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Aras PLM Platform “Overlay” strategy explained 

Aras PLM Platform “Overlay” strategy explained 

I’m still at Gothenburg, Sweden attending PDT Europe and CIMdata PLM Roadmap conference. If you missed my blog from yesterday, check out here – CIMdata PLM Roadmap: Digitalization trend and old PLM problems. If you want to learn more about the event, navigate to the following link. CIMdata and Eurostep…

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Solidworks Manage –  does it look, swim and quack like PLM?

Solidworks Manage –  does it look, swim and quack like PLM?

I’m learning new things about Solidworks 2018 and coming new product – Solidworks Manage. You probably had a chance to read my articles – Solidworks Manage and 3DX PLM: Clash or co-existence back to SWW 2018 and Why Solidworks needs one more PDM? Solidworks is coming with a new name or…

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Will Graph DB provide a perfect model for PLM?

Will Graph DB provide a perfect model for PLM?

Graph is a very powerful paradigm. For many years, the idea of “graph” or “connection” was empowering software engineers to develop many PDM and PLM applications. As much the conceptual model of graph is good, the realization is not perfect. Therefore, all PDM and PLM vendors are using relational databases to…

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Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Oracle is a database engine run by most of PLM implementations in the world for many years. It is one of the best examples of vendor lock-in and the way to hook enterprise company to a costly maintenance contract and service. But it seems like Oracle is changing. Tech-Cruch article explains…

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CAD user unhappiness and new business models

CAD user unhappiness and new business models

Engineering.com article – 4 Things Users Hate Most About Their CAD Systems came to my reading list over the weekend. Take a look and draw your opinion. Article is touching some pain points CAD users might experience based on the survey of almost 230 product development professionals. According to the article,…

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Future 3D CAD Experience will come from…  Amazon?

Future 3D CAD Experience will come from…  Amazon?

Do you think your business cannot be cannibalized by Amazon? I wrote about it few months ago – Is PLM software Amazon-proof?  My hunch is that PLM software started as an engineering discipline has a chance to be transformed into networked business managing relationships between contractors, suppliers, service providers and…

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Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Almost 2 years ago I asked a question – How many PDM systems SOLIDWORKS users need? I counted five PDM systems. With coming new version of SOLIDWORKS 2018, I’ve learned about new PDM – SOLIDWORKS Manage. Earlier this week, I’ve been watching SWW18 launch. My goal was to understand SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Last week I attended Autodesk Accelerate event in Boston. If you missed my notes, you can catchup here. One of my favorite sessions, was a panel with users. The fascinating answer provided by Jennifer Walker of Amsafe was about simplicity of changes and administration of Fusion Lifecycle. She asked about…

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“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

Do you remember discussions about true and fake  clouds few years ago? It was a trend among PLM and ERP vendors trying to prove that “my cloud” is the best one. Want to get back and read some of these stories? Here are few links on old posts from me and…

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