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 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 …
March 28, 2014
The Diverging State of PDM
A little more than a year ago, I wrote post titled The PDM Revolution is Upon Us, Brought to You by CAD in the Cloud, which postulated what would happen as some PLM providers moved their CAD offerings to the cloud. Fast forward to today, and things haven't quite played out as I suggested.
October 8, 2013
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.
September 23, 2013
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.
September 16, 2013
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.