Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

IntelliCAD Mobile v1.4 Available for ITC Mobile SIG Members

PORTLAND, OR, Jan 14, 2022 – IntelliCAD Mobile Platform 1.4 opens and regenerates drawings using multiple threads, includes an updated user interface and icons, and several additional features. IntelliCAD Mobile Platform now uses ODA Platform version 21.11 and Qt 6.1.

Other new features and improvements in the 1.4 release include:

  • Open files from a list of recent drawings
  • Preview files before opening them
  • Use named views and visual styles
  • Set smooth transitions for the View and Zoom Extents commands
  • Use OLE objects (Windows platform)
  • Set the auto-regen switch

The IntelliCAD Mobile Platform provides ITC Mobile SIG members with a development platform and CAD file viewer (.dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .dwf, .dae, and various image files; architecture and civil objects; and underlays) that runs on thousands of different Microsoft Windows desktop, Google Android, Apple macOS, and Apple iOS mobile devices.

Companies interested in more details about IntelliCAD and membership in the ITC should contact the ITC directly. For more information about IntelliCAD and the ITC, including case studies, please visit http://www.intellicad.org/.

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry.

For more information, visit the company website www.intellicad.org.

SPE Announces CoreTech as Preferred Partner

DANBURY, CT, Jan 14, 2022 – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) as a SPE Preferred Partner in the end of 2021, which is their second-year partnership. Moldex3D is not only recognized the pioneering simulation solution provider for injection molding, but also dedicated in providing comprehensive technical services that can help industries achieve the “T-zero Production”.

An SPE Preferred Partner is a converter, manufacturer, solutions provider, or product distributor that has been recognized by SPE for demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry. Their products and services are valuable to SPE’s members.

“SPE’s acknowledgement is valuable for Moldex3D,” said Dr. Rong-Yeu Chang, Moldex3D CEO and a Fellow of SPE, “We are pleased to continue co-working with SPE to assist the industrial friends to chase for high-tech, high-quality and high-yield production, and further realize digital transformation.”

Moldex3D is currently one of the top two molding analysis software companies in the world, with the world’s largest molding simulation R&D team. It is also the first choice in more than 5,000 well-known enterprises, with a solid customer base in around 70 countries and dozens of industries. Moldex3D has always been leveling up its simulation capabilities and covering numerous advanced processes in plastic engineering.

“We are excited about adding a Preferred Partner that offers plastic injection molding simulation and provides advanced technologies and solutions for industrial demands,” said Michael Greskiewicz, SPE’s director, sales & advertising. “With Moldex3D’s participation in our Preferred Partner program, we’re looking forward to continued growth of this program for our members.”

In the race of Industry 4.0 and Digital Twin, Moldex3D now focuses on several major segments, including material properties big data, machine characteristics big data, smart design and manufacturing, cloud-based data management platform, and industrial talent cultivation.

Moldex3D provides material characterization and machine characterization services, enabling users to obtain the most accurate simulation results by considering the material properties and real machine responses. Moldex3D has also developed a web-based platform, iSLM, that is specially designed for mold design and plastic engineering. Differing from general PLM systems, iSLM can record various mold design data, and make data sharing, task managements as well as simulation and mold tryout comparisons in a much easier and more efficient way.

Originated from the academia, talent cultivating has always been an important task for Moldex3D. It has been strengthening the bonds between schools and industries for more than 30 years, providing abundant online and physical training programs to help industries cultivate more future talents.

The idea of Digital Twin has been in Moldex3D’s development DNA for a long time. With the niche technology and services provided by Moldex3D, enterprises can catch up with the trend of Industry 4.0 and achieve a higher level of smart manufacturing.

About SPE

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals is 84 countries and 22,500+ members strong. SPE unites plastics professionals worldwide–helping them succeed and strengthening their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing. No matter where you work in the plastics industry value chain-whether you’re a scientist, engineer, technical personnel or a senior executive-nor what your background is, education, gender, culture or age-SPE is here to serve you.

For more information, visit www.4spe.org.

About CoreTech System (Moldex3D)

CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) has been providing the professional CAE analysis solution “Moldex” series for the plastic injection molding industry since 1995, and the current product “Moldex3D” is marketed worldwide. Committed to providing advanced technologies and solutions to meet industrial demands, CoreTech System has extended its sales and service network to provide local, immediate, and professional service. CoreTech System presents innovative technology, which helps customers troubleshoot problems from product design to development, optimize design patterns, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return on investment (ROI).

More information can be found at www.moldex3d.com.

Coreform’s President Named Highly Cited Researcher

OREM, UT, Jan 13, 2022 – Coreform LLC, developer of next-generation computer-aided engineering software, announces that one of its co-founders has been named a highly cited researcher by Clarivate for the sixth consecutive year.

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently released its 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers. This list includes Dr. Michael A. Scott, co-founder and president of Coreform LLC. Dr. Scott has appeared on this list in the field of Computer Science every year since 2016 for his work on isogeometric analysis (IGA), a next-generation approach to computer simulation. 2021 marks the first year Dr. Scott has been recognized as a “cross-field” researcher,  which means he is among the most cited in more than one academic field.

“This speaks to the importance of isogeometric analysis for industries from manufacturing to automotive to biomedical research,” says Dr. Scott. “There is a ton of interest in using new techniques to reduce production time and increase safety for customers, and IGA research bears directly on real-world improvements for industry.”

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index. The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. About 2,800 of those researchers are specified as having equivalent influence in more than one academic field.

Coreform CEO Matt Sederberg notes, “Dr. Scott’s IGA research is not just academic; it has real, measurable, engineering benefits. Coreform was co-founded by Dr. Scott to bridge the gap between mathematical theory and production software, and this recognition from Clarivate highlights the importance of the work Coreform is doing.”

Joel Haspel, SVP Strategy, Science at Clarivate said: “This year’s data reflect a decade’s worth of research publications from the global scientific community. As well as documenting the ‘Eureka!’ moments, our data tell the story of late nights spent filling in grant applications, poring over results in the lab, the unsung work of peer reviewing contemporaries’ manuscripts, and the many small failures that ultimately lead to bigger successes and accelerating innovation.”

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here. 

About Coreform LLC

Coreform develops next-generation computer-aided engineering software. Coreform’s founders are authorities in isogeometric analysis and are widely cited researchers. The Coreform IGA solver is based on smooth CAD spline geometry, offering greater accuracy than the faceted meshes used in legacy CAE software. Coreform is also the exclusive commercial distributor of the Cubit meshing software. Coreform was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Utah, USA.

For more information about Coreform, visit coreform.com.

About Clarivate

Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Their bold mission is to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. They help customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using our trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.

For more information, please visit clarivate.com.

ODA Releases STEP SDK

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan 12, 2022 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), provider of complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM, announced today the release of a new STEP SDK (Software Development Kit) for accessing STEP data. STEP is the exchange standard defined by ISO 10303 for representing and communicating digital product information, and is widely supported by leading mechanical CAD applications as a neutral standard for data exchange.

“Our goal is to be the leading provider of SDKs for open standards,” said Neil Peterson, ODA president. “As an alliance, ODA has the best business model and licensing terms in the industry. And we have deep experience with the STEP physical file format from developing our solution for IFC, the international exchange standard for BIM.

“The release of STEP SDK establishes ODA as a critical provider of mechanical exchange technologies, and it opens significant opportunities for our member companies in this market.”

The new ODA STEP SDK offers the following features:

  • Support for the AP203, AP214, AP238, AP242 and CIS/2 schemas
  • Runtime schema initialization from the EXPRESS file
  • Access to all metadata defined by the EXPRESS schema
  • SDAI (Standard Data Access Interface) API
  • C++ late-bound API

Advanced creation, visualization, .NET support and other features are under development and will be released later this year.

Availability and Pricing

The new STEP SDK is included as part of the standard ODA membership offering, and is available to all ODA members at no additional fee. More information about STEP SDK can be found at https://www.opendesign.com/products/step.

About Open Design Alliance

ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM. Our SDKs provide data access, creation, visualization, web collaboration and publishing for a wide range of engineering file formats. ODA is supported by more than 1200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.

For more information, visit www.opendesign.com.

CareAR Acquires MagicLens

PLANO, TX, Jan 12, 2022 – CareAR, the service experience management market leader announced the acquisition of MagicLens, a 3D visualization and AR-based platform designed to showcase industrial products.

MagicLens leverages CAD data to enable 3D content visualization, video simulations for AR-enriched 3D content and high-quality renderings of models. CareAR will bundle in rich augmented reality content created by MagicLens’ advanced 3D toolsets and domain expertise to extend a visual AR experience to any industrial and physical products.

CareAR continues an aggressive cadence of acquisitions further delivering new sets of tools and capabilities that drive a greater service experience.  Just last month, CareAR announced its acquisition of CraftAR, a leading AR embedded image recognition platform.

“We are laser-focused on reinventing the service experience by enabling seamless and intelligent user experiences. The ability to visualize any static image or object in action opens up a new world of possibilities,” said Sam Waicberg, president of CareAR. “The MagicLens acquisition further strengthens our ability to provide greater visual service and support capabilities and now extends new offerings into the marketing arena.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About CareAR

CareAR, a Xerox company, is the Service Experience Management (SXM) leader. They make expertise accessible instantly for users through remote, live visual augmented reality (AR) and AI interactions, instructions and insights as part of a seamless digital workflow experience. CareAR sets the benchmark for the SXM category by bridging skills gaps, accelerating knowledge transfers, providing greater operational efficiencies, and enhancing customer outcomes and safety.

Learn more at CareAR.com.