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What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

To cloud or not to cloud? Few years ago, it was a question many engineering and manufacturing software companies were asking about. Not anymore. Now, the right question is “how to cloud”. Looking at CAD companies these days you can see all variety of cloud options and solutions. Full cloud,…

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Why LEDAS is developing its own cloud-based CAD platform

Why LEDAS is developing its own cloud-based CAD platform

There is a new kid in the block of cloud-based CAD tools. My attention was caught by LEDAS press release – LEDAS to Offer a Software Platform for Building Cloud CAD Apps. LEDAS is a software outfit from Russia with long time record of custom CAD development. In the past…

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AI-zation of CAD and PLM

AI-zation of CAD and PLM

AI is trending topic these days. AI enabled startups are everywhere and you can find many publications using term AI to express different aspects of innovation. Engineering software is not an exclusion from the trend. My attention was caught by Design World article – The Self-taught design system. Read the…

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How cloud infrastructure can prevent engineering IP theft

How cloud infrastructure can prevent engineering IP theft

Security is important to make cloud solution successful. Even latest researches shows security is not the first concern from companies considering to move to cloud solution (), it is still an important element of any cloud solution validation by IT and other companies. One of the most critical elements of…

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Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Engineering.com just published an article confirming that small design and engineering team aren’t interested much in buying and implementing data management solutions (PDM and PLM). The following picture shows you an ugly truth – 60% of users aren’t using anything but shared drives and Excel spreadsheets to manage design and…

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Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Forbes article Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecast in 2017 gives you a perspective on how much cloud will impact business. According to the article, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. Cloud computing is projected to increase…

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Engineering.com PDM survey – clear results and not obvious conclusion

Engineering.com PDM survey – clear results and not obvious conclusion

Five Ways Product Design Teams Fail at Data Management article by Engineering.com brings results of survey Engineering.com did to learn about design data management. The survey was sponsored by Solidworks. You can learn why product design teams fail at data management. The following chart gives you an idea about what is wrong…

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Cloud PLM and private networks

Cloud PLM and private networks

Yesterday, I was talking about PLM vendors buying stakes in infrastructure companies to develop more reliable and cost effective cloud PLM offering. If you missed my article check it out here . Earlier this morning, my attention was caught by PC mag article  – Dropbox Is Moving From the Internet to…

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The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

Are we going to see both PLM and ERP living in harmony integrated seamlessly?  Such a fascinating question posted by Engineering Live article written by Bob Hillier of Design Rule caught my attention few days ago. Despite what some industry voices may say, PLM and ERP go hand in hand…

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Changing engineering software paradigms with data links

Changing engineering software paradigms with data links

Existing data management paradigms were formed for the last 20-30 years of software development in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM and related products. There are many great products created during this time. However, one of the problems of current paradigm and software is silos of information. We can see it everywhere….

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