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PTC Creo 3.0 Includes Game-Changing Multi-CAD Data Handling    26 Jun, 2014

New Unite technology said to be the first to allow users to open foreign CAD formats in their native environment without need for additional software, as well as export data in those same formats. More>>

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Conceptual Design Software Tools   22 May, 2014

Cadalyst Labs Report: Whether it's a bridge or a ball joint, every design must be roughed out before designers can tackle the details — but a growing group of digital options is making that process a little smoother.More>>

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DIY Guy   8 May, 2014

User Profile: Want to play with the cool toys? Zach Burhop demonstrates how you can build them yourself.More>>

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Gargoyles Take Flight in High School Design Class   27 Mar, 2014

One student's foray into modeling with Autodesk Mudbox and 3D printing shows how inspiring it can be to take an idea from drawing to reality.More>>

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SolidWorks World 2014, Part 1: Software on Stage   5 Feb, 2014

At the annual user conference, Dassault Systèmes customers get to see what’s in store for SolidWorks — and more.More>>

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Smartgeometry Event Pushes Limits of Architectural Design   16 May, 2013

Professionals and students alike collaborate using advanced computational software and conventional tools.More>>

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Design Engineers Play Critical Role in Reducing Product Costs   9 May, 2013

Today's cost-management software integrates tightly with CAD to deliver real-time data about the financial impact of design changes.More>>

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Firm Cuts Seat Design Costs by 60% Using Topology-Optimization Software   25 Apr, 2013

Design Concepts calls on PareTOWorks, a new SolidWorks add-in, to confidently eliminate the metal hinge in a stadium seat.More>>

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At SolidWorks World 2013, Users Get a Peek at What's Coming in Version 2014   24 Jan, 2013

Company reveals long list of new features, discusses the move to the cloud, and announces My.SolidWorks.com web portal and new Mechanical Conceptual tool. More>>

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Could Crash Modeling Have Saved the Concordia?   8 Mar, 2012

Viewpoint: Event simulation helps automobile manufacturers design safer vehicles — and it can do the same for shipbuilders.More>>