SDRC has released version 6 of the I-DEAS Master Series. It extends VGX technology from parts to assemblies, and provides other enhancements for CAD, CAM, and CAE applications. Engineering analysis, or CAE, was one of the original niches for SDRC. The CAE capabilities include new section meshing tools that, SDRC says, enable users to easily analyze complex geometry from I-DEAS and other CAD systems without having to remove or suppress detailed product features. Users can make design changes, which automatically update the analysis. The software also allows engineers to add manufacturing annotations to the master model. Dimensions, annotations, and URLs are supported in VRML. SDRC Inc.: Product Code 4262
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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