Product-centric and platform-modularity approaches are common methods used to develop products. For companies with only one product, the product-centric approach works well. However, manufacturers with a family of products utilize product line engineering for increased efficiency. Developing products with a platform-modularity approach brings a host of benefits. Introduction to a Platform-Modularity Approach For many companies, …
OVERCOMING THE RISING COMPLEXITY OF E/E SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Mass electrification of all systems has impacted every industry, expanding electronics, electrical distribution systems, and embedded software in today’s products.
This brief compares and contrasts different perspectives to E/E systems development. It provides details on a new and holistic method, allowing engineers to identify and resolve integration issues far earlier in the design lifecycle, helping organizations avoid costly, late-stage project delays.
IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: AUGMENTING YESTERDAY’S TOOLS WITH CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS
Rapid advancing digitization is transforming traditional, mechanical products into smart, connected ones. In the 2020 Product Development IT Ecosystem Benchmark Report from Lifecycle Insights, more than half of the respondents cited customer demand for smart products as their first or second most important challenge in product development.
This brief shares findings from a Lifecycle Insights study on the types of solutions that improve organizational performance in product development, with a core focus on industrial design.
The Impact of PTC’s CREO Moving to a Cloud-Based Platform
Over the past few years, PTC has gradually transitioned its offerings to an annual subscription format. As a result, the overwhelming majority of its customers have switched to this recurring revenue model. Now, PTC is hard at work moving its core products to Atlas, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that was acquired as part of Onshape. …
Shapr3D’s Direct Modelling Capabilities Now on Windows
Shapr3D is a powerful 3D design modeling tool that allows industrial designers to turn their ideas into 3D models. Previously, Shapr3D was only available for use with the Apple Pen and iPad multi-touch features, but that’s no longer the case. The latest release makes the tool accessible to mechanical engineers and industrial designers who use …
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE: A Progressive Approach to Modeling and Simulation
In a recent post, we discussed the challenges associated with a traditional approach to simulation where engineers and analysts work in silos using unintegrated tools. When team members can’t collaborate effectively, companies must contend with inaccurate or incomplete data that cause delays and increased costs. In order to address these issues, companies need to take …
The Escalating Complexity of NPI
Companies are trying to keep up with escalating consumer demands. As a result, companies’ new product introduction processes have become more complex.
This is the second in a series of six articles outlining findings from our 2021 NPI and Sourcing study.
The Fundamental Problems with Modeling and Simulation
Amid a landscape of shortened timelines and more complex products, companies are increasingly using simulation to digitally verify that a product meets requirements and performs as designed. Yet, engineers and analysts often find themselves working in silos, making contributions that are not in sync. Design engineers use computer-aided design (CAD) tools to design, while the …
Achieving Excellence in NPI: 2021 Study Reveals Key Drivers for Success
The pressure of consumer and market demands is driving product complexity upwards. As a result, the NPI process is harder to manage. In response, many organizations are making targeted investments in digital transformation initiatives to help improve their NPI processes.
Join us for a discussion between Supplyframe CMO, Richard Barnett, and Lifecycle Insights Chief Analyst and CEO, Chad Jackson, as they review findings from a 2021 NPI and Sourcing study commissioned by Supplyframe.