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After an initial launch last June and over 400,000 downloads later, DraftSight is now available out of beta. If your not familiar with DraftSight it is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files.
DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Congratulations to Japanese playground equipment manufacturer Nitto Sangyo for being named AutoDesk Inventor of the Month. Using AutoDesk Inventor, the company develops ride-able toys that are safer and more durable than standard commercial playground…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
SpaceClaim announced today that LG Electronics is optimizing their engineering process by using SpaceClaim to modify and manipulate CAD models.
"SpaceClaim's ease of use and compatibility with a broad range of CAD software, enables our engineers to more quickly verify and measure 3D model data from…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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For all the fans of Discovery Channel's show "Black Ops Brother, Howe & Howe Tech" here is some cool news you might not have know about.
Believe it or not the twin brothers use SolidWorks to design their incredible military creations. After trying other software the brothers settled on…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Joe Kendsersky will be hosting a four part series that will deal with importing and managing geometry from Rhino into Revit. Joe works at AutoDesk as customer success engineer for Revit Architecture.
Here is a brief overview of part one of his series:
"Rhino is a tool that specializes in free-form, non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS)…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments
AutoDesk Labs guru Scott Sheppard, has recently informed us all of the new technology preview that allows form finding for architectural conceptual design.
Within Revit Architecture, you can now create form…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
Portland based SERA Architects, who design of the renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Portland City Center, has recently been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The building achieved efficiencies in energy consumption and…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments
With over 900 new improvements and features, this new release is sure to keep you up to date with the…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments
InspectionXpert is an inspection report automater and ballooning application that runs within SolidWorks FeatureManager pane. It helps users automatically generate inspection report forms in conjunction with…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments
AutoDesk senior V.P.- Asia Pacific, Patrick Williams is quoted as saying “Autodesk is honored to receive this award…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
AutoDesk recently wrapped up its showcase in San Francisco and one thing to take away from it is customers focus on 'Green Design'. AutoDesk is continuing its trend toward green design and green manufacturing and this showcase exemplifies their stance.
Some of the items featured include:
Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments
First Trace Inc. is making a free webinar available to you that demonstrates the best practices for managing SolidWorks drawings, assemblies and parts.
Included in the 1 hour webinar:
Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Check out this tutorial on how to apply and use…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
SpaceClaim announced today that C&R Technologies has chosen to intergrate its family of products with SpaceClaim. CRTech SpaceClaim will eliminate bottlenecks caused by CAD-based geometries that are too detailed or complex for simulation.
Complexities in creating thermal models often include…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments
Good news for all users down under, AutoCAD for Mac will soon be available! Autodesk has announced that it is now available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand from authorized Autodesk resellers and online retailers.
Autodesk is making a free 30-day trial of AutoCAD for Mac available for download and will offer free…Continue
Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The new online resource provides SpaceClaim users with hundreds of part catalogs commonly used in machinery, tooling, automotive, and aerospace industries.
Added by Vince Johnson on February 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments
AutoDesk has just released an iPad app, TinkerBox, designed for teens to help spark their creative minds and develop an interest in engineering.With TinkerBox users can experiment with physics and engineer mechanical designs to solve puzzles.
This is great for anyone who teaching to provide a free way to get their students to enjoy…
Added by Vince Johnson on February 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments