Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

Altair Partners with Rolls-Royce Germany

TROY, MI, Jan 20, 2021 – Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing (HPC), announced that it has signed a memo of understanding (MoU) with Rolls-Royce Germany to collaboratively connect artificial intelligence (AI) and engineering to derive business value across Rolls-Royce’s engineering, testing, and design of aerospace engines.

Industries globally are increasingly seeking ways to leverage data analytics and AI to significantly increase revenues, cut costs, and reduce risks. Forward-thinking organizations like Rolls-Royce Germany are undergoing groundbreaking digital transformations and have identified engineering as a key area. In particular, the collaboration with Altair will address structural analysis and testing, bringing together vast amounts of historical product and in-service data from disparate sources to unlock new AI-driven engineering use cases to drive significant business value.

“As a pioneer of the convergence of data analytics and engineering, it’s a natural fit for Altair to collaborate with Rolls-Royce Germany, an organization that sees the power of technology and the potential of AI to unlock game-changing business value,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “The demand for easy-to-use, low/no code, yet flexible AI and machine learning tools has never been greater. It is an honor to be the technology provider of choice to help Rolls-Royce Germany boost its business while also further evolving our data analytics solutions.”

The Altair and Rolls-Royce Germany collaboration will address a wide variety of use cases, including applying data science to the vast amounts of engineering testing data, which can lead to a significantly reduced number of sensors needed. This single use case alone has the potential to reduce recurring costs by millions of Euros.

“We share a common vision on the convergence of AI and engineering to drive significant positive business outcomes. Altair has unique domain expertise and best-in-class, low-code data analytics technology. This collaboration will enable us to bridge the gap between engineering and data science, and empower our engineers to truly be engineers, focused on extracting the benefits of machine learning and AI from our data,” said Dr. Peter Wehle, head of innovation and R&T, Rolls-Royce Deutschland. “Ultimately this collaboration will help to democratize our data analytics, enabling our engineers to make better daily data-driven decisions, and transform our business and products.”

Rolls-Royce has been using AI and advanced data analytics at the heart of its business for more than 20 years, including in its world-leading engine health monitoring service, as well as manufacturing. It has recently announced two breakthroughs in AI ethics and trustworthiness, which it will publish for free on its website later this year.

Initially, Rolls-Royce Germany will leverage Altair Knowledge Works – a collaborative end-to-end data analytics platform – to enable engineers to apply machine learning (ML) methods utilizing simulation data, test data, manufacturing data, and operational data. Knowledge Works is designed so users can easily and efficiently access disparate data sources and formats in a low code/no code environment, transform the data, use it to build ML models, and share knowledge discovery across the business.

About Altair

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.

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2021 AVEVA Academic Program Competitions Announced

for N America, Europe
 LONDON, UK, Jan 19, 2021 – AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced its 2021 AVEVA Academic Program Competitions for North America and Europe, open to residents in the United States, Canada, UK and EU countries. The competition will provide an opportunity for students to participate in an internship at AVEVA or receive a $3,000 cash prize.

The AVEVA Academic Program Competition, now in its 3rd year, is designed to provide chemical engineering students with a unique opportunity to develop their process simulation skills. Students are invited to solve real-world engineering problems utilizing AVEVA Process Simulation, an innovative integrated platform covering the complete engineering lifecycle of design, simulation and training, and developed to enable the next generation of engineers. It is easy-to-learn software so students with no prior experience are also encouraged to enter.

The competition plays a significant role in helping to provide growth and development for future engineers. AVEVA Process Simulation promotes attaining organizational efficiencies through the minimization of operating costs, improving designs that reduce process utility costs, and reducing CapEx costs by optimizing equipment size.

Mihaela Hahne, global program manager, Academic at AVEVA, commented: “Building on the success of previous years, the 2021 academic competition is designed to attract aspiring engineers, allowing them to transfer the skills they have learned in the classroom into real-life engineering problems. By offering practical experience through our industry-leading software, AVEVA is empowering the next generation of engineers and ensuring they are well-prepared for working in the industrial sector.”

The 2021 competition will be split into three parts, with deadlines spread across different dates – February 15th, March 15th and April 15th. This provides students the opportunity to enter the competition multiple times, while also supporting their academic coursework, enabling eager participants to tackle a new and different project on three occasions. As a result, contestants can gain a wide range of skills, knowledge and practical experience with AVEVA’s Process Simulation by working on a unique project for each phase. Entrants will be judged on several criteria including the quality, completeness and precision of their project entry, as well as their process engineering and simulation abilities.

Ryan Muir, winner of the 2019 North America AVEVA Simulation Academic Competition, who was hired by AVEVA after his internship, encourages other students to participate in the 2021 competition: “The competition is an exciting, yet challenging opportunity for students to attain some very useful hands-on experience utilizing AVEVA Process Simulation, as well as interact with drivers in simulation. It will also provide a competitive advantage for all those contestants preparing to enter full-time work. As an AVEVA employee today, I have been able to leverage the practical and creative experiences that the competition provided for my career growth and development as a models and applications engineer.”

Previous participants have also gone on to work with AVEVA’s industrial sector customers such as Covestro. Jochen Steimel, expert process simulation software lead at Covestro, commented: “AVEVA Process Simulation enables us to predict performance and optimize processes with a high degree of accuracy, enabling our engineers to focus on innovation. It’s inspiring to see AVEVA’s academic competition giving our future colleagues the opportunity to have contact with a next-generation simulation tool before they leave education. Equation-oriented simulation and open-equation modeling will be a key element in the industry of tomorrow, and AVEVA is leading the way in the industry by empowering students with this early insight.”

Participants can access more information and enter the competition online on the AVEVA Academic Program Competition webpages for North America and Europe.


AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries.

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Theorem Updates Creo to JT Product

TAMWORTH, UK, Jan 19, 2021 – Theorem Solutions are pleased to announce the latest release of their Creo to JT product, supporting Creo 4.0, 6.0 and 7.0 along with JT 10.5, as part of the lightweight 3D product range.

Theorem’s lightweight 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications.

The product has been developed using both the PTC Pro/Toolkit and the Siemens JT Open API’s, so it integrates into an active PTC Creo environment, but operates completely independently of any JT applications.

Enabling Creo users to create high quality JT files allows them to share JT data with their customers and suppliers, facilitating collaboration.

Sharing Creo data using the neutral ISO standard JT format allows organizations to protect the intellectual property of their designs while allowing users to explore the shape, and more easily understand the 3D definition. The IP protection can be enhanced by restricting the JT representation to be tessellated data only.

Using JT with additional 3D PMI data as part of a model based definition process allows the user to reduce the overall design costs associated with the creation of conventional 2D drawings.

Their solutions are built with development tools and APIs supplied and supported by the major CAD vendors that we have strategic partnerships with. This means we do not reverse engineer and can provide you with a robust application that offers full control over data preparation and optimization for the target formats.

Theorem’s strategic partnerships with PTC and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of Creo and JT, and Theorem’s Lightweight 3D products, allowing Theorem to continue to provide data solutions for Creo users wanting to create JT data.

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About Theorem Solutions

Theorem Solutions helps engineering and manufacturing companies extract greater value from their 3D CAD assets. Enabling them to use those assets for supplier and customer collaboration, for creating technical publications with 3D content and in augmented, mixed and virtual reality experiences, helping to reduce costs and improve time to market.

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CCE Releases EnSuite-Cloud ReVue Beta Version

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, Jan 13, 2021 – CCE, a leading provider of advanced CAD interoperability technology, announced immediate availability of the Beta version of EnSuite-Cloud ReVue, a secure peer-to-peer CAD collaboration solution that works directly on the browser without the need for any software installation or CAD licenses.

EnSuite-Cloud ReVue is a revolutionary CAD collaboration product that provides users a secure platform for collaboration while maintaining complete control of their intellectual property. Participants can conduct engineering design reviews using 3D multi-CAD data from all major CAD systems like CATIA, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo, Inventor directly in the browser.

Some of the key capabilities of EnSuite-Cloud ReVue include:

  • No software installation or browser extensions required
  • Collaboration using 3D multi-CAD data – no CAD licenses required
  • No uploading of the native, proprietary design data
  • No data footprint left after collaboration
  • Integrated conference call facility
  • Well-defined roles & privileges for participants for data protection

“We are extremely excited for this first big product announcement of the new year. Our team started working on this collaboration technology early last year when it was clear that the COVID crisis would force all of us to get innovative with remote collaboration methodologies. Our goal with EnSuite-Cloud ReVue is to provide engineering teams with a secure alternative over typical screen-sharing apps for CAD collaboration. Users have complete control of their intellectual property and do not need to upload their proprietary data to discuss with others on the team. As a result, everyone will be empowered with access to high quality secure 3D CAD collaboration technology regardless of their location,” said Vinay Wagle, CCE’s VP of sales & marketing.

EnSuite-Cloud ReVue has significant advantages over typical screen-sharing apps, widely used for engineering collaboration today.

EnSuite-Cloud ReVue supports all major CAD formats, including CATIA V5, CATIA V6 (3DXML), SOLIDWORKS, NX, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, JT, IFC and glTF, among others.

Users can visit the EnSuite-Cloud ReVue page with immediate effect and start collaborating with their team.

About CCE

Incorporated in Michigan, CCE has more than 25 years of CAD/CAM/CAE software development experience, as well as an extensive background in related services. Since 1989, CCE’s focus on CAD technology & application development has spearheaded its mission to deliver customers value through innovative, disciplined, and communications-focused technology products and services. CCE has offices located in Farmington Hills, MI and Fort Lee, NJ.

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