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Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Medium article from Propel PLM – What the Salesforce Cloud Does for PLM brings few interesting data points about latest cloud PLM vendor (Propel PLM) building new product on top of Salesforce.com. Propel PLM recently closed $4.2M financial round led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners. I’ve been discussing the opportunity to…

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Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Innovation platforms is a new trend in engineering and manufacturing software. Read my earlier article Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms to catch up. My attention was caught by the news coming from Autodesk last week. Autodesk PLM360 is rebranded as Fusion Lifecycle and added to Fusion Innovation Platform. My earlier…

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PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

It has been only four years since Autodesk formally joined “PLM club” by introducing Autodesk PLM360. You can get my old articles about it – Autodesk enters PLM, My first take on PLM360 system and tech. Last year I shared my thoughts about what happened with PLM360 for the last…

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SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

Few weeks ago I posted a story about cloud CAD and Dropbox Infinite Project. Apparently it was not only me thinking about how Dropbox can facilitate cloud CAD collaboration. Engineers from SolidEdge thought that it will be a good idea too.  The news came yesterday from Siemens PLM and SolidEdge team….

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3 levels of PLM openness

3 levels of PLM openness

Monica Shnitger article Openness — will you know it when you see it? made me think again about PLM and openness. The article brings two important reasons why openness is important. It is about sustainability and interoperability. The following two passages can explain that. For me, it’s that first one: sustainability. We…

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Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Large CAD and PLM projects are very complex. They can involve multiple organizations, thousands of engineers and high level complexity of data. To keep such organization moving is not a simple tasks. When it fails, it can create a huge problem. My attention was caught by blog articles “Catalogue of Catastrophe” –…

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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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