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Why I will pay $1372 for a fillet tool

21 Oct, 2013 by in NEWS
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Today I received a friendly email from my local SolidWorks VAR, ending with a gentle nudge: “****THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR DECEMBER RENEWALS, ANY DECEMBER RENEWAL RECEIVED AFTER DECEMBER 31ST WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCUR A REINSTALLATION FEE – NO EXCEPTIONS.” Ahhh, the sweet taste of extortion in the morning. SolidWorks 2014 is upon us, friends, as is that big annual “subscription” bill–one of the largest business purchases I make in the course of the year. I’m fed up. I’m angry. And I’m going to pay up. (Buries face in shame.) (more…)

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SolidWorks 101 Course – Early Bird Freebies

17 Jul, 2013 by in CONTESTS
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Cadjunkie has something cool cooking up that will help you learn SolidWorks better, faster and more funner-er. We’re releasing a full SolidWorks beginners course that will take you from newbie to ninja faster than you ever thought possible. It’s called SolidWorks 101 and in anticipation of the official launch next Wednesday, July 24th, we’re giving away THREE cadjunkie Pro memberships with access to every SolidWorks, Rhino, and modo video we’ve ever made. After that, we’ll be offering 50% off the course for the rest of the week. What do you need to do?

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PTC Sends Out Blue M&M’S, Changes Name to PTC.

25 Jan, 2013 by in CAD, NEWS
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Here at EvD Media HQ we rarely receive FedEx packages that don’t contain hand-carved egg shells, Unicorn Meat, or that limited edition DVD/Vinyl box set of our favorite 3D printing jingle of all time* (*we wish). But today our freshly-pizza-grease-covered-nubs ripped into a surprisingly different–if a bit strange and decidedly anti-climactic–FedEx shipment: blue M&M’S and… a photo-copied press release.
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Sketchfab Releases Material Editor, Geeks Panties Get Thrown at Screens

09 Jan, 2013 by in CAD
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What’s better than a buttery-smooth webGL-based free 3D content sharing app? Why, a buttery-smooth webGL-based free 3D content sharing app with a retinal-hemorrhage-inducing material editor, of course! Now we know you’re all like “oh, another webGL viewer? I can hardly contain my excitement. [grimace]” We know, we know. Just watch the vid, and you’ll be throwing your geek panties at your computer screen in 00:07:00 flat.
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Boom. 3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic

04 Jan, 2013 by in CAD, FAB, NEWS
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Can we get a “great balls of 3D poly-mesh gravy!” up in here? 3D Systems has announced the acquisition of Geomagic, makers of a range of scanning, design software and haptic devices. This hit us like a ton of voxel-based bricks, and we’re all excited and terrified of what awaits us when the dust settles. It has certainly set our 2013 predictions in motion. Here’s our take on it all.

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Autodesk to keep developing t-splines, HSMWorks products for Rhino and SolidWorks

11 Dec, 2012 by in CAD, NEWS
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Autodesk has been on an acquisition rampage this year, and most of us assumed that products like T-Splines and HSMWorks would cease to exist as we know them. Well folks, we just got off the phone with Autodesk HQ, and were we told in no uncertain terms that T-Splines for Rhino and SolidWorks are here to stay–even for future versions of the platforms–but that Autodesk plans to continue to develop the product for both in parallel with their own products (e.g. Fusion 360). The same is true for HSMWorks: the SolidWorks product will not only be offered for current versions of SolidWorks, but will continue to grow and develop on the platform indefinitely. It’s a part of a broader strategy within AD to promote a more ‘open’ CAD market, and we must admit… SolidSmack likey.
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Objet 1000 jingle wins hearts and minds, one rainbow-pooping unicorn at a time

10 Dec, 2012 by in FAB, NEWS
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The Objet 1000 is a seriously killer machine if you want ultra-high res large-scale 3D prints. No doubt about it. So why, Lord of mercy, did they want to associate it with an 80′s action cartoon jingle? Studies show that the Objet 1000 jingle reduces life expectancy to exactly 00:01:51. It is believed that no one–not one person–has yet listened to the entire length of the “song” and without gouging out their ears with can openers, chewing on tin foil, and/or rubbing their faces on cheese graters. WARNING: This post should not be viewed by anyone. Ever.
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Look Mommy! I’m Inside the Computer Box! (ShapeShot at Makerbot Store NY)

20 Nov, 2012 by in FAB, NEWS, TECH
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ShapeShot can scan a human face in 1/2000 of a second. The result is a high-resolution water-tight 3D-print-ready mesh file. A favorite S.L. Jackson quote comes to mind: “When you absolutely positively got to [scan] every m*f* in the room, accept no substitutes.” And that’s what makerbot store NYC is planning to do: scan every geeked out mofo that waddles in the door. All. Day. Long.
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