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Simulation-Driven Design: Feasible or Fallacy?

Today’s engineers are in a tight spot. From smartphones to conveyor belts and coffee pots, today’s products are increasingly complex. They often meld mechanical and electrical functions with software code. To meet performance requirements, engineers must take many more factors into account during design than ever before. And, of course, do it fast while keeping costs low.

Virtual Commissioning: Making the Case

Virtual commissioning promises a lot of value. Engineers can explore various alternatives while developing production systems. This tech-led initiative can save engineers vast amounts of time. Yet, that doesn’t mean a company’s chief financial officer is going to approve the financial investment that virtual commissioning requires.
What does a good cost justification look like?

THE SIMULATION DIGITAL THREAD ACROSS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Simulation has expanded. It now includes every stage of the development process, from concept design to executable digital twins in operation. Analysis now delivers value across product development. The Simulation Digital Thread is a fundamental building block to applying simulation throughout Product Development.

Three Trends Reshaping Mechanical Design

We’re on the verge of a state change in mechanical design. There are emerging technologies that are going to make a huge impact and open up a lot of new possibilities in terms of design.

The big lever that mechanical engineers have been pulling today to control their designs for components has been macro geometry. The primary mechanism for mechanical engineers to fulfill requirements, hit performance targets and fulfill costs have been geometric shape. That’s been limiting.

What is Shapr3D?

Let’s talk about Shapr3D. So first off, what is it? It is a 3D modeling tool for mechanical design. It’s actually a fair bit different from your traditional offerings. It is mobile first.  What does that mean? Today, it runs on an iPad Pro and you actually use an Apple pen with it and multi-touch …

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How Do You Realize Value from Simulation-Driven Design?

Four strategies that your company can take to realize the value out of simulation-driven design. In this post, we cover the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy.

AI and Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

How can you use digital twins and artificial intelligence to help with the development of production systems that you see in plants and facilities? Obviously, there is a big movement with smart manufacturing to stream data from equipment on the shop floor; trying to improve product quality, trying to improve throughput, and trying to shorten the time to commission production systems. We’ll talk about how all that intersects.

A How to Guide for Driving Digital Transformation with PLM

Get expert advice on how to plan and deploy PLM in support of your innovation efforts. Based on the eBook, “The PLM Deployment Handbook: Planning and Driving Digital Transformation”, Kevin O’Brien, Divisional GM of PLM, will ask our CEO and Chief Analyst, Chad Jackson questions on examples of digital transformation initiatives, PLM best practices, and more.

Webinar hosted by PTC.

The Integrated Systems Development Report

Lifecycle Insights’ Systems Development Benchmark Study shows many companies are struggling to keep up with consumers’ demands for digitally enabled products. At the same time, our findings show the most progressive companies report strong organizational performance gains. These progressive companies share several common attributes. These include the early use of simulation — both mechanics and electronics — and model-based systems engineering. This report shares study findings to guide manufacturers navigating similar changes.