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Four Key Technology Trends and How Companies Can Capitalize on Them

Posted by Ron Fritz on Oct 25, 2018 10:40:51 AM

The technology landscape is always evolving, being driven forward and pulled in exciting new directions by underlying macro trends. Right now, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), mobile, and generative design are some of those trends that are starting to shape the engineering software space.

Software vendors would do well to pay attention to all of these areas: The trends overlap and intersect with one another in interesting ways, and even if some of the trends don’t seem relevant to your business today, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the very near future.

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Topics: Engineering Software, Software Development, 3D, Hardware, IoT

Why Engineering Graphics Matter More Than Ever

Posted by Martin Erhardt on Oct 18, 2018 3:23:26 PM

Engineering software has long catered to two primary markets, serving up a full spectrum of offerings to the Manufacturing and Building & Construction industries to help with everything from design and analysis to creation and validation, and beyond. 

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Topics: Engineering Software, Software Development, 3D, Hardware

Mastering the Hardware Renaissance

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Jul 25, 2018 8:36:53 PM

As software continues to eat the world, garnering a fair amount of attention along the way, it’s
easy to overlook the fact that there’s ahardware renaissance going on.

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Topics: Engineering Software, Software Development, 3D, Hardware

Beyond 3D Podcast: Building Machines in the Cloud

Posted by Tyler Barnes on Jul 2, 2018 10:08:30 AM

If you’ve ever designed a custom piece of tooling or machining equipment, you know that traditionally it takes weeks and weeks from design to delivery.  But now there’s a platform that allows you to design on Monday, order on Tuesday and get the machine delivered on Wednesday. It sounds unbelievable, but it’s the future of machine building, and it’s made possible through the development of 3D CAD in the browser.  Tune in to learn more about Vention from CEO and Co-Founder, Etienne Lacroix.

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Topics: 3D, Discreet Manufacturing, IoT, Database, SMB, Manufacturing, Cloud

Why Partnering Is The Key To Innovative Engineering Software

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Jun 28, 2018 2:34:02 PM

In the past, almost every large manufacturing enterprise had an in-house computer-aided design (CAD) department to develop custom software that met their unique needs. Later, the independent software vendors (ISVs) appeared with specialized solutions, followed by enterprise software providers with high-end commercial offerings.

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Topics: Engineering Software, Software Development, Component Technologies

Beyond 3D Podcast: Simulation and Collaboration in the Cloud

Posted by Tyler Barnes on May 22, 2018 10:19:16 AM

Simulation is something that anyone in manufacturing is familiar with, and in this episode of Beyond 3D we talk with David Heiny, co-founder and CEO of SimScale.  David talks about how simulation in the cloud has evolved, how the cloud has enabled more powerful and rapid simulation, and also where simulation is headed – that it is much more than just the power of the cloud, but how real-time collaboration simulation is now possible, even more accessible and that’s enabling more small and mid-size companies to take advantage of simulation early on in the design process.

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Topics: Cloud, Simulation, Manufacturing

Why Are You Not Using Component-Based Software Development?

Posted by Tech Soft 3D Staff on Feb 28, 2018 12:04:35 PM

Our partners at AMC Bridge published a great blog post about using component technology.  Below is a brief summary and a link to the full blog.  Take a look! 

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Topics: Component Technologies, Software Development

3D Printing File Formats Must Evolve with the Industry

Posted by Jonathan Girroir on Jan 25, 2018 12:21:31 PM

As rapid-fire advances enrich the 3D-printing landscape, file formats have to keep pace to support these changes, or there’s a risk of neutralizing further progress.

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Topics: 3D, Industry Insight

Geometry Toolkits Play Complementary Roles in Additive Manufacturing

Posted by Gavin Bridgeman on Aug 25, 2017 1:12:17 PM

Integrating data types in modeling and preparing the model for 3D printing are strengths of separate systems.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing

Why Data Reuse Still Isn’t Widespread — And How It Can Be

Posted by Eric Vinchon on Aug 16, 2017 10:49:53 AM

Data reuse seems like a topic that’s been covered for a long time. The idea of re-using a digital mockup across the product lifecycle has been around for over 20 years. And yet, today, effectively reusing CAD data across different applications throughout product development remains a challenge for many companies.

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Topics: 3D, CAD, B-rep, CAM, Manufacturing

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