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3D Systems to Present at Stifel 2022 Cross Sector Insight Conference

ROCK HILL, SC, USA, May 26, 2022 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that management will present at the Stifel 2022 Cross Sector Insight Conference in Boston, MA on Wednesday, June 8, at 3:35 p.m. Eastern Time.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the “Events and Presentations” section of 3D Systems’ website at https://investor.3dsystems.com/ and will remain available for replay for at least 30 days following the event.

About 3D Systems

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading Additive Manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in Healthcare and Industrial Solutions markets such as Medical and Dental, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive and Durable Goods. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

BETA CAE Systems Releases ANSA, EPILYSIS, META Suite and KOMVOS v21.1.7

LUCERNE, Switzerland, May 26, 2022 – BETA CAE Systems announces the availability of v21.1.7 of its software suite. This last version of the ANSA/EPILYSIS/META and KOMVOS v21.1.x series, hosts numerous fixes in recently detected issues, a highlighted selection of which is featured below.

Common issues resolved

Communication with License Manager

A new option to “Save & Retry” for license has been added in the CONFIRMATION dialogue window that pops up in ANSA and META, when the communication with the license server is interrupted. In this way, the user will be able to first save the file and then retry re-acquire license.

Graphics

ANSA and META could potentially fail to launch on a unique display, while executing batch jobs in parallel via VirtualX.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Known issues resolved in ANSA

Connections & Assembly

The calculation of skipped adhesive elements (Cut-off Adhesives) for spotweld and adhesive line realization would produce erroneous results.

Safety

Unexpected termination of the Seatbelt Tool would occur, when changing the Number of Shells during Seatbelt re-creation.

Scripting

The Node Ids would be erroneously renumbered and duplicated, when using the function base.AddToModelContainer(), because of the numbering rules applied on the Model Browser container of the Nodes.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS

SOL200

Unexpected termination would occur in optimization with frequency response, coupled with enforced motion.

In SOL200 runs, the CDAMP1/CDAMP3 elements would not be connected correctly with PDAMP properties. In addition, values from DVPREL entries would not be not passed.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Known issues resolved in META

BETA Packager Installer

The Toolbars Packager can now handle function calls that use the “dotted” notation. The dots will be automatically replaced by double underscores, so that the respective functions are created without any issues.

Nastran

Unexpected termination could occur while reading curves from .h5 files, due to memory leak.

Pam-Crash

Results could not be loaded correctly while reading .erfh5 files.

Managing Curve Data

When reading Contribution analysis results without Total Curve, the corresponding plots were not populated correctly.

LS-DYNA: Curves would not be properly plotted from a binout file, when the same Id was available for different entity types of ‘swforc’.

Total Panel contributions would not be not read correctly for NX-Nastran.

Subcases States were missing when reading Nastran .h5 SOL111 results with Stresses.

NVH Calculators & Modal Response

FS Coupling: Too many structural elements would be included in the FSI, when the fluid mesh penetrated the surrounding structure in a way that the free surface rested significantly outside the surrounding panels.

When two FLUID PIDs had common faces, the FSI calculation would occasionally take into account faces which were not part of the outer surface of the fluid.

Fixed inaccurate numerical transient response analysis results, in cases where rigid body modes contributed to the response.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Compatibility and Supported Platforms

ANSA files saved by all the first and second point releases of a major version are compatible to each other. New major versions can read files saved by previous ones but not vice versa.

META Project files saved from version 21.1.7 are compatible and can be opened by META version 16.0.0 or later.

Support for Mac OS has been discontinued.

Support for 32-bit platforms has been discontinued for all operating systems.

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Where to download from

Customers who are served directly by BETA CAE Systems, or its subsidiaries, may download the new software, examples and documentation from their account on our server. They can access their account through the “sign in” link on our website.
Contact us if you miss your account details. The Downloads menu items give you access to the public downloads.
Customers who are served by a local business agent should contact the local support channel for software distribution details.

What to download

All files required for the installation of this version reside in the folders named “BETA_CAE_Systems_v21.1.7” and are dated as of May 12, 2022. These files should replace any pre-releases or other files downloaded prior to that date.
The distribution of this version of our pre- and post-processing suite is packaged in one, single, unified installation file, that invokes the respective installer and guides the procedure for the installation of the required components.

For the installation of the software on each platform type, download from the respective folders, the .sh file for Linux or the .msi file for Windows.

In addition to the above, optionally, the META Viewer is available to be downloaded for each supported platform.

The tutorials and the example files reside in the folder named “TUTORIALS”. This folder includes the complete package of the tutorials and example files, and a package with only the updated ones.

The Abaqus libraries required for the post-processing of Abaqus .odb files are included in the installation package and can be optionally unpacked.

Earlier software releases are also available in the sub-directory called “Previous_Versions” or in a folder named after the product and version number.

About BETA CAE Systems

BETA CAE Systems is a private engineering software company committed to the development of state of the art CAE software systems that meet the requirements of all simulation disciplines. The company’s products, the ANSA pre-processor/ EPILYSIS solver and META post-processor suite, and SPDRM, the simulation-process-data-and-resources manager, hold a worldwide leading position across a range of industries, including the automotive, railway vehicles, aerospace, motorsports, chemical processes engineering, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomechanics.

Committed to its mission to produce best-in-class CAE software systems, BETA CAE Systems offers products that consistently exceed expectations and provides exemplary technical support to its customers. The company’s continuously growth attest to the high level of customer satisfaction and user confidence. For more information, visit http://www.beta-cae.com.

Hexagon Acquires Vero Solutions, its Italian Distributor of VISI CAD CAM Software for Mold and Die Industry

SURREY, UK, May 26, 2022 – Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announced the acquisition of Vero Solutions, an Italian distributor of Hexagon’s VISI CAD CAM software for the mold and die industry. VISI is a dedicated solution for toolmakers and offers a unique combination of applications including surface and solid modelling, and comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5D machining strategies.

Founded in 2012, Vero Solutions is the largest reseller of Hexagon products in the Italian market, supporting VISI customers across the territory with sales and services as well as offering the complementary PEPS and MACHINING STRATEGIST solutions. Headquartered in Strambino and with an additional office in Marcon, the business employs 18 people, who will continue to support Hexagon’s production software portfolio in central Europe as part of the company’s direct organisation.

“The acquisition of Vero Solutions is a positive step for our VISI customers in Italy and Central Europe,” said Stephen Chadwick, EMEA President for Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “The Vero Solutions team brings a wealth of CAD CAM software expertise and deep knowledge of the Italian mould and die design and manufacturing market, and they have worked as part of the extended Hexagon team for a number of years. Bringing Vero Solutions on board will ensure security for their customers and enable us to provide a better service in Italy now and in the future. I’m confident that the team will offer immense value to customers in the region.”

Vero Solutions will be consolidated within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. The acquisition has no significant impact on the results of Hexagon.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Cadence Named Official Technology Partner of McLaren Formula 1 Team

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, May 26, 2022 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) announced that it has become an Official Technology Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. Through the multi-year partnership, McLaren has access to Cadence Fidelity CFD Software, which provides innovative aerodynamic prediction tools that can help accelerate the team’s path toward victory.

Cadence was named an Official Technology Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. Through the multi-year partnership, McLaren has access to Cadence Fidelity CFD Software, which provides innovative aerodynamic prediction tools that can accelerate the path toward victory.

In racing, shaving off a fraction of a second per lap can make all the difference when it comes to a podium finish. McLaren will use the Cadence Fidelity CFD Software, a comprehensive suite of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions, to investigate airflow. The team will also leverage Cadence’s computational software expertise to tackle design projects that require advanced compute power and precision.

“We’re delighted to welcome Cadence to the McLaren Racing family. Cadence is a technology leader that prioritizes innovation. Its CFD and advanced electronic technologies will be crucial assets for our design operations. We look forward to a fast-paced collaboration that supports our constant drive to boost our on-track performance. The Monaco Grand Prix is a fantastic event to launch our partnership, and we’re excited that Cadence will join our brand across multiple race series this weekend by running on the Arrow McLaren SP cars for the Indy 500,” said Matt Dennington, director of partnerships, McLaren Racing.

“As part of the McLaren Racing family, we’re bringing our Fidelity CFD Software to the team and supporting the team in its ongoing pursuit of boosting performance. We will collaborate with McLaren to continually push and innovate. We’re looking forward to the multi-year partnership and achieving milestones together that put the team on the road to victory,” said KT Moore, vice president, Corporate Marketing, Cadence.

The Fidelity CFD software supports the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling disruptive system innovation. To learn more about Fidelity CFD, visit www.cadence.com/go/fidelitycfdf1.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic market applications, including hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For eight years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

About McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt.

The team competes in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, the NTT INDYCAR Series with Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist, and the Extreme E Championship with Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust. McLaren will compete in Season Nine of the FIA Formula E World Championship in 2022/23.

McLaren was the first F1 team to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010 and has retained it since on a bi-annual basis, most recently in February 2021. The team was also the first in F1 to be given the FIA Sustainability Accreditation Award at a three-star level in 2013 as part of the FIA Environmental Certification framework, before becoming a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment in 2021.

Turkey-based Yataş Invests in Lectra Solutions to Optimize its Cutting Room

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 25, 2022 – Yataş Group, one of the leading companies in the furniture and mattress industry with more than 1,400 employees and over 400 sales points, has chosen the new generation Lectra Vector cutting system for cutting room optimization. With this investment, Yataş aims to increase its cutting quality and efficiency, while optimizing its operations for the millions of mattresses, sofas and home textiles it produces each year.

Nuri Öztaşkın, CEO of Yataş Group, recognizes that the Industry 4.0 transformation is accelerating day by day, in order to provide high standards and fast delivery in the industry. “Our collections stand out with their stylish design, quality and comfort, and for this reason, they are the preferred choice of consumers. Yataş Group has decided to invest in a smart industrial transformation that will increase the speed and efficiency of our production line and reduce fabric waste, in order to raise our standards even more. For this reason, we have chosen Lectra for our smart industry investments, entering into a solution partnership with the only brand in the world working with digital technologies in the cutting of industrial textile products. This new generation technology that provides more precise and faster cutting is a huge advantage. We have not only cut costs, but also aimed to improve the flow of operations and increase production capacity by maintaining the number of existing employees. By choosing Lectra, we increased our cutting room efficiency by 30%,” he says.

Zeynep Uluocak, Managing Director Turkey & Middle East at Lectra says, “Industrial transformation is increasingly more important in our industries, where costs are increasing day by day and profitable growth is harder to achieve. Post-pandemic developments in particular have made it no longer a choice, but almost a necessity, to invest in technologies that process materials without error and waste, minimize energy consumption, and measure efficiency in real time, in order to minimize the production costs of industries worldwide.

As you know, fabrics make up 60% of sofa production costs, especially in this period where costs have increased due to the increase in exchange rates and transportation. It makes a huge difference to be able to reduce the consumption of fabric meters.

The biggest advantage Lectra offers this sector is the opportunity to save up to 5% in fabric consumption, with optimum placement of patterns and cutting technology with zero share in the cutting of fabrics. This yields significant cost saving results. In addition, Lectra not only provides a solution that greatly improves delivery times, thanks to its ability to cut 40% faster than competitive technologies, but also contributes significantly to productivity by avoiding human error and significantly reducing waste.

The main reason why furniture brands across the world and in Turkey prefer Lectra cutting room solutions are: production cost savings, fabric savings and energy consumption reductions, as well as error-free production and improved delivery times thanks to the right cutting quality, speed and efficiency. Fast delivery of upholstered furniture is the biggest competitive advantage in the industry today.

Yataş Group is a brand that strengthens its market leadership in every aspect with its investments in technology. Lectra, providing advanced solutions, high standards and fast delivery infrastructure in the cutting room, has further strengthened its leading position by investing in Industry 4.0 technologies. As a solution partner, we are proud of the contribution we have made to Yataş’ journey.

About Yataş

Süntaş A.Ş, which is the basis of Yataş, is the first foam factory of Anatolia, established in 1976. In 1979, the company increased its investments and started the production of mattresses as well as foam. It invested in the production of spring mattresses in 1981, home textiles in 1987, sofa beds and living room sets in 1993, and by expanding its product group, it strengthened its brand reliability with a rich service approach and quality. Yataş, which has not slowed down on its way to foreign markets with its developing technology and increasing quality since the day it was founded, exports to 49 countries with its 91 stores and more than 400 dealers.

As a young and dynamic company with its developing technology and increasing capacity day by day, it always continues to break new ground in its field in order to maintain its leadership position in the bedding, home textile, furniture and living room set sectors. Yataş Group offers consumers a quality shopping experience by combining its changing and renewed understanding of merchandising with its mattress and furniture expertise thanks to its modern merchandising vision. For more information, visit https://www.yatasbedding.com.tr.

About Lectra

As a major player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution with boldness and passion by providing best-in-class technologies.

The group offers industrial intelligence solutions – software, equipment, data and services – that facilitate the digital transformation of the companies it serves. In doing so, Lectra helps its customers push boundaries and unlock their potential. The group is proud to state that its 2,400 employees are driven by three core values: being open-minded thinkers, trusted partners and passionate innovators.

Founded in 1973, Lectra reported revenues of 388 million euros in 2021 and is listed on Euronext (LSS). For more information, visit lectra.com.

PTC Expands Roles for Executive Team Members

BOSTON, MA, USA, May 25, 2022 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) announced expanded roles for two members of its executive team, both effective immediately. Long-time PTC executive and current president of PTC’s Velocity group Mike DiTullio will take over as president of the company’s larger Digital Thread group. In addition, PTC’s current Chief Strategy Officer Catherine Kniker will expand her charter in a newly formed role as Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer. Troy Richardson, who has served as president of PTC’s Digital Thread group for the past year, will leave the company after a period of transition.

“As a proven leader at PTC over the past 24 years, Mike DiTullio has consistently demonstrated an ability to drive success, helping build the businesses that make up our Digital Thread group to the level of performance we enjoy today,” said Jim Heppelmann, president & CEO. “Over the past year leading the Velocity group, Mike has been steeped in our cloud-native businesses and he will carry his SaaS and general management knowledge to this expanded role as we seek to continue to grow and transition our Digital Thread businesses to SaaS.”

During his long career as a sales leader, DiTullio has built deep relationships with PTC customers around the world leveraging the company’s entire product portfolio. Assuming leadership of PTC global sales and marketing in 2015, DiTullio helped the company transition to a subscription business model and adopt a digital-first marketing strategy, both of which were key factors in PTC’s ability to drive sustained growth throughout the downturn caused by the pandemic. In 2021, DiTullio was named president of PTC’s Velocity group, where he has been responsible for managing the company’s Onshape and Arena businesses.

“It has been my distinct privilege to lead many different teams during my career at PTC,” said DiTullio. “In the past year, I’ve learned a lot from people who have created SaaS businesses from the ground up – putting the customer first, being agile in everything we do, and driving to ensure our products are always available and secure. Having led teams in nearly every part of the world for PTC, I am looking forward to leading such an accomplished, global team and continuing the track record of success for our Digital Thread group.”

Across PTC’s stakeholder ecosystem, environmental, social, and corporate governance (commonly known as ESG) issues are becoming increasingly important. As a result, PTC will be launching a formal initiative to elevate its work in the field of environmental sustainability, in particular, to identify and help quantify the ways that PTC solutions enable customers to achieve their own sustainability goals. With today’s announcement, PTC is elevating environmental sustainability as a responsibility managed at the executive level by Catherine Kniker. Kniker, who is currently EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, joined PTC in 2016 as Chief Revenue Officer for the company’s IoT and AR businesses. Since then, she has helped fuel PTC’s growth by leading strategic alliances, including the company’s strategic alliances with Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, and Ansys, as well as strategy and corporate development, including the acquisitions of Arena Solutions and Intland Software.

Said Kniker: “Sustainability and climate change are no longer peripheral issues for our customers due to consumer demand for more sustainable products and pressure from investors and regulators globally. PTC has a tremendous opportunity with our products to help our manufacturing customers build more sustainable approaches into their product lifecycle – from design and manufacture to repair and reuse and, ultimately, to disposal. Our company’s approach to ESG is necessarily cross-functional, and I look forward to championing it.”

Related to these developments, Troy Richardson will leave the company after a transition period.

“At PTC, we have a strong organization with a lot of momentum,” said Heppelmann. “We value the impact Troy has had in driving PTC’s growth and transition to SaaS, and we appreciate his support during this transition.”

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform. At PTC, we don’t just imagine a better world, we enable it. For more information, please visit www.ptc.com.

GE Additive, Orchid Sign Agreement to Enable Orchid to Drive Scalable Metal 3D Printing Innovation in Large Joint Orthopedic Implants

DETROIT, MI, USA, May 25, 2022 – At RAPID + TCT, GE Additive and Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) – a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic implants and instruments –  announced they have signed a definitive agreement to continue driving the adoption of additive manufacturing to their suite of technologies through the development of electron beam melting (EBM) solutions in the medical implants sector.

Orchid will make a significant investment to enable scalability and full production support for its customers by purchasing GE Additive EBM Spectra L systems, service agreements, AP&C metal powders, and GE Additive’s AddWorks consultancy services. Installation of the first machines will commence in 2022. Following machine installation and validation, Orchid expects to be ready for production in 2024 to meet its customers’ requirements.

GE Additive and Orchid are focused on joint co-marketing activities aimed at driving further awareness of EBM technology in 3D metal printed large joint orthopedic implants.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with GE Additive to bring additive manufacturing capabilities to our customers,” said Nate Folkert, Chief Executive Officer, Orchid. “GE Additive has an excellent reputation and is a market leader in the additive space. Together with our extensive knowledge of large joint orthopedic manufacturing, we will be able to serve customers like never before. They will have the assurance that we are taking an extra level of care by partnering with GE Additive. I look forward to seeing Orchid drive continued additive manufacturing innovation as a result of this Agreement,” he added.

“I am honored that Orchid has put their confidence and trust in GE’s additive expertise, at such an important juncture in their metal AM journey. I look forward to our teams building a long-term relationship over the coming years,” said Riccardo Procacci, President & CEO, GE Additive. “I have personal experience overseeing the deployment of a large fleet of industrialized EBM machines for precise scalable AM production at GE Aviation’s Avio Aero business, so I look forward to getting to know the Orchid team and sharing some of my insights. I also continue to be amazed at how our existing medical customers and orthopedic community are using metal additive to innovate and drive better and often personalized outcomes for patients,” he added.

Manufacturing Larger Parts Competitively

Once installed and operational, Orchid’s fleet of Spectra L machines will allow it to manufacture large orthopedic implants, such as complete knee components and acetabular cups and more competitively. As devices increase in complexity, this new EBM additive manufacturing capability with scalable precision allows cost-effective manufacturing to complement conventional methods. 

The Arcam EBM Spectra L allows for the mass production of parts by providing the ability to tightly stack parts without compromising on quality. The improved melt process results in consistent material properties for thin and bulky geometries. Some of the key features:

•    Enhanced part quality, with improved surface finish and improved material properties.
•    Reduced cost per part due to increased build speed, the largest EBM build volume, and the ability to tightly stack parts 
•    Integrated system architecture, with standardized IoT interface, data analytics for machine health monitoring and the new Powder Recovery Station, PRS 30.

About Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Orchid is a world leader in orthopedic medical device solutions, providing manufacturing services globally. As a strategic partner, Orchid has the broadest portfolio in the industry, ranging from finished goods manufacturing through packaging, improving customers’ supply chains and adhering to the highest quality standards in the industry. Orchid specializes in implants, single use instruments and innovative technologies within joint reconstruction, hips, knees, spine, trauma, extremities and dental. For further information, visit www.orchid-ortho.com.

About GE Additive

GE Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in metal additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines, and quality powders, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes, and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine brands Concept Laser and Arcam EBM, along with additive powder supplier AP&C.

EON Reality Brings EON-XR Solutions to Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone

IRVINE, CA, USA, May 25, 2022 – EON Reality, the international leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ) for an EON-XR training rollout.

Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ) medical technology park, Visakhapatnam, ‎Andhra Pradesh‎, India.

AMTZ is one of the world’s largest medical technology manufacturing clusters, with over 100 companies working on research, development, and the production of life-saving medical devices inside India’s premier medical technology park. Their ultramodern medical equipment manufacturing and research hub features specialized laboratories, warehousing, and testing centers such as the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Center for Biomaterial Testing, all of which have made AMTZ global leaders in medical technology and other medical fields. Partnering with AMTZ allows EON Reality to increase the knowledge metaverse’s geographic footprint and expand the breadth of medical-related information available to all EON-XR users. Access to world-class XR training solutions will enable trainers and supervisors at companies working within AMTZ to speed up training for employees at every level. It will also reduce infrastructure costs and decrease the probability of high consequence events through simulation-based training.

“The companies working out of Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone have been improving medical technology as much as they have provided equipment and supplies at crucial times. As India grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, AMTZ produced over 100 ventilators, 500 oxygen concentrators, and 1 million Rapid Test PCR kits every day. They also sent AMTZ innovations like mobile container hospitals and mobile oxygen plants to remote parts of the country. AMTZ’s vast network of BioTech and MedTech companies and commitment to public health made this an essential partnership,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. “EON-XR contains many 3D models and materials that will allow AMTZ to train employees and develop plans to create new medical technologies safely and effectively. Their use of our technology will impact the medical industry and the growing knowledge metaverse indefinitely.”

With the new EON-XR solutions at their disposal, companies at AMTZ can offer “hands-on” training to their employees without the inherent logistical restrictions of working with materials that could be hazardous to them or the environment. The lifelike 3D models and customizable training sessions will provide an authentic and comprehensive experience that would typically require costly and dangerous in-person training. As a result, AMTZ will better serve the doctors, nurses, and other health industry professionals in India and worldwide.

As another EON Reality partner in India, companies at AMTZ will be training their employees utilizing EON-XR and providing invaluable feedback on the best uses of the solution for other medical technology companies. Adding to EON Reality’s global network — and the knowledge metaverse — will help their peers create more efficient, reliable, and potentially life-saving innovations.

About EON Reality

EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s 23 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and XR-focused devices. EON Reality’s global network of more than 1.4 million users is building the Knowledge Metaverse in more than 100 locations and has created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with over 2.16 million 3D assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.

BETA CAE Systems Releases ANSA, EPILYSIS, META Suite and KOMVOS v22.1.2

LUCERNE, Switzerland, May 24, 2022 – BETA CAE Systems announces the availability of v22.1.2 of its software suite. This release offers you the flexibility to easily migrate to v22.x.x branch, without disrupting quality or robustness in your daily processes.

Release Highlights

Known issues resolved in ANSA

CAD Import/ Export

Upon Input Model Definition, unexpected termination would occur when activating the Settings via Product Tree Editor > Utilities menu.

Model Browser

Thanks to new methods added in Product Tree class, relations can successfully return among instances of the hierarchy via the respective script function; This refers to, the ids of the top root instances, the parent instance, the children’ instances, as well as the corresponding part id of the instance.

Data Management

The user interface area of the main window would cease to respond, when trying to save a Simulation Run in DM using the Alternative FE-Representation, due to an exception that occurred in Build script.

Topo

From now on, the option “Handle as single solid” successfully enables the extraction of middle surface for multiple separate volumes.

Marc

ANSA would unexpectedly terminate when importing a Marc deck file with unsupported syntax.

Optimization

Optimization Tool: Abnormal termination would occur if the Optimization workflow was empty and the “Save in DM” option was selected.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS

SOL200

In SOL200 runs, the CDAMP1/CDAMP3 elements would not successfully connect with PDAMP properties. In addition, values from DVPREL entries would not be passed.

Unexpected termination would occur in Optimization with frequency response and enforced motion.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Known issues resolved in META

Read Results

Geometry d3plot and results reading is no longer detained on Windows OS.

Annotations

Animation performance would be decelerated, while creating an annotation via “On Selection” option.

Managing Curve Data

Scaling and offset of *DEFINE_CURVE keyword from LS-DYNA input files (entries SFA, SFO, OFFA, OFFO) would not lead to the expected results.

User Toolbars

TPA What If Toolbar would not function properly, in case transfer functions, forces and point mobilities were displayed as curves.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

New Documentation in KOMVOS

User Guides

Tutorials

  • Machine Learning

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Compatibility and Supported Platforms

ANSA files saved by all the first and second point releases of a major version are compatible to each other. New major versions can read files saved by previous ones but not vice versa.

META Project files saved from version 22.1.2 are compatible and can be opened by META version 16.0.0 or later.

Support for Mac OS has been discontinued.

Support for 32-bit platforms has been discontinued for all operating systems.

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Where to download from

Customers who are served directly by BETA CAE Systems, or its subsidiaries, may download the new software, examples and documentation from their account on our server. They can access their account through the “sign in” link on our website.
Contact us if you miss your account details. The Downloads menu items give you access to the public downloads.
Customers who are served by a local business agent should contact the local support channel for software distribution details.

What to download

All files required for the installation of this version reside in the folders named “BETA_CAE_Systems_v22.1.2” and are dated as of April 18, 2022. These files should replace any pre-releases or other files downloaded prior to that date.
The distribution of this version of our pre- and post-processing suite is packaged in one, single, unified installation file, that invokes the respective installer and guides the procedure for the installation of the required components.

For the installation of the software on each platform type, download from the respective folders, the .sh file for Linux or the .msi file for Windows.

In addition to the above, optionally, the META Viewer is available to be downloaded for each supported platform.

The tutorials and the example files reside in the folder named “TUTORIALS”. This folder includes the complete package of the tutorials and example files, and a package with only the updated ones.

The Abaqus libraries required for the post-processing of Abaqus .odb files are included in the installation package and can be optionally unpacked.

Earlier software releases are also available in the sub-directory called “Previous_Versions” or in a folder named after the product and version number.

About BETA CAE Systems

BETA CAE Systems is a private engineering software company committed to the development of state of the art CAE software systems that meet the requirements of all simulation disciplines. The company’s products, the ANSA pre-processor/ EPILYSIS solver and META post-processor suite, and SPDRM, the simulation-process-data-and-resources manager, hold a worldwide leading position across a range of industries, including the automotive, railway vehicles, aerospace, motorsports, chemical processes engineering, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomechanics.

Committed to its mission to produce best-in-class CAE software systems, BETA CAE Systems offers products that consistently exceed expectations and provides exemplary technical support to its customers. The company’s continuously growth attest to the high level of customer satisfaction and user confidence. For more information, visit http://www.beta-cae.com.

Calcasieu Parish School Board Advances STEAM Education with MakerBot 3D Printers

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, May 24, 2022 – MakerBot, a Stratasys company (Nasdaq: SSYS), today announced that Calcasieu Parish School Board has invested in 200 MakerBot SKETCH Classroom sets, totaling 400 SKETCH 3D printers, to further advance its STEAM education and build critical skills among its students. The addition of SKETCH 3D printers brings the latest technological innovations to students to enhance classroom learning across grade levels and better prepare them for the future.

MakerBot SKETCH Classroom 

“We want to make a difference with our students and give them all equal opportunities to succeed,” said Kim Leblanc, Chief Technology Officer at Calcasieu Parish School Board. “To do that, we need to give them tools and resources that will help them develop critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity skills. We believe that 3D printing and the MakerBot 3D printers fits right in and can support our teachers and students along their learning journey.”

Located in southwest Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish School Board is the fifth largest school district in the state. The district has 29,500 students across its 60 elementary, middle, and high schools. Its mission is to “build foundations for the future,” and it does so by providing students with the latest technologies they need to be successful in and out of the classroom. In addition to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) classes, the school district offers programs for advanced placement, gifted, and career & technical education to prepare students with skills needed for 21st century careers.

Using its allocated funds from the Title I, Part A federal grant program to purchase the 3D printers, Calcasieu Parish School Board continues to ensure that all of its students have equitable access to technology that will help accelerate learning in the classroom and support the development of cognitive and technical abilities. Each SKETCH Classroom includes two SKETCH 3D printers, ISTE-certified MakerBot Certification™ training programs for educators and students, and additional accessories and materials. Calcasieu Parish’s EdTech partner for the introduction to MakerBot was Bluum, the leading provider of transformational technology solutions for educators.

The driving force behind the purchase was the opportunity to give students equal chances to learn and use 3D printing to help develop their problem-solving and design thinking skills. Calcasieu Parish School Board takes its education seriously and works to ensure its teachers are well-equipped with the tools and resources needed to teach their students. In addition to the SKETCH 3D printers, the district has other MakerBot 3D printers, laptops, desktops, coding robots, and other STEAM technologies. One of the district’s goals with 3D printing is to integrate it seamlessly into teachers’ curricula, along with other technologies offered.

Calcasieu Parish School Board offers its teachers ongoing technical and 3D printing curriculum support through a series of in-person trainings, webinars, and more. The district plans to run additional activities to engage students and the community, including tech camps for the summer, design competitions, a STEM bus, and community events to showcase the technologies used in the schools.

“Bluum’s mission is to provide a future where every student has access to a world-class education, improve learning and make it more accessible,” Bluum Vice President of Product Ryan Semans said. “So, it is thrilling to see a district like Calcasieu Parish, where the entire student population is granted access to the federally assisted National School Lunch Program, use its resourcefulness to equip its student body with 400 cutting-edge 3D printers with little to no cost out of its pocket. We’re incredibly proud to be a technology partner with such a forward-thinking school district that is leveling the playing field in real-time.”

“We believe that STEAM education is important to the success of future generations,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO of MakerBot. “3D printing’s versatility as a learning tool as well as a training tool unlocks the possibilities of what can be achieved. Calcasieu Parish School Board continues to stand at the forefront of education to provide the latest technologies to its students to enable them to succeed.”

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. MakerBot empowers the engineers of today and tomorrow with its powerful additive manufacturing ecosystem. The company strives to redefine the standards for 3D printing for safety and emissions, reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry, runs Thingiverse—the largest 3D printing community in the world—and has members on the UL 2904 standards committee to ensure it is on the cutting edge of emissions regulations.