Monday January 26, 2015

3D CAD News

OPEN Mind Releases hyperMILL 2014.2 CAM Software

hyperMILL 2014.2 offers a key extension for solid modelling in hyperCAD-S, the CAD part of the system.

OPEN MIND has released the newest version of its CAD/CAM software, hyperMILL 2014.2, which includes several new functions in addition to enhancements to existing functions. The company’s hyperMILL software was touted in market research firm CIMdata’s NC Market Analysis Report 2014 as one of the best CAM systems on the market. In addition to a key extension for solid modelling in hyperCAD-S, the CAD part of the system, hyperMILL 2014.2 features a range of improvements... Read More


CES Round-up: 5 New Technologies for Engineers to Watch

XOEye smartglasses include two microphones and a set of earbuds, so employees at a job site can easily speak with coworkers located in a different part of the same building or 2000 miles away.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an awful lot like a large, overlit and overcrowded disco chock-full of wiz-bang technology and gaga gadgetry, much of which will never really materialize into anything of significance. This year will most likely prove much of the same as year’s prior where promising new technologies are introduced, the crowds go wild, and then when many of these new technologies hit the market, they promptly flop. CES is targeted at the... Read More


Mobile Apps for Designers and Engineers on the Go

Autodesk's ForceEffect allows you to create a design, give it a set of supports, introduce forces upon it, see how other forces come into play and how changing that design changes those forces.

Mobile apps for consumers have proliferated over the past several years, becoming somewhat of an ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. We think nothing of checking weather updates, movie schedules, and bank balances while we’re on the move, so why has it taken so long for mobile apps to hit big when it comes to engineering and manufacturing? Certainly there’s an opportunity for vendors to offer apps for engineers that improve their mobility and offer access to at... Read More


7 Most Popular 3D CAD World Blog Posts of 2014

Wearables will see an explosion of innovation in 2015, but unit sales will underwhelm.

As 2014 comes to a close and we look upon a fresh, new year, many of us reflect on what’s happened–both good and bad–throughout the year. We’re doing the same here at 3D CAD World. With this thought in mind, we thought we’d take a walk back through the year and share with you all some of the most popular 3D CAD World blog posts of 2014. Without further ado, here are the top 7 blog posts of 2014 in order of popularity. 1. 7 Career Tips for Engineers.... Read More


Santa Tests New Sleigh Design With ANSYS

Santa's sleigh at supersonic speed, one can clearly see the shock wave occurring as soon as speed is about Mach 1.

As the year winds down and the holidays approach, new product introductions and corporate news grinds to a halt, leaving editors like myself on a somewhat desperate search for news to cover and share with readers. So it was with great delight that I came across a blog post, written by Gilles Eggenspieler, a senior product line manager at ANSYS. It appears that Santa has been having some sleigh problems. His legendary mode of transportation–used to distribute toys and gifts... Read More


COMSOL Releases COMSOL Server

The dashboard and Application Library in the COMSOL Server web interface. From the app icon, you can launch an application, make it one of your favorites, and edit permissions. The dashboard also lets you view the apps that are already running as well as access other menu items such as the Monitor tool.

COMSOL announced yesterday the release of COMSOL Server, a new product designed specifically for running applications created with the company’s Application Builder. Released at the end of October, the Application Builder allows COMSOL Multiphysics software users to build an intuitive interface around their COMSOL model that can be run by anyone–even those without prior simulation experience. COMSOL Server enables the distribution of applications, allowing design... Read More


Siemens Releases Parasolid v27.1

Parasolid is the 3D solid modeling component software used as the foundation of Siemens PLM’s NX and Solid Edge products.

Today Siemens PLM announces the release of v27.1 of its Parasolid 3D solid modeling kernel. Parasolid is the foundation of Siemens PLM’s NX and Solid Edge products and is also licensed to many independent software vendors (ISVs) who develop hundreds of Parasolid-based applications in the product design and analysis market space. Parasolid v27.1 delivers numerous enhancements to support efficiency and effectiveness in complex modeling workflows. These enhancements enable application... Read More


10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Engineers

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We all know that engineers are a special breed of people, and as such, they need special gifts. Though many of you reading this post probably are engineers, share this list with your loved ones, who let’s face it, don’t get you and your left-brained nature. You love gifts that make you think, that challenge you and put your particular brand of smarts to use. So without further delay, let’s get to those gift ideas that you can both give–and hopefully receive–that... Read More


AU 2014: Embracing a World of Design Disruption

Autodesk has been working on computational design for the last seven years through research projects such as Project Dreamcatcher, a system that generates CAD geometry based on a list of functional requirements.

Autodesk University–as always–was a world wind of activity. Ten thousand design enthusiasts descending upon the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas cannot be characterized as anything but a bit chaotic, however, upon reflection–and a few nights of much-needed sleep–I can now look back and share some of the key takeaways from the event. I would say the word I heard most throughout the event was “disruption,” in this case meaning... Read More


Using simulation to guide product design

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by Barb Schmitz, Senior Editor Products vary in size, shape, complexity, and usage so it’s hard to generalize anything about product design. The processes by which companies create new products, however, are typically the same. First they define what the product will do (product specifications), and then they capture all of the things that will define the product (design intent). Once that has been agreed upon, the design team creates detailed designs and tests these burgeoning... Read More


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Siemens PLM

Mobile Apps for Designers and Engineers on the Go

Autodesk's ForceEffect allows you to create a design, give it a set of supports, introduce forces upon it, see how other forces come into play and how changing that design changes those forces.

Mobile apps for consumers have proliferated over the past several years, becoming somewhat of an ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. We think nothing of checking weather updates, movie schedules, and bank balances while we’re on the move, so why has it taken so long for mobile apps to hit big when it comes to […]

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Pro/Engineer

Harley-Davidson Uses High-Tech Tools to Create First Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson's LiveWire electric motorcycle has a 74-hp motor and can go up to 92 mph with zero emissions.

When you think of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, often referred to as “hogs,” its iconic, rumbling sound is often the first thing that comes to mind. The company at one point famously sought to trademark its bikes’ distinctive sound. It sounds this way because of its unique two-cylinder, v-twin engine design. The engine has a single pin […]

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SolidWorks

Mobile Apps for Designers and Engineers on the Go

Autodesk's ForceEffect allows you to create a design, give it a set of supports, introduce forces upon it, see how other forces come into play and how changing that design changes those forces.

Mobile apps for consumers have proliferated over the past several years, becoming somewhat of an ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. We think nothing of checking weather updates, movie schedules, and bank balances while we’re on the move, so why has it taken so long for mobile apps to hit big when it comes to […]

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Catia

Dassault Dazzles Attendees in Vegas with 3DEXPERIENCE

A visualization of the Living Heart Project model being explored in 3D.

Editors and analysts in the tech industry are infamously hard to impress, as most of us have spent years–some of us decades–covering the latest wiz-bang software and gaga gadgetry. Though I still stand behind that statement, I will say there were several moments during my recent visit to Las Vegas for Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Forum […]