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Autodesk introduces Forge developer platform

Autodesk introduces Forge developer platform

Autodesk introduces Forge Initiative to accelerate its transition to the cloud.

Siemens moves into application lifecycle management with Polarion acquisition

Siemens moves into application lifecycle management with Polarion acquisition

  The browser-based technology enhances will enhance Teamcenter as a PLM solution for system-driven product development. Siemens has acquired Polarion, developer of a browser-based application lifecycle management (ALM) enterprise solution. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed; the deal should close in the first quarter of 2016. Application lifecycle management is the integration of software […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →
PTC’s latest version of Windchill 11 knits IoT, ALM, and more  into PLM

PTC’s latest version of Windchill 11 knits IoT, ALM, and more into PLM

Major Windchill 11 release integrates PTC’s technologies into a PLM for a broader range of customers.

By December 6, 2015 Read More →
In search of the Digital Twin

In search of the Digital Twin

PTC makes the case for merging PLM and the Internet of Things at LiveWorx 2015 Stuttgart. By Tom Lansford Why does a CAD & PLM company invest in the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, and Augmented Reality? It could be due to a vision of a new “digital twin” where the digital and the real […]

By November 30, 2015 Read More →
uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

Draw a few lines, then manipulate them in 3D space. A team that includes some of the original developers of what became AutoCAD 360 have created a new iPad app turns sketching into a 3D design experience. The company and the app are both called, uMake, now available in the Apple App Store. The market […]

By November 23, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk updates HSMWorks and HSMXpress

Autodesk updates HSMWorks and HSMXpress

Autodesk continues to make good on a promise to support the SolidWorks users who rely on these CAM tools. HSMXpress continues to be free for 2.5-axis milling. Autodesk has updated its HSMWorks line of CAM software, making good on its promise to continue to support SolidWorks users who rely on the software for their computer-aided […]

By November 20, 2015 Read More →
KeyShot update streamlines material creation

KeyShot update streamlines material creation

The popular tool for commercial visualization features new tools for editing interiors and creating complex materials.   The new edition of KeyShot, a popular tool for product development and other commercial 3D visualization applications, features new tools for editing interior lighting, an improved workflow for material creation, and other new features. Beta user and designer […]

By November 16, 2015 Read More →
ArtCAM Pro update adds 3D printing aids

ArtCAM Pro update adds 3D printing aids

The CAM program for artistic machining also offers new vector drawing aids. The latest release of Delcam ArtCAM Pro features improvements in design and machining, including the ability to create support structures for 3D Printing, easier designing with vectors, more design options with real-time updating and faster machining simulations.   Unlike most computer-aided machining (CAM) […]

By November 6, 2015 Read More →
PTC to Acquire Qualcomm’s Vuforia Augmented Reality technology

PTC to Acquire Qualcomm’s Vuforia Augmented Reality technology

Qualcomm announces the sale of its AR subsidiary Vuforia to PTC. Most see this as a move to raise value and placate restive investors who are seeking the breakup of Qualcomm. The acquisition will help PTC build its IoT division.

Ford virtual reality lab brings ultra-high definition to immersive collaborative design

Ford virtual reality lab brings ultra-high definition to immersive collaborative design

Using Autodesk VRED, Ford has become the first automotive company to equip its design team with 4K real-time virtualization.    In recent years Ford Motor Company has become a leader in exploring new technology for design and engineering. The company’s newest initiative is the Ford Immersive Vehicle Environment (FIVE) Lab, led by Elizabeth Baron, Ford […]