ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS Software on Rescale’s ScaleX Cloud HPC Platform

Rescale, the leading provider of enterprise big compute and cloud HPC, is pleased to announce that ANSYS Elastic Licensing can now be purchased directly through Rescale’s ScaleX, a SaaS platform purpose-built for solving the world’s most challenging engineering, scientific and mathematical problems with HPC in the cloud. ANSYS Elastic Licensing is an on-demand, pay-per-use licensing […]

Altair Partner Alliance Expands Software Offering

Altair Engineering Inc. (Nasdaq:ALTR) is pleased to announce the addition of twelve new partner products  to The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) software offering in 2017 with more to come in 2018. The APA expanded their offering in several domains including human modeling, additive manufacturing, electromagnetics, multi-physics, CFD and more. As of the end of 2017, […]

Dassault Systèmes announces Global Entrepreneur Program to accompany startups, entrepreneurs and makers

Dassault Systèmes announced at CES its Global Entrepreneur Program to accelerate the development of breakthrough innovations by startups, entrepreneurs and makers. The program, which leverages Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, applications, expertise, and community of mentors and services, delivers a full portfolio of tailored solutions and different types of engagement to accompany innovators at every step […]

Using CAD to Reach Customers

Because digital technology is increasingly influencing how customers shop, companies need to create innovative ways to engage with customers digitally. Why is this of relevance on a blog devoted to CAD technology and its use? The CAD programs that engineers use every day have uses beyond engineering. Like for advertising. Those models can be—and often […]

Altair to preview new geometry “avatar” of Click2Cast 2018

Bruce Jenkins | Ora Research Altair and its solidThinking subsidiary will preview their forthcoming Click2Cast 2018 software at the EUROGUSS International Trade Fair for Die Casting Technology, Processes and Products, January 16-18, Nuremberg, Germany. The companies say the new release will “revolutionize the casting process by adding powerful geometry tools specifically for easily creating runners, […]

COMSOL 5.3a expands innovative Multiphysics Modeling Tools

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation, made available the latest release of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products. Version 5.3a provides simulation specialists with cutting-edge modeling tools and increased solver performance. From shape memory alloy (SMA) material models to a revolutionary method for capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) simulations […]

COMSOL 5.3a expands innovative Multiphysics Modeling Tools

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation, made available the latest release of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products. Version 5.3a provides simulation specialists with cutting-edge modeling tools and increased solver performance. From shape memory alloy (SMA) material models to a revolutionary method for capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) simulations […]

Tebis America announces the latest Release 5 of its Version 4.0

Tebis America has announced the latest Release 5 of its Version 4.0. Tebis has especially optimized the performance of its software with the current Version 4.0, Release 5. This helps users significantly accelerate their processes without functional restrictions. Examples include machine simulation, working with tool sets, searching for tools in feature machining or exchanging tools in […]

Autodesk to Add Production to its Fusion Platform

 Autodesk previewed its newest cloud-based offering in its Fusion family of services at. Executives at the company demonstrated Fusion Production at Autodesk University earlier in November. About 10,000 attendees gathered in Las Vegas to hear about software updates as well as planned future uses for the Autodesk products. Fusion Production allows contract manufacturers to digitize […]

New EDEM/RecurDyn co-simulation solution gives off-highway equipment engineers high-fidelity modeling of bulk material behaviors

Bruce Jenkins | Ora Research Bulk-material simulation specialist EDEM released a co-simulation solution between its software and RecurDyn, the multibody dynamics modeling and simulation toolset from FunctionBay. This new integration enables engineers designing heavy equipment such as excavators, ploughs and off-road vehicles to introduce realistic bulk-material behaviors into their multibody dynamics simulations. EDEM says the […]

Autodesk and Dropbox Partner for .DWG File Storage

Autodesk announced products to make it easier for its users to access and share large design files on Dropbox. That announcement came at Autodesk University, held in Las Vegas this week. The Dropbox desktop app works with the Autodesk Forge platform and allows Autodesk users to open and save .dwg design files stored in the […]

BLM Group joins up with “Workshops for Warriors”

BLM Group USA recently announced its corporate involvement with “Workshops for Warriors.” Workshops for Warriors ( is a state-licensed, board governed, fully audited 501(c)(3) nonprofit school that trains, certifies, and helps place Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Transitioning Service Members into advanced manufacturing careers such as welding, CAD/CAM programming and machining. BLM Group USA has committed to […]

BRM Aero Uses Dassault Systèmes Technology to More Efficiently Design Its Bristell Airplanes

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced that BRM Aero, a developer of ultralight and light sport airplanes, is using the “Engineered to Fly” industry solution experience on the cloud to more efficiently design and develop the structure of its Bristell airplanes. “Engineered to Fly,” based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, provides BRM […]

Italian automotive supplier Blutec selects Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for automotive industrial project

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform was chosen by Blutec Srl to support its 300 million euro automotive industrial project in collaboration with Invitalia, the Italian Ministry of Economy’s agency for investment and business […]

Webinar: Cloud Premium: Cluster Computing Arrives for Autodesk CFD

Following is the transcript from the recent webinar, “Cloud Premium: Cluster Computing Arrives for Autodesk CFD,” presented by James Neville of Autodesk. My name is James Neville and I am a simulation engineering here at Autodesk. I want to welcome everyone here today to our webinar, and thank you all for coming out to learn a […]

Automation, Forge API Updates Focus of Autodesk University’s First Day

Autodesk University kicked off its annual event in Las Vegas Tuesday with the company’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Anagost telling the close to 10,000 attendees how his company plans to address the coming age of automated design. “We’re reframing automation. It’s not a threat, it’s an opportunity to do more,” Anagost said. Humans will move […]

ANSYS acquires additive manufacturing simulation leader 3DSIM

Bruce Jenkins | Ora Research ANSYS just acquired 3DSIM, a developer of premier additive manufacturing (AM) simulation technology, and said the move gives it “the industry’s only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow.” ANSYS’ claim of industry leadership in this area must, of course, be taken in context of similar acquisitions and intensive R&D activity by […]

New Simcenter 3D v12: Scale, depth, speed of integration progress unsurpassed

Bruce Jenkins | Ora Research Siemens’ newest version of Simcenter 3D, its flagship environment for multidisciplinary computer-aided engineering, offers new comprehensive solutions across multiple simulation disciplines. Key features: Powerful generative design workflows support fully integrated topology optimization and Convergent Modeling for efficient design and simulation. Advanced solutions deliver on Simcenter’s strategy for structural dynamics, motion […]

Propel Includes Two Compliance Tools in its Updated PLM Software

Propel, which makes cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software company, has updated its product lifecycle management software with the addition of two new modules for improved product compliance: the first is a specification management and compliance solution and the second is the training records management solution. Both solutions help companies of all sizes improve quality […]

Comsol Users to See Performance Improvements in 2017 Update

When Comsol Multiphysics 5.3a is released by year’s end users can expect to see performance improvements in the handling of bigger models; models that might include hundreds of thousands of boundaries, said Svante Littmarck, Comsol’s president and chief executive operator. He spoke at the company’s Comsol Conference held last week in Boston. That update also […]

Latest COMSOL Multiphysics software unveiled at the COMSOL Conference 2017

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation app deployment, provided attendees with a sneak preview of the latest updates of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products at the annual COMSOL Conference in Boston. Attendees learned about current and future developments of the software from Svante Littmarck, President and CEO, […]

Siemens and IDS partner offer electromagnetic engineering design capabilities in Simcenter

Siemens entered into a strategic partnership with Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), an independent engineering and systems technologies company based in Italy, to provide high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) engineering solutions to the market. As such, the Simcenter portfolio will have a more complete offering, with the additional ability to engineer the electromagnetic performance of systems with regard […]

Siemens PLM and HP Partner for Design and Printing in NX

HP and Siemens PLM recently joined to create a new additive manufacturing software module, Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, now available from Siemens PLM Software. The new software model will enable NX customers to combine design, optimization, simulation, preparation of print jobs, and inspection processes for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed […]

Digital environments advance more sustainable paper & pulp industry

Dassault Systèmes is enabling Valmet, a leading developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, to increase customer satisfaction by proposing more innovative customer-oriented experiences at each service and sales opportunity. Valmet is using the “Single Source for Speed” industry solution experience to unify and manage its product development and […]

SOLIDWORKS 2018 helps merge design and manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, and other technologies are smashing through the wall that used to separate design and manufacturing. A number of programs being launched this year promise to merge design and manufacturing into one function. One of those programs is SOLIDWORKS 2018, which includes new tools and enhancements to help engineers get […]