SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 257 - CES, CAD Style

CES, CAD Style:

This podcast was an overview of technologies I thought were important to those of us in the CAD industry.  This year CES was focused on 3D displays, touch enabled "Slates" and powerhouse mini laptops.  Topics Covered.

- Laptops and computers

- Input devices

- Displays

- USB 3.0

CES is a monster show and I find that there are so many people covering it that the best stuff typically floats to the tops of the media string through blogs, podcasts, videos and of course, Twitter.  Since not everyone cares about CAD or we engineers, the goal of this show was to talk about some of the technologies that caught my eye as a CAD user and overall techie.  With the introduction of so many touch enabled devices over the past few years, CES made it known to the world that 2010 will be the year of the touch screen.  PC manufacturers were coming out left and right with touch screen, netbook-like hardware that would run Windows 7 and well as Linux.

Personally, I am not so sure about the gesture-based interaction with CAD like that of Project Natal by Microsoft (due out Holiday Season 2010), but the thought of having a CAD system similar to the one shown in Iron Man keeps my interest near. ~Lou

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