Thoughts On SpaceClaim Engineer 2015

Today morning SpaceClaim’s Director of Product Management Justin Hendrickson walked me though SpaceClaim 2015, the latest version of their flagship MCAD system that was made available to customers today (see press release). Justin made it a point to mention that things have gotten better for SpaceClaim, the product, since the company was acquired by ANSYS. [...]

IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2015 Released

Today IronCAD released the 2015 version of its Design Collaboration Suite (DCS). According to the press release, customers will benefit from “an improved user experience, enhanced design capabilities and new collaboration tools”. The IronCAD suite of MCAD products are known for their unique feature catalogs, which are basically features (holes, ribs, slots, etc.) that can [...]

Delcam For SolidWorks 2015 Released

Delcam has released the 2015 version of Delcam for SolidWorks, its integrated CAM system for SolidWorks. This new version includes a range of enhancements in three-axis milling, drilling, turning and wire EDM. Their press release has the details. Click to enlarge At the recently held Asian Technical Summit held in Gyeongju in South Korea, I [...]

ODA Releases 3D PDF Component

The OpenDesign Alliance has announced the release of is new 3D PDF component which will allow Teigha based applications to convert 3D data in a DWG or DGN file to a 3D PDF file. According to this press release, an alpha version has already been made available to ODA members to download and try out. [...]

Delcam Enhances Vortex in PowerMILL 2015

Delcam has released the 2015 version of PowerMILL, their flagship CAM system. Major enhancements include a couple of improvements to their Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy apart from the improved collision checking to also cover near misses and more efficient raster finishing. According to the press release, The Vortex area-clearance strategy produces safe toolpaths with [...]

ASCON Releases $95 KOMPAS-3D For Home Use

Russian CAD software vendor ASCON has announced the release of a “home” version of their flagship MCAD system KOMPAS-3D attractively priced at $95. The trimmed down version is called KOMPAS-3D V15 Home is according to the company it is targeted towards “non-commercial and home use by amateur designers, hobby engineers and full-time students”. Among other [...]

SpaceClaim Announces Connect

SpaceClaim today announced its entry into the cloud-based collaboration space with a live 3D-collaboration product codenamed “Connect” which is till in beta. Here is a video explaining Connect. The way it works, the host runs SpaceClaim on his desktop and invites other participants to a modeling session. The host holds the sole instance of the [...]

CEO On A Ride – Part 2

I have been following Datakit CEO Fancis Cadin’s round the world ride on his motorcycle. Francis’ first stop was at Marrakesh in Morroco where he met a subsidiary of Audros Technology (see “CEO On A Ride – Part 1“). Francis is now in Dakar, Senegal where is meeting a company called LMBA. According to this [...]

Graebert Releases ARES Commander Edition 2014

Today Graebert released ARES Commander Edition 2014. For those of you who aren’t aware, ARES is the cross platform CAD engine over which DraftSight is built and distributed by SolidWorks. Graebert is a German CAD software vendor and most of its business comes through OEM deals with companies like SolidWorks, Corel, etc. The company has [...]

Happy Diwali

Today is Diwali, the festival of lights. Diwali comes from the word deepavali which means a row of lights. I printed a lamp today on one of our Cube 3D printers using this SolidWorks model. Click to enlarge Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali.


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