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3D CAD Model Gears

Do We Need a Functional Definition for Mechanical Design?

Ever had a topic that has slowly matured in your head? You get some kind of impetus, a conversation, presentation or something else, and it bug you. You can’t quite put your finger on it. But there’s something wrong. Then you get another impetus. It might be completely unrelated. However, it is somehow connected. And …

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The Democratization of PLM

Today is a time of dramatic change for software solutions. Larger development organizations, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and suppliers, now have more flexibility than ever when it comes to these technologies. But it is also a time of unprecedented accessibility, with small organizations and startups now feasibly accessing the same technologies that were previously reserved for their larger peers. From top to bottom, it truly is a time of democratization.

PTC Unveils Cohesive and Grand IoT Vision

This last Thursday, up in Boston, PTC hosted an event where they shared their vision behind their multitude of acquisitions. Let’s jump in. The Vision PTC has always been good at delivering a clean message with powerful examples of their technology, sometimes to dramatic effect. They are very good at telling their story. But in …

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

A Single Source of the Truth for the BOM Still Doesn’t Exist

It is crazy how time flies. Blink and 2015 is gone. I guess that’s what happens when you get busy. I hope that 2016 decides to pass by a little more slowly. But I don’t think I’ll have much luck with that. Regardless, I have a topic that I’ve wanted to touch upon for quite …

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Money, Benjamin Franklin

aPriori: Adding Costing to the Engineering Toolbox

If there’s one finding that seems to be show up again and again in our research studies, it’s that engineers are seriously time constrained. There’s simply too much to do in too little time. That’s made me more aware of tools that can aid engineers do things at a higher quality in a short amount …

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Disposition Rates of Product Development Projects

Disposition Rates of Product Development Projects

This finding from the PLM Study reveals that only 13% of all development projects are launched on time without a major shift in resources.

CORRELATING PROTOTYPING AND TESTING FAILURES TO THE INABILITY TO HIT DESIGN RELEASE DATES

Correlating Prototyping and Testing Failures to the Inability to Hit Design Release Dates

This finding from the PLM Study shows a correlation between prototyping and testing failures and the inability to hit design release dates.

Correlating Shifting Development Resources to Missing Product Launch Dates

This finding reveals a verified correlation the frequency of shifting resources between projects to the likelihood of missing product launch dates.

Update on SPLM Strategy for Engineering Solutions

It is that time again! Every year, in the fall, Siemens PLM holds an analyst event where they provide an update on their perspective on the industry, their overall strategy and updates for their products. This year, it was the week of September 7th. This post provides an update on Siemens PLM‘s strategy for engineering …

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