More news on the strategic partnership front to promote the use of 3D as a universal media. CAD and PLM leader Dassault Systems is teaming up with Seemage Inc. to build tighter integration between their respective product lines.
Together with the Dassault lineup, Seemage’s tools, used to deliver product information and CAD data in different formats throughout the enterprise, will provide customers will a seamless link between product documentation and PLM product-related data. Company officials say the integration will help eliminate all disparities between product-related IP and any required product documentation, including animations, training illustrations, maintenance manuals and service procedures.
Seemage’s XML-based architecture integrates with other enterprise systems and allows users to exploit 3D data from CAD platforms, meaning that content can be created for any desired output in formats, including Microsoft Office documents, PDF and HTML.
Other PLM vendors have already built similar bridges in the area of digital product content production. PTC, for one, has been working towards this goal following its acquisition of Arbortext.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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