Bricsys And Ledas – A Tale Of Two CAD Software Companies

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 [...]

Bricsys’ Mission To Unify 2D And 3D CAD

I have been following Belgian CAD software vendor Bricsys closely for many years now. The company has come a long way from being one of the many members of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) developing and selling their flavor of an AutoCAD clone they called BricsCAD. The company’s acquisition of the intellectual property of Russian [...]

Getting Started With Lego Mindstorms EV3

I recently bought a Lego Mindstorms EV3, a Lego kit meant to get 10+ year old kids started with robotics. I bought it so that I can get my boys, Reuben 9 and Russell 5, started with robotics through play. But I think I’m getting started on my second childhood. :-) The Lego Mindstorms EV3 [...]

Ledas Starts Rebuilding Its Technology Portfolio

In October 2011 Russian CAD software outsourcing powerhouse Ledas sold its intellectual property to Bricsys. This IP included LGS 2D, LGS 3D, Driving Dimensions and RhinoWorks among other CAD tools and technologies. To manage this IP and take it further Bricsys created a new company in Russia called Bricsys Technologies Russia and hired the then Ledas [...]

ZWCAD Gives 2013 The Slip

ZWSoft has decided to jump from ZWCAD 2012 directly to 2014. In a press release issued today the company gave a sneak peak of what’s coming in ZWCAD+ 2014. Daniel Huang, Product Manager of ZWCAD+ stated, “We decided to name this release directly as ZWCAD+ 2014. It is not only the title difference, but also [...]

Autodesk Buys TinkerCAD To Expand It’s 123D Porfolio

On March 26th, in a blog post titled “Announcing Airstone and the closure of Tinkercad“, Kai Backman, founder and CEO of Tinkercad, announced an “updated roadmap” for his company involving two things: (1) development of a new simulation environment called Airstone, and (2) shutting down of Tinkercad, their browser-based easy to use 3D geometry creation [...]

First Version Of Russian Geometric Kernel Announced

According to this press release on isicad, the first version of the Russian Geometric Kernel (RGK) will be shown at COFES Russia 2013 to be held at St. Petersburg at the end of May. Top Systems and Ledas, two Russian CAD software development companies have been working as contractors for STANKIN Moscow State Technlogical University [...]

Autodesk Fusion 360 Uses Dassault Systemes V6 Cloud Infrastructure

As I wrote in my blog post yesterday, Autodesk Fusion 360 isn’t a browser based CAD system. You need to install a piece of software locally on your computer which then works with the data residing on the cloud. So its “cloud-based” CAD system. I also said that I wasn’t allowed to discuss Fusion 360 [...]

Autodesk Fusion 360 Beta

A while ago I had signed up for the beta of Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk’s cloud based CAD solution, which was announced at Autodesk University 2012. The other day I got access to it as part of the Autodesk MyFeedback Program and have started playing around with it and submitting feedback to the Fusion 360 [...]

The Burn Down Chart

Cubify is evolving very quickly and my development team here is having a hard time keeping up with the quick turn around times that a start-up like business demands in today’s world. We found that our current development methodology didn’t quite lend itself to quick change and started looking at other options. After evaluating a [...]


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