Beyond Trinkets: 3D Printing Pioneers

It’s become customary to say that 3D printing is moving beyond “the printing of trinkets,” meaning the process is now used for much more than the customizable key…

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MSC Software announces SimManager 2015

MSC Software Corporation has announced the new release of SimManager 2015. SimManager 2015 brings process enhancements and improved ease of use to MSC Software’s Simulation Process and Data…

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PLM Creates Technical Documents, Managing Them is Another Story

Engineered products generate a slew of technical documentation vital to the product itself and those documents must accompany other product information as it passes through the design, production,…

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Mentor Graphics announces release of FloEFD computational fluid dynamics product

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the latest release of its leading general purpose, front-loading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) FloEFD solution offering greater accuracy and user productivity….

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COMSOL Expands in Shanghai

COMSOL, a provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design software, announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai, China. A larger facility enables continued expansion and recruitment…

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Collaborative Robots and Humans Building Together

Recently, Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), which performs machining, assembly, and finishing jobs, brought in a small robot to help with those jobs, said Joel Neidig, ITAMCO…

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ALM-PLM integration challenges and opportunities

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Siemens PLM’s agreement to acquire Polarion, a prominent provider of ALM (application lifecycle management) technology, will give the PLM vendor one of…

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Autodesk Previews Cloud Offerings for Developers, Internet of Things

At Autodesk University this week, the design software manufacturer reaffirmed its commitment to provide in 2016nearly all of its products via a cloud-based, subscription service model. Company executives…

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Coming Soon: Touchy Feely Design Software

In the near future, the Internet of Things (IoT), which equips products and systems with sensors that continually monitor, analyze, and send back information about how the product…

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No Clear CAD Translator

December marks JT data format’s three-year anniversary as an officially published International Organization for Standardization (IOS) specification. So how is it faring in terms of adoption? Pretty well,…

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Simulation apps shrink costs, time-to-market for packaging container manufacturer

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Simulation apps are the latest development in making advanced CAE capabilities safely and easily available to engineers and designers. As we explored…

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Comsol Multiphysics Sees Update to Version 5.2

Following its October user conference, Comsol has updated its Comsol Multiphysics package to 5.2 that, as in the previous version, includes an application builder that allows engineers to…

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Mentor Graphics announces new FloTHERM product

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announce the newest version of its FloTHERM® product. The FloTHERM product was developed to quickly identify potential thermal issues early in the design…

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Legacy CAD and Engineering Data: Keep it Updated

Legacy information and original drawings are being lost as enterprise software is updated beyond the package used to create the original drawings and as the engineers who made…

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With CAD, an Artist Turns to Robots

Philip Norman came to his job as technical lead at Ross Robotics Ltd., which makes reconfigurable robots, via a most nontechnical avenue: the arts, he told the Solid…

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Sketching with Geometric Accuracy

The two-dimensional freehand sketching app that corrects for geometry will soon see its beta release, Ken Hosch, director of strategy at Siemens PLM, told the Solid Edge 2015…

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Drawing Apps for Engineers and Artists

Though vector drawing apps are usually targeted to designers of all stripes, they can be particularly useful to manufacturing and engineering designers. And they can be fun for…

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CAD and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is certainly being hyped, but is it overhyped? We’ll see when the technology becomes mainstream—as business analysts say it will– within a few years’…

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Autodesk Fusion 360 uses the cloud to facilitate collaboration, add upgrades

by Diane Sofranec, Contributing Editor Your photos, music and movies are stored on the cloud, so why not your CAD designs, too? Autodesk’s Fusion 360 is a cloud-based…

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New frontiers in simulation process automation

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Automating the setup and execution of simulation and analysis problems has been a goal of both practitioners and software vendors since almost…

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Report: AEC Highest Spender on Technical Software

The market for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technical applications is set for steady growth in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report from the global…

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Trending: CAD with Style

  By Jean Thilmany Right now, your CAD program doesn’t have much sense of style. Not like you do. Imbibing it with style won’t necessarily give it better…

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CAD basics: Top down modeling

Guest blog by Patrick Gannon There are various methods for top down modeling in CAD design. From a high level, this is the use of a central file to define…

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Visual data analytics for design exploration and optimization

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Simulation-based design exploration and optimization studies often produce large data sets for which it is useful to have software tools for post-processing…

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The growth of CAD in the clouds

Kenesto is looking to act as the Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox of the CAD world, Mike Payne, chief executive officer, told us. While cloud-storage solutions like Dropbox…

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