• Composite Trends in the A&D Industry: Identifying Opportunities to Save Cost and Time reveals survey findings on design and manufacturing trends for composites in the Aerospace & Defense industry. The research examines two areas that can be a source for bottlenecks when working with composites: springback and manufacturing planning. The report details best practices to minimize or avoid distortions due to springback. It also looks at ways to streamline manufacturing planning while reducing errors and supporting changing.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF … [ read more ]

    Composite Trends in the A&D Industry (survey findings)
  • 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)

Service and Parts Information SurveyTransforming Product Design for Today’s Smart Products (survey invite)

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Smart Products ElectricalAre you making your products smarter? Are you feeling pressure to add software and electronics? Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned  in this new survey on transforming product design to develop smart products. The survey explores challenges you should be aware of, the impacts of those challenges, and how to avoid them.

We will explore questions such as:

What strategies should you consider when developing connected products? What challenges should you be aware of when designing the PCB? How do you overcome electrical wiring challenges?

We would like to learn what you find hard and hear your advice. Please share your experience.

  • 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!Smart Products Electrical

Complete the survey and receive a free copy of the final report.
In addition, 20 respondents will win a $20 Amazon gift card. See rules and eligibility requirements below.

This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Rules

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 smart 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.

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  1. this latest survey contained interesting areas that provoked a little thought. “Best of Breed or Single Platform” poised against an array of applications. Thats a good point to consider.

    • Hi Stacey,

      Thank you, as always, for taking the time to complete the survey. Your help is very much appreciated!

      Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I am very curious what people think about that. The results will be very interesting!

      Take care,
      Michelle

    • Pfft! I have used many ‘arrays of applications’ each one usually does *one* thing well, and the rest are superfluous wastes of disk space. Of course it’s nice to have all the tools available, but when it comes done, each user really only wants to be using the best of breed — anything less is a waste of resources.

  2. when working in Houston for a large company in the energy corridor, we used the “single platform” as a strong selling point to justify the software we were currently utilizing to execute a clients project. OF course this was from a modeling/drafting/design standpoint, and the mentality we were hanging on was the fact that all the tools were from under one umbrella. Namely, Autodesk. Autocad, Inventor and 3dmax. Although the confidence level in that fact was based solely on “that fact” and not actual experience. I can remember the actual interfacing to be a tad clunky and not as seamless as we anticipated.

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