Posts by: Oleg

Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

A very interesting PLM news came out yesterday. Autodesk signed an agreement to acquire Toronto-based Upchain. You can read some initial coverage of the event on TechCrunch and Forbes that covered the event. For Autodesk, it is a signal for activity in the manufacturing domain (remember for the last few…

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Where To Invest In PLM?

Where To Invest In PLM?

I’m continuing to digest materials from last week’s CIMdata Industry and Market Forum 2021. Check my earlier blog – What happened with PLM during the COVID year. I’m always looking for an annual CIMdata report as it brings great insight into the underlying processes in the PLM industry and can…

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Interchangeability, Revisions, and New Part Number

Interchangeability, Revisions, and New Part Number

My last week’s article about FFF (Form. Fit and Function), triggered many interesting discussions online and offline. Thank you all for coming back to me and sharing your insight and experience. Today, I want to continue the conversation and talk about another question, I’ve been asked very often – creating…

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From CAD Files To Engineering Data Platforms

From CAD Files To Engineering Data Platforms

Data is everywhere these days and I see more and more people taking data seriously when it comes to the business and organization of engineering systems. Back two decades ago, CAD file was a foundation of engineering data. In my life, it was AutoCAD, which became the first example of…

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FFF (Form, Fit, Function). Revisions and Interchangeability

FFF (Form, Fit, Function). Revisions and Interchangeability

I had a conversion earlier this week about the BOM revision process. I used the abbreviation “FFF” in my response and got a question – what is FFF? This magic abbreviation is used quite often in manufacturing – FFF and it stands for “Form, Fit, Function). If you never heard…

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From Data Exchange and Data Interoperability to Connected Processes

From Data Exchange and Data Interoperability to Connected Processes

Autodesk’s article Why Data Interoperability Is Game-Changing for Collaboration written by Amy Banzel caught my attention over the weekend. It speaks about the future of interoperability but comes with a shift. The industry is moving from “files” to “data” and this is a very remarkable event. For more than two…

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Construction Objects vs Manufactured Products

Construction Objects vs Manufactured Products

Continuing a series of my articles on construction and manufacturing, I want to invite you to read my recent article about Why Digital Transformation brings AEC and PLM together. Check this out. Construction projects always reminded me of early PLM development. The problem of silos, discussions about standardization of data…

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