It does mean more work for the engineer, but in the long run it will actually mean less. Isn't that just a wonderful statement? :)
Actually, when we submit a new design, we have to attach quite a bit of data already for the designs to be reviewed. Having that data quickly searchable would definitely increase our time at reviewing and designing new product.
Actually, SoCalPE, I think the idea is to get those requests off the engineer's plate and create a standardized service or product to strip it out and automatically input into whatever the target enterprise system is. But yes, the idea of having to standardize the way data is input into the CAD model is likely something engineers and designers will have to pay close attention to. And that could be more work.
I like it. I can see the real benefit of this capability within an organization. Many times has an interdepartment request for information from a CAD file found its way to me. Of course, this will rely on accurate data input and coordination and standards for what data needs to be attached to any given CAD file. More work for us engineers!
While every company might have their own solution for PLM, Aras Innovator 10 intends to make PLM easier for all company sizes through its customization. The program is also not resource intensive, which allows it to be appropriated for any use. Some have even linked it to the Raspberry Pi.
solidThinking updated its Inspire program with a multitude of features to expedite the conception and prototype process. The latest version lets users blend design with engineering and manufacturing constraints to produce the cheapest, most efficient design before production.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
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