Allegorithmic’s social media has been abuzz these last few days. Since we showed our Oculus Rift prototype at OC5 (the Oculus Connect conference), we’ve been receiving heaps of curiosity, excitement, and questions from all sides of the 3D community.
Today we are introducing our vision for Design Data Management 2.0 and announcing new features related to this theme, including Release Management & Approval Workflow and Simultaneous Bill of Materials. These new capabilities, along with the Parametric Modeling 2.0 innovations we announced in January, are extending our position as the leader in modern CAD technology, giving Onshape customers unmatched power to do their best work without the hassles of old CAD and PDM systems. Here’s the backstory.
Why are these Onshapers smiling?From left to right, that’s customer support engineer Philip Thomas and Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, gearing up for the international DEVELOP3D Live conference with CEO Jon Hirschtick last week. In case you were on a remote wilderness expedition, let’s recap Onshape’s exciting announcement about “Design Data Management 2.0” and why it matters to your engineering team.
Tomorrow, March 31st, is World Backup Day. Who knew? Apparently, this has been a regular thing for several years and the date was chosen as a humorous reference to April Fool’s Day – you don’t want to be the tragic fool who lost everything when it was easily preventable.
One of the most important steps of any assembly drawing is inserting the bill of materials. With the recent addition of Simultaneous Bill of Materials in Onshape, it’s time to take another look at this important step in the process.
Additive manufacturing, also widely known as 3D printing, is dramatically transforming how products are designed, produced and serviced. For example, the Ford Motor Company is now exploring how to print lightweight parts on a large scale, while the Emirates airline is already 3D printing interior components for its aircraft cabins.
Today’s tech tip is a little known productivity tip that can make a big difference if you spend a lot of time constraining sketches. Let’s take a look.
I’ve helped hundreds of companies make the transition from their old CAD systems to modern CAD and one of the most frequent questions I hear is: “But what do we do about our legacy data? I’d love to switch over to Onshape, but we have YEARS worth of old CAD files to deal with.”
Did you know that you can now copy and paste Part Studio tabs, assembly tabs, and drawing tabs? Let’s take a look at how it’s done.
Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing voodoo about B-splines – they are just a tool for expressing splines in a more convenient form.