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CAD + Machine Learning = ?

CAD + Machine Learning = ?

AI and Machine Learning are trending these days. It is revolutionizing the world of computers and make possible to discover and learn large sets of information. It can mitigate many computing problems and tasks challenges. In a nutshell, machine learning can create an algorithm that can be exposed to a…

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CAD and PLM cloud surveys

CAD and PLM cloud surveys

Cloud computing is maturing, creating a host of opportunities for providers as more and more companies consider the technology for their IT needs. The shift toward cloud computing is one of the most significant trends that has impacted the global enterprise software market. In addition to that, enterprise mobility solutions…

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COFES 2107: Cloud, Complexity, COFOPLM and COFES Institute

COFES 2107: Cloud, Complexity, COFOPLM and COFES Institute

I’m attending COFES 2017 these days in Scottsdale, AZ. If you’re interested in engineering software – CAD, CAE, CAM, PDM, PLM, EDA, this is a place to come and spend time discussing variety of topics. Financial reports, business trends, future technologies, customer stories. COFES is a great place to learn….

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COFES 2017 – My Favorite Roundtables

COFES 2017 – My Favorite Roundtables

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) will take place later this week in sunny Scottsdale, AZ. The timing is everything. For the last ten years, traveling to COFES from snowing and raining Boston is always an adventure that turns you mind in a different mode. So, from…

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What CAD & PLM products are ready for disruption?

What CAD & PLM products are ready for disruption?

Disruption is the hallmark of modern technology world. We are thinking and talking about it all the time. One of the key questions people are asking: “If we’re so aware of potential disruption, then why do successful products keep getting disrupted?”. So, central question to disruption is whether it is…

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What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies are executing existing repeatable and proven business models. And the last one is very…

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PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

Time is running fast. Ilan Madjar, my former SMARTEAM colleague and managing partner of xLM Solutions LLC reminded me about that in his article – Cyclical Trends in PLM Is PLM Recycling Itself Over and Over? on LinkedIn. This kind of articles you want to read during the weekends. Ilan is sharing…

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Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Shifts in a rapidly changing manufacturing world and dramatic changes internet is bringing to digital economy might become a challenge for large software vendors. We all know almost classical examples of Kodak, IBM and DEC. These new digital behaviors can make existing business models irrelevant. Large software vendors that have…

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Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Historically, engineering and manufacturing created a waterfall process. Some people called it “over the wall engineering“. To follow this process, engineers were finishing the design and literally throwing it to manufacturing organization. This is very inefficient process and I wish over the wall engineering practices will go away. Such practices…

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