What Are The Three Megatrends Changing Product Development Solutions Today?

There are three megatrends changing product development solutions today: “platformification”, movement to the cloud, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. In this video, Chad Jackson describes each megatrend and shares examples of how each is being implemented in the industry today.


Instead of doing physical commissioning exclusively, where you’re iterating and debugging with many delays, you can use virtually commission along the way to speed up production. As a matter of fact, you can even integrate these 1D simulations with the hardware, the PLC’s, and validate that everything works correctly before the physical commissioning starts.


There’s no doubt about it: today’s production systems are becoming incredibly complex. Machinery, cells, lines, and entire facilities leveraged new and innovative sensors, electronics and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to do some pretty amazing things. The future of the smart factory is now.

Onscale: What is Simulation-as-a-Service?

What are the benefits of OnScale’s Simulation-as-a-Service solution? In this video, Chad Jackson discusses its capabilities and how its’ unique licensing/pricing model enables innovation.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Vuforia

The acquisition implications might not be immediately obvious since Vuforia is already connected to the cloud and ThingWorx. However, being able to run Vuforia alongside Creo and Integrity would create some interesting capabilities. In this video, the last of a five part series, Chad Jackson discusses some of the potential with PTC’s acquisition of Onshape.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for ThingWorx

Are there implications from PTC’s acquisition of Onshape for ThingWorx? Since ThingWorx is already a cloud-based IoT platform, it might not be directly affected. However, in this video, Chad Jackson shares where there are implications with PTC’s other apps running alongside ThingWorx in the cloud.

Microsoft Azure: How Does It Play Into Applications Like IoT and Simulation?

There’s no question that product development software such as PLM and CAD is increasingly becoming cloud-based. However, when developing and using these applications, there are quite a few questions that need to be answered. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses the key questions and how Microsoft Azure answers them.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Integrity

Where’s the intersection of PTC’s Onshape acquisition with Integrity?This video is the third of a five part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications. Other videos to follow will be on ThingWorx and Vuforia.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Windchill.

What are the implications for PTC’s acquisition of Onshape? This video is the second of a multi-part series where Chad Jackson discusses the implications for Windchill. Other videos to follow will be on Integrity, ThingWorx and Vuforia.