Engineers at Alexander Dennis Ltd., which makes the Enviro200H and other buses and coaches, were able to get up to speed quickly on how to perform CAD model cleanup and meshing MSC Apex Modeler prior to FEA. The modeler included easy-to-understand video instructions.

Online CAD and Meshing Training Now Second Nature

Monday, May 23, 2016

Even in this age of virtual reality, online tutorials, and videos—whether they’re embedded in computer-aided design and analysis tools or purchased separately–have a significant role to play for…

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HP began taking orders this month for its Jet Fusion 3D printers, the first the company has made. Siemens software will aid the design-for-additive-manufacturing process.

HP, Siemens Partnership: 3D Printing in Multiple Materials, Colors

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Several relatively new techniques—including cloud computing and additive manufacturing–are challenging the way manufacturers and engineering organizations do business, said Chuck Grindstaff, Siemens PLM Software president and chief executive…

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Siemens engineering, manufacturing, and big-data software is now integrated to receive and update information capable of optimizing many processes and products, including optimizing wind farm operation, according to Siemens PLM Software president Chuck Grindstaff.

One System Vendor to Tie Them All

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Siemens PLM Software has tied its digital engineering, simulation, product lifecycle management, manufacturing, and factory layout systems to optimizing the product development process from design to manufacturing processing,…

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BP uses IIoT technology to monitor for leaks at its chemical production center in Geel, Belgium.

Internet of Things Information in Three Dimensions

Friday, April 29, 2016

Engineering software maker Autodesk is making its move into the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) with its recent release of a cloud-based platform for the technology. IIoT could…

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Maplesoft announces product partnership with SolidWorks

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Maplesoft today announced that it has now become a Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Certified Solutions Partner. This is a progression of the relationship between the two companies that has…

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Isight is an open system for integrating design and simulation models created with various CAD, analysis and other software applications, to automate the execution of hundreds or thousands of simulations.

Analysis Software for Everyday Engineers

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A panel of experts gathered at an engineering conference called for software that allows everyday engineers to quickly analyze how a range of phenomena would affect design performance….

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openBoM creates a bill of materials in the cloud that a small hardware startup can link to manufacturers and others.

Cloud BOMs

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Taking bill of materials management into the cloud allows small engineering companies—such as hardware startups–and contract manufacturers to track and share data and offers easy BOM data import…

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CAD-in-the-cloud moves closer to real-time sharing

Friday, April 8, 2016

by Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor “The roughly $9 billion CAD market remains very fragmented and stuck in the old desktop paradigm,” said Jon Hirschtick, Onshape founder and chairman…

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Design space exploration: Adoption drivers, adoption constraints, potential adoption accelerators

Thursday, April 7, 2016

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Design space exploration today is enjoying ever-increasing levels of recognition, adoption and successful application to help solve some the world’s most difficult…

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The Airbus A300 and A310 family now includes metal components made via additive manufacturing. The Air France A300 Airbus is shown here is a few years old and doesn't include the additively made components.

More Manufacturers Turn to Additive-Made Metal Parts

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Designers who use 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies in their work or as part of a hobby should expect to see desktop 3D printers in their companies…

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On March 16, 2016, DCNS delivered the FREMM frigate Languedoc intended for the French Navy. This is a view of the bridge.

Keeping Ships Safe and on Schedule With Design and Business Software

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Keeping the Ships on Schedule Who wants to ride on a leaky ship? No one. Not you, not members of a naval unit. To ensure naval mission success,…

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Elysium will act as a translator between the 3DExperience Platform from Dassault Systèmes’ and the Aras PLM system.

CAD, PLM Vendors Integrate to Ease Data Exchange

Monday, March 14, 2016

Engineering companies are more often becoming what in the technology world is termed “agnostic” when it comes to their engineering software. That means they’re choosing to install the…

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New HyperSizer Express for the composite engineer

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Manufacturers in an ever-widening array of industries are discovering the versatility of composites for strong, lightweight designs. Whatever the application, for the most cost-efficient and highest performance use…

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New Maple 2016 offers advanced problem-solving for math, science, engineering

Monday, March 7, 2016

Maplesoft has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple, the mathematical software that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve math problems. With…

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Quality Plus Manufacturing, which makes farm equipment that processes seed and fertilizer, recently implemented the EpiGrid hosted tools, including the hosted CAD software.

To Host or Not to Host the Software?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Say you’re planning a party. Sometimes you want control of all the little details, sometimes you just want to book an event room and, a caterer, and an…

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CAE-focused cloud HPC initiatives a boon to simulation users

Monday, March 7, 2016

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Engineers who rely on simulation and analysis software have long been frustrated by constrained availability of HPC (high-performance computing) resources to run…

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Point-Cloud Scanners in Space and in Caves

Monday, February 22, 2016

The same portable, handheld 3D scanners used for reverse-engineering, and design recently had a hand in uncovering a new species of human relative and played a role in…

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Engineers at Hyperloop Technology are using ANSYS 17 to design and simulate the advanced machinery their company makes.

ANSYS Release 17 Moves to Bring Together All Simulation Types

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The range of companies that use—or may benefit from–simulation software, such as ANSYS, which the company updated to version 17 earlier this month, is large. The next industrial…

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SolidWorks Visualize renders models into photo-quality images.

SolidWorks to Include Design Guidance; New Visualization Product

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CAD maker SolidWorks teased an online design product now in the development pipeline, introduced its newly available visualization product, and revealed a new licensing structure at SolidWorks World…

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New generation of simulation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research A new generation of simulation software is bringing novel, powerful approaches to simplifying the setup of analysis problems – the bottleneck where…

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If you draw it, can you print it?

Monday, February 8, 2016

by Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor 3D printing enables you to reduce part weight, raw material used and cut total energy used in production. But to truly take advantage…

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Dell opened its first Virtual Workstation Center of Excellence in Round Rock, Texas, in March 2014 and opened its first European center, seen here, in Limerick, Ireland, four months later.

Work from Home for Engineers: One Option is Virtual

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SolidWorks is on board with virtualized CAD systems, recognizing the return-on-investment the method of funneling graphics and computer-power from a remote server to onsite desktops can mean for…

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ESPRIT launches new website

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ESPRIT CAD/CAM SOFTWARE enters a new era with the launch of its new brand identity and corporate website, The website showcases an elegant new 3D-style logo that…

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Eyewear maker ClearVision Optical uses SolidWorks Make, which allows customers to design personal eyewear online.

Be Your Own Designer

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SolidWorks Make, released at SolidWorks World 2016, held this week in Dallas, lets consumers personalize their online products and the have those products delivered to their door, said…

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Theorem Solutions is one of the vendors that makes automated CAD migration software for companies that have a great number of CAD files to move to a legacy system.

Maintain Those Legacy CAD Files

Friday, January 22, 2016

CAD and product development knowledge may be walking off the job again and again. That’s what happens when an employee leaves your company, whether to retirement or a…

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Cloud-native CAD will disrupt the PLM platform paradigm

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research An illuminating blog post by Onshape engineering team member Ilya Baran reveals some fundamentals of how the new cloud-native CAD system works:…

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With the uMake app, from the company of the same name, designers can hand-sketch drawings that are automatically converted into geometries.

Freed from Your Desk?

Friday, January 8, 2016

Mobile apps aren’t ideal for everything engineers do, but the engineering user base is definitely growing, as a host of engineering apps attest to. Is the desktop computer…

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Tactile books include 3D images on pages that can be printed at home to help visually impaired children get a feel for popular children's books.

Beyond Trinkets: 3D Printing Pioneers

Monday, December 28, 2015

It’s become customary to say that 3D printing is moving beyond “the printing of trinkets,” meaning the process is now used for much more than the customizable key…

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MSC Software announces SimManager 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MSC Software Corporation has announced the new release of SimManager 2015. SimManager 2015 brings process enhancements and improved ease of use to MSC Software’s Simulation Process and Data…

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A PLM system can house the designs needed to create a complex system, like an automobile. But managing technical documentation usually happens within another tool, a technical document management system.

PLM Creates Technical Documents, Managing Them is Another Story

Monday, December 21, 2015

Engineered products generate a slew of technical documentation vital to the product itself and those documents must accompany other product information as it passes through the design, production,…

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