Friday, October 24, 2014

Omnix Int'l to Sell MagiCAD Products in Middle East

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TURKU, Finland, Oct 24, 2014 - MagiCAD announces the appointment of Omnix International L.L.C. as an Authorized MagiCAD Reseller for the Middle East region.

Omnix International is a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for computer-aided engineering, professional audio visual solutions, public services, enterprise software solutions and enterprise networking systems in the MENA region.

Omnix International was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company also has offices in Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Iraq.

“MagiCAD is a significant addition to our computer-aided engineering portfolio. The continuing influx of construction projects in the region has stirred in the demand for highly efficient software solutions that can aid these projects. With MagiCAD, we will be able to provide our customers with a complete software package for all of their MEP building information modelling and building services design needs”, comments Dr. Jayant Deshpande, Director - CAE Division, Omnix International. For more information, visit http://www.omnix.ae/ 

For more information about MagiCAD and its products, visit http://www.magicad.com.

TraceParts Enterprise 2014 SP2 Released

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SAINT-ROMAIN, France, Oct 24, 2014 - TraceParts, a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, has now released Service Pack 2 of its Supplier Parts Management Software TraceParts Enterprise. Major improvements in usability and performance for design departments have been added to this release.


Six months after the official launch of TraceParts Enterprise, the software is now available in version 2014 SP2. The feedback, given by hundreds of Try & Buy users who have tested TraceParts Enterprise for 30 days, had a huge influence on the definition of this release.

“In the past six months our Try & Buy program has evolved extremely good. While we initially focused on German and French speaking countries, we’re now receiving trial requests from all over the world. This proves that preventing part duplicates is a global issue which affects everybody in the design world”, explains Alfred Schallert, Global Product Manager TraceParts Enterprise.

The main purpose of TraceParts Enterprise is to prevent duplicate purchased parts. This is done with advanced content management functions, which allows an administrator to control the standard and supplier parts which are supposed to be used by the designers. For additionally needed parts, the designers can use the seamlessly integrated Request Management module.

“All the positive feedback we received from our Try & Buy users shows that an efficient management of standard and supplier parts before the CAD download itself, has a stronger effect on cost savings than many other solutions on the market”, adds Alfred Schallert.

For the 2015 release, which is planned for December, TraceParts has many exciting new features on its road map, focusing on Status Management for part numbers and Subscription Management for external sub-contractors

About TraceParts

TraceParts is a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business software solutions for over 20 years through powerful web based products and services such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators, helping part vendors to improve marketing efficiencies by increasing the value of their existing digital product data. For more information, visit http://www.traceparts.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

EON Reality Upgrades Augmented Reality for Android, iOS, Wearable AR Glasses

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IRVINE, CA, Oct 23, 2014 - EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, upgrades EON Mobile’s Augmented Reality capabilities (see video) and adds support for glasses-based Augmented Reality systems like EPSON’s Moverio and next generation Android and iOS phones such as Apple’s iPhone 6, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, and Samsung’s Galaxy S5.

EON Reality has developed a next generation Augmented Reality experience with enhanced features and unsurpassed stability built on the de facto standard platform provided by Qualcomm’s Vuforia. The new EON Reality Augmented Reality platform brings AR support to EON’s entire content catalog and the world’s largest Virtual Reality library, the EON Experience Portal.

A look at the Solar System AR application

With the 3D building blocks from the EON Experience Portal, EON’s customers have a treasure trove of resources to create new Augmented Reality content. EON’s global Augmented and Virtual Reality development network adds new content to the Portal daily, enhancing the creative possibilities. Easy publishing from EON Professional brings these AR applications to life, enabling users to transform their Virtual Reality simulations into AR applications.

AR Technology: (L to R) Mobile Phones, Mobile Phone With Head Mounted Display Unit, and Wearable AR Glasses

“We’ve seen the power of Augmented Reality in Industry, Education, and Edutainment,” said Mats Johansson, President and CEO of EON Reality. “To empower our users to create their own AR content and then quickly publish is a dream come true. We will continue to enable educators, students, parents, and professionals around the world to add value to their work with EON’s Augmented Reality technologies.”

EON Reality’s clients currently use Augmented Reality for training and educational purposes, now with additional support for Augmented Reality glasses, such as EPSON’s Moverio and Google’s Glass, these applications can be taken into the field anytime, anywhere. Applications can now be developed with this functionality in mind, enhancing the major training and educational benefits of Augmented Reality. This technology will empower mechanics to receive real time visual guidance and feedback while working on technical procedures, it will also make a student’s textbook come to life, and let children safely play with dinosaurs in their local park.

The EPSON Moverio AR Glasses

“Wearable Augmented Reality glasses, like EPSON Moverio and Google Glass, are the next big thing in our industry,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality. “We’re extremely excited to leverage the industry leading experience of our IDC Consortium members, like EPSON, to push the boundaries of what is possible in Augmented Reality based knowledge transfer. EON imagines a future where contextual knowledge materializes in front of yours eyes when you need it.”

EON Reality supports all devices made by members of the IDC Consortium, a collection of industry leading corporations that collaborates with EON Reality. Utilizing EON’s Xtend Technology, simple configuration tweaks in EON Professional are all that is required to go from phone to dome.

EON Reality has two Augmented Reality demos available for Android: The Solar System and The Vibrator Truck. iOS demos coming soon.

About EON Reality

EON Reality, Inc. is the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer. For more information, visit www.eonreality.com.

GRAITEC Acquires HPC-SA & Thermal Simulation Software ArchiWIZARD

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BIEVRES, France, Oct 23, 2014 - GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM, CAD and structural analysis solutions across the AEC sector, and global Autodesk Reseller is pleased to announce the acquisition of HPC-SA (High Performance Computing - Simulation Acceleration), and its award winning thermal simulation software ArchiWIZARD. The acquisition was closed on Thursday October 23rd in Toulouse (France). Financial details have not been disclosed.

This acquisition of a widely recognized, award winning cutting edge building performance and simulation software, including thermal, natural lighting, solar gains and renewable energy (Photovoltaic & Thermal), is another step towards GRAITEC's ultimate goal of providing market leading BIM solutions for the construction industry and perfectly complements GRAITEC's growing portfolio of BIM technology.

Established in 2003 to promote very high performance simulation of wave propagation in areas as diverse as high definition computer images, electromagnetism, optics, acoustics and thermal radiation, HPC-SA quickly established themselves as industry specialists and went on to release ArchiWIZARD software, based on their RayBooster engine, (a real-time 3D energy simulation tool).

ArchiWIZARD software platform evaluates real-time energy efficiency projects in direct connection with the 3D digital model. Incorporating raytracing technology, ArchiWIZARD uses the RayBooster engine to perform solar gain calculations (radiative intake, solar panels) and lighting calculations both daylight and artificial.

This use of raytracing can take into account all masks in the most natural way (3D description) and extremely accurately creating a digital BIM model that can be used and reused throughout the building design cycle to optimize building performance.

The HPC-SA Research and Development team will join the GRAITEC effort in designing and developing innovative software solutions contributing to BIM adoption by construction professionals around the world.

Régis Lécussan, HPC-SA CEO, comments:"The ambition of HPC-SA is to become the global leader in thermal simulation around BIM, having been a pioneer since 2009. We were immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC to become a leading global provider of engineering construction. Integrating into GRAITEC Group means HPC-SA will quickly reach its goals of growth and development in France and abroad."

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO, adds: "the strategy of GRAITEC is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies for delivering real benefits to customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. The acquisition of HPC-SA, and their leading thermal simulation software, will significantly contribute to achieving this strategy enabling GRAITEC to expand their services and reach new customers".

About HPC-SA

HPC-SA was founded in 2003 by Professor Bernard LECUSSAN, researcher at the ONERA, and two of his former doctoral students, with the desire to market products and services from their accumulated high performance raytracing expertise.The HPC-SA team is composed of researchers, engineers and computer scientists specialized in raytracing calculations, the Monte Carlo method and 3D interactive interfaces.We are experts in modeling simulations that implement raytracing. The creating of Raybooster, an embedded ray-tracing acceleration library in 2004, resulted in establishing many strategic partnerships with other software authors over the years and to the development and first release of ArchiWIZARD in 2008. HPC-SA went on to release a further version of ArchiWIZARD in 2011 and an enhanced version of their Raybooster in 2013. For more information, visit www.hpc-sa.com or www.archiwizard.fr

For more information about GRAITEC and its products, visit http://www.graitec.com.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TraceParts Redesigns Website for 7th Times

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ST. ROMAIN, France, Oct 18, 2014 - TraceParts, one of the leading provider in the world of 3D digital content for engineering, announces the launch of the seventh major version of its website www.traceparts.com. The site has been completely redesigned to match new Web standards and thus improve the experience of its users.

New design as well as new structure: information retrieval and navigation of the new site are optimized by highlighting the 3 main services offered by TraceParts. In addition, the international visibility is enhanced with its content translated into 9 different languages.

www.traceparts.com
(click to see)

CAD users now have intuitive access to the library of 3D components, the list of 3D catalog suppliers and the TraceParts Mobile application.

Component manufacturers can quickly find all the necessary information to convert their CAD data into a powerful 3D Marketing tool.

Marketing professionals have access to a whole range of Digital Marketing solutions, allowing them to promote their products to engineers and design professionals to generate quality leads.

For its 1st month of online, this new version of the site confirms the added value to its visitors. The average time spent on the site has increased by 25%, the number of page views has improved by 22% and the share of visits from search engines has increased by 23%.

About TraceParts

TraceParts is a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business software solutions for over 20 years through powerful web based products and services such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators, helping part vendors to improve marketing efficiencies by increasing the value of their existing digital product data.

The TracePartsOnline.net CAD portal is freely available to millions of CAD users worldwide, with hundreds of supplier catalogs and over 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for the Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Maintenance processes. 

For more information about TraceParts, visit www.traceparts.com.

Autodesk Maya 2015 SP5 Available

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Oct 18, 2014 - Autodesk Inc., makes available a new service pack v5.0 to its product, Autodesk Maya 2015. This update includes several important fixes.

For more information, readme file and to download this update, click here
 

Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2015 SP3 Available

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Oct 18, 2014 - Autodesk Inc., makes available a new service pack v3.0 to its product, AutoCAD Map 3D 2015. This update includes the most recent fixes.

For more information, readme file and to download this update, click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Delcam for SolidWorks 2015 SP1 Available

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BIRMINGHAM, UK, Oct 15, 2014 - Delcam has released Delcam for SolidWorks 2015 Service Pack 1.

For new features and enhancements in Delcam for SolidWorks 2015 visit Learning Zone at http://LZ.delcamforsolidworks.com.

To download Delcam for SolidWorks 2015 SP1 (V21.1.0.40), visit http://updates.delcam.com.

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