Archive for March, 2007

BikeCAD 5.01

Monday, March 19th, 2007

BikeCAD 5.01

BikeCAD 5.01 is now available.   New features that are common to BikeCAD and BikeCAD Pro include:

  • The ability to change any colour on the bike including tires, rims, saddle, handlebars and stem
  • Two new paint schemes to highlight lugs
  • New XML file structure
  • A notes section to record customer info and additional comments about the design
  • Bullhorn handlebar option
  • Aerobars can be used in combination with any handlebar
  • Choose between traditional aerobars and S-bend style aerobars
  • Control pedal dimensions
  • Individually control the placement of dimensions on the screen.
  • Improved dimension style (New arrows.  Text size is infinitely adjustable)
  • Selectively read in elements from BCAD files.
  • Decal display is no longer tied to paint schemes.  Decals can be displayed on any of the three main frame tubes through simple checkboxes.

New features that are available in BikeCAD Pro include:

NAHBS 2007

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I’ve just returned from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in San Jose, California.  It was great to finally meet so many BikeCAD users in person after having corresponded over e-mail or by phone for so many years.  The Bicycle Forest booth was set up right next to the legendary Bruce Gordon and just across the corner from Don Ferris and his display of Anvil jigs.

Bicycle Forest Booth at NAHBS

Bruce Gordon won Best in Show for this lugged road bike with custom titanium racks, brakes and seatpost.

Best in Show at NAHBS

I was pretty much stuck at my booth for the whole show.  Not that I minded.  I got a really encouraging response from the numerous people I spoke to about BikeCAD.  When I did manage to break away for a quick lap of the show, I snapped the following collection of photos.  There was some amazing stuff out there!

Bicycle Forest Booth at NAHBS My Booth Neighbor Charles Lathe from Coho Bicycles My Booth Neighbor two doors down from Banjo Bicycles Bruce Gordon Roarke Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla Steve Rex Richard Sachs Don Walker Engin Engin Dave Bohm's Orange Crush Bohemian Bohemian Tandem Bohemian Tandem Close-up Titus Henry James Jig Henry James Jig Independent Fabrication Track Bike Independent Fabrication Road Bike Sadilah Dolce Cycles Naked Bicycles Naked Bicycles Naked Bicycles Calfee Bamboo Frame Calfee Bamboo with Bullhorns Calfee Spider Bike Calfee Spider Bike Vicious Cycles Sycip Sycip Tony Pereira Tony Pereira's Prize Winning Bike Pereira Cycles Old Man Mountain Steve Potts Easy Racers Ruegamer Tandem Jonny Cycles ANT Grognard Crumpton Bilenky Rock Lobster Co-motion Tandem Desalvo Cycles Desalvo Cycles Desalvo Penny Farthing Don Ferris and the Anvil Jig Bruce Gordon with Best in Show Award

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