@Jason: That's likely going to be a challenge, especially given the current economic climate. Any thoughts on strategies for making a case for this? Do you do a lot of FEA or simulation work? SpaceClaim is really making a play around that benefit, positioning the tool as an easier way for non-CAD specialists and analyts to prepare their own 3D models for simulation. A possible business case use?
Well, I spent an hour with SpaceClaim today and one of their Application Engineers went through one of my AutoCAD drawings. In this hour long talk with them, they walked me through my design and how simple it was to make the same thing in SpaceClaim.
What amazed me was how easily the AppEngineer took my 2D drawing, and within a minute, more like 30 seconds if he wasn't explaining what he was doing, he had replicated my heatsink complete with through holes and tapped holes.
The only thing that I see wrong with SpaceClaim is that I now have to convince my boss to let me buy it!
From watching the main page video, just the sheer speed that the video demonstrates at achieving models is really nice. That and how to add threaded holes and components to the model quickly should be a real time saver for me. I am sure that I will have more to say once I fully test the application out however!
Being an Electrical Engineer who has the fortunate background in using CAD for years, I must say that I am really impressed with Spaceclaim's demo video. I know that I will be giving it a test drive to see if I can't convince those who have the influence to take a look at it as well.
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