Mechanical Design

3D CAD Model Turbine Exploded

NGRAIN: Realizing 3D-Based Augmented Reality?

In this post, you’ll get an overview of capabilities provided by NGRAIN’s products, which focus on authoring and consuming 3D-based materials, as well as my commentary and analysis.

Top Challenges to Conducting Simulations in Detailed Design

This finding reveals the top challenges to conducting simulations during detailed design.

Top Challenges to Conducting Simulations in Concept Design

This finding shares two very different sets of challenges to conducting simulation during concept design: one for those that have adopted it and those that have not.

What is Product Data Management (PDM)?

CITRIX: Virtualizing the Engineering Desktop with XenDesktop

This post goes into the capabilities offered by XenDesktop, a virtualization solution that specializes in 3D intensive applications. I offer my perspective on the positives and negatives of such a solution.

Is the Long Term Archival Landscape Changing?

Some things never change. Attend a CAD or PLM related conference and you’re bound to come across some angst-ridden presentations. Sometimes, it’s about software quality. Other times, it’s about the most requested feature that just never makes it into the new release. Consternation builds, and many worry such issues will never be resolved. Read the …

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The Value of Simulation in Concept Design

The value from simulation in concept design is markedly different from that in detailed design, which is what I explain in this post.

Do Model-Based Initiatives Require Process Change?

In this case, I want to take a hard look at Model-Based Enterprise initiatives. I have an opinion, of course, like I always do. But I’d like some feedback on this one in particular. In this post, I propose that the adoption of Model-Based Enterprise initiatives do, in fact, require process change within an organization.

3D CAD Model Housing

Geometric’s MBEWeb: An Automation Enabler for Model-Based Initiatives

In this post, you’ll see an overview of MBEWeb, a package of software and services offered by Geometric Ltd., which helps organization to make the pursue MBE initiatives.

Simulation CFD Vacuum

Exa’s Power Suite: Focusing on the CFD Specialist

In this post, you’ll find an overview of Exa’s Power suite of software products as well as my commentary and analysis.