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Dassault Systèmes Introduces Perfect Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience
Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It

cad block sample  its traditional PLM and CAD realms) and compete with JDA Software or Oracle AVT retail space planning software and plan-o-grams. Further TEC Reading Dassault’s Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours (July 2012) Dassault Systèmes—Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience (Apr 2012) Social PLM and CRM – Dassault Systèmes and Netvibes (Under the Exalead Brand) (Mar 2012)

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ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD


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cad block sample  Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD ANSYS , a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation , provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. Concord, Massachusetts-based SpaceClaim offers a 3D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process. SpaceClaim and ANSYS have partnered in the past to offer customers ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler . SpaceClaim's flagship product is SpaceClaim Engineer, a fast 3D direct modeler tha Read More

Autodesk Goes Deeper into Digital Manufacturing


Autodesk recently announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured

cad block sample  supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured as a cash offer for all the outstanding shares of Delcam, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in Autodesk's Read More

Earthlink Leads the Way in DSL Security


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Hitachi Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally


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cad block sample  both 2D and 3D CAD tools ( AutoCAD and SolidWorks ), Hitachi needed a system with the flexibility and broad capabilities to manage heterogeneous CAD data. The company also required the capability to manage the engineering bill of materials (eBOM) and the manufacturing bill of materials (mBOM).   The implementation of the PTC solution has reportedly increased Hitachi’s visibility into daily workload on the shop floor by improving the accuracy of bill of material (BOM) information, resulting in part Read More

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Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over $1 billion (USD) large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 until the mid-2000s. Part 2

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PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2


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