Mechanical Design

Workbench: ANSYS’ Simulation Platform

Concept design. Detailed design. Verification and validation. Prototype and test. Today, simulation can be used in each of these areas to great benefit. However, that doesn’t mean you can simply create one simulation solution to cover all of them. There are distinctly separate roles that would apply simulation in each of those phases of development. …

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Creo Illustrate and Vuforia: A Easy Shortcut to 3D Service Instructions

A couple weeks ago, PTC held their user conference, LiveWorx, in Boston. While the IoT is interesting and compelling for a number of reasons, many manufacturers are still trying to figure out how such technological capabilities translate to business benefit. Going to the event, I was looking at how their vision for IoT would mesh with …

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Siemens PLM: Bringing It Together with Simcenter

Last week, on June 15th, Siemens PLM announced a new strategy related to simulation. At the center of it is a new suite of software called Simcenter that consolidates the number of acquisitions they have made in the space over the past few years. In this post, you’ll find more details on the strategy and …

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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.

Solid Edge: Meeting Customers Where They Live

The News and Capabilities At the PLM World event in Orlando, Siemens PLM announced a new data management approach for users of Solid Edge. Here’s the breakdown. The solution is based on cloud sharing services including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and Microsoft’s OneDrive. It is the mechanism that will synch files between different desktops upon …

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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.

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