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Solid Edge Expands Its Boundaries

This post shares electrical / electronic, modeling, cloud data management, and simulation updates to the Solid Edge offering from the 2018 user group event.

Visteon Embedded Software Strategy is Changing Everything

This post shares takeaways from Rebecca Fifelski’s presentation on how embedded software is changing development at Visteon.

Lesson Learned: Generative Design Does Apply to Machinery

Many don’t think Generative Design applies well to industrial equipment and heavy machinery. Well, a case study from Claudius Peters projects GmbH tells us a different story. This post recaps a customer presentation from Autodesk’s Accelerate event.

Jama Connect: A Simple Solution for a Granular Approach

Jama Connect is a software solution that offers requirements management, test management, and more. This post reviews its functionality and value.

Mechanical Design Is Changing in Smart, Connected Products Era

Many companies are making the transition from developing mechanical oriented products to smart, connected ones. Making that change, of course, requires many changes. But what does it mean for mechanical design? We explore that topic in this post.

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ThingWorx Review: Ditching the Duct Tape

Many companies are going through the transition from developing mechanically oriented products to smart, connected ones. Overall, that transition includes a sea of changes, many of them challenging. This includes adding the organizational capability to develop embedded code, electrical systems, or rigid-flex electronics. One of the easier adjustments, however, is implementing an Internet of Things …

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Building the Digital Thread for Harness Design

What is a Digital Thread when it comes to harness design? This post details that definition and why it is so important to the development of smart, connected products.

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The Rising Demand for Routed Electrical Collaboration

The design of harnesses isn’t always the highest priority in the development of smart, connected products. Yet, errors in their design can have a longstanding detrimental effect. In this post, we look at designing them concurrently and collaboratively instead.

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Harness Design: On the Critical Path

In this post, we’re going to look at the timing of the development of harnesses, the needs of modern engineers to support concurrent harness design, and the technology capabilities needed to enable that change.