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Distributed Design Is No Longer A Dream: Why CAD Must Evolve To Support It

Virgin Atlantic recently became the 25th airline to add a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, naming the plane “Birthday Girl” as it coincided with Virgin’s 30th anniversary. On its website, the airline celebrates the wide-bodied long-range aircraft’s unique design features, including: more headroom (higher ceilings and overhead luggage bins), more legroom, a “comfier recline,” 21% more fuel efficiency, bigger windows and “infinity mood lighting.”

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Partner Spotlight: What’s New With SIMSOLID Cloud

A few months ago, we teased the upcoming addition of SIMSOLID Cloud – simulation tools that completely eliminate the need for meshing – to the Onshape ecosystem. Meshing is perhaps the most aggravating and time-consuming part of using analysis tools. It’s extremely specialized work and very vulnerable to errors – and it’s typical for meshing to require days or even weeks to complete. Now, however, you can get your simulation results right away.

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Can CAD Really Be Fun?

I can still hear the words of a few tyrannical high school teachers who warned us that we were not in class to be entertained – that when we entered the workforce, it would not be all fun and games. Balancing out this doom-and-gloom approach was a buffoonish history teacher who tried way too hard to be our friend. Nearly every assignment involved an art project or other creative spin. I kid you not: We spent three weeks building plastic car models so we’d “understand” the Industrial Revolution.

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Why Silverside Detectors Chose Onshape for Nuclear Radiation Detector Design

For Silverside Detectors (and all of humanity), the stakes couldn’t be higher. The Boston-based R&D company develops next-generation nuclear radiation detection technology for the defense and homeland security market. As the world becomes an increasingly more dangerous place, law enforcement and intelligence agencies must do everything they can to keep one step ahead of potential threats.

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Why Heuresis Chose Onshape for Portable X-Ray Instrument Design

(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.

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Why IonQ Chose Onshape for Quantum Computer Design

You may have missed it over the holidays, but one of the few things that Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly agree on is the importance of quantum computing research. Receiving unanimous support in the U.S. Senate and a landslide 348-11 vote in the House, the National Quantum Initiative Act was signed into law in late 2018. The bipartisan initiative allocates more than $1.2 billion in quantum computing R&D funding over the next five years.