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Challenge 3: Reusable content
In this week Work Better with AutoCAD challenge, you will create reusable content: AutoCAD Block. You have chance to win an e-book just to participate in this challenge. Or win a grand prize after all challenges are given [more...]
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PLM upgrades, release cycles and legacy software
Do you know what is legacy software? Earlier today, Marc Lind of Aras Corp. challenged me by his twitter status about companies complaining about legacy PLM systems and upgrading. Here is the original passage from twitter here and here. "a lot of people complains about legacy PLM and a lot of companies that have legacy PLM [… [more...]
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TinkerTip: Hole to Hollow
TinkerTip: Use the Hole feature to Hollow for more effecient 3D printing [more...]
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MakerBot Digital Store | Sesame Street Nostalgia Sweepstakes
Today, we start celebrating the 45th anniversary season of Sesame Street in nostalgic style by featuring seldom seen (but certainly not forgotten!) Sesame Street favorites in the MakerBot Digital Store. Still Furry After All These Years We wanted our first Sesame Street collection to be memorable, so we searched for characters that no longer appear regularly [… [more...]
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SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools - Part1
This month, we are going to take a deep dive into the SOLIDWORKS Model Property tools. These tools are part of the standard SOLIDWORKS tools, most of which can be found on the Evaluate toolbar. The 4 main tools that [more...]
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Distress Key - How 3D Printing Makes It Easy To Break Into Homes
As they say, there are two sides to the same coin; one side allows us to unleash our creative instincts and tap into the limitless possibilities of 3D printing and... The post Distress Key How 3D Printing Makes It Easy To Break Into Homes appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Tidbits: SIGGRAPH 2014 news bits, plus Nemetschek and Graphisoft items
We have some Mac, iOS and Android CAD/3D tidbits on Graphisoft, Nemetschek and news from SIGGRAPH 201 [more...]
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Aberdeen Sheds Light on Product Development Best Practices
Companies need to do their best to break down the silos between product development and operations because a more holistic approach help a company do a better job of tackling change and creating highly manufacturable products, according to a new report from Aberdeen Research. The report, which is entitled "Bridging the Gap Between Product Development [… [more...]
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Six-Session DraftSight Webinar Series Features Comprehensive Mechanical Design Training
Join DraftSight Training Specialist Mark Lyons for a six-part, all-encompassing, hands-on training series where attendees will work to complete a mechanical design project from start to finish. During each one-hour … Continued Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. I like turtles [more...]
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Behind the Scenes at Bertone's Concept Car Design Studio
Founded in 1912, BERTONE has had a colorful history creating some of the most sought-after and futuristic car designs throughout the past century. The reputable Italian firm started out as... The post Behind the Scenes at Bertone's Concept Car Design Studio appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Up Close and Personal With Google's Project Tango 3D Mapping Tablet
Aiming to 'give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion', Google's Project Tango has been met with enthusiasm from both developers and consumers alike since being announced in... The post Up Close and Personal With Google's Project Tango 3D Mapping Tablet appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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The Edge: Catherine Nueva Espaρa - Architecture, the City and Movies
Meet Catherine Nueva Espana, the curator behind the film series at Architecture and the City Festival.             Related Stories Why I Love Architecture and the City Festival (And You Will Too!) Three Credos and a Call for Change - a Gender Equity Journey in the AEC Industry The Edge: Thiago Lima, Design, 3D & Animation [more...]
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Why dev boards and SBCs replace development, case in point
I work with a guy who routinely lifts whole sections from a dev-board pcb layout and places it into his own design. Lets call him Sparky. You think Sparky is... The post Why dev boards and SBCs replace development, case in point appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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FESPA, connect with print innovation 21-23 August 2014
CONNECT WITH INNOVATION AT FESPA MEXICO 2014 As the leading graphic arts event for Mexico and Central America, it provides all the industry pieces of information you need to explore the latest developments in wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and signage markets. The exhibition will be a comprehensive showcase of print machinery, software, consumables, and substrates, as well as give you inspirational ideas on pri [more...]
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AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Webcast Videos
Recently Volker and Shawn of Autodesk Support have been holding free AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT webinars. They have posted the recordings of their recent webinars for everyone to benefit from. Introduction to DesignCenter (part 1 of 2) Introduction to DesignCenter (part 2 of 2) Building Blocks: Creating your own reusable content (part 1 of 2) Building Blocks: Creating your own reusable content (part 1 of 2) Precision Drafting: Object Snaps and Object Tracking [more...]
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SolidWorks Icosahedron Surfacing Tutorial
"I want to build a model of an Icosahedron in SolidWorks, how do I do this?" Asked By Egar Allen Salamat of OEM INT'L Modeling using surfacing tools can be extremely helpful when you need to create complex geometry that might otherwise be too time intensive or impossible to create, […] The post SolidWorks Icosahedron Surfacing Tutorial appeared first on SolidProfessor [more...]
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Freehand Sketching - Scribbling Technique
In this video tutorial Arvind Ramkrishna shows how to sketch a car with marker on paper, using a scribbling technique [more...]
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MakerBot Filament | Introducing the Naturals Collection
Make 3D models like these elaborate piggy banks from the MakerBot Digital Store using nature's own color palette with the new Naturals Collection. Get back to the basics with three new earthy colors of MakerBot PLA Filament: Click a Color, Any Color! These new colors have a variety of applications, making them a welcome addition to [… [more...]
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Experts Only!
Many of us take an annual winter vacation that includes snow skiing. We typically consult a trail map that shows the ski runs in order to plan our route down the hill. The runs are marked with four levels of difficulty on the map and also on the mountain; 1) easiest (denoted by a green [… [more...]
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SolidSmack Radio | Righteous Dub Soft Serve
This week's Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This... The post SolidSmack Radio | Righteous Dub Soft Serve appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Cost of distributed wind energy in the U.S. estimated at 14’/kWh
The total wind capacity in the U.S. at the end of 2013 was 61 GW which provided about 4.5 % of total U.S. demand. A large portion of all wind turbines installed in the United States generate power for on-site [more...]
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Free eBook - A Complete Guide to 3D Printing
3D Printing is on the rise and many readers are coming to 3DEngr to find about more about this great new technology. To help satisfy the curiosity or you and others who want to know more, we are releasing a complete eBook that will serve as a complete guide to 3D Printing. From who the major industry players are to how you can become a user of 3D printing everything is included in this complete guide. Be The First To Get The Complete Guide To [more...]
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New, Updated SOLIDWORKS Forums!
I am a big believer in being familiar with your resources. I am also a big believer in the power of community. If only, you ask, there was a place where SOLIDWORKS users could, when a particular need arose, lets...           Related Stories Revolved Cores In SOLIDWORKS 2014 The Beach Ball Icons in SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS: What Makes a Golf Ball? [more...]
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PTC in High Tech: UbiQuoss Brings 10 Gigabit Connectivity Home
While you sit in front of your computer with a 10 Megabit per second (Mbps) connection, waiting to buffer that must see YouTube video, consider this: In South Korea, theyre already delivering speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). Thats about 100 times faster than your connection. And now theyre working to reach 10 gigabits. [… [more...]
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Notes on the Nature of Perfection
BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction [more...]
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Cometal uses Femap to cut costs and increase safety
Cometal Engineering engineers and manufactures extrusion plants and foundries for aluminum billets and the re-melting of extrusion scraps, serving markets throughout the world. Cometal develops the entire production chain, including extrusion presses. The extrusion business is characterized by pricing sensitivity, which is where Femap helps Cometal achieve success by optimizing use of expensive materials and [… [more...]
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Revit: long delay after you click on the application menu ...
See Answer to the tip 9962: (Revit) this is only a preview of a tip - for all CAD tips, block libraries and discussion visit www.cadforum.c [more...]
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SOLIDWORKS World 2015 - Registration is Now Live
Are you ready? Are you excited? Its that time of year again. Summer is winding down, the new school year is upon us and SOLIDWORKS World 2015 registration is NOW … Continued Author information Alyson Savelle Senior Manager, Brand Offer Marketing - SOLIDWORK [more...]
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Summer Intern Showcase 2014
Intern showcase held in our telepresence room between San Francisco and Toronto Every year we host summer interns at Autodesk. This summer was no exception. In fact Autodesk had the largest number of summer interns in the Bay Area since [more...]
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Accessing Discipline and Duplicating View Template
I am back again in the land of the livin [more...]
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Kinect Fusion for Kinect for Windows 2
A few weeks ago I received the official retail version of Kinect for Windows 2 (having signed up for the pre-release program I had the right to two sensors: the initial developer version and the final retail version). After some [more...]
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Autodesk Flow Design, the easiest-to-use CFD program ever
by Roopinder Tara, Tenlinks.com Announced last January with little fanfare (Flow was mentioned in an Autodesk blog post in January, and then picked up the same day in TenLinks Daily), there never was an official press release back then, no [more...]
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Google Maps updates indoor mapping with floor level navigation
I have been writing about the way maps seem to be getting better and better, so just recently I noticed that google maps have updated there floor plan navigation to the point were I can now easily select any floor with the navigation button on the bottom right of any map. I tried it first with […] The post Google Maps updates indoor mapping with floor level navigation appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Update 6 for Inventor 2013 Service Pack 2
Update 6 for Inventor 2013 Service Pack 2 is now available. Please, read the Readme file for the Installation Instructions and the Summary of Issues Fixed by this Update [more...]
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Competing in the Architectural Playing Field with Rena M. Klein
In today's episode we talk with Rena M. Klein, business planning and management consultant about strategies and best practices when competing in the architectural playing field. Go here Competing in the Architectural Playing Field with Rena M. Klein to read this post on Business of Architectur [more...]
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Project Ventus from Autodesk Labs looks to wrap up CFD simulation
Autodesk Labs has announced Project Ventus, a surface wrapping tool for CFD simulation Q3, that ever so sexy way of saying 'summer is almost over', is upon us, which more positively gives us some new software from Autodesk Labs to get excited about. Autodesk Labs has announced Project Ventus for Simulation CFD, a surface wrapping tool to take a model, surface wrap it, add an external volume, and generate a CFD quality mesh that can be imported to Simu [more...]
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Theorem releases Multi-CAD 'CADverter' for PTC Creo
Theorem's Multi-CAD plug-in allows PTC Creo data to work interactively within Catia Benefitting the process of product lifecycle management and design collaboration between Catia and PTC Creo , Theorem Solutions has launched Multi-CAD, a new 'smart PLM' tool. Developed specifically for Catia V5 and V6 and PTC Creo, the plugin transforms collaboration by enabling the Dassault Systmes software user to work interactively with Creo parametric data dir [more...]
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The Hollow Tree Playhouse - Winner's Profile
The Hollow Tree Playhouse - a 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition winner. Take a look at this winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos [more...]
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Human Powered Submarine Team Powered by 3D Printing
The University of Michigans Human Powered Submarine Team is an annual participant in The International Submarine Races in both Maryland and England. To prepare for these competitions, the students design and build a submarine from scratch, relying on their creativity and innovation to devise clever and effective propulsion and guidance techniques. As the team went through its preparations this year, it ran into difficulties with its propeller design [more...]
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Today's Tech on The Today Show
The future is fun to think about, but its even more fun to experience. And with 3D printing, the future is now, as The Today Show discovered this morning. In case you missed it, behind the scenes footage of our color jet printing technology was shown, along with a new Cube 3 printer on set. Check it out! Beyond the great scope of 3D printing applications, excitement buzzed around our new ability to 3D print custom items and have them shipped directly to [more...]
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Summer Camp Enhanced Through 3D Printing
For many kids, camp is a staple feature of summer, full of familiar fun. As technology evolves however, some camps are introducing a new familiar, as demonstrated by Engineering Camp Charlotte, which has added 3D-modeling and 3D-printing to its activities. To expand the campers problem solving and critical thinking while exposing them to a new way of making, Engineering Camp Charlotte is teaching children how to design and operate in 3D at different entry [more...]
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Sense 3D Scanner Gets Duck Back on Two Feet
Quack-Quack the duck had a stroke of bad luck the day he was attacked by a dog on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU). The forecast was bleak following his admittance to and operation at the universitys Animal Hospital, where it was determined that the internal damage to his foot would make it impossible for Quack-Quack to successfully put weight on it. Its easy to sympathize with the challenges one faces with a loss of mobility, but the resulta [more...]
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80,000 Screaming Fans - And One Marriage Proposal - Descend on NVIDIA at Gamescom
Many wore NVIDIA t-shirts. Some wore the NVIDIA claw shaved into their hair. And one fan decided it was the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. Of the more than 80,000 screaming NVIDIA fans who descended on our stage show at Gamescom in Cologne over the weekend, Dennis is one fan… Read Mor [more...]
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Delcam to highlight machining with robots at Advanced Engineering
Demonstrations of machining with robots using the PowerMILL Robot programming system will be the highlight of Delcams stand at the Advanced Engineering group of events that is to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 11th and 12th November [more...]
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Apple iPhone 6 and and cross product families BOM planning
To manage Parts and Bill of Materials is not a simple tasks. I shared some of aspects related to the complexity of Part Numbering last week in my post - Existing data prevents companies to improve Part Numbers. The discussion in comments took me towards the complexity of Part Numbers in supply chain. Here is [… [more...]
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How long will take GrabCAD to develop full-blown PLM solution?
Time is running fast. It has been two years since I posted GrabCAD: from Facebook for engineers to PLM. If you are in the engineering community, the chances you will come to PLM are very high. Like in the past all roads lead to Rome, I guess all future development roads for PDM solution lead [… [more...]
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#WeeklyMake | Fall Trunk over Tusks for This Elephant
3D design has never been so adorable. With its print-in-place articulated legs, flexible trunk, and undeniable cuteness factor, its hard not to fall in love with this elephant from our favorite French fabricators, LeFabShop. Exploit that elephantine cuteness for personal glory with our latest #WeeklyMake challenge. DOWNLOAD FROM THINGIVERSE Once youve downloaded and 3D printed [… [more...]
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