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What is the oldest CAD / PLM software in use today?

What is the oldest CAD / PLM software in use today?

The technology around us is changing very fast. Even if you are 17 year old, you can already find your first computer equipment or electronic toy in a museum. Last weekend, I had a chance to visit Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. If you are checking around San Francisco and…

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3D CAD for human bodies?

3D CAD for human bodies?

We often speak about design and lifecycle management complexity of products in automotive, aerospace, defense industries. But what about probably the most complex product – our body? The debates about our ability to understand human body are fascinating and inspiring. Many new technologies were created for the last decades to…

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Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

We speak about new technological trends and how to simplify enterprise implementation. At the same time, large CAD and PLM deployments are experiencing integration and user experience challenges. File based paradigm is the one all mainstream CAD systems are supporting. The challenges of enterprise integration and complex user experience are…

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Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

One of the topics I’m following closely these days is cloud CAD development trend. To make cloud CAD work from the cloud, vendors must solve some fundamental data management and PDM problems first. The two most visible players in cloud CAD domain today are Autodesk Fusion360 and Onshape. Although Fusion360…

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Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Back to my trip to Develop3D Live conference earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about future of cloud competition. The cloud space in CAD is getting more dynamic. It also shakes other traditional applications surrounding CAD – product data management, simulation, etc. In my first slice of PLM cloud…

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How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

You cannot stop innovation. Global manufacturing environment and changing technological landscape is a good foundation to think about how to develop new technologies or product to improve what industry uses today. The demand for quality, low cost combined with mass customization is creating significant challenges for manufacturing companies. It inspires…

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Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

The era of mass production is near the end. The demand for mass customization is coming. We can see signs of customizable products everywhere – e-commerce configurators, personalization in apparel industry, individual shoe design, personalization in medical devices etc. At the same time, the opportunity around mass-customization is facing challenges…

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PDM and future trajectory of versions comparison

PDM and future trajectory of versions comparison

  Version control is one of the most important function in PDM. Regardless on what type of data you are managing, the capability to manage changes and to have an access of history of versions is important. Version control was the first functionality every PDM system developed in the past. The following video…

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Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins shared her (almost) traditional presentation about internet trends yesterday. The presentation is available here – don’t miss that. In my opinion, if you follow technologies, this is “must see” piece of information. Among different topics, there is a whole section of presentation focused on enterprise…

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