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Is there a place for “serverless” PLM systems?

Is there a place for “serverless” PLM systems?

At the beginning, PLM was a toolkit that was literally customized and build for a specific (usually large) manufacturing company. Since then, PDM / PLM vendors made a long way down to the path of how simplify applications, create pre-configured templates (best practices), improve user experience and eliminate the need…

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Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core…

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AU2016 – Product Innovation Keynote

AU2016 – Product Innovation Keynote

The second day AU2016 keynote was focusing on news and updates about Autodesk product lines. Amar Hanspal, Senior VP of Products reviewed existing and emerging product lines. If you feel disoriented in variety of recent changes about Autodesk new product names, keep in mind the following 3 product lines –…

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AU2016 Keynote – Machine Intelligence and Software for Teams

AU2016 Keynote – Machine Intelligence and Software for Teams

I attended Autodesk University 2016 opening keynote yesterday. 10’000 people crowd, crazy loud music and future vision of engineering software. Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski and CEO Carl Bass kicked it off sharing perspective on future trends and opportunities of technologies and engineering software future. The following  2 topics caught my…

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AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

I’m at AU2016 this week. Yesterday, I had a chance to attend Autodesk Forge Dev Day. It is a  gathering of several hundred people – mostly developers and partners of Autodesk together with Autodesk Partnership team lead by Autodesk Senior Director Jim Quanci. You might know this as ADN team…

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Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

CMS wire blog article written by David Roe brought news about Microsoft Power Apps. Navigate here to read more. Power Apps is a set of new Microsoft tools providing business solutions for enterprise customers. It specifically target non-developers and addressing the advantages of configurations vs customization. Here is my favorite passage: “We…

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#SEU2016: Solid Edge built-in PDM

#SEU2016: Solid Edge built-in PDM

I’m heading to SolidEdge University 2016 today. Although my attendance there will be focused on openBoM, I will spend some time learning about new data management capabilities available at SolidEdge ST9. Navigate to the following link to see Solid Edge University agenda. I captured some information about Solid Edge ST9 data…

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How to link design data using public cloud

How to link design data using public cloud

Manufacturing companies want the data to be well organized and easy to find. However, the reality is just opposite. Data is messy.  Files are located in multiple computers and engineers send them to contractor and suppliers using emails. The problem is getting even worst in a distributed environment.  Departments, contractors,…

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3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

These days is really hard to read news and not to see a word “cloud” at least few times during the day. My attention was caught by the news about Solidworks 2017 and 3DDrive – new cloud service from Solidworks. PDM is one of the engineering software domains that actively catching…

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How to outsmart copycat manufacturing culture?

How to outsmart copycat manufacturing culture?

Manufacturing is changing. I can hear it from hardware startups, large manufacturing companies and software vendors. Future of manufacturing, next industrial revolution, 3D printing, connected products and internet of things.. TechCrunch journalist John Biggs (@johnbiggs) discussed future of manufacturing, improvements in design and 3D printing with Autodesk SVP of products…

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