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 [...]

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 [...]

SpaceClaim Announces Cloud Enabled 3D Model Collaboration

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 [...]

BricsCAD For Mac

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.

Delcam Adds The Vortex Roughing Strategy To FeatureCAM 2014

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 [...]

Lagoa Acquires 3DTin

In a press release issued yesterday, cloud based rendering platform company Lagoa announced that it had acquired 3DTin, another cloud based geometry creation platform. To know more about Lagoa see “Lagoa Offers Cloud Based Collaborative 3D Rendering“. The Lagoa platform isn’t strong in terms of geometry creation and editing. You add you 2D and 3D [...]

Delcam Electrode Machining Wizard 2014 Released

Today Delcam announced the release of Delcam Electrode Machining Wizard 2014, its EDM solution. To know more about Delcam Electrode see the second video in this blog post. Delcam Electrode is integrated into PowerMILL, Delcam flagship CAM product, in the form of a plug-in and is licenses separately. Just as many other Delcam features, this [...]

ASCON Licenses 3D_Kernel_IO To Enhance KOMPAS-3D

A few days ago Russian MCAD software vendor, ASCON issued a press release announcing that KOMPAS-3D, the company’s flagship MCAD system, can now read proprietary files from CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER (yeah, that name is going to stick for a while) and Inventor. This is due to them licensing a data exchange component called 3D_Kernel_IO [...]




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