"Data Management"

Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Engineering.com just published an article confirming that small design and engineering team aren’t interested much in buying and implementing data management solutions (PDM and PLM). The following picture shows you an ugly truth – 60% of users aren’t using anything but shared drives and Excel spreadsheets to manage design and…

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Engineering.com PDM survey – clear results and not obvious conclusion

Engineering.com PDM survey – clear results and not obvious conclusion

Five Ways Product Design Teams Fail at Data Management article by Engineering.com brings results of survey Engineering.com did to learn about design data management. The survey was sponsored by Solidworks. You can learn why product design teams fail at data management. The following chart gives you an idea about what is wrong…

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IoT will demand re-architecture of PLM backbones

IoT will demand re-architecture of PLM backbones

The World has changed because we are all now connected to the thing called Internet. Think about last 10 years. The changes are dramatic. Here is thing… We are going to connect all our products to Internet in the next 10 years. It will demand lot of changes. Few years ago,…

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PLM and manual tearing down data silos

PLM and manual tearing down data silos

Data is a new oil. You can hear it more often these days. In one of my earlier blogs, I shared my thoughts about using data as a platform. Read more here. And I have some very good news for you – unlike oil fields there is an abundance of…

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3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

Yesterday, my attention was caught by Develop3D article  – Data management related tools. Al Dean is sharing his thoughts about new data management features in CAD / PDM – branching. Although some old PDM systems supported branching for revisions and lifecycle, it was not a very popular feature because integration…

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PLM graph-aware architecture and search for data

PLM graph-aware architecture and search for data

In many ways, one of the most important functions in every PLM system is a capability to interconnect multi-disciplinary data about products and processes. Almost every PLM project I was exposed to had to deal with the complexity of data modeling – defining all business objects, attributes, relationships, dependencies. There are…

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Cloud data management – common future for PLM and BIM?

Cloud data management – common future for PLM and BIM?

PLM vs BIM – united or separated? You might remember my article published few years ago. Also, please check PLM vs BIM – common or different. Despite PLM and BIM have many common things, both disciplines were separated for many years. And if you look on all available tools today, PLM and…

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Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

For many years, CAD competition was heavily focused on geometrical features and modeling. Still 3D modeling capabilities is a very important factor. But, the world has shrunk by the Internet. Small companies now have global reach and competition is taking new trajectories. In a new global environment, competitive pressure on…

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3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

Engineers don’t like PDM (product data management) and consider it as an unnecessarily evil. At the same time, complexity of data in engineering environment is skyrocketing. Companies are losing time and money on searching and organizing engineering data. As a result, many manufacturing companies are looking how better organize engineering and…

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