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MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

One of the news that caught my attention yesterday was Autodesk announcement to acquire CADSoft Eagle PCB design tool from Farnel. This is an interesting move. Although it touches a very bottom side of PCB / EDA market, I know Eagle PBC is quite popular among hobbyist and small makers….

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Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

For many years, customization was one of the key elements of PLM system implementation. It was a step when PLM technology usually met the rubber of manufacturing organization with specific requirements, business needs, legacy data import, integration with other enterprise systems, etc. The devil of PLM implementations is in the…

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PLM vendors: 2016 SWOT update

PLM vendors: 2016 SWOT update

Two years ago I posted my Top PLM Vendors. Let’s face it – every vendor has its strength… sharing my thoughts about PLM vendors comparison. That was already 2 years ago – time is flying fast! I feel, there is a need to refresh my comments. So, here is an updated…

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Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browser is one of the most pervasive piece of software we use every day on our desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  CAD and PLM vendors are moving to the cloud. But the decision about Internet browser is not as simple as you may think. New technologies and product are…

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PLM – competition with status quo?

PLM – competition with status quo?

When customers don’t purchase product or services, the typical assumption that sales lost to their competitor. But in reality, the competition may not be the problem. According to brutal statistic mentioned by Forbes article, about 60% of leads are not translated into actual sales. The reason is simple – customer…

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Autodesk Forge and High Frequency Data

Autodesk Forge and High Frequency Data

I’m digesting information from Autodesk Forge DevCon event I attended earlier this week in San Francisco. One of the technical keynotes on the second day caught my special attention. Thiago da Costa talked about future directions of Autodesk Forge platforms and more specifically about something Autodesk called “High Frequency Data”…

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Autodesk Forge – distributed design data platform

Autodesk Forge – distributed design data platform

I’m attending Autodesk Forge DevCon these days in San Francisco. This is first ever pure Development Conference. Autodesk is making an introduction of new Forge Platform. Forge is a future evolution of cloud products technologies development by Autodesk for the last few years. Some of you can recognize products such…

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Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud is coming to CAD and design world. Slowly, but surely CAD vendors are getting more interested in how to use variety of cloud technologies to empower their CAD products. There is also certain role of competition in this “cloud CAD race”. Autodesk made a bold move introducing Fusion360 cloud….

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CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

PTC Creo will be available in the cloud soon. That’s the news that came yesterday from PTC LiveWorx 2016 event. I haven’t had a chance to see it, but captured few messages from twitter from  PTC and Monica Schnitger as you can see below. The news itself is not shocking. CAD…

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LiveWorx 2016: How to stick THINGMODEL in the cloud

LiveWorx 2016: How to stick THINGMODEL in the cloud

I’m attending PTC LiveWox 2016 event these days in Boston. An impressive gathering of ~4000 people sharing and learning about what PTC is doing these days. The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a new world of connected possibilities from manufacturing to fashion, enterprise solutions to engineering marvels, all industries and…

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