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TodayRobot-AdvanceSteel Link is Available on Autodesk Labs
Robot-AdvanceSteel Link is a technology preview that enables engineers and designers data exchange between Autodesk Advance Steel 2016 and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016, through a complete set of functionalities like import, export, or synchronize. Using Robot-AdvanceSteel Link, models [more...
TodayClosing the 3D Printing Gap: An Interview with PTC's Jose Coronado
For 20 years, manufacturers have been using additive manufacturing (3D printing) for prototyping. But lately, more and more PTC customers are turning to this same technology to manufacture production parts. The problem is, says PTC product manager Jose Coronado, the process was never designed for manufacturing via 3D printing. Thats why PTC partnered with Stratasys [… [more...
TodayA Look at SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer
Design Intent, Design Intent, Design Intent! Whether you are a power user of SOLIDWORKS or have recently taken an Essentials course, you know how important it is to model defining the design intent... 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...
TodaySolidSmack Radio | The Tolerances
This week's Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days.... Read SolidSmack Radio | The Tolerances at SolidSmack [more...
TodayAutodesk Provides a Streamlined 3D Printing Experience for Windows 10
Windows 10 now includes access to Spark, Autodesks open 3D printing platform SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2015-- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced that Spark, its open 3D printing platform, has been embedded into Windows 10. To make 3D printing more accessible to Windows users worldwide, the Spark 3D printing platform will provide an optimized 3D printing experience directly within Windows 10. This helps streamline the add [more...
TodayCAD Tip: Where do you locate your CAD Origin?
If ever taken a CAD class; you normally get told that your first sketch geometry should be connected with the origin. This results that the origin many times gets located in a corner. Is there a better way? Link to video [more...
YesterdayBuilding a Culture of Transparency at Your Architecture Firm
This is a guest post by Todd Reding, the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President for Investments at Charrette Venture Group. How Much Should We Share With Our Employees? Some design firms have a culture of secrecy. Few people outside of the partners know anything about the finances, the vision or the ways in which the [… [more...
YesterdaySewers paved with gold
Written by Catherine Bolgar The future gold rush might be to a sewer near you. Municipal sewage contains many metals, including gold, silver and platinum. Concentrations vary by metal, but municipal sewage tends to contain about one part per million of gold. This isnt a lot, but for gold its significant, says Kathleen Smith, research [… [more...
YesterdaySpeaker Announced for the 2015 Pioneers Reception
By Frank Foster, President, ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group The ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group is proud to present as it's guest speaker, one of the most influential scientists in today's fast moving computer graphics industry. Dr. Paul Debevec is a research professor of computer science at the University of Southern California, and the chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. He will present a visual report on his recent work done at [more...
CAE Survey How do leading companies use simulation to develop more competitive products? Please share your experience. How does simulation and analysis impact your products? What challenges should you look to overcome to improve simulation efficiency? What are some of the simulation best practices leading companies are following? If you already completed the survey > please share [… [more...
YesterdayRiding on the Swing of Emotions
Today I laughed. Today I worried. Today I cried. I rode on the swing of emotions that came through my mind and body. After visiting the Kayamandi Township yesterday, I was hopeful that I could make that proverbial change in this community and somehow work with my Autodesk team members to leave a small mark in [… [more...
YesterdayAutodesk Stingray - architectural visualizations in real-time
CAD Studio is a member of Autodesk AEC Bloggen Council and so it can bring you exclusive information about upcoming Autodesk products. On August 19th, a new product will be released for attractive 3D visualizations generated in real-time - Autodesk Stingray. Autodesk Stingray is originally a gaming engine, coming from the Autodesk's last year acquisition of the Bitsquid technology. It is no [more...
YesterdayCongratulation to Donnie and Helen Gladfelter
This will surely brighten anyone's day! Some of us take our love of Autodesk products to the extreme in fact I have seen wedding proposals and invitations made in AutoCAD. It was great to see my friend Donnie Gladfelter (aka The CADGeek) become a new parent along with his lovely wife Helen. His awesome employer CADD Microsystems gave the new Jackson Gladfelter a new outfit outfit that says Latest Autodesk Product. I would say Donnie and Helen have an 18 [more...
YesterdayRendering Contest Ends Tomorrow.
Solid Edge University free pass is in the balance, and we have a good number of entries, but yours is the one we are waiting for. There are so many things you can do with an automotive rendering, and a lot of great examples out there to draw some inspiration from. Rendering is a skill every CAD user should have. It helps you bridge that communication gap with people who aren't used to looking at 3D data. But you don't have to look at it as a [more...
YesterdayAugust 13th is Webcast Day at CATI
On August 13th, we are hosting a full day of webcasts. We will be covering Simulation, Design Automation, Electrical Design, and SOLIDWORKS Premium to provide you with a first look at each tool. You can register for any webcast or [more...
YesterdayWhy Best-in-Class Manufacturers Use 3D Modeling
In the age of conspicuous consumption, consumers are consistently seeking newer, better, and increasingly more complex products. And that creates stiff competition for manufacturersespecially those who still rely on 2D CAD systems. According to a report on small- to medium-sized companies from the Aberdeen Group, 3D CAD is a critical application with the promise to [… [more...
YesterdaySpecials and New Releases - August 3, 2015
RealFlow2015 is out and you can upgrade immediately for a very special price. This is the best time to join the RealFlow Revolution! But that's not all, check out our other fantastic specials for great products like SolidEdge , KeyShot and Arcon Evo. Related Stories Specials and New Releases - July 27, 2015 Specials and New Releases - July 13, 2015 Specials and New Releases - July 20, 2015 [more...
YesterdaySneak Peek: 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016
Its that time again! Its time for SOLIDWORKS 2016 and all of the exciting new features and enhancements that come with it. Most years users typically have to wait until the website launches and the new release goes live in order … Continued Author information Rachel Diane York Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantas [more...
YesterdayDoes every engineer have a right to a portfolio?
Some of you may be quite proud to display your engineering portfolio right here on GrabCAD. Portfolios serve as a valuable asset to your engineering career, increasing the reach of your design work, making you stand apart from peers in job interviews, and even helping land new clients. Given the obvious benefit, you would think that every engineer should have the right to do the same with their cumulative design work. While the natural reaction is to shout [more...
YesterdayNikola Bozinovic talks to Architosh about Frame: What it can mean for Apple's Mac Customers
A new cloud platform called Frame is emerging this year as the most powerful option to create, access and manage a virtual Windows workstation or virtual desktop in the cloudfrom just about any modern web browser on any device. Recently Architosh spoke with Nikola Bozinovic, CEO of Frame, to discuss his company's offering and the larger trend afoot in the IT industry and what impact it may have on Apple's Mac customers [more...