A balancing act between cloud and CAD file system

A balancing act between cloud and CAD file system

CAD files is a real nightmare for any data management system. Because of complex relationships, dependencies and size, to manage CAD files is a very complex function. PDM products are trying to accomplish it for more than two decades with questionable success. Read my blog – CAD files: the root…

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CAD files – the root cause of PDM nightmares

CAD files – the root cause of PDM nightmares

The data is ultimately important. Ask any engineer in a manufacturing company and he will answer you that he needs data at his fingertips, searchable, accessible, available on mobile devices, etc. etc… However, if you come to the same manufacturing company and ask who wants to be responsible for engineering…

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Technological trajectories of distributed design

Technological trajectories of distributed design

Nobody is surprised by the amount of distributed work we do these days. The time when designers, engineers and manufacturing facilities were located at the same building are over. People are working everywhere and amount of communication between people and companies is growing. It drives the demand for better technologies…

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Will PLM microservices kill platform dinosaurs?

Will PLM microservices kill platform dinosaurs?

Until now we had enough said about “cloud”. While PLM vendors are still disputing what is a true and false cloud, the things are moving forward. Have you heard about “microservices”? You probably should… Because, microservices is one of these things that can give you a better sense about different…

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Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Business Advantage Group, a market research firm published results of survey conducted in November 2015 related to the adoption and growth of cloud-based CAD systems. The information about the research was published by 3D CAD World here. I didn’t find a link to survey itself. The following passage can give you…

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Will PLM have MDM “moment of truth”?

Will PLM have MDM “moment of truth”?

PLM is transforming from pure engineering discipline into platform capable to manage a diverse set of data and processes. I can see first signs of this transformation in blurring of application boundaries. Vendors are focusing on interaction with users and how to support a complete business workflow. The shift towards…

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Cloud is blurring PLM application boundaries

Cloud is blurring PLM application boundaries

Times have changed quickly for cloud. Just few years ago, PLM vendors and manufacturing companies were skeptical about cloud expansion. Not any more. Practically all PLM vendors are embracing cloud and transform products and technology to adopt a new way of business and opportunities. Recent Tech-Clarity article Dassault Systemes Vision…

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CAD “seats” and future business models

CAD “seats” and future business models

Historically, a business model of CAD, PDM and PLM vendors was to sell “seats”.  To sell CAD seats was a core business model for vendors for many years.Nothing wrong with that. It created great businesses in the past. Analysts and industry pundits are still using seat model to make predictions and…

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What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

In the early days of electronic and computer development, “digital” was a technology that generates, stores and process data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive was expressed by number 1. Non-positive by number 0. Each of these states was referred as a bit. It was developed as…

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