The article discusses some of the tools for design life-cycle management. With the right software, designers can create packaging designs in three dimensions to allow quick prototyping of designs and eliminated communication errors. It is also helpful to track automatically when a document has been changed to provide viewable histories of a document in which the users can compare previous versions of a document. In addition, coordination should be made with product design.
The article reviews the latest versions of Autodesk's mechanical engineering and design software for manufacturing including the Autodesk Inventor software, the AutoCAD Mechanical software, and the Autodesk Productstream software.
Research Policy. Dec2001, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p1410. 16p.
NEW product development, BUSINESS enterprises, INDUSTRIAL design, INTEGRATED software, COMPUTER software, and VIRTUAL reality
Examines the influence of integrated software technologies in product development on the organizational experimentation and prototyping practices. Complementary nature of physical and virtual experimentation; Changes occurring at the interface between industrial design and engineering; Aim of integrated software systems.
COMPUTER software, ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING design, INDUSTRIAL design, and RAPID prototyping
The author suggests the need for engineers to invest in more-capable and specialized software. He recommends that probably the most important is a 3D modeling software, which lets users to build 3D digital models of concepts that can rotate and really get to know. Free-form surface modeling capability is also important because more-traditional engineering software limits users in the kind of shapes they can build. Another good idea is to ensure having a rapid-prototyping capability.
DEMM: Digest of Equipment, Materials, & Management. Sep2006, p6-6. 1p.
INDUSTRIAL design, COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL equipment industry, FIELD programmable gate arrays, and COMPUTER simulation
The article reports on the launch of the 20th anniversary edition of LabVIEW graphical system design platform for control, test and embedded system development by National Instruments. LabVIEW 8.20 allows engineers to use streamlined field programmable gate array targeting tools for hardware-based machine monitoring. The firm has improved the execution speeds of the LabVIEW Simulation Module for advanced control algorithms. It streamlines the prototyping and deployment of control systems in industrial computers.