Digital Domain

The Automotive Design & Production Digital Domain Zone includes information on the software, from simulation and analysis to product lifecycle management, used in product development for the automotive industry.

Solid Edge Brings Divergent Modeling Worlds Together

By: Lawrence S. Gould - November 08, 2017 at 4:53 PM

This new software suite allows the development of “beautiful models ready for production.” What more can you ask for?

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Autoliv, Autonomy and Age

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 12, 2017 at 6:42 AM

One of the aspects of autonomous driving that gets far less attention than it probably should is the impact on the Baby Boomers, as in the fact that they are turning 65 at a rate of about 10,000 per day in the U.S. and will continue to do so until 2030 when they have all passed that milestone.

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Advances in Structural Simulations

By: Lawrence S. Gould - October 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM

HyperWorks 2017 helps engineer strong, light, efficient structures.

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Inside the Digital Factory

By: Ray Chalmers - October 11, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Integrated digital tech can greatly improve even efficient operations.

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Inspection Software Advances

By: Lawrence S. Gould - September 07, 2017 at 11:19 AM

What more can be done to metrology software? 
Plenty, as this round of new features shows in the 
2017 versions of three inspection software packages.

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Siemens PLM Launches More Comprehensive PLM Capabilities

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 02, 2017 at 3:44 PM

From costing to configuring, from planning to executing, the latest release of Teamcenter handles all this and more.

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Creating Smarter Bus Routes

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 26, 2017 at 6:24 AM

Although transportation is undergoing profound changes, let’s face it: there is a huge existing infrastructure out there consisting of vehicles as well as roadways and ancillary objects (signs, traffic signals, etc.), and it is going to take a long time for that to be turned over to a new approach.

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VR for VW

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 12, 2017 at 6:14 AM

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) of a professional sort (vs. all of the recreational possibilities that VR provides), the general application seems to be for design.

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What’s “Cloud Computing”?

By: Lawrence S. Gould - May 04, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Everyone talks about it, but what is “cloud computing”?

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Surf’s Up!, computationally speaking

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 21, 2017 at 6:18 AM

The accompanying image is not an automotive product: Yet it is something that can transport a person at speeds of up to 50 mph.

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CAM Does More in 2017

By: Lawrence S. Gould - April 05, 2017 at 10:45 AM

The latest advances in computer-aided manufacturing software do more of the job of programming toolpaths while making such work simpler for the machinist.

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Ford’s Approach to Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Although 3D printing has become something that is hip an almost artisanal among the digital cognoscenti and within the maker movement, there is the set that contains 3D printing as a subset—additive manufacturing—which is something that is being pursued in earnest by a number of mass manufacturers in order to achieve parts and products the likes of which would be difficult if not completely impossible to produce with conventional methods.

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