Lawrence S. Gould

Multi-CAD Enviroments

September 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

In the beginning, "you had a lump of model," explains Paul Brown, director of NX marketing for Siemens PLM Software (Plano, TX; Solids modelers based on boundary representation (brep) were all about topology.

Software As a Service For ERP

September 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It's not like Inteva Products, LLC (Troy, MI;, started with nothing when it spun off from Delphi Interiors and Closures last March.

Field Guide: GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

August 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

In its 20 years, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has proven to be very much in control-of its automation and control technologies and services.

Field Guide: Dassault Systèmes

June 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

While Dassault Systèmes is all about 3D virtualization-create, share, and experience life through virtual design, production, testing, and simulation-the company's software products are anything but virtual.

What's Driving Factory Control?

April 25, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Smaller controllers, industrial controllers with built-in HMI, more powerful industrial computers, and Ethernet, Ethernet, Ethernet-these are the latest developments driving factory control.

Field Guide: Omron Corp.

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Omron is a global leader in automation, sensing, and control technologies, which leads it to other industries beyond industrial automation.

A Couple of Cool Tools for Designers

May 30, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Although plenty of attention gets paid to many of the more mainstream CAD-related offerings, here are a couple that may pass under your radar. Yet if you're looking for fast collaborative development, both may be gear that you can't afford to miss.

Match Analysis With Materials

April 30, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Material characteristics and differences are sufficiently disparate so that those designers and engineers who are looking for tools to model parts before they're produced ought to consider those that are specific to the requirements.

Heavyweight Collaboration Through Lightweight JT

March 05, 2004 at 12:00 AM

The ability to visualize design data of various types across platforms is now possible through a file format named “JT.” What’s more, the file sizes are but a fraction of what’s ordinarily been the case. This could be a tremendous boost for those who are looking for more collaborative processes.

What's New In Automotive Supply Chains?

February 05, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Although technology is an enabler, better business practices are resulting in better supply chains these days. Here's a look.

The Six-Hour Car: How IT Can Help Make It Happen

January 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Although there are certainly a number of information technology (IT) systems available, right now, the automotive supply chain is still tangled when it comes to passing information from OEMs to Tier X. Pamela Lopker thinks there’s a way to straighten it out and to greatly reduce the time to go from order to delivery.

The ABCs of PLM

December 15, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Just what are the elements of a PLM system? Or could be? This article helps spell those out.