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Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins shared her (almost) traditional presentation about internet trends yesterday. The presentation is available here – don’t miss that. In my opinion, if you follow technologies, this is “must see” piece of information. Among different topics, there is a whole section of presentation focused on enterprise…

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How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

CAD files. Everyone who is dealing with design and engineering is familiar with this type of data. Large files, many dependencies, hard to store, share, change. That was the place where originally Product Data Management – PDM was born (if you long enough in this industry you might remember EDM…

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Onshape quietly developed “Google Drive for CAD”

Onshape quietly developed “Google Drive for CAD”

Cloud storage and CAD files. This topic always created lot of controversy and questions. File sizes, speed, security, CAD formats and viewing. At the same time, the need to collaborate and share files is obvious. In my early blog – PLM Cloud Concerns and Dropbox Reality for Engineers 3 years ago,…

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Bad PDM experience?  After all, it is CAD systems’ fault…

Bad PDM experience? After all, it is CAD systems’ fault…

PDM. Product Data Management was one of the topics engineers are really hating. It was always about slow implementations, complex user experience, slow check-in and check-out, unsupported CAD versions and many other things. The relationships between PDM and CAD vendors aren’t simple either. I shared some of my thoughts about…

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Can we see CAD-PLM unicorns on a horizon?

Can we see CAD-PLM unicorns on a horizon?

I’m on my way to COFES 2015 – annual gathering of people discussing a future of engineering software in Scottsdale, Arizona. It made me think about an intersection of startup and engineering software world. Last year I shared my thoughts about a potential surge of CAD / PLM startups driven by new cloud…

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Where to host my cloud CAD and PLM?

Where to host my cloud CAD and PLM?

Cloud adoption is growing. There is almost a synergy about cloud and PLM. All PLM vendors are signaling about leveraging various pieces of cloud technologies in their business. Now, the time is coming for CAD. Last few months were sparked by multiple debates around future of cloud CAD technologies. Onshape…

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Cloud CAD can solve hardest PDM problem

Cloud CAD can solve hardest PDM problem

  Document management is hard if you do it manually. To manage versions of documents requires you to follow some rules or naming conventions. I remember one of my first lessons in configuration management many years ago. It was about how to use file names in versions. Simple rule for…

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Do we need super cloud PDM? But wait, we already have PLM…

Do we need super cloud PDM? But wait, we already have PLM…

Cloud is transforming businesses and technologies. CAD and PDM are going to be transformed too. If you had a chance to follow my blog last week, you probably read my thoughts from Develop3D LIVE conference in Warwick, England. If you missed, navigate to my previous post – Develop3D LIVE set…

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Develop3D LIVE: The stage for “cloud CAD” competition

Develop3D LIVE: The stage for “cloud CAD” competition

I attended Develop 3D Live yesterday in Warwick UK. It is probably the only vendor independent event focusing on CAD, 3D, design and engineering. It was my first time at Develop 3D Live. I think number of attendees was about 1’500 – 2’000 people at its peak time. All major CAD…

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How CAD vendors “murdered” PDM business

How CAD vendors “murdered” PDM business

Here is the passage I captured during my weekend reading – We only sleep at night because Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Elon Musk don’t want our businesses. Yet. It came from the Warren Ellis’ article The New Tech Disruption: Murdering Businesses and Haunting Their Corpses. The article is…

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