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.

3D Printed Gravity Screw

My friend Mark Burhop from Siemens PLM is an avid 3D printing fan. The other day he sent me a STL file to print on my Cube 3D printer. I’m calling this the 3D printed gravity screw. ;-)  

CEO On A Ride – Part 1

I first met Francis Cadin, CEO of French company Datakit, at COFES 2009 (see “The Magic Of COFES“). Like me, Francis likes riding motorcycles. And like me, he likes to go for long rides. My rides usually last 12 to 15 hours during which I cover anywhere between 400 to 600 kms. However for Francis [...]


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