Choosing a digital twin platform for smart product design

By Anthony Johnson

Today’s modern products are rarely just mechanical in nature. Companies rely on complex electrical and electronic systems to make products smarter, add innovation, and keep costs as low as possible. This trend towards smarter products with more integrated systems has led to electrical design becoming an increasingly critical part of product development.

Dealing with electromechanical product complexity

As electrical demands increase, the engineering behind it gets ever more complex. And market pressures demand more electronics in products, while more entrants are crowding the market. More electronics means the electrical system will also become more complex, as it connects the electronic components and provides power and communications. The right tools must be able to handle this increase in electrical system complexity. Increased complexity can quickly turn small problems into major obstacles that slow down the development process, introduce errors, and drive up cost. Consequently, many may find that their existing tools are no longer enough.

Choosing the right electrical design solution

Picking the right software solution to support electromechanical design can be a daunting task. That’s why we partnered with industry analyst Tech-Clarity to develop a Buyer’s Guide for Electrical Design, which explores the capabilities that are required for a complete electrical design (ECAD/MCAD) solution.

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Embracing a digital twin framework for collaborative product development

Solid Edge from Siemens Digital Industries Software helps companies overcome electromechanical design challenges with a dedicated solution for electrical design—enabling true co-design collaboration across electrical and mechanical domains. Based on industry-leading technology, our electrical design products are trusted and proven around the world. Solid Edge technology adds value to every stage of product development – from concept and design, to manufacturing, production, and end of life. The virtual representation of the product — or digital twin — improves outcomes at each stage.

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