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ANSYS’ Discovery Live: Promising Instant Analysis

Discovery Live is a new software application from ANSYS promising real-time simulation. This post reviews its capabilities and their ability to produce. If there is one commonality in most software product announcements today, it’s hyperbole. Trend X will completely change the industry! Manufacturers that don’t adapt will be out of business in five years! It …

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Adopting System Engineering: All, None or… Just a Little?

Many experts boastfully claim that organizations must adopt all system engineering practices to reap any benefits. This post challenges that stance. All of it. You need all of it. That’s the message that seems to float around system engineering practices and principles. You see, while I attended a number of conferences over the course of the …

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Terminology Trap: The Model Based Enterprise

Terminology. Terminology. Terminology. One of the base challenges that this industry faces is terminology. This space, software supporting engineering and development, is literally overrun with existing technology and concepts of how to use them. So when a software provider comes up with something new, something they don’t want the industry to see as merely an enhancement but …

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With MBD, MBE, AR and VR, the Role of 3D Models is Changing

There’s no doubt about it: we’re living in a time of change. Model Based Definition (MBD) and Model Based Enterprise (MBE) initiatives are gaining more and more traction. More manufacturers are seriously looking at Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) as a means to improve activities throughout and beyond the development cycle. And believe it …

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Simulation Reconciliation, the Series

It took me a while, but I reached a conclusion. More simulation integration is needed. It’s needed in a bad way. You see, there are a ton of good simulation tools being put to use out there. Over the course of the last year, I’ve been digging and digging into them. Some are being used to …

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Connectivity, Smart Software and Machine Learning

Today, the landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT) is awash with new and exciting technology that can empower miraculous product capabilities. Collecting and analyzing the right data can yield insights that may hold the power to transform a company. Building the right intelligence and automation can transform an industry. The visions are grandiose. Yet, most companies today struggle with a short and simple question: How do we get there?

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Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA Apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Over time, Dassault Systèmes has been building SIMULIA apps on their 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This post looks at their capabilities and advantages. Last week, I shared some research and commentary on the current state of Simulation Driven Design as well as the potential solution going forward: Simulation Platforms. In a continuation of that post, I’m starting …

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Simulation Driven Design: Past Failures, Future Promise

Simulation Driven Design has long promised great benefits. This post reviews some failures from the past and emerging solutions with hope for the future. How long have we been contemplating the promise of simulation driven design? For those of you that may be new to the concept, simulation driven design is the idea of running …

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Email: The Enemy of Collaboration

Let’s face it: Design by its very nature is an iterative and collaborative process. In any design project, you will often try one thing to see if it works. When that fails, you try a different approach and eventually (hopefully) meet success. This happens again and again, day after day, as engineers develop new designs. …

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