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Content tagged with Design Hardware & Software posted in September 2012
Oracle Packages Java for Embedded Systems Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/28/2012  7 comments
Taking aim at emerging M2M applications, Oracle has bundled Java building blocks into a platform tuned for embedded systems design, along with releasing a run-time version aimed at low-power devices like microcontrollers.
Autodesk Plugs Integration Holes in Cloud-Based PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/27/2012  2 comments
Autodesk rolls out the Autodesk PLM 360 Connect suite of integration tools as part of a strategy to sync the cloud-based PLM platform to other cloud and enterprise systems in a seamless environment.
Next-Gen 3D Printer Targets Professionals
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/26/2012  15 comments
With its higher resolution, bigger build volume, and support for multiple print jobs and materials, MakerBot is pushing its Replicator 3D printer line to the next level.
CloudConnect Conference Talks Infrastructure in the Cloud
Guest Blogs 
9/26/2012  9 comments
We don't necessarily know what infrastructure a cloud-based application is on, but that's the point. The idea is to put it into the cloud so that we don't have to set it up ourselves.
Next-Generation VLC Improves on XPRIZE-Winning Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/25/2012  23 comments
Altair ProductDesign will assist the Edison2 team, providing engineering services around structural optimization and suspension design to accelerate design of the production-ready VLC 4.0 vehicle.
Avoiding the Dangers of Groupthink
Guest Blogs 
9/25/2012  42 comments
How do engineers, who pride ourselves on our rationality and individualism, get caught up in a collective denial of reality?
Do Engineers Need an MBA?
Blog 
9/25/2012  20 comments
Is an MBA a worthwhile academic pursuit or a total waste of precious time?
Game On for 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/24/2012  13 comments
Ill Gotten Games turned to open-source 3D CAD tools and 3D printing to fast-track the development of its Pocket-Tactics strategy board game.
We Want the Top 40 Under 40
Blog 
9/21/2012  15 comments
Design News, in partnership with Mouser Electronics, is asking for your nominations for engineers who are ahead of the trends and are significantly performing in the industry.
IMSI/Design Brings Markup to a Mobile Platform
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/20/2012  14 comments
The new TurboReview app for both iOS and Android mobile devices lets engineers do both 2D and 3D markup when out in the field while delivering what it claims is the industry's first support for 3D PDF.
If I Only Knew Then...
Blog 
9/17/2012  25 comments
Our LinkedIn group members discuss what they would have done differently if they knew then what they know now.
Autodesk Launches Cloud-Based Simulation Suite
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/17/2012  4 comments
Autodesk Simulation 360 delivers a range of mechanical, fluid flow, thermal, and plastic injection-molding tools in the cloud with a pay-as-you-go pricing model.
Slideshow: SolidWorks' 2013 Upgrade
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/14/2012  12 comments
Amidst the nearly 200-plus user-requested enhancements in SolidWorks 2013 are new 2D/3D electrical CAD capabilities, along with analysis capabilities for optimizing the design of plastic parts.
Getting Real With 3D Visualization
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/13/2012  9 comments
Modern tools let engineers and non-engineers alike experience products in the virtual world, helping to accelerate development cycles and optimize designs.
MathWorks Modernizes Model-Based Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/12/2012  5 comments
The latest versions of Simulink and MATLAB focus on user interface enhancements and other features meant to make them easier to use.
Petroski on Engineering: Everyone Loves Good Design
Guest Blogs 
9/10/2012  23 comments
Unlike buildings, which hide their engineering behind architectural facades, bridges tend to lay bare their structural design features.
Video: Create 3D Scans of Everything
Blog 
9/7/2012  7 comments
The Kinect@Home crowdsourcing project will help engineers create a catalog of scans that will help robots recognize what's around them.
Siemens Technology Stack Takes the Sting Out of PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/7/2012  4 comments
Siemens PLM Software is assembling next-generation user interfaces, sophisticated search, and visualization technology coupled with highly granular industry-specific capabilities to reduce the ongoing complexity surrounding PLM.
MapleSim 6 Goes Heavy on Modelica Support
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/6/2012  2 comments
In expanding support for the Modelica open-source language, MapleSim 6 aims to integrate its physical modeling and simulation capabilities with the rest of the design tool chain.
Calling All Messy Engineers!
Blog 
9/6/2012  18 comments
We want photos of your disheveled desks.
Slideshow: Content Creation Tools Push 3D Printing Mainstream
CAD/CAM Corner 
9/5/2012  13 comments
In addition to a ready selection of low-cost 3D printer models, a host of 3D content creation tools and services is fueling mainstream adoption of the technology, along with a drive toward personal manufacturing.
Keeping Track of Emerging Markets
Blog 
9/4/2012  15 comments
Depending on the markets and applications you serve, different countries can be at varying states of “emergence.”




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