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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

more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles


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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Autodesk Nastran In-CAD for SOLIDWORKS

Attilio Colangelo, May 18, 2015

Autodesk Nastran environment recognizes model geometry features very well, applying constraints is straightforward, model files are 'readable' text files, suitable for advanced CAD-embedded finite element analysis

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Autodesk Nastran In-CAD: Simulations Made Simple

Jason Brett, May 6, 2015

Intuitive functioning, efficient performance of pre-, post-processing steps in familiar environment, can analyze different types of problems, excellent documentation, but help files need improvement

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Cloud-Based CAD to Grow, Users Should Know Pros and Cons

Smaller companies could be turning to the cloud to cut licensing costs, Jean Thilmany, 3D CAD World, June 29, 2015

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What's New in Onshape's Latest Update

Sketches can now be copied, pasted, ability to define 'second end position' in extrude command, filter feature list by text or type, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, June 29, 2015 ()

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MSC's Civil Simulation Software Follows Trend Towards Domain Specific Tools

CivilFEM 2015 can verify designs by international standards for steel, concrete, other civil materials, load path history, has automatic response spectrums for seismic analysis, Shawn Wasserman,, July 1, 2015

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Dassault Hopes to Penetrate AEC with 'Industrialized Construction'

May differentiate its AEC offerings by emphasizing their underlying capabilities for managing information, workflows, including data from competitors' design software, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, June 30, 2015

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Costimator Estimates the Cost of a Part

Once part has been uploaded to software's 3DFX feature recognition package, faces, features can be selected, produces price instantly, Kyle Maxey,, July 1, 2015

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