Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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.

3D CAD Model Earth Mover Wireframe

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.

A 3D CAD model of a car with its door open

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.

What’s the Biggest Challenge in Transitioning to PLM?

Yes, this is a pop quiz. Alright. Quick, now, think about your answer. Got it? OK, now, hold on to it. Remember it. Stick it in a safe place in your head.
Alright. Ready to hear mine? Let’s see if we agree. On the edge of your seat? OK, Here it is.

Mitigating the Legacy Data Risk to PLM Deployments

Deploying PLM or PDM? Heh. That’s literally a whole different class of software. Many things can go horribly wrong along the way to a go-live date. If you’re leading the deployment of such a system, be ready. There will be surprises along the way. What surprises? Well, let’s discuss.

PLM Requires Business Transformation? Bollocks

Do you read Jos Voskuil’s blog? If you don’t, and you’re involved in PLM at your company, you should follow his posts. He has great ideas and insights into how this technology can be applied to engineering and product development at large. On April 2nd, he published a post titled PLM is a Journey. A few notable points caught my attention.

In the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum, Vision Takes Center Stage

Well, regardless of whatever else you have to say about Dassault Systèmes, you have to admit: they have vision. Last week, Dassault Systèmes invited their customers as well as many media and analyst folks down to Orlando for something called the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum. There are a few really well written summaries of the event and the message from DS, but in short, it was this: an experience is what occurs during the development of a product. And that experience needs to be supported across many different software systems and applications like ENOVIA, CATIA, SIMULIA and the like.

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