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PTC Introduces PTC PLM Cloud for SMB Market

One of the last holdouts in cloud deployment, PTC, announced yesterday that it’s porting its Windchill PLM software to the cloud. The goal it appears is to address the needs of the small- to mid-sized (SMB) business market, a demographic that’s been largely left out of the PLM market. These companies often didn’t have the […]

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Sharing CAD Files Across Systems Remains a Pain Point

Many of you remember the early years of CAD when a simple design change could be a day destroyer; forcing you to have to recreate the model or go back and update multiple views of a drawing. Parametric or feature-based CAD systems changed all of that. With these powerfully automated 3D CAD systems, the task […]

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OPEN Mind Releases hyperMILL 2014.2 CAM Software

OPEN MIND has released the newest version of its CAD/CAM software, hyperMILL 2014.2, which includes several new functions in addition to enhancements to existing functions. The company’s hyperMILL software was touted in market research firm CIMdata’s NC Market Analysis Report 2014 as one of the best CAM systems on the market. In addition to a […]

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CES Round-up: 5 New Technologies for Engineers to Watch

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an awful lot like a large, overlit and overcrowded disco chock-full of wiz-bang technology and gaga gadgetry, much of which will never really materialize into anything of significance. This year will most likely prove much of the same as year’s prior where promising new technologies are […]

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Mobile Apps for Designers and Engineers on the Go

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, movie schedules, and bank balances while we’re on the move, so why has it taken so long for mobile apps to hit big when it comes to […]

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7 Most Popular 3D CAD World Blog Posts of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and we look upon a fresh, new year, many of us reflect on what’s happened–both good and bad–throughout the year. We’re doing the same here at 3D CAD World. With this thought in mind, we thought we’d take a walk back through the year and share with you all […]

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Santa Tests New Sleigh Design With ANSYS

As the year winds down and the holidays approach, new product introductions and corporate news grinds to a halt, leaving editors like myself on a somewhat desperate search for news to cover and share with readers. So it was with great delight that I came across a blog post, written by Gilles Eggenspieler, a senior […]

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Siemens Releases Parasolid v27.1

Today Siemens PLM announces the release of v27.1 of its Parasolid 3D solid modeling kernel. Parasolid is the foundation of Siemens PLM’s NX and Solid Edge products and is also licensed to many independent software vendors (ISVs) who develop hundreds of Parasolid-based applications in the product design and analysis market space. Parasolid v27.1 delivers numerous […]

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Engineers

We all know that engineers are a special breed of people, and as such, they need special gifts. Though many of you reading this post probably are engineers, share this list with your loved ones, who let’s face it, don’t get you and your left-brained nature. You love gifts that make you think, that challenge […]

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AU 2014: Embracing a World of Design Disruption

Autodesk University–as always–was a world wind of activity. Ten thousand design enthusiasts descending upon the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas cannot be characterized as anything but a bit chaotic, however, upon reflection–and a few nights of much-needed sleep–I can now look back and share some of the key takeaways from the […]

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Top Ten Tech Predictions for 2015

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we look ahead to 2015 to see what new technologies are poised to disrupt the status quo for all of us. Every year, IDC issues a report that predicts what technologies will be the most significant. In a webcast announcing the report, IDC’s senior vice president and […]

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New Balance Uses 3D Printing to Create Customized Shoes for Runners

No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels. Their foot-strike patterns, degrees of pronation (the amount a runner’s foot rolls inward with each step), and braking and propulsion forces are all unique. However, the extent to which most running shoe models vary is rather limited […]

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APEI Builds First Multiphysics Simulation App with the Application Builder

Last month COMSOL announced the release of version 5.0 of its COMSOL Multiphysics software, which includes the Application Builder. The Application Builder, which allows COMSOL software users to build an intuitive interface to run any COMSOL model, has been very well received by the engineering community and users are already building applications and exploring the […]

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Siemens Rolls out Tecnomatix 12

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 more efficiency, manufacturing software also needs to advanced. Siemens this week released the newest version of Tecnomatix software for digital manufacturing, which the company says will help […]

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ANSYS Releases SpaceClaim 2015

Today ANSYS announced the new release of SpaceClaim software that it claims will speed the time it takes users to manipulate geometries, prepare 3D printing files and reduce product development times. SpaceClaim 2015 is the first product to be introduced since SpaceClaim’s acquisition by ANSYS earlier in the year. According to the company, SpaceClaim 2015 […]

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Harley Thermal launches SolariaPCB add-on to Solaria

Harley Thermal LLC is proud to announce the release of the SolariaPCB add-on to Solaria, the company’s powerful low cost general purpose thermal simulation software tool. SolariaPCB makes the tedious task of thermal modeling printed circuit boards quick and easy. The ECAD interface brings in every trace, via, component and layer. A component library of […]

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Dassault Dazzles Attendees in Vegas with 3DEXPERIENCE

Editors and analysts in the tech industry are infamously hard to impress, as most of us have spent years–some of us decades–covering the latest wiz-bang software and gaga gadgetry. Though I still stand behind that statement, I will say there were several moments during my recent visit to Las Vegas for Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Forum […]

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IronCAD Releases Multiphysics Integration

Earlier this week, IronCAD released a new seamlessly integrated Multi-Physics module. Multi-Physics for IronCAD (MPIC) is the latest generation of integrated CAD/FEA for general entry to advanced design simulations. The software focuses on ease of use and provides fully coupled Multiphysics with stress, thermal, and electrostatic analysis. Traditional FEA solutions are not particularly well suited […]

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2015 IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) is Released

IronCAD today announces the release of 2015 IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS). According to the company, customers will benefit from an improved user experience, enhanced design capabilities and new collaboration tools. Simplifying the user experience is a key objective for the IronCAD development team and the 2015 release delivered upon this by extending its Configuration-Based […]

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Luxion Releases KeyShot v5.1

Product designers and engineers are increasingly being asked by various downstream departments to create eye-catching visualizations of product designs to use in marketing and sales materials. Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, makes this task much easier. The company’s product, KeyShot was the first real time ray […]

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Mentor Graphics Releases Enhanced Flowmaster Tool

Mentor Graphics Corporation just released a newly enhanced version of its popular Flowmaster tool for advanced thermo-fluid analysis simulation. Several new capabilities include a new Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) and enhancements to secondary air analysis for its Flowmaster simulation software solution for thermo-fluid systems. The Flowmaster product is used at every stage of development, from […]

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COMSOL Releases COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 and the Application Builder

On Halloween, COMSOL released the newest version of its popular software, COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0, as well as an Application Builder product. Thanks to the addition of the Application Builder, COMSOL users can now design specialized applications to provide researchers, designers and manufacturers with access to multiphysics simulation. COMSOL Version 5.0 also features extensive product updates […]

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Autodesk Releases HSMWorks 2015 CAM Software for SolidWorks Users

Autodesk today announced the release of HSMWorks 2015, a fully integrated CAM solution for users of SolidWorks software. Yes, that’s right. It’s for SolidWorks users. The company was bought two years ago by Autodesk with a promise to its dedicated flock of users that it would continue to both support and sell the product to […]

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6 Emerging Technologies That Will Transform Product Design

Over the last several decades there have been quantum leaps in terms of advancements in software. Today there’s literally an “app” for everything, and I mean that in the most literal sense. In the past few years, however, it’s been breakthroughs in hardware that have dominated the headlines with lots of media momentum around tech […]

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New Hydrogen-Powered Car Was Designed in the Cloud

Although gas prices are at a four-year low, the reality is that eventually we will all be driving cars that are powered by something other than fossil fuel. Globally every year we currently consume the equivalent of over 11 billion tons of oil in fossil fuels. Crude oil reserves are vanishing at a rate of […]

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