From 3D modeling to 3D printing: Lumitoro makes fashion model-worthy jewelry with Autodesk Fusion 360

The fashion world has long been fascinated by the possibilities of 3D printing technology, and now jewelry designers have the 3D technology to finally bring their ideas to life. One of the first in the world to produce high-end fashion jewelry exclusively through 3D printing is Roberto Chaves, a man with multiple talents in the

Optimizing built-in tire pressure monitoring sensors

Miniature sensors that regulate automobile performance are designed in a very particular way to operate properly while housed directly on moving automobile tires. They need to have the sensitivity to pick up measurements while in motion and the durability to withstand the elements. Tire pressure is the unsung hero of automobile performance. When inflated to

Entrepreneur illuminates nightime sports with Onshape cloud-based CAD

As a former college athlete, AfterDark Technologies founder and CEO Dan Wilson will never forget the indignity of being kicked off the sports field. It didn’t matter that he and his Cornell University Swim Team friends didn’t have dibs on his school’s various lit fields at night. After all, none of the football, soccer or

What’s New in Inventor 2016

Autodesk introduced the newest version of its desktop 3D CAD product, Autodesk Inventor 2016, which provides a trio of modeling tools: parametric, direct editing and freeform design tools. Inventor 2016 also enables users to associatively connect their Inventor data to non-native CAD formats so their electrical and mechanical data can be integrated into one single […]

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Autodesk Releases AutoCAD 2016

The trade press loves to extol the benefits of the latest and greatest technology and in the CAD world, that typically means talking about 3D CAD systems. The reality is, however, that there are still millions of engineers happily getting their jobs done using 2D CAD systems. CAD giant Autodesk recently rolled out the most […]

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How Real-time Ray Tracing Can Uncover Dangerous Design Flaws

While today’s sleek skyscrapers filling urban landscapes seem to embody modern and cutting-edge design, it’s often not until after these mammoth structures are built that hidden design flaws rear their ugly heads, sometimes with rather dire consequences. In one particular case, these consequences included a building that was quite literally melting nearby cars. London’’s year-old […]

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Siemens and thinkstep jointly Launch Material Management Software

There are so many questions that must be answered by product developers and manufacturers when embarking on new product development. Will it be strong enough? Can it be manufactured cost-effectively? Will it perform as designed? Will it weigh too much? Choosing the right materials is often key to answering many of these questions. With so […]

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IronCAD Extends 2015 Productivity Improvements

IronCAD yesterday announced the first product update for its 2015 release, which includes customer-driven quality improvements and some additional design collaboration features. The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) 2015 Product Update #1 imports native files ten times faster by directly importing the graphical model representations. Software products from Dassault Systemes, Siemens, and Solidworks can store […]

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New API Enables Creation of 3D Human Bodies For Design Customization

Imagine as a designer being able to integrate human bodies into your designs. As customers increasingly demand highly customized products, the ability to test real products out on virtual 3D bodies holds tremendous potential in the new era of mass customization. A company called Body Labs has created a platform–now in beta–that enables users to […]

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Video: Data Management Best Practices to Avoid Rework on Shop Floor

Manufacturers are always looking out for ways to work more efficiently, reducing the amount of scrap and rework required to produce products. The reality is that the best way to accomplish these goals starts upstream in the product development process. Caleb Funk, Manufacturing Solutions Team Manager from IMAGINiT Technologies, shares leading data management practices used […]

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Innovative hydraulic hybrid engine solution created using LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim

Every automotive maker is busy designing and building hybrid vehicles. It is the current buzzword in the automotive industry, and it seems that consumers are putting their money behind this new technology. For instance, the electric hybrid Honda Insight ranked as the top-selling vehicle in Japan in April 2009, the first time a hybrid has

Introducing Kenesto Drive for File Management and Collaboration

One of the many announcements made at the recent SolidWorks World event was the upcoming release of Kenesto Drive, a cloud-based solution that provides users with automatic file versioning, automated backup and multi-CAD support. Kenesto Corp, a leading cloud provider of engineering data management and lifecycle collaboration, created Kenesto Drive to help mainstream engineering customers […]

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Introducing Kenesto Drive for File Management and Collaboration

ShareOne of the many announcements made at the recent SolidWorks World event was the upcoming release of Kenesto Drive, a cloud-based solution that provides users with automatic file versioning, automated backup and multi-CAD support. Kenesto Corp, a leading cloud provider of engineering data management and lifecycle collaboration, created Kenesto Drive to help mainstream engineering customers […]

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GrabCAD Workbench Now Free For All Users

GrabCAD announced yesterday that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. This announcement means that engineering teams of all sizes will be able to share and manage CAD files effortlessly, accelerating the product development process. What is Workbench? For those of you that aren’t familiar with the product, GrabCAD Workbench is a […]

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GrabCAD Workbench Now Free For All Users

GrabCAD announced yesterday that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. This announcement means that engineering teams of all sizes will be able to share and manage CAD files effortlessly, accelerating the product development process. What is Workbench? For those of you that aren’t familiar with the product, GrabCAD Workbench is a […]

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Crowdsourced Rankings of Best Product Design Software Released

The first Grid report for product and machine design software was published today by G2 Crowd, a business software review site that uses crowdsourcing to rank products. The Winter 2015 report ranks seven products to guide users in their purchase decisions. This report is based on more than 170 reviews written by business and engineering […]

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Crowdsourced Rankings of Best Product Design Software Released

The first Grid report for product and machine design software was published today by G2 Crowd, a business software review site that uses crowdsourcing to rank products. The Winter 2015 report ranks seven products to guide users in their purchase decisions. This report is based on more than 170 reviews written by business and engineering […]

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Q&A: Jon Hirschtick on the Future of CAD: Part II

We continue our discussion with Jon Hirschtick, founder of SolidWorks and now CEO and founder of OnShape, a startup pioneering the introduction of true cloud-based CAD. Though the product has not yet been introduced, we had the unique opportunity to talk to Jon about the future of the cloud, web and mobile and how those […]

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Q&A: Jon Hirschtick on the Future of CAD: Part II

We continue our discussion with Jon Hirschtick, founder of SolidWorks and now Chairman and founder of Onshape, a startup pioneering the introduction of true cloud-based CAD. Though the product has not yet been introduced, we had the unique opportunity to talk to Jon about the future of the cloud, web and mobile and how those […]

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Q&A: Jon Hirschtick on the Future of CAD

Jon Hirschtick is a very interesting guy. He’s also a very smart guy who’s been around the CAD world for a very long time. The MIT graduate was one of the founders of SolidWorks, is now in the process of starting up a new venture called Onshape as founder and Chairman, and from what I […]

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Q&A: Jon Hirschtick on the Future of CAD

Jon Hirschtick is a very interesting guy. He’s also a very smart guy who’s been around the CAD world for a very long time. The MIT graduate is was one of the founders of SolidWorks, is now in the process of starting up a new venture called OnShape as founder and CEO, and from what […]

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PTC Introduces PTC PLM Cloud for SMB Market

One of the last holdouts in cloud deployment, PTC, announced yesterday that it’s porting its Windchill PLM software to the cloud. The goal it appears is to address the needs of the small- to mid-sized (SMB) business market, a demographic that’s been largely left out of the PLM market. These companies often didn’t have the […]

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PTC Introduces PTC PLM Cloud for SMB Market

One of the last holdouts in cloud deployment, PTC, announced yesterday that it’s porting its Windchill PLM software to the cloud. The goal it appears is to address the needs of the small- to mid-sized (SMB) business market, a demographic that’s been largely left out of the PLM market. These companies often didn’t have the […]

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Sharing CAD Files Across Systems Remains a Pain Point

Many of you remember the early years of CAD when a simple design change could be a day destroyer; forcing you to have to recreate the model or go back and update multiple views of a drawing. Parametric or feature-based CAD systems changed all of that. With these powerfully automated 3D CAD systems, the task […]

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Sharing CAD Files Across Systems Remains a Pain Point

Many of you remember the early years of CAD when a simple design change could be a day destroyer; forcing you to have to recreate the model or go back and update multiple views of a drawing. Parametric or feature-based CAD systems changed all of that. With these powerfully automated 3D CAD systems, the task […]

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