Saturday March 28, 2015

Siemens and thinkstep jointly Launch Material Management Software

The selection of materials for design requires that many aspects be considered. Image courtesy of Metallurgi AS.

There are so many questions that must be answered by product developers and manufacturers when embarking on new product development. Will it be strong enough? Can it be manufactured cost-effectively? Will it perform as designed? Will it weigh too much? Choosing the right materials is often key to answering many of these questions. With so many materials to choose from–and... Read More

3DPrinterOS Aims to Create Standard, Reduce 3D Printing Hassles

3DPrinterOS enables users to control multiple 3D printers from one PC.

Interoperability–or more appropriately a lack thereof–is an ongoing and daily headache for engineers and designers in many areas of product development. Despite incompatibility between CAD systems, juggling CAD files in myriad formats has become a reality for most engineers, often resulting in bottlenecks and rework. With multiple brands and types of 3D printers on the... Read More

IronCAD Extends 2015 Productivity Improvements

Enhanced KeyShot integration in IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) 2015 Product Update #1 supports textures passed from IronCAD to speed up visualization setup.

IronCAD yesterday announced the first product update for its 2015 release, which includes customer-driven quality improvements and some additional design collaboration features. The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) 2015 Product Update #1 imports native files ten times faster by directly importing the graphical model representations. Software products from Dassault Systemes,... Read More

Onshape Cloud-Based CAD Opens to Public Beta

Cloud-based Onshape CAD software makes its highly anticipated public beta debut. Click below to watch Onshape videos.

Amid a great amount of excitement and speculation, Onshape finally makes its first public appearance when the cloud-based CAD product opens today for public beta testing. Now everyone can see for themselves what all the hubbub has been about. The company behind the product is backed by multiple ex-SolidWorks employees and is spearheaded by SolidWorks founder, Jon Hirschtick, now... Read More

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

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 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 to significantly increase productivity on premise, as well as on public or private cloud. According to the company, all of its cloud customers were successfully and seamlessly upgraded to R2015x within... Read More

New API Enables Creation of 3D Human Bodies For Design Customization

BodyKit is a collection of APIs and embeddable components that allows users to virtualize, analyze and simulate any human body.

Imagine as a designer being able to integrate human bodies into your designs. As customers increasingly demand highly customized products, the ability to test real products out on virtual 3D bodies holds tremendous potential in the new era of mass customization. A company called Body Labs has created a platform–now in beta–that enables users to create and customize 3D... Read More

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

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.

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 3D models from reality, however, has traditionally been a challenging and tedious process that is slow and requires expertise and use of multiple and expensive solutions. A new solution from Autodesk that was just... Read More

Inverse-kinematics software helps design modular robots for 3D printing


by Vojislav D. Kalanovic, President of Flexible Robotic Environment, Div. of Biocommerce Robotic systems being used today, for the most part, lack modular flexibility and other elements that allow easy integration, which often prevent an integrator from bringing them to market quickly. These deficiencies also prevent them from being able to tackle non-serial jobs in a timely and... Read More

Video: Data Management Best Practices to Avoid Rework on Shop Floor

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Manufacturers are always looking out for ways to work more efficiently, reducing the amount of scrap and rework required to produce products. The reality is that the best way to accomplish these goals starts upstream in the product development process. Caleb Funk, Manufacturing Solutions Team Manager from IMAGINiT Technologies, shares leading data management practices used by successful... Read More

Introducing Kenesto Drive for File Management and Collaboration

Kenesto Drive enables  companies to more simply, yet much more effectively store, share, lock-for-edit, and automatically version all their project files directly from users’ desktops, desktop applications and desktop file explorers.

One of the many announcements made at the recent SolidWorks World event was the upcoming release of Kenesto Drive, a cloud-based solution that provides users with automatic file versioning, automated backup and multi-CAD support. Kenesto Corp, a leading cloud provider of engineering data management and lifecycle collaboration, created Kenesto Drive to help mainstream engineering... Read More