Saturday July 26, 2014

Siemens Forms Partnership to Help Customers Automate Engineer-to-Order Processes

Manufacturers are under the gun increasingly today to develop more customized products for customers. Also referred to as “mass customization,” creating products with specific functionality for special niches of customers is at odds with traditional mass production methods that have been in place for years. In order to respond, companies must adapt and change both their internal design processes as well as the way in which they manufacture products. Siemens and Tata... Read More

Geometric Ships CAMWorks 2014 for Solid Edge

Innovation is today’s CAD products is somewhat expected by users who constantly demand the next level of functionality. After all, designers and engineers are using modern CAD tools to design the next great product, or at least the next great version of a product. The same cannot necessarily be said on the CAM side, where progress to innovate tools has been slower. As the costs of modern machining technology has dropped and become more accessible, more and more designers... Read More

The Role of Associativity in Direct Modeling

When designers and engineers think about design associativity, they often think about history-based 3D modeling systems. CAD software that deploys a history-based approach to modeling requires engineers to anticipate and define feature constraints, relations and dependencies, which ensures that any design change will update all related downstream geometry. That’s design associativity. Though they require a lot more work, thought and pre-planning on the part of the user,... Read More

Which 3D Modeling Tools are Best to Use For Concept Design?

In today’s highly competitive markets, the ability of a manufacturer to develop successful, innovative products often hinges on how well it fosters, fleshes out and evolves new ideas and concepts into new products. The problem with this conceptual design phase of development is that engineers and designers often struggle with what tools are best to use. They need highly flexible tools that enable them to freely explore myriad of design alternatives and don’t lock... Read More

Behavioral Changes Needed to Switch from History-based to Direct Modeling

Participants in yesterday’s “The Pros and Cons of History-based and Direct Modeling Paradigms” webinar heard from three leading experts on the strengths and weaknesses of both modeling approaches as well as where each modeling approach shines throughout the product development process. We learned that both tools are useful though some are better suited for particular applications as well as for use in specific phases of the product development process. While... Read More

Siemens to acquire TESIS PLMware, further enhancing its industry software portfolio

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire TESIS PLMware, recognized in the integration of product lifecycle management (PLM) software with other enterprise applications. The acquisition will further enhance Siemens’ industry software portfolio. TESIS PLMware helps customers improve IT costs and efficiency by providing a proven solution for the integration of Siemens’ Teamcenter® software with the world’s leading ERP systems and other enterprise applications such... Read More

Siemens and CADENAS Partner to Provide Free Real-World Productivity Tool for STEM Students

Encouraging young students to study engineering and science is a pursuit that will benefit all of us as we move into the future. The world we live in today is driven by technology and the need for creating scientists and engineers who will be empowered to steer that technology in beneficial directions is vital to us all. The engineers and scientists we educate today are the ones who will tackle current challenges such as global warming and other environmental issues, spur the... Read More

A Review of CAMWorks for Solid Edge

by L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. Here’s a look at the features and capabilities of version 1.05 of Solid Edge. CAMWorks was first published as an add-in application for numerically controlled (NC) tool programming in SolidWorks in 1997. In June 2013, Geometric Software released a version of CAMWorks integrated with Solid Edge, the value priced CAD system from Siemens PLM Software. Although seven computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software products have achieved so-called Gold Partner... Read More

Taming the Upfront Cost of CAD

By Evan Yares, 3DCAD Editor Winner of Design World/Siemens Engineering Design Contest, Steve Triplett, Owner of Trinity Frame & Fabrication in Dallas. About a year and a half ago, I wrote an article for 3D CAD World, asking the question “Should you buy your CAD software—or rent?” The thing that piqued my interest in the subject at the time was the release of a version of Solid Edge called Design 1, available only under a monthly subscription plan to members of the Local... Read More

More on Steve Triplett, Design World/Siemens Engineering Design Winner

By Evan Yares, 3DCAD Editor Recently, Judges from the Design World editorial staff, Siemens and Microsoft selected Steve Triplett, Owner of Trinity Frame & Fabrication in Dallas, as the winner of the Design World/Siemens Engineering Design Contest. More than 60 submissions were received for this online competition. We asked our readers: Do you have an engineering dream? Something you’ve thought about doing, but blew off, because you couldn’t justify the upfront... Read More