3D CAD software

ANSYS Aims for Academic Innovation with Student Versions of SpaceClaim and ANSYS Aim Software

As time passes and innovation continues to ensue, more and more companies and educational institutions are working together to groom the next generation of engineers and design-savvy professionals. Both 3D…

Lund University Student Develops Simplified Process to 3D Print Prosthetic Arm Sockets

Of all the uses that 3D printing technology has provided the medical field with over the past few years, none show as much immediate impact as the production of assistive…

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with…

New Cloud-Based 3D Design App uMake is Looking to Take on Autodesk

Traditionally CAD software was usually something that only design professionals and students learned to use. But in the last few years the rise of virtual reality and 3D printing technology…

This Instructable Converts MRI Scans to 3D Printable CAD Models to Improve Cancer Treatment

We hear a lot here in 3D printing news about the great strides the technology has made in the medical field. I have personally written more than a handful of…

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Will Feature a Bunch of New 3D Printing Upgrades

Last week Dassault Systèmes released all of the details for what they have in store for their popular SOLIDWORKS CAD and CAE program for 2016. As Dassault Systèmes’ most popular software package,…

Selva3d Beta is Live — Create 3D Objects from 2D Objects in Just a Few Clicks

When Sur3D first released their beta for their 2D to 3D converter Selva3D it was already a pretty great web application. After a few months of Selva3D being used and…

Autodesk Open Sources Ember Hardware and Firmware and Drops a Big Fusion 360 Update

There were a couple of big releases from 3D design and printing company Autodesk this week. First and perhaps the most notable was full open source release of the electronics and…

MIT Researchers Create ‘Fab Forms’ – Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when…

Autodesk Reveals Spark and Ember Integration with Fusion 360 at SolidCon 2015

CAD and 3D printing software developer Autodesk was very clear when they announced their new Spark 3D printing platform and Ember 3D printer almost a year ago, noting that the…

Hawk Ridge Systems and ATR Soft Create xBOM Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Flex-X is a joint venture in creating a productivity application set for small- to medium-sized businesses that use SOLIDWORKS 3D design tools. SOLIDWORKS is solid modeling CAD produced by Dassault Systèmes…