The Case for Young Engineers, in Terms of CAD

Old-guard engineers who bring their knowledge and experience to the job are vital to the company. Increasingly, though, engineering companies realize the importance the new guard, that is,…

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From PLM to Product Innovation Platforms

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Is the new term “product innovation platform” simply a rebranding exercise to refresh the aging “product lifecycle management” (PLM) label? Or is…

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Online CAD and Meshing Training Now Second Nature

Even in this age of virtual reality, online tutorials, and videos—whether they’re embedded in computer-aided design and analysis tools or purchased separately–have a significant role to play for…

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HP, Siemens Partnership: 3D Printing in Multiple Materials, Colors

Several relatively new techniques—including cloud computing and additive manufacturing–are challenging the way manufacturers and engineering organizations do business, said Chuck Grindstaff, Siemens PLM Software president and chief executive…

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One System Vendor to Tie Them All

Siemens PLM Software has tied its digital engineering, simulation, product lifecycle management, manufacturing, and factory layout systems to optimizing the product development process from design to manufacturing processing,…

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Siemens PLM connection americas 2016

Siemens introduces Catchbook software, a new drawing and tracing app for tablets and smartphones that converts freehand drawings into accurate 2D designs. The new app provides a simple…

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Should you buy design space exploration technology from a PLM vendor?

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research In its recent acquisition of CFD leader CD-adapco, Siemens PLM also acquired CD-adapco’s Red Cedar Technology subsidiary, developer of the HEEDS design…

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Internet of Things Information in Three Dimensions

Engineering software maker Autodesk is making its move into the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) with its recent release of a cloud-based platform for the technology. IIoT could…

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Cloud BOMs

Taking bill of materials management into the cloud allows small engineering companies—such as hardware startups–and contract manufacturers to track and share data and offers easy BOM data import…

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Dassault Systemes appoints new North American managing director

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, has announced that Paul DiLaura has been named Managing Director of North America. DiLaura will be responsible for managing and growing all aspects…

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Design space exploration: Adoption drivers, adoption constraints, potential adoption accelerators

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research Design space exploration today is enjoying ever-increasing levels of recognition, adoption and successful application to help solve some the world’s most difficult…

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More Manufacturers Turn to Additive-Made Metal Parts

Designers who use 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies in their work or as part of a hobby should expect to see desktop 3D printers in their companies…

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Keeping Ships Safe and on Schedule With Design and Business Software

Keeping the Ships on Schedule Who wants to ride on a leaky ship? No one. Not you, not members of a naval unit. To ensure naval mission success,…

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CAD, PLM Vendors Integrate to Ease Data Exchange

Engineering companies are more often becoming what in the technology world is termed “agnostic” when it comes to their engineering software. That means they’re choosing to install the…

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Work from Home for Engineers: One Option is Virtual

SolidWorks is on board with virtualized CAD systems, recognizing the return-on-investment the method of funneling graphics and computer-power from a remote server to onsite desktops can mean for…

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Be Your Own Designer

SolidWorks Make, released at SolidWorks World 2016, held this week in Dallas, lets consumers personalize their online products and the have those products delivered to their door, said…

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Maintain Those Legacy CAD Files

CAD and product development knowledge may be walking off the job again and again. That’s what happens when an employee leaves your company, whether to retirement or a…

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Cloud-native CAD will disrupt the PLM platform paradigm

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research An illuminating blog post by Onshape engineering team member Ilya Baran reveals some fundamentals of how the new cloud-native CAD system works:…

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Freed from Your Desk?

Mobile apps aren’t ideal for everything engineers do, but the engineering user base is definitely growing, as a host of engineering apps attest to. Is the desktop computer…

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Beyond Trinkets: 3D Printing Pioneers

It’s become customary to say that 3D printing is moving beyond “the printing of trinkets,” meaning the process is now used for much more than the customizable key…

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MSC Software announces SimManager 2015

MSC Software Corporation has announced the new release of SimManager 2015. SimManager 2015 brings process enhancements and improved ease of use to MSC Software’s Simulation Process and Data…

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PLM Creates Technical Documents, Managing Them is Another Story

Engineered products generate a slew of technical documentation vital to the product itself and those documents must accompany other product information as it passes through the design, production,…

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Mentor Graphics announces release of FloEFD computational fluid dynamics product

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the latest release of its leading general purpose, front-loading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) FloEFD solution offering greater accuracy and user productivity….

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COMSOL Expands in Shanghai

COMSOL, a provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design software, announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai, China. A larger facility enables continued expansion and recruitment…

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Collaborative Robots and Humans Building Together

Recently, Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), which performs machining, assembly, and finishing jobs, brought in a small robot to help with those jobs, said Joel Neidig, ITAMCO…

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