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Arcimoto FUV Goes on a Lightweighting Ride
Using generative design tools and AM, XponentialWorks helps Arcimoto reduce part sizes to squeeze more performance out of the electric vehicle.
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Technology Focus: Designing for Optimization & Simulation
Simulation is pervasive, with people from different departments and backgrounds discovering new ways to put it to use, in all of its varied forms.


Autodesk Fusion adds ECAD tools, Siemens develops CAD for VR, JPR publishes CAD report, more
Autodesk Fusion adds ECAD tools, Siemens develops CAD for VR, JPR publishes CAD report, more
Digital Twin Helps RCR Race to the Finish Line
Simulation and technology advances like the digital twin give RCR drivers an edge in horsepower and performance.
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Editor’s Pick: Tap Into More Powerful Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Phenomena 
New features in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.5 include simplified shape and topology optimization; new options for nonlinear shell analysis; a new interface for pipe mechanics; and more.
ParaMatters CogniCAD Walkthrough
Setting up topology optimization problems is clear-cut in CogniCAD.
Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM via Partnership
nTopology’s partnership with Betatype yields 28% reduction in build time for rocket nozzle part.
Volkswagen Reshapes Classic Microbus with Generative Design
VW uses Autodesk Fusion to design the steering wheel, wheel, side mirror arm, and seat support for the new Type 20 concept minivan
ANSYS 2019 R2 Strengthens Digital Thread Between Design, Engineering and Manufacturing
Latest ANSYS release accelerates digital transformation across every industry.
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Field-Driven Design for Rapid Engineering and Collaboration
A new approach to multifunctional design uses fields to encapsulate shape, physics and manufacturing process in a single, unified environment.
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Re-evaluating Computer-aided Optimization
Traditionally design engineers take the lead in defining the shape of a product, but emerging generative design tools give software unprecedented autonomy.
Engineering Productivity to Drive Generative Design to More Than 16 million Users by 2030
The automotive industry represents the largest opportunity globally with US$18.5 billion in generative design software revenues forecasted for 2030, but the largest industry differs from country to country.
Siemens Updates Simcenter 3D
Siemens' latest Digital Innovation Platform features faster modeling and more accurate simulations.
Technology Focus: Designing for Optimization & Simulation
Simulation is pervasive, with people from different departments and backgrounds discovering new ways to put it to use, in all of its varied forms.
Renishaw Extends Paramatters Collaboration
The joint partnership is focused on optimized lightweighting and automation of metal additive manufacturing.
Generative Design: Your AI Partner in Product Development
In this live roundtable, panelists will discuss the evolving role of the design engineer in the era of machine learning; benefits and pitfalls of working with generative design; and what humans can learn from AI-proposed solutions.
Frustum Launches Windows OS Version of its Generate Software
Optimization software developer Frustum releases Windows desktop version of its Generate software, promises to bring interactivity to topology optimization.



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