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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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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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CAD competition – standard cloud feature list

CAD competition – standard cloud feature list

Once upon a time, CAD system competition was about 3D modeling. Although, it is still true, I can see the new trend of competition – cloud data management and collaboration. Meantime, active players in this competition are cloud CAD vendors. However, I’m pretty sure it will expand to other CAD…

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Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

For many years, CAD competition was heavily focused on geometrical features and modeling. Still 3D modeling capabilities is a very important factor. But, the world has shrunk by the Internet. Small companies now have global reach and competition is taking new trajectories. In a new global environment, competitive pressure on…

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How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

The stories about disruption are popular in today’s media. Uber for X. Airbnb for Y. You probably heard it many times. Known as Disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen’s theory of industry disruption by new technology or products became popular (not without some controversy) for the last 20 years since Clayton M. Christensen published…

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Does PLM industry have “Fathers and Sons” Problem?

Does PLM industry have “Fathers and Sons” Problem?

It has been Halloween night yesterday. This is a time to bring something spooky and scary to my blog. What’s about Fathers and Sons problem? You think I ate too many candies yesterday night? Not really…  But here is the thing. My attention was caught by repeating meme “Not your father’s…

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How to link design data using public cloud

How to link design data using public cloud

Manufacturing companies want the data to be well organized and easy to find. However, the reality is just opposite. Data is messy.  Files are located in multiple computers and engineers send them to contractor and suppliers using emails. The problem is getting even worst in a distributed environment.  Departments, contractors,…

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