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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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Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

For many years, customization was one of the key elements of PLM system implementation. It was a step when PLM technology usually met the rubber of manufacturing organization with specific requirements, business needs, legacy data import, integration with other enterprise systems, etc. The devil of PLM implementations is in the…

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Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browser is one of the most pervasive piece of software we use every day on our desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  CAD and PLM vendors are moving to the cloud. But the decision about Internet browser is not as simple as you may think. New technologies and product are…

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Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the largest acquisitions in tech world – Microsoft + LinkedIn. Microsoft’s June 13th announcement to acquire LinkedIn focused on the transformation this $26 billion acquisition would bring to Microsoft. Microsoft decision to buy LinkedIn site reflects a growing…

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Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Cloud applications are getting better these days. However, most of existing mainstream engineering applications are still using files to store and retrieve information. Although a lot being said and done in the past about interoperability and data ownership, it is still a problem for most of organizations. If you think…

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PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

Flexibility is one of the most demands characteristics in PLM business. As complexity of products and systems is growing, the demand to provide a flexible solution is getting even stronger. In the past, so called “toolbox” approach was quite popular in PDM / PLM business. PLM systems were delivered as…

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