One of Razorleaf’s longest standing partnerships since 2002, MLC CAD Systems of Tempe Arizona, is a leading reseller and service provider of CAD, CAM, and Additive Manufacturing solutions. Razorleaf and MLC CAD Systems have teamed up numerous times over the course of the relationship to help clients implement PDM, CAD, Design Automation technologies.
Over the last few years I have come to the belief that the next generation of Engineering tools will be cloud based. Of course, I am not alone in this opinion as Dassault, Autodesk, and Onshape are moving strongly in this direction with their messaging and products.
Technophiles the world over are buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the HoloLens product. This holographic augmented reality platform is bubbling with cool factor, but could have a significant impact on engineering and manufacturing software.
It might not be breaking news, but PLM technology users have been awash in new licensing options lately. From monthly subscriptions to all-you-can-eat license plans, major vendors like Dassault, Autodesk, Aras, and more have been bringing new license options to the table – and end-users seem to be the real winners.
It’s been a little over four years since Razorleaf first wrote about DraftSight in this post about DraftSight Beta. Surprisingly, many companies are not aware of this free (or nearly free) 2D CAD package from Dassault. Given the utility of this tool for so many engineering and manufacturing users, it’s worth a second look and […]
With so many different perspectives on the BOM in today’s organizations, companies have come to expect that different departments will be creating and re-creating content to describe their products. Some will do it with Microsoft Excel, some with Microsoft Word, others with Adobe Illustrator, and others still with an alternative CAD package like AutoCAD. With […]
Design Automation is very powerful when creating unique “same as, but” models for new jobs. But in many cases, people are doing configure-to-order (CTO) just as much as they are doing engineer-to-order (ETO). Configure-to-order means utilizing standard components and using the automation to determine the logic for which component, or which size of a component, to put in an assembly. Configuring […]
The purpose of a design automation system is to control different aspects, or parameters, of your CAD models. These could be dimensions, features, component instances, and more. Creating a truly powerful and profitable automation requires a good number of parameters.
A lot of people have big ideas in mind for how they will use 3DVIA Composer to create new types of output or documents, like animations and renderings. But don’t forget how great 3DVIA Composer is at the basics. A number of features in 3DVIA Composer are helpful in defining and maintaining realistic and informative […]
“Design automation tools are just configurators for finished 3D models and 2D drawings.” Wow, if only we could get the Mythbusters to take a look at that one. Nothing would explode, but that myth would certainly be busted. Design automation goes far beyond the simple configurable design, and automation need not wait until a design […]