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3DCIC 2014 Sound Bites and Snippets - subtractive manufacturing will be as important as additive manufacturing, model-based engineering is quickly becoming competitive advantage, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 4, 2014

3DCIC 2014: Driving Product Development with Collaboration, Simulation, and Integration - collaboration is totally dependent on interoperability between disparate groups, processes, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 2, 2014

COFES 2014: Focuses on the Year 2020 and 20/20 Vision - 'Maker Faire for minds', attending COFES is educational experience, encourages active exchanges on various topics, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 7, 2014

What I Saw at COFES (and What I Didn't) - Fujitsu offering its iCAD software for $13,000, IntelliCAD 8 beta from ITC, 'Geometric Modeling' book from Nikolai Golovanov of ASCON Group announced, talk abot online MCAD from Lagoa, upFront.eZine, May 6, 2014

What I Learned at COFES 2014 - clash between techno-optimists and techno-pessimists, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 29, 2014

COFES Day 2 in the Afternoon - discussion on politics and engineering software, session on geometric modeling kernels discussed cloud issues, data translation problems, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 26, 2014

COFES Day 3 - roundtable discussion by Jon Peddie on future hardware, its implication, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 26, 2014

Prelude to COFES 2014: Time to Break the Code to Rebuild It? - to address frustration that users feel with software that doesn't take advantage of best that modern hardware has to offer, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2014

The Rise of Manufacturing at the 'desk: AU 2013 & CAM 360 - CAM 360 to cover 2.5 axis machining, discussing issues related to working in cloud, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 19, 2013

Seven Takeaways for Architects from Autodesk University 2013 - nothing is stronger than community, cloud is still king, but interoperability is still dream, construction can handle new technology, Wanda Lau, Architect, Dec 13, 2013

AU 2013: Personal Creativity and On-Demand Technology Drive Manufacturing in the Age of VUCA - people-powered invention portal, Quirky.com partners with GE to produce new smart devices, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Dec 16, 2013

Autodesk University 2013 - focus was on expansion of Autodesk 360 platform, integration of Dynamo with DesignScript, BuildX event focused on changes in construction in future through technology, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 12, 2013

Autodesk's CEO, Carl Bass: We Want to Change the Way People Work - talk about cloud capabilities: computing power, collaboration hub; importance of agility, innovation for manufacturing customers, Verdi Ogewell, Engineering.com, Dec 12, 2013

Autodesk Brings CAM to the Cloud - cloud-based CAM 360 app announced, built on Autodesk HSM technology, provides users with project collaboration tools, unlimited shared data storage, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2013

Vendors Display Minor Updates, Workflow-Altering Solutions at AU - GoBOXX 1920 mobile workstation was debuted, Lenovo ThinkPad W540, ThinkPad W540, 84" SMART Board 8084i display, HP Designjet T2500 eMultifunction printer were displayed, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2013

AU 2013: In Review - 2 big trends were noticed: computational design, cloud-based services; CAM 360 was announced, Daniel Davis, design reform, Dec 9, 2013

Autodesk University 2013 Report - Autodesk announced CAM 360, Iris robot, Quadrocopter were impressive, Chris Bradshaw of Autodesk talked on 'leading the cloud transformation,' Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Dec 5, 2013

Closing Session: Let's Get This Party Started - Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior VP of IPG Product Group, presents high-energy session that ties together this year's ideas, trends, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2013

AU2013 Day Two: Computational Design Symposium - Autodesk anticipates computation to become bigger part of its market, brief summary of 7 presentations on computational design, Daniel Davis, design reform, Dec 4, 2013

Reasons to Visit the Lounges at AU - get started with apps like Autodesk SketchBook, 123D, try Autodesk 360 cloud services, ask experts about Autodesk products, AU Blog, Dec 4, 2013

Innovation Forum: Design and Construction - Transformed - leading industry innovators demonstrate power of collaborative, integrated, holistic design, construction, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2013

Innovation Forum: The New Industrial Revolution - innovators describe how businesses can take advantage of emerging revolution, Autodesk, Dec 4, 2013

Live from AU2013: CFD Highlights - strong trend to increase testing, simulation prior to any physical prototyping, Scott Hale, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 4, 2013

Autodesk University 2013 Keynote - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, CTO Jeff Kowalski on trends in design and technology, 3D printing, designing in the cloud, new workflows, more, Dec 3, 2013

AU 2013 Keynote: The Answer is Outside - Autodesk CTO talked about learning, unlearning, re-learning, need to go outside of traditional tools, people, work, insights, Jeff Kowalski Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Dec 3, 2013

AU 2013 Keynote: Customers Who Have Looked Outside - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass shared how Autodesk's customers are doing things differently to create technologies, processes, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Dec 3, 2013

Autodesk Goes 'All-In' to the Cloud Environment - simulation, rendering on cloud are successful, focused on continuous improvement for design, manufacturing process, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Dec 2, 2013

Autodesk University 2013 Keynote: Outside PLM - users need to shift towards ability to re-use things, Carl Bass mentioned full scope of Autodesk products, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Dec 3, 2013

Media Day Presentations Highlights - Andrew Anagnost discussed cloud transformation, Amar Hanspal discussed Autodesk 360 preview, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 3, 2013

Mainframe2 Building Cloud Platform for Workstation Apps: Shows Stuff at AU 2013 - Mainframe2 takes advantage of HTML5 to extend access to cloud-based compute resources via modern browsers, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 3, 2013

Bricsys Continues on Its Vector - CEO Eric de Keyser emphasizes on 3rd-party development, future plans of Bricsys, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Oct 22, 2013

New Dimensions in BricsCAD V14 for 3D - sheet metal functions like flange, bend, bend relief, corner relief are supported, new BMGenDraft, helix, sweep commands, history-based X-SOLIDS component is removed, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

What's Changed in BricsCAD V14 for Programming and Licensing? - V14 is not binary compatible with V13, installs, runs independently from previous versions, VLE library adds new functions, new API for QuadCursor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

Bricsys Conference 2013, Day 2 - The 3D MCAD Roadmap - familiar .dwg editing environment, generative drafting tools, new sheet metal tools, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 16, 2013

What's New in BricsCAD V14? - automatic generation of 2D drawings from 3D models, basic sheet metal functionality, MCAD data exchange ability via BricsCAD Communicator plug-in, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2013

Live Blog: Bricsys International Conference, Day 1 - Future API Plans - CEO Eric de Keyser encourages 3rd-party developers, future plans in mechanical, features, 3D constraints, parameters, assembly structure, API for AEC (BIM module), more standard APIs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 15, 2013

Third-Party Developers at BIC 2013 - 3rd-party developers describing add-on software to work with Bricsys: PIT, Redway, Fian Systems, Open Design Alliance, JetCAM, DVS System Software, Geo-Plus, CAD Systems, Transoft Solutions, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 15, 2013

Bricsys Int'l Conference 2013 - Day 1 - update on various BricsCAD APIs, presentations highlighting BricsCAD-based apps, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2013

Bricsys Conference 2013, Day 1, Third Party Presentation - JetCAM - company specializes in sheet metal for aerospace, automotive industries, BricsCAD V14 sheet metal module is based on JetCAM technology, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 15, 2013

Bricsys Conference 2013 - CAD Systems (ParaBuild) - CAD Systems' Parabuild applies artificial intelligence techniques to define behavior, relationship between members of steel structure, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 15, 2013

Bricsys Conference 2013, Day 1, Third Party Presentation - Transoft Solutions - flagship product AutoTurn performs swept path simulation, comes pre-loaded with 21 national standard libraries, has collision detection adaptive simulation, simulation animation capabilities, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 15, 2013

Take a Look at What's New in BricsCAD V14 for User Interface Elements - QuadCursor is now context-sensitive customizable, dynamically configurable floating toolbar, 3Dconnexion 3D mouse is supported, clean UI, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

An Interview with Pieter Clarysse on Redesigning the QuadCursor - layout of new QuadCursor, ability to dimension entities easily, use of C++ reactors, customization through customize dialog box, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

Here's What's New in BricsCAD V14 for 2D Drafting, Text and Dimensions - annotative styles, entities, entities scale, multiline leaders, in-place editing of dimension text, HatchEdit command, improved grip editing for dynamic blocks, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

A Glance at What's New in BricsCAD V14 for Import/Export, Printing, and Rendering - can import many proprietary formats, new StlOut command for 3D printing, improved exporting in WMF format, proper renderings by hidden shade plots, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

Live Blogging Bricsys Int'l Conference 2013: Introducing BricsCAD V14 - live demo of redesigned QuadCursor, customizable ribbon-line interface, brief view of V14 on Mac, in-place editing of dimension text, more format options for field, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 16, 2013

BricsCAD V14 - New Features Summary - support for annotative styles, entities, improved import, export options, new BMGENDRAFT command to automatically generates 2D drawing views for 3D mechanical component, X-solids removed, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 16, 2013

Bricsys Conference 2013, Day 2, GUI Changes - V14 - 1400 new icons created in BricsCAD, icon categories, families are now color-coded, predictable, standardize, presentation by Pieter Clarysse on QuadCursor, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 16, 2013

BricsCAD V14 - The Quad is Dead, Long Live the Quad - revamped quad cursor in BricsCAD V14 for 2D, 3D modeling, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2013

Delcam Asian Technical Summit 2013 - Day 1 - CEO Clive Martel gave company updates, presentation by Seiji Niwa from HP, technical presentations on Vortex, FeatureCAM 2014, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 21, 2013

Delcam Asian Technical Summit 2013 - Day 2 - presentations on PowerSHAPE 2014, Delcam Electrode, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 22, 2013

Solid Edge University 2013, Pt 2: Q&A with Karsten Newbury - talk about latest release, purpose behind building online community, perspective on cloud, collaboration with GrabCAD, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2013

Canon Shows Multiple Technologies - head mounted MREAL virtual reality device helps user handle facsimile of part, have display of model of part in intended setting, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 9, 2013

Epson T7000 Prints Directly on Poster Boards - uses no-heat print head that never needs replacement, precise 'MicroPiezo' patented technology, uses waterproof ink, available for $4995, print server costs extra $399, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 9, 2013

Autodesk Has Plenty to Talk About Away from the SIGGRAPH Show Floor - management at M&E division is acting more like part of Autodesk family, decreasing its presence at trade shows, increasing number of virtual events, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Aug 6, 2013

Pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 Show Floor, Pt 2 - NVIDIA announced Kepler-based Quadro K6000 GPU, Pixologic unveiled ZBrush 4R6, providing Sculptris app for free, Akiko Ashley, Architosh, Aug 6, 2013

The Return of Virtual Reality - Occulus, Epson show varying approaches to headset design at SIGGRAPH 2013, Jon Peddie, Graphic Speak, Aug 6, 2013

Seen at SIGGRAPH: The Photo Collection - exhibition floor showcased Christie's turnkey CAVE-like Holostation, theatre-grade projectors, Leonar3Do Go Bird, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 5, 2013

Pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 Show Floor, Pt 1 - Apple organized job fair, Side Effects Software announced Houdini ENGINE, AMD showcased OpenCL acceleration, LightWorks announced iRay+ API technology, partnership with NVIDIA, Akiko Ashley, Architosh, Aug 2, 2013

LMI Will Scan You But It Won't Be Pretty - LMI introduces low-cost KScan3D system to create 3D color scan that stitches multiple scans together automatically, employs HDI 3D scanner unlike most other systems, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, July 25, 2013

Seen at Siggraph: SPEC's New Benchmarks - Specviewperf support CATIA V6, Creo V2.0, SolidWorks, NX, latest Specviewperf V12 has timing framework that loads executable programs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 2, 2013

A Highlight Overview of SIGGRAPH 2013 with Perspectives on Mac - Maxon announced CINEMA 4D R15, LightWorks announced exclusive reseller agreement with NVIDIA, AMD announced FirePro card, NVIDIA announced Quadro K6000, demo'ed Grid VCA, Akiko Ashley, Architosh, July 31, 2013

Report from SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim - hardware, software vendors zSpace, Cintoo3D, Heterogeneous System Architecture, Thinkbox, Dell, Leonar3Do were present; Jon Peddie indicates decreasing attendance, vendor participation at event, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 30, 2013

zSpace Interacts with 3D CAD - large monitor resting on desk at angle, pair of infrared cameras are built into the bezel, polarizing glasses help interact with 3D model, price starts at $6000, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 26, 2013

Cintoo3D Compresses CAD Models - offers multi-resolution lossless compression, uses wavelet-based CODECs, compresses meshes, textures 50x or more for transmission, storage, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 26, 2013

SIGGRAPH Attendance Falling Despite Rise in M&E Graphics - Jon Peddie Research showed that vendor participation is falling faster, mobile devices are at tipping point, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 26 2013

Why Can't They Just Get Along? CPUs and GPUs - Phil Rogers of HSA discusses functions of free, documented API to make use of both CPUs, GPUs, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 26 2013

Thinkbox - Changing Point Cloud Processing by Orders of Magnitude - FROST software can render 40 billion points in 28 minutes, turn into meshes, but needs supports of solid state drives to hold all that data, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 26 2013

Leonar3Do Go Bird a Steal for Sculpting Models - Go Bird consists of 2 parts: polarizing glasses to see models in 3D, bird-like 3D mouse for editing 3D model, selecting commands from screen, available for $500, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 24, 2013

Dell Whispers of the Biggest Monitor and the Highest Resolution for Laptop - M3800 mobile workstation has 17" display with 3200x1800 resolution; UP-32 is 32" monitor with 4K resolution, supports graphics boards with DisplayLink ports, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 25, 2013

Vicon's Infrared Cameras Have CAD Application - hand controller, polarizing glasses are used to control view of 3D model, available for $15,000, more affordable solution than CAVE environments, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 23, 2013

Christie HoloStation - Keeping It Real - designed as turnkey installation, HoloStation uses 4 Christie LCD projectors to display 3D image onto 5 orthogonal surfaces, reads 3D models from CAD programs, converted into OBJ format, Ralph Grabowski, CAD Insider, July 23, 2013

Why the 3D Hype of SIGGRAPH 2011 Failed by SIGGRAPH 2013 - customers found technology weakening imagination, unnecessarily expense, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 24, 2013

RTC Day 2: BIM for Small Firms; Also, Cloud-Enabled Structural Analysis - six steps for strategic implementation of BIM, presentation by Aaron Maller on structural analysis using online Autodesk Robot analysis connected to Revit, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 12, 2013

Exhibitors at RTC: Looking at TurboSite 1.3 - list price reduced to $499 permanently, new link to Revit added, customized report generator produces PDF, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 11, 2013

Thursday Morning Session at the Revit Technology Conference - BIM management session discussed issues faced by BIM managers, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 11, 2013

RTC Afternoon Sessions: Fractals with Revit - Tim Waldock's presentation on fractals patterns, 2D nested repeater patterns, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 11, 2013

RTC Day 1: Keynote Addresses - Lee Crockett on 'living on the future edge: the age of disruptive innovation,' Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 11, 2013

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2013 Expo - Autodesk showed FormIt, design scripting app Dynamo; AutoDesSys showed formZ 7.0, bonzai3d 3.0; Nemetschek offered cloud service offering overview; SketchUp Pro 2013 launched, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 10, 2013

Solid Edge University Wrap-Up - Solid Edge ST6 unveiled, breakout sessions on drawings, surfacing, hybrid modeling technique, rendering, animation, Solid Edge embedded client, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, July 2, 2013

Siemens Solid Edge University 2013 Experience - Karsten Newbury discussed in-context learning, upcoming monthly rental capability, new partnership with GrabCAD; CEO Chuck Grindstaff discussed Solid Edge's business progress, strategy, initiatives, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 2, 2013

Reporting from the Second Solid Edge User Conference - major enhancements of Solid Edge ST6 include: surface modeling, integrated CAM, targeting industrial designers, SolidWorks users, CAM shops, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 2, 2013

AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention, Pt 2 - HP DesignJet T1500 with rear printer tray drawing support mechanism, SketchUp 2013, add-on software like SUPodium were also showcased, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 1, 2013

Perspectives on the 2013 AIA Best of Show Awards - perspectives on industry change in information technology, offering transformational opportunities in architectural practice, Pete Evans, Architosh, June 28, 2013

AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention, Pt 1 - Altair showed 'form finding,' conceptual engineering technology, HP on printing on textiles technology, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 28, 2013

Solid Edge University 2013, Pt 1: Solid Edge ST6 Adds 1300 User-Requested Features - new surfacing functions, sheet metal capabilities, simulation tools, support for easier importing of SolidWorks files, automatic design optimization capability, YouTube docking pane, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jun 27, 2013

Solid Edge Comes Out Swinging at Annual User's Conference - Solid Edge ST6 release focuses on attracting new customers by improving productivity, extending collaboration, boasting 1300 user-requested improvements incorporated into latest release, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2013

Live Blog: Solid Edge University 2013 Day 2 - Solid Edge ST6 has built-in CAM system, CAMWorks, which uses patented automated feature recognition, treats imported CAD models like native Solid Edge files, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 26, 2013

Engineers Cheer Multi-CAD Strategy - PTC's announcement of next Creo release to use data from other systems like SolidWorks, CATIA, NX received great cheers from attendees at PTC Live Global 2013 event, Charles Murray, Design News, June 14, 2013

PTC Live Global 2013, Pt 1 - CEO Jim Heppelmann discussed 7 macroeconomic forces driving massive transformation in manufacturing market: digitization, globalization, regulation, personalization, software-intensive products, connectivity, 'servitization,' Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jun 13, 2013

PTC Live Global 2013: This is Your Car, Reminding You to Change Oil - PTC executive Andrew Wertkin demoed smart products like dirt mover, WorkSight, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jun 13, 2013

Siemens PLM Connection 2013 - presentation on NX 9: 2D profile sketches supports ST mechanisms, fully customizable ribbon interface; review of Curiosity rover project, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jun 13, 2013

PTC Live Global 2013 Special Edition  - Brian Thompson of PTC on Creo roadmap, new features in Creo 3.0 features, 3D printing apps, vimeo, June 12, 2013

Siemens PLM Software: 'In Russia We Work with Customers Who Want to be Leaders' - interview with CEO Сhuck Grindstaff: managing acquisitions, unified 2D/3D environment, releasing Synchronous Technology as separate application, growth rate, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, June 10, 2013

Staying Synchronous Key to Success at Siemens PLM Software - keynote speech by CEO Chuck Grindstaff on Mars Curiosity Rover mission, using NX 3D CAD, Teamcenter for it, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2013

RTT - Making Cars Into Objects of Desire - RTT uses rendering software, DeltaGen for Teamcenter, to create photo realistic renderings of new car models, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 5, 2013

Connection 2013 - Tecnomatix Day 3 Recap - presentations by Al Hufstetler on latest enhancements in Tecnomatix 11, Kishan Chalumuri on value of virtual manufacturing in factory development, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 5, 2013

CCE SolidWorks CATIA Translator is Free - SolidWorks CATIA translator available in 32 bit, 64 bit version, fills void left by Dassault, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 4, 2013

HP Tablet Connects with Your HP Workstation - HP ElitePad runs Windows 8, includes keyboard, able to control and access workstation remotely, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 3, 2013

HP Optimizes Your Workstation for NX - HP offers HyperTune utility to optimize workstation for software being used, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 3, 2013

Connection 2013 - Tecnomatix Recap Day 1 - keynote speech by CEO Chuck Grindstaff on complexity of massive volumes of data; Zvi Feuer talked about future of manufacturing, significant challenges, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 3, 2013

Microsoft's Big Screen - You Want This for Your Design Review - interactive screen 'Perceptive Pixel' recognizes many finger tips at once, helps mark up design with handwriting, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 3, 2013

Granta Design Centralized Material Database - interfaces nicely with Teamcenter; Eco Footprint app calculates energy cost of material used to make part, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 3, 2013

At the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire - hot topic was 3D printing, exploration of architecture's potential future, forms for 3D printed architecture on massive scale demo'ed, Kevin Luu, Novedge, May 21, 2013

3D Systems CTO Charles Hull & Dale Dougherty: 3D Printing - talk about evolution of 3D printing technology, availability for consumer market, fora.tv, May 19, 2013

All the Fun of the Faire - UK Maker Faire showcased robotics, BattleBots, Printcraft service, Al Dean, Develop 3D, May 17, 2013

Autodesk at Maker Faire - Crazy Like a Fox - CEO Carl Bass champions children making things, giving away Autodesk software to help them, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 19, 2013

Autodesk CEO: How CAD Empowers Kids (and Other Makers) - video of entire Carl Bass presentation encouraging children, parents to be makers, fora.tv, May 19, 2013

Chasing Maker Gold - over a hundred thousand makers at Maker Faire signify market worth billions, draws CAD vendors, others, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 19, 2013

Arizona Dream: A Detailed Informal Report on COFES-2012 - sustainable development, concept of risk discussed, diverse opinions by participants included, Alexey Ershov, isicad, Apr 20, 2012

COFES 2012: Design Risk and Information Availability - keynote by Richard Riff; information availability to play major role in decision-making process, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 19, 2012

COFES 2012: Clouds in the Desert - theme was intersection of design and risk, discussion on cloud, effects on users, reseller community, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 18, 2012

DEVELOP3D Live 2012 - Event Report - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk talked about direct modeler, Fusion; Rob Jamieson shared experiences of workstation tuning, optimization, DEVELOP 3D, April 18, 2012

COFES 2012: Risk and Opportunity, the Twins of Our Cloudy Future - industry experts discussed potential risk, opportunities produced by cloud computing technology, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 17, 2012

COFES 2012: Quick Summary - keynote by Richard Riff on decision and risk, impressive presentation by Ponoko, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 16, 2012

DEVELOP3D Live 2012 - presentation by Kevin Schneider of Autodesk on modeling future, Hardi Meybaum of GrabCAD on company's vision, sessions by PTC, Siemens PLM, Spaceclaim, Luxology, Kevin Quigley, Deelip.com, Mar 21, 2012

SmartGeometry 2011 - 'building the invisible' theme emphasizing use of sensors, talkshop sessions, cluster workshops, Marc Thomas, Bentley.com, May 17, 2011

Sunshine and Software  - COFES 2011 impressions, discussions include broader economic, environmental context, Tony Christian, Cambashi, May 2011

Siemens PLM Connection: Clues to Active Workspace - search-based client app with highly visual environment, includes shape-based search, can navigate to complex PLM relationships, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 9, 2011

What PLM World Taught Me - meeting people face to face is biggest advantage, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 5, 2011

Interview with Craig Rode from Microsoft   - Microsoft-Siemens PLM Software alliance, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 4, 2011

Day 1 - Keynote Presentations - Tony Affuso on winning business in automotive, aerospace industry, Richard Meagher, Siemens PLM Connection Blog, May 2, 2011

Quick Chat with Karsten Newbury at Siemens PLM Connection 2011 - users, developers meet at Solid Edge ST4 global launch event, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Boswell and Bashada Talk Teamcenter Strategy - key investment areas in systems engineering, corporate social networks, cacheless search, massive model viewing, HD-PLM active workspace, Nik Pakvasa, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Tony Affuso's Keynote - interoperability, security, ownership issues among SolidWorks users led 50% growth of Solid Edge last year, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2011

Live from Las Vegas - speech by Tony Affuso, Klaus Oesterschulze, Chuck Grindstaff at Siemens PLM Connection event, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Siemens PLM World Conference - differences between SolidWorks World, PLM World events, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2011

I Was at COFES, Too - 'design and sustainability' symposium, cloud technology, systems modeling discussion, Scott Wertel, Scott's Harangue, Apr 28, 2011

A Conversation on Computers as Companions from COFES - John Voeller on sustainability cloud to enable coworking, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 28, 2011 (

COFES 2011: Photos, Who Wasn't There, Does it Matter and More - 'design and sustainability' symposium, Maieutic Parataxis session of small presentations, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 27, 2011

Get Back (Personal Impressions from COFES-2011) - multi-layer event focuses on invited reports, briefings, round tables, business negotiations, informal communication, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Apr 26, 2011

COFES 2011: Invisible Interfaces and Software-Loaded Bacteria - augmented reality system for combat, firefighter training, bacteria for data storage, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 21, 2011

COFES 2011: Desert, Ideas and Horses - mobile computing, data/apps in cloud, bloggers roundtable discussion, keynote by Sun Microsystems John Gage, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 25, 2011

COFES 2011: Day 1 - session on augmented reality, future of innovation, David Levin, isicad, Apr 15, 2011

Reporting From COFES - Brad Holtz of Cyon Research talks about COFES, insights, developments at event, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 18, 2011

COFES, Microsoft and Engineering Software Business Models - compatibility of engineering tools, data access issues may hinder adoption of efficient software, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 16, 2011

COFES 2011 - Day 2 - keynote speech by John Gage of Sun Microsystems, presentation on eliminating napkin sketch, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 16, 2011

Autodesk, DS, Geomagic, IBM, PTC, Siemens, More at COFES-Israel - report from conference, including Russian take on Innovation,  David Levin, Not Just Russian CAD/PLM, Dec 23, 2010

PLM and COFES Israel: People Just Want to Drink a Beer - show report, presentations by OptiTex, AES, SolidWorks PTC presentations Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 18, 2010

Incremental Improvements - Report From Euromold 2010 - includes EOSINT M 280, Objet 3D printers for under $20k, more, TCT blog, James Woodcock, Dec 8, 2010

HCI Highlights from the 2010 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference in San Francisco - Chauncey Wilson, Designing the User Experience at Autodesk, Nov 1, 2010

Siemens PLM Connection 2010: Clouds Develop, Freeforms Beckon  - Don Richardson on cloud computing, hardware behind it, Synchronous Technology, NX freeform modeling, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, July 1, 2010 

The Joy of Real Interaction: TCT Live 2009 - free conference will provide information on rapid prototyping, product development & manufacturing technologies, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 1, 2009

Intergraph User Conference 2009 Report - talk about SmartPlant 3D products, implementing it during economic slowdown, Intergraph growth rate, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Jun 29, 2009

Event Report: AIA 2009 Convention and Design Exposition - building energy analysis tools from Virtualwind, Designbuilder, Autodesk, Graphisoft, plus content library from CADdetails, ARCAT, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, May 21, 2009

COFES - Wish You Were Here - topics discussed: clean, cheap energy, affordable PLM tools, interoperability, direct editing technology, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, May 12, 2009

The Prodigal Son of Autodesk - ODA history, future plans, presentations by ODA members, third companies, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, May 9, 2009

AIA: Talking to Chris Yessios About Bonzai 3D - impressive NURBS modeling program with push-pull technology, embedded instructional videos, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 17, 2009

AIA: Talking to Viktor Varkonyi About EcoDesigner - energy analysis tool for designers works directly inside ArchiCAD, with fast VIP-Energy engine, carbon footprint calculation, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 17, 2009

Modelur is New Urban Design Modeling Program for Mac/Win - add-on for Google SketchUp with batch modifications of whole built area, sun illumination simulations, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 15, 2009

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2009 Convention - Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft showcased energy analysis tools, BIM content from CADdetails.com, Arcat, e-SPECS, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 13, 2009

AIA: Show Floor Galleries and Notes 3 - Bentley's energy performance series software, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 12, 2009

In the Wake of AIA San Francisco - focused on green design, sustainability, AIA documents for BIM released, Bonzai 3D for 3D model creation released, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 8, 2009

AIA: Show Floor Galleries and Notes 1 - Vectorworks Architect 2009 demo, Graphisoft EcoDesigner introduced, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 10, 2009

AIA: Show Floor Galleries and Notes 2 - Bonzai 3D combines real-time Booleans with true class-A NURBS, has direct-upscale capability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 10, 2009

AutoDesSys Releases bonzai3d - video, intuitive interface, lot of export options, NURBS editing tools for producing geometric shapes, surfaces, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 8, 2009

Interview: Markus Bonn, VP of Project Development, AutoDesSys - video, talk about Bonzai 3D, free trial version available, future of company, AECCafe, May 11, 2009

Interview: Huw Roberts, Global Marketing Director, Building, Bentley - video, about products showcase, competitive advantage of Bentley products, AECCafe, May 11, 2009

ODA World Conference - Tech Soft 3D and Redway3d - demo of high-performance graphics engine HOOPS, Redsdk 2D/3D graphics engine, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 30, 2009

ODA World Conference - ADTdirect and Facet Modeler - demo of architectural engineering package plus lightweight 3D modeler by ODA, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 30, 2009

Open Design Alliance Conference - Day 2.5 - demo of TurboCAD constraint technology, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 28, 2009

ODA World Conference - Constraints - Siemens' presentation on 2D dimensional constraint manager, LEDAS ready to sell their DRX modules, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 29, 2009

ODA World Conference - DWG 2010 - ODA able to read DWG 2010 files, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 28, 2009

ODA World Conference - Day 1 - Opening Remarks - dos, don'ts of ODA, talk about re-signing ODA membership agreements, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 28, 2009

ODA World Conference - Day 1 - Development Status - Neil Peterson of ODA talks past work, current development of ODA platform, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 28, 2009

Open Design Alliance Conference - Day 1.5 - aspects of DirectDWG, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 27, 2009

Open Design Alliance Conference - Day 2 - Techsoft 3D demo, ADTdirect, ODA facet modeler, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 28, 2009

Open Design Alliance Conference - Day 1 - ODA president renames 'libraries' as 'the platform', PDF to be supported, Q&A on ODA future, developing technical platform, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 27, 2009

SolidWorks: Heard! - Episode 209 - COFES 2009 - podcast, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks: Heard, Apr 19, 2009

COFES 2009: Putting the Social into Social Networking - tech suites make way for vendors looking to establish new relationships, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Apr 18, 2009

COFES Friday Noon - session on sustainable design: sustainability requires cultural change, corporations need to rethink product lifecycles, Jon Hirschtick, The SolidWorks Blog, Apr 17, 2009

COFES Friday Afternoon: Way Cool Stuff - video of gesture-based UI, demo of face recognition, Jon Hirschtick, The SolidWorks Blog, Apr 17, 2009

COFES 2009 - Day 1 - market survey results, Mike Riddle, various sessions, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 18, 2009

COFES 2009 - Day 2 - keynote on innovative engineering for disruptive time, technology suite briefings, analyst briefings, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 18, 2009

COFES 2009 - Day 3 - keynotes by Joel Orr, Peter Marks, sessions on direct modeling, SharePoint, vendor meetings with PTC, Autodesk, roundtables on social networking, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 18, 2009

COFES 2009 - Inventor Fusion is Coming - to be offered in May, Inventor Fusion will be able to directly edit, maintaining feature tree, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 17, 2009

COFES 2009: PLM vs Not PLM - Brad Holtz defines both processes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 17, 2009

Interview: Brad Holtz, CEO Cyon Research - video, about COFES, increasing attendance at event, internships, MCAD Cafe.com, Apr 2009

COFES 2009 - Day 1 - CAD/PLM market survey results, international business update, technology suite open house, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 17, 2009

COFES 2009: Big, Bright and All About the Future of Software and Design - COFES links, blogs, Twitter coverage, videos, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 16, 2009

SIGGRAPH Evolves Along With Technology - SIGGRAPH 2008 showcased products like RealityServer v2.2, Shapeways Creator, X3D, HP EliteBook 8530w mobile workstation, Bunkspeed HyperMove, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Aug 21, 2008

Show Notes COFES 2008: From Quantifying Innovation, to a New RP Format, and More - presentation on quantifying innovation, discussion over .RP and .STL file formats, more, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, May 6, 2008

Survival Tips For the Digital Jungle - Aberdeen's Product Innovation and Engineering Summit discussed lean manufacturing and innovation, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, May 6, 2008

COFES 2008 - Day 1 - presentation on CAD system for nanotechnology and future of engineering, more, Deelip Menzes, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2008

COFES 2008 - Day 2 - keynote speech by Karl Ulrich, Autodesk technology suite briefing, small presentations on products, services, startups, more, Deelip Menzes, WorldCAD Access, Apr 12, 2008

Siggraph 2007 Report - AMD's new workstation cards, Dassault's paper on Vertex Buffer Objects, Microsoft's surface interactive table, more, Robert Jamieson, MCAD Online, Sep 16, 2007

SIGGRAPH 2007 - Grimage showed physical interaction with virtual object, Vista-enabled HP Compaq 8510w and 8710w mobile workstations, NEC MultiSync LCD display, more, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Aug 14, 2007

Macworld 2007 - Google SketchUp 6, VectorWorks 12.5, and form*Z 6.1, Nemetschek acquisition of Graphisoft, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, January 18, 2007

Technology Takes Center Stage at IMTS 2006 - highlights include Emerging Technology Center, NIMS Student Summit, technical skills of a manufacturing person, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, October 5, 2006

SIGGRAPH 2006 - latest technologies were showcased based on human/computer interactions, James L. Sipes, Cadalyst, September 5, 2006

SIGGRAPH 2006 -- The Year of Architectural Visualization - highlights include announcement of 3ds Max 9 release, presentations by VisMasters and their design visualization conference, demos by NextLimit, more, Jeff Mottle, CGarchitect.com, August 18, 2006

Simulating the Future: VPD Conference Looks at Product and Market Direction - highlights include introduction of SimManager Enterprise, announcement of MSC's strategic alliance with IBM, discussions on simulation software for product development, more, Marilyn Pitts & Amber Dunning, Inventor Connections, July 24, 2006 (may require free registration)

3D Software Tools Proliferate - 3D software from CubicEye, Dassault Systemes, Adobe, and Infinite Z were the highlight of COFES 2006, Randy Frank, Design News, June 26, 2006

2006 PTC/User Conference, Part 2 - Wildfire 3 overview, Pro/E-Mathcad integration and future developments to other PTC products, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, June 13, 2006

2006 PTC/User Conference, Pt. 1 - PTC targets operating profit of around $120 million this year through more acquisitions, improving products, and customer satisfaction, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, June 8, 2006

Wallingford Software's French CS User Conference Biggest and Best Yet - highlights include preview of InfoWorks CS version 7.5, InfoNet for sewage and water supply systems, more, Wallingford Software, May 18, 2006

BE Conference 2006: Bentley's Annual User Event - highlights were MicroStation V8 XM Edition, entry-level collaboration tool ProjectWise StartPoint, Generative Components, user awards, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, May 31, 2006

BE 2006, Part 2 - highlights include newly released MicroStation V8 XM, ProjectWise StartPoint collaboration tool, and new options in SELECT subscription program of Bentley, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, May 31, 2006

Event Report: BE 2006, Part 1 - highlights included announcement of e-learning service called Bentley Learn and two recent acquisitions -- GEF-RIS and Corporate Montage, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, May 23, 2006

Event Report: COFES 2006 - many industry VIPS meet to discuss issues like 2D to 3D migration, BIM adoption; highlights include GrafiCalc from GEOMATE and REALize from Kubotek, MCAD Online, May 9, 2006

COFES 2006 - Alan Cooper spoke on product design and management; annual CAD Society Awards were presented, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, May 4, 2006

Autodesk Inventor Summit - Autodesk MCAD team spoke on Inventor 11 release; functional design feature presentation; First Robotics Competition for students, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, April 25, 2006

Summary of COFES 2006 - discussions on complexity of 3D CAD, includes authors suggestions and often candid observations, Sean Dotson, sdotson.com, April 2006, pdf

COFES - What Did We Learn? - glimpse of COFES 2006 by Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, April 25, 2006

COFES 2006 - A Little More - users still find it hard to use CAD, CAE software, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com, April 24, 2006

COFES 2006 - discussions were on web technology, BIM and its relations with Building Life Cycle Management, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com, April 21, 2006

Process Control and PLM in the Limelight at daratechPLANT2006 Conference - focus was on increasing plant engineering productivity by implementing PLM, Manufacturing Business Technology, March 2006

National Manufacturing Week 2006, Pt. 2 - a geometric search engine, 3D modeling and animation, data security, more, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 29, 2006

National Manufacturing Week 2006 - change of location made CAD vendors reconsider participation but many CAE and CAM software developers showed up, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 28, 2006

National Manufacturing Week 2006 Wrap Up - Part 1 - Fluent showed their CFD products compatible with major MCAD programs but wouldn't discuss ANSYS/Fluent merger, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, March 25, 2006

Show Makes Most of New Location - report from National Manufacturing Week, Assembly Magazine, March 29, 2006

Juggling Innovation and Compliance - Agile's user conference talked on WEEE and RoHS compliance issues for SMEs, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 20, 2006

Manufacturing & Material Processing Conference Highlights R&D - discussion of role of Malaysia in global manufacturing against backdrop of ICMM trade show, Bernama.com, March 14, 2006

DaratechSUMMIT 2006 - Daratech reports Dassault leads UGS, PTC, Autodesk, others, in PLM, MCAD revenue, Amy Rowell, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 7, 2006

NDES Up for Sale - trade show popularity on the wane due to the Internet but user events have grown, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, January 31, 2006

The Executive Forum and Other Sessions at Technology for Construction 2006 - focus on BIM, RFID technology and improving relationships with technology providers, also included sessions on project management and collaboration, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, January 30, 2006

Select Products Exhibited at Technology for Construction 2006 - highlights include takeoff and estimating software, CustomCAD for basement design, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, January 26, 2006

Macworld 2006 - Apple's partnership with Intel unveiled two new products at Macworld, also seen were AEC-related software from SketchUp, form.Z, VectorWorks, VersaCAD and TurboCAD, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, January 16, 2006

Product Development 2006 - Product Development 2006 event in UK will showcase design, engineering and production technologies, MCAD Online, December 15, 2005

ECF Part II - Simulia and Virtools convey the vision of future design technology of Dassault Systemes, a report from the European CATIA Forum, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, December 15, 2005

ECF Part 1 - Dassault Systemes' European CATIA Forum focused on benefits by Abaqus purchase, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, November 17, 2005

Manufacturing Growth and Competition Heating Up in 2006 - Germany's EMO trade show focused on manufacturing technologies, Bruce Vernyi, American Machinist, November 2005

EMO 2005: Navigating Strong Currents Of Global Competition - Germany's EMO show offered insight into how manufacturers can survive outsourcing trend, Mark Albert, MMS Online, November 2005

INUS Technology Software Spotlighted at 3D Scanning Solution Seminar in Seoul - importance of 3D scanning in the automotive industry, rapidform, September 12, 2005

Show Report: IDSA 2005 - industrial designer Bill McDonough says actions are needed to attain sustainability in product design, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 1, 2005

Delcam Aerospace Technology Summit - notes from Delcam's annual press event, this one with an aerospace theme, Al Dean, MCAD Online, August 9, 2005

Spatial Insiders' Summit 2005 - Spatial introduced ACIS R 15 which comes with many new features like the extended ability to create smooth skin and loft surface networks from tangent input curves leading to a faster surface designing, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, June 16, 2005

COFES - Part II - personal impressions of some of the CAD intelligentsia at COFES as well as trends and predictions, Martyn Day, MCADonline, June 14, 2005

Grand, Glorious and Glitzy: An Attendee’s Review of AIA 2005 - highlights of the annual show for architects include SketchUp, a big Autodesk booth, a surprise appearance by Rhino and a holographic Star Wars image, Ken Feitz, AECnews.com, May 25, 2005

Report - COFES - Congress on the Future of Engineering Software - Tom Lazear gives his impressions of conference in his newsletter, Archway Systems, May 2005

AIA Show in Las Vegas - pictures from the event, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 28, 2005

Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing 2005 - the 3 day event threw light on how rapid prototyping and manufacturing have allowed companies to compete better, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, May 19, 2005 (more rapid prototyping articles)

COFES - Part I - a gathering of CAD intelligentsia creates a simultaneous heaven and hell, Martyn Day, MCADonline, May 18, 2005

Show Report: COFES 2005, Part 2- though PLM and BIM are concepts that are yet to find universal acceptance in the CAD industry, CAD managers should prepare themselves for a change that is imminent, Robert Green, Cadalyst Management, May 12, 2005 (more CAD management features)

Smart Kids, You, and We - a toast to the future engineers: the young winners of the 'Extreme Redesign: The 3D printing Challenge' contest, Anthony J. Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, May 2005

BE Conference 2005 : A Time for Learning...and Unlearning - Bentley's chief marketing officer provides a quick overview of the BE conference starting May 8, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Connections, April 26, 2005 (may require free registration)

Communication Breakdown: Striking a Balance Between Sharing and Security - this common theme dominates the topics slated for discussion at COFES 2005, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, March 1, 2005

Autodesk University Report - Part II - examines Autodesk's latest developments to enhance the company's mission to "create, share and manage," Martyn Day, CADserver, February 24, 2005

COE Session Preview: Intel's Tom Gibbs on the Convergence of Computing and Communications Technologies - preview of the upcoming COE session on the convergence of computing and communications and its impact on product design and manufacturing, CATIA Community, February 22, 2005 (requires free registration)

Autodesk University Report - Part 1 - as this year's annual gathering underscored, Autodesk development has undergone a bit of a renaissance of late, with all the products starting to look great, across a massive range of vertical markets, Martyn Day, CADserver, February 2005

2006 Features! SW World General Session - a report from today's events at SolidWorks World 2005, with a sneak peak of some of the features included in the next release, Dan Raker, SolidWorks Community, February 2, 2005  (requires free registration)

Technology for Construction 2005 - captures some of the session highlights of the ongoing Technology for Construction 2005 show, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, January 20, 2005

Adding Another Dimension to CAD - a report from Autodesk University 2004 that focuses on upcoming new features in AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk tools, M. Madhavan, Star Online, January 18, 2005

Cool Autodesk University 2004 Video - German AU 2004 attendee Helge Brettschneider created a fast-paced video highlighting the recent gathering, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, January 13, 2005

Autodesk University and Other Stuff - AutoCAD is showing signs of life again, Inventor is finally taking off on its own path, while Revit seems to be encroaching on Architectural Desktop, Martyn Day, martynday.com, December 7, 2004

Autodesk University from 33,000 Feet - a look at what CAD managers were doing and saying at the recent gathering, Robert Green, CAD Manager's Newsletter #119, December 9, 2004

Autodesk University 2004 - presents conference highlights, product announcements related to the AEC industry, and overall impressions of the recently concluded Autodesk University 2004, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, December 8, 2004

More from Autodesk U 2004... Getting Down to the Business - conference speakers from Autodesk all conveyed a similar message and shared the same vision - let's keep design data digital, Glenn Letham, GISuser.com, December 2004

Autodesk University 2004 Special Report - an in-depth account of the highlights of the recent 12th annual gathering, Susan Smith, GIS Weekly, December 3, 2004

More AU Photos - a look at this year's Autodesk University through the camera lens of several participants, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, December 5, 2004

Autodesk University 2004 Plenary - a report from the annual gathering, where CEO Carol Bartz promises "fabulous AutoCADs coming," new technology is previewed and Segway inventor Dean Kamen discusses innovation, Adena Schutzberg, GIS Monitor, December 2, 2004

Autodesk University 2004 Photos - snapshots from this year's gathering, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, December 2004

Autodesk University Day 1 - a personal report that includes news from the AEC front, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, December 2, 2004

Autodesk University 2004: Strategic Trends - Autodesk outlined the nature of their future products, which will focus on democratization - software that's affordable and intuitive to use, Hal Reid, Directions, November 30, 2004

AU - Update Day 1 - some Autodesk University Architectural Desktop and 3ds max adventures, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, December 1, 2004

Opportunities to Speak with AutoCAD Product Design at AU - sign up to speak with product teams at Autodesk University, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, November 12, 2004

2004: The Year COFES Grew Up - the annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software provides attendees with a chance to both see where engineering technology is going, and also to be a part of setting the direction, Randall S. Newton, A-E-C Automation, May 2004

Mac CAD: COFES Is Over, What Next? Tidbits and Hearsay - the announcement by UGS PLM Solutions that they are porting Parasolid to the Mac OS X platform is welcome news to Mac CAD users and shouldn't be a great surprise considering Apple's Unix-based OS and 64-bit hardware, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, April 7, 2004

COFES 2004 Report - an account (with photos) of the recent COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software), where more than 200 CAD users, vendors, journalist, and analysts debated the past, present and future of CAD, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, April 6, 2004

Summary of COFES 2004 - a participant offers his thoughts on some of the discussions that took place at COFES on the state of the CAD industry, Sean Dotson, sDotson.com, April 5, 2004 2004 (pdf)

COFES2003: A Technology Summit Like No Other - a report from the recent Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, where discussions stemmed from the latest advances in science and technology, Amy A. Rowell, MCADCafe, May 21, 2003

daratechSUMMIT2003 - a report from this year's gathering, where the latest 3-letter superstar, PLM, took center stage, Martyn Day, CADdigest.com, May 15, 2003

Meetings and Interviews - a report from the recent Daratech Summit2003 and NDES on discussions with various CAD/CAM industry executives, including representatives from EDS, PTC, IBM, ANSYS, Autodesk, SolidWorks, VX and Iced*CAD, TechniCom Weekly, March 25, 2003

Keynote Address by Carol Bartz at Autodesk University - Bartz rallies the users - and once again claims Autodesk is second only to God in the creation of the universe, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Dec 5, 2002

Special Autodesk University Issue - a report from the recently concluded Autodesk user conference, includes Carol Bartz' keynote, by Adena Schutzberg, GIS Monitor, Dec 5, 2002

Special Issue - Autodesk University 2002 - mostly about GIS but includes a peek at the Tablet PC, Joe Francica , Directions Magazine, Dec 5, 2002

Fall Comdex 2002: It Is Over, But Is It Over? - a wrap up of this year's gathering and a summary of the best new technology unveiled, including the Gyration Ultra Mouse Professional, David Stellmack, Tom's Hardware Guide, November 23, 2002

Fall Comdex 2002 - Day 3: Monitoring Display Development - offers a look at new monitors and flat panel displays, including the widescreen 16x9 aspect ratio panels from Samsung and NEC/Mitsubishi, David Stellmack, Tom's Hardware Guide, November 21, 2002 

Fall Comdex 2002 - Day 2: Racing Into New Products - an in-depth look at NVIDIA's new GeForceFX card and reports on other new technologies unveiled at the annual gathering, David Stellmack and Lars Weinand, Tom's Hardware Guide, November 20, 2002 

Fall Comdex 2002 - Day 1 - the big news at the opening of the annual conference was NVIDIA launching its next-generation card the GeforceFX, David Stellmack, Tom's Hardware Guide, November 19, 2002

A/E/C Systems 2002 Show Report - Ralph Grabowski, editor, upFront.eZine, June 11, 2002

PTC/USER 2002 World Event - daily coverage of user conference, see also day 2, day 3, day 4, by Pro/E Digital Digest, June 2002

SolidWorks World 2002 - Fillets and Lofting in Las Vegas - report from SolidWorks user and reseller jamboree, Al Dean, CADserver, May 15, 2002

ConceptDraw World Conference Report - company takes aim at Visio at the first software-related international event organized in Eastern Europe, CADinfo.NET, May 2002

NDES 2002: Why Was It So Dull? - Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News, March 25, 2002

2002 CATIA Operators Exchange Opens in Palm Springs - CATIA Digital Digest, April 15, 2002

SolidWorks Is on A Roll - 1,700 Attendees at User Conference Get Glimpse of SolidWorks 2002, CAD Reports, TenLinks.com, March 12, 2002

AU 2001--Thoughts from the Trenches - CAD managers swarm at Autodesk University, Robert Green, CADENCE CAD Manager's Newsletter, Dec. 7, 2001

News from COMDEX Fall 2001 - Peter Sheerin reports from USA's biggest computer show, CADENCE, Nov 15, 2001

COE 2001 Fall Conference and Technifair - the CATIA user conference declares its Fall event a success despite the events in the US on September 11, dsweb.com, Oct 2001

News From Solid Edge Global Summit 2001 - report from Solid Edge Atlanta user conference, Kenneth Wong, CADENCE, Sep 26, 2001

Side Trip Into Software - Dick Morly summarizes his presentation and offers his impressions of COFES 2001, Manufacturing Automation, Sep 2001

Siggraph: Notes From the Show Floor - Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, Aug 15, 2001

Information Show Opens to Fewer Vendors - report from A/E/C Systems show in Chicago, Engineering News Record, June 2001

A/E/C Systems Reverses Decline? It's the Internet, Says Cadalyst - live from AEC Systems 2000 in Washington DC

Special AEC Edition - by Ralph Grabowski , (Reprinted from upFront.eZine, Issue #204, June 7, 2000

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