Machine Shops and Manufacturing Digital Transformation Business

Machine Shops and Manufacturing Digital Transformation Business

PLM companies are full speed ahead in digital transformation. Every vendor is advertising how their technologies will be significantly improved by applying magical “digital word” to all existing and future technologies. We are getting digital twin, digital thread, digital process. And of course digital PLM. In the past defense labs…

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PLM often fails. Can we develop PLM Bible?

PLM often fails. Can we develop PLM Bible?

Do you know that the Bible ranks first among literary works by a number of languages they have been translated into (3,312, at least one book)? Check here. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God…

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Open Source in PLM and Manufacturing?

Open Source in PLM and Manufacturing?

It is a time to come back to Open Source software discussion. Open source was not the hottest buzzword for the last few years maybe, but if you look deeper, open source companies delivered a set of very impressive results. Check TechCrunch article – How Open Source software took over…

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What to learn from Ericsson PLM failure?

What to learn from Ericsson PLM failure?

Verdi Ogewell, the Editor-in-Chief of VerkstadsForum PLM Magazine and ENGINEERING.com’s European correspondent publish his next PLM failure bombshells – Telecom Giant Ericsson Halts Its PLM Project with Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE. If you’re like me often reading Verdi’s publication, you’re not surprised. You can easily find other news similar to this one….

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Aras PLM Platform – All or Nothing?

Aras PLM Platform – All or Nothing?

Everyone speaks about the platforms these days. The word “platform” is overused, but all PLM vendors have started to use it intensively. PLM analysts and researches put a theoretical foundation of platform development. One of them is Product Innovation Platform by CIMdata. Platforms are comprised of multiple applications and integrated…

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Altium CEO vs other CAD vendor execs compensation

Altium CEO vs other CAD vendor execs compensation

Financial information is not a typical topic in my articles. However, in a spirit of diversity in the thinking process, I’d like to pick up such an unusual topic for today’s article – to compare CAD vendors CEO compensation. The trigger for this discussion was Yahoo News article – Is…

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Manufacturing, Marketplaces and Digital Lifecycle

Manufacturing, Marketplaces and Digital Lifecycle

A few days ago, I shared my thoughts about Manufacturing Marketplaces and trends beyond generative design. If you missed my article, please check it here. One of my observations – marketplaces and manufacturing automation started in silos (eg. 3D printing, CNC machining), but eventually will come to the next level…

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What is better than free PLM upgrade?

What is better than free PLM upgrade?

There are two things in business that you can find very hard to compete with. These are simplicity and free. Think about it for a few minutes you will find many examples in your personal and business life when you have been completely sold on these two things. PLM industry…

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Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

I missed CIMdata Industry Forum this year in Ann Arbor. So, I’m catching up these days on the topic of Augmented Intelligence CIMdata discussed there. I guess, unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about Generative Design. Here is a new concept is coming…

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