Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware is growing these days. According to Bolt VC blog, hardware industry is the fastest growing sector in the market, with investment up 30x since 2010. The number of new manufacturing companies is growing, It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of…

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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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Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

The number of new technologies developed for the last decade is amazing. Video, mobile, communication, self-driving cars… what else? The video of recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing on a drone ship at sea made me think about  sci-fi books of Ayzek Azimov back in my school time. Product development technologies are…

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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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Product Lifecycle and Federated Toolbox

Product Lifecycle and Federated Toolbox

Last Saturday I attended a roundtable discussion at COFES 2016. The name of the discussion – The Federated Toolbox was very promising. The following passage from COFES program can give you an idea of planned discussion. The Federated Toolbox. Excel rules. So do SketchUp, Rhino, and many other products that just…

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COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

I’m attending The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016) these days in Scottsdale, AZ. COFES is the engineering software industry’s only annual think tank event which brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together. You have a chance to talk to people, attend analysts and…

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What can make PLM systems more affordable?

What can make PLM systems more affordable?

Innovation and technology can make things cheaper. This is an interesting trend we are observing for the last few decades. Consider that – computers are 1000x time cheaper than 3 decades ago. I picked up few data points about how technology changed the cost of things. It is pretty amazing…

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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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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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