Computer-aided design (CAD) is used by engineers, architects, artists and others to create precise drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create two- or three-dimensional models.
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ZWSoft updates its all-in-one CAD/CAM program.
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Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. Learn more.
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Weaving Materials into the Design Workflow
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IronCAD 2019: 20 Years of Innovation
A pioneering program gets a host of improvements.
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The combination of nature and new topology optimization and simulation tools serves up a powerful approach to achieving lightweighting design...
Collaboration Platform Fuels Innovative Race Car Design
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AR-VR: Beyond Joysticks and Touchscreens
Voice command, hand gesture, texture mimicry and other advances bring a greater touch of naturalism to AR-VR.
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Exploring Digital Transformation as an Evolutionary Journey
SolidWorks World 2019 presentation advises to forget about specific products and work on themes that...
Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Trace Software’s elecworks Product Line
Elecworks is at the core of SolidWorks Electrical applications used for smart product development...
UL Opens Catalog of Safety Standards
A library of more than 1,400 standards is now available to all.
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Editor’s Pick: Work in Part and Assembly Modes with BobCAM for SolidWorks V7
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Editor’s Pick: Electric Motor Design and Analyzer Updated
Simcenter Motorsolve sees new performance efficiency maps and connectivity for systems-level simulation.