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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

comparing cad  . In terms of comparing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) offerings, one can put SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor , Solid Edge, and even PTC CoCreate (now Creo/Elements Direct ) in the mid-market category, and Dassault CATIA, Siemens NX , and PTC Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/E ) in the large enterprise category. For the latter, I don’t see subscription or cloud models coming any time soon. The reason for Autodesk to do pay-as-you-go is that it fits with the vendor’s overall strategy in how it targets

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Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint


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comparing cad  significantly involved in CAD. Comparing the four solutions' scores for CAD integration and enterprise/ERP integration, we can deduce that a solution that scores higher on CAD integration gets a lower rating on enterprise/ERP integration, and vice versa (see figure 1). Figure 1. Four solutions' scores for CAD integration and enterprise/ERP integration (data source: TEC). Although four solutions do not represent the whole PLM industry, it is reasonable to think that CAD integration and enterprise/ERP Read More

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Autodesk Resuscitates Tinkercad in the Cloud


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