Release 12 features a new material data management system that includes a general database that contains properties for common materials such as steel, concrete, and aluminum. Users can add to or change the material properties contained within the database to fit their own needs and then apply this information to points within the model. Users can also interface the material data management system with other information sources for material properties.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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