3D Modeling
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Straighten Out Multi-CAD Mayhem   11 Nov, 2009

More and more companies are running a confusing variety of 2D and 3D CAD applications, creating usage, training, and file portability challenges.More>>

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Dedicated Computing Power Improves Rendering Efficiency   5 Nov, 2009

Photo-realistic renderings and animations help AEC firms communicate project details to stakeholders, but creating those renderings is a demanding process. When its makeshift, crash-prone solution bogged down projects, American Structurepoint turned to Avatech for help.More>>

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MapleSim 2    22 Oct, 2009

First Look Review: The real power of MapleSim, a 3D modeling program powered by the Maple technical computing engine, lies in its ability to let users specify myriad simulation conditions for physical models by setting parameter values for individual modeling components.More>>

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SWUGN Technical Summits (Solid Thinking SolidWorks Tutorial)   16 Oct, 2009

The one-day SolidWorks User Group Network events bring users together for learning, networking, and lunch. More>>

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Generative Design Is Changing the Face of Architecture   15 Oct, 2009

New technology allows humans to harness computational powers for practical ends and to generate building design options that couldn't otherwise exist. How did it develop, and where will it lead us?More>>

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Autodesk Discontinues Stand-Alone ImageModeler Sales   7 Oct, 2009

Beginning in November, ImageModeler 2009 software and ImageModeler 2009 upgrades can only be purchased in combination with other Autodesk software.More>>

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solidThinking 8.0 Puts Emphasis on Creativity for Industrial Designers   4 Oct, 2009

3D modeling and rendering solution delivers restyled user interface and other new features including optional Inspired module for generating design options inspired by nature. More>>

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What's the BIM Deal? Part 3   23 Sep, 2009

From users to IT to senior management, everyone in your company has their own expectations about BIM implementation. Communication, training, and planning will increase your chances of success and minimize the number of unhappy campers. More>>

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Peer Software Facilitates CAD Collaboration   10 Sep, 2009

When implementing a CAD collaboration framework, the chosen solution must accommodate all stakeholders, whether they're located in the same office or scattered among multiple locations.More>>

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Santolupo's High School Students Tackle Real-World Design Challenges    10 Sep, 2009

Unencumbered by preconceived notions, teenagers at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, use today's design software to imagine vehicles of tomorrow.More>>