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PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD
A major announcement at the PTC Live Global 2013 conference was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual

pdm cad  for product data management (PDM) a private cloud can provide flexibility with greater control of security. For some time, private clouds will be the best fit for product lifecycle management (PLM). My take is that this is a “halfway house” solution to accommodate the cloud and mobility needs. PTC is even candid about not calling this desktop virtualization as a private cloud per se, rather a centralized hosted access. This is certainly not a pure public cloud CAD and product lifecycle management

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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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

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TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as expectations and recommendations to the vendor’s future growth.

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BYTiCS AG


BYTiCS Information Technology: Consultation, services and technology in ERP, PPS, e-Business, PDM and CAx for the engineering and business processes. Fields of solutions• ERP/eB/PPS/MIS/CRM• CAD/CAM/CAE• PLM/PDM/DMS• Interfaces & Integrations• technical documentation• Visualization & communication• Solutions costumer specifications• IT-services

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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

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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

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PDMTOOL


CDS’s PDMTOOL product data management (PDM) system provides automatic control of and access to product data in a distributed environment. PDMTOOL can provide historical product information that is securely maintained. Data integrity is protected by secure file access authority features built into the file structures of the PDMTOOL system. An unlimited number of separate and related product structures can be maintained by PDMTOOL in a secure enterprise environment. PDMTOOL is designed to provide secure electronic storage of and access to product data. All transaction activities are performed with complete audit traceability, in a way that helps avoid redundant activities and operator errors. PDMTOOL was developed to address the procedural problems and consistency of interorganizational functions, while facilitating an online dialog between the various departments concerned with designing and building product lines. PDMTOOL provides continuous acquisition and life cycle support.    

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Kenesto Drive: Product Data Management and Collaboration Game-changer?


Kenesto, a software start-up providing secure desktop-to-cloud engineering file sharing and management, has announced Kenesto Drive for mainstream engineering companies. Kenesto Drive is designed to serve as a more astute alternative to the commonly used shared network drive solutions such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive, offering tight integration to popular CAD systems but a lower price point than product data management (PDM) and lifecycle management (PDM) suites.

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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.

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CAD Model Quality Testing


With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them.

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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes


Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the

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