This is a post by Emma Rudeck on the Concurrent Engineering Site.
Having the ability and the freedom to share that data, pass that information, from design, manufacturing, quality with ease can only help to improve product development and product potential. Many manufacturers are often restricted in the with their CAD tools. They don’t support a flexible, agile process, to make sure that this is all seamless.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, with advancements in the capabilities of modern CAD tools, there is now no reason for manufactures not to overcome traditional challenges and reach their full product development potential.