If you depend on computers for your livelihood, there’s nothing more annoying than those warning messages that pop up like mushrooms whenever you upgrade a software product.
(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.)
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.
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.
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.
MIT professors Wojciech Matusik and Justin Solomon are using Onshape to launch a new course on CAD for additive manufacturing this summer aimed at professionals seeking to speed up and modernize the product design process at their companies.
What’s the best way to bag sea worms and keep them fresh and wiggling?GKS Packaging, a European company that builds produce-bagging machines for supermarkets, was recently asked to design equipment to pack live sea worms for bait and scientific research. The bags needed to be filled with ocean water and enough oxygen and nutrients for the worms to survive transit for 10-12 days. Needless to say, their regular lettuce-packing machines weren’t going to do the trick.
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?
You can have the most amazing product in the history of civilization, but no one will buy it if they don’t know about it. Advertisers and marketers spend a ton of money on eye-tracking research, analyzing where consumers look first on a screen. A well-placed, eye-catching banner can draw trade show guests from across a convention center floor. So much of marketing is dependent on visuals and our brains are wired to look at pictures over words.