MCAD Tech News #204

14 Mar, 2007 By: Kenneth Wong

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See $2 Million Worth of Polygons Free

Right Hemisphere enables DiMora to pitch its unfinished luxury sedan to window shoppers.

Alfred DiMora, founder and chief executive officer of DiMora Motorcar, wants automobile lovers to salivate over the Natalia SLS 2, described as the world's first $2 million luxury sport sedan. The prototype is unfinished, and the first unit -- Production Sequence Number 001 -- is not scheduled to roll out of the assembly line until 2008. Still, DiMora wants potential buyers to visualize the vehicle with a variety of atmospheric lights bouncing off its roof, examine its bumpers and exhaust pipes at close range and imagine it in an assortment of colors: chrome black, cherry maroon, metallic silver and so on. To bring the car to life, he's directing window shoppers toward an Acrobat window.

DiMora to Industrial Espions: Download Acrobat Reader

Luxury automobile makers don’t usually like to publicize their upcoming designs -- for good reason. “There are spies out there chasing after early prototypes. Some people make a living at it,” DiMora said with a chuckle. “But I’m taking a different approach. I’m going to show everything about the car.” One of his goals, he announced, is to “reveal the design, build and test of vehicles via the Internet so the world can learn from and can interact with DiMora Motorcar.”

To make his design concept for the Natalia accessible to everyone, DiMora Motorcar partnered with Right Hemisphere, which develops and markets enterprise software packages for publishing and distributing CAD data as 3D-enabled PDF documents. For the Natalia project, Right Hemisphere uses its PDF Publishing Module 2.0 (currently in beta), Deep Exploration CAD Edition 4.1 and PDF Template Designer 2.0, in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat 3D.Read more>>

Cadalyst Labs Review: Workstations on the Rise

By Ron LaFon

Although Cadalyst looked at several workstations with dual-core processors in its November 2006 issue, we opted to take another look at these systems in our first comparative workstation review of 2007. Dual-core technology has become the mainstay of contemporary systems, from workstations through laptops, and it has matured since Cadalyst last examined it.
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Mark Your Calendar: MCAD Events

3D Systems 3DSUG Conference
March 18-22, 2007 
Daytona Beach, Florida
3DSUG was established to encourage and coordinate technical information exchange between owners and operators of 3D Systems equipment and provide feedback to 3D Systems on hardware and software modifications. The 3DSUG conference is the only independent forum catering to users of stereolithography, selective laser sintering and 3D Systems 3D printing equipment. Read more

Webcast: High-Performance Computing with ANSYS Solutions and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
March 21, 2007
1:00 p.m. PDT
View this session to see how Microsoft and partner ANSYS are making strides in HPC (high-performance computing). Learn about the ANSYS 11.0 release, and discover how the Workbench Environment integrates with Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 by means of the Workbench Remote Solution Manager and the Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Job Scheduler. Read more

Webcast: Expand Your Simulation Capacity with FLUENT Software and Windows Compute Cluster Server
March 29, 2007
11:30 a.m. PDT
This Webcast will show how FLUENT CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software from ANSYS provides engineering insight to guide product design and process improvement. Learn how deploying FLUENT technology on Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 can expand your simulation capacity and enable you to reduce engineering development costs. Read more

Infolytica Seminar
April 3, 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Infolytica Corporation will offer a free pre-conference seminar at the 2007 Magnetics Conference. The one-day event will feature the latest innovations from the software developer, including a look at MotorSolve motor design software. Read more

SME 3D SCANNING: Reverse Engineering, Inspection & Analysis Conference and Exposition
May 1-2, 2007 
Detroit, Michigan
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers 3D Scanning Conference and Exposition will focus on using noncontact scanning technology to capture and process high-resolution 3D spatial geometries and will provide practical knowledge to support effective technology selection and use. Read more

SME Interoperability and 3D Collaboration
May 2-3, 2007
Detroit, Michigan
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' two-day international conference provides an opportunity for design, engineering and manufacturing professionals to interact, learn and share experiences in interoperability and collaboration with 3D data. Attendees will learn about the latest strategies, best practices and solutions, while interacting directly with fellow users and leading experts in the field. Read more

Developing a Design/Simulation Framework
May 15, 2007
Atlanta, Georgia
Join industry analysts from Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) and leading-edge users and practitioners for a one-day event that explores in depth the latest thinking on the critical issues facing simulation. Note: This is a change of date for this event. Read more

Frontiers in Design and Simulation Workshop
May 16, 2007
Atlanta, Georgia
This workshop is organized by the Georgia Tech Product & Systems Lifecycle Management Center in cooperation with CPDA (Collaborative Product Development Associates). There is a need for computer-based support that allows the knowledge and expertise of many domain experts to be shared, managed and applied toward the thorough exploration of different system architectures while considering complex trade-offs between multiple objectives under uncertainty. Read more

AutoVue Customer Cimm'posium 2007
June 27-28, 2007
Montreal, Canada
The AutoVue Customer Cimm'posium 2007, Cimmetry's first ever annual user and partner conference will showcase AutoVue solutions, integrations and innovations that have revolutionized the visualization market. During the event, Cimmetry will focus on Enterprise Visualization as a solution to address the mission-critical challenge of efficiently accessing, viewing and communicating digital information and documents across the global enterprise. Read more

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