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KeyCreator update adds animations

KeyCreator update adds animations

The direct editor is often used in manufacturing settings to modify existing drawings and models. KeyCreator, a 2D/3D CAD direct editing tool for manufacturing from German developer K2D, has added the ability to animate solids in its latest release. Selected solids-based entities can be assigned a motion speed along or around an axis. Animation temporarily [...]

President Obama unveils initiatives for renewed growth of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

President Obama unveils initiatives for renewed growth of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

Government investments in digital technologies—including direct manufacture, PLM, visualization, digital prototyping, and new materials development—will spawn innovation centers across the country. In a move that could mean an improved job picture for manufacturing in the United States and something of a mini-stimulus, President Obama announced a long-term initiative to foster the growth of manufacturing in [...]

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3D Systems forms strategic alliance with consulting firm Deloitte

3D Systems forms strategic alliance with consulting firm Deloitte

The two will jointly create regional solution centers to promote 3D in manufacturing. 3D printing systems vendor 3D Systems has entered in to an exclusive strategic alliance with manufacturing and supply chain consulting firm Deloitte to help businesses develop implementation strategies for using 3D printing solutions. In a joint statement, the two companies say they [...]

Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite

Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite

The Sunglass Parts Library is the first example of a 3D parts library linking directly to an interactive design site. Cloud-based product design collaboration site Sunglass today launches a new online parts library, assembled in a partnership with Cadenas PartSolutions, best known as the creator of digital parts catalogs for manufacturing. The Sunglass Parts Library [...]

Autodesk manufacturing acquires HSMWorks to fill CAM “missing link”

Autodesk manufacturing acquires HSMWorks to fill CAM “missing link”

Current SolidWorks products will continue to be sold.  But for how long? [Editor's Note: This article was updated October 2, 2012 to note Dassault Systemes has removed HSMWorks from its Partner program web listing.] Autodesk today acquired the computer-aided manufacturing technology of HSMWorks Aps, the Danish developer of CAM tools including products for SolidWorks users. [...]

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Software is transforming every stage of the manufacturing process. Small companies with niche technologies are being gobbled up. By Kathleen Maher May Day is over and the workers of the world are still pretty much wearing their chains. Ironically, the children of workers over in China are driving Ferraris and sporting Prada handbags. And, if [...]

Delcam sets revenue and profit records in 2011

Delcam sets revenue and profit records in 2011

The world’s largest CAM software specialist saw strong demand in aeronautics, automotive, and health care. UK-based CAD/CAM software developer Delcam announced record annual revenue of £41.9 million ($66.5 million) and record profits of £3.73 million ($5.9 million) for 2011, up 55% from 2010. Sales increased by 14% over the previous record set in 2010. The [...]

KeyShot update adds real-time environment editing

KeyShot update adds real-time environment editing

Luxion has also added a new metallic paint material, material templates, network rendering, and more. Hot on the heels of its recent 3.0 release, Luxion has updated KeyShot, its real-time ray tracing rendering software popular in manufacturing settings. The 3.1 update adds such new features as real-time editing of lighting, material templates, and a new [...]

Autodesk closes fiscal year with 12% fourth quarter revenue increase

Autodesk closes fiscal year with 12% fourth quarter revenue increase

AEC and manufacturing divisions both set single-quarter revenue records. AEC in North America is finally starting to rebound. Net income for the year was up 35%.    Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has reported a strong fourth quarter to close its fiscal year, although revenue is still below its pre-recession peak. The company says revenue from its [...]

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Cyon Research opens 2012 engineering software user survey

Cyon Research opens 2012 engineering software user survey

Annual survey explores the business outlook and technology plans of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM, and BIM software. Cyon Research, the company behind COFES, the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is now conducting its annual Global Survey of Users of Engineering Software. The online survey is open to employees of any [...]