Smart manufacturing benefits engineers and manufacturing workers who have strong data analytics, automation, and digital transformation skills. It gives them a unique opportunity to grow into new and exciting roles that likely offer more prestige and an increase in pay. But how do you acquire the skills you need to succeed?
What is Modelon Impact?
What is Modelon Impact and how is it different? If you’ve been working on system simulations for any amount of time, you’re probably familiar with Modelon. They’ve offered this library of components that you can use for system simulations for quite some time. They’re really well known for the accuracy of those components, which obviously …
Solution Landscape for Digital Twin and Digital Thread
All companies are managing a digital thread today. In our series on managing the digital thread for smart, connected products, we are discussing the digital thread and related concepts and the solutions that help manage it. Let’s discuss the solution providers who offer something of value related to the digital twin and the digital thread. …
What’s New in OpenBOM?
What is the latest with the OpenBOM and how does it help procurement work with engineering information?
If you’re not familiar with OpenBOM, it’s a cloud-based application you use through your browser to work with bills of materials.
Use Cases for the Digital Twin: From Planning to Operations
Digital twins are popular across multiple industries. Today, use cases for the digital twin are found throughout a whole range of activities from planning to operation. Digital twins can save time and money for manufacturers. In this post, we walk through several application areas of the digital twin across your products and production systems.
Solution Provider Landscape for Simulation-Driven Design
When the simulation-driven design movement first started, there was only one way to enable it: putting hybrid CAD-CAE solutions in the hands of engineers. But in the past decade or so, the approaches have grown. In this post, we discuss each approach and solution providers that address them.
Digital Twin vs. Digital Thread
Digital twin and digital thread are terms that are used a lot in the industry today. Why are the digital twin and digital thread so important for collaboration today? Our chief analyst defines digital twin and digital thread and the important role they play in product development
Validating Systems Architectures from the Bottom Up
Products are becoming more feature-rich and more complex. Many organizations increasingly rely on systems engineering. In this post, I’ll dive into some common issues with developing systems architectures. I will focus on how to increase collaboration between detailed design and systems engineering teams through a validation step right before detailed design starts.
Two Design Approaches – Will MBSE Design Prevail?
Products are increasing in complexity at an astonishing rate. Smartphones are just one example: today’s devices combine the functionality of yesterday’s phones, cameras, calculators, and pagers and place desktop applications and internet browsers in the palms of our hands. Advancing electrification, mass miniaturization, and IoT-driven digitization are making a vast range of devices smarter and smaller.
To cope with these changes, manufacturers must transform the way they develop complex systems.
This post compares and contrasts the traditional and modern approaches to developing and verifying products.