Lawrence S. Gould

Better Assembly Through Software

January 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Software packages are available to make sure that not only is the object designed right for assembly, but that workers can physically assemble that object.

Need Help Selecting Materials?

January 05, 2015 at 3:35 PM

There’s software that helps choose new or substitute materials for a product.

Making CAD Immersive

October 30, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Here’s technology that helps transform 2D CAD designs into the third dimension.

Systems Engineering in Product Development

September 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Systems engineering in increasingly being recognized as a valuable approach to vehicle development - both in design and production. Siemens posits that PLM is the right software system for systems engineering.

Plex's Cloud ERP Goes Beyond Finite

August 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The sky’s the limit in cloud computing. The evidence: some recently added and enhanced modules to the ERP system from Plex Systems.

CAM: Getting Better and Going Cloud

July 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Acquisitions haven’t stopped two CAM vendors from advancing their software. In fact, the acquisitions have also helped put CAM into the cloud.

When CAD Isn't Additive

May 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

With the increasing popularity and advantage of additive manufacturing, a different set of design tools are required.

FEA Goes Deeper into Vehicular Development

May 01, 2014 at 1:47 PM

What in the world is left for finite element analysis to model, simulate, analyze? Everything. Just look at the analysis programs from MSC Software in the past year.

Industrial Control Keeps Getting Better

March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The changes in PLCs and PACs aren’t so much in operational, but in networking, user interface, and compute horsepower.

Professional Workstations Are Still Important

February 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

With all the clamor about tablets and mobile phones, one could easily forget about workstations. Don’t. Nowadays, they’re even more primed for the heavy lifting in CAD.

Dassault Systèmes Goes to the Cloud

January 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Dassault Systèmes' V642014 goes beyond the design and engineering of individual objects to the entire user "experience."

NX 9 Offers Broad, New Functionality

January 02, 2014 at 10:40 AM

The latest advances in Siemens NX can help speed both programming and machining.