AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1

You can apply this update to AutoCAD 2017 running on all supported operating systems and languages. Consult the readme file for installation instructions and more details on the primary issues resolved by this update. Be sure to install the correct update (32-bit or 64-bit) for your software and operating system. This Service Pack can be […]

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3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that can deform to create some form of actuation, allowing the 3D printing of switches, latches, […]

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CAD innovation over the years

Computer Aided Design. It’s the cornerstone for how we design and build things. But how did CAD come into being? What are the historical milestones? Where is it going next? This short, animated video takes you through a brief history of CAD from blueprints to the design horizon, and unveils a few surprises along the […]

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World’s Highest Bridge Now Open For Business

e Beipanjiang Bridge soars into the sky, scraping the clouds. The red-and-white viaduct spans some 4,400 feet across, connecting the cities of Liupanshui, in Guizhou, and Xuanwei, in Yunnan, in southwest China. Hanging some 200 stories above the Nizhu River Canyon, this is now the world’s highest bridge. As of this week, it’s officially open […]

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