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Creating the Future

Posted by Ron Fritz on Feb 23, 2015 10:20:00 AM
A couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Michio Kaku – theoretical physicist, futurist, popular author and television personality — speak at SOLIDWORKS World. As I expected, he was smart, insightful, funny and all-around entertaining. Dr. Kaku spoke about the future of the world around us: the things we’ll create, the places we’ll go, the way we’ll live, the worlds we’ll explore. He did a great job, and at the end I found myself thinking, “Well of course all of those things will happen. They’re already happening all around us!”

Dr. Kaku is renowned for taking futuristic and scientific topics and communicating them to broad audiences. As a result, it struck me as odd that I didn’t find much of his speech surprising. That is, until I overheard a mechanical engineer talking about how his company is actively working on some of the thing Dr. Kaku was talking about.

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Topics: Our culture, Conferences

Learn and Connect: HOOPS Technical Summit and TEC Talk

Posted by Ron Fritz on Nov 3, 2014 11:33:00 AM

During the first week of October I was in Munich, Germany. As you might expect, there were plenty of highlights. Drinking beer at Oktoberfest was pretty great. Attending a Bayern Munich match with a friend was fun. Working on 2015 planning with my Tech Soft 3D colleagues was fruitful.

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Topics: Our culture, Conferences, Trade Shows, Cloud, Industry Insight, TEC Talk

TEC Talk: The Second Hottest Ticket in Boston

Posted by Ron Fritz on Oct 29, 2013 1:45:00 PM

Ron Mic TecTalk 13Last week we hosted the 3rd annual TEC Talk in Boston. Even though we were competing with the Red Sox on TV, we still drew a great crowd – and I had so many comments afterward that I just had to write about it.

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Topics: Our culture, Conferences, Partners, Industry Insight

Three Unexpected Benefits of Autodesk Platform Development

Posted by Jeroen Walhof on Oct 17, 2013 2:00:00 PM

When Tech Soft 3D first started reselling Autodesk platforms back in 2010, we knew the concept of rapid development platforms seemed like a good idea on paper. Importantly, these OEM products perfectly suited a particular type of development team: companies that wanted to make full-scale stand-alone options that extend the value of their Autodesk plug-ins based on a trusted, well-developed platform. The promise of OEM development is that it would enable ISV’s to reach more end users through cost-effective pricing and specialized functionality.

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Topics: Conferences, AutoCAD OEM, Trade Shows, Industry Insight, Inventor OEM, Autodesk

7 Reasons Russian Engineering Software is on the Rise

Posted by Ron Fritz on Jun 6, 2013 1:06:00 PM

Last week I had a great opportunity to attend COFES Russia outside of St. Petersburg. As with all COFES events, it was a gathering of interesting people, in an interesting place, having interesting conversations. And as usual, I learned a lot. Here are seven indicators of the increased success of Russian software companies.

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Topics: Conferences, Industry Insight

HOOPS Visualize Takes Center Stage at SWW

Posted by Jenny Ferello on Jan 29, 2013 1:06:00 PM
As always, SolidWorks World was an exciting, dynamic conference – from the preview of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual onstage to the wild ride of Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure! But one of the most exhilarating events for TS3D was the appearance of HOOPS Visualize as a “supporting actor” during the eDrawings onstage production.

Component providers like Tech Soft 3D are typically behind the scenes, working hard to provide stable platform technologies to help our customers build successful software applications. Our job is more to be the workhorse of the industry, leaving the limelight to our customers. Rarely, if ever, do we see our work highlighted on the main stage.

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Topics: Product News, Conferences, Trade Shows, HOOPS Visualize, SolidWorks

COFES - Grandiose Name, Simple Concept

Posted by Ron Fritz on Apr 20, 2012 8:54:00 AM
Every year COFESis on my calendar. I think I've been to 11 of the 13 annual events in Scottsdale, where I reconnect with many industry contacts, kindle quite a number of important strategic partnerships and get into stimulating conversations.

For the uninitiated, COFES stands for the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. It attracts industry leaders for a series of sessions and discussions that include thought leaders and industry movers. The name sort of makes it sounds like these “industry leaders” will all get in a room and jointly determine, with all the force of legislation, what the future of engineering software will be, and so shall be.

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Topics: Conferences

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