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The Design & Analysis Software Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Computer Aided Design (CAD); Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) & prototyping; Computer Aided Engineering (CAE); PLM/PDM/project management. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

A Keyboard That Can Gauge Emotions

Posted January 11, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

This new app uses affective computing to gauge the user's emotions based on various aspects of his or her typing, and sharing that information with the message's recipient to reduce misunderstandings, improve customer service, and even aid in mental health treatment. The application, called Keymochi has been developed for both Android and iOS phones.


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Adapting Product Development Process for Engineers

Posted October 31, 2016 9:47 AM by SavvyExacta

The reach of a product manager spans the organization. It's thought that the role got its start back in 1931 when Neil H. McElroy wrote a job description for a new position at Procter & Gamble:

"What he laid out in his 800 word memo was a simple and concise description of “Brand Men” and their absolute responsibility for a brand – from tracking sales to managing the product, advertising and promotions. Uniquely he outlined that the way to do this was through thorough field testing and client interaction." - Mind the Product blog

Product management has evolved over the years and pulls in strategies like kanban and agile methods. The number of products, changes, and introductions can quickly become a tangled web. Luckily there are software solutions to help with management no matter what role you hold in the organization.

Innovation is accelerating and product complexity is surging. The product development process has to evolve alongside the products. Transformation isn't a choice, it's a necessity – and it begins with BOM management, a complete digital product definition and universal data access.

To learn more about adapting product development processes for engineers, join industry experts as they highlight steps they have taken to rapidly realize value for their engineering, manufacturing, and supply management teams.

Register for the webinar to be held on November 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET.

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Product Innovation: Integrating PLM and Materials Data Management

Posted October 27, 2016 9:54 AM by Hannes

As the design and performance of products across industries become more and more complex, companies must enter a new frontier of product innovation to stay competitive. Materials driven product design and engineering is now key in your path to product success. Material information and how it's managed can have a profound effect on a product's lifecycle.

Want to understand more about PLM software? Are you interested in learning to synchronize products and associated materials? Or about the enterprise-wide relationship between design, engineering, simulation, purchasing, and compliance?

Join us for a free webinar covering the importance of managing the lifecycle of materials holistically, and discuss the benefits achieved by embedding materials data, processes and assignments into the product lifecycle process using a PLM foundation.

Webinar details:

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Time: 11 AM EDT - 12 PM EDT

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Verification Tools Counter Growing Complexity

Posted July 14, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

With the complexity of software verification growing at an estimated rate of three to four times that of actual design creation, electronic design automation (EDA) vendors are endeavoring to boost verification productivity. Contributing to complexity growth: intellectual property blocks from multiple sources increases the possibility of malicious code. Verification needs "the fastest engines, unified compile, unified debug," notes Aat de Geus CEO of Synopsys. This article explores the growing importance of verification in chip design.


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EDA Consortium Revamps Its Mission, Name

Posted May 13, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Originally chartered in 1989 to provide Electronic Design Automation companies a means of addressing cross-industry issues and challenges, the EDA Consortium will now be known as the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance. The organization's new mission statement reflects interests of the integrated circuit and systems design community, which it sees as a "critical component of the global semiconductor industry." The group will speak to an expanded design ecosystem that now encompasses intellectual property, embedded software, packaging, and scaling.


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