CAD Pioneers

Posted on: November 26th, 2019

Pioneers In CAD And Engineering Manufacture Software The Pantheon and the Colosseum are two important historical structures in Rome, Italy. They are not products of modern day engineering, but they quite easily marvel modern day engineers. These fascinating structures were built more than two millennia ago with tools that are far too primitive, when compared […]


Posted on: November 25th, 2019

CAD Integration With 3D Printers and ERP for Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing or layer manufacturing) is redefining how manufacturers approach manufacturing, dynamically developing direction in developing manufacturing technology. To evaluate the costs and benefits of additive versus traditional manufacturing techniques, novel thinking is required. This is because trade-offs and optimal applications […]

BOM Creation for New ERP

Posted on: November 21st, 2019

BOM & Item Import Tips for New ERP Implementations What are the Tips for BOM & Item Import for new ERP Systems? Bills of Material (BOM) refers to any base functionality that can be used to establish production modules within ERP systems. Manufactured Items are made up of components that are used to develop the […]

Common BOM Mistakes

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

BOM Mistakes Every CAD Designer Makes As a CAD designer, have you ever asked yourself why BOMs are so complex to understand? The term BOM (Bill of Materials) is used to define a list of raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each one of these inputs required in the manufacturing […]

Improving DFM

Posted on: November 18th, 2019

Improving Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Kashyap Vyas in Machine Design suggests that manufacturers spend one-third to one-half their time fixing errors, and close to 24 percent of those errors are related to manufacturability. Therefore, there is plenty of wasted time, money, and material due to mistakes. The positive news is that by following principles of […]


Posted on: November 14th, 2019

PDM vs. PLM: Similarities and Differences Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can sound similar at first, but they are two very different, albeit related solutions. In this article, we will discuss briefly, what they are, what they do, and who needs them. Product Data Management: What is PDM? PDM is a […]

Top PLM Vendors

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

Top 14 Product Lifecycle Management software (PLM) Applications There are millions of consumer and business products manufactured in today’s world – from combs and brushes to fasteners and complex machines and all their intricate parts. The complexity of these products and ever-changing designs and components make it nearly impossible for manufacturers to manage their product […]


Posted on: November 8th, 2019

ECO VS. ECN: Are They The Same Design optimization is the backbone of engineering development. The processes involved in making a product can be subjected to change based on various factors. When the need for a change is identified, the question is how to communicate this change to the concerned departments in an industry. This […]

Industry 4.0 for Mfg Engineering

Posted on: November 6th, 2019

How Industry 4.0 Technologies Are Disrupting Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing engineering deals with working on integrated systems, designed and operated with an aim to produce economically competitive, high quality products. As these systems incorporate a wide range of robotics, machine tools, complex computer aided network and material handling equipment, the practice of combining industry 4.0 digital […]

CAD to ERP BOM Integration

Posted on: November 4th, 2019

6 Benefits of CAD and ERP Bill of Material Integration The mission-critical stages of product lifecycle management covers a wide variety of disciplines and tasks including bills of material, prototype development, and inventory control relying heavily on multiple disparate technologies including CAD and ERP programs. For most manufacturers, the data inside their CAD application and […]