Trends Report

Accelerate Product Design With Digital Workspaces For 3D Visualization

Recent Innovations In Graphics Hardware And Digital Workspace Technologies Improve Coordination Across Distributed Design Teams

June 4th, 2015
With contributors:
Christopher Voce , Michelle Mai , Michael Caputo


There are few things more fundamental to the competitiveness of your business than the way engineers design and develop products. 3D product design, visualization, and life-cycle management software like CATIA (Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application), AutoCAD, and PTC Creo are powerful tools, but they're no longer a competitive advantage for engineering and design processes on their own. Instead, companies are finding competitive advantages by improving coordination and information sharing across globally distributed centers of expertise. Recent innovations in digital workspace delivery technologies, such as graphics processing unit (GPU) virtualization and rich applications-as-a-service are at the forefront because they can offer creative thinkers more autonomy, shrink the distance between teams, and move the design process closer to customers. This report draws on the experiences of early adopters and explains the digital workspace options available today, and what steps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can take to prioritize and evaluate these technologies. Please note that this is an updated version of a previously published report; recent market events necessitated changes to the report to ensure accuracy.

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