Initiative Insights

THE ROLE OF A COMPONENT LIBRARY IN VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING

To successfully develop simulations for virtual commissioning, two core technology enablers are required. The first is the software application that builds and runs the simulation. The second is a library of the virtual components required to build the models. This post examines the importance of the component library.

What Are The Three Megatrends Changing Product Development Solutions Today?

There are three megatrends changing product development solutions today: “platformification”, movement to the cloud, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. In this video, Chad Jackson describes each megatrend and shares examples of how each is being implemented in the industry today.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING?

Instead of doing physical commissioning exclusively, where you’re iterating and debugging with many delays, you can use virtually commission along the way to speed up production. As a matter of fact, you can even integrate these 1D simulations with the hardware, the PLC’s, and validate that everything works correctly before the physical commissioning starts.

WHAT IS A DIGITAL TWIN FOR VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING?

There’s no doubt about it: today’s production systems are becoming incredibly complex. Machinery, cells, lines, and entire facilities leveraged new and innovative sensors, electronics and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to do some pretty amazing things. The future of the smart factory is now.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Integrity

Where’s the intersection of PTC’s Onshape acquisition with Integrity?This video is the third of a five part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications. Other videos to follow will be on ThingWorx and Vuforia.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Windchill.

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape? This video is the second of a multi-part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications for Windchill. Other videos to follow will be on Integrity, ThingWorx and Vuforia.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Creo

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape? This video is the first of a multi-part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications for Creo. Other videos to follow will be on Windchill, Integrity, ThingWorx and Vuforia.

Can we skip CAD in design?

Although CAD in design is obviously needed, there are some areas where you can skip it completely. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses when CAD isn’t needed and which vendors provide solutions.

The Implications for Design Accountability in Agile for Hardware

Are you thinking about switching over to using agile for hardware development? There’s one cultural change you might want to consider before you make the switch.