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Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

There's an update available for DSM, version 2:

http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical

Just had a quick first look and don't see functional difference ... tested the trick to import & unlock STEP files, this still works;

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/2772-spaceclaim/?p=53816

 

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    Downloaded and installed it yesterday, i had a issue with the license (i had to enter an email in a grayed form control).

    The trick is to install the PCB software and do the registration through there, then it works.

    I didn't spot big difference either

     

    New improvements

     

    Simplified interface: Easier to use and easier to learn with a streamlined experience and tool tips

     

    In-software help: No more navigating away from the software to search for tutorials. Plus, we've added new Getting Started guidance

     

    Example designs: Explore the possibilities of DesignSpark Mechanical with a new list of example designs

     

    New 3D catalogue: Choose from over 100,000,000 free-to-use 3D component models for your designs

     

    Enhanced part number handling: Direct connection to the RS catalogue and improved Bill Of Materials functionality, including easier editing

     

     

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    I find it rather stable, very little issues, if I compare to f.e. 123D that was a total nightmare. ...

    Sometimes it's not really doing wat it's supposed to, f.e. it will not cut, but mostly I can trick it when moving a face a little and try again..

    overall I like it a lot ..

     

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    Just discovered the files are not backwards compatible, DSMv2 files can't be opened in DSM1

     

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    Seems pretty light in term of update. I would have liked a real text support.

    You can use the annotations to create text geometry but its hell to use.

     

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    I usually use 3d text from sketchup. Super easy. Save as sketchup 8 and import in dsm. The only thing i use sketchup for.

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    Posted · Design Spark Mechanical v2

    Is it me or you cannot choose the Font in the annotations anymore with DSM 2.0... :(

     

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