The Digital Workbench – Why You Need One Now

Here is a question that needs an answer.  Should new technology change the way we work?

Tom Peters, author and consultant, may have captured the idea of innovation perfectly when he said “experiment fearlessly” and “innovation is bloody random.”  Hmm, experiment fearlessly – that is hard to do with an impending product development deadline.  However, with the performance in today’s new dual socket Intel® Xeon® 5500-based workstations; engineers can explore more and test creative ideas faster than ever before.

It’s not just a design station limited to CAD; it is a digital workbench capable of much more.

You are probably asking what this digital workbench idea is by now.  Well like a real workbench with hammers, screwdrivers and pliers, the digital workbench replaces analog with digital tools and gives users access to powerful integrated software suites running on a workstation platform with two powerful Intel® Xeon® processors.  The digital workbench provides engineers with an opportunity to do more than just CAD; it gives them an opportunity to do CAD quickly and efficiently while concurrently testing their innovative ideas for form, fit, and functions against the initial design requirement. The digital workbench maximizes the value of engineers time and capital investments for increased productivity.   With these two socket workstations engineers have the tools right at their fingertips to bring model analysis or rendering into their workflow earlier than ever before.

Ever hear of Algorithmic Design?

The digital workbench just got busier.  With the software advancement of strategic players involved in design and engineering the idea of digital prototyping, analysis driven design, and design based simulation are about to become common place.  What better way to attack the randomness of innovation than by providing technology, in the form of a digital workbench powered by two Intel® Xeon® processors, to innovators so they can execute many more experiments.

Carl Bass, CEO at Autodesk, recently noted that Boeing used a process known as algorithmic design as “another way in which designers can access new options and ideas.”  Boeing’s result was a vehicle that was counter intuitive and may have been overlooked had it not been for algorithmic design.

Do you need a digital workbench?

I would say yes, but to get the real answer visit use the configuration tool to see which workstation may impact your productivity the most.