Friday, December 19, 2014

COMSOL Server Available to Run Simulation Apps
BURLINGTON, MA, USA, Dec 19, 2014 - COMSOL, Inc. is excited to announce the release of COMSOL Server, a new product developed specifically for running applications built with the Application Builder. Released earlier this year, the Application Builder allows COMSOL Multiphysics software users to build an intuitive interface around their COMSOL model that can be run by anyone - even those without prior simulation experience. COMSOL Server enables the distribution of applications, allowing design teams, production departments and others to share applications throughout an organization using a Windows-native client or web browser.

COMSOL Server allows users to run simulation apps built with the Application Builder and is the hub for controlling their deployment, distribution, and use.
Build and Run Simulation Applications

COMSOL Server is the engine for running COMSOL apps and the hub for controlling their deployment, distribution, and use. After creating an app with the Application Builder, the server provides engineers and researchers with a cost-effective solution for managing how the app is used, either within their organization or externally to a worldwide audience.

“COMSOL Server provides an environment for running applications created in the Application Builder that is easy to access and use,” says Svante Littmarck, President and CEO of the COMSOL Group. “Using the Application Builder and COMSOL Server together, an R&D engineer, for example, has the tools to create applications that will best serve their specific industry in a format that is easy to use, quick to implement, and can be scaled for global benefit.”

With COMSOL Server, applications can be run in a COMSOL Client for Windows or in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and other major web browsers. COMSOL Server can be hosted in a corporate network or in the cloud.

Simulation apps can be distributed to colleagues and customers throughout an organization using COMSOL Server.

“COMSOL Server not only provides an effective way for engineers to distribute their applications, it also allows updates to be readily available to all users,” says Bjorn Sjodin, VP of Product Management at COMSOL, Inc. “Because applications are accessible through a web interface, as soon as a new version of an application is uploaded, app users will immediately have access to the latest version. Developers will also appreciate the fact that the applications can be password protected.”


COMSOL provides simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities through 21 offices and a distributor network throughout the world. Its flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server, are software environments for modeling and simulating any physics-based system and for building applications. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulation with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. For more information, visit

Russia's NIP-Informatica Integrates C3D Geometric Kernel into Techtran
MOSCOW, Russia, Dec 19, 2014 - C3D Labs is pleased to announce that Saint Petersburg-based NIP-Informatica has licensed the C3D geometric kernel. The kernel is being used to power Techtran, their software for designing CNC machine control programs. With C3D components built directly into the CAM system, users will now be able to import 3D models in various formats, view them, prepare blanks for turning CNCs from 3D models of future parts, and retrieve geometric data from 3D models.

Among developers of CAM systems, NIP-Informatics is now the third licensee of C3D. They join LO CNITI of Russia and Solar Tech of South Korea.

“Some time ago we began to notice that Techtran customers wanted to directly access 3D models created by other designers,” said Yuri Romanchenko, lead engineer at NIP-Informatica. “We thoroughly analyzed and considered many different modeling software packages on the market that were capable of importing data in popular 3D formats, and finally decided on the Russian system called C3D. Among its many powerful features, we especially have praise for its affordable price, time-proven quality, and direct support from the developers.”

“Collaboration between C3D Labs and NIP-Informatics dates back to 2013,” said Oleg Zykov, CEO of C3D Labs. “Now that the first version of the C3D-powered Techtran is almost ready, we can say for certain that this collaboration was a success. NIP-Informatica’s developers managed to familiarize themselves quickly with the API of our geometric kernel and then dramatically expanded the capabilities of their CAM system. We hope that the new Techtran release will meet customers' expectations fully and so be successful in the market.”

The new versions of Techtran for turning CNCs and milling CNCs are planned for release in early 2015.

About NIP-Informatic

Founded in 1990, NIP-Informatica is develops CAM software for CNC machines under the name TECHTRAN. Users of software products and solutions provided by NIP-Informatica include professional engineers, designers and technologists, architects and designers, electricians and hydraulics engineers, surveyors and geologists, geotechnical engineers designing infrastructure such as road networks, prospectors, engineering specialists in structural, foundations, and tunnels, and system administrators and project managers. More than 3,000 licenses of TECHTRAN software are currently used by more than 1,200 companies. For more information, visit

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Delcam India to Present 2015 Product Family at IMTEX Bangalore
BIRMINGHAM, UK, Dec 18, 2014 - Delcam India will demonstrate the latest versions of the company’s increasingly popular software PowerMILL, PowerSHAPE (including ToolMaker and Electrode), and FeatureCAM, during the IMTEX 2015 machine-tool exhibition to be held in Bangalore from 22nd to 28th January. Delcam will be located at Booth A-103, in Hall 3C.

There are a host of additions in the 2015 versions of these products including improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, improved collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing in PowerMILL; improvements in direct modelling, surface modelling and reverse engineering, plus support for data from Creaform HandySCAN handheld scanners in PowerSHAPE Pro; and a range of enhancements in three-axis milling, two-axis and five-axis drilling, turning and turn-mill, and wire EDM in FeatureCAM.

In addition to this, the latest release of the PowerINSPECT inspection software has a new interface with new icons that make the software more intuitive and even more easier to use. Other enhancements in the new version include the ability to create compound items, and so speed up and simplify repetitive measurements, enhancements to the measurement dialogs and a further increase in the range of geometric features that can be inspected.

Specifically, high-efficiency machining using Delcam’s Vortex strategy will also be demonstrated at the Delcam booth, as well as at several machine tool partner booths. The Vortex area-clearance strategy produces safe toolpaths with a much deeper cut by using a controlled engagement angle that maintains the optimum cutting conditions for the whole toolpath. As a result, higher feed rates and material-removal rates are possible, making the cutting time shorter by as much as 70%. In addition, cutting is undertaken at a more consistent volume-removal rate and at a near constant feed rate, so extending tool life and protecting the machine.

Commenting on the participation, Delcam’s Managing Director for India & Middle East, Vineet Seth, said, "We are very happy to announce our participation at IMTEX 2015. IMTEX is an event that sees visitors from all domains in the industry and we are all geared up to showcase our latest updates and improvements in our software solutions. Thanks to our wide product portfolio, we have a solution for most complex manufacturing problems in aerospace, automotive, toolmaking, foundry & forging, medical & dental, footwear, woodworking and jewellery industry verticals.”

"Our offerings in the area of robotic machining will also be on display. The versatility of robotic machining has been attracting a lot of interest and IMTEX will be a good platform for our introduction to this technology,” continued Mr. Seth.

"We have a large customer base of over 2,500 customers in India using our solutions and we will be delighted to welcome them to our booth during their visit to the event. I am also particularly happy that we will be getting an opportunity to meet up with all our industry partners at the event, and will be able to share thoughts, ideas and mutual progress with them."

For more information, about Delcam and its products, visit

csimsoft Releases Mesh Generation Add-in for SpaceClaim 3D Modeler
AMERICAN FORK, UTAH, Dec 8, 2014 - csimsoft, a leading developer of simulation pre-processing tools for CFD and FEA, announced the release of its Trelis SpaceClaim Add-in 15.1, a mesh generation add-in for the popular SpaceClaim 3D modeling software that allows designers to quickly create new designs and automatically mesh their design iterations for FEA and CFD analysis.

The SpaceClaim add-in includes Trelis Lite 15.1, a lite version of csimsoft's popular Trelis geometry preparation and mesh generation software. This version of Trelis Lite produces high-quality triangle and tetrahedral meshes using MeshGems from Distene, the recognized world leader in triangle and tetrahedral meshing technologies. Trelis Lite contains support for assessing mesh quality and establishing boundary conditions, material properties, and other parameters necessary for analysis. The mesh can be exported for analysis in various solver formats.

The analysis is done using Fidesys LLC's CAE Fidesys, an easy-to-use tool for performing linear and nonlinear static and dynamic strength analysis of 2D and 3D solids, solving buckling and thermo-mechanical problems.

Trelis is based on time-proven technology developed for more than two decades in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories. Trelis provides users with powerful meshing tools that specifically meet their pre-processing needs through robust geometry preparation and high-quality mesh generation for FEA and CFD analysis.

About csimsoft

csimsoft is a globally recognized developer of engineering simulation solutions for computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. Having pioneered mesh creation algorithms in the late 1980s, csimsoft now provides end users and OEM partners with high-end geometry preparation and mesh generation solutions to many of the largest commercial and academic institutions worldwide. csimsoft is headquartered in American Fork, Utah. For more information, visit

MecSoft Releases Rhino3DPRINT 2015 for 3D Printing
IRVINE, CA, USA, Dec 18, 2014 - MecSoft Corporation, the developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, has announced the release of a new product for the 3D printing industry, Rhino3DPRINT 2015.

In response to the current demand for 3D printing technology, MecSoft has introduced its new 3D print product as a fully integrated plug-in to the popular 3D CAD system, Rhinoceros 5.0. This new product offers efficient, easy and automatic tools for preparing 3D data that otherwise cannot be 3D printed. The seamless combination of Rhino’s powerful modeling and extensive file import functionality with Rhino3DPRINT’s data preparation tools enables the user to 3D print models from almost any input source and any major 3D format.

With this announcement, MecSoft positions itself as a forerunner of CAM companies to offer software solutions not only for the traditional Subtractive Manufacturing market but also for the emerging Additive Manufacturing market.

“With the launch of this new product, MecSoft is redefining CAM by offering solutions to target both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

“As we see both of these manufacturing technologies increasingly start to coexist in shops across the world, MecSoft is uniquely positioned to offer solutions to meet the requirements of such customers.”

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, addressing both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing technologies, for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM, VisualCAM for SolidWorks, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT and VisualCAM for Geomagic. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries. For more information, visit or call 949-654-8163.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ZW3D Announces 2014 Design Contest Winners
GUANGZHOU, China, Dec 17, 2014 - ZW3D, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, announced the final results of the ZW3D Design Challenge 2014, a modeling contest for worldwide designers in a bid to promote, publicize and make creative thinking and innovation visible through 3D CAD modeling.

The Winning Prizes

The contest, which kicked off on October15, required contestants to use ZW3D CAD/CAM software to design and KeyShot to render appliances. Hundreds of stunning submissions were received, making it a tough choice for the judges from ZW3D Community, Luxion Inc. and ZWSOFT.

"The vast variety of entries continues to grow each year with original designs of both conventional and smart appliances, ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, etc.," said Coin Lin, Vice Director of ZW3D Overseas Business. “We are impressed with the collective creativity, ingenuity and design excellence from the community of loyal ZW3D users."

Winning entries were chosen based on a variety of factors, including model skills, originality, manufacturability and application of ZW3D’s features. Finally, 9 winners stood out from the rest and won big prizes like cash and ZW3D licenses.

The first prize went to Remus Pacis, the designer of Food Mixer. "This food mixer is very delicate and beautiful. It is wise to use top-down design modeling skill to create the product. And the parts and assembly were created with lots of ZW3D’s advanced functions, such as Morph, Ready Sketch, etc.," commented the judges from ZWSOFT.

"I'm very satisfied about the result of ZW3D and its surfacing and direct edit that really helps me to complete my entry for this contest," said Remus.

To appreciate and download other entries for free, click here.


ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process, features the fastest kernel for Solid-surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting and smart CNC Machining tactics from 2 axis to 5 axis. It brings customers endless benefits such as reduced costs, optimized design workflow and improved efficiency. For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 SP2 Available
Dec 10, 2014 - Autodesk has released Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 2.0, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues. 

For further information and to download, click here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Delcam Releases PartMaker 2015
BIRMINGHAM, UK, Dec 9, 2014 - Delcam has released PartMaker 2015, the latest version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes. Major highlights of PartMaker 2015 include improved support for today’s latest breed of multi-tasking machine tools, such as vertical mill-turns, more powerful milling and turning functionality, and a unique approach to post processing for multi-axis turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes, among other productivity enhancements.

"The innovations in PartMaker 2015 include a unique blend of productivity enhancements that both new and existing users of the software are going to love, along with a host of utterly unique and innovative technology that can’t be found anywhere else,” claimed PartMaker Inc. President, Hanan Fishman. "PartMaker 2015 extends support of the product’s patented approach to programming multi-tasking machine tools to include today’s latest breed of multi-function machines, allowing our customers to stay on the leading edge of multi-task machining.”

PartMaker 2015 includes specialist support for a new breed of machine tools that has been growing steadily in popularity in recent years called vertical mill-turns. These machine tools provide the turning functionality typically found on a vertical-turret lathe with the milling capabilities of a five-axis vertical machining centre.

PartMaker 2015 also offers support for turret-based Swiss lathes with programmable B-axis live-tooling attachments, as well as more intuitive handing of angled live-tooling attachments.

Also headlining in PartMaker 2015 is a unique approach to post-processing for multi-tasking machine tools. This new approach includes a variety of improvements to the software’s post-processing technology, together with new software functionality to help guide users on how to take best advantage of the unique capabilities of their specific multi-tasking machine tools.

For details information of all the new features and functionality in PartMaker 2015, visit

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