Over the past few years, connected devices have been an integral part of our lives. With the proliferation of consumer electronics, a strong demand for highly specialized hardware engineers has emerged, ranging from mechanical to electrical to manufacturing specialists.
However, these engineers live within their own design tools that provide very specific domain features. In a world where different engineers are building toward the same product, but work in separate design systems, they rely on a common denominator to communicate. Today, that common denominator is, unfortunately, screenshots that are embedded within Excel or PPT documents, and then sent over email. Unlike code in software, the models that exist in the hardware industry are very visual in nature and are not built around text. Because of this visual aspect of hardware engineering, engineers cannot leverage the same functionality and productivity from existing collaboration tools like Jira and Asana, and eventually move towards the screenshot workflow.
Bild introduces the necessary visual nature into collaboration, being the first platform to provide a unified collaborative experience for cross-functional hardware teams. So, whether you’re a mechanical engineer living in 3D CAD tools or an electrical engineer in EDA tools, you’ll get access to view, annotate, and provide feedback on any design (without purchasing additional expensive CAD/EDA licenses!)
We’ve also seen a shift in the industry: the next generation of hardware products are becoming software-enabled hardware products. As software and hardware teams get closer and closer in collaboration, a new set of tools need to support those engagements. Bild bridges the hardware environment into the existing collaboration tools used by software engineers, such as Jira, Slack, GitHub, and more.
Because of this visual aspect of hardware engineering, engineers cannot leverage the same functionality and productivity from existing collaboration tools like Jira and Asana, and eventually move towards the screenshot workflow.
With Bild, innovative hardware teams around the world are minimizing production risks by aligning their interdisciplinary teams through a single source of truth, getting products to market faster by moving engagements to the cloud, and increasing engineering bandwidth by streamlining their communication.
If you’re looking to improve your hardware development, want to learn more about Bild, or just want to chat, reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
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