Cimmetry's latest software offers 2D and 3D format support for the architecture, engineering and construction industries. The current version adds NC Drill formats, Cadence Allegro and Concept 15.5, plus OrCad Capture and Layout 10.5, and enhanced Gerber file aperture support. It has new format and product enhancements such as AutoCAD 3D 2000 and up, MicroStation 3D v8 and up, CATIA 5 R16, Solid Edge 18, enhanced product manufacturing information support and more. A free demo is available on the company's website.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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