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Recent NCLab Presentations

NCLab was presented at the SNMS Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, and we had an all-day teacher workshop at the Dilworth STEM Academy in Reno on Tuesday. In both cases we were in a computer lab and the teachers worked with 3D geometry and design in their web browsers. They were totally excited – for most of them NCLab is a completely new, amazing experience. The assistant principal...

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CAD Model of Water Molecule

During an NCLab workshop in Ely, NV a chemistry teacher suggested that PLaSM could be used to create 3D models of molecules. Indeed it is very easy — see the screenshots. The project can be cloned via the File Manager’s Project -> Clone menu. Its name is Chemistyr – Molecules -> Water.

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Python Textbook Open Source Project

The NCLab textbook Introduction to Python Programming was turned into an open source project. The complete sources are available in the repository nclab-textbook-python on Github. The textbook comprises exercises and review questions, and it assumes no prior knowledge of programming. Many thanks to all contributors! ...

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Hold On – New Release is Coming!

NCLab’s infrastructure is undergoing large changes at the moment. Most of them are related to the file system which is emulated using a distributed database. Most of this work will be invisible to the user, but it will have very positive effects on further NCLab development. And, some of these changes will be visible to the user as well. File Manager will be displaying folders in the right...

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FEMTEC 2013 Announced

The 4th International Congress on Computational Engineering and Sciences will be held in Las Vegas on May 19 – 24, 2013. FEMTEC 2013 is the 4th event in a successful series of interdisciplineary international conferences. It promotes modern technologies and practices in scientific computing and visualization, and strengthens the interaction between researchers and practitioners in all...

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CAD Language Simplified and Textbook Upgraded

Based on user feedback, NCLab’s CAD language PLaSM was simplified and its original functional programming style was changed to standard procedural programming. We also eliminated as many brackets as possible and made the usage of some commands more intuitive. The changes go across the entire language. For example, the following original PLaSM command translates an object A by 0.5, 0.6 and...

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New Video Tutorial on Solid Modeling with PLaSM

PLaSM (Programming Language of Solid Geometry) is a powerful library for 3D Design. This technology is sometimes also called Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) and it is part of all modern CAD systems. One can use PLaSM in NCLab to create parts of machines, buildings, and much more. Try it yourself, it is very simple and extremely exciting! The tutorial videos are available through the link...

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