GUI Program News. Mar2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6-8. 3p.
COMPUTER software development, SOFTWARE engineering, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, NEW product development, and COMPUTER-aided design software
The article reports on the introduction of the 2D and 3D design and engineering software products for manufacturers for 2010 by Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, California. The software releases are designed to help manufacturers develop better products, that range from mobile phones to bulldozers, in a short period of time. The product lineup which constitutes the firm's solution for Digital Prototyping includes AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Furthermore, the releases are indicated to provide greater range of design, visualization, and simulation capabilities.
The article reports on the launch of acoustic guitars manufactured by Paul Reed Smith at the National Association Of Music Merchants Inc. (NAMM)'s Show held in California in 2008. It states that the new guitar is nearly four years of design and prototyping with acoustic artist Ricky Skaggs and luthier Steve Fischer who culminated the Angelus Cutaway and Tonare Grand models. The model has come standard with features that are typically considered upgrades.