Manufacturing Software

Software

Inspection Software facilitates assessment of complex assemblies.

August 4, 2015

Along with support for MCR20 and FCR25 probe change racks, PowerINSPECT 2015 R2 supports automation of inspection sequences via such options as probe changes, feature extraction for point cloud batch inspection, and control over collision checking. UI and zoom-to-fit option in CAD view facilitate navigation and operation, option to define which features are used for any best fit calculations promotes control over RPS alignments, and graphical display aids programming of CNC edge points. Read More

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CAM Software supports complete machining project mirroring.

July 28, 2015

To conserve time, PowerMILL 2016 can mirror complete machining projects in one operation and automatically maintain machining characteristics. This also accelerates programming of symmetrical objects. Used for 5-axis and high-speed machining, programming software also offers complete verification of project for machine-tool issues as well as simulation of machine-tool movements as tool changes are executed. Auto-translucency option and ability to draw translucently are also included. Read More

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CAD Software promotes accuracy, usability, and speed.

July 22, 2015

To improve workflow from CAD to cutter, ExactFlat v3 lets users organize pieces in complex projects, label edges, and annotate seams in various ways to simplify sewing instructions. Accuracy is promoted by initially accurate flat patterns and ability to flatten markings or sketches applied to surfaces in 3D on 2D pattern pieces. Promoting simplicity, users can obtain material and hardware costing with one button click and see real-time updates as changes are made. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Software

CAM Software offers optimized collision checking.

July 15, 2015

With PowerMILL Robot 2015, manual and CNC programming of robots can be combined in single program. Software provides optimized collision checking, automatic avoidance of wrist singularities, and ability to generate robot programs from tape files produced in other CAM software. Users can duplicate in virtual environment teach-and-learn programming of robot for linking moves, which can then be integrated with cutting moves to provide complete sequence of operations. Read More

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Data Translators support native-CAD designs in SmartCAM.

July 15, 2015

Available as optional modules for SmartCAM Siemens' Solid Edge Connection™ and SmartCAM PTC Pro/ENGINEER & PTC Creo Connection™, SmartCAM Native Data Translators allow native-CAD design models to be opened directly in SmartCAM without need of intermediary, generic CAD file formats. Updates support .PAR and .PSM part files created in Solid Edge versions 18 through ST6, as well as .PRT, .PRT.*, and .XPR part files from Pro/ENGINEER version 16 through Creo 2.0. Read More

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Schematic Diagram Software aids electrical contractors.

July 13, 2015

Designed for smaller electrical contractors, Residential Wire Pro v3.0 provides residential wiring information and documentation while allowing contractors to leave customers with updated schematic printout. Key feature is ability to import existing PDF floor plans and add reports to inventory database. Built-in symbol library allows contractors to draw electrical floor plans without steep learning curve usually associated with CAD software. Read More

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Illumination Design Software models freeform optics.

July 10, 2015

With Advanced Design Module, LightTools® v8.3 enables modeling of reflective and refractive freeform optics in both single-surface and segmented configurations for diverse set of illumination applications. Software also assists designers in modeling spatial temperature and power density variations in phosphor-based LEDs. API lets users develop custom volume scattering components, while Volume Scatter Logger reports scattering and phosphor conversion events in surface materials. Read More

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3D Metrology Software enables simultaneous measurements.

July 2, 2015

Available for FaroArm, FARO® ScanArm, FARO® Laser Tracker, and FARO® 3D Imager, CAM2 Measure 10.5 connects multiple 3D measurement devices, within same coordinate system, and simultaneously scans into single seat of software on one computer. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing provides streamlined analysis and visual reporting. Workflow efficiencies are maximized with ability to automate repeat inspections by programming data analysis to automatically occur after measurements are taken.
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Hi-Res 3D Printer has longevity-optimized resin plate.

June 30, 2015

Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer uses liquid resin, sensitive to 405 nm UV wavelength, that can be shaped into monolayer slice and subsequently accumulated into 3D object. While min layer thickness is 0.1 mm, max allowed object size is 135 x 135 x 180 mm. Software kit provides interfaces for CAD software and facilitates transition to printing after molding. Weighing 10 kg, this 35 x 38 x 55 cm printer has min print layer thickness of 100 µm and uses SLA molding technology. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Protocol Analyzer enables line-rate Wireshark analysis.

June 22, 2015

Facilitating Ethernet packet capture/inspection, Hammerhead™ for SierraNet™ Protocol Analysis systems integrates dedicated, line-rate protocol analyzer with Wireshark™ network packet capture application. Solution melds SierraNet recording abilities and Wireshark's UI to supply complete, upper level traffic captures. When nanosecond trigger granularity is required, Net Protocol Suite™ provides tools, which includes timer and counter functions, for creating complex and detailed capture solutions. Read More

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CAD Software features context-sensitive dasboard.

June 12, 2015

In addition to modern, user-friendly interface, MEDUSA4 R6 features ribbon menu that can be customized via dialog box. Dashboard contains all context-relevant information and features, responds to task at hand, and displays everything users need to solve task. Symbol Manager, also completely overhauled, offers complete overview of all symbols and filters them according to which items have been selected. With MEDUSA4 R6, users can also set Favorites and place QR codes in drawing. Read More

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Cost Estimating Software offers 3D CAD feature recognition.

June 12, 2015

With AFR function, Costimator® with 3DFX recognizes 3D CAD features and their parameters from solid models. Costimator 3DFX 3D CAD viewer supports over 30 file formats from developers such as AutoCAD, STEP, IGES, NX, and SolidWorks. Estimators can instantly collect accurate measurements, cut dynamic sections, and play animation. CAD features and parameters that are selected and sent to Costimator are automatically estimated via industry-validated cost models. Read More

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CAD/EDA Software offers thermal management capabilities.

May 28, 2015

Featuring CAD-centric technology and mesher which simulates complex geometries, FloTHERM® XT provides thermal management capabilities for electronic systems and PCBs. Product supports transient analysis, Joule heating, parametric studies, extended EDA integration capabilities, and modeling options, including ability to represent copper in detail for complex PCBs. For thermal specialists and design engineers, FloTHERM XT provides early design virtual prototyping and what-if analysis. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Process Model Development Tools deliver usability, flexibility.

May 27, 2015

Offering usability-optimized configuration environment, step-by-step prompts, warning diagnostics, and flexible work flows, Pavilion8 MPC (Model Predictive Control) v5.0 helps simplify building, maintaining, and adjusting complex process models. Control system-independent solution, which integrates with PlantPAx process automation system, features Windows-based® configuration and support, multivariable run-time controller, as well as continuous controller monitoring. Read More

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CAM Software supports feature-based programming.

May 18, 2015

Designed to optimize productivity of mill-turn machines, 5-axis mills, and wire EDM equipment, FeatureCAM 2015 R3 is capable of duplicating physical constraints of machine tool in simulations. It is then possible to check that chosen machine tool is capable of completing proposed program for all types of equipment, from simplest lathe to complex multi-tasking machine. Accurate representations can be created of shanks and holders, allowing 3-axis and 5-axis collision checking to be performed. Read More

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Scan-to-CAD Software offers 3D mesh comparison.

May 18, 2015

Fully integrated in VXelements 4.0, VXmodel 3D scan data post-treatment software module provides simplest path from scans to CAD or additive manufacturing workflows. Program includes tools to automatically generate NURBS that characterize freeform surfaces in patch network. Scan is automatically converted to IGES or STEP file with auto-surface function. Using 3D mesh comparison function, software can provide deviation measurements between 2 meshes or between CAD model and mesh. Read More

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CAD Software provides stormwater modeling.

May 13, 2015

With HydroCAD-10, local rainfall data from NOAA, NRCC, and other sources can be used to define rainfall events, create IDF files, and generate synthetic rainfall distributions. Users can import rainfall data from TR-20 file, or use expanded rainfall library and event lookup table. Added outlet devices include tubes and siphons, float-activated valves, skimmers, and progressive dam breach starting at specified time or WSE. In addition, watershed data can be imported and exported to CSV format. Read More

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BIM Software offers predictive background processing.

May 7, 2015

In addition to 64-bit and multi-processing technologies, ARCHICAD 19 features predictive background processing, which anticipates potential future user actions and prepares for them in background, accelerating response times. Tab Bar for multiple viewpoints enables fast switching among Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, and 3D windows. Offering intuitive, drag-and-drop building model surface editing in 3D, Interactive 3D Surface Painter provides instant, visual feedback. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Protocol Analyzer works with USB Type-C, Power Delivery 2.0.

May 7, 2015

Mercury T2C pocket-sized, 5.8 oz, hardware-based USB protocol analyzer supports USB Type-C and Power Delivery 2.0 standards, including capture and decoding of all packets over USB Type-C Configuration Channel (CC). Such CC packets include negotiation of USB current capabilities and entrance to/exit from Alternate Modes. Included adapters enable use with existing devices and hosts, and CATC Trace™ display is standard. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

CAE Software offers vibration, frequency domain testing.

April 28, 2015

With capabilities for vibration fatigue and frequency analysis, nCode v11.0 helps engineers avoid unnecessary over-design and prevent operational failures. Modal Superposition support increases allowable model size, number of frequency steps, frequency range, fidelity of results, and analysis speed. Along with vibration fatigue solver, features include strain gauge analysis engine, complete fatigue solution, and frequency analysis with pre-defined processes. Read More