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Frame Pro 64GB gives engineers high-performance application computing on demand

Frame Pro 64GB gives engineers high-performance application computing on demand

Using Frame as a graphics workstation-on-demand system runs about $4 an hour. When we last wrote about Frame (founded as Mainframe 2) in June 2015, it had just secured $10 million in new venture capital funding. Now the second-generation Software-as-a-Service vendor is introducing Frame Pro 64GB, a high-performance version of its product aimed at professional […]

By February 8, 2016 Read More →
PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line

PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line

PTC acquired Vuforia from Qualcomm in October 2015 for $65 million. The company has wasted little time incorporating the AR technology into its ThingWorx IoT product line. PTC introduced its product group, Vuforia, to the world with a slick web cast called The Thing Event. The show featured Vuforia’s augmented reality (AR) technology being used as a visualization […]

By February 2, 2016 Read More →
Fusion 360 adds thermal analysis

Fusion 360 adds thermal analysis

Run thermal studies, and probe internal locations for thermal stress. The January update to Autodesk Fusion 360 includes new thermal and thermal stress analysis capabilities. Other upgrades include improvements to modeling, collaboration, and rendering. The Simulation workspace now has Thermal and Thermal Stress functionality in the Studies selection panel. Thermal Study allows analysis of temperature […]

By January 26, 2016 Read More →
Faraday Future wants to reinvent automobile manufacturing

Faraday Future wants to reinvent automobile manufacturing

A new electric car company is using Dassault Systemes software to design a variable platform automotive architecture. We might be drivers, we might be cargo. By Kathleen Maher Electric cars have been a major subject of CES for several years now, and that makes perfect sense since the idea of cars is being transformed by […]

By January 21, 2016 Read More →
CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

The goal is to create new computational fluid dynamics routines for the earliest stages of aerospace industrial design. Cambridge Flow Solutions (CFS) and International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) have been awarded a three-year R&D grant award from the UK Government to support development of advanced geometry processing and automated meshing solutions for aerospace. Through the AuGMENT […]

By January 14, 2016 Read More →
Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

A new app for Windows and Apple devices can store cloud-based presentations locally.    The current update of Cl3ver—a cloud-based platform for interactive web and mobile 3D presentations in AEC and manufacturing—includes the ability to run presentations without a live Internet connection and enhancements to visual quality. Architectural and engineering projects are often presented in […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →
PTC to acquire Kepware for industrial automation data

PTC to acquire Kepware for industrial automation data

Building another node in an expanding Internet of Things platform. PTC has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Kepware, a software development company that provides communications connectivity for industrial automation. PTC will pay approximately $100 million, plus up to an additional $18 million based on achievement of certain strategic initiatives and financial results. PTC says […]

By January 5, 2016 Read More →
Anark update extends model-based engineering to cloud applications

Anark update extends model-based engineering to cloud applications

MBEWeb for Anark Core provide mobile and browser access to engineering data. Anark Corporation has updated its recipe-driven 3D publishing and collaboration suite for manufacturing with new model based engineering (MBE) capabilities. MBEWeb for Anark Core provides full support for mobile and browser-based access to engineering data. The trend among enterprise manufacturers in recent years […]

By December 28, 2015 Read More →
ODA Teigha update provides new clipping engine

ODA Teigha update provides new clipping engine

As usual, the full list of improvements is long. Documentation is now aimed at generalists as well as developers. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has released an update to its Teigha software development platform, used by hundreds of software developers who include CAD technology in their products. At the top of the list in Teigha […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
Onshape moves to commercial release

Onshape moves to commercial release

A private beta begins today for its app store and API, as Onshape seeks to build a complete ecosystem around its cloud CAD product.   Cloud-based mechanical CAD startup Onshape went from open beta to commercial release today, having logged 400,000 user hours since its March 2015 debut. Now the challenge for the team lead […]

By December 14, 2015 Read More →