He couldn’t see it.
There I was, in a Drafting 101 class at the University of Kentucky engineering school. Looking to my left, I was watching a fellow student peer at the drawing on his desk. I was waiting for the look of understanding to cross his face. He scanned to the right-hand side view. Then he squinted closely at the central view. Then he switched to the top view. He sighed in frustration.
He just couldn’t see it.
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor
“Most of us probably think of our lives as complex, we juggle and try to maintain an ever growing number of gadgets, people and places for our work and personal lives. But for Raytheon complexity means something different, it means managing over seven million parts divided across 39 countries and 63,000 employees.
You’ve probably noticed that flat panel TVs are expanding. Only a few years ago, it seemed like we’d never want for anything more than our 32-inch LCD TVs. Today, they seem a bit puny.
Many of us have already put that TV in the guest room, and upscaled to a 50+ incher. And just when we thought we couldn’t possibly need anything bigger, a manufacturer in the UK has announced a new model that measures 370 inches—about the size of a soccer goal!
Every 10 to 20 years or so, NASCAR calls for dramatic improvements to its race cars. Just six years ago, for example, the Generation 5 body came out. Promising to be much safer than its predecessors, the twenty-first century car became known as the Car of Tomorrow.
One of the biggest obstacles to gaining an understanding of product behavior is increasing product complexity. This growing complexity combined with the need to get products to market more quickly is prompting organizations to take a closer look at CAD, according to analyst firm Aberdeen Research.
PTC Creo Elements Direct/Modeling – formerly known as CoCreate Modeling – is well known as a mature product that has long helped product development companies bring innovative products to market faster.
The most recent version of the product, PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling 19.0, offers many new features designed to make all users – including power users – more productive than ever before.
“We are dream makers,” says Paul Rampini, General Manager at CNB Yachts. From a shipyard in Bordeaux, France, he and his team produce multi-million dollar sailboats that are considered among the finest in the world.
Watch the company’s CNB 76’ slice through the ocean, with its towering sails and clean, white hull, and you can’t help but fantasize about a life of beauty, prestige, and long vacations at sea.
I can turn on my GE air conditioner, monitor its energy usage and tweak its settings from my cell phone. Belkin’s connected crockpot calculates cooking time and sends reminders to the chef. A Quirky egg carton in your refrigerator can determine if you need to add eggs to your grocery list.
Given the uncertainty of today’s economy, companies need every advantage they can get to ensure profitability. Competitive pressures are fierce and companies are once again racing to get their products to market. Conducting simulation tests early and often can result in lower costs, faster time to market and increased profitability, according to a study from Aberdeen Research.