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Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Many years ago, I’ve been writing applications for AutoCAD. Back in that days, AutoCAD was a starting point for engineers to do everything. The day usually started from running acad.exe command, your applications, modules, environments, etc. Everything was loaded into AutoCAD. It was providing an environment, user interface, data storage….

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Future role of API in product innovation platforms

Future role of API in product innovation platforms

In software application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols and tools to build a software. An API expresses a software in terms of how it works, data input, functionality and rules. A good API can serve as an abstraction level in every software product. For many years…

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Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Manufacturing companies are owning large volumes of engineering data in CAD files, PDF and other formats derivatives from design. One of the questions IT in manufacturing companies is asking is how to store and manage all engineering files – CAD, PDF, etc. For many years, PDM (product data management) system…

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Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

One of the topics, I’m following on my blog for long time is open source. Open source software (OSS) or free open source software (FOSS)  is a significant trend in modern software eco-system. Below you can find few passages from Wikipedia with explanations. Here is definition for OSS: Open-source software (OSS)…

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What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

Hardware is growing these days. There are many new companies developing innovative products  It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of finance available for startups.  What software tools are available to these companies to help them to develop better products. Hardware…

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Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud is a big buzzword these days and all PLM vendors are trying to use to their own advantage. Last year, I’ve been comparing PLM cloud services. You can catch up on my blogs here – The buyers’ guide for PLM cloud 2015. Cloud infrastructure is an important element of…

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Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

We live in a data-driven world these days. We are surrounded by data in our everyday life. Our ability to understand and analyze business data can be a critical factor in many situation. Although relying on IT organization to provide tools and prepare reports can be a good idea, I…

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Enterprise PLM competition and musical chairs game

Enterprise PLM competition and musical chairs game

Engineering.com article Winners and Losers When Industry Giant Bosch Consolidates CAD and PLM shed some lights on the recent announcement of Bosch “to standardize” its PLM infrastructure and tools. …industrial giant Bosch announced that the company’s Electrical Drives division decided to standardize main parts of its PLM arsenal in terms of…

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