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Digital Engineering at Zuken Innovation World


Digital Engineering is a popular topic these days, but adoption outside of the defense and commercial aviation industries is slow. In fact, a recent survey we completed showed that more than 50% of the respondents were still in research mode. If Digital Engineering is on your radar screen for adoption, research, deployment, or just curiosity, Zuken Innovation World (ZIW) is an event you don’t want to miss.

CAD + MBSE = Digital Engineering

Zuken Innovation World + Integrate22 is the first conference of its kind where the worlds of CAD and MBSE come together to explore the Digital Engineering process.

Each year Zuken hosts Zuken Innovation World, an industry event that welcomes customers,  partners, and industry professionals to participate in a technology and user conference supporting the mission to network, learn, and innovate. In 2022 ZIW will be co-located with Integrate22, Vitech’s inaugural event aimed at fostering dynamic, vibrant discussions around all areas of digital engineering, with a focus on open and connected solutions.

An exciting and varied agenda features multiple tracks with classes covering product training, customer and partner case studies, design best practices, and forward-looking topics. The Technology Showcase, combined with the Zuken and Vitech Expert Bar, provides an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with participants in an energetic environment.

One registration. Two events.

This year ZIW will be a co-located event with Integrate22, Vitech’s inaugural Digital Engineering Symposium. These events provide a unique opportunity to explore the many topics associated with Digital Engineering, meet the industry players, and even determine the best path to adoption for your organization. Not only do you have access to 5 tracks and over 40 sessions dedicated to Digital Engineering and MBSE, but the technology showcase will also provide access to the supporting ecosystems and the available tools. The best part is–when you register for ZIW, you get full access to both conferences.

Learning opportunities at ZIW

Digital Engineering is a derivative of the Digital Transformation wave that includes a pile of new terms, including Digital Thread, Digital Twin, Model-Based Design, and many more. The classes at ZIW + Integrate22 cover a range of learning opportunities for all expertise levels. So, whether you are new to Digital Engineering, or finalizing the details of a deployment plan, you’ll find topics of interest. Given my hardware/software design background, let me share a few of the classes that resonate most with me:

Model Building Best Practices for Product Development
Tuesday, June 7, 2:00-2:45 PM (ZIW)

Andy Henderson
Andy Henderson, Vitech

Andy Henderson from Vitech Corporation will cover the model building process specifically for product development. Model building is one of the core activities behind the implementation of Digital Engineering. Andy covers the dos and don’ts of model creation for product development using a video drone as the development project. My experience has suggested that several companies attempt to use the model as a schematic, which is used to contain details down to the wire color in the harness. If you are new to model building or interested in some best practices, this session is a must-see.


Integrating MBSE and CAD Models In Virtual Reality
Wednesday, June 8, 8:00-8:45 AM (Integrate22)

Casey Noll
Casey Noll, Sandia National Laboratories

Casey Noll and Kelsey Wilson from Sandia National Laboratories will describe a pilot project linking the model, a CAD model, and virtual reality. Product complexity is moving the development process from document-based to model-based project definition. The benefits of a model-based design are numerous in terms of improved communication and eliminating outdated documents. Connecting the model to development is an ongoing challenge. Casey and Kelsey look at how to couple GENESYS with advanced visualization tools like Creo for MCAD design to solve multidisciplinary problems. Bridging the model to CAD is a developing area and is of particular interest to me, and this session looks like it hits the mark.

Bridging Systems Engineering and Multi-Fidelity Analytical Models using ModelCenter MBSE
Tuesday, June 7, 3:00-3:45 PM (ZIW)

Alexandre Luc, Ansys

Alexandre Luc from Ansys will use the example of an auto-injector for medication delivery to demonstrate how engineers can use ModelCenter to automate the execution of multiple engineering analysis tools and to create unified and reusable automated simulation workflows. I worked with Alec on a webinar using GENESYS and ModelCenter to select the optimal architecture for a video drone. ModelCenter is a flexible and powerful analysis tool. Knowing Alec, this is going to be a good one.

Join me in San Antonio

This is an exciting time for Digital Engineering, and ZIW is the place to network, learn, and have some fun. Join me there!

Register early to save your spot. Early Bird prices end on April 22.

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Bob Potock
Bob Potock
Vice President of Marketing, Zuken USA, Inc.
Bob Potock is the vice president of marketing for Zuken USA and is passionate about Zuken's leadership role in Digital Engineering. Bob is developing new solutions to address today's growing product complexity that include expanding the partner ecosystem and the adoption of Digital Engineering methodologies. Bob lives in Colorado and enjoys hiking, fishing, golfing, and time in the mountains.