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SOLIDWORKS xDesign progress and design challenges

SOLIDWORKS xDesign progress and design challenges

I’ve been coming to SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2018 with a hope to try xDesign. Well… it didn’t happen. It looks like xDesign is only available for a very small group of evaluators and not for people with PLM twisted mind. Although, based on the messages I’ve heard from the SWW18 stage,…

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5 burning questions for CAD / PLM tech in 2018

5 burning questions for CAD / PLM tech in 2018

It’s a new year outside. The time is running fast and we are moving towards 2018 with new questions about PLM technology and business. Even it might sounds like I have all the answers about CAD, PLM vendors, products, technologies and future trends, it is not true. While some CAD…

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Design everywhere, store locally – an alternative for cloud CAD?

Design everywhere, store locally – an alternative for cloud CAD?

For many years, to have CAD system installed on a very powerful workstation was the only option to design something in 3D. Even after been replaced by much more affordable Windows machine, the need to have it “installed” was an absolute requirements. For the last few years, “cloud” CAD development…

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Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

For the last few years, Aras made a story in PLM world. Aras was founded in 2000 and had a turbulent story until coming with the business model of enterprise open source- a mix of free license combined with community building and subscription model. Last week I learned that Aras…

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How to reinvent product data ownership

How to reinvent product data ownership

Engineering and manufacturing is all about data – CAD files, Excels, databases, etc. Data is everywhere. For the last 15-20 years, several generations of PDM and PLM systems were brought to manage data created and changed by companies. Data stuck everywhere. For less organized companies data is on USB drives…

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CAD user unhappiness and new business models

CAD user unhappiness and new business models

Engineering.com article – 4 Things Users Hate Most About Their CAD Systems came to my reading list over the weekend. Take a look and draw your opinion. Article is touching some pain points CAD users might experience based on the survey of almost 230 product development professionals. According to the article,…

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