Esmaltec designs better with Solid Edge
Consumer products maker's Solid Edge use reduces prototypes by 40 percent and rework by 80 percent. Its integrated development platform (Solid Edge and Teamcenter software) contributed to a 90 percent reduction in project deviations.
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A sneak peek at NX 9
NX 9 will contain significant enhancements in CAD, CAE and CAM, and will offer notable productivity improvements in multiple areas. NX 9 will deliver new solutions that help you meet your product development challenges and deliver better products. Without going into specific command details, here are a few things you can expect from NX 9 for design.
NX 9 will change how you work with 2D data. The introduction of synchronous technology 2D applies concepts of synchronous technology to 2D geometry to reduce the time it takes to make edits to 2D profiles. Imagine relational editing of both constrained and unconstrained geometry. It offers a productive way to work with large sketches that contain many curves and offers the ability to update dimensional constraints, preserving sketch integrity.
NX 9 will help you achieve new levels of productivity in concept design because creation of freeform shapes will be faster and more flexible. Subdivision surfacing enables new levels of advanced surface creation, integration and speed. You’ll be able to quickly try alternative shapes and styles in order to be more innovative. It is intuitive and easy to use. It allows you to start off with a primitive shape. You then manipulate a surrounding “cage” to morph the shape as needed. The end product is high-quality B-surfaces in an editable NX feature.
Synchronous technology in 3D also continues to be enhanced. With NX 9 you will be able to edit a shape by directly manipulating its edges instead of the usual method of editing its faces. Faces adjacent to the edges that you edit will adapt to follow their motion. NX 9 will also offer significant advancements in visualization with real-time race-traced rendering.
You can expect enhancements in CAE – including meshing, mesh controls and motion control – and CAM, as well.
You can be even more productive with NX 9. While you wait for web information on NX 9 to be published, you can check out the current NX for design web page here.
Siemens launches new monthly subscription option for Solid Edge CAD software
New option creates industry’s most flexible licensing model
Siemens is providing its customers with a new option to license Solid Edge® software, its mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) solution. Beginning today – in select countries – customers can purchase a monthly subscription to Solid Edge. Companies can now choose the Solid Edge licensing option that best aligns to their projects and budgets. This will make it easier for Solid Edge customers to increase productivity, get to market faster and lower their total cost of ownership.
“Solid Edge is widely recognized in the industry as a cost effective and easy-to-use CAD solution,” said Dr. Ken Versprille, Executive Consultant at CIMdata, a leading PLM consulting firm. “The additional flexibility to access the software via a subscription model will provide added benefit to customers focused on maintaining low operating costs.”
The Solid Edge monthly subscription license is available from the Solid Edge online store where customers can select from four different versions of the software based on the features that best fit their needs. Subscriptions can be purchased on a month-to-month basis. The unique flexibility of this licensing model enables companies to ramp up to meet project demands, or manage cash constrained operating expenses by paying for software licenses only when they are needed.
“We recently started using the new subscription license model,” said Oliver Kuttner, CEO of Edison2, one of a small group of customers provided with early access. “The flexibility has allowed us to expand our engineering resources while managing cash flow. Additionally, the new model provides opportunities to improve cost effectiveness in ways that we previously wouldn’t have considered. For example, we’ve been able to accelerate our production process by making Solid Edge available to one of our machinists for editing designed parts. In addition, we could affordably provide professional CAD software to a short-term intern, or enhance collaboration with our vendors, because now it is more feasible for them to work with the same software that we use during the course of our project.”
“Unlike other subscription models, subscribers to Solid Edge will not be locked-in to an extended usage period,” said Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainstream Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software now offers its B2B-customers the most flexible way to access the professional CAD software they need to solve their engineering problems. Solid Edge is already known for its ease-of-use, unrivaled speed, and unique compatibility with other CAD packages. Now the software will be accessible to a much wider audience, regardless of their business size or budget.”
Solid Edge, a powerful, professional engineering software solution with more than half a million licensed seats in use worldwide, provides businesses such as Groupe SEB (makers of Krups, Tefal, Moulinex and several other popular brands), Kimball International, and Edison2 with one of the most flexible CAD systems in the mainstream market. The new monthly subscription opens wider access to professional CAD, but preserves the integrity of a desktop application. The same expert user support and maintenance is available from the Siemens channel network, regardless of how the software is purchased.
The new monthly subscription option will initially be available in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. For more information on the new subscription offerings and special introductory pricing, visit the Solid Edge online store at www.siemens.com/plm/buy-solid-edge.