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Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis introduces a new version of its virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference. Applications of digital models in the product development to manufacturing process are increasing. Visualization, simulation, and analysis inform the process to an increasing degree resulting in more useful virtual prototyping. The goal today is to create a digital model that behaves […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

The digital twin can now be used for predictive maintenance. PTC and Ansys are working together to deliver connection technology to pair up Ansys simulation expertise with applications built on the PTC ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform. The goal is to give manufacturers a way to integrate intelligence simulation into Internet-connected products.  The […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Vires makes simulation software that will aid in developing the Hexagon “autonomous X vision.” For years, Hexagon has been acquiring companies in a variety of 3D-related technologies for engineering disciplines of process and power plant design, civil engineering, and related geographic data applications, including 3D scanning. More recently, the company has been buying companies in […]

By May 15, 2017 Read More →
KeyShot adds support for X-Rite Appearance Exchange Format

KeyShot adds support for X-Rite Appearance Exchange Format

The vendor neutral format is based on the famed Pantone color charts. Leading CAD 3D rendering specialist Luxion Keyshot has added support for the Appearance Exchange Format (AxE), a vendor-neutral format that enables full communication of visual appearance data in a single, editable file to improve the design virtualization process. KeyShot says support of AxF allows […]

By May 11, 2017 Read More →
Final call for submissions to the 2017 Altair Enlighten Award

Final call for submissions to the 2017 Altair Enlighten Award

Nominations for the industry’s only vehicle lightweighting award will be accepted until May 26th. Altair has placed a final call for submissions to this year’s Altair Enlighten Award. Nominations are being accepted now through May 26, 2017 in three categories: full vehicle, module, and enabling technology. The annual Altair Enlighten Award, presented in partnership with […]

By May 11, 2017 Read More →
3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

The process of going from art to part with 3D printing is still cumbersome. 3D Systems today said it will start bundling its 3DXpert software with every model in its line of direct metal printers. The timing comes with announcement of a significant upgrade to the software, due to ship later this year.   3DXpert […]

By May 9, 2017 Read More →
Datakit updates add Creo Parametric 4.0 support

Datakit updates add Creo Parametric 4.0 support

Other improvements include better handling of PMI and other metadata. Updates in the latest version of multi-CAD translator Datakit include support for PTC Creo 4.0 and a variety of technical improvements to improve the accuracy of metadata translation. Datakit software can now read files from Pro/Engineer 2000i to Creo 4.0, converting to many 2D and […]

By May 5, 2017 Read More →
New online library offers CAD models for 40 million electronics components

New online library offers CAD models for 40 million electronics components

Online parts libraries are win-win. Engineering saves time and money; vendors have access to a wider marketplace.   For years EMA Design Automation has specialized in access to data for electronic design automation and electronics parts for general manufacturing. Building on their expertise, EMA has now launched Ultra Librarian Online, a web-based version of its Ultra […]

By May 3, 2017 Read More →
Rescale expands on-demand use of LS-DYNA finite element analysis to Europe

Rescale expands on-demand use of LS-DYNA finite element analysis to Europe

Simulation as a service is taking off because it removes two significant bottlenecks. Finite element analysis (FEA) software LS-DYNA from Oasys Software is the most recent addition to the Rescale ScaleX cloud access platform for engineering software. LS-DYNA will be available for hourly, on-demand use in Europe effective today, expanding on an earlier soft launch […]

By May 1, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

While support continues, Autodesk has announced that future Ember development will be dependant on the 3D printing community. Autodesk recently announced that it has halted production of its Ember line of 3D printers. The company, best known for its large library of engineering and design software, will continue to provide customer support to current owners. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →