Managing Design Data with SharePoint

Tech-Clarity Insight – Managing Design Data with SharePoint – Improving Product Design and Development using Low Overhead Collaboration Infrastructure explains how general document management and collaboration infrastructure can be extended to manage product designs. The report reviews the business benefits of controlling, accessing, and sharing design data and the challenges manufacturers face in  unmanaged environments.

Designing Products for Performance, Risk, and Compliance

Issue in Focus: Designing Products for Performance, Risk, and Compliance – Leveraging Product Analytics to Optimize Design Decisions and Tradeoffs shares the importance of proactively providing designers with insight into the many impacts of their design decisions. Product analytics is critical to help companies design and develop products with optimal cost, compliance, weight, performance, and

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

Webcast on Knowledge Enabled Decisions

Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown will present with Ken Klapproth, Director of Product Management for IHS Product Design on a webcast discussing the business value and ROI of knowledge enabled decision making for R&D, product development, and engineering. Jim will share some findings from his upcoming white paper Tech-Clarity Insight: The Business Value of Knowledge-Enabled Decision-Making.  

Webcast on how Leading Manufacturers Design Products

Please join Tech-Clarity and Autodesk on this webinar to share what leading companies do differently in design. Leading manufacturers start differentiating in engineering, according to results from a recent survey of industrial equipment manufacturers. “What really sets the top performers apart is how they go about designing products,” the results show according to Jim Brown.

Should we define PLM as an Engineering Decision-making Framework?

A quick peek into some research on Improving Engineering Decision-making with PLM from a recent Tech-Clarity report. The report discusses how manufacturers can improve products (and profits) by enabling engineers and product developers to make better decisions. Is this a new way to define PLM? Perhaps this gets to the fundamental problem PLM solves? At