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eBook: Multi-CAD Data, Unified Design (MultiCAD Buyers Guide)

To be competitive, you must be efficient. Designers can no longer spend time recreating models built in different CAD systems. They need a CAD tool that allows them to import data, irrespective of source, and manipulate and edit the model geometry quickly and easily.

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eBook: Multi-CAD Data, Unified Design (MultiCAD ebook)

Today, contributors are working in different CAD tools, making collaboration challenging. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this eBook, industry analyst Chad Jackson describes how recent CAD innovations improve the productivity of designers and engineers who work with multi-CAD data.

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3D Visualization: The Key to Improving Time to Market for High-Tech Products

There are different routes by which a project can get to the design group. Perhaps a company genius has an “aha” moment: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could produce a widget that no office, factory, or home could do without?

Posted in: Software, White Papers

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Laser-Induced Damage to Large Core Optical Fiber by High Peak Power Laser

In this paper we present a study of laser damage to large core multimode glass optical fibers by high peak laser power of up to 175 kW. Fibers samples prepared with polymer coatings having different refractive indices were tested in a two point bend tester while transmitting laser light. The peak power used in the experiment clearly differentiated the performance among the samples. A polymer coating having lower refractive index significantly improves the fiber resistance to bending while transmitting laser. This observation provides important insight into the damage mechanism for this particular failure mode.

Posted in: Photonics, White Papers

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Optimizing an Electromechanical Device with Multidimensional Analysis Software

Modern CAE software allows engineers to investigate a multitude of design variations that could not possibly be considered using conventional physical prototypes. In this paper we will first illustrate parametric methods for automatically creating virtual prototypes of electromechanical actuators (in our case simple electromagnetic solenoids) using the AMPERES and MAGNETO programs from INTEGRATED Engineering Software. We will then use a specific case study to show how the Tecplot Chorus program can assist in determining optimal design choices.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Prototyping, White Papers

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How To Guide for the Most Common Measurements

The National Instruments “How-To Guide for Most Common Measurements” is a centralized resource portal for obtaining information about making common sensor and signal measurements. This guide covers the operating principle for the corresponding signal/sensor and offers guidance on how to make that measurement. View this guide to learn how to get to your measurements quickly.

Posted in: Test & Measurement, White Papers

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Estimating the Effort and Cost of a DO-254 Program

This paper examines the factors that influence the cost of a DO-254 program. It is recommended for program and project managers looking to cost or bid new DO-254 programs.

Posted in: Semiconductors & ICs, White Papers

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