System Model and Digital Twin

Digital Prototyping with the PTC Digital Twin

Last week, I published an article on how you can Virtually Prototype with Digital Twins. The fundamental idea is that you can stream data from a system simulation to an IoT platform. That allows you to verify all sorts of things about the smart, connected product you’re developing as well as the how the IoT platform will use the data. That’s going to become the new normal in development.

Here, in this post, we’ll be looking at how PTC ecosystem supports this kind of effort. Specifically, we’re looking at a combination of Integrity Modeler, SySim, and Thingworx. Buckle up. There’s a lot to cover. Read the rest of this entry »

A Review of Solid Edge Wiring and Harness Design

The number of electronics in today’s smart connected products is exploding. To get all those different components to talk to each other, you have to connect them with routed electrical systems. In this post, we’ll be reviewing Solid Edge Wiring and Harness Design from Siemens PLM. Here, we’ll first take a look at the capabilities the application provides. I’ll then offer my commentary and analysis. We’ll then wrap it up with a quick recap. Read the rest of this entry »

ANSYS Twin Builder: Connecting IoT Data to Simulations

Well, it certainly is an interesting time in product development. In the past few months, we’ve seen a number of providers offer some very interesting solutions that will take streaming data as an input to a simulation. That concept of Digital Twin has some serious implications across the lifecycle of the product. For more details on that topic, check out our article titled What is a Digital Twin?

This post, however, has a much narrower focus. This week, ANSYS announced the formal release of a new offering called Twin Builder. At a high level, it does what its name says: it builds Digital Twins. But there are some differentiated capabilities here that only simulation companies can provide. Let’s dive into the details. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Your IoT Strategy?

Connectivity. Smart software. Machine learning.

Today, the landscape of the Internet of Things is awash with new and exciting technology that can empower miraculous product capabilities. Collecting and analyzing the right data can yield insights that might transform a company. Building the right intelligence and automation can transform an industry. The visions are grandiose. Yet, most companies today struggle with a short and simple question.

How do we get there? Read the rest of this entry »