MFG & PLM

Dassault is all in on health care

Dassault is all in on health care

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 chooses Parasolid for Workbench collaboration

GrabCAD chooses Parasolid for Workbench collaboration

GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum makes appearance at Solid Edge University to unveil licensing deal for Parasolid to power collaboration in Workbench.

What would you do with a battery-powered welder?

What would you do with a battery-powered welder?

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 [...]

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

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 [...]

Solid Edge University; focus on ST7

Solid Edge University; focus on ST7

Solid Edge University kicks off and ST7 is the star.

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC has been tirelessly outlining its strategy for an extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, and operation. GfxSpeak sums it up.

Dassault Systèmes introduces 3D Experience Platform to COE

Dassault Systèmes introduces 3D Experience Platform to COE

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 [...]

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

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 [...]

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

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. [...]

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

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 [...]