Ideate to Present at BILT North America 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 20, 2017 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk developer network member, announced that Craig H. Dodge, director of sales, and Richard Taylor, technical evangelist, will attend BILT North America 2017. They will demonstrate the tools that Ideate Software developed to address challenges that architects and engineers face when working in Autodesk Revit building information models (BIM).

BILT is the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments. It’s the only global, non-profit conference series dedicated to expanding BIM adoption through education.

“Ideate Software is dedicated to streamlining Revit workflows for the architecture, engineering,  and construction (AEC) community,” said Mr. Dodge. “This conference provides an outstanding opportunity to talk with professionals in this community about workflow challenges, Ideate Software solutions that address those challenges, and new challenges that we may address in future releases of our software.”

Here are highlights of the tools developed by Ideate Software that keep Revit projects on time and budget by dramatically reducing the time spent on tedious tasks, and increase the accuracy of Revit models by eliminating error-prone editing and updating processes:

  • Ideate BIMLink – Moves data from Revit into Microsoft Excel for easy editing
  • Ideate Explorer – Searches all elements in a Revit model, even those not in the Revit browser
  • Ideate Sticky – Places Excel files containing non–BIM data onto Revit project files, which are not able to manage or format non-BIM data
  • IdeateApps – Streamlines the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often

The BILT North America 2017 conference will be held on August 3 – 5, 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada. Visit the Ideate Software team in the Exhibition Hall at booth number 38.

In addition to participating in the conference, Mr. Dodge and Mr. Taylor will visit AECO companies in the Toronto area. “Please send me an email if you’d like us to visit your office for a personal demonstration on how your productivity and efficiency will increase when you add Ideate Software to your BIM workflows,” said Mr. Dodge.

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

 

MSC Releases Adams v2017.2 for Simulation

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, July 20, 2017 – MSC Software Corp., a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, today announced the latest release of MSC Adams – 2017.2. Known for its accuracy and robustness of multibody dynamics simulation, MSC Adams 2017.2 focuses on delivering usability and simulation speed for Adams Solver and Adams Car and further expanding its Adams Real Time capabilities. The release will be available in July 2017.

Highlights of the release:

Faster Parallel Adams Solver

Performance improvements have been made to Adams Solver when running on multiple threads with Adams Solver Shared Memory Parallel (SMP), up to 30% improvement in simulation speed has been observed.

Adams Car Model Management

In previous releases, one Adams Car assembly represented a single model configuration. In Adams 2017.2, multiple model configurations can be saved in one assembly, making managing assembly models with different subsystem setups much easier.

Model Fidelity Tuning

Higher-fidelity component models can be costly in terms of performance. This becomes especially relevant when running hardware-in-the-loop real time simulations. In many instances sufficiently accurate results can be achieved with a more efficient modeling approach. In Adams 2017.2, an automated utility has been introduced to reduce the modeling fidelity of tires and anti-roll bar, which in many cases could save up to 90% of full-vehicle simulation time while achieving the similarly accurate results. Now users of Adams Real Time can perform a wider variety of vehicle analyses.

Aerodynamics Force and Cross Wind Event

In Adams 2017.2, a new aerodynamics force object allows for modeling of aerodynamic loading applied at either one or two points on the body, which provides a more accurate prediction of the impact of aerodynamics forces. The new cross-wind event makes use of the new aerodynamic force object to apply wind forces to the vehicle, which makes it easier to integrate aerodynamics forces into various car models.

New Vehicle Events

In this release, a list of new vehicle events have been introduced in Adams Car:

  • New Open Loop Steering Events: Fishhook, Grist Mill, Hands Free, J Turn, On Center, Parking Effort, Swept Steering Event
  • Other New Events: Double Lane Change, Throttle on in Turn, Brake Drift and Cross Wind Event

These off-the-shelf events eliminates the need for customization, saving significant time for users to perform different types of vehicle handling analyses.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,300 professionals in 20 countries.

For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com. MSC Software is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

Wikitude, Mira Partner for Augmented Reality

SALZBURG, Austria, July 20, 2017 – Wikitude, the world’s leading independent augmented reality technology provider, announces today its partnership with Mira, the creators of Mira Prism. Wikitude has optimized its SDK 7, the recently released AR tool kit powered with Object Recognition, multi-target recognition and Hit-Testing API for SLAM, to deliver augmented reality experiences for Mira Prism using the iPhone’s front camera. 

Mira Prism includes Instant Tracking and Extended Tracking capabilities, as well as advanced image recognition for single and multiple target images using Wikitude’s computer vision technology. The new gear will deliver SLAM-based AR experiences to a vast public allowing users to experience augmented reality with their iPhones anytime, anywhere.

For Martin Herdina, the CEO of Wikitude, “This partnership is another big milestone for AR. Developers will be able to bring Wikitude’s award-winning technology to a ground breaking device, while users will have access to SLAM-based AR for a very affordable price point.”

The optimized Wikitude SDK for Mira Prism will be available in fall 2017.

About Wikitude

Wikitude provides augmented reality (AR) technology for smartphones, tablets, and digital eyewear and has over 100,000 registered developers, 25,000 published apps, and 1 billion app installs. Wikitude’s SLAM SDK was awarded “Best Developer Tool” of 2017 at AWE USA, in the Silicon Valley. Wikitude enables developers, agencies, and enterprises to create AR experiences that delight, amaze, and provide tangible return on investment.

For more information, visit www.wikitude.com.

About Mira

Mira is a mobile augmented reality company that makes premium AR experiences available to everyone. Its Prism headset allows users to discover and share engaging AR content, and its software development kit makes it easy for creators to develop new and unique augmented experiences. Founded by Ben Taft, Matt Stern, and Montana Reed, Mira is backed by seed investors Sequoia Capital, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, will.i.am, Jens Christensen and more.

Zuken Announces XJTAG DFT Assistant for CR-8000

WESTFORD, MA; MUNICH, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 20, 2017 – Zuken and XJTAG, a leader in boundary scan and design for test technology, have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later this year as a free plug-in for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway users.

CR-8000 is a native 3D product-centric design platform for PCB-based systems. CR-8000 directly supports architecture design, concurrent multi-board PCB design, chip/package/board co-design and full 3D MCAD co-design. CR-8000 Design Gateway is Zuken’s platform for logical circuit design and verification.

“The XJTAG DFT Assistant for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway will make it easy to see the test access as the design evolves. This allows test engineers to significantly optimize testing before PCBs are produced.” said Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG

Validate JTAG chain connectivity

Increasingly, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are densely populated making it difficult to gain manufacturing test access to pins under many packages, such as ball grid arrays (BGAs). JTAG was designed to enable test access, so an optimized JTAG design can have a positive impact on ROI. Failure to optimize JTAG test coverage at an early design stage can increase manufacturing costs and possibly require a board re-design.

XJTAG DFT Assistant will help to validate correct JTAG chain connectivity while displaying boundary scan access and coverage onto the schematic diagram through full integration with CR-8000 Design Gateway.

Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG, says: “XJTAG is pleased to be joining Zuken’s solution ecosystem. Companies need to determine early in the design phase how to maximize test coverage using the minimum number of test points, so it is essential to know what JTAG access is available at the schematic stage of the design process. The XJTAG DFT Assistant for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway will make it easy to see the test access as the design evolves. This allows test engineers to significantly optimize testing before PCBs are produced.”

Bob Potock, vice president of marketing at Zuken USA, Inc, says: “Boundary scan technology and XJTAG’s DFT Assistant will enable engineers to build, optimize and measure the chain’s test coverage at the schematic entry stage. For our customers, this enhancement will mean better test coverage that translates into better manufacturing yields and lower costs.”

About XJTAG

XJTAG is a worldwide leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.x compliant boundary scan tools, which focuses on innovative product development and high quality technical support. The company has its headquarters in Cambridge, UK and works closely with over 50 experienced and professional distributors and technology partners across the globe. XJTAG delivers a diverse range of boundary scan test solutions for clients across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, defence, medical, manufacturing, networking, and telecommunications.

About Zuken

Since its establishment in 1976, Zuken has been a world-leading electronic design automation (EDA) company providing software solutions that maximize the efficiency of the design and manufacturing processes for many of the largest electronics companies around the world. Today, Zuken’s product offerings include PCB design, CAE, wire harness and cable design, and engineering data management solutions.

The company has more than 375 software specialists at its development centers in Japan, Europe and the US. As a result, customers benefit from the work of the largest PCB- and wiring-focused R&D teams of their kind. This driving force of innovation keeps Zuken at the forefront of technological advancement.

For more information, visit www.zuken.com.

Wave3D Pro Industrial SLA 3D Printer Unveiled

T​ORONTO, Canada, July 20, 2017 – WAVE3D, a manufacturer of industrial stereolithography 3D printers announced their first commercial product earlier this month, the Wave3D Pro. This debut product aims to be the world’s most financially accessible industrial 3D printer in the SLA space and is the result of over 2 years of development. Unlike many startups that have emerged over the years, a central part of Wave3D’s planning and development was a specific focus on the industrial or professional sector of the 3D printing market, rather than household or desktop space.

As such, Wave 3D is setting its sights on enterprise customers and specifically the area of rapid prototyping and design. Many industry reports show, enterprise and commercial applications have likely always been the only viable market for 3D printing activity. Some estimates have enterprise making up as much as 95% of the economic activity in 3D printing. Unfortunately, the hardware solutions on offer for enterprise needs still remain very expensive and quite large, out of reach for most small and medium sized companies needing to make the leap. The Wave3D Pro offers stunning resolution, a large bottom-up design and open material environment that aims to give professionals the types of technology that will allow them to stay competitive with changing times at a very accessible price.

“Today, large, industrial 3D printing is still a six-figure proposition for almost any company that wants to produce large, high quality parts,” said Ajay Deshmukh , co-founder and CEO. “In our early market research, large size, high quality, reliability and affordability remained a combination that was just not available. Compromises needed to be made, on either size, or materials available, or even with the orientations of prints in order to get the types of industrial output needed for enterprise applications. We simply asked ourselves, how could we deliver a final outcome that rivaled all aspects of an industrial printer, with the simplicity of a desktop.”

Design details and specs

The Wave3D Pro is a ground-up rethink of the capabilities needed for industrial prints. In order to achieve the build volume and high-quality available, many aspects of the bottom-up SLA process had to be re-engineered to provide the end user with a product they had truly been asking for. One key example of this exists in the proprietary build tray for the Wave3D Pro, which uses an optically clear film, not the traditional silicone you might find in similar desktop set-ups. This film can be replaced easily and quickly by users at a very low cost should it get damaged or overused. In addition, this technique provides no hazing and virtually no sticking so large flat surfaces can be printed with ease. The Wave3D Pro also has automatic resin circulation built directly into the tray, leveling and temperature control for resin so users can have a large external resin supply for any print, or as little as 1.5 liters. Users will no longer have to struggle with settling resin, or multiple expensive trays.

Wave3D is offering a resolution of (50 microns), with a build platform of 15.5 X 8.5 X 22 inches. All in a total footprint that easily fits through any door, is completely mobile and doesn’t require any specialized installation. On top of that, slicing and support generation software is open and either Autodesk Netfabb or DataTree3D Creation Workshop may be used. Wave3D wants to provide users with the most open experience possible for their design needs and that includes Materials, which are also open.

The Next Steps for Wave3D: partnership opportunities.

Wave3D has video’s of prints and print samples available for demonstration (links below). Currently, they have completed their commercial unit and have a working demonstration model able to be manufactured on a very small scale for which their pilot program would run. These small scale productions mean that currently the Wave3D Pro could be available for $60,000 USD.

Market surveys and discussions with leading re-sellers have reinforced the belief that the Wave3DPro remains a valued solution within the market. While pre-orders have been placed, the team at Wave3D is engaged with industry leaders and is actively seeking the right partnership, strategic investment or possible acquisition to ensure that enterprise testing, support and quality is maintained for any products it might bring to market prior to a formal launch. Wave3D remains engaged in conversations in these areas and hopes that with the right partnership, they will help dramatically shift accessibility of 3D printing technology for the industrial market.

For more information, or to reach the team, please reach the Wave3D team at ​info@wave3dpro.com.

EON Reality Appoints Göran Malm as Chairman of Board

IRVINE, CA, July 20, 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in augmented and virtual reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, announces that Göran Malm has been selected to serve as chairman of EON Reality effective as of July 18, 2017. Malm has served on EON Reality’s Advisory Board since 2001 and brings his expertise in the industry, medical and technology sectors as well as regional expertise in Asia to EON Reality’s operations. He succeeds Dan Lejerskar who will continue, in his capacity as a Founder of EON Reality, to actively lead the EON Human 2.0 Initiative and its global expansion.

Mr. Göran Malm

“Göran’s long history of leadership, his experience at GE, Samsung, Dell, and SKF, and his large network throughout Asia makes him an ideal person to lead our Board,” said Dan Lejerskar, founder of EON Reality. “I look forward to working closely with Goran to continue to ensure that EON Reality makes a positive impact for all stakeholders, including EON Reality’s clients, its employees, and society.”

“Having served as Advisor to EON Reality since 2001, I have seen the progress EON Reality has made first hand with its spectacular modern vision in combination with very successful implementation on the ground in many parts to the world,” said Göran Malm, chairman of EON Reality. “In position as Chairman, I am very much looking forward to help guide and follow closely the the next steps in EON Reality’s rapid global development and in its mission to create customer satisfaction above expectations.”

Mr. Malm served 9 years (2001-2010) as independent director of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Seoul Korea. Malm was president Asia Pacific and senior vice president for Dell Computer Corporation, where he was responsible for Dell’s business operations in the region with a size of US$3billion in revenue and 3,500 employees. From 1997 to 1999, Malm was senior vice president of General Electric (GE) Company and president of General Electric Asia Pacific with the base in Hong Kong, where he was regionally responsible for the company’s 11 business units totaling US $10 billion in Revenue with 40,000 employees.

Between 1992 and 1997 Malm held position of president and CEO of GE Medical Systems Asia and vice president of General Electric (GE) Company. In this position he developed the organization into a fully integrated region-wide business, growing revenues to US $1 billion and earnings to US $100 mill with 4,000 employees. Malm is a 20-year veteran of the major Swedish conglomerate SKF AB, where he held several positions in finance, marketing, regional management, business development and services and ended up as Deputy Group managing director in 1990.

Malm holds a Bachelor degree from 1971 in Economics and Business Administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law in Sweden.

Malm’s extensive experience in industry, medical, and ICT significantly strengthens EON Reality’s position to globally deploy the EON AVR Platform with enterprise and educational customers, specifically in Asia. With the knowledge and experience garnered from a stellar executive career, Malm will strengthen and build an effective board, provide leadership, governance, and oversight.

About EON Reality

EON Reality is the world leader in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for augmented reality and virtual reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.

For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.

eQuorum Releases ImageSite v9.6

ATLANTA, GA, July 20, 2017 – eQuorum Corp. announces major new features in version 9.6 of ImageSite, its flagship, comprehensive, yet affordable Document Management Solution (DMS)/”Lite” product lifecycle management (PLM) for manufacturers, architects, engineers, utilities, universities and government. ImageSite is HTML5 based, making it accessible by any operating system or mobile device without client software or mobile apps. Version 9.6 will be available to customers starting July 24, 2017, and provides the user with a modern, contemporary, and intuitive front-end which supports many new features and enhancements.

eQuorum continues to pace the industry with agnostic viewing of files, especially CAD and PDF formats. As these formats become more mainstream, and more complex, ImageSite is being upgraded to perform more viewing and publishing functions. Many of these functions have previously only been available using native applications which are often expensive and time consuming to distribute to a broad company audience. ImageSite provides extensive functionality with a single viewer employing the user’s local web browser.

Scott Brandt, CEO of eQuorum, remarked, “As several file formats become more ubiquitous many users are being hamstrung in terms of the functionality they have when viewing, distributing, and publishing these files. The applications providers are clearly motivating casual users to download and learn their software, but we think a common viewer with intuitive functions allows all company users to access, download, collaborate, and print/publish with a single application.” He added, “We are also getting a lot of kudos from IT departments as we’re making their lives easier by not forcing client software deployment, eliminating Java requirements, and aggregating functionality from several other smaller programs into one application.”

Major new features and enhancements in ImageSite 9.6 include:

DWG enhancements: 

  • View DWG files by layout name or model space
  • Turn layers or configured groups of layers on/off
  • Toggle Xrefs on/off
  • Flip displayed background from black to white and vice versa, without reloading files
  • View DWGs in monochrome or color
  • Optimized browser capabilities handling hi-res SVG versions of DWG files.
  • Download as PDF/ZIP: Convert ImageSite files, including different file types, to PDF, on the fly, and then download, either as a multi-page PDF or as a ZIP file
  • Document Compare: The document compare function has been upgraded to better display the differences between two versions of the same document, or two different documents
  • Search Enhancements: Additional search Boolean operators have been added, as well as Classic ImageSite’s search wildcards
  • Entire folder contents easily downloaded: With a simple right mouse click, everything in a folder can be easily downloaded
  • More administration functions in ImageSite Desktop: All administrative functions for Security, Projects, Versioning, and System Settings are now available in Desktop
  • Plot Station printing/plotting now supports the new KIP System K controller line, including the KIP 860K, KIP 7770K, and the KIP 7900K Series

About eQuorum

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, eQuorum is the developer of the ImageSite suite of products, including an enterprise-wide document management and product lifecycle management system with departmental level pricing. ImageSite can be implemented as both an internal document management system and as a cloud-based collaboration solution with affiliates, customers, and vendors for a wide variety of industries. eQuorum provides solutions including its software, business workflow consulting, training, and implementation services to help customers quickly realize the productivity benefits of their solutions.

For additional information regarding eQuorum’s products and services, please visit www.eQuorum.com.