Wednesday, May 25, 2016

COMSOL Announces Simulation Apps Support of 5G, IoT

BURLINGTON, MA, USA, May 25, 2016 - COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modelling, simulation, and application design software, has announced support for app development that furthers work toward 5G and the IoT. Several of these application examples will be introduced at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016. The COMSOL Multiphysics software and its Application Builder provides simulation experts with the tools needed to turn their detailed physics and mathematical models into easy-to-use simulation apps for use by everyone in their organization and beyond. “We wanted to show designers how easy it is to build a customized easy-to-use interface based on their detailed model in order to let anyone in product development test different operating conditions and configurations,” said Jiyoun Munn, technical product manager of the RF Module at COMSOL.

This app created with COMSOL Multiphysics, simulates a single slot-coupled microstrip patch antenna fabricated on a multilayered low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. Users may control inputs such as properties of a single antenna and array geometry. Results show the far-field radiation pattern of the antenna array and its directivity.

This app created with COMSOL Multiphysics, simulates a single slot-coupled microstrip patch antenna fabricated on a multilayered low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. Users may control inputs such as properties of a single antenna and array geometry. Results show the far-field radiation pattern of the antenna array and its directivity.

As we work toward 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), designers of RF and microwave devices will benefit from multiphysics modelling and simulation of antennas and circuits, not limited to RF and microwaves but extending to the range of millimetre waves and Terahertz. The latest release of the RF Module in COMSOL Multiphysics comes with several application examples that allow COMSOL software users to run, inspect, and use the apps – allowing them to see how straightforward it is to turn their model into a custom application.

Of interest to antenna designers is the Slot-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Array Synthesizer demo app, pictured here. It simulates an FEM model of a device that is fabricated on a multilayered low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate, and extends the results to the user-specified array configuration.

The results include S-parameter, electric field distribution on each layer, far-field radiation pattern of the antenna array, and its directivity. The far-field radiation pattern is calculated by multiplying the array factor and the single antenna radiation pattern to perform an efficient far-field analysis without simulating a complicated full array model, allowing the app user to independently obtain their simulation results within seconds. “Given how competitive the race is to deliver the best 5G solutions, building simulation apps for an entire team will allow designers to share their expertise easily and free up resources to develop new concepts,” adds Munn.

Using COMSOL Multiphysics, microwave and RF designers can couple electromagnetic simulations with heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid flow, and other physical phenomena, allowing them to represent coupled physics effects as they would occur in the real world. That means being able to accurately investigate designs and fully benefit from the virtual prototyping capabilities COMSOL offers.

The upcoming version of the RF Module, which is scheduled to be released shortly after the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016, strengthens its design and test feasibility by including new tutorial models such as a log-periodic antenna for EMI/EMC Testing, and a signal integrity (SI) and time-domain reflectometry (TDR) analysis of adjacent microstrip lines. The Application Libraries also include detailed model examples guiding users to perform very fast prototyping with high accuracy through reduced-order model simulation techniques based on asymptotic waveform evaluation (AWE) and frequency-domain modal methods.

About COMSOL

COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. Its COMSOL Multiphysics product is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and simulation apps. 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 simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. Simulation experts rely on the COMSOL Server product to deploy apps to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories, and customers throughout the world. Founded in 1986, COMSOL employs more than 400 people in 22 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors. For more information, visit https://www.comsol.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stratasys to Offer Universal Design-to-3D Print Software with GrabCAD Print

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA and REHOVOT, Israel, May 18, 2016 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture "design-to-3D print" workflow application, GrabCAD Print* - residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students.


Unified Platform for Job Preparation, Scheduling and Monitoring

3D printing techniques are typically characterized by significant "model fixing" time which forces businesses to devise costly, manual solutions to construct an acceptable workflow. GrabCAD Print is designed to make 3D printing fast and easy-to-use, while reducing errors by eliminating requirements to translate and repair computer-aided design (CAD) files. Product designers, engineers, and 3D printer operators can now send native CAD files to Stratasys 3D Printer or service bureau directly from their familiar CAD environments. Further bolstered by an extensive new business intelligence environment, the application also accelerates data-driven decision-making.

"When we acquired GrabCAD two years ago, our vision was to provide a digital manufacturing backbone to support adoption of 3D printing technologies," said Josh Claman, Chief Business Officer, Stratasys. "Underscoring the critical nature of software as an essential ingredient for complete and smooth 3D printing workflow, GrabCAD Print is our first new application built on the GrabCAD platform - empowering customers with a single, open, cloud-based environment for job preparation, scheduling and monitoring. Accelerating integration of additive manufacturing on the shop floor, GrabCAD Print also generates real-time business intelligence which can be prepared in actionable reports for Stratasys 3D Printers on the user's GrabCAD Print network."

The GrabCAD Print solution’s easy-to-use and intuitive print preparation environment removes typical complexities from the design-to-3D print process.

An Open Environment for 3D Printing Expansion

GrabCAD Print works with a variety of Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D Printers and can natively read several popular CAD formats from PTC Creo, Dassault Systems' SOLIDWORKS, Siemens PLM Software's NX software, CATIA and Autodesk Inventor. The application also facilitates data sharing related to job scheduling, print queue status, material usage and historical usage. All information is readily available via standard Web browsers, mobile applications or locally installed clients while securely managed through the GrabCAD Platform.

New GrabCAD Print simplifies the 3D printing process with an intuitive, streamlined workflow that includes actionable business intelligence.

Committed to architecting an open and partner-friendly solution, Stratasys is making full use of a powerful 3D design ecosystem - creating additional value-added applications based on the GrabCAD Platform. Industry leading CAD solution providers such as PTC, Dassault Systems' SOLIDWORKS, and Siemens PLM Software will be collaborating with Stratasys to further simplify key functions in CAD-to-3D print workflow. Users of these offerings will be able to access Stratasys 3D printing solutions, analyse designs for 3D printability, and prepare and print jobs from their native CAD environment.

"When keeping up with fast paced development, frequently things will change in the last minute. In the past when a build had to be switched to a different 3D printer I'd have to do a clean restart - redo all of that file preparation work. With GrabCAD Print it's easy to switch between 3D printers within a single app. That's a huge step forward in improving the workflow," said Jimmy Callaway, Design Engineer, Joe Gibbs Racing.

*The GrabCAD Print application is planned for public beta in North America this summer with additional releases planned throughout the year alongside new language and regional support.

For more information, visit www.grabcad.com/print

About Stratasys Ltd.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. 

Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and SolidScape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; the GrabCAD platform with over 3 million professional users; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. For more information, visit www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PTC Releases ThingWorx v7 Internet of Things Platform

NEEDHAM, MA, USA, May 17, 2016 - PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) announced the availability of ThingWorx 7, the latest version of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. New features of ThingWorx 7 include an enhanced set of tools for managing connected products, powerful new analytics capabilities, support of public clouds, and simplified platform components that make it easier for developers to use their preferred tools to experiment with, prototype, and develop new IoT solutions.

“ThingWorx 7, rich with new features, allows developers to more easily capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things by rapidly prototyping and building impactful IoT applications,” said Rob Gremley, president, Technology Platform Group, PTC. “As an open, flexible platform, ThingWorx also gives developers the freedom to build with their preferred tools and create solutions that work with their existing device cloud infrastructure. Smart, connected products and systems are the future, and ThingWorx 7 enables companies to accelerate IoT application development and to fully realize the value of their investment in IoT initiatives.”

Robust, scalable, and easy to use, ThingWorx is an enterprise-ready technology platform that enables innovators to rapidly develop and deploy smart, connected solutions for the Internet of Things. The platform contains one of the most complete sets of integrated IoT-specific development tools and capabilities, making feature-rich solution development simple while accelerating time-to-market.

ThingWorx 7 improves on PTC’s market leadership and technological prowess with new tools and features to help companies get the most value out of their connected strategies.

ThingWorx Utilities

ThingWorx Utilities, formerly ThingWorx Converge, now offers several pre-built tools to help companies manage, monitor, and extract data from their products, including:
  • Connected Device Management Capabilities – Companies can efficiently define and provision the unique attributes of new intelligent devices as they are created and build custom dashboards to visualize the status and performance of their connected products.
  • Alert Management – A customizable interface offering visibility to alerts for all connected products, making it easier for companies to identify when a product isn’t functioning as expected.
  • Remote Access and Control – Users can remotely monitor and manage connected devices, and perform actions such as troubleshooting problems, providing operator assistance, performing training, and supporting other IoT product use cases.
  • Software Content Management – Enables simple, secure and reliable mass distribution of digital content to connected devices such as operating system updates, application upgrades, and software patches.
Choose the Device Cloud Provider That Best Suits Your IoT Solutions

PTC recently announced that ThingWorx will integrate with leading public device clouds to provide an open IoT platform for all customers, partners, and vendors to utilize to meet their IoT goals, beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. Companies can use AWS’s device cloud to connect devices, send data to and from a device, and auto-provision the device directly from ThingWorx. As ThingWorx integrates with additional device clouds, enterprises will be able to select their preferred combination of optimal components from these cloud providers and ThingWorx.

More Meaningful Data with ThingWorx Analytics

The real value of IoT is found in the data that is generated and analyzed from connected devices, and the speed at which it can be turned into actionable intelligence for end users. With the release of ThingWorx 7, ThingWorx Analytics now plugs directly into the Thing Model, making it easier and faster to build advanced analytics, predictions, and recommendations within ThingWorx-powered solutions. 

Spotlight on Developers

ThingWorx 7 has been upgraded with modern platform components to make it even easier for developers to build applications for connected products. With ThingWorx 7, developers can use their preferred development tools, such as Eclipse, or source code management tools, such as Git, in an environment that makes it possible for them to quickly prototype and experiment with IoT solutions.

“With these enhancements to the ThingWorx platform, PTC continues to make impressive progress in delivering an IoT platform to the market,” said Carrie MacGillivray, VP, IoT, IDC. “By offering a comprehensive technology portfolio and strong cloud offering – that will appeal to enterprise customers and developers alike – ThingWorx stands to strengthen its position in this competitive market.”

About PTC 

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s next-generation ThingWorx technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in more than 26,000 businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage. PTC’s award-winning CEO, considered an industry thought leader, co-authored the definitive guides to the impact of the IoT on business in the Harvard Business Review. For more information, visit http://www.ptc.com.

ESS Selects Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE to Develop Neutron Research Center

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, May 17, 2016 - Dassault Systems (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS), a research infrastructure project funded and operated by a partnership of European countries, is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to construct the world’s leading neutron research facility in Lund, Sweden. The “Integrated Plant Engineering” industry solution experience delivers powerful digital design and collaboration applications for compliance and project management in a unified environment connecting thousands of engineers, designers and manufacturers across Europe.

Once completed, ESS will provide a more efficient approach to existing neutron scattering research and enable opportunities for sustainable innovations in, for example, clean energy, structural engineering, food technologies, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, IT and transportation. Its design includes the world's most powerful linear proton accelerator, 22 state-of-the-art instruments, a suite of laboratories and a supercomputing data management and software development centre that will be used for decades by thousands of researchers. 

ESS has had a close partnership with Dassault Systems since 2012, developing the necessary functionalities. The “Integrated Plant Engineering” industry solution experience provides ESS with a collaborative environment for design control and design data consolidation throughout the duration of the project. Its applications integrate civil and mechanical engineering for a full and up-to-date overview of design, allowing ESS to ensure compliance with requirements. Users can optimize the facility’s technical design, streamline construction processes and ensure that critical decisions are made, based on constantly updated and accessible information.

“With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and guidance from Dassault Systems’ local team and its partner TechniaTranscat, everyone involved in the ESS project can create, update and reuse information related to designing and building the neutron research facility in a controlled and traceable manner,” said Peter R├ądahl, Head of Engineering & Integration Support Division, ESS. “ESS is a long-term initiative for society’s future and we need the best tools available to make it a reality.”

“ESS is one of today’s largest science and technology infrastructure projects and open pathways to important discoveries,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systems. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps to securely link and simplify stakeholder relationships in this international collaboration. Users like ESS benefit from capabilities to deliver technically challenging plants on time, meet budgets and specifications, minimize waste and maximize process efficiencies.”

For more information on Dassault Systems’ industry solution experiences for the Energy, Process and Utilities Industry, click here.

About Dassault Systems

Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systems’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

CD-adapco to Host Oil, Gas & Chemical CFD Conference on May 19-20 in Houston

NEW YORK, USA and LONDON, UK, May 17, 2016 - CD-adapco, a global provider of multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design exploration software, is hosting the Oil, Gas and Chemical CFD Conference on May 19-20 in Houston.


This premier biennial event brings together leading professionals from the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries and gives them a platform to share their experiences in the application of CFD to improve designs and reduce costs without compromising safety. Participating speakers include, but are not limited to, General Motors, Shell, OneSubsea and Technip. 

“Whether driven by the lower-for-longer Oil & Gas market, or the need for innovative new products, CFD is invaluable in helping engineers understand design performance, explore alternatives, and provide solutions at lower cost without compromising safety,” said Alex Read, CD-adapco’s Director for Business Development in the Oil & Gas industry. “As companies involved in these sectors seek to remain profitable, they are increasingly turning to engineering simulation to improve product longevity and reduce operating costs.” 

The conference aims to share experiences and best practices from across the engineering world. This year’s event will feature a presentation from General Motors, a pioneer in successfully applying CFD in solving complex engineering problems to reduce time and cost. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the methods and modes to achieve such success. 

Featured speakers at the event are Dr. Ray Cocco, President at Particulate Solids Research, Inc., and Dr. Kevin Farrell, Principal Engineer for Fluid Flow & Process Heat Transfer at Heat Transfer Research, Inc. The event will include the following sessions: Heat Exchangers, Separation, Process Safety, Fire and Smoke, Fluidization, Design of Offshore Floating Vessels, Flow-Induced Vibration, Flow Assurance and Combustion.

“The demand for materials with novel functionalities drives the chemical industry to be innovative and make their processing steps more efficient,” said Dr. Ravindra Aglave, CD-adapco’s Director for Business Development in the Chemical & Process Industry. “CFD simulation is essential during development of those processes such as mixing, separation and reactions. The ability to couple particle flows using DEM and fluid flow using CFD has opened a way to solve a whole new area of problems in fluidization and particle attrition. It continues to build on our message of ‘Discover Better Designs, Faster.’”

Registration for the Oil, Gas and Chemical CFD Conference is available at www.cfdhouston2016.com.

About CD-adapco

CD-adapco is a global engineering simulation company with a unique vision for Multidisciplinary Design eXploration (MDX). Engineering simulation provides the most reliable flow of information into the design process, which drives innovation and lowers product development costs. CD-adapco simulation tools, led by the flagship product STAR-CCM+, allow customers to discover better designs, faster. The company’s solutions cover a wide range of engineering disciplines including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM), heat transfer, particle dynamics, reacting flow, electrochemistry, acoustics and rheology. On average, CD-adapco increased its revenue at constant currencies by more than 12 percent annually over the past three fiscal years. CD-adapco employs over 900 talented individuals, working at 40 strategic locations across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.cd-adapco.com.

Dassault, Russia's NIAEP Extend Partnership for Nuclear Power Plant Construction

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, May 17, 2016 - Dassault Systems (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that it has extended its strategic partnership with NIAEP, the state company of Rosatom, a leading Russian nuclear power plant engineering procurement and construction company in Russia and abroad. NIAEP is deploying Dassault Systems’ “Optimized Plant Construction” and “Efficient Plant Operation” industry solution experiences for the construction and operations of its nuclear power plants.

Both industry solution experiences leverage Multi-D technology, jointly developed by the two companies to simulate business processes and carry out detailed modelling of construction and installation processes based on 3D data, as well as NIAEP’s nuclear power plant construction management know-how. 

With this agreement, NIAEP becomes the first company to extend its use of Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to the nuclear power plant construction site. This marks the second phase of the partnership and will begin by integrating product management and construction site execution at its Belarusian plant. In phase one, announced in 2012, NIAEP used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the first 3D digital nuclear plant management model. 

The “Optimized Plant Construction” industry solution experience provides NIAEP with digital continuity that enhances collaboration between its engineering and construction teams on site. In this virtual environment, plant design models, construction processes and resources are integrated and interconnected through a single source of data that is accessible and updated in real time. Less time is needed for reviews and approvals of documentation and issues can be proactively addressed, increasing the quality of construction execution.

The “Efficient Plant Operation” industry solution experience introduces powerful digital simulation applications to virtually experience NIAEP’s nuclear power plant sites that will provide accountable, reliable and predictable performance of plant operations. NIAEP can simulate workflows, maintenance and tasks to ensure that commissioning, production operations and maintenance of plants occur safely, efficiently and sustainably. 

“This step is an achievement for NIAEP because our company is striving to cover the nuclear operational lifecycle stage with Multi-D technology developed with Dassault Systems,” said Vyacheslav Alenkov, Head of systems engineering and IT division, NIAEP. “We have implemented Multi-D within all of our own projects. Now, we are going to expand that usage to every capital construction, production operations and maintenance project in Russia and abroad, based on a project management consultancy model.”

“The first deployment of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at a nuclear plant operational site is a major industry milestone for operations of complex infrastructures, including thermal and hydro,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systems. “The virtual world can help NIAEP optimize its activities at every stage of the business cycle and adapt to insufficient planning, changing requirements and poor visibility of schedules and resources that lead to costly and delayed plant operations. With this renewed partnership, NIAEP and Dassault Systems demonstrate the possibilities for greater sustainability in nuclear.”

For more information on Dassault Systems’ industry solution experiences for the Energy, Process and Utilities Industry, click here

About Dassault Systems

Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systems’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

3D Systems Releases GibbsCAM 2016 for CNC Machine Programming

ROCK HILL, SC, USA, May 17, 2016 - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced the release of GibbsCAM 2016 software for production machining. Building on the revolutionary Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) technology of the previous edition, GibbsCAM 2016 delivers a variety of improvements to increase efficiency, accelerate programming speed, and enhance visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming. The GibbsCAM platform provides a powerful complement to additive manufacturing processes, further empowering 3D Systems’ users to transform digital concepts into physical realities.

For videos showcasing the features and capabilities of GibbsCAM 2016, click here.

The enhanced kinematic framework of GibbsCAM 2016 makes it a powerful and versatile CAM platform that is effective in nearly every manufacturing environment. Enabling solutions for complex programming challenges, such as oriented turning scenarios, GibbsCAM is compatible with a wide range of programming and machining operations, including solid modeling, high speed machining, 2- to 5-axis milling, wire-EDM, multi-task machining and more. Recognized for its ease of use, GibbsCAM is designed to help users eliminate scrap and reduce cycle times.

New features and functions of GibbsCAM 2016 include:
  • Enhanced thread milling, including support for multi-point tools, tapered threads for both single- and multi-point tools, and improved simulation.
  • The latest VoluMill technology, providing new toolpath strategies to optimize high speed roughing of large pockets and slots, open face milling strategies that can decrease cutting time by up to 60%, and Technology Expert integration for ready access to optimal speeds and feeds.
  • New oriented turning capabilities, giving users added control in how tools interact with parts. From using a single tool at multiple B orientations to reorienting tool groups for use on a different spindle to full support of Flash Tooling for multiple-orientation turning tools, GibbsCAM 2016 delivers increased flexibility and control to CNC programmers.
  • Added toolpath strategies for 5-axis milling, enabling users to define toolpath direction using the natural flow of a surface with the new Flowline option. Toolpaths can also now be extended in width as well as length. Additional enhancements include improved 5-axis drilling, multi-stepped pocket roughing and new gouge checking strategies.

“The GibbsCAM platform is a key component in today’s advanced manufacturing workflows, allowing our customers to optimize their machine processes and unlock greater productivity,” said Calvin Hur, Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, Software Products, 3D Systems. “By working closely with users over the past year, we’ve enhanced our understanding of the evolving needs of the factory floor, and are pleased to offer these improvements to help our customers maximize efficiency, safety and profitability.”

For more information on GibbsCAM 2016, click here.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models. For more information, visit www.3dsystems.com.

Gstarsoft Releases DWG FastView v2.0 for Windows

SUZHOU, China, May 17, 2016 - Gstarsoft officially released DWG FastView for Windows (V2.0), a completely re-written new version with more user-friendly and intuitive interface.

DWG FastView is a fast and easy CAD Viewer compatible with the latest DWG/DXF formats, it’s ease of use even if you do not have relevant technical skills. By dragging and dropping over the main interface, multiple drawings can be faster opened simultaneously. You can view 3D models and 2D vector objects, meshes, surfaces, object information and attached drawing references. With C++ API you are also able to program and run your own application tools on DWG FastView.


Features
  • Compatible with DWG versions from R14 to 2013, and DXF from R12 to 2013
  • More faster to open and view DWG files, especially for large files
  • Faster user interaction and better stability
  • Export to image format such as BMP, JPG, and PNG
  • Send DWG drawings directly by email
  • Layer control like turn on/off, freezing, locking or unlocking
  • Provide traditional zooming and panning tools as well as innovative magnifier tool to quickly zoom into specified parts and view the details
  • Provide C++ API to the plug-ins developed and customized based on DWG FastView
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Operating Environment
  • Software: DWG FastView for Windows
  • Version: 2.0
  • System Requirement: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10
About Gstarsoft

Gstarsoft is the recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software and solutions for the industries involving AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, GIS, survey and mapping, civil, etc. GstarCAD have focused on developing highly .dwg-compatible CAD platform for over 20 years. Versions in 14 different languages sell in over 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.gstarcad.net/.