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OriginLab Releases Origin 2016

OriginLab Releases Origin 2016

OriginLab, a provider of data analysis and graphing software, has released Origin and OriginPro 2016.

Part of this release are new Apps in Origin, an updated Color Chooser, Smart Plotting with Cloneable Templates and Batch Analysis. Users can also create professional report with Microsoft Word templates, manage layers and data plots in a graph with the dockable Object Manager and send graphs to PowerPoint.

“We are excited to introduce Apps in Origin. As a mature product, accumulating over 20 years of user feedback on Origin, it gets to a point where introduction of new features is often lost amid the ocean of existing features. Customers frequently tell us that they use just five percent of the software. Going forward, OriginLab can put standalone features into Apps, so users can decide what features they need to add to their Origin installation. Apps can be updated independently, so bug fixes for Apps can be timely as there will no longer be the need to wait for another version of Origin. Apps are also more visible as they are managed on our File Exchange website. Apps can also be developed by the Origin user community,” says C.P. Yang, founder and CEO, OriginLab.

For more information, visit OriginLab.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

PTC to Acquire Kepware

PTC to Acquire Kepware

PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kepware, a software development company that offers communications connectivity to industrial automation environments.

According to PTC, Kepware’s KEPServerEX will become a strategic component of the PTC ThingWorx IoT technology platform. Once the companies’ products are integrated, machine data will be able to be aggregated into the PTC ThingWorx platform, integrated with a wide array of internal and external information, and then automatically analyzed using ThingWorx machine learning capabilities. The integration will allow organizations to gain tremendous enterprise-wide insight and to proactively optimize mission-critical processes – enabling them to improve operational performance, quality, and time to market, a press release states.

“PTC is committed to helping manufacturers, infrastructure operators, and others realize the enormous value inherent in the Internet of Things,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “With this acquisition, we will gain entry into heterogeneous factory and operating environments with robust technology, an impressive list of customers, and a high-quality, profitable company with incredibly talented employees.”

For more information, visit PTC.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

CD-adapco Announces STAR-CCM+ v10.06

CD-adapco Announces STAR-CCM+ v10.06

CD-adapco, a provider of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software, has released STAR-CCM+ v10.06. This version, the company states, has Computational Rheology and several updates for user experience.

Computational Rheology, according to a company press release, expands STAR-CCM+’s scope of applications and targets problems with dominant viscous and viscoelastic effects. Types of issues that can be addressed include flow in static mixers, flow into containers, pumping slurries with heat generation and extrusions. The capability is build on the same finite element has Computational Solid Mechanics from v10.04.

“Computational Rheology allows our customers to find solutions for a whole new category of applications ranging from extrusions to polymer and material processing, and they will benefit from this new technology without requiring an additional license,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of Product Management, CD-adapco, “Of course, this new capability is accessible from their familiar and single STAR-CCM+ user interface, leveraging all other STAR-CCM+ features from the geometry to the solution.”

Also added to STAR-CCM+ v10.06 is the ability to perform two-way fluid-structure coupling as well as compute thermal stresses and strains. For user experience, there is new interface for the Manual Surface Repair tool, helping users save time while performing manual repair of triangulated surfaces.

For more information, visit CD-adapco.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

GE Ventures, Autodesk Invest in Optomec

GE Ventures, Autodesk Invest in Optomec

Optomec, a provider of additive manufacturing production systems, has received strategic investments from GE Ventures and Autodesk. The funds, according to the company, will further development, promotion and deployment of Optomec’s proprietary solution for production applications.

Optomec supports additive manufacturing in areas such as 3D-printed sensors, advanced electronics packaging and 3D-printed metal. The goal of the company’s collaborations with GE and Autodesk is to reduce barriers of additive manufacturing adoption.

“The Spark Investment Fund aims to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing and we believe a connected ecosystem between hardware and software is key in spurring innovation and collaboration,” said Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, Consumer and 3D Printing, Autodesk. “We’re excited to have a shared vision with Optomec in enabling additive manufacturing technology to be seamlessly integrated into conventional production platforms to advance the overall design and fabrication process.”

For more information, visit Optomec.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 6

Luxion Releases KeyShot 6

Luxion has released Keyshot 6 which, according to the company, brings even more speed and simplicity to creating high-quality visuals.

Version 6 includes improved workflow efficiency, greater material control and feature enhancements. Capabilities for evaluating geometry have also been added.

For design, Keyshot 6 has several new lighting modes powered by a new algorithm, real-time region render, multi-layer PSD still rendering and active Scene Set saving.

Material Graph is now available for greater material control. With the material graph, users can open a separate window to display materials, textures and labels as nodes in a graph to visualize connections. Also added is material animation and occlusion procedural.

Geometric views are now a party of Keyshot, which provides an additional camera viewpoint, 1;1 animation playback and camera path animation control. The updated Geometry Editor lets users split surfaces, calculate vertex normals, separate individual surfaces and close open boundaries.

Feature control now offers new plugins for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D. Panoramic camera animations are also available.

For more information, visit Luxion.

Matereality Software Releases Version 9

Matereality Software Releases Version 9

Matereality has released version 9 of its flagship materials management software. This update, according to the company, helps users streamline materials-related tasks for different roles in an enterprise. It includes master file management with integration to Altair HyperWorks, ANSYS Workbench, Abaqus/CAE and PTC Creo.

A new authoring interface has been added to the Data Grids function to let users fill in data gaps as they discover them. Data can now be integrated through the Dataloader Module via a Property Grid view. For the enterprise version, users can access an expanded materials specification management module and create application-specific materials.

For CAE users, Matereality has updated its CAE Modeler for direct file upload from the CAE Model grid. With this tool, engineers can upload and catalog simulation material files either singly or collectively.

The company has also added new data processing, analytics and statistical tools. Analysts can now create models of reasonable complexity, such as hyperelastic equations and non-Newtonian viscosity models. The Analyzer module can now compute statistical variance on numeric data and sophisticated error-banding for curve data.

For more information, visit Matereality.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Rogue Wave Software Updates CodeDynamics

Rogue Wave Software Updates CodeDynamics

Rogue Wave Software has launched the new release of CodeDynamics, expanding the reach of multithread debugging for the high-performance computing (HPC) environment within the commercial market.

Based on TotalView for HPC, CodeDynamics offers deep thread control, reverse debugging and advanced data visualization features. According to the company, it is suited for enterprises that need performance, scalability and high-availability.

“The use for large-scale data modeling and analytics is growing, driving the adoption of technologies traditionally reserved for HPC into new enterprise and industrial applications,” said Marty Bakal, principal product manager at Rogue Wave. “The need is the same: extremely fast systems, highly optimized code, and innovative algorithms — all requirements for big data and similar computing solutions in financial, energy, science, government, and other commercial services.”

Beyond CodeDynamics, Rogue Wave will also release TotalView for HPC 8.15.10 several days before this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15). This version of TotalView has support for Linux PowerLE, NVIDIA CUDA (compute unified device architecture) 7.5, additional compilers and improvements for C++11.

For more information, visit Rogue Wave Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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