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OpenBOM updates visualization and CAD management

OpenBOM updates visualization and CAD management

Using cloud technology to replace spreadsheets and paper for the Bill of Materials is a small but vital advance for manufacturing.   Start-up Newman Cloud has announced an update to its cloud-based engineering management software OpenBOM which includes new tracking features, CAD synchronization, and visualization enhancements. The OpenBOM team says the new additions are designed […]

By December 2, 2016 Read More →
Industry vendors join in new model based enterprise interoperability research project

Industry vendors join in new model based enterprise interoperability research project

Purdue University joins with Anark, ITI, Lockheed Martin, and others to increase the use of intelligent assets in 3D models. Several engineering software vendors are joining with manufacturers and academia in a new research project to improve the usability of intelligent model based enterprise (MBE) technologies for manufacturing. The goal of the “Supply Chain MBE/TDP […]

By November 28, 2016 Read More →
BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

Bricsys is betting CAD users want to keep using .dwg data and drafting workflows while taking advantage of 3D advances.   In a CAD industry plot line ripped directly from the pages of The Mouse that Roared, Bricsys this week puts forth an update to its .dwg-based CAD program, offering a wireframe 2D/3D alternative for […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
Siemens takes ownership stake in Bentley via strategic alliance

Siemens takes ownership stake in Bentley via strategic alliance

Siemens is acquiring €70 million in Bentley secondary stock as part of the wide-ranging technology development plan. The two have been forming an ever-deeper alliance since 2012.   Siemens and Bentley Systems announced today a new strategic alliance to advance their existing technology development relationship. The two will work to extend infrastructure project delivery into […]

By November 10, 2016 Read More →
Ansys acquires systems safety analysis company

Ansys acquires systems safety analysis company

KPIT Medini is a respected specialist safety analysis whose products are integrated into solutions from many vendors. Engineering simulation software vendor Ansys has acquired Berlin-based KPIT Medini Technologies AG, a provider of systems safety analysis solutions. Terms of the deal were not released. Medini was a part of the larger KPIT, which is not being […]

By November 7, 2016 Read More →
“Simulate This!”

“Simulate This!”

A story of rising to the challenge when a spouse doubts your CAE prowess extends to flipping open a banana.  If you are into engineering simulation, check out a clever article at the Innovation Intelligence blog, published by Altair Engineering. “The Banana Story” explains what happens when a CAE technical specialist is given a very special […]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →
New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

Autodesk, Luxion, and Nvidia are supporting the new AxF format in selected products.   A name synonymous with professional use of color is launching a new appearance file format for use in design and visualization software. The AxF format from Pantone (a subsidiary of X-Rite) offers a standardized way to store and share critical material […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →
SolidWorks 2017 comes with new tricks and new options

SolidWorks 2017 comes with new tricks and new options

The latest SolidWorks has a little something for everybody, but mostly CEO Gian Paolo Bassi works hard to keep everyone happy.

Autodesk integrates and expands its Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016

Autodesk integrates and expands its Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016

Autodesk unveils its integrated Fusion platform at Accelerate 2016 in Boston

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

The only CAD developer with compatible solutions for desktop, mobile, and cloud deployments offers simplified subscription management. The developer of the second-largest installed base of 2D CAD software has introduced a new licensing and subscription scheme that solves how customers can use its triad of desktop, mobile, and cloud platforms on one subscription license. Berlin-based […]

By October 13, 2016 Read More →