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Understanding the Russian CAD market ($126) The first bi-lingual research paper on the state of the mechanical computer-aided design market in Russia. In The Russian MCAD Market, you will learn insights into the following crucial topics: History of MCAD in Russia during and after Soviet rule Product offerings by MCAD... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at eBooks.onLine
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Tutorial by Ralph Grabowski I wrote last week about Ampe's A88 Android tablet I purchased recently from China through eBay. As is sometimes the case, I bricked the device. After many attempts to reinstall the operating system, I succeeded but... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at WorldCAD Access
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Software review by Ralph Grabowski PDF became the de facto exchange medium for drawings and documents because it is accurate (Adobe made sure of that when they first developed Acrobat), and because it is read-only: recipients can't modify the document.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Issue #865 by Ralph Grabowski With informal labour services like Uber and AirBnB, outsourcing is no longer international; it's right down our street. This same style of downscaling of incomes is attacking us at the professional level, where companies offer... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at upFront.eZine News Archives
Five favs I suppose that some sort of adopter curve applies to apps stores, in which new users are hesitant about accessing them, then as they become excited by the one million apps freely available for downloading, download a ton,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
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Kingo to the rescue The latest cheap Android tablet I bought through eBay from China is an Ampe A88 for $123. When I have a choice in tablets, I like 8" screens and white bodies, and it is surprising how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #864 by Ralph Grabowski Three-D modeling is a much greater challenge over 2D drafting, because we are not introducing just one more dimension (z), but adding five more views to the traditional plan view: front, back, left, right, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue # 683 Finally, an article that explains IoT in a clear, understandable way! “IoT is defined as products made smart with sensors that are interconnected.” Priceless. Then I was further educated in the size of the market -- good... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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DOS Redirection From 1983 One of the top requests for Windows 10 is that Microsoft allow printing of directory listings -- getting a print out of all the files in a folder. But Microsoft so far is maintaining a stance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Segment failure I help out elderly people with their computers. The widow across the street, the mother-in-law, the aging father, and so on.They like computers for staying in touch -- through email or Facebook -- and for puttering around. My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #862 Opinion by Dmitry Ushakov I read with great interest John Callen’s guest editorial about CAM [computer-aided manufacturing] and Onshape (upFront.eZine #856). Mr. Callen points out that CAD systems today still focus on defining geometry outside of a context... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Too freaking expensive For years now, but only about once a year, I get asked whether I would consider providing print versions of my ebooks. I understand the desire of my customers: print has its superior points over ebooks, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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Welcome to the archive pages of upFront.eZine, the e-newsletter that for 20+ years has been reporting on the business of the computer-aided design software industry. We launched 1 May, 1995 and today bring thousands of subscribers our edgy opinion, weekly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Welcome to eBooks.onLine, one of the CAD world's largest publisher of ebooks for training yourself on computer-aided design software. About Our eBooks. All of our books are PDF files, which can be read and printed with any PDF reader software, even on ebook readers. The pages are 8.5x11" so that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at eBooks.onLine
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Welcome to the archive pages of upFront.eZine, the e-newsletter that for 20+ years has been reporting on the business of the computer-aided design software industry. We launched 1 May, 1995 and today bring thousands of subscribers our edgy opinion, weekly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Some camera apps are better Android comes with a pretty good camera app. I treasure a user interface that quickly accesses the most important functions, and Google Camera does that in its latest incarnations.It is good enough that I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Hoisted by your own petard Corporations and other groupings assume all is lightness and wonderful. Just ask Sepp Blatte. I watched the 2.25-hour keynote for Google I/O and was amused at wasn't said, what was glossed over. The update to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
From Q1 2016 Results Earnings Call Transcript Carl Bass, Autodesk ceo: This is probably the first time we've really talked about [Internet of Things], and it's one of the areas where our customers are really interested in. I was doing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #861 by Ralph Grabowski with Stan Przybylinski After the Internet transformed commerce, the Internet of Things will do it all over again, says CIMdata's vp of research Stan Przybylinski. IoT is defined as products made smart with sensors that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
by Ralph Grabowski, reprinted from Design Engineering magazine Around the year 2000, the Internet bubble was getting seriously big. Established CAD vendors looked for ways to show they were hip to the new thing. PTC integrated a web browser into... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #860 One of the things that will place the IntelliCAD Technical Consortium in the history book of CAD is how the organization helped launch dozens of AutoCAD workalikes. They use the IntelliCAD code provided by the ITC. Some of... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Now! Slower than 1GHz! 2014 was the year the computer world began running backwards. Those of us growing up with personal computers in the 1980s and 1990s experienced ever increasing speeds. Some of us remember desktops with TurboBoost! buttons that... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
HDMI out -> USB in I have this Surface-class tablet I rarely use, because it is underpowered. But it is a full Windows 8.1 (well, Windows 10 Tech Preview) computer that is wonderfully light. Side rant: I think Microsoft could... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #859 The dirty secret in CAD is that multi-core CPUs (which all computers today boast) are completely useless for drafting, modeling, and editing activities. They come into play only with tasks that can be broken down ahead of time... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #859 by Ralph Grabowski with Tibor Szolnoki One of the grim realities of CAD is that drafting and modeling tasks cannot use the many cores we have in our computers today. Fifteen of those 16 cores roaring along at... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives