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Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

A very interesting PLM news came out yesterday. Autodesk signed an agreement to acquire Toronto-based Upchain. You can read some initial coverage of the event on TechCrunch and Forbes that covered the event. For Autodesk, it is a signal for activity in the manufacturing domain (remember for the last few…

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PTC Uber Vision for Onshape

PTC Uber Vision for Onshape

Earlier today, I attended the first-ever Onshape virtual customer event – Onshape Live 21. Since I’ve been following Onshape for a long time since their first public Beta was launched. Onshape’s first customer event was an interesting place to watch where Onshape is growing. According to PTC CEO, Jim Hepplemann,…

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CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

There are two types of CAD revolutions (features and platforms). The first create something completely new that was not possible before (think Pro-E and parametric features). Another one is platform shift. For many decades, CAD companies were playing the platform shift game. Remember Autodesk revolutionized the CAD by bringing AutoCAD…

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CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

How to approach a large mass market? Many companies in the software business asked this question when building their products, sales, and marketing strategy. Every time it happened in the past, it was a combination of technology and business creating these unique conditions to grow. Autodesk and Solidworks are undoubtedly…

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Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

The file is a fundamental concept in any operating system. Files are one of the most popular mechanisms for data exchange. At the same time, files are insanely complex and contribute to many problems. Here is what Steve Jobs said about files. In every user interface study we’ve ever done…

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3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3D EXPERIENCE WORLD 2021 was live earlier this week and I was watching a few sessions. Moving from products to experience – Bernard Charles, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systemes was telling it from the virtual stage of 3DX21. The grand vision of DS is to target the pain…

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ERP and PLM Big Tech

ERP and PLM Big Tech

The world is moving to platforms and cloud services. It sets an interesting trajectory in the development of enterprise applications and services. In the past world, siloes played a central role in the way enterprise applications were created. The old joke said that the recipe of enterprise software was to…

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PTC SaaSification Trajectories

PTC SaaSification Trajectories

Unless you lived under the rock for the last several years, you’ve heard about SaaSification. This funny term was changing entire industries. Read Forbes article – How ‘SaaSification’ Is Taking The Tech World By Storm. The greatest value the cloud offers is the ability to use technology to scale business…

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How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

Earlier this week, I attended a PLM Spotlight session organized by PI DX. If you missed my earlier blog, please check it out here – What’s new in PLM integrations? My favorite session was about Making PLM-ERP integrations easy? presented by Hilmar Brunn of METTLER TOLEDO – a global manufacturer…

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Aras Open Strategy Morphing

Aras Open Strategy Morphing

Aras is one of the companies I’m continuously following for quite a while. Alongside interesting architecture, Aras is also innovative in introducing a variety of innovative business and application models. One of them is open source, which was a pivot Aras made in 2007. Aras Corporation is an American developer…

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