November 2009 Blog Posts (15)

More CAD plug-ins

SYCODE released CATIA V4 and V5 file import plug-ins for AutoCAD. These plug-ins help you import CATIA V4 and V5 part and assembly files into AutoCAD without the need of a CATIA license on the computer or network. The plug-ins are called CATIA V4 Import for AutoCAD and CATIA V5 Import for AutoCAD. The V4 plug-in can read CATIA V4 part and assembly (.model), export (.exp) and session (.session) files from CATIA 4.1.9 to CATIA 4.2.4. The V5 plug-in can read CATIA V5 part (.CATPart), assembly… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 30, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Web-based weather service to help building design

The Green Building Studio is a web-based service that provides hourly weather data for approximately 1.6 million virtual weather locations around the world. The latest version of this technology supports locations for North America, Europe, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and targets architects and designers working within a building information modeling (BIM) process to perform whole-building energy and water… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 24, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Materials help with more comfortable ride

Fabrico recently helped automotive supplier Alfmeier Prazision to improve lumbar supports for drivers’ seats in leading luxury cars, including Mercedes. Fabrico supplies Alfmeier with converted materials that, when assembled and installed, withstand the constant inflation and deflation of the lumbar support bladder and, in the process, protect surrounding foam padding of the driver’s seat cushion from the effects of continual impact.

The solution… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 24, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition (ME) software was launched by Rockwell Automation. It is designed to help manufacturers reduce the risk of machine downtime. The product is an embedded, solid-st…

FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition (ME) software was launched by Rockwell Automation. It is designed to help manufacturers reduce the risk of machine downtime. The product is an embedded, solid-state module hardened for on-machine data collection that features a limited software footprint, no moving parts, and reduced risk of data loss.

The software helps manufacturers transform manufacturing intelligence into process improvements by leveraging reliable, real-time production data… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 19, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

elecworks™ for SolidWorks

For any SolidWorks user from the engineering consultancies to panel builders, elecworks™ allows data sharing between 3D models and the automation directly from the SolidWorks menu.

It enables fast and efficient placement of components within the machine, rapid creation of 3D layouts and guarantees data consistency.

All elecworks™ modules for SolidWorks, interface between programs real time with shared elecworks™ data. There is also instant messaging to facilitate a… Continue

Added by Ali on November 18, 2009 at 12:42am — No Comments

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Added by sameer on November 18, 2009 at 12:01am — No Comments

More on sustainability

A few weeks ago, I reported that Autodesk partnered with Sustainable Minds to provide sustainability options for manufacturers. Now, Autodesk announced updates to its online guide for sustainability for more groups including architecture, engineering, and construction. The free service helps you make informed decisions to achieve building performance specifications. The updated site extends through the entire building lifecycle with tools targeting green building retrofits and rennovation… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 16, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dam tot Dam worlds biggest running event (?)

On the 19th of September I have joined the Dam to Dam run (Dam tot Dam loop). It is runnning or walking from the center square of Amsterdam (De Dam) tot the Dam of Zaandam. With about 60.000 contesters the Dam to Dam is one of the biggest running events this year.

I join the Dam-tot-Dam by night; 25.000 runnners in a purple Nike runningshirt!

On Sunday the 20th the run has been won by brother and sister Moses and Linat Masai in 45 min16 sec and 50 min 39 seconds. The fastest… Continue

Added by Gertjan Huijgen on November 14, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

6 things you can do with QuadriSpace Document3D

1. Author 3D documents with one software package. Document3D combines 3D tools with page design tools.

2. Automate tasks with Smart Template Technology (STT). You can insert multiple pages of graphical content quickly.

3. Manage large models with configurations. You can create subsets of parts that help organize a complex model into manageable groups including customizable parts lists.

4. Update entire documents including graphics, parts lists, etc.

5. Create a brochure by… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 12, 2009 at 6:37am — No Comments

Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co., Inc. visit

I just visited Cardinal Fastener today in Bedford Hts., Ohio. It's the largest hot forging facility in North America. It uses only domestically manufactured steel to generate its large diameter bolts. During the plant tour, I learned that the company began practising Lean Thinking in 1998. As a result, Cardinal eliminates waste from the production processes and returns efficiency and cost savings. Of late, the company has become a major player in the wind power industry. You can check out their… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 10, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

Mentor Graphics visit

Yesterday, Larry Boulden and I met with John Isaac, Dr. Erich Burgel, and Suzanne Grapham of Mentor Graphics who were on a two-week press tour. They showed us a company overview and demonstrated their thermal analysis simulation software for the electronics industry and CFD software for fluid flow and heat transfer applications. The Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis division was formed in August 2008 after the acquisition of Flomerics.

Our visitors said they think they can gain… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 6, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

What’s new with Ethernet, Wireless, and Traditional Serial Device Networks

For those of you choosing among the various networking systems, the most interesting points in recent research from ARC Vice President Chantal Polsonetti, ( the principal author of ARC’s “Factory Automation Networks Worldwide Outlook” are the following:

--The cost of wiring apparently does not impede the installation of Ethernet-based device networks. Noted ARC, much of the growth in these networks results from successful competition against traditional serial… Continue

Added by Leslie Langnau on November 5, 2009 at 6:54am — No Comments

Project Financial Evaluation for Engineers - Is financial aspect of a project always a challenge for engineering personnel?

Whilst engineers are expected to be specialist in their field, increasing competitive market environment need them to understand economic viability of their decisions to stay ahead. Right interpretation and appreciation of core corporate financial principles will lead to effective budget management and most importantly pave your way for an excellent career development opportunity.

SALVO’s ‘Project Financial Evaluation for Engineers’ master class will provide participants a fruitful… Continue

Added by Ng Zhimao on November 4, 2009 at 7:50pm — No Comments

3D photorealistic software for urban redevelopment project

I just read about an impressive project in the San Francisco area whereby an architect is using modo software from Luxology LLC to redesign the Bay Bridge into a public space with parks, housing, and sports facilities. Ronald Rael, assist. prof. of architecture at UC Brekeley used modo, a 3D content creation tool, to develop a 3D model of his Bay Bridge concept that he thinks will become a landmark. The model includes housing units hung from the bottom span of the bridge and a trail that links… Continue

Added by laura carrabine on November 3, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

Wind Energy Jobs

I am looking for a job in wind energy. I have a manufacturing engineering degree, a business degree, and I have been trained in negotiations at Harvard Law School. I have a strong construction background and speak fluent Spanish. I will start at any position for almost any amount of money. I believe that position and money will naturally fall into place if I can get in the door. Below is an attached resume. If you have any leads, please let me know.




Added by Blake Bailey on November 2, 2009 at 7:19am — No Comments

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