The Good Design Awards are like the Oscars for Australian industrial designers. Student Alexandra French recently won top Gold honors for her Capricorn suspension tent, which keeps campers raised above the ground – away from moisture, bugs and furry critters.
(The following is an excerpt of “The Design Gridlock Manifesto,” Onshape’s eBook exploring the numerous ways how old file-based CAD technology forces the design and manufacturing process to a complete halt – and sometimes even pushes it backwards.)
To view the above image in larger format, click hereSo long, Onshape Beta!After a highly successful testing period, which included 400,000 hours of customer usage in more than 150 countries, we are today ending Onshape’s beta test and moving to a full commercial release.
Have you ever been forced to buy something you don’t want or need?It happens all the time in the CAD world. There are plenty of traditional CAD customers out there who pay for annual subscriptions but deliberately skip years of upgrades, the primary “benefit” for these maintenance fees.
(Note: On Feb. 11, 2019, Heuresis changed its company name to Viken Detection.) Most of you have witnessed this scene on one of those cop TV shows: Police raid the apartment of a suspected drug dealer and proceed to rip his couch, pillows, mattresses and walls to shreds as they search for illegal contraband. That’s the old way of doing business.
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.
In a recent CAD satisfaction survey of 230 design professionals, Engineering.com asked a very provocative question: What do you hate most about your CAD software?
Hi! My name is David Baylis. I’m 28 years old and I currently live in Vancouver BC, in Canada. I originally come from Lille, in France, but I decided to move to Canada in January 2017. I currently work full-time as a CG artist at a digital agency here in Vancouver, working mostly on VR and renderings.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of parametric feature-based CAD (for trivia buffs, the first viable parametric feature-based CAD system was Pro/ENGINEER from PTC, introduced back in 1988). This year also marks the emergence of a new generation of parametric modeling that we call “Parametric Modeling 2.0,” incorporating all the power of the older generation, but also extending and improving it in several key areas.
I usually don’t get too emotional about technology webinars. But the following email, which was recently shared with me by Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick, hit me like a brick.