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Model Based Enterprise (MBE): How Are Deliverables Used?

This finding reveals the rates at which 3D models are being across a variety of applications across the enterprise.

Model Based Enterprise (MBE): Contract Obligations Drive A&D Adoption

This finding shows the rates at which MBE initiatives are being adopted. It also shows why organizations are pursing them.

A 3D CAD model of a car with its door open

What is Siemens PLM’s HD-PLM?

HD-PLM is Siemens PLM’s product strategy to access PLM information through 3D models. This posts provides some detail into how it works and the value it provides.

Comet Solutions: Flexible and Robust Simulation Automation?

Comet Solutions provides procedural templates to automate simulations. This post looks closely at the capabilities and advantages this solution provides.

3DEXPERIENCE: I Finally Get It

Since Dassault Systèmes released their announcement 3DEXPERIENCE, many have assumed it was merely a grand vision. It turns out it is something far more tangible.

VCollab: Democratizing Simulation Visualization?

Conducting engineering simulations in today’s business environment can be challenging. Executives often give a begrudging approval to simulation teams to do their work. But its infrequent that those simulation teams are able to expose their work to the broader enterprise. There has been trends more recently, however, to expose simulation results in new and exciting …

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3D CAD Model Organic Shape

The Implications of solidThinking Inspire

This post covers the new topology optimization capabilities of solidThinking Inspire, including the implications for engineering organizations.

Leveraging 3D CAD Data

Have you ever read Evan Yares’ stuff? If not, you’re missing out. He’s a really smart dude covering this space. Evan and I got to catch up at the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress, where I presented findings from the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Study. A couple weeks ago, Evan wrote up his own analysis of the findings in a post titled Leveraging 3D CAD Data. And he didn’t just regurgitate statistics. He provided some pretty deep analysis. And it’s good.

Infographic 3D Collaboration and Interoperabilty Study

Transition from 2D to 3D Design Hasn’t Been a Clean Break for Most, Study Finds

In todays product-development environments, 3D models play an important role in design as well as the overall development process — there’s little doubt about that. But how far have we really come in the adoption and use of 3D data for product development?