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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Now Available
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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Now Available

Dassault Systèmes has released SOLIDWORKS 2021, the latest version of the powerful 3D CAD tool.

Authentise Adds Material Management
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Authentise Adds Material Management

Digital manufacturing offers a great many benefits, but only when all the pieces are in place — and that includes thorough materials traceability. As industry

3D on the Web Heats Up
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3D on the Web Heats Up

3D across the web, devices, screens, and reality has been ramping up considerably over the last few years.

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ZBrushCoreMini is the New, Free Sculpting App from Pixologic

Get your sculpt brushes and buckets of inspiration ready. Today, Pixologic introduced ZBrushCoreMini, a free entry-level version of its ZBrushCore and ZBrush software designed to help people get started with digital sculpting.

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SketchUp Goes Subscription-Only

SketchUp, the 3D tool many of us began learning 3D concepts from, has moved to a subscription payment model.

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Wematter Updates 3D Print Software

Wematter released version 2.0 of their 3D print management software, which includes a number of user interface improvements.

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Behold: Pico CAD

Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.

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All About Polygonica’s Mesh Handling Toolkit

Polygonica provides a powerful set of mesh processing tools that can be embedded in any other software. We spoke to a representative to find out who uses this software.

Ultimaker Releases Ultimaker Cura 4.5

Ultimaker has released a new version of Ultimaker Cura 4.5, and as usual there are a couple of very interesting new features.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 (Sub) Now Includes EAGLE PCB Design

If you’re a user of Fusion 360, your subscription now includes access to Autodesk EAGLE, the electronic design automation software to aid schematic layout or determine PCB routing and component placement.

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Awaiting Simplify3D 5.0

Simplify3D says they will issue the long-awaited version 5 of their powerful slicing software in 2020. It’s now 2020, and what can we expect?

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Alphastar’s Genoa 3DP Simulation Suite

Alphastar’s Genoa 3DP Suite provides a wide range of advanced 3D model simulation functions to ensure more accurate and reliable additive manufacturing jobs.

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Prusa Takes Aim At Thingiverse

Prusa Research seems to be taking aim at capturing the crown of 3D model repositories from Thingiverse with the help of a one-touch import tool.

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nTopology Releases nTop Platform 2.0

nTopology released the latest version of their nTop Platform software, 2.0, and it seems to include some incredibly powerful built-in toolkits.

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Hands On With Thingiverse++

A Chrome Extension, Thingiverse++, can supercharge your Thingiverse 3D model browsing and download experience.

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Lockheed Martin Goes All In On 3DEXPERIENCE

Lockheed Martin agreed to make use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Why did they do so and what benefits might they incur? We speculate.

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TRACE: Traceability In 3D Printing

As 3D printing continues to industrialize, quality management and traceability are increasingly in focus — and that’s just what TRACE software offers.

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One On One With Standard Cyborg’s CEO

What is Standard Cyborg all about? We talked to Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Huber to learn more about the 3D vision and scanning startup.

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Debuts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the annual update of SOLIDWORKS is out.

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Ultimaker Releases Ultimaker Cura 4.2 Beta

Need more advanced 3D print slicing capabilities? Why not give Ultimaker Cura beta 4.2 a try? It includes orthographic views and advanced flow control.

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Matters At ParaMatters

Generative design is advancing toward more automated design solutions for additive manufacturing. ParaMatters’ CTO provides a look into what’s new with CogniCAD’s cloud-based generative design software.

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Autodesk Introduces Fusion 360 Extensions

Using Autodesk Fusion 360 for manufacturing? Autodesk has introduced extensions to the popular 3D CAD software to enhance manufacturing and additive operations.

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Is Blender 2.8 Suitable for 3D Printing?

Blender is upgraded to v2.8. Does this mean it is suitable for making 3D printable 3D models? We look at the pros and cons of the new software system.

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