Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

The Diverging State of PDM

A little more than a year ago, I wrote post titled The PDM Revolution is Upon Us, Brought to You by CAD in the Cloud,

3D CAD model of a brake clutch
Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

Software Profile: Spaceclaim

SpaceClaim is a relatively newer CAD application, having launched in 2005, that is primarily focused on enabling design exploration by engineers, bid development by sales

Simulation CFD Fan New
Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

Software Profile: NX from Siemens PLM

NX is a longstanding combined desktop CAD and CAE software application with mature capabilities. From a modeling perspective, you’ll find a well developed set of

3D CAD Model Gears
Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

Software Profile: Creo from PTC

With both parametric and direct modeling approaches covered, Creo offers a lot of flexibility when creating and modifying geometry. Creo Direct provides direct manipulation tools

3D CAD Model Rotor
Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

Putting a Finer Point on Multi-CAD

Multi-CAD. Multi-CAD. Multi-CAD. It is all the rage today. You hear about it on webinars. You see it flashed at user conferences. It’s in many

3D CAD Model Jet Engine
Mechanical Design
Chad Jackson

Software Profile: Solidworks

Solidworks is a mature desktop CAD software application. And as such, it has a well rounded set of capabilities. From a modeling perspective, it relies