Progress in closing the product lifecycle’s loops

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Despite progress made by vendors and users, there are still product lifecycle loops that must be closed to facilitate the development, manufacture…

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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….

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

Siemens and thinkstep jointly Launch Material Management Software

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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…

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

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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…

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

IronCAD Extends 2015 Productivity Improvements

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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)…

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

Onshape Cloud-Based CAD Opens to Public Beta

Monday, March 9, 2015

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…

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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…

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

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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…

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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…

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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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…

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