"Engineering"

How to reinvent product data ownership

How to reinvent product data ownership

Engineering and manufacturing is all about data – CAD files, Excels, databases, etc. Data is everywhere. For the last 15-20 years, several generations of PDM and PLM systems were brought to manage data created and changed by companies. Data stuck everywhere. For less organized companies data is on USB drives…

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Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Forbes article Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecast in 2017 gives you a perspective on how much cloud will impact business. According to the article, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. Cloud computing is projected to increase…

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PLM and digital mesh evolution

PLM and digital mesh evolution

Things are changing in the manufacturing world. A decade ago, the biggest concern for manufacturing companies was how to manufacture and ship products. These days manufacturing companies are going beyond production. Business models are changing and it is one of the leading factors in manufacturing transformation. Companies are not only…

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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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Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

For the last year, I had chance to talk many manufacturing companies in range from small hardware startups to large manufacturing companies with billion dollar revenues and production facilities across the world. I’ve learned that one simple question that can help you to understand all engineering and manufacturing processes in…

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Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Business Advantage Group, a market research firm published results of survey conducted in November 2015 related to the adoption and growth of cloud-based CAD systems. The information about the research was published by 3D CAD World here. I didn’t find a link to survey itself. The following passage can give you…

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Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Timing is everything. When you want to develop a new service or change an existing one, time criteria is crucial. Is the idea way too early and the world’s not ready for it? Is it early, you’re in advance and you have to educate the world? Is the timing just…

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