COMPUTER software development, COMPUTER-aided design, ENGINEERING design, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER-aided engineering, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER files, and DIGITAL media
This article reports that Z Corp. has introduced the ZEdit Software, a powerful new tool to maximize the impact of color in rapid prototyping. Z Corp. customers can use ZEdit to enhance computer-aided design files with color, texture maps, engineering labels and notes, and to print those annotations right on the surface of a physical 3D model. These capabilities enable customers to communicate clearly, better convey design intent, streamline the development cycle, and produce realistic prototypes for sales and marketing teams. ZEdit extends the leadership position that Z Corp. established with the release of the first full-color 3D printer in 2000, and the first high-definition Spectrum Z 510 full color system in March 2005. With ZEdit, customers can highlight key components, create real-life concept models, vividly display FEA analysis results, and provide critical information via text labels. The customers can also color parts by shell, surface or triangle. ZEdit is available now and ships automatically with Z Corp. 3D printers.
FINITE element method, INDUSTRIAL design, INDUSTRIAL engineering, COMPUTER-aided engineering, COMPUTER systems, and COMPUTERS in production management (Manufacturing)
The article reports that Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) has selected FEMAP, NEi Nastran and NEiWorks to perform advanced finite element analysis (FEA) and simulation in its project work on military, commercial and private aircraft, according to Noran Engineering Inc. ESAero, based in Oceano, California, provides analysis, prototyping, testing and large scale model services for systems ranging from conceptual aerospace designs to aircraft that require supplemental type certification. Boeing Phantomworks, NASA, and Southwest Aero Group, are some of notable clients of ESAero.