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CAD and cloud marketing controversy

CAD and cloud marketing controversy

  CAD and PLM marketing folks have tough time these days. It has been just five years ago, when Jeff Ray, former CEO of SolidWorks shocked everyone at SolidWorks World 2010 by introducing the SWAT team with the objective “to kill SolidWorks”. You can navigate back in time to SolidSmack…

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Is there a need for “real time” collaboration between engineers?

Is there a need for “real time” collaboration between engineers?

Technology is moving forward. The last wave of the development in cloud and mobile technologies, data management and collaboration created a tremendous opportunity to change the way people think and work together. It can impact company processes strategically as well as a unlock a potential to innovate differently. It applies…

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Will manufacturing companies put CAD files in AWS Snowball?

Will manufacturing companies put CAD files in AWS Snowball?

I’ve been following Amazon re:invent event last week. One of the largest Amazon events is totally focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. Amazon presented few interesting news services. Znet article here gives you a skimmed review of what was presented. It is all about data – how to migrate databases, import data…

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What do I want from Onshape and future CAD & PLM “unicorns”?

What do I want from Onshape and future CAD & PLM “unicorns”?

Onshape’s $80M additional investment led by Andreessen Horowitz was clearly one of the big news last week. I shared some of my immediate thoughts here. Onshape valuation wasn’t shared. But according to many analysts and publications it stands between $750M-$1B. Which created the first “Unicorn” in engineering and manufacturing software…

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Onshape, 3D CAD competition and my favorite quotes about startups

Onshape, 3D CAD competition and my favorite quotes about startups

Few days ago, my attention was caught by the article in BizJournal – Exclusive: Cambridge startup aims to raise $80M for 3-D design software. According to the following assumption, Onshape is probably the best funded CAD startup today. That would put total funding to date for the three-year-old company at…

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How to close collaboration gaps in CAD and PDM

How to close collaboration gaps in CAD and PDM

We don’t have to share the same room to work together these days. Business are discovering globalization option following customers across the globe, skilled workforce, capital and supply chain option. In such environment, it is an imperative goal to develop reliable collaboration option. There are many technologies these day that…

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CAD, cloud PDM and special cloud sync

CAD, cloud PDM and special cloud sync

Once upon a time, all my files lived on my computer. I was able to control it, backup and even search using desktop search tools. When I had to collaborate to others, I usually send them files using email. CAD files don’t fit emails – they are big and have…

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What is the oldest CAD / PLM software in use today?

What is the oldest CAD / PLM software in use today?

The technology around us is changing very fast. Even if you are 17 year old, you can already find your first computer equipment or electronic toy in a museum. Last weekend, I had a chance to visit Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. If you are checking around San Francisco and…

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