NASA Tech Briefs' new Digital Design Center , sponsored by Autodesk, provides a one-stop source for the latest information on how to design better products faster. Featured on the site is the first in a series of exclusive excerpts from the new book, "Better Be Running! Tools to Drive Design Success" by Dr. Ronald Hollis, the co-founder, CEO, and president of Quickparts.com.

Dr. Hollis offers his insights on technologies and strategies for rapid product development, including the business of product development technology, today's ultra-compressed product development cycle, and tools engineers can use to keep pace with the changing engineering and product design landscape.

Check out the Digital Design Center often for more book excerpts, as well as new white papers, CAD and CAE software news and downloads, tech briefs, and more.