Glimpse at the future of design at Autodesk headquarters

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

How to be a boss: Laura Robinson, Microsoft

Being a boss is about more than just a title on a business card. It takes a careful mix of "ingredients," time and effort. Much like a favourite recipe, it too can become

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Digital drawings work wonders for Welland Hydro

Hand drawn engineering blueprints can be a pain when trying to manage hydro needs of a growing city.Welland Hydro Electric System Corp. felt this problem very keenly. The company serves Welland in Southern

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

3D software keeps the peace between contractor and designer

A tug-of-war between designers and contractors is not unusual during a construction project.Many architects have little patience with builders who fail to follow their designs, while contractors often gripe about architects being heavy-handed

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

3D aircraft engine model hints at huge cost, time savings

With its massive 10-foot body, sporting intake and exhaust components, and six red propeller blades -- each measuring 4.5 feet, one would think all the contraption needed were wings to lift it off

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Appliances vendor’s virtual showroom set to make real impact

Seek and you shall find. Steve Joseph, vice-president of marketing at Dacor Inc. experienced the truth of this axiom in quite a dramatic way. The Diamond Bar, Calif. firm manufactures high-end kitchen appliances,

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Physicist’s energy-efficient home a ‘model’ of green living

Think of the lowly rubber band when incorporating energy-saving concepts into your projects.That's the advice a leading physicist has for designers, architects and builders. Amory Lovins debunked the notion that design can only

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Project Bluestreak makes collaboration between designers a piece of cake

What if designers, architects, builders and their clients -- continents apart -- could bounce design ideas or images back-and-forth, as though they were chatting or interacting on Facebook? What if updating one another

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Anti-Piracy group accused of ‘intimidating’ firms that can’t fight back

An anti-piracy group representing major software vendors is being criticized by a mid-sized manufacturing business that was forced to pay a large fine, and an Internet law expert. Twelve Canadian companies have settled

Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

3D tools help multinational team build “world’s largest” telescope

Astronomers and engineers speak a different language. This could cause Babel-like confusion when you're building a football field-sized telescope for a Chilean observatory -- with engineers in British Columbia and astronomers in California.But

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

How designers get the edge with anthropology and Chuck E. Cheese

Designers and marketers struggling to define and differentiate their products in a sea of competing merchandize should look to anthropology and Chuck E. Cheese (the chain of family entertainment centres), says the head

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

3D tools un-lock huge benefits in Canadian waterway project

Use of 3D digital prototyping has steered a major project to retrofit waterway locks along Ontario's Welland Canal to unparalleled success.The technology has driven huge efficiencies for Bosch Rexroth Canada (BRC), the company

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Pragmatic programs attract young people to technology careers

When students at the Bishop Strachan School (BSS) in Toronto, say they're going do some shop work, they don't mean littering the floor with wood shavings and getting sawdust on their hair.Other children

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano