Category: CAD-CAM

How beautiful would the Heidelberg Castle be if it had not been destroyed? Although the ruins are still an impressive testimony of the Renaissance plant. But how wonderful the castle and its castles once were is shown by a 3D computer simulation that a KIT researcher worked on for five years.

That's how the Heidelberg Castle looked like before destruction from

The French Sun King Louis XIV blew up the fortifications of Heidelberg Castle.

Photo: Günther Bayerl / State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg

What the Heidelberg Castle looked like before the destruction

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The little robot Archibot prints digital architect plans directly onto the floor of the construction site. The little helper looks like a vacuum cleaner and can even project lines to the ceilings with lasers. Construction work should begin faster with his help in the future.

The robot Archibot by designer Han Seok Nam prints architect plans directly onto the construction site floor. For example, it marks where a wall should be set. All-round sensors are used for orientation.

The robot Archibot by designer Han Seok Nam prints architect plans directly onto the construction site floor. For example, it marks where a wall should be set. All-round sensors are used for (more…)

Engineering offices will be able to present 3D models to project partners via web browsers in the future, without them having to install special software. This is made possible by a new application from Saarbrücken computer scientists, which has extended the Web standard HTML5 with the XML3D descriptive language. The technology can be seen for the first time at CeBIT in Hanover.

London-based engineering firm Arup can display London's King's Cross station in a web browser as a 3D model. Thus, all project partners can visualize current project data in real time - without special software. The technology was developed by computer scientists at the University of the Saarland.

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A custom metal bicycle frame to print? This idea has been implemented by the British bicycle manufacturer Empire Cycles and the engineering company Renishaw. For the first time in the world, you have produced a metal frame in the 3D printer. The trick: The frame is even significantly lighter than the original model.

Mountain bike of the British manufacturer Empire Bikes with 3D-printed steel frame: The bike is so stable that it does not damage load tests

Mountain bike made by British manufacturer Empire Bikes with steel frame made in 3D printer: The bike is so stable that it survived stress tests without (more…)

Elaborate, three-dimensional visualizations, which in the past were mainly used on high-performance computers, are now increasingly being used on mobile computers. The Munich-based company RTT has now shown how virtual 3-D models can even be processed in real time by multiple users on tablet PCs.

Realistic: In the FutureLab of the RTT-Excite trade fair the visualization experts, how rendering in the future will work on a tablet.

Realistic: In the FutureLab of the RTT-Excite trade fair, the visualization experts showed how future rendering will work on a tablet.

Photo: RTT

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The Hannover Messe is also a show stage for the latest developments in engineering and production planning: 3-D Simulation, fewer prototypes, multi-CAD data management as well as mobile development platforms with tablet PCs and smartphones should further increase engineering efficiency and reduce costs.

The Multicopter of the Leipzig-based company Airopal is just beginning to emerge as a virtual 3D model and is checked for errors. Then the components are created in a 3D printer.

The Multicopter of the Leipzig-based company Airopal first emerges as a virtual 3D model and is checked for errors. Then the components are created in a 3D printer. (more…)

Continue 2-D-CAD? From now on 3-D engineering? These questions continue to spark discussions in companies. Because the migration of legacy data and the time lost for the training still prevents potential users from moving to direction 3-D. At the same time, more and more developers are interested in the benefits of 3-D in the form of shorter design cycles and lower development costs.

Engineers complete vibration and acoustics studies using a digital prototype.

Engineers perform vibration and acoustic tests using a digital prototype.

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High machine performance is an important basis for effective production – in combination with ever-better CAD / CAM software, the “power” of the machine park but once again top, as the AMB 2012 will show.

Innovations in the CAD / CAM area were an important topic at AMB 2012.

Innovations in CAD / CAM area was an important topic at the AMB 2012.

Photo: Claas

Cutting more material in the shortest possible time – that’s what the software Esprit 2013 from the US supplier DP Technology, including five-fold roughing cycles, (more…)

In 2010, Daimler announced that it was changing its product development software (CAD systems) for many market observers. To the VDI nachrichten characterized Dr.. Peyman Merat, Project Manager “PLM 2015” at Daimler, Stuttgart, the current status of the system change and further steps.

Daimler announces change of product development software.

Daimler announces change of the product development software.

Photo: Georg Fischer Automotive

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Companies benefit from the software tools of the Digital Factory: Now the new GemLab 2.0 demonstration center has been inaugurated at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation (IPA), Stuttgart. The full name of the “Grid Engineering for Manufacturing Laboratory 2.0” is intended to assist companies in the planning of factories, plants and processes.

GemLab 2.0 is intended to support the planning of factories.

GemLab 2.0 should support factories’ planning.

Photo: Audi

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