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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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GitHub PDM: Is It For Real?

GitHub PDM: Is It For Real?

GitHub is a well known social network for programmers. According to Wikipedia article, GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. GitHub offers both paid plans for private repositories, and free accounts for open source projects. As of May 2011, GitHub…

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2D-3D CAD Transformations and Design Interaction

2D-3D CAD Transformations and Design Interaction

I want to continue the topic of design interaction started in my CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos post. CAD software started as a vision to replace drawing board and, eventually, it was 2D. 3D CAD and the vision of 3D design came later in the game….

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CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos

CAD and Design Interaction: 50 years in 3 videos

My father was engineer. As a child, I’ve been coming to my dad’s office to watch how engineers designed metallurgical plants and heavy industrial machines. Back that days, the design was all about drawing boards and paper. Fast forward in our days. Lots of things changed. Our design interaction is…

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How to rethink 3D and visual search?

How to rethink 3D and visual search?

Visual search. 3D search. For all of us in design and engineering, this topic always was fascinating. I had a chance to speak about this topic with my industry colleagues and blogged about PLM and 3D search couple of times. After all discussions, this is a simple definition of 3D search…

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What is behind “GitHub for CAD” marketing buzz?

What is behind “GitHub for CAD” marketing buzz?

PLM and marketing are not good friends. Marketing did a poor job for the last 10 years for PLM. For many years, PLM was advertised as something that can do everything… and even coffee. At the same time, marketing is indeed very important. Especially, it is critical for a new startup company….

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PLM pivoting for new CAD heroes

PLM pivoting for new CAD heroes

Pivoting. Are you familiar with this term? In a modern startup lingua franca, it means the management methods of making course correction when developing products. This term was pioneered by Eric Ries – Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the author of the book “The Lean Startup“. Randall Newton of GraphicSpeak mentioned…

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PLM and 3D printing revolution

PLM and 3D printing revolution

3D printing is an important and cool trend these days. For those who are not in the business of 3D Printing, navigate to the following wikipedia article to close the educational gap. 3D printing is a phrase used to describe the process of creating three-dimensional objects from a digital file using a…

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Historical Perspective: From Ivan Satherland to Modern 2D/3D Sketch Apps

Historical Perspective: From Ivan Satherland to Modern 2D/3D Sketch Apps

The announcement made by Dassault System last week, made me think about a huge distance CAD industry passed for the almost 50 years, since Ivan Sutherland first time demonstrated “Sketchpad, A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System“. In order to prevent a discussion between Autodesk Alias and CATIA Sketch folks, I just…

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CAD, PLM and Visual Reporting

CAD, PLM and Visual Reporting

Reporting is a very important part of product lifecycle management. Actually, without reporting it is hard to imaging how you can make all information about a product and its lifecycle usable. At the same time, PLM vendors ditched reporting capabilities for a very long time. I was writing about it…

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