Initiative Insights

What is a Virtual Sensor?

Before we dive into virtual sensors, we need to cover some foundational concepts around the Digital Twin. With this technology, you have sensory data that you’re capturing from a product, and you’re feeding it into a simulation. The simulation will be running very fast, and will often be a systems simulation; a 1D simulation that …

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What is Model-Based Software Development?

Model-Based Software Development is an initiative that helps ensure that new software runs on custom electronic hardware early in the development process. This post and video gives a good overview of this technology-led engineering initiative.

What is Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)?

Moving from documents and spreadsheets to a single, unambiguous model. That’s Model-Based System Engineering. This post and video gives an overview of this technology-led initiative.

Are Digital Twins Really New?

People have been feeding sensor data to simulations for years. How are Digital Twins different? This post explains the key difference between the two scenarios and where companies

Disambiguating the Digital Twin

There’s lots of confusion around the Digital Twin. In this post and video, provide an overview of the three definitions used in the industry and highlight the one we use.

Mechanical Design Is Changing in Smart, Connected Products Era

Many companies are making the transition from developing mechanical oriented products to smart, connected ones. Making that change, of course, requires many changes. But what does it mean for mechanical design? We explore that topic in this post.

Building the Digital Thread for Harness Design

What is a Digital Thread when it comes to harness design? This post details that definition and why it is so important to the development of smart, connected products.


The Rising Demand for Routed Electrical Collaboration

The design of harnesses isn’t always the highest priority in the development of smart, connected products. Yet, errors in their design can have a longstanding detrimental effect. In this post, we look at designing them concurrently and collaboratively instead.


Harness Design: On the Critical Path

In this post, we’re going to look at the timing of the development of harnesses, the needs of modern engineers to support concurrent harness design, and the technology capabilities needed to enable that change.