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ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD
ANSYS, a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation, provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. With the

3d benchmarl  Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD ANSYS , a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation , provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. Concord, Massachusetts-based SpaceClaim offers a 3D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process. SpaceClaim and ANSYS have partnered in the past to offer customers ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler . SpaceClaim's flagship product is SpaceClaim Engineer, a fast 3D direct modeler

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3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic. Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known

3d benchmarl  of Scan-to-CAD Market Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic . Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known for its 3D content-to-print solutions. While the deal is expected to close in the Read More

Get a 3D View of Your Workforce


People are the most important and most expensive investment in most organizations, and human resources (HR) holds the key to their recruitment, development, and retention. By understanding the characteristics of high performers, their schooling, career history, after-work interests, you can start to refine the recruitment process to attract candidates with similar characteristics.

3d benchmarl  a 3D View of Your Workforce People are the most important and most expensive investment in most organizations, and human resources (HR) holds the key to their recruitment, development, and retention. By understanding the characteristics of high performers, their schooling, career history, after-work interests, you can start to refine the recruitment process to attract candidates with similar characteristics. Read More

3D Printing: Fact vs. Fiction


3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it's still in its infancy. I've attended several product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems.

3d benchmarl  Printing: Fact vs. Fiction 3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing ) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it’s still in its infancy. I’ve attended several product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems .   Some impressive showings include ExOne, for its binder jetting technology, currently employed by Ford to create part prototypes, and Read More

HP Unveils Its 3D Printing Plans, Autodesk Reacts


HP plans to leverage a proprietary four-step inkjet process known as Multi Jet Fusion, which the vendor claims allows objects to be printed more than 10 times faster than conventional approaches and at a lower cost.

3d benchmarl  Unveils Its 3D Printing Plans, Autodesk Reacts After hinting for some time about entering the 3D printing market and promising a 3D printing technology breakthrough, HP recently shared some details on entering this promising market . Perhaps the recent talks about the powerhouse breaking up into a printing company and an enterprise infrastructure and services company played some part here. In any case, the giant plans to leverage a proprietary four-step inkjet process known as Multi Jet Fusion, which Read More

Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset


Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the inefficient flow of information has frequently led to delays in product delivery. To remedy the situation, product development groups are shifting to a more holistic digital mindset using digital business models, processes, and tools. By embracing digital like never before, product developers can become fully integrated digital businesses and, therefore, well positioned to be more competitive.

3d benchmarl  the past several years, 3D printing, a type of manufacturing using digital models, has already proven of value in several manufacturing industries because it helps reduce production and development time. A major car manufacturer, for example, has used this method to dramatically reduce the time to produce new engine parts. As another example, an aerospace company has employed 3D printing to lower production costs of maintenance and service parts by millions of dollars. The importance of software in Read More

AVEVA Augments Its Advanced Simulation Capabilities, Acquires GMS


Simulation has become an integral part of the engineering software market. When we talk about return on investment (ROI) from simulation software implementation, cost and time savings are two easy and accurate measures. Relevance of simulation has increased and is expected to further penetrate into micro-vertical industry solutions due to the positive short- and long-term benefits realized by end

3d benchmarl  Majic’s 3DLinX environment enables 3D models to interact with other objects in immersive design, which is governed by set of system-defined laws of physics. Its real-time graphics engine is based on Microsoft’s Component Object Model (COM). This windows architecture opens up opportunity for developers to quickly deliver new applications on PC. The solution can be used for development of applications in verticals such as game development, media and entertainment, architecture, and precise engineering Read More

Dassault Systèmes Goes for Realtime Technology


Dassault Systèmes, provider of 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, has acquired an 84 percent controlling interest in Realtime Technology (RTT), for cash.

3d benchmarl  Systèmes , provider of 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, has acquired an 84 percent controlling interest in Realtime Technology (RTT), for cash. Based in Munich and with 750 employees, RTT provides professional high-end 3D visualization software, marketing solutions, and computer-generated imagery services for the marketing automation market.   The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including the approval of antitrust authorities in Read More

PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 1




3d benchmarl  is a successful mid-market 3D CAD product. Needless to say, prior to being acquired by Oracle , Agile PLM has been an incumbent mid-market product. To be fair, at PlanetPTC Live 2010 there was a hint of a major (even revolutionary) new product design “uber” suite in the making, code-named Project Lightning , but in general, the annual event was fairly subdued. Well, what a difference a year can make! Blockbuster PlanetPTC Live 2011 Announcements For one, in late 2010, Project Lightning turned from a Read More

IMAGINiT Technologies Becomes Certified Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor


IMAGINiT, a division of Rand Worldwide, is now a certified Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor. This allows IMAGINiT to implement, integrate, and support Autodesk PLM 360, a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.

3d benchmarl  largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software. Its customers include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing, and facilities management industries, including Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record’s Top 100 organizations.   IMAGINiT has already been Autodesk PLM 360 Specialized in the U.S. and named a PLM 360 Referral Partner in Canada. To achieve Autodesk’s PLM 360 Advisor certification, IMAGINiT had to complete intensive training, demonstrate successful Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 1


Needham, Massachusetts (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC) is an over USD 1 billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The company’s solutions help its client companies design products, manage product information, and improve their product development processes

3d benchmarl  formats, including 2D and 3D mechanical CAD (MCAD),  electronic CAD (ECAD) , and documents. These solutions provide lightweight access to product designs and related data without requiring the original product authoring tool. ProductView was recently renamed Creo Elements/View in connection with the product launch of PTC’s new product, PTC Creo , which will be described in more detail later ( for more information on Creo, here is a related blog post by Oleg Shilovitsky) . In 2001, PTC launched Read More

Where Does PLM Fit in the Extending LMS Formula?


There are two reasons which led me to write this blog. Firstly, I recently had briefings with vendors such as Learn.com and Xyleme that made me realize that the learning management system (LMS) industry is building up more and more connections with other technologies and enterprise applications. Secondly, a recent article (see Trends in LMS by Don McIntosh) explains how LMS is evolving with Web 2

3d benchmarl  Canadian Armed Forces Use 3D for Training Under Fire ), intuitive 3D instructions can be highly valuable in saving time—or even lives. In manufacturing, 3D computer-aided design (CAD) has long been used. The existing 3D CAD assets have the potential to be used for learning purposes, but sophisticated CAD systems are usually expensive thus not available for a wide range of audiences. Actually, for most learning purposes, a learner only needs a very small fraction of what today’s 3D CAD systems offer. Read More

Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions


Siemens’s Industry Automation division, which includes Siemens PLM Software, continues with its strategy of offering manufacturing organizations virtually anything they might need—from product ideation and design to actual manufacturing execution and plant automation (including even the actual hardware products from sister divisions at Siemens). Still, the giant knows that hardly any large

3d benchmarl  In contrast, robots have 3D motion, but can one easily separate their software and hardware? In other words, once a company heads down the robotics path, does it need to own both robotics hardware and software? If so, Siemens Industrial does hardware (whereas PTC and Dassault Systèmes don’t) and could be uniquely qualified in this regard. Miscellaneous BoB Solutions Also in early October 2012, Siemens acquired VRcontext, a Belgian company specializing in 3D visualization and training software for Read More

Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

3d benchmarl  collaboratively in a common 3D workspace to review design options, check fit, live messaging, etc. is another major differentiator for Lectra, given that Lectra’s competitors currently can do it only in a 2D capacity at best.   Lectra is a well-known global provider of integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline, and accelerate initial product design, development, and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. It develops specialized computer aided design (CAD) and Read More

Outlook for 2010


As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the outlook in technology for 2010. We will touch on: •    Social Networking •    Social Product Development •    Business Intelligence (BI) for the Masses •    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS

3d benchmarl  For many products, the 3D model is an intuitive and efficient vehicle for two-way communication during the product development process. More people (including consumers) should be able to access 3D content at a very low cost or even for free. •    Finer granularity in collaborative content and knowledge generation. The current granularity level of product definition information and process documentations has kept many users away from more convenient and effective product collaboration. The ability Read More