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How to Turn Testing Into a Competitive Advantage

National Instruments suggests that testing can be a competitive advantage. Let’s talk about testing and test systems. Can evaluating the phase in development after design to verify that the requirements are satisfied, and performance metrics met be turned into a competitive advantage? Part of the Answer Lies in the Complexity of the Product Earlier this …

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The State of Executable Digital Twin Support By Siemens

Let’s talk about the state of executable digital twin support by Siemens. To begin, let’s define what is an executable digital twin. Simply put it is a model fed with sensor data that mimics the behavior of a physical product during operation. The twin is a virtual sensor that only exists in the digital realm. …

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CATIA Stimulus and The Value It Provides To Embedded Systems Developers

To talk about CATIA (computer-aided three-dimensional interactive application) stimulus, it’s important that we have context. Let’s start with the basics. A product or sensor is instrumented with sensors. These sensors provide readings to the embedded systems developers feeding the control software, it is processed. Certain commands are then sent to the physical actuator components based …

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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.

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. The aim of Lifecycle Insights’ CAD Usability Study was to …

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Granular Changes and Onshape: Powering Critical Use Cases

Onshape, a computer-aided design (CAD) is built on a SAAS (software as a service) model. It allows granular changes to be tracked and merged into projects. This is significant for teams working remotely on the same project. The power of Onshape is its compute-intensive processing enhanced by its use of cloud computing and internet servers. …

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PLM vs. ALM – Which to use for Electronic Board Systems?

During the development of electronic board systems, printed circuit boards, multi-board systems, and the like (for this discussion they will be called “electronic board systems” to encompass them all), using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) seemed to be a natural progression. PLM was traditionally used to manage mechanical hardware. It easily became the process for electronic …

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INDUSTRY VETERAN JOHN MCMILLAN JOINS LIFECYCLE INSIGHTS

We are in a new and exciting transformative era in electronic product design. Product design that historically encompassed a variety of applications and most often required a unique specialist for different aspects of design are evolving into product design flows that consider the end product as early as the functional specification. To help navigate and …

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Simcenter 3D

What’s New in Simcenter 3D? Simulating Turbomachinery, Drop Tests, and More

Creating accurate complex turbomachinery design simulations is easier than ever with the latest release of Simcenter 3D.