Learn about smartphone apps for scanning objects and creating 3d models. See visual examples of Qlone, Scann3D, and Capture.
3D printing is a fast-growing technology. Similarly, mobile applications have been growing in availability and popularity to assist in 3d CAD and 3d printing. 3D computer aided design with a variety of software and applications and 3D printing is already widely used in the engineering sector and the experts have predicted that in near future,
Strava is a useful GPS app that is free for the iPhone. Turn it on and it will track you as you run, bike, or walk and then compare results with other Strava users. The result of the tracking is a map that can also be embedded into a website. The default embed option uses
GrabCAD offers a way for engineers to collaborate by providing easy storage and access to a huge library of 3D computer aided design files. I have written on their blog, and occasionally poke around their library for models of various uses. One feature it is good to see them focusing on is the mobile app. Viewing on
A lot of the recent posts here deal with 3D printing but that is only half of the new industrial revolution. The other half is creating models for printing. What if creating a cool model was as easy as taking a picture with an iPhone? That is the goal of a new Kickstarter campaign Moedls.
Sometime during every design review it is necessary to send a CAD file to someone who may not be an everyday CAD user. When this happens it is important to have an easy way to view a file without having to buy multiple seats of an expensive software. Solidworks has their eDrawings viewer, reviewed previously,
When my computer crashed a few months ago it took me three weeks to replace. Not because of the lead time on a new machine, but instead because I was not sure I needed a desktop or laptop for personal use considering how much I use a tablet and phone. In the end the handful
Recent articles here have taken a look at the popularity of 3D printing. To do 3D printing one first needs a model, which can be difficult to create for novice users or enthusiasts. Many modeling softwares take years to master and even professionals struggle at times to keep up to date with the most cutting
Since I first learned of it Google docs has been my go to storage location for anything that had to be transferred. Initially it was just a document suite for editing and documents with collaborators, but the recent overhaul and renaming (now Google Drive) has positioned Google Drive to act more as a cloud storage
Tablets are everywhere, the iPad has blown up, and it’s unlikely that this type of personal device goes away anytime soon. For CAD enthusiasts though there is still a major hurdle to clear as many of the streamlined devices lack the sheer computer power to run full CAE/CAD software suites. In time the processing power