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SWW 2019: xShape and desktop – cloud workflows

SWW 2019: xShape and desktop – cloud workflows

I’m catching up on my blogging this week after very intense time at Solidworks World 2019. If you missed my previous blog, check this out – Intro to 3DEXPERIENCE.Works. One of the questions I’m very curious is how Dassault Systemes is planning to co-exist two worlds – desktop and cloud…

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SOLIDWORKS World 2019 – Intro to 3DEXPERIENCE.works

SOLIDWORKS World 2019 – Intro to 3DEXPERIENCE.works

I spent last few days attending SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas, TX. My timeline was very intense with many meetings, so it took me time to digest and come with some pictures comments about what I’ve seen and heard. The first day and keynote brought the biggest news about changes…

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What is coming at SOLIDWORKS World 2019?

What is coming at SOLIDWORKS World 2019?

I’m in Dallas, TX for Solidworks 2019, which is about start. You can feel it. Halls are still half empty, but people are starting to come and traditional gatherings are happening around. The one not to miss is CAD Monkey Dinner, Sat night before Solidworks World (thanks for the shot…

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How different is Onshape PDM? 

How different is Onshape PDM? 

Engineering.com article A Solidworks user look at Onshape brought my PDM twisted mind again to what I call CAD version of Turgenev’s novel “Faters an Sons. Modern CAD Onshape is competing with once modern CAD Solidworks created almost by the same group of people, but 20 years later. Read the article and…

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Graph Navigation and PLM user experience paradigms

Graph Navigation and PLM user experience paradigms

Complexity of PLM systems and user experience is well-known problem in the world of PLM. Even all PLM vendors are in full agreement about focusing on user experience and user interface, it is still not enough. Few years ago, I shared my thoughts here – Lipstick on a pig. Why…

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PLM stretch towards ERP?

PLM stretch towards ERP?

It is not a secret that PLM has strong roots in engineering. PLM was born as an extension of CAD and engineering business. Expanding from CAD, PDM and engineering was a very logical approach, but it created high level dependencies between PLM and engineering disciplines. Some of you might disagree,…

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Hosted PLM and the problem of cloud integration

Hosted PLM and the problem of cloud integration

Once upon a time, PLM and cloud things were not friends. PLM companies were telling that cloud is not secured and manufacturing companies will never trust their IP to cloud services. But things have changed. Autodesk was the first vendor who open cloud PLM pandora box back in 2011. And since…

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The Art of PLM Differentiation Marketing

The Art of PLM Differentiation Marketing

PLM differentiation is hard. In past, I shared my thoughts about how to differentiate PLM products, technologies and vendors. You can see some examples how PLM companies are differentiating themselves through technology, packaging, business models, brand and other factors. However, things are getting hard. Everyone has a platform these days and…

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What PLM architects can learn from CES 2019 report?

What PLM architects can learn from CES 2019 report?

I’m not going to CES these days, but I probably should. Time is too big constraint. But I always read reports from CES – they can bring a lot interesting perspective. One of these, I’ve been reading over the weekend. – CES 2019 – A show report – learning by…

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