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. [...]

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. [...]

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 includedĀ 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 [...]


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