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While Revitalizing a Roadway, Foth Team Honed Collaboration Processes That Ease Remote Work Article
While Revitalizing a Roadway, Foth Team Honed Collaboration Processes That Ease Remote Work    6 May, 2020

During the University Avenue project in Iowa, the Foth team learned lessons about sharing 3D models and engineering data that are now helping employees stay productive during the pandemic.More>>

Pandemic Spotlights 3D Printing’s Potential to Change Product Development Status Quo, Stratasys Says Article
Pandemic Spotlights 3D Printing’s Potential to Change Product Development Status Quo, Stratasys Says   29 Apr, 2020

The launch of the full-color, office-oriented J55 3D printer comes at a moment of exceptional supply chain disruption, which increases the appeal of in-house part and prototype creation.More>>

GTC 2020 Reveals How Nvidia and Partners Plan to Leverage GPUs to Advance CAD Article
GTC 2020 Reveals How Nvidia and Partners Plan to Leverage GPUs to Advance CAD   15 Apr, 2020

Herrera on Hardware: The annual conference — which was transformed this year from an in-person event to GTC Digital — made it clear that traditional 3D graphics is becoming a smaller piece of the puzzle.More>>

How Architectural 3D Visualizations Can Streamline Builders’ Sales Process Sponsored
How Architectural 3D Visualizations Can Streamline Builders’ Sales Process   3 Apr, 2020

Photorealistic visualizations can boost customer confidence and help close deals, but they have traditionally been the domain of architects or home designers equipped with complex software and expensive hardware. Now, home builders without 3D design skills can create 3D renderings in a web browser...More>>

Epic Games Updates Twinmotion Architectural Visualization Tool Article
Epic Games Updates Twinmotion Architectural Visualization Tool   25 Mar, 2020

Twinmotion 2020 features new lighting, material, and vegetation options that yield more realistic renderings for communication with project stakeholders, according to the developer.More>>

The Traditional Computer Memory Hierarchy — and Its Impact on CAD Performance — Are Evolving Article
The Traditional Computer Memory Hierarchy — and Its Impact on CAD Performance — Are Evolving   18 Mar, 2020

Herrera on Hardware: The basic tenets of the tried-and-true memory hierarchy still apply, but it’s worth knowing how recent disruptors can improve performance — and perhaps shift the traditional balance.More>>

Gravity Industries Relies on 3D Printing to Make Jet Suits Real Article
Gravity Industries Relies on 3D Printing to Make Jet Suits Real   28 Feb, 2020

Rapid iteration and testing are key to creating a wearable human flight system that defies gravity in spectacular fashion.More>>

AMD CPUs for CAD Workstations: Third-Generation Threadripper Makes Impressive Debut Article
AMD CPUs for CAD Workstations: Third-Generation Threadripper Makes Impressive Debut   19 Feb, 2020

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.More>>

Xometry Extends Custom Manufacturing Capabilities in Europe Article
Xometry Extends Custom Manufacturing Capabilities in Europe    10 Feb, 2020

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

AM Support Structures: The Need, Impact, and Elimination Strategies Sponsored
AM Support Structures: The Need, Impact, and Elimination Strategies   28 Jan, 2020

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.More>>