SPK Releases vCAD

Product enables instant creation of engineering cloud workstations, preconfigured with software and setup.

Product enables instant creation of engineering cloud workstations, preconfigured with software and setup.

SPK and Associates, LLC (SPK) is releasing its new Virtual Engineering Platform—vCAD (virtual computer-aided design). vCAD is an easy-to-use product that allows engineers to quickly set up and manage cloud workstations in AWS, optimized for MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design), ECAD (electronics computer-aided design) and finite element analysis (FEA) applications such as SolidWorks, Creo, Cadence, Ansys and so on.

vCAD allows engineers to create an engineering workstation preconfigured with the team's engineering software and data at the touch of a button. Teams can bring new engineers onboard in just a few minutes, rather than the typical days or weeks it takes waiting for a new desktop or laptop to be purchased and set up.


“As a service provider that provides Engineering IT services to product development teams, we believe that vCAD will significantly streamline onboarding new engineers to product development projects,” says Christine McHale, CEO and co-founder of SPK. “It will also improve the performance and security of engineering software.”

SPK helps product makers maintain an edge in agility and innovation with this secure, cloud-hosted virtual engineering platform. It enables scattered teams to work remotely—efficiently—without interruption, 24/7. The vCAD platform can handle the demanding graphical processing load required by MCAD designers. It can also run CPU-intensive FEA analyses.

Besides shortening the onboarding process, recent vCAD users also report an increase in the performance of their MCAD, electronics design automation and FEA applications over what they experience with physical desktops. Expense is also minimized as the vCAD devices cost less to run and maintain than physical devices.

Visit SPK online to learn more about this new product and how it can accelerate product development.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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