Tuesday October 21, 2014

3D CAD News

MSC Releases SimManager 2014 for CAE

Adams/Car integration into SimManager addresses a key challenge of automotive industry by providing a platform for cooperation and global team participation in full vehicle multibody dynamics simulations.

MSC Software Corp. announces that the release of SimManager, which delivers both simulation process and data management enhancements. This new release focuses on user interface improvements that make the software easier to use and provides direct integration with CAE application, such as MSC Software’s Adams, Patran and Marc, as well as ANSA from Beta CAE Systems. New features and enhancements include: Adams/Car – SimManager Portal and Integration Adams/Car integration... Read More


TraceParts Announces Debut of New 3D Community, Redesigned Web Site

TraceParts launches a new community called 3DX to help connect CAD users with suppliers.

TraceParts Inc., a leading provider of 3D engineering content, announced yesterday that it has launched a new 3D community that will aim to connect CAD users and suppliers. The community, which will be called 3D Exchange (3DX), will also be a platform on which community members can display their work and solicit feedback. The company is already a reputable source for downloadable supplier CAD models and standard parts. To attract new users, the company is offering certain social... Read More


Design Must “Get Smart” in the IoT World

Verizon's line of smart home products enable customers to lock and unlock doors and windows, watch home video cameras remotely, and manage thermostats and lighting.

Once upon a time, products consisted of mechanical components. Much thought and brainstorming went into the best ways to design these components to make them function better than competing products. Life for product designers and engineers became more complicated when products began including electrical parts, as mechanical design and electrical design are often done on disparate systems that typically don’t speak common languages. Today, in the era of the Internet of Things,... Read More


Previewing COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 and the Application Builder

This application was created using the Application Builder available in COMSOL Multiphysics and a model of a Li-ion battery pack. The user can test different operating conditions, battery geometries, and other parameters in order to find the desired thermal behavior.

Today, COMSOL gave its users a sneak peek at the pre-release of its flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0, as well as an Application Builder product at its annual user event, COMSOL Conference 2014 in Boston, MA. COMSOL users can now design specialized applications to provide researchers, designers and manufacturers with access to multiphysics simulation. Version 5.0 features extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the new Application Builder. With the Application... Read More


Siemens Releases NX 10 Software

Scanning inspection paths can be automatically created with NX CMM by using the embedded PMI data.

The latest version of Siemens’ NX software has been released, touting among many things increased design flexibility and up to 3X higher productivity for users. New tools, such as the 2D concept development solution, make it easier and faster to create designs, while enhancements to NX Realize Shape software, a fully integrated sub-division modelling environment, provide designers with more flexibility to produce unique shapes. A new optional touch-enabled interface provides... Read More


Integrated CAM APPS help engineers take designs straight to manufacturing

PTC-Creo-NC-capabilities

by Barb Schmitz, Senior Editor There have been many hardware advances on the manufacturing side of product development. Increasingly sophisticated machining technology is becoming more affordable and accessible, and as a result, more and more companies are bringing technology, such as CNC machines, in house. Having the capabilities to create prototypes quickly in house saves significant time to market over the traditional process of outsourcing to machine shops. Another exciting... Read More


Delcam Releases SolidWorks-Integrated CAM Version

Programming of three-axis toolpaths for complex parts has been made easier and more reliable in Delcam for SOLIDWORKS 2015 with the addition of automatic collision checking of the tool shank and holder, as well as the cutter, for both roughing and finishing operations.

CAD-integrated CAM software greatly facilitates the communication between design and manufacturing by removing the error-prone process of having to translate data between two systems. It also helps decrease the traditional disconnect that exists between the two groups of users, enabling both teams to do the work concurrently. Delcam recently launched Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAD system, which includes a range of new features for three-axis milling, drilling, turning and... Read More


DEM Solutions Releases Add-In for ANSYS Workbench

EDEM gives realistic bulk material data for the load acting on an excavator bucket. This load is then transferred into ANSYS Mechanical and used in structural FEA analysis of the bucket and boom arm.

Manufacturers of equipment designed to handle bulk materials, such as bucket loaders, transfer chutes and truck bodies, must take into consideration the behavior of materials such as coal, ores or soil, a task that is difficult using traditional methods. In addition, estimating the effect of material loads on equipment can significantly impact the success of the product design. To gain insight into the structural integrity of any proposed design, engineers routinely use CAE tools... Read More


MSC Software Changes the Simulation Game with Apex Platform

Before committing to a computationally expensive analysis, the application evaluates the analysis readiness of the model and notifies to the user to any model issues that may compromise an analysis.

Computer-based simulation software has been around a long time. It’s value in enabling companies to validate designs without costly physically testing has been well documented. Despite the advantages, the technology has had its challenges in terms of widespread adoption. It’s been criticized as being too expensive and too difficult to use. A recent CIMdata report outlines the reasons preventing more widespread adoption of simulation. According to the report, “The... Read More


CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ to be Used to Design Ben Ainslie America’s Cup Racing Boat

A boat hull with no rudder in fine waves modeling the motion of a body resulting from the forces and moments on it can be carried out seamlessly within the single integrated environment of STAR-CCM+. Image courtesy of KCS Marine.

To design and build the world’s fastest racing yacht requires significant time and effort, the highest level of design expertise and best-in-class design tools. Certainly it also requires skilled sailors, but the key to winning this long-standing race has incresingly become design excellence. The focus of the 35th edition of the America’s Cup is sustainability. The set of restrictive rules means this is likely to be the most challenging America’s Cup ever from an... Read More


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Siemens PLM

Siemens Releases NX 10 Software

Scanning inspection paths can be automatically created with NX CMM by using the embedded PMI data.

The latest version of Siemens’ NX software has been released, touting among many things increased design flexibility and up to 3X higher productivity for users. New tools, such as the 2D concept development solution, make it easier and faster to create designs, while enhancements to NX Realize Shape software, a fully integrated sub-division modelling environment, […]

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Pro/Engineer

The failed promise of parametric CAD, final chapter: A viable solution

Model reuse

What is the failed promise of parametric CAD? In short, model reuse. It’s a lot more difficult than it ought to be, for a variety of reasons. Several months back, I wrote a series of articles discussing those reasons, as well as some of the solutions that have come up over the years.  What was missing […]

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SolidWorks

Delcam Releases SolidWorks-Integrated CAM Version

Programming of three-axis toolpaths for complex parts has been made easier and more reliable in Delcam for SOLIDWORKS 2015 with the addition of automatic collision checking of the tool shank and holder, as well as the cutter, for both roughing and finishing operations.

CAD-integrated CAM software greatly facilitates the communication between design and manufacturing by removing the error-prone process of having to translate data between two systems. It also helps decrease the traditional disconnect that exists between the two groups of users, enabling both teams to do the work concurrently. Delcam recently launched Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAD […]

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Catia

Dassault Updates 3DEXPERIENCE Portfolio with Release 2014x

Connect instantly to collaborate with other SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual users through chat, screen capture, and on-screen annotation.

One of the CAD giants, Dassault Systemes, announces the latest release of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s on-premise and on-the-cloud portfolio of solutions. Release 2014x of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, available to all customers on February 24, includes an on-premise portfolio of 41 industry solutions and their 183 processes, plus a dedicated cloud portfolio of 14 industry solutions, […]