DEVELOP3D Magazine - The October Edition

Published 13 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, magazine, uav, drone

The October edition of DEVELOP3D is now available for free download.

This month we fly high with 3DR’s drone design; investigate what Brexit means for UK IP; look into self-focussing eyewear, and uncover what’s new in Autodesk Alias 2017, plus all the usual news and reviews.

The October cover story:

It’s predicted that by 2024 the market for drones will hit $91 billion. We chat to 3D Robotics about its move into the enterprise market with a new ‘drone to cloud solution’ called Site Scan

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Latest version of Creaform 3D Scanning software adds Autodesk Inventor updates

Published 12 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, autodesk, autodesk inventor, 3d scanning, creaform

Creaform’s new versions of its reverse engineering and inspection software for 3D scanning, VXmodel and VXinspect, with the former now able to transfer data directly to Autodesk Inventor.

Integrated in the new VXelements 5.1 release, these application modules have a variety of new features for improved flexibility and optimised metrology performance.

As well as data transfer with Inventor, VXmodel adds algorithm optimisation for combining mesh files, with or without textures, and with different resolutions - regardless of which device generated them, enabling users to combine both the Go!SCAN 20 and Go!SCAN 50 with textures.

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Kisters launches OnVidus HTML5 web viewer for 3D CAD data

Published 12 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, cloud, kisters

The OnVidus layout automatically adjusts according to the size of the device

Kisters has announced that its latest 3DViewStation product family member, OnVidus, will allow users web-based access to their assemblies and documents from anywhere.

Access is provided not only inside the corporate network, but also from outside while travelling, using any mobile device including smartphones, which gives all users access to their 3D and 2D CAD data, Microsoft Office and other documents.

As the software, like WebViewer, is a HTML5 application, the layout automatically adjusts according to the size of the device, with no client installation is required, and by not transferring any assembly or document directly to the device it claims high speeds even at low bandwidths and intellectual property protection.

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Samsung raises performance and capacity bar with new 2TB NVMe SSD

Published 12 October 2016

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: simulation, ansys, workstation, ssd, nvme, samsung ssd

The Samsung 960 PRO offers lightning fast performance in capacities up to 2TB

Samsung is squeezing more performance and capacity out of its NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD) technology with a new workstation-focused M.2 form factor SSD, the Samsung 960 PRO.

With peak sequential read / write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s respectively the Samsung 960 PRO is significantly faster than the Samsung 950 PRO it replaces (2,500MB/s read, 1,500MB/s write). Random read / write performance is also up (440,000 IOPS and 360,000 IOPS compared to the Samsung 950 PRO’s 300,000 IOPS and 110,000 IOPS).

For designers and engineers this performance increase could have a big impact in I/O intensive workflows such as simulation (read our workstations for simulation article) and certain design visualization tasks. 

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ModuleWorks integrated into Fastsuite for factory floor simulation

Published 10 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, manufacturing, cam, cnc

ModuleWorks’ CAM simulation can now be used within FastSuite’s factory floor production layout tools to enable a smoother workflow

German CAM software experts ModuleWorks has partnered with digital factory processes firm Cenit to integrate its tools into its FastSuite production layout tools.

The latest edition of FastSuite enables users to create, program, simulate and optimise the production environment, while the forthcoming integrated ModuleWorks components should strengthen and advance the robotic and CNC machining capabilities.

ModuleWorks’ multi-axistoolpath calculation and simulation software as well as a specialised component for laser aided manufacturing applications.

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Autodesk BUILD Space opens its doors in Boston

Published 06 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, design, autodesk, develop3d live, boston

Boston has a new home for advanced digital fabrication, robotics and industrialised construction at Autodesk’s BUILD Space

Building, Innovation, Learning and Design - Autodesk’s new BUILD Space has opened in Boston as a home for innovation focused on the future of making things.

The venue, which DEVELOP3D LIVE borrowed for an exclusive post show party, will host teams from academia and industry in fields including digital fabrication, design robotics and industrialised construction. 

It’s a proper workshop, too, featuring:

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Tackling composites manufacturing with simulation

Published 05 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, design, manufacture, composites simulation, composites, esi

PAM-Composites can predict the manufacturing chain for developing components, such as a defect-free aeronautic composite fuselage panel

ESI is aiming to give designers and engineers more control over complex composites workflows through its new PAM-Composites 2016 software package.

Enabling the prediction, analysis and correction of manufacturing defects for composite structural components across the manufacturing supply chain, the solution provides a full suite of modules covering manufacturing processes.

ESI suggest that the new enhancements will enable users to precisely identify the origin of defects and manufacture composite parts with a higher degree of accuracy; reducing material waste and obsoleting the need for costly and time consuming trial and error approaches.

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