System Engineering

Collaborative 1D Modeling for Software and Systems

This post looks at 1D models for embedded software as well as systems engineering, specifically looking at the opportunity for collaborative efforts.

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’s Vision: Solution Breadth Surprises

Altair is a software and services provider that aims to improve decision making in development. This post examines their offerings and the related benefits.

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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Zuken’s CR-8000: Enabling Multi-Board System Design

Zuken’s CR-8000 is a software suite for electronics engineering, including multi-board system design. This post details their capabilities and advantages. Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve been digging deeper and deeper into system engineering. Very frequently, that means using methodologies to deal with the complexities of designing across multiple engineering disciplines. …

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In IoT Era, IT Becoming Fourth Key Role in Product Development

I remember back in 2006 when I first heard the term mechatronics. At that time, the term described a burgeoning concept that traditional products were undergoing a transformation. They were no longer just composed of mechanical hardware: electronic hardware and embedded software were increasingly part of products. That idea, of course, carried some serious implications for product …

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Continuous Systems Validation: Implications for Software Solutions

Continuous systems validation brings a whole new level of complication to simulation. In my first post in this series, we looked at how designs progress in various engineering disciplines. In the second one, we looked at how cross-disciplinary simulations are actually assembled out of these different designs. But furthermore, as the design progresses at the …

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Continuous Systems Validation: System Simulation Configurations

  Ready for more system simulation?Well, strap in. This is where things get complicated.In the last post, we dove into the progressive means of representing and assessing designs in mechanical, electrical and software domains. We found that in each discipline, the representations changed. We also found that the means by which each design representation is …

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Continuous Systems Validation: Progressive Design Representations

I now have no doubt left in my mind: system simulation is now all the rage. A few weeks ago, I hopped on the bandwagon to write on the topic. I published a post titled Systems Simulation: Far-off Future or Feasible Now? here at the NAFEMs blog. That post focused on how to build a simulation model that incorporates various digital and physical representations from different engineering disciplines. Its complicated stuff in its own right. In that post, I posed the question of whether were close to reality or some future vision.

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