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Dropbox Infinity Drive and how it will impact cloud CAD trajectories

Dropbox Infinity Drive and how it will impact cloud CAD trajectories

Cloud storage became a part of our everyday life. It is easy to store files on Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. Everyone can use it. It works well for one file. It can work well for bunch of files or folders. Then it gets complicated because of size. The main…

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Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed environment is a new reality in manufacturing and it creates many new challenges. You can argue that manufacturing companies were using suppliers and multiple manufacturing locations for the last several decades. What changed? Actually a lot. What we can see is a speed and complexity by distribution. The old…

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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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What can make PLM systems more affordable?

What can make PLM systems more affordable?

Innovation and technology can make things cheaper. This is an interesting trend we are observing for the last few decades. Consider that – computers are 1000x time cheaper than 3 decades ago. I picked up few data points about how technology changed the cost of things. It is pretty amazing…

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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud is a big buzzword these days and all PLM vendors are trying to use to their own advantage. Last year, I’ve been comparing PLM cloud services. You can catch up on my blogs here – The buyers’ guide for PLM cloud 2015. Cloud infrastructure is an important element of…

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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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CAD & PLM subscriptions and Data Liberation

CAD & PLM subscriptions and Data Liberation

When I was a child, I remember my parents made annual subscriptions on newspapers and magazines. Once done, I enjoyed some of my favorite journals and publications distributed to our mailbox on monthly basis. I found an interesting article about the history of subscription publishing in America in 19th century and…

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Connecting dots between 3DEXPERIENCE, Zero Files and Solidworks Xdesign

Connecting dots between 3DEXPERIENCE, Zero Files and Solidworks Xdesign

I’m slowly digesting news from Solidworks World 2016, which took place last week. You can take a look on some of my earlier notes here. For the first time after 2010, Solidworks introduced browser based development work – Solidworks Xdesign based on 3DEXPERIENCE platform. I captured the following napkin chart…

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