CAD 2.0 Article On CADCAMNet

My whitepaper describing a solution to the CAD interoperability problem found its way to CADCAMNet. According to the CADCAMNet web site:

CADCAMNet is a weekly publication published by Ash Bridge Media that covers new, evolving and established technologies in the MCAD, CAM and RP industries. CADCAMNet isn’t like other CAD Web sites. We review new technologies critically, summarize only significant developments, and verify (or debunk) vendor claims with independent investigation.

CADCAMNet is not free, and that’s what makes it a good value. We need not curry favor with advertisers, so we’re not afraid to tell you when products have too many bugs, cost too much, or don’t deliver promised productivity.”

I strongly recommend you try CADCAMNet free for a month. You do not have to be a genius to realize that content will more than often be tailored to suit the people paying for it. In the case of CADCAMNet the content is tailored to suit the readers, not the CAD vendors.

  • Anonymous

    “You do not have to be a genius to realize that content will more than often be tailored to suit the people paying for it. In the case of CADCAMNet the content is tailored to suit the readers, not the CAD vendors.”

    Really? When it part owned by one of the most profilic PR agents in the CAD business, its TV web feed is consistently sponsored by that PR agency’s clients?

    Let’s try again Deelip

  • Anonymous

    “You do not have to be a genius to realize that content will more than often be tailored to suit the people paying for it. In the case of CADCAMNet the content is tailored to suit the readers, not the CAD vendors.”Really? When it part owned by one of the most profilic PR agents in the CAD business, its TV web feed is consistently sponsored by that PR agency’s clients?Let’s try again Deelip

  • Deelip Menezes

    Ah!! You may have a point there.

  • Deelip Menezes

    Ah!! You may have a point there.

  • Anonymous

    then put it in your front page! its all very well to sling the mud at the traditional CAD press, but to then offer an alternative that’s.. less than squeaky clean and independent.. you’re not doing anyone any favours – yourself included.

  • Anonymous

    then put it in your front page! its all very well to sling the mud at the traditional CAD press, but to then offer an alternative that’s.. less than squeaky clean and independent.. you’re not doing anyone any favours – yourself included.

  • Deelip Menezes

    Myself included, eh?

    Let me tell you something about myself. My company, SYCODE, is an Autodesk Authorized Developer, SolidWorks Research Partner, Solid Edge Voyager Partner, Alibre Solution Partner among many others. And yet I have to balls to say what I feel about these CAD vendors on this blog and review/comment on their software and trade practices. Remember that I need them to give me licenses of their software and access to their API, without which I would not be able to develop plug-ins for their products. I need them to give me critical API support in a timely manner. But that does not mean I should go arse-licking after them.

    I wish the CAD Press had half the balls that I have.

    And this is precisely the reason why I allow anonymous comments on this blog which cannot be moderated.

  • Deelip Menezes

    Myself included, eh?Let me tell you something about myself. My company, SYCODE, is an Autodesk Authorized Developer, SolidWorks Research Partner, Solid Edge Voyager Partner, Alibre Solution Partner among many others. And yet I have to balls to say what I feel about these CAD vendors on this blog and review/comment on their software and trade practices. Remember that I need them to give me licenses of their software and access to their API, without which I would not be able to develop plug-ins for their products. I need them to give me critical API support in a timely manner. But that does not mean I should go arse-licking after them.I wish the CAD Press had half the balls that I have.And this is precisely the reason why I allow anonymous comments on this blog which cannot be moderated.

  • Ratchbrat

    For anonymous: despite the fact you don’t have the courage to reveal who you are, there are still some hefty implications here that may need to be addressed.

    Let’s be clear. I am the publisher and part-owner of various CAD properties & publications as well as the owner of a PR company. I employ well-paid, experienced editors who as part of their job have to act to prevent conflicts from occuring in the editorial on CADCAMNet, or any of our other properties including CCNtv. They enforce a policy, that we all agreed to, that I am not allowed to write subject articles about clients of the PR company. Inevitably, the clients’ names can get mentioned in context within an article and that is allowed as long as the other relationship is noted in the editorial. Which it is. Every time.

    Every now and then, the editors choose to write subject artcles about our PR clients – when they deem that they have a subject or product that is worthwhile looking at. I am not part of that process, and step out of conversations that involve that, leaving it with my PR team. My own integrity and the integrity of the publications is of paramount importance and we know that we adhere to our policy with great care.

    You say that the content is tailored to suit the people paying for it. Well, CADCAMNet is a subscriber-supported publication which we are proud to say has 90% users in the individual subscription base. The users are the main readers and I damn well hope that Randall Newton, the editor-in-chief, is tailoring the editorial to them! I generally know when he is doing his job, because then we get complaints from the vendors who object to the way he has characterised a vendor’s comments or actions. And I get those objections about once a month! So what’s your complaint? We tailor the editorial to the readers? You bet your A** we do!

    ‘It’s TV web feed’ is consistently sponsored by the PR agency’s clients. Our main sponsor, HP is not and has never been a client of the PR side so your impressions are incorrect. Cocreate and Lattice3d are clients but have been clear they sponsor CCNtv because they believe in it. And if any relevant company wants to sponsor we will gladly allow them to regardles of their status. Where’s the fault in that?

    You think I’m one of the industry’s most prolific PR agents? That’s very cool. Thanks.

    your sour grapes and level of misinformation are disappointing but hopefully you can now feel a little more well informed.

    Rachael Taggart, Publisher, Ash Bridge Media
    CEO, Strategic Reach Inc (apparently a prolific PR agency)
    you can find me at
    sales at ashurstbridge.com

  • Ratchbrat

    For anonymous: despite the fact you don’t have the courage to reveal who you are, there are still some hefty implications here that may need to be addressed.Let’s be clear. I am the publisher and part-owner of various CAD properties & publications as well as the owner of a PR company. I employ well-paid, experienced editors who as part of their job have to act to prevent conflicts from occuring in the editorial on CADCAMNet, or any of our other properties including CCNtv. They enforce a policy, that we all agreed to, that I am not allowed to write subject articles about clients of the PR company. Inevitably, the clients’ names can get mentioned in context within an article and that is allowed as long as the other relationship is noted in the editorial. Which it is. Every time.Every now and then, the editors choose to write subject artcles about our PR clients – when they deem that they have a subject or product that is worthwhile looking at. I am not part of that process, and step out of conversations that involve that, leaving it with my PR team. My own integrity and the integrity of the publications is of paramount importance and we know that we adhere to our policy with great care.You say that the content is tailored to suit the people paying for it. Well, CADCAMNet is a subscriber-supported publication which we are proud to say has 90% users in the individual subscription base. The users are the main readers and I damn well hope that Randall Newton, the editor-in-chief, is tailoring the editorial to them! I generally know when he is doing his job, because then we get complaints from the vendors who object to the way he has characterised a vendor’s comments or actions. And I get those objections about once a month! So what’s your complaint? We tailor the editorial to the readers? You bet your A** we do!’It’s TV web feed’ is consistently sponsored by the PR agency’s clients. Our main sponsor, HP is not and has never been a client of the PR side so your impressions are incorrect. Cocreate and Lattice3d are clients but have been clear they sponsor CCNtv because they believe in it. And if any relevant company wants to sponsor we will gladly allow them to regardles of their status. Where’s the fault in that?You think I’m one of the industry’s most prolific PR agents? That’s very cool. Thanks.your sour grapes and level of misinformation are disappointing but hopefully you can now feel a little more well informed.Rachael Taggart, Publisher, Ash Bridge MediaCEO, Strategic Reach Inc (apparently a prolific PR agency)you can find me atsales at ashurstbridge.com