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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PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

Engineering.com article Success at Microsoft and Airbus: Can Aras Battle Their Way into the PLM Big Leagues? is raising multiple questions about the status of PLM (or more precisely cPDM) competition. Top vendors in this space are remaining the same for the last 10-15 years and according to current analytic researches…

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PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

Flexibility is one of the most demands characteristics in PLM business. As complexity of products and systems is growing, the demand to provide a flexible solution is getting even stronger. In the past, so called “toolbox” approach was quite popular in PDM / PLM business. PLM systems were delivered as…

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CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

Integration is hard. Especially when it comes to such complex environment as engineering and manufacturing. Zerowait-state article PLM Dilemma and Engineering Data by Stephen Porter provides an excellent description of complexity related to CAD data integration into PLM environment. The PLM must have a data model that can capture the design product…

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Global Manufacturing Vault

Global Manufacturing Vault

Do you have a dream? How do you want see manufacturing in a decade from now? Did you try to shout your eyes and imagine what will happen in 2026? 10 years is not a big period of time in manufacturing. But, it is big enough to see a significant…

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Onshape FeatureScript and future data-driven CAD applications

Onshape FeatureScript and future data-driven CAD applications

I remember first time I was introduced to AutoLISP. It was many years ago, but I can still recall how powerful it was to have the ability to run things programmatically inside of CAD systems. Several generation of people used AutoLISP as a platform to develop applications combining sophisticated algorithms…

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Cloud PLM and technological trends in 2016

Cloud PLM and technological trends in 2016

For the last decade, consumer technologies created many new surprises and challenges for enterprise software. Consumer technology is creating disruptive advantages enterprises are simply required to face more quickly to stay relevant in the market. But the move towards new technologies isn’t simple. ZDNet article – The enterprise technologies to…

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Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

To select PLM system can be a complicated project. But let’s imagine the moment you’ve made a choice and decided about PLM strategy, vendor and products. So, you might think, the tough part of the job is over. Here is the thing… You have one significant problem to overcome. Legacy data. The…

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Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Cloud is one of the top trending topics in PLM space. After initial resistance, all PLM vendors are currently supporting some sort of “cloud PLM”. The devil is in details and sometimes it is hard to understand what type of cloud software provided by a specific vendor. I published my comparison…

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