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OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?

OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.

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The Systems Engineering Conundrum

Companies considering system engineering practices are caught in a catch-22. We explain in this post.

SOLIDWORKS World Takeaway: Acquisition and Platform Strategy

What is Dassault Systèmes’ strategy when it comes to acquisitions? At the highest levels, it is driven by their 3DEXPERIENCE vision. Find out more in this post.

3D Printing: Why is it Appealing to Engineering?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an exciting new development on many fronts. It is particularly appealing to engineers designing products. Why? Chad Jackson shares some insight in this video.

Nano Dimensions: Is 3D Printing for Electronics Feasible?

Nano Dimensions provides 3D printing solutions for electronics. It is early but they are getting some traction and making this concept real. This post reviews what they can do.

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.

Simulation and Verification for Board Development

The idea of applying simulation early in the development of board systems is a relatively new concept. In this post, we provide a quick overview of what is involved.

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

Companies can get a lot of value from MBD initiatives. But is it really ready for mainstream adoption? Here’s our take on that answer.

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.