Designed with Engineers in Mind

The number of 3D CAD seats in commercial use today: one million. However, 10 to 15 million engineers spanning from major manufacturers to small companies need an intuitive 3D CAD software, but are not using it. Instead engineers attempt to explain design concepts to a designer who is required to interpret these ideas effectively. Unfortunately this back and forth results in lost ideas, miscommunications, and less than ideal outcomes. As a result the engineer is completely divorced from the actual design process.

The problem arises when engineers realize that MCAD software is not suitable as an engineering tool. With a steep learning curve it can be difficult to master, resulting in time wasted. Engineers become impatient, understandably, since day-to-day conceptualizing, investigating, and analysis should be happening on the fly. As a result many use 2D sketching and 1D simulation tools to design and analyze 3D which can lead to unproductive distortions. These major errors often remain undiscovered until very late in the design process. Engineers using ANSYS SpaceClaim can work easily and fluently in 3D without interference.

ANSYS SpaceClaim is a tool that every engineer can use. The value of ANSYS SpaceClaim is unmatched. What sets ANSYS SpaceClaim apart is that it was designed with engineers in mind. The creators of ANSYS SpaceClaim understand the constant battle to communicate your ideas with conventional CAD software.  ANSYS SpaceClaim uses bid modeling to enhance communication between departments, manufacturers and clients.  ANSYS SpaceClaim is a better brainstorming tool. This intuitive software was designed to encourage innovation. The best part: conceptualizing in 3D with ANSYS SpaceClaim is easy with the ability to quickly edit, modify, and redesign.

Using ANSYS SpaceClaim on a touch screen is most likely the best way to experience it. The software is so easy to use with Pull, and Move options, it instinctively does what all engineers want to do with a model: pull it apart, move things around, change things up. ANSYS SpaceClaim also accelerates the engineering process. The benefit of designing prototypes faster than your competitors is paramount.

Come Join us for Technology Day!

Join Us for ANSYS SpaceClaim Technology Day!

Join us at Technology Day to find out more about ANSYS SpaceClaim. This revolutionary software was created by like-minded engineers who understand the value of easy editing, interactive design tools, and low cost-to-ownership.  We will have two ANSYS SpaceClaim representatives on site along with the Solid Technologies team, who will talk to attendees about the advantages of ANSYS SpaceClaim.

This is a rare opportunity to learn about ANSYS SpaceClaim in our interactive tutorials and design sessions.  Those who attend can experience ANSYS SpaceClaim on a multi-touch screen. Attendees can enter their name for a chance to win a ANSYS SpaceClaim door prize and participate in our contest for best design.

If you purchase ANSYS SpaceClaim on Technology Day you will qualify for a very special promotion.  Shhh, it’s a secret but you can find out by calling us before you come.

Before you go, make sure to check out our in house 3D Printers and Scanners from Zcorporation. Come join us on June 28th 2011, for this very exciting look into ANSYS SpaceClaim design technology!

When: June 28, 2011 1pm – 4pm


Solid Technologies, Inc.
650 Sentry Parkway
Blue Bell, PA 19422



The ANSYS SpaceClaim User Interface

ANSYS SpaceClaim allows users to think in 3D, not relying on feature-based history. Sketch-oriented drawing tools makes drawing simple, and pulling it into 3D, allows you to edit geometry, quickly and directly. You can work with what you have, importing 2D drawings and images, 3D meshes, surfaces, and solids. You can create 3D shapes by drawing on top of scanned-in, imported hand drawings.  Along with an existing 2D sketching functionality, ANSYS SpaceClaim’s new toolkitcan be used to create points, lines and splines in 3D space.

ANSYS SpaceClaim has a range of sketching tools that enable users to make dramatic changes to a 3D model and work it into different shapes. You can merge it all, bind it together, and remix it into something new.  You can Pull and Move essential features to the creation of any design. Pull will directly move geometry, points, edges, lines, and features.  Move essentially shifts pieces or the solid whole. You can create rounds by simply pulling on an edge. You can re-blend as you tweak and modify your design.  You can change the size at any time. You can reate 3-dimensial designs that are anti-aliased, shaded, with hidden line views.

ANSYS SpaceClaim is ideal for redesign work. With different colors and materials you can create a tangible and realistic looking model. Or, rather than being built from scratch, a product designed for one manufacturing process can easily be adapted for another. Because of ANSYS SpaceClaim’s flexibility, form and function requirements are still met. ANSYS SpaceClaim removes the hassle of the traditional design process, now the user can immediately dive in and start drawing in 3D.

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