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The Siemens PLM Vision: Creating A Complete Digital Twin of the Product

Last week, Siemens PLM held their annual analyst event in Boston to give us some insight into their top-level vision. After two and a half days of presentations from various executives, there is a lot of information to process. There were several high-level themes in this vision, but none is more important that this: creating

Simulation Results

Assessing ANSYS’ ‘Discovery Live’ Offering

If there is one commonality in most software product announcements today, it’s hyperbole. Trend X will completely change the industry! Manufacturers that don’t adapt will be out of business in five years! It is the kind of thing that, over time, slowly erodes our ability to get excited about almost anything. Make no mistake, there

Discretizing System Engineering

All of it. You need all of it. That’s the message that seems to float around system engineering practices and principles. You see, while I attended a number of conferences over the course of the last year, I’ve asked the same question again and again “can you adopt system engineering piecemeal?” I’ve been met with that

Terminology Trap: The Model Based Enterprise

Terminology. Terminology. Terminology. One of the base challenges that this industry faces is terminology. This space, software supporting engineering and development, is literally overrun with existing technology and concepts of how to use them. So when a software provider comes up with something new, something they don’t want the industry to see as merely an enhancement but