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Maplesoft Adds MapleSim CAD Toolbox

Maplesoft Adds MapleSim CAD Toolbox

Maplesoft has released the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, an add-on that allows engineers to bring their designs directly into MapleSim. By being able to import models, the company states, users can learn how their designs will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system and apply advanced analysis tools for optimization.

Capabilities of the MapleSim CAD Toolbox include feature detection, letting users add points of interest and coordinate frames between separate bodies. It can handle files from Inventor, NX, SOLIDWORKS as well as STEP and STL file formats. Models can be saved to the MapleSim Server, making file sharing easier across engineering teams.

“Today’s complex engineering designs involve components from many different domains, and these are often designed using different tools, often resulting in problems at system integration time. With MapleSim and the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, engineers now have the means to examine how their mechanical designs work as part of the complete system, in advance,” says Paul Goossens, vice president, Engineering Solutions at Maplesoft. “They can detect and correct problems at the virtual prototyping stage, long before expensive prototypes are built. Even better, with the deeper understanding of the interactions of their overall system, they can make performance-enhancing, cost-saving optimizations, resulting in better products for them and their customers.”

For more information, visit Maplesoft.

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

TraceParts Launches Certified Onshape App

TraceParts Launches Certified Onshape App

TraceParts has released a 3DX Certified Models application for Onshape’s beta App Store. This app, according to the company, lets users access hundreds of millions of free standard and supplier-certified 3D models directly from Onshape.

According to a company press release, once the 3DX Certified Models app is added, users can find products from over 400 leading suppliers by graphically navigating to specific products, using tag based product search, or search across multiple certified catalogs. Selected parts provide a real-time 3D product preview and a summary of BOM (bill of materials) attributes.

“For the first time ever both 3D CAD and a 3D content library live together in a single Web browser window,” said Jon Hirschtick, Onshape founder and chairman. “Onshape users can choose from hundreds of millions of 3DX Certified Models and bring them directly into Onshape with one click. We are very excited to be working once again with longtime CAD leader Bob Noftle and the TraceParts team.”

For more information, visit TraceParts.

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

Quocirca Releases Cloud Security Study

Quocirca Releases Cloud Security Study

A recent study conducted by Quocirca states that security is one of the top concerns of organizations when moving to the cloud. However, the study also states that 50% of reluctant companies do have confidence in cloud security protocols.

Cloud businesses tend to have more infrastructure to build secure data centers that are independently audited and do adhere to industry standards.

“The trick to getting your data to the cloud, and all of the advantages it can provide, is ensuring your data integrity during the migration,” says Ed Clark, COO of LinkTek. Clark continued, “One of the hidden or at least overlooked issues during a migration is file links throughout your documents. If those links are broken during the move, user productivity can suffer and a ton of time can be wasted.”

For more information, visit Quocirca and LinkTek.

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

Arena Solutions Supports IoT Product Capabilities

Arena Solutions Supports IoT Product Capabilities

Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud-based PLM (product lifecycle management) applications, has highlighted that more than 100 customers are already using Arena PLM for incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities into products.

For products, companies must collaborate closely, create a single version of a product design, easily communicate and visually analyze key performance indicators.

Some current companies using Arena PLM for IoT are i4c Innovations and Totus Solutions.

According to the company, i4c Innovations is improving product cycle time by up to 25%; speeding engineering change order cycle time by more than 75%; reducing scrap rework by up to 50%; and increasing supply chain collaboration.

Totus Solutions, a provider of security lighting systems, is using Arena to accelerate engineering change order by up to 100%; cut scrap and rework in half; and increase supply chain collaboration.

“The Internet of Things represents a tectonic shift for new product possibilities in nascent and moribund enterprises alike. Those who do not draft this movement’s momentum and investigate how PLM can greatly enhance their ability to release high-quality products faster in this newfound and more complex world do so at their own peril,” said Kent Killmer, vice president of Marketing at Arena. “With Arena’s cloud-based PLM, organizations can incorporate IoT into their products, reducing cost, improving quality and collapsing time to market.”

For more information, visit Arena.

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

CD-adapco Releases SPEED v10.06

CD-adapco Releases SPEED v10.06

CD-adapco, a provider of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software, has released SPEED v10.06, the latest version of its electric machine design solution. This iteration, the company states, offers more tools for intelligent and automated electric machine design.

Version 10.06 has tighter integration with HEEDS MDO, enhanced design exploration capabilities and a number of refinements and bug fixes. These include:

  • New windage, friction and stray loss calculations.
  • A more user-friendly node distribution dialog in the GDF editor. This enables new node creation on distribution based on actual geometry.

“This release marks a first step towards fully automated multidisciplinary design exploration for electric machines,” said Markus Anders, Electric Machine Sector Manager, CD-adapco. “By providing a closer link between SPEED and HEEDS MDO, we enable our customers to take full advantage of both the efficient design space exploration strategies available in HEEDS MDO and the cutting-edge electric machine analysis technologies they are already using in SPEED.”

For more information, visit CD-adapco.

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

EnOcean Alliance Exhibits at CES 2016

EnOcean Alliance Exhibits at CES 2016

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the EnOcean Alliance will showcase its advancements and partnerships with other Internet of Things (IoT) associations. The EnOcean Alliance is working towards developing an interoperable, standard-crossing communication platform connecting smart devices and home.

During CES, visitors can see the following collaborations:

  • ZigBee Alliance – With their work, the two industry leading organizations combine the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0 for worldwide applications.
  • AllSeen Alliance – The Smart EnOcean Gateway from Digital Concepts connects the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard with IP for integration into the AllJoyn communication framework.
  • Open Interconnect Consortium – The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and the EnOcean Alliance partner to deliver seamless, interoperable connectivity for the Internet of Things. The two organizations and its members work together to enable self-powered wireless solutions using the OIC interoperable specification framework for industry-crossing communication in the IoT.

Several EnOcean Alliance members will also be exhibition. Among them are NodOn and Ubiant/Advisen.

“Thanks to our cooperation with strong partners, we build the basis to directly connect battery-less sensor solutions to ZigBee 3.0 or the Internet and thus to open IoT platforms. The user doesn’t need to care about the technology used by the single components but can benefit of a seamless connectivity in his smart home – the main concept of the IoT,” says Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.

For more information, visit the EnOcean Alliance.

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

Hexagon Metrology Rebrands

Hexagon Metrology Rebrands

Hexagon Metrology, a provider of 3D scanning and measurement technology, has rebranded itself as Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. This change aligns the business more closely with Hexagon’s overall strategy to offer software-centric measurement technology, the company states.

“The approach of our business is to listen to customers and evolve to meet their needs, and our rebrand is the next stage of this evolution,” says Norbert Hanke, president and CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Manufacturers need to work with speed and confidence, which is why they prefer integrated systems and single-supplier solutions that give them the process efficiency they need to compete and lead their industries.

“As Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we are ideally positioned to support these aspirations. We have moved beyond the isolated data capture of traditional metrology, enabling customers to analyze and leverage data for more informed decision making – sensing, thinking and acting, as we call it. We intend to focus our research on connecting these capabilities to offer customers a closed-loop manufacturing approach where quality drives productivity, as well as continuing to develop our core competencies in dimensional metrology.”

For more information, visit Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

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

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