Posts with tag: ‘cad’

How to Create a Bill of Materials (BOM) for Your ‘Smart Product’

Thanks to the internet and cloud technologies, we live in an increasingly connected world. Technologies we see in the consumer products we buy are just part of this growing trend. There’s a plethora of sensors everywhere we look (and don’t look) monitoring almost anything that can be detected or measured. Mobile devices are an ubiquitous part of our lives, both at home and at work. And of course, there’s the Internet of Things (IoT) which tries to create dependencies between all manner of connected devices. In short, a connected world will have an increasing impact on our choices, behavior, and, yes, how we, as engineers design and manufacture products.

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Why Clay Continues to be Key in Car Design

With modern, cutting-edge technology, it might be a surprising fact that the automotive industry still relies heavily on clay models for car designs. That might sound brutish, considering the advanced techniques designers have at their disposal. After all, companies like Ford can create vehicle platforms digitally so thoroughly they can run the cars through thousands of virtual crashes on super computers to eliminate inherent safety weak points.

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How CAD is Currently Playing into the VR Industry

To say computer aided design (CAD) has come leaps and bounds in the last 50 or so years would be a major understatement. The CAD world has undergone significant transformation in recent times and is ever evolving. While CAD software initially enabled engineers, architects, artists, and other creatives to generate designs in 2D and eventually 3D conditions, it has now taken a step further by utilizing virtual reality (VR) capabilities.

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