According to the Aberdeen Group, the cost of 1 prototype averages $8929. Customers need an integrated solution to this main problem. As a designer, not only do you have deadlines to worry about, but it also doesn’t sit well with your Engineering Manager when you have to tell them you need to do another… Continue reading Let SOLIDWORKS PCB save you $8900
Solidworks Toolbox is a library of standard components that can be inserted in assemblies. If you are using Solidworks PDM, you can reap the benefits of managing Toolbox in your vault. Once PDM is configured to manage Toolbox, it performs several automated functions such as: Checking Toolbox parts in and out as needed Adding the… Continue reading Configuring PDM to Manage Toolbox
Collaboration between Altium Designer and SolidWorks As more and more electronic products involve both electrical and mechanical components, and product release cycles get shorter, there’s a real need for stronger collaboration between the ECAD and MCAD domains. But that collaboration isn’t always smooth. The electrical and mechanical designer often send emails back and forth or have… Continue reading Do you have the ECAD/MCAD collaboration that you need?
In today’s global and hyper-competitive landscape, it’s no longer acceptable to design, sell and produce your products with traditional methods. Consumers are expecting better products at cheaper prices. Businesses overseas, which were typically fast followers, are starting to lead the charge with innovation cutting into market share. Businesses across North America are quickly adapting, but… Continue reading Three Ways to Outsmart your Competition
How do you compare versions of Part files in PDM? Perhaps you review each version of the part using the Get Version command and viewing it in the PDM Vault View Preview tab. That will work, but how do you remember all the changes between one version and the next when you cannot look at… Continue reading Comparing Versions of Part and Drawing Files in PDM…Yes You Can!
Moving forward from the last part of this article; we discussed two essential strategies that intend to keep more of your money in your pocket in the long run. To recap, we brought up Digital Prototype Methods and using CAD and simulation software, as well as using Desktop Printers. In this second part, we discuss… Continue reading Are you spending too much on prototyping? Learn how to save money! – Part 2
Here we go! It’s that exciting time again, it’s time to start a new project. This time however, things must be different. The last project didn’t follow the schedule accordingly; the team wasn’t as efficient as it could be, and you’ve surpassed the intended budget. As a manager or lead engineer you are concerned, and… Continue reading Spending too much on prototyping? Learn how to save money!