Speculating Onshape growth

November 15, 2017 Randall 0

The history of SolidWorks and SpaceClaim hold lessons for estimating the number of paying Onshape users. Next month Onshape will celebrate two years as a commercial product. The CAD-in-a-browser startup […]

Why 2D CAD is still important

October 24, 2017 Randall 0

3D is modeling, best for design, analysis, and product definition. 2D is drafting, best for fabrication, assembly, and construction. Cost differences are substantial. For as long as CAD has been […]

.dwg is post-proprietary

October 21, 2017 Randall 1

Design-based industries still depend on drafting software; .dwg has become the common denominator of technical communication. Last month I attended the annual development conference of the Open Design Alliance (ODA), […]

Dawn of the Digitalization Era

October 14, 2017 Randall 0

Digitalization is here to stay, even if the definition is still a bit fluid Manufacturing and construction industries are buzzing about a new term, “digitalization.” Every think tank and every […]

Good times for drafting software

October 12, 2017 Randall 0

Drafting software vendors believe Autodesk is handing them an historic marketing opportunity. The two obvious leaders, Bricsys and Graebert, will update their developer and dealer networks this month.   The […]