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£1.2m grant sees Grainger & Worrall increase its hi-tech manufacturing performance
Grainger & Worrall have received a 1.2m grant, which will be used to continue its future technical innovations UK metal castings firm Grainger & Worrall (G&W) has been awarded a 1.2m grant to further develop its aerospace component production and development capabilities, The company, which uses a blend of traditional casting methods and finishings, combined with the latest in 3D printed sand castings, received the boost as part of the governments Sha [more...]
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3D Systems Taps Peter Theran to Lead Its Consumer Products Business
ROCK HILL, South Carolina October 24, 2014 - 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that Peter Theran joined the company as its Vice President, Consumer Retail and will lead the expansion of the companys consumer products into new retail markets. Peters charter is to broaden the reach and penetration of 3DS latest consumer products, services and experiences including its Cube 3 and CubePro printers and its expanding portfolio of perceptual d [more...]
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PLM cloud options and 2014 SaaS survey
The number of SaaS businesses is growing these days. You probably had a chance to read my CAD, PLM and Top 500 cloud app vendors list few months ago. However, one size doesn't fit all. This is certainly true about engineering software and PLM. As PLM companies are moving to the cloud, we want to learn [… [more...]
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Autodesk ReCap does not offer the publishing icon for Real ...
See Answer to the tip 10065: (Recap2015) 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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Theorem ships CADverter v.17.2 for CATIA!
Performance improvements Interoperability gain Automatic data checking  3D PDF publishing These four new features are the one you where waiting for. They are now available within CADverter v17.2 and also support CATIA V6 3DEXPERIENCE Platform (R2014x)! With this latest realease, you will be able to work directly within a CATIA (V5 and V6) environmenteliminating external translations. In a word,  CADverters check geometry for errors and then val [more...]
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Meet the Pumpkin Chunkin Champions - American Chunker
Over the last few months, I have had the opportunity to meet with, and get to know the American Chunker Team. They are the current world champions of Punkin Chunkin … Continued Author information Cliff Medling Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWork [more...]
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Mcor looks to extend reach of 3D printing in schools by giving away consumables
Cheap materials mean more design iterations for students, and fewer headaches for teachers managing costs Mcor is offering three years of free IRIS 3D printer consumables to US schools if they purchase a Mcor IRIS 3D printer education package before 15 December. To be effective in education, 3D printing must be accessible to all students, said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. Yet, the high cost of 3D printer consumables c [more...]
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AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: Creating Blocks
Here it is, Mike's first post in the new AutoCAD Deep Dive Series, covering AutoCAD's extremely handy Blocks. To successfully use the stalwart of CAD applications, becoming proficient at creating, managing and interacting with blocks is an absolute must for any AutoCAD user worth their salt. So if you are sweet AutoCAD user, then stick with us and you'll be a salty AutoCAD dog in due course [more...]
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Autodesk Open Source All Over Germany and Japan
Here some notes on Autodesk Open Source involvement from AU Germany, the Japan hackathon, and some other nice topics for today: Autodesk University Germany Japanese View and Data API hackathon projects CAD Term Translation Cool presentation style Autodesk University Germany [more...]
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Hendo - Hoverboard
Can this be real, back to the future becomes reality, the effects on so many things are at stake here, not the car or skateboards, but in the way so many items might change, lifts for instance, and moving platforms, luggage systems at airports, the list goes on and on, and if this is just […] The post Hendo - Hoverboard appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Freebie: Boris Continuum Complete AE Halloween Templates
These 2 Jack 'o lantern presets were created by Paul Ezzy and are compatible with BCC 9 AE and After Effects CS6 or higher. Click here to download the presets.  You will need to log in or set up a Boris account to get the download. Learn More | Purchase BCC AE [via Toolfarm.com [more...]
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Yesterday
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NVIDIA Sets Conference Call for Third-Quarter Financial Results
CFO Commentary to Be Provided in Writing Ahead of Call SANTA CLARA, CA - NVIDIA will host a conference call on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, ending Oct. 26, 2014 [more...]
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Filter Filtering Gotcha
When you create or edit a view Filter we can apply a Filter to the list of categories based on discipline. Filtering the list of categories has a direct impact on the Filter Rules > Filter by: list too. If you tell Revit to only show you Architecture categories then you'll find the available parameters listed in the Filter by: criteria drop down will not include parameters that are related to other disciplines. For example, if you were hoping to use [more...]
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AutoCAD I/O API: a new batch processing web-service
This is really interesting news Ive been waiting to share for a while, now. And of course its the answer to the question I posed in my last post (this is the service the dashboard has been monitoring). Once I [more...]
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BIM_SIG_054 Architect Special Interest Group September 2014 (pm)
In this session we look at some of the new tools in Vectorworks 2015 and how they relate to site modelling. The project looks simple enough, because it's a gently sloping site that needs a car park, and entry road, and an exit road. There are also several hills that have to be negotiated around. Vectorworks has site modifier objects which will often do what you want, but are commonly requested enhancement to the site modifier is is the ability to make them [more...]
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Behind the Design: The Rogue C6 Intelligent Urban Bicycle
It's no secret that the 'urban bicycle' is a hot topic in bicycle design circles. With the rising popularity of the recent Oregon Manifest-an annual nationwide competition that pairs design... Read Behind the Design: The Rogue C6 Intelligent Urban Bicycle at SolidSmack [more...]
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this career is getting more fair
Today I spoke to my toughest crowd - a group of 7th graders during a career education class (and my son was in the crowd - yikes). They were the BEST audience e-v-e-r. I'm not kidding. Consider it like a career fair, except it was just me in a classroom. Other professionals have spoken to [… [more...]
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Cool Tools of Doom n' Stuff: Week 43
With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With 'Cool Tools', we've done the hard work for you. This... Read Cool Tools of Doom n' Stuff: Week 43 at SolidSmack [more...]
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iLogic - Suppress Components in all but the Active Level of Detail
Issue: Your assembly has several Level of Detail Representations set up, which works well. The problem is that when you add a new component to the assembly, you have to go to each Level of Detail and suppress the component in order to prevent it from showing up in those existing Level of Detail Representations. Solution: Here is an iLogic rule that will suppress any selected components in all of the other LOD's, with the exception of the active L [more...]
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Why to ask cloud PLM vendor about Devops and Kubernetes
I want to continue the theme of how do we move to the cloud. While Amazon remains one of the major providers of elastic computing services, other options are emerging too. If you consider to move your PLM initiatives to the cloud, you might do some analysis about how actually cloud PLM can be made. [… [more...]
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GRAPHISOFT showcasing BIM energy benefits of using ArchiCAD 18 at 2014 Greenbuild International Conference this week
GRAPHISOFT is at Greenbuild this week showcasing its energy evaluation and analysis software as integrated into its leading BIM package ArchiCAD 1 [more...]
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Upcoming Conference on Geographic Information Systems
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2014 is the twenty-second event in a series of symposia and workshops dedicated to GIS. ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 will take place from Nov 4 to 7 in Dallas, Texas, with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners to engage in interdisciplinary discussions and to foster collaborative research on all aspects of geographic information systems [more...]
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The Engineering Manager's Field Guide
Great engineering managers are always looking for ways to become really great engineering managers. On one hand, a manager has to keep the skills they learned on the way up as sharp as possible. Otherwise, how can they expect to direct a team with any real credibility? On the other hand, being a manager brings with it a slew of responsibilities that are considerably broader than those belonging to an individual contributor. After all, managers manage teams [more...]
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Materials thinking - Seat string a few things together for lace car
A lace 'cover' of the new Seat city car has us thinking about local production and materials It has no engine, no metal or glass, and has a whiff of your grandma's house about it, but as part art project, part materials mix-up, Seat has produced a lace 'cover' of its new city car. The lace Seat 'Mii by Mango' is a marketing gimmick, designed to link up with fashion chain Mango that had a hand in the design of its road-going twin, but unassumingly it a [more...]
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Geometric and College of Engineering, Pune come together to promote 3D Printing
Geometric is a leader in PLM, Global engineering Services and OSPD. In October, they signed an MoU with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and Colorado State University (CSU), USA for setting up the Geometric 3D Make Lab at the COEP premises.  This lab will be available to student industry specialists and its goal is to explain and develop 3D printing technologies.      Geometrics will invest USD200.000 in this lab in the next 3 years and pr [more...]
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Energy Modeling For All
By Nathan Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal at Kipnis Architecture + Planning The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is challenging designers to evaluate the impact their design decisions have on a projects energy performance with the goal of producing carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this ambitious program may seem intimidating, particularly for smaller-scale firms, Ive [more...]
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Get Certified With Infinite Skills!
Did you know that with every Infinite Skills course you complete, we issue a certificate of completion? These certificates are great to have to help you get ahead in a competitive job market. Employers love to see that you've taken the initiative to learn a new skill, or have enhanced your existing skills. Listing your [… [more...]
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Surviving the Tour de France with XEffects Toolkit and FCP X
The following is a guest post by none other than Peter Wiggins. Peter has edited the Tour de France for many years and has been putting his knowledge and expertise to work to create some of the best products the FxFactory platform has to offer. Ill let you in on a secret, I designed the XEffects [… [more...]
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3D Systems Featured in "The Intel Experience" at Best Buy Stores
ROCK HILL, S.C., October 23, 2014 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announces its participation in the new Intel Experience , to be featured exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores across the United States. The Intel Experience gives anyone access to interact with the 3D printing lifestyle, and other new consumer technologies including augmented reality and digital DJ remixing. As the 3D printing pioneer and leader, 3DS is showcasing its new Cube 3 printers which [more...]
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Angel Delivers Clean Water Equipment with PTC Creo
Angel Equipment and Technology wants your next glass of water to be clean, safe, healthy, and even stylish. The company, based in Guangdong, China, specializes in every aspect of thirst prevention. It makes attractive water dispensers, efficient filtration systems, bottling machines, coolers, warmers, and ice makers. Our mission is to push the application of drinking [… [more...]
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Tidbits: Tech Soft 3D, Vectorworks and Chaos Group News items
Mac CAD and 3D News tidbits include the new book on Vectorworks for Entertainment Design, the latest V-Ray 3.0 for Maya and HOOPS Exchange 2015 technology for ISV's integrating 3D data into their app [more...]
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Chaos Group Releases New V-Ray 3.0 for Autodesk Maya
The new V-Ray 3.0 for Maya is out and has many new features including Probabilistic Light Sampling, Render Masks and more [more...]
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Up to speed: Mould making for high finish plastics
The VISI CAD/CAM solution from Vero Software speeds up bespoke electrode production at German company TVB Technologie Vertriebs und Beratungs GmbH (TVB) in Upper Bavaria is a toolmaker specialising in graphite electrodes and associated services. We produce an average of 12,000 to 15,000 electrodes a year in a variety of sizes for up to 70 customers from the tool and mould making sector, explains Florian Rauchenberger, TVBs project manager. Electr [more...]
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Revit Tutorial - Creating a Custom Mullion Profile (Curtainwall BIM)
I published a post introducing you to Jon's blog a few weeks ago. I mentioned that there were some real quality posts on his blog, and I meant it! So much so, that I felt it necessary to re-post one of Jon's tutorials on a topic that comes up often: custom curtainwall mullions. Yes, that's right, you CAN create custom profiles for your mullions... You aren't just stuck with the OOTB profiles... Custom Profiles Posted by Jon McFarland on Februrary 25 [more...]
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First Look: Materialise Magics 19
The new distribution option for the 3D nester in Magics should improve part quality and build time First launched in 1994, Magics has been providing support to 3D printing professionals for two decades , although with new challengers on the horizon many are paying close attention to see what developments are being made to the tool. Currently it's the industry standard software for professional 3D printing STL file preparation, with users loving its a [more...]
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Glue rather than screw or nail
A spec I learned from an old Architect was to glue and screw a door frame in place, no mention of the glue, he saw it as a filler, relying on the screw for the fixing, and for a long time it worked, but with the advent of some rather strong and powerful glues at […] The post Glue rather than screw or nail appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Empty (white/transparent) Quick Access Toolbar - QAT.
See Answer to the tip 10062: (ACAD,LT,ADT,Civil,Map,Plant) 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 2015 Variables with Linear Pattern Up to Reference
Last week I attended the MOKA SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting and saw an interesting presentation on using Variables in a way that I had never considered using them before. The presentation was on tips for preparing to take one of [more...]
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Update: Adobe Photoshop 2014.2.1 is Now Available
Photoshop CC 2014 update version 2014.2.1 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues: Fix for crash when copying contents of a layer mask and then switching to a different application Fix for crash when opening a file with missing fonts Fix for crash when rendering a 3D depth map mesh Fix for writing a 3D file to PDF that results in 0 - bytes Fix for crash when running Photoshop the same time that AMD GPU Driver Utility is running [more...]
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Update: Waves Audio Yosemite Compatibility
Waves Audio has just announced that all Waves Native plugins V9 as well as the Waves License Center (WLC) are now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please note: SoundGrid plugins and software applications are not yet supported by Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We are working to resolve this compatibility issue as soon as possible. Click here to download the updated installer. [via Toolfarm.com [more...]
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Update: That Studio Indie Essentials
High-quality, one-click effects you can use to enhance any Independent film, creating impressive practical visual effects in minutes. Indie Essentials can be used in any post production software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke and other solutions. Indie Essentials has been updated to include Creature Kit II & III, adding over 6GB of creature eyes, skin textures, wounds, and more.   Learn More | Purchase Indie Ess [more...]
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New: mamoworld Text2Spreadsheet
Text2Spreadsheet exports the texts of your After Effects project to a spreadsheet where you can modify them easily with applications like Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers or Open Office. When you are done editing, you can apply the changes to your After Effects project in a single click. The spreadsheets are easy to read and also support several versions of your texts. Perfect for translating your projects into different languages or sending texts to your c [more...]
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Oct 22, 14
Radan Latest Release On Show At Fabtech
Radan Latest Release On Show At Fabtech Vero Software will be exhibiting its Radan brand at Fabtech 2014. With over 27,000 visitors expected at the three day show from November 11 to 13, at Atlantas Georgia World Congress, it is the perfect showcase for the new and enhanced functionality in the latest [more...]
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Oct 22, 14
Open files faster with fewer clicks using SOLIDWORKS Quick Filters
SOLIDWORKS allows you to open various types of document files, including DWG, Parasolid, and STL, as well as files from other CAD software. If you regularly use SOLIDWORKS files and want to filter out other file types, use the SOLIDWORKS Quick Filter buttons to quickly select what types of files you want to open. In this short tutorial video we'll show you exactly what you'll need to find the files you need faster and open them with fewer clicks. The pos [more...]
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Oct 22, 14
Is it time for a change in traditonal software licensing?
Whilst setting up Minecraft on his home computer with his son, Al Dean couldnt help compare its licensing to that of traditional software, which is often locked to a single workstation, and thinks its about time for a change I spent a weekend with my wee lad Jack recently getting Minecraft set-up on our home computer, an aging iMac. For those that dont know, Minecraft is a computer game. I say game, its more like digital Lego combined with elements of ge [more...]
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Oct 17, 14
Interference in SOLIDWORKS Motion
SOLIDWORKS Motion is a great tool for analyzing kinematic motion of assemblies. When problems arise, discovering why is difficult at times. I had a particular case of this recently. I was analyzing a complex mechanism, and the behavior of it...           Related Stories 2015 SOLIDWORKS Simulation What's New - Shell Manager Maximizing the Benefits with SOLIDWORKS Simulation What's Really Neat About SOLIDWORKS and Simulation? [more...]
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Oct 3, 14
How I wish Twitter Would Work
I view gardening as something different than landscaping. For gardening, I tend to use a trowel. I get down on my hands and knees, dig a small hole, plant a plant, and water it. It has a very individual feel [more...]
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