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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Box of Chocolates

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A career in technology often exposes you to some interesting topics and people. I have been blessed to be like Forrest Gump in this regard, in the background in some interesting scenes. During my time at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon I crossed paths with some famous names…
Monday, March 03, 2014

Commodity Futures

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Over a good part of the last decade there has been discussion about computer-aided design (CAD) tools becoming a commodity. In some respects, you could make that argument as the lines between high end tools, like CATIA, Creo, and NX and “mid-range” tools like Inventor, Solid Edge, and SolidWorks, have…
Sunday, January 26, 2014

THE PLM Mechanics

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The movie “Iron Man 3” just showed up on pay cable this week, and I had to watch it again. (Better than 2, worse than 1, in my opinion.) For those who did not see it, or could care less, the lead character, who has a sky high Q rating,…
Citrix just announced a new collaboration with partners that will deliver Design Engineer Virtual Workstation solutions to meet the growing demand for secure anytime, anywhere access to 3D design applications. To help support this announcement, CIMdata recently conducted research on the need for 3D remote visualization technology to support mobile…
Monday, July 25, 2011

(Not So) Cruel Intentions

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When speaking about design processes using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) solutions, people often refer to “engineering intent.” Not being a CAD guy (and not playing one on TV either), I would ask colleagues about exactly what this meant. Most of the conversations left me confused, because they would talk about history…
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