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Enventive® Helps Companies Bring Better Products to Market Faster

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Enventive v3 Dramatically Reduces Modeling Time for Designers and Engineers

LANCASTER, Mass., Dec. 17, 2013 — Enventive Engineering, Inc. today unveiled Enventive v3, the latest release of its mechanical design and tolerance analysis software that helps companies gain a competitive advantage by bringing better products to market faster—and at lower cost.

Enventive v3 provides new features and enhancements that help make modeling many common types of parts significantly faster and easier, including:

New Cylindrical and Rectangular Feature of Size (FOS) dimensions and position constraints

Enventive v3 includes new tools for quickly applying cylindrical and rectangular Feature of Size (FOS) dimensions in a side or top view. These tools significantly simplify the modeling of holes, pins, walls, and slots, which are common for turned, molded, or machined parts.

Datums can be applied to cylindrical and rectangular FOS dimensions, and a position constraint can be used to constrain the location of a FOS dimension relative to a FOS datum.

New Constant Thickness dimension

Enventive v3 includes a new Constant Thickness dimension that copies and offsets selected geometry and automatically applies a single dimension that defines the material thickness. The Constant Thickness feature can dramatically reduce the modeling time for sheet metal parts that are stamped, where the thickness of the material is assumed to be consistent throughout the part.

Constant thickness parts can be perturbed along the entire length or by one element (individual segments of geometry and dimensions that compose the part) at a time.

New Mirror tool simplifies modeling of symmetrical geometry

Enventive v3 includes a new Mirror tool that can help simplify the modeling of symmetrical geometry. Both sides of the mirrored geometry are dynamically updated when the mirrored geometry is perturbed or its dimensions are modified, fully maintaining the mirrored relationship between the sides.

Additional language localizations

In addition to previously available language localizations for French and German, Enventive v3 now includes support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Enventive software automatically uses your operating system’s language setting to select an available language and display the related text within the Enventive user interface. To help new users get started more quickly, PDF versions of tutorials are also available in these languages.

Additional enhancements

Additional enhancements in Enventive v3 include:

  • Improved integration with Microsoft® Excel®, including support for Excel 2013
  • Improved Perturb feature, including the ability to quickly toggle between perturbing by Size and Orientation for Line to Line dimensions
  • Tolerance analysis reports can report object descriptions or object names (default) as contributor identifiers
  • Improved ability to delete forces while maintaining related parameters and equations
  • Improved display of datums associated with model instances within an assembly
  • Improved ability to select the centerpoint of arcs and circles when applying constraints and dimensions
  • Ability to hide moments using layers
  • Ability to pause recording of a Tolerance in Motion (TIM) study upon completion
  • Improved area calculations for regions that include holes
  • Solver improvements to increase accuracy, performance, and robustness
  • Support for spaces in parameter names and sharing data between components with names that include mathematical-related characters
  • Ability to turn off background gradient shading within display window

Current customers can refer to the release notes included with Enventive v3 for complete details on this release. To request enhancements for future releases, please contact us.

About Enventive Software for Mechanical Design and Tolerance Analysis

Enventive software provides mechanical design and tolerance analysis tools to identify and optimize critical parameters early in the design process, helping to minimize manufacturing variation.

Going beyond the capabilities of traditional tolerance analysis software, Enventive’s equation solving and GD&T tools help pinpoint a wider range of key contributors to variation. Built-in modeling tools enable proof-of-concept studies from the start of the product development process, providing valuable insight into product performance before the creation of detailed CAD models.

Enventive software helps you bring better products to market faster by helping avoid the cost and delay of discovering design errors during manufacturing.

About Enventive Engineering, Inc.

Enventive Engineering, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation, founded in 2002, that develops, distributes, and supports mechanical design and tolerance analysis software.

Enventive Engineering’s worldwide customers include Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses that represent a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, electrical components, office equipment, and appliances.

Enventive® v2.9 shipped

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Lancaster, Mass., July 20, 2012 — Enventive Engineering, Inc., announces the release of Enventive® v2.9.

Enventive v2.9 is a major release that improves and expands on Enventive’s infrastructure, providing significant benefits for today’s users and laying the groundwork for future development. Major projects in this release include:

  • Redesigned user interface that increases flexibility in this release and for future releases.
  • Completely integrated, fully functional Excel application, which provides many improvements over the previous embedded (OLE) Excel application.
  • New algorithms that increase the speed and power of the Enventive Solver.
  • Individual 32-bit and 64-bit installations, which provides performance improvements on 64-bit platforms.
  • Improved logging and reporting methods that makes it easier for the Enventive support team to identify and fix bugs and crashes.

In addition to these core improvements, this release introduces many significant new and improved features based on user feedback, including:

  • Enventive Explorer redesign and new features, including independent views that can be moved and floated; ability to expand and collapse areas; and new tool default settings.
  • Math view redesign and new features, including the ability to move and float the Math view, list parameters for the currently active model or all models; ability to work with tolerances and connections within the parameter table; equation editor auto-complete; and the ability to add equation comments.
  • A major new feature, In-Place Editing , lets you edit a model instance directly from within an assembly instead of opening the master model to make modifications.
  • The user interface for running Tolerance-In-Motion (recording) is now more streamlined and has new features, including the ability to select parameters using a math group, objects in the sketch, or the parameter table; record results to the current worksheet or a new worksheet; and differentiate between derived dimensions and contributors in recording results.
  • A new Stop button lets you cancel stepping, tolerance analysis or other running processes.
  • Model instances can be loaded as a mirror of the master model, eliminating the need to create a mirrored part.
  • Ability to replace the master model for an instance in an assembly .
  • Arcs have been redesigned, allow them to flatten into a straight line or flip the sign of their curvature; for example, arcs can smoothly flip from convex to concave during stepping.
  • Cycle select has been replaced with a pick list that lets you select exactly the object you intend when multiple objects exist at a particular point in the sketch.
  • When drawing objects, the connected endpoints are now created as merged points (which connect the two endpoints as one point object), so they no longer need to be constrained with coincident points. A new Drag Apart tool lets you break apart the merged points when needed.
  • Scale settings for text/dimensions, constraints, and forces.
  • Ability to apply line styles (such as dot-dot and dot-dash) and weights (line thickness) to geometry.
  • A new right-click popup in the Sketch view lets you quickly access drawing, dimensioning, and constraining tools.
  • New and improved constraining/dimensioning features, including showing dimension names in the sketch; simultaneous placement of Fixed Point and LAA constraints; constraining to arc midpoint; switching the positive/negative sign of dimensions; and saving default tolerance settings to a file.
  • Ability to see individual degrees of freedom (DOF) that are unconstrained. This finer level of detail lets you see exactly in which directions an object can move.
  • User preference enhancements, including the ability to set defaults for dimensions and text size/units, constraint size, icon size, rendering options, and more.
  • Recently opened files now appear in the File menu for quick access.
  • New Enventive functions have been added to Excel.
  • New file handling/sharing features, including the ability to open recent model files, create PDF files and snapshots; and email assemblies.
In addition to these new and improved features, many smaller enhancements have been made throughout the Enventive user interface to make working with Enventive models easier, more intuitive, and more flexible. Existing customers can refer to the release notes included with the v2.9 shipment for complete details on this release.

About Enventive Design Optimization Software

Enventive is a mechanical engineering design system that takes mechanical designs through every phase, from initial concept, to preliminary  design, to variational analysis and optimization.

By combining geometric, mathematic, and kinematic modeling with automated variation analysis, optimization capabilities, and GD&T simulation, Enventive enables engineers to simultaneously optimize critical parameter values and their tolerance limits, giving them greater insight into their products.

Enventive helps engineers understand how real world variances affect design before detailed design occurs, resulting in significant savings in time, effort and money.

About Enventive Engineering, Inc.

Enventive Engineering, Inc., is a privately held Delaware corporation, founded in 2002.

Enventive Engineering is dedicated to helping mechanical engineers succeed in the areas of design, analysis, and optimization by providing them with technologies that enable reliable identification of potential design problems early in product development.

Enventive Engineering develops, maintains and supports software distributed to companies based mainly in the US and Europe, with users as far-ranging as China, India, South Africa, and Brazil. Enventive Engineering customers include several Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies representing a variety of fields, including automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, electrical components, office equipment, and appliances.

Enventive to be included in SIMULIA user meeting presentation

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Lancaster, Mass., October 10, 2011 — Enventive Engineering, Inc., announces that Enventive will be featured in a presentation at the upcoming SIMULIA User Meeting.

Praveen Gomer from Chrysler Group LLC will be giving a presentation entitled “System Parameter and Tolerance Optimization Using Isight and Enventive” at the 2011 SIMULIA Great Lakes Regional Users Meeting being held in Plymouth, MI, October 12. Praveen’s engineering group has been using Enventive to support Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) activities across a broad range of applications, ranging from Power Train to Interior Controls.

 

About Enventive Design Optimization Software

Enventive is a mechanical engineering design system that takes mechanical designs through every phase, from initial concept, to preliminary  design, to variational analysis and optimization.

By combining geometric, mathematic, and kinematic modeling with automated variation analysis, optimization capabilities, and GD&T simulation, Enventive enables engineers to simultaneously optimize critical parameter values and their tolerance limits, giving them greater insight into their products.

Enventive helps engineers understand how real world variances affect design before detailed design occurs, resulting in significant savings in time, effort and money.

About Enventive Engineering, Inc.

Enventive Engineering, Inc., is a privately held Delaware corporation, founded in 2002.

Enventive Engineering is dedicated to helping mechanical engineers succeed in the areas of design, analysis, and optimization by providing them with technologies that enable reliable identification of potential design problems early in product development.

Enventive Engineering develops, maintains and supports software distributed to companies based mainly in the US and Europe, with users as far-ranging as China, India, South Africa, and Brazil. Enventive Engineering customers include several Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies representing a variety of fields, including automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, electrical components, office equipment, and appliances.