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Pedal to the Metal for Automated Data Translation Pedal to the Metal for Automated Data Translation
By Miles Parker, Founder, Parker Group Validated modeling data that Elysium facilitates is a key part of Adient's integrated process approach to MBD and MBE for seat design.
Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell
By Dell Innodep worked with Dell OEM Solutions from the early stages of its design to development of the finished product, reducing time by 40%.
The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD
See how Tamturbo Oy are extending the useful life of the air compressors with frontloading CFD to get results earlier in the design phase
Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD
By Mike Gruetzmacher, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics Nascar driver Anthony Kumpen consulted with Voxdale CFD engineering consultancy, to see what CFD could do to improve his race car.
3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part 3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part
By Belinda Jones, Hexagon Metrology Stevens Manufacturing praises Hexagon's 3D scanners for their point cloud inspection, reverse engineering, virtual assembly and CNC milling.
Japanese AC Manufacturer Improves Customer Service Japanese AC Manufacturer Improves Customer Service
By Aras With Aras Innovator Yanmar is able to more easily find relevant customer data, which improves not only customer service, but also their ability to grow.
Now on Demand: OtterBox Innovation with the Stratasys J750 Now on Demand: OtterBox Innovation with the Stratasys J750
By Stratasys See how electronics accessory company OtterBox, has used Stratasys 3D printing to advance their business in this on-demand webinar.
Multidisciplinary Collaboration Made Easy with ESTECO Multidisciplinary Collaboration Made Easy with ESTECO
By ESTECO With the ESTECO Enterprise Suite Airworks was able to share and manage simulation data and engineering knowledge effectively allowing for a faster turnout.
ESTECO Empowers Nonpareil Collaborative Process for Ford ESTECO Empowers Nonpareil Collaborative Process for Ford
By ESTECO ESTECO highlights how Ford pools resources from different departments around the world and funnels that knowledge into the vehicle design process.
The Core Principle of DFMA: Keep It Simple The Core Principle of DFMA: Keep It Simple
By Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA tools from Boothroyd Dewhurst give college student a firm grasp of the principles of product design and costing for seat attachment.
SURFCAM Helps Bricasti Perfect the Science of Sound SURFCAM Helps Bricasti Perfect the Science of Sound
By Vero Software Life-long musician and owner of Bricasti Design Brian Zolner credits Vero Software's SURFCAM for smoother product creation.
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Helps Kisi Open Doors The MakerBot Replicator 2 Helps Kisi Open Doors
By MakerBot The MakerBot Replicator ensures that Kisi never has to compromise time or money on their prototypes.
CEEE Produced Green Heat Exchangers with Quickparts CEEE Produced Green Heat Exchangers with Quickparts
By 3D Systems Direct metal printing with 3D Systems' Quickparts service brings heat exchanger manufacturing down from months to weeks.
Why Colony Brands Chose PTC PLM Cloud Why Colony Brands Chose PTC PLM Cloud
By PTC Colony Brands adopted PTC Windchill FlexPLM for its retail PLM capabilities, along with PTC PLM Cloud.
Integrating 3D Printing Makes Volvo Construction Faster Integrating 3D Printing Makes Volvo Construction Faster
By Stratasys When faced with developmental cost cuts, VCE turned to 3D printing with Stratasys materials, saving 18 weeks of time and over $9000.
Genchi Genbutsu: Japanese Co. Uses Lattice XVL to Go and See Genchi Genbutsu: Japanese Co. Uses Lattice XVL to Go and See
By Lattice Technology Japanese manufacturer TSUBAMEX had a problem communicating design intent to the shop floor. They employed Lattice's XVL to fix that.
World's Largest Home Improvement Chain Needed New PLM World's Largest Home Improvement Chain Needed New PLM
By Kalypso Combining PTC Windchill FlexPLM and consulting firm Kalypso helped the Home Depot solve their complex PLM challenges.
ANSYS Icepak and Simplorer Manages Thermal Designs ANSYS Icepak and Simplorer Manages Thermal Designs
Engineers at Fairchild Semiconductor were able to to decrease development time for electronic components for electric vehicles using ANSYS Icepak.
3D Printing a Steering Knuckle Strong 3D Printing a Steering Knuckle Strong
By MarkForged MIT graduate Charles Guan used MarkForged's 3D printing technology to create fiberglass nylon steering knuckles and brake calipers for his go-kart.
MarkForged Parts Tough It Out in Battle MarkForged Parts Tough It Out in Battle
By MarkForged MIT Student Jamison Go used the MarkForged 3D printer to reinforce wheel protectors with carbon fiber and a Kevlar body for competing combat robot.
Iray GPU Processing Helps [zerone] Quadruple Render Sizes Iray GPU Processing Helps [zerone] Quadruple Render Sizes
By NVIDIA [zerone] is has adopted NVIDIA's Iray rendering technology to increase the size of its automotive renderings from 10,000 by 8,000 pixels to 40,000.
CGI Artists Create Immerse VR for Bicycle Fans with KeyShot CGI Artists Create Immerse VR for Bicycle Fans with KeyShot
By Luxion Traditional video or images were not enough to tell the story of the Venge Bicycle. Only a unique web experience would do justice for a unique bike.
Geotek Chose B+B SmartWorx to Keep Sensors Connected Geotek Chose B+B SmartWorx to Keep Sensors Connected
By Advantech B+B SmartWorx The goal was to establish reliable Ethernet for their devices and enable the proprietary Geotek software to control it all.
Developing Ultra-Lightweight, High Performance Road Bikes Developing Ultra-Lightweight, High Performance Road Bikes
By Altair Rolo Bikes uses Altair HyperWorks to optimize the carbon fiber layup, reducing weight and simulation studies to accurately assess performance.
Brick Kiln Composites Earns ISO Acceditation with Javelin Brick Kiln Composites Earns ISO Acceditation with Javelin
By Vero Software Vero Software's Javelin advanced production planning and control system was a major factor in helping Brick Kiln achieve ISO accreditation.
Brazilian Footwear Company Uses Delcam for Faster Production Brazilian Footwear Company Uses Delcam for Faster Production
By Delcam Moving to product development with Delcam's CADCAM software enables Macboot to develop and evaluate new designs and still get them to market faster.
Edgecam Gives Claro Precision Confidence in Medical Parts Edgecam Gives Claro Precision Confidence in Medical Parts
By Vero Software Claro Precision Ltd., a medical subcontractor, uses Edgecam software to focus on its forte of machining difficult, complex parts.
JETCAM Expert Pays for Itself in Under Two Weeks JETCAM Expert Pays for Itself in Under Two Weeks
By JETCAM Capricorn Composite sees quick results and achieves high performance nesting with JETCAM Expert and JETCAM Orders Controller Premium Automation.
Cabinet Maker Uses CAM Tools to Connect with Customers Cabinet Maker Uses CAM Tools to Connect with Customers
By Vero Software Hetherington Newman is using Vero Software's Cabinet Vision and Screen-To-Machine woodworking software to meet demands for custom designs.
CETOL 6 Provides Valuable Insight for I.M.E.S.A CETOL 6 Provides Valuable Insight for I.M.E.S.A
By Sigmetrix The switchboard manufacturer saw several advantages with CETOL, including reduction of redesign cycles, reduced reworks and fewer prototypes.
DGVault Meets Customer Demand with Colortrac DGVault Meets Customer Demand with Colortrac
By Colortrac Owning eight Colortrac scanners, DGVault, can accurately scan up to 56 inches on or off the job site for their customers.
Guitar Company Makes the Case for Bringing Scanner In-house Guitar Company Makes the Case for Bringing Scanner In-house
By Contex The design team uses the HD iFLEX to scan existing designs or create a custom shape, then takes that 3D model to the CNC machine, minimizing workflow.
The Path to Production for Bell Helicopter and the P 730 The Path to Production for Bell Helicopter and the P 730
By EOS Bell Helicopter and Harvest Technologies have partnered to produce production-grade, flight-certified hardware on EOS's laser-sintering platform.
CNB Yacht Takes on 21st Century Design with PTC CNB Yacht Takes on 21st Century Design with PTC
By PTC Learn how CNB Yacht uses PTC Creo and Windchill to develop some of the most aesthetically pleasing luxury yachts on the market.
Paper-Based 3D Printing Invigorates Reprographics Firm Paper-Based 3D Printing Invigorates Reprographics Firm
By Mcor Technologies Discover how a traditional reprographics firm evolves and expands thanks to paper-based 3D printing.
Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service
By Mcor Technologies Learn how Williams 3D provides manufacturers and industrial companies with realistic, durable and affordable 3D printed prototypes to improve product designs.
Indy Composite Works Sees ROI with JETCAM Indy Composite Works Sees ROI with JETCAM
By JETCAM When Indy Composite Works evaluated other companies JETCAM stood out above others for their ease of use and ability to generate better material yields.
LEGO Blocks Bad NC Code with GGTech's VERICUT LEGO Blocks Bad NC Code with GGTech's VERICUT
By Thore Dam Mortensen, teknovation.dk With VERICUT LEGO is able to simulate complex molds and dies, avoiding the risk of costly collisions between machine tool spindle and tool material.
NASA Uses HyperSizer on Orion to Launch in December NASA Uses HyperSizer on Orion to Launch in December
By Collier Research Corporation NASA Engineering and Safety Center used Collier Research Corporation's automatic structural analysis software on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
Agriculture Equipment Maker Reduces Bottlenecks with Radan Agriculture Equipment Maker Reduces Bottlenecks with Radan
By Vero Software Using Vero Software's Radbend, Alvan Blanch has found they have 20% less scrap metal and are able to produce certain components overnight.
Motorola Turns to Design for Assembly (DFA) Software Motorola Turns to Design for Assembly (DFA) Software
By Boothroyd Dewhurst Motorola Solutions uses Boothroyd Dewhurst DFA software to benchmark designs and measure improvement in its global product portfolio.
Nextivity Partners with IMAGINiT for CFD Consulting Nextivity Partners with IMAGINiT for CFD Consulting
By IMAGINiT IMAGINiT CFD insight helps leading developer of indoor coverage technology resolve thermal challenges in their next-generation Cel-Fi.
PTC University eLearning Simplifies PTC Creo Upgrade PTC University eLearning Simplifies PTC Creo Upgrade
By PTC Muller Martini demonstrates that the online training offerings from PTC University effectively facilitated their transition to PTC Creo 2.0.
Simulating Movement of Pre-historic Animals with 3D Scanning Simulating Movement of Pre-historic Animals with 3D Scanning
By 3D Systems The University of Manchester is using Geomagic Studio 3D to model both pre-historic and modern-day animals to simulate their movement.
NVision 3D Scanning Speeds Up Drag Boat Racing NVision 3D Scanning Speeds Up Drag Boat Racing
By NVision NVision helps a motorsports boat designer optimize the design of the custom-built propellers created for its Top Fuel Hydro drag boat.
EGR Gets Parts Made Quickly with Quickparts EGR Gets Parts Made Quickly with Quickparts
By 3D Systems EGR talks about how they prepped four vehicles for the auto event SEMA and the role Quickparts played in having their 3D printed parts ready fast.
Bianchi Bikes Accelerates Development Cycle with 3D Printing Bianchi Bikes Accelerates Development Cycle with 3D Printing
By Stratasys Inc. The company produces prototype parts using a Dimension 3D Printer, including bicycle frames, forks, components for testing and model validation.
NVIDIA Helps Trek Go Mobile NVIDIA Helps Trek Go Mobile
By NVIDIA Trek needed to ensure that its designers would experience the same top-notch GPU performance they were used to getting at their desks.
Prop Maker Creates Two Meter Tall Rabbits with Delcam
By Delcam In addition to the rabbits for retailer Ann Summers, CNC Polystyrene has used Delcam's software for props for the Olympics and other stores like Gap.
Students Seize Opportunities with Mcor Matrix 3D Printing Students Seize Opportunities with Mcor Matrix 3D Printing
By Mcor Technologies Students at Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, have been enhancing their design skills with Mcor Matrix 3D Printing.
Doctors Use Mcor 3D Printing to Greatly Reduce Surgical Time Doctors Use Mcor 3D Printing to Greatly Reduce Surgical Time
By Mcor Technologies Doctors at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium are using Mcor 3D printing to save time on surgeries and more than 20,000 Euros per year.
Mcor Technologies CEO Envisions a 3D Printer for Everyone Mcor Technologies CEO Envisions a 3D Printer for Everyone
By Mcor Technologies The founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies, Dr. Conor MacCormack offers his vision for 3D printing, particularly for the consumer market.
Mcor 3D Printing Creates New Options for Paper-loving Artist Mcor 3D Printing Creates New Options for Paper-loving Artist
By Mcor Technologies Artist Clare Goddard has recently embraced 3D printing and uses the Mcor Matrix 300+ to create her sculptural paper designs.
Bob Lewis Machine Co Cuts Aerospace Delivery Times by 60% Bob Lewis Machine Co Cuts Aerospace Delivery Times by 60%
By Delcam By taking full advantage of the five-axis machines, the company is now able to reduce the number of set-ups required to machine aerospace parts.
Major Aerospace Manufacturer Invests in Contex Major Aerospace Manufacturer Invests in Contex
By Contex Americas The manufacturer needed to upgrade its Xerox 510 MFP that had reached the end of its life cycle and chose the Contex SD 36-inch scanner.
Mentor Graphics Offers Tool to Address Junction Temperature Mentor Graphics Offers Tool to Address Junction Temperature
By Mentor Graphics In this white paper, Mentor Graphics discusses junction temperature and introduces the Mentor Graphics MicReD T3Ster thermal measurement system.
Macboot Footwear Improves Designs with Delcam Macboot Footwear Improves Designs with Delcam
By Delcam Moving from manual methods to product development with Delcam's CADCAM software has enabled Brazilian footwear manufacturer to succeed.
3D Printing Takes a Turn on the Catwalk at 3D Printshow 3D Printing Takes a Turn on the Catwalk at 3D Printshow
By EOS Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker makes his fashion-world debut with a headdress that was laser sintered on an EOSINT P 760 system.
Designs for Hope Brings Free Electricity to Remote Villages Designs for Hope Brings Free Electricity to Remote Villages
By Stratasys The group designs a device that would hold a generator on a bike to produce electricity using a Dimension 3D Printer.
3D Printing Helps Solar Upstart Deliver Energy Everywhere 3D Printing Helps Solar Upstart Deliver Energy Everywhere
By Stratasys Peppermint Energy used the Fortus 3D Production System in the design of their portable, plug-and-play solar generator called the FORTY2.
Leaner Budgets Boost Innovation in Small Satellite Design Leaner Budgets Boost Innovation in Small Satellite Design
By Chris Hardee, Science and Technology Writer NASA Ames uses HyperSizer software to optimize its first modular Common-Bus vehicle for moon-dust mission.
Stratasys Used to Customize Olympic Equipment in Japan Stratasys Used to Customize Olympic Equipment in Japan
By Stratasys The University of Tsukuba personalized fencing hilts were produced on a multi-material Objet350 Connex 3D Printer.
Investigating Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbines with CFD Investigating Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbines with CFD
Submitted by Altair Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to perform Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations of wind turbine blades with Altair’s AcuSolve.
Creo Helps Make Guitar Dreams a Reality Creo Helps Make Guitar Dreams a Reality
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Creo has helped Aristides Instruments take a challenging vision for a guitar and make it a reality.
Why Jabil Circuit Was Ranked #1
By Hugo Cisneros, Jabil Circuit, PlanetPTC Live Jabil Circuit's Hugo Cisneros talks about Geometric's design validation solution DFMPro and how they were ranked #1 supplier by an OEM.
3D Printer Buyer's Guide 3D Printer Buyer's Guide
By 3D Systems This guide covers how to choose the right 3D printer for any application, key performance attributes to consider and more.
Discover Endless Possibilities with 3D Printing Discover Endless Possibilities with 3D Printing
By 3D Systems Watch this video on Pratt & Miller's innovative uses of 3D printing have led to outstanding achievements and successes in racing events.
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.
Tailored Tempering Key to Success for Daimler Tailored Tempering Key to Success for Daimler
By AutoForm Daimler solves challenges of tailored tampering through the use of computer simulation with software from AutoForm Engineering.
Design Firm Comments on Advantages of Using 3D Mice Design Firm Comments on Advantages of Using 3D Mice
Architecture and Vision rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice to make their futuristic visions a reality, even with a laptop.
Max3D.org Takes it to the Max with 3Dconnexion Max3D.org Takes it to the Max with 3Dconnexion
Max3D.org uses 3Dconnexion’'s SpaceExplorer 3D mouse to speed up their design process for a wide variety of projects.
FPD Leverages A Wide Range of Tools with 3Dconnexion's Help FPD Leverages A Wide Range of Tools with 3Dconnexion's Help
By 3Dconnexion Flynn Product Design (FPD) is getting the most possible value from a wide range of CAD tools with the help of 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator.
Jungheinrich Get the Most from 3D CAD with SpacePilot Pro Jungheinrich Get the Most from 3D CAD with SpacePilot Pro
By 3Dconnexion In this case study readers will learn how they can use 3Dconnexion'’s SpacePilot Pro 3D mouse to reduce fatigue and increase productivity.
SpaceExplorer 3D Mouse Revs Up Motorcycle Design SpaceExplorer 3D Mouse Revs Up Motorcycle Design
By 3Dconnexion Farmer Plastics & Machining are using the SpaceExplorer 3D mouse to reduce worker fatigue and create great designs faster.
3D Mice Help Line 6 Rock the Digital Design World 3D Mice Help Line 6 Rock the Digital Design World
By 3Dconnexion Instrument makers Line 6 use 3Dconnexion's SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse alongside SolidWorks for designs, delivering to customers like Billy Idol.
Pan, Rotate and Eliminate Design Faults with 3D Mice Pan, Rotate and Eliminate Design Faults with 3D Mice
By 3Dconnexion Bicycle maker Bianchi uses 3Dconnexion's 3D mice with a standard mouse resulting in a smooth and uninterrupted workflow.
Framework Creative Finds 3D Mice Imperative in Workflow Framework Creative Finds 3D Mice Imperative in Workflow
By 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion 3D mice have become an essential part of the design tool kit at 3D design studio, Framework Creative.
Why Paul McCrorey Can't Live Without his 3D Mouse Why Paul McCrorey Can't Live Without his 3D Mouse
Paul McCrorey, founder of McCrorey Digital uses 3Dconnexion's 3D mice to work efficiently and create stunning product visualizations.
Douglas Equipment Gains Effficiency with 3Dconnexion 3D Mice Douglas Equipment Gains Effficiency with 3Dconnexion 3D Mice
By 3Dconnexion The SpacePilot Professional has dramatically cut design cycles at Douglas Equipment, reducing engineering time spent on projects by as much as 30%.
Skoda Auto Drives Design Innovation with 3Dconnexion 3D Mice Skoda Auto Drives Design Innovation with 3Dconnexion 3D Mice
By 3Dconnexion The 3D mice are used in the whole car development process and are considered a valuable component of the company's engineering toolkit.
3D Mice Open New Possibilities for Robotics Designer 3D Mice Open New Possibilities for Robotics Designer
By 3Dconnexion Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles founder Danny Ellis has found that 3D design is easier with help of a 3D mouse.
Lenovo's High Powered Workstations Helps Whirlpool Lenovo's High Powered Workstations Helps Whirlpool
By Lenovo This customer testimonial highlights how Lenovo impacts the daily workload and output of the product design engineers.
Design and Simulate Simultaneously with NVIDIA Maximus Design and Simulate Simultaneously with NVIDIA Maximus
By NVIDIA Delphi's Senior Mechanical Engineer is able to use ANSYS and CAD simultaneously on a single workstation with NVIIDA Maximus technology.
Additive Manufacturing Helps Make Startup's Dreams a Reality Additive Manufacturing Helps Make Startup's Dreams a Reality
By EOS Kappius Components uses laser sintering for trailblazing bike hub/drive assembly.
Dallas Engineering Firm Achieves Accuracy with NVision Dallas Engineering Firm Achieves Accuracy with NVision
By NVision Learn how Materials Analysis, Inc. has used NVision’s technology to provide critical assistance in a number of product liability cases.
ArtCAM Used For Large-Scale Carvings For Modest Budgets ArtCAM Used For Large-Scale Carvings For Modest Budgets
By Delcam Joe Valasek's company, Carveture, produces carved artwork and architectural pieces that were in the past only accessible to very rich individuals.
JETCAM  Impresses Walter Goetz Company JETCAM Impresses Walter Goetz Company
By JETCAM Hear from Stefan Burghard, managing director, Walter Goetz, why JETCAM has proven to be by far the most economical solution for the company.
Creo Encourages Aquamatic to Make the Move to 3D Creo Encourages Aquamatic to Make the Move to 3D
By PTC The company said Creo Elements / Direct Modeling was a big influence in the company's final choice of 3D software.
Creo Brings Dream Guitar to Life Creo Brings Dream Guitar to Life
By PTC By using Creo a designer of musical instruments was able to turn his dreams into a reality.
Delcam’s PowerMILL Enables Five-axis Machining at Golden Era Delcam’s PowerMILL Enables Five-axis Machining at Golden Era
By Delcam With PowerMILL the film and events company were able to make things that in the past would have been far more laborious.
LIVENGOOD Rapidly Responds to Customer Demands with Creo LIVENGOOD Rapidly Responds to Customer Demands with Creo
By PTC LIVENGOOD was able to quickly address customers demands while developing their Mobile Patient Care Environment with the help of Creo.
Schindler Elevates its Manufacturing Performance with Lantek Schindler Elevates its Manufacturing Performance with Lantek
By Lantek The software has enabled the company to optimize the performance of its different machines by utilizing their capabilities to the fullest.
Electronics Maker Improves Revenues with Compliance Tracking Electronics Maker Improves Revenues with Compliance Tracking
Electronics maker Flextronics has improved its revenues by adopting Windchill Product Analytics as its global compliance tracking system.
Catalog Data Solutions Case Study on QTC Catalog Data Solutions Case Study on QTC
By Catalog Data Solutions Quality Transmission Components recognized that the buying process has changed and implemented CDS's cloud-based SaaS technology.
Prosthetics Manufacturer Uses EOS Laser Sintering Prosthetics Manufacturer Uses EOS Laser Sintering
By EOS Using EOS direct metal laser sintering, Morris Technologies shows how extreme customization can team up with extreme sports.
Island Cabinetry and Millwork's Success with Delcam Island Cabinetry and Millwork's Success with Delcam
By Delcam An upgrade from Delcam's ArtCAM Express to ArtCAM Pro paid back more than double its cost on the first project undertaken by Island Cabinetry and Millwork.
Creaform and Geomagic Help Australian Olympic Kayak Team Creaform and Geomagic Help Australian Olympic Kayak Team
By Geomagic The team used Creaform and Geomagic software to build custom parts of foam and wood for the seat of the craft called a fitout.
U.S. Military Widely Adopts Rapidform U.S. Military Widely Adopts Rapidform
By Rapidform The U.S. Air Force participated in a study to search for the best reverse engineering software to create parametric CAD models from 3D scans.
LC Fabrications Combines Motorcycling and Machining LC Fabrications Combines Motorcycling and Machining
By Delcam With Delcam's FeatureCAM owner Jeremy Cupp can experiment with novel designs and create high-quality parts.
Hydrodynamic Simulation Improves Wave Energy Efficiency Hydrodynamic Simulation Improves Wave Energy Efficiency
Submitted by ANSYS ANSYS' hydrodynamic simulation technology helps Columbia Power Technologies double its wave power efficiency.
Objet Alaris30 Helps Arch Day Improve Design Quality Objet Alaris30 Helps Arch Day Improve Design Quality
By Objet Medical device maker Archday improves design quality and wins more business with the help of Objet's Alaris30 3D printer.
Tescoma Shapes New Trends with Help of 3D Printing Tescoma Shapes New Trends with Help of 3D Printing
By Objet Utensil maker Tescoma has succeeded in expanding its product line while shrinking its production times with the help of 3D printing.
The Connex350 3D Printing System Enables Real World Testing The Connex350 3D Printing System Enables Real World Testing
By Objet BRML are leveraging Objet's Connex350 3D Printing System to create intricate models of their designs increasing time and cost.
Trek Accelerates Design Cycles with Objet 3D Printer Trek Accelerates Design Cycles with Objet 3D Printer
By Objet Trek is continuing its mission to be the best bicycle maker in the world by adopting an Objet 3D printer.
University Uses 3D Printing in Design Education Program University Uses 3D Printing in Design Education Program
By Objet The University of Camerino, Faculty of Architecture in Ascoli Piceno have adopted Objet's 3D printing technology for their classrooms.
Peltor Uses Objet 3D Printing System for Design Testing Peltor Uses Objet 3D Printing System for Design Testing
By Objet Medical device makers, Peltor, are leveraging the Alaris 30 Desktop 3D printer to speed up their design processes.
Connex500 3D Printer Helps Company Achieve 40 Percent Growth Connex500 3D Printer Helps Company Achieve 40 Percent Growth
By Objet Vista Technologies has expanded its overmolded tooling business by 40 percent with the help of the Objet Connex500 3D Printer.
3D Printer Helps Biorep Accelerate Quest for Diabetes Cure 3D Printer Helps Biorep Accelerate Quest for Diabetes Cure
By Objet Biorep Technologies, an equipment manufacturer for the medical industry, has nearly eliminated rework with the help of the Eden500V 3D printing system.
Objet 3D Printing Helps Model Makers Win Clients Objet 3D Printing Helps Model Makers Win Clients
By Objet Model makers Coleman & Associates are winning new clients since adopting the Objet Alaris30 Desktop 3D printing system.
adidas Races into the Future with Objet 3D Printing adidas Races into the Future with Objet 3D Printing
By Objet adidas Group leverages 3D Printing to expand its design processes and reduce time to market.
Top Notch Design Creates Faster Prototypes with 3D Printing Top Notch Design Creates Faster Prototypes with 3D Printing
By Objet Top Notch Design is creating better prototypes faster with the help of the Objet Alaris30 Desktop 3D Printer.
Consumer Products Company Reduces Risk with 3D Printing Consumer Products Company Reduces Risk with 3D Printing
By Objet
Objet Helps Orchid Design Accelerate Time-to-Revenue Objet Helps Orchid Design Accelerate Time-to-Revenue
By Objet Orchid Design develops prototypes 20 to 30 times faster and reduced the overall time it spends on product development by about 20 percent.
Engineer Accurately and Cost-Effectively with 3D Printing Engineer Accurately and Cost-Effectively with 3D Printing
By Objet Medical device maker Ivivi Technologies reduced their clinical trial times from five to six weeks with Objet's Eden350 3D Printing System.
Ace Manufacturing Turns to Vuuch Ace Manufacturing Turns to Vuuch
By Vuuch Vuuch social collaborative software keeps the team engaged at ACE-MFG by improving communication and accountability.
Vuuch Enterprise Social Software Helps Peerless Lighting Vuuch Enterprise Social Software Helps Peerless Lighting
By Vuuch This case study reveals how Peerless Lighting implemented Vuuch to improve the product development process, reduce team meeting time and more.
Lantek Integra Helps Company Improve Flexibility Lantek Integra Helps Company Improve Flexibility
By Lantek C. Brown and Sons are leveraging the Lantek Integra ERP system to streamline and improve the flexability of their steel stockholder and processor of steel parts.
Motorola Speeds Up Product Development With 3D Scanning Motorola Speeds Up Product Development With 3D Scanning
By Rapidform See how Motorola jump-started product development by using 3D scanning software from Rapidform in this case study.
Secrets of Stonehenge Revealed through 3D Digital Modeling Secrets of Stonehenge Revealed through 3D Digital Modeling
By Geomagic Using laser scanning and Geomagic software, a survey has digitally captured and modeled all the visible faces of the standing and fallen stones.
FeatureCAM Adopted by Southwest Solar Technologies FeatureCAM Adopted by Southwest Solar Technologies
By Delcam Southwest Solar Technologies has leveraged FeatureCAM as its solution for developing prototypes.
Laser Cutting Helps CabAuto Manufacture Automotive Seating
By Lantek CabAuto chose Lantek Expert for the laser cutting of seating and interior trim for automotive, rail and marine applications.
Maximus Development Platform Brings Hybrid Designs to Life Maximus Development Platform Brings Hybrid Designs to Life
By NVIDIA The 2012 Fisker Karma, a hybrid vehicle, was brought to life using the NVIDIA Maximus product development platform.
FeatureCAM Makes Expansion Possible for Manufacturer FeatureCAM Makes Expansion Possible for Manufacturer
By Delcam Creator of precision components WECAN has implemented FeatureCAM as a way to implement five-axis machining and help the company grow.
Fresenius Goes from Information Nightmare to PLM Dream Fresenius Goes from Information Nightmare to PLM Dream
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor With PTC’s help Fresenius Medical Care is turning its information infrastructure from a total disaster to PLM perfection.
Rapid Prototyping & Tooling Services Save Company Thousands Rapid Prototyping & Tooling Services Save Company Thousands
By Quickparts SuppServe ultimately utilized both the rapid prototyping and injection molding capabilities offered at Quickparts in tandem to ensure success.
FRACAS Gives Nuclear Power Station Control Over Crucial Data FRACAS Gives Nuclear Power Station Control Over Crucial Data
Forsmark Nuclear Power Station has found the solution to managing and tracking its incident data with Windchill FRACAS.
Freeform Helps Shave Nearly Three Weeks Off of Design Time Freeform Helps Shave Nearly Three Weeks Off of Design Time
By Kevin Atkins, Product Manager, Sensable Stanley BDHHI is using Sensable's Freeform 3D design to drastically reduce the design time needed for complex and intricate designs.
Microlights Eliminates Paper System with DDM Microlights Eliminates Paper System with DDM
By CSI DDM provides full life-cycle management and revision control of parts, models, drawings and office documents.
Designers Keep Paramedics up to Date with Creo Designers Keep Paramedics up to Date with Creo
Customer Testimonial by Stryker Hear firsthand how medical equipment provider Stryker is using Creo Parametric to rapidly meet the demands of the modern paramedic.
Creo/Elements Pro and Windchill Improve Battery Designs Creo/Elements Pro and Windchill Improve Battery Designs
By PTC Axeon has developed a stronger lighter battery design with the help of Creo/Elements and Windchill.
PolyTrans-for-Maya Brings Complex Visualizations to Life PolyTrans-for-Maya Brings Complex Visualizations to Life
By Okino Graphics Learn how Peter Allen of the UCSB College of Engineering is creating amazing visualizations with the help of Okino's PolyTrans-for-Maya.
Advantages of Using Modern CPU Technology for Rendering Advantages of Using Modern CPU Technology for Rendering
By Intel Perspectives on using multi-core, multi-threaded Intel CPUs for speed, complexity, and quality for realistic visualization.
Creo/Elements Helps Electronics Company Slash Design Times Creo/Elements Helps Electronics Company Slash Design Times
By PTC Solar cell and electronics part manufacturer Meco Equipment meets the challenge of delivering customized designs in shorter design cycles.
SLA Helps Make Life Saving Technology Possible SLA Helps Make Life Saving Technology Possible
By Quickparts In this case study Eye-Com reduces production times by using Quickparts SLA for its design prototypes.
NVIDIA Helps Make Virtual Space Expedition Possible NVIDIA Helps Make Virtual Space Expedition Possible
BY NVIDIA NVIDIA technology is making a simulation of a manned flight to Mars possible for the Institute of the Medical and Biological Problems of RAS.
3D Printing is not Just for Prototyping 3D Printing is not Just for Prototyping
By HP Student team used an HP Designjet Color 3D Printer in both the modeling phases of its car’s design and in the production of some of the car’s final parts.
Abaqus Analysis Software Aids in Studying Skull Fractures Abaqus Analysis Software Aids in Studying Skull Fractures
By Dassault Systèmes The Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Technical University of Denmark is using analysis to determine how skull fractures arose.
Quickparts Technology Helps Create Tablet Lap Holder Quickparts Technology Helps Create Tablet Lap Holder
By Quickparts A look at an Ontario inventor who used rapid prototyping to make his tablet easier to use.
Global Shoe Manufacturer Leverages 3D Printing Global Shoe Manufacturer Leverages 3D Printing
By Objet In this case study readers learn how the adidas Group is gaining advantages with Objet's Connex500 3D printing system.
Creo Elements/Direct Helps Create Versatile New Aircraft Creo Elements/Direct Helps Create Versatile New Aircraft
By Stephen Holmes Found out how the LN-3 Seagull aircraft was designed and prototyped using PTC’s Creo Elements/Direct in this case study.
Stereolithography Helps Create Safe Water Technology Stereolithography Helps Create Safe Water Technology
By Bruce Okkema, Eagle Design and Technology In this case study Eagle Design and Technology explains how rapid prototyping made the creation of critical water-filter possible.
Aircelle Improves Nesting Efficiency with JETCAM Aircelle Improves Nesting Efficiency with JETCAM
Case Study by JETCAM Learn about how aerostructure manufacturer Aircelle upgraded their existing CAM system to provide an integrated nesting and ply identification system.
Silencer Manufacturer Beats Out Competition with FeatureCAM Silencer Manufacturer Beats Out Competition with FeatureCAM
A Case Study by Delcam FeatureCAM’s feature recognition enables the company to program several prototypes in a day whereas before it could take a day for just one.
ATLANT Adopts Windchill Solutions to Increase Productivity ATLANT Adopts Windchill Solutions to Increase Productivity
By PTC ATLANT is known as a manufacturer of popular refrigerators and freezers.
BIESSE Invests in DDM to Help with Challenges BIESSE Invests in DDM to Help with Challenges
By Concurrent Systems Inc. Biesse talks to CSI about the challenges Biesse faces and how DDM is helping to achieve their key objective of shorter time to business.
Taking the “Error” Out of Trial and Error! Taking the “Error” Out of Trial and Error!
Submitted by GrafiCalc Find out how to use simulation based design to perform trial and error tests early in the design phase.
Reducing Cooling Cycle Times with Simpoe-Mold Reducing Cooling Cycle Times with Simpoe-Mold
A Case Study by SIMPOE This article discusses how to use simulation in conform cooling to take into account the specific complex cooling channels geometry.
Challenges in Prototyping Methods Challenges in Prototyping Methods
By Accumold The various methods, challenges and variables for prototyping micro-sized and/or micro-featured plastic parts.
Key Advantages of NVisions HandHeld Laser Scanner Key Advantages of NVisions HandHeld Laser Scanner
Submitted By NVision NVision presents three case studies explaining how their laser scanning technology helped customers solve difficult engineering problems.
VISTAGY Helps Renault F1 Team Reach Finish Line VISTAGY Helps Renault F1 Team Reach Finish Line
By Ian Goddard, Renault F1 Team VISTAGY software and services enhanced the design-to-manufacturing process for the Renault F1 Team in development of Formula One car.
Zegla-plast Achieves Efficient Electrode Manufacture Zegla-plast Achieves Efficient Electrode Manufacture
Case Study by Delcam PowerMILL's open interfaces has enabled a novel CAM programming solution for electrode machining – the ‘macrogenerator’.
Balancing Design and Functionality with DSM Somos Balancing Design and Functionality with DSM Somos
By Scott Castanon, Engineering Manager, Symbient Product Development Symbient Product Development achieves both speed and reliability by blending science and engineering theory with solid design principles.
Case Study on Cost-Effective Component Reuse Case Study on Cost-Effective Component Reuse
By IBM With IBM Rational DOORS, Delphi’s teams now share requirements across different projects, saving time and money while accelerating time-to-market.
Sound Devices Success Story Sound Devices Success Story
By David G. Ullman This case study focuses on how to design a light ring assembly, an assembly in the 788T High Resolution Digital Audio Recorder.
VISTAGY’s FiberSIM Helps NASA Test Viability of Composites VISTAGY’s FiberSIM Helps NASA Test Viability of Composites
By Mike Kirsch, NASA NASA relies on VISTAGY’s FiberSIM engineering software as it contemplates the role of advanced composites in future space flights.
Build a Bicycle with Solido's SD300 Pro Desktop 3D Printer Build a Bicycle with Solido's SD300 Pro Desktop 3D Printer
A Solido Case Study Israeli product development company "Ziv-Av Engineering" builds a folding bicycle in less than five days using a single Solido in-house SD300 printer.
A Case Study for The Mechanical Design Process A Case Study for The Mechanical Design Process
By David G. Ullman This case study focuses on the development of Solar Powered Shelter Signs by Syncromatics Corp.
Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data- Book Excerpt Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data- Book Excerpt
By Dr. Hiroshi Toriya, Lattice Technology CEO Learn how JAXA applied Lattice’s XVL format into the configuration parts tree and text search database to access their 2 million part module data.
Delcam’s PartMaker Part of a New Philosophy Delcam’s PartMaker Part of a New Philosophy
By Delcam Delcam’s PartMaker CAM software has been part of a new philosophy at dental manufacturer Sterngold Dental LLC.
Phillips Plastics Delivers With Confidence Using Sigmetrix Phillips Plastics Delivers With Confidence Using Sigmetrix
By Sigmetrix With CETOL tolerance and analysis software Phillips Plastics achieves more robust designs, eliminates costly rework and maximizes production.
Automating First-Article Inspection Documentation   Automating First-Article Inspection Documentation
By DeVere Bobier, Bobier Metrology Solutions Bobier Metrology gets a handle on the mind-numbing and error-prone process of creating ballooned drawings and first-article inspection reports.
Vehicle and Systems Development Vehicle and Systems Development
By PTC The key role of Product Development in meeting the challenges of the automotive industry in the 21st century.
Anchors Aweigh! High Speed Scanner Captures Nuances Anchors Aweigh! High Speed Scanner Captures Nuances
Submitted by Hexagon Metrology Leica Scanning Technology delivers a bounty of benefits for non-Contact data acquisition.
Gearing for Growth Gearing for Growth
By PARTsolutions How PARTsolutions helped Rockwell Automation provide online parts in native data.
Propel Analysis Time Propel Analysis Time
By Geometric Limited Chrysler powertrain department speeds up time it takes to measure thick and thin wall conditions.
Calculation Management Tool Calculation Management Tool
By PTC Optical Solutions’ engineers easily perform complex computations with Mathcad.
Case Study: PTC InterComm Expert Case Study: PTC InterComm Expert
By PTC Xerox improves communication, quality and time-to-market with PTC’s InterComm Expert.
CFDesign CFDesign
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer Find out more about Blue Numerics' tool to bring CFD to the masses.
Collaboration by the Numbers Collaboration by the Numbers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer A recent study reveals, 71 percent of designers are unsatisfied with their current method of collaboration. Find out more in this feature story.
Catalog Data Solutions Case Study: J.W. Winco Catalog Data Solutions Case Study: J.W. Winco
By Catalog Data Solutions Read about the key to turning manufacturing website browsers into customers.
3D Printing Metal Parts 3D Printing Metal Parts
By MIT MIT's cutting-edge technology assist ExtrudeHone.
FDM Used in Custom Design FDM Used in Custom Design
By Materialise Read how this process created a sleek sports car.
Accelerating Architectural Model Development Accelerating Architectural Model Development
By Z Corporation Learn how MIT utilized a Z Corporation 3D printer to construct architectural models and offer a new course on digital fabrication in this case study.
Airflow Simulation Ensures +/-1 F Temperature Range Airflow Simulation Ensures +/-1 F Temperature Range
Submitted by Christopher Wark, Flomerics A pharmaceuticals warehouse solves a difficult challenge with the help of CFD modeling.
Dimension 3D Printer Powers Freedom of Design Dimension 3D Printer Powers Freedom of Design
By Dimension 3D Printing Find out how choosing a Dimension 3D printer completely changed product development cycles for Black & Decker in this case study.
Neptec and Dimension Bring Endeavour Home Safely Neptec and Dimension Bring Endeavour Home Safely
By Dimension 3D Printing Find out how Neptec helped NASA evaluate damage to a space shuttle's TPS system with the company's Laser Camera System and a Dimension 3D printer.
Airbus Evaluates Friction Stir Welding Airbus Evaluates Friction Stir Welding
Submitted by Dr. Paul Colegrove of Cranfield University, UK Dr. Paul Colegrove of Cranfield University, UK, reports on the benefits of FSW and the modeling conducted by Airbus using COMSOL Multiphysics.
University Brings PDEs to Life in Undergraduate Education University Brings PDEs to Life in Undergraduate Education
submiited by K. K. Bhatia, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ An undergraduate heat transfer course uses COMSOL Multiphysics to help students design the cooling for a motorcycle engine block.
Uniloy Milacron uses Geomagic and Pro/E to Speed Production Uniloy Milacron uses Geomagic and Pro/E to Speed Production
Submitted by Bob Cramblitt Read about Uniloy Milacron, provider of blow-molding systems, and how they reduced production time using DSSP.
Six Million Dollar Man? How About $6,000? Six Million Dollar Man? How About $6,000?
Submitted by PTC Superhuman exoskeleton produced with minimal budget in Pro/E.
ZwCAD Announces New Technical Support Online Forum
By ZwCAD ZwCAD, Inc., announced the debut of its interactive online discussion forum and Live Support options.
Radan Case Study: Body Builder Gains Strength from Radan Radan Case Study: Body Builder Gains Strength from Radan
Reprinted Courtesy of Radan Learn how the company, Walter Alexander uses Radan products to design double decker vehicles.
Data Translation Special Report Data Translation Special Report
By Goodrich Corporation and Translation Technologies, Inc. TTI Rescues Goodrich from Expensive Translation
Translation/Migration Special Report Translation/Migration Special Report
By ITI TranscenData Learn How CADfix Solves Dana Corporation's Interoperability Issues
Giving the Opera a New Voice Giving the Opera a New Voice
Submitted by Protomold Protomold and Figaro Systems give patrons of the opera a new understanding of an age-old art form.
AST Recovers Long-lost designs AST Recovers Long-lost designs
by Bob Cramblitt, Geomagic See how design company AST took advantage of Geomagic's technology to recover long lost designs in this case study.
Reverse Engineering Returns Reverse Engineering Returns
By Peter Dickin Peter Dickin explains why reverse engineering is making a comeback in this case study.
Boeing Adopts RapidTag Boeing Adopts RapidTag
Submitted by Cortona3D Boeing takes advantage of the RapidTag toolbox in this case study.
White Paper Right Hemisphere
New Approaches to Collaboration New Approaches to Collaboration
Submitted by Adobe Eliminate some common problems when sharing designs with clients. Find out what product this manufacturing company uses.
Small Shop Achieves Success with Online PlanRoom Small Shop Achieves Success with Online PlanRoom
Submitted by IDEAL Scanners & Systems, Inc. This Online PlanRoom met all the criteria this reprographics shop needed for increased print submissions.
Q5-022607: Solids vs. Surfaces in Wildfire 2.0 (3 ans)
If during your design process, your design goes through many design changes, sometimes daily, based on continuous feedback from marketing, sales, customers and management influences...what is the best design methodology? Utilizing surface modeling or solids modeling?
Q4-022607: Pro/E Will Not Open Wildfire 2.0 M090 (2 ans)
I have several computers that will not run Pro/E. Everything is configured exactly the same as my other PCs, but when you double-click the Pro/E icon, the proe.exe process starts then immediately closes with no errors.
Q3-022607: Threading a Cylinder in Wildfire 3.0 (3 ans)
How do you create thread on a cylindrical surface using Wildfire 3.0?
Q2-022607: Texture Color & Appearances in Wildfire 2.0(2ans)
I have been importing .jpg images into Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 to create texture maps within a part file.
Q1-022607: Date and Time in Wildfire 3.0 (2 ans)
How can I get the date and time printed automatically on drawing when it is printed from .drw file in Wildfire 3.0?
Q1-022307: Manipulating AutoCAD in Pro/E (4 ans)
We have AutoCAD files that we would like to send to a Pro/E user. How can they open the file and manipulate the drawings? Is this even possible?
The Truth About OpenGL The Truth About OpenGL
By Courtney Goeltzenleuchter Seperate the fact from the fiction about Open GL in this white paper.
Manufacturing Goes Digital Manufacturing Goes Digital
Contributed by CIMdata, Inc. Reprinted with permission Find out about the benefits of going digital and how digital manufacturing is an integral part of a PLM solution.
Manufacturers  Can Benefit from Laser Scanning Services Manufacturers Can Benefit from Laser Scanning Services
By C. Martin Schuster of Laser Design Inc. Case study shows how the use of laser scanning and reverse engineering works for this manufacturer of recreational vehicle seats.
NVIDIA Unveils Cudat - the GPU Computing Revolution Begins
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in graphics processors, unveiled NVIDIA CUDA technology, a fundamentally new architecture for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), and the industry's first C-compiler development environment for the GPU.
Q2-111606: A few Questions About Pro/E (2 ans)
1. What does "parameters" mean in Pro/E? 2. What is Model check, and what is it used for? 3. In round option what is the use of transition?
Q1-111606: Different Part Properties in Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
Is there a way to assign different properties for parts in an assembly drawing in Wildfire 2.0?
ETRAGE LLC Announces Choice Design Inc. as a Reseller
Etrage LLC, The Engineering Automation Company, announced that Choice Design Inc. of Macedonia, OH has agreed to become a Value Added Reseller of Etrage's products and engineering automation services in Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Pinion Desktop Packager Earns 5-Star Ranking
Pinion Software, the leading provider of Technical Rights Management™ (TRM) solutions, announced its leading security software Pinion Desktop Packager - Workgroup Edition received a 5-Star rating and "Best Buy" award from SC Magazine.
Geometric Releases NestLib v19 for Automated Nesting
Geometric Software Solutions, a leader in product lifecycle management (PLM) services and technologies, announces the release of NestLib v19. NestLib provides optimized, high speed and robust algorithms for fully automated true shape nesting.
Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 8 Software
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Acrobat® 8 software amid an enthusiastic early reception from knowledge workers worldwide who for months have tested and provided feedback to help the company fine tune the product line.
DiMora Motorcar Uses Right Hemisphere Software
Before the world’s first hand-built, $2 million, 16-cylinder production vehicle has ever been built, customers and window shoppers alike will be able to view the car in its true form in an interactive 3D PDF on the DiMora Motorcar Web site.
Flomerics Releases Survey
Flomerics has released the results of a new online survey highlighting engineers’ views on integration between mechanical computer aided design (MCAD) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.
Q1-111406: Flexible Springs in Motion Analysis (1 ans)
How can I use the flexible spring in motion analysis in Pro/E?
Q3-111306: Drawings in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How do you change the reference model in a drawing in Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-111306: Box Selection in Assembly Graphics Window (1 ans)
Is there a way to select multiple components of an assembly by simply dragging a selection box around the desired components in Wildfire 3.0?
Q1-111306: Licensing Problem in Wildfire Student (3 ans)
Can someone help please? I recently bought Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 and installed it on my laptop which only had Service Pack 1 installed.
Q2-111006: Creating a Round Assembly in Wildfire 2.0 (3 ans)
Is it possible to create round in assembly mode in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-111006: Modifying Imported .IGS Parts in Wildfire (3 ans)
After downloading a .igs model (an assembly) from the web and opening it in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0, as an assembly, I try to perform a extrude on it and I can't select the "material remove" button as it is greyed out.
Q1-110906: Datafile from IGES File in Pro/E (1 answer)
I have an iges file from which I want to extract the geometry as a datafile. Is it possible to get 3D coordinates for the geometry using the iges file?
Browser Update Cause Disruptions Browser Update Cause Disruptions
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer The recent update of Internet Explorer 7 has caused problems for some CAD users. Find out how the change might affect you in this story!
New Wildfire 3.0 Book Available New Wildfire 3.0 Book Available
Submitted By Thomson Learning The latest version of Wildfire 3.0 from Pro/ENGINEER is smoking hot! Get your copy today!
PTC Announces Student Design Contest
PTC, the product development company™, announced a call for entries for the PTC Worldwide Student Design Challenge.
CAD Schroer Addresses Pro/ENGINEER Legacy 2D Issues
CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, and PTC European Software Partner of the Year 2005, joined its its Scandinavian reseller partners Cascade Computing and Econocap at PTC/User to demonstrate the latest release of STHENO/PRO, the legacy data management and drafting solution fully integrated with Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK® and Windchill PDMLink™.
Delcam Opens New Offices in Canada
Delcam has undertaken a major expansion of its Canadian subsidiary in recent months. Delcam Canada has recruited extra staff for its head office located in Windsor, Ontario, and opened additional offices in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
Lockheed Martin Atlas Program Uses PSI
Etrage LLC, The Engineering Automation Company, announced that the Lockheed Martin Atlas Program is using PSI - Plot Service for Pro/INTRALINKR to automatically create JT format files from Pro/ENGINEER parts and assemblies stored in Pro/INTRALINKR to support the visualization requirements of the program.
ITI TranscenData Supports Pro/E Community
ITI TranscenData and ConnectPress are proud to announce ITI’s renewal of their Silver Sponsorhip of the Pro/E Community.
What Are the Big Improvements to Pro/E's CAD Software? What Are the Big Improvements to Pro/E's CAD Software?
By Louis Gary Lamit Expert and author, Louis Gary Lamit, gives us his top-ten list of enhancements in Wild Fire 3.0
Q4-110806: Customized NC Sequence in Wildfire 2.0
I recently came upon a situation that I unfortunately, could not figure out a solution. I wanted to make a rough and finish process in one NC sequence. I had a profile of a part I wanted to cut the outside geometry.
Q3-110806: Skeleton Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
What are the various techniques of skeleton modeling in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-110806: Pro/E 2001 to 3DMAX (1 answer)
I am looking for a translator to bring Pro/E files into 3DMax.
Q1-110806: IDX Files in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
In Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 what is an IDX File?
Q1-110706: Excel to Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
Can you convert an Excel file to a Pro/E table format for drawings in WIldfire 2.0?
Q4-110606: Pro/MOLDDESIGN Tutorial (1 answer)
I am looking for some advanced self-paced training using Pro/MOLDESIGN.
Q3-110606: Pro/E BaaN in WIldfire 2.0
We bought the Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 flex3C and it was said that in Pro/E it is possible to configure the product like BaaN system; but not one of the instructors here in Brazil knows how to do that.
Q2-110606: Trial Files in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
Why it is recommended to delete last few lines from the trial files in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-110606: Wildfire 2.0 to JT (2 ans)
Is there a way to quickly create a JT file from Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-110206: Wildfire 2.0 to JT
Is there an easy way to create a JT file from Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-110206: Understanding Pro/E (2 answers)
I am not an engineer. I am an individual with a patented product. I hired an engineer who is using Pro/E. He is adjusting drawings for me. He is actually making 2 plastic long parts exactly 0.75 inches shorter.
Q2-110206: Tire Design in Pro/E Wildfire (2 answers)
I woud like an example of how to create a tire with simple tread design in Wildfire.
Q1-110206: Problems with XTOP.exe & WIN32 Application (1ans)
I recently installed Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 SE onto my computer and I keep getting that "xtop.exe is not a valid win32 application" What could be the problem?
Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way
Submitted by Lars Olson Here's a handy tip to help you build a custom template in Adobe 3D, save yourself time and aggravation and check it out!
CD-adapco Sponsored Flight Simulator for the 2006 COE
CD-adapco, a leading provider of flow, thermal and stress simulation software and services, sponsored an F-4 Phantom flight simulator for attendees use at the 2006 COE Aerospace & Defense Industry Workshop in Wichita, Kansas.
Optitex Introduces its Latest Solutions
Israeli based OptiTex, a leading provider of software for the textile and fashion industry recently introduced its latest software solutions at a special convention that took place at Parsons The New School of Design, one of the top design schools in New York.
ENSER Achieves Platinum Status in PTC
Enser Corporation, a 59-year old engineering services company, announced that it has achieved Platinum Status, the highest level within the PTC Channel Advantage Program. Enser has developed over the last 3 years to become one of the top East Coast Value Added Reseller (VAR) partners in PTC’s Channel Advantage Program.
PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill for Engineering Education
According to PTC, the Product Development Company, 23 universities and technical colleges in the State of North Rhine Westphalia have teamed up using Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill for critical engineering education.
Joining Corporate America! Joining Corporate America!
By Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Clay Martin knew he wanted to be involved in the CAD industry at first glance.
Role-Based Learning Role-Based Learning
By Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Learn all you need to know about Pro/E’s capabilities by taking courses from PTC.
Penton, PARTsolutions Launch Machine Design CAD Library
Penton Media's Design Engineering group, anchored by Machine Design magazine, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PARTsolutions®, LLC, a leading provider of publishing solutions for 2D/3D digital parts catalogs, to launch the Machine Design CAD Library, a powerful, new resource for design engineers.
PNY Tech Graphics Board Incorporates NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500
NextComputing, creators of the first FlexTop computer, the NextDimension, announced the incorporation of the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 by PNY Technologies graphics board. The capability of a portable graphics workstation to accommodate this ultra high-end graphics board is an industry first.
2006 Education and Training Roundup 2006 Education and Training Roundup
Use the links here to read our extensive package of stories for professionals already in the CAD industry and individuals considering a career in the field.
Want to Know if You Have What it Takes to be an Engineer? Want to Know if You Have What it Takes to be an Engineer?
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer Engineering is one of the most challenging professions in the world. Find out what you need to know to get a job as a professional engineer!
Find Out What Engineers Really Do! Find Out What Engineers Really Do!
by Vicki Salemi - - Reprinted with permission of Classes USA Get the inside scoop on what goes on behind in the scenes for the everyday-engineer.
How Training Can Benefit Your Company How Training Can Benefit Your Company
By Rob Yule of Javelin Technologies Inc. A senior engineer provides tips on what training has worked for him based on his 22 years of CAD experience.
Q1-110106: BOM to Excel Parts List in Wildfire 3.0 (4 ans)
How can I convert a Pro/E BOM into an Excel Parts List, segregating the Qty’s & Part Numbers in?
Q3-103106: Pro/E Software (1 answer)
I am looking for a way to discover all versions of Pro/Engineer installed across a population of ~26k machines for our client.
Q2-103106: Tool Tutorial for Pro/E
I need an application tool tutorial or an insert tool tutorial for Pro/E.
Q1-103106: Designing an Airplane Propeller in Wildfire(1ans)
I need help designing a basic airplane propeller in Wildfire 3.0.
Q3-103006: Formats in Wildfire 2.0
How do I import our company logo so I can include it in our drawing format title block?
Q2-103006: Drawings in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
Can I have my dimensions converted to English and not change my model which is in metric?
Q1-103006: STL File Conversion in Wildfire 2.0
I got an STL file from memix software (it's a human lower jaw!)
Q4-102706: Backward Compatibility of Wildfire in Pro/E(1ans)
I have an assembly in Pro/E Wildfire, I want to open the assembly in Pro/E 2001 without loosing the History.
Q3-102706: Video Card in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Is GeForce 6200 a suitable video card for Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-102706: Special Hole Feature in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How do I control the correct termination of a tapped hole going through to a second (orthogonal or at an angle) hole in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-102706: RAM in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Does any know about maximun RAM can be used on 64-Bit Workstation in Wildfire 2.0 and Interalink 3.4?
Protect Your Company from Software Piracy Protect Your Company from Software Piracy
Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Software piracy becomes big news when a California man was sentenced to seven years for peddling up to $20 million worth of bootleg CAD software.
Delcam Offers Free Estimating Software at Euromold
Delcam will offer free copies of its PowerSHAPE-e estimating software to all visitors to its stand – H57 in Hall 8 – at the Euromold exhibition to be held in Frankfurt from 29th November to 2nd December. The software will help all toolmakers and other sub-contractors that need to produce accurate quotes from CAD models.
PTC Announces Windchill PDMLink on HP Itanium Servers
PTC, the Product Development Company™ and HP announced the availability of Windchill PDMLink 8.0 on HP® Integrity® servers powered by Intel® Itanium® 64-bit processor architecture. Windchill PDMLink, the PTC content and process management solution, enables manufacturers to expertly manage all forms of product data – including mechanical, electrical, and software throughout the product development lifecycle.
PTC Acquires ITEDO®
PTC, the Product Development Company™, announced it has acquired ITEDO Software GmbH and ITEDO Software LLC (collectively, ITEDO), headquartered in Germany, for approximately $17 million in cash.
Theorem Partners Major Automotive Oem
Theorem Solutions has been invited to partner a major automotive OEM in a project involving the importing of parts and assemblies for design in context. Extending across a worldwide supplier chain, the OEM established a strategic policy for using the lightweight data format JT to ensure compatibility between items from different design sources.
Next-Generation NVIDIA Performance Tools Speed Development
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced NVPerfKit 2.1, a comprehensive suite of next-generation performance tools for the debugging and profiling of OpenGL and Direct3D software applications for Windows and Linux.
NVIDIA the First Gpu Company to Ship Vista Whql Drivers
NVIDIA, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced that its first publicly available Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) graphics driver is currently ready and available for download for Windows Vista.
Q1-102506: Wildfire 3.0 Working Slowly (2 answers)
Working in Drawing in Wildfire 3 M030 is very slow. In Wildfire 2 M180 the same drawing is faster.
Q1-102406: Data Exchange in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Autobuildz toolkit is not showing up even after configuring it in Wildfire 2.0. Can someone tell me why?
Q6-102306: Error in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
I'm receiving this error when I try to start up Pro/E: "Unhandled win32 exception occured in xtop.exe". It immediately trys to get me to go to a debugger. Does anyone know how I can fix this so I can go back to work?
Q5-102306: Making a Single Part in Wildfire 3.0 (3 answers)
I need help making a single part from an assembly.
Q4-102306: Mapkeys in Wildfire 3.0 (4 answers)
Can anybody tell me what is the exact function of mapkeys are and how it is used in Wildfire 3.0?
Q3-102306: Enhancements in Wildfire 3.0 (2 answers)
What is the list of enhancments I should have in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 compared to Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-102306: Displaying "Scale" in Wildfire 3.0 (2 answers)
I have set ratio_colon in drawing option, but I cannot get the disply in 1:2.5 scale or 2.5:1 format.
Q1-102306: Design Animation in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Can a servo motor be created for animating a screw rotating in an assembly without having mechanism or mechanical licenses?
Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Pt. 3 Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Pt. 3
Submitted by Sun Microsystems, a ConnectPress sponsor Pt.3-Conclusion. The automotive industry sets the stage for this white paper from Sun Microsystems addressing the methods and benefits of PILM use.
Fakespace Introduces Stereoscopic Visualization System
Fakespace Systems Inc., a division of Mechdyne Corporation, announced that its popular ROVRT (Rapidly Operational Virtual Reality) visualization system is now available with the patent-pending BeaconT DMSX+ projection technology, adding new flexibility and adaptability to this proven, portable visualization system.
CIMdata Releases its 2006 PLM Market Analysis Report
Consulting and research firm CIMdata announces the availability of its annual Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market Analysis Report. The 2006 report provides the most complete analysis of the 2005 PLM market available, with special emphasis on the collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) segment of that market.
LMS Extends the LMS Test.Xpress Noise and Vibration Analyzer
LMS, the engineering innovation company, introduced local language versions of LMS Test.Xpress, its noise and vibration analyzer and data recording solution. The complete user interface of the LMS Test.Xpress software is now available in 7 languages.
Océ Color Customer Wins Prestigious First Place Award
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that Océ CPS color customer, One to One Gulfcoast, was honored with a first place award in the 2006 Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, sponsored by Fundraising Success magazine.
Protecting High-Value CAD Files
Pinion Software, a leading provider of Technical Rights Management (TRM) software, is releasing a new version of Pinion Receiver 4.0, the data security hub for all of its TRM products.
Lockheed Martin Adds PTC Mathcad®
PTC, the Product Development Company™, announced that Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Process Improvement Center (EPIC) has added Mathcad to its preferred supplier agreement with PTC as a tool for critical engineering calculations.
PTC Acquires Technical Illustration Software Provider ITEDO
Acquisition will enable PTC to deliver associative link between CAD and technical illustrations to further optimize the technical publication process.
Q10-101806: Installation of Wildfire 3.0 (2 answers)
We are having a problem after installing a new seat of Wildfire 3.
Q8-101806: Error Mesages (1 answer)
After I install Pro/E, it says "cannot create a new surface" and "out of video memory" what is the problem and how do I solve them?
Q7-101806: Moldcavity (1 answer)
I need help creating a "moldcavity."
Q6-101806: Drawing (2 answers)
I have a symmetrical part and I would like to put in a center line on a elevation within drawing mode. Is there a simple way to do this in Version 2.0?
Q9-101806: Modeling (2 ans)
Can anyone please guide me through the process of modeling a connecting rod (automotive connecting rod) in Pro/E 2.0.
Q5-101806: Licensing Error (1 answer)
In Pro/E 2.0 I keeping getting the error message "no valid license server available," please advise.
Q4-101806: Trajpar Use (1 answer)
1)Can trajpar be used to relate between sketcher and part dimensions?
Q3-101806: How to “join” Many Surfaces in One Step (3 ans)
1) How I can “join” more than three surfaces in one step?
Q2-101806: Rotate an Object (1 answer)
How do you rotate an object at an angle after "finish object?"
Q1-101806: Merging Surfaces in ISDX (3 answers)
I am having difficulty merging and connecting surfaces in the ISDX module even though I am applying the G2 surface continuity on the boundary lines and the surfaces.
Q4-101706: Converting STL Files into a Solid
How do you convert an imported STL file into a solid? Sometimes this is necessary so the part can be modified.
Q3-101706: License Request Failed (1 answer)
I have installed Pro/E V3 and the following message appears when starting the program. “License request failed for feature proe_schools: -5 no such feature.”
Q2-101706: Copying a Feature (2 answers)
How can I copy a feature from a part to another part?
Q1-101706: Exporting Named Views (1 answer)
Is there a way to export a named view in Wildfire 2.0? If I have a certain saved view in one part (and I don't know the exact angles used to make it), how can I get that same view in another part?
What is Analysis Anyhow? What is Analysis Anyhow?
By Jack Thornton of Mindfeed Marcomm Veteran CAD industry journalist Jack Thornton breaks down Analysis for those lacking the PHD!
Analysis Helps Automotive Supplier Meet Challenges Analysis Helps Automotive Supplier Meet Challenges
Submitted by Moldflow See how one provider faced its day-to-day problems head on in this case study!
Oil Co. Uses FEA to Predict Device Operation Oil Co. Uses FEA to Predict Device Operation
Submitted by Parker Group “The beauty of FEA is that it not only tells you where a failure may occur but also gives you an indication of how to revise your design.”
Company Uses Flow Modeling to Develop Computational Model Company Uses Flow Modeling to Develop Computational Model
Submitted by Fluent, Inc. The computational program enabled this company to offer its customers a less expensive solution.
Simulation Software Eliminates Model Duplication & More! Simulation Software Eliminates Model Duplication & More!
Submitted by MSC Software Corporation New SimDesigner software from MSC provides a powerful set of tools to address today's engineering needs.
In the Final Analysis In the Final Analysis
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer Here it is our 2006 Overview of Analysis and Simulation. See what’s happening in the exciting realms of business, technology and education!
Océ Wins DPI Vision Award
Océ, a global leader in digital printing solutions, has been recognized at this year’s Specialty Graphics Imaging Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show with the Digital Printing & Imaging Association (DPI) Vision Award for the Océ Arizona 250 GT.
Mastercam X Art Brings Efficiency and Speed
CNC Software announces the release of Mastercam X Art CAD/CAM software. Built from the ground up, Mastercam X Art delivers artistic relief design and cutting and includes new features like an improved Art Manager, wrapping capabilities, new toolpaths, and much more.
Cardinal Solutions and Right Hemisphere Partner
Cardinal Solutions, a leading U.S. system integrator, and Right Hemisphere®, the leading provider of Product Graphics Management (PGM) software, announced a new partnership to jointly implement and support state-of-the-art enterprise PGM and 3D PDF publishing solutions in the U.S.
CoMeT Solutions Launches Breakthrough Product
CoMeT Solutions, Inc. (CSI), a developer of software used to enable simulation-driven engineering, will launch its first product, CoMeT/StructuralDynamics(TM) at the Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) PLM Roadmap(TM) Strategic Conference.
Optitex's New Website Ranked First
OptiTex, a leading developer of software solutions for the apparel, sewn and garment industries, announced its website has recently received the “best export website" and "the site of all sites champion" awards by Google Israel and The Israeli Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) for 2006.
Pinion Releases New Generation of Technical Data Security
Pinion Software, the leading provider of Technical Rights Management™ (TRM) solutions, announced a new release of Pinion Receiver 4.0, the data security hub for all of its TRM products.
Q2-101106: Insertion Path in Wildfire 3.0 (1 Answer)
I upgraded to Wildfire 3, and have a rather large assembly model. When I open this it seems to have lost the path to all the insertions, I have to manually find inserted items every time I open this assembly.
Q1-101106: File Saving Option in Wildfire 2.0 (11 Answers)
While I am saving a File, a new file is created, why it is not saving the same file?
Q3-101006: Telecommuting Using Pro/E (1 ans)
Where can I find information about telecommuting?
Q2-101006: Calculating Weight in Grams in Pro/E (1 Answer)
How can I calculate the weight of a product in grams in a Pro/E part drawing?
Q1-101006: Assembly Animation In Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Is it possible to animate an assembly in Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-100906: Converting Files from Wildfire 2.0 to CATIA V5
Is there a converter which will fully convert files from Wildfire 2.0 to CATIA V5?
Q3-100906: Converting Parts inWildfire 3 to 2 (2 Answers)
Is there a way to convert parts or assemblies created in Wildfire 3.0 to Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-100906: Surfaces in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
I am facing problem in giving the draft for a boss which lies on the edge of cup, the draft should be such that the the angle must vary for inner & outer side.
Q1-100906: Variable Distance in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How can I create a curve - a circle (view from TOP), which varies in the Z axis (SIDE view)?
Q2-100606: Internal Threads in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (2 Answer)
How do you make internal threads(metric) in a solid cylinder?
Q1-100606: Skeleton Model in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How does the skeleton model in an assembly behave and what is its use in an assembly?
Engine on a Chip Promises to Best the Battery Engine on a Chip Promises to Best the Battery
By Nancy Stauffer, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment Reprinted with permission MIT researchers put a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip the size of a quarter resulting in a device that could run 10 times longer than a battery with the same weight.
Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Pt. 2 Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Pt. 2
Submitted by Sun Microsystems, a ConnectPress sponsor Part 2: The automotive industry sets the stage for this white paper from Sun Microsystems addressing the methods and benefits of PILM use.
German Universities and Technical Colleges Deploy PTC®
PTC, the Product Development Company™, announced that 23 universities and technical colleges in the State of North Rhine Westphalia have teamed up using Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill for critical engineering education.
Delcam USA Launches FeatureCAM 2007
Delcam USA has released FeatureCAM 2007, the latest version of the company’s industry-leading feature-based machining software.
PTC Helps Customers Bring Better Products to Market Faster
PTC the Product Development Company(TM), today announced the integration of PTC Windchill with the IBM Rational Software Development platform to improve the management of the product development process for customers.
NVIDIA Quadror Plex Visual Computing System Now Shipping
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000.
Mastercam Provides New Multimedia Videos on Web
CNC Software has added new videos to their new Multimedia section on the Mastercam.com Web site.
CIMMETRY RELEASES AUTOVUE 19.1 FOR SOLARIS
Cimmetry Reinforces its Commitment to the Solaris Platform
Q2-100406: Pro/E File Versions in Wildfire 3.0 (1 Answer)
Is it possible for me find out Pro/E file versions?
Q1-100406: Search on Commonspace in Wildfire 2.0 (6 ans)
My question is specific to 'search' on commonspace. I want to get all parts which were modified and saved in the past 1 year.
Q5-100306: Protrusion in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (3 answers)
How can I make a helical, etc. under protrusion in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-100306: Simplified Representation in Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
What does Simplified Representation mean in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-100306: Changing Dimensions in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 (1 ans)
How can I change the dimensions of a drawing from 'mm' to 'cm' in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0?
Q2-100306: Creating a Square Spring in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0
How can I create a square spring in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0?
Q1-100306: Sheet Metal in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
I am interested in finding a book on Pro/E sheet metal using Wildfire 2.0.
Q3-100206: Import New Parts into Workspace in Pro/E (2 ans)
I'm trying to import new parts or drawings in workspace from local directories.
Q2-100206: Creating a Model from an Imported VRML File
I am trying to import a VRML file into Wildfire 2.0 and use that facet feature to create a model.
Q1-100206: Creating a Mold in Wildfire 2.0
1)I am unable to create a mold on iges file system. 2)I have a problem in using the mold catalog.
Q1-092806: Calculations in Pro/E (2 answers)
How can I calculate the weight of the designed block in grams in Pro/E?
Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM)
Submitted by Sun Microsystems, a ConnectPress sponsor The automotive industry sets the stage for this white paper from Sun Microsystems addressing the methods and benefits of PILM use.
The Next Acrobat 3D The Next Acrobat 3D
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer. Get ready to check out all the latest info on one of the hottest tools for CAD users.
WD Bearings Expands International Marketing
PARTsolutions® LLC, a leading provider of enterprise, digital parts management solutions for the standard part process, announced that WD Bearings, a major bearing manufacturer in China, has adopted a digital product catalog from PARTsolutions.
ANSYS Software Offers 64-Bit Support
ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced that the upcoming releases of its multiphysics simulation software - ANSYS(R) 11.0 and FLUENT(R) 6.3 - will include support for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.
Altair Launches Education Technology - Partner Program
Altair Engineering a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high-performance computing launches its Education Technology – Partner Program across India for enhancing its commitment to CAE education.
Project Clock CE, Version 2 Released
CyberMatrix Corporation has released version 2 of Project Clock CE, an easy to use project time tracking application for Windows Mobile-based PDAs.
Delcam to Demonstrate Powerinspect Software
Delcam will demonstrate its PowerINSPECT inspection software at the GTMA Measurement Matters event to be held at Aston Villa Football Club on October 10th.
Elan's Tiny Test Lab Puts Change in Your Pocket
A high-performance Test & Measurement Lab in your pocket? Innovators Elan Digital have produced just that -- a set of pen-style instruments that plug into the PC's USB port including software for Windows98, 2K and XP.
Q4-092706: Inches Template in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
When I use an inches template for my sheet metal drawing, the dimensions it shows are quite large, in the hundreds.
Q3-092706: Converting Datum Curves in Wildfire 2.0
Is there a way to convert a datum curve into a series of points, and then export that data into a spreadsheet?
Q2-092706: Straight Tooth Bevel Gear Instructions (1 Answer)
I am rewriting the instruction set to build Straight Tooth Bevel Gears. I am incorporating new information and methodology found in Wildfire 2, the original was developed in 2001.
Q1-092706: Analysis Model in Wildfire 2.0
I have a few questions about using analysis for a feature in a model in Wildfire 2.0.
Q1-092506: Using TTF/OTF Font in Pro/E 2001 (2 answers)
We provide them autocad DXF drawing and they open it with Pro/E 2001 for using with CNC. We have a probleme with a parts where a text must be engraved with a specific font.
Q4-092406: Wildfire 3.0 Backwards Compatibility (3 answers)
Will models created in Wildfire 3.0 be backwards compatible with Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-092406: Shared Memory Problem with Wilfire 2.0
I am having a problem when I'm running Wildfire 2.0. The problem while I work in Pro/E all the commands execute very slow.
Q2-092406: Exporting to AutoCAD in Different Colors
I need to export some drawings to AutoCAD R14 for a customer, but I need to have the colors of the object lines, hidden lines, center linens, etc.. changed from the Pro/E default.
Q1-092406: Multiple Questions in Pro/E Wildfire (2 answers)
1. What is the difference between object reference and geometric associativity? 2. What are the file extensions given to parts? assemblies? drawings? sketches?
Wi-Fi TV Retains Latitude and Consolidated Streaming Inc.
Wi-Fi TV, Inc. announced that it has retained Latitude, a California company headed by Thomas Hagstrom, and Consolidated Streaming Inc., a Florida company headed by Keith Friedman, to implement its new Internet TV initiative.
Fluent Facilitates the Link Between Design and Simulation
Fluent Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc. a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced the release of Fluent Connection 1.1 software that helps streamline the process of creating simulation models based on design data from leading computer-aided design (CAD) packages.
Realize Inc. Expands Facilities
Realize Inc is starting construction on a new 8,150 square foot facility inside the new Noblesville Corporate Campus, three miles from their current location in Fishers, IN.
Liebherr Group Expands Use of the PTC Product
PTC the Product Development Company announced that Liebherr Group, one the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative and user friendly construction and moving machinery, has expanded its deployment of the PTC Product Development System (PDS).
Pinion Software Joins PTC Partner Advantage Program
Pinion Software, Inc., the leading provider of Technical Rights Management (TRM) solutions, announced it has joined the PTC Partner Advantage(TM) Program. Pinion Software solutions add a powerful, yet transparent, level of data protection during design collaboration, outsourced contract manufacturing, and other technical business processes where high-value CAD data and engineering information is shared via the Internet with partners, vendors, or contractors.
Who Uses User Groups? Who Uses User Groups?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. With high speed internet and conference calling who bothers to meet in person to talk about anything? Find out, in this profile of PTC User Groups.
CD-adapco Announces STAR-CAD Series V4.10
CD-adapco announced the STAR-CAD Series V4.10, the latest version of the industry leading CAD and PLM -embedded simulation tools that enable engineers and designers to perform industrial strength Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations from within the comfort of their preferred CAD environment.
Q1-091906: Wildfire 2.0 System Requirements (4 answers)
Can someone recomend the minimum system requirements for good performance with Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-091806: Creating Points in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
I have to generate a CAM profile using points I got from reverse engineering.
Q1-091806: Auto Dimension Table in Wildfire 3.0 (1 ans)
Can any one guide me how to get dimensions that are shown in any view on drawing in tabular format automatically.
Q3-091406: Scaling an Assembly in Pro/E (1 answer)
How can I build a relationship between multiple components in an assembly?
Q2-091406: Opening Files in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Is it possible to open Wildfire 3.0 files in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-091406: Sheet Metal in Widfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How do I create a punch feature on a cylinrical surface?
You may not know it but they're in everything these days! You may not know it but they're in everything these days!
Submitted By The Aberdeen Group Products containing electronics or software are becoming more commonplace. Find out how the pros in the electro/mechanical design field succeed.
GibbsCAM Advanced 3-Axis Capabilities Previewed at IMTS 2006
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that a suite of 3-axis enhancements for GibbsCAM will be previewed at IMTS 2006.
Océ Business Services to Help Law Firms
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, shared solution recommendations to address three key document and records management challenges faced by law firms: reducing and controlling document costs, records security, and digitizing and automating files.
QuadriSpace Supports Google SketchUp File for 3D Publishing
QuadriSpace Corporation, a leading provider of 3D Publishing software for manufacturing, architecture and digital content; announced that it’s latest product release supports Google SketchUp SKP files.
Lattice Technology Releases New XVL System Toolkit
Lattice Technology, Inc., announced the immediate availability of the XVL System Toolkit. The software toolkit enables batch processes to be applied to XVL 3D data.
User Groups Introduce Users to New Version of VERICUT
In coordination with the release of VERICUT 6.0, CGTech has hosted 36 VERICUT User’s Exchange (VUE) events worldwide in 2006. Thus far, more than 1,100 people have attended a VUE in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China, Taiwan, India and soon: Japan.
CPDA Announces Speaker Line-up for PLM Road Map 2006
Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA), a leading provider of critical analyses for PLM decisions, announces details of the speaker line-up for its PLM Road Map 2006TM conference, which will be held on September 27 & 28 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.
Q2-091306: Learning Pro/E (2 answers)
I am learning Pro/E and I have reached sheet metal where is the best placce for me to look for learning materials?
Q1-091306: Datum Curves in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
I have created a cylindrical part using sheetmetal design.
Q3-091206: Skeleton Model in Pro/E (2 answers)
What is skeleton model in Pro/E and what is its use in part modeling?
Q2-091206: Sheet Metal Options in Pro/E
Can someone explain how to use the sheet metal options in Pro/E?
Q1-091206: Importing a Colored Picture into a Pro/E (1ans)
Is there anyway to import a colored picture (jpeg, etc) into the Pro/E drawing format?
Q5-091106: C-Language in Pro/E Wildfire
How can we use the c language in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q4-091106: Extracting Data From Pro/E Files (1 answer)
Can anybody give me java code for extracting data from Pro/E files?
Q3-091106: Archive Feature Information in Pro/E
How can we interact with the Pro/E database, to read and work with geometrical and topological data?
Q2-091106: Transparency in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How can I make every part in an assembly in Pro/E Wildire 2.0 have it's own transparency?
Q1-091106: Migration Problems From INTRALINK to WINDCHILL
Could someone suggest as to how we can convert .prt and .asm files to .ed using J-LINK?
Q6-090706: Inserting BMP Files in Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
How can I Insert a BMP file in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q5-090706: Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 3.0
I am trying to learn ProToolkit in Wildfire 3.0 can anyone send some help files?
Q4-090706: Pro/E Wildfire Installation Error
Q3-090706: Installation Problems in Pro/E Wildfire
Q2-090706: Installation Error in Pro/E 2001
When I try to open the application It gives the following message "Application failed to start because proilws.dll was not found,reinstalling may fix this problem".
Q1-090706: Errors in Geometry in Pro/E (2 answers)
I have been using Pro/E for some time now. I find it very frustrating when in a sketch and Pro-e detects an error with the geometry, either consisting of multiple sections or an open loop.
Origami and Engineering Working Together to Save Lives Origami and Engineering Working Together to Save Lives
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer Next time an automotive airbag saves a life they can thank in part physicist, engineer and origami artist, Robert J. Lang.
Actify Ships Multiple Language Versions of Spinfire Pro 8.0
Actify Inc., the global leader in digital design communication solutions, announced that SpinFire Professional 8.0, the most advanced digital design communication tool available for the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation and discrete manufacturing industries, is now available in English, German, French, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Jerand Announces Jet*Pro for PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0
Jerand Technical Services, Inc. announced that it has released Jet*Pro version 1.0 for Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire™ 3.0. Pro/ENGINEER is a 3D product design solution that helps companies develop detailed, intuitive and realistic digital product representations.
Delcam Announces New Half-Year Record for Sales
Delcam, the UK’s leading developer of CADCAM software, is very pleased to announce that the company has achieved its best ever half-year sales in the first six months of 2006.
DSM Somos Ensures Availability of Supply for Growing Demand
In response to record demand for Somos stereolithography (SL) materials, DSM Somos has announced that recent investments in production capability in the U.S. and Europe continue to ensure the ready availability of product supply for customers worldwide.
Catalog Data Solutions CAD Customer Exceeds 84,000 Downloads
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) is averaging more than 7,000 CAD downloads per month and has achieved over 84,000 in the last year.
Geometric Announces Virtual Product Design (VPD) Practice
Geometric Software Solutions, a leader in product lifecycle management (PLM) services and technologies, is proud to announce formation of a new group for Virtual Product Design.
Q3-083106: Coding using J-link in Pro/E
How Do I code using J-link in Pro/E?
Q1-083106: Manual of Pro/E Wildfire (5 answers)
Where can I get a manual for Pro/E Wildfire?
Troubleshooting Tips for CAD Troubleshooting Tips for CAD
By Edwin Muirhead Pro/E expert Edwin Muirhead offers his best tips and tricks for troubleshooting problems that crop up in CAD programs.
Unanswered Q&A Cries Out for Response Unanswered Q&A Cries Out for Response
By ConnectPress staff Your community's Q&A section unanswered questions are calling for closure. Read the results, join the debate, see if they got it right!
NVIDIA Professional Graphics Boost High-End Visual Computing
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced an array of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics are now available in the high-performance 64-bit Sun UltraT 40 workstations.
CAD Schroer Signs ENSER as New U.S. Partner for STHENO/PRO
CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, and PTC European Software Partner of the Year 2005, welcomed four new resellers in the United States, focusing on STHENO/PRO, the legacy data management and drafting solution fully integrated with Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK® and Windchill PDMLink™.
Enser Receives GSA Contract
ENSER is proud to announce the awarding of General Services Agreement (GSA) contract # GS-23F-0168S. This contract has been in process for the last 2 years and is a significant success story for the Enser Federal Government team.
New NVIDIA Nvsg Scene Graph Software Drives Next-Generation
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, released the latest version of its NVIDIA Scene Graph Software Development Kit (NVSG SDK), allowing developers to optimize applications and exploit the latest professional graphics processing hardware.
Contex Announces NEW Family of 36
Contex, the leader in wide-format imaging technologies, announced at their Annual Distributors Conference three NEW scanners with up to 36" image scanning capability—the COUGAR G600, CHAMELEON G600 and the HAWK-EYE G36 family of Color Scanners.
New CAD Search Engine Born - 3DCADSearch Beta Launched
CAD Search Engine, 3DCADSearch www.3DCADSearch.com, the Web's first CAD & Graphics targeted Search Engine developed by eDocHelp Publications, announces that it has launched the first beta version of the new site for general public use!
Catalog Data Solutions Technology Applied to Cheesecakes
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced successful application of its manufacturing industry catalog and ecommerce technology in a consumer application for Charlies Cheesecake Works.
Fakespace Provides Advanced Collaboration Environment
Fakespace Systems Inc., a world leader in advanced visualization systems development, has delivered a large-scale collaboration environment to the University of Salford (near Manchester, UK).
Q3-083006: Rotation of Parts
Is it possible to rotate individual parts or subassemblies in an exploded view?
Q2-083006: Greek Letters in Pro Drafting (4 answers)
In Pro drafting how can I place the greek letters "MU"?
Q1-083006: Drawing Line Weights in Pro/E 2001 (5 answers)
When I print off a drawing the line weight value of hidden lines is as promenant as visible lines. How do I make hidden lines lighter/thinner?
Q3-082906: Running 3Ds Files in Wildfire 2.0
Is it possible to run 3Ds files in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-082906: Gear Designing in Pro/E (1 answer)
How can you design various types of gears using Pro/E?
Q1-082906: Making Lines Appear Thicker in Wildfire (2 ans)
I want to make the visible lines of an assembly appear thicker.
Q2-082406: J-Link in Wildfire 2.0
Could someone tell about J-link in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-082406: Plotting Line Widths in Wildfire 3.0 (1 answer)
How can you setup your drawing to plot different line widths in Wildfire 3.0?
DSM Somos Drives Rapid Prototyping Forward
There is a new effort to connect OEMs with rapid prototyping service bureaus providing desired Somos materials.
Device Manufacturerer Improves Design Cycle with RIM Device Manufacturerer Improves Design Cycle with RIM
Submitted by Protomold “Using RIM’s capabilities we were able to finalize our design in the same amount of time it takes a traditional molder to create the first mold.”
Time Machine: 1966 to 2006 in Six Months Time Machine: 1966 to 2006 in Six Months
Submitted by SolidCAM SolidCAM and R&B turn an outmoded machine shop into a state-of-the-art operation.
Wohlers' Take on Rapid Manufacturing Wohlers' Take on Rapid Manufacturing
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. Terry Wohlers takes some time to explain his opinions on rapid manufacturing with ConnectPress.
The Grimm Forecast The Grimm Forecast
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. Todd Grimm of TA Grimm and Associates gives us the lowdown on the big trends in rapid prototyping.
Rapidly Moving Toward the Future Rapidly Moving Toward the Future
John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Everything you need to know to be ready for the rapid prototyping revolution! Latest News! Case Studies! Analyst Interviews! It's All Here!
Delcam Introduces Integrated Data Repair Module
Delcam has introduced a fully-integrated data repair module for its PowerMILL CAM system that will allow users to correct all the common faults with CAD data sent for machining.
GE Healthcare Extends Use of PTC Solutions
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has extended its use of PTC solutions to include PTC Arbortext, in order to dynamically publish product documentation.
PTC Grants Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 Student Edition to Minnesota
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced its grant of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Student Edition to all trained teachers in the state of Minnesota.
Delcam Introduces Integrated Data Repair Module
Delcam has introduced a fully-integrated data repair module for its PowerMILL CAM system that will allow users to correct all the common faults with CAD data sent for machining.
Festo Standardizes On The PTC Product Development System
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that Festo AG (Esslingen, Germany), one of the world leaders in automation and controls, has selected the PTC Product Development System (PDS) to replace its existing CAD/PLM platform.
State Of Minnesota Selects PTC Arbortext
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced the State of Minnesota’s Revisor’s Office has deployed PTC Arbortext to create and publish bills, amendments, session laws, statutes, and other necessary documents that support its legislative processes.
Delcam’s New PowerMILL Confirms Superiority
Delcam has released the latest version of its PowerMILL CAM system, which is set to confirm the program’s position as the world’s leading milling software.
Q4-082306: Installing Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 Student Version
I had a problem installing Pro/e Wildfire 2.0 Student Version. I got the license pack from PTC and when I installed it, I got an error says "Fatal licensing error: No valid license servers avilable".
Q3-082306: DXF Pictures in Pro/E Wildfire (1 answer)
When I insert a bitmap picture onto a drawing file. I then save it as a DXF file. I then reopen the dxf file and there will be no picture. How can keep the picture from dissappering?
Q2-082306: Style Tool in Pro/E (1 answer)
How do I use Style Tool in Pro/E?
Q1-082306: Gusset Modeling in Pro/E 2000 (3 ans)
How can I do Gusset modeling using Pro/E sheet metal?
Q6-082206: Generating Weld Joint Intersection Features
Q5-082206: Helical Curves in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
I want to know that how can I use a sweep on helical curves in Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-082206: Regen Issues in Wildfire 3.0
We had just switched over to Wildfire 3 and I've notice that whenever I make my Assembly the active Window it always Regens the whole model.
Q3-082206: Merging Parts in an Assembly (1 answer)
I am modeling a product in different parts - but in the end I want to join all the parts to one - to make me able to us Round Tool on it all together. Can this be done easily?
Q2-082206: Simulating Wheel Type Motion in Wildfire (1 ans)
I am having a problem simulating wheel type motion in Wildfire 2.0.
Q1-082206: Creating a Mechanism Model in Wildfire (4 ans)
How can I create a mechanism model showing a screw twisting through a threaded hole in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-081706: Detailing Holes in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
Is there a way to have Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 automatically call out hole drill/depth and thread?
Engineered for Success Engineered for Success
By Vickie Malis Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division gets the paperwork out of the way to maximize productivity and efficiency.
STAR-Works helps VIASYS Healthcare to Breathe Easier STAR-Works helps VIASYS Healthcare to Breathe Easier
Submitted by CD-adapco Pneumatic Specialist Steve Han is aware of the hard slog in the design of any new product. To aid in this Han’s employers obtained STAR-Works.
NEW Contex G600 42
Contex, the leader in wide-format imaging technologies, announced at their Annual Distributors Conference the largest product launch in the history of Contex with the newest introduction to its comprehensive family of scanners—the G600 42" family of Color and Monochrome Scanners.
New Handheld Z Corp. 3D Scanner
Z Corporation, maker of the world’s fastest and only multicolor 3D printers, unveiled the first handheld, self-positioning 3D scanner on the market that can digitize 3D surfaces in real time.
Catalog Data Solutions Announces 45% Growth
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that its second quarter (Q2) sales in 2006 increased 45% over the second quarter last year.
Lattice Technology Releases New 64-bit XVL Converter Server
Lattice Technology Inc., developers of the ultra-compressed XVL 3D format and 3D Publishing applications, announced a new 64-bit 3D CAD translator, XVL Converter Server x64, which will be released in September 2006.
FreeDesign to Support Google SketchUp Format
FreeDesign, Inc., the creator of breakthrough 3D surfacing technology, announced that it will be demonstrating FreeDimension's support of Google SketchUp file formats as a 3D import at the SIGGRAPH event.
IBM Acquires Webify
IBM announced it acquired Webify Solutions, an Austin, Texas-based, privately held provider of industry-specific software and services for building service oriented architectures (SOA).
Q2-081606: Sweep Cut in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
I need to cut a zig-zag track on the outside of a smooth cylinder.
Q1-081606: Memory Size for a Feature in Wildfire 2.0 (2 ans)
How much memory size does it take to create a part in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-081506: Installing Wildfire 2.0
I need some help on how to install Pro/E Wildfire 2.0.
Q5-081406: xtop.exe in Pro/E (1 answer)
What is the conflict between Norton Internet Security 2005 and xtop.exe, even though I allow it to access DNS server, it again pops up asking for access every second. How to get rid of this?
Q4-081406: Family Table in Wildfire 2.0
What is the ideal condition in which we can use the family table in Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-081406: Importing Pro/E Files to SolidWorks 2002
Does anyone know if there is a way to import Pro/E solid geometry files into Solid Works 2002?
Q2-081406: Family Table Colors in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
How can I apply different colors to different instances of a part that contains a family table in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-081406: Installation Problems in Pro/E 2001
While installing Pro/E 2001 and Wildfire 2.0 I get the error message and the program quits. 1)Ethernet Adapter not Found 2)Company Host ID (in license file) do not match IP address [actually both are same] 3)flexlm license server not found
Q1-081406: Installation Problem in Pro/E 2001
While installing Pro/E 2001 and Wildfire 2.0 I get this error message and the program quits. 1)Ethernet Adapter not Found 2)Company Host ID (in license file) do not match IP address [actually both are same] 3)flexlm license server not found
Q5-081006: Human Factors in Wildfire 2.0 (1 Answer)
I've "checked out" a human factors model from our Intralink. It has a layout (.lay) file, which shows the dimensions and preset positions. There are 3 preset postions (standing, walking, and sitting).
Q4-081006: Assembling CAMs in Wildfire 3.0 (1 answer)
I am trying to assemble a CAM in Wildfire 3.0 and I am unable to create a constraint to hold a part axis on an assembly place. Is this possible?
Q3-081006: Intralink in Pro/E
Is there a way to create one list of all models and drawings in all folders in Intralink?
Q2-081006: Creating a Helical Thread in Pro/E (1 answer)
I am relatively new in Pro/E, I have a question about creating a helical thread on a shaft: Which actions should be made in Pro/E 2001 i2 to accomplish this? Cut & Revolve?
Q1-081006: Automate BOM's in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Can you omit an item from the Automated BOM and still include it in an assembly in Wildfire 2.0?
Got questions about Product Lifecycle Management? Got questions about Product Lifecycle Management?
Reprinted with permission from John Stark Associates. Check out the top-ten list of PLM pitfalls and avoid making the same mistakes in your company.
HP, Intel and Microsoft Announce MCAD Webinar
Unleashing Engineering Design—Differentiated value for your MCAD ecosystem.
New Nvidia Gelator 2.1 Beta Software
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, has unveiled a new beta program for the Company's Gelato 2.1 final-frame rendering software.
Announcing the Contex TOUCAN G25 Color Scanner
Contex, the leader in wide-format imaging technologies, announced at its annual Distributors Conference, the newest introduction to its comprehensive family of scanners—the TOUCAN G25 Color Scanner.
Océ Presents Balanced Scorecard Strategies
Océ announced that Michelle Griffin, Vice President, Customer Experience for Océ North America, will be the Conference Chair and featured speaker at the International Quality & Productivity Center’s (IQPC) Contact Center Performance Measurement Summit.
Catalog Data Solutions Adopted by Ohio Nut & Bolt Company
Catalog Data Solutions announced that Ohio Nut & Bolt Company has adopted its CAD model download and ecommerce solutions, and is achieving website traffic increases of 75% and an increase in sales lead generation of 35%.
Webcast: First Look at the New Aberdeen Group......
Join Michael Lynch, CEO, Right Hemisphere and Jim Brown, Vice President and Service Director, Aberdeen Group as they present the best in class practices in 3D Publishing of product communications.
CAD Schroer Opens New York Office
In a move that takes corporate expansion across the Atlantic, CAD Schroer Group (CSG) announced the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary in Pittsford by Rochester, New York.
DE-STA-CO Partners with PARTsolutions for Digital Catalog
DE-STA-CO, a leader in clamping, gripping, transferring and robotic tooling solutions, recently announced a strategic partnership with PARTsolutions LLC, a leading provider of digital parts management technology and services.
Geometric Launches Thickness Analysis Tool GeomCaliper
Geometric Software Solutions (Geometric), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services and technologies, today announced the launch of GeomCaliper for Pro/Engineer Wildfire.
CD-Adapco Launches STAR-Tutor
CD-adapco, the world-leading provider of full-spectrum CFD solutions announces the launch of STAR-Tutor: the CD-adapco on-line tutoring service.
Q2-080706: Editing an Appearance .DMT File (1 answer)
Does anyone know an easy program to edit and sort all the colors etc in the appearance .dmt file in Wildfire 2?
Q1-080706: Installation Error in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (2 ans)
I have problem after installing Pro/E Wildfire 2 in my PC....It shows the following error xtop.exe - application error The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read". click ok to terminate the program.
Q1-080606: Hole Tables in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
How do I create a Hole Table in detailing (drawing) in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-080506: Difference Between PLM and PDM (2 answers)
What is the difference between PLM and PDM?
Q1-080506: Concurrent Use of Intralink in Wildfire 2.0
We want to work on a big part having multiple regions. Once basic model created by on person I want it to distribute to 4 engines to reduce the lead time.
Downloadable CAD Models Spur More Efficient Assembly Design Downloadable CAD Models Spur More Efficient Assembly Design
Gopal Shenoy There was a time when design engineers had to thumb through thick catalogs to select components or OEM subassemblies for use in their assembly designs.
What's New World in the of Digital Parts Catalogs 2006 What's New World in the of Digital Parts Catalogs 2006
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. Don't get left behind! Check out all latest information on what's happening in the world of Digital Parts Catalogs.
Announcing a New PTC-Certified Training Center
3 HTI, a full-service engineering technologies company and PTC reseller serving the East Coast, is proud to announce a new PTC certified training center in Baltimore, MD.
3 HTI - A Pro/E Community Gold Level Sponsor
3 HTI, a full-service engineering technologies company and PTC reseller serving the East Coast, is a Gold Level sponsor of the ConnectPress Pro/E Community.
Mastercam Supports Mori Seiki Machines
CNC Software Inc., developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, in cooperation with Mori Seiki, is proud to announce a post processor for Mori Seiki’s new line of NT Multi-tasking machines.
MISUMI’s CAD Configurator Reduces Cost and  time for FAS MISUMI’s CAD Configurator Reduces Cost and time for FAS
FARRIS Automated Systems uses Misumi USA to increase efficiency.
FreeDesign Unveils FreeDimension at Siggraph 2006
FreeDesign, Inc., the creator of breakthrough 3D surfacing technology, announced the launch of FreeDimension, a powerful but affordable 3D surface modeling system for design and creative art, at SIGGRAPH 2006.
INCAT to Launch in India
INCAT, the world’s leading independent provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services to the world’s major automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers, announced it is launching operations in India.
Jerand Releases Opti*Pro for PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0
Jerand Technical Services, Inc. announced that it has released Opti*Pro version 4.2 for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0.
CD-adapco Selects Industry Veteran
CD-adapco is pleased to announce that Mike Harrison has joined the company as Manager, CAD/PLM-embedded Solution Sales.
PTC Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2006 Results
PTC, the Product Development Company(TM), reported revenue of $216.7 million for the third fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2006, up 20% from $180.3 million for the same period last year.
Catalog Data Solutions Boosts Online Sales
Catalog Data Solutions announced that J.W. Winco, Inc. has adopted its CAD model download solutions and as a result increased sales lead generation by 15-25%.
IDEAL Celebrates Ten Years as Contex Distributor of the Year
IDEAL announced that they had once again been awarded the Contex Distributor of the year award from Contex Scanning Technology.
Q2-080206: Mechanism to Motion in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Can I transfer data from mechanism(kinematics analysis) to mechanica motion in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-080206: Bevel Gear Design in Pro/E Wildfire (2 answers)
How can I model bevel gear in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q2-080106: Helical Sweep of a Datum Curve in Wildfire 2.0
Can I create a helical sweep of a datum curve without using intersecting surfaces in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-080106: 5th Percentile Female & 95th Percentile Male
Does anyone know where I can get a 3D model of the 5th percentile female and 95th percentile male in Pro/E Wildfire format or IGES or STEP?
Q1-072806: Pro/Notebook in Wildfire (2 answers)
What is Pro/Notebook in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q1-072706: Inserting Parts from a Library in Wildfire (2ans)
How can I Insert a part/std(Allan bolt nut etc) from a parts library to our correct assembly model & also in the current directory in Wildfire 2.0?
VPD Conference Looks at Product and Market Direction VPD Conference Looks at Product and Market Direction
By Marilyn Pitts and Amber Dunning, ConnectPress Staff The wave of the future is simulation software, MCS.Software CEO William Weyand told attendees at last week’s 2006 VPD Conference.
From the Exhibit Hall Floor at the 2006 MSC VPD Conference From the Exhibit Hall Floor at the 2006 MSC VPD Conference
By: Amber Dunning, ConnectPress Staff. Welcome to the Exhibitors Hall of the 2006 MSC.Software Virtual Product Development Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Delcam’s PowerINSPECT Used to Inspect Nuclear-Fusion Machine
Delcam’s PowerINSPECT inspection software is playing a vital role in the construction of a nuclear-fusion machine.
Power Jacks Launch Online 3D CAD Product Configurator
In a move to supply designers with critical product CAD information Power Jacks have launched a 3D CADalogue with built in product configurator.
SEAT Sport And PTC Expand Partnership For Racing Success
PT and SEAT Sport, the motor sport division of the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT, have renewed their partnership with for the next three years.
PLM Market to Reach $13.3 Billion by 2010, Report Says
The PLM market was $6.9 billion in 2005 and is forecasted to be over $13.3 billion in 2010, according a new ARC Advisory Group report.
Spicer Debuts Imagenation 8
Spicer Imagenation lets users efficiently scan, review, mark up and print hundreds of office document, CAD drawing and model formats.
BSA Issues First Rewards for Software Piracy Leads
The Business Software Alliance (BSA has announced its first three Rewards Program payments.
Q9-072606: Model Display in Wildfire 2.0
Is there a way to decrease the size of the datum label and font?
Q8-072606: Documents and Settings in WildFire 2.0 (1 ans)
We have Windows XP on a W2K3 Server using roaming profiles. Our Pro/e users have a folder 'proi', located in the C:Documents and Settings folder that contains between 20-500MB of files.
Q7-072606: Inner-Tank Volume in Wildfire 2.0 (4 answers)
I am trying to find the volume that my tank model will hold, not the volume of the tank itself.
Q6-072606: Applying Colors in Wildfire 2.0
How can I apply different colors to different instances of a part that contains a family table in Wildfire 2.0?
Q5-072606: Difference between Wildfire and CATIA (1 ans)
I want to know what the difference between Pro/E Wildfire and CATIA.
Q4-072606: Pro/E Drawings in Wildfire 2.0
I want to change the color of section arrows in a drawing without changing the color of any other drawing entities.
Q3-072606: Pro/Toolkit and Drawings in Pro/E 2001
Is it posible to create detailed and/or cross section views on drawings using Pro/Toolkit functions or toolkit only works with general views in Pro/E 2001?
Q2-072606: Standard Parts in Wildfire 2.0
How can I insert standard parts like screws or nuts and bolts into my parts in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-072606: Rotating in Pro/E 2001 (3 answers)
How do you rotate or fix the middle mouse button Pro/E 2001?
Q3-072006: Ballooning a Multisheet (2 answers)
I am trying to balloon a multisheet assembly drawing, and I am having difficulty.
Q2-072006: Make a Manufacturing Program
I have data which was created in UniGraphics NX3 and I have to make a manufacturing program for this. The data is in IGS format.
Now CAD,CAM and CAE Can All WorkTogether! Now CAD,CAM and CAE Can All WorkTogether!
Submitted by VCollab VCollab software delivers high-performance visualization of multidisciplinary product engineering data using a single lightweight viewing technology.
The 3D Viewer Wars Ain't Over For These Guys. The 3D Viewer Wars Ain't Over For These Guys.
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. A PR spokespersons' declaration that Adobe effectively ended the 3D viewers war with its entry into the marketplace has provoked strong response from competitors.
Lattice Technology's XVL Implemented at Liebherr Group
Lattice Technology, developers of the ultra-compressed XVL 3D format and 3D publishing applications, announced the organization-wide adoption of XVL and Lattice software at the Liebherr Group.
National Aerospace Laboratory Purchases VISTAGY’s FiberSIM®
VISTAGY announced that the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in the Netherlands has selected FiberSIM® software for designing complex composite products and parts.
ITI TranscenData Launches CADIQ 4.6
ITI TranscenData, the data interoperability specialist, has announced the release of CADIQ 4.6, the latest version of its leading-edge product data quality and 3D model comparison tool.
Océ Imagistics Introduces a New Series of MFPs
Océ Imagistics Inc. has introduced the Océ Imagistics im5530/im6030 and the im7230/im8530 series of MFPs. With speeds ranging from 55ppm to 85ppm, the four modular designs offer highly developed functionalities each in a single, smart and easy to use system.
IDEAL's 3D CAD Services Complement DESIGNmate 3D Printer
IDEAL.com announced that they have begun offering 3D CAD services. As the US distributor for the Contex DESIGNmate 3D printer, IDEAL has added 3D CAD services as a complement to the DESIGNmate 3D printer for the AEC, GIS and Reprographics markets.
VISTAGY Announces New Airframe Design Environment™
VISTAGY announced the release of the Airframe Design Environment™ (ADE), the latest member of VISTAGY’s family of commercial-off-the-shelf specialized engineering environments powered by EnCapta®.
Q1-071906: Problem Saving Changes
By After checking a CAD document to edit although the program says it saved the changes, the changes are not saved.
Q1-071906: Performing an Analysis on a Mechanism
How do you perform an analysis on a mechanism in Wildfire 2.0? Either in mechanism or in mechanica?
Q1-071306: Mechanism to Mechanica in Wildfire 2.0 (2 ans)
I want to know if the connections I created in this assembly would be usefull in MECHANICA in WIldfire 2.0?
Algor V19.2 Features Enhancements to CFD and MES
ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that its latest finite element analysis (FEA) software release, ALGOR V19.2.
TUKATECH Releases TUKAcad 2007-The Next Generation
TUKATECH is pleased to announce the release of TUKAcad 2007, an advanced, integrated solution that addresses each stage in the Product Development environment.
NVIDIA Offer Customers Enhanced Performance and Features
NVIDIA Corporation announces NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions offering customers next-generation architecture, NVIDIA High-Precision Dynamic Range (HPDR) technology and refined vertex and pixel programmability for advanced graphics.
ANSYS Named Among FORTUNE Small Business
ANSYS, Inc. announced its inclusion in the 2006 FORTUNE Small Business list of the fastest-growing small companies in America.
CIMdata Publishes a New Report
A new report from consulting and research firm CIMdata, Inc., entitled "Overcoming the Challenge of Electro-Mechanical Product Development in Aerospace & Defense," discusses how electro-mechanical product development enables key industry initiatives to transform the defense strategy to fully leverage the information age.
Océ Announces Results for the Second Quarter
"The favorable development of revenues in the second quarter illustrates the success of our strategy, which is based on expanding our distribution power and introducing innovative printing systems.
Publicity and How to Get It. Publicity and How to Get It.
Press releases. They're a big part of our business. Shouldn't the message evolve with the media?
Q1-071106: Prospective Employee
I am engineering student and have completed course in cad, cam, cae and I would like to know questions which are likely to be asked in an interview.
Q2-071006: Creating a Flexible Spring (4 answers)
Can anyone guide me through creating a spring which is flexible, where I can have the number of coils constant?
Q1-071006: Angle Projection (1 answer)
I want to know how to convert the first angle projection into a third angle projection.
Q7-070606: Displacement of the Middle Extruded Circle
I want to set the displacement of the middle of an extruded circle to zero.
Q6-070606: Moving a Component Instance
Is there any way of moving a component instance from one family table to another without re-modeling in it?
Q5-070606: Converting from Pro/E to CATIA (1 answer)
Does someone know how it is possible to convert a 3D model from Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 to be used with CATIA V4 without creating an IGES or STEP file?
Q3-070606: Trying to Import a Set of Data Points (1 answer)
I’m trying to import a set of data points I've created in Matlab to modify a spline in Pro/E.
Q4-070606: STEP Function in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
What is the purpose of the STEP function?
Q2-070606: Pro/E Cast and Pro/E Mold (1 answer)
Can you help me with some tutorials about Pro/E cast or Pro/E mold design?
Q1-070606: Saving a Copy of ASM with Family Instances (2ans)
I want save a copy of an ASM with family table instances I am not able save a copy with the instances.
More PDF Tips for Manufacturers More PDF Tips for Manufacturers
By Lars Olson Creating Interactive 3D PDFs to Communicate Assembly and Disassembly Procedures More Precisely
Get the Latest on 3D Viewers in Our 2006 Roundup. Get the Latest on 3D Viewers in Our 2006 Roundup.
By John Myers There's big things shaking in the 3D viewer market as CAD design goes mainstream.
CFdesign Academic Instruction Program
Blue Ridge Numerics has announced the immediate availability of a special program designed to provide engineering students and faculty with affordable access to CFdesign for effective, hands-on instruction of fluid flow and heat transfer topics within existing MCAD-centric courses.
Nika Introduces Innovative Licensing Model
NIKA GmbH announced the release of EFD.Flexx. EFD.Flexx offers an innovative licensing model for the NIKA Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) product family.
Mastercam #1 Among CAM Software
The most recent analysis of CAM software seats produced by CIMdata, Inc., shows that CNC Software’s Mastercam is once again the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 12th straight year.
Delcam Starts 2006 with Best-Ever Quarterly Sales
CADCAM developer Delcam is pleased to announce that it achieved its highest ever quarterly sales in the first quarter of this year.
Delcam Offers Free Evaluation Version of Powershape
Potential users of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE CAD software can now download a free evaluation version, PowerSHAPE-e from www.powershape-e.com.
NRB Bearings Standardizes On PTC Solutions
PTC announced that NRB Bearings, one of India’s leading bearing manufacturing companies, has standardized on PTC solutions for product development.
OptiTex Unveils a New Technology
OptiTex announced that it has developed a new technology, which enables the flattening of three-dimensional objects.
ASCON KOMPAS-3D Compatible with Geometric's eDrawings
ASCON Group is pleased to announce their compatibility with the eDrawings viewing and publishing application from Geometric Software Solutions Limited.
Q7-062806: Many Pro/E Questions
Many Pro/E questions
Q6-062806: Learning/Mastering Pro/E (1 answer)
What is the best way to learn master Pro/E?
Q5-062806: Wildfire 3.0 Crash (1 answer)
Wildfire 3.0 keeps crashing.
Q4-062806: Creating an Excel file in Pro/Program (1 ans)
How you create an Excel file in Pro/Program?
Q3-062806: Finding a Good Materials Library
Where can I find a good materials library?
Q2-062806: Animating Flexible Components (1 answer)
In Wildfire 2.0 is it possible to animate flexible components?
Q1-062806: Delete a Component Created in an Assembly (1 ans)
How do you delete a component created directly in an assembly?
Fakespace Puts the Reality in Virtual Fakespace Puts the Reality in Virtual
By Karl F. Moffatt High-tech visualization systems offer amazing insight and greater understanding for project engineers.
Océ Sustainability Report 2005 Published
Océ N.V. published the Sustainability Report 2005 on the corporate website. This version will be replaced by an optimized PDF in approximately two weeks time.
LMS Releases Revision 6 of LMS Virtual.Lab
LMS, the engineering innovation company, announced the release of LMS Virtual.Lab Rev 6. This new release introduces an advanced and unified modeling environment, integrating all the required model creation and simulation tools to perform accurate system-level performance analyses.
Lattice Technology Hosts Fifth XVL Solution World Event
Lattice Technology announced the successful completion of its 2006 XVL Solutions World event, with 650 attendees from across the globe.
NIKA GmbH to be Acquired by Flomerics
NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of general purpose fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, announced the proposed acquisition by Flomerics Group plc.
DSM Somos Drives SL Innovation Application Development
During Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing 2006, held May 23-25 in St. Charles, IL. stereolithography resin leader DSM Somos officially introduced its line-up of new materials for 2006.
New NVIDIA Tools Deliver up to 35% Performance Improvement
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced the NVPerfHUD 4 performance analysis tool.
Océ Business Services Equips Enterprises with Strategies
Océ announced five strategies organizations can adopt to increase the efficiency of complex mail systems.
Q5-062206: Formating for Non-linear Statistical Analysis
What is the best format for Non-linear Statistical Analysis?
Q4-062206: Previewing Drawing Files
How do you preview drawing files in Wildfire 2.o
Q3-062206: Dimensions in IGS and IGES Files (1 answer)
How do you find all the dimensions after importing IGS or IGES files into Pro/E?
Q2-062206: Creating Connections for IC Engine (1 answer)
How do you create the connections for the mechanism of an IC Engine?
Q4-062206: Changing Annotations (2 answers)
How do you change annotations?
Q1-062206: Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
Many file format and content questions
GibbsCAM 2006 Factory Roll-outs Announced
Gibbs and Associates announced a series of factory roll-outs that will be held throughout the North America introducing GibbsCAM 2006.
VISTAGY Expands Executive Management Team
VISTAGY, Inc. announced two executive personnel appointments to help the company capitalize on its record multimillion-dollar revenue growth and global market opportunities.
Granta and ANSYS Materials Data Empowers Product Design
ANSYS, Inc.and Granta Design announced the interoperability of their systems.
Delcam Releases PowerSHAPE 7 Hybrid CAD Modeler
The latest release of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE hybrid CAD modeler offers easier to use surface modeling tools for designers working with complex shapes.
"Best of Show" Award Goes to 3Dconnexion SpacePilot
3Dconnexion announced that the company’s SpacePilot navigation input device was honored with the only Best of Show award following the PTC/USER World Event 2006.
Document Process Management Document Process Management
Provided by Océ Business Services Read about some options on how to manage electronic documents, as well as clean up your paper trail with Document Process Management.
TUKATECH Now Positioned to Support Growth in Sri Lanka
Several Executives from Brandix, Maliban, Hirdaramani Industries, Timex, Growth Lanka-Comfortwear, Fergasam, Readywear, Stafford Industries and Ceylon Knits with their families joined Ram and Iva Sareen on Sunday, May 28th, 2006 for the opening of a new TUKATECH training, support and service center in Colombo.
LMS International and IMAGINE Announce Strategic Partnership
LMS International and IMAGINE, announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement to develop and market integrated solutions for the functional modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems.
Canon Honored With #1 Ranking in Brandweek's Customer Survey
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has been named number one in brand loyalty in Brandweek's 2006 Customer Loyalty Survey in the "Office Copier" industry category for the sixth consecutive year.
Q7-062206: Differences Between Pro/E 2001 and Wildfire
What is the differance between Pro/E 2001 and Wildfire?
Q6-061506: Holes in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Is it possible to take the reference of an axis of the first hole in an assembly to construct the second hole(not coaxial hole)as a secondary referene?
Q5-061506: Differences Between Pro/E and Wildfire (2answers)
Can someone tell me the differences between Pro/E 2001 and Wildfire.
Q4-061506: Display Attributes from Windchill in Wildfire 2.0
How can I display the value of the approval attribute(the name of the approver) from PDMLink in a Pro/E drawing title, after the drawing has been promoted in PDMLink in Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-061506: Importing Raster Images into Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
How do I import a Raster Image (jpeg, bitmap, etc...) into Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-061506: Transfering Holes in Pro/E Wildfire 1.0
How can I transfer holes fom one part to another part while in the assembly mode in Pro/E Wildfire 1.0?
Q1-061506: Creating Animations in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
How do you specify joints between gears and racks to create an animation in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Canon imagePROGRAF W6400 Printers Boost Large Format Service
Canon U.S.A announced that OfficeMax, a leading office product and service provider for businesses and consumers, has agreed to install Canon's large format imagePROGRAF W6400 pigment ink printers in more than 500 OfficeMax locations.
DSM Somos Drives SL Innovation
During Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing 2006 DSM Somos officially introduced its line-up of new materials for 2006.
iKnowledge Solutions Expands India Business Development
iKnowledge Systems, Inc. (IKS, formerly Cadpo) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Sanjay Gera as Manager of Channel Development in India.
Cyon Research Announces COFES 2007
Cyon Research announces that COFES 2007 will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 12 - 15, 2007.
Maintenance Release Delivers Advanced Multiaxis Toolpaths
CNC Software announces the release of Mastercam X Maintenance Release 2 (MR2). This release is available to all Mastercam Maintenance customers.
Delcam Launches New Versions of PowerINSPECT
Delcam has introduced three new versions of its PowerINSPECT inspection software. PowerINSPECT is already firmly established as the world’s leading hardware-independent inspection software.
Compliance Costs Feed the Need to Respond Compliance Costs Feed the Need to Respond
By Gary Geramanis Electronics manufacturers can find solutions to environmental requirements with the right software.
Q3-060806: Moulding Creation in Pro/E Wildfire
How can I Create Moulding in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q2-060806: Skeleton Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire
I am working in an R&E center for Product design and Prototyping, can some body tell me how to use the Skeleton Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q1-060806: Wildfire 3.0 Configurations (6 answers)
When I restart and open my model in Wildfire 3.0, I am getting too many Datum Planes, and I want the default to be off.
Cyon Research Announces COFES 2007
Cyon Research announces that COFES 2007 will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 12 - 15, 2007.
Océ Presents Service Level Agreement
Océ announced that Michelle Griffin, Vice President, Customer Experience for Océ North America, will be a featured speaker at the 2006 Interlog Customer Service and Support Summit.
PTC Product Roadmap and Executive Panel Q&A PTC Product Roadmap and Executive Panel Q&A
By Alexandra Pratt At PTC/USER, Brian Shepherd highlighted recent and planned improvements in the PTC product line. He was followed by a Q&A with PTC executives.
Pro/ENGINEER Users Experience Workflow Gains
3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, announced enhanced integration of its award-winning SpacePilot navigation device with Pro/ENGINEER.
PTC Unveils Integration Between Pro/E and Mathcad
PTC, the Product Development Company, demonstrated the new and powerful integration between its Pro/E design solution and Mathcad engineering calculation software.
AutoVue 19.1 Paves the Way for Seamless 2D to 3D Migration
Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of AutoVue version 19.1.
Bluebeam Software Launches Bluebeam Conversion Server V2.0
Bluebeam Software, a leader in PDF solutions for CAD users, has announced that it has launched the Bluebeam Conversion Server v 2.0.
Second Day Coverage PTC/USER 2006 Second Day Coverage PTC/USER 2006
By Karl F. Moffatt From the Exhibit Hall floor at the 2006 PTC/USER World Event in Grapevine, Texas. Yee Haa!
Q3-060706: Showing Motions in Pro/E (1 answer)
How can I simulate a Grinding Machine model so that it will show some of the motions using Pro/E?
Q2-060706: Warning Message List (1 answer)
I keep getting the error "License request failed for feature Proe_1409014: -96:"
Q1-060706: Animation Using Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
I exported an animation I had done and when I tried to open it I got the following error message "It is not a movie", how can I open this file using Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Large Assembly Design Automation Gets Easier with Nitro-Cell
Simplified Logic, Inc. has announced the availability of Nitro-Cell version 2.5, the premiere rules-based automation partner solution for PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER.
Toolpath Editing Added to FeatureCAM
Toolpath editing, a new function of FeatureCAM Version 2007, will be demonstrated at IMTS in Delcam’s Booth from September 6th to September 13th in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
ANSYS Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year
ANSYS, Inc. announced it has been named in Business 2.0's Fastest Growing Technology Companies list for the fifth consecutive year.
Sham Tickoo Writes Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 Textbook
CADCIM Technologies announces the release of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 for Designers textbook by Professor Sham Tickoo.
Auto Cluster Institute Adopts Pro/ENGINEER
The Auto Cluster Development and Research Institute has adopted PLM and publishing tools provider PTC's Pro/E, engineering and manufacturing software.
NIKA Releases Generation 7 of EFD Products
NIKA GmbH has released the latest version of its powerful Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) product family.
PTC/USER DAY ONE PTC/USER DAY ONE
By Karl F. Moffatt PTC users packed the house to hear positive news from executives during the first day of conference.
Q7-060606: Modeling a Spur Gear (1 answer)
How do you model a Spur Gear using Pro/E 2001?
Q6-060606: License Borrowing Message in Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
When we use a borrowed license of Pro/E on a laptop, we constantly have to click through the "Regained Network License" message box. Why does this message keep coming up?
Q5-060606: Datum Point Data File in Pro/E Wildfire 2 (1 ans)
How do I insert a Datum Point Data File into a drawing in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-060606: Creating Symbols in Detailing Mode (1 answer)
What is an easy way to create symbols in the detailing mode in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-060606: Newly Created Fonts in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How do I set my newly created fonts as my default fonts using configure in drawing.dtl in Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-060606: Intralink in Pro/E 2001
How do you check in drawings and assemblies when using Intralink in Pro/E 2001?
Q1-060606: Adjusting Decimal Places in Wildfire 2.0 (9 ans)
How do you adjust the number of decimal places for a dimension in drawing in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Simplified Logic Introduces
Simplified Logic, Inc. has announced its transition to a "Software as a Service" (SaaS) pricing model from a conventional Software licensing model.
Delphi to Hold Live Webinar
Delphi and CAD industry experts to discuss the importance of standardizing design methodology and demonstrate its impact on global collaboration, efficiency and time-to-market.
RuleStream Extends Proven Knowledge
RuleStream Corporation announced the availability of RuleStream’s integration with Pro/ENGINEER.
Acrocheck User Group Founded
The first acrocheck user day's event took place in Berlin this year. At the end of the event the first acrocheck user group was founded.
Agile Demonstrates Ground Breaking Pro/FIXTURE Expert
Agile Technology Partners LLC (ATP) announces the release of Pro/FIXTURE automated fixture base detailing and machining software for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3, and a collaboration with Vektek, Inc.
CD-adapco to Unveil the Latest Release of STAR-Pro/E
CD-adapco, developer of STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ CFD codes, is pleased to demonstrate the new release of STAR-Pro/E, integrated within the latest version of Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0.
Researchers in Finland Use FEA for 21st-Century Cab Design Researchers in Finland Use FEA for 21st-Century Cab Design
Provided by ALGOR The taxi of the future is on the drawing board, and these researchers are using FEA analysis to maintain an even stress level. Find out more!
PTC/USER's to GATHER PTC/USER's to GATHER
By Karl F. Moffatt This year's PTC/USER's conference promises to be a big event. Big enough even for Texas.
Q4-060106: Batch Files in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
What is a Batch File in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0, and how do you create it?
Q2-060106: Animation in Pro/E (3 answers)
How can I do a simple Pro/E Fly Through Animation?
Q3-060106: Modeling Techniques in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
How can I create a Casting Model from an already Created Machined Model in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-060106: Style Tool in Pro/E (2 answers)
Where can I get some tutorials about 'Style Tool' in Pro/E?
CAST to Use Fakespace PowerWall 8MP
Fakespace Systems Inc. announced it has been awarded the contract to install an ultra high-resolution virtual reality wall at the technology incubator hosted by the University of Wales in Bangor.
CSI Releases DesignDataManager 2006.1
Concurrent Systems Inc Ltd, a leading developer of heterogeneous design data and document management solutions, announces that DDM 2006.1 is now on general release.
Océ Wins 2006 On Demand Best of Show Award
Océ has been recognized at this year’s On Demand Conference & Expo with the Best of Show award in the Printing Equipment category for its groundbreaking Océ VarioPrint 6250 printer.
NVIDIA Gives Away Gelato 2.0 Renderer, Sells Pro Version
NVIDIA Corporation announced it is making the process of high-quality rendering affordable with two new versions of Gelato software.
3Dconnexion Supports Unix/Linux for SpacePilot
3Dconnexion has announced Unix and Linux support for SpacePilot. The new USB driver supports HP-UX 11.0 or higher, IBM AIX 5.2 or higher, Solaris 9/04 or higher.
3D Systems Announces a Molded Polycarbonate -Like Material
3D Systems has announced the immediate availability of Accura 60 Plastic, a new stereo lithography material that simulates the look and feel of molded polycarbonate.
Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup Part 3: GibbsCAM Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup Part 3: GibbsCAM
By John Reagor This Cool 3rd Party Tool may be just what you're looking for if you are having issues with CAM. Don't miss out on this exciting plug-in.
Q6-052506: Pro/Mechanica Tutorials (2 answers)
Where can I get tutorials for using Pro/Mechanica?
Q5-052506: Structural Studies with Pro/Mechanica (1 answer)
How can I use an Assembly to do structural studies with Pro/Mechanica?
Q4-052506: Trial of Pro/E Wildfire 3.0
Where can I get a trial version of Pro/E Wildfire 3.0?
Q3-052506: Running Pro/E on a Mac
Can Pro/E run on a Mac computer under a Windows Program?
Q2-052506: Boundry Blend in Wildfire 3.0
Is there a function to get Boundry Blend in the Toolkit in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0?
Q1-052506: Learning Pro/E (13 answers)
Can anyone suggest a good book for learning how to use Pro/E Software?
3D Viz for Molecular Model
Fakespace Systems Inc. announced that it provided a PowerWallT to the First Regional Visualization Center in North Wales, United Kingdom.
Océ Maintains Leadership in Continuous Feed Market Share
Océ announced that it continues as the US market share leader in continuous feed printers, according to recently released InfoTrends data.
Blue Ridge Releases CFdesign v8.0 for Pro/E Wildfire 3.0
Blue Ridge announced the availability of CFdesign v8.0 for PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0.
MEDUSA4 Personal Now Available On Linux
CAD Schroer announced that its free personal use version of the powerful MEDUSA4 CAD software is now available on Linux.
Algor V19.1 Supports 64-Bit Hp-Ux for All Analysis Types
ALGOR, Inc. announced that its latest Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software release, ALGOR V19.1, features all-new support for the 64-bit HP-UX® operating system for all analysis types.
Planet Products Improves Design Efficiency by 50%
3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, announced that Planet Products, heralded for innovation in sanitary design for food processing and automation equipment, reported improvement in design creation speed by up to 50 percent.
3D Systems Offers Colors for its InVision LD 3D Printer
3D Systems Corporation announced the immediate availability of VisiJet LD100 materials in two new colors, red and blue, for its InVision LD Desktop 3-D printer.
Cyon Research Expands its US Team With Two New Analysts
Cyon Research Corporation announced the addition of two new senior analysts to its staff; Richard E. Morley and Brian K. Seitz, two experienced engineering professionals.
Software Transfers Data to 3D Printing
DeskArtes has introduced the new 3Data Expert software version 7.1 for 3D printing, rapid prototyping and simulation data transfer and manipulation.
Dynamic Digital Manufacturer Saves Time and Money Dynamic Digital Manufacturer Saves Time and Money
Provided by PTC LG.Philips LCD is turning digital dreams into reality. PLM systems based on PTC technology help decrease product cost, improve time to market.
Océ Innovations at IRgA Help Reprographers Control Print
Océ will be unveiling its newest color and monochrome printing solutions, cut-sheet systems and innovative workflow technology at the IRgA 2006 Annual Convention and Trade Show.
IDEAL/Contex ‘Green’ Scanners Help Protect the Environment
IDEAL.com announces the addition of two new energy efficient scanners, manufactured by Contex, to its product line.
BSA Welcomes Publishing of ISO SAM Standard
ISO/IEC 19770-1 allows companies to prove that they are implementing SAM to a standard commensurate with corporate governance requirements.
BSA Targets Texas in Fight Against Piracy
The BSA will offer Texas residents cash rewards of up to $200,000 for qualifying software piracy reports starting May 1, 2006, through June 30, 2006.
Canon Debuts Its First Wide-Format Scanning Solution
The system includes a Colortrac SmartLF Scanner, a Dell Dimension 5150 HT workstation and a Canon imagePROGRAF W8400D 44-inch wide-format printer.
CD-Adapco Announces the Release of STAR-Design V4.04
STAR-Design’s intuitive user environment makes it the ideal tool for those engineers who are not Computational Fluid Dynamics specialists.
ANSYS Completes Fluent Acquisition
ANSYS, Inc. and Fluent Inc. announced that ANSYS has completed its acquisition of Fluent in a series of mergers.
PTC Partners with Cheng Loong Corporation
PTC announced that Cheng Loong Corporation will use Windchill solutions for a Radio Frequency Identification Paper Container Design and Testing Platform.
GibbsCAM Featured at Methods Turning Open House
Gibbs and Associates announced that GibbsCAM will be featured at the upcoming Nakamura Tome Turning Open House to be hosted by Methods Machine Tools.
PTC To Acquire Mathsoft Engineering & Education
PTC has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.
Noran Engineering Demonstrates New Software Tools
Noran Engineering, Inc. announced that it will demonstrate new analysis tools for structural, vibration, fatigue and optimization of parts made from composite materials.
Free Sheet Metal Software Tools from Ty Harness Free Sheet Metal Software Tools from Ty Harness
By Richard Williams Check out this sheet metal worker's free software and other treats at his website.
Q6-051706: Skeleton in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Can someone tell me in an Assembly what 'Skeleton' means and where it is used?
Q5-051706: 3D Publishing Software for Wildfire 2.0 (1ans)
What types of software is being used to create printed manuals or customer online material from Pro/E files?
Q4-051706: ASME Drafting Standards in Pro/E (3 answers)
Does Pro/E have ASME drafting standards built into the CAD software?
Q3-051706: Calculating Deviations in Pro/Verify (1 answer)
How can I calculate the Deviation between the CAD- Model and the Measured Point in Pro/Verify?
Q2-051706: Pro/Program for Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Is it possible to generate a message such as 'Modify Value' if the parameter/dimension value is not within the specified limit?
Q1-051706: Non-Linear Edges in Pro/E Wildfire (1 answer)
How do I remove material from a Non-Linear Edge in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q8-051606: Using Pro/E for the First Time (4 answers)
Can anyone tell me where I can get some good tutorials about using Pro/E?
Q7-051606: Measuring Instruments in Pro/E Wildfire(1 answer)
Can anybody tell what kind of common measuring instruments I should use for perfect measurements when doing modeling in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q6-051606: Part Rendering in Pro/E
Is it possible to render a part to look like an X-Ray with Pro/E?
Q5-051606: Sheet Metal Tutorials for Pro/E
Where can I get tutorials for Sheet metal in Pro/E?
Q4-051606: Converting UNIX Files in Pro/E (1 answer)
How can I convert .drw and .prt files from UNIX to Pro/E using Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-051606: Converting a 2D drawing in Pro/E Wildfire (1 ans)
Can I convert my 2D drawing to the other similar part to save time rather then drawing it using Pro/E Wildfire?
Q2-051606: Learning Pro/E (1 answer)
Where can I go or what school is good to learn Pro/E for a beginner?
Q1-051606: Live Projects in Pro/E Wildfire (1 answer)
How can I get Live Projects using Pro/E Wildfire?
Bigger than Texas PTC/USER World Event Treasure Hunt Winners Bigger than Texas PTC/USER World Event Treasure Hunt Winners
By ConnectPress Staff We have the winners in our Bigger than Texas PTC/USER World Event Treasure Hunt. Could you be one of them? Read on to find out more!
Maximizing Enhanced Capabilities of PTC Solutions Maximizing Enhanced Capabilities of PTC Solutions
Provided By Sun Microsystems Now’s the time to make the move to Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 and a Web-based architecture. Here’s why… and how. Gain some insight from Sun Microsystems.
Q8-051106: Live Projects in Pro/E Wildfire
How can I get live projects using Pro/E Wildfire?
Q7-051106: Pro/E Lite for Sheetmetal
Is there a replacement program for Pro/E Lite for Sheetmetal?
Q6-051106: Opening Wildfire 3.0 Files in Wildfire2.0 (3 ans)
Is it possible to open Wildfire 3.0 Part Files using Wildfire 2.0?
Q5-051106: Connectivity with Visual Basic in Wildfire(3 ans)
Is it possible to connect Visual Basic with Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-051106: Pro-Piping in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
Where can I get tutorials on Pro-Piping in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-051106: Basics of Pro/E (3 answers)
Where can I get Basic tutorials for Pro/E software?
Q2-051106: Extruding Text After Wraping in Wildfire 2 (2ans)
How do I Exturde text after Wrapping it on a Surface in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-051106: Pipe Design in Pro/E (3 answers)
Where can get some tutorials on Pipe Design in Pro/E?
ATI Debuts FireGL Workstation Graphics Accelerators Line
ATI's Avivo technology powers a new family of high performance FireGL products for DCC, CAD and visualization customers.
PTC To Host Webcast
PTC announced that it will host a webcast designed to educate small & medium businesses on how to transform product development to drive growth and lower costs.
PTC Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft
PTC announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions.
Mastercam Showcases New Toolpaths and Much More
A preview of the upcoming Maintenance Release will be demonstrated at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on June 19-23.
Hundreds of Global Customers Choose Sun Microsystems
During its quarterly earnings call Sun Microsystems Inc. profiled some of the hundreds of new and current customers that chose Sun products in its fiscal third quarter.
Algor Showcases V19.1 at Offshore Technology Conference 2006
ALGOR, Inc. announced that it will demonstrate all-new ALGOR V19.1 at the 38th annual Offshore Technology Conference 2006.
New VX CAD/CAM Network of Ribs Tool
VX Corporation announces the availability of the new network of ribs tool that dramatically speeds up the task of adding stiffener/support ribs to 3D models.
PTC Delivers Industry's Complete Solution
PTC has announced the availability of the integration between Windchill 8.0 and Arbortext 5.2, delivering the first end-to-end technical publications solution.
DSM Somos Announces Commercial Availability of 9420 EP-White
DSM Somos is pleased to announce the commercial availability of its newest multi-purpose Stereolithography Resin, Somos 9420 EP-White.
 Different CAD Systems Work Together with Proficiency Different CAD Systems Work Together with Proficiency
A ConnectPress interview with Proficiency Inc. Proficiency set out to do what was viewed at the time as impossible: Exchange feature-based designs between disparate CAD systems.
Q13-050406: Screw Thread Feature in Pro/E Wildfire 1.0(3ans)
How do I create a Screw Thread Feature on a Cylindrical Surface in Pro/E Wildfire 1.0?
Q12-050406: Round Set in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
What is the difference between Round Set and Transition in Wildfire 2.0?
Q11-050406: Part Modeling in Pro/E (1 answer)
Where can I get a tutorial for Part Modeling with the help of a Surface in Pro/E?
Q10-050406: Pro/E Tutorials
Where can I get tutorials for Pro/E that are in Chinese?
Q9-050406: Staggered Patterns in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (1 ans)
How do you create Staggered Patterns in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q8-050406: Mechanica in Wildfire 2.0 (2 answers)
Can anyone tell me what GEA is In Mechanica in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q7-050406: Declaring Datums in an Advanced Assembly
How do you write a Relation in a table, to declare a local Datum Reference with a Global Datum Reference in a Part or Subassembly in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q6-050406: Drafting in Pro/E 2001 (2 answers)
Where can I get tutorials for Drafting in Pro/E 2001?
Q5-050406: Data Conversion Pro/E 2001 (1 answer)
How do you convert a .JT file into a .PRT file in Pro/E 2001?
Q4-050406: Building a Model From Scanned Data (1 answer)
Can someone tell me how to build a Model from Scanned Data in Pro/E?
Q3-050406: Depth Columns in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
How can I add a Depth Column to a Hole Table in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-050406: Hole Tables in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
How can I create a Hole Table with holes in two planes in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-050406: Visual Basics in Pro/E
I want to open a setting in Visual Basics in Pro/E and Print this setting in this plan.
Elysium Inc. Joins JT Open Program
Elysium Inc. has become a Vendor Member in the JT Open Program, and is announcing support for the 3D JT data format.
Océ Business Services to Showcase at the ALA Conference
Océ announced that certified records managers from Océ Business Services will offer educational sessions during the ALA conference.
Over 260 Attend COFES 2006
Cyon Research Corporation, hosts of the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, welcomed more than 260 attendees.
Actify Ships SpinFire Pro 8.0 for 3D View, Markup
Actify Inc. has announced that SpinFire Professional 8.0, the most advanced Digital Design Communication Tool.
FISHER/UNITECH to Showcase New Dimension 1200 3D Printers
FISHER/UNITECH announced a series of Open Houses scheduled throughout the month of May that will showcase the new Dimension 1200 3D Printers.
CAD Schroer Releases STHENO/PRO v2.1 for Pro/E
CAD Schroer GmbH announced the release of version 2.1 of its renowned STHENO/PRO dedicated drafting plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER.
Advanced Machining Strategies Added to FeatureMILL3D
Delcam USA, developer of the suite of CAD/CAM software, announces the upcoming release of new advanced machining strategies to its FeatureMILL3D software.
CIMdata Cites Opportunities and Challenges
CIMdata, Inc., the Product Lifecycle Management market is experiencing continued strong growth as it extends its scope broadly throughout the digital product lifecycle.
Delcam to Show Updated PS-Moldmaker at Intermold Thailand
Delcam will show the new version of its PS-Moldmaker 3D mould design software at Intermold Thailand, which will be held in Bangkok from June 1st through June 4th.
Cyco Software Releases Cyco AutoManager Meridian 2006
Cyco Software announced that it has released its new generation of Cyco AutoManager Meridian. This new update of Cyco AutoManager Meridian helps organizations to share their technical information across the enterprise.
6 NVIDIA Quadro FX Graphics Processing Units Released
NVIDIA Corporation continues to improve workstation graphics performance with six new NVIDIA Quadro FX solutions for high-end, mid-range and entry-level professionals.
Jumpstart Your Skills - Discover the Latest Trends
Stay on top of the latest advancements in 3D design and Product Lifecycle Management. Attend a live Webcast hosted by PTC's technical experts.
Goodrich Wipes Conversion Process Cleanly with Acc-u-Trans Goodrich Wipes Conversion Process Cleanly with Acc-u-Trans
Compliments of TTI Goodrich aircraft devices go around the world, to the moon--even to the outer reaches of the solar system. So how do they move earthly 3D models?
Still No Magic Bullet Still No Magic Bullet
By John Reagor Our Data Translation Roundup features this State-of-the-Technology Report, among others, plus our Translation Vendor Guide. Get your copy today!
Q4-042706: Excel Sheets in Pro/E Wildfire (2 answers)
How do you retrieve Excel Sheets in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q3-042706: Customizing Pro/E Through VB (2 ans)
Is There any way to customize Pro/E through Visual Basic?
Bigger than Texas PTC/USER Treasure Hunt Bigger than Texas PTC/USER Treasure Hunt
By ConnectPress Staff How would you like to attend the 2006 PTC/User World Event? Here's your chance to enjoy its many benefits on us!
Q2-042706: Hole Charts in Pro/E Wildfire (1 answer)
How do you make a Hole Chart in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q1-042706: Part Modeling in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 (6 answers)
Can I delete or supress individual features in a pattern in Wildfire2.0?
PNY Technologies Provides New Scalable GPU
PNY Technologies Inc. announces a new family of ultra high-end graphic boards designed to handle massive datasets and specialized needs for the Visualization & Simulation.
CAD Data Translation Tips: 7 Alternatives to using IGES CAD Data Translation Tips: 7 Alternatives to using IGES
By Todd Reade Get 'em while they're hot! Expert Todd Reade offers 7 Tips (and more) for overcoming the challenges of data translation. Practical, Hands-on How-Tos!
Belcan Expands in Indiana
By partnering with established Belcan Engineering and TechServices teams, Belcan’s PTC Business Unit has opened its Authorized Training Center in Indianapolis, IN.
Space Systems Satellite Development with Pro/E, Windchill
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that Space Systems/Loral, a premier designer, manufacturer, and integrator of powerful satellites and satellite systems, is upgrading to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0.
Contex Announces JPEG 2000 Compatibility
Contex Scanning Technology, the global manufacturing leader in wide-format document technologies, announces compatibility with the newest version of the JPEG format, JPEG 2000.
CD-adapco Webinars: Simulating Flow and Thermal Problems
CD-adapco invites you to attend a series of free webinars on CAD-embedded flow and thermal simulation: the STAR-CAD Series.
Lattice Technology Honored With Two Awards
Lattice Technology announced the company’s two recent awards from the 18th Annual Resona Foundation Excellence in Technology Awards.
3D-Tool's New Version V 7.5 is Out Now
Following the success of the greatly enhanced version 7.0, 3D-Tool now announces the release of version 7.5 of its 3D and 2D CAD viewer.
TopSolid'Mold 2006 Present at MoldMaking Expo
TopSolid offers powerful, industry-specific solutions for designing products and producing tools for mold making and cutting tool production.
Right Hemisphere Delivers Deep Server 4.0 Software
With customer acceptance on the rise, Right HemisphereR, the leading provider of Product Graphics Management software, shipped its next-generation release of Deep ServerT.
Sun Sets World Records for MCAE
Sun Microsystems announced that the Sun Fire X2100 servers have set two new world-record benchmarks for real-world Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering applications.
Pro/E Reseller Roundup Interview #2 : Belcan Pro/E Reseller Roundup Interview #2 : Belcan
By John Reagor The second of our Pro/E Reseller Interviews is Belcan Corporation. Check out what this world-class VAR can do for your company.
Q7-042006: Mass Properties in Wildfire 2.0 (3 answers)
I need to configure my program to Units,MM's, and Kilograms. But while doing the Mass Analysis the Value I am getting is 'Lbm'.
Q8-042006: Pro/E Beginners Courses (3 answers)
I am trying to find a beginners courses or Tutorials for Pro/E, can anyone help me with this?
Q6-042006: Pro/E Software Downloads(1 answer)
Where is the best place to get Pro/E software downloads for all versions?
Q5-042006: Extracting Cores in Wildfire 2.0 (2 ans)
How do you extract the cores (for the inner profile or cavity) in a component using the gather command?
Q4-042006: Assembly Model Tree in Pro/E 2001 (1 answer)
What could cause the dissappearence of all the Feature Names in the Model Tree of an assembly in a drafting file Pro/E 2001?
Q3-042006: Recieved Data Files in Pro/E 2001 (1 answer)
Is there a way to open Pro/E Data Files that were created on a different version of Pro/E from the one I am using?
Q2-042006: Envelope Parametric in Pro/E
Is the Envelope Parametric associated with the full feature Pro/E Part?
Q1-042006: Quantity Value in Wildfire 2.0(1 answer)
Is it possible to retrieve the Parameter 'rpt.qty', and fill its value in a Parameter for each model in the BOM Table with Wildfire 2.0?
Dimension Unveils Large-Format 3D Printers Priced Under $30,
The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., introduced the Dimension 1200 Series; the industry’s first large-format 3D printers priced under $30,000.
Faster CAM Supports 'One-Hit' Milling/Turning
Alphacam V6's latest developments to support ‘One-Hit’ Machining will be highlighted by manufacturing software specialist Alphacam on Stand 5567 at MACH 2006.
Delcam to Demo PowerMILL 7 at MetalAsia Exhibition
Delcam will demonstrate the latest version of its world-leading PowerMILL CAM system in Asia at the MetalAsia exhibition to be held, from May 3rd-7th.
Belcan Acquires Brighton Group
Belcan Corporation's Information Technology Division has announced the acquisition of The Brighton Group, an authorized PTC reseller and training center.
PTC Expects 2,000 at June Annual User Meeting in Texas
PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that PTC/USER, the Independent Voice of PTC Customers Worldwide, has opened registration for PTC/USER World Event 2006.
Luna Rossa Challenge 2007 Sails with Altair HyperWorks
Altair Engineering Inc., announced that the design team of Luna Rossa Challenge 2007 has chosen Altair HyperWorks as one of its preferred technology suites.
Sun Announces Availability of x64 Servers and Workstations
Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced the availability of Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra Workstations powered by the newest, highest performing single core AMD Opteron Model 156, 256 and 856 processors.
CAD Society Announces the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award
The CAD Society announced the winner of the 2006 CAD Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr.Russell F. Henke was selected for his life-long dedication to the CAD industry.
Oce Debuts TCS500 Color CAD Printer
Oce has unveiled the Oce TCS500 large-format integrated print/copy/scan system for color CAD and GIS users.
NEC Debuts MultiSync 90-Series LCD Monitors
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced its new series of professional LCD monitors--the NEC MultiSync 90-series.
Q15-041306: Exporting Pro/E Data in Wildfire 2.0
Is it possible to export Pro/E Geomentry Data to STADD for FEM analysis when using Wildfire 2.0?
Q14-041306: HostID Error in Pro/ENGINEER 2000i2 Setup
During the setup, Pro/E 2000i2 found an error in the PTC Host Id (error plp_HostID). How can I fix this problem?
Q13-041306: Mulitple IBL Files in PRO/E Wildfire 2.0
What is the best way to read Streamline Data into PRO/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q12-041306: ECAD Tool in Wildfire 3.0 (1 ans)
I am trying to use the ECAD Tool in Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 for creating PCBs for our products.
Q11-041306: BOM Tables and 3D Model Viewing (1 answer)
Can anyone suggest some good and easy to understand tutorial material on how to create complicated BOM Tables that have Subassemblies?
Q10-041306: Comparison of Modeling Softwares
I am trying to find a rigorous comparison between Pro/E Wildfire and other CAD Software.
Q9-041306: Drawing Table in Pro/E Wildfire
How can I Add, Subtract, or Multiply the values of two or more Table Cell Values in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q8-041306: Endmill Slot Using Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How can I model a Slot on a Shaft that runs along the Axis of a Cylinder, and then a 1/4 rotation around?
Q7-041306: Menu Trails in Pro/E 2001
How can I move a menu in Pro/E 2001 without it leaving a trail?
Q6-041306: Compatibility Between FlexLM and Wildfire 2.0
Can someone tell me if FlexLM version 10.1 is compatible with Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q5-041306: Adding Extra Software With Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
How can I add extra tool software by Java code with Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-041306: Mapkey Command Equivalents Pro/E Wildfire 2.0
Where can I find some reference material for the Mapkey Command Equivalents in Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-041306: Trail Files in Wildfire 2.0 (1 answer)
How do you retrieve a Crashed Pro/E session using a Trail File in Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-041306: Cross Sectioning Quilts in Wildfire 2.0(1 answer)
Is it possible to show a Cross Section of a Quilt Surface in a drawing?
CIMdata Reports PLM Market Growth Exceeds Forecasts CIMdata Reports PLM Market Growth Exceeds Forecasts
Reprinted with Permission of CIMdata, Inc Heavy investments in software and services better than expected for all sectors during 2005, according to CIMdata, Inc. Overall PLM grew 8.7%. Read more about it!
Maserati and PTC Renew Partnership
PTC announced that Maserati Corse has renewed its commitment to deploy the PTC Product Development System for another three years.
Optimizing MCAD with Sun Workstations Optimizing MCAD with Sun Workstations
By Anand Datey As part of the revisited 2005 Hardware Roundup, Sponsor Sun Microsystems introduces the newest additions to their powerful Workstation line-up.
How to Use Envelopes to Create Assembly Simplified Reps How to Use Envelopes to Create Assembly Simplified Reps
By Florin Neamtu Florin Neamtu of Belcan Corporation outlines this Wildfire 2.0 Assembly Mode process of managing envelopes.
Belcan Unveils New PTC Business Unit Website
Belcan’s PTC Business Unit announces its new website. The improved functionality allows visitors to rapidly access Belcan’s national training schedule, and technical information.
Delcam to Show New Versions of PowerINSPECT
Delcam will demonstrate three new versions of its PowerINSPECT Inspection Software at the Control exhibition to be held in Sinsheim, Germany.
Johnson GATE Chooses CADIQ for Right-First-Time CAD Modeling
CADIQ, ITI TranscenData’s leading CAD model quality checker and comparison tool was chosen by Johnson GATE to assist in the production of accurate and robust CAD models.
FeatureCAM Expands and Reorganizes Their Customer Service
Delcam USA has expanded and reorganized customer service operations for its FeatureCAM line of CAD/CAM software.
New Mastercam X Wire Brings Efficiency and Speed
Dramatically streamlined and featuring powerful new features, Mastercam X Wire has been designed to reduce programmer interaction and increase machining flexibility.
NVIDIA Captures Mobile Workstation Graphics Leadership
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced a new line of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions.
nPower Software Announces Power Translators Pro
nPower Software announces Power Translators Pro, the premiere solution for importing large CAD models and assemblies into Autodesk® 3ds max® and Viz.
Pro/E Wildfire 3.0 Includes Advanced Rendering Features
LightWork Design announced that Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 includes a number of advanced rendering features from LightWork Design.
VISTAGY to Partner with the National Science Foundation
VISTAGY, Inc., the developer of engineering software for specialized design functionality, announced an alliance with the National Science Foundation Center for e-Design.
Q5-040606: How to Draw a Gear Using Pro/E WildFire 2.0
Can anyone tell me how to draw a 40-Tooth Gear using Wildfire 2.0?
Q4-040606: Slow Datum Sketches Using Wildfire 1.0
When using Wildfire 1.0 how can I get it to run faster when I am drawing Lines or Circles that reference other parts in my assembly?
Q3-040606: Problems With Screen Flickering
Why when I Rotate the Part I designed does my screen start flickering, making me unable to see the part clearly using Wildfire 2.0 Student Addition?
Q2-040606: Printing Large Scale Using Wildfire 2.0
When printing to a HP5100tn network printer, how can you get a document to print on 11x17 paper without using the Print Dialog?
Q1-040606: Interoperability Between Wildfire 2.0 and Pro/E
Does anyone have any recommendations on the interoperability between Wildfire 2.0 and Pro/E 2001?
Improving Performance of Large Assembly Drawings Improving Performance of Large Assembly Drawings
By Florin Neamtu When working with large assembly drawings, performance can become an issue. Learn some ways to rectify this situation from Belcan's Florin
PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Readied for Launch PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Readied for Launch
By Ken Versprille The new version of PTC's Wildfire hit the shelves, and Ken Vesprille of CPDA gives the low down on this powerful software solution. Don't miss this!
NIKA GMBH Chosen as Latest PTC® Platinum Partner
NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, has announced that it has become the latest PTC Platinum Partner.
Océ Imagistics Introduces Five New Océ VarioPrint Products
Océ Imagistics Inc. introduced the Océ VarioPrint® 1055/1065/1075 and the Océ VarioPrint 2062/2075, five versatile multifunction systems for a wide variety of print applications.
Innovate Button at COFES 2006 Draws Record Participation
Cyon Research and the host of COFES announced that its premier event, COFES 2006, has seen unprecedented rates of registration.
Gibbs and Mori Seiki Announce Collaboration Agreement
Gibbs and Associates and Mori Seiki announced that they have entered into an agreement which will result in mutually developed products by Gibbs and by Mori Seiki.
ITI TranscenData Signs Major OEM Deal With MIDAS IT
ITI TranscenData has announced a new OEM agreement with Korea-based MIDAS IT. MIDAS IT has been providing software to the civil and mechanical engineering since 1989.
Product Development 2006 Launches at the NEC
Product Development 2006, the UK's largest design technology and engineering solutions exhibition, will be held at Birmingham's NEC Pavilion.
PLM Market Continues to Grow, Predicts Daratech Summit 2006
Daratech Inc., reports that the company’s recent Summit Conference highlighted the significant opportunities facing the maturing PLM market.
Mastercam Provides a New Multimedia Section on Web
CNC Software has added a new Multimedia section to the Mastercam.com Web site. This page gives customers the opportunity to explore some of the latest features in the Mastercam X family.
TEDCF Releases New Microsoft Excel 2003 Course on CD
TEDCF Publishing announced the availability of Excel Xpress 2003, an interactive course for Microsoft Excel 2003.
PARTsolutions Presents ASME B18
PARTsolutions® LLC, demonstrated the new ASME® B18 Digital Fastener Library at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago.
PROSTEP AG and Right Hemisphere Bring 3D Solutions to Europe
PROSTEP AG and Right Hemisphere announced that the companies are bringing Product Graphics Management (PGM) technology to Europe.
Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration CAD Edition 4.0 Release
Right Hemisphere® announced the next-generation release of its CAD Edition 4.0 Deep Exploration™ client software.
Q4-033006: Doing a Screen Print Using Wildfire 2.0
How can I do a Screen Print without the Background Shading of the screen that it is being printed to using Wildfire 2.0?
Q3-033006: Creating a Rib Between Two Cylinders
How do you create a Rib between two Perpendicular Cylinders that are different lengths using Pro/E Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-033006: Patterning Diamond Shapped Holes on a Hollow Tube
I have to make diamond shapped holes on a circular hollow tube, but I got only one set of holes. How can I extend it to the entire quilt?
Q1-033006: Composite Drawings and Models (Wildfire 2.0)
How easy is it to use Pro Composite (Wildfire 2.0) to convey Composite Drawings and Models?
ATI Debuts 1 Gigabyte Workstation Graphics Accelerator
ATI has announced the industry’s first 1 GB workstation graphics accelerator, the FireGL V7350, and also a 512 MB configuration, the FireGL V7300.
BOXX Launches GoBOXX 1400 Mobile Workstation
BOXX Technologies' new version of its mobile high-performance workstation, GoBOXX 1400, is now powered by AMD's Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processors.
Marine Design Departments Upgrade to Kubotek KeyCreator
Kubotek USA announced the company has been notified by the US military that KeyCreator 4.2 software has been approved for purchase.
Dell to Aquire Alienware
Dell announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire PC maker Alienware, known for its case design and high-performance gaming systems.
BarkerBlue Upgrade to Advanced Océ Digital Printing Solution
New Printer and Software Combination Helps Visionary Reprographer Maintain a Competitive Edge.
ANSYS, Inc. Honored by visit from US Treasury Secretary Snow
ANSYS, Inc. a global innovator of simulation software and technologies announced U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow visited its corporate facility.
FeatureCAM Announces Progress in First Year with Delcam
Delcam USA, announces progress in all areas of the business at the completion of its first year as part of the Delcam group of companies.
Actify Announces Digital Design Communication White Paper
Actify Inc., has now released a white paper that focuses on the value and benefits of Actify's Digital Design Communication technology.
TriStar Launches ProEUniversity.com for Pro/E Users
ProEUniversity.com now provides Pro/ENGINEER users with free access to comprehensive engineering resources.
Renault F1 Racecar and CAD Engineer at JEC Composites Show
Alan Duerden, CAD support engineer for Renault F1 Team, will speak on developing composite racecar parts using FiberSIM® software.
UTC Selects Proficiency for Product Data Delivery
Full Design Delivery, not Just Geometry, and IP Protection Capability Key Selection Criteria
OKI Debuts Sub-$1,000 Professional Color Printer
OKI Printing Solutions has introduced the C5800Ldn, a sub-$1,000 professional digital color printer that delivers the fastest speeds in its class.
Survey Shows Girls' Negative Impressions of Engineering
According to the SWE survey, 75 percent of girls surveyed do not plan on pursuing a career in science, math or technology.
Spirit AeroSystems' VP Receives National Honor
Dr. Peter Wu, VP/Chief Scientist at Spirit AeroSystems, was honored last week as a recipient of the 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.
Océ Helps Marketer Raise $5+ Million for Non-profit Clients
Océ job-appropriate color solution delivers 100 percent consistency at production volumes.
Cheaper by the Foot: ReedHycalog Maximizes Efficiency Cheaper by the Foot: ReedHycalog Maximizes Efficiency
Provided By PTC Scroll through and see how a drill bit manufacturer leveraged digital product data management for rapid innovation and superior quality!
New Matrox TripleHead2Go External Upgrade
New Matrox TripleHead2Go external upgrade offers support for 3 monitors at a time.
BSA Presents Award to Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) recently honored House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) with its Cyber Champion Award.
BSA Survey Shows Tech Innovation Essential To Business
The survey shows that businesses in North America and Europe rely heavily on technology innovation as a critical component of their survival.
Eurocom Notebook Features Intel Core Duo, ATI Radeon
Eurocom has launched its first notebook built upon the new Intel Core Duo processor and ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT VGA with 256 MB of DDR3 VRAM.
New from CIMdata: Leveraging Product Development Knowledge
CIMdata, a consulting and research firm, announces the availability of a new White Paper entitled "Leveraging Product Development Knowledge."
Cimatron Releases New 5-Axis NC Package
CimatronE 5-Axis Production enables complex part manufacturing.
New STAR is Born: CD-adapco Announce Release of STAR-CD V4
CD-adapco today announced the release of the latest version of their flagship Computational Fluid Dynamics package, STAR-CD.
Cimatron Announces New Office in Windsor, ON, Canada
Cimatron, provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry, announced the opening of a new office in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Carbo Tech Composites Selects VISTAGY’s FiberSIM®
Austrian company will utilize new automated plybook feature to achieve faster and more accurate manufacture of complex composite parts.
Alienware Offers AMD Opteron on MJ-12 Workstation
Alienware is now offering the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 185 on the MJ-12 7500a desktop workstation.
PTC to Present Enterprise Approach to DITA
The newest innovation simplifies XML-based technical document publishing.
Sun Microsystems Unites Global Sales And Services
Sun has appointed Executive Vice President Don Grantham to lead combined field organization.
Latest GibbsCAM Interoperability Demonstrated at NDES
Powerful, yet easy to use, CAM system supports latest releases of mainstream CAD systems.
Linux Kids' Desktop Computer Useful for Entire Family Linux Kids' Desktop Computer Useful for Entire Family
Provided By Jonathan Slaff & Associates The Linux Loft Family Box opens the door for kids to discover the joys of open-source software, and provides a powerful computer. Check it out!
Q1-032206: How to Connect the Existing Pro/E session
How can you connect the existing Pro/E session and retrive a model when trying Async mode in J-Link?
ITI-Transcendata: Pro/E Community, Silver Sponsorship
ITI-TranscenData and ConnectPress are proud to announce ITI’s Silver Sponsorhip of the Pro/E Community.
Roland Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Roland enjoys a commanding lead in sales among manufacturers of wide format inkjet printers in the durable graphics industry.
VISTAGY and Renault F1 Team
Engineers purchase FiberSIM® software to explore designs and simulate manufacture of reliable parts for the Renault F1 Team racecar.
Digital Fingerprinting to Catch Cyber Thieves
AC codes protect multimedia content without compromising the quality of the multimedia product or inhibiting legitimate uses.
NVision: 'High Definition' MobileScan HD Sensor
The MobileScan HD sensor has a 2-axis servo controlled swivel head that is integrated with a turntable.
Océ Curriculum Selected For New Vocational School
Océ-sponsored training gives students foundations for digital careers.
Robot Teams Face Off at Purdue 'Sporting' Competition
Purdue University announces the FIRST Boilermaker Regional Competition among high school and college students, mentors and their robot inventions.
Dimension 3D Printing Group Announces Winners
Dimension will unveil winning designs and honor student winners with scholarships at National Design Engineering Show in Chicago.
California Schools Form 'Spintronics' Research Program
Spintronics relies on the spin of an electron to carry information and holds promise in minimizing consumption for next-generation electronics.
EDT Adopts PTC Product Development System
Emerging Display Technologies required external communications with customers and collaborative design without the associated risks.
Design Visionaries Resells 3DConnexion’s SpacePilot
SpacePilot allows users to pan, zoom and rotate simultaneously 3D models and scenes.
CD-adapco Joins CPDA’s Design/Simulation Council
Industry consortium of manufacturers, suppliers and technology providers promotes CAE process/workflow focus, interoperability and open standards.
Pro/E Cool Tools Roundup Interview #1: Kreon Technologies Pro/E Cool Tools Roundup Interview #1: Kreon Technologies
By John Reagor As part of our Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup Series, read about a family of laser scanners that are hand-held, easy to use and available now!
Q1-031506: Snowboard Bindings (3 answers)
Is there anyone with experience modeling snowboard bindings, who could give a few tips about where to begin for modeling the more complex surfaces?
Q1-031406: 3D Drawings, Wildfire (2 answer)
How can I create 3D drawings using Pro/E Wildfire?
Q4-031306: Future for Mechanical Engineers
I'd like to know what users believe the future holds for Pro/E technology and what are the chances in it for Mechanical Engineers.
Q3-031306: Draw Computer Mouse
How can I draw a computer mouse?
Q2-031306: Draw A Stair (1 answer)
How can I draw a stair rounded helically?
Q1-031306: Excluding Parts
What can I do to get the view I want excluding the parts used only in some instances and not in the generic?
Q2-030906: PTC Certified Professional Program
I'm looking for information about the PTC Certified Professional Program.
Q1-030906: Pro_Mfg (4 answers)
Is anyone using Pro_Mfg?
PTC Announces Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire™ 3.0
Enhanced capabilities and superior quality fuel personal and process productivity.
2006 International ANSYS Conference: Simulation
CAE solutions leader brings together product innovators in May 2006.
Sun Microsystem Gold Level Community Sponsor
ConnectPress and Sun Microsystem are proud to announce Sun Microsystem's Gold Level Sponsorship of CATIA, UGS and Pro/E Communities.
VizUp 2.1.0: Polygon Reduction for 3D CAD Models
The company claims its VizUp product line represents a breakthrough in polygon reduction technologies.
Eight Megapixel Active Stereo Projection System
Fakespace's scaleable BeaconT technology provides detailed visualization environments for Terascale Data and Image Critical Applications.
Chippewa Middle School Wins Future City Contest
Chippewa Middle School was the winner of the Minnesota regional competition held on January 28 in Crystal, Minnesota.
High-Tech Testing of the Space Shuttle’s Foam
Iowa State University researchers study how computer simulation modeling can help engineers with defects in layers of space shuttle foam.
ANSYS, Inc. Joins European SAFEDOR Project
Software will be used in developing innovations for the global maritime industry.
Researcher Works to Increase Computer Power, Speed
Single molecule diodes could be built a thousand times smaller than diodes in use now.
BAE Systems' ClearFlite® Software
BAE Systems' ClearFlite software was nominated for the award by David Rider of Jane's Airport Review.
Reverse Engineering Direct into CAD with CMM & HighRES Reverse Engineering Direct into CAD with CMM & HighRES
By Mark Roberts In line for some new and innovative ideas in Reverse Engineering? Mark Roberts writes this explanation of a functional, yet easy plug-in as part of our Laser Scanning Roundup.
Watching the Detectives Watching the Detectives
By Brett Duesing, Strategic Reach "When accident evidence gets blurry, PhotoModeler finds the clues." Enjoy this fun and informative tidbit, part of our Laser Scanning & Manipulation of Point Cloud Data Roundup.
Delcam’s PowerMILL Helps Jetblades
Delcam’s PowerMILL helps Jetblades turn operators into engineers.
OPTIS Launches OptisWorks® Studio
OptisWorks® Studio analyzes and simulates light, optical design, and laser design serving a wide variety of industries.
Q2-030706: Bevel Gear, Gleason Profiles (2 answers)
Does anyone have a model for a bevel gear?
Q1-030706: Transfer Mesh
How do I transfer my mesh in Pro/E Wildfire to Ansys?
Q6-030306: Need A Trained Student
I am trying to find out which Colleges or Community Colleges use Pro/E in the Portland Oregon area.
Q6-030306: Training Needed (1 answer)
How or where can I get training?
Q5-030306: Accept Other CAD? (1 answer)
Can Pro/E accept AuotCAD and/or SolidWorks files?
Q4-030306: Two Datum Curves
How do I join two datum curves in 2.0?
Q3-030306: AMD Opteron
Does anyone have any experience with Pro/E on AMD Opteron under Solaris 10?
Q2-030306: Hole Table (1 answer)
Is it possible to create a usable hole table in Pro/E?
Q1-030606: Trackball
Has anyone figured out a way to use a trackball with Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-030306: Decrease Arrows (1 answer)
How can I decrease the size of arrows in a dimension?
Q1-030306: Thread Loop
I am looking for the best way to create a form that makes a "thread loop" on the edge of sheetmetal.
Q3-030206: Graphics Speed (1 answer)
It's taking forever to recalculate.
Q2-030206: Regeneration (1 answer)
I have an issue with regeneration on any operating system.
Q1-030206: Drawing to JT File
Is there a way to convert a Pro/E drawing into a .jt file for use in VisMockup?
Perfactory³ SXGA+ Rapid Manufacturing System
Showcasing at this show will be the Perfactory³ SXGA+ Rapid Manufacturing System.
3D-Tool: New Version 7.5
Following the success of the greatly enhanced version 7.0, 3D-Tool now announces the release of version 7.5 of its 3D and 2D CAD viewer.
Hybrid Electric Buses Improve Fuel Economy, Reliability
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think3 And 'Touch and Design'
think3's partnership in Europe's 'Touch and Design' research project builds design tools for the future.
PLMIG: London Workshop for PLM Benefits Model
Each workshop will deliver an outline framework for defining PLM Benefits in real businesses.
Manufacturers Overlook Potential Of Aftermarket Service
Service businesses now account for a significant 46 percent of profits.
CPDA Announces Agenda And Speakers For Workshop
This event offers a program that will explore in-depth the latest thinking on the critical issues facing design and simulation.
ERP Market Growth
It is predicted that the ERP market will grow by approximately 4% through to 2008.
ASEE's 113th Annual Conference
Join the American Society for Engineering Education in Chicago for the 113th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition.
CAD Schroer: v2003_350 of MEDEA
One of MEDEA’s most outstanding characteristics is its unified data model.
International Plastics Showcase
This event recognizes molders, designers, toolmakers and end-users for design excellence.
Sun Sets Precedent: New Features, Industry Firsts
Sun claims that its workstations blow away the competition with 12 new world-record benchmarks.
2005 Hardware/Graphics Cards Roundup Update: An Overview 2005 Hardware/Graphics Cards Roundup Update: An Overview
By John Reagor The debut of 3 powerful new Workstations prompted this Update to our Annual Hardware/Graphics Roundup. Our new Workstation Vendor Guide is handy, too.
Q2-030106: Intralink and Wildfire
Is Intralink Toolkit incompatible with Wildfire2?
Q1-030106: Diameter Of A Pulley (4 answers)
Is there a way to model the effective diameter of a pulley?
Q3-022706: List of Companies
I'm looking for a list of companies in Florida along the Gulf Coast that have Pro/E.
Q2-022706: Pro Composite
I'm trying to get information related to usage of Pro-composite.
Q1-022706: J-Link Config
By I am in very bad need of J-Link configuration in Pro/E Wildfire 2.0.
Q1-022406: File Viewer (1 answer)
Do you have or can you suggest an inexpensive viewer that I can use to look at the files?
Q2-022306: .PRT Files (1 answer)
Is there any site which has available .prt files for standard parts such as screws, o-rings, etc?
Q1-022306: Involute Curves (2 answers)
How do we create involute curves for helical and bevel gear in Wildfire 2?
Pro/E Reseller Roundup: Interview #1 Pro/E Reseller Roundup: Interview #1
Compiled by John Reagor This is the first interview of the Pro/E Reseller Roundup. Gain important information from Sequoia Etc. in this short Q&A.
Congratulations to Members Who Won Our Membership Contest Congratulations to Members Who Won Our Membership Contest
By Alexandra Pratt 81 Members won prizes in our Membership Renewal Contest - everything from electronic 20 Questions to the VSk8 to SolidProfessor Advanced Concepts.
QuadriSpace: 3D To Latest PDF Format
With the latest 3D PDF Module™, Document3D offers the ability to publish to Adobe PDF and maintain the interactive 3D elements.
Magnet Provides Promise for Electronics Advances
Penny-sized magnetic films are central to a discovery of how to conduct resistance-free electricity in a manner thought impossible.
F1 Books, Informatix Release Mastering Piranesi v4
Mastering Piranesi Version 4 provides clearly detailed and illustrated exercises on all tools and features of Piranesi.
Creativity at Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
The 23rd annual regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. March 4, and the national competition will be on April 1.
Agile-Sponsored Report: IP Protection Top Concern
The report provides recommendations to help resolve some of these top concerns for companies pursuing global design strategies.
Original FLEXlm® Development Team Returns
The Reprise License Manager™ is keenly focused on increasing simplicity, transparency and value.
Enterprise Applications
The average spending on enterprise applications in Eastern Europe as a proportion of total IT Budget is 27%.
ANSYS Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Fluent
This purchase broadens ANSYS' capabilities as a global innovator of simulation software.
GoForce 5500 From NVIDIA
GoForce 5500 delivers high-quality TV, video, audio and 3D gaming to mobile phones.
SPECapc Releases Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 Benchmark
Benchmark is first in SPECapc suite to test 64-bit system performance.
Q2-022206: Drawing Format (2 answers)
How can I wrap text to three rows in a drawing table, when text is returned from a part or assembly parameter?
Q1-022206: Draft Command
Can anybody tell me about the use of draft command in real time?
Q4-022106: Researching Software (1 answer)
What would you suggest I look into?
Q3-022106: Versions in India
I want to know the cost of all versions and models of Pro/E in India and places where they are available.
Q2-022106: Analysis Tutorials (1 answer)
Regarding the analysis part of Pro/E, I have some problems.
Q1-022106: Saving (2 answers)
Does anyone out there know of a fix for this problem?
Q2-021706: Graphics Cards for Windchill (1 answer)
I am looking for a list of all graphics cards that you recommend for Pro/E Windchill program to run on.
Q1-021706: ISDX
Can I purchase ISDX for use with an educational version of Pro/E Wildfire?
Using Ribbon Surfaces to Create Tangent Surfaces Using Ribbon Surfaces to Create Tangent Surfaces
By Florin Neamtu Florin Neamtu of Belcan Corporation provides this tip on situations that warrant using Pro/ENGINEER's Ribbon Surface options.
PTC Doubles Language Support of Arbortext®
PTC claims that Arbortext Solutions address customers' global publishing challenges.
ITT Space Standardizes on Windchill®
Product development system for advanced data control and design collaboration improves process efficiencies.
NVIDIA nForce and NVIDIA Quadro
nForce and Quadro deliver performance and features for computers Celsius v 380 workstation.
ThomasNet Named 2006 CODiE Award Finalist
ThomasNet brings together industrial buyers and suppliers on a national, regional, and local level.
Hybrids Win "Best Overall Value Of The Year" Awards
This year, IntelliChoice.com identified 29 winning models by segment and class, plus eight overall category winners.
GA Tech Uses IBM Supercomputing Cluster
IBM and Georgia Institute of Technology announced that a supercomputing cluster running Linux will anchor a new Center for Study of Systems Biology.
From 2D Design to the Creation of Surfaces
PYD benefits from the complete integration on offer with the TopSolid range of CAD/CAM solutions.
Budget-Friendly LMS Test.Lab Vibration
The new solution supports endurance testing, online damage monitoring and trend analysis.
3D Systems To Hold Career Fair
3D Systems is conducting a Career Fair to find candidates for the over 100 open positions in various areas and departments.
Best of the Best: Part II Best of the Best: Part II
By Richard Williams Richard Williams is back with his insightful look into free and "almost free" software and utilities for engineers. Be sure to check this out.
Axis Prototypes, CP Join For Gold Community Sponsorships
Axis Prototypes is committed to offering solutions that speed product development, cut costs and improve product design.
Grand River Integrates ERP With PTC Windchill®
The speed of this successful integration, completed in just three months, is considered an industry breakthrough.
In House 3D Printer
Z Corp claims that its in house 3D Printer turns Pro/ENGINEER data into concept models 5-10X faster than traditional rapid prototyping.
Q1-021506: Vendors in China?
Does anyone know of any vendors accredited in China?
Q2-021406: Change Form of Files (1 answer)
Is it necessary to change the form of files (.prt) created by Pro/E, when they are to analyzed by FEA software ANSYS?
Q1-021406: Piston (2 answers)
Can anyone help me understand how the piston mechanism can be developed?
Q6-021306: Installation Error (1 ans)
During installation Pro/ENGINEER 2000i2 on WINDOW XP Professional Platform, I have problem and I get this message.
Q5-021306: Curriculum Revision
We wish to know more about Pro/Engineer software for inclouding to include in our new revised curriculum
Q4-021306: Draw A Plane (2 answers)
Can anyone tell me how to draw a plane at a given angle with reference to any plane?
Q2-021306: Nvidia and Quatro
Has anyone patched his normal Nvidia graphics card to Quatro?
Q1-021306: Pro/E Programming
I want to know about programming in Pro/E, and the parametric programming, including an algorithm along with an icon leading to the software.
Q1-021006: Student Edition (2 answers)
Is it possible to get a student edition of Pro/E for my furniture hobby shop-2 employees?
Q4-020906: Spreadsheet Programming (1 answer)
Looking for something on using a Excel spreadsheet to pro-program a part, drawing and assy.
Q3-020906: LH-RH (4 answers)
How do I create an RH of an LH component that has already been drawn?
Q2-020906: Installation (1 answer)
The PTC Host ID that appears is different from the Host ID that I have run from IPCONFIG/all.
Q1-020906: Robust Titleblock Forms (1 answer)
Is there a good resource that can help me learn this aspect of drawing details?
Pro/ENGINEER Manufacturing Webcast
The webcast is Friday, February 10, 2006, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM US/Eastern time.
ATI: Next Generation Mobile Workstation Graphics
Lenovo selects leading edge Mobility FireGL™ V5200 for new ThinkPad T60p.
CAD Data Exchange Event
May 24-25, 2006 are the dates of the conference and exhibits of the CAD Data Exchange: Productivity through Interoperability.
Trox Replaces 2D with CoCreate OneSpace
The new 3D environment fulfilled expectations in the first pilot project.
CIMdata: "Digital Manufacturing in PLM Environments"
CIMdata consulting and research firm announces the availability of a new White Paper about "Digital Manufacturing in PLM Environments."
Cyon Research Announces COFES 2006
This premier CAD industry event is to be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, April 20 - 23, 2006.
CADwire.net Accepting Tech Innovator Award Nominations
The winner will be announced at COFES 2006.
Babson Launches, "Managing in the Knowledge Age"
Managing in the Knowledge Age is designed to help managers and professionals leverage their most critical resource - knowledge.
Q2-020806: View a .PRT File (4 answers)
I was wondering if there is any software that can be used just to view a .prt file?
Modeling a Camshaft Using Variable Section Sweep Modeling a Camshaft Using Variable Section Sweep
By Florin Neamtu Florin Neamtu of Belcan Corporation offers another great Pro/ENGINEER. This technique shows the power of Variable Section Sweeps.
Q1-020806: Unbend Part (3 answers)
How can I unbend this part?
Q2-020606: Config.pro (1 answer)
Every time I close my Pro/E, the config.pro file is being deleted.
Q1-020606: Branches in India (1 answer)
One of our customers is working on Autocad and wants to know if Pro/E has any branches/agents in India, to look into Pro/E software.
Q1-020206: Shrinkage Parameter
How do I plug my shrinkage parameter into the "Shrink Ratio" field (what's the correct syntax)?
Rensselaer President Calls Focus Capacity to Innovate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has urged the President to "spark a legacy of innovation."
Latest Nastran FEA Modeler Extends the User Base
Noran Engineering’s NEiModeler v9.1 appeals to new users and experienced analysts with benefits in model creation.
Free Webinar: STAR-CCM+, Value Of CAE In Education
Involvement in areas of CAE, such as design, structural analysis and fluid dynamics, will prepare students as they enter industry.
Boy with Rare Disorder Has Robotic Surgery at UIC
UIC surgeons were the first to perform robotic myotomy and to publish its benefits over laparoscopic myotomy for this rare disorder.
Versatile Weld-On Hinges
Drawings, quotes and 3-D CAD files are all available from the company's website.
A New Way to Help Computers Recognize Patterns
An algorithm that received a score of 0.2 for sorting faces was right 98 percent of the time.
Q4-020106: Parametric Relationships
Can I set up parametric relationships for surfaces that have not been created in Pro/E style?
Q3-020106: Inner Surfaces Of Model (1 answer)
Is there any another simple method to extract only inner surfaces of a model?
Q2-020106: Change Font Or Color (1 answer)
I changed a dimensiona nd tolerance, and the dimension line type is the same as the object lines, which are very heavy.
Q1-020106: Trails (1 answer)
How can I get rid of these trails?
Moving beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets Moving beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets
By Sandy Joung Read how the simultaneous design and documentation of calculations promote engineering excellence with Mathsoft's breakthrough software.
PTC Windchill® Helps NASA Manage Collaboration
PTC solutions serve as the backbone for development of next-generation spacecraft.
Jim Heppelmann to Speak
The event will include management discussion of PTC's business and outlook.
Q5-013006: Student Edition (1 answer)
Interested in purchasing a student edition of Pro/E and finding out what system is required.
Q4-013006: Default Hole Depth
Is there a way to control the default drill depth for a given hole, instead of using the 3X?
Q3-013006: Models?
Has anyone got models parts or assemblies that they can help me populate the 3d-parts.com website with?
Q2-013006: Connect A Chain
Can anyone tell me how to connect a chain, which I've produced, around a pair of gears, (like a bicycle), so that the whole assembly can move?
Q1-013006: WF2 & VGA (1 answer)
Does anyone know if Pro/E Wildfire 2 is compatible with VGA?
Q2-012706: Remove Visualization
Does anyone know how to remove the visualization of surface finish in 3d model?
Q1-012706: Datum Curves in 2.0 (2 answers)
How can I join the two curves in 2.0?
Q5-012606: Analysis Package (1 answer)
What is the analysis package of Pro/E?
Q4-012606: Start Up Directory, Trail File (1 answer)
I have a question regarding the way to manipulate the software, so that it looks at a particular directory instead of the current fallout.
Q3-012606: Pro/TOOLKIT
How do I start Pro/TOOLKIT?
Q2-012606: Axis Reference
How can I make the axis take the same reference as a surface does (as example)?
Q1-012606: Assemblies
Is it possible to manipulate instances, when the part is located in many levels down? If not, how can I make it with many levels of assemblies?
Q4-012506: Adding BOM Balloons (1 ans)
Does anyone know how to track down and correct this error, while trying to add more custom balloons to an existing drawing with bom table relations?
Moldflow Plastics Insight 6.0
Plastics simulation software adds speed, accuracy and capacity breakthroughs.
Magnetic Vortices Discovery May Lead to New Devices
Unual pool of scientific talent, using new nanofabrication instruments, is helping to open a new frontier of very small and very fast devices.
3DLabs Wildcat Realizm 800 & 500 Selected For HP
PCI Express-based Wildcat Realizm family offers price range and performance.
3D and Soft Body Forms
TUKATECH, India held two informational seminars on Fit and the importance of CAD systems.
F1 in Schools Champion Crowned
The Stingers’ victory showed the heights to which a team of 13- and 14-year-olds can climb in pursuit of technological excellence.
CD-adapco: STAR-CAD Gateways V4.02
The STAR-CAD Gateways have been specifically created to enable engineers and analysts to undertake calculations directly within their CAD environment.
CAD Schroer Announces New Partner in Belgium
CAD Schroer partners with SAVACO to bring integrated drafting support to Pro/ENGINEER® customers in the Benelux and France.
Digitise Become DesignDataManager VAR
Concurrent Systems Inc Ltd announced that Digitise have become the latest Value Added Reseller of DesignDataManager.
Q3-012506: Compatibility (1 answer)
I think it might be a problem between flexlm and XP.
Q2-012506: Motion Analysis
I want to know about motion analysis in Pro/Mechanica.
Q1-012506: Casting and Machining Drawings (1 answer)
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Using the Round All Feature in Wildfire 2.0 Using the Round All Feature in Wildfire 2.0
By Florin Neamtu Florin Neamtu of Belcan Corporation offers his expertise in this short and helpul tip about the Round All feature in Wildfire 2.0.
Q2-012306: Transfer Data (1 answer)
Is there any solution to transfer data from the Pro/E higher version, Wildfire, to the lower version, Pro/E 2001, with all features and history?
Q1-012306: Happy With Software (5 answers)
I would like to ask some Pro/E users how happy they are with the software.
Q2-012006: Annotation Feature
How do I use insert and annotation feature in Wildfire 2.2?
Q1-012006: Error Message (1 answer)
After I set the license manager up, then install Pro-E, the system comes up with this error.
Q2-011906: Dimension in Parameters (1 answer)
Does anyone know how to place a dimension in the parameters that can be shown in a drawing and updates with the part?
Q1-011906: Repeat Region Table (1 answer)
Is it possible to have a repeat region table with values from feature parameters in part?
Aurora Design Choose DesignDataManager
A genuine need to manage Pro/ENGINEER data has emerged.
Stryker Leibinger & PTC Windchill® Medical Device
Manufacturer of medical devices will rely on PTC® Product Development System to manage mechanic, electronic and software design data.
YDS Joins Pro/E Community as a Gold Sponsor
Yazel Design Services (YDS) and ConnectPress are proud to announce YDS’ Gold Sponsorship of the Pro/ENGINEER Community.
Daratech: CAE Users to Increase Spending
The market for CAE is currently underpenetrated.
PartMaker v7.8 to be Unveiled at WESTEC 2006
In booth #D-3282, WESTEC 2006 in Los Angeles CA, PartMaker Software/IMCS Inc. will unveil its latest.
SOUTH-TEC/MFP
The blended event combines the best the Southeast region has to offer.
Purdue Center Speeds Research in Nanoelectronics
The research will tackle a critical question related to the inevitable demise of Moore's Law.
Engineers: Math Method For Better Robots, Structures
"These new theorems represent a common language and provide an understanding of what we call the duality between kinematics and statics."
SketchUp® Goes to Hollywood
The 3D Modeling tool was used in ‘Good Night & Good Luck' design.
BAE Provides Digital Autopilot Systems
BAE Systems to supply upgraded digital autopilot systems for Brazilian air force P-3 Orion fleet.
3D Systems Claims InVision LD 3-D Printer 30% Faster
It is ideal for engineering and industrial design departments within educational institutions.
AFR for Complex Holes Added to FeatureCAM
Demos will be available in Booth 3368 at WESTEC 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA, from March 28 to March 30.
PDF eTrigger for Pro/INTRALINK
Crown Energy Technologies deploys Fishbowl Solutions’ PDF eTrigger™ for Pro/INTRALINK®.
CSI Release DesignDataManager 2005.4
DDM 2005.4 gives CSI’s user-base the opportunity to fully integrate AutoCAD data into their PDM solution.
Metris Service Center (MSC) Agreement
3D-ES uses a range of software applications, including Focus Inspection and Reverse Engineering, Rapidform, and Pro/Engineer.
Q2-011806: Design Courses
I'm a mechanical engineer, and I want to learn designing in Pro/E.
Q1-011806: Usable Skeleton Model (3 answers)
Does anyone know how to create a usable skeleton model, once you've already built your assembly?
Fractus Optimizes Antennas for Wireless Devices using Pro/E Fractus Optimizes Antennas for Wireless Devices using Pro/E
Provided by PTC Fractus Optimizes Antennas for Wireless Devices using Pro/ENGINEER®
Q2011706: Load STEP Correctly
Config.pro setting?
Q1-011706: Split Line (1 answer)
Often, when doing FEA, it is necessary to split a surface (face) in a model.
Q3-011306: Wildfire Notes (2 ans)
My question is how to modify the format of the notes generated by Pro.
Q2-011306: Drawing Parameters (3 answers)
I am struggling to get the parameters of part to drawing mode.
Q1-011306: Layering
Is it possible to select draft entities (from an imported file) by color, to be deleted or placed on another layer?
2005 Pro/ENGINEER Salary Survey 2005 Pro/ENGINEER Salary Survey
Compiled By ConnectPress Editorial Staff Did you participate in our 2005 Salary Survey? Perhaps you fit the profile of our Prototypical Community Member. Read on to find out!
CGTech to Showcase VERICUT 6 at WESTEC
VERICUT 6 increases the ability of manufacturing engineers to simulate the entire CNC machining process.
Moldflow Announces Plastics Insight 6.0
The new coupled 3D Flow solver is up to eight times faster.
UIC To Study Women Engineers' Networking
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to public administration scholars at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
LEGO Group Unveils MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Toolset
The consumer robotics pioneer has introduced the next generation of its Robotics Toolset resigned to excite all enthusiasts.
Eos Systems Selects European Reseller
PhotoModeler has been adopted across a wide variety of diverse industries and applications.
Algor Releases FEMPRO for FEA Users
Now, ALGOR is making FEMPRO widely available for users of other finite element systems.
EqualLogic: Technology of the Year Honor
The award recognizes EqualLogic's iSCSI SAN solution for product excellence in storage.
Contex-New Family of 3D Printers, Flatbed Scanner
Applications include concept models, presentation models, functional testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
vueLogic 2.0 Now Available For PLM
vueLogic 2.0 enables users across a network to print over 450 file formats without opening and viewing or needing the native application installed.
Nanostart AG Invests in Nanosys, Inc.
In a controlled environment, structures are produced to form functional devices equivalent to transistors, light emitters, or solar cells.
FILA Selects PTC®
Fila will use the solution to reduce time-to-market and product costs.
Q1-011106: Memory Can't Be Read (2 answers)
When I start Wildfire r1, it shows an xtop.exe application error.
Q3-010606:Basic Applications (1 ans)
Can you help me, regarding developing basic applications in Pro/Toolkit?
Q2-010606: Extract Curve (2 answers)
How can I extract a curve in Pro/E Wildfire 2?
Q1-010606: Changing Host ID (1 answer)
During installation of Pro/E 2000i2 on Window XP Professional Edition platform, I have a problem in changing the Host ID.
Q1-010506: Drawing Threads (2 answers)
How do I draw threads in Pro/E?
CIMdata: 2006 PLM Vendor Forum Program
CIMdata’s 2006 PLM Vendor Forum will provide a solid background for suppliers.
Breaking Down Walls With a New Type of Communication Breaking Down Walls With a New Type of Communication
Provided By Lattice3D See how utilizing new technology in the engineering department of L-3 Communications helped overcome typical problems in communication.
CADopia and CADDetails.com
CADopia users can access CADDetails.com symbols and drawings.
Tokyo's HZS Offers IronCAD V8 Japanese
Included with version 8.0 is a second bonus CD.
Avatech Releases Importer for 3D DWG
The utility, ExtractKML, requires the user to simplify the model down to 3D faces.
NewTek Releases Free Update to VT[4]™
Version 4.6 ups the ante for motion graphics and animation capabilities.
Korean MOCIE Awards INUS for rapidformXO Verifier
XOV is the first software to offer systematic inspection processing using 3D scan data.
Arrow Electronics Acquires DNSint.com AG
Enterprise computing solutions business expands into Europe.
Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers
By Richard Williams Sharpen your pencil and set your time-piece! This timed test challenges your knowledge and mastery of detail. Test yourself, then your coworkers.
Q2-010406: 3D Mesh of a Sail (1 answer)
How can I convert a DXF file, representing a 3d mesh of a sail, to a valid geometry for CFD input using Pro/E Wildfire?
Q1-010406: Help With Sheet Metal (5 answers)
Can anybody help me figure out what might be the reason for this?
Q3-010306: Educational Programs in Bay Area (1 answer)
I wonder if you know of any educational programs for Pro/E in the San Francisco/San Jose CA area.
Q2-010306: Link Library (1 answer)
How do I link my 3d model library to the working directory, to save all my STD components in my present working directory?
Q1-010306: Need Project
I'm searching for a project, according to Pune University curriculum in the design field
Q1-122905: Circular Reference (1 answer)
What are circular references?
CompAmerica Rolls Out New Powerful Laptop
Orca X2 is "extraordinary at Gaming, exceptional at CAD CAM, incredible at Video, and remarkable at Data-Crunching."
Objet Announces Eden350V™ and Eden350™
Like the Eden500V, the Eden350V and Eden350 are based on Objet’s PolyJet™ photopolymer jetting technology.
New success for Esprit CAM
E Technology delivered 35 new licenses of ESPRIT to the Academy of Dijon, one of 29 educational regions of France.
Kingdom of Bahrain Adopts Geospatial Technology
This is the latest example of the move toward MWH Soft's advanced geospatial infrastructure modeling and management solutions.
IIIT-Hyderabad To Focus On Research
The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, proposes to produce about 100 PhDs by 2012.
DRS Electronic Facility Achieves CMMI Level 3
The CMMI rating is being used as a prerequisite and critical evaluation factor for the acquisition of military programs.
Delcam To Show Simpleware
STL files generated from Simpleware’s ScanIP software can be read into Delcam’s CopyCAD reverse engineering program.
Visteon Demonstrates Insightful Automotive Innovations
Its consumer-driven technologies are focused in three key areas--electronics, interiors and climate control.
The Renter in the Cubicle: The Renter in the Cubicle:
By Joanne G. Sujansky, Ph.D., CSP If your employees are just going through the motions, your company will never live up to its potential. Here's some help.
Q-122705: Groove Account in Wildfire (1 answer)
I'm trying to set up a groove account from the groove software installed by the collaboration tools in Wildfire.
Q1-122605: Bevel Gear (2 answers)
If anyone has a model or process of designing a bevel gear, please send it to me and help me out.
What’s the difference between PDM and PLM? What’s the difference between PDM and PLM?
By Michael Craffey Michael Craffey of CSHARE Corporation clarifies the differences between PDM and PLM and how their use could benefit product manufacturers. He offers suggestions about choosing and implementing each.
Orange County FL Launches Spanish-Language Website
The leading county in digital government furthers its commitment to serve Hispanics.
FIGES--TranscenData's First Turkish Reseller
As the Turkish economy climbs and EU membership discussions continue, there will be further investment in the Turkish Engineering industry.
3DCS Technology Helps New Embraer 190 Airplane
Embraer successfully implements 3DCS tolerance simulation technology in the design of the custom made Live TV Radome (radar dome).
Women in Science, Engineering
The University of Michigan has made ADVANCE permanent.
CIMdata Announces 2006 PLM Vendor Forum Program
CIMdata’s 2006 PLM Vendor Forum will provide a focused review of challenges and a discussion on effective strategies to address them.
IT Solutions Improve Patient Care
Leading Nephrology Center Will Implement EMR and Mobile Practice Management Services.
Santa Claus' Secrets Revealed
Called the "Frontotemporoperiotaloccipital Lobe," it helps Santa detect which children have been bad or good.
CoCreate-Whitepaper on Lean Product Development
This whitepaper highlights the differences between linear and lean product development processes.
Infolytica Offers Free Downloads of MagNet Trial Edition
This Trial Edition is also an educational tool for use in a university classroom environment.
BAE Systems Completes Flight Tests Digital System
The digital EW system exploits breakthroughs in commercial analog-to-digital (ADC) technology and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Eos Systems Partners With Kineticorp
Accident reconstruction firm becomes an official consultant for PhotoModeler users.
PTC Announces the Availability of CADDS® 5i R14
New capabilities simplify development for the shipbuilding industry and large assembly manufacturers.
Q1-122105: Animation Capture Playback Speed (1 answer)
How can I vary the speed?
Q2-122005: Threading Note (4 answers)
When you make a hole, with thread, how do you get rid of the threading note?
Q1-122005: Guide Book
I am still seeking Pro/E software and want to know the requirements to install PC Hardware and software.
Manufacturers Increase Productivity with PDM Manufacturers Increase Productivity with PDM
Compiled by John Reagor Pro/E users tell how PTC's Product Data Management solutions ease the flow of data from design teams to the shop floor, saving time and money.
Q2-121905: Toggle the Direction of a Location
In Pro/E, how do we toggle the direction of a location while moving it?
Q1-121905: Classes (1 answer)
Where can you take classes for this software, Pro/E?
Q1-121505: Pro/E Reader (2 answers)
I have just received some files that I cannot open, because they were created in Pro/E CAD.
CSI Release DesignDataManager 2005.4
DDM is compatible with Pro/E.
Routed Systems Deluxe
This new software tool enables companies to implement advanced PTC routing tools such as Routed Systems Designer, Pro/Cabling & Pro-Piping.
Arbortext® Advanced Print Publisher™ 9.0
This latest release improves publishing efficiency and reduces production costs.
Brighter IT Outlook
After the sobering effects of the economic downturn on the IT industry, the outlook is now somewhat brighter.
Ball Aerospace Accelerates Focus On Space Telescope
The one-sixth scale model of JWST's optical system is part of an effort to reduce risk in the program.
Multin Hittech BV Uses CoCreate's Collaboration Tool
Lean product development approach cuts costs and ups productivity.
Penn Tries To Dispel Myths About Nanotechnology
The answer is to educate, dispel myths, tamp down the hype and poke fun at the science-fiction scenarios.
HighJump Software Releases Supply Chain Advantage 8.0
This new version features enhanced platform and modules geared toward enterprise readiness and stronger supply chain linking.
PTC Windchill Helps Tae Kwang
Tae Kwang is using Windchill to collaboratively develop products in a globally distributed environment.
Lufthansa Airlines Selects PTC® Arbortext®
Electronic distribution of manuals saves airline $1 million in first year.
CAD Schroer Partners with INAS
The partnership bring powerful, integrated drafting support to Pro/ENGINEER® customers in Romania and throughout the Balkan region.
Theorem's Latest Translators Match CATIA v5 Development
New versions of Theorem’s CADverter offer fast and accurate translation of CAD data between CATIA V5 R16 and Pro/Engineer.
Precision Learning Accelerator Increases Pro/ENGINEER Precision Learning Accelerator Increases Pro/ENGINEER
Compiled By John Reagor See how two companies on two continents use the same solution to increase worker productivity by more than 50 percent each.
Weigh Your Options When Considering Training Weigh Your Options When Considering Training
By Dave Ptak Managers are faced with difficult decisions when facing training options. Hear some suggestions on how to cope with this growing issue from Dave Ptak.
Q2-121405: Neutral Format Definition
One thing we are concerned with is whether we can get a formal completed neutral format definition.
Q1-121405: Modify Boundaries (2 answers)
In earlier versions of Pro/E, one used to be able to modify drawing view's boundaries.
Q1-121305: JAR Files and J/Link
What are the JAR files used to run a program based on J/Link?
Q1-120905: Pro/E Neutral File Format
Do you have the format definition of Pro/E Neutral file format?
New Océ TDS450 Large Format Print System
Optional color scanning capability streamlines digital communication and archiving of technical documents.
HARMAN/BECKER Implements PTC Windchill®
Supplier of automotive communication systems increases number of Windchill seats to 1,000.
Geometry-Based Manufacturing: Need for Direct Model Editing Geometry-Based Manufacturing: Need for Direct Model Editing
By Ken Versprille To be competitive in today’s market, manufacturing shops must adopt lean manufacturing principles when dealing with CAD product design models.
CADCAM Strategies for Five-Axis Machining CADCAM Strategies for Five-Axis Machining
By Peter Dickin There is more involved in the move into five-axis machining than simply buying a new machine tool. Here are strategies for managing a CADCAM system.
CAD Schroer Wins PTC® Award
CAD Schroer GmbH (CSG) was recently awarded the prestigious 'European Software Partner of the Year 2005.'
Purdue 'Metamaterial'
The material consists of tiny parallel "nanorods" of gold that conduct clouds of electrons called "plasmons."
RadioShack Expands Possibilities For Young Inventors
Second Annual FIRST Vex Challenge begins with regional competitions in Winter 2005.
Expert-Technology Not Always Best Holiday Gifts
The holidays are a prime time to be wary of what she calls "technoism," and blindly purchasing each new technology.
3DCADTips.com Adds Freeware
"Today, there is a Sphere of Technology that CAD and Graphics professionals interact with in their workplace."
Magnacad Launches IronCAD Website
Its focus is on business development and improvement, originating from within the engineering division of the company.
Materialise and DMS Somos
Materialise expands capacity offering, thanks to ProtoFunctional® materials by DSM Somos.
Altera To Present At Lehman Brothers 2005 Conference
Altera's presentation at the Global Technology Conference is scheduled for Friday, December 9th at 9:30 am Pacific Time.
CD-adapco Releases STAR-CAD Series V4.02
This new version of STAR-CAD Series for the Windows 32-bit platform includes STAR-Pro/E for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.
Q1-120705: Russian Fonts (1 answer)
Could you please tell me how to get Russian fonts by using Pro/E 2001/Wildfire 2.0?
Q1-120505: Part For CFD Analysis (1 answer)
I am trying to make a part from an assembly to be used for CFD analysis.
Q1-120205: Y Factor Value (1 answer)
How do I find the Y factor Value in sheet metal?
Q1-120105: Offset All Surfaces? (1 answer)
Is it possible in Pro/E to offset all surfaces of a model at the same time?
RAND IT Partners With IMlogic
RAND Worldwide will offer its customers IMlogic IM Manager, a secure IM management solution.
MAXON Announces Free CINEMA 4D R9.52
The R9.52 update includes changes to the Content Browser, expanded drag and drop functionality and an improved menu structure.
Funny One-Minute Science Radio Program
Even if you don't know the difference between a quark and a quasar, barely got a C in trigonometry or blew up high school chemistry lab, it's OK.
The New Standard-Bearer
China is using standards only to protect its domestic industries against foreign compeitition.
INUS Releases Plus Pack 1 for rapidformXO Verifier
rapidformXO Verifier is an inspection solution preferred by quality assurance professionals.
New PowerSHAPE Options
The latest version of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE CAD system has made its unique Total Modelling functionality much easier to use.
Mando Creates Advanced PLM System
Mando implemented Windchill as a PLM system in order to strengthen the real-time collaboration infrastructure.
ATI’s FireGL Provides Graphics Horsepower ATI’s FireGL Provides Graphics Horsepower
By Mark Nusca ATI’s FireGL workstation graphics accelerators are one of the key components in the UNIX workstations at PSA Peugeot Citroën sites around the globe.
Q1-113005: Make A Chain
How do I make a chain?
Q3-112905: Acquire a3 and a4 Templates (2 answers)
I would like to know either how to create a4 and a3 templates with title blocks or how to acquire them.
Q2-112905: SolidWorks Part Drawings (1 answer)
Can I open SolidWorks part drawings in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q1-112905: Unbend IGS File (1 answer)
I am unable to unbend a certain igs file after converting the same to sheet metal from solid.
Q3-112805: Insightful Instruction
Please sugest an insightful book that will instruct me in Advanced Pro/E Wildfire.
Q2-112805: JLink
How can I set the view angle and eye rotation with jlink methods (as in the "perspective"-dialog)?
Q1-112805: DXF Mesh
How do I make it into a valid surface, so that I can import it into Ansys?
CAD Schroer on World Tour
CAD Schroer invites users to expand the capabilities of Pro/ENGINEER® and say good-bye to the pain and cost of legacy systems.
Okino’s PolyTrans-Convert All Major 3D CAD
NGRAIN users will be able to create 3D Knowledge Objects (3KOs) by converting native CAD packages and file formats.
BOXX Joins Alias In
Their multi-city tour demonstrates how 3DBOXX workstations power new Alias design tools.
Engineers of the Future Are Using Crayons
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) solicited funds from its membership to fund the initial printing of 10,000 copies.
Philanthropic Group Awards Carnegie Mellon Students
Since ARCS Foundation’s founding in 1958, scholarship funding has gone to 10,475 scholars at more than 45 of the country’s best universities.
Spring Announces NCSIMUL v8.2 with OPTITOOL
OPTITOOL reads an ISO or APT machining program and analyses the cuts for each tool.
RAND v. PTC Litigation
These serious claims remain to be decided by a jury.
Adept, TriStar-Advanced Measurement Solution
Manufacturing disk drives and media requires rigorous attention not only to the assembly environment but to maximizing the yield.
Sun Microsystems Announces Solaris™ 10
Expanded platform on x64 support for PTC Pro/ENGINEER help customers leverage technology investment.
Delcam’s CopyCAD Reverse Engineering
Delcam software gives chocolate mould manufacturer a taste of success.
Chrysler Manufacturing Chief, Engineering Honor
Ontario (Canada) Professional Engineers Gold Medal is for public service, technical excellence and outstanding professional leadership.
2005 Sheet Metal Roundup: An Overview 2005 Sheet Metal Roundup: An Overview
By John Reagor In this overview of articles and our Vendor Reference Guide, you'll discover recent trends from early adopters in this unique segment of the industry.
3D CAD Makes Sheet Metal Parts in Days a Reality 3D CAD Makes Sheet Metal Parts in Days a Reality
By Jay Jacobs It's common in the plastics industry to manufacture strictly to 3D CAD databases. This technology is now a growing segment of Sheet Metal industry.
Airboard Delivers 'Wow Factor' With Pro/ENGINEER Airboard Delivers 'Wow Factor' With Pro/ENGINEER
Provided by PTC An innovative and futuristic product electrifies the Olympic audience at Sydney's opening ceremony. See how Pro/E helped design a $15,000 Airboard.
Q1-112205: Wildfire Engine (1 answer)
What is the engine used in Wildfire 1 & 2?
Q1-112105: Open and View Drawings (2 answers)
I'm looking for a program that will allow me to open and view Pro/E CAD drawings.
Q1-111805: Edit Hatch Properties (2 answers)
How do I edit hatch properties in 3D cross sections, like, say, angle, spacing, etc.?
Q3-111705: Rename Part File (3 answers)
If I renamed the part file, the drawing wouldn't open.
Q2-111705: xTop
When I install Pro/E xTop, an error appears on the screen.
Q1-111705: Loading Config.pro (1 answer)
I'm having trouble with the incorrect config.pro file loading, when I start up Wildfire.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Selects PTC Arbortext®
Bristol-Myers Squibb selected PTC's Arbortext solutions because of their extensive use in the life sciences industry.
AIAG,STAR,JAMA/JAPIA,ODETTE,IT Standards
A strategic memorandum of understanding was announced that will reduce complexity in communication from automotive dealerships through to suppliers.
3D Systems-Accura 25 Plastic for SLA Systems
Accura 25 plastic can replace and displace today's customers' dependence on CNC-machined parts.
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Jilin Electric Power Co. Ltd has selected Intergraph to extend automated facilities management to all of China's Jilin Province.
'Applied Ontology' Jumps Across the Semantic Gap
The persisting, ubiquitous distance between syntax and content is called the semantic gap.
Delcam--Patent for Total Modelling CAD System
This wide range of techniques gives designers the ability to create innovative products more easily and quickly.
ArchVision Announces 'Build Your Own Library'
ArchVision RPC Content saves design visualization artists and animators hours of production time.
Q2-111605: License Path (2 answer)
I am emailing from work and trying to work from my computer at home that does not have the internet.
Q1-111605: Texture File
How do we convert the Pro/E texture file *.tx3 to bmp?
Dennis Gabor Lecture 2005
Science differs from other human belief systems in that there are some things that scientists can be sure about.
Researchers Create Faster, More Efficient Laser
Researchers recently have made lasers using just a single photonic crystal microcavity in an attempt to outdo VCSELs.
VX CAD/CAM Wraps 2D Sketches Around Surfaces
One of the obstacles can be the functionality at the very heart of the system, the Sketcher.
Best of the Best: Free Software You Can Actually Use Best of the Best: Free Software You Can Actually Use
By Richard Williams Richard Williams takes you on a tour of Websites that offer free (and almost free) useful software utilities. See screen shots and links to these generous sites.
Elgorithms Releases MagicTracer 1.0
Vector drawings converted by MagicTracer can be edited in all CAD programs.
Q2-111505: Mechanism Commands
I'd like to get a step-by-step procedure for mechanism commands
Q1-111505: Heal Geometry
What does 'Heal Geometry' do?
Q3-111405: Text On Curved Surface (1 answer)
Does anyone know how to place text along a curved surface in Wildfire 2.0?
Q2-111405: Integrated Mode (2 answers)
To have it available also under Pro/E Mechanica application, do I have do modify some config file or something else?
Q1-111405: Part From Casting (5 answers)
Which is the best method to use, when creating a part which is machined from a casting?
Pro/E Aides in Developing War on Terrorism Communication Pro/E Aides in Developing War on Terrorism Communication
Provided by PTC Read about Pro/E software helped desigh light weight communications equipment to be used in the Global War of Terrorism.
Q1-111005: Basic Customization
I want to know the basic procedure for customization of Pro/E, for my company, and the language through which it is achieved.
Delcam USA-Aztech Is South Africa Reseller
Delcam USA expands its distribution by appointing Aztech as its FeatureCAM master reseller in South Africa.
Denel Aerospace Selects PTC Windchill®
Strategic product development system addresses globalization challenges for leading South African A&D manufacturer.
What’s the difference between PDM and PLM? What’s the difference between PDM and PLM?
By Michael Craffey Michael Craffey of CSHARE Corporation clarifies the differences between PDM and PLM and how their use could benefit product manufacturers. He offers suggestions about choosing and implementing each.
Q1-110905: Knowledge of Pro/E
I want know about Pro/E.
Q2-110905: Heal Geometry (3 answers)
Can anyone teach me how to heal geometry from an imported STEP file?
Black Hat Turns To WinMagic
IT security think tank uses SecureDoc software for full-disk encryption with two-factor authentication
Delft Spline Previews DeskProto 4.1 at Euromold
The Euromold will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 in Frankfurt (Germany).
ERP-Link Corp. Releases iNet.Integrator For SAP V2.0
iNet.Integrator provides for the rapid, intelligent integration of SAP systems with the Microsoft .NET framework.
Thales Expands PTC PLM Relationship
The company is working with PTC to deliver a re-engineered and updated information.
PTC Release Schedule
PTC has announced release dates for its software.
Volvo Penta Reduces Costs With ITI
Through ITI’s Reliability Growth program both targets were effectively met.
Federation Software Expands Operation To Germany
A new sales Office in Germany will serve the European PLM markets.
Penn Theorists to Create Optical Circuit Elements
A beam of light is a path of gold to a miniaturized world.
Mastercam X Delivers Ease and Power to Manufacturing
CNC Software unveils the next generation of its leading CAD/CAM software.
CD-adapco Joins the Pro/E Community as a Gold Sponsor
CD-adapco and ConnectPress are proud to announce CD-adapco’s Gold Sponsorship of the Pro/ENGINEER Community.
Making Pro/ENGINEER data accessible via the Web Making Pro/ENGINEER data accessible via the Web
Scott Conover See the tools offered by Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire that allow deployment of customized Web applications: J-Link and Pro/Web.Link.
Q2-110805: IGES Into Solid (3 answers)
Is there any way to convert the whole model into a solid?
Q1-110805: Security Solution
Need to talk to someone who has found a security solution for Pro/E.
PTC Gets Aggressive In India
The company is targeting various verticals like heavy engineering, education, SMB and aerospace.
Q2-110705: Written Instructions
Can someone write instructions for me, how to build the helical gear?
Q1-110705: Sectional Views (2 answers)
Can anyone explain to me how to have sectional views of a part along a zig-zag cut to show sections of all typical details?
Q2-110405: Parts With Family Tables (1 answer)
I have tried everything, including locking the instance.
Q1-110405: Dimensions in Excel (1 answer)
Does Pro-E offer an automatic down load of dimensions into Excel or data gathering method?
Q1-110305: Top Level Menu
As soon I give the menu an other name than 'Layout' it fails.
New Free Employment Resource for CAD/CAM
Professionals job board and resume bank serves CAD/CAM professionals and employers.
CD-adapco To Exhibit At SAE
The 2005 Top20Auto survey ranks CD-adapco's STAR-CD as the top CFD code in the automotive industry.
Future Automotive Efficiency
UAB will provide engineering expertise to the auto industry and use Alabama automotive plants as training ground for new engineers.
Engineering Better Mass Transit
UAB is teamed in this project with the National Composite Center and North American Bus Industries Inc.
Elgorithms MagicTracer, Raster-to-Vector Conversion
Vector drawings converted by MagicTracer can be edited in all CAD programs.
ProWorks Software--Editors’ Choice Award
R&D 100 Awards are presented for delivering the world’s most innovative and technologically significant new products.
CSI Signs Anvil SSE
Concurrent Systems Inc Ltd announces IronCAD VAR, Anvil SSE, has signed a reseller agreement for DesignDataManager.
Using Trace Sketches in Pro/ENGINEER ISDX Using Trace Sketches in Pro/ENGINEER ISDX
By Florin Neamtu Pro/ENGINEER Interactive Surface Design Extension (ISDX) is a powerful freeform surfacing tool with many different capabilities.
Q1-110105: Test Drive Package (2 answers)
Does Pro/E have a test drive package, as does SolidWorks?
Q2-103105: Logging Onto Pro/Intralink (1 answer)
Every time I try to log into Pro/Intralink I get the error: Failed to take or refresh license.
Q1-103105: Relation & Evaluate Feature
I want to write a relation that uses a measurement created by an evaluate feature.
Weigel Tool Works Speeds up Bidding Weigel Tool Works Speeds up Bidding
Contributed By Actify, Inc. Leading Toolmaker Relies on Accurate Visualization to Outbid Competitors and Work Seamlessly with Multiple CAD Systems
Q2-102705: Coordinates in Other Files (1 answer)
Is there any way we can give input to Pro/E for coordinates in some other files?
Q1-102705: Pr-NC
Are there any companies on this list that are successfully using Pr-NC on complext 5-axis parts?
Alfred University Dedicates Inamori School
The two share a common attitude that new technology and new products should benefit society and mankind.
Arbortext® Streamlines Florida Publishing
Arbortext solutions enable state legislatures to create information that can be reused and repurposed.
Delphi To Hold Live Webinar
Best design practises can improve global manufacturing collaboration.
Trace Parts Sponsors Six CAD Communities.
TraceParts adds new ConnectPress Communities to its existing CATIA Community sponsorship.
Simplified Logic Releases NitroMation
Simplified Logic has released NitroMation, a Web service interface for creating and integrating applications with Pro/Engineer CAD software.
CAD Schroer-Drafting Plug-in & Legacy Data Mgnt
STHENO/PRO addresses the needs of all stakeholders in a Pro/E-centric environment.
Cimmetry Announces Energy Industry Initiative
AutoVue enables distributed engineering and collaboration.
LightWorks Solution Released for Configuration Market
LightWorks Solution Released for Configuration Market
Lab-on-a-Chip Research
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a $2.4 million grant by the National Science Foundation.
3Dconnexion, New Pricing for 3D Motion Controllers
Volume strategy aims to accelerate penetration beyond current installed base.
European Software Association
The Association will place its members at the centre of best practice and enhance professional cooperation across the business community.
CAD Market Remains Solid
Improving economic conditions and technical evolution is expected to encourage growth.
Complex Assemblies Made Simple by Design Complex Assemblies Made Simple by Design
By John Peng Using a top down design method, extended design teams and individual designers can use centralized information to work on tasks concurrently.
Q3-102105: Message (1 answer)
This message appears even when I try to use the datam plane for dimensioning references in the sketcher mode.
Q2-102105: See Dimensions (3 answers)
How can I see dimensions in Pro/E 2001 drawing?
Q1-102105: API--Pro/E Tool (3 answers)
Can anyone please give hints/procedure/requirements for that?
Q3-102005: Faying Surface
Does anyone know how to calculate the faying surface between two surfaces/components?
Q2-102005: Config.pro Files (1 answer)
Does anyone know the exact sequence of how Pro/E reads the different config.pro files that might be present in different directories?
Q1-102005: Rack and Pinion (1 answer)
How does one synchronize rack & pinion mechanism in Wildfire 2.0?
Astroid Covers Entire CAD World
Spatial controllers provide natural spatial control of 3D images and objects, sensing a light fingertip push and twist on a sprung ball sensor.
Algor V18-Expanded Modeling, Analysis, Presentation
New presentation enhancements include the display of results on isosurfaces, colored 3-D streamlines and particle tracking with size control.
Automated Service Handles High Volume of Parts
Site visitors receive an automated price quote in about 30 seconds.
TOX® PRESSOTECHNIK Shifts to Proficiency
The software enables companies to exchange native parametric CAD models between Pro/E®, Wildfire™ and UGS NX® and I-deas®.
Free Theorem Seminar
The seminar will cover the origins of formats such as JT and 3DXML, as well as their current capabilities, potential applications and impact.
Enser Harnesses Power of Pro/E Extensions
PTC is running a TLO this quarter for the AAX module at 50% off for existing clients, and new clients can pick from most of the extensions.
Benefits of Integrating PLM and ERP
CIMdata consulting and research firm announces the availability of a new report.
EuroMold 2005
Additive processes for applications, such as rapid prototyping, are becoming increasingly popular in a growing range of industries.
IITs, World's 3rd Best Tech Universities
The IITs are a source of Indian national pride as well as innovation and wealth.
PTC Solutions Drive Mitsubishi Motor Sports
Mitsubishi Motor Sports Achieves 30% Reduction in Development Time for World Rally Cars with Pro/ENGINEER®
Q3-101805: Circular Reference (7 answers)
Is there a way I can tell the program to ignore the circular reference so I can get those parts to look normal?
Q2-101805: Convert Object (1 answer)
What is that to convert object to IGES or STEP?
Q1-101805: Upgrade Skills
I wonder if anyone can guide me through upgrading my product design skills on Wildfire and finding a job, too.
Engineers Design Liquids Berth at Australian Port Engineers Design Liquids Berth at Australian Port
Contributed By ALGOR, INC. Engineers design a new Bulk Liquids Berth at Dampier, Australia.
Z Corporation Announces New Products
New Entry-Level Machine Delivers Higher Resolution and Faster Speed In Concert with New High-Performance zp130 Composite Material
Q3-101705: Included Relations
Does anyone know how I can force PRO/E to execute included relations when I open a file, without forcing Pro/E to regenerate?
Q2-101705: Conversion (1 ans)
The system hangs while I try to convert a *.drw file into *.pdf.
Q1-101705: Zero Pitch
The problem is that Pro/E creates a separating edge at the intersection of spiral.
Q1-101405: Parameter for External Sketch
Is there a parameter available that can be used in relations that will set the name of a external sketch for features to reference?
Q2-101305: Merge Feature
Does anyone know why a merge feature fails regeneration in the referenced part?!
Q1-101305: Family Table Driven Component (1 answer)
How do I get a dimension, from a family table driven component, on to a family driven assembly drawing?
Interactive Surface Design Extension Interactive Surface Design Extension
Provided by PTC QFD Gets to the Bottom of a Complex Kayak Design with Pro/ENGINEER® ISDX
Mallett Tech Joins Pro/E Community As Gold VAR Sponsor
Mallett Technology Inc. has become a Gold VAR Sponsor in order to provide value and expertise to users.
eServ Selects PTC Windchill®
Engineering firm extends use of PTC Solutions to facilitate collaboration and data management with customers.
Webcast: Powerful Drafting for Pro/E Users
A webcast on November 8, 2005, will focus on the features and benefits of STHENO/PRO.
Tom Clay Named CEO of Z Corporation
Clay will take charge of the company’s strategic direction, operations, and financial management.
Liz Claiborne Inc. Selects PTC
The scalable, Web-based enterprise PLM solution improves collaboration and configuration capabilities.
2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™ Radio-on-a-Chip
Cypress introduces next generation of 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™ Radio-on-a-Chip with low power consumption.
Electrical Engineer Personalizing Medical Treatment
The numbers produce vast amounts of data that need to be interpreted and analyzed.
CD-adapco Webinar for BioMed Industry Oct 19
Presenters will provide concise concepts on how engineering processes can be designed more efficiently.
Watchfire--Support for Mercury BTO Enterprise
Watchfire joins Mercury Technology Alliance Program, receives validation for integration of AppScan® and WebXM™ with Mercury Quality Center™.
Liberate the Presentation
In a simple three-step process, presenters can connect, set up and run presentations on an existing network through an encrypted wireless connection.
Long-Lasting Power Source
The problem of providing power to a variety of sensors and electronic equipment needed to accumulate the data is now solved.
De-Sta-Co Launches New Website
The site encompasses all of the company's families and products in one location and features the company's Web-based 3-D CAD library.
FCC Launches AutoPOL Bend Simulator for Sheet Metal
It is a complete software solution for sheet metal fabrication.
Jim White Joins Right Hemisphere Board of Directors
White has an enterprise application investment focus and a successful operational track record in graphics technology.
Q3-101105: Dorm Room & Wireless
Is there a way I can be able to use both the wireless and my dorm room connection to run the software?
Q2-10105: Tool Design
Can anybody tell me whether it is possible to make a tool design in solid, and then feed the strip into the tool and simulate the same?
Q1-101105: Pattern Along A Curve (1 answer)
Can anyone tell me the procedure to make a pattern along a curve in Pro/E 2001?
Q1-100705: Part in Assembly (1 answer)
when I open the assembly it is not there.
Q1-100605: Shaded View In 2D (1 answer)
Is there a way to insert a shaded view on a 2-D drawing?
STAR-Pro/E Webinar
The webinar is free to participate in and will take place on 11th October 2005 at 12:00 pm EST (11:00 am CST).
Proper Graphics Card Essential When Considering Workstation Proper Graphics Card Essential When Considering Workstation
By Carrie Maynard The past year has marked the most significant update to the PC architecture of the past decade. Graphics cards are no exception.
Creating Better Designs Requires High Performance Creating Better Designs Requires High Performance
Contributed by Sun Microsystems Product development is getting more attention these days as businesses recognize the strategic importance of their product offerings and the value of meeting specific customer needs before the competition can react.
CEO Urges Change in U.S. Approach to Cybersecurity
Panelists debated ways to make critical infrastructure more secure and the roles that both government and industry must play.
Problem Solving Workshops
LEI runs workshops in a different region every month on how to implement the principles of lean manufacturing.
Shape-search Engines Could Save Millions
Purdue University's method will help industry design Parts-Search System.
Alias: Contributor to PACE Program
PACE is committed to developing and implementing an integrated, parametrics-based approach to all aspects of a product's life cycle.
SMC Delivers 1,000,000th CAD Model
Customers download over 30,000 models per month from the E-Tech website.
Q1-100505: Change Colour (2 answers)
What is the easiest way to change the colour of a part?
MicroMain, Public Sector with GTSI Partnership
Government organizations now have the opportunity to purchase MicroMain software through GTSI.
Why Choose a Workstation? Why Choose a Workstation?
By Darrel Ward When it comes time to consider purchasing a workstation, these professionals need to consider what attributes a workstation should have...
BOM Balloons in Wildfire 2.0 BOM Balloons in Wildfire 2.0
By Florin Neamtu Florin Neamtu of Belcan gives insight into using BOM Balloons in Wildfire 2.0
PARTsolutions Extends IPM
Search technology has been identified by industry analysts as a key technology for successful product lifecycle solutions.
Software Supports STEP Standard AP 214
Federation will combine its technology, federated architecture and commercial off-the-shelf PLM VCC with STEP standards.
CEPEX Gains Competitive Advantage
TraceParts technology lowers design costs for CEPEX' customers by offering easy online access to 2D & 3D CAD drawings of fluid handling components.
CD-adapco Releases STAR-CCM+ Version 1.08
Users will benefit from the solver's latest developments, including speedup and solution accuracy.
CAD Schroer: Free Personal License
With Revision 2 of MEDUSA4, the Fourth Generation, CSG’s confidence in its success prompted a landmark announcement.
Cimmetry Releases AutoVue 19
AutoVue’s strength lies in its ability to integrate seamlessly with multiple enterprise systems of record.
DARPA Grand Challenge in Primm NV
Dramatic progress is expected for this robotic ground vehicle prize event.
Alias--Founding Corporate Innovator Partner
With Icsid, software maker affirms commitment to progress in industrial design.
Industry Analyst: New Wave of Innovation
CPDA issues research report on RuleStream’s RPM solution.
Oscilloscope Added To Tiny Generator
It's an affordable PC-based tester for electronic designs.
Airbus Flying High With PTC® PLM Solutions
Airbus uses PTC's Windchill® to support collaborative product development with customers and suppliers on the A380 and A380 freighter programs.
Q1-092605: G Code (3 answers)
How does one generate g-code?
Q1-092705: Help Path
I want to know the path and installing procedure to activate the HELP in Pro/E 2001.
Q2-092605: Book For Pro/E (1 answer)
Can someone recommend a good book for learning solid as well as surfacing in Pro/E, easily understandable with lots of practical examples?
Q1-092305: Advance Modeling in Pro/E
What is advance modeling in Pro/E?
Q2-092205: User Group In Philadelphia
Does anyone know of any Pro/E user groups in the Philadelphia PA area?
Q1-092205: Pro/E At Work (2 answers)
How does Pro/E work?
DSM Somos® Enforces German Court Patent Infringement
Stereolithography (SL) permits the rapid creation of 3D pieces utilizing a computer-controlled laser that polymerizes light-sensitive resins.
Third Wave Production Module
The software provides a scientific approach to analyze machining processes, balance machine loads, and improve equipment utilization.
5-Axis Simultaneous Functionality
ProAXYZ from Gibbs & Associates has expanded its functionality to support a broad range of 5-axis requirements.
Stratasys--$3.6 Mil to Advance Rapid Manufacturing
The effort will be based around Stratasys' high-end FDM productivity systems.
01consulting Publishes European MCAD Report
With 42% of the global PLM market, Europe is the largest region worldwide.
Software Supports Large Pro/E Files
Plot Service provides users with means of plotting or exporting Pro/INTRALINK objects to communication file formats.
Burt Rutan To Appear At Ohio Event
Designer/entrepreneur of Voyager and SpaceShipOne is going to share insights on innovation.
Plug-in supports Pro/E Design/Documentation
Nitro-Cell v2.1 from Simplified Logic extends the current capabilities.
Wohlers Report 2005 Finds MCAD Growth
The MCAD and product lifecycle management (PLM) market grew to nearly $4 billion in 2004.
Integrated Solution From Vistagy, ANSYS
New solution helps companies optimize composite designs in early stages of product development.
2005 Analysis Options Roundup: An Overview 2005 Analysis Options Roundup: An Overview
By Peggy Herrington This brief Overview to our Analysis Options Roundup includes links the Vendor Reference Guide and feature stories contributed by industry experts.
Analyzing Fluid-Structure Interaction with ABAQUS and FLUENT Analyzing Fluid-Structure Interaction with ABAQUS and FLUENT
By Subham Sett In a joint initiative, ABAQUS and Fluent launched sophisticated co-simulation software tools that account for coupling effects. Includes animations!
Theorem Presents Latest Translation Developments
The European and United States events will be hosted by PTC and others.
Q1-092105: Wrap an Image (1 answer)
How do I wrap an image on a model in Pro/E and render it?
How To Manage FEA in the Design Process How To Manage FEA in the Design Process
By Vince Adams Many companies have realized several or all of these benefits. Some, however, are getting more benefit than others.
Q1-091605: Standard Bolt (1 answer)
Can I get any standard bolt in Pro/E Wildfire?
Q2-091505: Pro/BATCH Process
Can anyone explain the Pro/BATCH process to me from beginning to end?
Q1-091505: Bounding Dimensions (1 ans)
Is it possible to display the bounding dimensions for a model in length x breadth x height format in the BOM?
CAD Schroer MEDUSA4 Available on Linux
CAD Schroer has this year opened new subsidiaries in France and the United Kingdom.
Exostar Renews Partnership with PTC
Leading Aerospace and Defense Collaboration Network Fuels Distributed Product Development with PTC Windchill ProjectLink™.
Realizing the Potential of Color in 3D Printing Realizing t