Trending: CAD with Style

  By Jean Thilmany Right now, your CAD program doesn’t have much sense of style. Not like you do. Imbibing it with style won’t necessarily give it better…

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CAD basics: Top down modeling

Guest blog by Patrick Gannon There are various methods for top down modeling in CAD design. From a high level, this is the use of a central file to define…

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Visual data analytics for design exploration and optimization

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Simulation-based design exploration and optimization studies often produce large data sets for which it is useful to have software tools for post-processing…

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Siemens PLM advances systems-driven product development with LMS Imagine.Lab 14

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research LLC LMS Imagine.Lab 14, the latest release of Siemens PLM’s software for multi-domain system simulation, shows the company delivering on the vision…

Autodesk Inventor 2016 now offers an associative import of CAD data from CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Pro-E/Creo, and Alias files that allows you to maintain a link to the selected file. The imported geometry in Inventor updates as the model changes.

What’s New in Inventor 2016

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Autodesk introduced the newest version of its desktop 3D CAD product, Autodesk Inventor 2016, which provides a trio of modeling tools: parametric, direct editing and freeform design tools….

The Mechatronics Systems Engineer role allows the use of kinematic mechanisms defined in 3D as inputs to a Modelica systems model in order to simulate and analyze its dynamic behavior in a single integrated environment.

Dassault Rolls out New Release of Cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE 2015x

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dassault Systèmes rolled out the new release of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform this week. R2015x offers a simplified and improved user experience with many new features that are said…

Autodesk Memento is an end-to-end solution for converting any captured reality input (photos or scans) into high-definition 3D meshes that can be cleaned up, fixed, and optimized for the Web, mobile or 3D printing/fabbing.

Autodesk Simplifies Scan-to-3D Model Workflows with Memento

Monday, March 2, 2015

3D scanners are getting more and more advanced and more portable and as a result, nearly everything on the planet can now be digitized. Creating useful and meaningful…