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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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Digital Transformation, Engineers, and BOM Excel Paradox

Digital Transformation, Engineers, and BOM Excel Paradox

Although many manufacturers still rely heavily on document-based Bill of Materials (BOM) Excel files, the days of these archaic systems and processes are numbered. While managing BOMs using Excel and spreadsheet files is widely popular, they also come with a host of disadvantages that can negatively impact a manufacturer’s operations….

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Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Manufacturing has always been a competitive and complex industry, but it has also been one that is constantly evolving. In order to keep up with the competition, cost pressure, and growing supply chain complexities, manufacturers are turning to digital transformation. This involves using digital technologies to create a “digital thread”…

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Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

In the manufacturing world, there is a lot of talk about documents and information flow. What’s the difference? And which one is more important? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between documents and information flow, and explain why information flow is so important in manufacturing. There are a…

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Digital Thread, PLM Vision and Data Gaps

Digital Thread, PLM Vision and Data Gaps

Data is one of the most precious assets in the modern business world. Manufacturing companies are sitting on piles of data, but similar to crude oil, data by itself doesn’t do any good to companies.  You need to bring the data to a digital refinery and make it accessible for…

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