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Painful: Tracing 3D to Create 2D! - MCAD software like Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and Inventor are suitable for creating 2D plans from 3D models, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, December 20, 2006

Comparing 3D CAD Modelers - understanding the difference between history-based and history-free CAD systems, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, November 22, 2006

Joel Orr Commentary: 'Ask the Man Who Owns One' - user interviews are preferred over benchmarks testing when considering an MCAD software buying option, Machine Design, November 9, 2006

Autodesk Inventor Summit Part II - initiatives taken by Autodesk to ease the 2D to 3D migration, DWG compatibility for Inventor, more, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006

Free Trade Must be Responsible Trade - 4 years after being snared in Indian sting operation selling pirated SolidWorks source code, suspect remains free on bail and continues working in the IT business, John McEleney of SolidWorks, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006

Magic Quadrant for Product Life Cycle Management, 3Q06 - Dassault, PTC, and UGS enter the leaders quadrant in 2006 as they show commitment to provide PLM software to manufacturers, Marc Halpern, Gartner, September 29, 2006

Why Do You Buy CAD Software? Survey Result (Preliminary) - users rate "robustness of software" most important while advertising is least important, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 12, 2006

The Rocket Science of Technology Procurement - NASA procurement of PTC software violated procurement procedures, but sale allowed, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, October 4, 2006

Airbus Vows Computers will Speak Same Language After A380 Delay - use of different versions of CATIA in worldwide spread Airbus plants creates electrical wiring design variations causing delay, Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg.com, September 29, 2006

Inventor's Functional Design: Is it Really New? - PTC, SolidWorks and UGS remark on Autodesk's latest 'functional design' technology, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, September 26, 2006

Troubleshooting CAD Issues Easy to do with a Little Help from a Pro - tips to avoid errors and warnings while working with a CAD application, Edwin Muirhead, Pro/E Community, August 30, 2006 (may require free registration)

Survey: Why Do You Buy CAD Software? - take the survey to find the reasons for buying a particular CAD software, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 24, 2006

PDM 06 Preview - plastics design and molding event will be showcasing the latest technology and equipment from exhibitors like ARRK, AV Engineering, Brightworks and more, MCAD Online, September 14, 2006

Autodesk MCAD Summer Summit - with techniques like Functional Design, Autodesk is planning to motivate its customers to switch to 3D, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, September 14, 2006

OK, Why Do You Buy CAD Software? - take the survey to find out the reasons to buy a CAD software, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 13, 2006

CAD Olympics Part 1: Who's #1? - attempts to find the best CAD program through CAD competitions have been fraught with problems, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 29, 2006

CAD Industry Press: Have We Failed? - various activities of the press may have caused a crisis in credibility among the readers, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 29, 2006

CAE on 64-bit Systems - UK-based Team Engineering's research reports boost in performance while running NX Nastran applications on 64-bit Intel Xeon-based HP xw6200 workstation, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, August 8, 2006

Offshoring of Automotive Design and Engineering Services to India - increasing competition, labor costs, and shorter product cycles in US and Europe push 30% growth in outsourcing to India every year, Research and Markets, July 2006

Delcam Press Event 2007 - Delcam discussed its changing focus on industry solutions in annual media event held for European press, MCAD Online, August 7, 2006

What's New in the World of Digital Parts Catalogs for 2006 - geometry based-search engine like Geolus Search and CADSEEK find parts in digital parts catalogs; ASME and ISO build their online digital parts databases, John Myers, Solid Edge Community, August 1, 2006 (may require free registration)

How to Pick an Outsourcing Supplier - pick a supplier who is knowledgeable and experienced, especially with complex components, John Jenkins of Alcoa Prime Services, Machine Design, July 27, 2006

When Outsourcing Makes Sense - do not outsource core competencies, be wary of stopgap outsourcing, more, John Jenkins of Alcoa Prime Services, Machine Design, July 13, 2006

64-bit: CAD's New Fast Track - prudent 64-bit technology aims to provide extra memory and increase in speed for running complex, high-end MCAD applications, Ric Leeds of PTC, MCAD Online, June 8, 2006

MCAD Europe 2006: A Reshaping Dynamic Market - fast growing mid-range MCAD market gets close to high-end market in Europe, where Dassault earns highest revenue among the MCAD vendors, 01 Consulting, CADdigest.com, June 16, 2006

Modeling Needs and Bean Counters - 3D modeling software needs to run on a workstation with good RAM, bigger and brighter displays, recommended graphics card and 3D input device like the SpaceBall or SpacePilot, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006

AEC MCAD - Worlds That Don't Collide - automatic interference detection, CAM, and parametric 3D designing are some common MCAD software capabilities, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 23, 2006

W.V. Walton - GiveMePower Corporation - CEO of GiveMePower talks about its product lines, challenges, technologies, marketing strategy and future, The Wall Street Transcript, May 8, 2006

Indian CAD Drafting Service Provider Blames Outsourcers - outsourced CAD drafting projects may fail as firms may not be aware of outsourcing procedures, eMediaWire, April 25, 2006

Top 10 Challenges of Outsourcing  - book addresses challenges involved in global outsourcing, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Management, April 11, 2006

Transformation Engineering - an interview with Chuck Hoberman, renowned for innovative folding structures, who uses Autodesk Inventor to create transforming designs, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, March 21, 2006

SolidWorks Overtakes CATIA - SolidWorks exceeded CATIA annual sales in 2005 and targets 2D/3D upgrade market of AutoCAD users, Nick Ballard of Cambashi Limited, WorldCAD Access, March 2, 2006

Latest Word on Outsourcing - looking for positives in global outsourcing, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, February 16, 2006

2005 into 2006 - 2005 happened to be an interesting year with some major acquisitions, PLM's move to SMBs, and emergence of lean consumption concept, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, January 5, 2006

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