Mechanical Design

SOLIDWORKS World Takeaway: Brands Receding, Platform Rising

What was the biggest takeaway from SOLIDWORKS World 2019? The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is finally being felt.

Aras Innovator’s Investments in Simulation and Systems Engineering

Many of today’s PLM solutions are notably not focused on enhancing functionality to support engineering, instead focusing on capabilities for other aspects of this business. In this video, we talk about how Aras has invested in simulation and system engineering capabilities for Innovator.

The Vision Behind Aras’ Acquisition of Comet Solutions

A little while ago, Aras acquired Comet Solutions. At ACE, Aras’ user conference, we got a little more insight into the vision behind that acquisition. Here’s my review of that presentation.

PaperlessPARTS: What is it, What’s the Value?

PaperlessPARTS is a proposal automation solution for machine shops. In this post, we dive into what capabilities it provides and its value.

OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?

OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.

SOLIDWORKS World Takeaway: Acquisition and Platform Strategy

What is Dassault Systèmes’ strategy when it comes to acquisitions? At the highest levels, it is driven by their 3DEXPERIENCE vision. Find out more in this post.

3D Printing: Why is it Appealing to Engineering?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an exciting new development on many fronts. It is particularly appealing to engineers designing products. Why? Chad Jackson shares some insight in this video.

Nano Dimensions: Is 3D Printing for Electronics Feasible?

Nano Dimensions provides 3D printing solutions for electronics. It is early but they are getting some traction and making this concept real. This post reviews what they can do.

One of the Biggest Challenges in Generative Design

Everyone is abuzz about generative design. However, they are overlooking some significant cultural challenges in adopting it. In this video, Chad Jackson gives an overview of some of those barriers to adopting this exciting new technology.