GrabCAD Workbench is a cloud-based file management platform that makes it easier for users to manage and share CAD files.

GrabCAD Announces Integration with PTC Creo and Workbench Summer 2014 Release

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It appears the folks at GrabCAD have been quite busy. The Cambridge-based startup is making two significant announcements today: the integration of its Workbench cloud-based file management platform…

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PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19 now offers support for multi-CAD environments, via Unite technology

PTC Releases Creo Elements/Direct v19.0

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another announcement made at this year’s PTC Live Global event was the release of PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0, direct modeling software that now includes productivity enhancements in modeling,…

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The new release of Creo 3.0 will enable customers to work and consolidate data from any CAD source.

Creo 3.0 Announced at PTC Live Global

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Amid the excitement of users, partners, analysts and members of the press–along with hundreds of Boston-based employees, PTC announces the release of Creo 3.0. Among the most impressive…

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New features in KeyShot rendering software enable engineers to make their workflow more efficient and take their visual assets to the next level.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 5 Rendering Software

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rendering software is increasingly being put to use by design engineers to create downstream product collateral used to support, maintain and sell products–often before the product even exists…

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This concept design for Yamaha was created by a Alberto Agnari. It included concept boards, sketches and traditional and digital renderings.

Debating the Most Efficient Way to Go from Concept to Documentation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The conceptual phase of design is the only one within the product development window that must be inherently fluid, and in a sense, should be done in a…

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Design associativity is not exclusive to history-based 3D modeling approaches. Image courtesy of PTC.

The Role of Associativity in Direct Modeling

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

When designers and engineers think about design associativity, they often think about history-based 3D modeling systems. CAD software that deploys a history-based approach to modeling requires engineers to…

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Preparing Models for Simulation: Which 3D Modeling Paradigm is Best?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Simulation technology has its origins in the labs of universities and specialists groups within the aeronautics and automotive industries. Today, however, simulation software has moved from research labs…

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Nearly half of all product development companies continue to struggle with how best deal with CAD data originating in other CAD systems. Image courtesy of Siemens PLM.

The Challenges of Model Editing in the Multi-CAD World

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In today’s world, most engineers and designers are now accustomed to dealing with CAD data created in other CAD systems. With design collaboration with suppliers, partners, and customers…

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Model reuse

The failed promise of parametric CAD, final chapter: A viable solution

Monday, November 18, 2013

What is the failed promise of parametric CAD? In short, model reuse. It’s a lot more difficult than it ought to be, for a variety of reasons. Several…

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The failed promise of parametric CAD part 5: A resilient modeling strategy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The model brittleness problem inherent with parametric feature-based modeling is a really big deal. And it’s something, honestly, that I don’t have a great answer for. I’ve even…

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