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Solution Provider Landscape for Simulation-Driven Design

When the simulation-driven design movement first started, there was only one way to enable it: putting hybrid CAD-CAE solutions in the hands of engineers. But in the past decade or so, the approaches have grown. In this post, we discuss each approach and solution providers that address them.

Digital Twin vs. Digital Thread

Digital twin and digital thread are terms that are used a lot in the industry today. Why are the digital twin and digital thread so important for collaboration today? Our chief analyst defines digital twin and digital thread and the important role they play in product development

Validating Systems Architectures from the Bottom Up

Products are becoming more feature-rich and more complex. Many organizations increasingly rely on systems engineering. In this post, I’ll dive into some common issues with developing systems architectures. I will focus on how to increase collaboration between detailed design and systems engineering teams through a validation step right before detailed design starts.

Using Simulation-Driven Design to Power Digital Engineering

Customer demands and marketplace competition are placing engineers under mounting time pressures. An organization’s development schedules must shorten to keep pace with the industry and the wider market. Many established digital tools are now available to accelerate development lifecycles. Simulation is one of them.

Digital Transformation for Product Development

As the capabilities of computers and networks increase, new and better ways to work keep appearing. Change is no longer an occasional disruptive event; it is a constant operational imperative. Digital transformation for product development is more than a path—it is a rewrite of engineering and corporate DNA.

The foundation of digital transformation is the use of a single source of truth that is digital and holistic, encompassing every part of the product development process.

What is Esteco modeFRONTIER and VOLTA?

Let’s talk about Esteco and their products. There are two main products, modeFRONTIER and VOLTA. They serve different purposes, but basically they’re both all about simulation automation and simulation data management.

The Digital Thread for Electrical Engineering

Today’s products integrate a wide range of mechanical and electronic components to deliver the ever-increasing number of features that customers demand. To manage this growing complexity, many organizations implement a digital thread initiative.

Teamcenter on Cloud: What’s the Big Deal?

Teamcenter is moving to the cloud in a new version of itself called Teamcenter X. What’s going on here? Basically, you’ll be able to access Teamcenter functionality through a browser.
The big point is that Siemens Digital is going to be taking care of the infrastructure, so you don’t have to manage that as much. To understand the real implications here, let’s look at how traditional PLM solutions are set up and run.

What’s New in Ansys Discovery?

Ansys came out with a new version of their offering called Discovery, which is meant to support an engineer’s exploration of new designs while looking at performance. A lot of products had incremental capabilities and enhancements added to them over time. Is this really any different? To answer that question, it really makes sense to step back for a second and look at how do engineers explore those designs.