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MCAD+ECAD and Intelligent Lifecycle

MCAD+ECAD and Intelligent Lifecycle

The time when you product was a piece of machinery is over. These days, every product is a combination of at least 3 elements – mechanical, electronic and embedded software. It usually comes together with an additional piece of software (mobile or cloud). Welcome to the reality of multi-disciplinary data and smart products!…

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Nobody wants to use PLM products and it’s okay…

Nobody wants to use PLM products and it’s okay…

Over the many years of building enterprise systems, I have come to appreciate that building software product that is defined and differentiated by its simplicity is very hard.  It takes time, knowledge, talent and a lot of work to create simplicity. I want to come back and talk about simplicity…

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Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks

Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks

I learned a new term today – plug-and-produce. The Design News article – Industry 4.0 Will Mean ‘Plug-and-Produce’ and ‘Digital Twins’ by Peter Thorne speaks about the transformation  happening with manufacturing companies these days. The vision of connected equipment is powerful. The ability to get access to production machine data is fascinating….

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Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Who owns product data? Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms by Verdi Ogewell brings that question and share some interesting perspective on future of platforms in product development. The article is worth reading. My favorite passage is the one titled with “product development beyond PLM”. Product Development Beyond PLM. In…

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3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

  It has been almost 5 years since PLM industry started to turn its trajectory towards adoption cloud technologies and development of cloud-based solutions. Remember TechClarity blog from 2012 by Jim Brown – A time and a reason to talk cloud PLM. According to Jim Brown (almost 4 years ago),…

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PLM and Disintegration Challenge in 2016

PLM and Disintegration Challenge in 2016

Almost hundred years ago Henry Ford started to build River Rouge factory. That was a giant plant that literally took and iron ore at one end and sent automobiles out the other. Back in that time, it seemed the future. The following passage can help you to imagine the scale…

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How content marketing and IoT standards can impact product lifecycle

How content marketing and IoT standards can impact product lifecycle

Standards are similar toothbrushes. Everyone need one, but nobody wants to somebody else standard. CAD and PLM solutions are supporting variety of standards, but the situation is far from ideal. In 2015 you can exchange design and engineering information, but most of the data exchange is focusing on design data…

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How chip in every physical item will change PLM platforms?

How chip in every physical item will change PLM platforms?

The sensors are getting smaller and more efficient. The last BGR blog featured remarkable new sensor chip pulls power out of the air so it never needs to be charged. The Telegraph article – Marc Andreessen: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’ few days ago…

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