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There are very few events that are designed exclusively for PLM Solution Providers in the PLM economy. CIMdata's annual PLM Market & Industry Forum, which is now over 25 years old, is one that comes to mind. Of course, I might just be a little bit partial! But consider how rare it is to get all the key PLM solution providers together in the same place for networking and an open discussion on the state of the PLM industry. This is the very essence of CIMdata's PLM Market & Industry Forum. The event, which this year takes place during April at various locations globally, offers attendees the opportunity to gain key insights into the current economic climate and trends. After the trends are identified their effects on the PLM economy are examined. Additionally, it is at this event where we take the first look at CIMdata's eagerly awaited 2017 PLM
Published in PLM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ugly Truth

Enterprise PDM. A CAD Data Vault across the organization. In most organizations today, Product Lifecycle Management solutions are little more than Enterprise PDM. I've said it, the ugly truth that most PLM veterans are afraid to admit or even mouth the words. Our organizations and their clients, don't deploy most of the capabilities PLM practitioners know can and should be implemented. So how do we bridge the gap between what is and what could be? In a word, knowledge. More specifically it has to be the right knowledge along with the insights that are gained by applying the latest PLM trends and technologies to our organizations and clients. PLM continues to push existing boundaries with continued progress in Industry 4.0, IIoT, Additive Manufacturing, and other key enabling technologies. At the upcoming 2018 CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forum, you will gain the first-hand knowledge to transform your clients from the current Enterprise
Published in PLM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Simulation: Past the Tipping Point?

It strikes me, that without us really recognizing it, simulation has become more relevant for product development than physical testing. (Please note, I said product development, not product validation.) As innovation in product design and manufacturing methods increase, it has become much more difficult to procure representative and statistically relevant tests of proposed designs in sufficient time. Increasingly, new designs are based on experience (past designs) and simulation. Physical testing is much less of a factor. Why? Well, given compressed development schedules, it is hard to obtain representative parts (built on production tooling) in sufficient time to then test them and make engineering decisions. Also, it is prohibitively expensive to do statistically valid physical testing. So, for that reason, companies need to look at how they manage their simulation strategy, what we call Simulation Governance. This is an issue for senior executive management, not just the high priests of simulation. We at CIMdata will have
Published in Simulation/CAE
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