Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Over 200 Attend art2part Inaugural Conference in Pune

PUNE, India - Dec 7, 2016 - (SimplyCAD Exclusive) "Theory is when you know everything but nothing works, likewise, practice is when everything works but no one knows why (it's work)?" .... this is an excerpt from a spectacular speech on "Challenges in Micro-machining" given by Dr. Dinesh Singh Thakur, an associate professor and Controller of the Examinations, at the department of the mechanical engineering of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Girinagar, Pune, which kept all the attendees present in the auditorium awaken until this late hour lecture on the first day of its maiden seminar of art2part Conference 2016.

art2part 2016 - Ideation to Creation, is a first-of-its-kind, two days symposium hosted in a collaborative efforts by three Pune-based firms, namely, and (MTU) for machine tools professionals as well as for such industrial enthusiasts at Auto Cluster Business Centre, in Chinchwad, Pune.

B. P. Poddar, VP - Sales & Marketing, FEMCO India interacting with attendees

All the eyes and ears being part of the session

The main aim of the this art2part conference was to highlight the overall product design to manufacturing cycle, right from the concept to reality and thus help the attendees to have in-depth knowledge about the latest design and machine tools such as CAD, CAM, CAE, FEA, CFD, PLM and also about the testing technologies like IoT, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Cloud solution, hardware, 3D Printing, ERP and Reverse Engineering at one STOP!

Questions, discussion and interaction...

In this two days symposium, more than 200 attendees including entrepreneurs, professionals and students had enjoyed this golden opportunity to interact with various speakers who have a great expertise in their own field. The line of speakers includes, Mr. Vineet Seth, MD, Mastercam for India, South Asia and Middle East;, Mr. Ajay Deshkar, Siemens PLM; Mr. B. P. Poddar, VP, Sales & Marketing, FEMCO India; Mr. Gautam Doshi, Advisor, IMTMA, Mr, A A Qazi, Co-founder, Precihole; Mr. Ravi Moolya, Head Indian Operations, Speroni India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Nilesh Joshi, Autodesk, Mr. Sambit Pradhan, Director Business Development, APAC, Geometric Ltd.; Mr. Vinno Thimmaiah, MD, Nimue Manufacturing Solutions; Mr. Hemant Kamat, Co-founder & CTO, Shalaka Technologies; and also the representatives from PTC, Altair, ANSYS, 3Dconnexion, Hoffmann Quality Tools India, DesignTech, etc.

Knowing the PLM portfolio at Siemens booth

Queries about machining tools at the booth of Hoffmann Quality Tools India

know more at PTC/ KRATOS

More about additive manufacturing at the booth of Divide by Zero Technologies

In his first public appearance after association with Mastercam, Mr. Vineet Seth, had talked about the growth of the manufacturing world from its ancient past to the future challenges which the engineers be likely face in manufacturing processes.

B. P. Poddar, VP - Sales & Marketing, FEMCO India felicitated with the art2part momentous

"Industry 4.0 is nothing but a fourth manufacturing revolution", said Mr. Ajay Deshkar, Siemens PLM. He further discussed about changing the way and the innovation processes in the manufacturing.

Geometric's Sambit Pradhan, on the new trends in CAM industry - Paperless Manufacturing

"Manufacturing is the fourth industrial revolution. What we know it as Industry 4.0, Germany introduced it as "industrie 4.0" where as USA called it as "smart manufacturing", said Mr. Sambit Pradhan, Director Business Development, APAC, Geometric Ltd. He further discussed about the new trends in CAM industry - Paperless Manufacturing.

Nimue Manufacturing Solutions' MD, Vinno Thimmaih simplifies the definition of virtual reality to attendees, according to him, "virtual reality should be in 3D format, available in 1:1 ratio, realistic, immersive, interactive, it should be feel, touch and may be audible, and should be available in the virtual environment".

A detail about Autodesk's Fusion 360

While explaining cloud computing, Autodesk's Nilesh Doshi previews the exciting features and the applications of Autodesk's Fusion 360 Software to the attendees. He further reminded the attendees about Autodesk's MoU signed with the Government of Maharashtra in the Make in India Week to back MSMEs. The MoU, in which MSMEs in Maharashtra with annual turnover over Rs. one crore will get Fusion 360 Software at a price of Rs 1,999 (plus taxes) with a two years validity. The cost of Fusion 360 Software in open market is about Rs 22,000 per year (approx).

 Techies really never at the rest - "chai pe charcha" still continued...

 Few resting moments....

With such good opportunities of knowledge base at one stop, attendees were expecting the events like art2part should be held on annual basis.

At the end of all the sessions attendees were felicitated with the give-away gifts and with the attendance certificates.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

COMSOL Issues Multiphysics Simulation 2016 Edition

BURLINGTON, MA, USA, Oct 26, 2016 - COMSOL, Inc. the leading provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design and deployment software, is excited to announce that the latest edition of Multiphysics Simulation is now available. The 2016 edition features articles on a range of topics, including 5G simulation apps, implantable medical devices, organic LEDs, and high efficiency photonic switches.

“Multiphysics simulation tools are being used across many industries with great success,” comments Bernt Nilsson, Senior VP of Marketing with COMSOL, Inc. “The Multiphysics Simulation magazine is a compilation of a dozen outstanding product and research projects. In every case, numerical simulation has a major impact on the outcome for organizations that are now expanding the use of simulation to much larger groups of users.”

This edition of Multiphysics Simulation shares a number of stories about how simulation experts are communicating their simulation work with colleagues and customers. A few highlights:
  • Researchers at GrafTech developed a detailed model of graphite heat spreaders and turned it into a simulation app for their sales team.
  • Within Konica Minolta researchers are using multiphysics simulation to increase light output and energy efficiency in organic LED (OLED) systems.
  • The team at Huawei is hard at work designing energy efficient photonic switches to support growing network traffic.
Other articles highlight how industry leaders have employed simulation driven product development practices to stay ahead of the competition. Researchers at St. Jude Medical are using multiphysics simulation to enhance the performance and safety of wireless implantable devices for heart disease patients. The team at ArcelorMittal is perfecting the process for laser welding within the automotive industry.


Multiphysics Simulation 2016 is available as an online magazine and can be viewed digitally or downloaded in PDF format at:


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 480 people in 21 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors. For more information, visit

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Dassault Acquires Germany's CST for 220M Euros

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Oct 8, 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 the completion of the acquisition of CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG, the technology leader in electromagnetic (EM) and electronics simulation based in Germany, for 220 million euros. Dassault Systems will integrate CST solutions into its portfolio of industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to offer a new standard in multiphysics and multiscale simulation. 

CST STUDIO SUITE software is used by designers and engineers at more than 2,000 leading companies in the high-tech, transportation and mobility, aerospace and defense, and energy industries to evaluate all types of EM effects during every stage of electronic system design processes. CST’s customers include Airbus Defence and Space, Bosch Group, Frauscher Sensor Technology and Sirona. 

EM simulation is an essential part of the development of connected products to ensure the performance, reliability and safety of their interactions with their surrounding environment. With the integration of CST, Dassault Systems will offer full spectrum EM simulation of autonomous cars, connected homes, medical equipment, wearable electronics and other smart objects. Customers can quickly create and analyze high fidelity electromagnetic behavioral models that simulate electronic, antenna, electrical device and electro-mechanical product function across all frequencies and length scales, as well as access design synthesis and simulation tools needed for intricate electronic systems design. 

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

COMSOL Offers Rotordynamics Module, Performance Improvements at Boston Conference

BURLINGTON, MA, USA, Oct 8, 2016 - COMSOL, Inc. the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling, simulation, app design and deployment, provided attendees with the latest updates of COMSOL Multiphysics software, COMSOL Server product, and COMSOL Client at the 12th annual COMSOL Conference Boston. The latest update of the COMSOL software features major performance increases and the release of the Rotordynamics Module, which is now available as an add-on product to the Structural Mechanics Module.

Performance Improvements for the Handling of Large Models

The latest version of COMSOL software provides up to a 10x speedup for the handling of large models and mesh creation. A combination of a tetrahedral and swept mesh of a gas turbine is shown.

The latest update of the COMSOL software provides significant performance improvements compared to versions made available a year ago. The speedup is most notable with respect to the handling of models with several thousand domains and boundaries.

COMSOL is committed to continue its strive to deliver the most efficient and robust multiphysics environment for its wide range of products for electrical, mechanical, acoustics, fluid, thermal, and chemical simulations. “To fulfil this commitment, COMSOL’s development team ensures that each update of the COMSOL software provides more efficient solvers, meshing, and physics modeling functionality”, comments Bjorn Sjodin, VP of Product Management, COMSOL, Inc.

The Future of Simulation: Application Design and Deployment

This app created with COMSOL Multiphysics software allows, the user to evaluate the structural stress in a bike frame for varying dimensions, materials, and loading conditions.

Svante Littmarck, President and CEO, COMSOL, Inc. showcased examples of how customers are leveraging simulation apps to enable company-wide usage of multiphysics simulation. “These case studies provide us with a first look at how our customers benefit from building and deploying simulation apps,” said Littmarck in his keynote presentation, “The Application Builder and COMSOL Server are the tools that organizations need in order to provide multiphysics for everyone.”

The Application Builder has enabled simulation specialists to create multiphysics apps, based on their detailed models, through custom interfaces that can be easily accessed via COMSOL Client or a web browser connecting to a local installation of COMSOL Server.

Custom applications can be created for anyone from technicians, support staff, designers, to customer service representatives, empowering them to make on-the-fly design iterations and report generation.

With COMSOL Server organizations can deploy industry-specific analysis tools in a dynamic, streamlined, quick to implement format that can be scaled for global benefit.

Release of the Rotordynamics Module

Pressure distribution in the lubricant of the bearings (rainbow color plot), von Mises stress (blue color plot), and displacement of the bearings (orbit plot) resulting from a rotordynamics analysis.

The latest update of the COMSOL software product suite includes the new Rotordynamics Module, which will aid engineers in analyzing vibrations due to centrifugal forces and other gyroscopic effects in rotating machinery. This new product will be used to ensure that rotor vibrations are contained within acceptable design limits by providing functionality for evaluating critical speed, whirl, and bearings. This module will be of particular interest to those working with the design of turbines, turbochargers, electrical machinery, and pumps in the automobile, marine, aerospace, energy, and household appliance industries.

“With the Rotordynamics Module, users can take into account the effects of various components such as disks, bearings, and foundations,” explains Prashant Srivastava, a Technical Product Manager at COMSOL. “Users will also be able to easily postprocess their results directly within the software to present the results of their analysis as Campbell diagrams, modal orbits, harmonic orbits, waterfall plots, and whirl plots.”

The new module works in concert with the other COMSOL products. For example, additional tools for modeling geared rotors are available when the Rotordynamics Module is combined with the Multibody Dynamics Module.


To download the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics software and COMSOL Server product or update your current installation, visit

COMSOL software products are supported on Windows, Linux, and mac OS. The Application Builder is supported on Windows.


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 480 people in 21 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors. For more information, visit

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lufthansa Technik #1 to Adopt EOS EOSTATE MeltPool

KRAILLING, Germany, Sep 29, 2016 - EOS announces, Lufthansa Technik is the first customer to acquire the entire EOSTATE MeltPool solution. At the end of last year, EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM), introduced EOSTATE MeltPool, an extension for its EOS M 290 system for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). It provides automated and intelligent process monitoring in real time - for every spot, every layer and every part. In this way, it creates the conditions for the automated monitoring of the melting pool. At the same time, it enables a view inside the part during the build process, as such paving the way for building an entirely new quality system in the future. 

EOS M 290 system for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

Udo Behrendt, Key Account Manager at EOS said: “With Lufthansa Technik, we are pleased to welcome an innovative partner from the industry, with whom we will continue to develop our technology for the demanding requirements for the repair of aviation and aerospace components.”

Simon Feicks, Project Manager Additive Manufacturing, Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik, adds: “We selected the EOS solution for several reasons. The underlying metal system EOS M 290 impresses with its process stability. The technology has already proven itself with engine manufacturers. During the decision-making process, we were particularly impressed with this particular combination of EOS core competencies. On this basis, we will be preparing for future component generations that are optimised for Additive Manufacturing, so that we can continue to defend our leadership position in an intensely competitive environment.” 

The EOS powder-based process complements the already established Lufthansa Technik portfolio of Additive Manufacturing methods and in view of future engine components made with Additive Manufacturing represents an essential part of new repair processes. With EOSTATE MeltPool, the company is introducing a key quality management component to the process, which shall contribute to seamless quality control during the build process in the future. Compared to other Additive Manufacturing methods currently in use at Lufthansa Technik, the DMLS technology opens up a number of potentials that could not be implemented to date: for example, Netshape geometries and the realisation of internal cavities ideally complement the repair portfolio. 

In the engine segment, Lufthansa Technik focuses on a hybrid repair approach. Feicks explains that the company wants to get ready for the day when components from the new engine generation, which are made with Additive Manufacturing, arrive in the work shops for repairs, providing customers with cost-efficient and quality-optimised repairs. He adds: “We have already noticed initial successes in the jig department as we were able to reduce lead times and costs. Yet, this technology requires our mechanics, designers and engineers to think differently. It is precisely for this reason that, in addition to the installation of the system, the education and development of our employees forms a key component for the comprehensive use of industrial 3D printing.”

Feicks concludes: “Lufthansa Technik firmly believes that Additive Manufacturing is a technology of the future. It is time to change our way of thinking. Milling was yesterday. Today, parts are selectively built where it is needed. Resource efficiency also plays an important role. We do not want to be limited by tools any longer. The limits of production variance are shifting, and we are looking towards a future that we still have to comprehend.” 

About Lufthansa Technik

With more than 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and over 25,000 employees worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik group is one of the leading providers of technical aviation services. The Lufthansa Technik portfolio covers the entire service range for commercial aircraft, including maintenance, repairs, overhauling, modification and retrofitting, engines and components.

About EOS

Founded in 1989, EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions. As the leading pioneer of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology, EOS also provides a unique polymer AM portfolio. For these industrial 3D Printing processes, EOS offers a modular solution portfolio including systems, software, materials, technical and consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM production, enabling sustainable solutions for the industry. Customers utilizing EOS AM solutions gain many benefits from the paradigm-shifting technology: lightweight structures, cost reduction based on functional integration, individualization as well as accelerated product development and production.  For more information, visit,

Cadig Releases AutoAttribute 9.0 for AutoCAD

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, USA, Sep 29, 2016 - Cadig Inc. announces the release of AutoAttribute 9.0 for AutoCAD.

AutoAttribute is designed to link, import, insert the AutoCAD Attributes from Excel spreadsheet. It can make quick changes to the AutoCAD attributes of the block references in the multiple drawings. It can also insert the AutoCAD block references from Excel worksheet and import the AutoCAD attributes by a key attribute containing the unique values.

Key features in AutoAttribute 9.0 for AutoCAD include: 
  • Sorts the attributes by Y coordinates when exporting the attributes.
  • Sorts the attribute definitions in the header by X co-ordinaties when exporting the attributes.
To download AutoAttribute 9.0 for AutoCAD, click here

About Cadig Inc.

Established in 2005, Cadig Inc. is dedicated to providing effective and efficient AutoCAD Excel, MicroStation Excel Add-ons. For more information, visit

Cadig Releases AutoField v5.8 for AutoCAD, LT

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, USA, Sep 29, 2016 - Cadig Inc., announces the release of AutoField v5.8 for AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT.

AutoField adds many efficient fields to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You can import the cells of Excel spread sheet as fields or attributes. And you can use field to count blocks (including AutoCAD dynamic blocks) or calculate the area and length of multiple objects. Also you can create the field based on a specific cell of AutoCAD native table and reference mtext, text or attribute of another drawing. With AutoField, you can use some Excel functions in AutoCAD fields.

Key features in AutoField v5.8 for AutoCAD, LT:
  • Fixes several bugs.
  • Shifts the cells of the Excel Cell fields in bulk.
To download AutoField v5.8 for AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, click here

About Cadig Inc.

Established in 2005, Cadig Inc. is dedicated to providing effective and efficient AutoCAD Excel, MicroStation Excel Add-ons. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gstarsoft Unveiled GstarCAD 2017 Beta

SUZHOU, China, Sep 28, 2016 - An innovative CAD provider Gstarsoft, developer of GstarCAD for CAD design and drafting, unveiled the Beta version of GstarCAD 2017. Design, share and visualize your CAD drawing is much better with GstarCAD 2017. Best-ever core performance, functionalities implementation and innovations are what this CAD platform offers. 

GstarCAD 2017 core’s performance improvement drastically reduces data processing and memory usage applied on frequently used objects like huge amount of blocks and hatches, allowing fast result when opening drawings, thus guarantees better operability of these objects. 

GstarCAD 2017 implements new and most compatible functionalities for a better drawing documentation such as Table (users can create/edit table and use its related commands), Hatch and Gradient Transparency, Flatshot, Edit Xref in-place, Wipeout and many other enhancements.

GstarCAD 2017 comes with value added innovative tools, easier to use, designed to simplify tedious and repetitive tasks such as drawing symmetrical objects, outlining perimeters, breaking objects in different methods, using a block reference to break or wipeout objects, and comparing drawings more accurate than before.

About GstarCAD

GstarCAD is the most DWG/DXF compatible CAD software solution used in many industries, empowered by a high performance engine with powerful functions and familiar interface allowing users design, document, share drawings much easier and port applications much faster.

About Gstarsoft

Gstarsoft is the recognized leading of 2D/3D CAD software solutions for industries involving AEC, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, Electronics, GIS, Survey, Mapping, etc. With more than 20 years of proud history of technology innovation and practical application, Gstarsoft provides the most powerful and dwg compatible CAD software and solutions for customers and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or follow GstarCAD on Facebook and Twitter.