The Implications of the Cloud for Simulation

All that compute power is enticing, right? It’s a great story. But there’s just one big problem: getting your simulation model into the cloud. And that wouldn’t be a problem if these simulation models weren’t quite so humongous. I mean, you wouldn’t need all that compute power if these simulations were easy to solve, right? …

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What is Mechanical Computer Aided Manufacturing (MCAM)?

The Misnomer of Feature-Based Machining

Ever heard of COFES, which stands for Congress on the Future of Engineering Software? Its an event out in Phoenix AZ held by Cyon Research that aims to bring together folks that are media, industry analyst, software provider and users to talk about where computer aided technology is heading.

The 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Report

This research report provides findings on 3D interoperability, model based enterprise initiatives and the use of 3D across the enterprise.

3D CAD Model Rotor and Housing

Is Feature-Based Modeling Now Obsolete?

Gone off the rails have I? Well, even if you think I am crazy, I still think its a fair question to ponder. Even if only for a moment. Hear me out and you might even agree.Over the past three months here at, I’ve hosted three separate webinars on design topics. Back on March 19th, we kicked things off with Clean Sheet Design where we looked at how CAD did or didn’t support new design efforts. On April 16th, we looked at how CAD supports Desig…

Mitigating the Legacy Data Risk to PLM Deployments

Deploying PLM or PDM? Heh. That’s literally a whole different class of software. Many things can go horribly wrong along the way to a go-live date. If you’re leading the deployment of such a system, be ready. There will be surprises along the way. What surprises? Well, let’s discuss.

What is Mechanical Computer Aided Manufacturing (MCAM)?

Features or Direct Modeling: Which is Better for Mold and Tool Design?

Do you remember when 3D solid modeling hit the market? I guess it started a little over 15 years ago. You had parameters that would drive changes in features that would, in turn, manipulate product geometry. Drawings updated automatically. It was pretty amazing at the time. Now, do you remember when the movement came to mold and tool design? The picture painted back then was equally amazing. Apply some global shrinkage or other tweaks, subtract the product geometry to create the cavity and crack that mold. Presto: you were done.
Guest post hosted by Siemens PLM.

Systems Simulation: Far-off Future or Feasible Now?

Move over multi-physics. There’s now a different field that qualifies as the bleeding edge of technology in simulation: system simulation. Many organizations are just starting to broach this field in an effort to better understand how systems perform holistically.

Simulation CFD Jet Mixer

Dassault Systèmes Acquires FE-DESIGN: What Does It Mean for the 3DEXPERIENCE Vision?

Another day, another acquisition. I have to admit though, I find this one intriguing. Not because the SIMULIA brand feels relatively complete already from a portfolio perspective. More from the perspective of what it means for their whole 3DEXPERIENCE vision. There’s actually a lot there. Read on and I’ll give you my perspective.

Battling Engineering’s Eroding Productivity

Design is only getting more complicated, not simpler. This eBook looks at how data management technology that can be used to combat the erosion of engineering productivity.