• The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) reveals advice and best practices for implementing MBD.  The guide explains why 89% of companies are happy they made the transition and benefits they enjoy as a result. The hardest part of adopting MBD is overcoming the cultural resistance to change. The guide identifies what other companies have done to make the adoption of MBD a success, both internally and with suppliers.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting model-based definition (MBD)Please … [ read more ]

    The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) (eBook, survey findings)
  • How do leading manufacturers use cloud software to support product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on cloud software for product innovation and manufacturing.If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” buttons above. If you haven’t taken the survey  –> please: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!Complete the survey and receive a free copy of the final report. In addition, 25 *eligible respondents will … [ read more ]

    Cloud for PLM and Manufacturing (survey invite)
  • This infographic shares survey results about quality and cost management in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. It visually communicates the results of our research that shows how Top Performing CPG companies are able to achieve better quality and better cost of quality, without trading one for the other. The research shares the methods these leading companies employ, including automation, integration, and a more holistic approach to managing quality.To learn more, please:View the full Stop Choosing Between Cost and Quality in CPG infographic from our sponsor Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA (free or … [ read more ]

    Choosing Cost versus Quality in CPG (infographic)
  • Jim Brown contributed a guest post, Innovation Platforms - the Operating System for the Digital Enterprise, on the value of innovation platforms published in the Dassault Systèmes' Navigate the Future blog. The post shares the value an integrated platform of solutions provides to engineers, the enterprise, and toward achieving digital transformation. The post also covers some basis of the innovation platform from people, process, and technology perspectives.Read the post now (free of charge, no registration required).   … [ read more ]

    Innovation Platforms are the Operating Systems for the Digital Enterprise (guest post)
  • Please join Tech-Clarity's Michelle Boucher, Mark Turner from Alcon Labs, and Swapan Jha from PTC on Tuesday September 12, 2017 for a discussion on the right software solution for medical device engineering. The discussion will feature an interactive discussion between the panelists coving topics such as:Challenges facing medical device manufacturers. Why to consider the complete product lifecycle with respect to:Managing product and requirements. Transitioning from document to product centric approaches. Enabling smart and connected products.The best selection criteria for … [ read more ]

    Selecting the Right PLM Software for Medical Device Engineering (webcast)

Concept Design Survey


Concept Design Survey

How do leading companies develop conceptual models?

Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on concept development. We are exploring questions such as, what are best practices for developing concepts? Are there approaches to concept development that will save time during detail design? Can technology help??

  • If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options above.
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Please fill out this questionnaire to receive a free copy of the final report.

In addition, 20 respondents will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. See rules and eligibility requirements below.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your help and support!

Interested in CAE Research?

If you have interests in simulation and analysis, you may also be interested in our CAE Survey. We are researching best approaches to pre and post processing. For more information on the study go here or feel free to directly access the 10-15 minute survey here.


To be eligible for this offer, you must complete the survey and be a professional with job responsibilities related to or supporting the development, release, or manufacture of products. Vendors and consultants who sell software, solutions, or services to support product development are not eligible. Students without relevant professional work experience are also not eligible. A valid work email is required to receive the gift card. To verify eligibility, your work email must include the domain of your place of employment. Email addresses will be kept confidential and will not be used for any direct sales or marketing purposes. Duplicate responses will be disqualified. Winners will be notified when the survey is closed.


  1. I enjoyed your survey, but you seem to have overlooked one of the most basic issues with design tools – factory capabilities. Some factories are tech savvy and can work with computerized design files. Many others cannot (particularly lower end factories). The number of concept files that can be converted to production design files is often contingent on how well equipped a factory is to handle what you send them. It’s not that we don’t WANT everything to be seamless and digital, it’s just that this isn’t always feasible.

    • Hi Carl,

      Thanks so much for completing the survey! Your help is very much appreciated!

      I also appreciate you taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. You make an excellent point! You are very right that the capabilities of the factory are one of the most critical limitations on manufacturability. Just because we can dream it up, doesn’t mean we make make it. This also impacts where things are made because as you so rightly point out, manufacturing capabilities can vary greatly across different sites. Scope is always a big challenge with surveys. It is really hard to hit all aspects of interest on a topic, yet keep the length manageable for the survey taker. Unfortunately, I always have to cut stuff. However, this is an excellent topic to explore in a future survey and thank you for pointing it out. We just launched a new survey on Materials Innovation ( http://tech-clarity.com/matrl_inn/4755 ) that touches on this topic. For example, anticipating manufacturing requirements at the front end and do you even have the right equipment . We are also exploring what resources are used so that you understand the requirements to transition from a concept to manufacture at scale. Overall, it is a big topic though and much more we can explore.

      We will definitely keep this in mind.

      Thanks again for the comment!

    • Hi Manuel,

      Thank you for your interest. I agree it is a very important topic. If you complete the survey, you will get a free copy of the report and it will outline some of the latest trends in concept design as well as reveal what Top Performing companies are doing in this area. We will use this as a basis for recommendations so you can use the report to help you improve your own processes.


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