One of the most interesting annual conferences that CAD pros should track is the Global Product Data Interoperability Summit event put on by Northrop/Grumman that is focused on the aerospace and transportation industry, and all the attendant suppliers and partners as well. This event is interesting in that it provides a good sense of what some of the key CAD trends are going to be in coming years in this important sector. Read full article »
I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! As I was going through the highlights of this past year, I wanted to share another Lenovo session from Autodesk 2012. This session was presented by Preston Taylor and David Harris from Lenovo’s ThinkPad Business Unit. It will take you through:
- What it takes to be more productive away from your desk
- How to better understand your mobile computing options (Hardware & Software)
- What are the key considerations in selecting a mobile computing solution
I hope that everyone enjoyed Autodesk University 2012.
Lenovo’s Bryan Young presented a training session on “Maximising Performance with Autodesk Inventor”. His session provides the guidance that will help you determine the appropriate hardware and settings to maximize your experience with Autodesk Inventor products. It covers the different user requirements and available hardware that should all be considered when seeking optimal performance.
I have embedded his training session below:
We really enjoyed meeting a lot of Creo and Pro/ENGINEER users at this year’s PlanetPTC Live conference. Thanks to everyone who attended Lenovo’s breakout session presentation on performance benchmarking and Creo 2.
In this presentation, you’ll see the results of performance testing Lenovo did with Creo 2 using spec.org (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) standards. We looked at CPU performance, graphics performance and I/O performance, as well as optimal hardware configurations and cost comparisons.
Here is a copy of the slides for those of you who were not able to attend. I hope to see you there next year and welcome your questions and comments.
View more presentations from Lenovo on SlideShare.
Implementation Case Study: Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) Performance Gains on Different Hardware ConfigurationsCreo and Pro/ENGINEER users can realize significant performance gains with the right hardware configuration. Other factors, such as monitor size, resolution, memory, operating system, and video drivers can also be manipulated to enhance your Creo or Pro/ENGINEER experience.
NX users, you’re in luck, because soon you’ll have a chance to hone your CAD/CAM skills and get a healthy dose of real user inspiration at Siemens PLM Connection 2012, set for May 7–10 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The three-year-old conference, which is produced by the official Siemens PLM user group, PLM World, will give you access to nearly 2,000 other attendees to share ideas with, more than 70 hours of free training, over 350 technical breakout sessions, a vendor trade fair, and key executives and development folks from Siemens.
If you need to convince your manager about the value of sending you, Siemens offers some stats:
- Individual attendees can experience up to a 10 percent increase in productivity which translates to an annual average cost savings of $16,000
- Attendees help their departments achieve an additional 10–15 percent gain in knowledge and productivity
And, if that’s not enough, you can save nearly $300 if you register before April 13. Even deeper discounts are available for groups of at least nine people from the same company.
I’m a firm believer that events like PLM Connection can help you develop into one of the most talented and productive people in the office. It’s also a good way to retain your employees. When you come back from an industry event like PLM Connection, be sure to share everything you’ve learned. And the more opportunities you take to showcase your knowledge—in team meetings, company newsletters, etc.—you’ll reinforce your own education, gain the appreciation of your coworkers and attract the attention of management. Read full article »