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Where to Autodesk Fusion 360 goes?

Where to Autodesk Fusion 360 goes?

It has been seven years since Autodesk introduced Fusion 360. I checked my old blog – What Fusion 360 means for PLM. Check it out if you missed that back in 2013. There are 3 things that put Fusion 360 outstanding of everything else in this market – (1) business…

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Why Do Big PLM Vendors Speak About Cloud Adoption?

Why Do Big PLM Vendors Speak About Cloud Adoption?

For the last 5-7 years, we can see an increased presence of cloud technologies in enterprise and business software. For a long time, engineering and manufacturing software took a very conservative approach in everything related to cloud tech.  Autodesk shook PLM space by announcing cloud PLM. Large vendors made a…

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Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Yesterday evening I attended the first Onshape Boston User Group meeting. The meeting was organized in the Onshape office in Cambridge. I’ve been in this office many times before. My main interest in this meeting was to learn more about communities in the era of cloud systems. And specifically engineering…

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TEC Talk Boston: Manufacturing and Construction Smile

TEC Talk Boston: Manufacturing and Construction Smile

Earlier this week I attended TEC Talk. This is almost traditional gathering organized by TechSoft3D – a software outfit selling visualization software and development tools to many of CAD and other software vendors and industrial customers. If you first time heard about TechSoft3D. The core product was developed many years…

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Aras And Siemens Are Clashing In Search Of The Next “Killer PLM”

Aras And Siemens Are Clashing In Search Of The Next “Killer PLM”

The weekend is coming and this is a time for some PLM dramas. Engineering.com and Verdi Ogewell is usually not disappointing. The article published earlier this week Siemens’ New Low-Code Platform Mendix an “Aras PLM Killer?” is a great PLM thriller with the complex scenario, but unfortunately, stalemate conclusion. Read…

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What is the role of PLM vendors in Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

What is the role of PLM vendors in Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

Last year, I asked if the Salesforce platform can accelerate cloud PLM. if you missed my article navigate your browser to this link. The discussion was about how Salesforce.com platform can provide a foundation to develop PLM system. The jury is still out and, in my view, looking at Propel PLM traction and…

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Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Education and information sharing about engineering and manufacturing software are one of the things that don’t let me sleep at night. When I started my Beyond PLM blog a decade ago, the information gap was huge. Unfortunately, even today I have to say that education and information is heavily missed….

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CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

Do you remember Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for software? Just a few years ago, Gartner was still running it for PLM and CAD vendors. Gartner doesn’t do it anymore. My hunch, in the current state of vendors development, it is hard very hard to pull a clean comparison in 4 distinct…

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What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

There is an elephant in the room – PLM vendors business models are built for data locking. You can hear vendors themselves are talking about it. Watch Aras SVP Marc Lind speaks about it here. Digital thread and digital transformation of manufacturing companies bring the question about standards (or interoperability)…

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