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This weekend, Super Bowl 50 takes place. Panthers vs. Broncos. Newton vs. Manning. One will walk away with the coveted Super Bowl World Champions Ring. Jewelry designer Diego Taccioli, from Slice Lab, and former artist-in-residence out at Autodesk’s Pier 9, imagined what the ultimate Super Bowl Championship Ring would look like.

SolidWorks World 2016 left 7,000 people overloaded by breakout sessions, inspired by customers, and smelling of the finest barbecue in the world. While the General Sessions were a bit all over the place, mingling product announcements amongst customer stories and keynotes (with beer, boobs and Yves Behar being the highlights), underlying it all was a…

Today, we’re bringing back a segment that lapsed into a coma and suddenly awoke recently with a direct punch to an exposed solar plexus. Model of the Week: the best and coolest 3D models the SolidSmack audience is creating and sharing online. We’re in the future now, so there’s loads of amazingness and brilliance we…

Read our interview with Shapr3D’s  István Csanády here. Ever wonder why 3D modeling wasn’t more like sketching? Or sculpting? Why we’re limited to mouse clicks? I’ve had that conversation with multiple people. Some thin modeling with a stylus (a pencil) doesn’t seem intuitive. I’d say the mouse is the device that doesn’t seem intuitive — especially…

For most users who run Windows programs on a Mac, Boot Camp has always – and will likely always continue to be – the very best option for partitioning drive space without resorting to laggy virtual machines that can create problems down the road. With the recent release of Windows 10, users could install the…

When it comes to CAD software, there’s likely no topic more divisive than that of maintenance fees. Ahh, fabulous subscription service–the additional yearly charge, on top of any license cost, which typically includes product upgrades and support, often through a reseller of the software. Last week, two SolidWorks Partner websites, TPM and ModernTech, posted a new “Subscription…

Parasolid-based Mechanical CAD, for free. You read that right. Unfettered use of the entire Onshape system for up to 5GB and five private documents at a time is completely free, and a mere $1200/yr for unlimited documents. That’s right folks, the much ballyhooed Onshape just stepped into the ring swinging, and they are poised to…