Fresh off its release last month of DraftSight for Windows, Dassault Systèmes followed up this week with a beta release of a version for Linux. Like its no-cost 2-D CAD Windows-based predecessor, DraftSight for Linux lets users create, edit and view DWG files, and Dassault Systèmes officials said the release is timed to satisfy the recent uptick in user demand for a Linux version. A Mac version is also slated for release some time in the near future.
Beta users of this release will also gain acess to the no-cost community support available in DraftSight’s open, online SwYm social forum where customers come together to interact, ask questions and share opinions.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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