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Four Contemplative Takeaways from LiveWorx

Yes. Yes. I know. It has been a solid six weeks since PTC’s LiveWorx. The wave of posts and articles on the event has come and gone. So why publish my thoughts on it now? Well, I try not to leap onto the bandwagon for the latest technology trend unless it is truly warranted. So I wanted to give myself some time to stew on it a bit and see what percolated to the top. Here are my four takeaways.

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Can Mechanical Engineers Adopt Agile Product Development?

Should mechanical engineering companies adopt an agile-oriented paired design approach? That question has been raised a lot lately and it’s a pertinent one, as agile has gained an enormous amount of popularity in the world of software development over the last 12 years. At first blush, the method appears a natural for product design. It’s

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Which Causes Which? Resource Shifts or Delays?

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few months, you know I’ve ben pulling a number of findings from the PLM Study that we conducted in January. The most interesting of those findings have had nothing to do with technology, but have provided insight into the organizational performance of engineering. In this post,

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Move to MBD: Can We See Results?

Last week, Chad talked on the blog about findings from The Model Based Enterprise Study. It found that, while 57% of the 575 respondent companies released 3D annotated models for at least some projects, only 2% exclusively used 3D MBD. We thought we’d take a look at some of those companies from the 2% to