Human hearts, 3D printers, gold mines, and traffic management are not necessarily the things you would expect out of PLM software vendors, but these are all related to the evolving strategies of these companies. None of those topics may be related to your day-to-day work, but understanding how the major PLM software companies are diversifying could help you make better decisions about aligning with specific PLM vendors.
It might not be breaking news, but PLM technology users have been awash in new licensing options lately. From monthly subscriptions to all-you-can-eat license plans, major vendors like Dassault, Autodesk, Aras, and more have been bringing new license options to the table – and end-users seem to be the real winners. Here’s a quick summary of some of the new and unique licensing options recently available. Continue Reading
Here at Razorleaf, we’re involved in just about any kind of technology that can help engineering and manufacturing companies succeed, and that recently has started to include a number of PLM tools from Autodesk. In fact, we’ve had a number of successes with Autodesk’s PLM 360 product. One of our projects was notable enough that we were asked to speak at Autodesk University 2014 with our client, Inphi. Read on to learn more about what and when we’ll be presenting. Continue Reading
Autodesk 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
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
I’ve sold and demo’ed it all. SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, SDRC, Autodesk, you name it. And one of the biggest selling points that we had for parametrics was the argument for data reuse. “Why would you spend all day doing File, Save As when you can build once and use as many times as you want?” Besides, its popular to recycle these days – even if you’re just recycling data. Continue Reading