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
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