Enginsoft distributes shape-deformation software
Optimal Solutions Software LLC and Enginsoft have announced an agreement that will see Enginsoft as the distributor for Sculptor software in Europe.
Sculptor is a shape-deformation software capable of arbitrarily deforming a computerised model whose shape is defined by a CAE mesh.
These mesh models are typically created using one of the leading CFD or FEA codes, (Fluent, CFX, Ansys, Simulia, Star CCM+, OpenFoam, Nastran, etc.).
A Sculptor module, Back2CAD, gives users the ability to deform their CAD models to match the optimised CAE shapes or to deform CAD models directly.
Sculptor can be used with a user's existing CAD and CAE tools.
By using Sculptor's Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology, design engineers and analysts can reshape objects in a few minutes.
Sculptor also provides automated shape optimisation that eliminates trial-and-error methods and methods that use CAD parameters for shape change.
A large number of cylindrical laser processing applications program the laser writing campaign as if the two axes are both, in fact, linear in nature. In other words, the cylindrical pattern is ‘unrolled’ to make the shape a more typical flat workpiece. While this technique might ease the motion control programming burden, often the resulting pattern cycle time suffers due to the many directional changes the rotary axis, in particular, must undergo during laser processing.
Infolytica has announced the release of its latest MagNet for SOLIDWORKS update, the company’s electromagnetic field simulation add-in to the 3D CAD package. This update includes improvements made to the interface, post-processing and speed of the software.
The latest release of Delcam CRISPIN’s ShoeMaker CAD software for the design of all types of footwear includes special editing tools to adapt an existing sole to a new upper design.
At the Jinjiang Footwear Expo to be held in Fujian, China, from 18–21 April, Delcam CRISPIN will launch the new release of its ShoeMaker Pro CAD software for the design of all types of footwear includes special editing tools to adapt an existing sole to a new upper design.
Elkington Brothers has completed 25 years as a customer of Delcam’s CAD/CAM software. The Birmingham-based toolmaker installed its first system in 1989, having used traditional methods for the first 50 years following its founding in 1939.