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AEC and Digital Thread for Construction Projects

AEC and Digital Thread for Construction Projects

Hexagon’s Article The Digital Thread Comes to BIM brings an interesting perspective on the industrial development of construction projects and how BIM fits in the overall lifecycle of building assets. My favorite passage is this one – This same concept of the digital thread can, and is, being applied to…

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Old PLM Systems,  Containerization, and SaaS Trajectories

Old PLM Systems, Containerization, and SaaS Trajectories

Containerization is a term that recently started to pop in the roadmap of PLM vendors. What is that? Why is it happening and what you should know about it in order not to get confused. Let me start with some background. What is container technology? A container in a cloud…

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What did I learn about PLM in 2020?

What did I learn about PLM in 2020?

As the year goes towards the end, it is a great time to make some conclusions and observations about what I learned about the PLM industry this year. It was a very unusual year – COVID and pandemic situations across the globe changed the life and habits of people. It…

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Four Pillars of Connected PLM

Four Pillars of Connected PLM

Are you connected? In the modern world, we use such a word very often. Our phones and computers are connected to WiFi or mobile networks. We are connected to the internet and to dozens and sometimes hundreds of different services. Our TVs are connected. Our cars are also very often…

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How Small And Medium-Sized Organizations Can Move Away From Excels

How Small And Medium-Sized Organizations Can Move Away From Excels

Small and medium-sized organizations are very interesting. Their problems are very much similar to the problems of large companies, but their resources and organizational capabilities make the process of transformation much harder for them. Modern days digital transformation brings so many tools and technologies, but companies are failing to adopt…

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On-premise PLM As Storing Documents In Files

On-premise PLM As Storing Documents In Files

Earlier this week, I was talking to one of my teenage sons about his homework. At one moment of time, I told him that he can save his research work in the file. He gave me such a look like you can expect usually from teenagers – you know, that…

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How SaaS redefines PLM customizations

How SaaS redefines PLM customizations

There is a bad word in PLM jargon and it is “customizations”. For years, customization was considered as a bad thing. Started decades ago, when PDM and PLM systems were merely toolkits and you needed practically manually to adjust database tables and change system software code to adjust PDM or…

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8 Characteristics Of A Modern PLM

8 Characteristics Of A Modern PLM

Differentiation is a big challenge for everyone and it is an even bigger challenge for PLM vendors. The reality of developing solutions for engineering and manufacturing is that it is really hard to find how to differentiate yourself from others. In the end, all manufacturing companies are doing the same…

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