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Developing Mobility Architectures, E/E and Software Systems for the Transportation and Mobility Industry

Undoubtedly, the transportation and mobility industry is experiencing impressive innovation and dramatic change today. Sustainability and safety spur the development of new-to-the-world electric drives, groundbreaking battery platforms, and novel assisted and autonomous systems. Many OEMs and suppliers are turning to systems engineering as a framework for it all. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approaches have been …

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Boosting Mechanical Design Team Productivity with CAD Solutions 

Executives are focused on boosting the productivity of mechanical design engineers, and rightfully so.  Engineers persevere through a challenging workload in the face of shrinking timelines and increasingly complex products. As a result, morale and work quality can suffer. However, organizations that harness new capabilities in CAD solutions can boost mechanical design team productivity.

Overcoming Design Complexity with Increased Productivity from your CAD Solutions

Manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to design innovative products. These products incorporate more electronic and software components. In a modern world, this means they are subject to increasingly stringent, requirements. The result? Added complexity for the design process; more complexity means more difficulty.

Top 3 Challenges Companies Face When Updating Their Mechanical CAD Solutions

Top 3 Challenges Companies Face When Updating Their Mechanical CAD Solutions 

Engineers rely on their mechanical CAD solutions to create innovative product designs. And solution providers are constantly updating their offerings with new features and additional modeling capabilities to improve user productivity. To tap this new functionality, however, existing CAD users have to get up to speed on the latest version quickly. But a number of …

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Innovative and Cost-Effective Ways to Train CAD Users on New Capabilities

Innovative and Cost-Effective Ways to Train CAD Users on New Capabilities

CAD software providers release new features constantly. These features improve the productivity of engineers and designers. Nevertheless, companies often delay upgrading to the latest release of their CAD software, according to findings from Lifecycle Insights’ CAD Productivity Study. One reason for this is that companies have to spend capital to train CAD users on new …

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Where DX efforts are providing the most value

Digital transformation (DX) initiatives are spreading across industries, with a strong presence in product development and manufacturing. This raises two important questions: Where are companies making DX investments, and what progress have they made? The experience of the most progressive organizations shine a light on where DX efforts can provide the most value.

Implementing virtual tools: how manufacturers are leveraging digital twins and digital threads

More and more, manufacturing organizations around the globe are adopting digital transformation (DX) initiatives to help mitigate the many challenges they face. In the product development space, many of those companies are looking toward digital twins and digital threads as part of those ongoing efforts. But some organizations are leveraging digital twins and digital threads …

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Study reveals targeted Digital Transformation initiatives offer significant benefits to manufacturing organizations

Digital transformation (DX) initiatives are gaining momentum among today’s leading manufacturers. Lifecycle Insights’ 2021 Return on Investment (ROI) of DX Study revealed that targeted DX initiatives offer significant benefits to manufacturing organizations. The study results, however, also highlight the vast differences between the least and most progressive organizations when it comes to reaching margin targets, reducing prototypes, …

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The Future is More Automated and Integrated with Zuken and Vitech Solutions

Each year Zuken hosts Zuken Innovation World (ZIW), an industry event that brings together customers, partners, and industry professionals to network, learn, and innovate. This year, ZIW co-located with Integrate22, Vitech’s inaugural event aimed at fostering dynamic, vibrant discussions around systems engineering. Lifecycle Insights’ Chief Analyst Chad Jackson attended the event. The following are his …

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