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 [...]
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.
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. ;-)
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 [...]
Today SpaceClaim shared the plans of their cloud enabled 3D model collaboration solution. Here is a video that should give you an idea of what their solution looks like. SpaceClaim tells me that they have been working with a few key customers for months on this. They intend to release a beta in a few [...]
Here are some of the new features that have been added to BricsCAD V14 that I found interesting. Generative Drafting This is the automatic generation of 2D drawings from 3D models just like any other mainstream MCAD application. Full associativity is maintained between the 3D model and the derivative 2D drawings. This will be available [...]
Today at the Bricsys International Conference 2013, Bricsys showed a very early version of BricsCAD for the Mac that’s under development. Click to enlarge This will completes the triad – Windows, Mac and Linux. Now I’m waiting to see when Bricsys will go mobile and build something for iOS and Android.
In BricsCAD V12, Bricsys added an on screen gizmo called the quad cursor to let users perform direct modeling operations. More information on the quad is here. In BricsCAD V14, they have completely revamped it to a point where they really can’t call it a quad anymore. The way it works when you hover the [...]
Today is day 2 of the Bricsys International Conference 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany. As Bricsys Technologies Russia CEO Dmitry Ushakov and I walked from our hotel to the Darmstadium convention center, we chatted about two software companies (Bricsys and Ledas) and how it all came together. Before he became CEO of Bricsys Technologies Russia, Dmitry [...]
Vortex is Delcam’s patent pending roughing strategy designed for optimal use of solid carbide tooling. The strategy includes performing deeper cuts using the full flute length as the cutting surface. Delcam claims that this strategy results in a time saving of around 60%, which is pretty decent. Voxtex was implemented in PowerMILL 2014, Delcam’s flagship [...]