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One of the Biggest Challenges in Generative Design

Everyone is abuzz about generative design. However, they are overlooking some significant cultural challenges in adopting it. In this video, Chad Jackson gives an overview of some of those barriers to adopting this exciting new technology.

PTC and Hexagon: Diverging Views of IoT

PTC and Hexagon both talked a lot about IoT in their conferences. But how they talked about them were dramatically different. This post provides a quick summary of how different they were and a little advice on how to apply IoT to your company.

Engineering Education’s Weed Out Approach and the STEM Shortfall

Should engineering education change in the context of the STEM shortfall? Specifically, I want to talk about weed-out classes. I remember when I attended the University of Kentucky back in the early 90s. There was a physics 231/232 class that was standard Newtonian physics for mechanical engineers.

Business Takeaways from LiveWorx’s IoT Panel

At PTC’s Liveworx back in June, a group of companies that had deployed IoT initiatives came together for a panel. I was keen to hear their advice on what to do what not to do when pursuing an IoT effort. This post summarizes my biggest takeaways.