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PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

Cloud technologies made huge progress in the last ten years in engineering and manufacturing companies. Back in 2010. You might remember the debates about how the cloud can potentially be used as technology, business model or applications. Check old CAD /PLM conference agendas like COFES 2010. I’m sure you will…

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Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Earlier this week, PTC announced about the acquisition of Onshape, the company started by a group of CAD industry veterans including former Solidworks founders and employees in 2012. I attended a special briefing organized PTC where I was able to hear Jim Hepplemann, CEO of PTC and Jon Hirschtick, co-founder…

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PTC is Acquiring Onshape

PTC is Acquiring Onshape

The new came online just a few hours ago about PTC is entering the agreement to acquire Onshape. The PTC press release is here: You can read this passage with quotes from Jim Heppleman and Jon Hirschtick. “PTC has earned a reputation for successfully pursuing new innovations that drive corporate…

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Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Yesterday evening I attended the first Onshape Boston User Group meeting. The meeting was organized in the Onshape office in Cambridge. I’ve been in this office many times before. My main interest in this meeting was to learn more about communities in the era of cloud systems. And specifically engineering…

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CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

Do you remember Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for software? Just a few years ago, Gartner was still running it for PLM and CAD vendors. Gartner doesn’t do it anymore. My hunch, in the current state of vendors development, it is hard very hard to pull a clean comparison in 4 distinct…

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Killing me (Solidworks) slowly

Killing me (Solidworks) slowly

The predict the future is an ungrateful business. The articles predicting death or disruption are coming from time to time. It has been almost 10 years ago when “killing Solidworks” topic came first. Over the weekend, my attention was caught by Moshe Baum’s – The (CAD) world after Solidworks article….

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CAD and PDM Improvements – Liar’s Paradox?

CAD and PDM Improvements – Liar’s Paradox?

Onshape announced available of their first ever study about product design and development. The study is available online for free. You just need to give Onsahpe your email, phone and other contact information, which I did. Navigate to the following link to get it. Here is a stat about the…

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CAD data management marketing

CAD data management marketing

I like data and databases. It is one of my favorite topics. Especially when it comes intertwined with PDM, PLM, and CAD. Therefore my attention was caught by Onshape blog article giving some sort of Database Marketing 101 course. Check this out here – The Difference Between Files and Databases –…

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