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Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Almost 2 years ago I asked a question – How many PDM systems SOLIDWORKS users need? I counted five PDM systems. With coming new version of SOLIDWORKS 2018, I’ve learned about new PDM – SOLIDWORKS Manage. Earlier this week, I’ve been watching SWW18 launch. My goal was to understand SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

Do you remember discussions about true and fake  clouds few years ago? It was a trend among PLM and ERP vendors trying to prove that “my cloud” is the best one. Want to get back and read some of these stories? Here are few links on old posts from me and…

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What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

To cloud or not to cloud? Few years ago, it was a question many engineering and manufacturing software companies were asking about. Not anymore. Now, the right question is “how to cloud”. Looking at CAD companies these days you can see all variety of cloud options and solutions. Full cloud,…

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Solid Edge data management: between SharePoint and Teamcenter?

Solid Edge data management: between SharePoint and Teamcenter?

If you follow Siemens PLM Solid Edge, you might noticed another turn in a history of data management (PDM) development. Recent Develop 3D article – Solid Edge ST10 review can give you an idea about transformation of data management. Here is the passage: Those that are familiar with Solid Edge’s development…

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AI-zation of CAD and PLM

AI-zation of CAD and PLM

AI is trending topic these days. AI enabled startups are everywhere and you can find many publications using term AI to express different aspects of innovation. Engineering software is not an exclusion from the trend. My attention was caught by Design World article – The Self-taught design system. Read the…

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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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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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Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Develop3D article – Kenesto Drive 2.0 updates cloud product document management, collaboration and version control brings a news about Kenesto Drive 2.0. If you haven’t heard about Kenesto, check the website. Kenesto is a software outfit founded by Mike Payne. The list of companies Mike co-founded is a topic for a separate…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

Interesting things are happening with Solidworks PDM these days. I’ve been following Solidworks World 2017 event earlier this week in Los Angeles. I was caught by the news – Solidworks is introducing new package (system) of Solidworks PDM  called Solidworks Manage. Solidworks already has PDM Standard and PDM Professional. Last year,…

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