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Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete? Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete?
By Tom Gill and Fred Keith PLM Enterprise Value & Integration CIMdata Inc. Tom Gill and Fred Keith of CIMdata discuss 17 key elements of CIMdata's PLM Investment Sustainability Model to meet changing requirements.
Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality
Watch this "3 Minutes of Your Time" video on an innovative restaurant in France who entertains their guests with augmented reality using 3D project.
Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie takes a look at the new Xeon W Processors based on Skylake/Purley and provides some comparisons of Intel processors.
J.G. WEISSER Accelerates Turning Machine Concept Design J.G. WEISSER Accelerates Turning Machine Concept Design
By DS SOLIDWORKS Corp. The turning machine manufacturer implemented SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer reducing design time by 15 percent and shortened sales cycle.
Technique Advances Prototype Production with SOLIDWORKS Technique Advances Prototype Production with SOLIDWORKS
By Dassault Systemes Read about how Technique, Inc. implemented SOLIDWORKS solutions like SOLIDWORKS Inspection because it works well with Mastercam.
Kablooe Facilitates Design in One Single Package Kablooe Facilitates Design in One Single Package
By Dassault Systemes Due to the lack of integration with Autodesk Alias and SOLIDWORKS, Kablooe Design switched to SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, saving days.
Digital Twins: Extending Essential Collaboration Digital Twins: Extending Essential Collaboration
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Avatars for products and product-related lifecycle processes are being incorporated into PLM as PLM solutions are enhanced for avatars.
New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT
By Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) MI&S believes Dell can help customers solve its IoT puzzle, offering solutions for predictive maintenance, improving facilities management and more.
Electronics Packager Speeds Time to Market with SOLIDWORKS Electronics Packager Speeds Time to Market with SOLIDWORKS
By DS SOLIDWORKS Using SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design software, POLYRACK has streamlined the development of early design concepts, resulting in a shorter sales cycle.
EndoChoice Chooses EpiGrid's Managed Services for PDM EndoChoice Chooses EpiGrid's Managed Services for PDM
By EpiGrid EndoChoice achieves superior SOLIDWORKS product development environment and PDM with a Hybrid Compute Infrastructure and Managed Services by EpiGrid.
Carl Design Advances Speed and Flexibility with SOLIDWORKS Carl Design Advances Speed and Flexibility with SOLIDWORKS
By DS SOLIDWORKS Corp. See why award-winning design firm, Carl Design AB, relies on SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design to deliver its production-ready designs and drawings.
IoT: Expanding the PLM Opportunity IoT: Expanding the PLM Opportunity
By Gerard Litjens, CIMdata According to CIMdata an IoT enabled business strategy requires smart connected products, which require PLM to manage their through-life definition.
ABCO Eliminates Waste and Removes Unnecessary Costs ABCO Eliminates Waste and Removes Unnecessary Costs
By DS SOLIDWORKS With SOLDIWORKS Enterprise PDM software, ABCO Automation has experienced shorter design cycles, increased collaboration, and greater design reuse.
Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive
By Dell Dell in Ireland set up an "internet of bees" colony, providing a working example of what the IoT can deliver and how IoT success lies in five phases.
Center for Advanced Design Accelerates Industrial Design Center for Advanced Design Accelerates Industrial Design
By Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Using advanced surfacing and parametric modeling tools in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, the company has achieved greater speed and flexibility.
Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT
By David White and Greg Gorbach, ARC This paper by ARC Advisory discusses the emerging need for edge gateway devices and highlights how Eigen Innovations uses the edge.
The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge
By Hurwitz & Associates Many organizations are investing in new IoT initiatives in a variety of use cases including retail, hospitality, energy, and fleet management.
Recycling Equipment Manufacturer Relies on SOLIDWORKS Recycling Equipment Manufacturer Relies on SOLIDWORKS
By SOLIDWORKS Using the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM system, CP Manufacturing has automated workflows and eliminated paper from its document management process.
You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR finds that demand for high-end processing seems to be a growing trend, and provides a look at some of the hottest products on the market.
6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT 6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT
By Dell and GE Dell and GE cover six best practice steps to plan your connected machines implementation, along with technology options by each company.
C-Tech Helps Companies Go Green with SOLIDWORKS C-Tech Helps Companies Go Green with SOLIDWORKS
By SOLDIWORKS C-Tech Innovation helps manufacturers create environmentally sustainable products with SOLIDWORKS Sustainability, SOLIDWORKS & SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
5 Steps to Mitigate Risks Associated with IoT 5 Steps to Mitigate Risks Associated with IoT
By Dell and IDG Research This paper looks at the barriers to IoT and provides a game plan to improve equipment uptime, reduce component failures, and curb unnecessary costs.
Intelligent Energy Fuels Green Taxis with SOLIDWORKS Intelligent Energy Fuels Green Taxis with SOLIDWORKS
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor As part of the EU's Hytec program, Intelligent Energy was commissioned to introduce hydrogen fuel cell electric taxis in the UK.
IoT Closes Field-to-manufacturer Loop, Enables PLM IoT Closes Field-to-manufacturer Loop, Enables PLM
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata More companies are learning that IoT-gathered data in PLM pays off by establishing connections between physical service lives and digital lifecycles.
Lippert Successfully Migrates 2 Million SOLIDWORKS Files Lippert Successfully Migrates 2 Million SOLIDWORKS Files
By Dassault Systemes Lippert chose ENOVIA V6 for it's program management and PLM-based manufacturing bill of materials capabilities to manage their SOLIDWORKS files.
Cummins' Analysis-led Design and Optimization Approach
Summary by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor In this video Bob Tickel discusses how an optimization and analysis-led design approach enables the company to get products right the first time.
Real-time Collaborative Edit is Coming to CAD & PLM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM The manufacturing industry could benefit from real-time collaboration apps. like Google Docs and Apple iWorks. See which CAD/PLM vendors come close.
Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT
By Dell Oil & gas company, Exara, anchored a robust data gathering and management infrastructure on Dell Edge Gateway devices for IoT.
Reinventing a New Breed of Motorcycle with HP Z Workstations Reinventing a New Breed of Motorcycle with HP Z Workstations
By HP When Motus set out to design their American muscle bikes they quickly realized consumer PCs wouldn't cut it and upgraded to HP professional.
Audi Announces Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Service
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Audi of America expands connected car services with Traffic Light information system that alerts drivers when the traffic light is about to change.
Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway
By Dell Watch this video on how an optimized gateway or IoT that aggregates and secures data at the edge of the network can deliver the promise of the IoT.
5 Convergences Will Soon Impact PLM in Higher Ed 5 Convergences Will Soon Impact PLM in Higher Ed
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata CIMdata says that only a small fraction of PLM is being taught in engineering like CAD and CAE, but convergences like STEAM and IoT will impact.
Understanding Underwater Forces with SW Simulation Understanding Underwater Forces with SW Simulation
By SOLIDWORKS Watershot relies on SOLIDWORKS design and simulation tools to create innovative, watertight enclosures like the company's line of smartphone products.
What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research takes a look at what to expect in the new Lenovo P410, P510 and P910 workstations. See how they compare to the comp!
The Reality of the Internet of Things The Reality of the Internet of Things
By Dell In this video, Dell takes the fear and unknown out of the innovative but mystical IoT. Learn more within.
Childress Racing Harnesses the Power of IoT with Dell Childress Racing Harnesses the Power of IoT with Dell
By Dell Fifty years ago, Richard Childress started racing in a used car. Today, his racing team uses the IoT and Dell to come up with the fastest solutions.
Dorsey Improves Luxury Jewelry Design Times Dorsey Improves Luxury Jewelry Design Times
By SOLIDWORKS Dorsey is using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to reduce modeling times for luxury jewelry from two months to one week.
An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead
Compiled by ConnectPress Ed Martin brings 36 years of experience with him to CIMdata's AEC & Manufacturing Convergence Consulting Practice. We interviewed him to learn more.
Don't Let Tribal Knowledge Kill Your Shop Don't Let Tribal Knowledge Kill Your Shop
By Paul Van Metre, Adion Systems Paul Van Metre shares key steps to eliminate tribal knowledge on the shop floor, so all the processes aren't locked into the brains of one person.
Brewbot Makes Home Brewing Easy Brewbot Makes Home Brewing Easy
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Brewbot developer Cargo used SOLIDWORKS to create a smart phone enabled device that takes the time and mess out of home brewing.
ELM Energy Innovates with Dell IoT Solutions ELM Energy Innovates with Dell IoT Solutions
By Dell ELM Energy adopted Dell Edge Gateway to create an Internet of Things (IoT) microgrid that lets it track and control their renewable energy solutions.

StrongArm Technologies Lends Hand in Hard Labor
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor StrongArm Technologies uses SOLIDWORKS, Simulation and Plastics to create the V22 Ergoskeleton, a device that helps take the strain out physical labor.
Trusst Lingerie Reinvents Bras with SOLIDWORKS
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Trusst Lingerie has applied their engineering background and SOLIDWORKS to design more custom fitting under garments.
Why the Internet of Things Should Not be Ignored Why the Internet of Things Should Not be Ignored
By Laila R. Hirr, CIMdata CIMdata's Laila Hirr talks about the value of IoT and why it's a call to action for PLM developers and users and their managers.
How Many PDM Systems Do SOLIDWORKS Customers Need? How Many PDM Systems Do SOLIDWORKS Customers Need?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg talks about the many PDM options for SOLIDWORKS users and how those solutions might evolve in the future.
Achieving Simulation-driven Design with ANSYS 17.0 Achieving Simulation-driven Design with ANSYS 17.0
By CIMdata CIMdata evaluates ANSYS to see if it is well positioned to provide comprehensive and high performance systems modeling and simulation capabilities.
Who Will Win in Virtual Reality? Who Will Win in Virtual Reality?
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie compares various VR headsets including Sony's HMD, HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift for virtual reality. See who he thinks will take the lead.
SOLIDWORKS Helps Get Electric Motorcycle on the Road SOLIDWORKS Helps Get Electric Motorcycle on the Road
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Combining their engineering know-how and SOLIDWORKS software, Alta Motors reduced the Red Shift's mass by 33 percent, increasing chassis power.
HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top? HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top?
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research HP and Dell have a number of new desktops and mobile workstations with Intel Skylake Processors. Find out which line JPR fancies more.
Six Strategies for Innovating in 2016 Six Strategies for Innovating in 2016
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Success in 2016 likely to come through innovative strategies such as unbundling, moonshots, and "unholy" alliances, says Oleg Shilovitsky.
Avalanches and Other Snow Modeled with CFD
By Bill Kulp, ANSYS ANSYS provides examples on how teams around the world are successfully using CFD to simulate snow in different forms like snow fences and avalanches.
Coffee Day Gets Products on the Shelf Fast with SOLIDWORKS Coffee Day Gets Products on the Shelf Fast with SOLIDWORKS
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Our December Innovator of the Month, Coffee Day of Bengaluru, India, keeps the world fueled on caffeine with the help of SOLIDWORKS.
Kalypso Offers Early Internet of Things Tips Kalypso Offers Early Internet of Things Tips
By Brittany Magourik, Kalypso Gartner lists IoT on their annual report on Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and Kalypso weighs in on how to get ahead in that sector.
Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15 Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR's Kathleen Maher discusses Austin's SC15 Supercomputing Conference and the idea of democratizing supercomputing.
PDM Nightmares: A Top Ten List
By Synergis Software File naming problems? Transmittals? In the vein of David Letterman, Synergis Software lays out the top ten worst nightmares and possible solutions.
Innovative Sparks Fly at Intelligent Energy Ltd. Innovative Sparks Fly at Intelligent Energy Ltd.
Summary by Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor British fuel-cell pioneer turns to SOLIDWORKS software to optimize electrical system planning and mechanical design.
Will Digital Twin Change How Consumers Use Products?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg discusses many examples of the IoT and digital twin and how PLM vendors are adopting the digital twin lingo in their marketing messages.
Does Your PDM Software Make the Cut? Does Your PDM Software Make the Cut?
By Synergis Software Synergis Software discusses what attributes decision makers look for in full-featured PDM like CAD integration and compliance management.
25 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a PDM Vendor 25 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a PDM Vendor
According to Synergis Software there are 3 categories to explore when you decide to shop for a new PDM system: technology, people, and logistics.
Closing Collaboration Gaps in CAD and PDM Closing Collaboration Gaps in CAD and PDM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM There are few CAD and PLM tools that are solving collaboration problems in design, engineering and manufacturing like Teamcenter and Onshape.
How Sage Cheshire Rapidly Gathers, Simulates and Analyzes How Sage Cheshire Rapidly Gathers, Simulates and Analyzes
By HP Sage Cheshire Aerospace uses HP Z Workstations with NVIDIA Quadro K4000 graphics and SOLIDWORKS for rapid iteration design, fabrication and testing.
Canon Joins the 3D Printing Fray
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor At its 2015 Paris Expo, the company announced a bold new concept that it claims will vastly improve 3D printing processes and outputs.
Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research The second quarter of 2015 saw healthy gains in sales of workstations after shaky results in Q1 rattled corporate managers and shareholders.
An Interview with CIMdata's A & D Practice Lead An Interview with CIMdata's A & D Practice Lead
By Cheryl Peck, CIMdata Cimdata checks in with Jim Roche on the upcoming CIMdata PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Industry and why they are focusing on A & D.
GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse
By John Cochrane, GrabCAD 3Dconnexions' CadMouse provides a separate wheel and middle mouse buttons and zoom in and out side buttons positioned for the thumb.
CSI Reduces Development Time by 25 Percent CSI Reduces Development Time by 25 Percent
By DS SOLIDWORKS See how Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) introduced effective treatment for removing arterial plaque in vascular diseases with SOLIDWORKS.
Building a Competitive Eco Racing Team with SOLIDWORKS Building a Competitive Eco Racing Team with SOLIDWORKS
By Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS helped Cambridge University establish a top solar car racing team in U.K., demonstrating cutting-edge sustainable engineering technologies.
Whirl Energy Chooses SOLIDWORKS Over Inventor Whirl Energy Chooses SOLIDWORKS Over Inventor
By Dassault Systemes Whirl Energy uses SOLIDWORKS tools for design, analysis and PDM of their patent-pending submerged buoy power storage systems.
Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent
By Jon Peddie Research According to Jon Peddie Research the computer graphics market will exceed $235 billion by 2018. See more in their report and join them for Virtualize.
Thoughts on Complexity of Product Lifecycle in Supply Chain Thoughts on Complexity of Product Lifecycle in Supply Chain
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM At the COFES 2015 Design and Sustainability Symposium Oleg discussed how the manufacturing environment requires new product lifecycle architectures.
A New Digital Age Changes How We Think About PLM A New Digital Age Changes How We Think About PLM
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata In the latest PLM View CIMdata discusses how digitalization has three powerful implications for product development and lifecycle management.
How PLM Can Transform the Life Sciences Industry How PLM Can Transform the Life Sciences Industry
By Dave Hadfield, Kalypso In this series Dave Hadfield of Kalypso talks about obstacles the life sciences industry faces and provides insight on how PLM can address them.
AMTRAK Increases Design Productivity by 60% AMTRAK Increases Design Productivity by 60%
By Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS helps AMTRAK maintain, reverse engineer, and modernize railroad cars, while preserving the ability to work with 2D legacy design data.
Configurable BOM and Platformization Configurable BOM and Platformization
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg talks about how configurable BOM functionality is needed to move JLR from Teamcenter to ENOVIA.
Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect Ken Wilson and Tavco Services cover the four scenarios for using large format scanners and how to decide what's most important for your business.
CIMdata Publishes Review of CGTech VERICUT CIMdata Publishes Review of CGTech VERICUT
By Jeanne Naysmith, CIMdata CIMdata provides its own reflections as well as perspectives offered by CGTech customers whom CIMdata interviewed in this in-depth product review.
Wamore Uses SOLIDWORKS for Precise Landings Wamore Uses SOLIDWORKS for Precise Landings
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Delivering supplies to soldiers requires a parachute with incredibly precise manufacturing so that it lands in a specific place.
PLM Platformization Part 3: Linking Physical and Digital PLM Platformization Part 3: Linking Physical and Digital
By CIMdata CIMdata discusses a far-reaching shift that is underway in product lifecycle management, its platformization.
8 Tips for Integrating PLM and Other Systems 8 Tips for Integrating PLM and Other Systems
By Prashant Jagarlapudi, Kalypso Whether you are implementing a new PLM system, or maturing your system by adding new integrations, these eight tips will help ensure the success.
Cloud PLM Provider Check List Cloud PLM Provider Check List
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg suggests key questions you want to ask your potential cloud PLM provider before signing your SLA.
Rebuilding the Tucker Torpedo with SOLIDWORKS Rebuilding the Tucker Torpedo with SOLIDWORKS
Read about how Bob Cuneo and other car and engineering enthusiasts Dre' Clemons and Sean Tucker designing and building the Tucker Torpedo chassis.
Choosing the Right Materials for Your 3D Print Lab Choosing the Right Materials for Your 3D Print Lab
By Dennis Bella, GrabCAD While a 3D print lab can focus solely on rapid prototyping for clients, low volume manufacturing is attainable, albeit to a smaller degree.
Material Compliance- It's Not Just for High Tech Material Compliance- It's Not Just for High Tech
By Devin Bedwell, Kalypso Devin Bedwell covers what retail, fashion and apparel companies need to know about material compliance and what to look for in a software system.
Topics of Debate Continue in Cloud-based CAD Topics of Debate Continue in Cloud-based CAD
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg is back from Develop 3D LIVE with some of the discussion on the cloud there, as well as some thoughts on the future potential of the cloud.
Wolverine Worldwide Sees Impressive ROI with SOLIDWORKS Wolverine Worldwide Sees Impressive ROI with SOLIDWORKS
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor With SOLIDWORKS Wolverine Worldwide has been able to increase their product line 200%, decrease materials and development time by 50 percent.
Sailboat Builder Takes DIY Design to a New Level Sailboat Builder Takes DIY Design to a New Level
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A true Do-It-Yourselfer, Ned Jerabek spent the last 12 years building a 40-foot sailboat in his back yard in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Who's Leading in GPU Shipments? Who's Leading in GPU Shipments?
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research provides update on the hardware market from Q4 of 2014, with the average GPU market yielding below the ten-year average of 6.86%.
PLM Helps Find Overlooked Data, Boosting Collaboration PLM Helps Find Overlooked Data, Boosting Collaboration
By Peter Bilello, CIMdata CIMdata looks at PLM's progress in closing open loops in product development, underscoring the importance of smart connected devices, the IoT & CAE.
The Business Value of the Internet of Things The Business Value of the Internet of Things
Kalypso and ThingWorx provide examples on the potential value of incorporating the Internet of Things into designer's product and service portfolios.
Aras and Infor Partnership to Challenge ERP Providers Aras and Infor Partnership to Challenge ERP Providers
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM In this column Oleg talks about Aras and Infor's new partnership and how ERP vendors recognize the value of PLM and are armed with PLM weapons.
Skullcandy Makes Innovative Product Visuals with KeyShot Skullcandy Makes Innovative Product Visuals with KeyShot
By Luxion Skullcandy is our Innovator of the Month for their use of KeyShot to create high quality visuals that help sell their headphones and ear buds.
Business Strategies that Demand the Platformization of PLM Business Strategies that Demand the Platformization of PLM
By CIMdata CIMdata looks at how PLM-as-a-platform, or the "platformization" of PLM is morphing into new ways of going about the business of innovation.
Introducing ANSYS 16.0 Introducing ANSYS 16.0
By Jim Cashman, ANSYS Enhancements include features for connected electronic devices, simulating total spectrum of structural materials and enabling model-based systems.
McDonald's Undergoes PLM Re-birth and Maximizes Value
By Daniela Ilieva, Kalypso McDonald's PLM re-birth helps them protect the brand, increase nutrition transparency, and provide evidence after food scandals or consumer events.
Improving PLM Upgrades to Support Existing Dependencies Improving PLM Upgrades to Support Existing Dependencies
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM As software is getting more complex, the complexity of upgrades is increasing, and the main problem of upgrades is related to existing dependencies.

Five Cool Gadgets from CES 2015
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Exhibitors showed off over 3,000 consumer products at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month and here are a few that caught our attention.
3D Printed Tattoos-Really? Someday Maybe 3D Printed Tattoos-Really? Someday Maybe
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect Ken Wilson shares his thoughts on the industry for 2015 and beyond, including more 3D printing robots, augmented reality and product customization.
Customer Spotlight: Design {It} Mill Customer Spotlight: Design {It} Mill
By Dassault Systemes See how Design {It} Mill uses SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS EPDM for the design and fabrication of custom, complex and curvlinear architectural forms.
Simulation to Play Major Role in Internet of Things Simulation to Play Major Role in Internet of Things
By Margaret Schmitt, ANSYS ANSYS explains how simulation can enable engineers to get it right the first time and achieve design success with IoT-enabled devices.
The IoT Offers New Advantages and Challenges for Engineers The IoT Offers New Advantages and Challenges for Engineers
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg talks about how the internet of things (IoT) will open new doors but also bring new challenges for engineers.
Paul Reed Smith Guitars Chooses SOLIDWORKS Paul Reed Smith Guitars Chooses SOLIDWORKS
Paul Reed Smith Guitars uses SOLIDWORKS to create products envisioned by famed musicians like Carlos Santana.
7 Consumer Trends in Product Development 7 Consumer Trends in Product Development
By Steve Riordan, Sonia Parekh and Charisse Jacques, Kalypso Kalypso presents seven major trends that drive the pressure on product development, and how those teams are impacted.
Fly Like an Eagle with Wills Wing Hang Gliders
Summary by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Wills Wing uses SOLIDWORKS and HSMWorks to design and manufacture their hand-made hang gliders.
Oleg Makes the Case for Social PLM Oleg Makes the Case for Social PLM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Beyond PLM's Oleg Shilovitsky talks about why the social PLM trend never really took off in the CAD world, but still has the potential to be valuable.
Test Drive ANSYS in the Cloud Test Drive ANSYS in the Cloud
By Barb Hutchings, ANSYS Teaming with partners from AWS and NICE, ANSYS has created an AWS "Test Drive" that demonstrates ANSYS post-processing on an AWS machine.
Paul Van Metre Says Farewell to Pro CNC Paul Van Metre Says Farewell to Pro CNC
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC Paul Van Metre says farewell to Pro CNC as he moves on to his next great adventure and Trulife (now Sequoia Engineered Solutions) takes over.
CIMdata Workshop Attendees Discuss PLM Challenges CIMdata Workshop Attendees Discuss PLM Challenges
By Suna Polat, Ph.D., director, Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development, CIMdata Attendees discover insights and discuss future directions at the PLM and social product development workshop hosted by CIMdata.
SOLIDWORKS Helps Create Stunning, Sustainable Products SOLIDWORKS Helps Create Stunning, Sustainable Products
The designers of Beautiful Company are using SOLIDWORKS to up-cycle discarded products to create new, exciting designs.
Kenesto's Revamp: Does it Change Cloud PLM Game? Kenesto's Revamp: Does it Change Cloud PLM Game?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg looks at the latest enhancements to Kenesto's cloud service, which includes file vaulting and a pioneering file synchronization service.
Six Myths of High-Performance Computing (Part 2) Six Myths of High-Performance Computing (Part 2)
By Wim Slagter, ANSYS In Part 2 of this post Will Slagter addresses the last three myths that are related to particular concerns about HPC adoption.
Approaching PLM as a Start-up Approaching PLM as a Start-up
By Simon Heath, Wincom Consulting Wincom Consulting's Simon Heath looks at why companies have difficulties adopting PLM and proposes tackling projects as if the team was a start-up.
Three Steps to Sustainability Three Steps to Sustainability
By Prajakta Kulkarni, Kalypso This Kalypso Viewpoint covers challenges in sustainable innovation and suggestions on how to get there to gain a competitive advantage.
Auto Industry Rethinks Platformization of PLM Auto Industry Rethinks Platformization of PLM
By Peter Bilello, CIMdata CIMdata's PLM Road Map 2014 conference summarizes opportunities and new approaches in automotive product development.
Pinpoint Your Innovation Strategy with Portfolio Management Pinpoint Your Innovation Strategy with Portfolio Management
By Pamela Soin, Kalypso Pamela Soin of Kalypso shares her insight on how to get started and close the gap quickly with Portfolio Management.
What's This About Project Tango?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A number of software developers have already begun signing up to make apps for Google's Project Tango, including Mattersport and Trimble.
Six Myths of High-performance Computing Six Myths of High-performance Computing
By Wim Slagter, ANSYS ANSYS shares six striking myths, including that HPC is only available on supercomputers and is only useful for CFD simulations.
Why Now is the Right Time to Reinvent PDM Why Now is the Right Time to Reinvent PDM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM With cloud, web and social technologies reaching maturity vendors are looking at reinventing PDM solutions.
Six Things Every Retail Executive Needs to Know About PLM Six Things Every Retail Executive Needs to Know About PLM
By Vipin Goyal and Steve Riordan, Kalypso By paying attention to all six of these considerations, retailers are much more likely to maximize the value of their PLM transformation investments.
What Was Big at Siggraph this Year What Was Big at Siggraph this Year
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research highlights hardware providers like AMD, Lenovo, Dell and NVIDIA and software providers Otoy and Autodesk.
Engineering Wearable Technology for the Internet of Things Engineering Wearable Technology for the Internet of Things
By ANSYS Join ANSYS' webinar on "Designing RF Antennas for Wearable Electronics and the Internet of Things" on September 9.
CFD Firm Standardizes on SOLIDWORKS Simulation CFD Firm Standardizes on SOLIDWORKS Simulation
By DS SOLIDWORKS Design Dreams is our Innovator of the Month for August for its incorporation of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation CFD and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium.
What is the Best Approach for Managing Part Numbers? What is the Best Approach for Managing Part Numbers?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg looks at why companies are still having difficulties with management of part numbers.
Enjoy Fresh Produce? Thank SOLIDWORKS Simulation! Enjoy Fresh Produce? Thank SOLIDWORKS Simulation!
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium helps Macro Plastics create the storage bins that get your produce from the grower to the grocer.
Leading Practices and Key Recommendations in Medical Leading Practices and Key Recommendations in Medical
A Kalypso Publication A look at the medical device industry's most significant challenges and opportunities in innovation.
Will the Cloud Change the Way We Think About PDM? Will the Cloud Change the Way We Think About PDM?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Oleg talks about how cloud-based data management might mean the end of file check-ins and check-outs.
A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research surveyed 2377 people in engineering and design in which 71% reported brand was a major factor in their selection of a workstation.
ANSYS User-Generated Videos You Should Check Out! ANSYS User-Generated Videos You Should Check Out!
By Pierre Thieffry, ANSYS Whether you are an experienced user or beginning with our tools, you can benefit from great videos that are available on YouTube.
Five Rules to Follow in Interoperability Five Rules to Follow in Interoperability
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems Tom Lazear discusses many formats for interoperability, including IGES and STEP; and his advice on how to streamline the process.
Taylor Guitars Chosen for Innovator of the Month Taylor Guitars Chosen for Innovator of the Month
By Rita Stange, ConnecPress Managing Editor Our June pick is Taylor Guitars who uses SOLIDWORKS software to create their electric and acoustic designs.
Did the PLM Vendors Miss the Point of Social PLM? Did the PLM Vendors Miss the Point of Social PLM?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Oleg points out how the hype of social PLM has faded and what could actually bring it back. Hint: mobility.
Day to Day Problems and Concerns in PLM Day to Day Problems and Concerns in PLM
By Simon Heath, Wincom Consulting Simon Heath provides a summary of the day to day problems that concern their customers, like efficiency and innovation.
Getting Over Three Social Product Innovation Hang Ups
By Amy Kenly, Kalypso Kalypso shares some of the top hang ups in social product development, and some very good reasons why you should get over them soon.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center Turns to SolidWorks Harvard-Smithsonian Center Turns to SolidWorks
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) is planning the next wave of space exploration with the help of SolidWorks Simulation.
The Convergence of Drones and 3D Printing The Convergence of Drones and 3D Printing
By Robert Harwood, ANSYS The next thing we know, when you see a drone it might not just deliver something, it might make something right in front of you.
New Direct Modeling Tools in the Cloud New Direct Modeling Tools in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen looks at how vendors are putting their heads in the cloud with cloud-based products like SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual and Fusion 360.
Reinventing CAD and PDM Integration Reinventing CAD and PDM Integration
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Oleg looks at progress and challenges between CAD and PDM integration, one of the key elements for PDM system success.
Keeping Your Data Safe When Going Mobile Keeping Your Data Safe When Going Mobile
By Simon Heath, Wincom Consulting Here are some ways to protect your data when shared via mobile devices and in the cloud.
What's With All the Noise About FinFETs? What's With All the Noise About FinFETs?
By Calvin Chow, ANSYS Recently, there has been a lot of talk around designing systems-on-chips (SoCs) using FinFET technology. So what is a FinFET and what's all the noise about?
AMD Helps Wills Wing Multi-task AMD Helps Wills Wing Multi-task
By AMD AMD enables hang glider manufacturer Wills Wing to render and model at the same time with RealView in SolidWorks.
PLM System Assessments - What's the Value? PLM System Assessments - What's the Value?
By I-Cubed The tangible outcome of a PLM assessment is greater visibility into your own system.
5 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing PLM 5 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing PLM
By Vipin Goyal and Sergio Martinez, Kalypso Whether you're a fashion, food or hardlines retailer or manufacturer, PLM success depends on asking the right questions to select a solution.
How Cloud PLM Can Reuse On-premise Enterprise Data How Cloud PLM Can Reuse On-premise Enterprise Data
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM To retrieve data from on-premise location in a meaningful way and bring it to the cloud securely is a show stopper for large enterprise adoption.
eatART Turns Engineering into Art with SolidWorks eatART Turns Engineering into Art with SolidWorks
What has eight legs, weighs 1500 Pounds and was designed in SolidWorks? eatART's mechanical spider, the Mondo Spider. Read more.
The Future of Simulation via HPC The Future of Simulation via HPC
By Sunil Nakum, ANSYS The silent partner in the mix of CAD and CAE is the hardware and its ability to quickly and accurately perform calculations.
Why Validation in Data Migration is Critical Why Validation in Data Migration is Critical
By I-Cubed This white paper covers the stages of a migration, the types of data to be validated, the depths for a validation and various types of tests.
High-performance CAD Data Management High-performance CAD Data Management
By Lewis Kennebrew, VP Sales Engineering, I-Cubed If your company uses CAD data, chances are that high-performance data management practices will matter to you.
Obama's Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Obama's Push to Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S.
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR's Kathleen Maher looks at the efforts of President Obama's long-term initiatives to foster the growth of manufacturing in the U.S.
The Internet of Things: Beefing Up the 'Back End' of PLM The Internet of Things: Beefing Up the 'Back End' of PLM
By Stan Przybylinski, V.P., Research CIMdata Inc As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves, the way new products are developed may be changed completely.
The Liberation of Design in Retail Markets The Liberation of Design in Retail Markets
By Steve Riordan and Mallory Engler, Kalypso In retail, the responsibility, authority and capability to design apparel, footwear and accessories has begun a rapid shift.
Rhino for Footwear Rhino for Footwear
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems Rhino can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS and integrates with 3D scanners and digitizers in many formats.
5 Pointers for Selling PLM 5 Pointers for Selling PLM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Do you think you can successfully sell PLM over the phone? Think again. Here are five things you should consider when making your pitch.
Reliable Turbomachinery Blade Development Reliable Turbomachinery Blade Development
By Gilles Eggenspieler, ANSYS Engineers need advanced simulation tools to enable them to meet customer demands for more-efficient and reliable high-performance machines.
Repurposing Data with Your CAD Model Repurposing Data with Your CAD Model
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect How 3D CAD data can be repurposed for CAM, BOM and ERP, technical documentation and other downstream use within an organization.
What Goes Into Building a Bobsled?
The Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project team used SolidWorks to help them design the Night Train 2 bobsled for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Are You Ready for a Production Data Migration? Are You Ready for a Production Data Migration?
By Mark Winnie, I-Cubed Up until now you have been somewhat isolated from the day to day business operations. That is about to change.
PLM Software and Open Source Contribution PLM Software and Open Source Contribution
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Open source is a topic that raised alot of controversy in the last decade, especially if you speak about enterprise software.
3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart 3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart
By Dassault Systemes Check out this video on EXALEAD and learn how to reveal hidden assets, reuse legacy parts, reduce duplicate parts; and watch our webcast on Feb. 25th.
Doctors Test out Google Glass Goggles in Operating Room Doctors Test out Google Glass Goggles in Operating Room
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Google Glass could help surgeons save lives by giving them access to vital information during surgeries.
Companies and Technologies to Watch in 2014 Companies and Technologies to Watch in 2014
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect The cloud, 3D printing and virtual reality will continue to invade the industry, while companies to watch include 3Dhubs.com, GrabCAD.com and more.
New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Designers no longer have to be technical print and materials experts thanks to this new 3D printing functionality in Photoshop CC.
Fragmentation: Product Development's Dark Secret Fragmentation: Product Development's Dark Secret
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Most organizations don't want to admit it, but fragmentation is widespread and its many costs include wasted time and money.
2014 is Forecast as a Banner Year for Internet of Things 2014 is Forecast as a Banner Year for Internet of Things
By Sudhir Sharma, ANSYS Gartner is forecasting that by 2020 there will be 26 billion smart devices and 7.3 billion smartphones.
How Short Implementation Cycles Benefit Your Business How Short Implementation Cycles Benefit Your Business
By Lewis Kennebrew, I-Cubed This new column, the I-Cubed PLM Intelligence Report focuses on how more frequent but smaller-scale "Go-Lives" has its advantages.
Beyond PLM's Top 5 Posts Beyond PLM's Top 5 Posts
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Oleg shares his Top 5 read blog posts of 2013, most of which discuss bill of materials (BOM).
Hovding's Invisible Bicycle Helmet Hovding's Invisible Bicycle Helmet
By ConnectPress Managing Editor Rita Stange An Interview with the ConnectPress Innovator of the Month pick for December, Hovding, on their airbag for cyclists.
What Social PLM Can Learn From Facebook Decline What Social PLM Can Learn From Facebook Decline
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Oleg presents his views on social services for engineering, manufacturing and enterprises.
CFD for Oxy-Fuel Combustion Systems CFD for Oxy-Fuel Combustion Systems
By Pravin Nakod, Senior Technology Specialist, ANSYS Inc. One of the most important decisions when simulating such systems is to choose the modeling strategy that will give accurate and reliable predictions.
Jawbone UP24 Reveals Users' Hidden Behavioral Connections Jawbone UP24 Reveals Users' Hidden Behavioral Connections
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Combining an app with a wristband that logs wearers' daily behavior and routines, Jawbone UP24 is a fluid integration of software and hardware.
Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Hewlett Packard aims to dominate the 3D printing marketplace and release a 3D printer in 2014, according to Business Insider.
Winning More Business with eCatalogs & CAD Downloads Winning More Business with eCatalogs & CAD Downloads
By CADENAS PARTsolutions for CADCAMCONNECT When comparing digital configurator solutions ensure you're asking the right questions using this 10 point configurator checklist.
PDM Is Changing to Meet the Demand for Simplification PDM Is Changing to Meet the Demand for Simplification
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank New functionality driven by trends such as social product development, open source and development communities will be challenging PDM vendors.
Cost Effective Machined Parts: Machined Engraving Cost Effective Machined Parts: Machined Engraving
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC Paul Van Metre of Pro CNC is back with his latest column on machined engraving.
Engineering Simulation Techniques for Biomedical
By Jonas Lantz, ANSYS Using engineering simulation techniques for biomedical R&D is becoming more and more commonplace for many healthcare applications.
Can PLM Really be Evaluated for Sustainability? Can PLM Really be Evaluated for Sustainability?
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata The toughest challenge in any broadly based business investment initiative is determining and ensuring its sustainability.
How to Manage Bill of Materials How to Manage Bill of Materials
By Peter Schroer, President, Aras With so many users with different needs and viewpoints you have to figure out what you want the BOM to do for you and pair it up with the right PLM.
Portfolio Management vs. Portfolio Evaluation Portfolio Management vs. Portfolio Evaluation
Don Creswell, SmartOrg In our work with clients, we consistently find that portfolio management means very different things to different people.
What is Fatigue and Why Use CAE to Assess It? What is Fatigue and Why Use CAE to Assess It?
By Daniel Shaw, Lead Technical Services Engineer, ANSYS While fatigue testing is critical it has many limitations. This column explores how it can be assessed in a virtual environment with CAE tools.
AMD Makes Gains in the Workstation Market AMD Makes Gains in the Workstation Market
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research The company is increasing its work with ISVs and its workstation graphics product FirePro will be featured in the coming Apple Mac.
Choosing the Right Large Format Printer for Your Business Choosing the Right Large Format Printer for Your Business
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect If you are in the market for such a unit you need to read this article.
The Future of Efficient PLM Processes The Future of Efficient PLM Processes
By Oleg Shilovitsky One of the trends in business communication is to use modern web and social network tools and practices.
Ecovative Reduces Manufacturer's Environmental Footprint Ecovative Reduces Manufacturer's Environmental Footprint
Ecovative has developed a 100 percent biodegradable material made from mushroom tissues, which could have a big impact in the automotive industry.
Imperative to Innovate Drives CIMdata's SPD&C Practice Imperative to Innovate Drives CIMdata's SPD&C Practice
By Dana P. Nickerson, director, CIMdata CIMdata looks at the opportunities and challenges of social product development and collaboration in their new practice.
Solar Impulse Sets Record for Solar Powered Flight
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Solar Impulse's HB-SIA has become the first airplane to cross the continental United States powered exclusively by solar energy.
What You Need to Know Before You Begin Reverse Engineering What You Need to Know Before You Begin Reverse Engineering
By NVision Reverse engineering has many challenging facets. Find out what you need to know before you begin taking advantage of such a complicated technology.
Workshop Recap on Democratizing Simulation & Analysis (S&A) Workshop Recap on Democratizing Simulation & Analysis (S&A)
By Keith Meintjes, Ph.D., CIMdata Inc By democratizing analysis companies can take advantage of improved collaboration and concurrent engineering to derive a valuable competitive advantage.
Choosing the Right Material for Your Prototype Choosing the Right Material for Your Prototype
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect With the influx of so many 3D printers and materials into the market, it makes it difficult to decipher what you need.
Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream? Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream?
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems The price of 3D printers continues to fall, materials are better and it won't be long until small manufacturers are making their own parts.
Leverage Excel and CAD with GraficCalc Leverage Excel and CAD with GraficCalc
By GrafiCalc Part nine of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on leveraging Excel and CAD.
Mating Parts Lesson by Pro CNC Mating Parts Lesson by Pro CNC
By Pro CNC Inc. Most mating parts have some sort of relationship that requires the sizes and tolerances to be considered as a pair, or an entire set of parts.
CIMdata Aims to Improve Collaboration Practices CIMdata Aims to Improve Collaboration Practices
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Dana Nickerson discusses the power behind knowledge and sharing in the social media realm.
JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research The news is encouraging for NVIDIA and for AMD on the desktop, but disappointing for Intel, according Jon Peddie Research's quarterly report.
Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research This year Siemens announced they were increasing the interoperability their 2D engineering software solution Comos with Bentley’s OpenPlant.
Choosing the Right Hardware for Your 3D MCAD Application Choosing the Right Hardware for Your 3D MCAD Application
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect Ever try loading a ten thousand part assembly and running a simulation on it hoping your system didn’t crash? Then you need to read on.
Tolerance and Producibility Analysis with GrafiCalc Tolerance and Producibility Analysis with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part eight of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on tolerance and producibility analysis.
Artaic Creates Amazing Mosaic Art with Help of Robots
Artaic has built a robot, designed in SolidWorks, to allow the company to create large scale mosaics with rapid turn around times.
Modern Cam & Tool's Point of Views Modern Cam & Tool's Point of Views
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor After 40+ years in the business this company has learned a thing or two, early adoption of technology like reverse engineering is one of them.
Event Based Motion Simulation with GrafiCalc Event Based Motion Simulation with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part seven of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on event based motion simulation.
How 3D Printing will Affect You in the Future How 3D Printing will Affect You in the Future
By Tim Caffrey, Associate Consultant, and Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc. This column from Wohlers Associates explains how 3D printing will affect the manufacturing industry in the coming months and years.
Using GD&T to Communicate Design Intent Using GD&T to Communicate Design Intent
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC This month's Pro CNC column focuses on how GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) can help users communicate their design intent.
Intro to 3D Laser Scanning
By CAM Logic Join CAM Logic Applications Engineer Chris Himburg as he delves into 3D laser scanning.
Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market? Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Find out if workstations are still relevant with cloud computing growing, and if the best idea for the two to survive is a symbiotic relationship.
Macro-Driven Function Modeling with GrafiCalc Macro-Driven Function Modeling with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part five of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on macro-driven function modeling.
People-Not Data- Make Decisions People-Not Data- Make Decisions
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Moving people about or changing titles and job descriptions seldom have any impact on the quality of decision making.
Choosing the Right ERP System for Your Business Choosing the Right ERP System for Your Business
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect Ken Wilson comments on the benefits of an (Enterprise Resource Planning) ERP system and how to choose the right fit for your business.
Constrained Arrays with GrafiCalc Constrained Arrays with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part five of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on constrained arrays.
What Makes Effective Collaboration Happen? What Makes Effective Collaboration Happen?
By David Prawel, PhD Longview Advisors Inc. David Prawel talks about how many factors affect the way people collaborate in product development, but corporate culture is among the most important.
Crowdfunding Helps Lucid Energy Bring Hydro Power to Market Crowdfunding Helps Lucid Energy Bring Hydro Power to Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor With the help of crowdfunding providers, OurCrowd, Lucid Energy is generating clean hydro power with turbines for water pipes.
Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D
By Transoft Imagine a technology that lets designers experience real world driving conditions like hitting a pothole from their desk.
Backsolve Mechanisms with GrafiCalc Backsolve Mechanisms with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc In part four of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on backsolve mechanisms.
Decision Analysis = Decision Engineering Decision Analysis = Decision Engineering
By James E. Matheson, SmartOrg Like a sound bridge design, a good decision needs to be properly engineered; it is naive to guess the answers directly.
Does Your CAD Software Measure Up? Does Your CAD Software Measure Up?
By Ken Wilson, CADCAMConnect Here is a list of what your CAD package should deliver and how to choose the best software for your company.
Implementing Design-for-Environment Produces Many Benefits Implementing Design-for-Environment Produces Many Benefits
By Harvey Stone, Environmental Consultant, Technology Forecasters, Inc. DfE is a proven framework that is helping companies to cut costs, regulatory burden, toxicity, waste, emissions, design cycles and more.
Microsoft's Home of the Future Microsoft's Home of the Future
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Take a video tour of Microsoft's vision of what we might call home in the future.
Choosing the Right CAM Software for Your Business Choosing the Right CAM Software for Your Business
By CADCAMConnect Whether you are a manufacturer with CNC machines or a job shop, CAM software has proven to save companies time and money.
Avoid Designing Parts with Impossible Features Avoid Designing Parts with Impossible Features
By Pro CNC This month's column focuses on how to avoid designing features that can't be cut by the rotating tooling that is used in a CNC machining process.
Linkage and Mechanisms with GrafiCalc Linkage and Mechanisms with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part two of this video series on early stage mechanical design automation focuses on linkages and mechanisms.
Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research A look at how companies like Trimble, Stratasys and Dassault are expanding through mergers and acquisitions to address new markets.
Sunk Costs and the New York Jets Sunk Costs and the New York Jets
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Don Creswell talks about how the New York Jets are an example of an economic dilemma, known as the sunk-cost effect.
ROI Data from Enterprises Implementing PLM ROI Data from Enterprises Implementing PLM
By John MacKrell, Vice President, CIMdata Feedback from companies in many industries consistently show dramatic gains with PLM.
Function Modeling with GrafiCalc Function Modeling with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc The first entry in this series focuses on how GrafiCalc can be used to simulate a wide range of mechanical engineering challenges.
A Customer Testimonial on KETIV's Consulting A Customer Testimonial on KETIV's Consulting
Sunkist Research speaks about their experience with KETIV and how the company helped them utilize their software suite to the fullest.
Inverse Kinematics with GrafiCalc Inverse Kinematics with GrafiCalc
By GrafiCalc Part three of this video series on using GrafiCalc as an early stage mechanical simulation tool focuses on Inverse Kinematics.
Graduate Student Creates Bird Buggy Graduate Student Creates Bird Buggy
Florida-based graduate student Andrew Gray has created a robot buggy that can be driven by his pet parrot.
Simplify Features and Reduce Tool Count	Simplify Features and Reduce Tool Count
By Paul Van Metre In this month's column Paul covers simple tips to simplify your parts and reduce the tool count for your shop.
Using Your Gut Feeling in Decision Making Using Your Gut Feeling in Decision Making
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Faced with well-reasoned and evaluated alternatives a seasoned decision maker could draw on his/her intuition.
KETIV Consults with California Analytical Instruments KETIV Consults with California Analytical Instruments
California Analytical Instruments (CAI) utilizes KETIV to help get its products to market faster than ever before.
Plastics Research Corporation Seeks KETIV Consulting Plastics Research Corporation Seeks KETIV Consulting
Plastics Research Corporation consulted with KETIV on how to expand its manufacturing footprint.
Taylor - Dunn Teams Up with KETIV Taylor - Dunn Teams Up with KETIV
Taylor - Dunn consults with KETIV on how to get the most out of their software.
Animation of Golden Eagle Snatching Boy Animation of Golden Eagle Snatching Boy
A video of a golden eagle snatching a child in Canada has gone viral online and was an elaborate hoax aimed at testing the skills of the clipmakers.
CIMdata and Other PLM Leaders Form Research Consortium CIMdata and Other PLM Leaders Form Research Consortium
By Peter A. Bilello, President CIMdata Inc. The consortium aims to identify and solve common PLM-related challenges, and to define future PLM directions and needs.
PLM Datasets Prove to be Popular Topic PLM Datasets Prove to be Popular Topic
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM ThinkTank A look at what posts garnered the most attention from readers in Oleg's Beyond PLM blog in 2012.
Leveraging Product Data Assets Beyond Design Engineering Leveraging Product Data Assets Beyond Design Engineering
Lars Peder Hansen, Senior Systems Consultant - CAD/PLM, Grundfos Group, Denmark This presentation describes how the Grundfos management team came to understand the value of making product data assets widely available.
Design Top Notch Round Parts Design Top Notch Round Parts
By Proto Labs Learn how to design the best possible injection molded round parts in this tip.
3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor Morph 3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor Morph
By Optimal Solutions Sculptor Morph uses arbitrary shape deformation technology to give users the ability to perform free-form 3D shape modifications to their models.
3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor + CAD 3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor + CAD
By Optimal Solutions Sculptor + CAD gives users the ability to directly import their CAD data into the Sculptor Sculptor Morph toolset.
3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor Morph 3 Minutes of Your Time: Sculptor Morph
By Optimal Solutions Sculptor Morph uses arbitrary shape deformation technology to give users the ability to perform free-form 3D shape modifications to their models.
3 Minutes of Your Time with JWC Environmental 3 Minutes of Your Time with JWC Environmental
JWC Environmental explains how KETIV helped them get the most out of their software.
Looking Back at Innovation Insights in 2012 Looking Back at Innovation Insights in 2012
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Executives in a recent interactive session at a PDMA event argued that strategy inhibits innovation.
Employee Expectations and Corporate Needs Employee Expectations and Corporate Needs
By Harvey Stone, Environmental Consultant, Technology Forecasters, Inc. The desire for impact work like design for environment is a phenomenon that will shape the market for top talent in the next quarter century.
Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the 25th annual event focusing on emerging clean energy companies.
Insight on How to Harness Innovation Insight on How to Harness Innovation
By Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity Innovation success comes from inspiring better ideas and then systematically choosing which of those ideas should be invested in and how.
12 Reasons to Implement Design-for-Environment 12 Reasons to Implement Design-for-Environment
By Harvey Stone, Environmental Consultant, Technology Forecasters, Inc. In this post, I'm proposing that “Design-for-Environment” is perhaps the most important methodology for product designers.
Cardboard Bicycle Offers Inspiration to Small Manufacturers Cardboard Bicycle Offers Inspiration to Small Manufacturers
An Israeli inventor has proven that he can make a bicycle for less than $10 in his own small shop.
When do You have Enough Cores in Your Workstation? When do You have Enough Cores in Your Workstation?
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Wes Shimanek answers this and other common questions from CAD professionals.
Historical Jump from Space Sets Record Historical Jump from Space Sets Record
Felix Baumgartner broke the skydiving world record by free falling from space back into earth for the Red Bull Stratos mission.
PLM View: Managing Intellectual Property PLM View: Managing Intellectual Property
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Inc. The careful management of Intellectual Property (IP) with a PLM strategy can confer unexpected benefits ... but governance is necessary.
Workstation Market Remained Sluggish in Q2'12 Workstation Market Remained Sluggish in Q2'12
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research While the quarter proved disappointing, Jon Peddie Research does not detect any systemic weakness unique to the market
The 10 Most Often Asked and Answered Workstation Questions The 10 Most Often Asked and Answered Workstation Questions
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation I’m often asked certain questions about workstations. Let’s walk through these questions that are on the minds of many technology users.
Why Design-for-environment Solutions are the Way Forward Why Design-for-environment Solutions are the Way Forward
Harvey Stone, Environmental Consultant, Technology Forecasters Harvey Stone talks about natural resources shortages and the many reasons companies must adopt design-for-environment (DfE) principles.
PLM Think Tank Top 5 Reads PLM Think Tank Top 5 Reads
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank This month Oleg reflects on pink lady apples, the future of PLM databases and the PLM supply chain.
Is It Time to Re-Define “Design-for-Environment”? Is It Time to Re-Define “Design-for-Environment”?
By Harvey Stone, Technology Forecasters This new column looks at why it is critical that executives, managers, designers and engineers understand the evolving definition of “DfE.”
PLM View: Market Trends Are Robust PLM View: Market Trends Are Robust
By Stan Przybylinski, Director of Research CIMdata Inc. CIMdata Market Analysis Report series reveals robust 2011 PLM growth, with more of the same forecast through 2016; major trends are highlighted.
An Assessment of Decision Analysis An Assessment of Decision Analysis
By Somik Raha, SmartOrg The biggest contribution of decision analysis has been the framework of decision quality. Read about the six elements of the framework here.
Jon Peddie Research Reports from Siggraph 2012 Jon Peddie Research Reports from Siggraph 2012
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research The verdict is in: multi-core processors are starting to make a huge difference in content creation. Plus, the latest from NVIDIA, AMD and Intel.
3D Printing Update: Personal Printers, Online Services... 3D Printing Update: Personal Printers, Online Services...
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Wohlers talks about personal 3D printers, 3D printing services by Shapeways and other information gathered in his annual report.
PLM Think Tank – July Top 5 PLM Think Tank – July Top 5
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank This month Oleg comments on why engineers don't like social networks, collaborative browsing and conference dress codes.
Why Engineers Cannot Live Without ECC Memory Why Engineers Cannot Live Without ECC Memory
By Intel Corrupted data can impact every aspect of your business and you may not even realize it. How error-correcting code (ECC) memory can help.
The Agile Manifesto The Agile Manifesto
By Somik Raha, SmartOrg Agile Business Development (ABD) draws on lessons learned on agile software development.
PLM View: What is the Whole Truth? PLM View: What is the Whole Truth?
By Peter Bilello, CIMdata President Today everyone touched by new-product development has his or her own version of the Whole Truth.
Create Better Designs By Understanding Thread Depths Create Better Designs By Understanding Thread Depths
By Pro CNC It can be very challenging to achieve a high tolerance for the depth of threaded holes; get help here.
Never Lose Your Keys Again Never Lose Your Keys Again
Researchers have developed a way to track every single object in your home using Microsoft's Kinect technology.
A Reason to Use ECC Memory A Reason to Use ECC Memory
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Explore the value of ECC memory for workstation users involved in content creation and complicated decision making.
Empowering Systems Engineering with PLM Empowering Systems Engineering with PLM
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata CIMdata looks at the benefits of converging PLM with Systems Engineering.
Common Corner Radii Mistakes Common Corner Radii Mistakes
By Pro CNC A proactive approach will drive waste out of the value stream which is something everyone will appreciate.
Re-Imagining PLM Re-Imagining PLM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank This month Oleg takes on how the industry could re-imagine PLM, the new eDrawings app for the iPad and some of the challenges of open source PLM.
Break Down the Simulation-based Design Barrier Break Down the Simulation-based Design Barrier
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Learn about how workstations based on the new Intel Xeon processor E-2600 make it possible to get complex simulation results back faster.
Optimizing Product Cost by Leveraging  Infor10 PLM Process Optimizing Product Cost by Leveraging Infor10 PLM Process
By CIMdata Infor10 PLM Process (Optiva) is a proven PLM system widely used in the food and beverage industry.
Acquisitions Add to 3D Systems Growth Acquisitions Add to 3D Systems Growth
By Randall Newton, Graphic Speak 3D Systems first quarter sales grew by 153 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011.
CLAD Process Eliminates Need for Molds and Dies CLAD Process Eliminates Need for Molds and Dies
Summary by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The new EasyCLAD MAGIC LF6000 from IREPA LASER allows users to rapidly create aerospace parts without needing molds or dies.
Imagine a One Size Fits All PLM Program Imagine a One Size Fits All PLM Program
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Is there a way to manage CAX data that fits file types of all shapes and sizes?
Confronting Resistance to Change Confronting Resistance to Change
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg It is important for businesses to understand how important change is to their organizational IQ.
Bringing You Cool Stuff Bringing You Cool Stuff
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress is launching a new column where we will bring you cool stuff from around the world. Reader Shelley Pick submitted this fun clip.
Critical PLM and ERP Decisions Critical PLM and ERP Decisions
By Nat Workman, Mercury PLM PLM and ERP. What data should go where?
Bringing You Cool Stuff Bringing You Cool Stuff
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress is launching a new column where we will bring you cool stuff from around the world. Reader Shelley Pick submitted this fun clip.
Overview of 5 Axis Machine Technology Overview of 5 Axis Machine Technology
By Pro CNC Pro CNC takes a look at 5 axis machines and how they machine parts.
Understand Organizational IQ Understand Organizational IQ
By Jim Matheson, SmartOrg Understanding their organizational IQ will allow companies to find where their strengths and weaknesses are and how best to respond to them.
Unlocking the Potential in .STL Files Unlocking the Potential in .STL Files
By Robert Himberger, PCS Engineering .STL files make it possible for designers to capture the level of detail and fidelity necessary to create the prototypes they need.
Justifying Analytics in PLM Justifying Analytics in PLM
By Peter A. Bilello, president, CIMdata Inc. CIMdata looks at the convergence of analytics into PLM and how to handle the data tsunami.
PC Industry Heads for Recovery PC Industry Heads for Recovery
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Findings from Jon Peddie Research's workstation report shows positive signs for the workstation market.
How to Get More Value from Your Workstation Investment How to Get More Value from Your Workstation Investment
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Intel shares several points reseller CATI identified that can impact the performance of your CAD applications, plus stresses the value of ECC memory.
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How Smart is Your Organization? How Smart is Your Organization?
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Undimensioned Features Revisited Undimensioned Features Revisited
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3D PDFs for Release/Change Processes 3D PDFs for Release/Change Processes
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3D PDFs for Drawingless Manufacturing 3D PDFs for Drawingless Manufacturing
By PROSTEP For manufacturing companies who are ready to go paperless, 3D PDFs offer a solution to make their 3D documents available throughout their infrastructure.
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The PLM Perfect Storm Approaches The PLM Perfect Storm Approaches
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Maximize Software Potential with Hardware Maximize Software Potential with Hardware
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3D Is Moving Downstream Toward Ubiquity in PLM 3D Is Moving Downstream Toward Ubiquity in PLM
By David Prawel, PhD, Founder & President, Longview Advisors Inc. Prawel points out trends from the Longview Advisors last annual 3D Collaboration and Interoperability market survey.
New Xeon Processor Example of “Uncore” Technology New Xeon Processor Example of “Uncore” Technology
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Predicting the Next Four Years of Additive Manufacturing Predicting the Next Four Years of Additive Manufacturing
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Terry Wohlers talks about what the additive manufacturing industry can expect to see over the next four years.
HP Makes Effort in Comeback with HP Z1 HP Makes Effort in Comeback with HP Z1
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Is the HP Z1 powerful, scalable, secure, accurate, serviceable, and ISV certified? Find out what Jon Peddie Research thinks.
Kodak Joins the Pantheon of Bankrupt Companies Kodak Joins the Pantheon of Bankrupt Companies
By Jim Matheson, SmartOrg SmartOrg looks at successful companies that were forced to focus on operational excellence rather than entrepreneurial excellence.
Cost Effective Machined Parts: Machining Thin Floors Cost Effective Machined Parts: Machining Thin Floors
By Pro CNC Thin floors can be a challenge for machinists, but with a few simple techniques they can be handled quickly and efficiently.
Are SSDs Really Worth the Price? Are SSDs Really Worth the Price?
By Wes Shimanek and Kevin Crow, Intel Corporation If your workstation is less than a year old, then adding an SSD to it may be your best move.
Simulation-based Design: PLM’s New Foundation Simulation-based Design: PLM’s New Foundation
By Keith Meintjes, CIMdata Inc. Simulation-based design (SBD) enables designers to evaluate the performance of new products directly from digital expressions of the physics.
In the Que: Quickparts 2011 Year In Review	In the Que: Quickparts 2011 Year In Review
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Holding People Accountable for Portfolio Decisions Holding People Accountable for Portfolio Decisions
By Peter McNamee, SmartOrg In this issue, I will elaborate on use of the innovation screen as experienced during my work with SmartOrg clients over the past decade.
First Reactions to Nexus PLM and the Integrated PLM Trend First Reactions to Nexus PLM and the Integrated PLM Trend
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Oleg gets his hands on Autodesk's Nexus PLM, looks at the trend toward integrated PLM and helps users identify when their PLM project is in trouble.
Intel and AMD Make Personnel Changes Intel and AMD Make Personnel Changes
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Looking Back at PLM in 2011 Looking Back at PLM in 2011
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Designing Walls for Maximum Thinness and Minimum Cost Designing Walls for Maximum Thinness and Minimum Cost
By Pro CNC For machinists looking to create walls that are as thin as possible without breaking the bank, this column can help.
Creating Competitive Advantages with Cost Engineering Creating Competitive Advantages with Cost Engineering
By Nat Workman, Mercury PLM Services In this column Nat Workman helps readers understand how important cost management can be during an economic downturn.
Compliancy Can be a Pain – but it Doesn’t Have to be. Compliancy Can be a Pain – but it Doesn’t Have to be.
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation Compliancy takes many forms: regulatory compliance, standards compliance, etc. But following the rules can yield surprisingly positive results.
Understand How Parts Become Too Expensive Understand How Parts Become Too Expensive
By Pro CNC In this month's column readers learn about how the design for a flower vase cost its creators much more than was necessary.
PLM Captures New Markets PLM Captures New Markets
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Inc. Companies in pharmaceuticals, apparel, food and beverages, architecture, civil engineering, and more are implementing PLM solutions.
Following the Bussiness Portfolio into Deeper Waters Following the Bussiness Portfolio into Deeper Waters
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg This month the concept of using business portfolio's to reduce uncertainty is explored in greater depth.
Oleg's Thoughts on Autodesk Entering the PLM Space Oleg's Thoughts on Autodesk Entering the PLM Space
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog This month Autodesk Nexus and Dassault Systemes Exalead technology top Oleg's PLM Think Tank dsiscussions.
Compliancy Can be a Pain – but it Doesn’t Have to be. Compliancy Can be a Pain – but it Doesn’t Have to be.
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation Compliancy takes many forms: regulatory compliance, standards compliance, etc. But following the rules can yield surprisingly positive results.
Create Easier Designs By Reducing Surface Roughness Create Easier Designs By Reducing Surface Roughness
By Pro CNC By controlling surface roughness manufacturers can create parts more efficiently, this column explains how.
Optimize Business Value with Portfolio Management Optimize Business Value with Portfolio Management
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Portfolio management can help managers makie decisions about their investment mix and policy, find out more here.
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Why You Need  a Dual-Socket Workstation Why You Need a Dual-Socket Workstation
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Intel’s Wes Shimanek talks about the role of dual-socket workstations in CAD.
CAD, PLM and Visual Reporting CAD, PLM and Visual Reporting
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Security is Still an Issue for the Cloud Security is Still an Issue for the Cloud
By Peter A. Bilello President, CIMdata Inc. Concerned about the Cloud? This column explains what you should and should not be concerning yourself with.
How to Jailbreak Your BOM, for All the Right Reasons How to Jailbreak Your BOM, for All the Right Reasons
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation In his monthly column, Jonathan Scott is analyzing the building blocks of PLM and PDM. Managing BOMs and connecting with ERP are on tap this month.
The Key to O-ring Performance The Key to O-ring Performance
By Jon Edwards, Pro CNC Find out how O-rings can make manufacturing easier by adding predictability and simplicity to a design.
Avoid the Trap of Conventional Organizational Structures Avoid the Trap of Conventional Organizational Structures
By Jim Matheson, SmartOrg The classic case is companies that are organized operation-ally by geography and strategically by product line.
What's New at Quickparts What's New at Quickparts
By Quickparts The Quickparts “Pick Your Ship Date” calendar provides users the ability to select the exact day their SLA parts will ship.
The Broad Appeal of SpaceClaim Engineer The Broad Appeal of SpaceClaim Engineer
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Fashion Design Goes Mainstream with CAD Fashion Design Goes Mainstream with CAD
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Explore More Models in Less Time Explore More Models in Less Time
With technologies like DAKOTA, Intel Xeon-based workstations, and Autodesk Simulation software, you can now explore more “what if” scenarios.
PLM Joins the “Open Source Club” PLM Joins the “Open Source Club”
By Peter A. Bilello, President of CIMdata, Inc. A look at what the existence of open source solutions means for the PLM industry.
Placing Cost and Profit in the Proper Context Placing Cost and Profit in the Proper Context
By Peter McNamee, Senior Solutions Consultant, SmartOrg Peter McNamee explains the proper strategy for thinking about cost and margins in a world plagued with uncertainty.
Title Block Tolerances Revisited Title Block Tolerances Revisited
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Top Five Blogs from August PLM Think Tank Top Five Blogs from August PLM Think Tank
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Is SharePoint the Solution for any IT Need? Not for PDM. Is SharePoint the Solution for any IT Need? Not for PDM.
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation Taking a break from his monthly column, Jonathan Scott takes some time to look at Microsoft SharePoint – and why it can’t replace PDM systems.
Getting to Green Product Development Getting to Green Product Development
By Peter A. Bilello, President of CIMdata, Inc. Peter Bilello explains how PLM can be an important factor in driving sustainable business practices.
Manufactured Plastic Prototypes Offers Production Quality Manufactured Plastic Prototypes Offers Production Quality
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Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Pioneers gathered for their annual meeting at Siggraph 2011, which featured guest speaker Turner Whitted of Microsoft.
AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2 AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research A new report from Jon Peddie Research reveals that sales of graphics Add-in Board (AIB) shipments are down slightly.
Glimpses of the Future of the Medical Devices Industry Glimpses of the Future of the Medical Devices Industry
By David Matheson, SmartOrg Inc A look at changes coming to the medical devices industry and how multi-scenario planning helps companies imagine and prepare for the future.
Create Cost Effective OD Threads Create Cost Effective OD Threads
By Pro CNC Designs that require a fastened nut are also going to require OD threads. Find out how to make this feature as cost effective as possible.
Autodesk PLM and V6 on the Cloud are July’s Top Topics Autodesk PLM and V6 on the Cloud are July’s Top Topics
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Ford's New Direction for Requirements Management Ford's New Direction for Requirements Management
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3D Systems Acquires Alibre, Gains Direct CAD Access 3D Systems Acquires Alibre, Gains Direct CAD Access
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher provides her view on why 3D Systems acquired CAD/CAM developers Alibre and what to expect with the recent news.
Improve Sustainability by Limiting Plastics Improve Sustainability by Limiting Plastics
By Pamela J. Gordon and Ben Marshall, Technology Forecasters A look at how designers can limit the environmental hazards of their projects by carefully planning their use of plastics.
Aluminum, the Machinists Unsung Hero Aluminum, the Machinists Unsung Hero
By Pro CNC In this month's column readers learn about why aluminum is one of the most important materials in manufacturing.
Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation A second Intel processor can dramatically increase the value of your ISV software investment.
Finding Solutions to Common Business Challenges Finding Solutions to Common Business Challenges
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc SmartOrg discusses how companies can find solutions to the all too common challenges of optimizing project selection and prioritizing resources.
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By Dr. Ted Blacker, Sandia National Laboratories This report is based on Dr. Ted Blacker’s presentation at PLM Road Map™ 2010, which was rated by attendees as one of the top three.
PlanetPTC Live and Dassault Partnership Top Off PLM Topics PlanetPTC Live and Dassault Partnership Top Off PLM Topics
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog Oleg's top topics from his June blog posts include thoughts from PlanetPTC Live and Dassault Systèmes new relationship with Amazon.
CIMdata and CPDA Join Forces CIMdata and CPDA Join Forces
CPDA and CIMdata talk about how the two firms are well suited to address escalating challenges facing PLM with their combined resources.
With Email Everywhere, Who Needs a Workflow Tool? Engineers. With Email Everywhere, Who Needs a Workflow Tool? Engineers.
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation In his monthly column, Jonathan Scott is digging into PLM and PDM features, one by one. Workflow and routing tools are in his sights this month.
Diving Further into Cutting Tools Diving Further into Cutting Tools
By Pro CNC This column continues with part two of Pro CNC's overview on cutting tools focusing on the most common cutting tools used in the CNC turning process.
PPM May be What Many Companies are Missing PPM May be What Many Companies are Missing
By Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity In this month's column Jim Brown, president of Tech-Clarity explains how leveraging PPM might be a source significant business value.
What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common? What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common?
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Examine what technologies will help your needs the most to make sure your workstation is matched and you get the most throughput for your investment.
QuickCutCNC Improvements Tops  Annoucments from Quickparts QuickCutCNC Improvements Tops Annoucments from Quickparts
By Quickparts QuickCutCNC has added a number of features designed to speed up the online purchasing process.
Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design
By Kathleen Maher, Vice President, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher looks at how the growth of physics software tools emerges when processing power becomes cheap and widely available.
What’s so Complicated or Tricky about Vaulting CAD Data? What’s so Complicated or Tricky about Vaulting CAD Data?
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation In his monthly column, Jonathan Scott is laying out the key features of PLM and PDM tools, one by one. CAD vaulting is up for discussion this month.
Top 5 PLM Topics from Think Tank's May Blog Top 5 PLM Topics from Think Tank's May Blog
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog This month's most popular PLM Think Tank topics include Aras' place in the PLM market, views on SharePoint and over-hype of the cloud.
Understanding Cutting Tools Understanding Cutting Tools
By Pro CNC Pro CNC provides an overview of the various cutting tools used in CNC milling and how to choose the best one.
Understanding How Businesses Handle NPD Understanding How Businesses Handle NPD
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc In this month's column SmarOrg reports on the results of their March survey on how businesses deal with NPD.
Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs? Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs?
By Intel Read about some of the reasons why many professionals choose the Intel Xeon processor E3 family over desktop alternatives.
COFES, The PLM of the Future and Pre-configurable PDM COFES, The PLM of the Future and Pre-configurable PDM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog This month in his Top 5 Oleg takes on COFES, pre-configured PDM and the move to PLMSocial.
Scorecard Evaluates Digital Manufacturing Processes Scorecard Evaluates Digital Manufacturing Processes
By Rich Wells, CPDA This benchmark assesses the relative maturity of leading users in digital manufacturing as well as their concerns and priorities.
Top Priorities for End Users and Solution Providers Top Priorities for End Users and Solution Providers
By CPDA This discussion from CPDA's PLM Road Map conference focuses on issues and successes for companies involved in Digital Manufacturing.
An Inside Look at What's New at Quickparts An Inside Look at What's New at Quickparts
By Quickparts Along with becoming a 3D Systems company, Quickparts introduces a new video series called "Johnny's QuickFlix."
The Six Dimensions of Decision Quality The Six Dimensions of Decision Quality
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc In this column Don Creswell explains how readers can best evaluate the quality of their decision making processes.
Gauging Environmental Impact in Electronics Design Gauging Environmental Impact in Electronics Design
By Pamela J. Gordon, Technology Forecasters Pamela Gordon discusses how Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) can be used in the early-stages of design to anticipate environmental impact.
Learning to Use Tolerancing to Control Costs Learning to Use Tolerancing to Control Costs
By Pro CNC In the column users learn how leverage tolerancing and assemblies to reduce overall manufacturing costs.
Identify the Workstation that is Right for You Identify the Workstation that is Right for You
By John Hengeveld and Wes Shimanek of Intel Corporation Confused on what workstation is best for your needs? Look no further.
Games Set the Course for the Future Games Set the Course for the Future
By Jon Peddie Research A look at how games are setting the standards for software and hardware design.
What Does it Cost to not Have Revision Control for CAD Data? What Does it Cost to not Have Revision Control for CAD Data?
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation In his monthly column, Jonathan Scott is explaining the key features of PLM and PDM tools, bit by bit. This month he takes on revision control.
ESI Group Facilitates Simulation Effectively ESI Group Facilitates Simulation Effectively
By Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA CPDA examines ESI Group’s suite of simulation applications and how they address diverse simulation disciplines.
Cost Cutting CNC Strategies Cost Cutting CNC Strategies
By Pro CNC In this column readers learn how they save a small fortune by following a few key steps when designing parts.
The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
What's Going on in the Workstation Market? What's Going on in the Workstation Market?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Analyst Kathleen Maher comments on workstation trends that have accelerated in 2010, including 64-bit, the Mac, job expectations and more.
Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie explains what features CAD users can expect to see in the coming workstation market.
The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH... The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH...
Read a summary of the top four questions Wes Shimanek of Intel was asked at SIGGRAPH.
Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
By Wes Shimanek and Art Copeland, Intel Corporation Intel gives details on performance considerations you can use when buying your next workstation.
Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family
By Wes Shimanek and Mehmet Adalier, Intel Corporation The greatest innovation in the Intel Xeon processor E3 family based workstation is how it integrates both CPU and graphics engines on the same die.
Executives Report a Need to Improve Portfolio Processes Executives Report a Need to Improve Portfolio Processes
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc Don Creswell discusses results from their survey on challenges in managing product development portfolios and invites you to take the survey too.
The Daily Dish on PLM, What's New? The Daily Dish on PLM, What's New?
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog Find out what Oleg's favorite new iPad accessory is and learn about topics such as PLM frameworks, cost integrations from aPriori and more.
Helping Management Understand the Value of PLM Helping Management Understand the Value of PLM
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation In this column, Jonathan Scott explains how engineers can define and describe the real dollar value of PLM for themselves and their employers.
A Panel Discussion on the Payoff of Simulation  A Panel Discussion on the Payoff of Simulation
Experts from PLM Road Map 2010 discussed how companies are leveraging simulation across product lifecycles.
Mastering Title Block Tolerances Mastering Title Block Tolerances
By Pro CNC In this column users learn how to avoid many common mistakes that happen when title blocks are used.
Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation and Norma McKinney, Microsoft Corporation See how dual-processor based Intel Xeon multi-core workstations enable you to experience parallel thinking and explore more "what ifs."
Make Sure You Have the Best Processes for Innovation Make Sure You Have the Best Processes for Innovation
By Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity In the latest ValuePoint column Jim Brown explains how businesses can stay ahead of the innovation curve.
What Does DraftSight Mean for the Future of 2D CAD? What Does DraftSight Mean for the Future of 2D CAD?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher discusses how Dassault Systèmes' DraftSight might signal a change in the 2D CAD landscape.
PLM ThinkTank Top Five Topics from January PLM ThinkTank Top Five Topics from January
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog With last month's SolidWorks World conference you can bet news from DS SolidWorks Corp. and the event got a lot of attention.
Developing a Well-balanced Portfolio Developing a Well-balanced Portfolio
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc In this month's ValuePoint column Don Creswell discusses how a well-balanced portfolio can have the highest possible value.
Top Five Tedious Engineering Tasks Top Five Tedious Engineering Tasks
By Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf In this new column Jonathan Scott, a PLM consultant and engineer, talks about five tedious engineering tasks and how PLM can help.
Stepping up the Sustainability of Entire Product Lines Stepping up the Sustainability of Entire Product Lines
By Pamela J. Gordon, Technology Forecasters Business rewards from designing “sustainable” electronic products—(otherwise known as products with “design-for-environment” (DfE) principles).
Lessons in Surface Roughness Lessons in Surface Roughness
By Pro CNC This month Pro CNC offers best practices for surface roughness on machined parts and how it can make a big difference in cost.
CPDA Scorecard Ranks Leading Users in Digital Manufacturing CPDA Scorecard Ranks Leading Users in Digital Manufacturing
The scorecard/benchmark captures input from industry leaders and ranks their capabilities and priorities across five broad categories.
Gates in Injection Molding: the Necessary Evil Gates in Injection Molding: the Necessary Evil
By Proto Labs Since we can’t do away with gates, there is good reason to consider their type and location in designing parts.
SmartOrg Makes Milestones in 2010 SmartOrg Makes Milestones in 2010
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc. In this column Don Creswell looks back at some the most exciting developments in business planning that took place in 2010.
CPDA Observations on Simulation Frameworks, Industry Trends CPDA Observations on Simulation Frameworks, Industry Trends
By Keith Meintjes, Research Director, CAE Discussion covers implementation issues, organizational challenges related to culture and politics, case studies, criteria for success.
Symbiotic Supply Chain Design Strategies Symbiotic Supply Chain Design Strategies
By Pro CNC This month's Pro CNC column features an overview of the Design For Manufacturability & Assembly (DFMA) approach.
Is it Time for a Product Design Revolution? Is it Time for a Product Design Revolution?
Intel, Microsoft and Parallels are expanding the accessibility and availability of HPC resources.
Looking at PLM Trends for Creo, Microsoft and Chrysler Looking at PLM Trends for Creo, Microsoft and Chrysler
By Oleg Shilovitsky In this month's column Oleg discusses how PLM trends are shaping for PTC, Dassault Systèmes, Microsoft and the big automotive companies.
A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes us on her journey to Abu Dhabi and provides a glimpse of what they have going on in the manufacturing and building industries.
Daimler AG Shifts from ENOVIA and CATIA to Siemens Daimler AG Shifts from ENOVIA and CATIA to Siemens
By Ken Versprille, CPDA The shift to Siemens from Dassault represents bellwether change that may have ripple effects across automotive and other industry verticals.
Design Vertical Radii for Optimal Savings Design Vertical Radii for Optimal Savings
By Pro CNC In this column users learn the best way to design their vertical radii to optimize their manufacturing costs.
Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
By Wes Shimanek and Art Copeland, Intel Corporation Intel gives details on performance considerations you can use when buying your next workstation.
Innovation: What’s New? What’s Old? Innovation: What’s New? What’s Old?
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc. In this column Don Creswell explains what readers can expect from the field of business innovation.
Ranking the Best Mechatronics Systems Ranking the Best Mechatronics Systems
By Will Poirier, Mechatronics Program Director, CPDA This CPDA report assesses leading end users on the maturity of their embedded software integrations, their issues, and their priorities.
What's Shaking Up the CAD Community? What's Shaking Up the CAD Community?
By Oleg Shilovitsky Oleg comments on the recent PTC announcement of the product suite Creo and which of his October blog posts have generated the most interest.
Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie explains what features CAD users can expect to see in the coming workstation market.
Developing A Plan for Environmental Requirements Developing A Plan for Environmental Requirements
By Pamela J. Gordon, President of Technology Forecasters Inc. Pamela Gordon lays out why companies need to develop a five year plan for dealing with environmental requirements.
Use Simple Drawing to Reduce Costs Use Simple Drawing to Reduce Costs
By Pro CNC In this column readers learn how to reduce manufacturing costs by simplifying their design drawings.
Advice for Parting Line Challenges Advice for Parting Line Challenges
By Proto Labs This article describes how where the parting line will be is worth keeping in mind, as the location can affect your part in several ways.
Useful Strategic and Decision Making Mind-sets Useful Strategic and Decision Making Mind-sets
By Jim Matheson, Chairman, SmartOrg Inc. In this month’s column Jim Matheson explains how companies can choose the best decision making processes possible.
Read About Why Intel Wants You to Think Parallel Read About Why Intel Wants You to Think Parallel
By John Hengeveld and Wes Shimanek See why Intel thinks the benefits of investing in a workstation outweigh the cost and time of the constructing of expensive physical prototypes.
PLM Scalability, CAD Strategies and Social Detours PLM Scalability, CAD Strategies and Social Detours
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog In this month’s column Oleg takes on the challenge of downscaling PLM, using multiple CAD systems, the use of social systems in PLM and more.
Understanding CNC Milling Machines Understanding CNC Milling Machines
By Pro CNC In this month’s column readers are introduced to different types of CNC machines.
Altair’s HyperWorks Offers Innovative Licensing & Pricing Altair’s HyperWorks Offers Innovative Licensing & Pricing
By Keith Meintjes, CPDA Research Director CPDA’s Keith Meintjes breaks down what users can expect from Altair's HyperWorks Enterprise 11.0.
Use CFD to Optimize Designs When Seconds Count Use CFD to Optimize Designs When Seconds Count
By Mentor Graphics Sign up for this webinar that describes a tried and proven philosophy of athlete-enabled engineering & technological developments in bobsled design.
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By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Read a summary of the top four questions Wes Shimanek of Intel was asked at SIGGRAPH.
The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
Collaboration & Interoperability Conference Gets Thumbs Up Collaboration & Interoperability Conference Gets Thumbs Up
By Bill Abramson, CAD/CAM Technologies Bill Abramson discusses the benefits of the Collaboration & Interoperability Congress and some feedback from this year's conference in Estes, CO.
How IBM Rational Jazz Platform is Transforming Mechatronics How IBM Rational Jazz Platform is Transforming Mechatronics
Submitted by CPDA Sky Matthews, CTO of IBM Rational Systems, explains the importance of OSLC and Jazz in integrating software, electronics, and mechanical domains.
Looking Back at the History of Management Science Looking Back at the History of Management Science
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder SmartOrg Inc Don Creswell discusses how the concept of Decision Analysis has evolved over the years.
Mentor Graphics Reacts to CFD Comparison Charts Mentor Graphics Reacts to CFD Comparison Charts
By John Parry, Mentor Graphics John Parry, a CFD veteran at Mentor Graphics, responds to a comparison chart on CFD vendors compiled by a competitor.
Hot Topics in PLM Hot Topics in PLM
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog In this month’s installment Shilovitsky, discusses the differences between PLM and PDM, the importance of Excel in PLM and more.
Choosing the Best Materials for Machining Parts Choosing the Best Materials for Machining Parts
By Pro CNC This month's column focuses on available sizes and forms of raw material, and their related costs, as suggested by John Heed of Lockheed Martin.
Think Like a Hollywood Producer with Multi-Core Technology Think Like a Hollywood Producer with Multi-Core Technology
Adopt the idea of Parallel Thinking and employ parallel workflows that enable you to do CAD AND concurrently model and simulate your ideas.
Save Production Costs with Matched Mating Pairs Save Production Costs with Matched Mating Pairs
By Proto Labs In this month's tip from Proto Labs users learn how to save on production time and costs using matched pairs.
The Tragedy of Poor Part Design The Tragedy of Poor Part Design
By Pro CNC In this column users learn how to avoid the high costs of poorly designed parts.
Open PLM vs. Closed PLM Debates Open PLM vs. Closed PLM Debates
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog Oleg Shilovitsky continues tracking trends in PLM. This month includes discussions on open PLM and the Dassault Systemes Exalead acquisition.
What is Value? What is Value?
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder SmartOrg Inc In this column Creswell discusses what it means for something to have "value."
Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher discusses how the CAD software business is staying afloat and how piracy is impacting the industry.
IBM Rational Tools Drive Integration for Systems Development IBM Rational Tools Drive Integration for Systems Development
Leading end-users confirm how IBM Rational tools solve integration issues in systems development across disparate expert domains, in CPDA study.
Quickly Assess New Ideas & Play More “What Ifs” Quickly Assess New Ideas & Play More “What Ifs”
Perform more analysis and optimize the design process with a professional workbench powered by the Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors.
Benefits of Design for Environment (DfE) Benefits of Design for Environment (DfE)
By Pamela J. Gordon, President of Technology Forecasters Inc. What does Design for Environment (DfE) have to do with product design and competitiveness? Find out in this new column.
Smarter Validation & Collaboration Tools Emerge Smarter Validation & Collaboration Tools Emerge
By David Prawel Longview Advisors Inc. David Prawel discusses some key advancements in collaboration and interoperability that have been made in the last year.
Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher discusses how gaming technology is defining the future of computing, including highlights from the recent E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Evaluating Portfolio Value Evaluating Portfolio Value
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder SmartOrg Inc In this column Creswell discusses the importance of developing a business portfolio.
Product Design BOM Management's Impact on PLM Product Design BOM Management's Impact on PLM
By Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA Each of the three most recognized best practices for dealing with product variants rely on a strong foundation in BOM management.
The Secret to Making Cheaper Parts The Secret to Making Cheaper Parts
By Pro CNC In this month's column readers learn the basics of designing parts more efficiently.
PLM Think Tank- May's Top Posts PLM Think Tank- May's Top Posts
By Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank Blog In this month's column Oleg continues with his top 5 posts for May from his blog PLM Think Tank. Do you think PLM is a trending word on the web?
Threaded Holes in Machined Prototype Parts Threaded Holes in Machined Prototype Parts
By Proto Labs The ins and out of threaded fasteners.
Want to to Innovate Faster or Explore More Design Options? Want to to Innovate Faster or Explore More Design Options?
Learn how the digital workbench, powered by two Intel processors, gives you the opportunity to create, test and modify your ideas at your workstation.
Supporting Supply Chain Sustainability Supporting Supply Chain Sustainability
By Pamela J. Gordon, TFI President Pam Gordon of the Technology Forecasters talks about the challenges of creating environmentally sustainable supply chains.
What's Going on in the Workstation Market? What's Going on in the Workstation Market?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Analyst Kathleen Maher comments on workstation trends that have accelerated in 2010, including 64-bit, the Mac, job expectations and more.
Forecasting Under Uncertainty: Part Three Forecasting Under Uncertainty: Part Three
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder SmartOrg Inc In this column Don Creswell addresses how to interpret evaluation results and how to use them to make better design decisions.
PLM Think  Tank - April's Top  5 Posts PLM Think Tank - April's Top 5 Posts
By Oleg Shilovitsky Oleg Shilovitsky comments on his most interesting discussions from his blog PLM Think Tank in April.
Designing Better Parts Designing Better Parts
By Pro CNC In this month’s column readers get a look at the evolution of a part as it goes through the steps to become more efficient and better designed.
Designing Better Parts Designing Better Parts
By Pro CNC In this month’s column readers get a look at the evolution of a part as it goes through the steps to become more efficient and better designed.
Panel Discussion on Requirements Management Tools Panel Discussion on Requirements Management Tools
Moderated by Don Brown, Chairman, CPDA Hear from Cognition, Chrysler, IBM, PTC and Siemens PLM in this panel discussion from CPDA's PLM Road Map conference.
Obtain Better Designs at Lower Cost Obtain Better Designs at Lower Cost
Intel Xeon 5600 series processors and integrated software suites provide the capacity to quickly and efficiently work with the entire design.
A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research In this new column Maher takes a look at CAD industry revenues for the AEC and MCAD markets and how they are panning out for 2010.
A Newspaper Even a Techie Could Love A Newspaper Even a Techie Could Love
By Arthur Berman, Insight Media NewsFLEX has an electronic newspaper under development called the OrigamiReader.
Forecasting under Uncertainty — Part Two Forecasting under Uncertainty — Part Two
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc Don Creswell digs deeper into the challenges of planning for uncertainty in a modern business model.
Intel Position: Delivering Reliable Workstations Intel Position: Delivering Reliable Workstations
This month's Intel Workstation column focuses on how the ECC memory plays an important role in achieving a resilient and reliable workstation.
NEW Column from Protomold NEW Column from Protomold
By Protomold In this new column from Protomold users can learn how to create better bosses. Not your day job boss, but an open-topped cylinder.
Threads and Plating Threads and Plating
By Pro CNC This month’s column tackles the common issues associated with threads and plating.
New Review from CPDA New Review from CPDA
CPDA looks at requirements management tools from five different vendors.
Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011 Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at how the workstations market is shaping out for 2010, including updates on GPU's, rendering tools and more.
Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc In this column readers find out how to deal with the need to predict even the most uncertain events.
Intel Asks What You Want in a Workstation? Intel Asks What You Want in a Workstation?
Intel wants to know what you really want most in a mobile workstation so they can build a better product.
Collaboration & Interoperability Update Collaboration & Interoperability Update
By David Prawel, Longview Advisors Prawel discusses the barriers of CAD data reuse and some of the technology that can make it possible.
Industry Update on 3D Printing Industry Update on 3D Printing
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Wohlers discusses additive manufacturing, his interview with Director James Cameron and other advances in 3D printing.
Designing and Machining Plastic Parts Designing and Machining Plastic Parts
By Pro CNC Pro CNC presents a discussion on the unique challenges of designing and machining plastic parts.
Adopting an All-digital Workflow Adopting an All-digital Workflow
Wes Shimanek discusses how Intel technology delivers the capability to concurrently perform CAD, meshing and CAE on a single platform.
An Update on Flexible e-paper An Update on Flexible e-paper
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media Find out what is happening with flexible e-ink displays in this column by Insight Media.
The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher provides an update on the increase in CAD applications being made available for MAC users and the impact of the new Apple iPad.
The Saga of the Solar Teapot — Go or No Go? PT II The Saga of the Solar Teapot — Go or No Go? PT II
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder, SmartOrg Inc Find out if the solar teapot pitch gets the ok from management and how Value-based Management plays a role.
Learning From Our Mistakes Learning From Our Mistakes
By Pro CNC This month we are going to discuss an unfortunate situation that was expensive and that could have been easily avoided.
Overcome Cloud Computing Barriers with Intel Technology Overcome Cloud Computing Barriers with Intel Technology
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation Top concerns in cloud based computing remain security, predictability and availability.
New E-Tablets Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show New E-Tablets Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media Insight Media predicts e-tablets will serve a much greater multi media/entertainment role.
Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010 Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010
By Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Asia provides a view of what’s likely to be important in the coming year for the graphics industry.
The Saga of the Solar Teapot Pt. 1 The Saga of the Solar Teapot Pt. 1
By Don Creswell, Co-Founder, SmartOrg Inc The “Saga of the Solar Teapot” is a simplified example of how companies use Value-based Management to assess the value pitch for a new product.
New Entry-level Professional Workstation New Entry-level Professional Workstation
By Intel Corporation This new workstation, based on Intel Core i5 processors and the Intel 3450 chipset, delivers a workstation experience at near desktop prices.
A Case Study for the Mechanical Design Process A Case Study for the Mechanical Design Process
By David G. Ullman This month's column and case study discusses how MAGICWHEELS overcame design challenges.
Tolerances of Countersinks and Chamfers Tolerances of Countersinks and Chamfers
By Pro CNC This month's column looks at best practices for creating countersinks, chamfers and the tolerances of these types of features.
Major Progress by Top Vendors in Simulation Frameworks   Major Progress by Top Vendors in Simulation Frameworks
By Michel Vrinat, CPDA Capable solutions now fully support design/simulation frameworks. CPDA’s third in-depth analysis evaluates five leading vendors.
Cool Mobile Display Products Cool Mobile Display Products
By Insight Media Insight Media provides updates and reviews on some of the latest innovations in the mobile display industry, including iPhones, e-books and more.
Unilateral vs. Bilateral Tolerances Unilateral vs. Bilateral Tolerances
By Pro CNC This month's column will continue on the topic of dimensional tolerance but focus on unilateral vs. bilateral tolerances.
Maximizing Innovation, R&D and Product Development Maximizing Innovation, R&D and Product Development
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc Don Creswell attests to proven ways around making quality decisions to excel in innovation, R & D and product development.
Increasing the Pace of Simulation and Analysis Increasing the Pace of Simulation and Analysis
Learn about Intel solutions for individuals and departmental workgroups who want to harness HPC without the complexity of traditional clusters.
Avoiding Misused Profile Callouts Avoiding Misused Profile Callouts
By Pro CNC This month's column focuses on surface profile requirements and minimally dimensioned drawings.
The Payoff of Integrating Requirements Management with PLM The Payoff of Integrating Requirements Management with PLM
The ability to trace and visualize changes represents one of the major benefits of fully integrating requirements management with PLM.
Forecasting and Managing Economic Value Forecasting and Managing Economic Value
By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Inc Introducing Don Creswell's new column featuring tips and techniques for improving the economic value of New Product Development (NPD).
Justifying New Workstation Technology Investments   Justifying New Workstation Technology Investments
Compared with previous approaches, how can we use modern workflows and new technology to be more creative and innovative in less time?
Reinventing the See Saw at BigToys Reinventing the See Saw at BigToys
By David G. Ullman This case study focuses on the design of a see-saw that can meet 21st Century safety concerns.
Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels
By Insight Media Learn about a virtual environment called CAVE technology, which has been characterized as “the oldest art and engineering collaboration in the US.”
Model-Based Systems Engineering Using SysML Model-Based Systems Engineering Using SysML
Submitted by CPDA This report provides an overview of the benefits of model-based systems engineering over a document-based approach.
Cost Effective Machined Parts: Undercuts Cost Effective Machined Parts: Undercuts
By Pro CNC This month's column focuses on geometry and undercuts in machined parts.
Workstations vs. High-End Desktops Workstations vs. High-End Desktops
Did you know the difference in price between a similarly configured high-end desktop and an entry-level workstation is less than $100 today?
Hardware Manufacturers Aim for EPEAT Green Rating Hardware Manufacturers Aim for EPEAT Green Rating
By Norbert Hildebrand, Insight Media EPEAT is a worldwide program designed as a self-assessment tool for manufacturers to measure their environmental attributes.
Anodizing and Chemical Conversion Coating Anodizing and Chemical Conversion Coating
By Pro CNC This month's column focuses on two different types of plating and some strategies to make those finishes more successful and cost effective.
What Exactly Is A Virtualized Workstation? What Exactly Is A Virtualized Workstation?
A virtual workstation uses both virtualization hardware and software technologies providing end users with an uncompromised workstation experience.
OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Khronos aims for timely updates to meet the needs of hardware manufacturers, as recently demonstrated with OpenGL 3.0 and 3.1 and 3.2 updates.
EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays
By Steve Seachrist, Insight Media Insight Media takes a look at EVGA's new InterView Dual-Display dual-monitor configuration, featuring a testimonial from Jon Peddie Research.
How Much Memory Does Your Workstation Really Need? How Much Memory Does Your Workstation Really Need?
When the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series debuted it introduced systems with up to 3 memory channels. So how much memory do you need now?
Best Practices for Threaded Holes Best Practices for Threaded Holes
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC This month learn about threaded holes and threaded inserts.
Design Process Best Practices Design Process Best Practices
By David G. Ullman In this month’s column the goal of the best practice discussed is to give form to concepts, form that works as it should and is producible.
Safer, Greener, LCD Screen from Merck Safer, Greener, LCD Screen from Merck
By Ken Werner, Insight Media LCD screen manufacturer Merck has found a way to safely recycle the materials used to create screens for monitors, laptops and cell phones.
Major Effort Targets Manufacturing with PLM & CAE Major Effort Targets Manufacturing with PLM & CAE
Report Submitted by CPDA CAE supports innovative product development. CAD, Computer-Aided Process Planning, CAM, and PDM are components of PLM to drive integration.
Intelligent Tolerancing Schemes Intelligent Tolerancing Schemes
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC In this month's "Cost Effective Machined Parts" column Paul Van Metre discusses the topic of geometric tolerances and how they drive cost.
New Column on Design Process Best Practices New Column on Design Process Best Practices
By David G. Ullman This is the first in a new series of articles on design process best practices taken from the book "The Mechanical Design Process.”
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O, once just thought of for servers actually has a place in the workstation market.
The Visualization Pipeline in CAD Evolves The Visualization Pipeline in CAD Evolves
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher discusses advances in rendering technology and how companies in the rendering business are making their way into the CAD industry.
LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs
By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Chris Chinnock of Insight Media talks about how the new line of LG monitors is maturing to help enable many 3D consumer market applications.
Leading ADM Users Start the Simulation Framework Journey Leading ADM Users Start the Simulation Framework Journey
By Keith Meintjes, CPDA Research Director, CAE Webinar with end users of Altair Data Manager ADM discussing their implementations and new approaches/processes across their development groups.
Moving Analysis Further Up in the Design Phase Moving Analysis Further Up in the Design Phase
Find out how Intel based products may be able to help you transform the way you work and design higher quality products in less time.
Cost Effective Machined Parts: Material Selection and Sizing Cost Effective Machined Parts: Material Selection and Sizing
By Paul Van Metre, President, Pro CNC In this month’s column Paul Van Metre talks about material specs, sizes, and other material cost drivers.
CAD in Crisis — COFES CAD in Crisis — COFES
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher reports on the recent Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) conference and the outlook of the CAD industry.
SOA - What Is It and Why Does It Matter? SOA - What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
By Jeff Cope, Extensible CAD Technologies In his latest column Jeff Cope takes a look at service oriented architecture and how it can be important for the integration of additional software.
High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions
Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR reports on the computer graphics market for the first quarter this year and provides a forecast of what’s ahead for the industry.
Accelerating Your Innovation Rate Accelerating Your Innovation Rate
By Intel Corporation Intel representatives discuss some of the latest visualization and analysis software tools and how Intel technology can accelerate the design process.
DOORS as a Framework for Collaboration and Integration DOORS as a Framework for Collaboration and Integration
By CPDA CPDA outlines how three major companies standardized on IBM Rational DOORS for the early development, change traceability, and reuse of requirements.
Cost Effective Machined Parts:  Wall vs. Floor Radii… Cost Effective Machined Parts: Wall vs. Floor Radii…
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC President Continuing last month's discussion of the length to diameter ratio of inside corner radii.
What Makes The Aras PLM Solution So Advanced? What Makes The Aras PLM Solution So Advanced?
By Jeff Cope, Extensible CAD Technologies In part three of Cope's product review on the Aras open source PLM solution he takes a look at the technical aspects.
Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Anark Core 2.2 now supports DWG offering better interoperability in AEC applications and can be distributed in a compact, secure package.
Create Up to 3 Times Faster Create Up to 3 Times Faster
How the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series can change the way you work.
Cost Effective Machined Parts Cost Effective Machined Parts
By Paul Van Metre, Pro CNC President This is the first in a new series of columns focused on helping engineers use their unique perspectives to increase organizational profitability.
More Findings From SolidWorks World 2009 More Findings From SolidWorks World 2009
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher provides an in depth event report on this year's SolidWorks World conference based on discussions and updates at the event.
Enterprise Open Source PLM, How Can This Be Possible? Enterprise Open Source PLM, How Can This Be Possible?
By Jeff Cope, Extensible CAD Technologies Jeff shares his thoughts on Aras Innovator, an entrerprise PLM solution, and how it provides extensive functionality out of the box.
Transforming Mechatronics Transforming Mechatronics
CPDA provides a scorecard for driving collaborative efforts across mechanical, electrical, and development teams.
The Digital Workbench – Why You Need One Now The Digital Workbench – Why You Need One Now
By Intel Corporation With digital workbenches, engineers may be able to bring analysis into their thoughts earlier than ever before.
Thinking Outside the 3D CAD System Thinking Outside the 3D CAD System
By Bill Barnes, Lattice Technology General Manager Bill’s new column focuses on how 3D needs to be integrated with ERP and PLM to be effective throughout the enterprise and how XVL simplifies this.
Enterprise PLM on an Open-Source Budget Enterprise PLM on an Open-Source Budget
By Jeff Cope, Extensible CAD Technologies In his latest column Jeff focuses on Aras Innovator as a valuable solution for Advanced Product Quality Planning, in part one of a three part series.
CPDA Scorecard Focuses on CAD & Visualization Trends CPDA Scorecard Focuses on CAD & Visualization Trends
By Ken Versprille, CPDA CPDA presents the results of its research on the maturity and leading edge use of design modeling and visualization for product development.
Improving Manufacturing Productivity Improving Manufacturing Productivity
By Bill Barnes, Lattice Technology General Manager This column focuses on how manufacturers worldwide can learn from the concepts used by Japanese manufacturers and how choosing the right tools is key.
The Workstation Experience The Workstation Experience
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation The workstation experience sounds great so they cost a great deal more than the desktop, right? Not really.
The Advent of Visual Manufacturing The Advent of Visual Manufacturing
By David Prawel, Longview Advisors Longview Advisors' Founder David Prawel discusses the benefits of visual manufacturing and progress in collaboration and interoperability software.
Digital Manufacturing: Process Instructions Digital Manufacturing: Process Instructions
By Lattice Technology How to make what is typically a very manual process much more automated.
solidThinking: ID For Everyone Else solidThinking: ID For Everyone Else
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research In her latest column Kathleen Maher provides a run down on solidThinking industrial design software.
Mid-Market PLM Deployment Challenges  Mid-Market PLM Deployment Challenges
By Tom Gill, CPDA Research Associate In order to fully integrate PLM, significant customization and interfacing to legacy systems and applications must be done.
The Future of PLM in the Automotive Industry The Future of PLM in the Automotive Industry
Details from a recent study involving discussions with 125 executives worldwide raises major issues that will shape the future of PLM.
Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends
By Intel Corporation Intel Corporation’s Wes Shimanek discusses the benefits of various workstations and how they are purpose built to do a job.
Digital Manufacturing Matters: Industry Update Digital Manufacturing Matters: Industry Update
By Bill Barnes, Lattice Technology Lattice Technology General Manager Bill Barnes discusses how design and engineering offices can do more with less in today's tight economy.
Building and Sustaining a Lean Culture Building and Sustaining a Lean Culture
Submitted by CPDA Michael Hoseus discusses the challenges and payoffs of successfully establishing the Toyota Way within the U.S. culture of individualism.
What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Here are some things you may have missed in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended during all the hype around Adobe CS4, plus other Adobe advances for CAD.
Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever
By Intel Corporation Intel’s new Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU helps workstation manufactures create a new breed of mobile workstations that can deliver.
Improving Design Review in Digital Manufacturing Improving Design Review in Digital Manufacturing
By Bill Barnes, Lattice Technology Having to use manual work-arounds in design review eliminates the benefits you should be experiencing with digital manufacturing.
SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel
Dan Raker, ConnectPress It was only a matter of time before green money began chasing rusty assets.
What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2009 What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2009
By Seth Bischoff, CAE Support Engineer for 3DVision Technologies Seth Bischoff of 3DVision Technologies has the rundown on what’s new and exciting in SolidWorks 2009.
Advice on Choosing and Using Lightweight 3D Formats Advice on Choosing and Using Lightweight 3D Formats
By Bill Barnes, Lattice Technology New monthly column by Lattice Technology’s Bill Barnes discusses the considerations engineers should weigh prior to using Lightweight 3D formats.
Kathleen Maher Reports on the SolidWorks Press Event Kathleen Maher Reports on the SolidWorks Press Event
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research An industry analyst reports on last month's SolidWorks press event in Barcelona.
Thinking 3D Thinking 3D
By Gabi Jack, Columnist In this new column Gabi Jack explains how SolidWorks users can learn to think in 3D.
Why Pairwise Comparisons are a Waste of Time Why Pairwise Comparisons are a Waste of Time
By David Ullman, Robust Decisions David Ullman helps readers avoid the pitfalls of pairwise comparisons.
Workstation Technology That Helps You Innovate Workstation Technology That Helps You Innovate
By Intel Corporation With quad-core workstations based on new Intel microarchitecture, workstation users are experiencing the unprecedented performance.
Moving High-End Analysis Into Early-Stage Design Moving High-End Analysis Into Early-Stage Design
Submitted by CPDA The Meshing and Geometry Collaboration addresses three problems to bring high-end analysis into the early-stage design process in this summary.
The Future of PLM: A Cup Perpetually Half Full The Future of PLM: A Cup Perpetually Half Full
By Don Brown, Chairman, CPDA IBM’s global CEO survey identifies critical issues facing the automotive sector in product development and the current state of PLM.
Learning SolidWorks: The Black Box Learning SolidWorks: The Black Box
By Gabi Jack, Columnist Gabi Jack is a mechanical engineer learning SolidWorks, in this ongoing column she shares her learning experience with readers.
PLM Benchmarking: EADS Raises the Bar PLM Benchmarking: EADS Raises the Bar
By Michel Vrinat, CPDA EADS takes a major step in rationalizing the software selection process in PLM with their benchmark.
Hey CAD Applications Are Single Threaded Hey CAD Applications Are Single Threaded
By Wes Shimanek, Intel With access to a workstation powered by two Intel® Xeon® 5400 series processors, engineers can stretch the limits of creativity and refine designs.
Status Quo is Not a Winning Strategy Status Quo is Not a Winning Strategy
By David Prawel, Longview Advisors Competition is fierce. Among many things, winning requires split second reaction to customer demand and competitive pressure.
Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation
By Wes Shimanek, Intel The performance of workstations powered by two Intel® Xeon® 5400 series processors is leaps and bounds ahead of the performance of yesterday.
Synchronous Technology Synchronous Technology
By Collaborative Product Development Associates, LLC, for Siemens PLM Software A CPDA White Paper about fascinating new technology that could affect many CAD users.
Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt, Part Two Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt, Part Two
By David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions In this column Ullman continues his exploration of uncertainty and the many ways it can affect decision making.
Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt Sometimes Wrong But Never in Doubt
Submitted by David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions In a new story by David Ullman, the concept of estimation and developing guidelines for decision-making is explored.
Some Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 2 Some Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 2
Submitted by David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions David Ullman gives an example of a trade study and challenges users to give Accord software a try with a free trial version available for download.
Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 1 Thoughts on Trade Studies: Part 1
Submitted by David G. Ullman, Robust Decisions Make the best decisions with trade studies.
Stuck in ‘Analysis Paralysis’? Stuck in ‘Analysis Paralysis’?
By David G. Ullman, P.E., PhD., M.E., Robust Decisions Learn how to prevent ‘Stuck’ decision making in this story by David Ullman.
Decision Failure in Product Development Decision Failure in Product Development
By David G. Ullman, P.E., PhD, M.E. David Ullman discusses the pitfalls of poor decision making.
Can’t Do without Specialized Suppliers Can’t Do without Specialized Suppliers
By Peter Nolan ConnectPress Senior Editor Peter Nolan looks at both integrated software suites and specialty suppliers for the aerospace industry.
PLM/BIM Best Up and Coming Are…Adobe, Oracle and SAP PLM/BIM Best Up and Coming Are…Adobe, Oracle and SAP
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Founder In the PLM/BIM Category, The Nominees for Best Up and Coming Are…Adobe, Oracle and SAP
Back in the Saddle Back in the Saddle
Peter Nolan, Senior Editor ConnectPress Senior Editor Peter Nolan looks back at how the CAD industry has changed over the last 16 years.
<em>The Paperless Age</em> The Paperless Age
Dan Raker, ConnectPress Founder In this column ConnectPress founder Dan Raker explains how the company has made the transition away from paper to completely digital media.
Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor
By SolidWorks Community Members Community members feedback regarding recent articles, industry issues and other items of interest.
Stereolithography (SLA) Has Evolved, Have You? Stereolithography (SLA) Has Evolved, Have You?
By Brent Byers of Hi-Res 3D - a ConnectPress Sponsor SLA machines – What is new with the Viper and Viper PRO SLA Machines and why you should care for your next Rapid Prototyping Project.
Implementing a Robust and Thorough DFM Process Implementing a Robust and Thorough DFM Process
By Pro CNC Pro CNC offers some suggestions on what a successful Design for Manufacturability (DFM) process should include.