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Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browser is one of the most pervasive piece of software we use every day on our desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  CAD and PLM vendors are moving to the cloud. But the decision about Internet browser is not as simple as you may think. New technologies and product are…

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Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Cloud applications are getting better these days. However, most of existing mainstream engineering applications are still using files to store and retrieve information. Although a lot being said and done in the past about interoperability and data ownership, it is still a problem for most of organizations. If you think…

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Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud is coming to CAD and design world. Slowly, but surely CAD vendors are getting more interested in how to use variety of cloud technologies to empower their CAD products. There is also certain role of competition in this “cloud CAD race”. Autodesk made a bold move introducing Fusion360 cloud….

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CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

PTC Creo will be available in the cloud soon. That’s the news that came yesterday from PTC LiveWorx 2016 event. I haven’t had a chance to see it, but captured few messages from twitter from  PTC and Monica Schnitger as you can see below. The news itself is not shocking. CAD…

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CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

Integration is hard. Especially when it comes to such complex environment as engineering and manufacturing. Zerowait-state article PLM Dilemma and Engineering Data by Stephen Porter provides an excellent description of complexity related to CAD data integration into PLM environment. The PLM must have a data model that can capture the design product…

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Onshape FeatureScript and future data-driven CAD applications

Onshape FeatureScript and future data-driven CAD applications

I remember first time I was introduced to AutoLISP. It was many years ago, but I can still recall how powerful it was to have the ability to run things programmatically inside of CAD systems. Several generation of people used AutoLISP as a platform to develop applications combining sophisticated algorithms…

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SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

Few weeks ago I posted a story about cloud CAD and Dropbox Infinite Project. Apparently it was not only me thinking about how Dropbox can facilitate cloud CAD collaboration. Engineers from SolidEdge thought that it will be a good idea too.  The news came yesterday from Siemens PLM and SolidEdge team….

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Engineering files and cloud storage

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads, most of CAD…

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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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