Autodesk's ForceEffect allows you to create a design, give it a set of supports, introduce forces upon it, see how other forces come into play and how changing that design changes those forces.

Mobile Apps for Designers and Engineers on the Go

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mobile apps for consumers have proliferated over the past several years, becoming somewhat of an ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. We think nothing of checking weather updates,…

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Siemens Tecnomatix 12's robot programming simulation solution for dual arm and cooperative robots can automate more manual tasks, improve efficiency and quality.

Siemens Rolls out Tecnomatix 12

Friday, November 21, 2014

Factories today hardly resemble the factories of yesteryear. Today’s factories are full of high-tech digital machinery and robotics that are highly automated. To make today’s digital factories run…

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Siemens forms an alliance with TCS, an IT consultancy, to create a joint solution for Engineer-to-Order processes.

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

Friday, June 27, 2014

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…

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CAMWorks is an embedded CAM program that is fully integrated with Solid Edge.

Geometric Ships CAMWorks 2014 for Solid Edge

Friday, May 9, 2014

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…

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Design associativity is not exclusive to history-based 3D modeling approaches. Image courtesy of PTC.

The Role of Associativity in Direct Modeling

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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…

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Concept design is an extremely vital phase of product development. Tools  used must be fluid and flexible so an adequate number of design ideas are explored. Image courtesy of Teams Design.

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

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…

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

Friday, February 21, 2014

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…

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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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…

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With Siemens PLM Software Academic Program, students worldwide will have free access to millions of parts in 2D and 3D CAD formats from over 400 catalogs of well-known manufacturers.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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…

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A Review of CAMWorks for Solid Edge

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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…

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Taming the upfront cost of CAD

Taming the Upfront Cost of CAD

Thursday, October 24, 2013

By Evan Yares, 3DCAD Editor About a year and a half ago, I wrote an article for 3D CAD World, asking the question “Should you buy your CAD…

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Taming the upfront cost of CAD

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

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…

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Taming the upfront cost of CAD

Winner chosen for Design World/Siemens Engineering Design Contest

Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Paul Heney, Editorial Director What if CAD’s barriers to entry could be lowered? What if the reach of professional CAD tools could be extended, to a larger…

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Analysis linked to CAD

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Comsol’s latest update to its flagship multiphysics software Comsol 4.2a includes enhanced LiveLink capability. The new associativity to between Comsol and Creo packages means any changes to a…

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3Dconnexion achieves 1,000,000 3D mouse milestone

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3Dconnexion today announced it has shipped more than one million 3D mice, supporting today’s 3D software solutions from companies including Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes,  Siemens, PTC, Google, Microsoft, and…

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Tech Soft 3D launches HOOPS 3D version 4.0

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tech Soft 3D announced the latest release of HOOPS 3D Exchange. Companies can integrate this toolkit to develop applications that read product and assembly information from leading 3D…

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Siemens PLM Software redefines CAD/CAM/CAE productivity and product development decision support with NX 7.0 software

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Siemens PLM Software announced the latest enhancements added to NX™ software, the company’s integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution. Presented at The World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010), the latest…

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