MCAD+ECAD and Intelligent Lifecycle

MCAD+ECAD and Intelligent Lifecycle

The time when you product was a piece of machinery is over. These days, every product is a combination of at least 3 elements – mechanical, electronic and embedded software. It usually comes together with an additional piece of software (mobile or cloud). Welcome to the reality of multi-disciplinary data and smart products!…

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Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

It became a cliche for the last few years to compare everything with Uber and Airbnb. I have to admit that I’m guilty and I’ve fallen in that trap last year too. If you feel like Uber-for-X, read the following article – Why there won’t be Uber in every industry….

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SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

Solidworks was one of the first CAD companies that said in public word “cloud”. Six years ago at SWW 2010, the news about new team and technologies were announced. Lot of things changed since that time. The landscape of CAD, PDM and PLM application is changed. The adoption of cloud…

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PLM vendors and differentiation: square the circle?

PLM vendors and differentiation: square the circle?

Differentiation and positioning might sounds like a very boring marketing term. But it is actually something that can become very important, especially in a competitive market such as PLM.  How to make your company stand out from the crowd? How to explain that your three letter P.L.M. are different from…

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Intelligent part number is dead. Long live meaningful attributes?

Intelligent part number is dead. Long live meaningful attributes?

Part numbers are hard. What started as a simple number and references to a part company usually purchase from a supplier, turned out as a complex data management problem with high level of integration complexity. Part number is a fundamental element of all processes in manufacturing company – started from design…

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How PTC plan to connect PLM to Things

How PTC plan to connect PLM to Things

PTC made a big informational splash yesterday by talking about enterprise augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT). The special ThingEvent event gathered analysts and media in downtown Boston for few hours of presentation and interactive experience with technologies and product PTC is developing. The presentation part of the…

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Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

The buzzword from late 90s caught my attention yesterday – portals. Here is the press release from Accenture – Accenture’s New Digital Portal Helps Product Developers and Engineers Accelerate Deliveries to Market as it came yesterday. The following passage is interesting. The Accenture Enterprise Product Information and Content (EPIC) Portal consolidates…

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What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

  Software is eating the word. Our dependencies on software is increasing. Imagine your life without few software products you’re using on everyday basis. But here is the thing… software is changing traditional products around us. Think about a car. Just a few decades ago, a car was mostly mechanical…

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Don’t crash PLM vision into reality of organizations

Don’t crash PLM vision into reality of organizations

Workflow is an easy to get paradigm. You draw the chart. It is logical and shows you how things are supposed to work. You present this chart in a meeting – everyone can understand it and you’re happy. Then what? You start to implement it and you are stuck… Because…

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Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

It is official. There is no need to have “save” button in a modern design software. The software is smart enough to take care of saving your work into local or cloud storage. Actually, you don’t want to take care of that differences too. If you are “connected”, the changes are…

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