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(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Wallace Beaudry is a machine designer, or maybe more accurately, a designing machine. He holds 40 patents, runs three companies and has designed and manufactured not only scores of products, but also... (View Full Article)
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Japanese designer Kiyoaki Shin-i has been an Ashlar-Vellum user since version 2.0, experiencing early on the ease of creating models for automotive, aerospace and other industries with precision... (View Full Article)
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When David Ryan took on the assignment to create a design for Starbucks' new line of chocolates, he knew it meant coming up with a shape that was recognizably Starbucks. It had to convey a kind of... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Ceiling Fans and beautiful form make an unexpected pair. Mark Gajewski of G Squared brings the two together, one ceiling at a time, with his award winning designs. Some of the most notable are... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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You're hard at work putting the finishing touches on a model when suddenly it won't shell or the edges can't blend. On the screen, as if out of the black lagoon of 3D hell, looms the dreaded ACIS... (View Full Article)
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Rainbows shimmer and interleave in Dream Weaver, the recently completed work of art by sculptor Robert Perless for the Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, Connecticut. Established in... (View Full Article)
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Since 1983, Kelley Roberts of Racing Engine Components has been building motorcycle engines to the max. A perfectionist by nature, Roberts doesn't let even the smallest detail go unexplored when... (View Full Article)
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Award winning industrial designer, Nelson Au, was challenged by Seagate Technologies to create a unique look for a new USB pocket hard drive. Offering higher storage capacity, they wanted a... (View Full Article)
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In the new movie, I, Robot, Will Smith plays a detective investigating a murder case where the main suspect is Sonny, the robot. Although murder is bad stuff, Sonny himself was good news for... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Inspired by the Orteig Prize of 1927, which spurred the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh, the Ansari X-Prize Foundation encourages small professional teams to use their creativity to reach... (View Full Article)
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Nelson Au designed the Digi-Pix digital camera for the Design-engine 2002 Photoreal Electronics Competition in Ashlar-Vellum Cobalt. He won the grand prize and gained validation for his commitment to... (View Full Article)
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Dale Speakes is a designer and prototype fabricator in the Pacific Northwest. He's spent years on the racing circuit, building cars and managing racing teams. He started using Ashlar-Vellum software... (View Full Article)
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David Evett of Evett Design began tinkering in the woodshop as a young boy and never stopped. A few years ago, David sold his workshop and ventured into graphic design. He missed creating furniture,... (View Full Article)
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Dare to be Square From an initial range of traditional freestanding bathtubs, Telford-based Victoria and Albert Bathtubs, have expanded into the design-driven market with a range of uniquely... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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DesignJourney's core business is the production of their highly acclaimed ORIDJINoffice modular furniture system, but when one of their best customers called and requested some custom accessories for... (View Full Article)
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The importing and exporting of 3D modeling files is a challenging issue across the entire industry. Ashlar-Vellum is committed to providing the greatest compatibility, allowing you to collaborate with... (View Full Article)
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One of the fundamental benefits of 3D CAD is the ability to view the model from any angle to truly appreciate the form and identify areas that can be improved before the part is built. When Quigley... (View Full Article)
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NASA put out the request: Can anyone design a flyer to be carried to Mars in a payload capsule, then separate in two, becoming both a low flying intelligence gathering plane and a circling... (View Full Article)
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How about this for a design challenge? Create some innovative dining room furniture, not too formal, not too casual, but definitely "spiritual," with a feeling of nature, tranquility, serenity and do... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Nick Dearden of Deardens Limited in the United Kingdom was contracted to handle the product design, manufacturing, documentation, assembly line planning and all logistics for the initial production of... (View Full Article)
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Furniture designer Fred Puksta and his six brothers and sisters wanted something really special as a memorial to their parents, Lorraine and Charles Puksta. While both parents were still alive, Fred... (View Full Article)
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Celso Santos and Christian Albanese of Rio 21 Design have good reason to be are proud of their Spirit beach umbrella. Like all residents of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Celso and Christian have spent their... (View Full Article)
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Furniture designer and long-time Cobalt advocate, Fred Puksta is the Product Designer for Crown Point Cabinetry, makers of top-of-the-line, handcrafted, custom cabinets for kitchens and other rooms.... (View Full Article)
(Light Sources)
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Rendering is all about simulating the real world as much as possible. If you are rendering something sitting on your table, think about everything that is going on in the room. What is around the... (View Full Article)
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The team at David Wiener Ventures was recently challenged by Italy's Ferrari SpA to design a freestanding loud speaker for their Art.Engine home audio series. The challenge included providing balanced... (View Full Article)
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Award winning designer Mark Robson has received world recognition for his luxury designs of indoor and outdoor furniture. Born in Hertfordshire, England, Robson lives and works in Lovagny, France, not... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Orbital Expeditions® makes access to outer space easier than ever before. They provide support services and consulting for manned and unmanned payloads for government, research and commercial... (View Full Article)
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Prior to finding Graphite, John Bicht of Versalab spent 15 years coping with AutoCAD's rigidity and MicroStation's counter-intuitiveness. "The problem was," said Bicht, "you had to figure out the... (View Full Article)
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When Rodney Mackrell was notified that his design for a cell phone device put him in the finals of the prestigious LG Electronics Design Competition, he didn't know whether to reach for champagne or... (View Full Article)
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One of the moments every designer dreads is when they have to show a new customer their first design concepts. In the case of the Optima Mug, this was simply not an issue. The Optima was designed from... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Cabela's, the world's foremost outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has made quality products one of its core values since its inception in 1961, when the company was started on Dick and... (View Full Article)
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When a customer says, "I need it yesterday," they can only be joking, or can they? One Friday morning at Quigley Design a customer called asking for a rapid prototype to be delivered in a few days.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Antonio Dias and Arey's Pond boatyard in Cape Cod teamed up to produce a sophisticated new 18' daysailer, the first of its kind to be offered by Arey's Pond. Together with G. Anthony Davis, Tony Dias,... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Simplicity Pays Off Andy Marshall's focus on simplicity has led THD Electronics to award-winning recognition in the field of guitar amplification. THD amplifiers have attained a level of flexibility... (View Full Article)
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One of the fastest growing businesses in Cincinnati, TSS Technologies has incorporated Ashlar-Vellum™ software to meet the requirements of a growing customer base. Since 1948, TSS has grown from... (View Full Article)
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Martin Brunt of Seattle Spiral builds 3D signs and environmental graphics that cost millions of dollars. Cobalt is a success for Brunt, giving him the edge to become the industry pace setter. Brunt... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Canadian designer Jean-Françios Jacques of Météore Design has a passion for making users come together as one with their products. From among Jacques' many innovative designs he recently won Grand... (View Full Article)
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How do you breathe life into something like the office cubicle, a necessary, although usually unwelcome, fixture of the contemporary work environment? Michael Golino of DesignJourney Industrial asked... (View Full Article)
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Luc Heiligenstein of Tres Design Group has built a clientele designing peripheral products for sports equipment manufacturers. One of his recent successes is a computer heart monitor for a cycling... (View Full Article)
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First, be aware that files captured to Adobe's Portable Data Format (PDF) are usually not intended to be manipulated later in different CAD systems. The reason for using a PDF is to preserve the... (View Full Article)
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For over 24 years John Bicht continued to use paper and pencil every time he wanted to design new product. Then he found Graphite™ and was amazed at the fluidity with which he could communicate... (View Full Article)