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Not all China's fault Sales of Solidworks fell in Q2 of 2022, which is an unusual event for Dassault Systemes. Here to explain it is an executive from Dassault, who spoke during the company’s quarterly conference call with financial analysts.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WorldCAD Access
Issue # 1,136 | Inside the Business of CAD | 8 August 2022 Limited number of customer-countries for Russian nuclear plant design software firm Neolant There is profound irony that programmers in Russia are responsible for much of the CAD... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2022 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Quirks and good stuff I'm pleased to report that for the most part, the Inspiron 7405 2n1 laptop I bought 16 months ago for $1,100 has been proving its worth. "Inspiron" is the third level of laptop, so not top-end.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
See my blog on instructions on how to upgrade Eudora to TLS 1.2.
Issue #1,135 | Inside the Business of CAD | 1 August 2022 Zsolt Kerecsen (at left) and Shesh Gorur talk about the future framework for Graphisoft’s CAD software The Graphisoft division of Nemetschek Group last month revealed plans for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at upFront.eZine News Archives
The official site for Visual CADD is at but does not seem to have updated since 2018.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2022 on Running Generic CADD in 2013 at WorldCAD Access
PTC ceo James Heppelmann explains how his company came to have a lowered profile in China. He was responding to a question during PTC's quarterly conference call with financial analysts. I’ve edited the text slightly for clarity. The original transcript... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Even Walmart is down this quarter @devilslayer1802: This is the first time EVER Facebook has had a quarter year-on-year revenue decline. Anthony DeRosa / @anthony: Facebook parent Meta posted its biggest drop in daily users and its first decline in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #1,134 | Inside the Business of CAD | 25 July 2022 WikiIfc displaying an IFC model Executives of new firms from time to time quietly tell me about their projects that are in stealth mode. The most (in)famous perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Peaked and plateaued I was thinking the other day that I should get a spare smartphone, just in case mine gets crushed, disabled, or lost. I’d want to be back in business the same day. Looking around for a spare,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Rogers goes oopsie In July, the entire Rogers system collapsed for a day. Rogers in Canada forms an oligopoly in communications services, along with Telus and Bell -- landline telephone, cell phone, cable tv, Internet access, and commercial data flows.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Next thing I would try is remove the RAM modules you added, and then see if the computer boots.
My first suggestion is to open up the computer and then take out the RAM modules and reseat them. Sometimes it can be tricky to insert them fully. After reseating them, examine the RAM modules to see whether the bottoms of them are parallel to the RAM slots.
Encore Carl Pei is the antithesis of Steve Jobs. Both are/were brilliant at marketing, but whereas Jobs told his customers what they would get from Apple, Pei asked them, nicely. He did such a good job at guerrilla marketing that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Three out of three In my late teens or early 20s, I came up with three goals, as I looked ahead to my life post-university. Maybe it was because goals and such were trendy at the time, but after some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Here is some documentation I found on eudora.ini:
Slide'n scan After I bought my own 35mm SLR camera in 1976 (a Minolta XE-7), I made the fortuitous discovery that our local major pharmacy chain sold 24-exposure slide film for just $3, processing included. That was so cheap that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Slowing, slower There was a lot of hype generated by Apple's marketing department and echo'ed by the in-love-with-Apple tech media over its new in-house CPU, the M1. The specs were so amazing that excitement ran high over what subsequent CPUs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Yes, I can convert Actrix files to DWG. To do so, email me the files you wish converted.
I would go directly into your linked GMail account at to see what is going on.
Please see for the latest updates on fixing this problem.
Issue #1,133 | Inside the Business of CAD | 13 June 2022 Infurnia running in a Web browser and producing a kitchen design Infurnia is doing it backwards. First, they developed a interior design package that runs in Web browsers,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at upFront.eZine News Archives
I think you need to get a temporary Google-generated app password. I have written a blog tutorial describing how to do this:
Double authentication Google in June 2022 increased the security level needed to access its Gmail service, and as a result some Eudora email users can no longer access their accounts that run through Gmail, such as the Telus and Shaw... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2022 at WorldCAD Access
Life A2 NC My ears are not suited to earbuds. The internal shape of them causes earbuds to slowly slide out. So I look for models with earwings to fit behind my ears' antitargus, which keeps earbuds in place. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at WorldCAD Access