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Best Practices for 3D Printing From Home Best Practices for 3D Printing From Home
By Dan Kirchgessner and Jake Kapusta, Formlabs Formlabs shares tips on setting up your 3D printing workspace, your 3D printing workflow & working remotely with your team and safety considerations.
Understanding SOLIDWORKS Toolbox and Smart Part Understanding SOLIDWORKS Toolbox and Smart Part
By Danny Lopez, Trimech SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is a library of fasteners and supplier standard components and provides easy access to your frequently used parts.
BOXX Delivers HPC Right In the Comfort of Your Home BOXX Delivers HPC Right In the Comfort of Your Home
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor BOXX Technologies recently announced BOXX Cloud Services, a pay-as-you go service that offers a high-performance workstation in the cloud, hosted by BOXX.
MORE CAD & Tech Conference Updates MORE CAD & Tech Conference Updates
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Update! Autodesk University will be held virtually along with 3DEXPERIENCE Forum, PTC LiveWorx and Siemens' Realize LIVE.
SOLIDWORKS 2021 Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS 2021 Sneak Peek
By Kurt Anliker, DS SOLIDWORKS Possibilities for the next release include enhancements such as Sheetmetal Curved Edge Flange, Silhouette Defeature and Blended Curvature-based Mesh.
Bridging CAD/PLM and SCM Graphics Bridging CAD/PLM and SCM Graphics
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President ConnectPress President Dan Raker discusses how KISTERS enables engineering data mobility regardless of the source or destination brands.
3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Is HERE! Catch the Live Stream
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See what's in store and what's new for 3DEXPERIENCE World, formerly SOLIDWORKS World, taking place in Nashville, Tenn. this week!
3D Printing-What's Hot and What's Not 3D Printing-What's Hot and What's Not
Compiled by ConnectPress Says Tony Riggs and Tyler Reid from the GoEngineer VAR team. See what's hot and what's not in 3D printing, in this interview.
Design Trends: What's In, What's Overrated? Design Trends: What's In, What's Overrated?
Compiled by ConnectPress CIMdata's Stan Przybylinski says generative design solutions have evolved and are ready for prime time. Find out what software he thinks is overrated.
What's New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020
By Michael Buchli, Dassault Systemes Learn about the new CAM features, including Probing Routines, Tab Cutting, Customize for Personal Preferences and more.
Benchmarking SOLIDWORKS for Better Performance Benchmarking SOLIDWORKS for Better Performance
By SOLIDWORKS Before you buy a new workstation consider running the SPECapc benchmark and analyze results when running SOLIDWORKS.
What's New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020
By Michael Buchli, Dassault Systemes Learn about the new CAM features, including Probing Routines, Tab Cutting, Customize for Personal Preferences and more.
What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Livestream Now On Demand What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Livestream Now On Demand
By Dassault Systemes See the livestream, and hear from SOLIDWORKS product managers about what's new, including improved performance, streamlined workflows and more.
Take Advantage of SOLIDWORKS 2020 with Subscription Services
By Dassault Systemes With the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2020 here's a refresher on all things included with your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services membership.
An Interview with Adaptive on PLM and ERP An Interview with Adaptive on PLM and ERP
Compiled by ConnectPress Adaptive Corporation's John Gable discusses trends affecting the need for both PLM and ERP systems, including mechatronics, Industry 4.0 and more.
Turn Your Sketch Into Parts in a Snap with SOLIDNAPKIN Turn Your Sketch Into Parts in a Snap with SOLIDNAPKIN
By GoEngineer With the SOLIDNAPKIN app users can turn their hand sketch into parts, and even assemblies, at the office, at home, or out with a customer.
Will a Part Fit on Printer? Find Out Fast with New Features Will a Part Fit on Printer? Find Out Fast with New Features
By Mark Rushton, SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS xDesign, the 3D parametric modeling App built on the 3DEXPERIENCE, now features a new library of 3D printer build volumes.
Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xShape Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xShape
By Wayne White, Trimech SOLIDWORKS xShape gives users the ability to create complex, non-prismatic shapes quickly and intuitively. Trimech's Wayne White as the highlights.
SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7 SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7
By Jeff Setzer, GSC GSC's Jeff Setzer makes the case on why it's time to update to Windows 10.
What Hardware Should I Choose for SOLIDWORKS?
By Solid Solutions Watch this video from Solid Solutions to learn what considerations you'll need to make, whether that is graphics cards, hard-drives, processors or RAM.
Five Things You Can Do in SIMULIA Structural Simulation Five Things You Can Do in SIMULIA Structural Simulation
See what's new in SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer, including the ability to solve more complex non-linear analysis faster, multitask and more.
SOLIDWORKS 2020 in the Works SOLIDWORKS 2020 in the Works
Compiled by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor At SOLIDWORKS World last month attendees got a preview of the next version of SOLIDWORKS. See what's in store!
BIG News from SOLIDWORKS World 2019! BIG News from SOLIDWORKS World 2019!
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor This year Dassault Systemes got bold and changed SOLIDWORKS World's name to 3DEXPERIENCE World and introduced 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS.
See What's Shaking at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor This week attendees will hear from NASA Astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin, get a glimpse of SOLIDWORKS 2020, and more. See what's in store!
Design & Manufacturing Trends in 2019 & Beyond Design & Manufacturing Trends in 2019 & Beyond
Compiled by ConnectPress Generative design, artificial intelligence, robots. See what Autodesk CEO and President and VP of Research of CIMdata have to say about 2019.
4 Ways to Visualize a SOLIDWORKS Model 4 Ways to Visualize a SOLIDWORKS Model
By AMD Learn about the tools for visualizing SOLIDWORKS models, including SOLIDWORKS Viewport (Shaded With Edges) and Radeon ProRender for SOLIDWORKS.
Make an Impression with Raytraced Rendering in SOLIDWORKS Make an Impression with Raytraced Rendering in SOLIDWORKS
By AMD SOLIDWORKS users can create photorealistic renderings with PhotoView360 and SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and AMD offers a third, FREE, option.
3 Easy Paths from SOLIDWORKS to VR 3 Easy Paths from SOLIDWORKS to VR
By AMD Read how using Virtual Reality (VR) in design and manufacturing is now more accessible, affordable AND easy with SOLIDWORKS 2019 and AMD.
Boost Performance in Your SOLIDWORKS Large Assemblies Boost Performance in Your SOLIDWORKS Large Assemblies
By AMD Learn how you can take advantage of the new SOLIDWORKS 2019 graphics engine with the AMD Radeon Pro GPU, when working with large assemblies.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 VISUALIZATION & VR GUIDE SOLIDWORKS 2019 VISUALIZATION & VR GUIDE
By AMD With SOLIDWORKS 2019 users now have several options to experience designs in an immersive environment at a real-world scale.
Disruption Is Here in Automotive- Are You Ready? Disruption Is Here in Automotive- Are You Ready?
By ANSYS Read this article to see how simulation technology pervasively addresses disruptive automotive technologies.
Disruption in Aerospace and Defense Is Here: Are You Ready? Disruption in Aerospace and Defense Is Here: Are You Ready?
By ANSYS See how A & D companies are using simulation to evaluate thousands of product scenarios and overcome barriers to get products to market faster.
Creating Value When PLM and ERP Work Together Creating Value When PLM and ERP Work Together
By John MacKrell, CIMdata John MacKrell of CIMdata explains the necessary strategy for bringing PLM, ERP, and MES together to form a complete product realization strategy.
Simulation for Everyone! Experts and Non-experts Alike Simulation for Everyone! Experts and Non-experts Alike
By Robert Farrell, Rev-Sim.Org Robert Farrell makes the case on the benefits of putting computer-aided engineering tools in the hands of non-expert analysts too.
Does Your SMB Need PLM? Does Your SMB Need PLM?
By Lynn Manning, Parker Group Lynn Manning talks to Adaptive's Jon Gable and Razorleaf's Jonathan Scott about if PLM is practical for SMB's and if they should adopt.
Gain Access to 3D Printing, CNC and More Resources Gain Access to 3D Printing, CNC and More Resources
By Fred Zobel, Computer Aided Technology Marketplace Make is a utility for sourcing out 3D Manufacturing for your models, or for getting your name out there as a service provider.
8 Myths About ANSYS Discovery Live 8 Myths About ANSYS Discovery Live
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress This article looks at misconceptions about analysis and simulation software, such as ANSYS Discovery Live, is only for specialists.
Why Distributed Data Management is Important
By Barbara Schmitz Learn about SOLIDWORKS Manage, which combines the ease of use and familiar Windows Explorer interface of SOLIDWORKS PDM.
What If You Could Render 10x Faster? What If You Could Render 10x Faster?
By Brian Hillner, DS SOLIDWORKS Well you can with the this brand new super feature, called the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Denoiser, coming to SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 SP3!
Top Ten User Requests & Preview of SOLIDWORKS 2019 Top Ten User Requests & Preview of SOLIDWORKS 2019
By Randy Simmons, CATI Take a look at the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List, and get a glimpse of some of the enhancements coming in SOLIDWORKS 2019 in this post from CATI.
Is there Still a Place for Classroom-based Training? Is there Still a Place for Classroom-based Training?
By Paul Burden, ASCENT Center for Technical Knowledge ASCENT's Paul Burden thinks so. When you do consider eLearning offerings there are factors to consider when evaluating. Learn more.
Wrapping Your Head Around AR, VR and Mixed Reality-Literally
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress ConnectPress speaks with ESI, Elysium, Virtalis and Theorem Solutions about the company's solutions and use of AR and VR in product design and AEC.
The SOLIDWORKS PDM User Experience The SOLIDWORKS PDM User Experience
By Brian Dalton, GoEngineer SOLIDWORKS PDM looks just like the Windows environment users are used to. GoEngineer's Brian Dalton takes a look at some of the capabilities.
What They Didn't Teach You in School about Heat Transfer What They Didn't Teach You in School about Heat Transfer
By Mentor Graphics See how Mentor Graphics CAD-embedded CFD solution FloEFD provides a complete environment for performing heat-transfer and fluid flow evaluation.
Check Out the New ANSYS Discovery Live's Geometry Modeling Check Out the New ANSYS Discovery Live's Geometry Modeling
By ANSYS ANSYS Discovery Live offers a full set of geometry tools enabling you to create virtually any 3D CAD file or import and edit 3D CAD and STL files.
How to Configure Your SOLIDWORKS 2018 Workstation How to Configure Your SOLIDWORKS 2018 Workstation
By Joe Pizzini, BOXX The experts at BOXX share a quick guide to choosing the right processors, SSDs, graphics, memory so you can take full advantage of SOLIDWORKS 2018.
Get Your FREE Trial of ANSYS' New Discovery Live! Get Your FREE Trial of ANSYS' New Discovery Live!
By ANSYS See how this simulation software provides real-time simulation and its intuitive interface makes it easy for any engineer to learn and use.
Why the HP Z2 Mini Is Cool and Why You Should Bundle Now! Why the HP Z2 Mini Is Cool and Why You Should Bundle Now!
By ConnectPress and HP CP Members don't miss out on this exclusive bundle, including the HP Z2 Mini Workstation and SOLIDWORKS Premium from HP and ConnectPress.
Using SpaceClaim for 3D Printing Preparation Using SpaceClaim for 3D Printing Preparation
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Learn how to prepare files for 3D printing without having to become an expert in specialized software, how to shrinkwrap faceted models and more.
The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Mentor Graphics This paper debunks 10 excuses to avoid using general-purpose CFD software to solve Navier-Stokes equations, and how it can improve product performance.
Save CPU Time and Increase Simulation Throughput Save CPU Time and Increase Simulation Throughput
By Mentor Graphics This 20 minute presentation by Mentor Graphics will demonstrate how to replace a complex sheet metal structure of a heat exchanger with a porous media.
JPR Compares Dell Model to @Xi Mobile Workstation JPR Compares Dell Model to @Xi Mobile Workstation
By Robert Dow, Jon Peddie Research JPR compares @Xi Computer's @Xi PowerGo 15/7 mobile workstation to the Dell Precision 5510. What do they think? Find out here!
Got 20 Minutes? See ANSYS AIM in Action Got 20 Minutes? See ANSYS AIM in Action
By ANSYS If you're a design engineer hesitant to learn engineering simulation software then this short session is for you. See how easty it is in ANSYS 18.1.
ANSYS AIM Streamlines Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design ANSYS AIM Streamlines Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design
By ANSYS ANSYS AIM provides all of the physical models and simulation tools needed to diagnose and optimize a heat exchanger within a single user interface.
Zero-post Processing with Rize's APD Technology Zero-post Processing with Rize's APD Technology
By Rize This paper will define Rize's one-of-a-kind Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD), how it works and describe the advantages of the technology.
Rize One 3D Printer Speeds Part Turnaround 20% Rize One 3D Printer Speeds Part Turnaround 20%
By Rize A global consumer packaged goods manufacturer compared the part turnaround speed and costs of their Stratasys Fortus and Rize One 3D printers.
3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing 3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing
By Rize Industry expert, Todd Grimm, interviewed six global manufacturers to learn the impact of post-processing on time, cost, quality, and more.
Are You Using DfX Practices? Are You Using DfX Practices?
By ConnectPress and HCL Technologies This spring ConnectPress and Geometric (now part of HCL Technologies) surveyed readers to see how they were deploying Design for X (DfX) practices.
The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond
By Rize Rize's Julie Reece discusses market potential for 3D printers to enable new direct manufacturing applications beyond the additive manufacturing lab.
ANSYS AIM Simplifies Simulation of LED Fixtures ANSYS AIM Simplifies Simulation of LED Fixtures
By ANSYS Thermal management of LED fixtures can be complicated by the multiple physics involved. See how ANYS AIM can simplify this process.
Democratizing Computational Fluid Dynamics Democratizing Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Mentor Graphics This paper looks at why CFD technology has a low uptake to being utilized by designers and has been reserved for engineers and how to overcome that.
7 Tips to Increase Productivity by Frontloading CFD 7 Tips to Increase Productivity by Frontloading CFD
By Mentor Graphics Read this paper by Mentor to see how to achieve the full benefits of frontloading CFD, including a successful implementation and early assessments.
ANSYS 18 Innovations - Signal Integrity, Power & EMI ANSYS 18 Innovations - Signal Integrity, Power & EMI
By ANSYS In this webinar learn about enhancements for the Chip-Package-System workflow to address design challenges in power and signal integrity, and ESD.
ANSYS AIM Streamlines Fatigue Analysis in a Single Interface ANSYS AIM Streamlines Fatigue Analysis in a Single Interface
By ANSYS ANSYS AIM is an excellent tool for gas cylinder design because it integrates structural analysis, fatigue life prediction and parametric design tools.
Webinar On Electronics Cooling Simulation in ANSYS 18 Webinar On Electronics Cooling Simulation in ANSYS 18
By ANSYS This webinar covers importing chip thermal models (CTM) from ANSYS RedHawk to ANSYS Icepak for thermal analysis of the complete IC, package and PCB.
Integrating PLM is Not a One-size-fits-all Approach
By Razorleaf Razorleaf provides 3 approaches to PLM integration, including an introduction to CLOVER, Razorleaf's integration platform, in this on-demand webinar.
Democratizing Analysis with ANSYS Icepak Democratizing Analysis with ANSYS Icepak
By ANSYS Traditionally the design engineer would have to pass the design to the mechanical/thermal engineer. ANSYS Iwave solves this issue.
Electronic PCB and Package Thermal Stress Analysis Electronic PCB and Package Thermal Stress Analysis
By ANSYS This paper explains the challenges and opportunities in preparing ECAD geometries for use with solvers associated with MCAD geometries.
Chip-Package-System Analysis Techniques for Thermal Design Chip-Package-System Analysis Techniques for Thermal Design
By ANSYS ANSYS' latest release (R17) adds significant improvements in the area of predicting thermal responses for system design early in the design cycle.
Accurately Predict Performance of Printed Circuit Boards Accurately Predict Performance of Printed Circuit Boards
By ANSYS This paper presents a reference design flow for solving electrical, thermal and mechanical challenges of PCB's using simulation tools from ANSYS.

Learn How Better PLM Integration Leads to Better Business
By Razorleaf and Tech-Clarity In this webinar series Razorleaf and Tech-Clarity share best practices for PLM integration and survey findings. Listen on-demand and join April 25th.
Why Is CFD So Difficult to Democratize? Why Is CFD So Difficult to Democratize?
By Keith Hanna and Ivo Weinhold of Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics discusses the complications and eight approaches and enabling technologies that the CFD industry is employing to address this.
5 Habits of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users 5 Habits of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users
By Melissa Polley, GSA GSC polled some of its power users to see what helped them break bad habits and increase efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.
Did Your Request Make the List for SW 2018 Top Ten? Did Your Request Make the List for SW 2018 Top Ten?
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Top user requests for SOLIDWORKS 2018 revealed at SOLIDWORKS World included a Sub-D modeling tool and allow zero thickness geometry.
Intuitive Tools Bring Efficiency to Reverse Engineering Intuitive Tools Bring Efficiency to Reverse Engineering
By ANSYS SpaceClaim See for yourself how ANSYS SpaceClaim offers intuitive tools that are simple to use and how to solve reverse engineering challenges with ease.
ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development
By ANSYS SpaceClaim See how with SpaceClaim users can produce better responses to RFPs, bid more accurately and increase business win ratio by up to 50%.
ANSYS in ACTION: A Simple 3D Tool for Fast, Flexible Design ANSYS in ACTION: A Simple 3D Tool for Fast, Flexible Design
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Watch this video to see how to autosurface any STL for rapid reverse engineering create, edit and prepare models for 3D printing and more.
The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM
Compiled by ConnectPress This report discloses ConnectPress survey results on the Internet of Things, along with examples of industry adoption and overcoming barriers.
Next Top Modeler- What's Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2018? Next Top Modeler- What's Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2018?
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor At SOLIDWORKS World word was a new Assembly Load Progress Bar, Tab and Slot feature, Generative Design and more. What are you looking forward to?
A Glimpse of the 19th Annual SOLIDWORKS World A Glimpse of the 19th Annual SOLIDWORKS World
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor A few updates from the event include a new SOLIDWORKS CAM add-in, new E Courses available on MySolidWorks, and this year's user group winners.
The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value
Compiled by ConnectPress This paper looks at how automotive, aerospace and AEC industries are utilizing 3D printing, along with ConnectPress member results from our survey.
Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT? Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT?
By Jordan Reynolds, Kalypso Jordan Reynolds of Kalypso says industrial business leaders should take a structured three-part approach to evaluating their IIoT investments.
What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017? What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017?
Compiled by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ConnectPress talked to Tony Glockler of SolidProfessor, Carl Smith of IMAGINiT and Stan Przybylinski of CIMdata to get their take on emerging trends.
SmartCells- Enabling Fast & Accurate CFD SmartCells- Enabling Fast & Accurate CFD
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics explains how SmartCells in FloEFD simulation software can reduce simulation time by 65% compared to traditional CFD tools.
ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Fatigue on a Bicycle Frame ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Fatigue on a Bicycle Frame
By ANSYS Join this 20-minute on-demand webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can make evaluating these options virtually fast and easy.
ANSYS in ACTION: Pressure Drop Through a Valve ANSYS in ACTION: Pressure Drop Through a Valve
By ANSYS Watch this on-demand webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can help make simulations for valve selection easy and straightforward in just 20 min.
ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections & Tightening ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections & Tightening
By ANSYS Simulating bolted connections enables you to accurately determine the structural performance before you invest time and money in physical prototypes.
Webinar: GE Digital and Dell Discuss Connected Products Webinar: GE Digital and Dell Discuss Connected Products
By Dell Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about using industrial embedded PCs to collect IoT data, and tools for connecting data sources to analytics.
Part Quality, Print Speed & Simplicity Matter in 3D Printing Part Quality, Print Speed & Simplicity Matter in 3D Printing
By 3D Systems Watch this webinar to learn why three buying criteria are critical considerations when evaluating a professional 3D printer for concept modeling and design.
See the Top 10 SOLIDWORKS 2017 Features in Action
By Rod Mackay, Javelin Technologies Javelin shares videos on SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, improved large assembly performance, renderings and animations, PDM enhancements and more.
How Do ISV's Rank on the Simulation Scale? How Do ISV's Rank on the Simulation Scale?
By Stan Przybylinski, VP of Research, CIMdata, Inc. CIMdata reports on revenue by top analysis & simulation software vendors. See how Dassault, Siemens and Autodesk rank compared to ANSYS and Mentor.
Additive Manufacturing Aids for Jigs and Fixtures Additive Manufacturing Aids for Jigs and Fixtures
By Stratasys Watch this on-demand webinar to see how manufacturing companies like Volvo Truck are using 3D printed jigs and fixtures for increased productivity.
How Do You Measure Workstation Performance-Benchmark It How Do You Measure Workstation Performance-Benchmark It
By Bob Cramblitt, SPECapc Whether your an IT manager for a large company or a small design shop it's likely that graphics and workstation performance affects your bottom line.
Webinar: Integrating Simulation and Process in PDM-PLM Webinar: Integrating Simulation and Process in PDM-PLM
By ConnectPress We share the results from our PLM survey, plus Autodesk and ESTECO discuss integrating simulation and processes into PDM and PLM.
Is the New PLM Right for You? Surveys Reveal All Is the New PLM Right for You? Surveys Reveal All
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Our latest PLM Spotlight covers updates on key topics such as cloud-based PLM, design optimization, collaboration and more.
10 Key Things You Should Know About SOLIDWORKS 2017 10 Key Things You Should Know About SOLIDWORKS 2017
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor The SOLIDWORKS 2017 launch took place this month. Here's what you need to know about new features, services and licensing.
A Pragmatic Approach to IoT A Pragmatic Approach to IoT
By Dell Listen to this on-demand webinar as Dell highlights case studies, an architecture framework for IoT technology, and specific solution blueprints.
What's New in DraftSight 2016: Annotation Scaling
By DraftSight Watch this video to see how you can easily scale annotations on layout sheets and printouts.
6 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day 6 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day
By Tony Glocker, SolidProfessor SolidProfessor's CEO, Tony Glockler, hashes out six tips on how to increase engineering productivity by following these guidelines.
Struggling with Sharing Large CAD Files? Go Lightweight! Struggling with Sharing Large CAD Files? Go Lightweight!
ConnectPress Commentary See how many companies have overcome obstacles in data planning, validation and collaboration of complex parts with Lattice Technology.
MBD DOs and 10 DON'Ts- Don't Exclude Printouts MBD DOs and 10 DON'Ts- Don't Exclude Printouts
By Obue Wu, Dassault Systemes Paper documents are still needed in some cases. So the question is how do you make sure MBD deliverables such as 3D PDF are print-friendly?
How Software and the Cloud Are Revolutionizing 3D Printing How Software and the Cloud Are Revolutionizing 3D Printing
By Stratasys One game changer is GrabCAD Print, giving designers the ability to organize print queues, monitor material levels and stay up to date on activity.
3D Printing Across Diverse Fields Now and Beyond 3D Printing Across Diverse Fields Now and Beyond
By Hod Lipson See how companies like Airbus, Trek and Unilver are using Stratasys polyjet multi-material technology for their 3D printing needs.
5 Third-party PDM Options for SOLIDWORKS Users 5 Third-party PDM Options for SOLIDWORKS Users
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor See what PDM solutions from MasterControl, MechWorks, Synergis Software and Aras have to offer for SOLIDWORKS PDM users and non-users.
Why Do We Need Non-matching Mesh Technology? Why Do We Need Non-matching Mesh Technology?
By CoreTech Systems CoreTech Systems makes the case for Moldex3D Designer BLM, which can greatly benefit the simulations of multi-component molding (MCM) process.
Make Prototypes in Less Time with Multi-Material 3D Printing Make Prototypes in Less Time with Multi-Material 3D Printing
By Stratasys In this webinar Stratsys explains how PolyJet can speed up multi-material 3D printing with multiple material properties and colors.
3D Printing Goes Boom-Literally 3D Printing Goes Boom-Literally
Compiled by ConnectPress This Spotlight highlights advances in additive manufacturing, including how LANL is 3D printing explosives, the latest materials and 3D printers.
3D Printing Could Revolutionize Explosives 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Explosives
By Eleanor Hutterer, Los Alamos National Labratory Los Alamos National Labs is using optically cured and FDM additive manufacturing to create next-generation high explosives.
Benchmarking the @Xi MTower PCIe Workstation Benchmarking the @Xi MTower PCIe Workstation
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We benchmarked @Xi's Mtower PCIe and tested out the differences between 3 NVIDIA graphics cards, including the M2000, M4000 and M5000.


A 3D Electronic-Printer 5000x More Conductive Than Others
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor The Voxel8 multi-material 3D printer was designed in SOLIDWORKS, and the company is now offering free 3D printed sample parts.
See Who Caught Our Attention at RAPID 2016 See Who Caught Our Attention at RAPID 2016
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor RAPID 2016 in Orlando, Florida this past week brought out the best and brightest in additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Opening Thoughts on RAPID 2016 and PLM World 2016 Opening Thoughts on RAPID 2016 and PLM World 2016
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President One of the key points mentioned at both conferences was additive processes will outweigh subtractive methods within the next decade.
Trends in 3D Scan-to-Print and How to Choose Solutions Trends in 3D Scan-to-Print and How to Choose Solutions
By Mcor Technologies Mcor Technologies discusses the rapid shift in 3D scan-to-print applications, examples of industry-use and how to choose 3D scanners and 3D printers.
Why You've Not Heard of the World's Leading 3D Printing Co.? Why You've Not Heard of the World's Leading 3D Printing Co.?
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher XYZprinting leads worldwide shipments of 3D printers with an astonishing 31% of the global market, so why haven't you heard of them?
RAPID 2016 Preview -- Keynotes and More RAPID 2016 Preview -- Keynotes and More
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress subscribers can get 10% off Rapid 2016 admission when they register for RAPID 2016. Details within.
MBD Implementation 10 DOs and DON'Ts MBD Implementation 10 DOs and DON'Ts
By Oboe Wu, Global Product Manager, Dassault Systemes Missing critical dimensions and tolerances is one of the major complaints against MBD in production. Dassault's Oboe Wu has some tips.
Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing
By ProtoLabs The success of a 3D printing job depends on the materials used. This article by ProtoLabs covers how to select the one most suited to any job.
Webinar: The Power of 3D Model Based Enterprise Webinar: The Power of 3D Model Based Enterprise
By Anark Corporation Learn how leading OEMs and suppliers are working with Anark's Model Based Enterprise approach to transform manufacturing operations in this webinar.
Webinar: Is the New PLM Right for You? Webinar: Is the New PLM Right for You?
By ConnectPress In this webinar we share the results of our PLM survey and industry experts from Autodesk and Beyond PLM discuss new PLM options like cloud-based PLM.
Manufacturing the Future with 3D Printing Manufacturing the Future with 3D Printing
By Tyler Benster, 3D Printing Evangelist and Researcher See how ASO International, Unilever, Western Tool and Mold, and Honda Access have all been able to improve their efficiency with 3D printing.
Collaboration Improves with New PLM and Translation Tools Collaboration Improves with New PLM and Translation Tools
Compiled by ConnectPress This month's Spotlight on PLM Collaboration looks at the benefits of cloud-based PLM, integration improvements, and best practices for data migrations.
The Next Wave of 3D PDF Applications is Here The Next Wave of 3D PDF Applications is Here
By Ian Curington, Visual Technology Services Visual Technology Services looks at how the 3D PDF has evolved over 10 years to include dynamic annotations, part attributes and labels.
Data Interoperability and How to Choose a Solution Data Interoperability and How to Choose a Solution
By ProtoTech Solutions ProtoTech Solutions highlights some of the solutions for translating files between CAD systems, including Datakit, Tech Soft 3D and CoreTechnologie.
Action Engineering Takes the Ropes on 3DCIC This Week Action Engineering Takes the Ropes on 3DCIC This Week
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress takes place in Colorado this week and will focus on commercial applications of model-based business.
Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Beyond PLM's Oleg Shilovitsky discusses the future of the industry after sitting in on presentations at COFES 2016.
Kubotek Launches New Graphics Kernel: KCM Kubotek Launches New Graphics Kernel: KCM
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher Paul Stallings has revealed a new graphics kernel, KCM, which could play a major role in changing the way engineering software is developed.
Survey Reveals Top Performers Manage CAD in PLM Survey Reveals Top Performers Manage CAD in PLM
By Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity A survey examining the business value of PLM revealed that not only do top performers manage their CAD with PLM, but they do far more.
PLM is Dead, Long Live PLM PLM is Dead, Long Live PLM
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher Dan Raker looks at new PLM offerings like OpenBOM's task-oriented PLM, and cloud solutions, such as PropelPLM and Jitterbit, SaaS and more.
Addressing the Complexity of Multiple Domains with ECAD Addressing the Complexity of Multiple Domains with ECAD
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics CEO describes how digital rules and verifying systems have evolved, and continue to, in the ECAD world- with lessons for MCAD.
On Demand Webinar on Custom Manufactured Parts in 24 Hours On Demand Webinar on Custom Manufactured Parts in 24 Hours
By Stratasys Learn how lighting-controller manufacturer Marlin Controls turns fully-manufactured deliverables in 24 hours using Stratasys 3D printing.
Progress and Hurdles in CAD Data Translation Progress and Hurdles in CAD Data Translation
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Upgraded Infrastructure Not a Must-Have, But Helps Upgraded Infrastructure Not a Must-Have, But Helps
By Oboe Wu, Dassault Systemes MBD expert Oboe Wu takes a look at how two companies, Gulfstream and Yaris Kabin, implemented MBD and how to follow their example.
FLSmidth Adopts Systems Level Engineering FLSmidth Adopts Systems Level Engineering
By Maplesoft Maplesoft's Engineering Solutions team helped FLSmidth save millions while developing their Dual Truck Mobile Sizer.
Model-Driven Innovation Helps Fix Problems and Avoid Delays Model-Driven Innovation Helps Fix Problems and Avoid Delays
By Maplesoft Tools such as MapleSim drive model driven innovation techniques that can be invaluable for fixing problems, avoiding delays and analyzing systems.
Maple Handles Complex Calculations Maple Handles Complex Calculations
By Maplesoft Engineers often rely on Excel but tools such as Maple offer inherent knowledge of multiple mathematical disciplines and reduced errors.
Moldex 3D Predicts Final Warpage Analysis for EMCs Moldex 3D Predicts Final Warpage Analysis for EMCs
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Analyzing and Modeling Devices for the Human Spine Analyzing and Modeling Devices for the Human Spine
By Altair NuVasive uses HyperMesh to predict how their medical devices will perform while being used in the surgical treatment of spine disorders.
IoT and the Business Value of Connected Devices IoT and the Business Value of Connected Devices
By Jordi Soler, Altair Altair provides some examples on how electromagnetic simulation tools, like JMAG and FEKO are being used to design IoT devices.
Life Quality, Salary, and More Indicate Best of STEM Life Quality, Salary, and More Indicate Best of STEM
Complied by ConnectPress New reports discuss the best STEM jobs based on life quality, salary and more, as well as the best places for STEM workers to live.
Rendering for Everyone with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Rendering for Everyone with SOLIDWORKS Visualize
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Dassault seeks to democratize visualization for the entire company by providing an easy-to-use interface and free licenses with SOLIDWORKS CAD.
Cloud-based Rendering Boosts the Potential of Render Farms Cloud-based Rendering Boosts the Potential of Render Farms
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor Denise Valdovino of Rendercore talks about how cloud-based rendering is giving render farms the advantage in time, costs, and more.
Mishimoto Prototypes Quicker with 3D Printing Mishimoto Prototypes Quicker with 3D Printing
By MakerBot From cardboard and sheet metal to realistic 3D models, all Mishimoto Automotive needed to take their prototyping to the next level was a MakerBot Z18.
Benefits of Pairing up MakerBot and GrabCAD Benefits of Pairing up MakerBot and GrabCAD
By MakerBot Watch this webinar on how using GrabCAD's Workbench with any MakerBot 3D printer makes the prototyping process efficient, effective, and productive.
Ideas Become Bigger Projects Quicker with MakerBot Ideas Become Bigger Projects Quicker with MakerBot
By MakerBot Car coolant parts, offshore design, and Abe Lincoln's head? This webinar discusses some of the interesting user cases for the Replicator Z18.
Xively Fills the Software Gap Between IoT and its Users Xively Fills the Software Gap Between IoT and its Users
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Xively demonstrated its IoT platform designed to give users a way to manage security, log-ins and connected devices at SOLIDWORKS World 2016.
Putting KeyShot 6.0's Real Time Rendering to the Test Putting KeyShot 6.0's Real Time Rendering to the Test
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress recently got their hands on a copy of KeyShot 6.0. See how the real time rendering software measures up, in this test drive.
Robbie Maddison Literally Rides the Tahitian Waves
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor Talk about innovation! The world-record breaker puts a modified motorcross bike in the last place you might expect.
Same Day, Strong Parts For Every Engineer Same Day, Strong Parts For Every Engineer
By MarkForged With MarkForged's Mark Two 3D printer, engineers can get parts with carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar, and have it in their hands the same day.
eDrawings, Classic GUI Options Among Requests for SW 2017 eDrawings, Classic GUI Options Among Requests for SW 2017
Compiled by ConnectPress The Top Ten is an online voting forum where SOLIDWORKS users can request and vote on new features, shared at SOLIDWORKS World since 2001.
A Range of Material Possibilities with PolyJet Technology A Range of Material Possibilities with PolyJet Technology
By Stratasys Stratasys' PolyJet Technology offers over 1000 different material combinations, with 22 base resins and a full spectrum of sharp, vibrant colors.
Check Out the Color Capabilities of the Stratasys Connex3 Check Out the Color Capabilities of the Stratasys Connex3
By Stratasys The Stratasys Connex3 delivers the most vibrantly colored 3D printing from its blended color palette, and multiple material options.
30+ Features Previewed for SOLIDWORKS 2017 at SWW 30+ Features Previewed for SOLIDWORKS 2017 at SWW
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Bi-directional circular cut patterns, multi-distance chamfers, transparent section views, treehouse drawing import and much more coming.
SOLIDWORKS App for Kids Aims to Introduce Students to STEM SOLIDWORKS App for Kids Aims to Introduce Students to STEM
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We caught up with Marie Planchard, director of Education Portfolio, to learn about the new SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, announced at SOLIDWORKS World.
Big Plans & Products Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Big Plans & Products Announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2016
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SOLIDWORKS announced SOLIDWORKS PCB, Xdrive and Xdesign tools coming in SOLIDWORKS 2017, new pricing options, AND plans to be #1 in AEC.
Going Beyond the IoT to Create New Experiences Going Beyond the IoT to Create New Experiences
By Laura Wilber This article provides examples of IoT, from improving air and water quality to automating cars like Tesla's Autosteer and Autopark features.
Internet of Things is More Than Just a Buzzword Internet of Things is More Than Just a Buzzword
By Ashley Fantigrossi, iVEDix IoT technology is being used in the medical and building industries to predict early detection of catastrophic illness or a factory energy outage.
Orbital Computers' Desktop Gets Thumbs Up in Review Orbital Computers' Desktop Gets Thumbs Up in Review
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how Orbital Computers' C2000 workstation benchmarked, using powerful CAD and rendering software, in this review by ConnectPress.
Skills Students Need to Enter Engineering Workforce Skills Students Need to Enter Engineering Workforce
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor SolidProfessor's Jason Wright says competency in trending technology, CAD certifications, and a mix of soft skills and technical know-how are key.
New from Lenovo: ThinkPad P40 Yoga, P50s & ThinkStation P310 New from Lenovo: ThinkPad P40 Yoga, P50s & ThinkStation P310
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Lenovo's Rob Herman explains what users can look forward to in new offerings including Digital Sketching Technology and Hot Swapping coming in Q1.
Webinar: What's Really Going on with MBE, Now Available Webinar: What's Really Going on with MBE, Now Available
By Anark Corporation This webinar by Anark discussed how top-tier companies in automotive and aerospace are using MBE to solve high-level challenges.
3D Printing From Mcor, 3D Systems and More at CES 2016 3D Printing From Mcor, 3D Systems and More at CES 2016
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Mcor released it's first full-color desktop and EnvisionTEC showcased the new Micro Plus Hi-Res and Micro Plus Advantage 3D printers. More from...
Webinar Tackles 3D Scanning, Reality Capture Webinar Tackles 3D Scanning, Reality Capture
By ConnectPress If you missed it or want to listen to it again, check out our webinar on 3D scanning and reality capture, brought to you by 3D Systems and Creaform.
3D Scanning w/ Geomagic Used in Dinosaur Research 3D Scanning w/ Geomagic Used in Dinosaur Research
By Ian Sayers, PEAK Solutions LLC. Specialists used Geomagic Capture to Wrap system by 3D Systems to scan and catalog a massive amount of fossils from Alaska's Liscomb Bonebed.
Secrets to Success in the IoT Space Secrets to Success in the IoT Space
By Arena Solutions Arena Solutions white paper highlights how companies like GoPro and FitBit are using cloud-based PLM for IoT-incorporated products.
Many Choices When It Comes to 3D Scanning-Which is Best Many Choices When It Comes to 3D Scanning-Which is Best
By Creaform Creaform explores 3D scanning options like scan-to-CAD bridge software or using a stand alone reverse engineering software, along with 3D printing.
Integrate Photographs and Metadata With ContextCapture Integrate Photographs and Metadata With ContextCapture
By Bentley Systems ContextCapture creates 3D models using photos taken with any digital camera and ContextCapture Center expedites processing times for very large models.
Check Out IMAGINiT's Latest Scan to BIM Release Check Out IMAGINiT's Latest Scan to BIM Release
By IMAGINiT Technologies Get a first-hand look at IMAGINiT's latest Scan to BIM software with a free webinar taking place on Dec.15, and 21-day trial subscription.
UI Upgrade Highlights New Geomagic Design X Release UI Upgrade Highlights New Geomagic Design X Release
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor We recently caught up with 3D Systems, which showed off improvements like HD mesh construction and a new Windows- and CAD-standard user interface.
Correct CAM System Has Big Effect on Time, Direct Cost Correct CAM System Has Big Effect on Time, Direct Cost
By SolidCAM When considering the best practices of using a CAM system to program CNC equipment, some really important factors are key.
A Primer on Rapid Desktop Prototyping Machines A Primer on Rapid Desktop Prototyping Machines
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor A new white paper explores the pluses and minuses, no pun intended, of additive vs. subtractive prototyping.
Compact CAM Devices Coming to a Desktop Near You Compact CAM Devices Coming to a Desktop Near You
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Computer-aided machining devices are getting smaller and smaller. Here are five to watch as the market for these machines continues to develop.
CAM Market Rises; Vendors and Trends Leading the Way CAM Market Rises; Vendors and Trends Leading the Way
By Stan Przybylinski, VP of Research, CIMdata CIMdata shares findings on the CAM market including trends like greater use of multi-task machines, expanded use of additive manufacturing and more.
Webinar Focuses on Demands of 3D CAD Interoperability Webinar Focuses on Demands of 3D CAD Interoperability
By CoreTechnologie CoreTechnologies' webinar addressed many of the questions surrounding the demands that are changing and influencing CAD interoperability.
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Introduces SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard SOLIDWORKS 2016 Introduces SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
By Kurt Lundstedt, Dassault Systems The new data management solution is based on the architecture of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM and stores SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight data.
10 DOs and 10 DONTs for MBD Implementations 10 DOs and 10 DONTs for MBD Implementations
By Oboe W, SOLIDWORKS Product Portfolio Manager With the launch of SOLIDWORKS MBD, engineers are now wondering HOW, not whether, to implement MBD. Here's some things to consider when you do.
Buying a Large-format Printer- New Vs. Used? Buying a Large-format Printer- New Vs. Used?
By Canon Solutions America Buying a used large-format printer can save you money, but there are many other factors to consider, such as licenses, updates, service, and parts.
Insider Tips on Whether to Print In-House or Outsource Insider Tips on Whether to Print In-House or Outsource
By Canon Solutions America Printing large-format documents involves much more than just the cost of the printer itself. A new white paper will get you in the know.
New Wide-Format Printer Buyers Guide New Wide-Format Printer Buyers Guide
By Canon Solutions America This free guide filled with tips and advice will help you understand the many factors to consider when buying a wide-format printer.
Webinar: Virtualization and Hardware Productivity Trends Webinar: Virtualization and Hardware Productivity Trends
By ConnectPress Check out this webinar on demand to hear our survey results, a discussion on workstations and virtualization trends, and lessons learned.
Hardware and Computer Graphics Market Update Hardware and Computer Graphics Market Update
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JPR Talks About the Future of Virtualization Technology JPR Talks About the Future of Virtualization Technology
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Jon Peddie discusses the challenges and potential of virtualization technology, and why it's going to be a major part of how businesses operate.
Getting to Know SolidProfessor Co-founder Tony Glockler Getting to Know SolidProfessor Co-founder Tony Glockler
Compiled by ConnectPress We recently talked to Tony about his design role models, industry game-changers and of course, education and training.
Aras Adds Azure and CloudSAFE to PLM Cloud Options Aras Adds Azure and CloudSAFE to PLM Cloud Options
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We caught up with Doug Macdonald of Aras to learn more about Aras Innovator 11 available on Microsoft Azure and the new CloudSAFE Appliance.
New Workstations Slim Down, But Don't Skimp on Power New Workstations Slim Down, But Don't Skimp on Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here's a look at some of the mobile and desktop options released this fall including BOXX's APEXX 1, Dell Precision mobile workstations and more.
Answer These Questions to Maximize SOLIDWORKS Performance Answer These Questions to Maximize SOLIDWORKS Performance
By Robert Green To tap into all the great capabilities offered by SOLIDWORKS 2016, you might need to plan for new workstation purchases when you upgrade.
FTP and SMTP's May Be Convenient- But Are They Safe? FTP and SMTP's May Be Convenient- But Are They Safe?
By Kalie Clay, PROSTEP PROSTEP's OpenDXM GlobalX integrates into Outlook for both sending and receiving large data packages, sending data through a secure DX Server.
Webinar and Roundtable on Analysis & Simulation Webinar and Roundtable on Analysis & Simulation
By ConnectPress The results are in for our A & S survey, and industry experts from ANSYS and ASSESS weigh in, plus user perspectives from Rolo Bikes and more.
Reuse Absorbed Reference Curves Reuse Absorbed Reference Curves
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016, it will be possible for to reuse all reference curves, including composite curves and curves through XYZ points.
Webinar: Validate Your Engineering Change Orders Webinar: Validate Your Engineering Change Orders
By CT CoreTechnologie Learn about the capabilities in CoreTechnologie's Advanced Compare Module, to help users validate and confirm engineering changes.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2016- Mate Controller, UI and More New in SOLIDWORKS 2016- Mate Controller, UI and More
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Last week we attended the SOLIDWORKS 2016 launch event in Boston. Hear about the new features in 2016, new products like SOLIDWORKS Visualize and more.
Four Ways 3D Printing is Shaping Product Design Four Ways 3D Printing is Shaping Product Design
By Stratasys See how the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer enables functional prototypes, tangible ideas at the design stage and more, without leaving your desk.
Use Workgroup Material DatabasePro for Group Collaboration
By Matereality Workgroup Material DatabasePro helps teams maintain a material database containing materials information, properties, and CAE input cards.
Advances and Challenges in Analysis and Simulation Advances and Challenges in Analysis and Simulation
By ConnectPress This Industry Spotlight looks at advances like cloud, data management, CAE democratization and challenges in analysis and simulation technology.
Simulation Tools and Processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Tools and Processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE
By DS SIMULIA The integration of simulation tools like 3D modeling, finite element, CFD & optimization are demonstrated in this webinar by DS SIMULIA.
Steps and Strides in Simulation-driven Design  Steps and Strides in Simulation-driven Design
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We talked to many vendors this year about analysis and simulation and they all had a common goal of enabling simulation-driven design.
The Advantages of CFD in the Mixing Industry The Advantages of CFD in the Mixing Industry
By CD-adapco This article discusses how CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ is used for measuring the mixing quality in a number of products like food, polymers and biofuels.
Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016- PhotoView 360 Lighting Control Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016- PhotoView 360 Lighting Control
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 proof sheets let you select lighting settings by viewing the effects of a range of settings in a series of proof sheets.
Automatic Border Tool Coming in SOLIDWORKS  2016 Automatic Border Tool Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS The Automatic Border tool lets you control every aspect of a sheet format’s border,including zone layout and border size.
Not a Simulation Specialist- No Problem Not a Simulation Specialist- No Problem
By Robert Farrell, Farrell MarCom, LLC Robert Farrell makes the case on how simulation software is not just for experts anymore with software like Comet Solutions' SimApps.
Simulation and Modeling Collaboration with PLM Simulation and Modeling Collaboration with PLM
By Kenneth J Rasche, P.E. Senior Engineering Manager, Whirlpool Corp In this presentation from the 3DCIC, Whirlpool discusses how organizational collaboration of simulation and modeling offers huge advantages.
Converting Entities with Internal Loops Coming in SOLIDWORKS Converting Entities with Internal Loops Coming in SOLIDWORKS
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS Ever needed to convert all of those holes at once? Previously, you had to select the internal loops of an entity one by one with the Convert Entities tool.
Introducing ANSYS AIM
By ANSYS Introduced in ANSYS 16.0, ANSYS AIM is an integrated and comprehensive multiphysics simulation environment designed for all engineers.
Top CAE Challenges and Solutions Proposed Top CAE Challenges and Solutions Proposed
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Summit (ASSESS) founders explain how to improve workflows and simulation software.
Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS 2016 Purging Unused Features Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS 2016 Purging Unused Features
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS In parts and assemblies, you can selectively delete features and components that are suppressed in all configurations of the model.


Get Your Hands on Fabrication Tools at Your Local Fab Lab
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Fab Labs offer prototyping tools like 3D design software, 3D printers and laser cutters and are available to students and the public.
Quickly Create & Customize Infills for 3D Printing Quickly Create & Customize Infills for 3D Printing
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Customize infills for your models quickly and easily to ensure a successful and cost effective 3D print.
Easily Prep Models for 3D Printing with SpaceClaim Easily Prep Models for 3D Printing with SpaceClaim
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Watch this demo to see how to quickly thicken complex models for 3D Printing and speed up time to your 3D printed part.
GoEngineer Kids Camp Debuts In Seattle, Washington GoEngineer Kids Camp Debuts In Seattle, Washington
By Jessica Skorut, GoEngineer GoEngineer recently hosted a camp where kids got to learn about 3D scanning, reverse engineering, 3D CAD, 3D printing, CNC machining, and more.
Sneak Peek of SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sneak Peek of SOLIDWORKS 2016
By Rachel Diane York, DS SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS will feature Virtual Subassemblies with Child Components so when you make a subassembly virtual, you can make the child components virtual.
Lean Principles Drive Boeing's Design Strategy Lean Principles Drive Boeing's Design Strategy
By Dr. Alfredo Herrera, Boeing Military Aircraft-Global Strike Mesa Lean, Engineering Lead Learn about how Boeing incorporates Lean Plus, DFMA, and Value Engineering to design the Apache Attack Helicopter from start to finish.
Using Altair to Prepare Your 3D Models for 3D Printing Using Altair to Prepare Your 3D Models for 3D Printing
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Altair has two offerings OptiStruct and solidThinking Inspire for optimized lattice structures and getting your models 3D print ready.
Track Your Environmental Impact with Trayak Track Your Environmental Impact with Trayak
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Trayak offers designers tools such as EcoDesigner, EcoLabel, and EcoImpact for sustainable design and lifecycle analysis.
What's New in FloTHERM XT V10? What's New in FloTHERM XT V10?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The new version of Mentor's CFD software, FloTHERM, includes 40+ user requested enhancements including EDA Tool Connectivity and Joule Heating.
The Results Are In from our PLM Migration Survey The Results Are In from our PLM Migration Survey
Compiled by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Our readers weighed in on PLM migration challenges and in June we hosted a roundtable featuring PROSTEP, Beyond PLM and others to share the results.
Product Crush: Hive Active Heating 2 Thermostat Product Crush: Hive Active Heating 2 Thermostat
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor We're totally crushing on the new design by fuseproject's Yves Behar for British Gas. Check out the specs on the next generation Hive thermostat.
Improving Wind Turbine Reliability Improving Wind Turbine Reliability
By Roly Roberge, Morgan Advanced Materials Morgan Advanced Materials discusses the design and implementation of a more reliable wind turbine, including installing a reliable gearbox.
Need to Find a Part Maker? Check Out MySolidWorks Need to Find a Part Maker? Check Out MySolidWorks
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We had a look at the MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network, which features access to and direct quotes from 60+ 3D printing, CNC, etc. companies.
What's New in Large Format Scanning What's New in Large Format Scanning
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Leaders like Contex, Colortrac and Paradigm Imaging Group inform us about the latest large format technology and share their outlook on the industry.
ANSYS Announces Version 16.1, Introduces Enterprise Cloud ANSYS Announces Version 16.1, Introduces Enterprise Cloud
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Last month ANSYS announced ANSYS 16.1 now available in the cloud with ANSYS Enterprise Cloud, plus enhancements to ANSYS AIM, ANSYS Redhawk and more.
Tolerance Stack-up-What is it? Why is it Important? Tolerance Stack-up-What is it? Why is it Important?
By Sigmetrix Sigmetrix makes their case on why tolerance stack-ups are important and how they help product design companies reduce errors.
Tolerance Analysis 101 and Why You Should Use It Tolerance Analysis 101 and Why You Should Use It
By Sigmetrix Sigmetrix provides a quick intro to tolerance analysis so you can find imperfections in the early stages of the design.
Your Guide to Choosing a Wide Format Scanner Your Guide to Choosing a Wide Format Scanner
By Image Access If you're considering buying a wide format scanner, check out this white paper for information on speed, CIS and CCD scanners, warranties, and more.
NORDAM Protects IP with PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D NORDAM Protects IP with PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D
By ConnectPress for PROSTEP NORDAM shares how they adopted PROSTEP's PDF Generator 3D for sharing part data and making sure their intellectual property is secure.
Learn About Teamcenter Integration with SOLIDWORKS Learn About Teamcenter Integration with SOLIDWORKS
By BCT Technology With the Teamcenter SOLIDWORKS integration you can integrate your SOLIDWORKS workstations in the comprehensive PLM environment.
3 Questions to Answer Before Your Migration Project 3 Questions to Answer Before Your Migration Project
By Barbara Schick and Zachary Segundo, Kalypso Kalypso discusses questions you should answer, and six data migration roles and responsibilities to help define and support your project team.
Challenges in PLM Deployments & Plan of Attack Challenges in PLM Deployments & Plan of Attack
By Hermann Paetzold, PLM Systems Manager, Autoneum & Founder, PLM Culture This white paper investigates the challenges of implementing a PLM system and how to overcome the frustration of end-user and management resistance.
Webinar: Leveraging MBD for Accurate Tolerance Analysis Webinar: Leveraging MBD for Accurate Tolerance Analysis
By Sigmetrix This on-demand webinar covers how CETOL 6 can be used to perform tolerance analyses and update models faster than using a spreadsheet.
From a Rookie to 3D Printing in Almost No Time From a Rookie to 3D Printing in Almost No Time
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor CP's own Rita Stange gets her hands dirty with a Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer. Find out what she's learned about the SLA desktop 3D printer.
Software Vendors Get in on the 3D Printing Action Software Vendors Get in on the 3D Printing Action
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at software and 3D printing services to prepare CAD files for 3D printing, including Microsoft's Model Repair Service, TransMagic and netfabb.
Materials, End-use and Markets Expand in 3D Printing
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor We recently talked to Wohlers Associates, Stratasys and EOS on advances in 3D printing like materials, end-use parts and more.
3D Printing Helps Architects Improve Customer Communication 3D Printing Helps Architects Improve Customer Communication
New York architect Piet Meijs explains how 3D printing is transforming the way architects design the structures we live, work and play in.
3D Printing Functional Parts 3D Printing Functional Parts
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We talked to some industry leaders about how industries like aerospace, automotive and medical are using 3D printing to make functional parts.
CT CoreTechnologie's Tool for 3D CAD Simplification CT CoreTechnologie's Tool for 3D CAD Simplification
By CT CoreTechnologie Watch CT Core's Webinar and learn how their Geometry Simplification module can protect intellectual property and reduce file sizes.
Utilizing 3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping and More Utilizing 3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping and More
By Stratasys More and more consumer products start off as 3D printed prototypes, and in this white paper Stratasys discusses the advantages of the technology.
3D Printing Finds Early Adoption in the Aerospace Industry 3D Printing Finds Early Adoption in the Aerospace Industry
By Stratasys In this white paper Stratasys explains how aerospace companies and government agencies like NASA, ACS Helicopter and SelectTech are using 3D printing.
How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing
By Jim Comb, Stratasys Jim Comb of Stratasys covers the benefits of direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and helpful tips to get you started.
Stratasys Compares and Contrasts FDM and PolyJet 3D Printers Stratasys Compares and Contrasts FDM and PolyJet 3D Printers
By Stratasys Stratasys compares FDM and PolyJet additive manufacturing technologies in this white paper, highlighting the different benefits of each.
Motorola Solutions' PLM Migration with PROSTEP Motorola Solutions' PLM Migration with PROSTEP
By ConnectPress for PROSTEP When the time came for Motorola Solutions to migrate its Windchill PLM system, they turned to PROSTEP to help them move to an in-house server.
3D Printing Can Help Bring Better Products to Market Faster 3D Printing Can Help Bring Better Products to Market Faster
By Stratasys Stratasys gives an overview of 3D printing and explains how it accelerates design, enables more effective design, and reduces product design costs.
In-House or Outsource? 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer In-House or Outsource? 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer
By Stratasys Stratasys makes the case for owning a 3D printer including lower costs, accelerated time to market and competitive advantage.
Dassault Responds to Customer Demand with SOLIDWORKS MBD
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We caught up with Oboe Wu, product manager for SOLIDWORKS MBD to learn about what brought on the new tool and learn about its features.
15 CAD Trends in 2015 15 CAD Trends in 2015
By Business Advantage Business Advantage has announced the results of its 2015 worldwide CAD Trends Survey, which predicts both the PLM and PDM fields to grow.
PLM Proves Important for CPG Brand Management PLM Proves Important for CPG Brand Management
By CIMdata The latest CIMdata paper explains why PLM has been so important to brand management for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
The Internet of Things Adoption Spreads Across Industries The Internet of Things Adoption Spreads Across Industries
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Rob Black of ThingWorx talks about adoption of the IoT in product design and other industries who are likely to embrace it like the building industry.
On Demand Webinar by PDES on LOTAR & 3D Standard On Demand Webinar by PDES on LOTAR & 3D Standard
By PDES Gain an understanding of Long Term Archival and Retrieval (LOTAR) in this webinar and see what was discussed about the next 3D standard.
Faster Time to Machine with ANSYS SpaceClaim Faster Time to Machine with ANSYS SpaceClaim
By SpaceClaim ANSYS SpaceClaim makes it easy to convert, clean up, and repair CAD files for machining.
Minimize Shop Floor Downtime with ANSYS SpaceClaim Minimize Shop Floor Downtime with ANSYS SpaceClaim
By SpaceClaim ANSYS SpaceClaim 2015 offers machinists more flexibility with their models, providing essential tool upgrades and unique features.
Faster Time to CFD with ANSYS SpaceClaim Faster Time to CFD with ANSYS SpaceClaim
By SpaceClaim ANSYS SpaceClaim makes volume extraction and model repair fast and easy.
Faster Time to Analysis with ANSYS SpaceClaim Faster Time to Analysis with ANSYS SpaceClaim
By SpaceClaim ANSYS SpaceClaim 2015 contains many new features for CAE prep, including improved imprinting, accurate wrapping of traces of PCBs and more.
Increase Your 3D Print Success Rate with ANSYS SpaceClaim! Increase Your 3D Print Success Rate with ANSYS SpaceClaim!
By SpaceClaim The STL Prep for 3D Printing module from SpaceClaim allows users to repair, prepare, and edit faceted files to ensure a successful print.
PLM Crucial to Responding to Third Industrial Revolution PLM Crucial to Responding to Third Industrial Revolution
By Monica Schnitger, President, Schnitger Corp. Check out this commentary from Monica Schnitger, Pres., Schnitger Corp., to see how PLM can help companies adapt to the third industrial revolution.
The GAP Between PLM and ERP Narrows with New Partnerships The GAP Between PLM and ERP Narrows with New Partnerships
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor See what developments have taken place between ERP and PLM vendors and get an update on the latest ERP products.
Words with Jeff Mirisola, Award-winning SOLIDWORKS User Words with Jeff Mirisola, Award-winning SOLIDWORKS User
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor We caught up with Michelle Pillers Community Award winner Jeff Mirisola, CSWE, at SOLIDWORKS World in Phoenix, earlier this month for a few words.
Software Options Improve to Help Designers Render Better Software Options Improve to Help Designers Render Better
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Check out the latest rendering products for the AEC and MCAD industries, including 3ds Max, MODO, Maxwell Render, REDsdk, LightWave, V-Ray, and more.
3D Printing a Main Attraction at SOLIDWORKS World
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See what's new with the 10 3D printing companies we caught up with in the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Partner Pavilion.
The SOLIDWORKS WORLD Top 10 List The SOLIDWORKS WORLD Top 10 List
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Every year at SOLIDWORKS World they announce the SOLIDWROKS WORLD Top 10 list of user requests, along with a sneak preview of the next version.
Women Take the Stage at SOLIDWORKS World Women Take the Stage at SOLIDWORKS World
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Tuesday's SOLIDWORKS World General Session featured Monica Menghini and Marie Planchard of SOLIDWORKS, and co-founder Bettina Chen of Roominate.
SOLIDWORKS World Kicks Off in Phoenix SOLIDWORKS World Kicks Off in Phoenix
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Highlights from Monday's General Session at SOLIDWORKS World include SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual, a talk from Bre Pettis of MakerBot and more.
Keeping Up with 3D Systems-Their Latest 3D Printers Keeping Up with 3D Systems-Their Latest 3D Printers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor From 3D printers that print chocolate to metals, we've got an update on some of 3D Systems latest 3D printers and other software and stuff.
3 Must See Customer Products at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 3 Must See Customer Products at SOLIDWORKS World 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog From 3D printers to drones designed in SOLIDWORKS- it's all taking place February 8 to 11, in Phoenix at SOLIDWORKS WORLD next week.
GrabCAD Presents PDM Solutions for Small SOLIDWORKS Teams GrabCAD Presents PDM Solutions for Small SOLIDWORKS Teams
By GrabCAD In this on-demand webinar learn why companies are moving to new PDM solutions that offer core PDM functionality without the need for IT support.
Webinar On-demand: Automate CAD Translation with Scripting Webinar On-demand: Automate CAD Translation with Scripting
By CoreTechnologie Watch this webinar to see how customers have automated processes with the latest version of CoreTechnologies's 3D_Evolution data exchange solution.
Gian Paolo Bassi Named New SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi Named New SOLIDWORKS CEO
From the SOLIDWORKS Blog New SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi and former CEO Bertrand Sicot discuss where SOLIDWORKS has been and plans for continued growth in the future.
Data Exchange Vendors Race to Keep Up w/ Latest CAD Formats Data Exchange Vendors Race to Keep Up w/ Latest CAD Formats
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor See what's new with 7 companies, including Datakit, KISTERS, PROSTEP, CoreTechnologie, TransMagic, CCE and Tech Soft 3D.
Art Institute of Chicago Discovers Paper-Based 3D Printing Art Institute of Chicago Discovers Paper-Based 3D Printing
By Mcor Technologies Learn how dramatic cost reduction and expanded color capability attract students from across disciplines at the Art Institute of Chicago.
6 Reasons Mcor 3D Printing is the Best Choice for Education 6 Reasons Mcor 3D Printing is the Best Choice for Education
By Mcor Technologies Learn why Mcor 3D printers are a better choice than hobby-class, plastic-based 3D printers for student use in this free white paper.
How SDL Paper-Based 3D Printing Works How SDL Paper-Based 3D Printing Works
By Mcor Technologies Learn how paper-based 3D printers produce a durable physical object from a 3D file, and which applications are best suited for paper 3D printing.
Objet500 Connex3 Maximizes Multi-Material and Color Objet500 Connex3 Maximizes Multi-Material and Color
By Stratasys In this white paper learn about the expanded material offerings, the 10 color palettes and various techniques such as overlaying the shell.
3 Big Trends that Will Shape 2015 3 Big Trends that Will Shape 2015
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor CIMdata's Peter Bilello talks about what we can expect for the PLM industry in 2015, including new industries that will leap into PLM.
Four Technologies Changing PDM Four Technologies Changing PDM
By Consilia Vektor for GrabCAD This white paper from Consilia Vektor for GrabCAD explains how cloud, analytics, mobile and social technologies are changing product data management.
Making the Case for PDM Making the Case for PDM
By GrabCAD Although costly errors may convince your boss of the need for PDM, this white paper lists the best points to make if any persuasion is necessary.
Tech-Clarity Offers Insights on the Basics of Managing CAD Tech-Clarity Offers Insights on the Basics of Managing CAD
By Tech-Clarity for GrabCAD Tech Clarity argues in this white paper that CAD data management can now be achieved through a cloud-based approach that requires less investment.
Survey Shows MBSE Users Receive Real Value Survey Shows MBSE Users Receive Real Value
By CIMdata In conjunction with ANSYS CIMdata has released a new whitepaper covering recent research on Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
Introducing SOLIDWORKS Treehouse Introducing SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
By Jeremy Regnerus, on the SOLIDWORKS Blog SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is a new standalone application for building and managing assembly structures using an intuitive and simple graphical interface.
An Intro to Tata Technologies PLM Assessment Program An Intro to Tata Technologies PLM Assessment Program
By CIMdata The PLM Analytics Maturity Assessment Program is designed to provide insight and guidance to customers about the state of PLM within their enterprise.
SOLIDWORKS Users Face Two Important AutoCAD Deadlines SOLIDWORKS Users Face Two Important AutoCAD Deadlines
By ConnectPress Staff as a Member Benefit A critical deadline is approaching for AutoCAD users. ZWSOFT is offering a solution.
Holiday Gift Guide and Wish List- 25+ Cool Products Holiday Gift Guide and Wish List- 25+ Cool Products
Compiled by ConnectPress Editors ConnectPress Editors weigh in with their favorite picks for gift giving this season, including books, kitchenware and fashion accessories.
The Benefits of a Collision Detection System and DMU The Benefits of a Collision Detection System and DMU
By CoreTechnologie CoreTechnologie explains why collision detection is essential to ensure that changes are not going to have a cascading effect on downstream designs.
The Role of the MuCell Process for Lightweight Parts The Role of the MuCell Process for Lightweight Parts
By Moldex3D How using the MuCell process and Moldex3D can help with lightweight design concepts, without compromising the product's mechanical strength.
Customize Context-Sensitive Toolbars in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Customize Context-Sensitive Toolbars in SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog With SOLIDWORKS 2015 users can now customize the context sensitive toolbars that pop up in the user interface.
Cloud-enabled CAM by DP Technology Cloud-enabled CAM by DP Technology
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Many vendors are now offering CAM solutions via the cloud. We talked to DP Technology to learn more about this trend and their cloud-enabled CAM.
An Update on The Code of PLM Openness (CPO)  An Update on The Code of PLM Openness (CPO)
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress talks to Mathias Keller about progress in The Code of PLM Openness, which includes a new version and plans for a U.S. based event in 2015.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Incremental Simulation Results New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Incremental Simulation Results
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog Here's a snapshot of how SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes it possible for users to view incremental simulation results while the simulation is still solving.
CAM Best Practices CAM Best Practices
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect Ken Wilson is back with his latest column on choosing the right CAM software, CAM job management and toolpath & machining strategies.
Mentor Graphics' Tutorial Introduces Users to FloEFD Mentor Graphics' Tutorial Introduces Users to FloEFD
By Mentor Graphics See this video Ball Valve tutorial with FloEFD for Creo to get a feel for the software's capabilities. And sign up for a free trial!
SOLIDWORKS 2015 Includes Web2 for SOLIDWORKS EPDM SOLIDWORKS 2015 Includes Web2 for SOLIDWORKS EPDM
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog Web2 for SOLIDWORKS EPDM is a brand new web client for both desktop and mobile platforms that enables fast file searching, easy navigation, and more.
PLM: The Future Belongs to Open Platforms PLM: The Future Belongs to Open Platforms
By Contact Software In the future monolithic PLM systems will be replaced by modular platforms like CONTACT Elements that are easier to introduce, extend and customize.
HP Announces New 'Blended Reality' Ecosystem HP Announces New 'Blended Reality' Ecosystem
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor At a press event recently in New York City, HP unveiled its new 3D printer and 'Sprout,' its new 3D scanning computer.
Best Practices for Converting Files to JT Format Best Practices for Converting Files to JT Format
By CT Core Technologies Convert your data to the increasingly popular JT format using these steps and the 3D_Evolution tool set.
10 Reasons Not to Wait to Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015 10 Reasons Not to Wait to Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Mike Fearon, SOLIDWORKS Blog Sometimes it's wiser to wait and let the company work out those pesky bugs before you upgrade, but that's not the case with SOLIDWORKS 2015.
What Does the Future Hold for Sustainable Cargo Ships? What Does the Future Hold for Sustainable Cargo Ships?
By Gregory R. Trauthwein, COMPASS MAGAZINE There is a trend toward fewer, larger operators due to regulations aimed at making ships more fuel-efficient and reducing their environmental impacts.
CT Core Represents Webinar on JT and 3D Evolution CT Core Represents Webinar on JT and 3D Evolution
By CT Core Technologies Learn about the added value of using 3D Evolution with JT in this on-demand webinar by CT Core Technologies.
PLM's Role In Enabling Design For Environment (DFE) PLM's Role In Enabling Design For Environment (DFE)
By Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity Jim Brown's report discusses how to adopt a sustainability strategy and how PLM software provides capabilities that can be applied to DFE.
Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015- Costing for Weldments Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015- Costing for Weldments
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog SOLIDWORKS 2015 now includes the Costing for Weldments feature, to help users get accurate predictions of weldment costs.
Why the Cloud is Working Out for Arena and Its Customers Why the Cloud is Working Out for Arena and Its Customers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Arena Solutions has grown four times faster than the PLM market in 2014 and they attribute their success to the cloud. Learn more in this interview.
10 Tips for Sustainable Design 10 Tips for Sustainable Design
By Aurelien Blaha, Dassault Systemes This SlideShare presentation will drive you through 10 tips to get started with sustainable design.
Bringing Sustainability to Manufacturing Customers Bringing Sustainability to Manufacturing Customers
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Sustainability guru Sarah Krasley talks about how to implement sustainable practices and how design and analysis software plays a role.
3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures for More Profitable Production 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures for More Profitable Production
By Stratasys As 3D printing grows beyond just prototyping, manufacturers like Thogus Products, are finding a valuable asset in the production of jigs and fixtures.
Why You Should Attend the Virtual Conference Why You Should Attend the Virtual Conference
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR thinks it's time to hand the discussion over to the people who will be using virtualization technology. Get your discount for this week's event!
Flattening Surfaces is Now an Option in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Flattening Surfaces is Now an Option in SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog Users have long asked for the ability to Flatten Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS. Now they can flatten multiple connected surfaces in one operation.
How FloEFD Simplifies LED/lighting Analysis How FloEFD Simplifies LED/lighting Analysis
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics' Virtual Lab lets users learn how FloEFD simplifies LED/lighting analysis in a free, cloud-based environment.
Boxx XDI S Series Vs. Boxx XDI V Series Boxx XDI S Series Vs. Boxx XDI V Series
By BOXX Technologies BOXX Technologies offers the XDI S Series and the XDI V Series virtual workstation solutions. Find out which one is right for you!
Simplify Multi-CAD Data Management with PDM Essentials Simplify Multi-CAD Data Management with PDM Essentials
By Barry-Wehmiller International (B-WI) Join Barry-Wehmiller International (B-WI) for a webcast about simplifying your product data management with PTC Windchill PDM Essentials.
Increase Productivity by Delivering Precise 3D Data Increase Productivity by Delivering Precise 3D Data
By Dassault Systemes This 3D Master + 3DVIA Composer Webinar focuses on how to use 3D environments for greater quality and lower costs across all phases of development.
The New Selection Sets Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2015 The New Selection Sets Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog Selection sets in SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes it possible to capture information and reduce repetitive tasks.
PLM Framework for Sustainable Product Design PLM Framework for Sustainable Product Design
By Kerri Doyle Kerri Doyle provides some insight on why it's critical for us to do our part and how PLM can help your company's sustainability efforts.
See BOXX's XDI V8 Technology in Action See BOXX's XDI V8 Technology in Action
By BOXX Technologies BOXX's XDI V8 Virtual Workstation makes it possible for users to leverage secure, high power computing from anywhere. Learn more in this video.
Additive Manufacturing Trends in Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Trends in Aerospace
By Stratasys Read this white paper to learn how companies like Piper Aircraft, ACS Helicopter and SelectTech are using 3D printing.
Rotating Mesh Region for Flow Simulation in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Rotating Mesh Region for Flow Simulation in SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, SOLIDWORKS Blog SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes it possible for engineers to simulate challenging fluid flows using the rotating mesh region capability.
SOLIDWORKS Enables Art Students to Go 3D SOLIDWORKS Enables Art Students to Go 3D
With the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS students from the Art Center College of Design were able upgrade from 2D and learn 3D modeling.
Capture Reality from Anywhere With Portable Laser Scanners Capture Reality from Anywhere With Portable Laser Scanners
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here's a look at 10 handheld scanners including the 3D Systems Sense, which runs from $399 and higher end scanners from Creaform and Artec.
Export to AEC Now Available in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Export to AEC Now Available in SOLIDWORKS 2015
By Jeremy Regnerus, on the SOLIDWORKS Blog SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes it possible to export your 3D models directly to building designers, with the new Export to AEC feature.
On-demand Model-Based Enterprise Webinar On-demand Model-Based Enterprise Webinar
By Anark Learn about the powerful capabilities of Anark Core, along with how to deploy effective model-based solutions and processes using multi-CAD and PDM.
SOLIDWORKS 2015 Offers 3D Printing Support SOLIDWORKS 2015 Offers 3D Printing Support
By Jeremy Regnerus, the SOLIDWORKS Blog Integrated 3D Printer Support in SOLIDWORKS 2015 makes printing directly to your 3D Printer simple and fast.
15 Third-party PDM Product Approaches 15 Third-party PDM Product Approaches
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress looks at 15 third-party PDM products, including GrabCAD and Synergis Software.
Join GoEngineer for a Webinar on Cloud-based PLM Join GoEngineer for a Webinar on Cloud-based PLM
By GoEngineer GoEngineer shows how to centralize the management of your entire product record to reduce time to market using Agile Product Lifecycle Management.
Mentor Graphics' New Virtual Lab Offers Free Trial of FloEFD Mentor Graphics' New Virtual Lab Offers Free Trial of FloEFD
By Mentor Graphics Explore FloEFD software for 3D computational fluid dynamics analysis on Mentor Graphics' new free Virtual Lab.
Model-Based Enterprise at GE Power and Water Model-Based Enterprise at GE Power and Water
This presentation covers GE's Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) journey, highlights of what GE has done in that area, and where they are on their MBE path.
Collision Detection for Large Assembly Digital Mockup Collision Detection for Large Assembly Digital Mockup
By CT Core Technologies Watch this on demand webinar to see how CT Core's 3D Evolution can assist with collision detection for large assembly digital mockups.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2015- SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition New in SOLIDWORKS 2015- SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition
By Jeremy Regnerus, the SOLIDWORKS Blog SOLIDWORKS MBD is a completely new product that provides an integrated, drawing-less manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 2015.
30 Minutes on Cooling Electrical Machines with FloEFD 30 Minutes on Cooling Electrical Machines with FloEFD
By Mentor Graphics See how FloEFD can handle the flow and thermal calculations of complex geometries like a large electrical motor in this webinar.
What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015? You requested it! What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015? You requested it!
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher SOLIDWORKS users will have a whole host of powerful new features to look forward to in SOLIDWORKS 2015, most of them user requests.
Is SOLIDWORKS Treehouse a Game Changer? Is SOLIDWORKS Treehouse a Game Changer?
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher At the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch event last week, DS announced Treehouse, a new standalone application for building and managing assembly structures.
ISVs Help Ensure the Future of STEM Education ISVs Help Ensure the Future of STEM Education
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Dassault Systemes, PTC and Siemens PLM Software are building a new era of engineers and architects through STEM education.
CAD to CAE Best Practices CAD to CAE Best Practices
By Mentor Graphics The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on an alternate method whereby analysis is performed directly in the MCAD environment.
HP Unveils New Line of Z Workstations HP Unveils New Line of Z Workstations
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Last week in Fort Collins, CO, HP debuted its new Z workstations: the Z440, Z640 and Z840 desktops, and the ZBook 15 G2 and 17 G2 mobile workstations.
Ford Enhances V8 Crankshaft Prototype with Steinbichler Ford Enhances V8 Crankshaft Prototype with Steinbichler
By Steinbichler Vision Systems Ford reduces scrap and increases throughput by using Steinbichler 3D optical structured light scanning to inspect prototype V8 crankshafts.
The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Mentor Graphics This paper debunks 10 excuses to avoid using general-purpose CFD software to solve Navier-Stokes equations, and how it can improve product performance.
The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics The 10 Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics provides a follow up to their five myths of CFD whitepaper, adding five new myths.
15 Third-party PLM Tools for Your Choosing 15 Third-party PLM Tools for Your Choosing
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Whether you use Teamcenter, Windchill, ENOVIA, Aras or Autodesk PLM 360, there are third-party tools designed to enhance their PLM processes.
Autodesk Offers New Simulation Tools From NEi Acquisition Autodesk Offers New Simulation Tools From NEi Acquisition
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Responding to customer demand, Autodesk has added Autodesk Nastran and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD to the mechanical tools in its simulation portfolio.
From Photoshop to the 3D Printer Within One Click
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Photoshop Creative Cloud now allows users to send their designs to a 3D printer within a single click. Adobe gives ConnectPress the details in this interview.
SME's View on 3D Printing Industry SME's View on 3D Printing Industry
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress gets the scoop on this year's premier 3D printing event Rapid 2014, and SME's views on this explosive technology
A Review of the Xi MTower LE Workstation A Review of the Xi MTower LE Workstation
By Alexander Murray Designers pushing the limits of part analysis or time savings in rendering would find satisfaction in this sound, yet cost effective computer system.
3D Printed Parts for the Medical Industry 3D Printed Parts for the Medical Industry
By Gary Polio, CAPINC Can Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) materials be used when sterilization is required? CAPINC and Stratasys investigate...
Power Up with the Latest Graphics Cards by AMD and NVIDIA Power Up with the Latest Graphics Cards by AMD and NVIDIA
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Leading graphics card manufacturers AMD and NVIDIA offer competitive products to meet design and analysis needs.
Plans for Autodesk's 3D Printing Platform- Spark Plans for Autodesk's 3D Printing Platform- Spark
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Xi PowerGo 15/7 Notebook An Ideal Fit For 3D MCAD Designers Xi PowerGo 15/7 Notebook An Ideal Fit For 3D MCAD Designers
By Jeffrey Heimgarter, CADdigest A speedy computer for 3D MCAD designers, the Xi PowerGo 15/7 Notebook features a widescreen display, long battery life, backlit keyboard, and more.
New EPA Standards Use ANSYS Forte CFD New EPA Standards Use ANSYS Forte CFD
By ANSYS The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) issued new Corporate Average Fuel Economy will be tested with Forte CFD.
10 Third-party CAE Cos. Worth Looking At 10 Third-party CAE Cos. Worth Looking At
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor These third-party ISV partners offer tools to streamline and enhance analysis and simulation tasks including ETESCO, Varatech and more.
Webinar: Deliver 3DPDF Work Instructions from your CAD Files Webinar: Deliver 3DPDF Work Instructions from your CAD Files
By PROSTEP See how manufacturing companies are producing 3D electronic work instructions easily and affordably with 3D PDFs and PROSTEP tools.
Removing the Blindfold for PLM Upgrades/Migrations Removing the Blindfold for PLM Upgrades/Migrations
By iSEEK Corporation This paper discusses how iSEEK's CADseek shape analysis search engine can automate seemingly impossible tasks in PLM upgrades and migrations.
The Big Plan for ANSYS' $85 Million SpaceClaim Acquisition The Big Plan for ANSYS' $85 Million SpaceClaim Acquisition
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor John Myers talks with Barry Christenson of ANSYS about how SpaceClaim fits into their vision of simulation-driven design.
Get Chrysler's Story on CT Core's 3D Evolution Get Chrysler's Story on CT Core's 3D Evolution
By CT Core Technologies Tune into this on-demand webinar to see how Chrysler used the automated approach with 3D Evolution for their cross-CAD/PLM feature migration.
Why You Should Have SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services Why You Should Have SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services
By Asya Bashina, SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services extends your SOLIDWORKS experience through live technical support, bug fixes, and automatic software upgrades.
Managing Your Analysis and Simulation Data Managing Your Analysis and Simulation Data
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Keith Meintjes of CIMdata explains why simulation data management is important and the challenges it presents from small and medium businesses.
Simulating Stadium Foot Traffic in SOLIDWORKS Simulating Stadium Foot Traffic in SOLIDWORKS
By Stephen Enders, SOLIDWORKS Stephen Enders of SOLIDWORKS examines how to manage something like the World Cup's foot traffic in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
3 Cloud-based Collaboration Companies to Watch 3 Cloud-based Collaboration Companies to Watch
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Cloud-based collaboration leaders Kenesto, CadFaster and GrabCAD are expanding their market focus and making changes you should be aware of.
How Paper-based 3D Printing Works How Paper-based 3D Printing Works
By Mcor Technologies Mcor Technologies offers 3D printers that use paper. Learn about the technology and advantages being used by both MCAD and AEC markets.
On-demand Webinar: Model-Based Definition in SOLIDWORKS On-demand Webinar: Model-Based Definition in SOLIDWORKS
By Anark This webinar covers model-based definition best practices for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS EPDM users.
Using CADSeek Shape-based Search in PLM Using CADSeek Shape-based Search in PLM
By iSEEK In this video learn how CADseek enables users to search their vast databases of parts using shapes directly from within their PLM system.
Shape Search for CAD and PLM: Benefits, Use Cases, and ROI
Dr. Don Flugrad, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering SVP and COO Companies are adopting shape-based search tools to save money by helping them reuse parts and retrieve valuable intellectual property data.
Dr. Suna Polat to Lead CIMdata's Collaboration Practice Dr. Suna Polat to Lead CIMdata's Collaboration Practice
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Dr. Suna Polat, the new Director of CIMdata's Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development council, discusses the goals of this practice.
GrabCAD's Press Event in Boston GrabCAD's Press Event in Boston
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor GrabCAD hosted the press in Boston last week for their Summer Release of GrabCAD Workbench and PTC integration news.
Webinar on CADSeek Search Now On Demand! Webinar on CADSeek Search Now On Demand!
By iSEEK Corporation Join this webinar to learn how CADseek works for part reuse, model reuse, cost estimation and elimination of existing duplication.
How 3D Printing Can Change Your Business How 3D Printing Can Change Your Business
By Stratasys Inc. This white paper looks at how 3D Printing can bring better products to market.
12 Essentials for Moldability with Protomold 12 Essentials for Moldability with Protomold
By Proto Labs As a resource, we've gathered some of our most useful manufacturing advice from the past decade in a collection of essential tips.
A Free White Paper on Metal Injection Molding (MIM) A Free White Paper on Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
By Proto Labs This MIM white paper covers the multi-step process involved in molding metal parts and detailed technical specs needed for design and more.
3D Proven Systems Brings 3D Printing to New Mexico 3D Proven Systems Brings 3D Printing to New Mexico
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor 3D Proven Systems is one of the first 3D Systems resellers to come to the Albuquerque area. Is Albuquerque ready?
Unlock PDM and PLM Data with Theorem Solutions Unlock PDM and PLM Data with Theorem Solutions
By Theorem Solutions Learn how Theorem's Publish 3D solution allows every stakeholder involved in a project to read, view and mark-up 3D data.
SOLIDWORKS Launches SOLIDWORKS Inspection SOLIDWORKS Launches SOLIDWORKS Inspection
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SOLIDWORKS announced the availability of SOLIDWORKS Inspection and Inspection Professional, which was created with help from InspectionXpert.
CIMdata Addresses The Big 3 in Aerospace CIMdata Addresses The Big 3 in Aerospace
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor CIMdata's Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group addresses three challenges including global collaboration, PLM integration and obsolescence management.
Guidelines to Achieve Better Molded LSR Parts Guidelines to Achieve Better Molded LSR Parts
By Proto Labs Proto Labs' comprehensive white paper on liquid silicone rubber offers guidelines to achieve better molded LSR parts.
IntrinSIM CEO Joe Walsh Reflects on Simulation IntrinSIM CEO Joe Walsh Reflects on Simulation
By ConnectPress Staff During the NAFEMS conference co-located with the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress IntrinSIM CEO discusses the role of simulation.
Updates from the 3DPDF Consortium at 3DCIC Updates from the 3DPDF Consortium at 3DCIC
By ConnectPress Staff A conversation with Phil Spreier, Technical Director of the 3DPDF Consortium, about some issues surrounding 3D PDFs and his organization.
3DCIC 2014 Attendee Profiles 3DCIC 2014 Attendee Profiles
By ConnectPress Staff Thoughts from Josh Rosvold, Engineering Manager of Simulation for Tangent Design Engineering Ltd. and others from the 3DCIC.
CAM Approaches in Aerospace CAM Approaches in Aerospace
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor JETCAM's Martin Bailey, Delcam's Peter Dickin and CNC Software's Steve Bertrand, talk about CAM use in the aerospace industry.
3DCIC Kicks Off in Colorado this Week! 3DCIC Kicks Off in Colorado this Week!
By ConnectPress Staff Dr. Ted Hall, founder and CEO, ShopBot Tools, presented an engaging conversation on digital fabrication during Wednesday's keynote at the 3DCIC.
Selecting the Right PLM for Your Organization- Part 2 Selecting the Right PLM for Your Organization- Part 2
By Vipin Goyal and Sergio Martinez, Kalypso Companies that define a PLM strategy and roadmap first, before getting into PLM selection and implementation, are more likely to maximize benefits.
Highlights from ACE 2014 Highlights from ACE 2014
By Marc Lind, Aras The event featured Microsoft, 3D PDF Consortium, Fisher/Unitech, I-Cubed, ITI and customers MAN Diesel & Turbo, Schrader Electronics and more.
Implementing Next-Generation Integrated Digital Enterprise Implementing Next-Generation Integrated Digital Enterprise
By Tim Nichols, Siemens Industry Automation The aerospace industry is deploying high-definition 3D PLM platforms that integrates and harmonizes engineers, designers, etc.
Estimate the Savings You Can Get with Exalead OnePart Estimate the Savings You Can Get with Exalead OnePart
By Dassault Systemes This interactive video will show users how their company can save time and money using Exalead OnePart- and includes a free customized saving estimate.
Introduction to Simulation & Analysis (S&A) Governance Introduction to Simulation & Analysis (S&A) Governance
By CIMdata Simulation & Analysis (S&A) Governance is a strategy to manage simulation for maximum effectiveness over the full product lifecycle.
Feature-based Cost Analytics Feature-based Cost Analytics
By I-Cubed Learn how a feature-based cost analytics approach can help companies gain a clearer and more accurate picture of the true costs of materials.
Like the Prius, Aras Offers Their Own Hybrid Option Like the Prius, Aras Offers Their Own Hybrid Option
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Peter Schroer, Aras CEO and founder, explains why his company chose to offer hybrid, cloud and on-site PLM solutions.
Four Key Components to Building an Effective Workstation Four Key Components to Building an Effective Workstation
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Wes Shimanek, workstation segment manager, Intel talks about how to build the best workstation for multi-tasking.
The Secrets of Maintaining Long Term CAD Data Integrity The Secrets of Maintaining Long Term CAD Data Integrity
By I-Cubed Join I-Cubed for this webinar to learn about risks when working with CAD data and methods on how to identify latent data integrity problems.
Mobile Workstations Transform the AEC & MCAD Industries Mobile Workstations Transform the AEC & MCAD Industries
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor In light of the increasing importance of mobile workstations for design professionals, we've taken a look at some of the best options in the market.
Benchmark Highlights Aras' Scalability Results Benchmark Highlights Aras' Scalability Results
By Aras A completed benchmark shows that Aras Innovator 10 can scale from 25,000 to over 100,000 users while maintaining optimal performance.
Enabling Mobility for 3D Information, Processes and Practice Enabling Mobility for 3D Information, Processes and Practice
By Simon Floyd, Microsoft The consumerization of IT has changed the way we think about work, the devices we use and the role of the enterprise in managing them.
SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual is Now Available SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual is Now Available
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The new application SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual offers social media and cloud-based design and collaboration capabilities.
A Model-based Approach for Improving Communication A Model-based Approach for Improving Communication
By Isha Gupta, Geometric The use of 3D model-based work instructions is becoming more prevalent in manufacturing operations as it enables an automated approach.
What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014? What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014?
By Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks SolidWorks Simulation 2014 offers users new tools to speed up the process of working with larger and more powerful models.
Automated Geometry Simplification for PLM Applications Automated Geometry Simplification for PLM Applications
By CT Core Technologies Learn how Core Technologie's Geometry Simplification module can protect IP and reduce model complexity in this webinar.
NREL Rebrands Education Efforts NREL Rebrands Education Efforts
By David Glickson, NREL New objectives include preparing future generations of scientists and engineers, along with the public to make empowered energy choices.
How the Apparel Industry is Shaping Up with CAD and PLM
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress talks to PTC, Siemens and Dassault about shifts in the apparel industry and how their apparel customers are using CAD and PLM tools.
Fashion Designers Make a 3D Printed Wardrobe a Reality Fashion Designers Make a 3D Printed Wardrobe a Reality
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Having made revolutionary changes to fields like architecture and medicine, 3D printing is now making itself felt in the fashion world.
12 Key Considerations in Enclosure Thermal Design 12 Key Considerations in Enclosure Thermal Design
By Mentor Graphics Read this white paper from Mentor Graphics for insights into optimizing the airflow in electronics enclosures using the modeling software FloTHERM.
Webinar Now On Demand on Removing the Barriers to Simulation Webinar Now On Demand on Removing the Barriers to Simulation
By Carl Smith, Professional Services Manager, IMAGINiT IMAGINiT hosts this webinar on the benefits of simulation in early product development, types of simulation and some of the tools they provide.
11 Top Tips for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design 11 Top Tips for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design
By Mentor Graphics This white paper looks at how Mentor Graphics' tools help engineers meet a major cost and the growing challenge of cooling data centers.
A High Level How-to Guide for PCB Thermal Design A High Level How-to Guide for PCB Thermal Design
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics helps engineers navigate the important thermal layout design phase, when thermal issues with PCB design are largely 'locked in.'
Mentor Graphics Helps Engineers Align Models with Reality Mentor Graphics Helps Engineers Align Models with Reality
By Yafei Luo, Mentor Graphics While 3D thermal analysis can be very accurate, Mentor Graphics' Structure Function allows users to verify simulation models in real world settings.
3D Visualization Technology for the Manufacturing Industry 3D Visualization Technology for the Manufacturing Industry
By KISTERS This white paper covers how Kisters 3DViewStation product family capably meets a wide range of demands for collaborating and visualization.
The Value of 3D Part Catalogs in Model-based Design The Value of 3D Part Catalogs in Model-based Design
By Tim Thomas, CEO, CADENAS PARTsolutions This 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress presentation covers popular myths of parts management in the 3D MBD context.
CIMdata Analyzes Aras' No-cost Version to Version Upgrades CIMdata Analyzes Aras' No-cost Version to Version Upgrades
By Aras What they've found is Aras Innovator is redefining customization in the PLM market and the days of worrying about the impact of upgrading are over.
Six Cool Connected Products Six Cool Connected Products
Product designers are making headway with the Internet of Things by making home appliances you can control straight from your smart phone.
Accelerating PLM Value for the Shipbuilding Industry Accelerating PLM Value for the Shipbuilding Industry
By CIMdata CIMdata's research shows that the Value Gap is wider for PLM implementation followers when compared to leaders.
10 Visualization Products to Try 10 Visualization Products to Try
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Visualization and rendering developers are expanding with holographic and augmented reality systems and tools that run from web-browsers.
Why Archiving Data May Already be Obsolete Why Archiving Data May Already be Obsolete
By James DeLaPorte, Partner and Business Transformation Leader, NexTec This presentation proposes new strategies on archiving data and explores innovative solutions to difficult and abstract problems.
Common PLM Integration Challenges Common PLM Integration Challenges
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Vivek Kotru, director, global marketing, Geometric explained which common issues emerge and how companies can respond to them.
Eight Critical Success Factors for CAD Data Migrations (CDM) Eight Critical Success Factors for CAD Data Migrations (CDM)
By I-Cubed This paper identifies eight critical success factors for CDM and explains the consequences for not properly addressing each.
Shipmakers Aim for Energy Efficiency in Design Practices Shipmakers Aim for Energy Efficiency in Design Practices
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Shin Yang Shipbuilding talks about how competition and EEDI regulations are impacting the way they design and build ships.
On Demand: Webinar on EXALEAD OnePart On Demand: Webinar on EXALEAD OnePart
By Dassault Systemes EXALEAD OnePart is an application for locating and reusing 2D/3D legacy parts, designs, and associated documentation.
Autodesk Announces Delcam Acquisition Autodesk Announces Delcam Acquisition
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk's acquisition of Delcam, a leading supplier of advanced CAM software, signals the company's ongoing efforts to enter the CAM marketplace.
What's in Store at the 3DCIC What's in Store at the 3DCIC
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress talks to 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (3DCIC) founder David Prawel about what's in store for the event.
Tesla's Supercharger Network Expands Across United States Tesla's Supercharger Network Expands Across United States
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Tesla has plans to install over 100 electric vehicle charging stations by 2015.
3D Printing Makes Self-Repairing Shoes a Reality 3D Printing Makes Self-Repairing Shoes a Reality
Attendees to the recent Wearable Futures conference got to see how 3D printing might make self-repairing shoes a reality.
CAD Data Translation Validation CAD Data Translation Validation
By Dr. T. Charles Chen, The Boeing Company After translating a CAD model from one CAD system to another CAD system it is important to make sure that the CAD models are exactly the same.
Innovator of the Month for January: Hugh Herr Innovator of the Month for January: Hugh Herr
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor In an interview with SolidWorks Hugh Herr, founder of BiOM, talks about the next generation of prosthetics including exoskeleton enhancements.
PLM in the Automotive Industry PLM in the Automotive Industry
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Large automotive OEMs such as Daimler choose a CAD system that works well with their PLM. In the past it was the other way around.
Wishlists and Education Key Theme of General Session 3 Wishlists and Education Key Theme of General Session 3
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Certified SolidWorks Associate's certifications are up, winners of Model Mania 2014 announced and wishlists for SolidWorks 2015 revealed.
SolidWorks World Partner Exhibit Features Over 100 Vendors SolidWorks World Partner Exhibit Features Over 100 Vendors
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Boxx Technologies, Synergis Software, Sigmetrix and newcomers MarkForged show off their goods at this year's event.

Customers Take the Stage at the SolidWorks World
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President eatART's mechanical spider, the Mondo Spider, TEAM USA Bobsled and MarkForged take the stage during Tuesday's General Session at SolidWorks World.
Anark Helps the DoD Adopt Model Based Enterprise Solutions Anark Helps the DoD Adopt Model Based Enterprise Solutions
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Exchanging 2D drawings for MBEs, the Department of Defense relied upon Anark to help it eliminate paper throughout the engineering-to-design process.
The Opening Rush: SolidWorks World Day 1 General Session The Opening Rush: SolidWorks World Day 1 General Session
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Prosthetics made with SolidWorks are proof of how far the technology has come along. Plus, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual and more.
EDMS Help Utilities Respond to Modern Challenges EDMS Help Utilities Respond to Modern Challenges
Engineering drawing and document management systems (EDMS) give utilities a way to share and preserve knowledge throughout their enterprise.
Making Sure PDM Fits Your Needs Making Sure PDM Fits Your Needs
By Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights Learn how to effectively leverage PDM technology to access, track and manage product designs and related information and how to reuse it.
Making Sure PDM Fits Your Needs Making Sure PDM Fits Your Needs
By Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights Learn how to effectively leverage PDM technology to access, track and manage product designs and related information and how to reuse it.
The Business Value of Product Data Management The Business Value of Product Data Management
A White Paper Sponsored by Synergis Software Manufacturers are turning to data management solutions to share product data across the business and manage complexity.
EDMS Help Utilities Respond to Modern Challenges EDMS Help Utilities Respond to Modern Challenges
Engineering drawing and document management systems (EDMS) give utilities a way to share and preserve knowledge throughout their enterprise.
Improve Your Product Development IT Infrastructure Improve Your Product Development IT Infrastructure
By I-Cubed I-Cubed provides support for manufacturing firms needing scalable, reliable, and frugal product lifecycle information technology.
SolidWorks World 2014 to Unite the Community in San Diego SolidWorks World 2014 to Unite the Community in San Diego
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Over four days, members of the SolidWorks community will have the opportunity to network, learn new skills, and preview the company's newest products.
Trends and Predictions of 2014 Trends and Predictions of 2014
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We talked to three industry professionals about trends that will shape the future of CAD in 2014 and beyond.
3 Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer 3 Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer
By CAPINC For starters how do you convince the boss your computer isn't up to the job any longer? Use the SolidWorks Performance Test.
The 2014 NAIAS Showcases a Revitalized Auto Industry The 2014 NAIAS Showcases a Revitalized Auto Industry
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Over 60 companies will exhibit their newest and most innovative vehicles at this year's 25th annual North American International Auto Show.
HP Launches New HP Z1 G2 Workstation
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor HP's new HP Z1 G2 workstation offers customers a 27-inch touch screen and includes Intel's Thunderbolt 2 technology.
10 New Products from 3D Systems 10 New Products from 3D Systems
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor 3D Systems celebrated the end of 2013 with the release of 10 new products including 3D printers, laser scanners and other software tools.
The 2014 CES Introduces the Most Exciting New Tech Products The 2014 CES Introduces the Most Exciting New Tech Products
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Ultra HDTV, wearable technology, and 3D Printing will be just a few of the new product trends on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Last Minute Green Gift Ideas Last Minute Green Gift Ideas
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor In the spirit of Christmas and this month's topic on sustainable design we've picked out twelve innovative products that sparked our attention.
PLM Gets Closer to Adopting Systems Engineering  PLM Gets Closer to Adopting Systems Engineering
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor How far is the product lifecycle management industry from adopting systems engineering? John MacKrell of CIMdata has the answer.
Highlights from the 2013 CIMdata PLM Road Map Highlights from the 2013 CIMdata PLM Road Map
By CIMdata The event took place in conjunction with the Product Innovation Congress in Chicago drawing in 300+ attendees.
Engineer-To-Order Better with CRM in PLM Engineer-To-Order Better with CRM in PLM
By Peter Schroer, President, Aras If your company is in a configure-to-order or engineer-to-order market, embedding CRM within PLM makes sense.
Thermal Optimization Helps Toyota with Hybrid Design Thermal Optimization Helps Toyota with Hybrid Design
By Boris Marovic, Product Marketing Manager, Mentor Graphics Learn how Mentor Graphics T3Ster Transient Thermal Characterization system helps hybrid vehicle designers optimize their models.
Digital Prototyping Helps Designers Break Water Speed Record Digital Prototyping Helps Designers Break Water Speed Record
By Koen Beyers, Voxdale BVBA Analysis software by Mentor played a key role in the development of the Formula 2 speed boat that set the world water speed record.
Combining 1D and 3D Analysis for Optimized Aerospace Designs Combining 1D and 3D Analysis for Optimized Aerospace Designs
By John Isaac, Business Development Manager, Mentor Graphics By combining 1D and 3D analysis technology users can solve challenging aerospace problems such as designing air-to-air refueling systems.
1D Simulation Helps Eurotecnica 1D Simulation Helps Eurotecnica
By Alberto Deponti, EnginSoft Francesco Castelletta, Eurotecnica Learn how Eurotecnica uses Flowmaster to meet the challenges of working with solar power and energy storage systems.
Curtiss-Wright Custom Deployments with FloTHERM Curtiss-Wright Custom Deployments with FloTHERM
By Andrea Schott, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Defense Solutions Bringing together both mechanical and thermal simulation know-how can help electronics designers create better products.
The CPO Offers a New Way to Look at PLM Implementations The CPO Offers a New Way to Look at PLM Implementations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Codex of PLM Openness (CPO) gives customers and developers of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems a new way to handle their implementations.
Reliability in Avionics Systems - Managing Excessive Heat Reliability in Avionics Systems - Managing Excessive Heat
By Mentor Graphics This white paper covers how thermal simulation tools such as FloTHERM XT can help avionics designers.
Geomagic Capture Makes 3D Scanning a Key Tool for Engineers Geomagic Capture Makes 3D Scanning a Key Tool for Engineers
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Engineers can save time and effort using 3D Systems' new suite of Geomagic Capture 3D scanning technology. Learn more!
Join CIMdata, IBM, Citrix and NVIDIA in this Webinar Join CIMdata, IBM, Citrix and NVIDIA in this Webinar
By CIMdata Presenters review business issues associated with graphics intensive data and 3D applications that can now be addressed by remote access technology.
Astec Reduces Development Times with 3D Printing Astec Reduces Development Times with 3D Printing
By Michael Swanson, Burner Systems Astec This video presentation covers how Astec leveraged 3D printing to reduce their asphalt production equipment development times.
5 Frequently Asked Questions About MultiJet Printing 5 Frequently Asked Questions About MultiJet Printing
By 3D Systems Find out the answers to five of the most frequently asked questions about MultiJet Printing.
CIMdata Evaluates 3D Graphics in New Whitepaper CIMdata Evaluates 3D Graphics in New Whitepaper
By CIMdata CIMdata reviews business issues associated with data and 3D applications that can now be addressed by remote access technology.
Webinar on Boeing Insitu's PLM Migration to Aras Webinar on Boeing Insitu's PLM Migration to Aras
By Aras Learn how Boeing's Insitu recovered a failing PLM implementation and hear from AESSiS on Teamcenter integration and migration scenarios.
Automating the Process for Feature to Feature Translations Automating the Process for Feature to Feature Translations
By CT CoreTechnologie Learn how you can use 3D Evolution to automate translating 3D models with full parametric features between applications in this webinar.
Go Big with These Large Format Printers Go Big with These Large Format Printers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at the latest large format printers from HP, Canon, Oce, Xerox and Epson.
It's Never too Early for Protoquote It's Never too Early for Protoquote
By Proto Labs See how Protoquote can help part designers learn how to configure the best possible design for the lowest cost.
How to Find Data Sheets for the Best Resin Selection How to Find Data Sheets for the Best Resin Selection
By Proto Labs Get detailed data sheets on most of the world's resins by following these steps.
Designing for Moldability with Protomold's How-to Guide Designing for Moldability with Protomold's How-to Guide
By Proto Labs Get the best results on Protomold's rapid injection molding process with this guide.
Bridging the Gap Between Prototypes and Production Bridging the Gap Between Prototypes and Production
By Proto Labs This white paper explains how companies can use rapid injection molding to ensure their final products meet their overall goals.
Key Questions for Choosing a Prototyping Process Key Questions for Choosing a Prototyping Process
By Proto Labs This white paper explores the advantages and shortcomings of the major prototyping processes available to today’s designer.
Guide to Selecting Thermoplastic Materials and Resins Guide to Selecting Thermoplastic Materials and Resins
By Proto Labs Selecting the best material for your part design can be challenging, especially and with nearly 85,000 options. This white paper can help.
Using 1D and 3D CFD for Electrical Vehicle Batteries Using 1D and 3D CFD for Electrical Vehicle Batteries
By Mentor Graphics An example of using 1D and 3D CFD for thermal management of an electrical vehicle battery pack.
Tackling the Thermal Design Challenges of Avionics Tackling the Thermal Design Challenges of Avionics
By Mentor Graphics This white paper covers how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help companies develop lighter and more efficient avionic systems.
Incorporating EDA and MDA Design Flows in Thermal Design Incorporating EDA and MDA Design Flows in Thermal Design
By Mentor Graphics Specialized software that has been optimized for electronics thermal applications offers users the chance to improve their design processes.
Set Up Email Alerts for Your 3D Printing Jobs Set Up Email Alerts for Your 3D Printing Jobs
By Dave Tupper, CAPINC If you ever have to set a project to print over the weekend setting up an email alert will keep you in the loop if you can't monitor it in person.
10 PLM Systems That Could Help Your Business 10 PLM Systems That Could Help Your Business
By Business-Software.com Business-Software.com provides a comparison of who they are calling the top 10 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software vendors.
Reports Point to 3 Big Trends in Industrial Machinery Reports Point to 3 Big Trends in Industrial Machinery
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ThomasNet reports that the ability to manage tools remotely has been an increasing priority for the industrial machinery sector.
SpaceX Uses Their Hands to Visualize Rocket Engines SpaceX Uses Their Hands to Visualize Rocket Engines
By NVIDIA With NVIDIA technology SpaceX is able to visualize and explore designs using hand gestures. See how in this video.
Intuitive Surgical Named on List of Top Innovative Companies Intuitive Surgical Named on List of Top Innovative Companies
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robotic systems have assisted a surgeon in 1.5 million surgical procedures.
Technology Key in Educating Boys Technology Key in Educating Boys
By Sean Dudley, Compass Magazine Technology like Jumpido uses whole body interaction in a series of exercises and games, particularly suited to engaging boys in learning.
Balancing Physical and Virtual Composites Testing Balancing Physical and Virtual Composites Testing
By Ginger Gardiner, Compass Magazine Aerospace and automotive companies are developing newer and better composites with the help of virtual prototyping.
Toy Line Let's Girls Know Engineering is for Them Too Toy Line Let's Girls Know Engineering is for Them Too
By Rachel Callery, Compass Magazine The GoldieBlox toy building block set was designed by Stanford-trained engineer Debbie Sterling.
Choosing the Right CAD Training for Your Needs Choosing the Right CAD Training for Your Needs
By Chris Dimler for CADCAMConnect CAD consultant Chris Dimler provides some resources and advice on staying up to date with your design software.
Developing Trends and Drivers in PLM Developing Trends and Drivers in PLM
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Mercury PLM Service's Nat Workman takes us through some of the developing trends in product lifecycle management (PLM).
SOLIDWORKS 2014 Now Available SOLIDWORKS 2014 Now Available
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SOLIDWORKS 2014 features many new capabilities to streamline the mechanical design process along with new augmented reality functionality.
3D Printing Hits the Runway 3D Printing Hits the Runway
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor From customized bikinis to the runways of Paris 3D printing is turning heads in the fashion industry.
Shout Out to Bespoke Innovations Shout Out to Bespoke Innovations
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Bespoke Innovations has combined 3D scanning and 3D design software to create custom prosthetics.
Damen Shipyards Earns Praise for Hybrid Tugboat Damen Shipyards Earns Praise for Hybrid Tugboat
Damen Shipyards has been called one of the Netherlands' greenest companies for its work on the ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid, a hybrid tugboat.
Key Patents in 3D Printing Set to Expire Key Patents in 3D Printing Set to Expire
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at copyright in 3D printing and how patent expirations will affect the industry.
Programs Aim to Encourage Engineering Programs Aim to Encourage Engineering
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor FIRST, PACE, Greenpower and the STEM Education Coalition are working to round up the next generation of engineers with these programs.
Sefea Solves Challenging Stress and Thermal Analysis Problem Sefea Solves Challenging Stress and Thermal Analysis Problem
By AMPS Technologies Company This white paper documents how AMPS Technologies' can be used to solve some of the most challenging stress and thermal analysis problems.
NREL Internships Offer Mentorship for Clean Energy Careers NREL Internships Offer Mentorship for Clean Energy Careers
By David Glickson, NREL Students interested in renewable energy work with researchers at NREL to help investigate solutions to energy challenges.
Simulation Data Management, Why You Need It Simulation Data Management, Why You Need It
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Keith Meintjes of CIMdata talks about the importance of simulation data management and why businesses have been slow to adopt it.
Analysis and Simulation for the Renewable Energy Market Analysis and Simulation for the Renewable Energy Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at how renewable energy companies are utilizing and befitting from analysis and simulation technology.
Altair Discusses New ALM and Simulation Driven Design Altair Discusses New ALM and Simulation Driven Design
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Combining topology optimization technology with additive layer manufacturing (ALM) can create lighter, more durable parts.
A How-To Guide for Successful PLM Implementation A How-To Guide for Successful PLM Implementation
By Mark Beaulieu, Aras PLM Adopting the right approach for a PLM system is key to its success. This paper outlines the value of the iterative strategy.
Best-in-Class Simulation Strategies Best-in-Class Simulation Strategies
By Michelle Boucher, Aberdeen Group This report highlights how companies can take advantage of best-in-class simulation processes and strategies.
Highlights from CIMdata's New PLM Market Report Highlights from CIMdata's New PLM Market Report
By CIMdata The 2013 Executive PLM Market Report provides CIMdatas perspective on PLM across a variety of industries, identifies market trends and more.
PLM Industry Review and Trends Report PLM Industry Review and Trends Report
By CIMdata A new report from CIMdata looks at how product lifceycle management (PLM) has grown and how its focus has changed from technology to business.
The Benefits of Having an Outsourced Prototype The Benefits of Having an Outsourced Prototype
By Doug Girard and Matt Brown, 3D Systems With 3D printers right at your fingertips why use outsourcing businesses like Quickparts? Learn why here!
Key Takeaways from CIC 2013 Key Takeaways from CIC 2013
By Jack Thornton, MINDFEED Marcom The growing value of part validation and other lessons from the Longview Advisors' 10th annual 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (CIC).
The State of 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Report The State of 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Report
By Longview Advsiors and Lifecycle Insights The report focuses on design data interoperability, model-based initiatives and more based on the Longview Advisors annual survey.
3D Printing Field Guide: Something for Everyone? 3D Printing Field Guide: Something for Everyone?
By Todd Grimm, TA Grimm & Associates Todd Grimm goes over products, prices and processes in 3D printing, along with a few highlights from the Rapid 2013 conference.
Avoid the Pitfalls of PLM Migration and Integration Avoid the Pitfalls of PLM Migration and Integration
By PROSTEP This webinar will cover the challenges and solutions associated with large scale product lifecycle management (PLM) migrations.
The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing
By Nick Castellina, Aberdeen Group This report illustrates trends in cloud deployment and lays out the reasons for manufacturers to consider cloud ERP.
Design Error-free SLS Parts Design Error-free SLS Parts
By 3D Systems The guide features specific tips and instructions for creating a wide range of parts including, axles, coil springs and living hinges.
3D Systems Guide to Prototyping Die Cast Parts 3D Systems Guide to Prototyping Die Cast Parts
By 3D Systems The intent of this document is to guide the user through the process of creating prototypes of die cast components.
Ensure Your Designs are Optimized for Injection Molding Ensure Your Designs are Optimized for Injection Molding
By 3D Systems This injection molding guide covers injection mold tooling process comparison, size limitations, straight pull design and more.
The Vision, Innovation and Technology of Inkjet 3D Printing The Vision, Innovation and Technology of Inkjet 3D Printing
By 3D Systems Learn about the history of inkjet 3D printing and how it can be used to turn 3D models into physical parts and improve design intent.
From the Printer  To The Real World! From the Printer To The Real World!
By Kristian Ustrud, 3D Systems A look at differences in 3D printing and rapid prototyping; and whats to come for the manufacturing industry.
SPARTAN MOTORS Fuels Innovation and Productivity with Aras SPARTAN MOTORS Fuels Innovation and Productivity with Aras
By Aras Spartan Motors, a provider of high-quality specialty vehicles, chassis and truck bodies has standardized all of its processes using Aras.
U.S. ARMY Attains Six Sigma Agility with Aras Enterprise U.S. ARMY Attains Six Sigma Agility with Aras Enterprise
By Aras The United States Army has streamlined and modernized many of its processes with the help of Aras Enterprise.
Aras Accelerates Innovation at GETRAG FORD Transmissions Aras Accelerates Innovation at GETRAG FORD Transmissions
By Aras GETRAG FORD Transmissions has gained flexibility, speed and efficiency by implementing Aras' enterprise-wide PLM platform.
10 Tips on Design For Manufacturability 10 Tips on Design For Manufacturability
By David Watson, 3D Systems Before submitting a design for 3D printing, keep an eye out for these ten common mistakes concerning part design and file conversion.
Airbus Conquers LOTAR Challenges Airbus Conquers LOTAR Challenges
By CT CoreTechnologie This webinar will cover a Long Term Archiving and Retrieval (LOTAR) implementation scheme with CT CoreTechnologie and Airbus.
Watch and Learn About Aras Secure Social Watch and Learn About Aras Secure Social
By Aras This video covers how Aras Secure Social makes it easy for people to interact on items such as parts, bills of material and computer aided design files.
Migrating 215,000 Items to Aras in 134 Days Migrating 215,000 Items to Aras in 134 Days
By Aras In this webinar, Nidec shares their experience on migrating 215,000 items to Aras PLM.
XEROX PLM Migration with Aras XEROX PLM Migration with Aras
By Aras XEROX achieves immediate results in their worldwide PLM migration using Aras' enterprise open source PLM solution suite.
MJM vs Polyjet: Postprocessing Showdown MJM vs Polyjet: Postprocessing Showdown
By PCS Engineering PCS Engineering tests out 3D Systems ProJet and the Objet30Pro photopolymer based high detail technologies.
Doctors in Belgium Use Mcor Paper-Based 3D Printing Doctors in Belgium Use Mcor Paper-Based 3D Printing
By Mcor Working from the digitally scanned contours of patients’ bones, doctors create full-size 3D physical models they can use as surgical guides.
10 Factors to Help You Select a 3D Printer 10 Factors to Help You Select a 3D Printer
By Joe Hiemenz, Stratasys, Inc. When planning to purchase an additive manufacturing system, buyers will find capabilities and a price range wider than products from most any industry.
Rapid 2013 Event Featured 3D Prints of Andy Warhol Replicas Rapid 2013 Event Featured 3D Prints of Andy Warhol Replicas
Press Release Issued by Materialise The event sponsored by Materialise marked one of the first times that works by Andy Warhol have been reinterpreted by 3D Printing technologies.
Change Management: One Size Will Never Fit All Change Management: One Size Will Never Fit All
By Peter Schroer, President, Aras Aras President discusses how change management is one of the toughest parts of PLM, and also the most important.
Xerox Uses Aras for Global Product Development Xerox Uses Aras for Global Product Development
By Aras See Xerox's presentation on how they are using Aras PLM to control and collaborate across their global product development lifecycle.
Lear Global PLM Enterprise Change Management with Aras Lear Global PLM Enterprise Change Management with Aras
By Aras In this case study find out why Lear says Aras is a PLM environment that is much more user-friendly than the typical user would expect.
How Lear Successfully Manages Over 100,000 Parts How Lear Successfully Manages Over 100,000 Parts
By Aras Hear from Lear in this video on how they work with more than 100,000 parts and succeed with PLM using Aras' solutions.
Lear on Global Change Management
By Aras Watch the video to learn how Lear met their unique business needs for global change management, while remaining intuitive for end users.
Change Impact Analysis through Aras PLM Software Change Impact Analysis through Aras PLM Software
By Aras Watch this video to learn how Aras helps Lear Corp. reduce cycle time by evaluating the impact of proposed changes prior to implementation.
Webinar: Avoid the Pitfalls of PLM Migration and Integration Webinar: Avoid the Pitfalls of PLM Migration and Integration
Announement by ConnectPress and PROSTEP This webinar will introduce attendees to the challenges and solutions associated with large scale product lifecycle management (PLM) migrations.
Aras' PLM Implementation for Lear Corporation Aras' PLM Implementation for Lear Corporation
By Aras Hear how Lear is using Aras PLM software to improve global product development and configuration management in this video.
Tips on Accelerating Design Time by CAM Logic Tips on Accelerating Design Time by CAM Logic
By CAM Logic Learn and see first hand in this 30 minute webinar presented by CAM Logic how you can accelerate design time. Featuring the Edison2 Very Light Car.
Sunglass Expands Web-based Platform with Parts Library
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Sunglass provides collaboration and product data management in a cloud-based, CAD-agnostic atmosphere.
Get OpenDXM Global X for Free-Up to 30 Users Get OpenDXM Global X for Free-Up to 30 Users
The managed file transfer platform OpenDXM GlobalX allows you to exchange all of your data via the Internet easily, securely and reliably.
3D Systems Founder Talks Past and Future of 3D Printing
Watch Charles Hull, co-founder of 3D Systems, answer questions at the 2013 Maker Faire about the past and future of the technologically he helped invent.
3D Printed Handgun Fired, Blueprints Online
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Defense Distributed have released the designs for the functioning handgun they created and successfully fired using a 3D printer.
Neutral File Formats: Is IGES Officially Dead? Neutral File Formats: Is IGES Officially Dead?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor David Opsahl from the 3D PDF Consortium provides an update on 3D PDFs, JT, IGES and STEP.
Delcam's PowerINSPECT  2013 Offers Dual-Device Inspection Delcam's PowerINSPECT 2013 Offers Dual-Device Inspection
By Delcam Other enhancements in the new version include improved handling of point-cloud data, group editing of probing parameter and more.
Webinar: Understanding Validation for LOTAR Webinar: Understanding Validation for LOTAR
By CT CoreTechnologie Understand the requirements of LOTAR issues facing organizations and see the automated approach using 3D Evolution to validate STEP files.
Video: Sharing Data Seamlessly with PROSTEP Open DXM Video: Sharing Data Seamlessly with PROSTEP Open DXM
If you want to learn more about how to use the Open DXM format to share large data files this video can help.
Video: PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D Reader Extension Module Video: PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D Reader Extension Module
Add comments, measurements, save and print forms and even add an electronic signature with the Reader Extension Module.
Video: Using PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D for Rights Management Video: Using PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D for Rights Management
Want to learn more about how 3D PDFs can help you and your company track and manage who has the rights to alter your data? Watch this video.
Webinar: Get More ROI from Your 3D Models Webinar: Get More ROI from Your 3D Models
By Lattice Technology Learn how a single, ultra-lightweight, CAD agnostic model can be the backbone for sharing across your enterprise for the entire product lifecycle.
@Xi Tests Out Various Graphics Cards @Xi Tests Out Various Graphics Cards
By @Xi Computer Corp. In this video card review, you can decide whether you are under spending or over spending when selecting a video card for your workstation.
An Update On LOTAR For Long Term Archival An Update On LOTAR For Long Term Archival
By Richard Zuray, Boeing A presentation on long term archival and retrieval of digital design and PDM data from the Collaboration & Interoperability Congress.
How to make Your Workstation go from Sluggish to Superior How to make Your Workstation go from Sluggish to Superior
By Sean Young, HP HP's Sean Young suggests HP Workstations with NVIDIA Maximus to keep your computer from freezing up when performing a complex process.
Using Geometry Simplification for IP Protection Using Geometry Simplification for IP Protection
By CT CoreTechnologie CT CoreTechnologie introduces their Geometry Simplification module for protecting IP and reducing file sizes.
Automated Geometry Simplification for IP Protection Automated Geometry Simplification for IP Protection
By CT Core Technologies Learn how their Geometry Simplification module for protecting intellectual property can reduce the overall size and complexity of the model by 65%.
PDM or PLM? Both! PDM or PLM? Both!
By Peter Schroer, President, Aras Aras President Peter Schroer makes the case on why companies need both a product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) system.
The Impact of Social Networks on PLM and Supply Chain The Impact of Social Networks on PLM and Supply Chain
By Chad Jackson, President,Lifecycle Insights This presentation looks at potential benefits and challenges of applying social technologies to product development.
A Tour of Mentor's New FloTHERM Simulation Solution A Tour of Mentor's New FloTHERM Simulation Solution
Compiled by John Myers, ConnectPress Editors In this video presentation Mentor Graphics explains how FloTHERM XT helps customers improve product design with thermal simulation.
Back by Popular Demand, CIC's PLM Vendor Panel Back by Popular Demand, CIC's PLM Vendor Panel
Moderated by Brad Holtz , Cyon Research Panelists at last year's Collaboration & Interoperability event included Stephen Bodnar of Autodesk and Blake Courter of SpaceClaim, among others.
How Do I Get My Boss To Buy A 3D Printer? How Do I Get My Boss To Buy A 3D Printer?
By CAPINC Here are some tips to help make the case on why a 3D printer can be an important and productive asset for product development.
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Managing Systems Design Complexity: 3 Tips to Save Time Managing Systems Design Complexity: 3 Tips to Save Time
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Highlights from the SolidWorks World 2013 Partner Pavilion Highlights from the SolidWorks World 2013 Partner Pavilion
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Integrating PLM Visualization with Secure Social Integrating PLM Visualization with Secure Social
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Using Change Management for Competitive Advantage Using Change Management for Competitive Advantage
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Free BOM Management Report on Best Practices Free BOM Management Report on Best Practices
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Lessons Learned in Over 40 Years in Aerospace and Defense Lessons Learned in Over 40 Years in Aerospace and Defense
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Design-for-Environment Methodologies for Reducing Costs Design-for-Environment Methodologies for Reducing Costs
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Heads Up on SolidWorks 2014 Heads Up on SolidWorks 2014
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Users Take Center Stage at SolidWorks World 2013 Users Take Center Stage at SolidWorks World 2013
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Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for CAD Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for CAD
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Video: See PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Action Video: See PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Action
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What They Didn't Teach You in School About Heat Transfer What They Didn't Teach You in School About Heat Transfer
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Leverage the Power of 1D and 3D CFD Simultaneously Leverage the Power of 1D and 3D CFD Simultaneously
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Using CFD to Solve Thermal Transfer Problems Using CFD to Solve Thermal Transfer Problems
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The Black Box in SolidWorks Electrical The Black Box in SolidWorks Electrical
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Time Slashed for Train Design with Sculptor Time Slashed for Train Design with Sculptor
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Reducing Motorcycle Drag Reducing Motorcycle Drag
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Webinar: Sculptor 2.3.1 Features Webinar: Sculptor 2.3.1 Features
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Webinar: Multi-Objective Optimizations Webinar: Multi-Objective Optimizations
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Webinar: Mitigating Sonic Booms Tunnel Webinar: Mitigating Sonic Booms Tunnel
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Rapid Improvement of Engine Intake Port Design Rapid Improvement of Engine Intake Port Design
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Streamliner Design, Faster & Cheaper Streamliner Design, Faster & Cheaper
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Hot to Cold Turbine Blade Shape Matching Hot to Cold Turbine Blade Shape Matching
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Decreasing Optimization Time Decreasing Optimization Time
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Airplane Wing Shape Morphing Airplane Wing Shape Morphing
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Automotive HVAC Optimization Automotive HVAC Optimization
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Adjoint Based Design Optimization Adjoint Based Design Optimization
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Webinar: Many Designs from a Single Mesh Page Webinar: Many Designs from a Single Mesh Page
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Leveraging the Rise of the Social Consumer Leveraging the Rise of the Social Consumer
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PartMaker Adds Surface-Milling Module PartMaker Adds Surface-Milling Module
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Geomagic and SpaceClaim Partner Up to Create Spark Geomagic and SpaceClaim Partner Up to Create Spark
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Addressing the Big Data Problem Addressing the Big Data Problem
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TurboCalc Offers Improvements in Engineering Calculations TurboCalc Offers Improvements in Engineering Calculations
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Advice on Model Based Enterprise Implementations Advice on Model Based Enterprise Implementations
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Why is Oracle Growing its PPM Toolset? Why is Oracle Growing its PPM Toolset?
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Whats New in Rendering and Visualization Software Whats New in Rendering and Visualization Software
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Understanding Validation Requirements Understanding Validation Requirements
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Understanding Validation for Long Term Data Retention Understanding Validation for Long Term Data Retention
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Collaborating with Universities: The Pluses and Minuses Collaborating with Universities: The Pluses and Minuses
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CIMdatas 2012 PLM Road Map Conference Goes Strategic CIMdatas 2012 PLM Road Map Conference Goes Strategic
By Jack Thornton, Principal MINDFEED Marcomm for CIMdata As always in a technology focused conference, there were presentations about progress in implementing PLM strategies.
Webinar: Automating the Pre-processing of 3D Data for CAE Webinar: Automating the Pre-processing of 3D Data for CAE
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Webinar: Automating the Pre-processing of 3D Data for CAE Webinar: Automating the Pre-processing of 3D Data for CAE
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The Latest in Large Format Printers & Scanners The Latest in Large Format Printers & Scanners
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Webinar: Six Ways to Increase Data Reuse Webinar: Six Ways to Increase Data Reuse
By Alcove9 In this webinar Alcove9 CEO Sam Abu-Hamdan discusses the benefits of finding, reusing, and sharing data from a single point.
How to Choose an Effective Grid System for CFD Meshing How to Choose an Effective Grid System for CFD Meshing
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10 Compelling Benefits for CAD Download Services 10 Compelling Benefits for CAD Download Services
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15 Minutes with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis 15 Minutes with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis
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Using 3D PDF to Create an On Demand Visual Experience Using 3D PDF to Create an On Demand Visual Experience
By Mike Brinich, Manager, EOS Solutions 3D PDF is beginning to reshape how organizations can share vital maintenance and repair data, by delivering a similar On Demand user experience.
Autodesks Affordable Cloud-based Simulation Autodesks Affordable Cloud-based Simulation
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor For small-to-medium sized and large businesses alike, Autodesk Simulation 360 makes simulation attainable and easy to implement. Try it for free.
Data Distribution on the 787 Data Distribution on the 787
By David Briggs, Boeing Company Boeing explains how they shared 3D data in the 3D PDF and STEP formats to meet the interoperability challenges of the 787 program.
RAND Worldwide Specializes In CAD Agnostic Training RAND Worldwide Specializes In CAD Agnostic Training
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The ROI of Concurrent Design with CFD The ROI of Concurrent Design with CFD
By Mentor Graphics This webinar examines the relationship between design engineering and computational fluid dynamics and the advantages of tightly integrating the two.
CFD Analysis for MCAD Designers  Better Products, Faster CFD Analysis for MCAD Designers Better Products, Faster
By Mentor Graphics This video shows how CFD solutions such as FloEFD make it possible for designers to improve product designs without specialized expertise.
CFD For Mechanical Design Engineers CFD For Mechanical Design Engineers
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What They Didn't Teach You About 3D Pressure Drop What They Didn't Teach You About 3D Pressure Drop
By Mentor Graphics Today pressure drop analysis can be performed by the non-specialist with Mentor Graphics analysis software FloEFD.
The Five Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics The Five Myths of Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Ivo Weinhold, Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division This white paper examines five myths about computational fluid dynamics and why they may not be true.
Webinar on Multi-CAD Design Collaboration with PTC Creo Webinar on Multi-CAD Design Collaboration with PTC Creo
By PTC See firsthand how Creo can work with multi-CAD data from systems like SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, NX, CATIA, and Pro/ENGINEER.
Collaboration in a Global Automotive Supply Chain Collaboration in a Global Automotive Supply Chain
By Rahim Alsaffar, Johnson Controls Automotive Group This presentation explains how companies can use collaboration to benefit from high product volumes with short turnaround times.
Explore Ways to Edit and Modify Non-native CAD Data Explore Ways to Edit and Modify Non-native CAD Data
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Best Practices for Working with Non-native Files Best Practices for Working with Non-native Files
By KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy This online class from the KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy (AMA) teaches users to take advantage of Inventor Fusion to work with non-native files.
How Vault Solves 3 Big Problems Most Businesses Face How Vault Solves 3 Big Problems Most Businesses Face
By KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy This online class from the KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy (AMA) addresses three key business challenges that are solved with Autodesk Vault.
Automating the Preprocessing of 3D Models for CAE Processes Automating the Preprocessing of 3D Models for CAE Processes
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Using 3D Evolution for Multi-CAD Collaboration Using 3D Evolution for Multi-CAD Collaboration
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Social Media Hot Topic at CIC this Year Social Media Hot Topic at CIC this Year
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Learn About Vuuch Collaboration On-demand Learn About Vuuch Collaboration On-demand
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NVIDIA Launches Maximus 2 Technology at Siggraph NVIDIA Launches Maximus 2 Technology at Siggraph
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Aras on Open PLM and the Future of Enterprise PLM Aras on Open PLM and the Future of Enterprise PLM
By Peter Schroer, Aras President & Founder From our perspective here at Aras, we feel that enabling the kind of true openness that global enterprises need requires an open architecture.
ANSYS Simulation Gives Olympic Competitors an Edge ANSYS Simulation Gives Olympic Competitors an Edge
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Co-founder of Inventor Says Value the Unique Co-founder of Inventor Says Value the Unique
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@Xi Workstation Comes Highly Recommended @Xi Workstation Comes Highly Recommended
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A Q & A With Steve Blanken A Q & A With Steve Blanken
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Dealing with Multi-CAD Applications Dealing with Multi-CAD Applications
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The Benefits Outweigh the Costs in 3D Printing The Benefits Outweigh the Costs in 3D Printing
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Elevate Your Rapid Prototyping Capabilities with PolyJet Elevate Your Rapid Prototyping Capabilities with PolyJet
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Is it more Beneficial to Own a Desktop 3D Printer? Is it more Beneficial to Own a Desktop 3D Printer?
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Do You Know the 10 Advantages of Dual Material Jetting? Do You Know the 10 Advantages of Dual Material Jetting?
By Objet Objet spells out the 10 benefits of their unique dual-material jetting.
Objet Presents Helpful Tips in 3D Printing Objet Presents Helpful Tips in 3D Printing
By Objet Understand why 3D printing is so vital, the technologies behind Objet, and 3D printing tips to assist you in your workflow, with this webcast.
Use 14 Different Material Properties with Objet 360 Connex Use 14 Different Material Properties with Objet 360 Connex
By Objet Over 60 materials including rubber, transparent, and ABS-like plastics can be used in the printer, giving customers a wide range of choices.
Webinar: Using Ultra-lightweight 3D Webinar: Using Ultra-lightweight 3D
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BOXX Technologies Offers Custom Workstations BOXX Technologies Offers Custom Workstations
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Survey Results on the Latest Trends in Concept Design Survey Results on the Latest Trends in Concept Design
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Vuuch Social Technology Enhances Communication Vuuch Social Technology Enhances Communication
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Where 3D Printing is Headed Where 3D Printing is Headed
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor 3D printing continues to grow in every sector of the product design fields. Where will it be by the end of the decade?
Webinar On-demand: Using Search Engines Beyond Just Search Webinar On-demand: Using Search Engines Beyond Just Search
By Alcove9 Discover how finding, reusing, and sharing your data will help your organization improve efficiency and eliminate wasted inventory.
Communicating Designs in Industrial Equipment Field Communicating Designs in Industrial Equipment Field
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New Developments in 3D Printers New Developments in 3D Printers
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Sustainability Is Forming the Core of Many Businesses Sustainability Is Forming the Core of Many Businesses
By Peter Capozucca and William Sarni, Deloitte Consulting All over the world businesses are using sustainability as the foundation for their operational strategy.
Shining A Light On The 3D PDF Shining A Light On The 3D PDF
By David Opsahl, Executive Director, 3D PDF Consortium Where to use a 3D PDF in manufacturing depends on the use case.
3D Systems Launches New ProJet 7000 Production 3D Printer 3D Systems Launches New ProJet 7000 Production 3D Printer
By 3D Systems The large build volume and fast build speed provides more production capacity.
Simulation Drives Aerodynamics Simulation Drives Aerodynamics
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New Tool Gives Users Access to 3D Conference Room New Tool Gives Users Access to 3D Conference Room
Altadyn has developed a new 3D collaboration tool that allows users to leverage COLLADA and 3ds data in an in-browser solution.
A Buyers Guide to Concept Design Solutions A Buyers Guide to Concept Design Solutions
Sponsored by PTC This white paper gives criteria for choosing the perfect concept design solution.
NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Keynote NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Keynote
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Improve the Appearance of Your Parts Improve the Appearance of Your Parts
Make sure you know how to create the best looking injection-molded parts possible.
Where EPDM Really Pays Off Where EPDM Really Pays Off
By Eric van Essen, Javelin Technologies There are five areas where EPDM provides customers with a reliable return on investment, productivity, error reduction, team growth, sales and distribution.
Reverse Engineering: Light-years Beyond What it Used to Be Reverse Engineering: Light-years Beyond What it Used to Be
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Reverse engineering/as-built modeling from scan data is a growing field with many applications.
PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 3: Incremental Migrations PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 3: Incremental Migrations
By PROSTEP In many cases "weekend migrations" are not feasible. In such cases Incremental Migrations are an attractive alternative option.
Gain Control of Your SolidWorks Data Gain Control of Your SolidWorks Data
The Auto-Configure tool gives SolidWorks users the ability to control their data and integrate their CAD and Excel files together.
3D PDF: Rethinking Visual Communication 3D PDF: Rethinking Visual Communication
By 3D PDF Consortium The advent of dynamic 3D data supported within PDF files has changed the way the engineering world thinks about visual communication.
Realistic Simulation of Aircraft Bolted Joints Realistic Simulation of Aircraft Bolted Joints
By NEi This whitepaper from NEi looks at an efficient method for modeling thick composite bolted joints in aircraft structures analysis.
Market Drivers Encourage PLM Adoption Market Drivers Encourage PLM Adoption
By Deloitte Consulting An explanation of how PLM is helping companies respond to market drivers such as product complexity and the need of product definition.
Making the Case for Modernizing Concept Design Making the Case for Modernizing Concept Design
Sponsored by PTC This whitepaper looks at the changes in technology affecting concept design.
Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
By Deloitte Consulting Many companies do not realize that by failing to track their energy, carbon, water, materials and waste usage they could be throwing money away.
Industrial Equipment Industry Leans on Technology Industrial Equipment Industry Leans on Technology
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Like many the industrial equipment industry is relying on CAD technology to help them meet product efficiency goals.
How Automation Can Increase Productivity How Automation Can Increase Productivity
Scott Hale from IMAGINiT Technologies talks about process inefficiencies and how to overcome them in a free webinar.
3D PDF and Data Exchange Standards - An Introduction 3D PDF and Data Exchange Standards - An Introduction
By 3D PDF Consortium The 3D PDF Consortium looks at the differences between 3D PDFs and other file types.
ENOVIA V6 for SolidWorks ENOVIA V6 for SolidWorks
This video explains how ENOVIA Collaborative Design for SolidWorks for Designer Central gives users access to a single design platform.
Document Centric Collaboration with PDF Generator 3D (3DPDF) Document Centric Collaboration with PDF Generator 3D (3DPDF)
By PROSTEP This webinar highlights selected use cases for Document Centric Collaboration using intelligent documents.
Workstation Cluster Benefits Workstation Cluster Benefits
By HP and Intel Corporation Learn how Parker Aerospace gained more computing horsepower out of its engineers HP workstations by assembling its workstations into a virtual cluster.
Key Questions when Choosing a Prototyping Process Key Questions when Choosing a Prototyping Process
By Proto Labs This white paper explores the advantages and shortcomings of major prototyping processes, helping you choose the best process.
Seven Steps to Success: A PLM Buyers Guide Seven Steps to Success: A PLM Buyers Guide
By 360 Enterprise Software Gain insight with this white paper into what you need to have in place before embarking on the search for a PLM solution.
Live Product Demo 3D_Evolution Quality Checker Live Product Demo 3D_Evolution Quality Checker
By CT Core Technologie The certified 3D_Evolution Quality Checker verifies all 3D geometries irrespective of the CAD format.
Free Ways to Optimize Workstation Performance Free Ways to Optimize Workstation Performance
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A SolidWorks performance guide from AMD shows how to optimize workstation performance.
PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 2: Big Bang Migrations PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 2: Big Bang Migrations
By PROSTEP A Big-Bang Migration moves data from one PDM system to another, a strategy that replicates all data in the target system in a short amount of time.
Trends in Enterprise Collaboration - Part 1: Portal Power! Trends in Enterprise Collaboration - Part 1: Portal Power!
By PROSTEP Portal Power! Secure encrypted partner portals for less. Learn more in this webcast.
Trends in 3D CAD Visualization Pt: 3 How to Build Templates Trends in 3D CAD Visualization Pt: 3 How to Build Templates
By PROSTEP This webinar provides an overview and serves as an orientation guide for identifying which 3D format is most appropriate for a given use case.
Combining Metadata from CAD/ PLM/ PDM/ ERP and More Combining Metadata from CAD/ PLM/ PDM/ ERP and More
By PROSTEP This webinar provides an overview and serves as an orientation guide for identifying which 3D format is the more appropriate for a given use case.
Trends in 3D CAD Visualization - Part 1 Trends in 3D CAD Visualization - Part 1
By PROSTEP This webinar covers how to select the right visualization format for your needs.
PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 1: Ready Set Migrate! PDM Migration Expert Series - Part 1: Ready Set Migrate!
By PROSTEP Customer demands create complicated choices for engineering consumers. Should one stay with their current infrastructure? Can one afford to upgrade?
PLM: A Way Out of the Crisis PLM: A Way Out of the Crisis
By PROSTEP Data integration and data communication offer the shipbuilding industry a solution for improved economic success.
Insufficient Communication Could Wreck Shipbuilding Projects Insufficient Communication Could Wreck Shipbuilding Projects
By PROSTEP Poor communication between shipbuilding organizations can slow the development process. Fortunately, product data communication solutions exist.
3D Formats in the Field of Engineering - a Comparison 3D Formats in the Field of Engineering - a Comparison
By PROSTEP An analysis of the STEP, 3D XML, JT and 3D PDF formats and their place in today's business processes.
Efficient Use of 3D-Data in Business Process Efficient Use of 3D-Data in Business Process
By PROSTEP 3D PDF technology allows 3D data from the development department to be prepared in an automated fashion and supplied to other areas of the company.
Selecting the Right Visualization Format for Your Needs Selecting the Right Visualization Format for Your Needs
By PROSTEP This presentation provides an overview and serves as a guide for identifying which 3D format is the most appropriate for a given use case.
3D PDF GENERATOR - EXPERT SERIES PART 2 3D PDF GENERATOR - EXPERT SERIES PART 2
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Composites Materials on the Rise Composites Materials on the Rise
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Some examples of how PLM companies are reacting to the increase in composite materials use in the manufacturing industry.
Graphics Cards Trends in 2012 Graphics Cards Trends in 2012
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Where is Cost Management in PLM? Where is Cost Management in PLM?
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Jim Brown, president of Tech-Clarity thinks there is a big opportunity for PLM to integrate more cost tools.
Adopting 3D PDFs for Enterprise Sharing Adopting 3D PDFs for Enterprise Sharing
By PROSTEP This paper contains advice for companies working in the shipbuilding industry who use 3D PDFs to manage their enterprise wide communications.
Top Reasons to Foster a Collaborative Workspace Top Reasons to Foster a Collaborative Workspace
By 360 Enterprise Software This paper covers the importance of collaborative workspaces and offers software suggestions to assist you in your collaborative needs.
Designing for Moldability Designing for Moldability
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A Vision of PLM-to-Simulation Workflow A Vision of PLM-to-Simulation Workflow
By CIMdata The integration of simulation management into PLM at Daimler enables a non-CAE expert to run simulations and drives the data across the whole process.
Enhanced Product Portfolio Management Techniques Enhanced Product Portfolio Management Techniques
By Deloitte Consulting Deloitte reveals how companies can improve their return on development through careful analysis of their processes.
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By Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Evangelist, Lenovo Things SolidWorks users can tweak on their workstations in order to improve productivity.
SolidWorks World 2012 Exhibitor All-stars SolidWorks World 2012 Exhibitor All-stars
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See who got all the hype at SolidWorks World 2012, along with the SolidWorks Community's favorite picks from the partner pavilion.
Why You Should Care About Aras EPLM Why You Should Care About Aras EPLM
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Dassaults Tools are Not Just for Manufacturing Dassaults Tools are Not Just for Manufacturing
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A look at how Dassault Systemes tools are used in the design and construction of buildings.
Realize the Top 10 Benefits of PLM Realize the Top 10 Benefits of PLM
By 360 Enterprise Software The benefits of PLM help with significant increases in revenues and reductions in costs, creating value for the business and its stakeholders.
The ROI of Concurrent Design with CFD On Demand Webinar The ROI of Concurrent Design with CFD On Demand Webinar
By Mentor Graphics A webinar on how using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation tools during the design stage can help manufacturers meet product quality.
Automate and Improve your Engineering Change Order Process Automate and Improve your Engineering Change Order Process
This webinar covers how moving to a digital tracking solution like Design Data Manager can help improve business processes.
Video on ENOVIA Collaboration Design for SolidWorks Video on ENOVIA Collaboration Design for SolidWorks
ENOVIA Collaboration Design for SolidWorks allows users to take advantage of ENVOIA's PLM functionality directly inside SolidWorks.
Mentor Graphics Responds to Analysis Trends Mentor Graphics Responds to Analysis Trends
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Mentor Graphics are tackling two simulation trends: systems level analysis and creating analysis tools for non-specialists.
Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity on Aerospace and Mechatronics Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity on Aerospace and Mechatronics
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CFD to Design Household & Domestic Appliances CFD to Design Household & Domestic Appliances
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar demonstrates the CAD-embedded concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach for designing appliances.
CIMdata Reports on Reusable Frameworks for Simulation CIMdata Reports on Reusable Frameworks for Simulation
Intelligent templates in product development support simulation for use by a wider audience of product developers without requiring deep expertise.
An Overview of Common SolidWorks Performance Issues An Overview of Common SolidWorks Performance Issues
By Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Evangelist, Lenovo When your computer starts running slow it can cost productivity. This paper gives advice on speeding up your system so SolidWorks can run more smoothly.
Design of Health Care Facilities Using CFD Design of Health Care Facilities Using CFD
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar discusses the advantages of applying Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in system design.
Quirky Helps Potential Inventors Bring Products to Market Quirky Helps Potential Inventors Bring Products to Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Social product development company Quirky helps everyday people bring their inventions to life utilizing the crowdsourcing approach.
Simulating and Optimizing Heat Transfer with CFD Simulating and Optimizing Heat Transfer with CFD
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar identifies the complexities of cooling design and integration in the manufacture of injection mold tools, and its implications.
Get the First Look at SolidWorks 2013! Get the First Look at SolidWorks 2013!
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor SolidWorks World 2012 attendees get a sneak peek of what's coming in SolidWorks 2013.
Sweet Success at SolidWorks World 2012 Sweet Success at SolidWorks World 2012
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Attendees hear from SolidWorks customers Howe and Howe Technologies, who are featured on the Discovery Channel and social development company Quirky.
A Glimpse of SW World 2012 in Not So Sunny San Diego A Glimpse of SW World 2012 in Not So Sunny San Diego
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor In todays General Session Bertrand Sicot, CEO, Dassault Systmes SolidWorks Corp.(DS SolidWorks), welcomed the 5,000+ attendees.
3DBOXX 3970 XTREME Praised for its Incredible Performance 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME Praised for its Incredible Performance
By David Cohn, Desktop Engineering A review explaining how Boxx's 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME combines Intel Core i7-2600K CPU and 20GB Intel SSD to offer incredible performance.
Lenovo Helps Cancer Researchers Speed Up Analysis Lenovo Helps Cancer Researchers Speed Up Analysis
By Lenovo By running the analysis locally on Lenovo ThinkStation D20 workstations, the Ontario Cancer team are able to analyze images 65 times faster.
Using Concurrent CFD to Design for Olympic Speed Using Concurrent CFD to Design for Olympic Speed
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar outlines the history and benefits of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) engagement in various sports design equipment.
Engineering Efficiency: How to Get More Engineering for Less Engineering Efficiency: How to Get More Engineering for Less
A paper by Deloitte covers five key sources of engineering inefficiency and how to overcome these issues.
Accelerate Automotive LED Designs with MCAD Embedded CFD Accelerate Automotive LED Designs with MCAD Embedded CFD
By Mentor Graphics This webinar shows the simplicity of using Mentor Graphics Concurrent CFD tool FloEFD to analyze automotive LED design projects.
Hybrids Hot Commodity at Detroit Auto Show Hybrids Hot Commodity at Detroit Auto Show
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Many new hybrid vehicles were introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, including luxury cars from Mercedes and Acura.
SpaceMouse Pro Review Reveals Best 3D Mouse Yet SpaceMouse Pro Review Reveals Best 3D Mouse Yet
By Rick Holets Applications Engineer Rick Holets tests out the new 3Dconnexion, SpaceMouse Pro, gives thumbs up.
What's to Come in 2012? What's to Come in 2012?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor According to Siemens, Autodesk, Dassault, PTC and others mobility will continue to progress in the CAD industry.
First Look:  North American International Auto Show First Look: North American International Auto Show
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) hits Detroit this week. See whats in store for the design community.
PLM Makes the Worlds Biggest Telescope Possible PLM Makes the Worlds Biggest Telescope Possible
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Video Games and CAD Make Powerful Allies Video Games and CAD Make Powerful Allies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Video games may offer CAD users a window into future CAD technology.
Fiat's Crowd-sourced Car Story to Debut Fiat's Crowd-sourced Car Story to Debut
Fiat will reveal details about the challenges and achievements of the project at the PLM Innovation Congress in Munich, Germany Feb. 22nd-23rd.
Fiat's Crowd-sourced Car Story to Debut Fiat's Crowd-sourced Car Story to Debut
Fiat will reveal details about the challenges and achievements of the project at the PLM Innovation Congress in Munich, Germany Feb. 22nd-23rd.
Keeping Your Beer Cold on Game Day Keeping Your Beer Cold on Game Day
By Mentor Graphics In this case study "Beer Fridge: a Personal Journey Robin Bornoff explains how FloTHERM analysis software helped him build a colder mini-fridge.
Top Tips for Selecting a Concept Design Tool Top Tips for Selecting a Concept Design Tool
In this webcast RKS Design shares their strategy on selecting a concept design tool.
The Best Workstation for Your Needs The Best Workstation for Your Needs
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation How to choose the processor, memory, graphics, and storage technologies that can best benefit your workflows.
New JPR Report Predicts Growth New JPR Report Predicts Growth
By Kathleen Maher The 2012 CAD report from Jon Peddie Research sees some hangover from the recession but also predicts an era of strong growth.
Tech Gift Ideas Tech Gift Ideas
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress shares holiday gift ideas for the technology aficionado in your life.
Software Vendors Speak on Shipbuilding Trends Software Vendors Speak on Shipbuilding Trends
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor One trend software vendors see having an impact on the shipbuilding industry is mobile computing.
On Demand Webinar on Realistic Simulation On Demand Webinar on Realistic Simulation
By Adaptive Corporation SIMULIA's Realistic Simulation Solutions are helping users validate designs and ensure confidence in their analysis results.
New Approach to Computational Fluid Dynamics New Approach to Computational Fluid Dynamics
By Jack Thornton, Principal, MINDFEED Marcomm Informative Design Partners confronts analysis challenges with its Collaborative Consulting model.
3Dconnexion Introduces the SpaceMouse Pro 3Dconnexion Introduces the SpaceMouse Pro
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The SpaceMouse Pro is the latest in 3Dconnexions line-up of 3D mice and features the ability to add functionality using an onscreen interface.
e-Seminar: Accelerate ROI with Design-Integrated Simulation e-Seminar: Accelerate ROI with Design-Integrated Simulation
Learn key information and strategies for evaluating and selecting the right design-integrated realistic simulation solution for your organization.
Why Designers Need Analysis Why Designers Need Analysis
By Dassault Systemes This short video will lead a designer through a few easy steps to verify design performance in CATIA Analysis.
Protect and Expand Your Investment of SolidWorks EPDM Protect and Expand Your Investment of SolidWorks EPDM
By 360 Enterprise Software This webinar covers how 360 Enterprise Software not only protects your investment in SW EPDM but enhances the overall experience.
Versatile New Products from Contex Versatile New Products from Contex
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Beta testers share feedback on large format scanner manufacturer Contexs new products in a recent press briefing from Contex.
GPDIS Attendees Take Interoperability Head On GPDIS Attendees Take Interoperability Head On
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Industry professionals group up to defeat data migration challenges at the Boeing/Northrop Grumman Global Product Data Interoperability Summit.
Design-Integrated Realistic Simulation Design-Integrated Realistic Simulation
By DS SIMULIA This white paper provides suggestions on what to look for when evaluating and implementing a design-integrated realistic simulation solution.
10 Key Innovations Make Up SolidWorks 2012 10 Key Innovations Make Up SolidWorks 2012
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SolidWorks 2012 includes better viewing capabilities of large designs, optimization of mechanical movements and guidance on sustainability.
Survey: Improvements in Design-analysis Interoperability Survey: Improvements in Design-analysis Interoperability
By David A. Prawel, Ph. D. Founder & President, Longview Advisors Inc However, cost and waste resulting from poor collaboration and interoperability practices continue to plague global manufacturing productivity.
Speakers At CIMdata Conference Detail PLM Successes Speakers At CIMdata Conference Detail PLM Successes
By Jack Thornton, Principal, MINDFEED Marcomm What the 200-plus attendees experienced at the 18th annual PLM Road Map conference October 4 & 5 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
BobCAD-CAM Goes for Gold in Customer Service BobCAD-CAM Goes for Gold in Customer Service
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor BobCAD-CAM has achieved SolidWorks Gold Partner status find out why and how.
Beyond Design for Assembly Beyond Design for Assembly
By Rahul Rajadhyaksha, Geometric This whitepaper discusses the issues that afflict designers such as clearance requirements and alignment checks.
CSI CEO Joe McBurnie's Philosophy on Ease of Use CSI CEO Joe McBurnie's Philosophy on Ease of Use
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Joe McBurnie talks about his career from the technical drawing board to CEO of CSI and why easy to use systems are so important.
Implement ENOVIA in Weeks Instead of Months Implement ENOVIA in Weeks Instead of Months
iC5 Turbo is a deployment methodology, that brings ENOVIA applications, industry standardization and best practice, and rapid deployment together.
Secure Customer/Supplier Access to Real-time Data Secure Customer/Supplier Access to Real-time Data
This webinar shows how CSI's data management solution DesignDataManager (DDM) can help deliver projects on time and on budget.
SolidWorks Users Tap into modo 501s Visualization Power SolidWorks Users Tap into modo 501s Visualization Power
By Luxology In this webinar SolidWorks users learn how to create animations to bring their designs to life with the modo for SolidWorks kit.
Capitalize on ENOVIA SmarTeam While Leveraging ENOVIA V6 Capitalize on ENOVIA SmarTeam While Leveraging ENOVIA V6
In this webinar users learn how their SmarTeam implementation can co-exist with ENOVIA V6 and how fully upgrading to ENOVIA V6 is easy when ready.
Learn to Choose the Best Solver Learn to Choose the Best Solver
By Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies In this tip SolidWorks users learn how they can choose the best solver for their situation.
3DVIA Tools Help Provide Housing for the Homeless 3DVIA Tools Help Provide Housing for the Homeless
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Un Tech Para Mi Pais in Latin America and Dassault Systmes have teamed up to help build homes for the homeless across Latin America.
SolarSinter 3D Printer Powered by the Sun and Desert Sand SolarSinter 3D Printer Powered by the Sun and Desert Sand
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Markus Kayser has created a 3D printer that is powered by sunlight and uses desert sand to create simple items.
Can Custom Manufacturing be a Mass Market Can Custom Manufacturing be a Mass Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Geomagic, Bespoke Innovations and others talk about how custom manufacturing has potential to change the products we buy and use every day.
Five Workstation Performance Drivers Five Workstation Performance Drivers
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation product Manager, Intel Corporation What are the factors that make up a good CAD workstation?
Affordability is Big Request in Large Format Printing Affordability is Big Request in Large Format Printing
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The industry is shifting toward more internet based solutions as customers move away from outsourcing and look for affordability.
The Next Five Years for PLM The Next Five Years for PLM
By Peter A. Bilello, President of CIMdata, Inc. CIMdata President Peter Bilello discusses where PLM is headed, including his prediction on the parity of PLM and ERP.
Optimize Early Design Decisions with Trade-Off Analysis Optimize Early Design Decisions with Trade-Off Analysis
By PTC Learn how Mathcad can help you conduct early design studies and trade-off analyses to develop high-quality, cost-effective product designs.
Where Social Product Engineering Stands Today Where Social Product Engineering Stands Today
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Analysts Jim Brown, Chad Jackson and Bill Boswell discuss the place that social networking occupies in todays engineering organizations.
Traditional Approaches to Risk Analysis Traditional Approaches to Risk Analysis
By Robb Knock, Regional Director, SimuTech Group Inc. A discussion of the core principles behind risk analysis and utilizing specialized tools.
Reevaluating Risk Analysis in 2011 Reevaluating Risk Analysis in 2011
By Robb Knock, Regional Director, SimuTech Group Inc. An examination of how risk analysis has evolved in the face of recent disasters and world events.
Complying with Aerospace Requirements for Model Validation Complying with Aerospace Requirements for Model Validation
By CT Core Technologies This webinar covers how aerospace manufacturers are using CT Core's 3D_Analyzer for comparing models and 3d_Evolution for modifying models.
Technical Review of MCAD Data Migration Technical Review of MCAD Data Migration
By CT Core Technologies, Inc. In this webinar CT Core Technologies demonstrates how 3D_Evolution was used in one of the largest migrations from CAD A to CAD B.
V6 Cloud Offering Brought on by User Demand V6 Cloud Offering Brought on by User Demand
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Dassault Systmes has announced that the Version 6 platform is now accessible on the Amazon Web Services cloud.
Analysis and Simulation Vendors See Adoption by New Fields Analysis and Simulation Vendors See Adoption by New Fields
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor New industries such as life sciences and alternative energy continue to take notice of the importance of analysis and simulation software.
A CIMdata Review on Computational Fluid Dynamics A CIMdata Review on Computational Fluid Dynamics
By CIMdata This paper provides CIMdatas perspective on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis; plus describes Mentor Graphics FloEFD CFD solution.
What Does the Cloud Mean for PLM? What Does the Cloud Mean for PLM?
By Jim Chilton, CIO-Americas, Dassault Systmes When analyzed closely, the benefits of cloud-based PLM practices are led by accessibility, collaboration and security.
An Inside Look at 3DCIC An Inside Look at 3DCIC
By Paul W. Downing, Vice President, PROSTEP INC PROSTEP's VP, Paul W. Downing, gives readers a rundown of the 2011 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress.
Isight and ABAQUS Make Usability a Priority Isight and ABAQUS Make Usability a Priority
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor With the launch of Isight 5.5 and ABAQUS 6.11 Dassault Systmes is focusing on creating software products that thoroughly meet user needs.
Dress Up Your Designs for Ultimate Visualization Dress Up Your Designs for Ultimate Visualization
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Get your point across clearly with the help of these rendering and visualization solutions.
5 Myths of Cost Estimating 5 Myths of Cost Estimating
By MTI Systems Get a close-up look at what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to cost estimating.
Understanding Fused Deposition Modeling Understanding Fused Deposition Modeling
By Growit3D In this video melted material is extruded through a small nozzle depositing production grade ABS or Polycarbonate material in the shape of the part.
Viewing CAD from a New Angle Viewing CAD from a New Angle
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor NVIDIAs 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D technology offers CAD professionals a way to visualize their designs in depth, offering greater context.
Understanding Product Costs Understanding Product Costs
By Nilesh Kauthekar, Geometric A look at "Should Costing," a system for understanding a product's total cost by tracking the amount spent on manufacturing, materials and overhead.
3D Formats in the Field of Engineering  a Comparison 3D Formats in the Field of Engineering a Comparison
By Prostep This White Paper provides serves as an orientation guide for identifying which 3D format is the more appropriate for a given use case.
HP Workstations are Light on Weight and on Budgets HP Workstations are Light on Weight and on Budgets
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at some of the upcoming workstations that MCAD and AEC users can look forward to.
CT Core Technologies Webinar: 3D_Evolution 2011 CT Core Technologies Webinar: 3D_Evolution 2011
By CT Core Technologies In this webcast CT Core Technologies demonstrates the newest version of its conversion engine, 3D_Evolution 2011.
The Medical Industry Puts 3D to Good Use The Medical Industry Puts 3D to Good Use
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at how various 3D technologies are being popularized by the medical industry for forensic research, dental work and prosthetics.
Dell Wants You to Know Before You Buy Dell Wants You to Know Before You Buy
This selection of articles was hand-picked to provide an overview of the benefits of owning a workstation and bring you up to speed on the market.
Creating the Next Generation of Wind Blades Creating the Next Generation of Wind Blades
By Olivier Guillermin, Director of Product and Market Strategy, VISTAGY, Inc. A look at what companies can do to start creating a new era of bigger and better wind blades.
Working Toward A Better Understanding of Lean Practices Working Toward A Better Understanding of Lean Practices
By Nikhil Shintre, Geometric This whitepaper discusses 'Lean' to continuously enhance product and manufacturing engineering processes.
DraftSight Delivers DWG for Free DraftSight Delivers DWG for Free
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Dassault Systmes talks about their target goal with their new 2D drawing tool, DraftSight, and how clients are adapting so far.
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By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor A look at companies who have joined the bandwagon and taken their technology to the cloud including analysis, collaboration, rendering and CAD vendors.
Changing Businesses with the Cloud Changing Businesses with the Cloud
By Peter Schroer, Aras Peter Schroer discusses how cloud computing can be used to manage information resources.
Understanding the Collaboration & Interoperability Market Understanding the Collaboration & Interoperability Market
By Longview Advisors This market report by Longview Advisors discusses their discoveries on the state of collaboration and interoperability in 2010.
Getting the Most from Engineering Projects Getting the Most from Engineering Projects
The Aberdeen Group presents a summary of findings from a new research paper explaining how companies can keep engineering projects running smoothly.
Post3D is Enabling New Elements of Virtual Communication Post3D is Enabling New Elements of Virtual Communication
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at 3DVIAs newest 3D collaboration environment Post3D, which combines video game technology with 3D project collaboration technology.
How to Collaborate Successfully on a Global Scale How to Collaborate Successfully on a Global Scale
By Rahul Rajadhyaksha, Geometric This white paper discusses how organizations can ensure they are ready for the realities of a global operation.
Presentations Worth the Listen at SolidWorks World 2011 Presentations Worth the Listen at SolidWorks World 2011
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at three companies who caught our attention at SolidWorks World with their new cloud computing and article inspection software.
How the Apparel and Footwear Industry is Cashing in on PLM How the Apparel and Footwear Industry is Cashing in on PLM
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor A look at how the fashion industry has rapidly been adopting PLM systems and taking advantage of other technology, such as CAM and 3D printing.
Why a Digital Workbench is Essential to Stay Competitive Why a Digital Workbench is Essential to Stay Competitive
By Randall S. Newton, Author This white paper discusses how a digital workbench delivers performance benefits, enables new workflows, and improves user productivity.
AutoCAD 2011 and HP Z Workstation Productivity Study AutoCAD 2011 and HP Z Workstation Productivity Study
By David Cohn A comparison of AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD 2011 running on HP xw4600 and HPZ200 workstations using NVIDIA Quadro graphics.
Reduce the Overhead and Headache of Managing Data Reduce the Overhead and Headache of Managing Data
By Concurrent Systems Inc. Get an overview of DesignDataManager in this webcast and see how you can spend less time managing data and more time being innovative.
Feel the Excitement of SolidWorks World 2011 Feel the Excitement of SolidWorks World 2011
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Our first look at the excitement and energy surrounding SolidWorks World 2011.
Sneak Peak of the New InspectionXpert for SolidWorks Sneak Peak of the New InspectionXpert for SolidWorks
By Jeff Cope, Extensible CAD Technology Dont wait until SolidWorks World, this webinar will also cover how to uniquely number dimensions in your CAD drawings with inspection balloons.
Maximize Performance with these New Analysis Tools Maximize Performance with these New Analysis Tools
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at some of the recent updates to toolsets for analysis and simulation users including offerings from ANSYS, MSC and Mentor Graphics.
Grow Your Own Parts Additively with Multi-Material Polyjet Grow Your Own Parts Additively with Multi-Material Polyjet
By GROWit This first episode demonstrates the multi-material polyjet technology offered by GROWit.
Is There More to PLM than Just CAD? Is There More to PLM than Just CAD?
By Joe Barkai, Manufacturing Insights Joe Barkai of Manufacturing Insights explains how PLM can evolve beyond its CAD origins.
Making Collaboration Portable Making Collaboration Portable
By James Rodden, Ubermind Inc. In this audio presentation readers learn how 3D web content can be leveraged on mobile devices.
Linking Business Strategy to Technical Execution Linking Business Strategy to Technical Execution
By IBM This white paper describes a solution and approach to help organizations take winning ideas and turn them into successful product portfolios.
Green Collar Jobs Provide Hope in this Economy Green Collar Jobs Provide Hope in this Economy
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor A look at the manufacturing and AEC green jobs sector that is being developed and how it will help combat unemployment.
Green Jobs Market Continues to Look Positive Green Jobs Market Continues to Look Positive
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Brad Collins, national campaign director for SOLAR NATION, explains how the green jobs market is progressing in late 2010.
ConnectPress Best Of Consumer Products ConnectPress Best Of Consumer Products
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ConnectPress celebrates the holidays by honoring some of the hottest companies cranking out innovative consumer products.
Ford Leverages Collaboration to Help Endure Economic Crisis Ford Leverages Collaboration to Help Endure Economic Crisis
By Richard Riff, Ford Motor Company In this presentation Richard Riff explains how Ford Motor Company is using PDM-type solutions to help mitigate the current economic crisis.
SpaceClaims Approach to Complex-free Design SpaceClaims Approach to Complex-free Design
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SpaceClaim co-founder Blake Courter explains how the companys software is targeted to help engineers design without added complications.
Collaboration is Still a Challenge for Aerospace Industry Collaboration is Still a Challenge for Aerospace Industry
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress consults with three aerospace industry experts to learn about the challenges of aerospace design.
How Companies Across the Globe are Applying Specifications How Companies Across the Globe are Applying Specifications
By James Martin, President Jotne North America In this presentation Jim Martin explains how the AP239/PLCS specifications are being leveraged by companies throughout the world.
NREL Gives Cleantech Startups a Shot at the Big Time NREL Gives Cleantech Startups a Shot at the Big Time
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor This years 23rd Industry Growth Forum included 38 competitors, 3 of which took home cash awards and commercial support from NREL.
Stimulating Early Development of Manufacturing Processes Stimulating Early Development of Manufacturing Processes
By G.M. Westig, Northrop-Grumman Technical Services This presentation outlines eight case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of the Defense-Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology Program.
Aligning Business Objectives with Engineering Deliverables Aligning Business Objectives with Engineering Deliverables
A Webinar by IBM Learn how to overcome rapid technological changes, shorten product lifecycles and turn innovative ideas into profitable business opportunities.
Why Leading Companies Choose 3d_Evolution for Collaboration Why Leading Companies Choose 3d_Evolution for Collaboration
By CT CoreTechnologie Learn how 3D_Evolution's Model Compare module allows users to validate their CAD data's geometric accuracy without the need for a CAD license.
12 Document Management Problems You Can Solve in Weeks 12 Document Management Problems You Can Solve in Weeks
A Webinar by Synergis Software Synergis Software explains how Adept can solve the most challenging document management problems in a short period of time.
Achieve Maximum Efficiency with Template Wizard Achieve Maximum Efficiency with Template Wizard
A Webinar by 3 Dawn Consulting See how you can update your templates to take advantage of the latest intelligence in SolidWorks in this webinar.
Leveraging a PLM Infrastructure Leveraging a PLM Infrastructure
By Rick Mihelic, Peterbilt Motors Company In this case study readers learn how Peterbilt Motors Company is progressing in their overall implementation of a PLM infrastructure.
Concurrent CFD Boosts Automotive Design Productivity Concurrent CFD Boosts Automotive Design Productivity
By Mentor Graphics This white paper discusses how mechanical design teams can accelerate the design process and increase their productivity with CFD.
Project Lightning Becomes Creo, a New Open Design Platform Project Lightning Becomes Creo, a New Open Design Platform
By John Myers. ConnectPress Editor PTC has finally revealed its much discussed Project Lightning as a new open design platform titled "Creo."
Why PDM is a Mission Critical Initiative Why PDM is a Mission Critical Initiative
By Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity This paper looks at how to get engineering data securely under control and make it easily accessible to those who need it.
Turning Product Development into Competitive Advantage Turning Product Development into Competitive Advantage
A White Paper by IBM Learn best practices for building smarter products with Integrated Product Management.
The Foundation of Success in Complex Systems The Foundation of Success in Complex Systems
A White Paper by IBM This white paper looks at a number of key techniques to optimize the systems engineering process and ensure project success.
Four Key Strategies for Smarter Products Four Key Strategies for Smarter Products
A White Paper by IBM Get the top four ways your organization can use an integrated product management process to thrive on a smarter planet in this informative paper.
How Enterprise Verification Management Can Help You How Enterprise Verification Management Can Help You
By IBM This white paper addresses the multidimensional challenges posed by verification management and offers a compelling solution.
How Value-Added Resellers are Evolving How Value-Added Resellers are Evolving
By Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Monica Schnitger discusses how VARs are finding ways to adapt to the modern marketplace.
Will Crowdsourcing Fly in the Engineering Community Will Crowdsourcing Fly in the Engineering Community
By Christian DeNeef, Fast Track Consulting In this audio presentation listeners learn how crowdsourcing, which includes input from many sources, will affect the engineering industry.
Advice on Implementing Next Generation PLM Advice on Implementing Next Generation PLM
By Rick Stavanja, Wagstaff A look at how companies can survive the experience of instituting a system-wide PLM transition.
Avoiding Sticky PLM Situations Avoiding Sticky PLM Situations
By Jennifer McCullough, Director of the Aras Community Peter Schroer explains why companies have problems with their PLM systems and how they can solve those problems.
Strategy and Standards at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Strategy and Standards at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
In this audio presentation listeners learn how Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation maintains long-term product lifecycles.
Accelerate ROI with Design-Integrated Simulation Accelerate ROI with Design-Integrated Simulation
A Webinar by Dassault Systmes In this webinar Dassault Systmes discusses how to achieve product development and business goals with design-integrated realistic simulation.
These Large Format Printers Streamline the Workflow These Large Format Printers Streamline the Workflow
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Canon, HP, Xerox and Oc offer new large format printing solutions to assist AEC and MCAD industries.
Industry Retires Old School Reference of Rapid Prototyping Industry Retires Old School Reference of Rapid Prototyping
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Analysts Terry Wohlers and Todd Grimm talk about changes in the rapid prototyping industry despite slow growth and how that could be about to change.
Evaluating 3D Printers by Cost and Features Evaluating 3D Printers by Cost and Features
By Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm and Associates T.A. Grimm and Associates break down many of the industry's leading 3D printers by cost and features.
Custom Product Manufacturing Creates New Business Models Custom Product Manufacturing Creates New Business Models
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Terry Wohlers talks about how additive manufacturing is opening up new possibilities for makers of custom parts.
PLM Without Long Deployment Schedules PLM Without Long Deployment Schedules
By Steve Wolfe, Cyon Research Steve Wolfe talks about how business realties are changing once acceptable standards for PLM.
A Serious Look at Sustainable Design A Serious Look at Sustainable Design
By Marc Halpern, Gartner Marc Halpern explains the realities involved with long term implementations of sustainable design solutions.
Find the Best Ways to Returns on Simulation Solutions Find the Best Ways to Returns on Simulation Solutions
By Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research discusses what is happening in the world of simulation technology and features that are working best for businesses.
Simulation Proves Critical for Calibration of Mars Lander Simulation Proves Critical for Calibration of Mars Lander
Submitted by ANSYS In this case study readers learn how ANSYS's simulation tools proved critical to the proper maintenance of the Phoenix Mars Lander.
Are We Ready for Cloud-based Services? Are We Ready for Cloud-based Services?
By Allan Behrens, Taxal Limited Allan Behrens of Taxal Limited explains what the industry needs to do to be ready for cloud-based services.
Whats Happening with Mechatronics? Whats Happening with Mechatronics?
By Don Brown, CPDA Chairman CPDA founder Don Brown explains to readers what the can expect from the world of Mechatronics.
PowerMILL CAM Helps Auto Part Maker Weather Economic Storm PowerMILL CAM Helps Auto Part Maker Weather Economic Storm
By Delcam Magna Advanced Technologies has leveraged Delcams PowerMILL CAM system to help improve its manufacturing processes and save on crucial resources.
See Additive Manufacturing in Action
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Protect Intellectual Property with the Click of a Button Protect Intellectual Property with the Click of a Button
A Webinar by CT CoreTechnologie This webinar provides an overview and Q & A on CT Core's conversion software, 3D_Evolution and the Geometry Simplification for IP protection module.
Pt. 3 of PDM Expert Series- Success of a Federation Project Pt. 3 of PDM Expert Series- Success of a Federation Project
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CPDA PLM Roadmap 2010 Keynote Part Two Featuring Penske CPDA PLM Roadmap 2010 Keynote Part Two Featuring Penske
By Stephen Pickett, Penske Listen to this webinar where Stephen Pickett shares examples of how relationships with companies like PTC help get their cars in the victory lane.
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By Bruce Powel Douglass, IBM Bruce Powel Douglass, author of Real-Time Agility, talks about how agile methods have had a tremendous impact on the development of embedded software.
Geometric Search Enhances Product Development Geometric Search Enhances Product Development
By CIMdata This CIMdata brief examines Sconce Solutions Bingo!, a geometric search capabilities tool, and how it supports knowledge capture and reuse capability.
Pt. 2 of PDM Expert Series: Engineering Integration Success Pt. 2 of PDM Expert Series: Engineering Integration Success
A Webcast by PROSTEP This session explores real life examples of each of the core integration strategies; replication, migration, and federation.
The Next Step in PLM for SMBs The Next Step in PLM for SMBs
By Chad Jackson Chad Jackson discusses if it is possible for SMBs to get the next increment in value from PLM without extensive customization.
How Ford  Motor Company Handles Sustainability How Ford Motor Company Handles Sustainability
By Richard Riff, Ford Motor Company Richard Riff discusses Ford's sustainability strategy, where they think PLM plays an important role.
Experts Breakdown COFES Presentation Experts Breakdown COFES Presentation
By Omid Moghadam A panel of experts attending COFES discuss Omid Moghadam's keynote presentation.
Improving Communication Amongst Analysis and Test Engineers Improving Communication Amongst Analysis and Test Engineers
By Steve Wolfe, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research In this presentation Steve Wolfe discusses how businesses can improve communication between the analysis and test engineering side of an operation.
Part 1 of PROSTEP Federation Expert Series Now Available Part 1 of PROSTEP Federation Expert Series Now Available
A Webcast by PROSTEP Part 1 focuses on the various approaches of PDM management including replication, migration and federation.
The Potential of Model-Based Definitions The Potential of Model-Based Definitions
By Paul Huang, Army Research Laboratory and Simon Frechette, National Institute of Standards and Technology In this presentation users learn how reusing model-based definitions can help organizations reduce the time and cost of a products lifecycle.
New Smart Weld Tool Feature One of Many in SolidWorks 2011 New Smart Weld Tool Feature One of Many in SolidWorks 2011
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SolidWorks users see changes to weldments, memory management and the addition of industry specific modules.
Standout with these Training Options for the Modern Engineer Standout with these Training Options for the Modern Engineer
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Get well versed in your industry with training options and certifications, thanks to organizations like the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Avoid PLM Woes with PLM Leadership Program Avoid PLM Woes with PLM Leadership Program
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An interview with CIMdata President Peter Bilello on the research firm's PLM Leadership certification program.
The PLM Transformation as Covered at the CPDA PLM Road Map The PLM Transformation as Covered at the CPDA PLM Road Map
By CPDA This years conference focuses on the need to address growing complexity and the need for integration, with emphasis on simulation and mechatronics.
Z Corp. Introduces New 3D Printers Starting at $14,900 Z Corp. Introduces New 3D Printers Starting at $14,900
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor A look at the new ZPrinter 150 (monochrome) and ZPrinter 250 (multicolor) 3D printers, and Z Corp.s company vision.
Using 3D Visualization to Expand Business Potential Using 3D Visualization to Expand Business Potential
Dan Armour, Joy Mining Machinery In this presentation Dan Armour of Joy Mining Machinery talks about how his organization has expanded a number of its capabilities by using of 3D.
Simulating and Optimizing Heat Transfer Simulating and Optimizing Heat Transfer
By Mentor Graphics In this on-demand webinar the presenter discusses the complexities of designing and integrating cooling into injection molds while managing heat.
Additive Manufacturing Official Term for New Decade Additive Manufacturing Official Term for New Decade
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Terry Wohlers talks about how additive manufacturing has been declared the official term when referring to rapid prototyping.
Including Non-Specialists in Product Development, Really? Including Non-Specialists in Product Development, Really?
A recent blog post discusses the potential and the drawbacks of a new design approach called crowdsourcing considered in product development.
Lessons Learned in Computer-aided Engineering Lessons Learned in Computer-aided Engineering
By George Wong, Boeing This presentation from CIC 2010 discusses whether the design engineer or an analyst should be responsible for analysis testing.
Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design
By Mentor Graphics This webinar focuses on practical issues in the design of heatsinks and optimization strategies to achieve the most appropriate heatsink design.
Interoperability Tools See Incremental Updates in 2010 Interoperability Tools See Incremental Updates in 2010
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress looks at the latest developments and trends in the collaboration and interoperability market place.
A Review of Manufacturing Quality Interoperability Efforts A Review of Manufacturing Quality Interoperability Efforts
By John Horst, NIST and DMSC A look at interoperability progress in quality control functions in this presentation from the Collaboration and Interoperability Congress 2010.
Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar will focus on how heatsinks work and how to design a heatsink while considering all the critical factors.
Automate Engineering and Accelerate Sales with KBMax Automate Engineering and Accelerate Sales with KBMax
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how KBMax Configurator can save time by automating quotes, BOMs, office documentation and more.
Collaboration & Interoperability Session Kickoff Collaboration & Interoperability Session Kickoff
By Doug Cheney, Solution Manager ITI TranscenData This month we launch the first of many sessions from the Collaboration & Interoperability Congress 2010, starting with one on CAD model validation.
Multiple Prototypes with One System Multiple Prototypes with One System
Learn about how the Objet Connex prototyping system can create parts with multiple materials.
CAM Software Leaders Vent About Industry Growth & Direction CAM Software Leaders Vent About Industry Growth & Direction
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at how some of the leading companies in the CAM industry are focusing their strategies in 2010.
CAM Continues to Mature and Meet Market Demands CAM Continues to Mature and Meet Market Demands
A report from Cambashi discusses how CAM has continued to evolve and adapt to new market necessities.
What You Should Know Before Investing in CAM Software What You Should Know Before Investing in CAM Software
By Sescoi Sescois new Investing in CAM Software guide helps engineers examine their motives for investing in CAD/CAM software.
ECOs: 30 Minutes Will Change Your ECO Process ECOs: 30 Minutes Will Change Your ECO Process
By ConnectPress and Concurrent Systems ConnectPress and Concurrent Systems offer this on-demand webinar to help make commercial decisions regarding your data management needs.
Turning Strategy into Success Turning Strategy into Success
A Whitepaper by IBM How best in class companies make optimizing their processes for strategy determination, innovation and portfolio management their top priority.
What do the Worlds Leading Companies Know that You Dont? What do the Worlds Leading Companies Know that You Dont?
By Tom Gill, TAG Consulting Find out why Textron and other Fortune 500 Companies have moved to Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM Software.
Breaking the Mold with ANSYS Breaking the Mold with ANSYS
By Gary Latham, Design Office Manager, Pratt & Miller Engineering ANSYS helps automotive manufacturer Pratt & Miller Engineering solve their pedal cracking issues in this case study.
Workstations: Do They Still Hold their Niche? Workstations: Do They Still Hold their Niche?
Compiled By ConnectPress Regardless of the economy, workstations continue to hold their niche in making it easier for users to have a smooth CAD experience.
Power up your CAD Processes with the Latest Workstations Power up your CAD Processes with the Latest Workstations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here are some of the workstation, processor and graphics cards options to help you maximize your workflow.
Ensuring the Next Generation of Women Engineers Ensuring the Next Generation of Women Engineers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Karen Panetta discusses her role as Chair for the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee to keep women involved in engineering.
CAD Society Promotes Growth in Engineering Fields CAD Society Promotes Growth in Engineering Fields
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor CAD Society President Rachael Dalton-Taggart talks about her role and what goals the organization is focusing on in 2010.
KBMax Helps Streamline Operations and Eliminate Repetition KBMax Helps Streamline Operations and Eliminate Repetition
By Citius Corporation KBMax may just be the solution the manufacturing industry needs in order to lower costs and improve product quality.
Embedded Systems Development Embedded Systems Development
By Michelle Boucher, Aberdeen Group In the white paper businesses learn how to meet the challenge of systems complexity.
Value-driven Product Management Value-driven Product Management
A White Paper by IBM This paper explains the six key concepts of value-driven product management, to create a repeatable process for developing successful products.
A Lifecycle Approach to Systems Quality A Lifecycle Approach to Systems Quality
Submitted by IBM This white paper examines the changing role of quality assurance and looks at approaches to effectively extend application lifecycle management.
Establishing a Strategic Advantage in Managing Change Establishing a Strategic Advantage in Managing Change
By IBM This white paper offers critical information on how companies can achieve a critical advantage by managing change.
Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management
By Dominic Tavassoli, IBM Learn how to prevent poorly expressed requirements tracking in this white paper.
Best Practices for Delivering Better Software Faster Best Practices for Delivering Better Software Faster
Submitted by IBM Find out about the benefits of application lifecycle management in this white paper.
Improving Traceability and Auditability Improving Traceability and Auditability
Submitted by IBM Learn how businesses can improve traceability and auditability through the adoption of an agile software platform.
Systems Engineering- What You Need to Know from 5 Experts Systems Engineering- What You Need to Know from 5 Experts
Compiled by ConnectPress ConnectPress and IBM have hand-picked a collection of articles to help you get familiar with systems engineering and start increasing productivity.
Best Practices for Developing Smarter Products Best Practices for Developing Smarter Products
A Whitepaper by IBM This white paper explores best practices that businesses can employ to build smarter products and drive innovative technologies.
Design Tips to Increase Profit Margins and Smart Products Design Tips to Increase Profit Margins and Smart Products
By Michelle Boucher, The Aberdeen Group This report offers guidance to implement successful systems engineering practices that will lead to greater profitability.
Conquer Design Obstacles with the IBM PLM Approach Conquer Design Obstacles with the IBM PLM Approach
A Whitepaper by IBM Learn how the IBM PLM Approach can strategically transform business processes for saving costs and accelerating product innovation.
Confronting Product Complexity with Systems Engineering Confronting Product Complexity with Systems Engineering
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An interview with Steve Shoaf, marketing manager for IBMs system engineering division, on the benefits of implementing systems engineering.
Streamline Your Data Migration Projects Streamline Your Data Migration Projects
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Paul Downing of PROSTEP uses this webcast to explain some of the best approaches for tackling big data migration projects.
Why Does Marketing Need CAD Content? Why Does Marketing Need CAD Content?
By John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions Find out why, according to Catalog Data Solutions, CAD downloads may be the most efficient online marketing tool available.
PLM Update: New Trends and Practices PLM Update: New Trends and Practices
Compiled by ConnectPress Get the latest on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in this collection of articles featuring analyst and vendor commentary.
PLM Trends and Predictions PLM Trends and Predictions
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Gartner analyst Marc Halpern discusses some of new trends in PLM practices. Find out which ones he predicts will stick around.
PLM Buyers Must Demand More from PLM Suppliers PLM Buyers Must Demand More from PLM Suppliers
By Peter Schroer, Aras Peter Schroer, president of Aras, discusses the concepts of Kaizen, incremental improvement, and Kaikaku, radical improvement, in the PLM space.
Record Setting Prototype Achieved with FDM in Weeks Record Setting Prototype Achieved with FDM in Weeks
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Nino Caldarola used Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to complete a record setting prototype of a turbo prop engine.
The Potential of the iPad in PLM The Potential of the iPad in PLM
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Oleg Shilovitsky of the Daily Think Tank Blog discusses what potential if any the iPad will have for PLM users.
Competition Aims to Inspire Engineering Careers Competition Aims to Inspire Engineering Careers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor John Stuart SVP global education and community relations for PTC talks about where the industry may find the next generation of engineers.
How 3D Printing Works How 3D Printing Works
By Z Corporation Learn about the process of 3D printing and how it can help save time and money on expensive prototypes in this white paper from Z Corporation.
2010 Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight 2010 Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress ConnectPress provides a collection of articles on the role of CAD in the alternative energy industry.
Alternative Energy Design Progresses Thanks to CAD Alternative Energy Design Progresses Thanks to CAD
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how design and simulation are changing the alternative energy landscape.
Terrafugia Defeats Design Challenges in Street Aircraft Terrafugia Defeats Design Challenges in Street Aircraft
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Terrafugia has completed a ground breaking street legal aircraft, thanks to implementations of SolidWorks and CATIA.
Harnessing the Power of Ocean Waves Harnessing the Power of Ocean Waves
Submitted by ANSYS Read how engineers used hydrodynamic analysis to optimize wave-powered generators.
Considerations for Implementing a Document Management System Considerations for Implementing a Document Management System
By Synergis Software A practical guide to understanding document management system requirements.
2010 Laser Scanning & Reverse Engineering Industry Spotlight 2010 Laser Scanning & Reverse Engineering Industry Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress Trends, how far the industry has come, and the future of laser scanning are featured in this Industry Spotlight.
The Latest in Savvy Laser Scanning Tools The Latest in Savvy Laser Scanning Tools
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A rundown of recent developments in the field of reverse engineering.
27 Years of Unusual & Wacky Laser Scanning Projects 27 Years of Unusual & Wacky Laser Scanning Projects
By Limited Design Inc. & GKS Global Services Steve DeRemer and Larry Carlberg of GKS share some of their favorite, unusual scanning projects in the last 27 years.
The Status of Laser Scanning The Status of Laser Scanning
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor An overview of the laser scanning industry and where it could be headed.
Alternative Energy Lights up the Detroit Auto Show Alternative Energy Lights up the Detroit Auto Show
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A rundown of the many alternative energy operated vehicles from the 2010 North American International, Detroit Auto Show.
The Building Blocks to a Smarter Planet The Building Blocks to a Smarter Planet
By IBM Manufacturers across all industries are delivering a new generation of smarter products.
SolidWorks World Concludes, See What You Missed SolidWorks World Concludes, See What You Missed
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Here's a rundown of some the hottest news from SolidWorks World 2010.
Systems Development In The Twenty-First Century Systems Development In The Twenty-First Century
By IBM This executive brief explores the best practices and tools organizations can use to facilitate to increase the effectiveness of systems development.
Addressing System-On-Chip Development Challenges Addressing System-On-Chip Development Challenges
By IBM The competition is putting pressure on design teams and tasking them with integrating more functions into single system-on-chip (SoC) devices.
Developing Smarter Products Developing Smarter Products
By IBM Product success hinges on how well the product addresses the needs of the marketplace so capturing and prioritizing requirements is essential.
SolidWorks World Welcomes Director James Cameron SolidWorks World Welcomes Director James Cameron
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Cameron offers advice on everything from stereoscopic cameras to underwater spheres, realistic avatars, and how to inspire and run a design team.
SolidWorks 2011 Top Ten User Requests SolidWorks 2011 Top Ten User Requests
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President The results are in from this year's SolidWorks World Brainstorm session. See if your request made it on the list for SolidWorks 2011.
Exciting Developments from SolidWorks World 2010 Exciting Developments from SolidWorks World 2010
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out whats going on at the exhibit hall floor of SolidWorks World 2010.
Model-Driven Systems Development Model-Driven Systems Development
By IBM The IBM solution for model-driven systems development is designed to help you deliver complex systems more quickly.
Delivering Smarter, Better Products Faster Delivering Smarter, Better Products Faster
By IBM IBM offers a comprehensive solution that can help you improve the quality of your systems while helping reduce your cost and risk.
Staying In Control When Requirements Change Staying In Control When Requirements Change
By IBM Learn how an effective change management process can help you better identify how alterations will affect cost and schedule.
Requirements Driven Product Development Requirements Driven Product Development
By IBM Learn how leading companies are improving product development by managing requirements across multiple disciplines.
Results from the 2009 Longview Market Report and Survey Results from the 2009 Longview Market Report and Survey
By David Prawel, Longview Advisors The report discloses 22 key findings and 12 key market trends in collaboration and interoperability.
Major Themes from SolidWorks World Keynote Major Themes from SolidWorks World Keynote
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Bernard Charls, CEO of Dassault Systmes, made a heavy pitch for the six Dassault Brands at his first on-stage SolidWorks World visit ever.
Design Document Management Fundamentals Design Document Management Fundamentals
Webcast by Concurrent Systems ConnectPress and Concurrent Systems present this webcast to help you make cost-effective and viable decisions on your data management needs.
2010 Analysis and Simulation Industry Spotlight 2010 Analysis and Simulation Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress ConnectPress presents an update on the latest trends and developments in computer-aided engineering (CAE) in this collection of articles.
CAE Confronts the Challenges of the 21st Centaury CAE Confronts the Challenges of the 21st Centaury
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A discussion of how computer-aided engineering (CAE) can help an organization and how certain trends are shaping the technology.
The Benefits of Integrating CAD and CAE The Benefits of Integrating CAD and CAE
By Olivier Guillermin, Ph.D., VISTAGY Enhancing collaboration between aerospace designers and analysts is key to developing robust composite parts.
Industry Spotlight: Best Practices and Solutions by IBM Industry Spotlight: Best Practices and Solutions by IBM
Learn how IBM customers are leveraging IBM solutions to excel in product development and innovation in these whitepapers and webcasts.
System Engineering Trade Study to Support Green Initiatives System Engineering Trade Study to Support Green Initiatives
Submitted by IBM This paper looks at a model driven approach to designing an environmentally conscious, cost-effective family-size vehicle.
CT CoreTechnologie Demo: Feature-based Conversions CT CoreTechnologie Demo: Feature-based Conversions
By CT CoreTechnologie The 3D_Evolution Feature Based kernel enables the representation of all feature types used by todays CAD systems.
Webcast on Making Product Portfolio Trade-offs Webcast on Making Product Portfolio Trade-offs
By IBM Learn how peers have been successful with best practices in today's tough market with the help of IBM's solutions.
Whitepaper on Improving Product Development Whitepaper on Improving Product Development
By IBM Learn about how automotive companies can successfully manage product development and engineering by taking a requirements-driven approach.
Integrating MDD and SPL to Manage Line Diversity Integrating MDD and SPL to Manage Line Diversity
By IBM This paper focuses on the Rational Rhapsody/BigLever Software Gears Bridge, which provides SPL extensions for SysML systems modeling and UML modeling.
Best Practices for Developing Smarter Products Best Practices for Developing Smarter Products
A Whitepaper by IBM This white paper explores best practices that businesses can employ to build smarter products and drive innovative technologies.
Webcast on Driving Product Strategy from theTop Down Webcast on Driving Product Strategy from theTop Down
By IBM If you manage, or are involved with product investment decisions for multiple products, this session is for you.
Now OnDemand: Webcast on Systems Development Now OnDemand: Webcast on Systems Development
By IBM This webcast features case studies in how IBM clients are applying IBM Rational systems development solutions.
Webcast on Risks and Rewards of Embedded Software Webcast on Risks and Rewards of Embedded Software
By IBM IBM welcomes Forrester Research for a discussion of how product development teams are using embedded software to fulfill customer demand.
Webcast on Product Line Engineering Webcast on Product Line Engineering
By IBM This presentation will highlight the latest advances in applying SysML and UML to product line engineering, illustrating best practices.
Get Tolerances Right Before Manufacturing with CETOL 6 Sigma Get Tolerances Right Before Manufacturing with CETOL 6 Sigma
By Praveen Gomer Head PowerTrain Engineering Quality and Tolerance Planning Group, Chrysler LLC This demonstration presents the application of simulation techniques in Chryslers PowerTrain division with CETOL 6.
An Inside Look at CADIQ 6.1 and 7.0 An Inside Look at CADIQ 6.1 and 7.0
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Doug Cheney of ITI TranscenData gives readers a look at the newly released CADIQ 6.1 and what to expect from the 2010 release of CADIQ 7.0.
Try the SolidWorks Associative Interface to Abaqus Try the SolidWorks Associative Interface to Abaqus
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how the SolidWorks Associative Interface from SIMULIA can help you simplify transitions from CAD to Advanced Finite Element Analysis.
Demo: Advanced Checker/Healing Demo: Advanced Checker/Healing
By CT CoreTechnologie The certified 3D_Evolution Quality Checker verifies all 3D geometries independent of the CAD format.
Try the SolidWorks Associative Interface to Abaqus Try the SolidWorks Associative Interface to Abaqus
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how the SolidWorks Associative Interface from SIMULIA can help you simplify transitions from CAD to Advanced Finite Element Analysis.
Understanding Finite Element Analysis Understanding Finite Element Analysis
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Professor Toney Abbey answers two of the most common questions about finite element analysis (FEA).
Micro-Molding: More Than Just Small Parts Micro-Molding: More Than Just Small Parts
A Webinar by Accumold Jim Conkey and Greg Peterson from Accumold present a technical overview of micro molding and answer questions in this webinar.
The Prototyping Challenges with Micro Molding The Prototyping Challenges with Micro Molding
By Accumold A comparative study of prototyping needs for micro molding applications.
Conference Addresses Challenges in Greening Displays Conference Addresses Challenges in Greening Displays
By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Insight Media's Green Display Expo receives positive feedback on greening up displays and making changes to the industry.
Opening Doors to Simulation Collaboration Opening Doors to Simulation Collaboration
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor David Nacy of MSC Software explains how the challenge of simulation interoperability has evolved over the years.
CT CoreTechnologie FEM Tools Demo CT CoreTechnologie FEM Tools Demo
By CT CoreTechnologie With FEM Tools, models of all native and standard data formats can be optimized for meshing and converted for FEM analysis.
Top 5 Misconceptions about Open Source PLM Top 5 Misconceptions about Open Source PLM
A Webinar by Jonathan Scott of Razorleaf This one hour presentation provides you with an in-depth overview of Open Source PLM along with strategies for your company.
KVAL Revolutionizes Shop Floor Processes KVAL Revolutionizes Shop Floor Processes
By Latttice Technology Learn how Lattice Technologys XVL applications enable the rapid enhancement of 3D data for downstream operations in this customer testimonial.
2009 High Performance Computing Industry Spotlight 2009 High Performance Computing Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress Check out this insightful collection of articles on HPC, including an exclusive look at the industry by Jon Peddie Research.
A New Option for CAD: Blade Workstations A New Option for CAD: Blade Workstations
By HP Will this hardware trend make its way into the work environment, eliminating the CAD workstation?
Virtualized Workstations Lead the Way Virtualized Workstations Lead the Way
By Intel Corporation Learn how a digital workbench solution equipped with an entire suite of tools can help you play more what ifs locally and faster than ever before.
Three High Performance Computing Options from Lenovo Three High Performance Computing Options from Lenovo
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Lenovos S-20 and D-20 workstations, and the ThinkPad w700 mobile workstation provide CAD users with powerful, high performance computing.
Virtualization Solutions from HP and Intel Virtualization Solutions from HP and Intel
By HP Learn about the benefits of virtualization technology and how to leverage it in PLM applications, plus how HP and Intel can help.
HPC Simulations-Easier and Faster than Before HPC Simulations-Easier and Faster than Before
By Intel Corporation Once reserved for glass rooms, supercomputers can now be found in your deskside workstation. HPC solutions are now more accessible than ever before.
Whats in Store for High Performance Computing? Whats in Store for High Performance Computing?
By Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie of JPR Research discuss the history of high performance computing and and what the future of HPC holds for CAD users.
What is Micro-Molding? What is Micro-Molding?
By Accumold Accumold, who has been in the micro business for more than two decades, discusses how to design small molded parts successfully.
Faster Simulation with ANSYS HFSS 12 Faster Simulation with ANSYS HFSS 12
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ANSYS announced version 12 of its HFSS software, featuring the ability to improve simulation speeds by dividing the analysis across a cluster network.
Challenges of Safe Design 3: CAD Software Considerations Challenges of Safe Design 3: CAD Software Considerations
By Wayne C. Christensen, CSP, PE CAD systems provide great analysis capability and a capacity to animate, prepare physical models and test prior to production.
Countdown Begins to First Ever Green Display Expo Countdown Begins to First Ever Green Display Expo
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Get a glimpse of the upcoming Green Display Expo taking place at the LEnfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2009.
Whats New in SolidWorks 2010? Whats New in SolidWorks 2010?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An inside look at the upcoming release of SolidWorks 2010.
How Does Access to Product Data Benefit the Non-Engineer? How Does Access to Product Data Benefit the Non-Engineer?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Joe Schaefer, director of products for Actify, explains how 3D data can be leveraged in marketing and technical documentation.
PLM As an Enterprise Technology PLM As an Enterprise Technology
A Webinar by Andreas Lindenthal of Metafore The webinar focuses on price points for PDM and PLM and offers three approaches for moving from PDM to PLM, plus includes a Q & A session.
Live Simulcast of CPDA PLM Road Map Keynote Live Simulcast of CPDA PLM Road Map Keynote
By CPDA Mentor Graphics CEO Dr. Walter Rhines discusses how the MCAD and AEC arenas can learn from 40 years of ECAD development.
Combating the IP Risks of Using 3D Combating the IP Risks of Using 3D
By Garth Coleman, Dassault Systmes Without the right protections in place a company can easily be exposed to the risk of intellectual property (IP) theft.
Business Growth through Environmental Change Business Growth through Environmental Change
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An overview of the developing trends in the field of sustainable design.
Greening Today's Products Greening Today's Products
By Aberdeen Group Aberdeen's research suggests that Green doesn't have to be a burden, but often requires taking a different view of innovation.
ThinkStation  As Green As It Gets ThinkStation As Green As It Gets