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Thanks to everyone for attending. And thanks to Keith and Beth for a good presentation.

Iron

Thanks for joining everyone and thanks for a great program, Keith.

Blogger

Got to go now!  Thank you all of you for this great session! See you on another one! - George Papich

Iron

You can also find me on LinkedIn

Iron

True!  Dealing with personalities and culture now...A leadership challenge.

Iron

I'm a former Navy test and evaluation officer...Plenty of my people solved problems at the lowest possible level and earliest.  Same ideas...

Iron

The problem is trying to impose the experts' process on non-experts.  That does not work.

Iron

I'm all about democratization of design-engineering.  Great for speeding development of new tech...

Plenty of smart people out on the streets.  Most aren't engineers.  However, but engineering sciences behind their ideas and watch out!  Same idea as WWII infantry being left alone to solve problems - decentralized command model.

Iron

Photofly is now called 123D Catch

Blogger

The new direct CAD tools allow to to easily put parametrics on a CAD model.

Iron

Wonderful!  Thank you for the tip!

Iron

And they just changed tha name.  Search for Photofly on YouTube.

 

Iron

Send emails to k.meintjes@@cimdata.com

Iron

Scan the object using photofly and then put it in SpaceClaim.  You'll be amazed.

 

Iron

Photofly, that's from Autodesk.

Blogger

RE Scenario assumption is that the old hull is by a defunct company with no lofting info.

Iron

We are doing thousands mor simulations.

Iron

Take a look at Photofly

Iron

Any sense of the average number of simulations engineers perform on a design with traditional CAD first, CAE later worfklows and how that changes with the new simulation-based design paradigm?

Blogger

Scenario: Reverse engineering a "classic design" to get better performance.  If I wanted to RE an old classic boat hull with a scan into a point cloud, I still have to have someone verify the cloud is correct parametrically before I can begin doing fluid engineering on the planing surfaces?

Iron

Yes.  The design file is never stored on your desktop.  Your IP is safe.

Iron

@KMeintjes: Excuse my ignorance on this one, but to share a 3D model involves sharing parametric data.  Am I understanding that correctly?  It's one of the big obstacles to 3D scanning a physical model into a 3D model as well.

Iron

Graphic images--is that the same as lightweight visualizations? But that's not the same as using cloud-based CAD to actually create models, correct?

Blogger

Stay tuned.  Some CAD companies are offering to store all your data and run CAD in the cloud.

Iron

IP is a concern.  But the idea is you are serving up graphics images.  Your IP never leaves the data center.

Iron

For the simulation, cloud makes sense. Would you know if the same applies to CAD design. Are there any innovative (fast) CAD products won the cloud that really work?

My hotbutton at the moment is IP protection.  Don't want to lose control of the secret sauce.

Iron

Yes, that's what the framework does.  It leverages the data for different users.

Iron

Some companies won't, but there are plenty who will allow the cloud.

Iron

Can we do as many processes in parallel as possible?  Speed to market is a big factor.  3DVia Composer integrates well w/ SolidWorks and CATIA for creating marketing and product support documentation.

Iron

We solved the security problem for electronic commerce.  We can solve it for engineering.

Iron

Agreed @gpapich. That's the model Autodesk is taking with PLM 360

Blogger

Are companies willing to get their simulations getting done remotely? Is there any privacy concern? These days the machines available on the cloud are very powrerful.

Yes.  Autodesk, Altair, and others are allowing those cloud options.

Iron

Cloud-tech as a leveler...perhaps.  Preservation of IP is huge too.  Hence the need for data vaults within engr and desgn depts.

Iron

There seem to be a lot more CAD/PLM vendors talking about the cloud these days as a way to touch more users that are part of the engineering and product development cycle, but who aren't necessarily engineers.

Blogger

SStart by finding a services provider who can show you how to do it.

Iron

I've used cloud before in operations and sales with good results... All dependant on speed and reliability of the network.

Iron

So you see the cloud as being a big leveler in terms of allowing smaller companies to gain access to high-end simulation capabilities without having to pay traditional, costly license fees.

Blogger

There are vendors who are trying to lower the cost and hassle of entry.

Iron

Software pricing models are a big obstacle.

Iron

@Beth: My concern is upfront costs.  Infrastructure.  Do I go after an expensive big player product, "doing it right first" and then find that I may not have a market or clientele large enough to be sustainable.

 

Iron

Cost:  The cloud should help.  Pay as you go. 

Iron

Electrical:  Complexity.  Warranty costs have skrocketed due to electrical malfunctions.

 

Iron

However, their solutions are extremely expensive. Is that an entry point, ?COST?

PTC, Autodesk, Siemens, ...

Iron

Why specifically is it a concern? Because of cost or complexity or both?

 

Blogger

It's called the democratization of simulation.

Iron

I'm interested in making the "design-to-market" processes as accessible to suburban and rural areas as possible.  I need to start cheap, but not foolish.

I'm considering some sort of PLM solution that will incorporate CAD and CAE.  I may consider cloud-based as far as the environment goes although IP protection, performance, disaster recovery and business resumption are all considerations I'm factoring in.

So far, I've had a look at Dassault's CATIA and ENOVIA solutions. I have a relationship with a SolidWorks vendor already, so I'm leaning in that direction.  Any other considerations?  My biggest concern is integration and seamless performance through all the steps in the design-engineering-testing-marketing set of processes.

Iron

Accessibility for small companies is a concern

Iron

In this age of CAD/CAE, what would a small company which depends on an external CAD program to make a model but has excellent FEA modeling and Basic as well as Advancecd Analysis capabilities do? How should it position itself, especially when all the major CAD vendors are having their own simulation solutions.

Remember, end of design validation always has to be done

Electrical is another very important issue.

There is electronics everywhere - software and controls have to be developed.

An automobile has more that 10 million lines of computer code - more than an aircraft.

 

Iron

Based on our discussion, simulation-based design sounds complex and possibly expensive. Is it something that smaller companies can do?

Blogger

what about electrical CAD/CAE?  any experience with that?

Iron

The choice abut prototypes depends on your knowledge of the product.

Iron

Look at major PLM vendors.  They all have solutions

What is the best way to do engineering and minimize risk

 

Iron

Regarding prototypes for cars and trucks, is it different components that may or not be prototyped, depending on how critical they are to safety, or is it different stages in the manufacturing of all of those components that do or don't get prototyped? In either case, what is the cutoff point for making the decision?

Blogger

Good morning...I'm looking to form a design-engineering company and am looking to compare CAD/CAE solutions to possibly include PLM.  Any suggestions?

Iron

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