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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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3 challenges of design-BOM synchronization process

3 challenges of design-BOM synchronization process

To maintain consistent Bill of Materials is one of the most complex data management processes between design and manufacturing. Siemens PLM blog Defining Part Bill of Materials gives you a very good perspective on how the data synchronization process is done in today’s PLM systems. The fundamental element of this process is…

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Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Cloud is expanding everywhere. It makes sometimes very hard to understand the difference of a specific cloud technologies or trajectory of traditional desktop and cloud tools. CAD is a good example. Cloud brings lot of confusion to engineers using CAD systems. What is cloud CAD? How is it different from a…

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Onshape and CAD data platforms foundation

Onshape and CAD data platforms foundation

Platforms is one the most interesting trends in the modern enterprise software development. Existing engineering software platforms are trailing long list of problems. One of the questions today what technology or product can provide a foundation for future engineering platforms. Read more in my blog about this. The development of cloud CAD systems…

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3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

One of the main words your learn when you want to build new technology or software product is “different”. Many systems are claiming they are new or different, but in fact these systems are barely an improvement to existing systems. The second thing you learn called “inertia”. Change is hard for…

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Can poor CAD file management stop system engineering efforts?

Can poor CAD file management stop system engineering efforts?

Product complexity is growing and software vendors are making a case for MBSE (model based system engineering) to bring modern PLM system architecture to manufacturing companies. David Ewig’s article Your legacy PDM system doesn’t support system engineering is a good example. It speaks about the need to upgrade legacy PDM /…

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CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

Enterprise software industry transition is in full swing towards cloud revenues. Recent acquisition of Netsuite by Oracle just added an addition pressure to already overheated discussion between rivals Salesforce.com and Oracle, which is trying to become a first enterprise software vendor reaching $10B cloud revenues mark. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is not…

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