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The Blurring Line between Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twins

The lines are blurring between virtual commissioning and digital twins. In this article, we’ll discuss each of these simulation techniques, when and how they are implemented and the impact of virtual commissioning and digital twin’s on today’s production systems.

MBSE and Virtual Commissioning: Do the Two Intersect?

The engineers who design production systems are not strangers to complexity. This raises the question: Can systems engineering be applied to the development of production systems? Let’s explore how, by discussing systems engineering and model-based system engineering.

The Digital Thread: Is It Applicable to Virtual Commissioning?

Digitization is complicated. In this VirtualCommissioning.com post, we’ll explain and examine the emerging Digital Thread concept, investigate where the Digital Thread intersects virtual commissioning, the impact this concept has on organizations, and the opportunities a Digital Thread can bring to businesses.

Making the Case: MBSE versus Spreadsheets and Documents

While the set of practices called systems engineering are a boon to cross-disciplinary collaboration, technology has been slow to catch up. Without a new way to collaborate, engineers use tools familiar to them—spreadsheets and documents. But they no longer need to rely on those outdated tools.

Manufacturing Blog: Generative Design and Engineering Jobs

Good design is difficult. And with demands for more complex products, shorter schedules, and lower costs, it is only going to get harder.

These demands leave engineers with little or no opportunity for innovation. Fortunately, though, new and novel engineering tools could help you address these challenges. In this blog post, we’ll explore one of them: Generative design, artificial intelligence-based engineering software that has already begun to accelerate and disrupt the traditional design processes.

ZWSOFT: What Do They Offer, What Applications Do They Provide and What Do They Do?

What does ZWSoft offer? What applications do they provide? What do they do? ZWSOFT is a Chinese-owned company that offers five applications worldwide. In this post, we will go through them one by one. First is ZWCAD, which has 2D functionality for sketching, drawing, manipulating those things. It is a straightforward but capable solution meant …

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CONTACT Software: More Than Another PLM Solution

Do we need another PLM solution in the marketplace? It seems like a pretty crowded field. Why would another solution, like CONTACT Software, really be any different? Let’s table the discussion about whether we need another one and talk about the company first.  Organic Product Development First off, CONTACT Software is not a public company; …

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Top 4 Factors to Unlock Simulation-Driven Design

Simulation-driven design provides a broad range of benefits that help organizations realize business goals and expedite innovation. However, while some teams using this method thrive, others are unable to fully capitalize on it. So, here are four factors that affect simulation-driven design.

M-Files: How Does Master Data Management Apply to PLM and Product Development?

M-Files and Master Data Management  Why are they relevant to product development? Let’s start with master data management, and then discuss M-Files. Master data management is a set of solutions meant to address the burgeoning problem of different functional departments using various enterprise systems. For example, there is service life cycle management, product life cycle …

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