Getting the most out of your CAD/CAM performance

With CATIA’s Help, Blu Homes Makes the Earth Greener

by Bill Martin-Otto on 22 May, 2012 in CATIA


Can innovative design software save the prefabricated home industry? Dennis Michaud, vice president of product development at Blu Homes in Massachusetts, thinks so. He believes CATIA software’s expertise in the aerospace and automotive industries has paved the way for precise applications in the manufactured home building industry. Read full article »

NX Weekly Roundup

by Bill Martin-Otto on 11 May, 2012 in NX,Weekly Round Up

roundup nx

NX CAE Tips & Tricks – FEA Workflow Part #3
Originally Posted by Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Blog
After a brief tour of the user interface and some essential geometry idealization in Part #1, we meshed the bracket, constrained it, and configured two distinct load cases for evaluation in Part #2. Now comes the real fun – executing the model, and reviewing the results!
Read Full Post

Software Efficiently, Realistically Simulates Composite Wind Turbine Blades
Originally Posted by Allan Wood, President and CEO of AnalySwift
As wind-turbine manufacturers seek additional ways to reduce costs and improve performance, greater focus has turned to improving modeling techniques as a way to reliably predict wind-turbine behavior prior to expensive prototyping and testing. In particular, better-designed wind-turbine blades are more effective and they create significant savings for the tower and drive train, major components in the overall system. In this regard, they reduce the initial and operation costs of the entire system, increasing overall competitiveness.
Read Full Post

Infinite Z Showcases Virtual-holographic 3D Imagery with NX Software at PLM World 
Originally Posted by Infinite Z, Inc.
Infinite Z, Inc.®, a technology provider that enables virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life, today revealed a proof of concept demonstration of  NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s solution for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), running on its zSpace 3D virtualization platform at PLM World® 2012. The collaboration seeks to redefine conceptualization and digital prototyping in industrial design, manufacturing and engineering.
Read Full Post

Concepting in Creo – Part 4: Top Design House Tells Why Software Matters

by Bill Martin-Otto on 9 May, 2012 in Creo


In this last installment of a series of blog posts on concept design, I’m going to point you toward an engaging, 32-minute recorded webcast led by Lance Hussey, vice president and creative director at award-winning RKS Design.

Have you ever wondered whether it really matters if your design starts on a napkin or a 3D CAD system? Hussey will tell you it does matter. In the webcast Top Tips for Selecting Concept Design Software,  Hussey explores how concept design spawns popular products, why they go viral and how to turn consumers into “heroic evangelists” who will help promote your products.

If you don’t have time to watch the webcast, here are some of the highlights. Read full article »

Are CATIA Users Good SwYmers?

by Bill Martin-Otto on 8 May, 2012 in CATIA


Since 2007, we’ve been hearing about the 3DSwYm (See What You Mean) social collaboration platform. It was introduced as a joint venture between Dassault Systèmes (DS) and Publicis Groupe, with the intention of empowering consumers to participate more actively in the product design process.

A few years later, Bruno Delahaye, VP ENOVIA market strategy, told attendees of DSCC 2010 that 3DSwYm was ready, having been tested internally at DS with more than 9,000 users. At the time, DS was partnering with blueKiwi enterprise social software.

Fast forward to now: In mid-April of this year, DS announced the end of its bluekiwi relationship while promoting “the release of its next-generation 3DSwYm social innovation application.” Read full article »

CATIA Weekly Round Up

by Bill Martin-Otto on 4 May, 2012 in CATIA


Who will be the Project of the Year?
3DS Academy (Dassault Systèmes’ program serving the global academia community) launched a new challenge dubbed Project of the Year, available on both 3DS Academy website and Facebook.
Originally Posted by Charles, 3D Perspectives

CATIA Resource Center
Visit this resources page from CATIA to see the latest CATIA demos, case studies and videos.
Originally Posted by CATIA