MFG & PLM

PTC releases free Creo Student Edition, parametric design primer

PTC releases free Creo Student Edition, parametric design primer

The software and a primer on using parametric design are available to all students who enroll in the PTC Academic Program.    The PTC University Academic Program is offering free downloads of the PTC Creo Student Edition as well as a free PTC Creo Primer Guide for Students. The primer introduces the modeling, visualization and design tools in PTC [...]

KeyShot 5 adds direct NURBS rendering, cloud-based sharing, fade animation

KeyShot 5 adds direct NURBS rendering, cloud-based sharing, fade animation

This update of the popular rendering engine for CAD users also tweaked the interface for ease of use and increased speed throughout the product. Luxion has released a new version of KeyShot, its popular rendering and product development visualization software. KeyShot 5 features the ability to directly render NURBS-based geometry without need of an intermediary [...]

Lagoa working on cloud-based MCAD tool

Lagoa working on cloud-based MCAD tool

Lagoa’s new modeler based on Siemens PLM Parasolid engine is being readied in Lagoa skunk works. By Kathleen Maher Lagoa, which is best known for its cloud-based rendering tools, is working on an MCAD product for the cloud. Although surprising, this isn’t huge news. The company has been showing its product around, and some attendees at [...]

Daimler doubles down on JT in supply chain

Daimler doubles down on JT in supply chain

Elysium JT bi-directional translation will be used to transfer engineering data in the multi-CAD Daimler supply chain. Daimler AG has approved the Elysium JT bi-directional for use within its automotive manufacturing supply chain. Standardizing on JT and recommending Elysium as an approved vendor makes it easier for Daimler and its suppliers to exchange engineering and [...]

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.