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To Catch More Design Ideas, Siemens PLM Software Crafts a Tool Anyone Can Use   17 Sep, 2015

The new Catchbook app makes dimensionally accurate sketching accessible — and affordable — for CAD users and nonprofessionals alike.More>>

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Why Workstation Ergonomics Matter    28 Jul, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Modern machine design involves more than just speeds and feeds. Industry trends indicate that your next workstation will be easier to move, service, and forget about.More>>

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Inventor in Training   11 Jun, 2015

User Profile: Ernesto Mosqueda is always striving to expand his design skills — and to use his growing knowledge to improve everything around him.More>>

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New Dawn for 3D Reality Computing   31 Dec, 2014

More sophisticated scanning hardware, easier manipulation of captured data, and shrinking costs all contribute to a bright forecast for the technology.More>>

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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>>