New CAD Survey InviteNew CAD Survey (Invitation)

Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned  in this new CAD survey. Have you migrated from 2D to 3D? Switched from one 3D CAD tool for another? Have you considered getting even more from your 3D models with model based design? Or have you stuck with the same approach? Do you work with multi-CAD data?

Improving Concept Design

Improving Concept Design: Innovating at the Front End to Drive Revenue Opportunities examines the importance of the concept phase. The report reveals survey results highlighting not only what companies can do to improve the concept phase, but also how to take advantage of concept work during later stages of product development. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report or

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  –>

The Facts About Managing Product Data

The Facts about Managing Product Data – The Real Story on PDM Value and Accessibility offers insights to help uncover the truth about managing product data. The research shares analysis of over 2,500 responses to a multi-national survey investigating the challenges, uses, and implementation experiences of companies that use CAD files. The analysis shows that Top Performers – those with better

Tech4PD Debate CAD for Design or Documentation

On this episode Chad and I debate whether 3D CAD is for documenting designs after the fact (very valuable for the enterprise, we both agree) or whether engineers can use the tools as they design. My stance – 3D is for designing. His stance – 2D is the right tool for design, and then it