Collaborative 1D Modeling for Software and Systems

Times are changing for 1D modeling. With an influx of software and electronics into traditionally mechanical products, more and more organizations are turning to 1D simulations, both from a systems perspective and from an embedded software perspective. There’s an opportunity to get these use of these simulations to converge, but there are some cultural challenges to overcome. Read the rest of this entry »

3DEXPERIENCE Print to Perform

3DEXPERIENCE Print to Perform: Seamless Generative Design to 3D Printing

It is amazing to see how quickly we’ve come into the generative design age, at least from a capability perspective. Within the past two years, numerous software providers have announced new capabilities to produce designs autonomously. And while that is a good thing, few solutions can take someone from beginning to the end of the process. That is what is so interesting about this new workflow solution from Dassault Systèmes. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Twin Concept

Creo Product Insight: Realizing the Digital Twin

One of the hottest topics in the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of an advanced Digital Twin: the idea that you can run a digital simulation based on sensor data to gain more insight into the operation of a physical product. When it comes to the concept of a Digital Twin, it is still early. There are few solutions out there that can support it. However, one of the capabilities of Creo 4 supports this concept.

This details the capabilities that Creo 4 provides, offers some commentary and analysis and wraps up with a quick summary. Read the rest of this entry »

Generative Design Model

Can Generative Design Deliver a Productivity Boost?

Generative design: it’s one of the hottest topics of the year. Blink and you might miss a software provider announce the availability of either topology optimization or generative design capabilities in the latest release of their application. Now, there are all sorts of potential benefits to using this kind of technology. However, there are some serious implications as well.

In this post, we’re going to look at how generative design and topology optimization technologies won’t necessarily save time, but instead shift how engineers spend their time. Read the rest of this entry »