Cloning Items: Getting the Right STATE of Mind

yoga-clip-art-1729876Well, we may not be able to help you get to any particular meditation state, but today we’ll delve into getting to certain workflow states. Do you ever find yourself in this scenario in your Autodesk PLM 360 tenant? You might have an item at a particular state in a workflow (say, state 3 out of 9) and you need to clone the item and make a very small change. When the change is of a type that previous workflow states do not need visited, you want the new item to pop to the same workflow state as the original item.  Continue Reading

Import Legacy Items & BOMs into Autodesk PLM 360 with Revisions

Autodesk PLM 360 LogoImporting data from your legacy system into your cloud-based Autodesk PLM 360 tenant is a request we hear often. If, for example, you have existing items and bills of materials (BOMs) that are released in the legacy system at certain revisions, you will most likely need them replicated in Autodesk PLM 360. There is a built-in import tool to do just that (among other things). However, there are several ways this tool can be used, and not every way will get you all your desired results. In this video we will guide you through the best approach and usage of the tool for importing legacy data.
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Highlights from Accelerate 2015 with Autodesk PLM 360


From Autodesk veeps to customer stories and open-air networking, Accelerate 2015 on Sept 1-2 inspired, catalyzed, and educated. Highlights included stunning images from Autodesk PLM 360 customer BAC, PLM analysts trying to avoid fraught buzzwords in the panel discussion, and a sneak peek at Autodesk cloud PDM and “evented web” integration for Autodesk PLM 360.
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A Close Look at Non-Released Statuses in Autodesk PLM 360

Autodesk PLM 360 LogoWorking Versions, the Working Revision Identifier, the WIP Revision, and the Unreleased Lifecycle…Do you know what these non-released statuses are, when they occur, how to differentiate between them, and how to manage them in Autodesk PLM 360? We are often asked to clear up confusion that users and administrators have on this subject. So an explanation of the “what”, “when”, and “how” of the non-released statuses, and more, is what we are covering today!
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Understanding Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions in Autodesk PLM 360

New User-Group-RoleAs an Autodesk PLM 360 administrator, if you have ever struggled with getting the proper access to the proper users, you are not alone. Setting up user security takes some time, but it can take much longer without a good understanding of how all the elements of the security model work together. In this video, we’ll walk through a scenario to help develop this understanding!
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Autodesk Announces PLM-Specific Event

Autodesk Accelerate 2014 Event LogoAutodesk has announced its first-ever Autodesk PLM 360 User Conference, Accelerate 2014, to be held September 16-17 in Boston. This free event looks to be a great place not only to network with others in the Autodesk PLM 360 community and meet the Autodesk PLM 360 product and support teams, but also to hear from industry leaders and analysts about trends in product innovation and manufacturing. Continue Reading

PTC Introduces Creo

If you’re a 3D CAD user, you no doubt recognize the name PTC, or at the very least, Pro/ENGINEER.  But with the recent announcement by PTC of their new product line, Creo, the Pro/E brand’s days have become numbered.  Creo is a new line of products based on technology from PTC’s three main design and viewing brands, Pro/ENGINEER, ProductView, and CoCreate.  Creo was introduced October 28th, 2010 (known up until the launch date as “Project Lightning”) and is slated to be delivered in 2011.  Those are the basics, but what is this really all about and why is it important in the PLM industry?  Continue Reading