SpaceClaim May 2011 Newsletter

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SpaceClaim Wins Golden MouseTrap Award
Hundreds Respond to the SpaceClaim 2011 Customer Survey
Chris Randles Interviewed by Develop3D
Media Coverage: Applying Lean to Product Development – Design News
Media Coverage: SpaceClaim Engineer 2011 Review – Develop3D
Event: Anvil Happy Hour Lunch & Learn
Event: Moss Enterprises Demo Day
Event: Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show
Event: Paperless Parts Technology Day
Event: Design and Manufacturing Canada
Event: Design Engineering & Mfg Solutions Expo
Event: EMS 3D Technology Day
SpaceClaim Wins Golden MouseTrap Award!
Design News acknowledged SpaceClaim with the annual Golden Mousetrap Award for 2011. Chosen from nearly 100 entries, SpaceClaim won this acknowledgement because of its ease-of-use capabilities along with new sheet metal design functions and capabilities around concept and bid modeling, making SpaceClaim suited to help engineering organizations communicate in 3D.

Read the SpaceClaim Engineer 2010 review in February 23rd issue of Design News >>
Hundreds Respond to the SpaceClaim 2011 Customer Survey
A special thanks to all of you who responded to the SpaceClaim 2011 Customer Survey. Your feedback will be invaluable as we continue our aggressive development schedule and work to provide meaningful services to help you maximize your investment in SpaceClaim. We received responses from engineers working in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace/defense, engineering outsourcing, industrial equipment, consumer products, universities, and electronics. Respondents are using SpaceClaim for bid modeling, concept modeling, detailed design, industrial design, design review, model preparation for analysis and simulation, prototyping, and manufacturing, as well as sheet metal design. Over 93% of you recommend that your colleagues use SpaceClaim, over 60% use SpaceClaim three or more times per week, and nearly all of you found SpaceClaim easy to learn and use. We also appreciate the many positive comments you included in your survey, as well as areas you'd like to see improved. These have been shared with the appropriate individuals and groups here at SpaceClaim.
Chris Randles Interviewed by Develop3D
Popular UK-based Develop3D magazine interviewed SpaceClaim CEO and President Chris Randles in its April 13th issue. During the interview, Chris talked about the key issues that separate SpaceClaim from traditional CAD. "The first is that we have always focused on expanding the market for 3D, not replacing existing CAD, and we still hold true to that mantra. Secondly, as we develop subsequent releases we are creating a product that is different from today's CAD packages in more ways than just being direct modelling versus feature-based modelling. We consider today that we have the best and most mature direct modelling solution and the most accessible and powerful tools. We have done a lot of work over the last year with big customers modelling and editing large models and assemblies, so I don't think you can say simple means underpowered... Our latest news is that we have just got permission from Toyota to name them as a customer, who joins firms like Tyco [now called TE Connectivity], LG Electronics , and Alstrom."
Read the entire interview in Develop 3D >>
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Media Coverage: Applying Lean to Product Development (Design News)
SpaceClaim is used as an example of a lean product development tool in this article. "Rather than mapping lean manufacturing principles to product development, engineering teams need to consider information flow and knowledge capture to truly reduce inefficiencies and optimize the process... Awareness of lean practices has been amplified thanks to mounting pressure on companies to get products to market faster, often using fewer engineering resources and faced with tighter R&D budgets... Modeling tools like SpaceClaim can facilitate set-based design techniques, which let engineers explore diverse design alternatives before committing to detailed design." ... Find Out More >>
Media Coverage: SpaceClaim Engineer 2011 Review (Develop3D)
SpaceClaim 2011's assembly performance improvements were driven by customers in automotive, aerospace, and defence industries. Users can now import assemblies as lightweight models, caching the translated precise geometry to disk to save memory. Also, users can now unload reference parts on-the-fly to boost performance… During the last four years we've seen SpaceClaim change from being a general-purpose tool designed to manipulate 'dumb' geometry into something more intriguing. ... Find Out More >>
Read all recent SpaceClaim media coverage >>
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  Anvil (SpaceClaim Reseller) Happy Hour and
Lunch & Learn
Charlotte, NC — June 1, 2011
Moss Enterprises (SpaceClaim Reseller) Demo Day
Hiawatha, Iowa — June 7, 2011
Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
June 7-9, 2011 — See us at Booth 310
Paperless Parts (SpaceClaim Reseller)
Technology Day

Nashua, NH — June 15, 2011
Design & Manufacturing Canada
Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, Canada
June 21-32, 2011 — See us at Booth 1742
Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions
Expo (DMS)

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
June 22-24, 2011 — See us at Booth 12-35
EMS (SpaceClaim Reseller) 3D Technology Day
Tampa, FL — June 29, 2011 — EMS offices
Atlanta, GA — June 30, 2011 — EMS offices
New Webinars: We have recently conducted webinars focused on injection modeling and machine shop usage of SpaceClaim with a new webinar every two weeks, including a Release to CAD webinar hosted by NASA Tech Briefs, so we encourage you to check out our Webinars page to sign up for live upcoming webinars or take advantage of Webinars On Demand to participate in webinars that have been recorded at your convenience.
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VICURA was founded in January of 2011, having formerly served as global Powertrain Division of General Motors and the Powertrain group for Saab. VICURA is an engineering company providing driveline design through manufacturing services to automotive, marine, construction and commercial customers. The company's goal is to be the leading provider of transmission systems globally, and it certainly has the pedigree to make that happen.

"SpaceClaim is very efficient in helping me sort out what I need to test and I am saving about 80% of my time that otherwise would have been spent in iterative loops with the CAD designers. Customers are very impressed when they can see the proposed product design realistically through SpaceClaim and KeyShot and it clearly highlights the work we have done. It provides confidence to the customer that we have invested significant time and applied our expertise. Before we used SpaceClaim, when we showed our concepts as ordinary CAD models, the customers always felt there was a lot more work to do."
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case study
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