Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Cloud is expanding everywhere. It makes sometimes very hard to understand the difference of a specific cloud technologies or trajectory of traditional desktop and cloud tools. CAD is a good example. Cloud brings lot of confusion to engineers using CAD systems. What is cloud CAD? How is it different from a…

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Engineering software and input revolution

Engineering software and input revolution

Many years ago, when screens were small and expensive, engineers used tablet surface to operation CAD systems. But this is not a tablet like iPad or Android device. Take a look on the picture above. You can find those in museums. I’ve seen one last year in Computer Science Museum…

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Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

The demand for real-time collaboration is getting stronger. The idea to “get your team on the same page” was translated into reality in Google Docs a decade ago and since that time became quite popular. Microsoft introduced very much similar functionality in Office 365. Apple was the last to catch…

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Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

The last decade of open source, mobile and web development taught us that to create software can be easy. Don’t take me wrong it still requires knowledge and specific organization and experience. But compare it to hardware development and manufacturing processes and you will see the difference. It was true…

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PLM software waste and future business models

PLM software waste and future business models

Enterprise software vendors are in transition from perpetual licenses to software as a service (SaaS) models. The question of “use” is becoming of the most interesting for a manufacturing companies forced by vendors to pay “for use” instead of paying for license. My attention was caught by a very interesting…

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Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

I’ve been attending Autodesk Accelerate 2016 event in Boston earlier this week. Originally focused on PLM, the event was expanded to cover broader vision of Fusion Innovation Platform.  Check me earlier blog – Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston. Autodesk announced cloud PDM product. I was following this topic for the…

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Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM is such of these topics that usually drives lot of debates. You can catch up on my very earlier article about “Single BOM” topic – Seven rules towards single Bill of Materials and Single BOM in six steps. I’ve learned a lot from manufacturing companies about how they use BOM and…

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Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston

Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston

I will be attending Accelerate 2016 event in Boston later this week. This is a 3rd annual event Autodesk is dedicating to Product Lifecycle Management. You can catch up on my posts about Accelerate 2014 and Accelerate 2015. Read more about the event by navigating to the following link. I can…

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How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

To select PLM system is not a simple task. While the number of manufacturing businesses asking about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems is growing, the process of selection is messy and sometimes can become ugly. Especially if you’re coming unprepared. It is like to buy a luxury car on budget….

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5 ways to differentiate PLM products

5 ways to differentiate PLM products

In marketing, product differentiation is the process of distinguishing your product offering from from others, to make it more attractive to a potential buyers. One of the main reasons is to differentiate from competitors’ products. The objective of this process is to develop a position that customer will see as…

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