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Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Large CAD and PLM projects are very complex. They can involve multiple organizations, thousands of engineers and high level complexity of data. To keep such organization moving is not a simple tasks. When it fails, it can create a huge problem. My attention was caught by blog articles “Catalogue of Catastrophe” –…

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Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware is growing these days. According to Bolt VC blog, hardware industry is the fastest growing sector in the market, with investment up 30x since 2010. The number of new manufacturing companies is growing, It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of…

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Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Manufacturing companies are owning large volumes of engineering data in CAD files, PDF and other formats derivatives from design. One of the questions IT in manufacturing companies is asking is how to store and manage all engineering files – CAD, PDF, etc. For many years, PDM (product data management) system…

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Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

One of the topics, I’m following on my blog for long time is open source. Open source software (OSS) or free open source software (FOSS)  is a significant trend in modern software eco-system. Below you can find few passages from Wikipedia with explanations. Here is definition for OSS: Open-source software (OSS)…

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What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

Hardware is growing these days. There are many new companies developing innovative products  It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of finance available for startups.  What software tools are available to these companies to help them to develop better products. Hardware…

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Desktop virtualization vs cloud CAD platforms

Desktop virtualization vs cloud CAD platforms

Desktop virtualization is a technology that separates you desktop environment and installed apps from the physical computer. It became popular for the past few years as companies discovered a potential of virtualization. While you can think about cloud as a giant virtual computing factory, desktop virtualization is specifically interesting, because…

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Product Innovation Platforms: architecture options

Product Innovation Platforms: architecture options

Innovation platform is a new name in the competition of PLM and engineering software. The message is widely supported by analysts and vendors these days. Navigate back to few of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation platforms; CAD, PLM and platform litmus test, The race towards future engineering…

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How to manage product versions

How to manage product versions

There is nothing permanent except of change. As we developing products, we are making changes all the time. To manage product versions is inevitable process in every product development and manufacturing organization. It sounds like a simple process, but as organization is uncovering more details, to manage product versions can…

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Onshape might be on track to create an open engineering platform

Onshape might be on track to create an open engineering platform

Time is running fast. It has been almost 6 years since I met Hardi Meybaum co-founder of GrabCAD in one of Starbucks shops in Chestnut Hill, Mass. We’ve been talking about Marketplaces and Engineering Software. You can read my old blog here. Looking back, I think the idea of GrabCAD as a community…

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