MFG & PLM

Hexagon acquires CAM consolidator Vero Software

Hexagon acquires CAM consolidator Vero Software

The goal is to tie metrology more closely to machining and manufacturing planning. Swedish software conglomerate Hexagon AB has acquired Vero Software, a leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. In recent years Vero had acquired a number of CAM products, starting the consolidation of a highly fragmented market.  The purchase price was not announced. [...]

Creo 3 new features on center stage

Creo 3 new features on center stage

Correspondent Tom Lansford describes the top features of Creo 3 from the recent PTC Live Global event in Boston.  PTC Creo 3.0 is a major release for the parametric design experts from Boston. Presenting “Unite Technology”; which implements PTC’s promise for AnyData compatibiilty in multi-CAD environments. Brian Thompson took the stage in Boston to deliver [...]

KeyCreator update adds animations

KeyCreator update adds animations

The direct editor is often used in manufacturing settings to modify existing drawings and models. KeyCreator, a 2D/3D CAD direct editing tool for manufacturing from German developer K2D, has added the ability to animate solids in its latest release. Selected solids-based entities can be assigned a motion speed along or around an axis. Animation temporarily [...]

New CAD technologies among Siggraph 2014 technical papers presentations

New CAD technologies among Siggraph 2014 technical papers presentations

A new push-pull rapid modeling architecture highlights the session on Interactive Modeling. Computer graphics conference Siggraph started as a venue for academic researchers to share papers. In recent years Siggraph research presentations have veered strongly toward the interests of the entertainment industry. This year’s Technical Papers track at Siggraph is true to form, but that [...]

PLM by any other name

PLM by any other name

“Licensed to Cure for Medical Device” is one of three mash-ups of Dassault Systèmes PLM products specifically for medical product development. A proton beam therapy device maker is the newest announced customer for one of the Dassault Systèmes new line of PLM products—but you will never see Dassault refer to the product as PLM. Ion [...]

PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

From introducing recent acquisition ThingWorx to buying a systems engineering specialist, PTC wants its users to think big about making the new world of smart, connected products. PTC continues to distinguish itself from its PLM peers at this week’s Planet PTC conference with a push beyond product engineering and design into services. There are new [...]

PTC releases free Creo Student Edition, parametric design primer

PTC releases free Creo Student Edition, parametric design primer

The software and a primer on using parametric design are available to all students who enroll in the PTC Academic Program.    The PTC University Academic Program is offering free downloads of the PTC Creo Student Edition as well as a free PTC Creo Primer Guide for Students. The primer introduces the modeling, visualization and design tools in PTC [...]

KeyShot 5 adds direct NURBS rendering, cloud-based sharing, fade animation

KeyShot 5 adds direct NURBS rendering, cloud-based sharing, fade animation

This update of the popular rendering engine for CAD users also tweaked the interface for ease of use and increased speed throughout the product. Luxion has released a new version of KeyShot, its popular rendering and product development visualization software. KeyShot 5 features the ability to directly render NURBS-based geometry without need of an intermediary [...]

Lagoa working on cloud-based MCAD tool

Lagoa working on cloud-based MCAD tool

Lagoa’s new modeler based on Siemens PLM Parasolid engine is being readied in Lagoa skunk works. By Kathleen Maher Lagoa, which is best known for its cloud-based rendering tools, is working on an MCAD product for the cloud. Although surprising, this isn’t huge news. The company has been showing its product around, and some attendees at [...]

Daimler doubles down on JT in supply chain

Daimler doubles down on JT in supply chain

Elysium JT bi-directional translation will be used to transfer engineering data in the multi-CAD Daimler supply chain. Daimler AG has approved the Elysium JT bi-directional for use within its automotive manufacturing supply chain. Standardizing on JT and recommending Elysium as an approved vendor makes it easier for Daimler and its suppliers to exchange engineering and [...]