Theorem’s product rebranding

In an effort to simplify and streamline the choices for CAD to CAD, CAD to STEP, CAD to Visualization or CAD to Publishing, Theorem Solutions has rebranded its product portfolio. The brands are now defined as follows: CADverter The CADverter brand has a product focus specifically on the direct translation of 3D data to or

Software eases PCB manufacturing

Version 8.1 of the ODB++ intelligent product model is a single and open data structure that handles transferring printed circuit board (PCB) designs into data for fabrication, assembly and test. It provides virtual documentation capability that seamlessly translates all data files, drawings and documents from PCB design through the manufacturing flow. This open product model

Users call the shots in CAD enhancements

SolidWorks 2016 is the latest release of Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications. New capabilities of this software suite will make it easier to innovate, design, validate, collaborate and build, from initial concept to final product. User-requested enhancements include the ability to flatten any surface, visualize and validate design performance, more efficiently

Structural analysis and design modeling software features 3D CAD modeler

Intergraph GT STRUDL 2015 structural analysis and design software includes a new 3D CAD modeler, plus 64-bit high-performance, multi-processor solvers. GT STRUDL is an integrated, database-driven system for frame and finite element linear and nonlinear static and dynamic analysis, as well as comprehensive steel and reinforced concrete design. The program includes all of the tools

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Leslie Langnau – Managing Editor On Twitter @DW_3Dprinting Change is a constant with additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. The next trend you’ll find is the growth of additive services. Part of this growth is driven by customer need, part by the frequent acquisitions made by the larger vendors. Customer need turns

CFD for accurate thermo-fluid system design

The newest version of Flowmaster 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is for fast and accurate thermo-fluid systems design. This software features several key and enhanced functions including an improved multi-arm tank component, and integration with complementary 1D pipe stress products, such as CAESAR II and CAEPIPE for pipe fluid-force predictions. The physical modeling capabilities

Easier CAD prep for CAE

The MSC Apex is a next generation computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform. It introduces a CAE Specific direct modeling and meshing solution, MSC Apex Modeler, that streamlines CAD clean up, simplification and meshing workflow. In this release is Smart Midsurface technology, a workflow to expedite the creation of finite element models for thin structures composed of

Design optimization: Topology and much more

Topology optimization and its seductive biomorphic shapes are what many think of when they hear the word “optimization” in engineering design. But topology optimization is just one kind of structural optimization—and that, in turn, is only one of five broad classes of optimization technology available to engineers today. Equally if not more valuable, depending on

3D CAD portal easier to use

Version 4.0 of the 3D CAD download portal, PARTcommunity, includes new features, an improved look and feel, and a download portal optimized for mobile devices. The search possibilities for 3D CAD models have been expanded. Thus, the comparison of 3D CAD models when looking for a suitable part is easier. The properties of two or

The coupling CAD configurator makes getting the right CAD drawing easy

Baldor is excited to introduce the Baldor•Dodge Coupling CAD configurator to meet customer’s needs for 2D and 3D CAD drawings. This easy to navigate tool offers drawings for close coupled and spacer versions of all of our popular coupling styles. Drawings are available in imperial and metric dimensions, and are available in over 90 different

Software puts CAD files in PDFs

One new program called Publish 3D lets engineers share 3D CAD information up and down the supply chain. One major snag with the traditional use of CAD files is that not everyone has CAD software to view, annotate, and edit the files — not even at engineering companies. This problem is increasingly limiting. Industry 4.0

MSC Apex is world’s first computational partsTM based CAE system

MSC Apex transforms the way engineers perform simulation by reducing critical CAE modeling and process time from days to hours. Share simulation models with supply chain without compromising Intellectual Property (IP). Engage in rapid trade studies. Watch more video examples of Apex here: MSC Software

ISS Teams with ANSYS to help patients regain perfect vision

By Harald Studer A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that first blurs vision and can eventually lead to blindness if the lens becomes opaque. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 18 million people worldwide are blind in both eyes because of cataracts, making it the cause of almost half

From 3D modeling to 3D printing: Lumitoro makes fashion model-worthy jewelry with Autodesk Fusion 360

The fashion world has long been fascinated by the possibilities of 3D printing technology, and now jewelry designers have the 3D technology to finally bring their ideas to life. One of the first in the world to produce high-end fashion jewelry exclusively through 3D printing is Roberto Chaves, a man with multiple talents in the

Best Practices on Driving Design Decisions with Simulation

This webinar will provide guidance to attendees on how to drive more engineering decisions using simulation tools. Today, there are lots of different options. You can provide automation tools to simulation analysts to improve their productivity or you could provide CAD-embedded simulation tools to engineers for early simulation feedback on a daily basis. What is

Optimizing built-in tire pressure monitoring sensors

Miniature sensors that regulate automobile performance are designed in a very particular way to operate properly while housed directly on moving automobile tires. They need to have the sensitivity to pick up measurements while in motion and the durability to withstand the elements. Tire pressure is the unsung hero of automobile performance. When inflated to

Entrepreneur illuminates nightime sports with Onshape cloud-based CAD

As a former college athlete, AfterDark Technologies founder and CEO Dan Wilson will never forget the indignity of being kicked off the sports field. It didn’t matter that he and his Cornell University Swim Team friends didn’t have dibs on his school’s various lit fields at night. After all, none of the football, soccer or

Round Up: SolidWorks World 2015

In early February, over 5,000 attendees—many of whom were only too happy to flee their snowy, frigid hometowns—filled the halls of the Phoenix Convention Center for SolidWorks World 2015. The weather wasn’t the only thing heating things up at the show. Intriguing general session speakers and many new products were introduced—both by SolidWorks and its

SRON uses COMSOL to develop thermal calibration system for deep-space telescope

Heat management takes on a unique role in outer space, especially for cryogenic systems that demand extremely low temperatures in order to detect thermal radiation. This was a challenge faced by the engineering team at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research when designing the SpicA Far-InfraRed Instrument (SAFARI), an infrared camera that measures the complete

Renishaw road show heads to Texas

The Renishaw Process Control Road Show travels to Texas with four half-day sessions featuring metrology solutions to improve machining performance and increase manufacturing process capability. On January 20 the Road Show will be in Irving, TX, before moving to Houston on January 22. The seminar will be offered twice in each city, with morning sessions

3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

A paper presented at the prestigious IEEE International Solid States Circuits Conference in 2011 caused more than a little stir in the electronics industry. Researchers from the Belgian nanotech research center Imec described how they inkjet-printed a 3,381-transistor logic circuit made out of plastic. The number of transistors is noteworthy because it slightly exceeds the

3D scanning and printing used to retrofit Lotus 340R

While some companies are promising an entire car made of 3D-printed parts, C.ideas, a rapid prototyping company, is using 3D scanning and printing technologies to create and manufacture replacement parts for rare vehicles. The company used scanning, software and printing products from 3D Systems to produce more than 40 replacement components for a Lotus 340R,

GAM launches a new product sizing tool

GAM, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits, announces the launch of a new web-based product sizing tool. Designed with simplicity in mind, the sizing tool helps users quickly find suitable GAM products compatible with their motor. Over 9,000 of the most popular servomotors on the market are available for

Dassault delivers with SolidWorks 2015

Over 2.3 million CAD users have patiently awaited the release of SolidWorks 2015. Their wait is now over and their patience has been rewarded with a bounty of new features and enhancements that even the most cynical of users will appreciate. With much fanfare, Dassault Systems rolled out the newest version of its very popular

PCB design tool upgraded to create slots & cutouts, and file specific hole sizes

Sunstone Circuits®, the leading printed circuit board (PCB) prototype solutions provider, has launched the newest version of their PCB design tool, PCB123®, which includes two major upgrades to functionality: Tools to create slots & cutouts, and file specific hole sizes. With the new version 5, PCB123 users can now create plated slots as small as