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Roopinder Tara
Novato, California (near San Francisco)
CAD, CAM and CAE editor
Interests: Trail running so superior to marathons! I swim but it's more like thrashing. Most of my daydreams are of my time on a road bike.
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - BOXX is the perennial favorite of graphic hot-rodders, and is becoming the workstation on which the flashiest graphics seem to be displayed, such as those at their signature event, SIGGRAPH. I had never... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - Getting a mobile workstation used to require making a tough choice between power and weight. If you needed to use a CAD or CAE application on the road, or were shuttling between offices,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) -There are occasions when the progress of technology — the realization that this is actually achievable — makes me feel like I am truly living in the future. Skycatch brings together laser scanning, robotic... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - For anyone wanting to get the most out of a 3D CAD system, the secret is content. Creating content will seriously improve your productivity, but it is also difficult to curate. Managing where... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) -Flatter Files is your digital filing cabinet that sits in the cloud, creating a convenient central location to share your PDF drawings with clients and suppliers. What makes Flatter Files unique is that it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - This is not the first time SmartUse has attracted the attention of TenLinks judges (see previous nomination at AU2013), but the large 55” model screen navigating through a PDF design set is impressive... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 -The new version of Bluebeam Revu is impressive. The CAD version (which I looked at) provides plug-ins for AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SOLIDWORKS, SketchUp Pro, and Microsoft Office, which upon installation creates... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 -The coolest new technology was from EON Reality, Inc. They specialize in augmented reality. They had a 10 ft "reality cube" with a 3D subversive reality roller coaster. Users wore 3D glasses, sat in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 -The Kenguru electric car designed and built for handicapped individuals by a small company is my choice for best in show. The vehicle allows people in wheelchairs better mobility and the ability to drive... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 - I had a chance to have a hands-on demonstration of the HP Sprout all-in-one desktop computer. The key differentiator for this product is the expansion of the human interface with a touch-sensitive mat... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 - Civil engineers and architects often require quick access to site images to track changes on a site or to see how a site has changed over time. A service called NearMap is coming... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) - Autodesk's BIM 360 Layout app for the iPad with connection to the BIM 360 Glue web service challenges modern layout practices being utilized by contractors today. As most layout processes have connections to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014 - The collection and reporting of geotechnical data in the United States is sometimes an archaic process utilizing old technology and the recreation of data. Keynetix HoleBASE SI helps drag the process into the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 20140 - Unifi, by INVIEWlabs, is an Enterprise BIM Content Management solution that has been out for a few years. Every year it gets better and better, and this year is no exception. What makes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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LONDON, UK (Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2014) - So magical did SITEOPS appear on the main stage in London that I had to ask for a closer look. Greg Bentley, CEO, was moving a building footprint around a parking lot.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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Guest post by Bill Debevc Become a TenLinks author. Get coverage for your product, service, technology or event. LAS VEGAS (Trimble Dimensions 2014) - Vico office is a different way of working with BIM models. Vico allows you to not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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Guest post by Bill Debevc Become a TenLinks author. Get coverage for your product, service, technology or event. LAS VEGAS (Trimble Dimensions 2014) - Trimble Field Points is a combination of software and hardware that you can use to help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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Guest post by Bill Debevc Become a TenLinks author. Get coverage for your product, service, technology or event. LAS VEGAS (Trimble Dimensions) - SketchUp has been though a few owners over the last few years. After talking with the SketchUp... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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Guest post by Bill Debevc, TenLinks author Become a TenLinks author. Get coverage for your product, service, technology or event. LAS VEGAS, NV - I had the privilege to attending Trimble Dimensions 2014 in Las Vegas this year, this was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at The CAD Insider
BURLINGAME, CA – Jon Peddie Research, a small San Francisco bay area firm best known for their expertise in computer graphics technology, put on their first all day event, and the computer industry’s first ever virtualized computing conference, I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - If you have a machine shop in America, you have a problem. There are thousands like you. Many are going under or about to, their machines idle, operators laid off, victims of large scale decline in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - BIM consultant and reseller Microdesk is open for business in San Francisco, with their new office in the financial district. In their first Tech Talk Thursday, they invited potential customers -- and yours truly -– to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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WALTHAM, MA, Sep 24, 2014 - With every major release of a CAD program comes a dilemma. How to convey all that information? SOLIDWORKS 2015 is no exception. Dassault did its best to dumb down the changes --- there were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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VANCOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - The longer you look at a Lumiscaphe (pronounced lumis-scape) rendering, the more you have to remind yourself that it is not a photograph. At this years SIGGRAPH, I saw some of the best renderings of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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VANCOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - Kubity will work inside SketchUp to add textures, colors to your interior, then create a model that can be displayed on a browser. You can even add sound. Although architects are the serious market Kubity,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The CAD Insider