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Hoops Exchange adds Parasolid integration

Hoops Exchange adds Parasolid integration

Native support allows software using Exchange to import models without translation. Tech Soft 3D has added low-level integration of the Parasolid modeling kernel to its Hoops Exchange CAD file translation toolkit available to software vendors. The new integration makes it possible for software developers to treat files from Parasolid-based products as native data, imported without […]

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

North America was up, Europe and Japan down. Next quarter could be just as lean. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (Nasdaq: ANSS) has reported first quarter 2015 results that, by its standards, seem unusually timid. Revenue was $217 million, up only 1% year-over-year. Ansys was hit as hard as any vendor we cover by foreign […]

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

Its LiveWorx conference on the Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected. The yottabytes are coming sooner than you think.  Today’s factories turn digital prototypes into physical products, says PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann. But what becomes of the virtual model after the real one exists? The physical product never connects back to its […]

Microsoft and allies launch 3MF Consortium for 3D printing

Microsoft and allies launch 3MF Consortium for 3D printing

In a bid to accelerate the 3D printing market, eleven companies have formed a consortium to promote, distribute, and maintain the open source 3D printing format 3MF.  Two years ago, Microsoft announced its intention to “fix” 3D printing by enabling 3D printing from within Windows just like conventional printing; to make 3D printing as easy as hitting […]

Dassault acquires Modelon GmbH assets from parent company Modelon AB

Dassault acquires Modelon GmbH assets from parent company Modelon AB

Dassault builds out its Modelica toolset with the acquisition of Modelon GmbH. Dassault Systèmes has announced the acquisition of Modelon GmbH, the German division of Modelon AB,  a Swedish software company. Modelon AB describes the deal as a consolidation, which “enables Modelong to continue its successful growth to be the leading provider of open-standard model based systems development […]

Scott Berkey of Simulia division to lead Dassault Systèmes North America

Scott Berkey of Simulia division to lead Dassault Systèmes North America

CEO of Simulia Scott Berkey takes on additional duties as Managing Director of Dassault’s North American operations.

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Onshape is the latest entrant to the elite club of professional CAD products. A cloud-based tool designed to foster collaboration, Onshape represents a new approach to design. Will the CAD community accept work flows based in the cloud? This team of veterans from SolidWorks and other CAD and high tech pioneers thinks so.

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Dassault Systèmes offers its retail community a change in leadership, new products, and assurances of continuity. No one said being number one was going to be easy. By Kathleen Maher and L. Stephen Wolfe This year, the annual SolidWorks World was the site of a transition in the C-Suite as CEO Bertrand Sicot ascends to […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

PCBWorks from Altium enables direct links to automatically build parametric, 3D models of a circuit board in SolidWorks. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E For decades CAD users and software developers have bemoaned the lack of integration between electrical and mechanical CAD software but progress has been slow for a good reason. The people who write […]

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