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Beth Stackpole
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Comment:Re: Scale? - Beth Stackpole-12/29/2011
CAD Resurgence Fueled by Technology
12/29/2011  14 comments
2012 could prove to be a banner year for CAD as the tools are redefined by emerging technologies like cloud computing and mobile apps, according to Jon Peddie Research's 2012 Worldwide CAD Market Report.
Top 6 Design Hardware & Software Trends of 2011
12/28/2011  16 comments
While there was no single bang-up technology in CAD and PLM during 2011, the category made huge strides in embracing mainstream capabilities to make the tools more accessible to a broader audience of users.
Slideshow: CAD Jockey's Holiday Gift Guide
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/21/2011  18 comments
From high-end mobile workstations to novel input devices and a reasonably priced 3D printer/CAD software bundle, there's an array of new products designed to bring holiday cheer to any CAD user.
Comment:Re: CAD - Beth Stackpole-12/20/2011
Comment:Re: CAD - Beth Stackpole-12/19/2011
ANSYS 14.0 Primed for Multidisciplinary Engineering
12/19/2011  10 comments
The latest release of the ANSYS multiphysics simulation suite is packed with enhancements designed to help engineering organizations take on the challenge of complex, multidisciplinary product design.
Comment:Re: Scale? - Beth Stackpole-12/16/2011
3D CAD Brings Battleships to Life
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/16/2011  16 comments
Donn McKinney is hoping to spark the public's interest in large battleships by leveraging SolidWorks to create a full-scale 3D CAD model of the USS Missouri, which will provide a foundation for building a 1/32nd scale operational replica.
Subscription-Based CAD Tool Offered
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/15/2011  10 comments
As part of its co-creation approach to vehicle design, Local Motors has teamed up with Siemens PLM Software to offer its crowdsourcing community Solid Edge Design1, a fully featured CAD tool priced with a $19.95 monthly subscription fee.
3D Modeling & Printing for 'Personal Manufacturing'
12/14/2011  12 comments
New additions to Autodesk's 123D family bring the power of 3D modeling and 3D printing to average consumers as part of an effort to empower non-engineers to create things on their own.
Comment:Re: Higher - Beth Stackpole-12/12/2011
Comment:Higher - Beth Stackpole-12/12/2011
For Dassault, 3D Sketch Is a Natural
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/12/2011  20 comments
CATIA Natural Sketch aims to help industrial designers fast-track 2D ideas into 3D models in a way that mimics paper sketching.
aPriori Adds Costing Tool to CAD
12/9/2011  5 comments
The aPriori costing engine determines the cost of a part or product directly from a CAD model, based on the materials to be used and the factory that will produce it.
Comment:Nice catch - Beth Stackpole-12/7/2011
Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/6/2011  11 comments
Autodesk is finally planting a stake in PLM territory with its new Autodesk 360 for PLM offering, a hybrid cloud approach that promises a faster-to-deploy, less expensive alternative to traditional systems.
CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/5/2011  15 comments
Using virtual-holographic 3D imagery, Infinite Z's new zSpace immersive 3D environment lets users interact and explore 3D models as if they were real, physical objects.
Do Engineers Have Appetite for Mobile Apps?
CAD/CAM Corner 
12/2/2011  22 comments
Unlike the consumer market, which is hungry for all things mobile, engineers remain slightly skeptical about the upside of design tool apps running on mobile platforms.
PTC Spins Out Windchill Service & Quality Modules
Product News 
12/1/2011  15 comments
As promised, PTC is delivering enhanced modules that expand the footprint of its Windchill 10.0 PLM release in critical areas like service and quality management.

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