NMW 2004: Autodesk acquires MechSoft

Chicago, IL—Autodesk reports that its acquisition of certain assets of Mechsoft.com Inc., announced Feb. 24 at National Manufacturing Week 2004, will allow users to design by using mechanical relationships of how parts function (such as torque and rpm), rather than by geometric descriptions.

02/26/2004


Chicago, IL— Autodesk 's acquisition of certain assets of Mechsoft.com Inc., announced Feb. 24 at National Manufacturing Week 2004, will allow users to design by using mechanical relationships of how parts function (such as torque and rpm), rather than by geometric descriptions. At least a 20-to-1 time savings is expected for completion of a complex 3-D mechanical drawing, the company says. Terms were not disclosed.

Tools include:

  • More than 50 calculators and design wizards that provide engineering information during the product development process, saving time in manual calculations and lookups for components;

  • Built-in mechanical engineering handbook that provides calculations required to create mechanically correct parts; and

  • A drag-and-drop content library with more than 1.5-million parts representing all prominent international standards.

Autodesk plans to integrate key components of MechSoft's technology into future versions of Autodesk Inventor Series, which integrates 2-D and 3-D design.)

For examples of how the software works, go to the Autodesk page about the acquisition at usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item .

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief
MHoske@cfemedia.com





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