MODELING & DESIGN
Siemens PLM’s NX 7: The Best of Both WorldsEnhancements to synchronous technology enable users to alternate between parametric and explicit modeling for easier and faster design.
Affordable MCAD: Alibre Design V12As with earlier releases, the new version comes in three different flavors, all loaded with new features.
ThomasNet CAD Online Offers ROI for EveryoneThis online solution eases the engineer’s job by researching needs and finding useful industrial products and services in a vast marketplace.
Aras Innovator: PLM on a ShoestringPart 2: Phoenix International’s implementation of Innovator, done homebrew style, was the hard part.
SOCIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
MATLAB Central Has Answers to ShareThe social product development capabilities of user communities brings like-minded designers and engineers together to share ideas.
Mastercam Algorithms: Power Under the HoodWhen shopping for a CAM program, it’s important to look beyond the toolpath options, GUIs, and libraries to make sure the algorithms can take you the distance.
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Renewable Energy Options Multiply with CFD SolutionsDesigners tap fluid analysis for high-performance renewable energy solutions.
CFdesign Helps Steel Plant Meet EPA RulesSeverstal uses upfront CFD from Blue Ridge Numerics to ensure emission control performance of new casthouse design.
ELEMENTS OF HPC
Solid-State Drives: Speed and EfficiencyThe advantages of systems from Fusion-IO, RocketDisk, Sun, and Texas Memory are many, but full integration is still a few years off.
NVIDIA & AMD Boost GPU ComputingOnce strictly a gaming chip, the graphics processing unit is poised to serve high-performance computing needs.
Reference Drives Value in Organization’s PLM Strategy
Degrees of Freedom