Tech Soft 3D Blog

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: Industry Insight, 3D

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

A Strategic Approach to Today’s Engineering Software Challenges

Posted by Ron Fritz on Aug 11, 2017 12:43:48 PM

Developing an engineering application has never been more complicated than it is in today's environment. As developers aim to meet customer needs and bring compelling products to market, there are challenges emerging from all corners of the industry.

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Topics: HOOPS toolkit, CAD, Engineering, Manufacturing, 3D, Engineering Software

Unlocking Engineering Data for Downstream Consumption is Now a Must

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Aug 8, 2017 2:02:26 PM

Written by Dave Opsahl, VP of Corporate Development at Tech Soft 3D

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Topics: 3D PDF

Implementing MBD - Costs, Timeline, Process and Misconceptions

Posted by Tyler Barnes on Aug 4, 2017 2:52:06 PM

In this episode of Beyond 3D, Jennifer Heron, CEO of Action Engineering, goes deep into what MBD (model-based definition) really means, and the steps a company can and should take if they want to get started implementing MBD.  Jennifer highlights some real scenarios to illustrate cost, timeline and the process that a company can and should follow when looking to implement an MBD strategy.

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Topics: MBD

A 21-Year-Old Start-Up?

Posted by Ron Fritz on Jul 7, 2017 11:11:56 AM

Tech Soft 3D has been around now for 21 years and yet, just last week, someone I was talking to on the phone referred to us as a “start-up”! This has been happening on a pretty regular basis over the last 21 years. At one point it was certainly a true description of the company. But now? With 20 years of profitability and growth, offices around the world, and over 100 employees, we’re far beyond the start-up phase. So what is the threshold? Is it when you go public, or get acquired, or reach a certain annual revenue? It’s puzzling.

But it got me thinking.

Here in the U.S., hitting the age of 21 matters. (Barbarically) it’s when we can finally legally drink alcohol, and while quite a few rights come our way at 18, 21 is more often considered the real threshold into adulthood. A young adult, yes, but an adult nonetheless.

But if it takes a person 21 years to be grown-up, by the time a company is 21 years old, it’s considered quite seasoned. Yet in both cases – for individuals as well as organizations – there is still plenty to be learned by combining the benefits of experience with the qualities of youth.

That’s what we try to do here at Tech Soft 3D and perhaps that’s why, even after 21 years in business, people can still refer to us as a start-up. I like to think it’s because we’ve done a pretty good job of retaining the best parts of youth, including:

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Topics: Our culture, Industry Insight, Corporate Culture, Culture

Strategic Technology Partnerships

Posted by Ron Fritz on Jun 12, 2017 11:49:13 AM

The concept of “Strategic Technology Partnerships” has described our approach to business relationships from the very beginning. While it sounds natural to us, like with lots of “tribal language” it may be less clear to those outside our organization who are not yet partners of ours. Here’s exactly what we mean, one word at a time.

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Topics: Partners, Culture

It’s a Hardware Renaissance

Posted by Dave Opsahl on Apr 3, 2017 4:38:43 PM

In this episode of Beyond 3D we talk to one of the pioneers of 3D CAD, Jon Stevenson, who helped turn GrabCAD into the largest online collaboration community in the 3D CAD world, and is now VP of Global Software at Stratasys. 

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Topics: Hardware

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