Design Domains

Using VR and AR for Virtual Commissioning

Virtual reality and augmented reality are used in a variety of industrial settings, allowing manufacturers to visualize entities either in a virtual environment or the real world. Engineers can demonstrate a machine’s design and operation using VR. VR and AR can benefit the world of manufacturing, but throw virtual commissioning into the mix, and an entirely new world of possibilities presents itself.

Systems Engineering Enables Traceability for Electrical and Electronic Design

Systems engineering practices help organizations mitigate and manage product complexity. When applied to electronics and electrical systems, systems engineering takes on a whole new meaning. Using this approach, teams break down a product’s requirements and functions with a high degree of granularity and allocate them to functions, logical architectures, and physical items. In doing so, they gain traceability that enables them to explore the impact of any design changes on requirements and make the best decisions possible.

This post explores some of the different areas where systems engineering makes a difference and how systems engineering enables traceability.

Understanding The Smart Factory Initiative

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. Products are undergoing a period of mass digitalization, with physical devices increasingly connecting to the online world and gathering and sharing data to help people optimize their daily lives. This post highlights some of these smart factory initiatives and explains the impact they have across a factory floor.

How to Get Started with Virtual Commissioning

The value-added benefits are clear. But many organizations don’t know where to start when it comes to virtual commissioning. The implementation process is complex; it’s more than downloading a piece of software and expecting staff to master it immediately. Reaping the full rewards of virtual commissioning requires a measured and staged approach.

Using Simulation-Driven Design to Power Digital Engineering

Customer demands and marketplace competition are placing engineers under mounting time pressures. An organization’s development schedules must shorten to keep pace with the industry and the wider market. Many established digital tools are now available to accelerate development lifecycles. Simulation is one of them.

What is Esteco modeFRONTIER and VOLTA?

Let’s talk about Esteco and their products. There are two main products, modeFRONTIER and VOLTA. They serve different purposes, but basically they’re both all about simulation automation and simulation data management.

What’s New in Ansys Discovery?

Ansys came out with a new version of their offering called Discovery, which is meant to support an engineer’s exploration of new designs while looking at performance. A lot of products had incremental capabilities and enhancements added to them over time. Is this really any different? To answer that question, it really makes sense to step back for a second and look at how do engineers explore those designs.

What is NXSketch?

What exactly is NXSketch and why do we need more sketching tools or big sketching enhancements? The latest version of NX was announced in June. They have a whole bunch of enhancements to NX, but one particular point of emphasis is improving how you are able to create and modify sketches. They’re calling it NXSketch.

What Are ModelCenter’s Capabilities?

Can you integrate simulation automation and systems engineering? Let’s talk about that next with Phoenix Integration’s ModelCenter. All right. So let’s talk about the integration between systems engineering and simulation automation. Now, this review actually ties into a series that we’re running right now that looks at how do you realize value from simulation-driven design? …

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