Mechanical Design

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

Companies can get a lot of value from MBD initiatives. But is it really ready for mainstream adoption? Here’s our take on that answer.

Zuken and Vitech: Does the Acquisition Make Sense?

A couple weeks ago, Zuken acquired Vitech. What’s the fit? Does it make sense? We give a little insight in this video.

The Big Challenge With Simulation Driven Design

A Simulation Driven Design initiative carries a lot of promise. Yet, there are some kinks that companies need to address before they can reasonably realize value. We review some of the biggest ones in this post.

What is the State of Generative Design?

Is the technology ready? Maybe. Are people and processes ready? Well. We cover both issues in this post and video on the state of Generative Design.

Collaboration on Board Systems Design: Is It An Opportunity?

Is there an opportunity for more electrical-mechanical collaboration within board systems design? Let’s make sure we’re on the same page before we go any further. First off, what’s involved? We’re talking about taking the board layout in ECAD and communicating that to the 3D assembly in the mechanical application. Why is that needed, and what’s …

Collaboration on Board Systems Design: Is It An Opportunity? Read More »

What is Generative Design?

There are a lot of different definitions for Generative Design today. In this post, we provide some clarity on three of those definitions and share the one that we use.

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.