In Search of a Prius That Runs on Cooking Oil, or Product Documentation Contributes to the Smart Grid

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If you root around the CAD websites these days, everyone seems to be looking to add a check to the "green" box.  SOLIDWORKS, for example, recently rolled out "Sustainability Express" in all licenses of SolidWorks. This video highlights some functionality of the SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Suite. As the child of a Beatnik (just a bit too old to be a hippy), I find it very satisfying to find companies that are trying to do the right thing for the environment.  I […]

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Do You Ship Products to the European Union?

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Recently, we have had a number of customers inquire about solutions to help them comply with environmental regulations.  While many of these regulations have been in place for quite a few years, the enforcement of these regulations is becoming a reality.  Thus, companies have to prepare themselves in order to continue exporting their products, especially to the European Union. This survey is simply intended to understand the value of such solutions in CATI's customer base. Please take a few minutes […]

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3D Viewing on your iPhone or iPod touch

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Brace yourself…this is really cool. Dassault Systemes, developer of leading software solutions such as SolidWorks and Enovia SmarTeam, has released a free 3D Viewer for your iPhone or iPod touch.  It is compatible with many file types, but most notably those created by 3DVia Composer. Picture this scenario: Convert your 3D model in to a Composer format Upload on to your iPod Snap a photo of your environment Place your model in to the photo, creating the illusion of your virtual model existing […]

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