What’s New in Product Design Suite 2017

With Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD at the core of Product Design Suite, you can view what’s new in Autodesk Inventor here and AutoCAD here. Depending on which Suite (premium or Ultimate), here’s the list of programs in the 2017 Suite: Inventor / Inventor Professional AutoCAD AutoCAD Mechanical AutoCAD Raster Design AutoCAD Electrical 3ds Max Showcase …

What’s New in Autodesk Alias 2016

Studio Wall – PDM for Industrial Designers

Usually traditional PDM systems are too complex for Industrial Design requirements but these systems do offer benefits like project management, lifecycles and search capabilities, so Autodesk has launched Studio Wall, a visual data management solution for Industrial Designers. Most users want to be able to quickly search for files, compare them and be able to manage …

What is AnyCAD?

AnyCAD is a way CAD users can maintain associativity between different CAD platforms. It is compatible with Alias, AutoCAD, CATIA V4/V5, Creo, NX, Pro Engineer and Solidworks 3D file formats. The way it works is that you import a model as a reference file and creates a, link, instead of having to convert, translate CAD …

What is #TheFutureofMakingThings ?

Autodesk has launched The Future of Making Things. A vision of how they see future human and business interaction with technology when it comes to engineering, design, analysis and collaboration. At the Autodesk University Keynote address in December, 2014,  Jeff Kowalski, Autodesk SVP and Chief Technology Officer, discussed how Autodesk is looking at technology and design …

Going, Going, Gone…

Toyota, Australia’s ‘last’ Automaker announces it will pull up stumps in 2017. In May, 2013 Ford announced its plans to offshore their manufacturing, then in December, Holden announced similar plans and now Toyota completes the hat trick in under 10 months, the last of the Automakers have all announced they will be closing their manufacturing …

The Hybrid Surfacing & Mesh Data Environment

How Alias Uses Scanned Mesh Data With Surfacing.            With so many companies embracing 3D scanning but with CAD systems only being able to open an STL file, what can you do to recreate a 3D model from your mesh data when your CAD system can’t create features from the mesh? …