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Dassault Systèmes Acquires Majority Stake in Centric Software

  • A CIMdata Highlight:
  • On June 14, 2018, Dassault Systèmes, a leader in the global PLM market, announced they had signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Centric Software. CIMdata believes this is a good move for Dassault Systèmes.
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PTC and Rockwell Automation Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive Industrial Innovation and Accelerate Growth

  • A CIMdata Highlight:
  • PTC and Rockwell Automation, Inc., announced on 11 June 2018 that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership. The partnership will leverage both companies’ resources, technologies, industry expertise, and market presence, and will include technical collaboration and joint global go-to-market initiatives.
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Digital Transformation with OpenBOM

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata believes OpenBOM has identified the correct four aspects of innovative product development in an ever more complex world.
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Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Analyst Briefing 2018: Digitally Accelerating Additive Manufacturing

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata believes Dassault Systèmes has made significant progress simulating the entire Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. Since their acquisition of ABAQUS, Inc., in 2005, the company has transformed the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools from evaluating discrete items to simulating the entire AM lifecycle.
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Connecting the Core: IFS World Conference 2018

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended the IFS World Conference 2018, held in Atlanta, Georgia on 1-3 May 2018. The event totaled about 1,400 people. Founded in 1983, IFS is known for IFS Applications, their component-based enterprise offering version 10 was launched in 2018. IFS also has other strong offerings, including field service management and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
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Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

  • A CIMdata eBook:
  • This eBook introduces some key AM concepts such as Design for Additive Manufacture (DfAM) to identify opportunities to improve both existing and new designs, new organizational considerations including using a Vee Model to map out the end-to-end AM workflow, provides example use-cases of AM, and highlights the often-overlooked area of security.
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Aras ACE 2018: Fast Track to Digital Transformation

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended the annual Aras customer event, ACE 2018, held in Indianapolis on March 20th through 22nd. The format mirrored last year’s, with keynotes for all attendees and multiple parallel tracks. The two and one-half day agenda had up to seven parallel tracks and 20 unique sessions per day. The attendees included a diverse range of users from manufacturers and other industrial companies, as well as the usual implementation partners, industry and financial analysts, and academics.
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Intelligence Spanning the Lifecycle: SAP Infodays for PLM

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended the SAP Infodays for PLM event, held in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on 8-9 May 2018. This session brings together SAP customers, primarily from Germany and Central Europe, SAP partners, and SAP staff to highlight on-going developments, strategies, and futures and showcase leading customers’ work in developing and deploying SAP’s solutions. CIMdata has attended a number of SAP events before but the customer presentations at this event were much more informative than many others heard in the past.
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Glovius: A Modern CAD Viewer

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The collaborative visualization solution, Glovius from HCL Technologies, offers CAD independent viewing and data access. Aptly called a “Modern CAD Viewer” because of its ability to run on an extensive range of platforms including tablets and smart phones, Glovius offers capabilities such as dimensioning, sectioning, markup, 3D compare, and analysis tools to all levels of users.
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Product Data Intelligence

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  • Actify has been in the information discovery and visualization business for many years. They continue to enrich and add to their suite of tools and processes to enhance how people extract intelligence from their product data regardless of the data’s source. Their solutions’ abilities to coexist in and augment the enterprise environments of their customers are strong and compelling reasons to consider their solutions to support being able to improve product data intelligence. Actify’s pricing model that provides solutions as a service is also quite compelling.
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Infor Innovation Summit—Infor OS Ready for Prime Time

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  • CIMdata recently attended Infor’s Innovation Summit 2018 held March 19 and 20 in New York City, New York. Charles Phillips, Infor’s CEO, was the keynote speaker and kicked off the Summit with an overview of Infor’s achievements for the past year and set the stage for the Innovation Summit. Mr. Phillips stated that Infor currently has over 16,000 employees, delivered 176 new products during the last 12 months, and has over 71 million users subscribing to the Infor Cloud.
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Phoenix Integration User’s Conference Focuses on Integration of MDAO with Systems Engineering

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  • CIMdata participated in the recent Phoenix Integration International Users Conference event held in Annapolis, MD, on April 17-19, 2018. Approximately 85 engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, government, and academia were in attendance at this 3-day event spanning the disciplines of behavior modeling and simulation, multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimization(MDAO), and model-based systems engineering (MBSE).
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