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 PDFKey takeaways: Key takeaways: Smart, connected products have become the norm in a wide range of industries, requiring product companies to evolve their product development strategies and tools to respond Leading product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services providers have been evolving their offerings to respond, often through acquisitions Siemens…
 PDFKey takeaways: IBM has bet their company on cognitive computing which includes Watson technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and professional services, and the cloud Based on attendance at the recent World of Watson event, the market is listening and responding Companies in a range of industries are starting…
 PDF Key takeaways: Top AEC industry performers tend to employ more technologies, and their performance is strongly correlated with current technology usage and growth in IT investment The majority of respondents see potential to reduce costs by more than 10% for both pre-commissioning and post-commissioning phases of building lifecycles The…
 PDF Key takeaways: Many leading PLM and simulation and analysis (S&A) solution providers are building integrated multiphysics portfolios, in many cases through strategic acquisitions COMSOL AB began with a multiphysics product vision and continues to expand and enhance their offerings via internal R&D The COMSOL Application Builder helps experienced S&A…
 PDF Key takeaways: Complete and accurate design history files (DHF) and device master records (DMR) are critical to successfully launching and supporting medical device products Paper or file folder-based processes often used to manage documentation slow time to market, make data hard to manage, and make effective risk management, verification,…
 PDF Key takeaways: In most companies, product cost and manufacturing knowledge and requirements are spread across different functions and information systems Competitive pressures to win business are forcing companies to make decisions earlier in the lifecycle, making it more difficult to get disconnected functions to bid to win and to…
 PDF Key takeaways: The SOLIDWORKS 2017 launch highlighted the continued evolution of the SOLIDWORKS portfolio to support developing smart, connected products This release expands support for multi-CAD and synchronous collaboration, essential capabilities for customers to optimize participation in their value chains Companies of all sizes need full lifecycle support from…
 PDF Key takeaways: Over the last year, Autodesk invested heavily in building out their Product Innovation Platform, extending the Fusion brand to current and new offerings Autodesk announced Cloud PDM for MCAD data management, available now for current Fusion Lifecycle subscribers at no additional cost Their recent acquisitions, Configure One…
 PDF Key takeaways: Siemens PLM Software is moving quickly to integrate their acquisitions of CD-adapco and Polarion to accelerate their initiatives for predictive analytics Siemens PLM Software introduced new design and analysis optimization capabilities that have been designed to help customers create and deliver more efficient, cost-effective products and solutions…
 PDF (English)  PDF (Japanese) Key takeaways: The lack of integration between EBOM, MBOM, manufacturing process planning, and work instructions results in information silos that create gaps in traceability and make it difficult to keep data synchronized—directly impacting product cost, quality, and time to market Automating the transformation of the Engineering…
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