A second mortgage without a bank

February 8, 2018 Randall 0

A simple example of how blockchain technology can change the world Why is blockchain technology — the tech behind Bitcoin — so important? Pretend you own your own home, and […]

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 1

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 2

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), […]