Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, has announced a new investment plan to extend its cloud computing infrastructure, research and development (R&D) partnership and local procurement in New Zealand.
Huawei will work with local partners to build a New Zealand Cloud Data Centre, and will open an innovation lab this year, the company said without disclosing the value of the deal.
The lab, located at Victoria University of Wellington, will concentrate on the deployment of big data and Internet of Things (IoT) themed future technology including 5G.
Huawei will build another innovation lab in Christchurch to seek local R&D partnership there, and open a regional office in the country’s capital for local procurement and help businesses in New Zealand which will be integrated into Huawei’s global supply-chain network.
Huawei’s Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said it is seeking further investment opportunities in New Zealand due to its open and fair trade environment and emphasis on developing new technology.
The digital transformation empowered by advanced ICT technology will enable New Zealand’s traditional strengths, including tourism resources, agricultural and trade sectors, into new driving forces of economic growth, he said.
Over the next five years, Huawei will also fund a total of 100 New Zealand undergraduate students to travel to China and learn about latest technology and participate in cultural exchanges.
Carl Bass left Autodesk with big shoes to fill. Autodesk has decided to fill each shoe with one person. Until the company names a new CEO, Andrew Anagnost will share CEO duties with Amar Hanspal, who is responsible for all product development. We had not heard of an engineering and design software company splitting and sharing CEO duties, so we rang up Autodesk to see how this would work. Answering his phone was Andrew in his San Francisco Market Street office.
A series of Q & A's with engineering.com
It had only been last November at Autodesk University that we congratulated Andrew for his promotion to head of Autodesk marketing. While it was a big step up on the career ladder, Andrew, with his education and background (a PhD in aeronautical engineering and computer science from Stanford, for example), is not the same as other marketers. But Andrew, new in his role as co-CEO, claims he is not far from his roots.
Pegasystems is expanding and raising its presence in the New Zealand market in a move it says is designed to grow business in the country with its customer engagement software.
Pega managing director in Australia and New Zealand, Scott Leader, says entry into the New Zealand market will enable it to provide local businesses with greater access to its software ”to drive excellence in their sales, marketing, customer service and operations”.
Pega’s Wellington office will be headed by David Hill, who is leading the company’s expansion into New Zealand.
“New Zealand has long been a key market for us within the APAC region. As local businesses and government agencies continue to go through their digital transformation journeys and digitise their workloads, they are demanding world-leading CRM and Case Management platforms,” Leader says.
“Businesses today need access to data and insights to better manage processes and enable a higher quality of service.
“By opening our Wellington office, we can further meet the growing demand from New Zealand government agencies and organisations looking to improve their citizen and customer journeys. We are very excited for this next step for Pega and are looking forward to the opportunities ahead.”
Leader says Pega’s applications provide businesses with adaptable and intelligent customer engagement software “so that they can optimise any journey their customer chooses in real-time by presenting the right information across any channel”.
A story from from Reuters has generated rumors suggesting that private equity firm CVC Capital (CVC) will be acquiring MSC Software (MSC) for $800 million dollars. But why should engineers care? Well it could point to an interesting future for computer-aided engineering (CAE) users.
The recent trend in CAE acquisitions was one in which larger CAD or CAE firms would gobble up smaller ones. The path here is simple: add to the larger firm’s existing technology, broaden multiphysics and increase compatibilities and capabilities. This doesn’t seem to be the case here with the potential acquisition of MSC; however, it might be the end game achievement for CVC given MSC’s sales price. How MSC’s Rumored Sale Compares to Others in the CAE Industry
The rumored purchase price of $800 million for MSC isn’t a bad return for the privatization costs at $360 million, but, it pales in comparison to the sale of Mentor Graphics’ to Siemens PLM Software for $4.5 billion.
Given the similar employee size of the companies this might look like a good comparison, and the rumor mill agrees. It has suggested that the differences in price have been caused by “declining revenues.” However, these sources failed to take internal industry strategy into consideration.
Mentor Graphics specializes in electronics design automation (EDA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations; whereas MSC focuses mostly on finite element analysis (FEA)-based physics. FEA is much more common in the industry.
Back in March 2016 Slash gear ran this item about Autodesk's Project Escher printer. This new 3D printer from Autodesk wants to revolutionize 3D printing technology by allowing users to print larger items. Project Escher is an assembly line of 3D printers with a smart setup controller that is able to control an endless number of print heads to create larger items. Rather than having a single printer working on one large project, Project Escher has multiple print heads each working on one section of an object.
By having multiple heads working on a large project, the item can be completed more quickly. “By intelligently distributing toolpaths between multiple collaborating machines, systems enabled by Project Escher can manufacture parts faster than traditional 3D printers,” say the developers. “Project Escher is a parallel processing system where numerous independent tools collaborate to fabricate a design. It’s faster because whatever the job is, there are more workers on that job. And there is no compromise to detail because we’re using proven existing technology.”
Each of the independent printers has interchangeable tool heads. The company hopes to make the tool head changing automatic, along the lines of how a CNC machine works. The team of designers also hopes to create Pick-and-Place tools that would put pre-made components into an object during the printing.
Autodesk also expects to integrate other technologies into the printer including laser cutting. One key bit of information that is outstanding right now is when Project Escher will hit the market. Developers of Project Escher are looking at a 2017 or 2018 launch. The faster multi-head printer would be able to complete a larger piece for inspection the same day.
As exciting as the technology is, the industry has been waiting for signs that Project Escher would actually be available to the public. At CES this year, the wait was put to an end as Colorado-based start-up Titan Robotics showed off Cronus, the first commercially available 3D printer relying on Project Escher technology.
Odessa announce the release of the next generation of our popular business-productivity suite - ConceptDraw Office v4. The newest iteration of their award-winning software provides many enhancements and improvements addressing productivity and project requirements on Mac and PC.
The fourth edition boasts new and improved versions of each facet of the Office Suite. ConceptDraw Office v4 features a number of essential functional and interface improvements for both the Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows platforms providing knowledge workers, managers, consultants, and project managers with an extending power of each of its tools.
Shawn Wasserman who is the author of this e-book is the simulation editor at ENGINEERING.com. Computer-aided engineering applications (CAE apps) help analysts offload expertise and reparative work to non-experts.
These tools come in various types, from templates to stand-alone apps and job-specific CAE tools.
In this 16 page e-book you will learn about:
Specifications, audience and use cases for each engineering app type
Simulation app builders and vendor-created options
Limitations and benefits of each engineering app type
MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, announced today, the newest release of Easy5 2017. Easy5 2017 expands its platform in Multi-domain modeling and simulation solutions to deliver even more enhanced performance. The release was made available in December 2016.
Highlights of this release include:
Functional Mock-up Unit Export
With Easy5 2017, Functional Mock up Unit (FMI) for Model Exchange is supported. Users can now designate quantities with "Parameter" causality, so that they are not allowed to vary during a simulation. This provides engineers with a more generalized, portable method for exporting Easy5 models into other tools or including models from other tools into their Easy5 models.
Global Library Configuration Parameters
Easy5 2017 now includes the ability to create global configuration parameters. The parameters are used to control how components in a particular application library are configured.
The Thermal/Hydraulics Library supplied with Easy5 2017 includes two distinct configurations for many components: the normal default configuration and a "reduced order" configuration. The same model can switch between high fidelity and reduced order with a single command. This allows the user to build an exact simulation of a physical plant and/or controls, verify it, and then switch to an approximation that will run in real time without recoding or modifications.
Reduced Order Modeling
The Thermal/Hydraulics Library (HC), delivered with Easy5 2017, now includes a global configuration parameter to control whether hydraulics models are generated in full fidelity (default) or in a "reduced order" mode. A number of components now have an additional distinct configuration that simplifies the generated executables to the point they can run with an Euler fixed-step integrator.
Models can now be created, tested, and verified through FMU to run on real-time simulators. The process of reducing the model order requires minimal user interaction. Results from reduced order and full fidelity models can be directly compared for accuracy.
About MSC Software MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,200 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com
MRRSE has announced the addition of the “Building Information Modelling Market - Australia, New Zealand and India Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024” report to their offering.
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/18/2017 -- The vast rise in infrastructure development activities across India, Australia, and New Zealand in the past few years has been complemented with an increased focus on the usage of digital tools for the proper estimation of cost and time required for project completion. As the overall focus on cost and time values continues to rise in the highly competitive construction industry, traditional 3D visualization tools such as AutoCAD, 3DMax, and CATIA are being increasingly replaced by building information modelling (BIM) solutions.
Building information modelling (BIM) is a 3D visual presentation of a technical drawing that includes the plan, elevation, and section of a building. It is a kind of digital fabrication system in which the actual model of the building is digitally constructed with accurate values. Apart from 3D visualization, BIM also covers 4D and 5D, which comprise the time and cost plans of a construction project.
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According to Transparency Market Research, the Australia, New Zealand, and India building information modelling (BIM) market was worth US$214.0 mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$1,335.3 mn by 2024, expanding at a remarkable CAGR of 22.3% from 2016 to 2024.
Architects Continue to Remain Dominant Consumers of BIM Solutions
Architects, contractors and engineers are some of the prominent end users of BIM solution in India, New Zealand, and Australia. Across all three, the segment of architects is the key consumer of these solutions, accounting for over 40% of these markets in 2015. Over the forecast period as well, the segment is projected to continue to have a strong influence on the overall development of the BIM market and exhibit growth at a remarkable pace across these countries.
However, the usage of BIM solutions across the contractor segment is expected to exhibit growth at a faster pace than the architects segment across these countries over the forecast period. In India, the segment is expected to expand at a 26.6% CAGR, in Australia it will exhibit a 25% CAGR and in New Zealand, it will exhibit a slightly lesser 21% CAGR as compared to the architect sector.
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Thanks to Vast Rise in Infrastructure Development Activities, India to Account for Bulk of Sales
In terms of revenue, India is presently the leading market building information modeling solutions, accounting for nearly 43% share in the overall revenue of the Australia, New Zealand, and India building information modelling (BIM) market in 2015. Moreover, the country is expected to remain the leading consumer of building information modeling solutions throughout the forecast period. India's building information modeling market is primarily driven by the rapid rate of development of the healthcare infrastructure of the country.
The building information modeling market in Australia is also expected to exhibit adequate growth over the forecast period. Rising use in the construction of bridges, roads and highways is key to the high demand for building information modeling solutions in the country. The Australia building information modelling market will also be driven due to high demand across the rail, transit, and aviation sectors in the next few years.
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The encouraging pace of infrastructure development activities across New Zealand is also expected to lead to favorable growth opportunities for the building information modeling market. Over the period between 2016 and 2024, the New Zealand building information modeling market is expected to exhibit a 20.3% CAGR.
Some of the most remarkable companies operating in the Australia, New Zealand, and India building information modelling market are Dassault Systèmes SA, GRAITEC, Nemetschek AG, AECOM Technology Corporation, Pentagon Solutions Ltd., Synchro Software Ltd., Autodesk Inc., Beck Technology Ltd., Bentley Systems, and Tekla Corporation.
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