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Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

New advancements, tools, and applications in computer-aided design (CAD) systems essential to the design and production cycle in aerospace, defense, and manufacturing. Find technical briefs, articles, and white papers on developments in CAD.

Latest Briefs & News

Question of the Week: Software
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Blog: Software
"We could imagine a digital twin of just about any system," says Karen Willcox, director of the Oden Institute.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Articles: Materials
Learn how to reuse more material without recycling.
Blog: Software
New software being developed at Ohio State University will allow creation of more complex DNA robots, at much faster speeds.
Products: Materials
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Software
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Products: Software
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
Articles: Imaging
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Products: Software
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.6 simulation software features four new products.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Use 'Tsugite' Software for Woodworking?

A recent INSIDER story highlighted a new tool for architects, furniture-makers, and woodworking beginners. The interactive software from the University of Tokyo, known as "Tsugite," provides milling machine instructions and on-screen design guidance so that users can piece an object together...

Blog: Software
An interactive software being developed at the University of Tokyo allows architects and furniture makers with little experience in woodworking to to design and build structurally sound wood joints.
Products: Test & Measurement
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Articles: Internet of Things
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Users can edit the shape of a model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Articles: Software
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Products: Software
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.
Blog: Software

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

Briefs: Software
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Products: Test & Measurement
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
INSIDER: Software

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
Blog: Propulsion
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.

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