Archive for May, 2019

Aras PLM Platform – All or Nothing?

Aras PLM Platform – All or Nothing?

Everyone speaks about the platforms these days. The word “platform” is overused, but all PLM vendors have started to use it intensively. PLM analysts and researches put a theoretical foundation of platform development. One of them is Product Innovation Platform by CIMdata. Platforms are comprised of multiple applications and integrated…

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Altium CEO vs other CAD vendor execs compensation

Altium CEO vs other CAD vendor execs compensation

Financial information is not a typical topic in my articles. However, in a spirit of diversity in the thinking process, I’d like to pick up such an unusual topic for today’s article – to compare CAD vendors CEO compensation. The trigger for this discussion was Yahoo News article – Is…

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Manufacturing, Marketplaces and Digital Lifecycle

Manufacturing, Marketplaces and Digital Lifecycle

A few days ago, I shared my thoughts about Manufacturing Marketplaces and trends beyond generative design. If you missed my article, please check it here. One of my observations – marketplaces and manufacturing automation started in silos (eg. 3D printing, CNC machining), but eventually will come to the next level…

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What is better than free PLM upgrade?

What is better than free PLM upgrade?

There are two things in business that you can find very hard to compete with. These are simplicity and free. Think about it for a few minutes you will find many examples in your personal and business life when you have been completely sold on these two things. PLM industry…

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Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

Manufacturing Marketplaces Beyond Generative Design

I missed CIMdata Industry Forum this year in Ann Arbor. So, I’m catching up these days on the topic of Augmented Intelligence CIMdata discussed there. I guess, unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about Generative Design. Here is a new concept is coming…

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Digital Factory 2019 – Boston

Digital Factory 2019 – Boston

I’m coming to the Digital Factory Boston conference tomorrow. The conference is organized by Formlabs (formlabs.com). The program will be hosted by Jeff Immelt that explores the latest digital manufacturing technologies, and the ways they transform the business of creating, making, and selling products. Jeff Immelt is former CEO of…

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PLM vendors battle for downstream users

PLM vendors battle for downstream users

Think about information creators and consumers in manufacturing organizations. Old PLM sales assumption was projecting 10 information consumers on one information producers in an organization. Once information is created (eg. CAD system) and placed under control, the value of the PLM system was always to distribute accurate information downstream. But…

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