News in brief

Sing a song of six

Caddie 6 is the latest development of the Caddie package, providing a greater range of tools and enhanced links to 3D modelling packages. It is available in the UK from ACS. Manipulation of drawings has been improved, with new features of dynamic scaling and rotating, so that you can see the effects of transformations before you commit to them. Caddie 6 also has an increment feature for rotation so you can easily rotate objects through known amounts with no keyboard input. New selection commands make the selection of objects for manipulation more flexible.

ACS Tel: 01234 834920

SDRC reseller

Desktop Engineering is now an authorised reseller of SDRC’s Master Series CAD/CAM/CAE products. Under the agreement Desktop Engineering will market, sell and support the full range of I-DEAS Master Series products.

SDRC Tel: 01462 440222

Making models work

Integration of CAD, simulation and FEA software means that engineers will spend more time creating and refining designs, rather than solving problems with software.

For that reason, Working Model has partnered up with Structural Research and Analysis (SRAC) to develop an Automated Load Transfer (ALT) capability in its Working Model 3D functional simulator that will streamline concurrent analysis conducted with COSMOS/Works.

Automated Load Transfer automates stress, vibration, thermal and fatigue analysis by removing the need for manual calculation of loads and boundary conditions. Using the software, users can analyse functional, moving assemblies with COSMOS/Works.