Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

MSC, CADLM Expand Partnership for ODYSSEE

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, June 18, 2019 – MSC Software Corp.,  a global leader in CAE simulation software and services, announced an extension to its cooperation with CADLM into a strategic market development partnership for ODYSSEE, its innovative new state-of-the-art Machine Learning-based software package for real-time parametric design and optimisation.  Paris-based CADLM has been a pioneer in implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in CAE, and MSC Software have selected CADLM solutions to add to its product portfolio, globally.

The ability to compile information from CAE simulations associated with mathematical models and data mining allows for very fast analysis of very complex and highly non-linear simulation responses such as crash, transient dynamic and structural analysis, and CFD, but also finance, biomechanics, and defense applications.  CADLM develops predictive, real-time design optimisation models for CAE simulations based on Machine Learning techniques via the ODYSSEE suite of software.

ODYSSEE is a powerful platform, including various machine learning, data handling, signal treatment, image processing & recognition, data compression and fusion, as well as system sensitivity analysis complemented by optimisation and robustness indicators.  The software is applicable to FE or CFD models and is solver independent, allowing for rapid deployment and coupling with most of MSC’s CAE software, from very early design concept to optimisation and robustness analysis.

ODYSSEE provides an impressive set of tools empowering engineers and analysts who require quick feedback on complex engineering design and optimisation problems.  It employs various techniques such as learning from data, forecasting, and optimisation of design parameters; all within an interactive and real-time environment.

Key modules of the ODYSSEE software suite include:

  • Machine learning engine via the QUASAR module
  • Optimisation and robustness analysis via the NOVA module
  • Reduced Order Modelling technology via the LUNAR module

“The CADLM team was eager to pair the ODYSSEE product with an already established leader in the CAE market.  We are confident that MSC’s highly capable sales and support organisation, will help expedite the delivery of ODYSSEE technology to manufacturing companies that are ready to take the strategic step towards AI and Digital Twins,” said Kambiz Kayvantash, CEO, CADLM, commenting on the partnership.

“We selected CADLM for its game-changing software platform ODYSSEE that allows for numerous machine-learning solutions whose exploitation is central to real-time CAE design exploration. Integration of CADLM’s AI technology with MSC’s CAE tools will enhance our mutual solutions and establish new perspectives, not only in CAE based structural designs, but also in digital solutions that create autonomous connected ecosystems as we move towards the convergence of the physical with the digital world, and intelligence is built-in to all processes,” said Kais Bouchiba, MSC sr. vice president EMEA & Global A.I. / Machine Learning Strategist, who welcomes the extension of the partnership.

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 1,400 professionals in 23 countries. For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com

MSC Software is part of Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. Hexagon has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.

About CADLM

CADLM specializes in engineering, simulation, optimization, and industrial reliability analysis. It has developed specific know-how in data analysis and AI, especially for the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and civil engineering sectors. It counts among its customers Toyota, PSA, Thales/DGA, VEDECOM, Ariane Group & Dorel. CADLM markets its software under the ODYSSEE platform (data mining, prediction, scale models, optimization, artificial intelligence) and offers high value-added services, with a commitment to time and results.

For more information on CADLM and its products, visit www.cadlm.com.

ITI, LEMMA Partner for CADfixforLEMMA

CAMBRIDGE, UK, June 14, 2019 – International TechneGroup Ltd. (ITI), developers of the CADfix CAD geometry translation and repair software, have partnered with LEMMA, creators of ANA*, an engineering analysis software suite. The new agreement is for the delivery of a customized CFD geometry clean-up solution called CADfixforLEMMA to the ANA* analysis community.

Located in the French Riviera, LEMMA is a scientific consulting company and software supplier with unique expertise in Computational Fluid and Structure Dynamics (CFSD). As part of their ANA* Suite, LEMMA develops ANAMESH, a fully integrated toolbox used for mesh generation. Using the CADfix for LEMMA solution, ANAMESH customers can import CAD files from multiple formats, repair and clean-up the geometry, and then export a STEP file ready for CFD meshing. The deployment of CADfixforLEMMA to repair and simplify CAD models before import to CAEr educes analysis lead times and results in increased accuracy.

“With CADfix we offer fully automated 3D translation and repair from various CAD formats to the ANA* Suite,” states Andy Chinn, managing director at ITI’s UK CADfix development office. “There is significant demand for geometry clean-up in the CFD process, where it dramatically reduces lead times and frees up engineers to focus on analysis and product optimization. Engineers using CADfixforLEMMA will spend less time manually repairing CAD models before meshing for CFD.”

“We have partnered with other interoperability providers in the past,” commented Ivan Schrooyen, Director of Engineering at LEMMA. “ITI is the first to be able to meet all of our client’s requirements, such as support for both Windows and Linux. We appreciate the robustness of the CADfix solution, and the expertise of the ITI team. We have already deployed CADfixforLEMMA to great effect with customers in the Marine industry, where we are using ANA* to assess ship performance. CADfix was able to rapidly import our clients’ CAD geometry and prepare it for meshing and simulation. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

“We are excited to bring CADfixforLEMMA to the LEMMA user community,” concluded Chinn. “Our partnership represents an excellent opportunity for both companies. Looking further ahead we are keen to explore the potential for a closer integration and the deployment of other CADfix advanced geometry processing technology with the ANA* Suite of software.”

To learn more about how CADfix can be deployed to simplify models for CAE simulation, contact ITI or Lemma. 

About International TechneGroup (ITI) 

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Their customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products.

For more information, visit  www.iti-global.com.

About Lemma 

LEMMA is a scientific consulting company and software supplier, with headquarters located in Sophia-Antipolis in the French Riviera. Founded in 2001 by Charles LECA and Philippe BOH, the company addresses international markets in a wide variety of sectors thanks to its unique expertise in Computational Fluid and Structure Dynamics (CFSD). LEMMA’s objective is to deliver cutting-edge answers to your challenging problems by either providing technical consulting or software solutions.

For more information, visit  www.lemma-ing.com.

Gerber Releases AccuMark 3D v12.1

TOLLAND, CT, June 13, 2019 – Gerber Technology announces the release of AccuMark 3D version 12.1. The most trusted name in fashion software is empowering users to virtually visualize a design concept quickly. This enables them to make real-time design iterations, reduce their sampling time, and integrate the flow of data from design to manufacturing to get new styles to market faster than ever before. In fashion and apparel, 3D technology can be a game changing enabler as the demand to move from concept to production is accelerating faster than ever before to stay ahead of what is trending. While speed has become a new mantra, consumers are looking for experiences, personalized products and brands who strive to bring fashion to market fast but also in a sustainable and socially conscious way.

“Our customers are embracing a new pace in the way they design, develop and produce fashion,” said Mary McFadden, vice president of CAD product management at Gerber Technology. “We are leading the way, innovating rapidly, and launching key features like our newest AccuMark 3D that leverages our best in class Avametric simulation technology. With these innovations, our customers are finding AccuMark 3D can be trusted as a reliable fit tool as simulations expose pattern and fit errors that need to be fixed.”

Technology has become a key enabler in empowering leaders in the fashion and apparel industry to set trends and transform the entire process from creative conception through production and ultimately to the consumer purchase. “We implemented Gerber’s software solutions to help decrease cycle times and reduce our sample costs,” said Marta Bosch, chief operation officer at Happypunt. “Our team has been pleased with the pace Gerber is responding with updates and new features to help us realize greater overall efficiency in our product development process.”

The recent release is a significant step forward in the AccuMark 3D platform. Users can trust that the 3D model they see on screen is actually production ready, not just a beautiful rendering. This makes pattern validation easier and faster than ever, adding 3D simulations within Gerber’s core AccuMark 2D pattern design software (PDS). In version 12.1, updates made in 2D are quickly visualized and tested with tension mapping in 3D to ensure the perfect fit and improve speed in the design process. Now pattern makers see production patterns in the same window as the 3D simulation, which ensures accuracy of the final product and increases efficiency in the overall product design and development workflow. Coupling 3D visualization with 2D patterns ensures the garment can be produced technically correct without any additional operation saving brands time and allowing them to deliver on their promise of high-quality garments in a more sustainable way.

The 3D simulations can also be exported as a shareable file that allows team members without AccuMark to view it in 3D. The file can be viewed within applications like Gerber’s YuniquePLM where product teams can add comments and annotations. Recent updates also enable AccuMark to be launched from within YuniquePLM, improving collaboration and enabling quicker iterations on styles.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics.

In October 2018, Gerber acquired Avametric and MCT Digital to add to its integrated solutions portfolio. Avametric is a leading developer of software engines used for 3D product simulation and e-commerce in the fashion industry. MCT Digital provides integrated software and finishing solutions in the sign and graphics space, with industry leading modular technology applicable to a wide range of textile workflows.

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.

PTC Offers Windchill on Microsoft Azure

BOSTON, MA, June 12, 2019 – PTC announced from the sold-out LiveWorx 19 digital transformation conference that it has expanded its strategic alliance with Microsoft by delivering its industry-leading Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) solution on Microsoft Azure. Optimizing Windchill with Azure is yet another milestone in the growing relationship between the two companies.

PLM is the cornerstone of digital transformation, and it enables manufacturers to understand and leverage their product and enterprise data, including information from smart, connected products and machines, to build a digital thread that connects all functions within the value chain. PTC’s advanced solutions leverage this digital foundation on Azure to enable customers to drive digital design, product and service innovation, manufacturing efficiency, service optimization, and heightened sales and marketing experiences.

“PTC and Microsoft are both trusted leaders in their respective industries, and today’s announcement extends that value to a wide range of industrial companies,” said Jeffrey Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies, IDC. “Windchill on Microsoft Azure enables customers to gain value from a world-class PLM solution together with the world’s highest performing cloud infrastructure.”

Through the new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering of Windchill on Azure, users can accelerate their evolution from basic product data management to enterprise PLM with a simplified deployment and upgrade process. Standard out-of-the-box PLM functionality is configured through an open architecture to reduce deployment costs and times, as well as lower total cost of ownership.

“By combining PTC’s industry leading PLM solution with Microsoft‘s highly secure, global and scalable cloud infrastructure, we share our expertise as technology leaders and are best positioned to support our customers as they integrate their augmented reality, digital twin, and IoT efforts,” said Çağlayan Arkan, global lead for manufacturing and resources industry at Microsoft. “By choosing to partner and empower, we accelerate value for the entire industry.”

At the heart of the PTC and Microsoft relationship is the combined technology and expertise of both companies – dedicated to delivering robust solutions for industrial environments. Since the initial announcement of the alliance in 2018, the two have closely collaborated on integrating Azure IoT with PTC’s ThingWorx industrial internet of things (IIoT) solution platform, which has allowed customers to create innovative products and improve operations with IoT connectivity, rich contextualization, business systems orchestration, and breakthrough user engagement via mixed reality. Most recently, PTC announced built-in support for Microsoft HoloLens 2 with its Vuforiaproduct.

About PTC 

PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 Launched

OTTAWA, Canada, June 12, 2019 – CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 is the latest edition of Corel’s comprehensive graphics suite designed to maximize technical illustration and drafting workflows. Produce precise illustrations, including assembly instructions and complex schematics from original designs or existing 3D CAD renderings. A streamlined interface and boosted performance accelerate technical communication authoring, while new tools make design creation even more precise with enhancements to callouts, dimensioning, axonometric drawing, and more.

“Knowing that productivity is paramount, CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 is focused on accelerating your entire technical illustration workflow,” said Klaus Vossen, sr. product manager, CorelDRAW. “From opening 2D and 3D source files, photos, and documents, to publishing technical communications of virtually any kind, this complete suite enables you to work faster with precision and control.”

Ideal for users in engineering, architecture, and manufacturing, CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 drives technical documentation creation with accuracy and confidence.

Enhanced isometric drawing tools

Benefit from enhanced isometric drawing tools

Produce complex illustrations efficiently with pinpoint accuracy. Draw on projected planes and redefine drawing planes easily with enhanced projected drawing tools. Add context with enhanced projected arrows in dimensions and leader lines, and enjoy updates to the Projected Axes docker that make projected drawing workflows more intuitive.

New Objects docker

Have more precision and control in your documents

Understand every project element at a glance. The new Objects docker provides more control over the management of objects, layers, and pages. When creating UI dashboards and icons, or working with odd pixel-sized drawings, improved pixel workflow tools ensure images have crisp edges when exporting for the web or other digital output.

Enjoy an enhanced Styles workflow

Ensure a consistent visual style across technical publications in less time with new Styles workflow enhancements. Take advantage of the ability to apply existing Style Sets as well as new preloaded Style Sets that follow S1000D technical illustration standards.

Work more efficiently with enhanced UI, performance updates, and new CorelDRAW.app

Take advantage of an interface that’s easier to navigate with the new Find and Replace docker, and new shortcuts for commonly used tools. The updated Technical Illustration Workspace groups common features and the Project tab of the Transform docker is more intuitive. Performance improvements boost startup time, document loading times, graphics rendering, text handling, and more. Plus, sign into the new CorelDRAW.app through your browser to access your .CDR and .DES files from virtually any device and create new vector designs and illustrations on the go.

Enjoy enhanced 3D repurposing with XVL Studio Corel Edition

Technical illustrators who leverage 3D designs from existing sources will benefit from a number of updates made to the integrated XVL Studio Corel Edition. Quickly find similar parts with the same attributes and highlight parts by selecting them; plus, set color separately for profile lines and fill faces of cross-sections. Find additional enhancements to notes, illustration output, and more.

New non-destructive effects: Apply, modify, and experiment with effects on both vectors and bitmaps, all without altering the original object or image.

Main Applications in CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019:

  • Corel DESIGNER 2019: Precision illustration and technical design
  • CorelDRAW 2019: Vector illustration and page layout
  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019: Professional image editing
  • XVL Studio Corel Edition: 3D visualization and authoring
  • CorelDRAW.app: File access, collaboration, and on-the-go illustration via Web browser

The suite also offers valuable content and supporting applications, including PowerTRACE (available in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER), CAPTURE, CONNECT Content (available in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER), Corel Font Manager, AfterShot 3 HDR.

Extend the power with the optional XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition 2019 add-on

Use the add-on to transform complex 3D CAD parts and assemblies into comprehensible visualizations. Embed high-resolution raster images in illustrations when outputting to Corel DESIGNER, and specify a markup by its line type. Enjoy improved support for 3D CAD file formats, plus a number of other enhancements for a more intuitive 3D CAD to illustration workflow. XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition 2019 add-on is available as a separate purchase.

Offering choice and flexibility, CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 is available as a subscription and perpetual license.

  • Subscription license: Pay a low annual fee with the flexibility to cancel if your software needs change. Get access to the latest version as long as your subscription is active.
  • Perpetual license: One-time payment for permanent license ownership with no extra monthly or annual cost.

Availability and Pricing

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 is now available in English, French, German, and Japanese. Subscription licenses are available for $360.00 / £299.00 / €359.40 a year. Pricing for the full version perpetual license is $999.00 / £899.99 / €999.00 and registered users of any previous CorelDRAW Technical Suite perpetual license can upgrade for US$429.00 / £439.99 / €479.00. GBP and Euro prices include VAT.

Enterprise clients can take advantage of volume licensing options and maintenance, which offer benefits including network deployment and virtualization support. For more info, visit www.coreldraw.com/business.

About Corel

One of the world’s top software companies, Corel offers some of the industry’s most respected and well-known brands, including CorelDRAW, Parallels, MindManager, ClearSlide, Pinnacle, and WinZip. Across our entire portfolio, Corel’s products give today’s knowledge workers the tools they need to achieve new levels of creativity, productivity, and success. For more information, please visit www.corel.com.