This series of posts focuses on the perspectives on executives, managers and staff personnel in the engineering organization. This post specifically features Aaron Solet, a Mechanical Design Engineer from Lanco. It includes video excerpts from an interview I conducted with Andrew at the Siemens PLM Analyst Event in Boston, MA.

When it comes to selecting a software system or application for engineering, it makes to do a comparison against your specific needs to determine which one is the best fit. However, or maybe hopefully, changing software systems and applications is something that doesn’t occur very frequently. So it might not be the easiest thing to running a comparative benchmark. A couple weeks ago at the Siemens PLM Analyst Event, I interviewed Aaron Solet, a mechanical design engineer at Lanco, to understand his view on software selection and many other things. Before we get to the video interview, here’s the background on Lanco from their corporate website. All in all, Lanco is a small manufacturing company with a division in Maine where Aaron works. The engineering organization is small.

Lanco is a leading manufacturer of components for production automation and a builder of flexible turnkey assembly machines. Production sites located in both North America and Europe demand and guarantee Lanco quality. Lanco has extensive experience in the construction of special-purpose equipment as well as in the integration of industrial robots and other commercially available automation products.

In this excerpt of the video interview, Aaron talks about how they went about selecting their MCAD and MCAE software. It was a relatively structured process.

In a follow up to this post, I’ll include another excerpt from this same interview about how they transitioned over to using Synchronous Technology that is in Solid Edge.

Take care. Talk soon. And thanks for reading and watching.

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