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Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Autodesk promised to integrated Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle (know as PLM360) with everything. Check my old blog here. Promised as something called “Evented Web”, it connected Fusion Lifecycle with other applications via mechanism similar to IFTTT or Zapier. I learned from Engineering.com article  by Kyle Maxey that Jitterbit that its cloud-based integration solution will be…

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Product Lifecycle and Federated Toolbox

Product Lifecycle and Federated Toolbox

Last Saturday I attended a roundtable discussion at COFES 2016. The name of the discussion – The Federated Toolbox was very promising. The following passage from COFES program can give you an idea of planned discussion. The Federated Toolbox. Excel rules. So do SketchUp, Rhino, and many other products that just…

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PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

Enterprise software customizations are painful. Remember my old post – Is PLM customization a data management Titanic? Nobody likes to customize PLM software, but all companies are doing that during  implementations to some degree. You can catch up on my previous articles about that – How to eliminate PLM customization problem and…

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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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How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

Enterprise integration is a messy space. It is always complex – applications, databases, new and legacy systems, complexity of requirements. People usually need to run at least dozen of applications to run things smoothly. It is never done out-of-the-box and it is always requires circles of implementations and professional services….

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Importance of PLM and PIM bridge

Importance of PLM and PIM bridge

PIM. Product Information Management. Sorry for brining yet another three letter acronym into discussion today. PIM stands for a discipline to manage data about products available outside of the company. Here is Wikipedia description: Product information management or PIM refers to processes and technologies focused on centrally managing information about…

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Why so hard to break PLM into components?

Why so hard to break PLM into components?

Product Lifecycle Management is not a software. It is business strategy and approach. One of my blog readers mentioned that in the discussion few days ago. Nevertheless, manufacturing companies are usually talking about PLM systems and platforms as something solid and unbreakable. The same picture you can see when looking…

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CAD is half pregnant by cloud

CAD is half pregnant by cloud

The usage of cloud is growing every day. Started as an option to simplify collaboration and data exchange, it is proliferating into spaces such as backup, computation and many others. CAD and design are remaining one of the most conservative zone of the cloud and engineering software. Commonly agreed opinion…

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How PLM can discover “data opportunity”?

How PLM can discover “data opportunity”?

The amount of data around us is growing enormously. For the last 10 years, internet as well as other data source such as mobile devices created a huge stream information. It  comes in every place – our daily activity such as photos, videos, online GPS as well as in a…

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Future CAD Platforms and Google Chrome Native Client

Future CAD Platforms and Google Chrome Native Client

Our life is getting more and more web-like. Think about applications and tools we use in our everyday life 10 years ago and now – you can see how many of them moved from your Windows desktops to web browsers and mobile devices. However, if you are engineer using CAD…

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