News from Spare Parts 3D reveals interesting results from a digital inventory move.
At long last, it appears that Blender will soon be able to perform proper CAD functions.
A 3D model lookup site has quite a variety of search methods.
Velo3D announced a new version of their flagship software product, Flow, which happens to include a very interesting DfAM feature.
A new, inexpensive 3D modeling tool is about to arrive: Plasticity.
There are dozens of different software tools to produce 3D models for 3D printing, but all fall into four categories.
CASTOR and Ultimaker announced an agreement to integrate CASTOR’S screening software into Ultimaker Cura.
Valve released the design files to enable custom cases for their upcoming Steak Deck device.
Carbon has now officially released their Design Engine software.
This week’s selection is “Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures” by Katherine Dewey.
A new research paper investigates the rather long list of applications for 3D printed lattices.
CASTOR released their 2021 annual Additive Manufacturing Trends Report, and it’s quite a bit different than you might think.
Materialise announced a powerful new capability in an upcoming version of their Magics suite.
Blender has been upgraded to 3.0 by the Blender Foundation.
An announcement from Stratasys hints at where the future of 3D printing might be heading.
I spoke with Phil DeSimone to find our more about Carbon’s recent decision to make their sophisticated lattice generation tool available to everyone.
During an Autodesk University session, experts demonstrated the benefits of generative design to perform part consolidation and optimize designs.
This week’s selection is “Blender 3D By Example” by Oscar Baechler and Xury Greer.
The Blender Foundation announced that Apple has joined their development fund.
It’s 2021, and that means only one thing: SOLIDWORKS 2022 is coming out.
This week’s selection is “Tinkercard for Dummies” by Shaun C. Bryant.
There’s a very interesting new feature in Rhino 7: Grasshopper Player.
Dassault Systèmes announced a new low-cost SOLIDWORKS offer for makers.
This week’s selection is “Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design” by Klaus Kemp.
California-based CASTOR announced a new version of their additive inventory software that includes several notable features.
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura, their highly popular 3D print management software.
DesignSpark and SnapEDA launched a new service for downloading 3D models of electronic components.
You can optimize internal fluid flow with an integrated generative design application.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
A brief mention in an Autodesk post suggests Formlabs is to integrate functionality within Fusion 360.
A new app from Cadmio allows iPad Pro users to produce professional renderings of CAD models.
3D Systems made what it calls strategic acquisitions of two companies last month.
A tiny group of developers saw that the future of CAD was on the web in 2010. They called it Buerli.
nTopology found a way to dramatically speed up their 3D modeling operations.
Shapr3D announced some big changes to their popular and easy-to-use 3D CAD tool.
This week’s selection is “Artificial Intelligence Revolution: how AI Will Change Our Society, Economy and Culture” by Robin Li.
Dassault Systèmes announced some changes to SOLIDWORKS pricing that will be of interest to both students and makers.
It can be baffling how CAD encompasses a seemingly infinite number of fields: from animation, to product prototyping, to homemade 3D printing.
Autodesk is offering a notable discount on their powerful 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
When Siemens implemented its continuous release plan almost two years ago, it promised enhancements to NX every six months.
Autodesk announced a very interesting addition to Netfabb: Fusion 360!
Robert McNeel & Associates has released version 7 of their popular 3D CAD tool, Rhinoceros, a.k.a. Rhino3D.
There’s a meeting place for those working on methods for additive manufacturing design in the UK: the Design for AM Network.
This week’s selection is “Feature-Driven Method for Structural Optimization” by Weihong Zhang and Ying Zhou.
This week’s selection is “The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation” by John M. Blain.
Shining 3D has launched a new reverse engineering service.
How much would you sell your arm for? For SoftBank Group, the answer is $40 billion.
If you’ve never watched a Studio Ghibli movie before, stop what you are doing and watch one now.
With 4K screens the norm nowadays, you would think there are many an option for portable 4K displays.
Thousands of Autodesk users, employees, and partners converged this week for the annual Autodesk University conference.
The 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) file type is about to go prime-time owing to KeyShot and Stratasys.
Engineering software toolkit provider Tech Soft 3D has acquired California-based Visual Kinematics (VKI). VKI develops a suite of software development kits (SDKs) called DevTools for computer aided engineering (CAE) applications.
Have you ever sat on a chair and thought, “Man, I wish there was a more comfortable place to sit”?
If you’re a user of multiple CAD platforms and 3D creation apps…
This week’s selection is “Parametric Solid Modeling Projects” by Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University.
As technology becomes more compact, trendsetters start researching ways to improve multi-sensory experience.
SimplyColor3D has now now moved to version 2.0, and it includes a lot more features.
The latest update from the Fusion 360 crew has us pulling our sock over our knee-caps and throwing our hats in the air.
We catch up with Dr. Thomas Reiher, cofounder of AMendate, who is now director of Hexagon’s generative design division.
NVIDIA officially snapped their suspenders announcing the next in their series of GPUs sporting the latest graphics-crackin’ Ampere microarchitecture.
I’m trying out something called “SculptGL”, an online 3D sculpting tool.
NVIDIA has come out to play with three new graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 30 Series.
Fraunhofer IGD has developed a new type of software for 3D printing that enables use of gradient-style materials.
If you use SOLIDWORKS now or used it in the past, one person you have to thank is Vic Leventhal.
Dassault Systèmes has released SOLIDWORKS 2021, the latest version of the powerful 3D CAD tool.
The folks over at Onshape have been cranking out a ton of resource material across all categories.
Researchers have developed what appears to be a far more accessible method of developing highly complex 3D models for 3D printing.
Developers of Siemens NX are working to integrate mesh data for everyday CAD users.
For decades, many CAD users have looked askance at data for any purpose made from point clouds, or polygonal meshes.
I hadn’t deeply considered the idea of CAD file conversion until I realized this could be a very difficult challenge for larger companies.
Shapr3D has been doing a lot of ‘bringing’ to their iPadOS-based CAD app over the past three years.
Shelling a 3D model can be daunting, but nPower’s new Power Shell makes it a lot easier.
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.
We’ve learned Autodesk has an excellent promotion this month for their very popular Fusion 360 suite.
SketchUp, the 3D tool many of us began learning 3D concepts from, has moved to a subscription payment model.
This week’s selection is “CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovation” by Warren Berger.
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.
I’m taking a quick look at Gen3D, a CAD tool for generating complex structures that can then be 3D printed.
Designers, artists, and 3D professionals across different industries know there’s nothing better than a powerful computer that cuts through your processes like warm butter.
Autodesk is offering use of their powerful CAD tool, Fusion 360, at no charge for a limited time to help emergency COVID-19 efforts.
This week’s selection is “Design for Additive Manufacturing” by Martin Leary, who explains the economics of 3D printing and how to apply them through CAD design.
Dassault Systèmes introduced a new workflow to optimize generative design that is 10x faster than previous methods.
PTC has revealed details of the latest Creo release, Creo 7.0, available on April 14.
A new cloud-based virtual desktop service could provide a platform to perform high performance 3D work.
This week’s selection is “The Pushing Points Topology Workbook” by William C. Vaughan.
Lenovo has released a workstation that is quite appropriate for use as a CAD platform.
Tech Soft 3D, a producer of powerful toolkits for CAD/CAM applications, received significant funding.
Additive Flow has unveiled a new generative design tool for additive manufacturing that has the unique ability to handle solutions for materials and mechanical design simultaneously.
Could a complete 3D newbie master the easy-to-use SelfCAD? We put it to the test.
I’ve found a source with a ton of CAD utility recommendations that could make life easier for anyone using 3D CAD to create designs for 3D printing.
You would think this article is from a decade or two ago, but no. It’s really about dual-screen and CAD software using dual-screens… but not like you’re used to.
EV maker Archimoto leveraged ParaMatters’ CogniCAD generative CAD tool to optimize the weight of several key metal components.
Wacom announced the new Wacom One, a handy drawing tablet that may be of use to those doing 3D CAD design.
The company’s main product is VCollab, a solution created to make the results of engineering simulation more easily shared and understood.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing Projects” by Sachidanand Jha. It is a book that will definitely increase your 3D CAD design efficiency.