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Reprinted from CADdigest.com; by Ralph Grabowski I've been looking at TurboCAD ever since the days it ran on MS-DOS and so watched its progression to Windows, and then to Macs and iPads. Today it is a program that handles nearly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WorldCAD Access
When switching to free mode, only five documents can still be used in a shared environment.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
I long ago paid off my mortgage, but here are the costs for my town: Rent for a 2BR apartment = $10,200 / year Mortgage on a 4BR house (at 4% over 25 years) = $21,780 / yr Property taxes on my 5BR house = $2,700/yr Owning is nothing like renting or paying a mortgage.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
The CAD market is orders of magnitude smaller than the office software market. If Onshape is using Google's Docs numbers for its business plan, then the company might have a problem. In my case, Google Docs is a bad analogy as no editorial staff I know employs it. Too slow and too flaky for serious writing.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
upFront.eZine Issue #852 I like the simultaneous editing idea. I tried that about 10 years ago but ran out of resources. Two or more people working in the same CAD file: each can see what the other is doing in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at upFront.eZine News
Dedmin: You are right: subscriptions are like renting a house. When times are bad, and you can't make your rent payments any longer, you get kicked out onto the street.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
CAD Guy: I am not betting against it. But there is reality. Only 10% of India's 1 billion+ people have access, and that is intermittent. A programmer tells me he pays for Internet access through two ISPs, to ensure at least one of them will be up most of the time.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
Mike: Either Onshape will write their own PLM extension or else encourage a third-party to write a pipe. They have not mentioned PLM in their marketing, so maybe they see it as a non-issue, or else as a bullet point best left unmentioned until they have a solution.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Seven flaws in Onshape today at WorldCAD Access
Difficult Birthing of new MCAD Software 1. Runs only on the Internet. No or poor connection = no working 2. No one-time perpetual license available. $1,200/year perpetually 3. No drafting, no generation of 2D drawings 4. Switching from paid mode... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WorldCAD Access
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Ten years of passion Over at the CAD Panacea blog, R K McSwain today celebrates his 10th anniversary blogging. In his posting, he lists the other bloggers who have been around at least as long. See http://cadpanacea.com/wp/?p=798. From his list,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
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upFront.eZine Issue #851 by Ralph Grabowski The point to CorelDraw Technical Suite is to take data from a wide assortment (such as 2D and 3D CAD files, "blueprints" or scans, and photos), massage them, and then output them in many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at upFront.eZine News
Pebble Steel, original edition So I've been wearing the Pebble Steel watch since Christmas, when I bought it for myself as my present. Well, the kids helped pay for it. So, what's it been like? The more important question is:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Ever since in 2006 when my dad handed over his latest camera he didn't like, I've wondered why smartphones don't have room for optical zoom lenses. The camera he didn't like was the Samsung NV3, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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by Ralph Grabowski, reprinted from CADdigest.com Apple’s 1984 introduction of the Macintosh computer spurred on researchers to take advantage of Apple’s unique, interactive, graphically-oriented interface. One of them was Dr. Chris Yessios, who at the time was the director of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
upFront.eZine Issue #850 by Ralph Grabowski OnShape last week launched its cloud-only MCAD software that targets Soldiworks users. Here is part 2 of our interview with Joe Dunne, which took place in early January. Drawing Management OnShape president Jon Hirschtick... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at upFront.eZine News
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11 years old I forgot to note that last week this blog registered its three millionth page-view since its founding in December, 2003. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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From ASCON Group Saint Petersburg's ASCON Group is best known for its MCAD software KOMPAS-3D. As the largest Russian CAD vendor, it has concentrated on the MCAD market for more than 20 years, along with more recent projects like its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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Develop3D Live 2015 The British organizers of the annual Develop3D Live conference are pretty excited that they will have a bunch of CAD vendor ceos on their stage later this month: Carl Bass, Autodesk ceo Gian Paolo Bassi, Solidworks ceo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
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upFront.eZine Issue #849 by Ralph Grabowski Joe Dunne does technical marketing for OnShape. He says that if he had only a few seconds to tell us the best way to understand the new MCAD program is to "take the good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at upFront.eZine News
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Launched this morning at 8am Pacific 1. It's free. No limited functions; no time-out bomb; no limit to online storage. 2. It is a history-based feature modeler that is also a direct modeler-editor; it employs features, extrusions, parts, and assemblies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Thomas Friedman is out-Friedmaned Quoted from Wired: "The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism" by Mat Honan. Source: http://www.wired.com/2014/12/life-and-death-of-the-racket/ - - - “The joke here is that Thomas Friedman is always talking about the benefits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Multiplexing cross-selling opportunities Last week, executives of 3D Systems spoke with financial analysts. One asked about Cimatron, makes of CAM software, which 3D Systems recently acquired. - - - Brandon Wright (Stephens): Just want to get a little bit of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
I've fixed the link. Thank you for alerting me.
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Command and sysvar names I've put together a couple of files that contain just the command and system variable names found in BricsCAD V15. You can import them into your word processing and desktop publishing software to get rid of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #848 > March 3, 2015 by Ralph Grabowski A long-time reader had this question to ask: I am not looking for legal advice, but I think this question may be an easy on for you since you are pretty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at upFront.eZine News