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Replug Despite the tech media having shrieked confidently and loudly about the death of Windows 7, Microsoft continues to update it and I continue to use it. Last week, an update alert appeared in the operating system's taskbar, and so... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WorldCAD Access
My solution was to buy a couple of now-discontinued Logitech Performance MX mice from eBay, so that I could continue (a) using this superior mouse and (b) having the double-click on one of the side buttons. I since learned from readers that spare parts are available, such as when a button stops working.
Black screen of death As most of the tech media are Apple-maniacs, they don't really don't care about Windows 11's hottest new feature -- running Android apps -- and tend to be really, really clueless about the technique of side-loading.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #1,103 | Inside the Business of CAD | 5 July 2021 OSArch [open source in architecture] provides access to free and open source software for the AEC and BIM markets, as well as an umbrella for developing the software.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue #1,102 | Inside the Business of CAD | 28 June 2021 David Stein: I’ve been preoccupied with non-CAD work for too long and only recently checked in with your newsletter to catch up on things. The more I read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Try maximizing the windows -- Out and Eurora itself -- then close Eudora, and open again. Let me know if this does -- or does not -- work.
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Issue #1,101 | Inside the Business of CAD | 21 June 2021 ZwSoft is pivoting from traditional CAD software to an all-in-one CAx platform meant for design work in both manufacturing and buildings. During its annual user conference held last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Facebook destroys what's left of VR It's all a game. Advertisers lie to themselves that we can't get enough of their ads, while we bob and weave to avoid them like a goalie at the World Cup. (Of hockey. Which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
CAD? We've heard of it Siemens Digital Industries Software last month held a user group meeting online, and then invited the media to a Q&A with execs the following day. The few times I have interacted with ceo Tony Hemmelgarn,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #1,100 | Inside the Business of CAD | 14 June 2021 Written by Gustav Näslund Mathematics software for engineers is not something I am especially familiar with. When I took calculus, we had no calculators, and in my field... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue #1,099 | Inside the Business of CAD | 7 June 2021 Nearly all analysis software works the same way: break up 3D models into many small pieces, and then do an analysis on each small element to find out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue #1,098 | Inside the Business of CAD | 31 May 2021 Research firm CIMdata says their definition of PLM is “much broader than how most organizations see it” as it covers cradle-to-grave processes involved in making products. From this... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue # 1,097 | Inside the Business of CAD | 24 May 2021 At 3dexperience World, we didn’t get to hear much about the next release of the star of the show, 3dexperience Solidworks. But then, we didn’t hear about... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
www.androidpolice.com Android 12 Beta 1 has colorful new charging animations: I'm too tired now to come up with a funny subtitle. Please laugh. The overpriced Pixel Stand is 50% off its retail price, today only: Maybe even cheap enough to... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #1,096 | The Business of CAD | 17 May 2021 Opinion by Ralph Grabowski Last year, 3dexperience World was a first, and a last. It was the first time the former Solidworks World conference operated under its new name;... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue #1,095 | The Business of CAD | 10 May 2021 Aras ceo Peter Schroer gave the keynote to this year’s Aras Community Event (ACE) 2021 user conference. Here is my transcript of his talk, which I edited for clarity... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Kernel and browser I've come across a couple of Achilles' heels for PTC regarding Onshape. The two weaknesses are inherent to what makes Onshape Onshape. Kernel Incompatibility. At the kernel level, Onshape is incompatible with PTC's CAD software. Onshape runs... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Upselling Gal Munda (financial analyst): I just had a question around the generative design -- and the exciting news that you basically announced a couple of years after you first acquired [Frustum] -- you launched it as part of a... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Moving from dark green to light green Saket Kalia (financial analyst): I'd love to zoom in on slide 20 a bit [see figure below], very useful slide. Understanding that diagram is a vision and not guidance per se, I'd love... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Mechanical error When I finally bought a turntable, it was September 1980 and it was last stereo component I bought while still a university student. I decided on Denon's direct-drive semi-automatic DP-30L model, which cost me $400 -- about $1,000... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #1,094 | Celebrating 24 Years of CAD Reporting | 3 May 2021 by Ralph Grabowski The core idea of Riven is that it corrects manufacturing problems by comparing 3D printed parts to the source CAD model. Its software lets... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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No one lost IntelliCAD Technical Consortium had launched its lawsuit against Gstarsoft about a year ago, claiming that the Chinese software vendor was misusing code from ITC's IntelliCAD. The issue was that Gstarsoft was no longer a member of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #1,093 | The Business of CAD | 26 April 2021 The first Onshape software conference took place online last month, and I transcribed many of the questions asked by users and answered by PTC staff. - - - Q:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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Issue #1,092 | The Business of CAD | 19 April 2021 Here are more notes I took during Onshape’s first annual user conference. Onshape for Solidworks Users One of the aims of Belmont Technologies was to capture Solidworks users. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at upFront.eZine News Archives
The legacy fails Newspapers remind me of stores that used to carry music CDs. As customers bought fewer CDs, stores carried fewer CDs, and so customers had fewer reasons to come to the store. The only stores today that still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at WorldCAD Access