Alibre Design 2011's improvements and features include a
full port of the code to C#, solid part into sheet metal, 2D Detailing Framework
without toolbars & dialogs, virtual intersection dimensioning, automatic
part re-orientation, new hole presets, multi-plane creation and keyboard
New Alibre Design 2011 Features
Industrial Design: New Sheet Metal Conversion Tools with Automatic
Conversion - imported or natively designed solids are now able to be
automatically converted into unfoldable sheet metal parts, so users can
take libraries of dumb solids generated from other applications and convert
them into fully native, editable sheet metal parts. Sheet metal parts
can also be designed in a normal part workspace and then converted to
sheet metal later, fast tracking many common design requirements
Power Users: Complete Code Rewrite and Native 64-bit Version for
Larger & More Complex Models - Alibre Design 2011 has been completely
rewritten in the C# programming language, in addition to being
re-architected to support a native 64-bit version of the software.
This enables Alibre power users to make models of incredible complexity
Beginners: New Faster 2D Detailing Framework Avoids Confusing
Toolbars & Dialogs - 2D detailing with in-place editing framework. This
set of tools is hyper-context sensitive, allowing users to avoid toolbars
and dialogs almost altogether. By clicking on items, available options
are shown directly at the mouse, and users can make edits to almost
anything in real-time.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.