Tag Archives: CAD

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How Power Surfacing for SolidWorks Supercharged the Way I Model

2 weeks ago

Do you know why its called “Complex Surfacing”? Because its complicated! I have spent several years specifically working with complex surfacing inside Solidworks. For awhile now I have been working…

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HoneyComb: A New and Free Browser-Based Parametric CAD Platform for 3D Printing

4 weeks ago

3D printing and CAD software couldn’t function without each other, they go together like a match made in pythonOCC. As 3D printing continues to build its freight train like momentum…

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Five Tips for Becoming a Next Generation CAD Designer and Rapid Prototyper

1 month ago

As time goes on, we are quickly seeing an ever-changing job market. Many employers are looking for new designers with additive manufacturing skills in their bag of tricks. Along with…

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Behind the Design: The (Re)Making of an Already-Successful Quirky Product

1 month ago

Along with other Quirky hits such as the more recent Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner, the Pivot Power falls in line with one of Quirky’s well-positioned design strategies: make existing…

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The Zcan Wireless Scanner Mouse Allows You to Scan Your Sketches and Jump Into SolidWorks Immediately

2 months ago

Add this to our growing bucket of things we wish we would have thought of before. The Zcan is a new ergonomic wireless mouse design that lets users swipe in…

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Watch These Master Blacksmiths Design and Fabricate ‘Captain America’s Throwing Shields’

2 months ago

When it comes to superheroes, their weapons of choice are almost just as iconic as the heroes themselves. Superman has his superpowers, Batman has his Batarangs, Iron Man has his…

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‘Fab by Example’ Aims to Take the Complexity Out of Product Design for Consumers…Huh?

2 months ago

So far we’ve seen 3D printing being used at the consumer/prosumer level as a way to create static objects with relatively few—if any—moving parts. A large part of this is…

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Pixologic Announces New ZBrush 4R7 With Luxion KeyShot Bridge Integration for $249

2 months ago

For the ZBrush fanatics out there with a penchant for ooey-gooey digital clay modeling, this past weekend was an exciting one if you happened to be in Hollywood, California for…

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Luxion KeyShot 5 Reviewed: A Faster and Leaner Addition to the Product Designer’s Toolkit

3 months ago

When it comes to rendering a 3D model, there are generally two directions one could go in: a drag and drop solution or a fine-tuned custom solution with more dials…