This finding from the MBE study shows that many companies are exploring MBE, but few have fully adopted its practices.
September 23, 2014
Model Based Enterprise (MBE) Delivers Quantified Value
This finding from the MBE study shows that adoption rates of model based initiatives are low, but the value reaped by those that are pursuing them is high.
September 23, 2014
EXALEAD OnePart: More than Just Search
Ahh, part reuse, you're an old problem. Aren't you. In the past two decades, many enterprise systems have sought to address part reuse. We've had supplier management systems. We've had part categorization systems. We've had shape-based search. Yet the problem seems to still persist. Engineers, pressed for time, create new CAD models and release them as part of new design projects. Part numbers proliferate. Opportunities for part number reduction sail by. Opportunities for larger volume discounts with suppliers slip away. The enterprise groans.
August 12, 2014
Siemens PLM Teamcenter: Separating Platforms and Apps
In the past five years, CAD applications have undergone a significant amount of change. We’ve seen the advent of Direct Modeling. The use of 2D for design has seen some serious advancements. Interoperability seems to be improving, even if incrementally. And after getting all the attention for many years, CAD seemed to have gain the spotlight for PLM… at least …
August 8, 2014
Granularity and Integration Aren’t Diametrically Opposed
Who doesn’t like a little debate? For some, I know, it’s uncomfortable. But honestly, it’s a good thing. It let’s you refine your logic, clarify your position and point out misinterpretations. Furthermore, it’s fun! Really, a little tête-à-tête keeps you sharp. With all that in mind, I owe a thanks to Oleg Shilovitsky, because yesterday, he called me out. I’ll explain …
August 6, 2014
No More Excuses: It’s Time to Merge MCAD and ECAD
I have a confession. Something’s been bothering me. Amidst all of the talk about the Internet of Things, it doesn’t seem to get much airplay. I’ve asked providers of software for engineering about it several times, but it gets roundly put aside and ignored. Few seem to care. But for me, I just can’t reconcile a simple question in this …