January 2009 Blog Posts (8)

“It’s not my fault...”

When you listen to the pundits, you’ll hear enough negative noise that it can’t do anything but ruin your holiday cheer. As the saying goes, “if I had a dollar for every negative word written about the economy, housing, stock market, and automobile industry, I’d be a very rich man.” There is certainly plenty of negative speak to satisfy a healthy diet of “it’s not my fault.”

“It’s not my fault” is a cold-like virus that spreads when we don’t accept responsibility for our part in… Continue

Added by Scott McCafferty on January 29, 2009 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Out Stirring up Trouble...

I was out stirring up trouble last night. I especially like my comment on Ralph Grabowski's article on Google Earth. I think it truly draws a fair correlation of how Autodesk has treated their customers and third party developers over the years...

The direct links are here:

Autodesk putting their R&D dollars (all 25 of them that are leftover after marketing takes their cut) to such advanced concepts.…


Added by Scott Hucke on January 26, 2009 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

Photo offers rare glimpse into Apple's design studio

By Zach Spear

Published: 04:20 PM EST

Documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has posted a photograph of Jonathan Ive somewhere inside Apple's design studio, a facility rarely exposed to the general public.

"We did a follow-up interview with Jony Ive at Apple in California last week, and enjoyed the opportunity of filming inside Apple's design facilities," Hustwit wrote on a website promoting an upcoming film.

"I felt like… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on January 22, 2009 at 5:54pm — No Comments


CADDIT announces the new CP-System and progePLAN bundle. Read more at http://cadcam3d.blogspot.com/2009/01/caddit-announces-building-design.html!

Added by caddit on January 17, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

3D CAD and Model-Centric Design

Design World Open Discussion Feature:

A landmark study from Aberdeen Group reports that 85% of the current CAD users still primarily use 2D drafting. This astonishing statistic means that most companies use CAD software as a drafting tool to create orthographic views to represent 3D objects.

Drawings alone are no longer adequate to capture the design innovations that engineers create. So why are we still using an approach that is open to interpretation… Continue

Added by Marshall Matheson on January 12, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Pro/e Master

Hi All,

Let we share Tips, Techniques and Tutorials on Pro/Engineering Wildfire 3.0.
You can contact me on viraltilva@gmail.com for any type of help on Pro/e.

- Viral

Added by Viral on January 12, 2009 at 6:05am — No Comments

Profile photo

I know the photo is not exactly professional, but I just love how it captures by best angle.

Added by Dion Damato on January 10, 2009 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Calculator Widgets

I'm in the process of developing calculators/conversion tools in widget format- shareable, portable format and looking for feedback. Here is the first version- embedded here:

Any feedback, suggestions, etc would be great- what calc's are most useful, what would you like to see,… Continue

Added by Marshall Matheson on January 6, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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