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A Design Engineer's Dream - SOLIDWORKS Merges with Proto Labs
As an engineer, I can totally specify a part. Concept, shape, material . . . done! I can render in glorious 3D . . . . It almost looks like the real thing. I can tell if it will survive [more...]
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Charting the Orion's Flight to Mars in MathWorks Simulink
In 1972, Jon Friedman watched the first Columbia space shuttle's launch from a black-and-white TV screen. Last December, Friedman, now the aerospace manager at MathWorks, was watching the first test flight of NASA Orion from an iPad alongside his kids. Time passes and children grew up, but the passion for space exploration remains the same [more...]
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This Is How Powell Skateboards Manufactures an Entire Skateboard under One Roof
Similar to other board sports that have taken the recreation and lifestyle industries by storm, some of skateboarding's most influential developments didn't occur in a research lab, but rather the... Read This Is How Powell Skateboards Manufactures an Entire Skateboard under One Roof at SolidSmack [more...]
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Morgan at the Geneva Motor Show 2015
I headed over to Geneva yesterday afternoon for the first press day of this years Geneva Motor Show. I was there courtesy of our friends at the Morgan Motor Company who launched their new Aero 8 (it was actually nice [more...]
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Don't Miss a Thing. Update Your SolidSmack Subscription Now.
It means a lot to us that you subscribe to SolidSmack and we want to make sure your days are 100% fortified with a healthy dose of design, tech, cad... Read Don't Miss a Thing. Update Your SolidSmack Subscription Now. at SolidSmack [more...]
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Cloud Changes the PLM ROI Equation - guest post
Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown shares his views on how the cloud changes the PLM Return on Investment equation. The post, Cloud PLM - A Big Return with a Smaller Investment, is a guest post on the PTC Creo blog. The post is followed by an interesting PTC video that shares information on their new product, PTC PLM Cloud [more...]
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Quick car rendering tutorial
A free car rendering tutorial by SketchMonkeys, a new website that offers design sketching tutorials, for both traditional and digital media. Offers premium tutorials to paid subscribers via patreon.com [more...]
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Electrical Design Track at Engineer 3D!
Attend the Electrical Design Track at the Engineer 3D! Conference! Engineer 3D! is the best place to learn about electrical design technology! Attend the one-day electrical design track to learn how to improve your electrical design process and get training...           Related Stories 5 Things I Learned Going To My First SOLIDWORKS World 3D Printing Agenda at Engineer3D! A Designer's View Of SOLIDWORKS World 2015 [more...]
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Architectural Visualization Workshop in Barcelona
Architectural Visualization Workshop April 16-17, 2015 Barcelona, Spain    The focus of this workshop is to provide participants all the necessary knowledge for being able to make renders inside Rhino platform. We will be using V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino to develop such renderings. In these two intense days, participants will learn the workflow for rendering inside Rhino with the V-Ray plugin.  The course will start with the basics of [more...]
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Meca Bricks Brings an Unlimited Supply of LEGO to Your Browser
If we were all being honest here, there has to be at least one time where we have all hoped for that never ending supply of LEGO bricks of choice.... Read Meca Bricks Brings an Unlimited Supply of LEGO to Your Browser at SolidSmack [more...]
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Computational Design and Digital Forming lecture and workshop in Sao Paulo (Brasil)
March 2015, the Laboratory of Automation and Prototyping forArchitecture and Construction (LAPAC) of University of Campinas - So Paulo will receive the visit of the German architect Peter Mehrntens as part of the Research Project "Contemporary Architecture and Automation, Practice and Reflection" sponsored by FAPESP (So Paulo Research Foudation). Mr. Mehrtens will give an open lecture called "Application of digital forming processes in contemporary a [more...]
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Rhino training in South Africa
Check the new training sessions in Johannesburg (South Africa) organized by SimplyRhino South Africa : SimplyRhino Level 1 (Beginner) - March 28-30 SimplyRhino Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) - March 31-April 2 Details and registration [more...]
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Learn from the Best at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia this April
Do you dream of transforming the world? Then join a community of visionaries at the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit on April 27-29 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Attendees across all design disciplines will benefit from thought leadership sessions, engaging breakouts, product development insight, and more. Plus, you'll get a chance to network with Vectorworks […] The post Learn from the Best at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia thi [more...]
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MegaBots Look to Bring about New MechWarrior-Type Arena Sport with Giant Robots
MechWarrior, Robotech, Titanfall, you name it- fighting using giant robots is awesome no matter how you slice it and could soon become a reality. MegaBots are looking to make that... Read MegaBots Look to Bring about New MechWarrior-Type Arena Sport with Giant Robots at SolidSmack [more...]
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Rhino for Mac webinars
SimplyRhino UK has organized a series of free webinars featuring Rhino for Mac : Setting out 2D and 3D Curves - Wednesday 18th March 11.00 am Creating Surfaces - Wednesday 15th April 11.00 am Adding Detail - Wednesday 13th May 11.00 am Details and registration [more...]
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Weekly App Smack 10.15: DoCamera, WPS Office, Smart Launcher 2 and More…
Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows! The Weekly App Smack is the best of design... Read Weekly App Smack 10.15: DoCamera, WPS Office, Smart Launcher 2 and More… at SolidSmack [more...]
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Scott Barkman: Tips for Loading Large Models Faster
Whether you design luxury yachts or handheld medical devices, your assembly can include thousands of parts and sub-assemblies. Try to load all that data into your 3D CAD system, and you may spend hours waiting for every last fastener to make its way to your desktop. Scott Barkman, Portfolio Lead at PTC University, wants you [… [more...]
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MakerBot Innovator Sessions | Rapid Prototyping with Mike Grandinetti
Mike Grandinetti knows a thing or two about innovation and technology. Hes juggled multiple careers and positions over the years, including entrepreneur, educator, public speaker, mentor, consultant, and board member. For over 30 years hes worked with the likes of Startup NEXT Boston, Hult Business School, Open IDEO, and more. Needless to say, hes the [… [more...]
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Renishaw collaborates with Materialise on new metals 3D printing software
Renishaw's AM250 laser melting system has its 3D printing capabilities boosted by the new software collaboration with Materialise Materialise and Renishaw have joined their considerable 3D printing knowhow to further advance 3D printing software for metals. The Renishaw Build Processor software has been devised to enhance the capabilities of Renishaw's AM250 additive manufacturing system, allowing users to input STL files from any CAD package or t [more...]
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Esteco collaborative optimisation tools at work for Ford
The latest generation of Ford cars looks set to benefit from optimisation enabled by Esteco's software Ford has adopted Esteco's collaboration environment based on Somo - enterprise collaboration and distributed execution framework for multidisciplinary product optimisation. The set-up allows networking between multiple departments and geographically distributed sections of the company, helping achieve institutionalised and transparent management of t [more...]
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A Top-Down Design Interruption: Late Changes
Top-down design offers development teams an excellent platform for concurrent engineering. If you use PTC Creo Advanced Assembly Extension (AAX), you may already be using this method to create an assembly where several team members can work on the same product at once without fear of intruding on each others work, overwriting it, or having [… [more...]
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CAD is No Longer the Middleman in the Design Process
It is no secret that CAD has forever altered the landscapes of design, engineering, architecture, industrial manufacturing, and many other industries. However, it hasn't happened as quickly as one might have thought. Designers and engineers, used to hand drawings and sketches, still depended on low-tech options at the initial stages of design. However, as these [… [more...]
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Prototyping - a curious process
Prototyping is a curious process. Its part experimentation, part black art and part luck. Al Dean has been pondering the tools we have available to us today and discovers that the pursuit of perfection isnt the be all and end all Ive been lucky enough to be able to spend time with a whole range of different prototyping methods over the last few months, as youll have seen from the last few issues (and theres more to come). Ive been in the workshop with [more...]
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A fairy-tale Rhino architecture for an English country home
VisualARQ analyzes the use of Rhino software in the unique architecture of an English single-family house designed by BPR Architects: Downley House. When Birds Portchmouth Russum architects discovered that the family that would occupy the [more...]
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Automation using SOLIDWORKS Simulation API
The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Application Programming Interface (API) functionality can be used to automate the creation of studies, applying loads and fixtures, material selection, meshing, running analyses and processing results. The … Continued Author information Ramesh Lakshmipathy Senior Territory Technical Manager at Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORK [more...]
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Community Colleges Remix a Technical Future Workforce
Siemens PLM Software joined AACCs Workforce Development Institute to discuss unique academic-industry partnerships with community college leaders. Together they are developing a technical future workforce [more...]
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This is what the 3D Systems CEO expects from Cimatron
Multiplexing cross-selling opportunities Last week, executives of 3D Systems spoke with financial analysts. One asked about Cimatron, makes of CAM software, which 3D Systems recently acquired. - - - Brandon Wright (Stephens): Just want to get a little bit of [more...]
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Event: GRAPHISOFT hosts live webinar on BIMx and BIMx Pro
GRAPHISOFT hosting a BIMx live webinar to review the latest changes in the award-winning mobile BIM tools for iOS and Android that empower architects to bring their BIM model and linked 2D documents with them in the field and anywhere they go [more...]
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How to Eliminate 2D Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD-Part2
SOLIDWORKS MBD templates allow you to edit the background, add text blocks, and images. To customize the template they have included a handy button right on the main toolbar. Inside the template editor you will find more tools to customize [more...]
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Delcam to show new modelling tools in ArtCAM Pro at ISA in Las Vegas
Delcam will demonstrate the new real-time modelling tools in the 2015 release of its ArtCAM Pro signmaking software at the ISA International Sign Expo to be held in Las Vegas from 8th to 11th April [more...]
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Flatter Files, CETOL, Smap3D, HandyScan3D Nominated for SOLIDWORKS 2015 Best of Show
by TenLinks Judge, Alin Vargatu Flatter Files PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) Great cloud-based application offering controlled access of your company files for suppliers, customers and even other departments in your company (CNC, purchasing, planning) that need to see [more...]
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Frequency & Buckling: What's in Common?
If you've been in the engineering world for any length of time, i'm sure you've heard the terms "buckling" and "resonant frequency" thrown around; you also may very well know what each of these terms mean, but have you ever...           Related Stories Making SOLIDWORKS Better for Our Customers Simulation: EA Sports and The Super Bowl SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Failure Analysis vs. Stress Analysis [more...]
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How to Eliminate Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD - Part 3
How to Eliminate Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD Part 3 In Part 3, we will be discussing the options for creating 3D views. Creating 3D views have a number of advantages, from modeling productivity, to final output. Let's start by [more...]
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ATRSoft, Wacom Tablets, I GET IT, Sigmetrix, Mcor Nominated for SOLIDWORKS Best of Show
by TenLinks Judge, Jim Lucas PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) SOLIDWORKS veteran and TenLinks judge, Jim Lucas, has nominated the following products for the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Best of Show. The following is a list along with his justification [more...]
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Free EnergyPlus Cloud Webinar on March 26 for all the cool kids
Krishnan Gowri is a Principal Engineer on the Building Performance Analysis team. Here is some info on an upcoming seminar he is working on. Join us for the EnergyPlus Cloud Application Program Interface (API) Webinar! Thank you to everyone who [more...]
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The New Mythbusters: Where Did the 'Build Team' Go?
Chances are, if you are alive in any way, you have more than likely seen at least one episode of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. When the first show aired... Read The New Mythbusters: Where Did the 'Build Team' Go? at SolidSmack [more...]
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Get - and keep - everyone on the same page
Speed online document reviews with Adobe Acrobat XI by collecting everyones feedback and approvals in a single PDF file. We use the markup tools in Adobe Acrobat for more than just the review of text. We use text boxes to … Continued The post Get and keep everyone on the same page appeared first on 3DA Systems [more...]
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Adobe Acrobat l Streamline document reviews and approvals
Have you lost or damaged a USB drive? Losing data can be a nightmare if you havent backed up your files or you dont have immediate access to them. What is a more secure alternative that also saves time? Using … Continued The post Adobe Acrobat l Streamline document reviews and approvals appeared first on 3DA Systems [more...]
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Will cloud CAD inherit data interoperability problem?
Cloud and CAD are probably getting to the point where it starts become a real thing. Autodesk Fusion360, Onshape, SolidWork Industrial design. It is likely to absorb some PDM functionality to make collaboration, branching, revisions and other data management tasks easier. Cloud CAD means no files, so engineers have nothing to mess with… Life is [… [more...]
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BOA95 Business Skills for Architects with Todd Reding
Today I speak with Todd Reding, Chief Opertations Office and Vice President of Investments for Charette Venture Group. Go here BOA95 Business Skills for Architects with Todd Reding to read this post on Business of Architectur [more...]
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Interview with Michael Brown, Director of Academic Relations
The charismatic Michael Brown is based in the UK, and is the Global Director of Academic Relations for Solid Edge and related products. Here in the Community we have an area for Academic, and we are frequently promoting the software to students. You might not see or hear about Mike every day, but the effects of what he does are all around us. As you read through this interview with him, you will see just how much energy Mike puts into his job with students [more...]
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The Sugr Cube Speaker Wants You to Touch, Tilt and Flip It
The Sugr Cube portable WiFi Speaker from Sugr can be a classic case for the scenario where a product becomes an extension of one's reality. Devoid of inanimate and mechanical... Read The Sugr Cube Speaker Wants You to Touch, Tilt and Flip It at SolidSmack [more...]
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3D Paintball Ninja
Featuring all the basic elements of human survival, including taxing physical struggles in the woods, harrowing split-second tactical decisions, and danger at every corner, paintball is both a popular sport and a thrilling way to spend the afternoon. You might be inclined to think it is the domain of adrenaline-charged brutes, but what happens when an engineer crosses into this realm? I know of such a man and his legend. While others are content to careles [more...]
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Roadmap for planned downtime for Collaboration for Revit
As updates to Collaboration for Revit and Autodesk A360 require small windows in downtime, we wanted to lay out the roadmap for upcoming downtime in service for Collaboration for Revit and Autodesk A360. The planned downtimes are as follows: 2015 [more...]
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