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by Jakebot
April 23rd, 2015, 10:28 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Pitching to a Design Firm
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

Re: Pitching to a Design Firm

@sprockets: Thanks, those resources should be very helpful! Sounds like it would take a lot more money than I have to spend, so I will likely leave this as an interesting concept for now. @rkuchinsky: No worries, some tough love is helpful. I'm just trying to do some information gathering to see wha...
by Jakebot
April 6th, 2015, 11:37 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Pitching to a Design Firm
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

Pitching to a Design Firm

I am considering pitching a product concept I've developed to a big Chicago design firm (I have Minimal in mind), and I was curious what I should prepare and what I should expect. My experience is mostly in design consulting, and I've never pitched an idea in this way before. Here's a short overview...
by Jakebot
March 16th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

I'd say the SP3 is still definitely a mobile-centric device, but I've been doing about 90% of my professional work on it. The workflow on it is great, I've got One Drive set up so I can just drop files from my tablet over to my desktop, and anything bigger I can just use a portable hard drive. I wou...
by Jakebot
January 23rd, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Portfolio apps for iPad?
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Re: Portfolio apps for iPad?

This was just released for iPad: https://kredo.com/
by Jakebot
September 19th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

The mid-range surface pro (core i5, 4GB RAM) runs solidworks and rhino like a champ, and I would assume it could run modo just fine too. If you're doing a heavy modeling workload, you could probably try the core i7 model with 8gb of RAM.
by Jakebot
August 13th, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Red Clay design platform
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Red Clay design platform

I just read about this design platform called Red Clay that sounds interesting. It basically connects designers and companies together to come up with new product and graphic designs. I'm curious how well it works for the designers in practice. What do you guys think?

https://www.redclaydesign.com/
by Jakebot
August 9th, 2014, 11:43 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

I just got Solidworks 2014 running on the Surface Pro 3, working pretty well so far :)
by Jakebot
August 6th, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

Re: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch

That's good to know about the 5th gen replicator, I'll avoid that whole situation. I do really want the z18, but I think it's out of our price range for the moment. I was leaning towards the Makerbot Mini because it seems like a very stable and reliable little printer. If I need to, I can always spl...
by Jakebot
August 4th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

Re: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch

It looks to me like Inventables sells Makerbot-compatible PLA, but other than that they don't seem to guarantee the quality of the other PLA or ABS filament. They also sell the Makerbot itself, so I would assume the PLA they sell for it is legit. I actually had a chance to talk to a Makerbot rep at ...
by Jakebot
August 1st, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

Re: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch

Thanks for the feedback, guys! I actually found a pretty good compilation of 3d printers on the market: http://3d-printers.toptenreviews.com/ They cover a lot of different aspects of the costs, like the filament cost and machine cost. It seems like a lot of printers require you to buy filament from ...
by Jakebot
July 22nd, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

Re: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch

I don't understand what this calculation actually tells you, unless each printer is only used once, then thrown away. Is that not how you use your 3d printers?? ;) The calculation is really just to see how much build volume you can get for the initial cost of the printer, not the cost of material o...
by Jakebot
July 20th, 2014, 3:23 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

I just got a response from N-trig about the distortion issue when doing hatch shading: "Hello Jacob, I am very sorry for replying so late to your inquiry. We have received several complaints about this phenomenon and we are currently taking it with our development team to see how can this be improve...
by Jakebot
July 18th, 2014, 11:09 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: 3D Printer cost per cubic inch
Replies: 13
Views: 5147

3D Printer cost per cubic inch

I've been looking into desktop 3d printers for my design team, and I wanted to share a new metric I came up with to rate the printers: cost per cubic inch. It really helps to show the value each printer can give you. These are some of the better printers I've found so far: Makerbot Replicator 2x : $...
by Jakebot
June 30th, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

What kind of software are you using? I could see how well it works on the SP 3. In my opinion though, I would leave most of the hardcore CAD work to a full size desktop PC. I see a laptop or tablet as being for work I really need to do while I'm on the go, like taking notes or doing some sketching, ...
by Jakebot
June 29th, 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: For $1200: jack of all trades?
Replies: 23
Views: 8653

Re: For $1200: jack of all trades?

Yeah, I tried out freshpaint when I first got it out of the box and it was terrible. The pressure sensitivity forced you to really jam on the screen to get anything to show up. They should really just preload sketchbook express on the surface if they want to sell people on its drawing capabilities.