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Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

3D direct modeling and constraints for the .dwg crowd, without a subscription to AutoCAD. A specialized mechanical CAD developer with roots in SolidWorks is now shipping a new version of its progressive die design toolset which works in .dwg-based BricsCAD. The SolidWorks version of DSTools allows tool designers to generate die set designs and a […]

By January 16, 2017 Read More →
Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Anyone can view the public files; Nicolas Perrinn chooses who joins the design team. A veteran Formula 1 racecar designer is creating his latest car as a team effort, with an unusual twist. While some 30 designers and engineers are employees of Nicolas Perrinn’s design firm, another 200 team members are racing enthusiasts scattered across […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such as the HTC Vive will soon be […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
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 →