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How Mechanical Engineers Can Prepare for a Model-Based Future

From Model-Based Definition (MBD) to the full-on Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), the engineering world has been steadily heading in this direction for years. The technology is starting to catch up to the vision, and we’re seeing industry leaders gaining the organizational capacity to make big shifts to the way their product development happens.
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Past, Present, Future: Tracking the Changes in How Engineering Teams Work Together

This post looks at the evolution of collaboration in mechanical design and engineering—from the changes that have already taken place in recent decades to insights on what’s next in the coming years.
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Collaborative Engineering 101: How to Get High-Quality Input from All Your Stakeholders

Getting input on a design from multiple collaborators and stakeholders can be challenging on its own. Just to get it done, it takes a lot of admin work, organization, email tag, meeting requests, and all that other fun stuff. But “just getting it done” is only half the battle—the quality of the input matters, too.
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21 Sentences You Never Want to See in an Email from Your Engineering Team Lead

While new tech solutions and modernized processes are changing the game for many teams, there are still plenty of face-palm-able moments that most engineers will be familiar with. So we’ve rounded up this list of highly-dreaded phrases that we hope will give you a little laugh and a little validation to know: you’re not alone.
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Using Microsoft Teams to Collaborate on Mechanical Design: Pros vs. Cons

Now that the initial remote work scramble has cooled off and the global vaccine rollout is moving ahead, more and more businesses are looking beyond the immediate once again. Instead of being forced to make reactive choices, we’ve learned from the rapid shift to remote work and we’re getting back to strategic, proactive decision-making. So this seems like an apt time to consider the pros and cons of collaborating on mechanical design using Microsoft Teams. 
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What’s New from CoLab - Release 2.18

It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from us, but I have a lot of new updates to share with you. We’ve improved presentation creation & markup tools, workspace file sharing, 3D issue creation, and more.
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7 Design Review Problems That Block Engineering Teams

After speaking to hundreds of engineers, designers and managers this year, we’ve compiled the top 7 problems in the engineering design review process and brief insights into solutions for you to implement today.
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Webinar Recap - Rethinking Design Review

This October, CoLab hosted a webinar demonstrating the state of design review in 2020, and where we’re headed into the future. Hosted by CoLab CEO Adam Keating, Adam & the audience discussed key priorities for 2021 including improving overall efficiency, shortening review cycles, reducing change orders and enabling better supply-chain collaboration. 
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Automate Issue Tracking the Right Way

Design and manufacturing projects are often complex, and involve many distributed stakeholders, which can make tracking a team’s progress difficult and time-consuming. Learn how automating your issue tracking process could help you better manage your team and your projects.
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Why Jira Alone Can’t Manage Your Team's Design Process

Jira may be a powerful project management tool for software teams, but it is missing one key component for mechanical design teams.

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