HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Library lock in?
Rob Spiegel   10/4/2011 10:32:51 AM
NO RATINGS
The possibility of a library lock-in -- as with most technology advances -- would likely be a short first-mover advantage. Before you know it, vanilla versions will show up by producers who go vender neutral. Technology tends to open up after an initial proprietary advantage.

jmiller
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Library lock in?
jmiller   10/3/2011 9:51:28 PM
NO RATINGS
And often when a library is created it allows certain variables to be changed and/or adjusted and other variables have to be considered constant.  So even though it might be helpful to expand in some areas it can actually limit concepts in a different direction.  As well as the comments from Alex regarding becoming too focused or specialized for one vendor.

However, I have to admit I would love a vendor to suggest creating a special library for all of our parts/systems that would allow us to work more effficiently.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Library lock in?
Beth Stackpole   9/30/2011 1:52:45 PM
NO RATINGS
I think it probably depends on the vendor and the approach they're taking. I'm not 100% certain, but I think Maplesoft's support of the Modelica standard probably helps alleviate some of the lock-in because it is a broader, industry wide standard so there is likely more opportunity for cross pollination.

Alexander Wolfe
User Rank
Blogger
Library lock in?
Alexander Wolfe   9/30/2011 1:17:38 PM
NO RATINGS
How much of an issue for users is library lock in? In other words, getting too deep into one vendor because you've invested so much into either their components and libraries and/or third party tools/libraries etc.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
McLaren is one of the biggest names in auto racing. But now it has its eyes on a whole new challenge -- innovating healthcare.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
PTC will stream its LiveWrox IoT conference for free beginning Tuesday, May 5.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
Stratasys has announced the winners in its 11th annual Extreme Redesign contest for middle school, high school, and college students around the world in engineering, design, and art or architecture.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service