October 09, 2006
Is IT Virtualization Enough?
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Dassault Systemes Launches CATIA PLM Express
Dassault Systemes announced CATIA PLM Express, a scalable solution which provides CATIA design capabilities at an affordable price. CATIA Team PLM is the core configuration of CATIA PLM Express, giving customers the CATIA modeler for product design, knowledge capture and re-use in a collaborative environment. It also delivers core collaborative PDM functionality via ENOVIA SmarTeam, providing optimized CATIA design management and collaboration, and a foundation for PLM solution scaling. Existing customers can move to this new offering from their existing CATIA seats.
3DQuickForm Version 2 launched at SolidWorks User Group Meeting
3D QuickTools Ltd. announced 3DQuickForm Version 2 to the metal stamping market. There has been a demand in the metal stamping industry to invest in sophisticated blank development software to simulate the complex metal forming process for die making. 3DQuickForm V2 enables tooling designers to use the CAD/CAE integrated environment to develop the process of complex formed parts. 3DQuickForm V2 is powered by ESI technology with features to develop partial and complete blank developments all within the SolidWorks interface.
SKODA AUTO (Volkswagen Group) selects Kineo CAM for Dynamic Digital Mockup Analysis
Kineo C.A.M. announces that SKODA AUTO has selected Kineo Path Planner, a standalone dynamic collision checking solution, whose ability to automatically find and generate mounting and dismounting trajectories has proven to complement SKODA AUTO's existing DMU analysis methods and processes. This new methodology will enable SKODA AUTO's engineering teams to benefit from cost savings and efficiencies by ensuring that aspects such as serviceability and manufacturability are analyzed earlier and verified at each and every step of virtual vehicle development. Kineo Path Planner can find and generate collision-free trajectories automatically within a highly constrained 3D environment.
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Forming Technologies releases Metalforming Solutions Suite for CATIA R17, empowering a 50% reduction in Engineering Changes and Engineering Rework.
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