Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Workstation Smile (Cadalyst Daily Archive)

19 Oct, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

It's been with you through thick and thin. Show your gratitude this season by bestowing some nice accessories.


It's not even Halloween yet and already public relations people are going door-to-door, promoting products for inclusion in annual holiday gift guides. Cadalyst has never published a holiday gift guide, in the firm belief that our readers deserve something more fun than a new block library.p>

However, I got to thinking about the growing popularity of 3D modeling across all disciplines. 3D software requires more computing horsepower, so right off the bat adopters are looking at workstation and graphics card upgrades. Indeed, a recent survey by Aberdeen Group lists willingness to spring for new hardware as one of the key factors in gaining maximum benefit from 3D modeling in the manufacturing market.

Beyond that, working in 3D opens up many new possibilities for accessorizing. Here's a sampling of some of the 3D-related hardware add-ons on the market today. Think of it as a gift guide for your 3D workstation.  Read more >>


Kubotek Study Finds Continued CAD Interoperability Issues for Manufacturers
Respondents report that problems in design-to-manufacturing process include the use of legacy data and disparate CAD systems.  Read more >>

NVIDIA Releases Windows Vista Drivers
WHQL-certified GPU drivers now available for public download.  Read more >>

CIMdata Report Describes Benefits of SOA Technology
Research examines UGS' use of service-oriented architecture throughout its product suite.  Read more >>

kubit Establishes U.S. Office
Developer of as-built documentation software opens Houston location to support customers and business activities in the United States and Canada.  Read more >>

ABI Indicates Modest Construction Growth for September
Increase produces positive Architecture Billings Index for 22 of the past 24 months.  Read more >>


Hardware: DISTO A2
Leica Geosystems introduces new handheld laser tool designed for indoor measuring applications.  Read more >>

Visualization: trueSpace 7.5
Caligari's 3D software application to feature real-time collaborative authoring technology.  Read more >>

Visualization: 3D Middle Eastern People Volume 1
ArchVision's RPC library includes females with and without hijab headscarves, and males in modest business attire.  Read more >>

CAE: Icewave 1.1
ANSYS releases upgrade for electromagnetic compatibility and interference analyses.  Read more >>

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