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Aras Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM
During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras, an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D

3d cad  of all the major 3D CAD formats including Dassault CATIA and  SolidWorks, PTC Creo, Siemens NX ,  JT, and STEP . Thus, 3D content created by CAD can now be converted to standard PDF and then used in work instructions, technical publications, digital mock-up, and more. Various stakeholders can collaborate via 3D measurements, redlines, markups, and 3D comments in those PDF documents. They can hide, show, and isolate components, perform cross-sectioning, and store views as necessary. This nifty

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3D Printing: Fact vs. Fiction


3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it's still in its infancy. I've attended several product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems.

3d cad  Printing: Fact vs. Fiction 3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing ) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it’s still in its infancy. I’ve attended several product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems .   Some impressive showings include ExOne, for its binder jetting technology, currently employed by Ford to create part prototypes, and Read More

Shifts in Payment Models for CAD Deployments


Given the recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo, it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing, and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go

3d cad  In terms of comparing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) offerings, one can put SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor , Solid Edge, and even PTC CoCreate (now Creo/Elements Direct ) in the mid-market category, and Dassault CATIA, Siemens NX , and PTC Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/E ) in the large enterprise category. For the latter, I don’t see subscription or cloud models coming any time soon. The reason for Autodesk to do pay-as-you-go is that it fits with the vendor’s overall strategy in how it targets Read More

Autodesk to Spark Up 3D Printing


Autodesk announces that it will release an open-software for 3-D printing later this year. Find out what this means for 3D printer software vendors and printer makers in P.J.'s post.

3d cad  also have implications for 3D printer software vendors such as Materialise .   Autodesk’s chief executive officer (CEO) Carl Bass calls the printer a mid-market industrial machine, and notes that similar hardware typically costs ~$5,000. Autodesk’s recent strategy has been about empowering the makers—we give you the tool to make it in the virtual world, and also give you the content about how to make it, and now we even give you the capability to physically make it at home.   Autodesk's printer Read More

Autodesk Fusion 360 Cloud CAD Now Available


What was hinted at in late 2012 during the Autodesk University 2012 conference just became a reality—Autodesk has delivered the first cloud-based computer aided design (CAD) software. Autodesk Fusion 360, now generally available, brings together capabilities typically found in separate mechanical, industrial, and conceptual design tools into one easy-to-use cloud-based service (that can be

3d cad  design faster, with secure 3D collaboration, free CAD models, and access to a large community of mechanical engineers. The future will be about folks being able to share, exchange, and sometime even trade their design ideas. Read More

Autodesk Expands Its Visualization Technology Footprint


Autodesk has been making significant investments to enhance its portfolio of visualization and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, primarily by acquiring niche software vendors. In an effort to achieve more depth in its visualization portfolio, Autodesk has acquired PI-VR, a privately held German software vendor that focuses on 3D visualization technology. This acquisition is in line with

3d cad  vendor that focuses on 3D visualization technology. This acquisition is in line with Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping approach that combines design, visualization, and simulation of products in a cost-effective manner. Neither Autodesk nor PI-VR has disclosed the financial details of the acquisition. PI-VR is one of those niche software vendors that has a set of specific solutions important for its specialized customers and is rarely in the mainstream news. Autodesk has indicated that it will continue to Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

3d cad  rather see the live 3D CAD drawings changing dynamically as the options are selected on-the-fly. For 2D drawings, Configure One even has its own embedded CAD module so that customers do not have to acquire expensive and complex supplemental CAD products. Concept Enterprise Configurator is written in Java, runs on Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases, and is mostly deployed on-premises. A hosted option is additionally available, with clients receiving their own (private) application instance, Read More

Field Precision LLC


Field Precision creates advanced finite-element software for electromagnetic fields, charged-particle devices and X-ray science. Our unitized 2D and 3D packages cover a broad range of application areas including high voltage engineering, magnet design, charged-particle devices, permanent magnet assemblies, microwave technology, pulsed power systems, and X-ray imaging. Affordable Basic packages run on any Windows computer. Professional packages with parallel-processing support and unlimited memory access run under 64-bit XP, Vista and Windows 7.

3d cad  Our unitized 2D and 3D packages cover a broad range of application areas including high voltage engineering, magnet design, charged-particle devices, permanent magnet assemblies, microwave technology, pulsed power systems, and X-ray imaging. Affordable Basic packages run on any Windows computer. Professional packages with parallel-processing support and unlimited memory access run under 64-bit XP, Vista and Windows 7. Read More

SolidWorks and IQMS Partner Tightly


IQMS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) vendor that tries to deliver as much native functionality as possible. But computer-aided design (CAD) and product data management (PDM) are highly specialist capabilities. To that end, IQMS has just released its SolidWorks PDM add-in. With more than two million license on the market, SolidWorks is an

3d cad  market,  SolidWorks is an established 3D CAD application owned by Dassault Systèmes . Manufacturers use SolidWorks rendering tools to create, simulate, publish, and manage product data, parts, and tools. From within the SolidWorks menu (without the need for a separate CAD-ERP linking program), users can link parts, tools, and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), and project management and Read More

Aras Innovator 9.4 Release Is Available


Aras, the enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced download availability of the latest release of the Aras Innovator PLM platform and solution suite. The new 9.4 release features a series of computer-aided design (CAD)–focused enhancements for superior multi-CAD management performance. Additional highlights include enablement of

3d cad  Innovator 9.4 Release Is Available Aras , the enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced download  availability of the latest release of the Aras Innovator PLM platform and solution suite . The new 9.4 release features a series of computer-aided design (CAD)–focused enhancements for superior multi-CAD management performance. Additional highlights include enablement of the TRUaras secure cloud-based file exchange (leveraging Read More

Vero Software


Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries.

3d cad  Software Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries. Read More

Infor Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition


Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate

3d cad  Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate systems. EAM OpenCAD supports both DWG (Autodesk Read More

Should SAP Buy PTC?




3d cad  Right Hemisphere’s 2D and 3D viewing and publishing capability had  been deployed for SAP PLM 7.0. According to SAP, markup will also be available in a near release SAP PLM 7.1. Will all these integration efforts be enough? Not for everyone, but probably a good portion of customers will say yes. Another worry about the acquisition is knowledge integration. SAP has been very successful in transactional processes. It might be overwhelmed by the richness of the product knowledge domain if it acquires Read More

In Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes


Can PLM technologies help build a more sustainable future for organizations? This article discusses the relationship between PLM and sustainable development, using major PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes as an example.

3d cad  the vision to promote 3D as a common communication tool and to expand 3D technologies to a much wider range of users Introduced by Bruno Delahaye, vice president (VP) of ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes’ strategy on sustainability is consistent with the above-mentioned three-level offerings: 1.  Eco Create : based on Dassault Systèmes’ strengths in product design, the Eco Create level strives for helping customers design products that are more material efficient, durable, optimized, compliant, and Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

3d cad  centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that  product lifecycle management (PLM)  solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart computer-aided design Read More