ass a few thousand times by a remote... Read Model of the Week: Star Wars Remote Training Droid at SolidSmack [more...]
Revit 2017 - Filters and Reference Planes
Filters have been expanded to see Reference Planes. You're probably aware that Reference Planes don't have many parameters, just these three instance parameters: Scope Box, Name and Subcategory. They don't have any Type Parameters because they aren't defined by types like grids or levels for example. If we examine the Filters dialog and see how those three parameters play out as criteria we'll find they don't. The More Parameters... or Browse [more...]
Batch Publish now also AutoCAD 2017
Do you want to quickly publish to DWF and/or PDF from AutoCAD. JTB Worlds Batch Publish app can help. Batch Publish has been updated for AutoCAD 2017 . Download trial or purchase here [more...]
RevitLookup 2017
I have compiled the latest source code for RevitLookup 2017 from Jeremy Tammik's GitHub ( Note: I did not create or edit this Revit Addin. I am only compiling it for those that don't understand or want to compile it for themselves. Here is the download link: It is also listed on the right-hand column under downloads [more...]
Fortus 380mc / 450mc Controller Software Upgrade
As new materials are made available to the market, new software releases will come with it to allow your machine to run them if you have the ability to. This can also be performed if it is believed there is [more...]
Vectorworks Tip 425 - Project Sharing on Dropbox
At present we are not allowed to create project sharing on dropbox. Project sharing has to be set up on a network system, either in an office, or using a VPN (Virtual Personal Network). Sharing systems like dropbox, box, et cetera use a system that project sharing will not work with at the moment. I have no way of knowing, but I hope this will change in the future. We are covering Project Sharing in the May  archoncad Interactive Workshops, Book Now [more...]
Congratulations to FIRST Robotics World Champion Teams
This weekend over 600 teams of high school students competed in St Louis Missouri for the FIRST Robotics 2016 world championship. FIRST 2016 Winning Teams: Team 120 Cleveland's Team Team 330 - The Beach Bots Team 1086 - Blue Cheese Robotics Team 2481 - Roboteers Congratulations to all FIRST participants, students, mentors, schools, teachers, volunteers, parents and sponsors. See you next competition season [more...]
Specials and New Releases - May 2, 2016
Breaking V-Ray News and great Weekly Specials so you don't have to break your wallet.             Related Stories Specials and New Releases - April 25, 2016 Specials and New Releases - March 7, 2016 Specials and New Releases - February 29 , 2016 [more...]
One Beautiful Chair Made from One Massive 737 Engine Cowling
Ever dream of flying the high skies as a pilot? How about sitting on the edge of a massive jet engine intake? Well, if either has crossed your mind, there's... Read One Beautiful Chair Made from One Massive 737 Engine Cowling at SolidSmack [more...]
Autodesk Print Studio now supports the 3D printing format 3MF
The 3D print application Autodesk Print Studio (see older article) for preparing 3D prints of models and for communication with 3D printers now supports in the newly released version 1.6.0 also the new XML-based printing format 3MF. Besides the STL and OBJ models you can print also models supplied in the .3mf-extension files. Autodesk is a founding member of the 3MF consortium defining the 3M [more...]
3D Design and Validation for CTO Products (eBook)
This new eBook explains how companies with configure-to-order (CTO) products can improve efficiency and responsiveness through the intelligent use of 3D design and validation techniques. The research shares perspectives from Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown and GE's Jeff Erno on how design and validation can be "shifted left" in time so manufacturers can accurately and rapidly deliver quotes […] The post 3D Design and Validation for CTO Products (eBook) appear [more...]
Building a better brewery: How modern methods improve an ancient craft
  This blog post is the first in a series of three posts that focus on how Solid Edge together with Smap3D provides an excellent solution for process plant design. The Bavarian town of Bamburg, home of Kaspar Schulz In 1677, the quest for the perfect pint led master coppersmith Christian Schulz to start a business in Bamberg, Germany supplying local breweries with finely forged and hammered copper kettles. During the next 300 years, Christian Sc [more...]
The Monday List 18.16 | What We're Reading This Week
Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we're all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A... Read The Monday List 18.16 | What We're Reading This Week at SolidSmack [more...]
Clerkenwell Design Week - 24-26 May 2016, Clerkenwell (London) - 3 talks by Simply Rhino UK
  Clerkenwell Design Week 24-26 May Clerkenwell (London) Clerkenwell Design Week  (CDW) is the UKs leading independent design festival. Simply Rhino UK will be part of it this year, along with their partners, The Goldsmiths' Centre . The centre is hosting the 'live events' hub, a new feature added for 2016's CDW. The hub will celebrate design innovation through a series of workshops, talks and a pop-up exhibition. As part of this excitin [more...]
Creaform 3d Scan data inside of SOLIDWORKS Visualize
The last few months, we have been working with Creaform's line of 3D Scanning devices and we have been doing some amazing things. Today, I'd like to talk about the results of the Go!Scan 20 color white light scanner and [more...]
Maker Milestone: Large-Scale Innovation at PSU
This week, were celebrating the large-scale innovation thats raising the bar for big names in higher education. With over a thousand MakerBot Innovation Centers in schools nationwide, college students everywhere are achieving STEAM related breakthroughs. As the first Big Ten School to get in on the action, Penn State University has ensured that every student, [… [more...]
Rese Arch Meetup 2015 lectures videos
The videos of the last Rese Arch Meetup 2015  in Bratislava are now online. rese arch MEETUP is an annual international conference and networking event bringing together practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture, experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers. Watch now... The 2016 edition of the event will take place on 28 May 2016 in Paris and will be ho [more...]
Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy
Internet have changed our lives, the way we consume news and media, buying clothes, navigating on the roads, traveling and many others. Major consumer tech brands have moved much beyond the original tech services. These vendors are heavily involved into online economy. Recent article by Chris Dixon on Medium -... The post Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy appeared first on Beyond PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Blog [more...]
Autodesk Extends Invitation to Join Financial Results Conference Call
First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results Conference Call to be Held Thursday, May 19, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2016-- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced that it will broadcast its first quarter fiscal 2017 financial results conference call live via its website Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Autodesk will host a live webcast call at An audio repla [more...]
Autodesk Research continues to evolve Project Draco easy-animation software based on feedback via Autodesk Labs
Project Draco is our free technology preview from Autodesk Research that makes animation as easy as sketching. The easy-to-use interface allows you to add a rich set of subtle, continuous animation effects to your images (e.g., JPGs, PNGs, GIFs) without [more...]
Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.1 Specification
SANTA CLARA, CA At the Embedded Vision Summit, here, The Khronos Group (, an open consortium of hardware and software companies, announced the availability of the OpenVX 1.1 specification for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications and libraries. OpenVX enables performance and power optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, automatic driver assi [more...]
GeoBuiz 2016: Geospatial and consumer devices, reality modeling, big data and analytics
Apr 29, 2016
Reality modeling In the future, the deliverables at the end of a construction project will not only include the completed building itself, but also a digital "reality model" of the structure. The digital model will include digital as-builts comprised of [more...]
Book Review Part 4: The Principles of Product Development FLOW: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen
Apr 14, 2016
In a previous blog article, I mentioned how I was getting back to my programming roots and reading The Principles of Product Development FLOW: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen. I am in the process of reviewing [more...]
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