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By Brad Holtz on 1/18/2007 John Callen and I have had a number of very interesting conversations over the past few years. John has this habit of actually reading the press releases we put out and then making cogent points on them. On hearing of the theme for COFES 2007, John wrote: I remember a couple of COFES' ago commenting on how it was accepted that it was hunky dory that domestic manufacturing move offshore. And then the very next COFES, everyone was up in arms because REAL Engineering was also getting outsource offshore.
History-based, parametric, history-free, direct, explicit, synchronous, dynamic, instant... Over the last few years CAD companies have introduced many new terms as they have announced new product capabilities. Most significant are the capabilities related to direct geometry interaction and manipulation. The industry is becoming more familiar with the concept of history-free modeling (direct modeling, direct editing).
Posted by Deelip Menezes Others Saturday, December 19th, 2009 A PTC Partner newsletter alerted me to the news that PTC has formed separate business units for its product lines. Previously PTC has just two primary product lines – Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill. Over the years, due to acquisitions and internal growth, its product lines have dramatically increased. Next year they will have a total of eight major product lines: Pro/ENGINEER Windchill CoCreate Arbortext Mathcad ProductView SharePoint/SPD Insight Analytics
Jump to Comments by Markus Erlmann | 15 Dec 2009 What can I write about this short video?
Jump to Comments by Mark Burhop | 19 Jan 2010 I had a talk with one of our software developers the other day asking what it is like to work on CAD software. You might think this was over coffee in the break room but really, we were separated by several thousand miles. For Solid Edge Simulation , we have developers contributing from all over the world (Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio in the US and England and India outside the US.) and this is just a small product. In this case I was talking with Sameer Kanikdale in Pune, India .
3DVIA Scenes has been recently mentioned as another Virtual World, but we must state that is not exactly the case. There are some major differences between other virtual worlds and 3DVIA Scenes…Here are four key differences between 3DVIA Scenes and other virtual worlds: 1- The Vision
Autodesk Cloud Hard Sell Today I attended part of a web cast from Autodesk introducing their 2014 line of products. I have to say that they have an amazing breadth of tools . Some of the tools they have acquired are truly tops in their respective industries, like Alias, 3DSmax, Moldflow, and many others. It’s hard getting past my vision of Autodesk as being the cheap junk aisle of the CAD market. Products in the past such as AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Algor have reinforced this notion.
In business since 2008, Russia's 3DreamTeam (which does business as Vizerra) writes software for viewing 3D worlds interactively. Their idea is to make it easy for designers and clients to collaborate in areas like AEC, urban planning, product design, and even virtual tourism (see figure 1). For now, however, emphasis is on AEC, and in particular, Revit and SketchUp. What Revizto Consists Of There are three tasks that Revizto software performs: Convert and Edit - Revizto for Revit ($399) converts Revit and SketchUp models to Visual Information Model (VIM) format and edits the lighting and materials; Revizto for SketchUp ($99) does similar work with SketchUp only.
Alan Belniak, the newly appointed Director of Social Media Marketing at Parametric Technology Corporation, talked yesterday to Barbara Bix of BB Marketing Plus on her The Top Line blog ("Attract better business, shorten the sales cycle, and accelerate revenues"). Explains Mr Belniak: Engagement is the name of the game. Engagement equals a valuable brand. Valuable brands attract more customers.