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    CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on ‘Mechanical CAD Maturity’

    ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, Sep 11, 2020 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “CAD Maturity: Identifying Your Strategic and Tactical Ranking.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, 8 October 2020, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

    “How do my Mechanical CAD practices compare to best-in-class? Where can I improve?” These are questions often asked by engineers at today’s leading mechanical product design companies—most having worked at only a limited number of companies and lack a broad understanding of what best-in-class is. Few feel confident in even defining the criteria they should measure. In today’s worldwide competitive market, best-in-class practices can dramatically improve a company’s product quality and delivery. This webinar discusses the measurements used by CIMdata to evaluate a company’s CAD maturity. Measures developed over the years from working with numerous product design companies around the world. The webinar will focus on the seven strategic axes that CIMdata considers when determining an organization’s MCAD maturity level. Additionally, the webinar will identify some tactical methods that overlay the strategic levels that can help guide improvements.

    Attendees at this webinar will:

    1. Gain an understanding of the seven major axes to measure to determine MCAD maturity.
    2. Learn to categorize the levels of maturity for each strategic axis.
    3. Be able to identify design methods and data repositories that foster improvement.

    According to Dr. Ken Versprille, an Executive Consultant at CIMdata, and the host for this webinar, “Kaizen is a term that refers to on-going or continuous improvement. In CAD, what are the progressive steps you can take to improve? CIMdata’s CAD maturity scale can help guide your efforts.”

    Dr. Versprille has over 40 years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions for engineering and manufacturing. His research spans geometric design, design collaboration and automation, PLM standards and openness, and the integration of CAD across PLM applications. Dr. Versprille published the first description of NURBS, the mathematical curve-and-surface formulation, now an international standard in CAD and Computer Graphics. In 2005 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The CAD Society.

    During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.

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    Sachin R Nalawade
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