Quite a long time ago, I remember the first time I visited a hard-core simulation analyst’s group. It was at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and I, fresh out of college, was showing them some new simulation technology. There were lots of questions and conversations that day. But first and foremost in my memory, I remember the… well… reverence some of the other engineers had for these simulation analysts. They were the unequivocal experts. Their authority was unquestionable. They were on a pedestal.
The Key to Championing Simulation
Quick poll: do you know the most requested presentation topic for NAFEMS events? Anyone. Think quick. I guess the title of this post might be giving it away, but when I talked with Michelle Ringrose about my presentation for NAFEMS North American Conference 2012, she was very clear: addressing the business side of simulation has …
Solving Engineering’s Calculation Compromise
Calculating formulas and equations is a key part of engineering. This eBook looks at old and new tools for that task, comparing and contrasting them.
Writing about the Business of Simulation on the NAFEMS Blog
Hey folks. For those of you looking for more posts on simulation, I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be a guest contributor at the new NAFEMS blog. My focus will be on the business side of simulation. Basically, you’ll see me posting on how simulation critical functionality translate into organizational capabilities and how …
The 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Study
This study researched the state of 3D CAD interoperability, model-based enterprise initiatives and use of 3D in the enterprise.
The PDM Revolution is Upon Us, Brought to you by CAD in the Cloud
I think we can all recognize that one of the most recent wave of disruptions to the CAD industry started with when a number of modeling approaches converged. Direct and Feature-based approaches merged. 3D modeling and 2D sketching got mashed up as well. Today, we have single apps or suites of integrated apps that do it all. And in my opinion, I think there have been significant benefits associated with those changes.
The Risks of Status Quo in Product Development
Data Management technologies can positively impact organizational performance. This eBook looks at the range of centralized data management capabilities and their influence.
Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual: App-ing the Process
Walking into the Monday morning general session at Solidworks World 2013 in Orlando FL, I admit that I was expecting something. After the openly discussing the move of Solidworks to the cloud years earlier, and the subsequent backtracking and sidestepping because of customer outrage, rumors had it that this was the year. This was the time when Solidworks would unveil something big. Ultimately, I think the announcement of Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual falls into that category. I think that it just wasn’t what people were expecting.
Is Mathcad Right for Engineers?
Do you use an engineering notebook? If I asked that question to engineers 15 years ago, the answer would be an unequivocal YES. Today, however, I don’t think it would be an easy question for engineers to answer. As I wrote in a series of posts (link to first post) on the modern equivalent to the engineering notebook, there are lots of tools out there that each do some aspect of it. But there’s no single tool that does it all anymore.