Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

Sarov Engineering Center Named Altair Channel Partner

TROY, MI, Sep 17, 2021 – Altair, the global leader converging simulation, HPC, and AI, announced that Sarov Engineering Center (SEC) has become an Altair channel partner and will handle the sales and support of Altair’s simulation portfolio in Russia. The collaboration will also include making Altair’s academic program more available to students by engaging further with leading local professors and researchers through SEC.

Based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, SEC is a scientific and engineering enterprise working with digital technologies for engineering analysis. Founded in the late 1980s, SEC has extensive know-how in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural analysis technologies – including finite-element analysis (FEA) and fluid structure interaction (FSI) – and provides its domestic and foreign customers in various industries with integrated high-precision engineering solutions.

Prospective customers will benefit from SEC’s full range of services, including the integration, delivery, training, and technical support for computer-aided engineering (CAE) software systems.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarov Engineering Center to our channel partner community in Eastern Europe,” said Kimon Afsaridis, vice president of indirect sales and managing director of Eastern Europe at Altair. “This strategic alliance provides a comprehensive coverage of the Russian market, while contributing to the continued growth of both companies within the fast-growing simulation market. SEC’s expertise and market know-how will boost our business in Russia and gives us a strong competitive advantage.”

SEC applies the latest computer modeling technologies to solve complex engineering problems through its cooperation with various Russian universities – including Moscow State University, Samara State Aerospace University, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, and others – to improve scientific research and the quality of training for students for numerical methods to solve heat and mass transfer problems. As a highly accredited institution working in the field of modern computer technologies, SEC will help Altair to reach new potential engineers at the start of their studies and careers.

“Through this partnership, Sarov Engineering Center intends to reinforce itself as an expert in design and product development technologies,” said Yuri Mokhov, Deputy director, Sarov Engineering Center. “In addition to enabling us to expand our range of applications and capabilities, working with Altair is a great opportunity to support the growth of science and education locally. By combining efforts in this direction, we can promote high-tech products across the entire process, from research and development to production and commissioning, while solving today’s engineering challenges at the highest level.”

Altair’s channel partner community is actively expanding to cover all industries and regions. For more information, please visit https://www.altair.com/partners/.

About Altair

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

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Nextech AR Launches CAD to POLY Solution

VANCOUVER, Canada, Sep 15, 2021 – Nextech AR Solutions Corp., a diversified leading provider of augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services has announced it has launched its groundbreaking CAD to POLY solution. The Company is now incorporating into its services a technology to create optimized 3D meshes that are suitable for 3D and AR applications. Due to the global CAD market being dominated by large manufacturers from; automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, civil and construction, electrical & electronics, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consumer goods and others, the company believes that this technology gives the company a first mover advantage in the (according to BIS Research) $11 billion dollar CAD market and expands its augmented reality business beyond ecommerce.

The company has filed a provisional patent covering the conversion of CAD files into 3D models. CAD to 3D model conversion capability implies drastically improved scalability associated with Nextech’s 3D models for ecommerce, with the creation of photo realistic, fully textured 3D models from raw CAD models and reference images.

To learn more, please read: Turning 3D CAD Designs into CGI Ready 3D Models Automatically

CEO Evan Gappelberg commented on the technology, “Most modern products that have ever been built have been manufactured from reference CAD models. Think of it, that’s billions of products worldwide, and Nextech has invented an easy way to turn them into 3D models. Instead of using 2D images to create 3D models, we now have the ability to go straight to the source, where the products are actually designed by engineers (CAD files) and render these into perfect 3D models, at scale. Our new CAD to POLY solution is backed by technology that will prove to be the holy grail of scaling 3D content.”

Currently, CAD is a function of product engineering. Industrial designers, working for product manufacturers, use CAD software (e.g., AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, etc.) to design many of the products in the modern world. To use these CAD files for commerce purposes, it requires the CAD file to be converted into a 3D model that is a digital replica of the physical product.

Nima Sarshar, CTO of Nextech AR, commented on the issues with meshes exported natively from CAD, “Nextech has solved all these problems by rethinking the process of converting CAD files into 3D meshes from the ground up. Rather than relying on native CAD conversion, we have created a CAD conversion technology from scratch, creating new techniques rooted in computational geometry, computer vision and physics. When given a CAD file, we can now create fully textured, lightweight 3D models at scale which can be used for real-time AR and 3D viewing.”

Some of the key players in the global CAD market that the company has identified as potential customers of this technology include; Dassault Systemes, Autodesk Inc., Siemens PLM Software, PTC Inc., Trimble MEP, 3D Systems Inc., Kubotek USA, Hexagon AB, Nemetschek SE, Aveva Group plc., Bentley Systems, BobCAD CAM Inc., Robert McNeel & Associates, and Advanced Computer Solutions Inc.

The managed solution is now readily offered and available, with some of Nextech’s customers already using the service. The company believes SaaS is a critical component to the advancement of all its augmented reality solutions, and will continue to pursue this business strategy. Nextech’s CAD to POLY solution will be offered as SaaS within 2022. This SaaS offering builds upon Nextech’s recent announcement, “Nextech AR Announces New SaaS Offering to Boost Its Augmented Reality for Ecommerce Solutions.”

Stock Compensation

Evan Gappelberg – CEO and Paul Duffy – President have taken restricted shares in lieu of cash for services rendered by Atlas Advisors LLC (Evan Gappelberg) in the amount of CAD $61,870.00 for 29,889 common shares and Moonshot Inc. (Paul Duffy) – CAD$16,667 for 8,052 common shares. The deemed price per share is at $2.07.

About Nextech AR

Nextech develops and operates augmented reality platforms that transports 3D product visualizations, human holograms and 360° portals to its audiences altering e-commerce, digital advertising, hybrid virtual events (events held in a digital format blended with in-person attendance) and learning and training experiences.

Nextech focuses on developing AR solutions however most of the Company’s revenues are derived from three e-Commerce platforms: vacuumcleanermarket.com (VCM), infinitepetlife.com (IPL) and Trulyfesupplements.com (TruLyfe). VCM and product sales of residential vacuums, supplies and parts, and small home appliances sold on Amazon.

CCE Updates EnSuite-Cloud ReVue

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, Sep 15, 2021 – CCE, a leading provider of advanced CAD interoperability technology, announced major updates to its flagship real-time 3D Collaboration software, EnSuite-Cloud ReVue, that will now allow users to share non-CAD data via screen-sharing in the same collaboration session as the 3D CAD data.Leveraging its recently announced support for multiple documents, EnSuite-Cloud ReVue truly provides a natural collaboration experience with this latest product enhancement. This allows for a much richer collaboration experience and makes EnSuite-Cloud ReVue the perfect alternative to Zoom and other screen-sharing apps, especially for engineering design reviews.

“The past 18 months have forced companies to rethink how they work with their team and suppliers. Companies have been forced to adopt best-in-class solutions to assist remote teams collaborate and exchange ideas effectively. Although products like Zoom have become a household name this past year, and are perfectly suitable for simple collaboration using documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations, for engineering design reviews using a mix of 3D CAD data and supporting engineering documents, they are severely deficient. That created a big need in the marketplace for a solution focused exclusively on giving users the ability to discuss 3D data and supporting engineering documentation in real-time with their team or suppliers. We are happy to say that EnSuite-Cloud ReVue has been very successful in filling that void as a lot of our users continue to migrate from Zoom to our product for engineering collaboration,” said Vinay Wagle, CCE’s VP of sales & marketing.EnSuite-Cloud ReVue uses secure peer-to-peer connections between participants in the collaboration session. Hosts and reviewers do not have to store their proprietary data in any cloud server. At no point during, or at the end of the session, can participants download and save any data used in the collaboration.

Some of the key benefits of using EnSuite-Cloud ReVue for engineering design reviews include:

  • No software installation or browser extensions required
  • Integrated conference call facility
  • Real-time collaboration using 3D multi-CAD* data – parts & assemblies. No CAD licenses required!
  • Support for multiple documents in the same collaboration session
  • Screen-sharing option for non-CAD documents for richer collaboration
  • High-quality 3D rendering with zero loss of fidelity of viewable data
  • Natural collaboration experience without any overhead for data or session preparation
  • Independent control of collaboration session without compromising intellectual property
  • Ultra-low latency allowing for excellent response/refresh rates
  • Low bandwidth usage allowing for easy sharing of large 3D CAD models

*2D Drawing Support coming soon

Since its general availability earlier this year, EnSuite-Cloud ReVue has received rave reviews from leading industry analysts in publications like Lifecycle Insights, Engineering.com, MCADCafe, Digital Engineering among others.

“EnSuite-Cloud ReVue empowers everyone by democratizing high quality 3D CAD viewing and collaboration technology regardless of their location. All they need is an internet connection and a browser. EnSuite-Cloud ReVue provides a much superior and natural user experience for engineering collaboration than typical screen-sharing apps. With this latest screen-sharing update where users can seamlessly work with CAD and non-CAD documents in the same collaboration session, we are confident that we will continue to see users increasingly adopting EnSuite-Cloud ReVue as their go-to solution for engineering design reviews over solutions like Zoom,” added Vinay.

EnSuite-Cloud ReVue can be used for conducting engineering design reviews directly in the browser or access it from an active CAD session using ReVue LiveLink. ReVue LiveLink is available for major formats like SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, Solid Edge, SketchUp, 3D Max, Revit among others and is particularly useful for design reviews (conceptual design or engineering changes) where the CAD model needs to be edited and the results updated in real-time with participants in the collaboration session.

All new users can get a 15-day free trial for an Organizer license to evaluate the product. Users can visit the EnSuite-Cloud ReVue page for additional product and pricing information or to start their 15-day free trial. 

About CCE

Incorporated in Michigan, CCE has more than 30 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.

For more information on CCE’s products and services, visit www.cadcam-e.com.

3D Systems Introduces VisiJet Wax Jewel Red

ROCK HILL, SC, Sep 12, 2021 – 3D Systems, the jewelry market leader in 100% lost wax casting, introduced VisiJet Wax Jewel Red – the latest innovation to its materials portfolio that is transforming the art of jewelry production. VisiJet Wax Jewel Red enables jewelry manufacturers to design and produce more intricate, durable patterns – unlocking new design styles for 100% wax casting – as well as delivering improved production efficiency and reduced waste. This material in conjunction with 3D Systems’ wax 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing software integrates seamlessly into standard lost wax casting processes and delivers increased freedom of design with same-day pattern printing and casting while eliminating tooling time and costs.

VisiJet Wax Jewel Red casting patterns enable the production of new jewelry design styles, opening up new possibilities in pure wax 3D printing.

Wax 3D printing has become the recognized standard for the production of patterns for jewelry casting. However, some styles and designs require fine meshes and intricate details that are difficult to achieve. 3D Systems’ new VisiJet Wax Jewel Red is engineered specifically to address the needs of casting houses producing jewelry patterns that include fusion and stone-setting designs. The company’s latest material delivers significantly increased flexibility which reduces breakage as a result of handling through the entire lost wax casting process, especially for features such as lightweight filigree and thin wire mesh designs. Casting houses using this breakthrough material as part of their workflow will be able to produce more durable, flexible patterns thus helping them reduce waste, time, and cost.

From traditional jewelry designs to fine mesh, filigree designs and stone-in-place 100% wax casting patterns

“Additive manufacturing has made its mark on the jewelry industry – allowing artisans to push the boundaries and take their creativity to new levels,” said Dr. Edwin Hortelano, senior vice president, materials engineering & development, 3D Systems. “We created VisiJet Wax Jewel Red as the next step in our 100% wax casting portfolio, specifically to enable the unmatched quality of lost wax casting for jewelry design styles with fine features. This addition helps artisans and casting houses deliver unique designs while improving productivity and reducing costs.”

High throughput production of 100% wax jewelry casting patterns

VisiJet Wax Jewel Red is the latest 3D Systems innovation to support the company’s efforts to advance applications for jewelry manufacturing. This material expands the applications that can be addressed with 3D Systems’ jewelry additive manufacturing solution which also includes the company’s ProJet MJP 2500W3D Sprint, and 3D Connect. The complete solution was developed to produce jewelry casting patterns that integrate into standard lost wax casting processes and deliver high-quality, reliable output every time.

VisiJet Wax Jewel Red is planned to be available on September 20, 2021. For more information on this material, please visit the 3D Systems website.

About 3D Systems

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.