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September 28, 2012  

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Review: HP EliteBook is Upwardly Mobile
HP has a long history of building powerful mobile workstations, so we were excited when the company’s latest offering arrived. The HP EliteBook 8560w is the newest in a line of successful mobile workstations. And while last year’s 8540w was impressive, its successor surpasses it in virtually all aspects.
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HP Introduces Entry-level Large-Format Printing Solutions
New offerings targeted at engineering students and smaller firms.

OMEGA Introduces Precision RTD Temperature Data Logger
Unit is targeted at chemical, water, food industries.

Cray to Install 750TF Supercomputer for Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Will also deploy Sonexion storage system in 2013.

Winner of Desktop Engineering's Workstation Survey Impressed by the HP Z1
Rick Ruport wins a 27-in. all-in-one workstation, courtesy of DE and HP.

Toyota Boshoku Uses IBM SmartCloud Engineering Desktop to Produce 3D Design Images
Solution helps company securely share work on a global scale.

The iPad is Now the Preferred Device for Viewing and Markup
Last week, two more CAD viewing apps come online, to add to the already long list of viewers available on Apple app store, which now includes AutoCAD WS, Solid Edge Viewer, XVL Player, and CADFaster. IMSI/Design‘s TurboReview ($34.99 introductory, will sell for $49.99 regular) and SolidWorks eDrawings ($4.99 introductory, will sell for $9.99 regular) are commercial apps that replace earlier versions.

Engineering a Cheap, Sustainable Cardboard Bicycle
The more you fold paper, the stronger it gets. That’s the basic concept behind the cardboard bike, which relies on a sort of origami-like design to provide its structural strength.

Reading Between the Layers of the Stratasys-Objet Merger
When Stratasys and Objet announced they intended to merge to create a giant in the 3D printing arena, it was only natural for design engineers to wonder whether it was a good match—and, more importantly, “What does it mean for me?”

Direct Modeling and CFD Partner
Editor's Pick
SpaceClaim and Simerics have announced the integration between SpaceClaim Engineer 3D direct modeler and Simerics’s PumpLinx and Simerics MP CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis systems. DE editor-at-large Tony Lockwood says the coupling gives you a full multi-physics CFD design and testing solution without a huge price tag and even fewer hassles.

Consumer PCs vs. Pro Workstations
Consumer brands cost less initially, but incompatibility with professional software may add costs down the road.

Virtualization and the GPU
How GPUs can deliver engineering application performance.

Check out these videos, webinars and white papers recommended by DE's editors.

Design with Flexibility While Meeting Deadlines
This 5-page paper, written by industry analyst/blogger Chad Jackson, is actually part two of a series titled “Design with Flexibility While Meeting Deadlines.”

Managing Product Complexity with Systems Engineering
Software system lifecycle management plays a critical role in the Ballet-like choreography in systems engineering, Lockwood observed.

EnSuite Hits Productivity Sweet Spot
EnSuite from CCE (CADCAM-E.Com), once just an MCAD viewer/translator, became a platform for automating processes.

Fast Apps
Get a detailed look at application stories the editors have determined deserve special notice. Synopses in the magazine links to in-depth application articles on the web site.


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