Design Automation for EVERY SolidWorks Engineer
Visitors to SolidWorks World 2009 will be able to find out more about DriveWorksXpress – included inside EVERY seat of SolidWorks
CGTech Ltd expands VERICUT Training courses for 2009
CGTech Ltd has announced an expanded program of training courses in the Uk to satisfy increased demand for training on its world leading VERICUT CNC Simulation software.
First Trace Launches Online Engineering Survival Center
First Trace has launched an online Engineering Survival Center to assist Engineering Enterprises through these difficult economic times at www.FirstTrace.com. The Engineering Survival Center was developed to provide managers with valuable economic advice, informative articles, process management tips, and a free Cost Reduction Assessment to calculate the savings possible with the proper engineering solution.
Leading Engineering Services & Consultancy, Assystem UK, Selects Altair HyperWorks for Gas Turbine Design
Altair Engineering, Inc. announced today that the UK Gas Turbine Division of Assystem, a leading engineering services and consultancy provider, has selected Altair HyperWorks to be included in future engineering service projects. Assystem will use HyperWorks and especially HyperMesh, the advanced finite element analysis (FEA) meshing solution of the product suite, to compliment existing analysis software in order to support service and consultancy projects within the gas turbine industry. Since the recent acquisition of HyperMesh, Assystem has already realised benefits including substantial improvements in mesh generation leading to better results for their customers.
Wonderware Introduces Performance Software 3.5 as Integral Part of MES and Supervisory Platform Offering
Wonderware United Kingdom today announced the release of Performance Software 3.5, the newest evolution of its equipment downtime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) software, and an integrated module of the Wonderware comprehensive MES and supervisory software solution.
Altium showcases at embedded world
Altium will be joined by customers from a range of industries to provide demonstrations and insights into the winter 09 release of Altium Designer at this year's embedded world show. Altium's live demonstrations will focus on how Altium Designer can help designers exploit today's low-cost, high-performance FPGA devices. Altium's latest release has a number of new design technologies and concepts to help electronics designers innovate, capitalise on advances in technology, and make the task of designing a product and getting it to market easier and faster.
3D PCB design performance benchmarks from Altium
Altium has published a set of benchmarks for 3D PCB design performance using Altium Designer, its next generation electronics design solution. Altium is a pioneer of real-time, 3D PCB design environments, with the introduction of 3D board layouts, real-time 3D ECAD-MCAD collaboration, and now (with the launch of the winter 09 release of Altium Designer) enhanced performance in the PCB design engine. The latest winter 09 release uses less memory and run faster, up to six times faster in some systems.
Simulation Helps Philips Overcome Thermal Challenges of Ambient Light TV Technology
Philips used FloTHERM thermal simulation software from the Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) to develop a mechanical design for its new Aurea 42 inch liquid crystal diode (LCD) television that is 3 to 5 degrees Centigrade better than previous proposed concepts. Genevieve Martin, Project Leader for Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, used thermal simulation from the early stages of the development process to investigate the effect of different mechanical architecture options. "Thermal simulation enabled us to understand the thermal impact of our design decisions long before prototypes were available," Martin said. "As a result, we saved a considerable amount of time and money by getting the design right the first time from a thermal standpoint."
Altair Adds DSHplus from FLUIDON to its HyperWorks Enabled Community
Altair announces the addition of the DSHplus suite from FLUIDON a leader in simulation of fluid power systems to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC), bringing the total applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 46, including 18 third-party software solutions. HyperWorks customers can now download the latest version (V3.6) of DSHplus View and Solve, along with all other available applications, at zero incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks software license system.
Fifteen hundred organisations from 85 countries shape MapleSim, the next generation tool for modelling and simulation
Adept Scientific plc announces the release of MapleSim™; the new high-performance multi-domain modelling and simulation tool from Maplesoft™.
Altium expands sales channel partner in Denmark
Altium has appointed a new channel partner in Denmark. EP-TeQ will sell Altium's unified electronics design solution, Altium Designer, and provide training and pre- and post-sales support for regional electronics designers.
Altair’s New Benchmark Web site for RADIOSS Demonstrates Software Scalability, Repeatability & Compares Hardware Vendor Performance
Altair announced today a new Web site (www.altair.com/benchmarks) that allows Altair hardware partners and RADIOSS users to download and run four separate typical RADIOSS models, and then post the results on the Web site, making them available for customers to view.
MathType 6.5 for Windows is now shipping
Adept Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of MathType™ 6.5 for Windows from Design Science.
Visual Solutions brings you sleep solutions
Visual Solutions is working with ResMed to bring an end to sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders.
Bunkspeed Software Adopted by College for Creative Studies
Bunkspeed today announced that Detroit's College for Creative Studies (CCS) has made Bunkspeed applications a main part of its industrial and automotive design instruction.
Arc-Flash-Analytic v3.0 has been granted 100% CLEAN Softpedia award.
Arc-Flash-Analytic v3.0 software for arc flash hazard analysis has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components.
Fluid Flow Simulation Helps Overcome Tough Telecom Thermal Design Challenge
Elma Electronic used FloTHERM thermal simulation software from the Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) to optimize the design of a new Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) platform that is designed to dissipate up to 300 watts in each of its 14 slots. Elma thermal engineers used FloTHERM's capability to automatically run a series of flow simulations while varying various dimensions and other parameters to achieve design goals such as maximizing airflow over the boards. "The optimization of the chassis via thermal simulation studies made it possible to beat competitors to market with a highly innovative product," said Ram Rajan, Thermal Engineer for Elma Electronic.
From Seac02, the world’s first program that transforms and accelerates the creative process
A solution complete and accessible to all, to accompany design professionals through the entire creative process of a new product: from 3D modelling to prototype approval phase. Seac02 announces the launch of LinceoVR 3.0, the world's first program on the market to integrate the functions of Realtime Render for Design Review and Augmented Reality into one product.
Cadac Group introduces Organice Solution Accelerator
The Cadac Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner developing Organice, a SharePoint based engineering document management solution, announces the release of the Organice Solution Accelerator. The Organice Solution Accelerator helps companies to accelerate their SharePoint deployment and to enhance their document management solution with valuable additional functionality.
FlexPro 8 Released
Adept Scientific is pleased to announce the release of Weisang's new version of FlexPro. After three years of development, Weisang has released the new version 8 of its FlexPro analysis and presentation software simultaneously in German and English. The main objective behind the development of FlexPro 8 was to increase developer and end-user productivity.
Airflow Simulation Helps Retrofit Schools for Air Conditioning with Minimum Energy Usage
AECOM consultants used FloVENT computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software from the Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) to determine the viability of and guidelines for the use of thermal displacement ventilation (TDV) for schools in Southern California. AECOM used FloVENT CFD software, which is designed specially for building interior spaces, to simulate the use of TDV in various classroom configurations. TDV demonstrated the ability to provide comfortable classrooms at energy consumption levels considerably lower than conventional air conditioning systems.
Anark Showcases Revolutionary 3D CAD Transformation Platform at COE 2008 Aerospace & Defense Industry Workshop
Anark Corporation today announced it will exhibit at the COE 2008 Aerospace & Defense Industry Workshop, October 27-28, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency, Wichita, Kansas.
Longview Advisors Publish 'The Advent of Visual Manufacturing'
Longview Advisors today announced the release of its latest white paper, The Advent of Visual Manufacturing. The report examines how 3D visualization technology plays a new and profitable role in improving interoperability and communication between engineering and production departments.
Altair Adds Leading Industrial Design Software solidThinking to its HyperWorks Enabled Community
Altair announced today the addition of leading industrial design/styling software solidThinking to its HyperWorks Enabled Community, bringing the total applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 44, including 16 third-party software applications. HyperWorks customers can now download solidThinking 7.6, the latest version of the software launched recently for Windows and Mac users worldwide, along with all other available applications, at zero incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks software license system at www.hyperworkscommunity.com.
Organice AEC webcast part V: SharePoint and collaborative engineering
The Cadac Group has scheduled a series of webcasts around the central theme: bridging the GAP for the AEC. As a solution provider for the AEC and other project driven engineering industries, the Cadac Group is often confronted with companies struggling to create the right conditions for managing their project documents and for collaborating with their project partners. With a series of webcasts, the Cadac Group will address typical needs and challenges in the AEC and provides practical tips and tricks to improve the business process of project driven organizations.
ARC flash hazard analysis the easy to use way
ARCAD is pleased to introduce new ARC FLASH ANALYTIC ( AFA V3.0 ) software program for arc flash and shock hazard analysis. AFA V3.0 has been developed based on NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations as an easy to use and comprehensive tool for calculating arc incident energy, flash protection boundary, determining limited, restricted, prohibited shock approach boundaries and risk category required by N.E.C and OSHA when work is to be performed on or near the energized equipment.
EnSuite Adds Ability to Move Components in Assemblies and Improves Collaboration
CCE has announced that it has added the ability to transform and rotate components in heterogeneous and homogenous assemblies as well as improved markup collaboration capabilities in EnSuite Version 2 – its multi-CAD viewing, translation and productivity software. "In this new version we have raised the bar another notch by providing new capabilities for downstream manipulation of homogeneous or heterogeneous assemblies while also simplifying the process of communicating markup and redlining information by attaching the markup to the CAD file," said Vinay Wagle, V.P. Sales & Marketing for CCE.
Hardware Independent Machine Vision Software - CVB with Image Manager
Common Vision Blox from Stemmer Imaging is an open architecture hardware independent toolkit that supports both PC and embedded smart camera technology. It is acclaimed internationally as having the widest support for cameras and grabbers. It supports classical programming via compilers as well as more modern programming using graphical user interface tools.
EnSuite Adds Ability to Create Heterogeneous Multi-CAD Assemblies
CCE has announced that it has added the ability to create heterogeneous multi-CAD assemblies to EnSuite Version 2 - its multi-CAD viewing, translation and productivity software. This new feature enables users to build an assembly by inserting components from different proprietary and neutral CAD formats such as Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA V4 or V5, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, IGES, STEP and Parasolid.
New Geomagic Studio editions target mechanical design, medical/scientific markets
Geomagic has launched three new Geomagic Studio editions that target specific application needs in mechanical design and medical/scientific markets. Geomagic Studio is the world's leading software for creating accurate 3D digital models from scan data of physical objects.
Flow Simulation Improves Photovoltaic Solar Panel Performance
Schueco, one of the leading producers of photovoltaic panels, used Flomerics' Flovent computational fluid dynamics software to redesign its products to improve their thermal performance so that 15% to 20% more panels can be used in a given space. Today's photovoltaic panels present a major thermal design challenge since every degree Centigrade of temperature rise reduces the power produced by 0.5%. "The CFD results helped us understand exactly how the panels were being heated and guided us as we made major improvements to the design," said Hamid Batoul, Technical Director of Solar Department, Schueco International, Paris, France. "As the first in our industry to perform CFD simulation, we believe that we are now able to provide our customers with substantially higher power output than an equivalent competitive design."
Bunkspeed Unveils HyperMove at SIGGRAPH
Bunkspeed today announced the launch of its new animation tool, HyperMove, at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles.
EnSuite updated with useful tools for Collaboration and Design Validation
CCE has announced a new upgrade to EnSuite Version 2 – its multi-CAD viewing, translation and productivity software. The latest version offers mark-ups and redlining, interference/clearance checking and provides parent and child information for each component in an assembly. "This new upgrade to EnSuite substantially improves the ability of non-CAD users to analyze a design and quickly obtain the information they need to better perform their jobs," says Vinay Wagle, V.P. Sales & Marketing of CCE. "For example, a manufacturing engineer can quickly identify all of the parts in an assembly that fall within a specified clearance in order to verify that a certain manufacturing process can hold the needed tolerances."
Thermal Simulation Helps Design New Telecom Platform That Delivers 40Gbps Bandwidth
Simclar Group used Flomerics' Flotherm thermal simulation software to develop a new platform that goes well beyond the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) 3.0 specification. "Simulation gave me the freedom to consider a wide range of alternative designs by letting me evaluate their performance quickly and at very little cost," said Dave Watson, Thermal Design Team Leader for Simclar Group. "We succeeded in developing a platform that goes well beyond the ATCA 3.0 specification by delivering 40 Gbps backplane bandwidth and 50 CFM airflow per slot with near-perfect airflow distribution."
Harpoon aids Fire and Explosion analysis
Modeling hazardous scenarios has become an essential part of engineering design for Offshore activities. Physical testing can be prohibitively expensive and in some cases impossible so modern Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques are commonly used for the modeling of exhaust plume dispersion, natural and forced ventilation efficiency, flaring, toxic gas releases, fires, explosions and hazardous spills.
Flomerics software used to create first real-time cooling calculator for data centers
Flomerics today announced that APC (American Power Conversion) recently selected Flomerics' Flovent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to develop the world's first real-time cooling calculator for data center design. The calculator computes a cooling performance metric called the capture index that assesses the local airflow around each rack and evaluates cooling performance and the scalability of cooling architecture.
Bottero Chooses Altair HyperWorks Simulation Platform for Development of Glass Production Lines
Altair Engineering announced today that Bottero has selected Altair HyperWorks as their preferred computer-aided engineering suite for the optimization and verification of structural components used in their production lines. Bottero's short-term goals include the introduction of an innovative product line and the development of advanced forming-machine solutions. The company chose HyperWorks because it offers a complete solution for the simulation and optimization of mechanical components.
New Version of solidThinking Industrial Design/Styling Software Launches Globally
Leading industrial design/styling software company solidThinking is launching its latest version for Windows and Mac users worldwide.
Prima Industrie Choose HyperWorks Simulation Platform to Develop 2D Laser Cutting Machines
Altair Engineering, Inc. today announced that Prima Industrie, an Italian developer, manufacturer and provider of high-power laser systems for cutting, welding and drilling three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) parts, will implement the HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) software platform into its design development process. The HyperWorks suite and OptiStruct, the leading design synthesis optimization technology, will be used to optimize existing cutting machines and to develop new 2D machines in the future.
AEG Electric Tools GmbH Creates Cool Power Tools Faster with EFD.Lab Flow Simulation
AEG Electric Tools GmbH, one of the market-leading manufacturers of heavy-duty portable electric power tools for professionals, uses Flomerics EFD.Lab fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for optimizing airflow and cooling effects in their power tools.
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