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2D-3D CAD Transformations and Design Interaction

2D-3D CAD Transformations and Design Interaction

I want to continue the topic of design interaction started in my CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos post. CAD software started as a vision to replace drawing board and, eventually, it was 2D. 3D CAD and the vision of 3D design came later in the game….

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CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos

CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos

My father was engineer. As a child, I’ve been coming to my dad’s office to watch how engineers designed metallurgical plants and heavy industrial machines. Back that days, the design was all about drawing boards and paper. Fast forward in our days. Lots of things changed. Our design interaction is…

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Historical Perspective: From Ivan Satherland to Modern 2D/3D Sketch Apps

Historical Perspective: From Ivan Satherland to Modern 2D/3D Sketch Apps

The announcement made by Dassault System last week, made me think about a huge distance CAD industry passed for the almost 50 years, since Ivan Sutherland first time demonstrated “Sketchpad, A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System“. In order to prevent a discussion between Autodesk Alias and CATIA Sketch folks, I just…

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The 3D Mashups – Reality Check

The 3D Mashups – Reality Check

I like searching for new technologies. One of the technologies I’m following a long time already is so called “mashup technologies” or just “mashups”. In the past, I shared some of my thoughts about mashups. Navigate to the following link to read – Will Mashup Grow Up in PLM? Read…

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Autodesk, Dassault and Free CAD Options?

Autodesk, Dassault and Free CAD Options?

It is almost two years passed since I put on my blog a question about FREE as a best future CAD/PLM. Navigate to the following link to read my PLM Prompt: Is Free the Future of PLM? I’m monitoring ideas coming of this FREE space. There are few interesting events…

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Will Google Docs Goes 3D?

Will Google Docs Goes 3D?

Few days ago, I attended webinar One the Edge with Cadalyst – MCAD Smackdown: Direct vs .Parametric CAD. Navigate to the following link to listed the recorded podcast. An interesting comment was made by one of the attendees during the conversation about what is the better 3D option – 2D…

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PLM Alert: Google Image Swirl User Experience

Short alert on Google Labs Releasing Swirl. Google Image Swirl allows you to organize and search images. Official Google’s blog announcement is here. You can run Google Swirl from here. I think, this user experience can be kind of beneficial for engineers working on 3D and 2D drawings. Just my…

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