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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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Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

It became a cliche for the last few years to compare everything with Uber and Airbnb. I have to admit that I’m guilty and I’ve fallen in that trap last year too. If you feel like Uber-for-X, read the following article – Why there won’t be Uber in every industry….

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SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

Solidworks was one of the first CAD companies that said in public word “cloud”. Six years ago at SWW 2010, the news about new team and technologies were announced. Lot of things changed since that time. The landscape of CAD, PDM and PLM application is changed. The adoption of cloud…

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Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Old concepts are sticky. Think about QUERTY keyboard. It was designed almost 150 years ago with a special reason – to prevent typewriter hammers to jam.  Characters were mounted on metal arms or type bars, which would clash and jam if neighboring arms were pressed at the same time or…

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Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

PLM was born as a solution for large companies. The complexity of enterprise product development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain is huge. Hence systems like ENOVIA, Teamcenter and Windchill are armed to solve very complex data and process management tasks. But the question about small to medium companies was always…

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3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

  It has been almost 5 years since PLM industry started to turn its trajectory towards adoption cloud technologies and development of cloud-based solutions. Remember TechClarity blog from 2012 by Jim Brown – A time and a reason to talk cloud PLM. According to Jim Brown (almost 4 years ago),…

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The Buyer’s Guide to PLM Cloud 2015

The Buyer’s Guide to PLM Cloud 2015

As we are approaching the end of the year, I thought it is a good time to refresh and provide an update about PLM cloud services. PLM cloud was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions for the last few months. Cloud adoption is growing. In 2015, we have seen…

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Cloud CAD, real-time collaboration and data management overhead

Cloud CAD, real-time collaboration and data management overhead

Collaboration is such as sweet word. Remember, collaborative design, collaborative PDM, collaborative PLM, collaborative engineering, etc. Nice buzzwords, but what does it really mean? For many people, the word “collaboration” is really confusing. Last month I raised the question – Is there a need for real-time collaboration between engineers? The comments…

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