Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
Integration of mechanical, software and electronic systems technologies for vehicle systemsExplore Industry
Product innovation through effective management of integrated formulations, packaging and manufacturing processesExplore Industry
New product development leverages data to improve quality and profitability and reduce time-to-market and costsExplore Industry
Supply chain collaboration in design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical assetsExplore Industry
Integration of manufacturing process planning with design and engineering for today’s machine complexityExplore Industry
Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
“Personalized product innovation” through digitalization to meet market demands and reduce costsExplore Industry
Terms and definitions to help you understand the foundational elements of PLM software
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the use of computer software to simulate performance in order to improve product designs or assist in the resolution of engineering problems for a wide range of industries.
Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) commonly refers to the use of numerical control (NC) computer software applications to create detailed instructions (G-code) that drive computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools for manufacturing parts.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer programs to create, modify, analyze and document 2D or 3D graphical representations of physical objects.
Design simulation helps manufacturers verify and validate the intended function and manufacturability of a product under development.
Mechatronic system simulation, also referred to as one-dimensional computer-aided engineering (1D CAE), is an approach to modeling and analyzing multi-domain systems, and thus predicting their multidisciplinary performance.
PLM software manages information throughout the entire product lifecycle from ideation, design and manufacture through service and disposal.
Synchronous technology connects everyone in the product lifecycle – and it connects them all without limiting any of them.