Users of PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER CAD tool looking for advanced thermal analysis and simulation capabilities will have a broader array of options thanks to a partnership between PTC and Blue Ridge Numerics.
Following PTC’ recent announcement of its latest CAD release, Wildfire 4.0, Blue Ridge Numerics announced a version of its CFdesign tool specifically tuned for the upgrade. This new edition of CFdesign for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, which provides a parametric CAD-driven flow and thermal analysis environment, also supports CoCreate OneSpace 3D, a CAD tool acquired by PTC last year.
Blue Ridge Numerics says it jumped on supporting Wildfire 4.0 because of the widespread adoption of CFdesign within the Pro/ENGINEER installed base. The software allows engineers to conduct trade-off studies and thermal analysis upfront in the decision-making process, well before detailed CAD models are created and any physical testing is employed.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.