Now available in the Free CAD library from VirtualCAD is an entire laundry list of fasteners including Socket Head Cap Screws, Shoulder Screws, Flat and Button Head Screws, Set Screws, Pressure Plugs, and Dowel Pins. Addressing engineers' need for more detail in their drawings, the CAD library lets the user control the amount of detail by turning it on and off, or resetting it, to avoid larger file sizes. To view these 3D CAD models, go to www.virtualcad.com.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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