PLM, Digital Thread, and Openness

PLM, Digital Thread, and Openness

The digital thread is a concept that has been preached by many in the manufacturing industry for years. The idea is that through the use of technology, businesses can connect all aspects of product development, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance from early design to delivery. If you’re in the PLM business,…

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The Future Of CAD and What Is Missing?

The Future Of CAD and What Is Missing?

Develop3D article The Future of CAD brings up a discussion with the representatives of leading CAD vendors and a few startups with questions about what the future holds for CAD development. The scope of questions includes the following topics: How do you imagine sketch tool environments evolving? How do you…

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PLM Web Services – Polyglot Persistence, Microservices, and Data Modeling

PLM Web Services – Polyglot Persistence, Microservices, and Data Modeling

Manufacturing companies are under pressure to adopt new technologies in order to remain competitive. As the world of product development and manufacturing becomes more complex, organizations are searching for new ways to manage product information. Product lifecycle management (PLM) enables companies to manage their products through every stage of their…

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PLM – System of Records, System of Engagement, and System of Intelligence

PLM – System of Records, System of Engagement, and System of Intelligence

Manufacturing companies today are under pressure to deliver high-quality products at a lower cost, and quickly adapt to changes in the market. This requires a robust product lifecycle management (PLM) system that can serve as a “system of record” – ensuring accurate and timely information about products is shared across…

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PLM System Architecture For Digital Supply Chain

PLM System Architecture For Digital Supply Chain

The level of integration in the manufacturing industry is growing. The last decade of advanced manufacturing development demonstrated that setting enterprise systems such as PLM, ERP, MES, and related data and process management for a single company is important but not sufficient to create robust manufacturing processes. Supply chain management…

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From GrabCAD Community To Multi-Tenant SaaS PLM Systems

From GrabCAD Community To Multi-Tenant SaaS PLM Systems

My attention was caught by the GrabCAD blog announcing a fond farewell to GrabCAD Workbench. I’ve been following GrabCAD for quite some time on my blog. GrabCAD created a large community website where engineers were able to upload and share their 3D CAD files. Community features included a 3D Viewer….

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Digital Transformation – Does PLM Have A Straight Answer?

Digital Transformation – Does PLM Have A Straight Answer?

Manufacturing companies are facing a digital transformation. They are looking to modernize their business processes and improve their operations. But things are not so simple. Engineering teams and manufacturing companies are struggling with a large number of problems. Some of these problems are technical and “old habits” of using CAD…

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