September 19, 2005
UGS Launches NX 4 With Emphasis On Product And Process
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proposition to SMBs. There's only so many $billion+ companies out there, and I doubt many of that scale are anxious to switch PLM investments any time soon.
In the coming months we'll will be evaluating several of the NX 4 design and engineering modules, as well as Teamcenter, and JT, and will report back on our experiences.
The Week's Top 5
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This week SolidWorks affirmed its place in the product development mainstream with the release of "SolidWorks for Dummies" (Wiley Publishing, $29.99, Pub Date: September 12, 2005, ISBN: 0-7645-9555-5) written by Greg Jankowski. SolidWorks software 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market, is the first 3D mechanical design offering to enter the "For Dummies" series, with the intent of expanding the 3D CAD community and transforming everyday users into power users. Written in the series' signature conversational style, "SolidWorks For Dummies" is suitable for seasoned users of AutoCAD, SolidWorks newcomers, as well as long-time SolidWorks users.
An interesting aside to this announcement is the fact that "SolidWorks for Dummies" was the best selling book on Amazon.com on Wednesday, September 14.
functionality, extensibility, improved ease of use and are fully compatible with the recently launched new XVL Studio family of products. Collectively they enhance manufacturers' abilities to use, share, and repurpose 3D data.
California State University, Chico manufacturing technology students used SolidWorks Education Edition 3D mechanical design software to design a next-generation wheelchair that recently won the grand prize at the WESTEC Expo. The wheelchair's unique design uses pump-action levers for propulsion, three speeds for varying terrain, and disk brakes for stopping. The levers let wheelchair users more easily apply power to the chair, even if their grip is compromised by disability, and keep their hands off dirty wheels. Unlike previous lever-based prototypes, the Chico students' wheelchair levers are inboard of the wheels for better leverage and navigation through doorways.
Buell Motorcycle Co. Chairman Outlines His Industrial Design Vision At IDSA Event Sponsored By think3
performs on the road.
Extreme Machines Uncovered -- College For Creative Studies Students Unveil Summer Automotive Design Models
materials.The AISI/CCS internship tackles the challenges automakers encounter to design a vehicle that offers a lightweight steel structure and a flexible platform with attributes like affordability, fuel efficiency, and crashworthiness.
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