Last year, designers downloaded or configured more than 1.6 million product models using the 3D PartStream.NET service. During the same time, more than 50,000 users registered with SolidWorks 3D ContentCentral to access an online directory of suppliers offering downloadable 3D parts models.
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0, a multiCAD analysis program, offers increased speed and memory management for its solvers, as well as multiprocessor support for its sparse solver.
Version 15 of Solid Edge, a machine design tool, includes Solid Edge Classic and such popular add-on software modules as XpresRoute for wiring and tubing, Feature Recognizer, Engineering Handbook, and the latest standard parts library.
HiPer Verify, a design rule checker (DRC) and the first in a family of layout and verification software tools, includes foundry-compatible and background design rule checking functions aimed at improving design accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.
Of the many software technologies that have begun to move into mainstream by product development engineers, one emerging technology is computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.
Many businesses make significant investments in sophisticated human machine interface (HMI) software in order to share critical business information.
Cirronet Inc. and AutomationDirect have partnered in order to tailor Cirronet's wireless products to the needs of AutomationDirect's industrial automation customers.
ODVA, an international association comprised of members from automation companies around the world, announced that vehicle manufacturer General Motors Corp. (GM) has standardized on EtherNet/IP for its vehicle manufacturing operations.
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devices are low-cost, highly reliable, and consume minimum amounts of power.
Foam-in-place gasket systems offers consistency and greater production. By Bill Shaw Editor's Note: Bill Shaw is director of business development at Liquid Control Corp.
Unwinders used in manufacturing processes can benefit from ac motors, drives, and load cells used instead of mechanical-brake-and-air-supply systems.
Industrial power systems operators are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their requirements for system protection.
This new catalog provides information on DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, and Industrial Ethernet products. The catalog features quick-selection guides for I/O modules, a matrix of standard cable lengths, part numbers keys for cordsets and receptacles, and network overviews.
This catalog includes comprehensive information on time delay and alternating relays as well as voltage and phase monitor relays. It offers information on new products, enhancements to existing products, applications assistance, and an easy-to-use product selection guide.
This catalog details industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation and features products such as accelerometers, 4-20 mA vibration transmitters, and signal conditioning equipment for machine condition monitoring and predictive maintenance requirements.