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ECF 2011: Dassault Systèmes debuts new sketch tool

Taking place at Disneyland, Paris, Dassault Systèmes European Customer Conference served largely to emphasise a number of the themes that have been emerging from the company in recent times, although ...


Autodesk to enter PLM market

Autodesk says will offer a PLM solution from next year. Justin Cunningham talks to two of the company's executives to find out what's behind the move.


Bridging the divide

Justin Cunningham talks to PTC about the thinking behind bringing software engineering in to its PLM offering and the imminent release of Creo 2.0.




Show preview: TCT Live & Interplas

The latest developments in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and the plastics industry will be on display at this year's TCT Live and Interplas exhibitions.


Unlocking creativity

PTC has re-launched its CAD offerings under the banner of Creo 1.0. In addition, the company has also released its first batch of 'apps' to augment the core CAD software. Matt Bailey reports.


Beyond PLM

At Siemens' recent PLM Connection event, Matt Bailey spoke to the company's managing director PLM Software, Robin Hancock about the company's vision for the future of PLM.




Joining the dots

Advances in point cloud processing could have major and positive repercussions for design. Paul Fanning reports.


Modular design saves time

Advanced CAD is crucial to remaining competitive when making high reliability components. Tom Shelley reports.



PDM show makes plastic fantastic

PDM11 promises to be a great source of inspiration for plastics design professionals. Here, Eureka previews what will be on show.



Mathcad in its Prime

Engineering calculation software plays an unglamorous, but vital role in design. Paul Fanning looks at a new version of Mathcad.


Shape searches eliminate duplication

The ability to search by shape could cut parts duplication and save money. Paul Fanning reports on a software package designed to do just that.






Engineering tomorrow

Tom Shelley looks at developments in the last 30 years and makes some predictions about the next 30.