Al Dean

Al Dean

Al Dean is DEVELOP3D’s editor in chief and has been writing and talking about product development technology for the last 20 years. With a technical background in product design and engineering, he still gets excited about new ways to apply a fillet.

STL for Revit

Posted by - May 13, 2008
I found the recent addition to the Autodesk Labs web-site pretty interesting. There’s a new download for an STL exporter for Revit. According to the web-site you can “Create 3D…
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Mike Hudspeth on ID for all

Posted by - May 13, 2008
Desktop Engineering is a magazine I’ve written a lot for over the past few years and its odd that I never actually get to read the paper version. But anyway,…
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Think3 are back – YAY!

Posted by - May 12, 2008
Its with no certain amount of shear, unadulterated joy that I can announce that think3 are back. For those that aren’t aware, think3 has been one of the most entertaining…
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Synchronous Technology: part II

Posted by - May 8, 2008
I’ve been plugging through everything I’ve learned so far about Synchronous Technology, so here it is. The essential difference between Synchronous Technology and other systems out there that many are…
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Synchronous Technology: A taster

Posted by - May 8, 2008
So, everyone’s talking about Siemens and its Synchronous Technology recently. While many are talking about it, details are scant and everyone’s guessing, but from what I have seen (and questioned…
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The power of the image

Posted by - May 7, 2008
I could wax lyrical about the use of visualization tools as an aid to competitive advantage – the benefits of having photorealistic imagery of your products before they’re even getting…
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EFD updated by Flomerics

Posted by - May 6, 2008
Flomerics has launched a new rev of its Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) fluid flow and thermal simulation product family. If you’re not familiar with the company, Flomerics have a range…
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Bob’s got a Blog

Posted by - May 6, 2008
Why didn’t I know this before? Bob McNeel has a blog. Its updated regularly by himself and Carlos – Bob’s the founder of McNeel, developer of amongst other things, Rhino,…
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