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3D CAD Without a History - dynamic modeling approach allows design changes easily during product development, reuse of data, and increased collaboration, Uli Mahle of CoCreate, Design World, Dec 5, 2007

The Events That Shaped MCAD in 2007 - PTC/CoCreate acquisition, launch of SpaceClaim, Dassault/ICEM acquisition, Inventor LT, changes at SolidWorks, more, Cadalyst, Dec 13, 2007

T-FLEX Parametric CAD - company selling 3D parametric CAD and 2D drafting system keeps low profile to avoid comparison with major CAD vendors' products, Deelip Menezes, Dec 11, 2007

Standardizing 3D Modeling Nomenclature - 3D modelers perform same tasks but differ in commands, nomenclature, interface, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

MCAD Still Converging in the Middle - vendors are offering mid-range MCAD products with competitive features of high-end products, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Nov 15, 2007

MCAD and Music Make Math Cool - CAD vendors are taking educational initiatives to tempt students, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

PLM vs Digital Prototyping - PLM is mixture of many applications while digital prototyping  is simply 3D modeling, Matt Writes, Oct 25, 2007

More Concepting, Mesh and NURBS - defining mesh, NURBS, offerings from industry, Matt Writes, Oct 24, 2007

Autodesk Offers Peek into Future of MCAD - technology previews of Productstream, AliasStudio and Autodesk Inventor were highlight of Manufacturing Media Summit 2007, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Oct 15, 2007

Customer Service Horror Stories - calling software support desks for fixing modeling software error should not be painful, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

The Modeling Pendulum Swings - CAD vendors discussed evolution of MCAD technologies at PLM Road Map conference 2007, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Oct 4, 2007

Is Parametrics History? - some complex and sensitive shapes are difficult to create using parametric history-based modelers, Matt Writes, Oct 5, 2007

Where is MCAD Going? - present condition of MCAD industry, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

MCAD's Changing Source - entertainment industry is developing to drive MCAD market further, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Aug 16, 2007

Optimizing Your Model - tips on improving design process, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2007

The End of an Era - exit of SolidWorks John McEleney marks the MCAD industry trend in loosing 'product' people, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, August 2, 2007

A Primer on MCAD Modeling Technology, Part 2: Design Intent is Not Necessarily in the Eye of the Beholder - features or primitives plus parent/child relationship in a hybrid modeler, Paul Hamilton, CADdigest.com, July 31, 2007

Be a Renaissance Modeler - explore virtual tools for better 3D modeling, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, July 1, 2007

A Primer on MCAD Modeling Technology, Part 1: It's All About the Trees - terms to define 3D space: octree, facet modeling, constructive solid geometry, and boundary representation, more, Paul Hamilton, CADdigest.com, July 23, 2007

The 3D Jackpot, Part 2: MCAD is Powerful, Easy to Use, or Cheap (Pick Any Two) - current MCAD products have one, maybe two of the three major requirements, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 11, 2007

Universal Modeling - universal rules for organizing a model, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, May 2007

Parametric Modeling Techniques for the Team Player - designers should keep users in mind while modeling, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, May 1, 2007

Turning a Sow's Ear into a 3D Silk Purse - MCAD options like Solid Edge, ZScanner 700 3D printers, and 3Dconnexion's Space product line can make any data useful for 3D modeling, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, April 1, 2007

MCAD Modeling - History or Not? - history- and non-history based modelers have their own advantages and disadvantages, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

Don't Draw it - Download it - 3D modeling vendors like UGS, SolidWorks and websites like Clippard, ThomasNet, Digimation are offering part libraries for download, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

EDS Technologies News Letter - includes features on PLM, tips on CATIA V5, contests and more, EDS Technologies, January 2007

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