Carl Bass, who retired from his CEO post at Autodesk early in 2017, was lured away from his Berkeley workshops to speak at TEC Talk. It meant time away from racing his go-cart with an onboard neural network, an electrified Shelby GT, and a host of othe…Continue reading →
Screenshot of nanoCAD Plus. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)
The world of drafting has been dominated by AutoCAD since its inception in the 1980s, but that hasn’t stopped competitors from releasing their own takes on DWG-supported CAD. Though AutoC…Continue reading →
There’s been a lot of talk about digital twins this year, and some of you may have been wondering exactly how a digital twin is made (we certainly have).
And, as if to answer that question, simulation giant ANSYS has announced the release of the …
Artistic rendering of the Dream Chaser spacecraft. (Image courtesy of Sierra Nevada Corporation.)
Meet the Dream Chaser Cargo System, an autonomous, reusable spaceplane under development by the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). The unmanned craft will …Continue reading →
Screenshot of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018. (Image courtesy of IMSI Design.)
CAD company IMSI Design has released the 2018 version of its TurboCAD suite of 2D drafting and 3D modeling applications. TurboCAD 2018 is offered in four versions: TurboCAD Des…Continue reading →
The ShrinkWrap utility in IronCAD includes new options like the ability to specify which faces to keep. (Image courtesy of IronCAD.)
IronCAD has released the first product update to IronCAD 2018, adding several new features and enhancements. IronCAD 2…Continue reading →
(Image courtesy of Altair).
In 2015, Altair invested in FluiDyna, a German Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology developer. Now, Altair has acquired the German company to help accelerate Altair’s broader CFD portfolio. FluiDyna’s two…Continue reading →
In WorkXplore 2018 R2, the STEP Export function saves the model with respect to the active coordinate system. (Image courtesy of Vero Software).
Vero Software has released the latest version of WorkXplore, a feature-rich CAD file viewer and analyzer. …Continue reading →
Contests are a great way to push technology forward.
Remember the Orteig Prize? That prize was finally won by Charles Lindbergh and paved the way for commercial transatlantic commercial aviation. OK, so you may be a little young to remember that partic…
Computer-aided design (CAD) has doubtless revolutionized the design and engineering fields, replacing paper and pencil drawings with detailed 3D models. Recent news of Epic Games’ release of Unreal Studio promises yet another dimensional leap in …Continue reading →