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Desktop PCs: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss… (Dell)
This year, the market can be summed up as 3D: Dell Direct Desktop. In comparison, Compaq and IBM are looking a little flat.

cad macintosh  are usually intended for CAD, financial analysis, graphic design, or software development. Appliance: Compact, modular closed case PCs. This category has emerged in the last 12 months as the Intel-compliant vendors have responded to Apple's all-in-one, compact, network ready iMac. These systems have few, if any replaceable or upgradeable parts. These systems typically have integrated Ethernet, and extensive use of USB, but little or no use of 1.44MB floppy drives, ISA, or PCI. Usually priced under $1000.

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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

cad macintosh  matter of course for decades within ERP systems for manufacturing, was added only two years ago. The same is true for the CRM capabilities, which are still thin on the sales force automation (SFA) and marketing automation fronts. The vendor openly admits a poor fit for most engineer-to-order (ETO; see ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market ) and job shop environments. Some configure-to-order (CTO) environments too might currently be a tall order (too much to expect) for OpenMFG (see The Essential 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 macintosh  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

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

cad macintosh  modeling, 3D visualization, and CAD translation software components help application developers deliver competitive products, while maintaining focus on core competencies and reducing time-to-market. ACIS , the first commercially available 3D modeling kernel, and SAT (standing for Spatial Awareness from Textual input) are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Autodesk Inventor uses ACIS as a matter of speaking, although Autodesk 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 macintosh  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

PLM Review: PTC Windchill ProductPoint


For a close-up look at productpoint from a user's point of view, download windchill productpoint: exploring the product.

cad macintosh  its support for multiple CAD authoring applications. For a close-up look at ProductPoint from a user's point of view, download Windchill ProductPoint: Exploring the Product This white paper includes a Windchill ProductPoint overview; a list of its capabilities; product highlights; a product review; and a chart comparing ProductPoint to other PTC solutions. Get an inside look at a powerful collaboration tool designed especially for small and midsized businesses. Download your PDF copy of Windchill Read More

Autodesk to Spark Up 3D Printing


Autodesk announces that it will release an open-software for 3-D printing later this year. Find out what this means for 3D printer software vendors and printer makers in P.J.'s post.

cad macintosh  further usage of its CAD authoring software, already used in plenty of 3D printing projects. The more people use 3D Printing, the more authoring tools can be sold, simple as that. Should its open-source software enjoy wide adoption, it could transform 3D printer makers into mere plastic box makers, just like Microsoft did with PC makers 30 years ago.   This could be a game changer in a highly competitive market, especially with lower barrier entry after patent expirations. Autodesk’s move is similar Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

cad macintosh  hodgepodge of PLM and CAD systems, where even migration from V4 or V5 to V6 implies essentially a new implementation), Dassault Systèmes may be a trailblazer in product design. Dassault Systèmes’ unwavering philosophy is that virtual worlds can improve the real world. The unified V6 platform is a major redefinition of the PLM market—it is designed to harness collective intelligence from online communities and enable any user to imagine, share, and experience products in the universal language of 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 macintosh  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

Product Note: Aras Innovator


Aras Innovator is the only enterprise open source solution available on the PLM market. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solution has and makes recommendations to both the vendor and potential users.

cad macintosh  for Aras Innovator including CAD integrations and new business solutions, for example, Lockheed Martin’s contribution of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) protocol, and Motorola’s contribution of earned value management and integration with Microsoft Project. Another product strategy worth mentioning is Aras’ tight connection with Microsoft. Aras Innovator is a fully Microsoft-based product (the solution is developed on the Microsoft .NET platform and runs on Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Read More

IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary


Is selling-off of its Brazilian subsidiary and of tangential CAD and payroll applications a sign that IFS is grasping the realities of a mature enterprise applications market, which requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for hitching brand new customers?

cad macintosh  Norway, which employ IFS' CAD applications. The agreement with Bentley is expected to have a positive impact on IFS' earnings totaling approximately 6 million SKr (approximately $800,000 USD) in 2004 and 2005. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will present background information and cover challenges and response. Part Three will discuss the market impact and make user recommendations. Collaboration With Personec The vendors believe the collaboration means that IFS customers, approximately 12 Read More

Servigistics and MCA Solutions Join Forces on "Super Tuesday"




cad macintosh  they were all established CAD businesses with thousands of customers before they made their PLM acquisitions. In contrast, most best-of-breed providers seem to hit a wall and can no longer grow fast enough at some stage, so they must be acquired (or flipped in terms of their owners). Therefore, the onus is on Servigistics to execute its growth well and find new expansion alleys, and perhaps become the next PTC or Dassault Systemes of the SLM space. What Could Pure-play Vendors Do? Incidentally, generally Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

cad macintosh  designs from Autodesk's pervasive CAD software with Microsoft's ERP solutions through the Autodesk Vault design data/engineering data management (EDM) software, giving these companies a way to easily connect the engineering teams that design products with the operations teams that manufacture them. Consequently, the companies' mutual customers should be able to more easily track product data by linking the engineering bill of materials (EBOMs) and engineering change orders (ECOs) that will be created Read More

PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability


CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the forefront of these changes is product development software player PTC, and the company’s 3D product design solution Creo, now on its third version, which offers powerful CAD interoperability and design and efficiency improvements.

cad macintosh  effort to import non-native CAD files and to create and maintain duplicate geometry data in different CAD systems. Consequently, companies have been forced to manage many secondary formats, and to export data in neutral formats. But CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the forefront of these changes is product development software player PTC , and the company’s 3D product design solution 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 macintosh  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