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

AMD CPUs for CAD Workstations: Third-Generation Threadripper Makes Impressive Debut

19 Feb, 2020 By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Three years into the era of AMD’s Zen architecture for central processing units (CPUs), the company has climbed into a better position to compete with Intel, equipped with a high-performance workstation-caliber CPU.

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Alex Herrera

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Benchmarks Reveal Common Struggles in Product Development Processes

16 Feb, 2020 By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

For manufacturers on a mission of self-improvement, Tata Technologies creates baselines of comparison for evaluating maturity in digital engineering, product lifecycle management (PLM) analytics, and more.

On-Demand Manufacturing

Xometry Extends Custom Manufacturing Capabilities in Europe

10 Feb, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

New quoting capabilities and the acquisition of the Shift on-demand manufacturing marketplace further the company’s aggressive growth.

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Cadalyst Staff

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AM Support Structures: The Need, Impact, and Elimination Strategies

28 Jan, 2020 By: David Bentley

In additive manufacturing (AM), support structures pose problems ranging from mild annoyance to serious obstacle. David Bentley of Proto Labs explains why eliminating them translates to benefits.

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Other 2D CAD

Radica Launches Fully Browser-Based Electrical CAD Software

23 Jan, 2020 By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Thomas Yip, CEO and founder of Radica Software, discusses the "world's first" solution for 2D electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematic drawings that runs in the cloud.


Cadalyst White Paper Reveals Top CAD Tech Trends for 2020

15 Jan, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

What are the most important technologies to keep your eye on, now and in the months to come?

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Data Management

Trading Off Security for Cloud Benefits

13 Jan, 2020 By: Jim Brown

Companies need to know how to make a logical trade-off between the value of the cloud and the increased risk it brings.

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White Paper Tests Notebook PC vs. Mobile Workstation

14 Jan, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff

When it comes to visual computing for CAD, these two types of machines are very different — and the numbers show why.

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General Software

Hardware Benchmarks for CAD, Part 2: Uses of SPEC and ISV Benchmarks

8 Jan, 2020 By: Alex Herrera

Herrera on Hardware: Benchmark relevance will vary depending on what application you use and whether you’re focusing on graphics throughput or whole-system performance.

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Alex Herrera

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Cloud-Based CAD

Why Not to Justify Buying Cloud Engineering Software

13 Dec, 2019 By: Jim Brown

Are you weighing the potential benefits of improving product innovation and engineering against the benefits of a cloud deployment? Learn why you should take a solution-first approach to selecting engineering software instead of a cloud-first approach.

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