Category Archives: News

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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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.

Graphics and Realistic Rendering news in TopSolid 7.7

TopSolid 7.7 is about to move from Alpha to Beta and while the official release of  TopSolid 7.7 might feel as if it´s still far, far away why not take a look at some of the work Missler Software has done to graphics and realistic rendering in the next version of TopSolid 7.7
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Here are the most interesting ones:

French TopSolid forum updated, International forum is Next.

The French TopSolid forum just got updated!

Aswell as getting a well deserved graphical update the forum has also recieved some ” under the hood” updates, one of them being support for Tapatalk.

Support for Tapatalk is nice because it makes it easier for users like me and you to follow what´s going on in the forums using only a smartphone.

Even though the French users can enjoy this update already, the International forum will be updated in the same way in a few weeks time.

In the meantime if you are not familiar with Tapatalk, check out the Tapatalk website.

It´s summer and time to download TopSolid 7.6 Trial!

Ahh, it´s  that time again, it´s summer. At least in this part of the world. This means hangin out on the beash or by the pool, maybe having a barbecue and a cold one.

It´s also about this time of year the latest release of TopSolid 7 is available as a Trial version and this year is no different. TopSolid 7.6 Trial is now available for download at the TopSolid 7 website. So to get the most out of your summer go get it now!  =)

Code of conduct for TopSolid social media

Missler Software just published a Code of conduct for TopSolid social media. While i have published it here it´s also available at the official TopSolid website.

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Code of conduct for TopSolid social media

This is the code of conduct for posting comments on any TopSolid blogs, social media (twitter, facebook, etc.) forums, etc. The simple rules of thumb are to keep on-topic and be respectful of others. Our websites and social media are designed to help people learn more about our products and who we are.  Anything that supports this aim is encouraged, provided it does not violate the below terms of use that we’ve put together. We are open to criticism of our products but will not accept the following:

  • Personal attacks (on anyone inside or outside the TopSolid community)
  • Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.
  • Unauthorized posting of personal information (names, address, phone number, email etc.) of other users.
  • Material which defames, abuses or threatens others.
  • Statements which are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
  • Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • Account suspensions are at the sole discretion of Missler Software.
  • Any person actively using these sites is implicitly agreeing to these rules regardless of whether they have been read or not.

Redway3D announces Redsdk 3.0

Redway 3D announced Redsdk 3.0 the other day.

Those of you who run betas of TopSolid might have noticed the leap from 2.6 to 3.0 in the early stages of  7.6. The current version inside TopSolid 7.6 is 3.0.1.2.

Even though the version 3.0 doesn´t bring alot of obvious changes in terms of new features in TopSolid there are lot´s going on “behind the scenes”:

  • A 100% free API to bridge Redsdk and Parasolid
  • Faster anti-aliasing with a better quality
  • More built-in shaders
  • Support of stereoscopy improved
  • New materials added to Redmaterials
  • New hardware and custom certifications

Read all about it over at redway3d.com!

TopSolid 7.6 and TopSolid 2012 now available!

Finally, a long, long wait is now over. TopSolid 7.6 including TopSolid’CAM 7.6 has been officially launched.
Of course there are numerous improvements and new features but i guess the big thing in this release is TopSolid’CAM 7.6.
To learn more about TopSolid’CAM 7.6 check out this link.

And TopSolid 2012 also now available and has also got it´s fair share of improvements and new features along the product line. Read more here!

You can read more about this and more in the latest TopSolid’Newsletter which you will find here.

TopSolid 7.7 and Windows 8

While the release date for Windows 8 is set to be sometime mid 2012 there´s no stopping developers to make sure their products will run properly on Microsofts next version of Windows.

Missler Software is one of those companies and here´s a video of TopSolid’Viewer 7.7 running on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Notice that the demo is performed on a virtualized environment with Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 R2. The 3D rendering is pretty limited in a virtual OS, the graphic card is not supported, but this is not the key point in this demo:
Missler Software has validated TopSolid 7.7 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 8.

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Source: Missler Software