CAE Moves to the ForeAdvances in multi-core processors and on-board graphics engines are allowing development teams to move simulation and analysis work further upfront in the design process, while collaborating on and visualizing more complete models. Read More
Talk about rapid-fire development. In this podcast, Doug Poscich of 5th Axis talks about how CAD/CAM and Burton snowboards helped him launch a kayak design in one month. Autodesk Strengthens Visualization Story Finalizing its acquisition of Opticore, Autodesk beefs up its visualization story, adding capabilities to its CAD line to drive the adoption of 3D collaboration. Full Story SolidWorks 2008 Reduces CAD Overhead SolidWorks 2008 includes 250 new features, including enhancements to the SWIFT technology that lets users perform complex operations without having to master the software’s commands. Full Story Inside Apple's IPhone Another Prying Eyes teardown, this time examining the engineering inside the iPhone, including which processors, memory devices and other ICs Apple engineers selected. Full Story
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One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
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