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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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Siemens PLM acquired CD-adapco and LMS over the last few years, but that does not mean the software from those companies becomes an instant company standard. Dr Horst J Kayser, Siemens chief strategy officer, is onstage at the Siemens PLM... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The CAD Insider
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Founder of ESI, established favorite in crash analysis, seeks VR and other markets. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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LeEco? A French company with eco-friendly products? Good guess, but wrong. If Tesla can do it, so can we. LeEco introduces the LeSee Pro in its American debut in San Francisco. The (trying-not-to-be) Chinese company has been called the Netflix... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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Maker Faire, a rare success in the publishing world, may be making it fun to make things—and part of that fun is seeing how other things are made. Look how we've grown. Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire, at Autodesk’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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So much to tell. CEO Gian Paulo Bassi introduced SOLIDWORKS 2017 with its over 500 enhancements. Bassi also emphasized how SOLIDWORKS has become an innovation platform. When the most popular mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) software serves up a new version,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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In the recently held International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)—the show that packs McCormack Place every two years with over 100,000 hard-core manufacturing professionals and a dazzling array of machines that can make most anything—here was Autodesk with a message: It’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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What it’s like to attend a Siemens PLM Analyst Conference. (Image courtesy of Washington Post/Eric Sterling.) Once a year, Siemens PLM invites analysts and some journalists to its conference. It does thisto remind us once again that it has a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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Figure 1- Siemens PLM acquired CD-adapco and LMS over the last few years, but that does not mean the software from those companies becomes an instant company standard. Dr Horst J Kayser, Siemens chief strategy officer, is onstage at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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Recent funding could strengthen company against hard-charging Autodesk, but reliance on Internet connection hurts. Onshape, the CAD world’s richest startup, wants to empower the next generation of CAD users, and could do so, if not for its Achilles heel: reliance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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3D Systems, a leader in 3D printing along with Stratasys, continues to try to find a foothold amid wild fluctuations in its business. Just last quarter, the company reported a staggering $604 million loss. Its longtime leader of 12 years,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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The Yoga Pro does the downward dog (picture from Lenovo) I purchased my ThinkPad T450s earlier this year, not long after it was available. Little did I know, Lenovo would be bringing out the Yoga P40 Pro. If only I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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MSC's Dominic Gallello swims and runs for distance Dominic Gallello, CEO, of MSC Software, is 60 years old but is not acting his age. He has just swum across the Bosphorus Straits. There’s 4 miles separating Europe and Asia near... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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I'm with Sean Flaherty, CEO of Nemetschek Vectorworks, and he's on a roll. He has successfully delivered a string of one-liners to the 350 or so in attendance at the first ever Vectorworks Design Summit (April 27-29, 2015). They’re not... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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ATLANTA, GA (AIA Convention 2015) — Phil Bernstein, Autodesk’s chief visionary in all things architecture, never fails to impress. In what may already be a tradition, he holds court at an invitation-only evening event on Day 1 of the AIA... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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While this new headgear may be great for games, we wonder what it might do for serious applications. SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2015 - Microsoft's announcement of the HoloLens at its Build 2015 developer conference made a giant splash in... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, Apr 28, 2015 — Vectorworks is known to be a company that punches above its weight. So it was only fitting that it threw its big party, during the first ever Vectorworks Design Summit, near where Sylvester Stallone,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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GUANGZHOU, China (ZWSOFT GPC 2015) — Truman Du, ZWSOFT's founder and CEO, made time to talk to TenLinks during his company's Global Partner Conference. The 43-year-old Truman (I am told it is okay to address him by his first name)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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GUANGZHOU, China (ZWSOFT GPC 2015) — My PR contact at ZWSOFT, Barry Shen, is kind enough to take me around his city one free afternoon. Holidays Barry has been on holiday. China's Qingming Festival celebrates the sweeping of the tombs.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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By TenLinks Judge, Deepak Gupta PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) — Hardware HP: Every year at SOLIDWORKS World, I visit them and they have incredible products to offer for SOLIDWORKS users. Their Z Workstations take performance and productivity to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The CAD Insider
The Buzz Onshape is easily the most anticipated CAD program ever, as it has been created by the same people who hit a home run with the very popular and capable SOLIDWORKS, the current market leader among MCAD programs. Investors... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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In the CAD world, Jon Hirschtick, chairman of the board at Onshape, hardly needs an introduction. One of the original founders of SOLIDWORKS, he led a team that came out of nowhere in the 1990s and taught a lesson in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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As an engineer, I can totally specify a part. Concept, shape, material . . . done! I can render in glorious 3D . . . . It almost looks like the real thing. I can tell if it will survive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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by TenLinks Judge, Alin Vargatu Flatter Files PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) — Great cloud-based application offering controlled access of your company files for suppliers, customers and even other departments in your company (CNC, purchasing, planning) that need to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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by TenLinks Judge, Jim Lucas PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) — SOLIDWORKS veteran and TenLinks judge, Jim Lucas, has nominated the following products for the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Best of Show. The following is a list along with his justification.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The CAD Insider
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PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) — SOLIDWORKS' annual user meeting in January was Gian Paolo Bassi's first public appearance as CEO. The former CTO replaces Bertrand Sicot as the head of SOLIDWORKS and now gives the most popular MCAD program... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at The CAD Insider