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You're still in IV pretty regularly aren't you? Autodesk introduced a program that appears similar to Xshape several years ago. I may be recalling incorrectly but I thought it was part of the Fusion 360 suite of products. You pulled in an IV model and could "Manipulate" it freeform and then bring it back into IV. I played with it a few times but for the most part it seemed like a product well suited to form design that may be used for special shapes but rather worthless for general mechanical design.
In other words if you wanted to design a sleek looking outer shell to your blender you might use it, but everything on the inside that makes something happen is going to be designed in IV, parametric etc.
Am I off base here on what Xshape is?
Its Freeform in Inventor.
Quick Google: earliest article is 2012.
Used Freeform for these in 2017:
Another new name.....3D Sculptor. They're going to give this program a breakdown with all of these name changes
UnStreamlinedveiling SOLIDWORKS 2020: Built for Speed with Workflows
2020 Pre-Release 1 is available for download.
Yep, That's what I was thinking of. I was more excited about getting 3DS max studio than I was freeform :-)
...looks like it's cloudy....so much fun..
3D Sculptor is a new 3DEXPERIENCE offering for subdivision (Sub-D) modeling allowing dramatically faster modeling of highly stylized and organic shape designs. 3D Sculptor "runs in a browser" and is seamlessly integrated with SOLIDWORKS desktop applications.
Paul Salvador wrote: 3D Sculptor "runs in a browser" and is seamlessly integrated with SOLIDWORKS desktop applications.
Paul Salvador wrote:
Am I the only one that doesn't understand how it can be "seamlessly integrated" if you need to open a different application (i.e. a web browser) in order to use it?
Surely seamlessly integrated would just make it another feature within SW?
We are having problem with SW when parts are on network.
Now some parts will be on internet?
Or the feature will be on internet?
So if we don't have internet, the feature/part will not load?
...but hey now,.. we can, like, load it on our mobile app while hiking in the mountains, oh joy..!@?
SW crashing your phone when you're in middle of nowhere.
I'd be curious as to how many companies will willingly move their files to the cloud. I know this is the push for everything but this seems inherently dangerous from an Intellectual Property standpoint.
Lots of start up will.
With Open Source, most don't care about IP.
Their focus is on innovation. Their products will be evolving. So other can copy old designs all they want.
yep, the start up's are the target market here in the Bay Area.. (btw, at least fusion360 can be used off line)
Matt Juric wrote: I'd be curious as to how many companies will willingly move their files to the cloud. I know this is the push for everything but this seems inherently dangerous from an Intellectual Property standpoint.
Matt Juric wrote:
...and not just IP issues (though I'm not discounting that). It's slowed down, but in the past we did a lot of design and testing for anti-ram perimeter security structures (see video here and here). I can just imagine the reactions I'd have gotten if I suggested placing those files on the cloud, and I know there are other industries that deal with data that's more sensitive.
You can pretty much count out any company dealing with Department of defense. I'm about 99% sure that anything ITAR can't be in the cloud.
Aerospace manufacturers are working on blockchain to track 3D printing models.
They might be working on other ways to keep thing on the cloud.
...and not just IP issues (though I'm not discounting that).
Just for clarification I meant IP as Intellectual Property not Internet Protocol. In other words I think we are talking about the same thing. No company with intellectual property that is either security sensitive or product sensitive is going to store that information on the cloud. It's simply not secure enough.
My brother worked for NYSE for a few years. He was involved in the network infrastructure for a building they were designing and building. The building was specifically for servers that dealt with trades, data storage of trades etc. They decided that nothing in the building could even be wireless because it was not secure enough. I know of much smaller companies that don't even allow their employees access from outside sources, VPN etc because of security issues. I just don't see companies jumping on board the "Let's toss it into the cloud" train anytime soon.
I think if a piece of software ended up being "Cloud only" based that it would only pick up very small companies or companies that essentially had no IP.
Part of the cloud app is to make universal app that work on any computer with any OS.
The cloud app could work on local files. It could keep all processing in local computer.
Another way is the "cloud app" run on local servers. We all use the same app but some use it on local network only.
A internet only app works well for students and DIY. The shared resource help everyone evolve faster.
hi all, this should hopefully answer at least the original question.... What is 3D Sculptor and What Happened to xShape?
..make it cloud independent!!
is xshape free for subscription users?
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