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.
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, Infor (with the Freeborders and Runtime solutions), Gerber Technology (including recently acquired Yunique ), PTC FlexPLM , and others have larger install bases. As manufacturing is increasingly outsourced, Runtime’s and Gerber’s respective integrations to ERP systems and/or cloth-cutting machines become less strategic and might lose significance to more collaborative solutions. While PTC is growing quickly in this segment (albeit from a smaller install base), ENOVIA has a relatively small base of