Career growth of CAD/PLM Users

According to Forbes article here, the world of work is undergoing a massive shift. Entire occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace, and the skills needed to keep up in almost any job are churning at a faster rate. Average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months, and IBM predicts that... Continue Reading →

Stuck with an Enterprise Product issue?

Product Development companies have complex environments with cross-product dependencies amongst the various Enterprise Products. Owing to this complexity, resolving an issue often requires researching from the issue from different angles using multiple business & social systems Punditas User Advisor liberates Product data that's locked away in silos and scattered across many many business and social... Continue Reading →

Shortfalls of Manufacturing in 2D

SolidWorks in this excellent whitepaper “IMPROVE QUALITY, REDUCE COSTS, AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH MODEL-BASED DEFINITION” discuss the shortfalls of the current processes that are based on 2D Drawing The disadvantages of using paper 2D engineering drawings for manufacturing range from additional time, resource, and cost requirements to inconsistent quality, elevated levels of scrap/rework, and noncompliance... Continue Reading →

3 Strengths of Model Based Definition

According to O’Fallon Casting, OFC Customers have varying degrees of MBD implementation.  Some provide a solid model with a fully dimensioned drawings others with partially dimensioned and sometimes with drawings that contain no dimensions whatsoever.  O’Fallon Casting has found that limited dimension drawings, especially for larger sizes of castings, are an effective way for an... Continue Reading →

For Better Product Quality, Explore MBD [Interview]

If you’re an engineer or designer, you’ve probably already heard about model-based definition (MBD), the practice of adding non-geometric engineering information to a 3D model. (Traditionally, that data is added to a 2D drawing.) Intuitively, it makes sense to keep everything in one place. But are the benefits worth the effort of changing the way... Continue Reading →

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