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LimitState:Form v3.1 adds plugin to Ansys Discovery Live real-time simulation

Published 21 September 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, manufacturing, ansys, limitstate

LimitState:Form can also be used as a plugin to Ansys Discovery Live

In the upcoming release of its design optimisation tool, LimitState is targeting the time and effort needed to design strong and light truss forms for components and structures.

Version 3.1 of LimitState:Form includes a number of new features and enhancements including the ability to specify in advance the desired simplicity of an optimised component form, for example, the target maximum number of members meeting at a joint.

Additionally, new algorithms mean that users can now much more freely interact with an initially optimised component, adding and/or removing members to customise their design as necessary.

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Know an engineer (male or female) promoting diversity? Nominate them for a WES award

Published 20 September 2017

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: awards, women in engineering, wes, women in science and engineering, men as allies, amy johnson, women’s engineering society

Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was a famous English aviator and former WES President, and the first woman pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia

There is still an opportunity to put your nominations forward for two upcoming awards organised by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), which closes on Friday 22 September 2017.

Both the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award and Men as Allies Award are seeking entries for individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ their work remit or role to improve diversity within engineering.

The winners will be presented their award at the WES Caroline Haslett Prestige Lecture in London on 5 October 2017.

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Altair HyperWorks gets a composites simulation boost with acquisition of Componeering

Published 20 September 2017

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: simulation, composites simulation, altair, hyperworks, composites, ruag space

Componeering’s ESAComp solves challenging post-buckling of thin airframe structures

Altair has acquired Componeering, a Finnish technology company specialising in structural analysis and design of composite structures

Originating through a European Space Agency (ESA) project, today Componeering’s composites simulation software ESAComp is used in a number of industries for the design and analysis of composites, ranging from the conceptual and preliminary design of layered composite structures to advanced analyses for final design verification.

The initial collaboration between Altair and Componeering was prompted by a mutual client, RUAG Space, a Swiss manufacturer of products for the space industry.

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3Dconnexion launch CADMouse Wireless

Published 19 September 2017

Posted by Al Dean

Article tagged with: engineering, design, 3dconnexion, cadmouse, bluetooth, wireless

3Dconnexion, long time provider of a variety of input devices aimed fairly and squarely at the 3D CAD user, has launched a wireless upgrade to its CADMouse product.

Featuring the same form factor, the same (and pretty unique) three mouse buttons and a scroll wheel, the new CADMouse Wireless is available soon for $99.

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