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What Are ModelCenter’s Capabilities?

Can you integrate simulation automation and systems engineering? Let’s talk about that next with Phoenix Integration’s ModelCenter. All right. So let’s talk about the integration between systems engineering and simulation automation. Now, this review actually ties into a series that we’re running right now that looks at how do you realize value from simulation-driven design? …

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Next Generation Machine Shops: Powering Profitable Growth Through Automation

Machining equipment is more precise than ever before. Competition is now global instead of local. Machine shops must work hard to keep existing customers and to find new clients. The very pace of change is accelerating in machining. Machine shops have the option to respond to such relentless innovation by resisting or embracing it. From the top floor to the shop floor, companies can incrementally improve or radically transform every aspect of the business.

What’s New in Creo 7.0?

What are the biggest things to look out for in Creo 7.0? What are the implications there? Creo 7.0 has a lot of enhancements. However, three stood out as being aligned with how mechanical design is changing.

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape?

Today at Liveworx, PTC announced that Onshape’s cloud infrastructure, now dubbed Atlas, will be the platform for all of PTC’s products going forward. The CAD application Onshape and some Vuforia apps are immediately available and more are soon to follow. When PTC acquired Onshape, it certainly seemed like there was more to it than making …

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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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