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.
MBE and MBD
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.
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.
Model Based Enterprise (MBE): How Are Deliverables Used?
This finding reveals the rates at which 3D models are being across a variety of applications across the enterprise.
Model Based Enterprise (MBE): Contract Obligations Drive A&D Adoption
This finding shows the rates at which MBE initiatives are being adopted. It also shows why organizations are pursing them.
What’s Undermining Model-Based Efforts?
How did the world end up being so technology focused? When it comes to enabling changes in how organizations work, we very frequently turn to technology first. When there’s a missing capability, we rant. When that capability is finally included in a new version of technology, we rave. But increasingly, I’m finding that enabling …
Will Machinists Capitalize on the PMI Opportunity?
Am I talking about some far off technological leap for machinists? Actually, no. There’s a movement occurring right now that promises some value for machinists. In the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability study I am conducting right now, 40.2% of respondents are creating 3D models with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI).
Clarifying the Confusing Terminology of Drawingless Initiatives
In this industry, terminology is a bear. There are special acronyms and terms with subtle differences that can actually have big implications. And unfortunately, there isn’t a good place to get definitions for them all. A few weeks ago, I launched survey that looks at design data interoperability, model-based enterprise initiatives and the use of 3D outside engineering. Statistics and findings from that survey will be used to publish The State of 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Market Report in May. You can take the survey here to get a complimentary copy of the report. But the exercise of carefully developing the survey made me tease apart the definitions of various terms related to drawingless efforts.
Tetra4D: Leveraging the Adobe Ecosystem
What are your first thoughts when you hear the words “pdf” and “product development?” When I first heard them together, I have to admit that I wasn’t buzzing with excitement. Sure, there are lots of documents involved in product development, but I there’s nothing specific about that for engineering. My general expectation is that pdf …