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It's the future, don't you know Autodesk ceo Carl Bass responds to a question from a financial analyst during this week's quarterly conference call. Comments are edited for brevity and clarity. - - - Financial Analyst: You have some very... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Issue #920 by Ralph Grabowski Siemens has changed its Solid Edge development process so that it can accept input from end-users. Each year they have round tables at Solid Edge University at which users can tell executives what functions they... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
For a graphics board, there is the problem of the cable connection to the monitor part of the all-in-one computer, as well as there being enough room to fit a a graphics board, which can be quite large. For my use of this computer (casual CAD, video editing) the built-in graphics are sufficient, I find.
There is an empty PCI slot, and so a board could be plugged in there
Schooled in art I took this photo while we were being given a tour of an art school in downtown Vancouver, courtesy of AMD. This is the room in which nudes are sketched in charcoal . Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Trump the Love Following the results of the recent US federal election, the mainstream media was filled with outrage from the elite whose candidate failed to earn sufficient electoral votes. PacketSled ceo Matt Harrigan, for example, threatened to assassinate the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #918 by Erik de Keyser As CEO of Bricsys, Erik de Keyser gave the keynote at this year's Bricsys Conference International in Germany. Here is the text of the speech he gave to the 1,500 attendees at the BMW... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
There are a lot of questions of how this will work, but I think that Bentley Openplant / Map is closer to what Autodesk is working on. I
I've republished the old print edition of the book "Inside GenericCADD 6" in digital format, a PDF. You can purchase a copy from Regards, Ralph H. Grabowski Publisher upFront.eZine > newsletter > WorldCAD Access > daily blog > eBooks.onLine > learning portal > Twitter > @upfrontezine >
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2016 on Running Generic CADD in 2013 at WorldCAD Access
News from @martynday Autodesk yesterday announced the future for some of its software at Autodesk University. (I am not at the show, but have been avidly followed Martyn Day's tweets from yesterday. He is the editor of AEC Magazine out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Six months I came across one of my older posts, in which ZWCAD Software Company thanked its staff for the hard work they put in to a ZWCAD conference. Up to 100 employees worked for three months to plan the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Hence my question to HP: how does the nVidia graphics get upgraded.(Their response: replace the motherboard, which means it won't happen.) Prior to unveiling this new workstation, they did a prelude presentation that there are 2.9 million CAD users without a workstation. So I guess they figure that's their market. I can see it as a secondary computer. I have a second Windows desktop on a side table -- an all-in-one that can't be upgraded, which is useful to do things when my primary computer is occupied. PC World suggests that this is HP attacking Apple's Mini Mac, which I also have as an unobtrusive Mac, which I need to use only once in a while. It shares the monitor with the all-in-one.
HP Z2 Mini G3 HP last week gave about 70 of us media people a preview of its new Z-series workstation. "Z" means computers meant for users of high-end desktop software, like mechanical CAD design and movie editing. This one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Wollongong, Australia Sea birds out early on the Pacific Ocean beach off the coast of Wollongong, Australia, 2012 Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #917 Q&A with Oleg Shilovitsky and openBOM by Ralph Grabowski During Solid Edge University 2016 last month, I met with Oleg Shilovitsky, ceo and co-founder of openBOM. This new software lets designers track products. Here is my interview with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #916 by Ralph Grabowski The theme of this year's Graebert Annual Meeting was "The ARES Trinity for CAD." The 'trinity' refers to desktop, mobile, and cloud. Graebert Gmbh believes the three platforms are complementary, as they feel that there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
4th Edition This is the first time since 2001 I've updated my book on CAD management. Back then, it was known as CAD Managers Guidebook and was published by the Onward Press imprint of Delmar Publishing. Now it's know as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Wollongong, Australia Surfers waiting in the Pacific Ocean and watching for the next big wave off the coast of Wollongong, Australia, 2012 Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Reliability models Proposed emergency office, as envisioned by some, not being my cup of coffee (image source upFront.eZine ‏@upFronteZine Nov 2: A reader writes: "...The cloud model, which I despise and think will fail soon. Everything is being hacked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Colors captured In the last week, a new file format was announced that may be of interest to CAD users. Pantone File Format Pantone is the primary North American standard for specifying colors. Kind of like PDF ensures an exact... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Muting unwanted transmissions Phones, tablets, and even Windows 10 desktop computers have Airplane Mode. Turn it on, and it turns off all of the radios used by the device. This goes back to the day when we were assured that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Thank you, Anton, for the clarification!
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2016 on What's New in Solid Edge ST9 at WorldCAD Access
Six of 'em It's not easy for me to take out the number of candies used to vote for the top six features, so I will present them here disregarding the vote numbers. Rember the methodology: roundtable attendees spoke up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at WorldCAD Access