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What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?
My attendance of Siemens’ two-day product lifecycle management (PLM) analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even

cad hatch  integration with all major CAD systems, including Dassault CATIA, PTC Pro/E , and Siemens NX .  Dassault also has its own CATIA Composite competitive product , whereas  enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do not have any design capabilities whatsoever, only viewing/visualization capabilities at best . Co-opetitive “Business as Usual” Likely Siemens’ well-established open business model that serves the needs of all customers regardless of their mix of IT solutions and CAD platforms should

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Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

cad hatch  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

cad hatch  feature level integration with CAD systems, such as offering color libraries, testing templates, care labels, etc. Working collaboratively in a common 3D workspace to review design options, check fit, live messaging, etc. is another major differentiator for Lectra, given that Lectra’s competitors currently can do it only in a 2D capacity at best.   Lectra is a well-known global provider of integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline, and accelerate initial product design, development, Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1


In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot, product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value. He

cad hatch  their expertise in the CAD and computer-aided engineering (CAE)-related product data management (PDM) realm, these vendors have expanded into the collaborative PLM realm by acquiring one or more PLM solutions and are currently selling them under the Teamcenter, ENOVIA , and Windchill PLM brands, respectively. Autodesk and Gerber Technologies would be additional prominent CAD providers that have recently joined the PLM fray. The Pros of CAD-based PLM Solutions Indisputably, CAD-based PLM vendors have Read More

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


“I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC

cad hatch  experience in providing fashion CAD and CAM solutions. A natural evolution for the vendor was its expansion to product data management (PDM) about a decade ago, with the launch of its first PLM suite in 2006. Four years later, with the release of V2R2, Lectra Fashion PLM became quite a comprehensive and strong solution—in TEC’s certification of Lectra Fashion PLM, six of the eight functionality modules evaluated scored above the average solution, with five of these modules located in the Dominant Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

cad hatch  following businesses and brands: CAD ( Creo and MathCAD ), contributing about 40 percent of PTC revenues; PLM ( Windchill ), ALM ( MKS Integrity ), and supply chain management (SCM, Windchill FlexPLM ), contributing about 45 percent of revenues; and SLM (Servigistics, 4CS , Arbortext , and the most recently acquired Enigma , see my blog post about the acquisition ), generating the remaining 15 percent of revenues. There is lots of work in progress integrating Windchill and Servigistics, but no official Read More

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 asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate

cad hatch  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 asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate systems. EAM OpenCAD supports both DWG (Autodesk Read More

Should SAP Buy PTC?




cad hatch  order to have better CAD integration? The past few years has seen SAP grow quite well in CAD integration. Besides integrating with major CAD products, SAP has also built a tight partnership with Right Hemisphere. An April, 2007 press release from Right Hemisphere said the company had received an equity investment from SAP, and another press release in September , 2008 announced that Right Hemisphere’s 2D and 3D viewing and publishing capability had  been deployed for SAP PLM 7.0. According to SAP, Read More

3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic. Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known

cad hatch  , a direct modeling CAD vendor. Geomagic Spark is slated to be generally available for free trials on Geomagic’s web site at the end of January 2013. Though Geomagic by itself does not offer traditional CAD packages, it does offer software for scanning physical objects. Geomagic’s rich product portfolio includes its acquisition of Sensable, a company that developed haptic feedback tools (tools that give users the feel of sculpting forms). Laser scanning has gained popularity in many different Read More

PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

cad hatch  have only a few CAD licenses, they still need a CAD data management solution. In the early days, PTC had a dedicated Windchill/Pro INTRALINK PDM product for handling its flagship CAD product, Pro/Engineer ( Pro/E ). In addition to not really being interoperable with other CAD systems, INTRALINK was also a heavy client product during the client-server era. Since then, Windchill PDMlink has proven to be a much better PDM solution—it's Web-based, open to multiple CAD products, and a foundation module for Read More

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 seems to be a rebranding of the 3DVIA Store offering. Retailers can model virtual shelves and stock them with lifelike items (realistic 3D product representations) created from either 2D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings or

cad hatch  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) Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

cad hatch  see the live 3D CAD drawings changing dynamically as the options are selected on-the-fly. For 2D drawings, Configure One even has its own embedded CAD module so that customers do not have to acquire expensive and complex supplemental CAD products. Concept Enterprise Configurator is written in Java, runs on Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases, and is mostly deployed on-premises. A hosted option is additionally available, with clients receiving their own (private) application instance, database, and Read More

Cadence Acquires Jasper, Broadens Verification Capabilities


Cadence Design Systems, a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, acquires Jasper Design Automation, a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, to enhance its verification capabilities. Find out how this will impact Cadence customers.

cad hatch  Acquires Jasper, Broadens Verification Capabilities Cadence Design Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, recently acquired Jasper Design Automation, Inc. , a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, for approximately $170 million in cash (about $140 million excluding Jasper’s cash on hand). Customers use Cadence electronic design automation (EDA) software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors/integrated circuits, Read More

Catching Up with Omnify Software


In the deluge of news revolving mainly around the Big Five product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors, i.e., Siemens PLM, Dassault Systemes, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Oracle Agile PLM, and SAP PLM, hardly any noise comes from smaller PLM providers in the lower end of the market. To be certain, many smaller PLM players, who had been catering to the mid-market, such as former

cad hatch  focused on selling  electronic CAD (ECAD)  and mechanical CAD (MCAD) solutions. Its staff members recognized many gaps in their customer’s data flow, mainly in the area of passing finished product data to document control and ERP systems. After spinning off, some of Omnify’s early products were: OmniBOM (which is still part of the flagship Empower PLM product suite) and Databook Toolkit . The latter was a database product that allowed engineering groups to manage parametric data about design Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4


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

cad hatch  the tendency of combining CAD and non-CAD products, which gives our competitors a size advantage. However, that hasn’t kept us from winning more than 20 large customers over our larger competitors. One of the most recent and significant ones was Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation (HKMC) , one of the largest and fastest-growing automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We call these Domino wins because they involve some of largest discrete manufacturing companies in the world c Read More