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Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Innovation platforms is a new trend in engineering and manufacturing software. Read my earlier article Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms to catch up. My attention was caught by the news coming from Autodesk last week. Autodesk PLM360 is rebranded as Fusion Lifecycle and added to Fusion Innovation Platform. My earlier…

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PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

It has been only four years since Autodesk formally joined “PLM club” by introducing Autodesk PLM360. You can get my old articles about it – Autodesk enters PLM, My first take on PLM360 system and tech. Last year I shared my thoughts about what happened with PLM360 for the last…

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Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Many years ago, I’ve been writing applications for AutoCAD. Back in that days, AutoCAD was a starting point for engineers to do everything. The day usually started from running acad.exe command, your applications, modules, environments, etc. Everything was loaded into AutoCAD. It was providing an environment, user interface, data storage….

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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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