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How Box Platform will compete with PLM vendors

How Box Platform will compete with PLM vendors

PLM innovation platforms. This is a new thing and the trend in PLM. Vendors are working hard to make PLM platforms capable to scale for a whole organization. And it means content. A lot of content. The content that can be managed, analyzed, searched, reused, visualized. All of these will drive…

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Mass customization and 3D Make Services

Mass customization and 3D Make Services

Mass production involves making many copies of product, very quickly for lowest possible cost. It is all about producing standardized products using assembly lines. The term mass production was invented almost 100 years and it became a symbol of Industrial Revolution. Here is the news… It looks like that era…

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Onshape, 3D CAD competition and my favorite quotes about startups

Onshape, 3D CAD competition and my favorite quotes about startups

Few days ago, my attention was caught by the article in BizJournal – Exclusive: Cambridge startup aims to raise $80M for 3-D design software. According to the following assumption, Onshape is probably the best funded CAD startup today. That would put total funding to date for the three-year-old company at…

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Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Collaboration in is an interesting topic. Whether you are a 3-person team or a 10,000 person OEM manufacturing company, some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more value it creates. To understand specific personal or use case context is absolutely…

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3D CAD for human bodies?

3D CAD for human bodies?

We often speak about design and lifecycle management complexity of products in automotive, aerospace, defense industries. But what about probably the most complex product – our body? The debates about our ability to understand human body are fascinating and inspiring. Many new technologies were created for the last decades to…

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Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

When screening tweetstream yesterday, I caught CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski question on twitter “What % of product development data authored and/or resides in Microsoft products (Office, Exchange)? Thinking IP not number of files or megabytes“. The question itself is interesting. How to measure the % of IP? And how IP is created?…

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PLM, mass-customization and 3D printed high heels

PLM, mass-customization and 3D printed high heels

What is connecting high heels and airplane landing gear? Some people can find a commonality and special ones can build a business around it. My attention caught by the following BI article – A former SpaceX exec is reinventing the high heel with the help of an astronaut and a rocket…

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Why unbundle 3D is hard for PLM vendors?

Why unbundle 3D is hard for PLM vendors?

Unbundling is an interesting trend in many industries these days. It is relatively new marketing and business activity that helps to create new business offering, packages and product configurations. In many situations “unbundling” is a disruptive factors in many industries. Here is how it explained in Wikipedia article: Unbundling is…

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Pinterest will teach CAD companies to search

Pinterest will teach CAD companies to search

Search is a difficult problem. Especially when it comes to enterprise and organization. According to researches, more than 2/3 of people searches are not returning satisfactory results. Enterprise is messy, complicated and contains lot of unstructured data these days. CAD and other 3D files are part of this messiness. For…

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Top 3 pros and cons to have a special CAD file sharing tool

Top 3 pros and cons to have a special CAD file sharing tool

There are almost as many cloud storage services as clouds in the sky these days. Cloud opens a huge opportunity to simplify data sharing. The need to share data is clear. The demand for CAD data and files sharing is growing as a result of trends such as – globalization,…

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