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 PDF Key takeaways: 3D Sweep leads a list of productivity and usability enhancements in Creo Parametric 5.0. Improvements in both additive and subtractive manufacturing include a partnership with Materialise to support metal 3D printing. A smooth workflow process for topology optimized models that automatically fits precise geometry to the approximate planar mesh. On March 19, 2018, PTC announced the release of Creo Parametric 5.0, the latest version of their flagship computer-aided design (CAD) solution. In its introduction, PTC executives highlighted three strategic areas of enhancement in the software—Productivity & Usability, Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing, and Simulation & Optimization. The collective improvements promise to enable “companies to accelerate product innovation and build better products faster by reusing the best designs and replacing assumptions with facts.” CIMdata agreed, lending the following quote to the official PTC press release: “PTC is on the leading edge of some of the hottest technologies today with the Internet of Things (IoT)
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 PDF Key takeaways: As Additive Manufacturing (AM) comes into widespread use it may upend supply chains by separating the digital and the physical. PLM can enable this transformation; PLM’s absence could be chaotic. Manufacturers working in supply chains may be able to shift production to customers equipped for AM. Instead of physical parts, customer will buy products in digital form as technical data packages (TDPs). Moog Inc. is developing this capability with AM, Blockchain, and PLM and it expects significant, measurable benefits. A&D Supply Chain Issues Companies in aerospace and defense (A&D) supply chains have many problems, which seem to grow with the rising proportion of information in their supply chains; this data growth is in part due to surging inflows of data from the Internet of Things (IoT) and lifecycle-based precise replicas of products and processes known as digital twins and digital threads. While physical parts are the reason supply chains exist, there has been
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 PDF Sponsored by Infor Key takeaways: In today’s highly competitive landscape, manufacturers must do everything possible to attract new customers and maintain loyalty among existing customers. Product lifecycle management (PLM) focuses on managing the intellectual assets generated from idea through end of life. Enhanced PLM strategies and enabling solutions can ensure that customer requirements are addressed at every development stage. Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) solutions can leverage PLM-managed information to enhance the buying experience, while ensuring that only profitable quotes are put in front of customers. Empowering digitalization requires enabling end-to-end connectivity and lifecycle optimization, while recognizing that this new approach must consider organizational, cultural, and technological changes. Introduction Life used to be much easier for discrete manufacturers. Their competitors were mostly local, as was their value chain. Their products evolved to meet market requirements but at a more leisurely pace. They could build brand loyalty through superior products, top notch service, or on some other criteria specific to
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 PDF Key takeaways: Dassault Systèmes with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, integrated industry end-to-end process solutions, and supporting apps, are in the forefront of realizing the future simulation ecosystem, parts of which they already have available today. CIMdata believes that Dassault Systèmes continues to innovate in Additive Manufacturing using it as part of the end-to-end processes in their solution and their 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Dassault Systèmes’ “POWER’BY” strategy includes easy integration of third-party solutions into their simulation ecosystem. Industry’s next big challenge remains: to enable the cultural change required to make better use of already available simulation and prediction technology. CIMdata believes that Dassault Systèmes is well prepared to help their customers in this transformation. With its third “Science in the Age of Experience” conference, and second to be held in Boston, Dassault Systèmes clearly underlined the progress it has made in aligning its solutions by industry verticals while shifting away from their previous mainly brand-focused approach. Overall, the
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