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Computer aided inspiration

A design tool which is said to provide engineers with a wealth of innovative solutions at the touch of a button has been launched by Invention Machine Corporation. According to the company, IM-Phenomenon Professional Edition is the first computer software tool that automatically creates new concepts. By linking physical effects together, the software itself can develop unique solutions to engineering problems. IM-Phenomenon is effectively a technical knowledge management tool, allowing engineers and designers to create and manage technical knowledge in order to develop new products and processes in seconds. It provides a user friendly and practical way to create new engineering concepts.

Invention Machine Tel: +46 875 333 60

MSC/InCheck for Solid Edge now in Windows

MSC/InCheck for Solid Edge Version 5.0 will soon be available on Windows 95 and NT Intel based PCs and workstations. The first release of MSC/InCheck for Solid Edge provides powerful stress, vibration, buckling, heat transfer and shape optimisation simulation capabilities in an easy to use Windows interface. With MSC/InCheck’s seamless integration, Solid Edge users create, analyse and review results of MSC/InCheck simulation models directly within the Solid Edge interface, using Parasolid geometry.

MSC Tel: +1 213 258 9111

Prices are down

Hewlett-Packard has lowered the price of its HP NetServer E45 systems by up to 14%. UK prices now start at £1070.