Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 is the latest release of the
industry leading, integrated 3-D CAD/CAM/CAE software. With more than 350 new
capabilities and enhancements, this release helps engineers overcome key
barriers to product design. Pro/ENGINEER
Wildfire 5.0 provides real-time dynamic editing, enables disruption-free design
and improves the user experience with easy-to-use yet powerful, highly
automated commands. In addition, this
release sets the standard for CAD interoperability, offers seamlessly
integrated applications across disciplines such as electromechanical design,
and introduces breakthrough social product development capabilities. The new
capabilities in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 dramatically improve the engineer's
efficiency and productivity throughout the design process, from concept to
manufacturing. The integration of disparate applications such as the Pro/ENGINEER
Spark Analysis Extension enables users to leverage multi-disciplinary design
tools, which saves time and reduces errors from data translation. New social
product capabilities, which are accessed directly from the Pro/ENGINEER user
interface, improve collaboration efficiency. According to PTC, the new
Pro/ENGINEER Spark Analysis Extension is the only product that performs electrical
clearance and creepage analysis directly on the CAD model geometry. Engineers
can improve the speed and accuracy of their analysis, ensure product safety and
ultimately reduce prototype and production rework time and costs. PTC says
Pro/ENGINEER is also the only CAD system enabled for social product
development. Enabled by Windchill ProductPoint, the new capabilities in Pro/ENGINEER
improve collective knowledge sharing, design collaboration and decision making.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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.