Simulation Driven Design (SDD)

Pre-CAD Simulation: Where True Engineering Occurs?

  This last week, I attended the Council on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES)in Phoenix AZ. It’s a great event that brings together many of the leaders of the industry from the ranks of software providers, journalists, industry analysts and manufacturers. We get together a debate a lot of edge topics relevant to the …

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Money, Benjamin Franklin

The Four ROIs of Simulation

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post titled The Key to Championing Simulation here on the NAFEMS blog that looked at the best way to move the simulation capabilities of an organization forward. The key, I said, was to befriend the bean counter. The idea is to get their help building out an ROI case that is credible and specific to your company and, as a result,make a more convincing case to executive leadership.

The Best Simulation Toolbox: Integrated Suite or Granular Apps?

Everyone likes a good debate, right? Well, as a co-host for the web show Tech4PD, I have to admit that I am a little biased. The idea behind the web show is that Jim Brown, another Industry Analyst, and I debate various topics about technology that enables product development. Viewer’s votes determine who wins. The loser has to fulfil a consequence. Last month, Jim did a 35 degree polar bear swim. Earlier, I had to shave my head. In the second episode, Jim had to brush his teeth with wasabi.

Does Multi-Physics Make Fools of Us All?

Quite a long time ago, I remember the first time I visited a hard-core simulation analyst’s group. It was at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and I, fresh out of college, was showing them some new simulation technology. There were lots of questions and conversations that day. But first and foremost in my memory, I remember the… well… reverence some of the other engineers had for these simulation analysts. They were the unequivocal experts. Their authority was unquestionable. They were on a pedestal.

The Key to Championing Simulation

Quick poll: do you know the most requested presentation topic for NAFEMS events? Anyone. Think quick. I guess the title of this post might be giving it away, but when I talked with Michelle Ringrose about my presentation for NAFEMS North American Conference 2012, she was very clear: addressing the business side of simulation has …

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Writing about the Business of Simulation on the NAFEMS Blog

Hey folks. For those of you looking for more posts on simulation, I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be a guest contributor at the new NAFEMS blog. My focus will be on the business side of simulation. Basically, you’ll see me posting on how simulation critical functionality translate into organizational capabilities and how …

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Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual: App-ing the Process

Walking into the Monday morning general session at Solidworks World 2013 in Orlando FL, I admit that I was expecting something. After the openly discussing the move of Solidworks to the cloud years earlier, and the subsequent backtracking and sidestepping because of customer outrage, rumors had it that this was the year. This was the time when Solidworks would unveil something big. Ultimately, I think the announcement of Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual falls into that category. I think that it just wasn’t what people were expecting.

In the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum, Vision Takes Center Stage

Well, regardless of whatever else you have to say about Dassault Systèmes, you have to admit: they have vision. Last week, Dassault Systèmes invited their customers as well as many media and analyst folks down to Orlando for something called the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum. There are a few really well written summaries of the event and the message from DS, but in short, it was this: an experience is what occurs during the development of a product. And that experience needs to be supported across many different software systems and applications like ENOVIA, CATIA, SIMULIA and the like.

The 360° View: Siemens PLM to Acquire LMS Worldwide

[See the story “The 360&deg View: Siemens PLM to get LMS Worldwide” on Storify]

The 360&deg View: Siemens PLM to get LMS Worldwide

My expectation is the fact that Imagine.Lab programs is going to be stand alone choices, while Virtual.Lab and SamTech programs will probably be folded into NX. I additionally expect the exam choices to continue being stand alone choices.

Storified by Chad Jackson &middot Thu, November 08 2012 10:33:26 The State Word Today, Siemens PLM introduced their in…

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