All posts by Bruce Jenkins

‘DS: Industrie 4.0 is old news; makers and innovators will rule tomorrow’

‘…For me, the most compelling tidbit was CEO Bernard Charlès’ declaration that DS is so over the whole Industrie 4.0 thing. He said that it is “yesterday’s way of thinking, that tomorrow is about ecosystems of makers inventing new things with the end-customer in mind: new services, new content, that industries will offer their clients.” That’s fascinating, because many of the industrial companies I deal with are still very much in the midst of Industrie 4.0. They’re trying to figure out what that means to them, and what/how to digitalize more of what they do and if they even should. …’

Source: DS: Industrie 4.0 is old news; makers and innovators will rule tomorrow

Our impression, from the above highly observant note by astute industry analyst Monica Schnitger, plus many months of our own pondering:

Has DS at last thrown in the towel on engineering, and cast its fate instead in the future of its new ‘scientific‘ brands?

Dassaults technological decision to require that, to implement 3DEXPERIENCE and CATIA V6 solutions, client organizations must commit to ENOVIA certainly suggests so, in the face of strong new-adoption preferences among leading engineering organizations for rival data/process management platforms such as Teamcenter, Windchill, and now Aras.

New EDEM/RecurDyn co-simulation solution gives off-highway equipment engineers high-fidelity modeling of bulk material behaviors

Bulk-material simulation specialist EDEM released a co-simulation solution between its software and RecurDyn, the multibody dynamics modeling and simulation toolset from FunctionBay. This new integration enables engineers designing heavy equipment such as excavators, ploughs and off-road vehicles to introduce realistic bulk-material behaviors into their multibody dynamics simulations. EDEM says the new technology offers heretofore unrivaled insight into how material loads are transferred throughout the product’s structure and systems, and provides engineers with essential insights into equipment/material interactions. Continue reading

Introducing EDEM high-fidelity load values into RecurDyn multibody dynamics simulations frees engineers from hand calculations and guesswork.