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PLM And Management Of CAD Files

One of the questions that disturbs me when I’m thinking about PLM is a complexity. In a modern enterprise manufacturing organization, complexity kills. When I’m thinking about the way data management passed since the first introduction in PDM systems, I see a huge amount of blocks built on top of…

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6 Questions About Your Future Cloud CAD/PLM

Cloud is trending topic these days. During the last few months we had chance to see quite many examples of CAD/PLM vendors starting to speak about cloud computing, cloud applications and services. Autodesk, SolidWorks made a cloud related statements and announcements on their past user conferences. Large infrastructure providers are…

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PLM and The Future Of Files In Organizations

Thanks for one of my readers who sent me the link to Wrench Enterprise. Their presentation about project collaboration and file sharing, made me think about files in enterprise organization. I think, even after many years of web oriented applications and implementations, files remain a very important piece of every…

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Future CAD-PLM and Assembly Version Management

I was reading SolidSmack’s post about how to manage versions of the assemblies. Creating versions of drawing and models is one of the most fundamental activities during your design process. For the long period of time, I assumed that this field of PDM/PLM activity is well explored – done deal!…

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PLM Open Source: Business or Social Need?

The following NYT article drove my attention yesterday – Open Source as a Model for Business is Elusive. I already had chance to discuss open source and PLM on plmtwine. If you just came to my blog, you can review the following posts: SaaS and Open Source: PLM Future Rides…

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PLM and Collaboration Platforms: Partnership or Buzzworks?

Collaboration is very important for product development including different phases – design, engineering, manufacturing etc. “Collaborative factor” is playing a very important role in development of CAD, PDM, PLM etc. I have to admit that engineering activities are very much different from areas like accounting and some others. For many…

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Do We Need Files to Collaborate in PLM?

Interesting publication came during the weekend related to the future of collaboration. According to the analytical research, 80 Per Cent of Enterprise Collaboration Platforms Will Primarily Be Based on Web 2.0 Techniques by 2013 Managing Users’ Transition from File-Orientation to Web 2.0 Approach Will Be a Major Challenge. The main…

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Open Source Threat for CAD

Open Source and CAD. Do you think something is going on in this direction? I had chance to discuss Open Source topic several times in my previous posts. But, actually, I almost never took an angle of CAD and open source relationships. The following article drove my attention yesterday. What…

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How We Can Move Design and Engineering Content to Web?

Web is coming to every place. I think in retrospective and see web as a next big change in the space we call today CAD/CAM/PDM/PLM. How to re-use power of web for global product development and manufacturing? I see multiple initiatives – cloud services, collaborative spaces, social networks etc.. However,…

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PLM Prompt: Blender Open Source for 3D

Interesting prompt today – I’m looking on Blender Open Project for 3D Content creation. I see such projects very promising for the future of 3D software and CAD is one of them. Until now 3D CAD was considered as pretty conservative space. Many people are considering 3D CAD  as almost…

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