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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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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
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VANCOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - edddison (that's a small "e" and 3 d's) allows you to move a matchbox-sized car on a light table and have it move a 3D model of a car in a SketchUp model. Or move... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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VANCOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - Acute3D was on hand to show that it, too, could make 3D models from photographs with their Acute3D software. Readers of The CAD Insider have learned about Autodesk's ability to create models from photos and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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VANVOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - NVIDIA was showing some "bleeding edge" technology at SIGGRAPH, including a Android-based tablet with Project Tango, Google's 3D scanning technology, with real time remote rendering, allowing a CAD model to be shown in all its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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by Ralph Grabowski, Sr Editor, TenLinks reprinted from WorldCAD Access VANCOUVER, British Columbia (SIGGRAPH) -- I had a preview of Thinkbox's point cloud processing software last year at SIGGRAPH; this year it is announced, and next year it ships. Thinkbox... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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by Ralph Grabowski, Sr Editor, TenLinks VANCOUVER, British Columbia (SIGGRAPH) - Pufferfish is an interactive 3D viewer that looks like a fortune teller's crystal ball. It consists of a sphere about 1.5 feet in diameter that sits on a mammoth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lenovo was letting the press peek under the covers off their top of the line P900 workstation at SIGGRAPH. Recently introduced as part of the new ThinkStation P Series (see press release), it won't be ready... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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From Their Cold, Dead Hands: How to Pry Users from their CAE Programs LAKE OSWEGO, OR - Autodesk’s NEi Nastran acquisition gives the company instant credibility in the CAE (computer aided engineering) community. No longer can CAE users dismiss Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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At an Autodesk press event for another purpose (see Autodesk Buys..NEi Nastran...), it was Flow Design that stole the show. CFD has never been so easy. Watch airflow separation increase with speed over the back of a Porche in this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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LAKE OSWEGO, OR - Autodesk made it quite clear this week they are serious about simulation. At a small press event, they revealed Nastran-based products. See news release. One is a standalone FEA (finite element analysis} solver, called Autodesk Nastran.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at The CAD Insider
The CAD Insider blog is now available on its own domain. Please update your bookmark to: www.thecadinsider.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at The CAD Insider
How do you tell the largest CAD user base in the world that they they are going to cut off? You don't. CHICAGO (AIA Conference 2014) - SketchUp, known and loved by millions (30 million users, they tell me), was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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BOSTON (PTC Live Global 2014) - Virtalis, the company best known for its million dollar immersive virtual reality rooms (which it calls Active Cubes or CAVEs, for computer augmented virtual reality) and ActiveWalls, now has a version of virtual reality... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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BOSTON (PTC Live Global 2014) - PROSTEP, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, is founded and is still owned by major automotive OEMs and suppliers. They have cared enough about CAD and PLM data migration, conversion and collaboration for over 20 years,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The CAD Insider
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BOSTON (PTC Live Global 2014) - Luxion has developed a game-changer in the visualization area with KeyShot and there's more to like with version 5. KeyShot has managed to modernize the UI without loosing its unique style with as few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The CAD Insider