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Autodesk to Spark Up 3D Printing
Autodesk announces that it will release an open-software for 3-D printing later this year. Find out what this means for 3D printer software vendors and printer

3d modeling tools  also have implications for 3D printer software vendors such as Materialise .   Autodesk’s chief executive officer (CEO) Carl Bass calls the printer a mid-market industrial machine, and notes that similar hardware typically costs ~$5,000. Autodesk’s recent strategy has been about empowering the makers—we give you the tool to make it in the virtual world, and also give you the content about how to make it, and now we even give you the capability to physically make it at home.   Autodesk's printer

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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3d modeling tools  design faster, with secure 3D collaboration, free CAD models, and access to a large community of mechanical engineers. The future will be about folks being able to share, exchange, and sometime even trade their design ideas. Read More

Autodesk Jumps on the Browser-based 3D Design Bandwagon


Autodesk is executing well along its main messages: cloud offerings are doing well, there is ongoing expansion in manufacturing, and the complete suite offering is working. The vendor recently announced that its customers will now be able to access Autodesk design tools via a Web browser, allowing access to full-fledged 3D design, engineering, and entertainment work without sacrificing performance, power, or functionality.

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