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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.

Mentor’s System Vision

This post provides an overview of Mentor’s System Vision, a 1D modeling and simulation tool for analog mixed signal systems.

Collaboration on Board Systems Design: Is It An Opportunity?

Is there an opportunity for more electrical-mechanical collaboration within board systems design? Let’s make sure we’re on the same page before we go any further. First off, what’s involved? We’re talking about taking the board layout in ECAD and communicating that to the 3D assembly in the mechanical application. Why is that needed, and what’s …

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What is Generative Design?

There are a lot of different definitions for Generative Design today. In this post, we provide some clarity on three of those definitions and share the one that we use.

Autodesk's Perspective on How Engineering Changes with Generative Design

Autodesk’s Perspective on How Engineering Changes with Generative Design

Autodesk may well be the company that is investing the most into Generative Design currently. In this post, I provide my guidance against where Autodesk executives see design processes changing.

The Evolution of PLM at Whirlpool

How do you manage the cultural side of a PLM deployment? Whirlpool gave solid advice as PTC’s Liveworx. I’ve added my commentary to theirs.

What is a Virtual Sensor?

Before we dive into virtual sensors, we need to cover some foundational concepts around the Digital Twin. With this technology, you have sensory data that you’re capturing from a product, and you’re feeding it into a simulation. The simulation will be running very fast, and will often be a systems simulation; a 1D simulation that …

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