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AutoCAD Exchange Exchange 3D models, techniques, and collaborate with fellow AutoCAD users on this web based community. 12
3DCadPortal All about CadCamCae in Spanish , PLM, 3D Scanning, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Animation, AEC & Plant Design 2
A New Instructor for Axial Compressor Fundamentals & AxSTREAM Workshop in Boston, USA (April 23rd – 27th)! First class as a SoftInWay Teacher will be Axial Compressor Fundamentals. Mr. Joseph Veres has over 40 years experience in design, analysis and optimization of axial and centrifugal compressors and turbo pumps. His extensive turbomachinery experience consists of research and management positions at NASA Glenn Research Center, Dresser-Rand (formerly Dresser-Clark) and Teledyne Brown (formerly Teledyne CAE). During his time at these research and manufacturing icons, Mr. Veres developed and worked on an impressive number of new tu rbomachines for Defense, Propulsion and Petrochemical application as well as participated in various Environmental and Educational initiatives. To know more about Mr. Veres and other SoftInWay teachers, visit: 0
Adept Engineering Document Management Adept engineering document management software helps you find, manage, share and control engineering, CAD and business documents throughout their lifecycle. Adept integrates with the world’s most popular CAD and business programs, including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, MicroStation, and Microsoft Office. Adept provides document and drawing control, engineering change management and advanced 2D / 3D visualization capabilities that extend the benefits of engineering document management throughout the business enterprise. 0
Adept Engineering Document Management Helps Construction Equipment Manufacturer Guntert & Zimmerman Compete for Big Projects and Enter New Markets Guntert & Zimmerman is a small company that competes and thrives in the highly competitive construction equipment market. What’s their secret? They have built a core business on solid principles. They care for their customers. They have carved out a niche that larger companies don’t or can’t own. And finally, they have leveraged technology that lets them bring products to market faster. Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) of Ripon, California ( offers a complete line of high performance, state of the art concrete highway, airport and canal construction equipment. To help them streamline, they’re using SolidWorks 3D modeling and Adept engineering document management software from Synergis Software. 0
AutoCAD Cheat Sheet The AutoCAD Cheat Sheet is a list of the most useful command aliases for doing generic drafting in AutoCAD. 0
Autocentral a marketplace for professionals in the automotive industry 0
Autodesk Manufacturing Community The Manufacturing Community site provides you with the support, resources and reassurance you need to be successful with all Autodesk manufacturing products. This new site allows you to contact and stay in touch with other industry professionals, keep up-to-date with latest industry developments, and share best practices. Membership is free. 3
Autoextremist "has some interesting, if not occasionally outrageous articles on the automotive industry" - Tom Gill, MCADVision contributing editor 0
Automotive News automotive news and articles 1
BIM Outsourcing, Building Information Modeling, BIM outsourcing services in India, Architecture, Construction, Structural Services BIM Outsourcing is one of the largest global BIM Solutions Company in Kolkata, India. We are one of the fastest growing service provides with high quality, low cost global outsourcing services. +91 983017085 1
Blue Oval News primarily oriented towards Ford Motor Company but also offers other automotive industry insider information 0
cad design software and autocad software offers state-of-the-art tools for creating and editing CAD drawings. Both 3D and 2D autocad software, both Macintosh (Mac) and PC. 0
CAD/CAM Publishing publishers of The CAD Report, The Rapid Prototyping Report, and The PDM Report. An independent resource for keeping abreast of developments and advances in rapid prototyping, product data management and CAD. 2
Cadopolis Cadopolis is an online resource that includes CAD related Productivity Software, Shareware and Links. is evolving to fulfill the needs of the AutoCAD® users community. 2
CFD Online This is a collection of links to electronic information related to Computational Fluid Dynamics. The aim is to give an overview of the vast resources available on the net for people working with CFD. 1
Convert DWG to DXF, DWG to DWF, DWG to PDF, DWG to JPG, DWG to TIF, etc. AnyDWG offers DWG Converter and DXF Converter, let you convert DWG to DXF, DWG to PDF, DXF to PDF, DWG to DWF, DXF to DWF, DWG to TIF, DWG to JPG (JPEG), DWG to BMP, DWG to TIFF, DXF to JPEG (JPG), DXF to BMP, DXF to TIF (TIFf) and GIF/PNG/PCX/TGA/WMF/EMF. No AutoCAD application is required to run these software. Please visit for details. 8
Eng-tips technical work forums for engineering professionals 2 a valuable resource for all engineering disciplines. Includes a helpful search engine, useful academic section and an expanding products and services marketplace. 1
Engineers Edge a great site for mechanical designers, engineers, quality and manufacturing professionals. Offers a wide range of free practical design and engineering resources. 2 Finite Element Analysis Consultancy and Training Services. Over 30 years experience with NASTRAN in industry. 12 years experience in creating and teaching FEA courses including MSC/NEi/NX Nastran, FEMAP, PATRAN. Specialist courses in Dynamics, US Navy DDAM, Nonlinear, Statics, Composites 1
Free Pro/ENGINEER Tips & Tutorial (Pro/E 2001, Wildfire 1.0, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0) offers free tips and tutorials for Pro/ENGINEER (Pro/E 2001, wildfire, wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0). Share Pro/E knowlege, Pro/E skills and design capability among Pro/E user. 460 The Largest and Best Collection of CAD Shareware, Freeware and Free Trial Software 1
John Dvorak's home page technology writer John Dvorak writes for numerous publications about both technology and the business of technology. Contains a useful directory to his online columns and other valuable sites. 0
Knowledge Based Engineering across Product Realization Knowledge based engineering (KBE) is a technique that provides ways to capture and deploy knowledge across the complete product realization value chain. A proper implementation roadmap and maximum control at hands of engineers are the key factors for successfully leveraging KBE. Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) can be seen as a tool for capturing and reusing knowledge during the product development. It focuses on how to capture and formalize knowledge so as to enable shorter product development time. 0
NerdWorld a website for 'nerds' that includes a number of new features: nerd life, nerd store, and nerd wide web, as well as assembly web discussions, a chat bulletin board, events calendar, nerd quizzes and surveys, nerd favorites and more! 0
Open Source PLM software Aras enterprise open source software solution is the most advanced Product Life Cycle Management [PLM] suite available with comprehensive functionality for BOM, parts, document management, enterprise change workflows, product costing, NPDI, stage / phase-gate dashboards, quality & environmental compliance, CAD / EDA integration suite and much more. Aras customers include Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Delphi, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, ACCO Brands, L-3 Communications, and the US Army. Get Case Studies and PLM Software Download >> 6
PARTserver Download Free Product:provides free downloads of 3D models of standard mechanical and electromechanical parts, in native CAD formats. Contains more than 680,000 parts 12
Personal Technology column, Wall Street Journal Walt Mossberg's column, which appears every Thursday in the Wall Street Journal, reviews and explains new products and technologies in plain English. Also check out his PC Buyer's Guide. A valuable column and resource for all! 0
Plasma-Therm Completes Successful Management Buyout with Help from Adept Engineering Document Management In January 2009, four Plasma-Therm managers pooled their resources and bought controlling interest back. During that period, the engineering manager had to organize an entire engineering department, and replace the document management solution from the former owner’s PLM system as quickly and seamlessly as possible. “We knew we needed to purchase some sort of product data management system due to the complexity of our product and the dynamic nature of our business,” said Pizzo, engineering manager. “Our systems have anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 parts on them. Trying to manage Inventor assemblies with that number of parts along with their various revisions and changes is impossible to imagine without some sort of a document management system.” 0
PLM Neutral Customization Framework A Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application is same for any organization's product information as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) application is to the organization's human and transactional information. Proper selection of the PLM application and its effective implementation help the organization to manage multiple products efficiently. All PLM applications provide generic features mainly from product data management perspective. PLM vendors also provide Application Programmer Interfaces (API) and customization hooks to extend, configure or tweak the out‐of‐the‐box (OOTB) functionality in order to fulfill the business objectives of the organization. However, these APIs and customization processes are proprietary to the PLM vendor. 0 Created in response to the automotive industry's demand for accelerated v ehicle performance evaluation, The SmartSim Community has been established to research and develop effective methods for sharing and using engineering data th rough integrated physical and virtual prototyping. 0
RevBlog RevPart is a company that provides rapid prototyping services. RevPart has created a blog called RevBlog. The RevBlog covers many rapid prototyping topics. 0
Right Hemisphere is a leader in graphical information management, offering visual communication solutions that help companies unlock and leverage their complex 2D and 3D data. Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration CAD Modules Simplify the Repurposing of CAD Data for Training, Collaboration, Visualization, 3D Web Delivery and Technical Documentation. 1
Slashdot "a great site for technology-oriented people--it covers a diverse, fun mix of "News for Nerds". Topics are all over the map, from peer to peer computing to rapid prototyping to cryptography to Legos to Linux and more." - Tom Gill, MCADVision contributing editor 1 Multipurpose shopping store aimed at educators. Includes CAD tools in addition to many other offerings. 0
The Product Development Forum The Product Development Forum, sponsored by DRM Associates, provides a source of information on new product development (NPD), concurrent engineering (CE), integrated product development (IPD), and more. Also includes valuable resources and references for new product development in its New Product Development Body of Knowledge. 1
The Rapid Prototyping Association of SME The Rapid Prototyping Association of SME (RPA/SME) focuses on the technologies and processes that help conceive, develop, test, revise, and manufacture new products to cost-effectively bring them to market faster. 1
The Rapid Prototyping Report The monthly Rapid Prototyping Report is an independent monthly newsletter devoted to rapid prototyping 3
The Role oF Product Data Management in Improving Engineering Efficiency Research on today’s manufacturing environment makes three things clear. The first is that manufacturers must innovate to capture their share of lower sales volumes. The second is that they must bring products to market faster to combat hungry, global competitors. The third is that manufacturers are running very lean due to price pressure from customers and the recent economic downturn. The combination of tough markets, reduced headcount, tight budgets, and aggressive new product development targets means that manufacturers need to be able to design and develop products extremely efficiently to get the most out of their engineering efforts. 0
Time Compression Technologies offers the latest product news on ground-breaking technologies available to help reduce new product development time. 1
Turning designs into reality: The Manufacturability paradigm The role of design has become critical in the 21st century of innovation and knowledge based economy. Research also indicates that around 70% of the product cost is committed during the design stage itself. Hence, it is important to design and provide ideas for changes in designs at an early stage, in order to make it easy and cost effective during the manufacturing process. ‘Design for Manufacturing’ is the process of proactively designing products to optimize all the manufacturing functions; and assure the best cost, quality, reliability, safety, time-to-market, and customer satisfaction. In this paper, we describe how good designs can be manufactured with ease, the primary tool being a good CAD system accompanied by a virtual design assistant tool for DFM. It showcases how Creo and DFMPro give the designers the freedom and flexibility to create innovative designs; at the same time ensuring that it is in accordance with the recommended manufacturing guidelines. 0
Wards Automotive automotive press releases 0
Wohlers Associates, Inc. a useful resource for articles, links and general information on rapid prototyping technologies. Wohler's Associates provides technical, marketing, and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in product design, prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing. 0 3DCADTips is an independent and objective information resource for 3D CAD users, administrators, and managers sponsored by eDocHelp ( and Cadalyst Magazine ( The site is especially helpful for those considering the transition from 2D to 3D CAD. 1 Finite Element and Simulation Web Portal. Includes: Knowledge base, articles, howto.s, discussion forums, toolbox, reviews, software resources: Nastran, Ansys, Marc, Algor, Pam-crash, Patran, Ideas, Femap etc. 2 Open Archive Systems is a B2B corporation that offers document management software and solutions for the engineering and office environments. This web site provides detailed product information as well as IBM and other vendor white papers, case studies and published articles about managing engineering drawings and documents. 0 TradiantCAD provides low-cost 3D & 2D Auto CAD Drawing, 3D Home Renderings and 3D Animation services for clients in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate industries from Memphis, Tennessee. 1
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