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How CAD Revolutionized Product Design

Product design, by definition, is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. The process includes the set of strategic and tactical activities, from idea generation all the way through to the commercialization of the product and each step in between. Product designers must conceptualize and evaluate […]

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Creo vs. SolidWorks: Which is better?

What is Creo? Creo is a computer-aided design (CAD) program that was initially released in 1987 as Pro/ENGINEER by the company Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was one of the first major solid modelers to enter the CAD market and greatly impacted the industry. Creo is a “family of CAD apps” that aids in product […]

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A Future with Flying Cars Is A Lot Closer Than You May Think

When you think about the future, one of the first things you probably imagine is a world with flying cars zooming over your head across the sky. The flying car has been an idea since 1926 when Henry Ford created a single-seat airplane called the “sky fivver”. Although his creation was not technically a flying […]

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Creo Simulation Live – The Future of CAD

On February 21, 2019, PTC announced the release of the Creo Simulation Live solution. This new software combines the amazing capabilities of PTC and ANSYS in 3D design and simulation. Creo Simulation Live allows users to implement real-time simulation directly into their design environment. This would allow for designers to test their creations as they […]

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The Single-Person Commuter Car of the Future

The Electra Meccanica SOLO is believed to be the car of the future. The car resembles your everyday vehicle, but sliced in half right down the middle. This electric one-person vehicle is believed to be the vehicle of the future, because we live in a world where 119 million North Americans are commuting to and […]

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Roborace Reveals World’s First Electric Self-Driving Racecar

Designed by Daniel Simon, the same man who designed the futuristic cars for Tron: Legacy, Roborace is an electric autonomous racecar set to hit the track later this year. The design of Roborace goes in a different direction tha...
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SolidWorks User Group of Fresno

SolidWorks User Group of Fresno

SolidWorks User Group of Fresno When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 6PM-8:30PM Presenter: Michael Run, Industrial Designer Where: The Pi Shop 1755 Broadway St. #107 Fresno, CA 93721 Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWo...
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Design House – Revitalizing Chicago’s manufacturing prowess, one company at a time.

Two years ago, we wrote about a new development in Chicago design called Design House.  What have they been up to since then? A quick refresh on the Design House concept and mission:  the organization seeks to help revitalize...
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AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA: An Afterwork User Meeting

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA  On August 27th Design Engine will be hosting another AFTERBURN gathering at our downtown Chicago Studio. This month we will be discussing ANSYS vs. MECHANICA.  We look forward to anyone th...
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jw dog ball in both Solidworks & Creo

Creo to SolidWorks or SolidWorks to Creo

Creo to SolidWorks or SolidWorks to Creo: A Week Long Intensive Course Duration: 5 Day Class Tuition: $2,500 USD Overview: This class/presentation is for those design or engineering teams interested in or pushing to switch para...
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The Evolution of Refrigerator Design

On the evening of March 4th, 2013, I attended an IDSA sponsored mixer that was tied into the Housewares show that was going on that day. While I was sufficiently impressed by the UIC innovation center where the event was held, ...
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