Initiative Insights

What’s Your IoT Strategy?

This article looks at two approaches that companies can take as their first steps with an IoT initiative: exploring in R&D or testing a ‘hypothesis.’

Collaborative 1D Modeling for Software and Systems

This post looks at 1D models for embedded software as well as systems engineering, specifically looking at the opportunity for collaborative efforts.

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Can Generative Design Deliver a Productivity Boost?

This post reviews the likelihood that engineers will realize a productivity boost from generative design and topology optimization technologies.

MBD and 2D Drawings: The Skill Burden Outside Engineering

This post contrasts the skill burden of 2D engineering drawings and model-based definitions on non-engineering hiring and onboarding.

Implications of Agile and Scrum in Mechanical Design

Recently, many mechanical engineering teams are contemplating the adoption of agile methods for design. This post covers the implications.

Specialized System Design. It Matters. Here’s why.

There’s no doubt about it: system engineering seems to be a hot issue over the course of the last year. As I’ve dug deeper and deeper into this discipline, I’ve been a bit surprised at some of the specialization I uncovered. I mean, isn’t system engineering all the same? No. All system engineering is not …

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Generative Design and 3D Printing: Revolutionizing Design?

November brought news for both Generative Design and 3D Printing. This post explains how the intersection of these two trends could revolutionize design.

You Might Not Know It, But You’re Designing Systems

Does your company need system engineering? That’s a basic question that an increasing amount of companies are starting to ask themselves. No organization can afford to really ponder these kinds of questions without some motivation. No, there’s a reason they are becoming introspective in this way: there are some serious implications of failed system-level prototypes. …

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Adopting System Engineering: All, None or… Just a Little?

Many experts boastfully claim that organizations must adopt all system engineering practices to reap any benefits. This post challenges that stance. All of it. You need all of it. That’s the message that seems to float around system engineering practices and principles. You see, while I attended a number of conferences over the course of the …

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