"Standards"

What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

There is an elephant in the room – PLM vendors business models are built for data locking. You can hear vendors themselves are talking about it. Watch Aras SVP Marc Lind speaks about it here. Digital thread and digital transformation of manufacturing companies bring the question about standards (or interoperability)…

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Who needs PLM standards?

Who needs PLM standards?

In the past few weeks, I found the topic of “PLM standards” came across multiple times. I brought the discussion about standards in the last few articles. If you missed my earlier articles, check these links below. Is there a value in PLM data standards? Do we need standards like…

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Is there a value in PLM data standards?

Is there a value in PLM data standards?

Standards are important. They play an important role in our life. There are a different type of standards. There are government, industry, city and professional standards. There are standards for environmental impact (filtering of exhaust fumes), food (labeling), transportation (rail track), information (ISBN), accounting standards (GAAP). There are many professional…

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Do we need a standard like PLCS to build a digital thread?

Do we need a standard like PLCS to build a digital thread?

Standards are like toothbrushes, a good idea but no one wants to use anyone elses. The history of engineering and manufacturing software is full of stories about standards. It came from usage oof different CAD file formats, later applied to a variety of data and database interoperability scenarios. There are…

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Empty promises for PLM openness. Because customers cannot quit…

Empty promises for PLM openness. Because customers cannot quit…

Earlier this month in Chicago, I attended PI PLMx conference. One of my favorite sessions vendors’ panel about standards. Check my article here –  [VIDEO] what PLM vendors are thinking about standards. Standards are important – no doubt. But to understand business aspects of standard development is even more important….

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Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

I learned yesterday that integration is ranked more important then security with end users in ongoing CIMdata cloud PLM survey. It was mentioned by Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. You can download ebook from CIMdata website here. The book was sponsored by PTC, so it has some PTC cloud…

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What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

Manufacturing companies are speaking about the necessity for openness. You can learn it from Steven Vettermann’s article – Ready for openness. You can read the following passages quoting Daimler and Mercedes-Benz IT executives: No one can live shut off from the rest of the world any more. Openness is crucial….

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Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to chose from. Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms put a great deal of focus on opportunity to use standards to solve the problem of data integration and interoperability in product development, engineering and manufacturing. I captured few very…

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PLM and a future of deep linking

PLM and a future of deep linking

I like links. The things about links are fascinating. It is about connection between products, people, companies and things. The nature of our life today is to stay connected. Therefore links are important. It is natural to see links appearing everywhere in engineering and manufacturing too. Think about a product and its…

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