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Vince Johnson's News – February 2011 Archive (18)

DraftSight is Out of BETA

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

AutoDesk Inventor & Playground Rides

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

LG Electronics Leverages SpaceClaim for 3D Models

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Alibre Update- CAM 2 64-Bit & KeyShot 2.2

Alibre CAM 64-bit has arrived! The port of Alibre CAM 2.0 is done and ready for download from the downloads page at alibre.com.To learn more about Alibre CAM just visit alibrecam.com.

 

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 22, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

The Black Ops Bros and SolidWorks

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Using Rhino W/ Revit

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)…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Form Finding W/ Revit Architecture Now Available

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Revit Leads SERA Architects to LEED Gold

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

solidThinking 8.5 Launched Globally Today

solidThinking, Inc., has launched the all new solidThinking 8.5 and solidThinking Inspired 8.5 globally today with new advancements for industrial designers, concept engineers and architects.

 

With over 900 new improvements and features, this new release is sure to keep you up to date with the…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

InspectionXpert for SolidWorks Review

For all SolidWorks users here is a brief breakdown of InspectionXpert. Maybe this can help you answer any questions about it you have.

 

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 14, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

AutoDesk is China's Top Employer for Third Consecutive Year

Congrats goes out to AutoDesk for once again being named one of China's top employers by the Corporate Research Foundation. This is the third year in a row for Autodesk to make the list.

 

AutoDesk senior V.P.- Asia Pacific, Patrick Williams is quoted as saying “Autodesk is honored to receive this award…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

AutoDesk Tackles the Green Frontier

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:

  • A new research facility at…
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Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

On-Demand SolidWorks Webinar

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:

  • How to automate management of…
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Added by Vince Johnson on February 9, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Decals In SolidWorks 2011

Decals are now available for SolidWorks 2011 users. Available in jpg, bmp, and png format, you can apply these to your models to represent labels, silk screening or other types of graphics.

 

Check out this tutorial on how to apply and use…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

SpaceClaim Announces OEM Contract

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

AutoCAD for Mac Now in Australia and New Zeland

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

TraceParts Online 3D Intergrates W/ SpaceClaim

TraceParts, a leading digital engineering 3D content company, has recently announced its launch of an extensive online parts libray which can seamlessly intergrate with SpaceClaim software.

 

The new online resource provides SpaceClaim users with hundreds of part catalogs commonly used in machinery, tooling, automotive, and aerospace industries.

 

The…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Autodesk Introduces New iPad App Teens

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…

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Added by Vince Johnson on February 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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