Technophiles the world over are buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the HoloLens product. This holographic augmented reality platform is bubbling with cool factor, but could have a significant impact on engineering and manufacturing software.
If you read my earlier rants (first post, second post) about getting rid of 2D, then this one is the next logical step: dealing with the human element. Inevitably, there will be folks who refuse to give up their 2D software. This is their comfort zone, and most people don’t like change anyway. To ensure […]
If you read my previous rant about why people are still designing in 2D, then this one is the next step: getting rid of the 2D authoring tools at a company. Today, there’s no reason why companies can’t make the switch – it’s just a matter of taking the time and having the willpower to do […]
I am always surprised, no make that astounded, by the number of companies that are still designing in 2D software. 3D CAD has been around, and relatively mainstream, for over two decades. When I ask this question of my customers they tell me things like “Oh, Mike can crank out 16 drawings a day in […]
In today’s 3D CAD world, we have to question many of the “rules of thumb” put in place over the course of many years of 2D drafting. One challenge worth proposing relates to the concept of dash numbers for representing families of parts. While dash numbers have a place in many design environments, the use […]