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Aras and xLM Solutions to Prey on ENOVIA SmarTeam PLM Customers
Aras announces that xLM Solutions, a product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and systems integration (SI) firm, has joined the growing Aras Partner

cad plm smarteam  other computer aided design (CAD) systems with aged SmarTeam PLM systems, are realizing that it makes good sense to move over to the Aras PLM software suite owing to the product's solid out-of-the-box functionality, flexible Web-based technology, and subscription business model.   xLM Solutions provides lifecycle management and information technology (IT) services that include requirements analysis, migration planning, solution implementation, customization, and SI. The xLM team comprises experienced

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Embraer to Overhaul Its PLM Platform with PTC Windchill


In a well-established upper-range product lifecycle management (PLM) market total platform replacements are a rare occurrence. Brazil-based Embraer, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, has recently selected PTC’s Windchill PLM technology solutions to “help bring new innovative aircraft to market faster, more efficiently, and with the highest levels of quality.” With the switch from

cad plm smarteam  V6 platform (where both CAD and PLM are on a new object-based architecture). There is not a great migration path from file-based CATIA V5’s architecture to V6, while ENOVIA V6 doesn’t do a very good job of managing CATIA V5 data, which often results in performance issues. Central to Embraer’s ability to achieve the aforementioned goals is the choice of a new PLM backbone system that offers the broadest set of capabilities. After an exhaustive review of leading PLM technology providers, Embraer Read More

PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 1




cad plm smarteam  that these retailers have. CAD to PLM integration is critical in fashion retail supply chains. Most of the manufacturing is outsourced and  manufacturing execution systems (MES)  capabilities are far less important (which plays into PTC’s hand, given the lack of its own MES and plant automation offerings). Last but not least, service departments have long been served well by PTC’s Arbortext service manuals publishing solutions. In the realm of service information, Arbortext has been superior in Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

cad plm smarteam  Siemens NX as the CAD solution. Aras will likely be a PLM supplement to Teamcenter Engineering , which is a discontinued PDM solution by Siemens PLM Software . The legacy solution is seemingly working fine for Siemens’ NX CAD data management but not for efficient enterprise-wide PLM processes such as creating and managing bills of materials (BOMs), engineering change management (ECM), task management (task allocation and control), enterprise-wide change management, and new product development and Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

cad plm smarteam  protecting and growing its CAD and PLM revenue. CATIA is still, and will be for quite some time to come, Dassault Systèmes’ biggest ground. Another reason for the vendor to expand 3D Experience is to promote usage of 3D content, while earning revenue from CAD tools that create the 3D data. CATIA should facilitate increased 3D content creation, collaboration, and viewing. Some Challenges Dassault Systèmes has come a long way from its CAD origins and traditional strengths—“planes, trains, and Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

cad plm smarteam  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

cad plm smarteam  Your PLM Initiatives and Spends There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise. Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

cad plm smarteam  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More

New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality


Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. Quality processes are now directly connected to the product record in Arena PLM, which provides everyone with visibility into quality issues to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate, and resolve product quality problems.

cad plm smarteam  chains for nearly a decade. Now, Arena Quality provides template-based control over phases, attributes, and terminology to reflect each individual organization's internal quality process. All quality information is embedded within the BOM, where engineers basically live, so nothing gets overlooked (emailed notifications are shown in the Arena Quality dashboard). Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software


After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field—Siemens PLM Software. In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the

cad plm smarteam  tools (e.g., computer-aided design [CAD], digital manufacturing, and simulation) and PLM (i.e., collaborative Product Definition management [cPDm]). Also, Teamcenter is one of the few PLM solutions that provide the broadest functionality coverage I have seen. In addition, Some Teamcenter capabilities (such as sourcing and maintenance) show the company’s attempt to expand support to a wider range of business processes. A broader functional coverage of a PLM system allows more parties in an organization Read More

Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform Is Out


Aras, an established product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, recently announced the general availability of Aras Innovator 10. The latest release provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains (requirements for large, extended enterprise user counts and rapidly growing data sets), and introduces an HTML5 browser-based user interface (UI), which makes PLM more accessible for business users.

cad plm smarteam  (not yet for graphics-rich CAD users).   Other technology enhancements enable mobile application development and simplify cloud deployment. You can see a demo of Aras Innovator 10 here ; additional details are available here .   The open source PLM vendor currently has nearly 500 paying customers and 100 employees. There are still only very few cloud PLM customers (not a huge demand yet), but many prospects are interested in subscription pricing. Companies with an active Aras subscription receive free Read More

PLM for the Fashion Industry


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

cad plm smarteam  for the Fashion Industry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

Windchill: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

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