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Cloud CAD and Offline Internet

Cloud CAD and Offline Internet

I had a chance to attend Google I/O extended 2015 event in Cambridge, Mass yesterday. If you follow up Google I/O, you might be already up to the speed with all Google announcements around Android, Wear, Internet of Things, Photo, etc. If not, check Google I/O 2015. What caught my special…

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How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

CAD files. Everyone who is dealing with design and engineering is familiar with this type of data. Large files, many dependencies, hard to store, share, change. That was the place where originally Product Data Management – PDM was born (if you long enough in this industry you might remember EDM…

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Onshape quietly developed “Google Drive for CAD”

Onshape quietly developed “Google Drive for CAD”

Cloud storage and CAD files. This topic always created lot of controversy and questions. File sizes, speed, security, CAD formats and viewing. At the same time, the need to collaborate and share files is obvious. In my early blog – PLM Cloud Concerns and Dropbox Reality for Engineers 3 years ago,…

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Cloud CAD can solve hardest PDM problem

Cloud CAD can solve hardest PDM problem

  Document management is hard if you do it manually. To manage versions of documents requires you to follow some rules or naming conventions. I remember one of my first lessons in configuration management many years ago. It was about how to use file names in versions. Simple rule for…

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Do we need super cloud PDM? But wait, we already have PLM…

Do we need super cloud PDM? But wait, we already have PLM…

Cloud is transforming businesses and technologies. CAD and PDM are going to be transformed too. If you had a chance to follow my blog last week, you probably read my thoughts from Develop3D LIVE conference in Warwick, England. If you missed, navigate to my previous post – Develop3D LIVE set…

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Develop3D LIVE: The stage for “cloud CAD” competition

Develop3D LIVE: The stage for “cloud CAD” competition

I attended Develop 3D Live yesterday in Warwick UK. It is probably the only vendor independent event focusing on CAD, 3D, design and engineering. It was my first time at Develop 3D Live. I think number of attendees was about 1’500 – 2’000 people at its peak time. All major CAD…

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How CAD vendors “murdered” PDM business

How CAD vendors “murdered” PDM business

Here is the passage I captured during my weekend reading – We only sleep at night because Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Elon Musk don’t want our businesses. Yet. It came from the Warren Ellis’ article The New Tech Disruption: Murdering Businesses and Haunting Their Corpses. The article is…

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Autodesk and Onshape disagree about cloud technology and focus

Autodesk and Onshape disagree about cloud technology and focus

For the last few years cloud became such a fuzzy buzzword, that to say about some software “cloud application” is basically means nothing. All companies are shifting towards cloud. So, to understand “how” actual product is leveraging cloud technology is absolutely important to make a comparison. I’ve been discussing the…

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Offline cloud and why CAD / PLM industry discussion is important

Offline cloud and why CAD / PLM industry discussion is important

Yesterday was a very busy day for online community of people involved in engineering and manufacturing software. Onshape, the new cloud CAD ventured founded by Jon Hirschtick and the team announced about availability of public beta. It was hard to miss that announcement in the spike of publications about Onshape….

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Is public cloud reshaping PLM landscape? Time to re-check…

Is public cloud reshaping PLM landscape? Time to re-check…

The question how to implement PLM cloud is one of the most confusing when it comes to the decision about choosing one of available PLM solutions on the market today. The time when PLM vendors used “cloud” as a differentiation is over. Most of PLM vendors are comfortable with “cloud” word…

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