Version 14.1 of Dynamic Designer simulation from Mechanical Dynamics Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) offers 10 to 50 times faster results and improved ease of use than before. The software, fully integrated with Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 3.0 and AutoCAD 14.01 from Autodesk Inc., allows a user to see and understand a Mechanical Desktop assembly in motion without leaving the Autodesk software environment. The user can simulate the complete motion, including force effects, of a complex piece of machinery containing springs, dampers, cams, and other motion entities. For the first time, Dynamic Designer is based on Mechanical Dynamics' ADAMS solution engine, the mechanical system simulation software. Autodesk users and re-sellers interested in trying the software can download a free, limited-time-usage evaluation copy from http:www.designtechnologies.com, or order a free evaluation CD by calling 1-888-882-3267. Mechanical Dynamics Inc. Product Code 4431
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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