Design Domains

Mentor’s Xpedition: Enterprise Multi-Board Design

Mentor’s Xpedition is a software suite for electronic systems and circuit board design. This post details its capabilities and associated benefits.

Altair HyperWorks: Expert Mechanical Simulation

Altair HyperWorks is a suite of analysis tools for simulation experts. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

Altair HyperWorks: Expert Electrical Analysis

Altair HyperWorks is a suite of analysis tools for simulation experts. This post reviews this solution in the context of electrical and electronic design.

Altair Embed: Embedded Software Development Toolset

Altair Embed is a graphical programming environment for embedded software. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

Altair Activate: Systems Development Solution

Altair Activate is a graphical system modeling and simulation application. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

Altair solidThinking: Mechanical Design and Analysis

Altair solidThinking is a set of applications for mechanical design and analysis. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

4 Tips to Engineer Smart Connected Products

For some, the IoT era represents a tremendous opportunity. For others, it is a significant threat. Either way, almost every company is trying to figure out how to engineer smart connected products. You can slap some sensors on your product and start streaming terabytes of data, but that doesn’t equal success. This post provides four tips on …

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Specialized System Design. It Matters. Here’s why.

There’s no doubt about it: system engineering seems to be a hot issue over the course of the last year. As I’ve dug deeper and deeper into this discipline, I’ve been a bit surprised at some of the specialization I uncovered. I mean, isn’t system engineering all the same? No. All system engineering is not …

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An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

Careful, it is easy to underestimate the benefits of an MBD initiative. This finding looks at the root cause of the miscalculation.