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

Fear of the Engineering Cloud

Fear seems to be a big part of the engineering-on-the-cloud discussion, at least in the blogosphere and on discussion boards.  But I think there are two different fears that need to be addressed.  The first fear, the fear of losing your intellectual property, can be overcome and it is what I would call an “unhealthy” fear.  The second, the fear of falling behind, is trickier but I would argue that it is a “healthy” fear because worrying about it can make you stronger and ultimately help you.  So read on to see if either of these fears resonates with you.  Continue Reading

Why SOA is Important in ENOVIA V6

We at Razorleaf have been going through the ENOVIA V6R2010x documentation to figure out the “real” meaning behind the much publicized SOA readiness of V6. Before we dive in, let’s get familiar with the definition of SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture). Continue Reading

Cloud-y with a Chance of PLM

There is a lot of buzz around cloud computing today, and not all of it is positive.  If you don’t know much about cloud computing, the simplest description is to think about a bank of remote computers whose resources you can harness on an as-needed basis.  Note that this description omits any discussion of where the computers are located (other than not being attached to your keyboard), who owns the computers, who else can access the computers, etc.  The concept of cloud computing itself doesn’t imply answers to any questions about ownership, location, or privacy/security.  So let’s dig a level deeper to discuss how these ownership, security, and privacy issues relate to cloud computing, and specifically in the world of PLM.  Continue Reading