Friday October 24, 2014

CorelCAD 2015 Delivers on Promise of Affordable 2D/3D CAD

The newest version of CorelCAD 2015 offers parametric design capabilities for improved user productivity.

Though there is little question that CAD tools have become more powerful and feature-rich, they are still quite expensive. A typical mid-range CAD system will set you back about $5,000 per seat. To overcome any cost barriers to entry for smaller companies, startups and those that might just need CAD from “time to time,” many vendors have introduced monthly subscription... Read More

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

Integrated CAM APPS help engineers take designs straight to manufacturing


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... 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.... 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... 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... Read More