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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not new topics, they have been around for decades just like 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Hardware and software advances in recent years are pushing AR/VR to the top of many technology trends lists. VR has been available for several decades, and even in…
It's an audacious thing to say, that human knowledge is a constraint on our imagination and innovation. I was reminded of this last week in a conversation with Dr. Pedro Marcal. Pedro is the author of MARC, the first nonlinear finite-element code, long since acquired by MSC. Now, at age…
Product service and service lifecycle management (SLM) are undergoing significant changes. Companies are leveraging the advent of smart, connected products, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to capture and manage more information about the in-service use and status of products and systems. This information…
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…
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ugly Truth

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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…
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Simulation: Past the Tipping Point?

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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…
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