Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 15, No. 26)26 Jul, 2010 By: Cadalyst Staff
This Week's Software Tips
Tipster Ed Gerl advises our readers to lock their viewports. It is a good habit to get into when you make your viewport in paper space. View the complete tip and post your feedback.
NVIDIA Hosts GPU Technology Conference Chats
Visual computing technologies company NVIDIA has launched a live chat series centered around its upcoming GPU Technology Conference. GPU scientists, researchers, and developers answer questions from the community. Recordings of past chats are also available on the NVIDIA blog.
Océ Offers Color Printing Whitepaper for Construction Market
Printing solutions provider Oce has released a whitepaper developed by Lyra Research called "Color Construction Documents: A Simple Way to Reduce Costs." The whitepaper, which explores the savings provided by color workflows in building information modeling (BIM), is free to users who register.
Leica Geosystems Launches Chain of Construction Support Centers
This month, Leica Geosystems is opening its first Solutions Center, a factory retail facility designed to support the construction, surveying, and engineering community throughout Georgia. The center offers rental instruments, product training, and repairs of measuring equipment. Eight more locations are scheduled to open nationwide.
Analysys Mason Report Promotes Cloud Services for Enterprises
A new report from consulting firm Analysys Mason explains why service providers should embrace cloud services and bundle them into their solutions for all sizes of enterprises. The report, titled "Enterprise Cloud Services: Worldwide Forecast 2010–2015," predicts that the global market for enterprise cloud-based services will grow to $35.6 billion in 2015.
Aras Publishes Video of XEROX PLM Case Study
Aras, an enterprise open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, has made a presentation by XEROX executive Jared Sund available online. "Enterprise Open Source PLM and Global Product Development at XEROX" describes how XEROX changed its worldwide product development processes with the Aras enterprise open source PLM software suite.
First Trace Releases Engineering Document Management Report
First Trace, a provider of engineering document management software, has released a report discussing the results of its 2010 Engineering Study. "Strategic EDM: 2010 Market Study on Manual Engineering Document Management" investigates trends and implications drawn from the 50-firm study. The report and podcast are free to registered users.
FaciliCAD Launches Updated Web Site
FaciliCAD, a developer of facilities management software, has redesigned its web site to take advantage of social media outlets and provide access to more technical support videos, demos, and technical tips. Users can follow the company via LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Cadac Organice Issues SharePoint Case Study
Cadac Organice, the developer of a SharePoint-based solution for engineering document management, has issued a case study about workflow management in SharePoint. The study focuses on Cadac Organice Workbox, a workflow management solution that can be used to automate business processes. The case study is free to registered users.
Deals & Freebies
Autodesk Labs Offers Technology Previews of Projects Photofly and Neon
Free technology previews of two Web-based applications, Project Photofly and Project Neon, are now available from Autodesk Labs. Photofly creates a 3D model of an object or a building that can be imported into AutoCAD or Revit using photographs. Neon is an on-demand, web-based rendering service meant for individuals and businesses that do not have their own render farms.
Opportunities & Honors
ASCON Names Winners of Eighth KOMPAS-3D Modeling Contest
ASCON, developer of the KOMPAS-3D parametric modeling solution, has announced the results of the KOMPAS-3D Modeling Contest 2010. More than 70 models were submitted, including machines, tools, and industrial structures. ASCON's project gallery showcases the entries, as well as projects from previous competitions.
Think3 Honors PDP Award Andrea Pininfarina Competition Winners
Think3, a CAD and product lifecycle management solution provider, has announced the results of its PDP Award Andrea Pininfarina competition in collaboration with Pininfarina Spa and Politecnico di Milano. The first-place project is an environmentally friendly sports car designed by students at Nihon Automotive College in Japan.
Mark Your Calendar
Webinar: Balloon CAD Drawings and Create Inspection Reports
July 28–August 4, 2010
Extensible CAD Technologies will offer four webinars on this subject, focusing on working directly from AutoCAD, PDF or TIFF files, Pro/ENGINEER, or CATIA V5 drawings and models, respectively. Attendees can create First Article and In Process inspection reports for AS9102, PPAP, and others. Read more
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