Software Reviewer: Mechanical design engineer and former mechanical engineering instructor at British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Autodesk 123D: Free 3D As Easy as 123…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 09:18
Autodesk 123D is aimed primarily at people who have an idea for a one-off or very low volume item and can design it, but lack the necessary skills or equipment to fabricate it.
Autodesk goes for quality over quantity with Inventor 2012
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 08:10
The next release of almost any piece of software typically includes about 200 new or enhanced features, and so I was more than a little surprised when the “What’s New” list for Autodesk Inventor 2012 Pro only had 65 entries.
AutoCAD 2012: 2D is alive and well!
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 14:05
The software companies would have you believe that the only way to design in a 3D world is to use 3D software, preferably theirs.
AutoCAD WS; The Lowest-Cost CAD Ever!
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 08:33
Okay, I know that you’re asking yourself “Hey, there are several 2D CAD programs out there that are free! What could be lower cost than that?”
Solid Edge ST3: Have It Your Way (with apologies to Burger King)
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:36
Today’s leading question is “Is Solid Edge ST3 a history-based or a history-free solid modeler?”