Technology Insights

The ROI of Augmented Reality in Product Development

AR and VR have captured the imagination of many manufacturers. Yet, its cost justification and ROI isn’t always obvious. In this video, Chad Jackson recaps several categories of ROI for AR from a Liveworx session

Does Generative Design Deliver Productivity Gains?

Generative Design uses a variety of algorithms to automatically produce mechanical designs. So in the worst case, it should deliver some kind of productivity boost, right? Well, according to Chad Jackson, it’s not that simple. Watch to get a little more insight on the hidden effort behind Generative Design.

Prototyping Your IoT Platform

Can you virtually prototype an #IoT platform for a smart, connected product with a #DigitalTwin? That’s the topic Chad Jackson takes on in our latest video.

Soft Returns in Cost Justifications

In covering technology-led engineering initiatives, we get asked a lot of questions about return-on-investment. Many include soft returns, focusing on productivity. In this video, Chad Jackson points out the shortcomings in soft returns.

Is ECAD a Commodity?

Lots of folks aren’t sure. Is ECAD a commodity? In this post, we share of the capabilities that have emerged in the past few years that differentiate one offering from another.

4 Tips to Engineer Smart Connected Products

For some, the IoT era represents a tremendous opportunity. For others, it is a significant threat. Either way, almost every company is trying to figure out how to engineer smart connected products. You can slap some sensors on your product and start streaming terabytes of data, but that doesn’t equal success. This post provides four tips on …

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Designing in Virtual Reality: Making Ironman’s Jarvis Real

Ever daydream about designing in virtual reality with Ironman’s Jarvis? Analyzing new technologies, this post suggests it may become reality soon.

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With MBD, MBE, AR and VR, the Role of 3D Models is Changing

There’s no doubt about it: we’re living in a time of change. Model Based Definition (MBD) and Model Based Enterprise (MBE) initiatives are gaining more and more traction. More manufacturers are seriously looking at Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) as a means to improve activities throughout and beyond the development cycle. And believe it …

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Simulation Reconciliation, the Series

It took me a while, but I reached a conclusion. More simulation integration is needed. It’s needed in a bad way. You see, there are a ton of good simulation tools being put to use out there. Over the course of the last year, I’ve been digging and digging into them. Some are being used to …

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