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 [...]

Logoa’s Render Wars Competition

A while ago I wrote about Lagoa, the company that offers a cloud based collaborative 3D rendering platform. To showcase the collaborative aspect of the platform the company has announced a unique competition called “Render Wars” where individuals or teams compete with each other to create the most awesome render from the same 3D model [...]

ZWSOFT Announces A Shipbuilding Win

Chinese AutoCAD clone developer ZWSOFT has announced a major win in the shipbuilding industry, a company called Deltamarin. Incidentally, Deltamarin has been selected by Blue Star Line to design the Titanic II, a replica of the original RMS Titanic which is scheduled to sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in [...]

Delcam Gives Away A Free CAM Solution For SolidWorks

Today Delcam released a free version of “Delcam for SolidWorks“, their certified gold CAM system for SolidWorks. Its called “Delcam for SolidWorks XPRESS”. Click to enlarge The product comes with basic 2D milling and drilling functionality. So it will be useful on prismatic parts. It could be a good resource for people new to CAM [...]

Delcam To Use KeyShot For Rendering

In a press release issued today, Luxion announced that Delcam will use KeyShot as its rendering solution, initially for their Shoemaker Pro and Designer products, and then later for their other CAD/CAM products. Click to enlarge Delcam Shoemaker Pro is the company’s design solution for the footwear industry. Whereas Delcam Designer is a 3D modeling [...]

IMSI/Design Releases TurboCAD 20

IMSI/Design has release version 20 of TurboCAD Pro ($1,495) and TurboCAD Pro Platinum ($1,695). You can read all about the new features from this press release. The one that impressed me was the realistic rendering features thanks to the new RedSDK Rendering Engine from Redway3D. Here are a few examples. Another nice feature is the [...]

2012 Inventor Of The Year

Autodesk has an “Inventor of the Month” award which recognizes the innovative use of their Digital Prototyping tools. Every year the manufacturing community votes for one of these twelve Inventor of the month winners to become the Inventor of the Year. Voting has begun for the 2012 Inventor of the Year. You can learn about [...]

Cyon Research’s 2013 Engineering Software Users Survey

Cyon Research has announced its annual survey of engineering software users. The survey takes about 40 minutes to complete, which I think is a bit much. However, if you manage to complete it you will be rewarded with the report created from the results of the survey for which CAD software vendors and resellers end [...]


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