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Structural Analysis with Scia

 Rande Robinson, July 29, 2015

Easy-to-use CAD-like interface, advanced analysis, multi-material design, automatic, coordinated documentation, Scia Engineer ships in three editions: Concept, Professional, Expert, price starts at $3,028

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Mastercam's Dynamic Motion

 Daniel Dobrzynski, July 7, 2015

Generates tool movements, takes into account shape of part, amount of material being removed

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Pragmatic BIM with Cadsoft's Envisioneer Professional

 Francis Sebastian, June 30, 2015

BIM authoring tool contains exhaustive catalog along with links to manufacturers for manufacturer-specific elements, impressive dimensioning toolset, object import wizard

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Pay-As-You Go Structural Simulation for Early Design: Sim4Design

Sanjeev Pal, June 16, 2015

Cloud-based Sim4Design reduces barriers associated with adoption of CAE through ease-of-use, excellent solution for infrequent, on-demand analysis, for training occasional user, pre-paid usage model starts from $10

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Autodesk's Nastran In-CAD: High-End Analysis Power in Designer Hands

Rosanna Daniel, June 9, 2015

Easy to install, access, offers more advanced meshing technology, only comes as network license, works with network license of Inventor, limited ability to customize report settings

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Advanced Materials Reshape 3D Printing

Engineers need to be aware of properties of new 3D printing materials like photopolymers, powders, flexible materials, Jeff Kern, Machine Design, July 29, 2015

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NX Draft Feature

Allows de-mold of plastic parts, castings; using draft feature command subtypes 'from edges,' 'tangent to faces types' when applying draft angle to model, Stephen Rose, Design Fusion, July 29, 2015

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Let's Make a U-Bolt

Sweep command in Onshape, center arc vertical to origin, constrain line endpoints horizontal to origin to sketch circle profile easily, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, July 29, 2015

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Kenesto Drive Positioned as Dropbox for Engineers

Kenesto Drive free version offers basic file sharing, storage capabilities, ability to view, share 2D, 3D engineering documents in browser, functionality to lock down files for editing, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, July 29, 2015

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CAD Program Moves Toward Push-Button Manufacturing

Users can choose to send 3D model to Proto Labs from within Fusion 360 interface, Proto Labs will ship part in few days, Roopinder Tara,, July 28, 2015

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