Mechanical Design

MCAD Interoperability: Exchange Volume Matters

This finding shows that the processes, procedures and technologies used for design data interoperability varies greatly upon exchange volume.

3D CAD Model Gears and Bushings

The Trend Towards CAD Consolidation, Not CAD Standardization

For years, CAD standardization and consolidation have meant the same thing. But with advances in CAD tools, the meaning of those phrases are diverging.

Arena Exchange: Secure Yet Hands-Free Collaboration

This post provides an overview of the capabilities that this new product, Arena Exchange, provides as well as my commentary and analysis on what it means for engineering organizations.

Concurrent Product Development: Problem Solved or Issue Ignored?

This post reviews the value proposition of Concurrent Product Development, originally powered by CAD, as well as revisits why it is no longer a central topic in the industry.

Tops Methods of Exchanging, Translating and Modifying Design Data

This finding uncovers some concerning methods of exchanging, translating and modifying design data.

3D CAD Model Earth Mover Wireframe

ENOVIA Data Management: Less PDM-ish, More PLM-ish

This post provides details on ENOVIA data management capabilities as well as my perspective on how it can impact an engineering organization’s ability to collaborate.

RTT: Automating Aesthetic Design

For companies where aesthetic design really matters, new tools are required. This post looks closely at the DeltaGen product from the software provider RTT.

Simulation FEA Hyperelastic Seal

What does 3DEXPERIENCE mean for SIMULIA?

Dassault Systemes’ plans for their 3DEXPERIENCE platform has implications for SIMULIA products. This post takes a hard look at what it all means.

2D Synchronous Technology in NX: Overlooked Tech of the Year?

Siemens PLM announced the addition of 2D Synchronous Technologies to NX at PLM Connections in Dallas. This post looks at the capabilities and advantages of this new technology.

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