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Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

The file is a fundamental concept in any operating system. Files are one of the most popular mechanisms for data exchange. At the same time, files are insanely complex and contribute to many problems. Here is what Steve Jobs said about files. In every user interface study we’ve ever done…

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3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3D EXPERIENCE WORLD 2021 was live earlier this week and I was watching a few sessions. Moving from products to experience – Bernard Charles, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systemes was telling it from the virtual stage of 3DX21. The grand vision of DS is to target the pain…

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BOM Data Management Evolution

BOM Data Management Evolution

My recent blog about how to integrate BOMs and also the opportunity to have a Single BOM? brought many questions about how companies are organizing data to manage bills of materials. One of them how to integrate multiple BOMs? Another was about creating a single BOM to maintain all product…

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World Data-Driven PLM Computer

World Data-Driven PLM Computer

Happy Friday! It is a dream day and I want to continue the article I wrote a few months ago – PLM 2030 – the point of no return for the fax machine. PLM 2030 is a giant online environment connecting people, companies, and services together in a big network….

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Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

For many years, flexibility was considered as one of the most critical differentiation of PLM platforms. Companies were looking into flexibility as a key factor enabling the PLM system to adapt to a very specific set of requirements from customers. And remember, each manufacturing company sees itself very unique and…

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Engineering software and input revolution

Engineering software and input revolution

Many years ago, when screens were small and expensive, engineers used tablet surface to operation CAD systems. But this is not a tablet like iPad or Android device. Take a look on the picture above. You can find those in museums. I’ve seen one last year in Computer Science Museum…

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Engineering files and cloud storage

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads, most of CAD…

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Slack: Future operation system and PLM platform?

Slack: Future operation system and PLM platform?

How often you communicate using various messaging applications? My hunch you might use it more often that voice call these days. Text messages, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangout Chat. One of the things that caught my attention recently is a growing interest in chat and messaging applications. I remember…

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