Category Archives: Engineering tools

CAD in the browser for product generators

Swedish based company SkyMaker AB recently launched their web based 3D-platform SkyMaker Studio for product generators. It uses WebGL to enable working with 3D-models directly in most modern browsers including iPads since the iOs8 release. No installs required! The platform can easily be … Continue reading

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Exclude objects in CodeSys

In the development environment CodeSys the user sometimes has to exclude libraries or other objects from the build, for example when faced with error code 3700 or other circumstances with duplicated libraries. For CodeSys version 2.3 this can be done … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality with eDrawing on iPad

The free 3D-CAD viewer eDrawings now have an application that enables augmented reality in your iPad. By printing a marker on a sheet of paper and directing your device camera towards it the 3D-model will be projected as if it were … Continue reading

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The new Leap, hand tracking for PC and MAC

Gesture control for PC and Mac is finally on its way to the market with the new product Leap from Leap Motion. Finger tracking with infrared LEDs and two cameras enables easy control of various desktop application. The device is … Continue reading

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Plot accelerations from CSV file with Scilab

Here is a simple example of how to use the open source engineering tool SciLab to plot accelerometer data from an Android device. The data is logged with the application Acceleration Log and is stored as a semicolon separated csv … Continue reading

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Creo releases free CAD tool

Compared to other free 3D-CAD programs, the Creo Direct Express is a well developed alternative thanks to its semi parametric functionality and import functions. Its a direct modeler without tree history, but it still got some means of measurements as … Continue reading

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SolidWorks invisible part bug

Sometimes the model in the 3D CAD software SolidWorks dissapear for no particular reason, and it can be hard to get it back. In some cases there is hovewer an easy fix for the bug. Solution: Click on the front view … Continue reading

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