Despite what the vendors tell us, we all know it takes an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise to navigate your way around a 3D CAD tool—or any other design or software tool, for that matter. If you’ve spent the time and put in the effort to master a tool, all of that knowledge is invaluable, not to just to you or your engineering organization, but to the design community in general.
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With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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