Join us on Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET for Design News Radio's program, "Bridging the Mechanical & Embedded Design Worlds" (register here).
I'll be talking with Pascal Vera, Siemens PLM Software's teamcenter product manager for mechatronics and high-tech electronics PLM. Pascal will delve into the role of PLM in integrating these previously siloed domains, along with mapping out a plan to help engineering organizations take a more multidisciplinary approach to product design.
Gone are the days when a standard product was either mostly mechanical systems or electrical systems or even all about the software. Things as basic as household appliances and children's toys now comprise a combination of moving mechanical parts and embedded software systems, and even the average car boasts upward of 10 million lines of software code and growing.
While the makeup of products has evolved over the years, the design tools and engineering processes to create those multidisciplinary offerings have not necessarily kept pace. Organizations are stuck in traditional engineering workflows where mechanical components are developed by one group with one set of tools, but the embedded software piece is designed by another group with a wholly different set of tools, and the platforms don't necessarily interoperate.
Bridging the worlds of mechanical and embedded design is increasingly important, but it's no easy task. That's what I'll be chatting about with Pascal.
So please register now for our radiocast, "Bridging the Mechanical & Embedded Design Worlds," to be held Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The event includes a live online chat in which you can ask Pascal your questions directly.