TopSolid’Forum updated!

It´s been a long wait but it´s finally over!
As of today the Internatinal TopSolid’Forum is updated to the latest version of phpBB, new TopSolid theme, integration of Taptalk plugin and last but not least new registraion policies! The latter means there is no more “TopSolid Customer Password” needed when registering, it´s now open to all!
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Visit TopSolid’Forum here: International TopSolid’Forum
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See you all there!

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TopSolid at IMTS 2014

TopSolid at IMTS 2014
If your into manufacturing in any way you probably know that the 30th edition of IMTS – The
International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 took place september 8-13.
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With more than 2000 companies exhibiting, it seems that large scale additive manufacturing and the worlds 1st 3dprinted was the big thing this year. However, while i must admit it´s kind of awesome the 6 day long show did offer alot more than that to the 100000+ visitors.
Among many interesting companies (2035 infact) Missler Software was also present showing the best of what TopSolid range has to offer.
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To learn more, check out this interview with TopSolid Technical Director Bill Genc by McadCafé at IMTS 2014
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Image credit goes to Bill Genc from Missler USA

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“Last month, Missler Software gathered 50 mold users in Oyonnax, France, to present them TopSolid’Mold 7 and TopSolid’Cam 7″

Read the full pressrelease here: TopSolid’Mold 7 and TopSolid’Cam 7 revealed

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TopSolid, 3Dprinting & restoring old cars

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In 1965 the car Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the U.S.
Nearly 50 years later, Thomas uses modern cad/cam technology to restore his old (1966 model) beauty to it´s former glory.
For those of you reading this blog have seen past blogs about Thomas, Swedish TopSolid guru and his 1966 Impala.
This time he used TopSolid and a Stratasys 3D printer to repair the broken center console.
Check out the full story with pictures on Thomas blog: www.tomme.se

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One month to TopSolid’Mold 7 release

There´s complex CAD design and then there´s mold design which is a whole other ballgame in terms of complexity.
Even though i don´t know much about mold design i look forward to the release of TopSolid’Mold in TopSolid 7 as i´ve seen some of the work Missler Software has done on the way to it´s release. I don´t know how they do it but once again Missler deliver what at times seems like an impossible task.
Anyhow, obvioulsy they did it and if you want to read more about it check out the official press release on the Topsolid website.

Want a preview of what´s coming? Check out the video below:

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TopSolid applies numbers to any document created within TopSolid 7 according to set parameters. In TopSolid 7.8 Missler has added the ability to also add numbers to imported files. These numbers will follow the parameters set for the entire project.

Check to video below to see how:

Files used in this video is Open Source and available for download here: OpenRC Truggy on GrabCAD

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Official TopSolid’CAM 7.7 Tutorial

Today Missler Software announced the release of the official TopSolid’CAM 7.7 tutorial in both English and French.
This is a quite extensive tutorial containing not less than 369 pages!
It has been totally reworked and covers everything you need to be a TopSolid’CAM mastermind!
This will be available for end users as of next Service Pack!

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Sheet Metal news in TopSolid 7.7

Because the sheet metal functionality being developed among the first parts of TopSolid 7 it´s been quite capable even since the release of TopSolid 7.2.
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Obvoiusly there aren´t alot of news about it because of that and also the fact of new “modules” being added with every new release. But that doesn´t mean that sheet metal design is left behind. It´s in constant development and desereves some attention.
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Now, this might not be groundbreaking news but here are some news in TopSolid 7.7.
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Read more… »

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MCAD Café interview with Bill Genc

A while back the IMTS 2012 was held in Chicago, USA. Now for those of you not familiar with IMTS it´s a trade fair for the manufacturing industry and IMTS is short for “International Manufacturing Technology Show”. Missler Software has  been presented on IMTS for years and this year was no different.

MCAD Café got a chance to interview Missler Software Technical Director Bill Genc who explains TopSolid 7 and the possibilities of  next generation CadCam software.

To see the interview, got to the MCAD Café website.

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Render Studio for TopSolid 7

If you are using TopSolid’Image and want to easily and quickly create nice renders without having to setup a “scene” everytime, you can download this “Render Studio” by SAG.

Assign material or coatings to walls and floors if you like.

As seen in the video below you can adjust the size of floors and walls by dragging circles and points. You can also change the position of the camera and lights by dragging their positioning points.

There is also a centered Frame for easy positioning of you part/assembly which you can the rotate around the Z axis to your desired position. It doesn´t get any easier than this now does it?  ;-)

You can download the rendering studio for free here.

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