CADplace - your home for CAD information


CADplace & Viewperf 12.1 - how fast your workstation graphics card?

CAD news

Configuring instead of generating

Aucotec at Hannover Messe (Hanover Trade Fair): Faster and safer with quality-tested engineering modules; new Teamcenter interface 

Review : solidThinking Inspire 2014

Traditional simulation tools are ideal when you have very specific ideas to explore but when you want to look at new options, they’re inappropriate. Al Dean delves into the latest release of solidThinking Inspire that addresses this shortcoming

Review of Ansys SpaceClaim 2015

Ever since SpaceClaim was acquired by Ansys some have pondered the future of the 3D modelling system, but it seems development is forging ahead. Al Dean takes a look at the latest release and finds updates in all areas of the system

KeyCreator update adds multi-CAD comparison

Pattern recognition technology compares models from a wide variety of CAD systems.

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

After 18 years with SolidWorks, Sicot moves to corporate headquarters to lead indirect sales.

CADplace Hardware

Comparing Fujitsu CELSIUS M740 and R940 workstations : which is the right choice for you?

Fujitsu offers two powerful desktop workstation. How do these systems compare head-to-head? CADplace put both through the paces.

3Dconnexion launches the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless at PTC Live Global

Boston was the venue for more than one debut. The 3D mouse experts at 3Dconnexion unveiled their newest professional product and the first professional 3D mouse to cut the cord, the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless.  CADplace caught up with 3Dconnexion for all the details.

Review : Hands on the SpaceMouse Pro from 3Dconnexion

Stop designing with one arm tied behind your back... Get 2 hands on your 3D models with the SpaceMouse Pro.  A good design delivers comfort & ergonomics, programmable function keys for increased productivity, as well as extra on-screen features to speed your work - all the while letting you work on your 3D design with both hands.

Lenovo ThinkStation P500: How to Optimize Your Mid-range CAD PC Workstation

The Lenovo ThinkStation P500 is built specifically f0r the main-stream design and engineering market. In this post we'll review the P500's components and then dig into how to configure it for running SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge or Autodesk. We'll also cover configuring it parts versus assemblies and CAD versus simulation or rendering.

AMD Bets With a New Stack of Chips

After a tough slog in recent years, Advanced Micro Devices has begun to make real progress in its transition from semiconductor designer for consumers’ personal computers to supplier of chips powering everything from advanced avionics to the latest Microsoft Xbox.

HP Z840 Workstation Review

The HP Z840 ($10,044 as tested) is a high-end workstation desktop made for hypercritical engineering and scientific tasks on projects that could potentially affect thousands, if not millions, of people.

Cambridge University turns to Intel Xeon Phi chips to meet growing high performance computing demands

The University of Cambridge plans to transition high performance computing (HPC) workloads to Intel’s Xeon Phi co-processors to meet growing demands for parallel processing application, but will also continue to rely on its Nvidia GPU cluster for certain requirements.

Uninstalling NVIDIA Quadro Drivers on your workstation

Normally you only need to update the drivers for your NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, but situations do arise when the driver must be uninstalled in order to keep your system configuration clean. Here is how you do it.

Get the CADplace Newsletter

For Email Newsletters you can trust