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Issue #887 by Ralph Grabowski with Dan Williams "Ganta has everything to do with materials that are put into products, whether theoretical like new composites, or practical materials like steel," Dan Williams of Granta tells me. Ralph Grabowski: How did... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #886 Book by David J Gerber; review by Ralph Grabowski The title seems odd, given that for most of Joseph Gerber's life he didn't have to choose between difficult choices. It's the other meaning of the word that David... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
$1500 or $300 After the soldered-in RAM malfunctioned in my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro just three months past the warranty expiration, their Authorized Repair Center quoted me $1500 to repair it: US$950 for a new motherboard from Lenovo, plus the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #885 by Ralph Grabowski Mecsoft arose out of CAM programmers who used to be with UGS (akaUnigraphics), UGS being later purchased by Siemens PLM. At Mecsoft, Joe Anand is ceo and Uday Honnalager is technical support manager. I asked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
CIMdata Webinar Peter Bilello, president CIMdata: "We are seeing a shift in expectations in what PLM is expected to do. Healthier business success, unhealthy ones fail. Even though PLM began in the 1980s, it still is not mature. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Webinar Q&A MecSoft today held a Webinar to talk about the 11th release of Visual CAD/CAM, the 2016 edition that was released last week. Here is the transcript of the Q&A portion. - - - Q: It sounds like VisualCAD... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
I, too, have my engineering degree in Civil, specializing in Transportation. I find that thread sexy.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2016 on Our 10-second STEM test at WorldCAD Access
Issue #884 by Ralph Grabowski The Open Design Alliance surveys its 1,270 members each year to learn which services they are using, and what new services they'd like the organization to provide. The ODA generously provided me access to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Sea and ski Panoramic photo of the Vancouver harbour taken by my son-in-law Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Relative Angles are Relatively Hard CAD software is nothing more than a geometry calculator that does vector math, the stuff we learned during our first year of science or engineering degrees. Those matrix transformations that took us minutes or hours... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
314 pages, and free for you I wrote my first "...for AutoCAD Users" book back in 1991. It was the idea of OnWord Press to come out with a new category of book. It was no longer unheard of that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #883 Don is a friend from the days we both worked at the same engineering firm. We were best man at each other's wedding, and even through we now live far apart, we continue to keep in touch 35... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
On some Android systems, the 1GB cache is removed only temporarily.
Science, technology, engineering, mathematics With the push to put more students (a.k.a. women) into the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, how can they tell if they are cut out for a career in STEM? Take our 10-second test... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Not so smart, after all A year ago I got myself a Pebble Steel smartwatch for myself as my Christmas present. I chose the Pebble because it has a 5-7-day battery life (instead of 1 day), was on Black Friday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
USPTO After several years of being quiet on the patent front, Autodesk filed a pile in the last months of 2014. Here are the patents that Autodesk applied for in November and December 2015; they have not yet been granted:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Here is online help for creating calendars. Let me know if this does not work for you:
...and Happy New Year My granddaughter at 18 months helping decorate the Christmas tree. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
BSOD One ongoing problem haunted Lenovo's ill-fated Yoga 2 that lived only 15 months under my ownership: frequent BSODs [blue screens of death]. Typically, they occurred a few moments after I opened the laptop's lid while in sleep mode. That... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Soldered-in memory I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 almost as an impulse just over a year ago, because it had a wonderful keyboard that was backlit. Some Lenovo laptops do have the best keyboards in the industry, owing to their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Just a little bit more With 3TB hard drives normal these days, computer makers are turning to SSD [solid state drives] to improve performance and increase prices. Problem is that they are still expensive. So 128GB and 256GB are the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
View from a cloud Neolant is a Russian software company with expertise in plant design. They recently began following the ASCON model by making their core technology available an an independent product. For ASCON, it was their C3D modeling kernel;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Alright, here we are awaiting Onshape’s press conference. The Web-based CAD vendor this morning gathered the press for a Web-based press conference, appropriately enough. We’re just waiting for the 8:30am even to begin… …and as we wait, here is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
$180 million minimum bid Onshape runs on funds from investors, who have put $144 million into the private company. While its' pretty exciting to play with that much money, there is the dark side. The investors want their money back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #883: Merry Christmas! by Ralph Grabowski Intel CPUs are even less popular in smartphones and tables than ones from nVidia. To make an end run around the overwhelming popularity of ARM-based CPUs, Intel decided lately to concentrate on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at upFront.eZine News Archives