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AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

I’m at AU2016 this week. Yesterday, I had a chance to attend Autodesk Forge Dev Day. It is a  gathering of several hundred people – mostly developers and partners of Autodesk together with Autodesk Partnership team lead by Autodesk Senior Director Jim Quanci. You might know this as ADN team…

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Cloud and escape path from PLM revision lockdown

Cloud and escape path from PLM revision lockdown

Large manufacturing companies have long love and hate relationships with enterprise software technologies and specifically CAD and PLM systems. These projects are usually taking years to accomplish and then require tons of money to maintain and improve. This is a reality of large enterprises. Not much you can do about…

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Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

CMS wire blog article written by David Roe brought news about Microsoft Power Apps. Navigate here to read more. Power Apps is a set of new Microsoft tools providing business solutions for enterprise customers. It specifically target non-developers and addressing the advantages of configurations vs customization. Here is my favorite passage: “We…

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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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3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

These days is really hard to read news and not to see a word “cloud” at least few times during the day. My attention was caught by the news about Solidworks 2017 and 3DDrive – new cloud service from Solidworks. PDM is one of the engineering software domains that actively catching…

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Cloud PLM – the new generation of Oldsmobile?

Cloud PLM – the new generation of Oldsmobile?

Engineering.com webinar with fascinating name – Not your father’s PLM by Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insight reminded me the textbook example of how some companies are coming ahead of itself. I’m talking about Oldsmobile. The story goes back into 1980s. Management at Oldsmobile were serving a specific market with a specific…

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4 steps to decide about cloud PLM strategy in 2016

4 steps to decide about cloud PLM strategy in 2016

PLM software is going through a phase of transformation. Cloud opportunity is here and everyone in the market is going to embrace it. However, for many manufacturing companies “cloud” is just a technological buzzword. While almost every PLM company in the world today is offering some sort of “cloud” strategy,…

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Chasing the right PLM cloud

Chasing the right PLM cloud

Cloud technologies and applications are trending. Just few years ago the most of cloud PLM debates were about “cloud vs. no-cloud”. You can still meet people thinking “cloud PLM” will not happen in their lifetime. But the trajectory towards cloud applications is very visible. Every single PLM vendor has some…

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Cloud PDM competition is heating up

Cloud PDM competition is heating up

Just few years ago it was hard to imagine that a possibility to manage CAD files using cloud software. The common message supported by vendors and users was that CAD files are too large for cloud software and engineers unlikely to trust cloud software for IP such as 3D models. But…

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