Virtual Reality Design

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Are you trusting to luck?

It is in the nature of things to go, wrong, but there are many ways to minimise the risk of a mishap turning into a major disaster.

The human face of design

Integrating human factors into any design may sound an obvious consideration, but it has hitherto proved expensive and complicated.

Rendered images update in moments

Software that greatly accelerates the production of high quality rendered images of products designed on CAD programs has been produced by Cambridge based ArtVPS. Its Shaderlight 1.0 allows designers ...

Graphics on speed

A graphics chip, modified for non-graphics applications, could see the advent of cheaper computing power. Lou Reade reports

Free and easy

Dassault Systèmes is embarked on an all-out drive to widen and extend its presence in the design and development space. Tom Shelley reports

Recording virtual reality

Canadian company Immersive Media has developed a 360º multi-camera system that can be mounted on a car or backpack and record the world around it

Solid future

Tom Shelley reports on some of the opinions, debates and new software revealed at this year’s SolidWorks World event

Better visualisation sells the concept

Tom Shelley reports on how improved CAD derived visualisations are being used to sell concepts and products even before they have been manufactured

3D visualisation aids yacht design

Conceptual and surface modelling software have been used to create and refine the exterior shape of a truly innovative, luxury motor yacht. Dean Palmer reports

Visualisation is key to enhanced success

Engineers continually demand more computing power for visualisation and analysis of designs. Tom Shelley reports on how one company is working to meet the challenges