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CADplace Reports

The AMD FirePro line-up now from top-to-bottom: the FirePro W2100, W4100, W5100, and W7100 are all new

Joining the ultra-high-end FirePro W9100 and W8100, AMD announces the rest of the family at Siggraph. Brand new entry level products, like the FirePro W2100, aim to carve out more market share in the professional CAD space. The FirePro W5100 and W7100 have double the memory and brand new GPU's.  The entire family delivers professional performance with optimizations for applications, reliability with ISV certifications, and great support for high-resolution 4K displays.

PTC Live 2014 comes home to Boston

PTC Creo 3.0 launch  s

This year's edition of the annual PTC customer event took place in in PTC's  home town of Boston and welcomed 3000 people. The news at the event revolved around the launch of Creo 3.0, PTC's flagship CAD platform, and the company's expansion into the "internet of things" with the acquisition of ThingWorx at the very end of 2013.

Interview with NAFEMS CEO, Tim Morris, and discussing reliable simulation

NAFEMS has a long history of accompanying simulation engineers and assisting them to arrive at solid, reliable, simulation results.  CADplace talks with the NAFEMS CEO, Tim Morris, and discusses the history, activities, and benefits NAFEMS strives to deliver to the global simulation community.

Vero Software optimizes WorkNC v23 with a new tool-path calculation engine and a faster graphics kernel

Numerous enhancements are implemented in WorkNC v23 including an optimized tool-path calculation engine, an enhanced graphics kernel, and a revised collision detection module.  These enhancements at the core of the product give customers increased performance, more reliability, and reduced costs.

An overview of manufacturing and prototyping technologies

CAD, CAM, and rapid prototyping technologies are critical elements in design, engineering, and manufacturing work-flows. CADplace looks at a selection of vendors which provide useful tools & technologies.

CADplace Interviews

Millions and millions of applications - why Thingworx got into the Internet of Things business

Russ Fadel is the President and General Manager of ThingWorx. At PTC Live Global in Boston, Russ took the stage to tell the story of ThingWorx and to share the vision he and the company first saw.

Daktronics designs and builds gigantic, unique visual display systems using PTC Creo

When large visual display system designs are so large that they cannot be assembled in the factory, and when the form is customized for the site, there is only one chance to build and install it.  Daktronics uses PTC Creo to make sure that the first time is the right time.

Toyota drive trains enjoy more than a dozen years of success by using PTC solutions

Toyota has been driving their success on PTC applications for over a decade. Koichi Shimizu, Toyota's Project General Manager, discusses how the world's number one automotive OEM benefits from PTC software and shows why the company is upgrading to the PTC Creo platform.

Saving millions through CAD & PLM consolidation : Raytheon describes their battle for platform integration

Raytheon drives a business which is in constant need of new technologies and new expertise. This drives a pattern of acquisition which provides an on-going challenge to coordinate the use of diverse and varied systems across the enterprise. Raytheon needed to consolidate onto a single, unified platform. David Slader, Raytheon Enterprise PDM Director, tells you about their journey.

How fast is your professional graphics workstation? SPECviewperf 12 tells you and CADplace shows you

For decades professionals have turned to for benchmarking graphics workstations. The newest release, SPECviewperf 12, provides a standard measure to compare modern workstation performance. CADplace ran multiple professional GPUs through our Dell Precision T7610 workstation. We show you the FirePro W5000, FirePro W7000 and Quadro K4000 running side-by-side in this CADplace video.

On the road, in the data center, or under your desk, AMD FirePro graphics deliver performance for PTC Creo 3.0

PTC Live Global 2014 in Boston : Take the booth tour with CADplace as we talk with AMD's Jon Clark and PTC's Sandy Smith about AMD FirePro solutions as well as the AMD & PTC partnership – a hardware-software combination that delivers performance and reliability for PTC Creo customers.

PTC Creo 3.0 new features : face-to-face with Brian Thompson

Brian is PTC's vice-president of product development. CADplace had the pleasure of a face-to-face discussion on the latest features and benefits PTC Creo 3.0 provides to 3D design engineers.

PTC takes the Strategic Road less travelled and is very happy about it

Five years ago, you could argue that the business at PTC, Dassault Systemes, and Siemens PLM Software looked relatively the same. Today, PTC's CEO, James Heppelmann comments how his company has gone down a road less travelled. And he is really excited about that.

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