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Mentor at Siemens PLM Connections 2017: Electrical, Systems, and Thermal

By Expert Insights

Siemens PLM Connections (May 8-11) brings together PLM World members, partners, and Siemens PLM Software employees looking to forge new connections, expand knowledge, and increase expertise. Mentor, a Siemens Business, will have experts delivering detailed product information and demonstrations, and will also be showcasing the extensive integration into Siemens Lifecycle solutions such as Teamcenter, NX, and SolidEdge.

At Siemens PLM Connections, Mentor will be showcasing its solutions and success in three key domains:

  • Electrical- EE Architecture & Electrical System Design, Harness Design & Manufacture
  • Thermal- 1D & 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Electronics Cooling, Thermal Characterization Testing
  • Systems- System of Systems, PCB Design, PCB Assembly, Test, Manufacturing Execution


The Digital Twin
Monday May 8 | 4:15pm-4:45pm

Tony Hemmelgarn’s keynote will review Siemens’ strategy and investments in the technology and solutions for the digital enterprise creating the Digital Twin. Examples will be used of digital twins with the required accuracy and fidelity to predict performance and evolve with the physical representation over its lifecycle to provide insight from operations.


Electro Mechanical Integration
Session Number: 170444
Tuesday May 9 | 9:30am-11:15am

The integration of mechanical, software and electrical systems in a Systems Driven Product Development process is key for many manufacturers. Explore the new solutions SPLM offers to bring these domains together.


Electronics Design in System of Systems: A Mentor Viewpoint
Session Number: 170748
Monday May 8 | 1:15pm-2:00pm

Complex system of systems are extremely dependent on software-driven electronics. But what is a system of systems? This session will present a way of recognizing an SoS, with a particular focus on electronics design. Disciplines from System-on-Chip (SoC) to electrical interconnect will be discussed, including how Mentor tools can be integrated with Siemens products to deliver a uniquely powerful design-to-manufacturing capability.

Electrifying the Digital Thread
Session Number: 170389
Monday May 8 | 4:45pm-5:00pm

This presentation describes innovative technology to automate, optimize and verify electrical design, including data integrations as diverse as functional definition and mechanical CAD.  Beyond this a digital thread is established connecting all abstractions from product definition through physical design, manufacturing and maintenance, truly electrifying the digital twin.

Frontloading CFD to yield CAD-embedded Productivity Benefits
Session Number: 170388
Wednesday May 10 | 11:15am-12:00pm

In this session, the implementation of the FloEFD™ 3D CFD code from Mentor Graphics, that is embedded in both the Siemens NX and Solid Edge CAD kernels will be outlined. A unique SmartCells™ based meshing approach and built-in automation technologies allows for the frontloading of 3D CFD simulations both early and throughout PLM enabled workflows. The frontloading methodology ultimately enables the use of CFD in the design process by CAD engineers and automates tedious CFD meshing by an order of magnitude – within common CAD environments and PLM workflows – without compromising the resulting accuracy compared to typical traditional CFD approaches even with coarse meshes. This technology will be illustrated by way of various application examples.

Transformative PCB Systems Development within the Product Lifecycle
Session Number: 170732
Thursday May 11 | 1:15pm-2:00pm

This session will review Mentor’s initiatives to deliver transformative PCB systems development through greater integration of the mechanical and electrical domains:  ECAD-MCAD co-design; 3D physical layout and simulation; reliability analysis; integrated requirements for capture and tracking; and the incorporation of manufacturability feedback into design. This session will also cover includes the methodologies of integrating native PCB systems data into Siemens Teamcenter, and the resulting in opportunities this presents in  for driving organizational smart innovation initiatives.


Visit booth 101 to see how Mentor is serving the engineering community by providing the critical solutions required for the rapid development and deployment of electronic and electrical systems.

Tuesday May 9 | 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday May 10 | 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday May 11 | 7:00am-2:00pm

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