Wednesday August 20, 2014

Autodesk Ships Nastran 2015, Nastran In-CAD 2015

Autodesk Nastran is an industry-recognized FEA solver for analyzing linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components.

There’s been a big push by simulation software vendors to get engineers and designers to start incorporating analysis tools into their product development processes. High-end simulation tools have traditionally been used by specialists or analysts who’s jobs are to run design geometry–created by engineers–through their paces using analysis tools to validate... Read More

Siemens NX Helps University Design Better Soccer Players

Researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria are using Siemens NX software to design robots to be superior soccer players.

With all the excitement at full tilt with the 2014 FIFA World Cup underway in Brazil, the whole world seems to have gone soccer-crazy, with many people hitting local fields to practice their own ball-handling skills. At Graz University of Technology in Austria, that includes robots. The university is designing and building robots to be superior “soccer players.” No water bottles... Read More

GrabCAD Announces Integration with PTC Creo and Workbench Summer 2014 Release

GrabCAD Workbench is a cloud-based file management platform that makes it easier for users to manage and share CAD files.

It appears the folks at GrabCAD have been quite busy. The Cambridge-based startup is making two significant announcements today: the integration of its Workbench cloud-based file management platform with PTC Creo CAD software and the release of Workbench Summer 2014. Since PTC Live Global was just held this week in Boston, we’ll start with that one. The integration of Workbench... Read More

PTC Releases Creo Elements/Direct v19.0

PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19 now offers support for multi-CAD environments, via Unite technology

Another announcement made at this year’s PTC Live Global event was the release of PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0, direct modeling software that now includes productivity enhancements in modeling, drafting, collaboration and data management. As mentioned in the Creo 3.0 blog, the company also unveiled new technology it’s calling Unite technology that better supports multi-CAD... Read More

Creo 3.0 Announced at PTC Live Global

The new release of Creo 3.0 will enable customers to work and consolidate data from any CAD source.

Amid the excitement of users, partners, analysts and members of the press–along with hundreds of Boston-based employees, PTC announces the release of Creo 3.0. Among the most impressive of its enhancements and feature upgrades is what PTC has dubbed Unite Technology. Designed to help its customers overcome the struggles of dealing with CAD data in multiple formats, Unite... Read More

Design Technology Behind the Scenes at 2014 World Cup

Smartwatches and 14 cameras will determine whether the ball crosses the goal line at this year's World Cup matches.

Every four years, national soccer–or football as the rest of the world calls it–teams from across the globe duke it out to determine the best square on the planet. An estimated one billion viewers will be glued to their seats watching the action that kicks off today in Brazil, nearly 900 million more than who tuned in for this year’s Super Bowl. With the excitement... Read More

How Engineers are Collaborating Today


By Barb Schmitz, Senior Editor The highly dispersed and globalized nature of product development has drastically changed the way products are developed. It has also dramatically increased the need for effective and safe ways to collaborate on product designs from the earliest concept phases through to final detailed design. Product design and development today is largely a global... Read More

Luxion Releases KeyShot 5 Rendering Software

New features in KeyShot rendering software enable engineers to make their workflow more efficient and take their visual assets to the next level.

Rendering software is increasingly being put to use by design engineers to create downstream product collateral used to support, maintain and sell products–often before the product even exists in physical form. Rendered 3D models are also created and used early in the design process to speed the process of obtaining customer or management approval. Rendering vendors are working... Read More

IronCAD Offers Free Training to Customers and Prospects

IronCAD is now offering free evaluation and training to anyone, including existing customers and prospects.

IronCAD, a provider of design productivity solutions, announces that its new introductory training program is now available for free to anyone evaluating IronCAD solutions. The program offers users best practices training aimed at improving the customer experience in design and collaboration by showing how to design better products, faster. Individual components of IronCAD 2014... Read More

Autodesk Adds CAM Capabilities to Fusion 360

By adding new CAM capabilities to its cloud-based Fusion 360 product, Autodesk hopes to become the single destination for product design and manufacturing for entrepreneurs.

Advances in digital design and rapid fabrication technology coupled with crowd funding are pushing the edge of what’s possible and empowering more people to transform their innovative designs into products. Autodesk has been quick to respond to this so-called “maker” trend and last week introduced Spark, an open software platform for 3D printing. The goal of Spark... Read More