What is The Connection Between Accelerating Product Complexities, Systems Thinking, and PLM Platforms?

Join Chad Jackson, Chief Analyst and CEO, Lifecycle Insights, and Paweł Chądzyński, Sr. Director Product Marketing at Aras, as they discuss the role of Systems Thinking and PLM platforms have in effectively managing accelerating product complexities.

Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET

The Manager’s Survival Guide for Architecture-Driven Engineering

Architecture-driven engineering, a relatively new engineering approach where an optimized and validated architecture is developed before detailed design, shows quite a bit of promise in the manufacturing industry. As a result, many organizations are exploring whether this method is a good fit and whether it’s the right place to start their digital engineering initiatives.

Best Practices for Navigating Your MBD Initiatives

There is no one-size-fits all approach to integrating an MBD into the product design process. In this PTC blog, Chad Jackson offers tips on creating MBDs and ensuring their effective consumption.

The Manager’s Survival Guide to Model-Based Engineering

In this Zuken blog post, Chad Jackson highlights the people, process, and technology considerations organizations should take before transitioning to an MBE-based approach to design and development.


To achieve this, a company’s product development IT ecosystem plays an important role, helping organizations develop smart, connected products on time and on budget. This brief shares findings from a Lifecycle Insights study on what solution types improve organizational performance with a focus on mechanical design.

Computer Aided Engineering Trends: Digital Twin

Lifecycle Insights CEO and Chief Analyst Chad Jackson and Industry Analyst Arvind Krishnan discussed the latest computer aided engineering trends. Here’s the transcript from their discussion: Chad Jackson: Hey everybody. Thanks for joining us today. We’re going to be talking about digital twins and what’s been going on in different events. This will be an …

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Anark: Accessing Product Development Information Across Systems

Here’s the ugly little secret about product development. People need access to a lot of information and in a lot of different systems, but often don’t get it. Today, let’s talk about Anark. The State of Product Development Information Let’s talk about product development and the information you need to make proper decisions. Today, there …

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What Makes CENIT’s FASTSUITE Manufacturing Solution Different?

Do we really need another set of manufacturing planning and virtual commissioning tools? Let’s talk about CENIT. Who is CENIT? CENIT is a company that’s actually been around for a while. There are several different divisions of the company. There’s consulting services. There’s actually a group that provides Dassault Systèmes a lot of their manufacturing …

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THE DIGITAL APPROACH TO INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY DESIGN: Creating Equipment that Increases Cycle Speed and Improves Yields

This eBook provides an overview of the latest advances modern companies are harnessing to develop more complex machinery and equipment on shorter schedules. We highlight several common development challenges and the progressive approaches, including practices and technologies, that best address them.