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Infor Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition
Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise

cad details  to jump to the CAD tool to view details of the asset being managed. Kevin Price, product director, Infor EAM goes onto say, With this partnership, Infor EAM OpenCAD makes the tracking of asset usage, visualization of work areas and sourcing of information faster and easier. This more accessible, detailed visibility can increase asset reliability, reduce costs, lower energy usage and support regulatory compliance while making the task much simpler for the user.

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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SolidWorks and IQMS Partner Tightly


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cad details  SolidWorks is an established 3D CAD application owned by Dassault Systèmes . Manufacturers use SolidWorks rendering tools to create, simulate, publish, and manage product data, parts, and tools. From within the SolidWorks menu (without the need for a separate CAD-ERP linking program), users can link parts, tools, and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), and project management and Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry


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cad details  solution to existing Lectra CAD and CAM clients. Comprehensiveness of the solution —The solution covers all main activities in the development of a fashion product, from line planning to product release for production. Some specific functions that got my vote include color management, milestone tracking, and line planning dashboard, but I leave it up to you to get all the details on the solution’s capabilities in the Lectra Fashion PLM TEC certified report, which you can download here . As Lectra’s Read More

What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


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PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available


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Microsoft Delays NGWS Conference, Windows Chief Takes “Vacation”


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SAP In-memory Computing Technology Changing the Way Business Intelligence Is Managed


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PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD


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Customer Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details


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