SolidWorks 2017 Set to Help IoT Development

This week, Dassault Systèmes debuted the latest update to its SolidWorks computer-aided design system, which speeds model development as compared to past versions and acts as part of…

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Report: Augmented Reality Set to Take Off for Designers

Business Advantage Group has ranked augmented and virtual reality as the eleventh most important of 15 CAD trends in its Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey. But the technology’s…

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ANSYS, GE partner to bring simulation to the Industrial IoT

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research A top CAE vendor has partnered with a world industrial giant to help engineering and manufacturing organizations capitalize on the Industrial Internet…

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FeatureScript amps up power of Onshape

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Full-cloud CAD pioneer Onshape amped up the power and utility of its software with FeatureScript, a new programming language that lets users…

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Embedded Control

Controllers play a big part in the coming age of the Internet of Things, in which sensors return more information than ever about systems operation. Mechatronic  design, the…

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Outsourcing CAD: The Good and the Bad

by Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor Outsourcing CAD drafting and design can boost a company’s productivity, but firms looking to outsource should ask some questions and do their own…

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Drone Designed To Capture Crop Status

Cloud computing allows for design on your terms. Those are the words of Ian Henderson, chief executive officer at start-up Skybridge UAV, which is currently working on its…

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Medical Device Design: Balancing Compliance with Innovation

Medical device makers may put innovation on the back burner in light of the ever-increasing numbers of government regulations. Some device makers simply don’t have time to come…

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Six Sigma for the Engineer

The words “Six Sigma” likely conjure thoughts of a manufacturing floor rather than an engineering simulation. Manufacturing, after all, is what the method for eliminating defects is most…

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Cloud-Based CAD Set to Skyrocket

In the near future, many more firms will be embracing cloud-based CAD systems, with adoption of the CAD delivery method set to grow by 70 percent in the…

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To Share Customizable Designs

Businesses that share and sell excess capacity and use technologies to link buyer to seller are growing rapidly, as part of what Tim Fisher dubbed the sharing economy….

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Predictive engineering analytics: Simcenter unifies, advances Siemens PLM’s simulation/test portfolio

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Source: www.siemens.com/press One of Siemens PLM’s hallmarks is its track record of outstanding management of its acquisitions over many years. It consistently…

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The Case for Young Engineers, in Terms of CAD

Old-guard engineers who bring their knowledge and experience to the job are vital to the company. Increasingly, though, engineering companies realize the importance the new guard, that is,…

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From PLM to Product Innovation Platforms

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Is the new term “product innovation platform” simply a rebranding exercise to refresh the aging “product lifecycle management” (PLM) label? Or is…

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Online CAD and Meshing Training Now Second Nature

Even in this age of virtual reality, online tutorials, and videos—whether they’re embedded in computer-aided design and analysis tools or purchased separately–have a significant role to play for…

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HP, Siemens Partnership: 3D Printing in Multiple Materials, Colors

Several relatively new techniques—including cloud computing and additive manufacturing–are challenging the way manufacturers and engineering organizations do business, said Chuck Grindstaff, Siemens PLM Software president and chief executive…

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One System Vendor to Tie Them All

Siemens PLM Software has tied its digital engineering, simulation, product lifecycle management, manufacturing, and factory layout systems to optimizing the product development process from design to manufacturing processing,…

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Siemens PLM connection americas 2016

Siemens introduces Catchbook software, a new drawing and tracing app for tablets and smartphones that converts freehand drawings into accurate 2D designs. The new app provides a simple…

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Should you buy design space exploration technology from a PLM vendor?

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research In its recent acquisition of CFD leader CD-adapco, Siemens PLM also acquired CD-adapco’s Red Cedar Technology subsidiary, developer of the HEEDS design…

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Internet of Things Information in Three Dimensions

Engineering software maker Autodesk is making its move into the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) with its recent release of a cloud-based platform for the technology. IIoT could…

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Cloud BOMs

Taking bill of materials management into the cloud allows small engineering companies—such as hardware startups–and contract manufacturers to track and share data and offers easy BOM data import…

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Dassault Systemes appoints new North American managing director

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, has announced that Paul DiLaura has been named Managing Director of North America. DiLaura will be responsible for managing and growing all aspects…

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Design space exploration: Adoption drivers, adoption constraints, potential adoption accelerators

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Design space exploration today is enjoying ever-increasing levels of recognition, adoption and successful application to help solve some the world’s most difficult…

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More Manufacturers Turn to Additive-Made Metal Parts

Designers who use 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies in their work or as part of a hobby should expect to see desktop 3D printers in their companies…

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Keeping Ships Safe and on Schedule With Design and Business Software

Keeping the Ships on Schedule Who wants to ride on a leaky ship? No one. Not you, not members of a naval unit. To ensure naval mission success,…

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