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Tech-Clarity TV: How to Buy a Design Review Solution

“This Tech-Clarity TV episode shares the highlights of Tech-Clarity’s Design Review Buyer’s Guide. The video explains the importance of analyzing special considerations like scalability in addition to core product functionality. It also points out some important vendor and service requirements to ensure that the solution provides a reasonable total cost of ownership (TCO) and strong return on […]

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Design Reviews: The Low-Hanging Fruit

Analyst Jim Brown looks at design review and validation, and he sees low-hanging fruit. By that he means easy pickings for getting more value from the product development process. In Tech-Clarity Insights: Buyers Guide for Design Review and Validation, Brown says the design review process makes engineering more productive and efficient. It helps development teams […]

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CAD Consolidation: Do the Numbers with Our Free Kit

For some product developers, trying to work with multiple CAD or engineering systems may seem like a headache. But how much do you stand to gain by consolidating all those different systems into one? We invite you to download the Tech-Clarity CAD consolidation kit to find out. Use it to calculate the potential savings from […]

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Desktop Engineering: Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation

By Anthony J. Lockwood, Desktop Engineering “Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation” is a 13-page white paper that makes the case for consolidating your design environment with an integrated design suite that is multi-CAD capable. Written by Jim Brown for Tech-Clarity, a research and consulting firm, the paper argues that an integrated […]

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Tech-Clarity TV – How to Buy PDM

By Jim Brown This episode of Tech-Clarity TV provides insight and guidance on how to buy the best Product Data Management (PDM) system for your business. The video describes the high-level criteria that manufacturers can use to determine which software solution will best meet their needs. The requirements span functional, implementation, adoption, support, and vendor considerations. In […]

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Engineering.com: Thinking about switching CAD tools? What you need to know

By Michelle Boucher As Chad Jackson mentions in his recent post, the last three years in the CAD industry have been really interesting. For a product many could have considered a commodity at the turn of the century, CAD vendors have proved there is still work to be done. It is an exciting time and we are seeing […]

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Tech4PD: The Modular Platforms Episode

Mass customization rocks. It’s the reason my computer is just like yours, but with a different graphics card. It’s why our cars look the same on the outside, but yours has a manual transmission. And it’s why I can finally eat candy that has the Green Bay Packers logo. Vive la variant! Of course, if […]

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Should Analysis Be Left to the Analysts?

As technology grows, we all take on roles that were once saved for experts.  We all book our own travel, touch up our own photos, and find our way without stopping at the filling station to ask directions. In the world of 3D CAD, new technical developments are also making it easier for designers to […]

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2D CAD: Old School or Indispensible Tool?

Almost 10 years ago, I talked to a computer programmer who had worked on one of the early commercial 2D CAD packages. “When we developed it,” he said, “we figured it would be marketable for just a few years. 3D was on the horizon and we thought everyone would switch over to the new technology–once […]

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2D, 3D Parametric, or 3D Direct– Which is Best for Design?

With PTC Creo, designers can chose the best approach and tool to match their needs. They can choose different approaches for different stages of design: A direct modeling approach might be more appropriate for concept development, while a parametric model is just right for creating data-rich 3D detailed models with built-in intelligence to optimize downstream […]

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