Intelligent, so called Smart Technologies, determine changes in all areas of economic and social life and thus also in the business world and in the way of people’s life.

New technologies, particularly affect engineering companies and their departments, which, due to innovative technologies, have to adapt their current work processes in order to remain competitive.

This has led to the development of various “smart ideas”, such as one the “smart city” that enables information and communication technology (ICT) to function as a better citizen’s life supporter, by solving many problems, especially municipal ones.

Both, smart cities and smart software applications, are mainly based on the use of the smart components, as so-called cyber physical systems, smart grids, ICT, Internet of Things (IoT), M2M communication (machine to machine) and the use of intelligent transport systems to increase energy and collaboration efficiency.

With the help of the smart technologies, companies can make their product portfolio more flexible and production processes faster. However, this requires the appropriate infrastructure, software and detailed process knowledge.

The developers of software applications aim to integrate the advantages of smart technologies, especially in connection with cloud computing, into the functional portfolio of the newly developed applications.

The following requirements are placed on today’s CAE systems:

++ Services Automation – the Smart Technology takes over routine tasks that normally not only require a lot of patience, but also specialist knowledge. The use of smart technologies eliminates these routine tasks.

++ 2D / 3D – the 2D project designs can be quickly converted into the 3D version and then be better simulated. The central 3D data thus flow into the CAE system. By moving the configuration to the cloud, it is also possible to access the project data from anywhere.

++ Intuitive project creation – the intelligent technologies make a visually simpler, quick and intuitive project planning possible.

++ Securing professional skills and using them effectively – maintaining and communicating the valuable know-how of experienced employees and different companies among each other is, in the CAE world, through the use of cloud technologies, optimized and simplified.

++ Added value through effective cutting data management – each CAE development of a company can be effectively managed and flexibly reused through the CAE database with its modular system.

With the help of the Smart Technologies, companies can make their product portfolio more flexible and production processes faster. However, this requires the appropriate infrastructure, software and detailed process knowledge.

EPLAN Software & Service GmbH offers solutions for this.

You can learn more about it in the following YouTube article: “Efficient engineering”.