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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) — Microdesk has been busy exploring how it can be of help to architects and civil engineers now and in the future. Traditionally an Autodesk reseller with roots in the Boston area, Microdesk has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — Advance2000 will set up a cloud environment for an architectural firm or AEC division of your company, as they have done already for Disney, Canon, and others. Architecture is a focus, explains Adam... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — Epson showed up with its latest wide-format printer, the SureColor T5270D. Epson Product Manager Timothy Check gave me a rundown: Features the Epson PrecisionCore TFP print head and Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) – Eagle Point was on hand once again to demonstrate their Pinnacle software. Eagle Point had its beginnings in civil engineering. Its first product was RoadCalc for surveyors and engineers. Led by President and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — Contex has maintained its position as the most respected name in large-format scanners for CAD use with a combination of state-of-the-art hardware. If you think your scanner is better, check under the hood.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — Fairly new to the scene is the oddly named CL3VER. It has already lined up heavyweight customers. CEO and Founder Viktor Nordstrom shows me how CL3VER is being used at BASF to highlight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — Autodesk may have bought Delcam and HSMWorks, much to the chagrin of their third-party CAM partners, resulting in an awkward relationship with the remaining CAM partners. SolidCAM, however, is not about to give... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — RTV Tools makes a variety of utilities for Revit users. CEO Jason Howden, who hails from New Zealand, was showing these at Autodesk University. RTV Drawing Manager helps track and record drawings associated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — 3D scanning and capture was maybe the hottest topic at this year’s Autodesk University, taking up considerable portions of the keynote speeches and floor space in the partner expo. Autodesk has faith in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (Autodesk University 2014) — The boys from White Frog were clearly having a good time in their suite high above the strip in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The party was part of their “aggressive rollout” to introduce... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS (3DEXPERIENCE 2014) — Does it bother anyone that a brand new car has to be run into a concrete barrier? I am watching an Acura SUV ramming into a barrier in an offset frontal crash test. In slow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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LAS VEGAS, NV (3DEXPERIENCE) — In a city that is famous for experience, though most of them negative ones, we are being advised how experience counts more than product and services. Ken Clayton, VP Americas Market and Global Sales Operations,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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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 Dec 15, 2014 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 Dec 15, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 14, 2014 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 Dec 12, 2014 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 Dec 11, 2014 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