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How To Afford Your Next PLM System Upgrade

How To Afford Your Next PLM System Upgrade

Nothing is more painful in PLM business as PLM upgrades. Historically, PLM implementations took a long time and include many customizations. The result of this practice was a PLM implementation based on a specific version of PLM software, which is customizable to the level that made a system upgrade very…

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5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

Customer preferences changed significantly since Henry Ford invented the Model-T and built a completely vertically integrated manufacturing facility making everything from iron, glass, rubber, and automobile. These days we can see a strong increase in the demand for customer orientation starting from the model, color fashion, and ending up with…

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Low Code – A Sexy Version of Messy PLM Customizations?

Low Code – A Sexy Version of Messy PLM Customizations?

Over the weekend, I was catching up on the Mendix World online event. Mendix, which is Siemens Industrial Software darling, recently got in focus because of the growing trend of low code development in PLM and manufacturing companies. Check the website- it gives access to tons of videos with presentations…

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3 lessons from the 20 years history of online 3D CAD Libraries Development

3 lessons from the 20 years history of online 3D CAD Libraries Development

How to provide the mechanical design community access to a growing library of products available and connect engineers working on different products together? Various developers for the last few decades asked this question and developed multiple solutions. Yet, the industry brought anything that connects an entire population of mechanical designers…

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World Data-Driven PLM Computer

World Data-Driven PLM Computer

Happy Friday! It is a dream day and I want to continue the article I wrote a few months ago – PLM 2030 – the point of no return for the fax machine. PLM 2030 is a giant online environment connecting people, companies, and services together in a big network….

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Digital Thread and Files?

Digital Thread and Files?

In my recent discussion about Rethinking PLM architectures for Digital Thread, I’ve got an interesting comment about why Files are the problem for Digital Thread organization. The problem with PLM systems for managing Digital Threads is that PLM systems store objects, as in files. The data necessary to maintain a…

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Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

PLM marketing and strategy these days are shifting towards everything “digital”. The number of “digital” articles is growing. While selling a “single source of truth” is still the dominant value proposition of PLM sales, we are is on the trajectory to sell “Digital Future”. I came across the whitepaper published…

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How To Build A Digital Thread… Slow

How To Build A Digital Thread… Slow

connections, by Jayne K on Flickr, licensed CC BY 2.0 In my two last blogs, I was discussing Digital Thread and Digital Twins. If you missed, please check it out here – Digital Thread and Digital Twin. Are those new names for PLM? and What platform is needed for Digital Thread?…

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