Omnify Software's next generation
Empower PLM solution, version 5.0. is a completely browser-based platform to
enhances user accessibility, system performance and scalability to support the
product design and development needs of small to midsize manufacturers.
Newbrowser-based platform: All Empower
modules have been transitioned to web browser applications, completely
eliminating any client installation and expanding operating system/platform
improvements: New platform and algorithm developments have had a performance
improvement on many common operations such as authentication, Change/ECO
processing and Bill of Material viewing/reporting.
language support: New XML "dictionary" support provides multiple language
support and customizable vernacular to the application forms without having to
install multiple application instances. Each user can select from a different
integration: The new platform provides enhanced integration across all
Empower modules as well as third party applications.
reporting engine: Standard reports and a customizable reporting engine have
been provided to create bar graph, pie chart, Pareto charts and line graphs.
User Interface: Many forms have been redesigned to improve readability and
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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.