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Engineering software and input revolution

Engineering software and input revolution

Many years ago, when screens were small and expensive, engineers used tablet surface to operation CAD systems. But this is not a tablet like iPad or Android device. Take a look on the picture above. You can find those in museums. I’ve seen one last year in Computer Science Museum…

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Engineering files and cloud storage

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads, most of CAD…

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Slack: Future operation system and PLM platform?

Slack: Future operation system and PLM platform?

How often you communicate using various messaging applications? My hunch you might use it more often that voice call these days. Text messages, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangout Chat. One of the things that caught my attention recently is a growing interest in chat and messaging applications. I remember…

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The ubiquitous future of PLM configustamization

The ubiquitous future of PLM configustamization

Note – don’t try to Google for “configustamization”. There is no such word. I checked it already :). Few weeks ago, I raised a question about PLM configuration and customization. You can catch up on my previous blog here. I found that “configuration vs. customization” semantics is quite dangerous and…

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Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Last week I traveled to Louisville, KY to attend CIMdata collaborative innovation and product development workshop. The agenda is here. Two presentation in the agenda caught my special interest. One was a presentation by Taylor Dawson, evangelist at FirstBuild Product Development in the Age of the Internet. FirstBuild is an…

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PLM and Spreadsheetware

PLM and Spreadsheetware

The debates about PLM and Excel are heating up. The discussion started in earlier blog posts by Lionel Grealou and Jos Voskuil. In addition to that you can read some of my posts from last week related to PLM and Excel – PLM: Need for speed and PLM vs. Spreadsheets: Bullfight and Prohibition. I’m glad…

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PLM, mass-customization and 3D printed high heels

PLM, mass-customization and 3D printed high heels

What is connecting high heels and airplane landing gear? Some people can find a commonality and special ones can build a business around it. My attention caught by the following BI article – A former SpaceX exec is reinventing the high heel with the help of an astronaut and a rocket…

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PLM, Upgrades and Competition

PLM, Upgrades and Competition

Traditional PLM wisdom says to buy PLM system is a complex process. Once you decided for a specific platform or technology, it will be very hard to change or replace with something else. I’ve been skimming social network news this morning The following tweet from @jonathanpscott caught my attention – “More…

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Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Products are getting complex these days. Look on every small electronic gadget in your hands. It is actually combined from multiple pieces – mechanical parts, plastics, electronic and software. Traditionally you are using separate tools to design these parts – MCAD, PCB design, software tools. Then it gets tricky a…

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