These days, every penny counts, especially when you’re looking for design tools that can help with projects that are outside of your professional engineering role or are perhaps part of a startup endeavor where budgets are extremely tight. CAD Schroer Group, a global engineering solutions provider, just added a new service to accompany its free personal 2D/3D CAD software that gets around restrictions that had previously prevented commercial use.
The new eSERVICES platform for MEDUSA4 Personal 2D/3D CAD software is a new online service which automatically converts drawings into PDF or DXF files, removing restrictive watermarks and granting license for commercial use. The service was put together at the request of users, company officials said, who were looking for a reasonably-priced way to leverage the free tool for moderate commercial use. Users can pay a small fee each time they want to use a drawing for commercial use, which still keeps the software priced in reach of users like students or engineering startups. Officials say they’re planning other services that will address this emerging need amongst the community of MEDUSA4 Personal users.
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In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering fields; from medical devices and pharmaceuticals to more cutting-edge areas like tissue, genetic, and neural engineering, US biomedical engineers (BMEs) boast salaries nearly double the annual mean wage and have faster than average job growth.
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