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nCode DesignLife: Predicting Fatigue Life

Across the automotive, aerospace, and heavy machinery industries, complex products often need to be lightweight while also meeting stringent lifecycle durability requirements. But it can be a challenge to determine whether products meet such requirements during the design phase. Conducting fatigue analysis using nCode DesignLife can help organizations virtually predict how long products will last …

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Hybrid Twin: Combining the Virtual and Digital Twin

Digital twin and virtual twin, or physics-based simulation model, are both valuable in the world of engineering. They help us identify novel design solutions and take proactive action to mitigate risks. These are two separate, disconnected entities. But, what would happen if they were used together, reinforcing each other’s work? Let’s find out. The Hybrid …

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Aras Innovator: The Advantages of Accessing Simulation Data in Your Product Lifecycle Management Solution

As part of technology-led initiatives, many engineering organizations have adopted both simulation and product lifecycle management (PLM) to help drive and optimize product development efforts. Today, these companies often must rely on a variety of simulation products to meet their needs. Yet, engineering change orders (ECOs), which can come from any step in the product …

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What’s New in Siemens NX?

What’s the little secret found in the latest releases of Siemens NX? It has to do with automation. Let’s talk about that next. If you’ve been keeping track, Siemens has moved to a more frequent release schedule for NX.  Since they’ve made that transition over, they’ve out with a lot of interesting capabilities including usability …

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How Do You Get A Digital Twin Running in the Cloud with ThingWorx?

How do you get a digital twin running in the cloud with ThingWorx? How do you set up an IoT-connected digital twin? And why would you want to do that? Let’s take a few minutes and talk about it.  Companies might be capturing sensor data off of a product in the field and applying AI/machine …

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Altair One: Consolidating Simulation, Analytics, and HPC for the Expert Analyst

High-performance computing (HPC). Artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning (ML). The cloud.  Individually, these transformative technologies pack a powerful punch. Now, some companies are combining them with simulation to revolutionize product development.  Continuing Platformification of Solutions Many of today’s simulation and data analytics tools are experiencing “platformification,” where traditional desktop applications are broken down into separate …

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Big Data and the Engineer

The Internet of Things (IoT) has unleashed a new wave of interconnected products. Almost every company is now switching from traditional, mechanical offerings to smart ones requiring a lot of software, electronics, and electrical systems. But design engineers must go further than simply integrating the right hardware and software into today’s products. As the world …

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The Lifecycle of Systems Simulation

Manufacturers are using systems engineering approaches to mitigate the complexity of developing increasingly sophisticated products. Systems simulation is a key component of such efforts.

The Digital Engineering Approach

Let’s talk about systems development’s full potential, which only results from a comprehensive approach. What are the aspects of a digital engineering approach?