Mechanical Design

RFQ Processes and MBDs: Are Suppliers Capable?

Many executives are interested in rolling MBD efforts out to their supply chain. Yet, they have concerns: are the suppliers ready? In this video and post, we share some findings on that topic.

NX’s Adaptive UI: Big Deal or Not?

Siemens PLM announced that a new capability will be available in NX: an Adaptive UI. This marks the first use of machine learning in an MCAD application. Is it a big deal or not? We provide our perspective in this video.

Generative Design in Mentor’s Capital Suite

Design automation is a key capability of Mentor’s Capital suite. This post provides an overview of its Generative Design functionality.

Solid Edge Expands Its Boundaries

This post shares electrical / electronic, modeling, cloud data management, and simulation updates to the Solid Edge offering from the 2018 user group event.

Lesson Learned: Generative Design Does Apply to Machinery

Many don’t think Generative Design applies well to industrial equipment and heavy machinery. Well, a case study from Claudius Peters projects GmbH tells us a different story. This post recaps a customer presentation from Autodesk’s Accelerate event.

Mechanical Design Is Changing in Smart, Connected Products Era

Many companies are making the transition from developing mechanical oriented products to smart, connected ones. Making that change, of course, requires many changes. But what does it mean for mechanical design? We explore that topic in this post.

Building the Digital Thread for Harness Design

What is a Digital Thread when it comes to harness design? This post details that definition and why it is so important to the development of smart, connected products.

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The Rising Demand for Routed Electrical Collaboration

The design of harnesses isn’t always the highest priority in the development of smart, connected products. Yet, errors in their design can have a longstanding detrimental effect. In this post, we look at designing them concurrently and collaboratively instead.

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Harness Design: On the Critical Path

In this post, we’re going to look at the timing of the development of harnesses, the needs of modern engineers to support concurrent harness design, and the technology capabilities needed to enable that change.