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When we think about the biggest CAD software companies, we think of the Big Four who make more than $1 billion a year: #1 Dassault Systemes ($2.6B) #2 Siemens PLM Systems (?) #3 Autodesk ($2.3B) #4 PTC ($1.3B) (? -... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WorldCAD Access
Tip A reader writes: Some time ago I bought ARES Commander and I use it on my Linux Mint. As the Mint upgrades every 6 months, I was asking Graebert for a new activation code every time. Well, the last... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Faster than the ribbon The fastest way to get things done on computer is through keyboard shortcuts, and these are the ones I use often. (Depending on the software, certain ones might not work.) Ctrl+W to close the current window;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
by Roopinder Tara, (Updated to reflect that free SketchUp was never licensed for commerical use.) How do you tell the largest CAD user base in the world that they they are going to cut off? You don't. SketchUp, known... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
MobileCAD is fairly unimportant to deep-pocket CAD vendors An email buddy writes, CADO [from England's Orange Juice Studios] ... had a somewhat tragic Kickstarter campaign, and I'm not sure if any major CAD firm has taken any interest supporting the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
by Roopinder Tara, What if making architectural models was easy, fun, cheap -- and clean? What if it they came in kits with pieces you can snap together, pieces that may actually resemble architectural elements like walls, floor and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #326 upFront.eZine takes its annual summer vacation from now until mid-August. See you then! In the meantime, you can continue to follow CAD and other news right here on this blog. Two companies are taking their CAD software in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Hope for the hopeless When Microsoft added the Recycle Bin to Windows for holding erased files for up to a month, external devices tended to be read-only, such as CDs. There was no need for the Recycle Bin to support... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
$10 a month for the rest of my life When we first moved to this town, the local phone service was cheap: $11 a month, because we could only call two nearby, smaller towns without incurring long distance charges. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #325 "This is one of the most interesting times in CAD. Mobile is part of that. We want to bring technology to screens wherever people are." That is what the chief technology officer told me in a recent conference... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
by Roopinder Tara, Quite often, companies pay for journalists to attend their events by covering all the costs. This has most journalists jumping for joy: it's one of the perks of being part of the press. There are not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #324 My readers had a lot to say about HP and their printers -- complaints, largely. Also this week I have for you my notes from 1996-7 and what was considered important in CAD in those days. You can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
ART is 50% faster than Dalvik The tech media is all a-twitter today, copying each other's stories about the new runtime environment in the "next release" of Android. A few, however, hint at the truth: that ART (Android Run Time)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
You have to turn on mouse gestures One of my frustrations running Windows apps on touch screen computers or tablets is that the touch interface of programs is immature compared with Android or even iOS. This is a surprise, given... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #323 HP's page-wide large-format printer spitting out D-size sheets a last week's launch event It was hard writing and editing this week's upFront.eZine AND be watching the Germany-Portugal World Cup game. But I did it, and I incorporated a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
by Roopinder Tara, HP's large format printer division is based in Barcelona, but their print heads are made in San Diego. The software may well be written in Oregon, and their PR firm is headquartered in Atlanta -- an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Semi-live coverage from San Diego Tuesday I was in San Diego for HP's North American launch event for two new large-format printers. I had taken along a new portable PC but it didn't work out so well on its maiden... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Thanks for reading! In checking the stats today, I see that WorldCAD Access has around 12,000 readers: 10,767 through RSS feeds, according to Feedburner 800 to 1,600 each day visit this blog directly, according to TypePad Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #822 This week I am travelling to San Diego (CA USA) for HP's unveiling of its newest large-format printers. In the meantime, this week in upFront.eZine I have for you: 1. Greabert's CAD Software First to Run on Four... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
I can get to the site, but when I sign in, it reports "Server is down for maintenance." Last tweet was June 2012, but last Facebook entry was May 24, 2013.
I wonder if they will do tabletCAD deals with Dassault and Corel, like they did with ARES (DraftSigh and CorelCAD).
ARES now runs on Android, Linux, OS X, and Windows Graebert Gmbh of Berlin yesterday briefly briefed me on their new initiative: running full CAD on an Android tablet. The software is code-named "Radon" and this week is entering beta... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Translated from "Inside BricsCAD 2014" The German reseller of BricsCAD in Germany is MERViSOFT GmbH, and in March they arranged with Harald Vogel to translate my "Inside BricsCAD V14" ebook into German. This week the 193-page ebook becomes available for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #821 From my time at Solid Edge University 2014 last month, here is a report on how a machine designer handled the transition from history-based modeling to direct (Sychronous Technology): 1. Switching from History to ST Modeling Case study... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at WorldCAD Access