Does your portfolio include what most will have to admit is a killer design? Well, if you happen to be a user of CoCreate's PLM software and you have a creation you're willing to show off, consider entering CoCreate’s 2007 Design Competition. The entries, which must be created in CoCreate's 3D product development tool, need to fall into one of 15 product categories (among them, consumer goods, industrial products, even construction and agricultural equipment). Entries must be received by March 16, 2007, and 15 category winners will be announced the first week of April. Visitors to CoCreate's website can vote on their favorite designs starting March 19, 2007. Winners are eligible for an array of goodies (which all happen to be designed with CoCreate software), including an The X-2 Deuce snowboard and various electronic gear. Go to CoCreate's website to get the details.
In other news, CoCreate also announced the 2007 version of its CoCreate OneSpace Suite, to ship in early 2007. Among the highlights of the new release:
*New 3D capabilities
*A Cabling module for faster mechatronics design
*A new integrated rendering environment
Check out a sneak peak of the upgrade with this webcast.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.