Research Findings

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.

Documents and Spreadsheets: Highly Used by Those Making Design Decisions

This finding reveals how frequency and consistently those making design decisions use documents and spreadsheets.

One-Quarter Still Use Paper to Execute Development Processes and Projects

Today, we’re living in a world highly enabled by digital technologies. They have become an integral part of our world, both professional and personal. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’ve completely let go of more antiquated methods of running product development. Understanding the extent of which more advanced technologies are used to enable development projects …

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Managing Engineering Data: Few Dedicated to Enterprise Systems

This finding reveals the type and frequency of technologies used to manage design and development data.

Most Design Decision Makers Use Simulation Inconsistently and Infrequently

I have to admit, I’ve been curious about this for quite some time. Most of the marketing-speak in the industry talks about how common engineers could use simulation to drive design decisions. I’ve always harbored a few doubts, but it turns out I’m a bit more callous than reasonable. This finding, coming from our Hardware …

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Most Engineers Making Design Decisions Use CAD Applications

This finding from the Hardware Design Engineer study reveals that the majority of engineers making design decisions do, in fact, use CAD applications.

Disposition Rates of Product Development Projects

Disposition Rates of Product Development Projects

This finding from the PLM Study reveals that only 13% of all development projects are launched on time without a major shift in resources.