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Unstructured Big Data is a Big Manufacturing Challenge - data needs to be organized based on use, organize content by meta data, Rob Spiegel, Design News, May 26, 2015

PDM vs PLM - What is the Difference and What do I Need? - organizations designing with modern parametric CAD app like SOLIDWORKS can benefit from PDM system; companies having complex BOM, need of advanced BOM management, regulatory issues should opt for PLM, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Mar 26, 2015

New Expectations Drive Development of PDM Collaboration Features - product data management software is evolving with incorporation of on-demand cloud, analytics, mobile, social elements, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, Mar 5, 2015

PDM/PLM - What is It and Why Do I Need It? - typical information managed in PDM module, advantages, brief overview of Teamcenter Rapid Start, Solid Edge Insight, Cadimage PLM, Feb 27, 2015

How to Transform Old CAD-PDM Integration Paradigms - cloud, mobile collaboration will change CAD/PDM integration paradigm in future, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jan 15, 2015

Autodesk Now Says Yes to Cloud-Based PDM - latest PLM 360 update incorporates core PDM-like document management capabilities, browser-based viewing technology to help non-CAD users easily display models on desktops or mobile devices, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Nov 17, 2014

Intelligent Numbering: What's the Great Part Number Debate? - understand PDM/PLM system part number generation capabilities, limitations of any other systems that interact with parts, go through every activity that requires interpreting part numbers, Ed Lopategui, GrabCAD Blog, July 24, 2014

Part Numbers are Hard. How to Think About Data First? - disconnect part numbers, classification from specific applications, generate PN based on classification, business needs, processes, use independent service to convert independent PN into system specific identification, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 28, 2014

Cloud PDM Can Make File Check-In and Check-Out Obsolete - modern cloud PDM can take approach of seamless, transparent data synchronization to simplify PDM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 21, 2014

The Complexity of Part Management in PDM - 2 main reasons: complexity of 2 lifecycles - CAD, items; disagreement about where is 'master' of part information, cross system integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 11, 2014

PDM Weakest Link - weakest link of PDM is ability to sync large multi-file design between local discs, cloud storage, Oleg Shilovitsky, LinkedIn, July 8, 2014

Are You Still Using FTP for CAD File Transfer? - pros, cons of using email, FTP, cloud-based file sharing, cloud-based PDM, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, June 23, 2014

CAD Collaboration & Cloud: Chat With GrabCAD's Hardi Meybaum - points of disagreement: file is primary things, no technical challenge to get CAD data to cloud, developing tools with good user experience is easy, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 12, 2014

CAD-PDM Integration, Transparency and Cloud Pain Killer - Data management transparency is a key for success, offer users familiar user experience, sneak cloud servers into CAD system, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 28, 2014

From CAD File Versions Comparison to Cloud PDM - GitHub, GrabCAD provide platforms for sharing data, comparing revisions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 21, 2013

PDM, Pt 1: Product Data Management's Journey to the Cloud - brief history of product data management, current state of PDM, difficulties in adopting PDM system, GrabCAD, July 22, 2013

Is Product Data Management Overkill for Small Design Teams?  - industry experts Jim Brown, Chad Jackson debate over need of PDM tools in small design teams, Engineering.com, May 2013

Alcove9 - open source enterprise model for searching CAD, manufacturing data, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 6, 2012

PDM, CAD Integration and Insight XT - SharePoint-based app, Insight XT integrates with Solid Edge, manages local cache automatically, structure browser to navigate assembly trees, CAD references, Ken Grundey's Blog, June 22, 2012

Can SDM Be Effective Without CAD PDM? - simulation data management, understanding chain of progressive models for simulation, managing CAD model, approaches to solving problem, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, May 7, 2012

Is PDM Disruption Ready? - 4 areas for potential improvements: hands-free PDM, visual PDM, streaming changes, self organizing data, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 24, 2012

Inforbix: Access to Enterprise Information for the Engineer? - delivers results through 'apps' as text, chart or table type formats, fnd product development data, information quickly, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 19, 2012

The Many Faces of Product Data Management - management of design models, discipline specific deliverables; management of simulation artifacts, deliverables; management of all deliverables across enterprise in centralized system, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 9, 2012

Do You Know Where Your Engineering Numbers Have Been? - NAVAIR engineers can tag set of values for hotspot in aircraft as truenumbers for easier digitally store, search, locate using Your Numberspace Dashboard app, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2012

PDM & PLM: What's the Difference? - PDM is subset of PLM; PLM includes asset creation but no creation of intellectual assets in PDM, PLM on My Brain, Mar 5, 2012

Autodesk, Vault and Multi-CAD - Vault supports APIs, web services approach to help users develop Vault PDM integration with CAD system, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 21, 2012

The Anatomy of MultiCAD-PDM Integrations - open APIs are strategic factor in setting up environment for engineers to use PDM with all CAD systems, files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 19, 2012

Multi-CAD and PDM: Dead Lock? - CAD/PDM vendors are protect their business, offering integrate data-management systems only with their own CAD systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 17, 2012

iPad App Provides On-the-Go Product Data - semantic technology of Inforbix automatically finds, infers relationships between disparate sources of structured, unstructured product data, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Feb 10, 2012

Coping with the Analysis Data Deluge - dedicated simulation lifecycle management app is needed to tame growth of digital simulation, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012

Search Goes Mobile with Inforbix iPad App - semantic technology-based cloud app helps in retrieving manufacturing, engineering product data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 12, 2012

Episode 364 - CAD Backup - definition of backup, strategy, local copies vs cloud, considering PDM as backup, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, DEC 4, 2011

Accessing All of Your Product Data Regardless of Where and How it is Stored - fundamentals of PDM, facing realities, implications for manufactures, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Nov 30, 2011

DesignDataManager 2011.1 - PDM solution can manage all types of product, engineering data, offers transmittals, centralized, fully auditable tools, supports leading CAD apps, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 28, 2011

Inforbix - A New Approach to Cloud Based PDM - comparatively more secure, needs little maintenance, but original data still needs to be maintained along with support, local data backups, Raykurland's Blog, Nov 18, 2011

Will Sustainability Usher in the Next Golden Era of Design? - conventional ways of viewing, analyzing product performance are being challenged, new approaches to product design, development are being introduced, Bob Johnson, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 7, 2011

Virtual Design Capability is Not Without Its Costs - changing product design is free but it costs time, distracts designer from creating tangible product, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Nov 3, 2011

Search: The New Frontier in Data Management - Oracle to buy Endeca enterprise search engine; Inforbix, Alcove9 available to help search CAD data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 25, 2011

How to Start Using Inforbix in 20 Minutes - web-based product to search CAD data on server, base package available for free, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 25, 2011

Race to the Top - challenges involved in performing simulation earlier in design process, simulating to reduce risk, gain profitability, competitiveness, Lindsay James, PRIME, Autumn 2011

What Will Your Design Cost to Produce? - make changes in early design phase, get real-time access to product costs to meet cost-reduction goals, John Busa, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011

Applying Common Sense to Design for Manufacturing - basic understanding of intended manufacturing processes is must; design should require minimal tweaking; plan for progressive engagement with vendor, Rajan Ramaswamy, Machine Design, Sep 8, 2011

Safeguarding Design Concepts and IP - integrating intellectual property management into R&D through product development seamlessly can help improve IP protection, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 25, 2011

The Role of Social Networking in Product Development (or Lack Of) - analysts Jim Brown, Chad Jackson, Bill Boswell discuss place that social networking occupies in today's engineering organizations, John Myers, Inventor Connections, Aug 4, 2011

The Hidden Costs of Poor Concept Designs - lost market share, money, time, dissatisfied customers, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 19, 2011

Mechatronic Management, Pt 4: Integrated System Engineering Aspects - understanding artifacts, processes for system engineering, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 16, 2011

Understanding the Link Between Concept Designs, Innovation and IP - innovation in new products depends on good concept design, becoming rich source of IP, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 15, 2011

What a Concept: The Importance of the Early Phase of Design - most of total development costs is committed during concept stage of product design, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 5, 2011

Sustainable Design: Creating Products with Less Environmental Impact - performing lifecycle sustainability assessments are rewarding in terms of retaining customers, cutting waste management costs, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), Aug 1, 2011

Offline or Inline Technology Development: Which do You Use? - offline model introduces lesser risk to product development projects, some concerns include: suppliers as offline technology development, crowdsourcing, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 29, 2011

PDM, Part Numbers and the Future of Identification - global data identification can be developed to provide part numbering schema in multiple divisions of company, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 29, 2011

Accelerating Innovation in Product Design - asking questions, generating ideas through open innovation, developing selection, filtering criteria, using customer feedback in innovation process, Barb Schmitz, Creo (by PTC), July 13, 2011

Mechatronics Management, Pt 3: Software Aspects - managing software configurations, lifecycle, software management in mechatronics as follower, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, June 10, 2011

Inforbix Aims to be the Google of CAD Metadata - multi-purpose application for finding metadata in CAD models, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 15, 2011

Mechatronics Management, Pt 2: Electrical Aspects - managing PCB schematics, diagrams, layouts, libraries, FPGA programming, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 27, 2011

Mechatronics Management, Pt 1: Mechanical Aspects - managing assemblies, design deliverables, extracting information for enterprise, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 21, 2011

What is Inforbix? - product data apps like search, tables help creates semantic relationships between databases, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 23, 2011

PDM, What is It & Why Do You Need It? - manufacturing small fixture table in TopSolid 7, Bill Genc, Clear Cut Solutions, Inc., Mar 29, 2011

PDM. Pre-Configured? Painless? - 4 components of PDM system: data mode/Vaulting, revision, identification, CAD integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 9, 2011

Inforbix: Product Data Applications Using Semantic Data Technologies - interview with Inforbix CEO, founder Oleg Shilovitsky, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Apr 7, 2011

Inforbix. The New Data Search and How it Works  - retrieving, navigating, slicing, dicing product Data, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 7, 2011

Dealing with Change in Design Projects - midstream changes can be dealt with change-friendly projects, fallacies about change, Preston Smith, John Farnbach, Machine Design, Mar 15, 2011

Enterprise PDM User Settings - change user settings for removing ghost files, changing menu language, Justin Webster, InFlow Technology, Mar 14, 2011

Defining PDM and PLM Software: Why You Want Both - PDM products purchased for boosting design functionality, PLM includes process automation workflow, one or more PDM systems linked to 1 PLM system, Ed Chung, SPK and Associates, Jan 24, 2011

Managing Engineering Data - the Role of PDM in Improving Engineering Efficiency - benefits of controlling engineering data, collaborating with PDM, product-related processes, expanding implementations beyond engineering data, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity Insight, Dec 9, 2010


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