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Whither 3D Modeling

Tue May 10, 2016

The term disruptive technology is often overused (and typically just marketing hype), but there are some technologies that evolve over time, having an ever increasing impact on our lives. 3D Modeling is one such technology, often unseen by the public, but changing the way products and systems are designed. Some industries such as aviation could not dream of returning to a world of 2D drawings. But other industries have been slower to adopt the technology, or have limited its rollout.

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3D Modeling: Enabling the Revolution in Biomechatronics

Tue Apr 12, 2016

The marrying of electronics, mechanics and bionics, or biomechatronics, can conjure up images of Iron Man, flying around, wielding superhuman strength. But behind the science fiction is science fact — scientists and engineers are developing systems to enable amputees and paraplegics to walk again. And that is only the beginning.

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3D Modeling and the Zen of Antenna Design

Mon Apr 4, 2016

We have all heard about the digital revolution, and how analog technology is old school, something handled by old guys with gravy-stained ties and probably not much hair. But as so much of our digital devices have moved to wireless communication, analog design lives on in the form of antenna design. Some of the greatest challenges in designing digital products come in the form of designing the antenna.

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Solving Complex 3D Software Development Problems with 2016 1.0

Sat Sep 12, 2015

A significant challenge of our work is to solve complex problems for the many changes happening in our industry today. Spatial customers across a broad range of industries have relied upon our 3D software development toolkits over the course of years, and have collaborated with us to develop solutions that solve problems in their application domain. A result of this collaborative effort is our latest 2016 1.0 release, which offers significant new products, functional enhancements, and version updates for our valued customers.

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Recipe for Success - Selling 3D Software Development Toolkits

Fri Aug 7, 2015

Customers First!  That is a key mantra that has guided me personally and many companies who are working hard to delight their customers and demonstrate a mind-set of their organization’s top priority.  But what does “Customer First!” mean and how do sales teams translate this mantra into valuable action and results for the customer? 

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A view of SolidWorks World 2015. Additive Manufacturing - Bridging the Gap Between Precise Models and Non-Precise Data

Tue Feb 10, 2015

We are just starting the 3rd day of 2015 SolidWorks World. The first two days have been very well attended and with a great deal of excitement.

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Fiction Inspiring Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 28, 2013

It always struck me that 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (ok, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) described some aspects of *real* submarines and their usage before the invention of what we consider modern submarines. If Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine) is to be believed, there were experiments with submarines as early as 1620 but wide scale usage of submarines was in World War I, well after the book's publication in 1870. Moreover, details of modern submarines and their usage were suggested in the book: they were not powered by people, were actually capable of traveling long distances, and could be used for sinking ships.

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Ways to Optimize your Development

Fri Jan 25, 2013

This blog post describes some ideas I have about writing better code.  When one says “optimize” the first question I have is: what is the goal?  What are we optimizing for?  I think optimizing means maximizing the economic value of the software you are working on.  There is a subjective component to value that a developer has no control over.  However, there are a lot of things that influence value that are directly controlled by developers. 

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Creating a Better Documentation Experience

Fri Dec 7, 2012

The Spatial Product Documentation at doc.spatial.com is quite extensive...ok, let's just say it..."HUGE".

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Rethinking File Conversion

Fri Jul 6, 2012

As I was sitting here trying to come up with a topic for this post, I was thinking that while I have a million things going on, none of them are post-worthy in and of themselves, and I'm sure nobody wants to read a general post about being busy.   Then I had an epiphany, there is something bigger going on that ties it all together.

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