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Ashlar-Vellum CAD & 3D Modeling News 2012

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Ashlar-Vellum™ Wins
the 2012 Global CAD & Modeling Software
Product Differentiation Excellence Award

October 8, 2012, Austin, TX. Ashlar-Vellum announced that they have been awarded the 2012 Global CAD and Modeling Software Product Differentiation Excellence Award from a prestigiously-named market research and analysis firm.

Unfortunately, without the requisite $40,000 to “license” the award Ashlar-Vellum is not allowed to mention the name of the awarding firm, much less receive any benefit from it including press announcements, quotes, or copies of the report.

“It’s a sad day when awards have to be purchased instead of given because of merit,” remarked Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum. “It makes it difficult for small firms to innovate and casts a shadow across awards given in all industries.”

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800 877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.

Contact: Julie Bou, Ashlar-Vellum, +1 512 250-2186 x1130, Julie.Bou@ashlar.com.

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Ashlar-Vellum™ Announces Competitive Comparison

August 15, 2012, Austin, TX. Ashlar-Vellum announced today a new competitive comparison contrasting their Organic Workflow™ design paradigm with seven of the biggest competitors in the 3D modeling industry.

Ashlar-Vellum showed how their Cobalt™ software uniquely supports the five basic tenets of the Organic Workflow philosophy more effectively than any other software, including:

  • A non-linear workflow
  • Parametric history on demand
  • Transparent tools
  • Holistic tool palette
  • Continuous cross-team communications

Competitors included in the comparison are Alibre, SpaceClaim, KeyCreator, SolidThinking, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Alias and SolidWorks.

The analysis will be included next month in the Ashlar-Vellum user newsletter, The Design Explorer, and posted to their website at www.ashlar.com under the Products menu.

Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum remarked, “It’s because we consider the designer’s environment as a whole that Ashlar-Vellum software is so much more productive for many product designers, particularly non-linear thinkers who tend to think outside the box.“

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800 877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.

Contact: Julie Bou, Ashlar-Vellum, +1 512 250-2186 x1130, Julie.Bou@ashlar.com.

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Ashlar-Vellum™ Announces Support for Mac OS X 10.8

July 27, 2012, Austin, TX. Ashlar-Vellum announced today support for the Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system in their Cobalt™, Xenon™ and Argon™ v8 CAD and 3D Modeling software and Graphite™ 2D/3D CAD software.

“Ashlar-Vellum has been committed to the Mac operating system for over 20 years,” said Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum. “We will continue to develop CAD and 3D modeling programs that support both Mac and Windows operating environments.”

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800 877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.

Contact: Julie Bou, Ashlar-Vellum, +1 512 250-2186 x1130, Julie.Bou@ashlar.com.

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Ashlar-Vellum™ Assists in Champion Design
of American Chopper Build-off

June 30, 2012, Austin, TX. Ashlar-Vellum announced today that their 2D/3D CAD package, Graphite™ v8, was used by Vince Costa of American Suspension to support Paul Teutul, Jr. pin designing innovative parts for the winning entry of the Discovery Channel’s American Chopper Build-off.

Inspired by the P51 Mustang fighter planes, Costa used Graphite software to design a never-before-used single-sided swing-arm front suspension, which attached the wheel on just one side of the motorcycle, leaving the other side open, similar to the plane’s retractable landing gear.

“Graphite is the kind of program that for a smaller engineering, entrepreneurial kind of [company] like mine really works well,” said Costa. “With Graphite we’re able to make stuff really quick and easy. It’s worked great for us.”

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800 877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.

Contact: Julie Bou, Ashlar-Vellum, +1 512 250-2186 x1130, Julie.Bou@ashlar.com.

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Ashlar-Vellum™ Confirms Support for Windows 8

January 15, 2012, Austin, TX. Ashlar-Vellum confirms support for Mircosoft Windows 8 coming in their future version 9 of Graphite™ CAD software and Cobalt™, Xenon™ and Argon™ CAD and 3D Modeling programs, anticipated to be released sometime in 2013.

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800 877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.

Contact: Julie Bou, Ashlar-Vellum, +1 512 250-2186 x1130, Julie.Bou@ashlar.com.

Download in PDF.

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