Solution Reviews

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.

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.

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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Siemens PLM’s Vision: Realizing the Complete Digital Twin

Siemens PLM’s vision is to empower customers to realize digital twins of products. This post assesses the provider’s ability to deliver on their vision. Last week, Siemens PLM held their annual analyst event in Boston to give us some insight into their top-level vision. After two and a half days of presentations from various executives, …

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Simulation Results

ANSYS’ Discovery Live: Promising Instant Analysis

Discovery Live is a new software application from ANSYS promising real-time simulation. This post reviews its capabilities and their ability to produce. If there is one commonality in most software product announcements today, it’s hyperbole. Trend X will completely change the industry! Manufacturers that don’t adapt will be out of business in five years! It …

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Simulation CFD Helicopter Pump

Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA Apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Over time, Dassault Systèmes has been building SIMULIA apps on their 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This post looks at their capabilities and advantages. Last week, I shared some research and commentary on the current state of Simulation Driven Design as well as the potential solution going forward: Simulation Platforms. In a continuation of that post, I’m starting …

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ANSYS’ AIM: Empowering the Engineer

A software provider wants to enable common engineers to conduct simulations early and often in the development cycle so they can make better design decisions. Sound familiar? Well, it should. It’s been the goal of, well, just about every software provider serving the engineering community over the past twenty years. And what’s more, their approach has …

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PTC’s Integrity Modeler

If you’ve been following some of the latest on new tools that help engineer’s design and develop products, then you’ve seen system engineering come up again and again. Processes and standards have been around for some time for system engineering. However, it has only been in the last few years that we’re seeing a growing …

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