Technology can be a powerful thing. But is it always a good fit for every organization? The proposed advantages and benefits may sound appealing, but sometimes new tech can actually introduce more bureaucracy and disruption than it solves. In today’s post, I’ll look at what aspects of PLM and PDM systems make sense for smaller …
Digitalization and the Digital Thread
BigLever Software: Third Leg to the Platform Design Stool?
In this post, I detail the capabilities provided by BigLever and offer commentary and analysis on the value it provides.
Arena Exchange: Secure Yet Hands-Free Collaboration
This post provides an overview of the capabilities that this new product, Arena Exchange, provides as well as my commentary and analysis on what it means for engineering organizations.
Concurrent Product Development: Problem Solved or Issue Ignored?
This post reviews the value proposition of Concurrent Product Development, originally powered by CAD, as well as revisits why it is no longer a central topic in the industry.
ENOVIA Data Management: Less PDM-ish, More PLM-ish
This post provides details on ENOVIA data management capabilities as well as my perspective on how it can impact an engineering organization’s ability to collaborate.
What does 3DEXPERIENCE mean for SIMULIA?
Dassault Systemes’ plans for their 3DEXPERIENCE platform has implications for SIMULIA products. This post takes a hard look at what it all means.
What is Siemens PLM’s HD-PLM?
HD-PLM is Siemens PLM’s product strategy to access PLM information through 3D models. This posts provides some detail into how it works and the value it provides.
3DEXPERIENCE: I Finally Get It
Since Dassault Systèmes released their announcement 3DEXPERIENCE, many have assumed it was merely a grand vision. It turns out it is something far more tangible.
Is CAD in the Cloud Truly Terrifying?
For the past three years, the CAD industry has been a really wild and fun ride. The ball started rolling with broad acceptance of Direct Modeling. It’s grown into a full blown peer of feature-based / parametric / history-based modeling. I think that technology has more maturing to complete, but its interesting that just about every CAD application out there now has some form of this capability.
The ball continued right along with 2D tools. We’ve finally seen this industry accept that, in some …