Archive for December, 2017

Design everywhere, store locally – an alternative for cloud CAD?

Design everywhere, store locally – an alternative for cloud CAD?

For many years, to have CAD system installed on a very powerful workstation was the only option to design something in 3D. Even after been replaced by much more affordable Windows machine, the need to have it “installed” was an absolute requirements. For the last few years, “cloud” CAD development…

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Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

For the last few years, Aras made a story in PLM world. Aras was founded in 2000 and had a turbulent story until coming with the business model of enterprise open source- a mix of free license combined with community building and subscription model. Last week I learned that Aras…

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Evolution of Part Numbers in a Digital Future

Evolution of Part Numbers in a Digital Future

Jos Voskuil took Part Number topic to another spin and share his thought about  – Intelligent Part or Product Numbers?  Jos is thoughtful as usual, giving us a perspective on the difference between Parts and Products as well as ideas how to threat identification of both. And I’m in agreement…

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What will accelerate future PLM development? 

What will accelerate future PLM development? 

My attention was caught by the following tweet coming from PTC CEO Jim Hepplemann: When I co-founded Windchill nearly 20 yrs ago, it was 1st to market as an internet-based PLM solution. The vision to see #IoT = #PLM is why @PTC ranks the highest in the new @forrester Wave…

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What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester research

What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester research

Earlier today my attention was caught by Forrester PLM research for discrete manufacturing industry. Almost simultaneously, two PLM vendors – PTC and Aras made an announcement about their inclusion as leaders into Forrester research. You can read about it here from Aras website and here from PTC website. Here is Aras…

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3 magic questions that will help you to sell PLM

3 magic questions that will help you to sell PLM

Nobody is buying PLM. PLM projects are usually “sold” to customers. And this is not an easy job. Many of PLM sales individuals I know are not having formal sales training and coming with manufacturing and engineering background. I wanted to share some of my experience in interviewing manufacturing companies…

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