MFG & PLM
The Simulia Community Conference offers in depth look at The Living Heart Project, and Bernard Charlès, CEO of parent company Dassault Systèmes reveals grand vision
GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum makes appearance at Solid Edge University to unveil licensing deal for Parasolid to power collaboration in Workbench.
Using PTC engineering software, Fronius International has brought to market the first manual arc welder that runs from a rechargeable battery. Electrical products manufacturer Fronius is gaining a reputation as an innovator. Recently the Austrian manufacturer introduced a line of electrical inverters that offer new convenience in storing and reusing renewable energy. Now they have [...]
Introducing a new software platform and a reference design for a 3D printer, Autodesk wants to shake things up in 3D printing the way Google shook up the smartphone market. Today Autodesk jumped with both feet into the 3D printing industry, with a software platform meant to simplify connecting CAD to printers, and a [...]
PTC has been tirelessly outlining its strategy for an extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, and operation. GfxSpeak sums it up.
Only 400 customers have moved to the latest version of Catia and the complex ecosystem that supports it. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. The Catia Operator’s Exchange (COE) is a not-for-profit US organization that helps customers of Dassault Systèmes share information about the CAD software giant’s flagship Catia software. Most of the members are employees [...]
Geopolitical tension slowed sales in Europe. Big industrial equipment makers were among the biggest buyers in the quarter. Ansys today reported record first quarter revenue, and also announced it is acquiring SpaceClaim, the 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. (See [...]
The broad appeal of SpaceClaim to part-time CAD users matches well with the CAD-neutral approach of Ansys. Ansys has acquired SpaceClaim, the venture-capital funded 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. The deal closed April 30, 2014 and was announced today. [...]
A new browser-based interface speeds reporting engineering data to the supply chain. Elysium says its latest release of CADfeature simplifies and improves the creation and exchange of master CAD models between OEM manufacturers and their supply chains. The software offers a feature-based translation system to transfer design intent without releasing original CAD files. Enhancements in [...]