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What's New for Solid Edge and NX   18 Jun, 2018

At the annual PLM Connection user conference, Siemens PLM Software developers introduced Solid Edge 2019 and upcoming continuous-release delivery of NX, as well as a new partnership with HP to enable design for full-color 3D printing. More>>

Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 2 Article
Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 2   7 Jun, 2018

Onshape argues that product data management (PDM) solutions are obsolete, and rebuts competitors’ criticisms of its own efficacy in addressing CAD users’ needs. More>>

Siemens PLM Is Realizing 100% Digitalized Manufacturing Article
Siemens PLM Is Realizing 100% Digitalized Manufacturing   7 Jun, 2018

Acquisitions, key updates to core tools such as NX and Solid Edge, and developments in simulation, additive manufacturing, and more support a fully integrated, automated process. More>>

Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 1 Article
Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 1   31 May, 2018

Joining the Standard and Professional tiers of the MCAD software, a new Enterprise offering is intended to address the market’s most dispersed, analysis-hungry, and security-conscious customers — which are not necessarily the largest. More>>

The Model-Based Enterprise Demands Standards, Says CIMdata Article
The Model-Based Enterprise Demands Standards, Says CIMdata   30 Apr, 2018

The product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting firm warns that a lack of standards can stand in the way of successful institutionalization of MBE.More>>

Step by Step, Robotics Team Overcomes Design Challenges of Walk-Assist Exoskeletons Article
Step by Step, Robotics Team Overcomes Design Challenges of Walk-Assist Exoskeletons   20 Apr, 2018

Kyoungchul Kong’s South Korean research team uses SOLIDWORKS to design wearable robots and quickly customize them for individual users.More>>

CIMdata Survey Says Industrial Users Struggle to Fully Implement PLM Article
CIMdata Survey Says Industrial Users Struggle to Fully Implement PLM   24 Mar, 2018

By limiting themselves to product data management (PDM), many companies are missing out on the spectrum of product lifecycle management (PLM) uses and benefits, the consulting firm reports.More>>

How Might Artificial Intelligence Help CAD Users? Article
How Might Artificial Intelligence Help CAD Users?   28 Feb, 2018

SOLIDWORKS presentation explains the basics of the AI landscape, and some of the ways that the company is embracing the future of human–machine partnerships.More>>

SOLIDWORKS World 2018, Part 2: Focus on 3D Printing Article
SOLIDWORKS World 2018, Part 2: Focus on 3D Printing   24 Feb, 2018

Hardware providers had a heavy presence at the annual user conference, where they promoted 3D printing as the answer to product development needs ranging from prototyping to production parts — but the potential user base isn’t entirely convinced yet. More>>

SOLIDWORKS World 2018: In an Era of Mature Design Software, 'Harder Problems' Beckon Article
SOLIDWORKS World 2018: In an Era of Mature Design Software, 'Harder Problems' Beckon   17 Feb, 2018

Once CAD is finely honed for its original purpose, what’s left for a developer to tackle? At the annual SOLIDWORKS user event, Dassault Systèmes shows where its focus lies now. More>>


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