Manufacturing

Product reviews, features, and tutorials for optimizing use of CAD software and hardware for mechanical (MCAD) and other product design.
Workstations

Minimum CAD Workstation Specs for 2021

27 Jan, 2021 By: Robert Green

CAD Manager Column: You want to equip your CAD users with the right hardware to help them do their best work. Your boss wants to spend as little as possible. What are the minimum requirements that will address everyone’s needs?



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Robert Green

Graphics Cards and CPUs

Ryzen 5000 and Zen 3: Benchmarking Performance Measures for CAD

21 Jan, 2021 By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: This exercise provides some performance data for comparison, plus insights about examining a CPU’s clock rates.



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Alex Herrera

DraftSight

Customize Your Mouse Gestures in DraftSight

7 Jan, 2021 By: Lynn Allen


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After More than Two Decades, Experienced Engineer Switches to DraftSight

31 Dec, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

A long and varied career gives one CAD user perspective about what makes an application appealing.



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Cadalyst Staff

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Workstations

As Demand for Mobile Workstations Reaches New Heights, Fujitsu Launches New Flagship

17 Dec, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

The new CELSIUS H7510 mobile workstation prioritizes graphics support and data security for technology and creative professionals working from home — or anywhere else.



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Cadalyst Staff

Workstations

AMD CPUs Check All the Boxes for the Range of CAD Computing Demands

16 Dec, 2020 By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The company’s Ryzen 5000–generation CPUs solidify its resurgent competitive edge, particularly when it comes mainstream CAD.



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Alex Herrera

Product Design

Rescuing the Exhausted Engineer with Digital Manufacturing Simulation

3 Dec, 2020 By: Stephanie Feraday

Viewpoint: Product designers and engineers were overburdened even before the pandemic put extra pressure on their teams, workflows, and customers. Analyses enabled by virtually replicating both a product and its manufacturing processes can turn things around.



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Stephanie Feraday

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DraftSight

For This Mechanical Engineer, Transitioning to DraftSight Is Illuminating

30 Nov, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

A former AutoCAD user who taught himself DraftSight shares his experience.



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Cadalyst Staff

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Testing & Analysis

Simulating an Unorthodox Turkey Cooking Method in Ansys Fluent

26 Nov, 2020 By: Alex Lefebvre

There are many ways to cook a turkey, but have you ever wondered how it might turn out if it were heated via supersonic flight? Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis can give you an idea.



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Graphics Cards and CPUs

With RDNA2, AMD Takes Its Turn with a New GPU Generation

13 Nov, 2020 By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: The impressive introduction in gaming-focused products foreshadows the next generation of professional graphics products for CAD.



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Alex Herrera

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