ANSYS, a global innovator of engineering simulation technology, and SpaceClaim, the leader in 3D Direct Modeling solutions for rapid concept design and geometry manipulation, has released update of SpaceClaim 2016. This is exciting news in the world of Software, CAD and 3D Printing.
SpaceClaim is a leading CAD and Geometry software in industry. It is used in a variety of professions ranging from additive manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction. The aim of SpaceClaim is to allow users to be able to run CAD processes faster and easier, this has meant simplifying interfaces, removing unnecessary tools and changing processes which can delay the design process such as structure trees.
SpaceClaim is used both in industry and education. Companies such as General Dynamics, Toyota, Ford, Volvo and SAAB are just a few users of the software. They have chosen the software as it best fits within their design processes and has benefited them in numerous ways.
What new in SpaceClaim 2016
One major change and addition to the 2016 iteration was the ‘shrink-wrap tool’, this allows for better preparation of models that will be 3D Printed as the tool provides instant clean-up, watertight and smooth faceting functionalities which ensures that the model will fit the purpose it is to be used for. This addition will help users to quickly prepare files that may have disjointed connections and overlapping shapes.
SpaceClaim also offers a reverse engineering tool which allows the user to take a model and change its structure to fit another purpose, the tool has had an addition with the ‘Skin Surface Tool ‘which gives the user the ability to choose a specific surface on a model and precisely change small features.
There have also been general improvements on the design front too as navigation, locking and changing dimensions of models have been made a lot easier. Some of this is aided via scripting as repetitive tasks can be executed at once without constant user intervention. SpaceClaim has also integrated rendering software KeyShot within its functions which allows for high quality visualisations of a model which is particularly useful for product mock-ups.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ? no matter their industry ? to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,500 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.
About SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D Direct Modeling software, develops the best direct modeling solution for engineering and manufacturing. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Toyota Motor Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Nokia Siemens Networks, Bosch, TE Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, Ford Motor Company, LG Electronics, Eaton, K2 Medical Systems, Emhart Glass, GE Aviation, Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital.
Name: ANSYS SpaceClaim
Version: 2016 SP1.0
OS: Windows 7even / 8
Size: 1.1 Gb