Simplifying PLM and Digital Threads Using Web of Data and Connected Services

Simplifying PLM and Digital Threads Using Web of Data and Connected Services

In the quest for operational efficiency and innovation, the concept of simplification has emerged as a strong trend across industries. My exploration of this theme has spanned several articles, with a notable focus on making Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) straightforward yet effective, as discussed in my recent piece, “Make PLM…

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Sources of Intelligence for Future PLM AI- Thoughts after CIMdata webinar

Sources of Intelligence for Future PLM AI- Thoughts after CIMdata webinar

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a topic for discussions in the boardrooms of companies across the globe, and the manufacturing sector is no exception. Amid the myriad conversations about AI and machine learning, one particular aspect stands out clear to me: the undeniable link between accessing the right data…

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RIP John Walker and AutoCAD Lessons for CAD/PLM Developers

RIP John Walker and AutoCAD Lessons for CAD/PLM Developers

Earlier this weekend I read a sad news about passing of John Walker, the founder and the father of AutoCAD and Autodesk. The contribution of John Walker to the development of CAD and PC eco-system was incredible. From early 1980s, Autodesk was one of the biggest software products that demonstrated…

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Fusion Roadmap, PLM and New Autodesk BOM System

Fusion Roadmap, PLM and New Autodesk BOM System

Bill of Materials management is a core data management and a foundation of every PLM system. It brings mechanisms to define data elements such as Items and Product Structure, allowing to control revisions and lifecycle. BOM management is usually a foundational part of every PLM software and it represents basics…

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Meet at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024?

Meet at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024?

3DEXPERIENCE World, formerly known as SolidWorks World, doesn’t require much introduction among the design and manufacturing communities. It is the place to meet SOLIDWORKS people and meet from industry leaders attending the event and learn how to drive innovation. This event stands as the largest gathering of mechanical engineers and professionals from…

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How to Resolve BOM Types Discourse?

How to Resolve BOM Types Discourse?

Earlier this week, an insightful article by Prof. Jorg Fischer grabbed my attention. It explored the complexity of BOM (Bill of Materials) types, a topic familiar to many in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, and product management. Terms like EBOM (Engineering BOM), MBOM (Manufacturing BOM), PBOM (Procurement BOM), SBOM (Service…

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Are Dominant PLM Leaders Ignoring These 5 Gaps?

Are Dominant PLM Leaders Ignoring These 5 Gaps?

For the last few weeks, I’ve been following publications of Prof. Martin Eigner, speaking about PLM technologies and products, discussing multiple aspects of historical technological decisions taken in the past by ERP and PLM software vendors. He also brought a few very interesting and important points about complexity of PLM…

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