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Onshape launches commercial release

Onshape launches commercial release

Onshape Inc made a next step in the development of cloud CAD system with the announcement of commercial release and private Beta for Onshape App Store and API. Onshape made virtual press conference. The presenters Jon Hirschtick (Chairman and co-founder), David Corcoran (VP of Development) and Joe Dunne (Director of Partnerships)…

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PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

Enterprise software customizations are painful. Remember my old post – Is PLM customization a data management Titanic? Nobody likes to customize PLM software, but all companies are doing that during  implementations to some degree. You can catch up on my previous articles about that – How to eliminate PLM customization problem and…

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Onshape, API and cloud architectures

Onshape, API and cloud architectures

I assume you are aware about Onshape, the new CAD software outfit founded by Jon Hirschtick and part of his old SolidWorks founding team. The software is in public beta for the moment. You can reference to my previous posts – PLM thoughts after Onshape public beta and Develop3D live set…

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PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

APIs. Just to eliminate any possible confusion, API stands for Application Programming Interface. Wikipedia provides very straightforward definition of API here. For many years, API was an important element of PDM, PLM and other enterprise software business. APIs enabled the possibility of any system to be expanded, customized and tailored…

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Dogfooding and PLM APIs random thoughts

Dogfooding and PLM APIs random thoughts

If you are long time enough in software business you should be familiar with the term “dogfooding” (or eat your own dog food). This term used to explain the situation or scenario in which company is using their own products to demonstrate their capabilities and quality. If you are not…

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Why PLM Need To Lean Web APIs?

Why PLM Need To Lean Web APIs?

I want to talk about the cloud today. However, I don’t want to speak about PLM cloud. I want to talk about the real cloud, the one that available on the everyday basis to all of us – the web. This is a place where today concentrated a lot of…

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PLM Implementations and Open APIs

PLM Implementations and Open APIs

Let’s talk nuts and bolts today. APIs.. If you think about any PDM / PLM implementation, the question about API is one of the most important. Why so? Because you know – it is near to impossible to get all done out of the box and via configuration. Even if…

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Top 5 API Mistakes in PLM Software

Top 5 API Mistakes in PLM Software

In any enterprise software, there is a point of time we are asking the following question – “what APIs are supported?” We anticipate the need of API in order be configure, customize, tailor, change, adapt, etc. Use any marketing wants, in the end you’ll need an API to be able…

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PLM Content and Facebook Open Graph

Facebook F8 conference this week was a place for some very interesting announcements that, in my view, may have an impact on PLM too. I can recommend you to read a good summary of news introduced by Facebook here. In my view, it presents a very interesting dimension in the…

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Next Level of PLM Social Tools Development

Next Level of PLM Social Tools Development

I want to discuss what can be the next step in the development of social aspects of PLM tools as well as about what can become a major driver for future social PLM. Last year, we had chance to see multiple examples of how mature PLM vendors and small companies…

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