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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.

Zuken and Vitech: Does the Acquisition Make Sense?

A couple weeks ago, Zuken acquired Vitech. What’s the fit? Does it make sense? We give a little insight in this video.

The Failure Rate of Product Development

Today, there are many stumbling blocks in product development. At times, it can feel like your company is failing. But, based on our research, you’re not alone. In this video, we review a finding that gives insight into the success and failure rates of product development.

The Big Challenge With Simulation Driven Design

A Simulation Driven Design initiative carries a lot of promise. Yet, there are some kinks that companies need to address before they can reasonably realize value. We review some of the biggest ones in this post.

What is the State of Generative Design?

Is the technology ready? Maybe. Are people and processes ready? Well. We cover both issues in this post and video on the state of Generative Design.

What is Simulation-Driven Design?

What is Simulation-Driven Design (SDD)? We provide a concise overview of this type of engineering initiative in this post and video.

The INCOSE Symposium: Should You Attend?

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) holds an annual International Symposium event every year. Should you go? We give some guidance in this video.