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PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD
A major announcement at the PTC Live Global 2013 conference was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual

cad layout  Available as Virtual Desktop CAD A major announcement at the PTC Live Global 2013 conference was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual Desktop environment . In design and manufacturing environments today, corporations need to have the ability to get global teams up and running quickly in new locations, and they need all teams to be able to easily access the latest software installation by updating from a single server. Virtualization of PTC Creo

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What’s New in Siemens PLM Tecnomatix 10.1


Tecnomatix became part of the Siemens PLM family of products in 2007, having been created in 1983 in Israel to offer manufacturing process management (MPM) solutions. It acquired Unicam Software (a provider of software to manage the production of printed circuit boards) in 1999 and USDATA (a provider of the production control solution FactoryLink and manufacturing execution system Xfactory) in

cad layout  for computer aided design (CAD), Tecnomatix is part of the Siemens HD-PLM initiative, which aims to be a framework for cross-domain decision making and data management throughout the entire lifecycle of a product. I intend to find out more about Siemens HD-PLM and share the information with you in future posts. Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

cad layout  release has ten Creo CAD apps, the most recent one being PTC Creo Layout . The solution offers 2D CAD capabilities in an integrated way, with 3D design capabilities available on the same data model. It is possible to create 2D concept designs with unconstrained drafting capabilities that leverage 2D data in the design process. 2D drafting is especially useful in case of designing symmetrical rotating parts and cross-sections (e.g., axles, gears, etc.), after which the 2D designs can be moved into a 3D Read More

The New and the Noteworthy: 2008 Vendor Wrap-up


2008 seemed to be the year for mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the world of enterprise software—with companies like Oracle picking up Primavera Software’s project and portfolio management (PPM) offering, and Symantec grabbing up MessageLab’s messaging and web security offering. But it was also a year for some software firms to see their latest solutions shine. With 2008 nearing its end

cad layout  of mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) tools and a range of web-based collaboration technologies, enable manufacturing companies to create virtual computer-based products (digital products), collaborate on designs within the enterprise and throughout the extended supply chain, and control the digital product information throughout the product lifecycle. The year 2008 saw some really good news from PTC. By achieving 14 percent GAAP year-over-year revenue growth, PTC passed the $1 billion (USD) mark for Read More

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design


Electro-mechanical design continues to gain importance, as the majority of today’s products have both electrical and mechanical components and systems. Designing and stimulating these products collaboratively across both domains is essential to producing high quality products. Learn how implementing an electro-computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) strategy—now—can help you later.

cad layout  Solution Suppliers-None of the CAD solution providers have products for designing both electrical and mechanical product elements. Therefore, the most efficient collaboration environment will have to work with data from products of two or more vendors. ECAD and MCAD Data Models are Different-The basic formats and constructs of data used in the two disciplines are quite different. ECAD solutions generally do not deal with 3D data, especially for 3-dimenional electrical components such as resistors, IC Read More

The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM


The product development life cycle - innovate, conceptualize, plan, design, procure, produce, deliver, service, and retire - naturally includes multiple people, operating in multiple departments, and typically from multiple companies, each with locations in multiple countries around the world. Solving inherent difficulties that result from managing this complexity are the raison d’être for PLM solutions.

cad layout  management (PDM) systems. While CAD involves the use of high-resolution graphics in a wide range of product design activities, allowing quick evaluation and modification of the designer's intent, PDM systems are merely vaults for storing and updating data, which replace paper-based processes and information storage with a single, centralized data repository that enables authorized users throughout a company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they follow specific procedures. Read More

Autodesk to Spark Up 3D Printing


Autodesk announces that it will release an open-software for 3-D printing later this year. Find out what this means for 3D printer software vendors and printer makers in P.J.'s post.

cad layout  further usage of its CAD authoring software, already used in plenty of 3D printing projects. The more people use 3D Printing, the more authoring tools can be sold, simple as that. Should its open-source software enjoy wide adoption, it could transform 3D printer makers into mere plastic box makers, just like Microsoft did with PC makers 30 years ago.   This could be a game changer in a highly competitive market, especially with lower barrier entry after patent expirations. Autodesk’s move is similar Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

cad layout  designs from Autodesk's pervasive CAD software with Microsoft's ERP solutions through the Autodesk Vault design data/engineering data management (EDM) software, giving these companies a way to easily connect the engineering teams that design products with the operations teams that manufacture them. Consequently, the companies' mutual customers should be able to more easily track product data by linking the engineering bill of materials (EBOMs) and engineering change orders (ECOs) that will be created Read More

10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade


There are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company’s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company’s purse strings. When you know it’s time for a network upgrade, you need more than just the technical facts—you have to arm yourself with a solid business case. Start with 10 tips that can help you sell the members of your upper management team on a network upgrade.

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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 layout  hodgepodge of PLM and CAD systems, where even migration from V4 or V5 to V6 implies essentially a new implementation), Dassault Systèmes may be a trailblazer in product design. Dassault Systèmes’ unwavering philosophy is that virtual worlds can improve the real world. The unified V6 platform is a major redefinition of the PLM market—it is designed to harness collective intelligence from online communities and enable any user to imagine, share, and experience products in the universal language of 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 layout  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 Introduces Perfect Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience


Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It seems to be a rebranding of the 3DVIA Store offering. Retailers can model virtual shelves and stock them with lifelike items (realistic 3D product representations) created from either 2D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings or

cad layout  its traditional PLM and CAD realms) and compete with JDA Software or Oracle AVT retail space planning software and plan-o-grams. Further TEC Reading Dassault’s Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours (July 2012) Dassault Systèmes—Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience (Apr 2012) Social PLM and CRM – Dassault Systèmes and Netvibes (Under the Exalead Brand) (Mar 2012) Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over US$ 1 billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 through the mid

cad layout  its direct modeling 3D CAD capabilities, primarily to add its existing customers and history-free, dynamic modeling capabilities to PTC’s  CAx (computer-aided technologies)  arsenal. The product was recently renamed Creo Elements/Direct (see Part 1 for more detail on the differences between parametric/history-based and explicit/direct modeling approaches ) Most Recent Acquisitions Most recently, PTC acquired the assets of Synapsis Technology (later renamed InSight ) in 2008, Relex Software in 2009, Read More

Catching Up with Omnify Software


In the deluge of news revolving mainly around the Big Five product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors, i.e., Siemens PLM, Dassault Systemes, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Oracle Agile PLM, and SAP PLM, hardly any noise comes from smaller PLM providers in the lower end of the market. To be certain, many smaller PLM players, who had been catering to the mid-market, such as former

cad layout  focused on selling  electronic CAD (ECAD)  and mechanical CAD (MCAD) solutions. Its staff members recognized many gaps in their customer’s data flow, mainly in the area of passing finished product data to document control and ERP systems. After spinning off, some of Omnify’s early products were: OmniBOM (which is still part of the flagship Empower PLM product suite) and Databook Toolkit . The latter was a database product that allowed engineering groups to manage parametric data about design 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, product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value. He

cad layout  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