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Airbus to acquire 30,000 Aras PLM seats

Airbus to acquire 30,000 Aras PLM seats

Old PLM systems never die at Airbus; Aras Innovator will connect the past to the future. PLM vendor Aras today announced a strategic partner agreement with Airbus to use the Aras Innovator PLM platform for engineering business processes for up to 30,000 users or more. A key use of Aras Innovator will be in the […]

Autodesk updates Fusion 360 with distributed design

Autodesk updates Fusion 360 with distributed design

There are also improvements to sketching, 2D drawing, 3D printing prep, and links with new partners. Autodesk continues its rapid pace of innovation for Fusion 360, its cloud-based MCAD software. New this week are a variety of updates topped by new ability to have multiple designers working on a model at the same time. Autodesk […]

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Dassault Systèmes introduces interactive tools for aircraft design, manufacture, and marketing. By Kathleen Maher Dassault Systèmes brought some virtual reality (VR) pizazz to the recent Paris Air Show as part of its Build to Operate package of products and processes. Build to Operate has been developed around Dassault’s Delmia Apriso. The company introduced its digital […]

Open Design Alliance to gather in Prague

Open Design Alliance to gather in Prague

Cloud, mobile, and 3D PDF technologies will be top issues in second annual conference.     The Open Design Alliance (ODA) will hold its second annual conference for engineering software developers in September, gathering in Prague September 7-8. Cloud, mobile and 3D PDF technologies are expected to be the top draw for the large band of […]

KeyCreator updates Direct CAD module

KeyCreator updates Direct CAD module

Updates to Validation Tool and ECO Manager are also available. The new update to Kubotek USA KeyCreator 2015 adds new featured to its Direct CAD module for dynamic modeling and editing. The release also includes an optional 2D/Drawing Translator package for the import and editing of native CAD drawing file formats, and other improvements throughout […]

NPower introduces new reverse engineering software for SolidWorks

NPower introduces new reverse engineering software for SolidWorks

Power Surfacing RE bridges the gap between scanned mesh data and NURBS-based SolidWorks geometry. NPower Software today announces the release of new reverse engineering software based on its Power Surfacing technology. Power Surfacing RE is an add-in reverse engineering (RE) product for SolidWorks for reverse engineering scanned meshes, other mesh data, and SolidWorks geometry within […]

Vero Software releases major updates for CAM line

Vero Software releases major updates for CAM line

New PartXplore can share machining data with mobile devices. By Tom Lansford CADplace The CAM experts at Vero Software delivered enhancements to the flagship WorkNC product as well as transforming the WorkExplore product into PartXplore to cover the entire family of Vero CAM products, and launched them recently at Industrie 2015 in Lyon, France. CIMdata […]

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 […]