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Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight

cad coaching  cost feedback on 3D CAD drawings and continuous visibility into product cost performance as designs develop and change. The aPriori software leverages 3D CAD files and intelligent cost models to quickly and automatically generate detailed manufacturing analysis and cost estimates that quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, manufacturing processes, volumes, and location in real time.   The software also enables users to leverage product cost data hosted in other critical enterprise

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cad coaching  an amount of $8.00 (CAD) from a McDonald’s restaurant. I can understand how a transaction of $1,000.00 (CAD) would trigger an inquiry, but how on earth could a transaction made at a McDonald’s restaurant for an $8.00 (CAD) meal raise eyebrows? Here are my hypotheses on this: 1 .    Credit card companies compile a consumer profile for each and every card holder based on purchases he/she makes using his/her credit card over the years. In my case, if my credit card company compared this transaction Read More

Bentley Extends Commitment to Siemens PLM Software


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The Ken Blanchard Companies


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Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4


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PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability


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TitanX Selects Aras PLM


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