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Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Innovation is trending these days. Companies are considering innovation as a single most powerful competitive advantage. Industry researchers and software vendors are responding to the trend – all products are re-positioned as innovation platforms. You can see it in one of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation…

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Did Autodesk & Siemens just started PLM competition?

Did Autodesk & Siemens just started PLM competition?

Last week announcement about Autodesk and Siemens PLM agreement to increase software interoperability generated waves of articles. Here are few notable articles that caught my attention from Design Engineering and Engineering.com. The smell of the end of cold war between CAD vendors is coming from these articles. Although Roopinder Tara of…

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CAD cold wars and future competitive frontiers

CAD cold wars and future competitive frontiers

Earlier this week, Autodesk and Siemens announced a strategic agreement that will allow to their product share data. You can read press releases from Siemens PLM and Autodesk. Engineering.com article Cold War Over? Autodesk and Siemens Sign Interoperability Agreement by Roopinder Tara can give you a perspective on a historical view of competition between CAD…

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The race towards future engineering platforms

The race towards future engineering platforms

Back in 1990s, I was developing applications for AutoCAD. It was before Windows became popular. I was working for a company selling Autodesk products and specialized in application development. It was a time before Solidworks was born and most of mechanical engineers I knew were using AutoCAD. Everything started from…

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What is wrong with “PLM of Things”?

What is wrong with “PLM of Things”?

CAD and PLM companies are in a full swing to embrace IoT technologies. Why not? IoT is probably the most visible hype in technology and industry these days. And it is easy to understand. Just look around – everything from thermostat to toothbrush is connected to internet.  Every day we…

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CAD, PLM and platform litmus test

CAD, PLM and platform litmus test

Platform. It is a very confusing term. What is platform and how to define it. Is it just about the size? Can I call software or business platform if it is big enough? Wikipedia article Platform gives a little help with references to a variety of things from computing platforms and Facebook to…

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How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

  For the last 15-20 years, PDM and PLM tools went long way from perceived as an-add for CAD tools to a platform to manage information and product development processes. PLM platforms stuck between rock and hard place trying to solve a single platform vs federated platform dilemma. You can hear…

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How PLM data backbones keep up with radical collaboration

How PLM data backbones keep up with radical collaboration

This week is busy. Social channels will be overloaded with a massive amount of information coming from Autodesk University. Follow #AU2015 on twitter for more information. Autodesk is also “live stream” keynotes and few other sessions. Relevant live stream links are here. User experience is is changing. One of the…

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Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Few months ago, I discussed Frame – a technology to bring your existing CAD and maybe PDM / PLM environment into the cloud. My earlier post is here – Frame and bridge to CAD / PLM cloud. The advantages of Frame are clear – same software, no need to change…

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