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Solidworks - How to safely clone a large multi-assembly project?

I have a top level project directory with about 40 Assembly files and several hundred SLDPRT files and they are all highly dependent on each other. The original version of this works fine and has no ...
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Research based bridge project? [closed]

I am a fourth year civil engineering student at IOE pulchowk, Nepal. In our syllabus one practical based curriculum called Project Engineering has been added. I, along with 5 friends, are interested ...
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Where does one go to produce custom metal objects?

I am wanting to produce custom mass plates for a project, very similar to those found in gyms. Here's a rough idea of what each one should look like: This is essentially identical to mass plates one ...
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How to estimate the time cost of interrupting a task and picking it up again later

In terms of personal productivity (single machine scheduling) when a task is interrupted before being done in order to switch to a different task, it incurres a 'tear down' time cost - putting tools, ...
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How does an industrial engineer develop a process? [closed]

I would like to know what industrial engineers use for planning and developing a process: What is the most widely business analysis modeling language used (Think ...
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Slack time in critical path method

Can an event on the critical path have non zero slack time in critical path method?
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What if project requirements depend on discoveries while designing?

I asked a question where a comment pointed out: Requirements are things that you should be drafting to figure out what you want, before you know exactly how you are going to solve it. I was doing ...
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Are latest software engineering methodologies, such as Agile, being adopted by other engineering disciplines?

I know comparatively little about general engineering methodologies, but it strikes me that the (now outdated) "waterfall" method is possibly very apt for mechanical engineering. Perhaps advances in ...
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Going distant in sourcing machining

My North American facility is looking at a major shut down this fall. In the area, three other large facilities are also doing either shutdowns or expansions in the fall. A last minute project ...
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How to fairly distribute items when there is more demand than supply?

I have these 2 problems to solve (on the image). I have 9 stores that want different quantities of a product. The first store asked for 62 units, the second one 10 units, etc etc. The supplier sent ...
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How can I arrange my ECO system to enforce the principle of least privilege?

Right now, changes to BOMs are executed through verbal or email instructions to an employee who serves as BOM gatekeeper. This means paper trails are almost non-existent. Who changed what and why is ...
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What's a professional way of tracking design history in plant engineering?

If you look at the design documentation in our projects (Biogas and waste-to-energy plants), you find out what we plan to build but not what other options were considered and why they were discarded. ...
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I have inherited a product with inconsistent designs sharing the same part number. What do I do?

I am now in charge of a product line my company has been shipping for a decade. One of the previous product engineers was... shall we say, less than conscientious about sustainability and proper ...
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How do I form a budget for a mechanical research project?

I'm a mechatronics engineering student currently on workplacement. I've put forward a research proposal to develop an improved mechanical gripper used for automated product handling. The company likes ...