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Wednesday, 2PM ET: Design News Radio Bridges Embedded, Mechanical
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/29/2011  5 comments
Design News Radio will explore "Bridging the Mechanical & Embedded Design Worlds" in a live radio program and companion chat Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2 PM ET.
3D Systems Buys Z Corp in Prototype Boost
11/29/2011  14 comments
3D Systems buys one of its chief rivals, Z Corp, in a move designed to create scale and take 3D printing to the next level.
Nvidia Maximus Brings HPC Capabilities to the Workstation
Product News 
11/23/2011  4 comments
By marrying its Quadro professional GPU line with its Tesla computational engine, Maximus can simultaneously handle interactive graphic rendering and compute-intensive number crunching on a single workstation platform.
Autodesk Amps Mobile Sim With ForceEffect
11/21/2011  8 comments
Autodesk is expanding its palette of mobile design apps with ForceEffect, a free mobile simulation app for the iPad focused on simulating early-stage conceptual designs.
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Slideshow: CAE Goes Mainstream
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/17/2011  14 comments
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) features such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) are no longer arcane tools just for highly trained specialists. They're becoming accessible to mainstream engineers via inclusion in mainstream CAD programs.
Siemens Steps Up Composites Game
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/16/2011  7 comments
Siemens snaps up Vistagy, a specialized composites design tool maker, as part of its industry strategy and as a step towards building a broader, end-to-end product development platform.
Siemens PLM Portal Streamlines Part Selection
11/15/2011  8 comments
Siemens PLM Software is serving up a portal for Solid Edge users that makes millions of precisely modeled commercial parts easily accessible in the native CAD format.
Maplesoft Schools Students With iPad App
11/14/2011  16 comments
Maplesoft launched Maple Player for the iPad, testing the waters for a broader mobile strategy with students hungry for mobile-friendly engineering tools.
Dassault Bridges Mechanical, Electrical Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/10/2011  10 comments
Dassault Systèmes acquires Elsys, a maker of electrical engineering tools, taking an important step in bridging the worlds of mechanical and electrical design.
Retooling for Compliance
11/10/2011  5 comments
Manufacturers are turning to PLM platforms and new supplier management processes to keep pace with the shifting compliance landscape and the need to manage more granular data.
Aras Targets SolidWorks Users With Enterprise PLM
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/8/2011  3 comments
Making the case that SolidWorks users need more than CAD file management, Aras has a version of its platform that brings full-scale PLM capabilities to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM customers.
Catapult Competition Chunks Old Punkins
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/4/2011  5 comments
For the 2011 Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, Team ETHOS orchestrated a redesign of its catapult using SolidWorks CAD and CAE to optimize materials and improve performance.
Slideshow: 3D Printing & Prototyping Takes Off
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/1/2011  11 comments
Thanks to technological advances, ease-of-use functionality, and far lower price points, 3D printing is fast becoming a prototyping and design resource for smaller manufacturers as well as hobbyists.

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