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Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?
Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only

solidworks tutorials  Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data? Plant Intelligence as Glue A series of TEC tutorials have looked at manufacturing plant-level systems addressing both the importance of plant level systems (see The Importance of Plant-Level Systems ) and the difficulties in developing systems that integrate the needs of the shop floor and the back-office (see The Challenges of Integrating ERPs and MESs ). One approach to addressing these challenges is to use plant or manufacturing intelligence systems. Given

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Autodesk Ushers In the Era of Cloud CAM


As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk, during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps. By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease of use and flexibility.

solidworks tutorials  Autodesk: On-premises HSMWorks (for SolidWorks ) On-premises Autodesk Inventor HSM Cloud Autodesk CAM 360, which is HSMWorks re-architected on Autodesk’s Neutron core of the Autodesk 360 platform to work smoothly with Fusion 360 and other Autodesk 360 cloud products (currently with no integration to other CAD systems out of the box) The above three CAM versions have more than 95 percent the same CAM capabilities, which are platform independent; the differences are about implementations, integrations, Read More

Hitch Your Wagon to a Wild Horse?


In the frantic race to be “on the web” companies are looking outside for help to design and build their web sites. In the frantic race to be the “bleeding edge” e-Builders are doing whatever they can to deliver service to their clients. The result is not always predictable and not always satisfactory to either party.

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abas-USA Adds VC999 to Its Customers Roster


Following on its recent win at Carolina Color, abas-USA announced that VC999 Packaging Systems has selected it to be its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. VC999 is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of vacuum chamber, thermoforming (rollstock), tray sealer, and flow wrapper machine systems as well as other packaging robotics, vision inspection systems, conveyer/converger

solidworks tutorials  there was abas’ improved SolidWorks integration. Especially critical was a new feature for VC999, whereby a customer can log in to the company’s Web page (using abas eBusiness ), pull up the catalogued machines, view their SolidWorks drawings, click on a needed spare part in the drawing, directly enter it into the abas eBusiness shopping cart, and purchase it. 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.

solidworks tutorials  tools from CATIA and SolidWorks , product simulation and testing application SIMULIA, and ENOVIA PLM products ( MatrixOne , SmarTeam , Enginuity , and VPLM ), the vendor has all the necessary pieces to round out its PLM footprint. Dassault Systèmes software applications allow businesses to digitally define and simulate products, as well as the processes and resources required to manufacture, maintain, and recycle them while minimizing their impact on the environment. As the pace of technological change Read More

Global Shop Solutions One-System ERP Solutions


Global Shop's ERP systems provide functionalities for cost, pricing, and profits; customer relationship management (CRM); financials; inventory and purchasing; quality assurance; scheduling; and shop management. Global Shop customers receive after-sale service and support in a variety of ways, including Global Shop’s highly educated, professional manufacturing and accounting consultants and instructors; new user basic training for one week at Global Shop’s training facility, and additional training as required; on-site consulting at the customer’s plant; virtual training via the Internet, available as subscription virtual training and individual virtual training; classes taught at the annual users’ conference; implementation assistance; documentation manuals; online help; in-house telephone support; Global Shop’s ServiceWeb, which allows posting and tracking of all service calls; and data conversion support.

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Made2Manage


Made2Manage is a directly delivered enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, services, and support solution for small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers with dynamic, to-order environments, including engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and mixed-mode operations. Made2Manage seamlessly integrates enterprise resource planning and scheduling with shop floor execution. Built in 1986 by the president of a machine tool company, and expanded through the years via the input of more than 1,500 discrete, to-order manufacturing companies, Made2Manage keeps its focus on the manufacturing industry. Version 7.0 debuts 100 percent .NET, service-oriented architecture (SOA), n-tier architecture with “future proof” technology.  

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ABAS Business Software has built a name for itself as a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor to contend with. In his latest article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the company’s major ERP offering, describes how the mid-market ERP vendor the differentiated itself from the pack, and talks with Alan Salton to get the president’s perspective on the company’s products, challenges, and strategies.

solidworks tutorials  major CAD systems (e.g., SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes ), abas ERP includes an impressive document management system with optical character recognition (OCR)–based search through multimedia documents. Other capabilities that do not usually come bundled within an ERP system are abas ERP’s computer telephony integration (CTI), mobile solutions, and embedded business intelligence (BI) via Jaspersoft reports. In addition, an e-learning tool is built in to the software and tracks users’ progress as Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

solidworks tutorials  Pro/Engineer (Pro/E), Dassault Systemes' SolidWorks , and Autodesk Inventor is impressive. Namely, these are not static PDF or JPG attachments, but users can rather see the live 3D CAD drawings changing dynamically as the options are selected on-the-fly. For 2D drawings, Configure One even has its own embedded CAD module so that customers do not have to acquire expensive and complex supplemental CAD products. Concept Enterprise Configurator is written in Java, runs on Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

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PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


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solidworks tutorials  compete with Autodesk Vault, SolidWorks EPDM (formerly PDMWorks ), Omnify, Softech , and Synergis Software . Siemens’ Teamcenter Express and Dassault Systemes’ ENOVIA Express still target enterprises that are a tad larger than the aforementioned SMB PDM offerings do. In North America, PTC is initially relying on TriStar , its largest Windchill sales and services partner worldwide, to bring this product to the SMB marketplace. TriStar has been pre-selling the product for the last month or so, and on Read More

PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability


CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the forefront of these changes is product development software player PTC, and the company’s 3D product design solution Creo, now on its third version, which offers powerful CAD interoperability and design and efficiency improvements.

solidworks tutorials  management [PLM] customers use SolidWorks for CAD), but things are different with Creo, and especially Creo 3.0. PTC now believes that it has surpassed the competition and set a new CAD interoperability bar with Creo 3.0 CAD interoperability.   The PTC Creo 3.0 multi-CAD capability sounds somewhat like Aras ’ MultiCAD Gateway for NX, Creo, SolidWorks, JT, and CATIA via Elysium that the PLM player announced in early 2014. But, this move was only logical given that Aras has no own CAD product of its own Read More

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NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change


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solidworks tutorials  Puts The Spotlight On Change Event Summary The National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) is considering changing its title because the purchasing profession has evolved to strategic, value-adding supply chain management. NAPM seeks to recognize this evolution through a change in the name to the Institute for Supply Management Preparing Purchasing and Supply Professions for the Future according to the February 2001 issue of Purchasing Today , ( www.NAPM.org ). In the Strategies & Solutions Read More

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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.

solidworks tutorials  ' CATIA , and SolidWorks products (bolstered by the IBM channel and its recent foray into the mid-market with its Express umbrella brand, see IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs ), and EDS PLM Solutions' UGS and SDRC products. While in other markets it is not necessarily the dominant package, AutoCAD still often makes the top three ranking. All told, Autodesk claims over three million users worldwide on its products. On the other hand, one is not to dispute Microsoft's dominance on desktops, with a Read More