Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Many years ago, I’ve been writing applications for AutoCAD. Back in that days, AutoCAD was a starting point for engineers to do everything. The day usually started from running acad.exe command, your applications, modules, environments, etc. Everything was loaded into AutoCAD. It was providing an environment, user interface, data storage….

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Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy

Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy

Internet have changed our lives, the way we consume news and media, buying clothes, navigating on the roads, traveling and many others. Major consumer tech brands have moved much beyond the original tech services. These vendors are heavily involved into online economy. Recent article by Chris Dixon on Medium –…

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Global manufacturing, configurable products and supply chain

Global manufacturing, configurable products and supply chain

Global manufacturing is not a new thing. It is almost a norm to see manufacturing companies are designing and engineering products in one place and then manufacturing it in multiple location. But the complexity of global manufacturing operations is increasing every year. New technologies, internet and connectivity is allowing to…

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Future role of API in product innovation platforms

Future role of API in product innovation platforms

In software application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols and tools to build a software. An API expresses a software in terms of how it works, data input, functionality and rules. A good API can serve as an abstraction level in every software product. For many years…

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Manufacturing, platforms and network effect

Manufacturing, platforms and network effect

We are getting more connected these days. Many elements of our every day life habits and needs are moving into digital space – media & news moved completely from paper magazines online, e-commerce is developing fast, transportation is catching up. I can see some interesting signs of digital transformation in…

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Will companies abandon PLM workflow idea?

Will companies abandon PLM workflow idea?

Process is one of the fundamental elements in existing product lifecycle system. Most of existing PLM systems are build around two concepts: product date and process implementation. The latest is heavily relies on a variety of workflow-like systems helping manufacturing companies to route information and changes between engineering and business…

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Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed environment is a new reality in manufacturing and it creates many new challenges. You can argue that manufacturing companies were using suppliers and multiple manufacturing locations for the last several decades. What changed? Actually a lot. What we can see is a speed and complexity by distribution. The old…

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PLM complex data and distributed information

PLM complex data and distributed information

Business environment is changing fast these days. For years, enterprise and manufacturing were very slow moving segments. Long production programs, dependencies on costly manufacturing shops, equipment and tools, slow decision process. All these factors together made manufacturing very conservative domain for technological disruption. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) programs took years…

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