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SolidWorks World 2015 - interview with new SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi

Published 24 March 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: dassault systemes, nvidia, dassault systèmes, develop3d live, lenovo, solidworks world, gian paolo bassi, sww15, sww

We caught up with new SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi after SolidWorks World, and before his appearance at DEVELOP3D LIVE

While at SolidWorks World, we were lucky enough to wrestle new SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi away from the crowds for a quick one-to one.

We chatted about his first SWW as CEO, the newly announced SolidWorks Industrial Design software (SW-ID), and his forthcoming appearance at DEVELOP3D LIVE in the UK.

“It’s going to be fun, yeah?!” opened GPB to this last topic. Given the interview that follows, we can guarantee that you’re not going to want to miss him on stage at DEVELOP3D LIVE on 26 March.

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3D printing plays direct role in assembly tools for Volvo

Published 20 March 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacture, stratasys, manufacturing, fortus, volvo, stratasys fortus 900mc, assembly

Volvo Trucks is using 3D printed tools to help make the assembly of vehicle parts, like its engines, faster, cheaper and more flexible

Designing tools for assembling products is a full-time hassle in itself - hence why those with thousands of components to piece together are looking to 3D printing to speed up the process.

Volvo Trucks’ engine assembly plant in Lyon, France (it makes parts for Renault Trucks too, with the Swedes having bought it a while back), is using Stratasys’ Fortus 3D printers to build jigs and fixtures for the assembly line staff, reducing the time it takes from 36 days to two days.

The speed comes as a factor of not having to build these in metal, which also means that it’s cheaper too - especially where customised or small quantities of tools are needed.

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Nvidia delivers statement of intent for GPU rendering

Published 19 March 2015

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: catia, rendering, nx, cad, quadro, revit, ray tracing, iray, maxwell, kepler

Nvidia says automotive manufacturers will be early adopters

Nvidia is getting serious about interactive, physically-based rendering, which it delivers through its GPU-accelerated rendering software Iray.

The big news coming out of Nvidia’s GTC conference today is that Iray will be made available for much wider range of 3D tools.

Rhino, Cinema 4D, Revit, Siemens NX, 3ds Max and Maya will all support Iray or Iray+ (developed by LightWork Design) this year through plug-ins or direct integration.

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UPDATE: Free Autodesk + Onshape software for all #D3DLive attendees - now worth $1,200

Published 19 March 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: autodesk, cad, develop3d live, d3dlive, develop3dlive, fusion 360, onshape

With only one week till doors open, we’ve had to do this again as Autodesk has upgraded its offer to all attendees:

All attendees can get free Autodesk Fusion 360 ULTIMATE – all $1,200 of it!!! And of course, there’s still the very special priority set-up for Onshape Beta at the show!

Still not signed up? What are you waiting for?
Register to attend for free here

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