Siemens PLM Software’s product development group enhances NX™ Nastran® software in three key areas: by providing discipline extensions, ease-of-use and process improvements, and better NX Nastran’s performance.
While each of these enhancements provides value in its own way, this white paper focuses on performance improvement – which makes NX Nastran the solution of choice for users who need to solve large problems.
With so many choices on the market for computer systems to run your CAD/CAM software how do you decide which is best? This is a problem that many 3D and 2D CAD/CAM designers and their IT staff have to think about.
First, you should look for a system that you can afford and which meets your needs, like the Lenovo ThinkStation. You don’t want to pay for a system that has more power than needed. However, if you choose a system that doesn’t provide the power needed productivity, efficiency, creativity and satisfaction will diminish.
So how do you decide?
Albert-Battaglin Consulting Group was recently invited to Dassault Systèmes headquarters to review the CATIA V6 platform. This review highlights the improved capabilities and transition experience that V5 users moving to V6 would most likely experience.
They looked at the below six elements to help bridge the gap between strategy and software.
- Global Online Collaboration on V6 Platform
- Lifelike Experience
- Single PLM Platform for IP Management
- On-line Creation and Collaboration
- Ready to use Business Processes
- Lower Cost of Ownership
Is anyone doing 2D in SolidWorks anymore? As more manufacturing processes require 3D models just to get started, designers are wondering if 2D work beyond simple sketching is even worth it anymore.
A SolidWorks paper, “Bridging the Worlds of 2D and 3D CAD Design” outlines the many advantages of working in 3D throughout the design process.
I recently read a white paper by the folks at SolidWorks called “Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader”. The one that called out to me, and seemed most compelling to share with you, is “Strategy 7: Document and analyze productivity.”
We all talk a lot about improving our CAD performance, but most of the time we don’t even have a baseline against which to judge. If we’re not analyzing where we are on a regular basis, how can we know where we need improvement or how far we’ve come?