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MODERNIZING MACHINING PREPARATION: TAPPING INTO CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS

Traditional mechanical products are transforming into smart, connected products.

Our recent study reflects on the types of machining IT stack solutions leading organizations are using. This brief discusses those solutions and provides recommendations to improve organizational performance across the product development lifecycle.

PTC Moves Core Applications to Atlas: What’s the Big Deal?

PTC has announced that their core solutions are going to be migrated over to Atlas, the cloud-based platform that Onshape runs on. What are the implications? What are the opportunities? Well, we’re going to talk about that next. The Implications and Opportunities for PTC Okay, so let’s talk about what are the implications and opportunities …

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Altimade: Connecting PCB Designers to Suppliers to Expedite Product Development

Ordering and testing a prototype is a key milestone in the development of printed circuit boards (PCB). That prototype is necessary to validate the design and test its performance. But this step can be daunting for many engineering teams.  Ordering a PCB Prototype, a Critical Step Ordering a PCB prototype isn’t as simple as it …

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ELEVATING ELECTRONICS DESIGN: SUPPLEMENTING TRADITIONAL TOOLS WITH CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS

This brief shares findings from two Lifecycle Insights studies detailing which solution types make a difference. It also provides recommendations for improving organizational performance in the development of today’s smart, connected products, focusing on the electronics CAD solutions.

BigLever: Bring Products To Market Faster with a Platform-Modularity Approach

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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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