New surfacing mathematics

A few other things gleaned from SolidWorks 2008:

-- One conference theme was that of teaching kids engineering through robotics. Robotic contests mentioned included ROBOCON, FIRST, and ROBO Cup. Kids can use 3D ContentCentral, a free service on the SolidWorks Web site for locating, configuring, downloading, and requesting 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features, and macros.

-- Tulane University has closed it Mechanical Engineering Department.

-- Check out Gliffy, a nifty drawing program that works on a hosted Web site.

SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray says it would be good to apply Creative Commons to product design. CC defines everything between full copyright — all rights reserved — and the public domain — no rights reserved.

Today, CAD is all about design intent, not just geometry. Scott Harris, co-founder of SolidWorks says there are now new surfacing mathematics that are better than NURBS. There is said to be a new kernel in the works for CATIA. Basically, a kernel is software code that solves topology.

A last view from my hotel window shows why Ione might be tempted to move to San Diego!

Please or Register to post comments.

Blog Archive
Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×