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PTC’s 2012 Annual Revenue Results Analysis: After-Sales Services Strategy Paying Off
Last week, PTC announced its fiscal year first quarter results for 2013. Though its license growth was weak this quarter compared with the same quarter last

cad guidance  domain. Its computer-aided design (CAD) (PTC Creo® and PTC Mathcad®) and PLM (PTC Windchill® and PTC Integrity™) revenue was nearly flat for the year and saw some decline in the last quarter of calendar year 2012. PTC services business including Servigistics and Arbortext saw steady growth throughout the year with a jump in the last quarter or Q4 of calendar year 2012 (see figure 1). For the sake of uniformity, the revenue data has been converted from PTC’s fiscal reporting year to calendar year. Read More

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Automotive Industry and Food, Safety, and Drug Regulations
Enterprise application providers wanting to address the distinct regulatory requirements of the automotive, food, safety, and life sciences industries need to

cad guidance  or computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) files and forms. With timely information, one can thereby reduce data entry efforts, identify substandard quality much earlier, and keep the customers happy. A PPAP-enabled module typically provides tools for planning and controlling part production information, including the ability to outline the sampling process, provide checkpoints for adherence to plans, and ensure a process has the potential to consistently manufacture product Read More
A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey
As organizations prepare for a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation, they often don't understand the preliminary work necessary to begin the

cad guidance  zones with computer-aided design (CAD) for efficient reader placement. Common Problems and Quick Fixes Bar code equipment emits a conflicting frequency. There a few work-arounds if interference is found. If bar code equipment is emitting a conflicting frequency, an effective solution would be to upgrade the band of the RF devices to 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz. The use of fixed RFID portals, or even deployment of handheld RFID units that require less power, may solve this problem. The portable handheld units are Read More
Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration
Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes

cad guidance  information, data sheets, and CAD drawings. These manufacturers invest a significant amount of money in product design and have lengthy sales and manufacturing business processes. This often requires collaboration between the customers, salespeople, and critical back-office experts, making the integration of CAD applications and product data management (PDM) workflows essential. Developing a contract proposal requires many levels of checking and rechecking customer process requirements and facility Read More
Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

cad guidance  a computer aided design (CAD) system in design engineering, a statistical process control (SPC) application in quality management, and an automated material handling system in distribution. Efforts to link these stand-alone applications to ERP are termed computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). This is Part Three of a three-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton . Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides practical Read More
Vistagy Joins the Siemens PLM Family of Products
Siemens recently closed the acquisition of Vistagy, incorporating it into Siemens PLM Software. Vistagy is a provider of specialized engineering solutions

cad guidance  is fully integrated with CAD systems (e.g., CATIA from Dassault Systèmes, and Creo from PTC). Vistagy also partners with companies that provide solutions for nesting, cutting, drilling, and automated deposition, such as Gerber Technology, GFM, and MAG. History of Vistagy Products Vistagy’s extended knowledge in the composites field is not only used to address its customers’ needs and challenges, but also serves as a basis for research. Vistagy produces reports such as “ How Does Your Composite Read More
CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot

cad guidance  their expertise in the CAD and computer-aided engineering (CAE)-related product data management (PDM) realm, these vendors have expanded into the collaborative PLM realm by acquiring one or more PLM solutions and are currently selling them under the Teamcenter, ENOVIA , and Windchill PLM brands, respectively. Autodesk and Gerber Technologies would be additional prominent CAD providers that have recently joined the PLM fray. The Pros of CAD-based PLM Solutions Indisputably, CAD-based PLM vendors have Read More
Addressing Guidance from the IIA's GTAG-14 for Auditing User-Developed Applications
This white paper summarizes how the Prodiance Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM) suite of user-developed applications (UDA) software tools and associated

cad guidance  Guidance from the IIA's GTAG-14 for Auditing User-Developed Applications This white paper summarizes how the Prodiance Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM) suite of user-developed applications (UDA) software tools and associated professional service offerings enable organizations to fully comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA’s) guidelines for identifying, risk ranking, testing, and controlling critical UDAs. Read More
Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint
There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking

cad guidance  the heavy requirements of CAD integration in core cPDm functionality for discrete manufacturing, major PLM vendors (such as Dassault Systèmes , Siemens PLM , and PTC ) have significant presence in CAD and related areas. These three vendors now provide both PLM tools and cPDm solutions, and hold almost a half of the total PLM market revenue (data source: AMR) [1] . The reason for the strength of these CAD-PLM vendors is obvious—they all started from CAD and developed cPDm solutions along the way by Read More
Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over

cad guidance  the tendency of combining CAD and non-CAD products, which gives our competitors a size advantage. However, that hasn’t kept us from winning more than 20 large customers over our larger competitors. One of the most recent and significant ones was Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation (HKMC) , one of the largest and fastest-growing automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We call these Domino wins because they involve some of largest discrete manufacturing companies in the world c Read More
TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player
A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as

cad guidance  Kaledo ®: Lectra’s fashion CAD solution that allows the digital design of fashion concepts (story boards), styles, prints, knits, and woven fabrics. Modaris ®: The CAD pattern-making and grading solutions, covering the apparel product-engineering process, that not only accelerate the pattern-making process but also simulate the “look and fit” results using 3D  virtual prototyping. Diamino ®: Automated or interactive creation of cut-ready markers that prompt material savings and productivity Read More
Dalian Shipyard Transforms Shipbuilding in China with PTC Product Development Tools
After adopting two-dimensional computer-aided design (2D CAD) in the 1990s, Dalian Shipyard discovered that 2D technology didn’t meet the real-world challenges

cad guidance  designers. For example, 2D CAD could not graphically reproduce real ship design challenges, such as collisions. Dalian Shipyard needed better product lifecycle management (PLM) tools. The solution: CADDS 5i—a complete 3D CAD tool for shipbuilding. Read More
Speed-to-Market: Implementing an E-commerce Platform in Three Months
This paper provides guidance on how B2B and B2C companies can navigate a variety of e-commerce implementation choices to accelerate time-to-market. It outlines

cad guidance  to-Market: Implementing an E-commerce Platform in Three Months This paper provides guidance on how B2B and B2C companies can navigate a variety of e-commerce implementation choices to accelerate time-to-market. It outlines various platform options and provides insight on important features that organizations should look for when evaluating solutions and vendors. Read More
If There's One Thing CRM Tells Us: Don't Do PLM the Same Way
Product lifecycle management (PLM) doesn't work, but it should. Industry's general approach and attitude to PLM mimics the early days of customer relationship

cad guidance  2: Choosing between the CAD and ERP Vendor Both CAD and ERP vendors will attempt to sell you PLM—the middle piece between CAD and ERP—using similar fear, uncertainty, and doubt arguments. ERP vendors will argue that you should choose their PLM because their ERP controls the commercial data, and is also the system that has the largest user population; users who are going to provide the valuable feedback and input to the design process. CAD vendors, on the other hand, will argue that they control the Read More
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cad guidance  Services TEC's Advisory Services are designed to supplement your selection project with on-site support and guidance from our software selection experts. Read More

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