3D design

What is a STEP File? Let me Explain…


I've Had Many Clients ask me "What is a STEP File"? So I thought I would explain... Let's begin with an analogy. You're probably familiar with Microsoft Word documents and with PDF files. Often times, you create a document using Word, then save (or print) it to PDF before sharing. PDF is more universal and not easily edited. It's basically a snap shot of that Microsoft Word document at the time you saved it. That's effectively what a STEP file is to 3D engineering model data. It's one of several universal formats we use to communicate between CAD systems. I've run into many [...]

What is a STEP File? Let me Explain…2015-12-18T21:25:03-04:00

Elon Musk’s Take on the Future of 3D Design Tools


New 3D Design Paradigm in Action? Elon Musk and SpaceX released a video yesterday showing what might be the beginning of a revolution in how we interact with 3D space: My Quick Thoughts Using a spaceball type of controller is the only alternative modeling interface that I've seen used with any frequency. Even then, most designers I've worked with in industry have stuck with a keyboard and mouse most of the time (myself included). While a spaceball is nice, it's only an incremental change in how you interact with 3D space on screen. Is Elon Musk's vision a disruptive shift in [...]

Elon Musk’s Take on the Future of 3D Design Tools2013-09-06T12:29:16-04:00