UGS Improves PLM Integration in Tecnomatix 8 Building on the capabilities of its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, UGS has released a new version of its Tecnomatix digital manufacturing software with better integration to its core Teamcenter suite.&NOBR>Full Story&/NOBR>
In the News:
Boeing, Others Rely on Digital Manufacturing With market economics favoring compactness, lightness, new materials and daring shapes, design's star burns brightly. But many companies, including Boeing, are relying on production engineering for high-quality finished products. Full Story Lenovo is Passing the Olympic Torch Lenovo announces its worldwide partnership with the 2008 Beijing Olympics Torch Relay, and unveils the design for the 2008 Olympic torch. Full Story Active Mockup Feature Headlines UGS NX 5 Upgrade UGS releases NX 5, which sports an Active Mockup Feature allowing users to review parts and assemblies and make the necessary design changes in a single, integrated 3D CAD environment. Full Story Cadalyst Labs Examines Large-Format Scanners Cadalyst Labs examines the latest large-format scanners from Colortrac, Contex, Graphtec, GTCO CalComp, Oce and Paradigm Imaging with an eye towards what meets CAD users’ needs. Full Story Global Warming and Design EngineersCoffee mugs and T-shirts remain the staple of global warming (GW) marketers, but an across-the-board bonanza is starting to heat up. Full Story
Sponsored Technology Content The Engineer's Perspective: On Customization and Build-to-Order PracticesIn partnership with MBT Join us as Cincom, Design News, Manufacturing Business Technology and Joseph Colannino, Director R&D at John Zink Company, discuss the findings of the industry's first report from an engineering perspective on the state of mass customization and build-to-order practices. Read More Light Matters: Color is in the Eye of the BeholderIn partnership with Avnet Why is difficult to separate blue socks from black ones in the morning? CRI, "color rendering index," can be an imperfect way to describe how standard colors are reproduced when illuminated by a light source. The new Color Quality Scale (CQS), built on the CRI concept, addresses some of those shortcomings. Read More
3D CAD Software Education I have yet to be employed by a company that uses 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics or Catia. With little or no possiblity of learning any of these engineering tools, I am stuck in this antiquated situation. I am waiting for a course in SolidWorks. Can you help me find this type of education? Post a reply
Have a design problem? Design News and its hundreds of thousands of engineer correspondents can help. Post your question on the new E2E Forums! In order to participate, please create a forum screen name.
The Latest Software/Hardware Resources Available:
AnsoftAnsoft provides industry-leading simulation software that dramatically streamlines the design of electronic products through more efficient design and evaluation of electrical products. Whether you are designing cellular phones, communication systems, broadband components, ICs, PCBs, automotive systems, or power electronics, Ansoft can assist you in getting your products to market sooner.View All Resources From Ansoft
Omron STI 2007 Machine Safeguarding Design GuideOmron STI | Reference GuideThis two-volume set includes over 200 pages of engineering and regulation data. The balance of the 1400 pages includes product specifications and selection guides for the following safety products: Light Curtains, Laser Scanners, Mats, Interlocks, Relays, Network Controllers, Contact Strips, Edges, Two Hand Controls and Enabling Switches.
UGS Improves PLM Integration in Tecnomatix 8 Boeing, Others Rely on Digital Manufacturing Lenovo is Passing the Olympic Torch Active Mockup Feature Headlines UGS NX 5 Upgrade Cadalyst Labs Examines Large-Format Scanners Global Warming and Design Engineers 3D CAD Software Education Resource Center Contact Us
Beth Stackpole, Contributing EditorCall it the season of design tool upgrades. With newcomers like SpaceClaim jumping into the 3D CAD market and UGS and Agile releasing new versions of their CAD and PLM tools, users are looking at an expanded set of options. What new features and functions appeal to your design needs? Drop me a line. CAD/CAM Corner BlogStay connected: Software/Hardware RSS News Feed
We love to recognize engineers who do great things. Tell us about your best product design and be profiled in our Special Engineering Awards issue. Enter Now
STAFF: Editor-in-Chief: John Dodge | Executive Editor: Liz Taurasi | Web Editor: Regina Lynch PRIVACY MANAGER: Reed Business Information 2000 Clearwater Drive Oak Brook, IL 60523 | Fax: 630-288-8394 Copyright 2007, Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.