February 19, 2007
Autodesk Frames Future Software Vision
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UGS announced a new content management solution for
Teamcenter. The new dynamic publishing solution is integral to the overall PLM process, enabling companies to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats. The new offering announced builds on Teamcenter's data management and collaboration technology to deliver a content management solution that treats product-related documentation as an intrinsic part of the product itself. The result eliminates the manual, repetitive, error-prone steps typically associated with the development of technical publications. Using Teamcenter's content management application, companies can develop interactive and accurate documentation
that is synchronized with the underlying product data. The new offering also can localize documents with multiple language support, reconfigure to reflect product variants, or adapt to match a customized product.



Last year,
NextEngine unveiled its $2,495 Desktop 3D Scanner technology at SolidWorks World. NextEngine debuted its new
RapidWorks software solution with special features for SolidWorks users at SolidWorks World 2007. It offers a comprehensive suite of tools to allow designers to take raw points and turn them into idealized SolidWorks SLDPRT part files. The output is a fully parametric solid model with a true Feature Tree. Built on technology from RapidformXOR, the $20,000 flagship of re-engineering software, RapidWorks is now available exclusively for NextEngine 3D Scanner users for $2,495. RapidWorks is also joined by two more new software products.
ScanStudio ART is for Designers and Digital Artists who want to create fully-healed watertight models for 3D printing and complex design or CGI tasks. It is a $495 upgrade of the
ScanStudio Core software included with each NextEngine Scanner.
ScanStudio PRO is for engineers who want NURBS surfacing and automatic spline output from points. It also features a comparison tool to analyze differences between as-built and CAD models. This "Points to NURBS" upgrade costs $995. All three new software products are expected toship at the end of March.



Volvo Cars and Ford of Europe have selected
Sharc’s advanced meshing solution,
Harpoon, as a key element of their Underhood Thermal Management (UTM) simulation strategy. Following a detailed benchmarking program carried out by Volvo in Sweden, Ford selected Harpoon over other meshing applications. Harpoon will be used to generate complex meshes of complete vehicle models, including detailed engine compartment and underfloor regions, enabling Ford to create reliable simulations of the underhood thermal dynamics for its next-generation vehicle programs. During an in-depth benchmarking process lasting almost two years, Harpoon was tested against several other of the major meshing solutions on the market, and impressed Ford’s design engineers with
its ability to deliver fast meshes of complex geometries, as well as having a simple and logical graphical user interface, enhancing ease of use and improving workflow.



At its World Press Day event,
Autodesk introduced
AutoCAD 2008. AutoCAD was introduced with Autodesk Design Review along with the debut of the Autodesk Impression application for presentations. Autodesk also announced updates to its industry-specific portfolio of AutoCAD-based solutions for architecture, engineering and construction.

The company said that AutoCAD 2008 focuses on solving common problems in a way that follows current workflows, so that little or no retraining is required to obtain significant time savings. Key enhancements include:

  • Simple, intuitive creation, editing and management of annotation scale, tables, text and leaders, to reduce duplication of work, minimize errors and time spent on workarounds, and support corporate standards for design.

  • Customer-requested improvements in functions ranging from drafting to presentation, including more than 35 enhancements in response to customer visits, Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) top-10 feature wish lists, and feedback forms.




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