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 Jeff's MCAD Blogging  by Jeff Rowe
Jeff Rowe
Desktop 3D Printers Grow Beyond Trinkets, Tchotchkes, and Toys
Without a doubt, one of the biggest developments in the MCAD world in the past few years has been 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing). Until relatively recently, though, the cost of the 3D printing machines was cost prohibitive for …

 Shape Your World  by Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
CAD Admin’s Corner – Change Management
What is change management? And what roll does a CAD Admin play in it? As most of you know, change management is the method by which we track the changes and traceability of a product. There are different names for this method depending on the …

 MCADCafe Guest Blog  by Tom Salomone
Tom Salomone
Mobile Workstations – More Portable, More Powerful, More Dependable
CAD designers understand the importance of having a workstation capable of meeting the demands of their resource-intensive applications. Yet many designers have been reluctant to invest in mobile technology in addition to their desktop machines. As …

 MCADCafe Lens  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Autodesk Fusion 360 Features
The following video playlist shows the features of Autodesk Fsuion 360.

 Re-Use Your CAD  by Jennifer Herron
Jennifer Herron
SOLIDWORKS World 2015: Focus on MBD
Now at home in sunny Denver, CO after attending SOLIDWORKS World in sunny Phoenix, AZ held February 8-12, 2015, I reflect on the week. There were cookies, coffee, countless training and educational sessions, cute 2-wheeled jumping robots to …

 CAD/CAM Tips & Tricks  by Jared Conway
Jared Conway
XP Apocalypse – What It Means for SOLIDWORKS Users
Windows XP: Tested, tried, and true. It’s so trusted that when Windows Vista became available in 2007, Microsoft extended XP’s planned lifecycle by almost double the normal length to continue supporting the large number of companies who remained …

 DesignShowcase  by Pavak Mehta
Pavak Mehta
Design optimization helps reduce engineering time and increase fatigue life of refrigerant lines on a new generation of scroll chillers
Preventing fatigue failure of copper refrigerant lines that connect compressors to condenser coils is a critical aspect of designing a new scroll compressor chiller configuration. Traditionally, R&D teams use a combination of physical testing …

 MCADCafe Book Reviews  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
“The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics” By Olek Zienkiewicz , Robert Taylor, and David Fox
Article source: Amazon The Finite Element Methodfor Solid and Structural Mechanics is the key text and reference for engineers, researchers and senior students dealing with the analysis and modeling of structures, from large civil …

 Industry Commentary  by Dr. Russ Henke
Dr. Russ Henke
The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac – Nominal Q3 2012 Part B: MCAD/MCAE Industry
Dear faithful blog reader: Please take a few minutes of your valuable time to read the January 31, 2013 article, “The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac - Nominal Q3 2012 Part B: MCAD/MCAE Industry” You may reach the new January 31 Commentary by …

 Scott's MCAD Meringue  by Scott Wertel
Scott Wertel
Gamification in CAD
When most people think of gamification in CAD, they think of slick new GUIs or maybe human interface devices beyond the mouse and keyboard.  Or, they think of using building blocks for design similar to how a Minecraft player may create the …

 The PLM Insider  by Jyotirmoy Dutta
Jyotirmoy Dutta
Poka-Yoke Your PLM Application
A couple of months back I was in a meeting with a group of client business process leaders when the topic of idiot proofing their new PLM system came up. Pretty interesting discussion ensued for some time which led me to think, read and eventually …

 A Mexican MCAD enthusiast  by Javier Hidalgo
Javier Hidalgo
One step further for Humankind
  When I was about to finish my college years, I didn´t really knew what career to study and it took me about a year to decide about Electromechanics Engineering. Now, I’m pretty sure I’ve ever knew. I have to mention that my first Top …

 Emerging Technologies in Design Engineering  by Natarajan Ramamoorthy, Managing Director EGS Computers India Private Limited.
Natarajan Ramamoorthy, Managing Director EGS Computers India Private Limited.
Six Steps in Product Design for Success
Six Steps is all it takes to ensure product success. Statement of Requirement for Fit, Form & Function Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) Design Validation for Performance, Value & Reliability Design for Assembly, …

 The Interoperability Advisor  by Jamie Flerlage
Jamie Flerlage
Processes & Metrics – Missing Pieces of the ESI Puzzle (Part 2 of 5)
"The Case for Automated Remastering” is a 5 part series exploring a changing paradigm within Engineering Systems Interoperability (ESI). This latest post explores how processes and metrics can be applied to ESI. Part 2: Processes & …

 PLM & CAD/CAM Survival through Value-Add Dialogue  by Bill Abramson
Bill Abramson
What can happen if you decide to revolutionize the way you work?
Jeffery Katzenberg, American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation was in a recent meeting with Intel executives and suggested a need to “revolutionize the way we work” in order realize the benefits of the technology we have access to …

 Rishi's PLM World  by rishimad
rishimad
Culture change and PLM
There are a multitude of definitions floating around, which define PLM/PDM. I came across one of them as defined by CIMdata, which goes as - "PLM is a strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions in support of the …

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