I found this recent post by T. Brian Jones very interesting. We meet with hundreds of engineers every year, maybe more. We hear the "old-timers" lament about the lack of practical skill that many "CAD programmers" have in designing products that are manufacturable.
I think this is closely related to the need for Engineering and Manufacturing to spend more time understanding each other. It is also closely related to the ability of OEMs and suppliers to collaborate effectively.
I found the 3rd reason very applicable:
3. You can draw a lot of things in Pro/E and SolidWorks that you can’t make in the real world.
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Do you have stories about receiving manufacturable designs from manufacturing, we'd love to hear them.
Nice list T. Brian Jones!
Thank you for you insights.