In recent years, two powerful software tools have revolutionized the way workers within and beyond the manufacturing and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries collaborate.
One tool, Autodesk Vault data management software, was designed to help design, engineering and construction workgroups organize, manage and track design data. Autodesk Vault integrates with over twenty different Autodesk Digital Prototyping and Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications, from AutoCAD to Civil 3D. Read full article »
About a decade ago, the first digital natives began filling engineering positions. These young workers were brought up in the digital environment, and as baby boomers begin to retire in droves, they are the new face of the engineering profession. Will this generation of digital natives produce enough engineers and what kind of workers will they be? Read full article »
If one of your resolutions for 2012 is to get more organized and work more efficiently, you’ll definitely want to integrate a product data management (PDM) solution into your design process. I know it sounds about as fun as struggling through another piece of Aunt Ida’s holiday fruitcake, but once you set things up I promise you’ll be glad you did.
SolidWorks Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) is an easy-to-use solution that “enables complete control over all design information, eliminating concerns about version control or data loss. Files are securely stored and can be quickly retrieved using a variety of search attributes, such as part number, description or workflow status. Collaboration and data reuse are promoted, reducing duplicate files and redundant work. Design processes are easily followed and with increased efficiency. You get more opportunity to innovate and improve products, and stop spending time searching for files and worrying about manufacturing having the right design information.”
Since the release of NX 7 a year ago, Siemens has been on a mission to give designers, engineers, and other product stakeholders more data to make better decisions faster. For companies on the NX platform, the model is becoming the new center of information flow.