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Understanding the Components of a CAD System

Fri Sep 20, 2019

Effective computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs include the following main components: the user-interface (UI) and the application logic.

In turn, the application logic of the CAD/CAM software itself consists of the following parts:

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VoxelDance Makes Additive Manufacturing Data Do the Samba

Thu Sep 19, 2019

To the uninitiated, 3D printing may seem a simple process — download your CAD file and hit print. But the world of additive manufacturing is more complex. A manufacturer will have to contend with a range of data formats of varying quality (especially if a manufacturer is having to deal with multiple subcontractors for an assembly). This data needs to be correctly translated, made watertight, and made manufacturable — all while retaining design intent. Then a manufacturer needs to combine as many parts as possible to minimize both print time as well as wasted material.

Tags: 3D Modeling Additive Manufacturing 3D Interoperability Manufacturing & Fabrication 3D Data

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Why Your BIM Software Needs to Support Mechanical Systems

Thu May 9, 2019

It’s rare to find a building without at least a few mechanical systems. In fact, some mechanical systems -- such as HVAC -- provide crucial quality-of-life services, without which buildings may not be fit for habitation or work.

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How to Beat the Competition to Market for Your BIM Software

Wed Apr 24, 2019

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Most Common Usability Issues in BIM Software

Tue Apr 23, 2019

From being a best practice in the AEC space to a growing number of governments mandating it, Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption is growing. In fact, the BIM market is projected to grow to USD $10.36 billion in value by 2022.

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Looking Forward to the Future of BIM Technology

Mon Apr 22, 2019

In its report, Global BIM Market: Size, Trends, and Forecasts (2016-2020), Daedal Research stated that the global building information market (BIM) is slated to grow to $8 billion by 2020.

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How 3D ACIS Modeler Improves the Quality of Translated 3D Data

Mon Apr 8, 2019

After the model is translated, users have the option of employing a healing workflow to further
improve the quality of the model. Within the 3D ACIS Modeler, this healing process consists of
three phases: stitching, geometry simplification, and gap tightening.

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3 Functionalities Required to Translate 3D CAD Data

Fri Apr 5, 2019

Though required in many workflows, translating files is not a simple task. Below are three essential functionalities your application must have to correctly translate 3D data.

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Why 3D Data Translation is Essential for Supporting Today’s Engineering Workflows

Tue Apr 2, 2019

The increased use of mobile devices in engineering processes has the interesting side effect of
requiring engineering applications to share data with other systems.

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The Construction Industry’s Transformation to Manufacturing Workflows and BIM

Thu Mar 7, 2019

The construction industry has long taken advantage of prebuilt components, from prehung doors to prefabbed roof trusses. But the latest trend is to apply manufacturing workflows to larger standardized and custom components, with digital modeling empowering factory-built bespoke components.

Tags: 3D Modeling Manufacturing & Fabrication Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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