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With OnShape being in closed beta, we don't know what it does, how it operates, and how well it might be able to compete with the entrenched competition. Adjacent seats may be the best it can hope for, rather than displacing seats, like a Creo or NX. Even a by-now-"oldtimer" like SpaceClaim (ten years old, next year) is still just an adjacent CAD package, according to Deelip Menezes' interview wiht SpaceClaim director of product management Justin Hendrickson: http://www.deelip.com/?p=9157
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by Ralph Grabowski It was a scant two years ago that a flurry of start-ups launched 3D MCAD software that runs in Web browsers. The catalyst was HTML5 and other browser technology that allowed users to interact with 3D models... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WorldCAD Access
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by James E. Heppelmann [Reprinted from Seeking Alpha] The Internet of Things is the #1 topic of interest right now in the field of information technology, and PTC has a legitimate opportunity not only to play in this market, but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WorldCAD Access
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Mobile Ground Penetrating Radar Catsurveys has figured out how to synchronize large quantities of data generated by ground-penetrating radar to a moving geographic location (using corrected GNSS -- global navigation satellite system). It's employed to determine the location of undergound... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Issue #837 This week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter feature article is an excerpt from my talk at the Bricsys International Conference 2014 in Barcelona, Spain: User Interfaces (And What We Can Learn from their Limitations) by Ralph Grabowski You can... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WorldCAD Access
If by saying "presstitute" you mean that I am paid for my work, then yes: 'Design Engineering' magazine pays me to write for them; once my article is published by their print magazine, I am free to reprint the article on my site(s). If, however, by "presstitute" you mean that Dassault Systemes paid me -- directly through a fee, or indirectly through paid travel or advertising -- to write this article, then you'd be wrong. Regards, Ralph H. Grabowski Publisher upFront.eZine Publishing > Web site > www.upfrontezine.com WorldCAD Access > daily blog > www.worldcadaccess.com eBooks.onLine > learning portal > www.upfrontezine.com/ebooks
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2014 on Solidworks 2015: Orphan No More at WorldCAD Access
by Ralph Grabowski [This article first appeared in Design Engineering magazine, and is reprinted with permission.] Four years after Dassault Systems badly announced the successor to Solidworks (which led to a frenzy of speculation as its dedicated users debated the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #836 This week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter reports on the ongoing failure by Autodesk toregister DWG as a trademark in the United States: DWG Stays Free of Autodesk by Ralph Grabowski You can read all about the business of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Graebert says the software is designed for "any" Android tablet with a 7" screen or larger. The final verison is due to ship with ARES 2015 ships, so hopefully by the end of this year. Regards, Ralph H. Grabowski Publisher upFront.eZine Publishing > Web site > www.upfrontezine.com WorldCAD Access > daily blog > www.worldcadaccess.com eBooks.onLine > learning portal > www.upfrontezine.com/ebooks
I cover what I cover. You are free to read it, or not. Regards, Ralph H. Grabowski Publisher upFront.eZine Publishing > Web site > www.upfrontezine.com WorldCAD Access > daily blog > www.worldcadaccess.com eBooks.onLine > learning portal > www.upfrontezine.com/ebooks
Issue #835 This week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter reports on a segment of the Indian CAD scene, specifically DSTools: Entrepreneurial Software From India by Ralph Grabowski You can read all about the business of CAD at www.upfrontezine.com/2014/upf-835.htm. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Gaudi, Gaudi, Gaudi Even though I was in Barcelona four nights for a two-day conference, I got to see the city like a tourist only on my last day there. Conferences tend to be morning to late-night events, leaving little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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For my 3.5-week trip through Europe this month, I look along my trusty three-year-old ASUS Android tablet and my brand-new Lenovo Windows 8.1 ultrabook, one of their Yoga models. The Yoga has three input devices, and none of them is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #834 Back from Europe and the 2014 Graebert Annual Meeting in Berlin and Bricsys International Conference in Barcelona, and so this week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter reports on how the two CAD vendors are similar and different: Twin Peas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Building information modeling BricsCAD V15 is shipping today, and it includes the first edition of the return by Bricsys to architectural design. Recall that the company created the AEC software that was purchased in the 1990s by Bentley Systems for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Autobiographically A brief article (New at the top: Jeff Ray is chief executive officer at Ellucian) in The Washington Post newspaper carries a brief autobiography by Jeff Ray, the former ceo of Solidworks: [The experience (at IBM) helped me ultimately... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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October, 2014 Lichtefeld train station, Berlin Alexander Platz funkturm, built by the former East German government Bicycles waiting at the Waidmannslust S-Bahn station, Berlin Hairdresser after hours in north Berlin Chillin' at my cousin's home, Berlin Aunts, uncles, and cousins... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Closing remarks "I bought a Revit course, and was surprised it was 215 courses. Then I bought a Revit MEP course, and it was another 139 courses. Visiting an architectural firm in the USA, training was the biggest hurdle. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Slices and dices It's getting towards the end of the Bricsys International 2014 conference, and we are being treated to a early preview of the 3D CAD viewer that's being added to Chapoo. The 3D models we are seeing are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Through orange juice "We have done no investment in mobile," states Bricsys ceo Erik de Keyser categorically. "We are following it; we think it is not yet necessary. We are investing in mobile [project] management through Chapoo, which runs on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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More to come With BricsCAD running on the Mac (and due to be released after the Windows version of V15), we are now seeing that the same 3D modeling for architectural also working on the Mac version. (We need not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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From the inventor of Microstation TriForma This is the time a lot of us have been waiting for. What will Bricsys show us in the area of BIM. First off, a movie that shows now new AEC software constructs buildings... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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From LVD Taken during the morning break of the Bricsys International Conference The current speaker is from LVD, sorry didn't get his name. His company manufactures the machinery that makes stuff, like laser cutters and sheet metal benders. LVD uses... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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For Windows, Linux, and now Mac Bricsys ceo Erik de Keyser introducing day 2 of the Bricsys International Conference The new day is starting, and now its time to hear what's new in the next release of BricsCAD, V15. Hans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Shhh... Direct modeling will get lofting Array and mirror in parametrics Recognize assembly structures automatically Clash detection Large and lofted bends in sheet metal Different kinds of reliefs in sheet metal Associative dimensions and annotations on generated drawings Exploded views... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access