Design Domains

What’s New in Creo 7.0?

What are the biggest things to look out for in Creo 7.0? What are the implications there? Creo 7.0 has a lot of enhancements. However, three stood out as being aligned with how mechanical design is changing.

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape?

Today at Liveworx, PTC announced that Onshape’s cloud infrastructure, now dubbed Atlas, will be the platform for all of PTC’s products going forward. The CAD application Onshape and some Vuforia apps are immediately available and more are soon to follow. When PTC acquired Onshape, it certainly seemed like there was more to it than making …

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Virtual Commissioning: Making the Case

Virtual commissioning promises a lot of value. Engineers can explore various alternatives while developing production systems. This tech-led initiative can save engineers vast amounts of time. Yet, that doesn’t mean a company’s chief financial officer is going to approve the financial investment that virtual commissioning requires.
What does a good cost justification look like?

Three Trends Reshaping Mechanical Design

We’re on the verge of a state change in mechanical design. There are emerging technologies that are going to make a huge impact and open up a lot of new possibilities in terms of design.

The big lever that mechanical engineers have been pulling today to control their designs for components has been macro geometry. The primary mechanism for mechanical engineers to fulfill requirements, hit performance targets and fulfill costs have been geometric shape. That’s been limiting.

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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AI and Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing

How can you use digital twins and artificial intelligence to help with the development of production systems that you see in plants and facilities? Obviously, there is a big movement with smart manufacturing to stream data from equipment on the shop floor; trying to improve product quality, trying to improve throughput, and trying to shorten the time to commission production systems. We’ll talk about how all that intersects.

Mechanical Design and Electrical Design on Autodesk Fusion Platform

Autodesk acquired an ECAD solution that they’ve been integrating into their Fusion Platform. In this post, Chad Jackson discusses the implications and advantages of having both the electrical and mechanical design on a cloud-based platform.

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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