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Altair’s Vision: Solution Breadth Surprises

Altair is a software and services provider that aims to improve decision making in development. This post examines their offerings and the related benefits.

4 Tips to Engineer Smart Connected Products

For some, the IoT era represents a tremendous opportunity. For others, it is a significant threat. Either way, almost every company is trying to figure out how to engineer smart connected products. You can slap some sensors on your product and start streaming terabytes of data, but that doesn’t equal success. This post provides four tips on …

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Specialized System Design. It Matters. Here’s why.

There’s no doubt about it: system engineering seems to be a hot issue over the course of the last year. As I’ve dug deeper and deeper into this discipline, I’ve been a bit surprised at some of the specialization I uncovered. I mean, isn’t system engineering all the same? No. All system engineering is not …

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An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

Careful, it is easy to underestimate the benefits of an MBD initiative. This finding looks at the root cause of the miscalculation.

A MBD Cautionary Tale: Overestimating the Benefits

Any successful MBD initiative needs executive buy-in. However, overestimating the benefits of transitioning to MBD is a common mistake, as this finding proves.

IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench: Productivity Supercharger?

IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench is an engineering search and knowledge management solution. This post details its capabilities and advantages.

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Generative Design and 3D Printing: Revolutionizing Design?

November brought news for both Generative Design and 3D Printing. This post explains how the intersection of these two trends could revolutionize design.

3D Systems’ Figure 4 Platform: Taking 3D Printing to Production

3D System’s Figure 4 Platform is the first production 3D printing solution. This post reviews its capabilities and implications for engineers.

Mentor’s Capital: Enterprise Electrical Design

Mentor’s Capital Platform is a software suite for electrical systems and harness design. This post details its capabilities and associated benefits.