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Need For a 21st Century Engineering Curriculum

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The product engineering and manufacturing communities stand to benefit by helping create a next generation curriculum that better prepares students to be highly productive engineers in the 21st Century and beyond.
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SOLIDWORKS World 2019: Expanding the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended SOLIDWORKS World 2019, which took place from 10 to 13 February in Dallas, Texas. The event continues to grow, with over 6,000 physical attendees and many others attending by remote connection. Dassault Systèmes clearly stated that it intends to expand the event further, both in technological scope and number of attendees.
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Accenture’s Prescription for Driving Healthcare Disruptions

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Accenture life sciences capabilities and enabling technologies are helping leading life sciences companies meet their growth and innovation objectives.
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Can Your Enterprise Architecture Support Digital Transformation?

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The Aras PLM Platform provides a strong foundation for digital transformation initiatives and is currently deployed at leading industrial companies such as General Motors, Airbus, and Microsoft.
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Validating Autonomous Vehicles through Simulated Driven Miles

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Hexagon MI’s simulation offerings have been widely applied in the development of automated vehicles to: 1) study realistic traffic conflict scenarios; 2) produce reliable vehicle response simulations at different levels of detail; and 3) enable quick design iterations, based on accurate modeling of active safety sensors and practicable control strategies.
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Industry 4.0—A Regional Update

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • The white paper is focused on Industry 4.0, a German-defined initiative that has been taken up in countries around the world.
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Evolving from Digital Prototypes to Physics-Based Digital Twins

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • Digital twin technologies are maturing rapidly and being used in specific industrial applications where there is a well-understood business case with measurable ROI. CIMdata believes that digital twin technology and business processes are in many ways still at the very early adoption stages.
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PLM Leadership

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PLM Leadership — the PLM industry’s most comprehensive non-biased education and training offering for today’s PLM professionals

A comprehensive set of education and training programs designed by PLM professionals for PLM professionals.

CIMdata’s Education and Training Solutions for PLM Professionals

PLM Leadership offers a wide range of specialized training and education resources for the PLM industry. CIMdata’s unique position with over 30 years of experience in the PLM industry and its comprehensive set of highly valued training and education programs, enable today’s PLM professionals to fully realize the highest return on their PLM investments.


PLM Certificate Program

The CIMdata PLM Certificate Program comprises a set of well defined, assessment-based PLM education and training certificate programs. The classes prepare PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges inherent in PLM strategy development, solution evaluation and selection, implementation, and continuous improvement. It is available in several different formats.

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PLM Road Map™ Conference

PLM Road Map is the must-attend global PLM networking event, designed by CIMdata’s team of PLM industry thought leaders for PLM industry executives and practitioners. Conferences focus on how companies successfully define and employ PLM and enabling solutions to meet challenging product development, manufacturing, and deployment issues. Conferences cover automotive, aerospace and defense, and the high tech electronics industries.

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Knowledge Council Workshops

CIMdata hosts a number of public workshops on topics supporting the aims of its Knowledge Councils.

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Customized Education & Training Programs

CIMdata also creates custom programs to meet your PLM training and education needs, understanding that one size does not fit all. CIMdata will work with you to realize your most pressing training needs.

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PLM Market & Industry Forum for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forum is the premier industry event series created exclusively for PLM solution providers of all sizes. CIMdata’s forum series is a leading venue to discuss market performance and set the vision for the PLM industry for the years to come.

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E-Learning Courses

CIMdata’s e-learning courses are delivered through self-paced, on-line educational sessions. Each session is one hour in duration and is taken at a time that is suited to the individual participant’s schedule. Each module has a related web-based, individual assessment. E-learning courses are available to people working in industrial companies, PLM solution providers, financial analysts, and anyone interested in understanding more about PLM.

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Complimentary Webinars

CIMdata’s complimentary Educational Webinars provide an opportunity for those interested in PLM to learn more about selected topics. Our Webinars are applicable to all, irrespective of where you are on your PLM journey.

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Featured Cimdata Reports

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PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide

CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.

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PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM providers, revenue analyses for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

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PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Simulation & Analysis Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the global simulation and analysis market, one of the fastest growing segments of the overall product lifecycle management market, including profiles of the leading S&A firms.

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CAM Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the worldwide CAM software and services market. It also includes a discussion on the trends in the CAM industry and updates on the top CAM solution providers.