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A MBD Cautionary Tale: Overestimating the Benefits

Any successful MBD initiative needs executive buy-in. However, overestimating the benefits of transitioning to MBD is a common mistake, as this finding proves.

IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench: Productivity Supercharger?

IHS Markit’s Engineering Workbench is an engineering search and knowledge management solution. This post details its capabilities and advantages.

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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.

3D Systems’ Figure 4 Platform: Taking 3D Printing to Production

3D System’s Figure 4 Platform is the first production 3D printing solution. This post reviews its capabilities and implications for engineers.

Mentor’s Capital: Enterprise Electrical Design

Mentor’s Capital Platform is a software suite for electrical systems and harness design. This post details its capabilities and associated benefits.

Migrating to Fully Annotated Models

Migrating to Fully Annotated Models

Some organizations blindly pursue a Model-Based Definition initiative by trying to take everything traditionally included on a fully annotated drawing and transitioning that to a fully annotated model. That, unfortunately, results in unexpected, and unwanted, results.

Migrating to Minimally Annotated Models

Instead of replicating fully annotated drawings as fully annotated models, some organizations are only minimally annotated their models. Such practices yield a number of benefits.

Migrating to Minimally Annotated Drawings

Migrating to Minimally Annotated Drawings

Migrating to Model-Based Definitions isn’t the only documentation oriented initiative in engineering. Some organizations are looking to save time by only including the absolutely required information to define the part to be manufactured. Such efforts are paying off.

Zuken’s CR-8000: Enabling Multi-Board System Design

Zuken’s CR-8000 is a software suite for electronics engineering, including multi-board system design. This post details their capabilities and advantages. Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve been digging deeper and deeper into system engineering. Very frequently, that means using methodologies to deal with the complexities of designing across multiple engineering disciplines. …

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