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.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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.