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PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice
With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers

cad opensource  management (PDM) systems. While CAD involves the use of high-resolution graphics in product design activities, allowing the quick evaluation and modification of the designer's intent, PDM systems were originally developed as merely vaults for storing and updating data. These on-line vaults replaced paper-based processes and information storage with a single, centralized data repository that enables authorized users throughout a company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they

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Breaking Down Information Silos Between Manufacturing and Design: A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration


What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d probably be asking “how could this happen?” The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems.

cad opensource  A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d probably be asking “how could this happen?” The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems. 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 opensource  , 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

Shifts in Payment Models for CAD Deployments


Given the recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo, it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing, and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go

cad opensource  in Payment Models for CAD Deployments Given the  recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo , it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks ). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of  Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing , and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go basis . In terms of comparing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) Read More

Cirrus Aircraft Selects iBASEt’s Solumina


iBASEt, a provider of operations process management (OPM); manufacturing execution system and manufacturing operations management (MES/MOM); supplier quality assurance (SQA); and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software to complex industries, has announced that Cirrus Aircraft, a recognized leader in general aviation, selected iBASEt’s flagship Solumina MES software package, to be

cad opensource  and 3D Visualization of CAD models from Windchill. Solumina will also integrate to Cirrus’ current ERP system (reportedly QAD Enterprise Applications ) to create one integrated manufacturing enterprise. Solumina might have competed here with such typical solutions as  Camstar and CIMx Software . Cirrus reportedly selected Solumina to eliminate many of its disparate systems, improve part and resource traceability and visibility, and improve quality by reducing the probability of errors from data Read More

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 without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main

cad opensource  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 Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

cad opensource  Siemens NX as the CAD solution. Aras will likely be a PLM supplement to Teamcenter Engineering , which is a discontinued PDM solution by Siemens PLM Software . The legacy solution is seemingly working fine for Siemens’ NX CAD data management but not for efficient enterprise-wide PLM processes such as creating and managing bills of materials (BOMs), engineering change management (ECM), task management (task allocation and control), enterprise-wide change management, and new product development and Read More

Hitachi Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally


At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much more common. To that end, PTC recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems has selected the PTC Global Product Development solution based on PTC Windchill PLM technology as its single enterprise platform for global product development throughout its railway vehicle engineering and manufacturing business.

cad opensource  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

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from

cad opensource  PLM vendors with a CAD background is that their vast suites of business applications allow users to integrate product development with program management/product portfolio management (PPM), supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution, and customer relationship management (CRM). ERP players have the ability to intersperse data about financial results, resources, products, and workflows throughout their product intelligence capabilities, thereby enabling key product strategy and execution Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

cad opensource  one (regardless of its CAD or ERP origin) in a rip-and-replace manner will not necessarily solve most of the aforementioned issues. Can the New Organic Crop of PLM Apps Help? But as in the case of rigid and monolithic old ERP replacements (e.g., see  Workday ’s recent ongoing success ), the fact is that some companies are switching PLM systems when they have a failure condition. I believe that the economic/political reality moving forward into the future will make the multi-million dollar big Read More

HD-PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common?


There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20th, Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7th, PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28th, 2010. Two days

cad opensource  better bi-directional integration between CAD and PLM. While looking at PTC’s offerings on 2D modeling, direct 3D modeling, parametric 3D modeling, and product data management, it makes sense for PTC to leverage and integrate these existing capabilities. Users will have less concerns on which tool to use and can develop a product in a more natural and intuitive way. So, Siemens PLM wants to provide valuable real-time information; Dassault Systèmes is growing the synergy between search and PLM; and PTC Read More

PLM: A New World of (More) Collaboration and Innovation


It used to be the case that PLM was perceived as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood except the geekiest of PLM geeks. This perception was justified, to an extent. After all, PLM and CAD tools can be complicated, engineers and designers tend to operate in highly specialized environments, and there's a common misconception

cad opensource  as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood except the geekiest of PLM geeks. This perception was justified, to an extent. After all, PLM and CAD tools can be complicated, engineers and designers tend to operate in highly specialized environments, and there's a common misconception that PLM addresses execution rather than innovation. But after attending the PLM Innovation 2012 conference two months ago, I realized that PLM is starting to g Read More

Autodesk Jumps on the Browser-based 3D Design Bandwagon


Autodesk is executing well along its main messages: cloud offerings are doing well, there is ongoing expansion in manufacturing, and the complete suite offering is working. The vendor recently announced that its customers will now be able to access Autodesk design tools via a Web browser, allowing access to full-fledged 3D design, engineering, and entertainment work without sacrificing performance, power, or functionality.

cad opensource  college kids to build CAD tools that can now be deployed anywhere. This could set of a wave of price pressures and eat into fat maintenance contracts of the on-premises CAD establishment. The enterprise software could start to get more exciting, again. Read More

PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available


PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details from the PTC Live Global 2014 conference.

cad opensource  3.0 and other non-PTC CAD systems, via PTC’s novel Unite CAD technology (also announced at the conference; look for my analysis on that in a separate post on the TEC Blog ).   Support for direct import of SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor data enables teams to quickly and easily incorporate design information without the need for additional software. The use of optimized design workflows for regularly used features increases productivity. In addition, the introduction of template-based drawing creation Read More

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