MFG & PLM

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

A new browser-based interface speeds reporting engineering data to the supply chain. Elysium says its latest release of CADfeature simplifies and improves the creation and exchange of master CAD models between OEM manufacturers and their supply chains. The software offers a feature-based translation system to transfer design intent without releasing original CAD files. Enhancements in [...]

CD-adapco takes the low-key road to announce a major shift for its simulation line

CD-adapco takes the low-key road to announce a major shift for its simulation line

STAR-CCM+ seeks to unify FEA and CFD in a single platform.  By Tom Lansford CADplace Special to GraphicSpeak Unlike its competition, the annual CD-adapco customer conference (STAR Global Conference) is heavy on technology and light on marketing. This year, without fanfare, CEO Steve MacDonald announced a common platform for finite flow and finite element simulation, [...]

Autodesk releases Inventor HSM CAM software

Autodesk releases Inventor HSM CAM software

The first commercial version comes after nine months of beta testing. Today Autodesk announces the commercial availability of Inventor HSM, an integrated CAM solution for Inventor users. Inventor HSM 2015 helps machinists, designers, and engineers turn Inventor designs into manufacturable parts by generating machining toolpaths directly inside Inventor. Inventor HSM 2015 includes a full license [...]

Siemens PLM offers NX via private cloud technology

Siemens PLM offers NX via private cloud technology

The virtual desktop infrastructure uses Nvidia GRID. Turkish Aerospace has already deployed the system. Siemens PLM now offers its NX 3D design software in an optional private cloud environment. This allows NX to run inside a corporate data center, increasing security and improving the efficiency of administration compared to the support of desktop installations. The [...]

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

Using social and cloud technologies for initial design studies, SWMC represents the next generation of SolidWorks. After a splashy introduction in January at SolidWorks World, the first product representing the next generation of SolidWorks is now available. SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (SWMC) takes a collaborative approach to conceptual design, with built-in use of social and cloud [...]

LinceoVR moves product simulation into augmented reality

LinceoVR moves product simulation into augmented reality

Real-time rendering and Microsoft Kinect hooks offer new ways to examine products in Altair HyperWorks. Microsoft’s decision to provide easy third-party access to its Kinect 3D scanner continues to reap benefits years later, far beyond its gaming roots. The latest wrinkle marries augmented reality and product simulation. LinceoVR from Seac02 renders 3D models in real [...]

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Working with laser sintering specialist EOS, an initial benchmarking for further research found cost savings and sustainability advantages across the part lifecycle. The initial study from a partnership between Airbus and 3D printer maker EOS found significant lifecycle cost and sustainability advantages in using 3D printing over casting in aerospace production. The first project compared [...]

By February 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
President Obama unveils initiatives for renewed growth of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

President Obama unveils initiatives for renewed growth of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

Government investments in digital technologies—including direct manufacture, PLM, visualization, digital prototyping, and new materials development—will spawn innovation centers across the country. In a move that could mean an improved job picture for manufacturing in the United States and something of a mini-stimulus, President Obama announced a long-term initiative to foster the growth of manufacturing in [...]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
KeyShot and IronCAD release visualization integration

KeyShot and IronCAD release visualization integration

Single-click transfer of data with instant updates improve visualization without changing the IronCAD workflow. Luxion and IronCAD have released an integration between IronCAD and Keyshot, allowing for single-click transfer of IronCAD design data into KeyShot along with the ability to keep model geometry updated to streamline the 3D visual creation process. The integration uses Luxion’s [...]

By February 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
BricsCAD V14 now available for Linux

BricsCAD V14 now available for Linux

BricsCAD is DWG compatible without being an AutoCAD clone. Linux availability extends its reach in many emerging markets.   Bricsys has released a Linux version of its 2D/3D drafting program BricsCAD V14, with many features not available on other Linux 2D CAD products. Having a full-featured Linux version of its flagship is important for Bricsys, [...]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →