Mechanical Design

What is Shapr3D?

Let’s talk about Shapr3D. So first off, what is it? It is a 3D modeling tool for mechanical design. It’s actually a fair bit different from your traditional offerings. It is mobile first.  What does that mean? Today, it runs on an iPad Pro and you actually use an Apple pen with it and multi-touch …

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Altair SimSolid: What is it, What Does it Do and Why is It Different?

What is Altair SimSolid? Altair SimSolid is a structural analysis tool meant to be used in the design phase.  It helps engineers get insight into the performance of their designs so they can make better decisions. Now, we hear that a lot about a lot of different tools. So why is SimSolid different? Let’s dive …

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What is 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS?

Let’s talk about 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS and what it means, how it’s organized, what people are going to be using, and get a little clarity on that. So first off, how is it organized and what is it? What Is 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS? 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS is a set of solutions for the SMB space. It’s meant to …

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CONTACT Software: More Than Another PLM Solution

Do we need another PLM solution in the marketplace? It seems like a pretty crowded field. Why would another solution, like CONTACT Software, really be any different? Let’s table the discussion about whether we need another one and talk about the company first.  Organic Product Development First off, CONTACT Software is not a public company; …

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M-Files: How Does Master Data Management Apply to PLM and Product Development?

M-Files and Master Data Management  Why are they relevant to product development? Let’s start with master data management, and then discuss M-Files. Master data management is a set of solutions meant to address the burgeoning problem of different functional departments using various enterprise systems. For example, there is service life cycle management, product life cycle …

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How to Improve Designs by Compressing Simulation Analysis

Several developments have occurred during the last few years that have overhauled the traditional simulation analysis approach — changing it for the better. These advancements have replaced the discrete steps of traditional analysis with a near-real-time process in which the boundaries between steps are blurred.

Design for Manufacturability: What does Cadence Allegro offer?

Design for Board Manufacturability Issues:  What’s the deal here? Why is it an issue? Well, you want to check for manufacturability before you start to make anything. Usually, it happens pretty late in the design development process. There’s a big emphasis on shifting the manufacturability check earlier in the design development process to fix issues …

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nTopology And Implicit Modeling: Why Is It Important?

New manufacturing frontiers such as additive manufacturing create new challenges for traditional 3D explicit modeling. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses some of the challenges and how nTopology’s implicit modeling tool solves them.

Altair 365: What Is It And Why Is It A Big Deal?

Although Altair’s transition towards cloud-based solutions is not all that unusual for the industry, there are some capabilities that have interesting implications. In this video, Chad Jackson provides a high level overview of some of the capabilities and implications.