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ERP Giant Infor Chooses Aras' PLM Technology - Infor is rebranding Aras as, integrating it with its Infor 10x platform technology, ERP systems, Felix Nilsson, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 6, 2015

Product Line Engineering 101 - PLE concepts, constructs enables integration of tools, assets processes across each stage of engineering lifecycle, implement Gears solution to create automated production line comprised of configurable assets, feature profiles, products, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Nov 2, 2015

Where Used - App from Granta MI Helps Materials Selection in CAD - enables designers selecting material from Granta MI database to query their PLM system to find out which of their existing products or parts already contain that material, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 28, 2015

Dealing with Advanced Automation in Aerospace - Global Product Data Interoperability Summit focused on engineering, manufacturing, design, product delivery/test, service-oriented architecture (SOA)/cloud, Randy Frank, Virtual Desktop, Oct 26, 2015

PLM 360 Helps TaylorMade Tie It All Together - TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company chose Autodesk PLM 360 to develop central source of product line information, cut cord from Excel, minimize product information flow via email, ensure latest version of information was accessed, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 13, 2015

Managing Your Design Engineering Material Data - in addition to research, design, production, in-service, end-of-life key areas, also consider range, types of data, lifecycle, language, mathematical models, complex data management inter-relationships for materials data management, Randall Newton, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2015

The Long Life of Materials - considerations for good sustainable design, environmental impact of products, Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS offer tools to assist in designing for sustainability, Michael Belfiore, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2015

Aras Doubles Up to Address Cloud, Holistic Systems Design - Aras partners with Altium for seamless ECAD, MCAD integration; partners with CloudSAFE to offer pre-packaged PLM infrastructure appliance, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, June 29, 2015

The Future of the Product Lifecycle - Autodesk Accelerate conference was focused on future of making things, showcased potential, coming integrations for Autodesk PLM 360, Jessica Lulka, Virtual Desktop, Sep 11, 2015

PLM for Small Manufacturers - Why Cloud - cloud-based PLM can manage design workflows, track projects through product realization process, keep track of revisions, share documents securely for smaller manufacturers, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 9, 2015

The Growth of CAD in the Clouds - Kenesto Drive stores CAD information, files online; advantage, drawbacks of cloud storage, Paul Heney, 3D CAD World, Sep 8, 2015

Is PLM an Option for SMEs - Autodesk PLM 360 offers easy, low cost option to get started on PLM, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 28, 2015

Kenesto Updates Its Cloud Drive Package - offers ability to 'lock' document when it's in use, browse through file's version history, users can work on files offline, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 21, 2015

Some More EBOM Methodology - EBOM best practices for: buy parts, CAD documents, configuration item, company standard part, functional group, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Aug 12, 2015

Kenesto Drive Positioned as Dropbox for Engineers - Kenesto Drive free version offers basic file sharing, storage capabilities, ability to view, share 2D, 3D engineering documents in browser, functionality to lock down files for editing, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, July 29, 2015

EBOM and (CAD) Documents - CAD structure is not EBOM, CAD documents, EBOM parts have different behavior, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, July 21, 2015

Airbus Adopts Aras Innovator PLM Platform - while Aras maintains control over its framework, company's PLM software remains open-source, free, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 6, 2015

How PLM is Evolving to Address the New World Order of Product Development - all CAD vendors are building integrated software platforms, portfolios to manage complex product lifecycle, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015

Onshape: Future of CAD or Future of PLM? - Onshape declares itself as future of CAD but with its underlying technology, it may be positioned as future of PLM, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, June 16, 2015

PLM at Jaguar Land Rover - The Moment of Truth for Dassault's 3DEXPERIENCE Platform - iPLM program, based on 3DEXPERIENCE, covers entire vehicle definition across 14 domains, expected to start production by end of this year, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, June 9, 2015

Siemens' Big Data Solution Drives Product Performance Intelligence - performance analytics enable proactive problem solving; Omneo Performance Analytics is designed to monitor data across entire supply chain, customer experience, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, May 30, 2015

Re-Imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time - recognize relevance of cloud applications, unbundle CAD/PLM services, platform vs apps separation limiting growth in PLM implementation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, May 28, 2015

Reaching That One Customer in a PLMish Landscape - PLMish vendors are growing by acquisition, but need to be focused on customers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 27, 2015

What Do Users Really Think About Their PLM System? - People are happy with their PLM systems, but are starting to expect more, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 20, 2015

In High-Tech Electronics, Managing Three Lifecycles As One is a New Key to Product Development - IoT is driving need for PLM, ALM, EDM to work together, high tech's low rates of PLM successes is worrying, Laila Hirr, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2015

AVEVA F15 Meets Expectations, Not in Talks - total revenue was down 12% y/y, engineering & design revenue was down 8% in cc, enterprise solutions revenue was up 3% cc, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 19, 2015

Driving Down the Cost of Manufacturing Through Software - easy-to-use aPriori can analyze CAD for best parts costing, generate data that facilitate better manufacturing, design decisions, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 12, 2015

How Do I Integrate Simulations from Various CAE Packages Into PLM? - VCollab conversion tool has been created using Siemens' JT Open Toolkit, designed to produce open source applications for PLM community, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 9, 2015

Kenesto - cloud-based version, Kenesto Drive for small firms that have started to utilize web for storing, sharing files without any document management, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 2, 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

A Cloud Storage, Versioning and Vault Tool Built Specifically for CAD - Kenesto Drive allows users to work with cloud based-files directly from their local workstation, available for $250 a month for 10 users, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 24, 2015

5 Attitudes That Can Kill PLM Projects - companies don't feel need of PLM, it's only for big companies, can do it as side project, it's for engineers only, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 16, 2015

Dassault Systemes PLM Vision 2015+ - discussing strategy in 4 aspects: product experiences, 3DEXPERIENCE as business platform, industry focus, technology, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 9, 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

Introducing Kenesto Drive for File Management and Collaboration - benefits: automatic file versioning, extremely simple, effective file locking, automated back-up, personal file ownership with sharing, multi-CAD assembly support, intelligent off-line file access, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Feb 16, 2015

PLM Joins with PLE to Address Product Line Complexity - BigLever Software is joining up with Aras to integrate its PLE platform with Aras Innovator PLM, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Feb 16, 2015

Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+ - Synergis offers single solution, Synergis Adept, focuses on being technically, functionally scalable, employs more straight-forward approach to CAD file management, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Feb 10, 2015

The Complexity of PLM Business Models - groups, community involved into typical PLM business, explanation about each group, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Feb 5, 2015

Expert Interview with Oleg Shilovitsky of Beyond PLM on Engineering and Manufacturing Innovations - merits, demerits of PLM software, experience with CAD workstations, manufacturing BOM dilemma, difference between mobile and social PLM, CADspeed, Feb 2, 2015

What Does 2015 Hold for PLM? Predicting the Future is Never Easy - key technologies to target in 2015: cloud, 3D printing, Internet of Things, mobile PLM tools, James McKinney, CIMdata, Jan 7, 2015

Aras Touts Visual Collaboration for Latest Aras Innovator Release - Aras Innovator 11 has visual collaboration capabilities, viewables are accessible within context of product structure, processes, social functionality to make users comments, follow discussion threads, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Jan 31, 2015

AVEVA Sees Challenges in Oil & Gas, Growth in Power Vertical - 'Engineering & Design Systems' division that accounts for roughly 90% of AVEVA revenue, is operating to expectations, rental renewals are at similar levels to last year, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 26, 2015

Top 5 PLM Trends to Watch in 2015 - greater complexity of cloud PLM implementations, demand to manage complex product information will be growing, new type of manufacturing companies will be attracting focus of PLM vendors, growing interest in mobile enterprise PLM solutions, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jan 15, 2015

AVEVA Snaps Up 8over8 for Contract Execution Management - ProCon capital project risk management software platform creates alerts that notify contract managers of change requests so that true impact can be assessed, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 5, 2015

Kenesto: A Cloud PLM Collaboration Platform for SMBs - secure, hybrid, cloud-desktop collaboration platform provides project teams, users control of documents, designs with anytime, anywhere access, CIMdata, Dec 16, 2014

First Look: PLM-Integrated Moldex3D eDesignSYNC for NX - integrated Siemens NX flow simulation tool helps users add plastic injection molding technology directly into Teamcenter PLM data, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 21, 2014

How to Use SSO Basic Authentication in ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE 2014X - modify value of MX_PAM_AUTHENTICATE_CLASS with matrix.util.ServletAuthentication, set emxFramework.External.Authentication value to true, Azeem Saied, InFlow Technology, Nov 14, 2014

'PLM Should Take Over Ownership of the Manufacturing BOM Too.' Says Siemens PLM's CEO, Chuck Grindstaff - Smart Innovation Platform contains PLM suite Teamcenter, NX CAx, digital manufacturing solution Tecnomatix, designed to work seamlessly as whole, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 10, 2014

Arena, The Cloud and the Dirty Little Secret of PLM - cloud-based Arena Exchange offers supply chain collaboration, user can invite people very quickly into collaboration, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 23, 2014

Aras Launches Mobile Strategy to Expand PLM User Base - Aras Flow mobile app combines ease of social collaboration with compliance-grade security; Component Finder mobile app is component search tool based on ARAS, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Nov 2, 2014

Dassault Systemes is Merging PLM and ERP Together, Covering Continuous and Non-Continuous Processes - Q&A with Stephane Declee of Dassault Systemes about state of development of energy industry in Russia, level of centralization, merging PLM and ERP, nuclear power industry of Russia, Alexey Ershov, isicad, Oct 30, 2014

5 Reasons Why it's Hard to Replace Excel with PLM - aspect of security, universality, handles complexity of integration, Existing copies, customers', system integrators' demand to get Excel, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Oct 26, 2014

Smart Thinking: Improving Collaboration in Manufacturing - organizations need sophisticated, scalable PLM system that is secure, accessible, being provided by Aras, Dassault Systemes, DriveWorks, Siemens PLM Software, Jacqui Griffiths, On Windows, Oct 3, 2014

Geometric's FQ2 Revenue Up Sequentially, Sees Slowdown in Auto, Aero - IT spending freeze at leading North American auto OEM resulted in muted growth in quarter, aerospace fell 7% to $3 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Oct 20, 2014

Rise of the Machines - What IoT Means to PLM - 2 significant benefits of IoT: products become active participants in business process, establishing knowledge driven closed loop PLM, Sumesh Sadasivan, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 16, 2014

Infor PLM Vision 2014+ - Infor plans to grow from more basic PDM solution to more fully capable PLM solution, Infor-Aras relationship to rapidly deploy enterprise-class PLM solution for discrete manufacturers in cloud, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Oct 10, 2014

Enginuity Transformed to ENOVIA and the 3DExperience Platform - Enginuity is now made up of first class objects in ENOVIA, follows data-centric approach, has cost optimization, material alternates/substitutes capabilities, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Oct 1, 2014

Can Complex Product Development Teams use Cloud-Based PLM? - cloud solutions can have lower barriers to adoption, cloud-based solutions can be implemented without involving enterprise IT teams, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 2, 2014

Aras Serves Up PLM Licensing Program for OEMs - independent software vendors can license entire Aras PLM product suite or just subset of underlying technology under new OEM licensing program, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Sep 24, 2014

Arena Solution's PLM Vision 2014+ - Arena Solutions has added supply chain solutions in addition to PLM, has focused on demand analysis, projects, compliance, quality, supplier collaboration, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Sep 23, 2014

Siemens PLM Grows Into the AG - A Good Thing - cloud, social, mobile, big data were main topics at Siemens PLM analyst event, Teamcenter is being streamlined for small to large companies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Sep 14, 2014

Anatomy of a PLM Market Shift - Daimler builds new processes after moving to Siemens PLM, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 12, 2014

Siemens Makes PLM New Again - embracing 4 drivers of change to see old PLM become new PLM: cloud, social, mobile, big data; CEO Chuck Grindstaff suggested that complexity is foundation of innovation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 11, 2014

The Cloud Opens Doors to Mainstream PLM - major PLM vendors are offering PLM in private cloud, but companies like GrabCAD, Autodesk, Kenesto, Arena are adopting true SaaS multi-tenant model, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2014

The Foundation for Next PLM Platforms - 4 probable sources for future PLM platform development: model-based system engineering, unbundled 3D service, product development standards, database technologies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 29, 2014

15 3rd Party PLM Tools That Could Make Your Life Easier - ETRAGE WXML Universal Integrator, Directworks for Windchill, BCT ERP-Connect, Kingslake for Teamcenter, Qlik, CIDEON V6 xPDM for ENOVIA, John Myers, PLM Connections, Aug 26, 2014

3 Reasons Why Size Won't Matter in PLM Future - horizontal integration, technological transformation, business dynamics will affect PLM platforms, apps in future, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 20, 2014

Siemens PLM Teamcenter: Separating Platforms and Apps - platform aspect of Teamcenter will deliver core capabilities, data, schemas, apps will be built to deliver specialized functionality, Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights, Aug 12, 2014

PLM Implementations: Nuts and Bolts of Data Silos - consider 3 important data architecture aspects of every PLM implementation: data management, data reporting, data consistency, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 22, 2014

Arena Looks Toward Quality Management - full-blown quality management module, Arena Quality direct connects quality processes to product record in Arena PLM, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, July 22, 2014

Employing Aras for PLM - Aras Innovator is built on enterprise open source, model-based service-oriented architecture platform, integrates with native applications, handles communications in background, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2014

Will GE Give a Birth to a New PLM Company? - launched incubator program in partnership with Frost Data Capital to build 30 in-house startups during next 3 years, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 9, 2014

Not 'A Load of Crap' Anymore: 'PLM 360 is Way Ahead of Plan,' Says Autodesk's Carl Bass - Autodesk's PLM business has taken off very well, industry experts are hopeful about PLM 360 bringing SMBs to cloud, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2014

Create Your Own Office Connector Document Type - add required properties, create Office document references, create new document type, PR item using Microsoft Word, Aras Innovator Technology, June 5, 2014

Dassault Systemes Eyes Indian Automobile Industry with ENOVIA - ENOVIA brand of solutions allow close collaboration across divisions, aligning expertise from all domains, share data, Business Standard, May 9, 2014

PLM Missing a 'P' in the Lifecycle - Packaging - importance of packaging, factors supporting it, integration helps keep different aspects of product in sync, manage change during product development, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 28, 2014

GrabCAD: Social Network or Cloud PLM? - Q&A with Rob Stevens of GrabCAD about current business model of GrabCAD, competitors, nature of typical customer, GrabCAD Toolbox, moving to cloud, isicad, Apr 25, 2014

Pretty as a Picture in PLM 360 - set advanced print view with section that has image field, modify highlighted line before viewing final results, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, May 6, 2014

Siemens NX CAD Vision 2014+ - to improve engineering efficiency, deliver industry specific workflows via industry catalysts, better collaboration, including with suppliers, supporting system development across multiple engineering domains, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Apr 16, 2014

The Strategic Visions of CAD and CAE Providers 2014+ - meaning of design suite software, issues that shape design tool strategy, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Mar 31, 2014

Behind the Hype with ENOVIA - Q&A on 3D EXPERIENCE, role of ENOVIA, IFWE compass, related apps, benefits to users, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 9, 2014

Does ENOVIA Still Deliver the PLM Experience in the 3D Experience Era? - ENOVIA team plays key role in delivering on 3DExperience message, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 27, 2014

Taming Your Scripts in PLM 360 - moving workflow script to library script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014

Scripting Secrets in PLM 360 - go to workspace 'sequencers,' create new item filled with rules, create new action script, add 'sequenceOperator' to script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014

Aras PLM Vision 2014+ - Aras aims to offer PLM Platform with solid core functionality with built-in ability to be extended by customers, partners, includes upgrade services as part of subscription service, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 20, 2014

The TTP Project - Update 1 - ability to build UI for item detail fields, define different UI for each operation, select multiple items in workspace in PLM 360, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 14, 2014

Field Validation Errors - REST API shows more detailed error information in PLM 360: in event of error, read HTTP body into string, deserialize string into APIError object, check 'errorClass' value, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 7, 2014

Kenesto PLM Platform Re-Launched - Kenesto adopts OEM product strategy, offers collaboration features with CAD benefits, platform focuses on workflow management, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Feb 13, 2014

PLM Extends to the Scientific Lifecycle as Dassault Systemes Acquires Accelrys - Accelrys offers scientific lifecycle management, integration with PLM may offer scientific innovation, discovery, simulation to product-level innovation, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 30, 2014

Aras Innovator 10 Lays the Groundwork for PLM Scalability - roles-based HTML5 interface combined with Office 13-style design simplifies usability for of PLM users, users can see view of complete product portfolio from single location with dashboard capabilities, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Jan 15, 2014

Siemens PLM Vision 2014+ - Siemens PLM is highly customer-centric, trying to make PLM easier through HD vision, integrating more closely with shop floor, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 14, 2014

Kenesto on Reinventing Itself - Kenesto organizes around workspaces, teams, or communities, allows each participant to model their portion of workflow, manage then eliminates duplicates, overlaps, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 14, 2013

PTC PLM Vision 2014+ - PTC has strategy for integrated, systems-level product development environment, wants to expand by continually finding ways to solve more problems for their customers, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 7, 2014

PLM Tackles Complex Industrial Machine Design - industrial machine manufacturers are using PLM to reduce design complexity, facilitate time-to-market, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2014

Dassault Systemes PLM Vision 2014+ - 3DExperience platform presents tailored experiences to solve clear business problems in specific vertical markets, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 17, 2013

Strategic Visions of the Major PLM Vendors 2014+ - PLM is expanding in 4 dimensions: to more people, covering richer view of product, enabling more processes, supporting further up, down product lifecycle, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 11, 2013

Autodesk PLM Vision 2014+ - Autodesk is serious about PLM, embracing cloud like no other PLM vendor, PLM 360 is moving in direction of configurable standard product, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Dec 12, 2013

PTC Tunes PLM for Conflict Minerals Compliance - PTC materials compliance solution enables manufacturers to identify, report on 3TG minerals in supply chain, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, Dec 10, 2013

The TTP Project - browse workspace in PLM 360, add/edit item, example of operation object representing single REST API call, REST endpoint not having operation object, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Nov 26, 2013

More on Paging - naming endpoints supporting paging, PagedCollection for endpoints that don't support paging in PLM 360, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Nov 22, 2013

Siemens Closes the Simulation-Test Loop - Siemens PLM becomes more complete system solution by linking with Test.Lab Rev 13, improves testing approach, develops support for new system requirements, adds system capabilities, Randy Frank, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2013

Features of the PLM 360 REST API - definition of REST, scripting vs REST, features of API, applications of API, update API anytime PLM 360 updates, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Oct 29, 2013

PLM 360 Design Considerations: Options for Handling Tabular Data - overview of user interface, data handling, reporting/exporting capabilities in PLM software, selecting method that can be most utilized in PLM 360 app, David Wyer, Synergis, Oct 28, 2013

Tech Tip: Understanding the 3D Measurement Tool in 3D PDFs - employ 3D measurement tool to measure, markup rich engineering data saved in 3D PDF file format, control snapping behavior, control measurement types, Brianne Cordima, Aras Innovator Technology, Oct 24, 2013

Siemens PLM Shares Strategy and a Glimpse of What's Ahead - company focuses on development of its core tools, including Teamcenter, announces plans for industry catalyst tools designed to address needs of specific markets, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Sep 26, 2013

Siemens PLM Software: 'We are Leaders in PLM' - Q&A with Eric Sterling of Siemens about 4th generation design, Teamcenter, strategic cooperation between Siemens and Bentley Systems, ISO standardization of JT file format, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Sep 17, 2013

Aras Bears Down on the Problem of Multi-CAD Data Management - Aras Innovator 9.4 has series of CAD-driven enhancements, expanded Microsoft platform support, loud-based, secure file exchange, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Aug 7, 201

Aras Innovator Upgrades Multi-CAD Management Performance - latest open release has best-in-class multi-CAD performance, cloud-based, secure file exchange, expanded Microsoft platform support, available for free, Cadalyst, Aug 5, 2013

Teamcenter - Simplifying PLM - platform, apps separation provide simplified approach, Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers pre-configured Teamcenter solution, glimpse of 'Active Workspace' client for Teamcenter, Robert Hidajat, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 14, 2013

Autodesk and NetSuite Partnership to Link PLM to ERP - bi-directional linking of PLM, ERP products; 2 uses cases highlighting possibilities: create new vendor, create engineering change order, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 15, 2013

With NetSuite Linkup, Autodesk Confirms That It's No Longer Just a CAD Company - Q&A about availability to PLM 360 subscribers, selling channel, CAD environment for PLM 360 users, pulling compliance data, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 14, 2013

Autodesk Partners with NetSuite to Take on ERP/PLM Integration in the Cloud - building bi-directional integration between systems for seamless data flow, examples include: approved vendor lists, vendors audits, intelligent change management, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, May 14, 2013

Vendors Try to 'Rightsize' PLM for Smaller Businesses - 5 forces driving PLM market, making technology more SMB-friendly, addressing PLM's overhead issue, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2013

Tech Tip: PDM in PLM - components of CAD integration platform, structure extraction methods, file management APIs, Aras Innovator Technology, Mar 21, 2013

Geolus Shape-Based Searching for Reusing CAD Parts - has ability to digitize shapes, can compare indices, reports comparison of size of search part, resultant part as percentage, Melanie Perry, CADdigest.com, Jan 7, 2013

5 Reasons to Consider Software Simulations For PLM Training - provides interaction, no need to maintain training database, allows repetition, provides focused learning environment, Barb Nash, ASCENT Blog, Oct 22, 2012

Using Relationship Forms - using help ticket item to capture, display company information about item on company tab in Aras Innovator, Aras Innovator Technology, Oct 18, 2012

A New Era for PLM Software - users embracing social business collaboration, PLM is rapidly gaining new capabilities, Peter Bilello, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2012

ASCON Releases DEXMA as a Competitor to PLM 360 - cloud-based PLM system controls full design-through-production cycle in SMBs, available under SaaS pricing scheme, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Sep 15, 2012

Siemens PLM Software Looks Beyond Worldwide Slowdowns - Siemens vision for next generation PLM, 3 pillars for innovation, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 14, 2012

Siemens Technology Stack Takes the Sting Out of PLM - technologies like Fourth Generation Design, HD-PLM, Active Workspace being introduced into PLM portfolio aim to get PLM over usability hurdle, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 7, 2012

PLM is Just Data Management - Whatever, Dude - understanding early adopter view, mass mover view, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 24, 2012

Granularity vs. Integration: Requirements Management - capabilities of requirements management as part of PLM solutions, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, July 10, 2012

Kenesto Takes an Un-PLM Approach to PLM - Kenesto 2012 offers cloud-based approach to route drawings, documents, interact with external suppliers, populate BOMs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 11, 2012

Kenesto vs PLM 360: Apples to Apples? - Kenesto focuses on business automation, PLM 360 manages data, processes beyond engineering, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, June 8, 2012

Start-Up Kenesto Releases Cloud-Based Manufacturing Process Automation with 3D CAD Viewing Feature - features added after beta release: integrated forms capability, enhanced reporting, 3D viewing of parts, streaming of common video formats, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 7, 2012

Siemens Steps Up Search & 3D Data Sharing - Active Workspace is highly visual, interactive environment, has smart collaboration capabilities, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 6, 2012

A Closer Look at Siemens PLM Active Workspace - 3 key points: intelligently integrated information, future-proof architecture, HD user experience, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 4, 2012

PLM for the Rest of Us - new options based on cloud, accessible from mobile devices like Autodesk PLM 360, Inforbix, Arena Solutions are available for SMBs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2012

Effective Product Returns Using PLM - return management can involve PLM systems at pre-purchase, usage, post-purchase stages, Jyotirmoy Dutta, MCAD Cafe, May 13, 2012

What's New in Siemens PLM Tecnomatix 10.1 - new UI for assembly planning, validation, enhanced functionality for better modeling, data reuse, better management for factory layout data, higher fidelity analysis of dimensional variations for parts, components, Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Blog, May 29, 2012

Ten Tips for PLM Success - invest adequate time, infrastructure, funds, devote executive support to on-going management, invest in expertise of service providers or software vendors to assist with implementation, Michael Lieberman, Cadalyst, May 23, 2012

Arena Solutions PartsList and PDXViewer - PartsList helps engineers create conceptual BOMs, use integration with Octopart to automatically fill out information; PDXViewer lets engineers open, filter export PDX files, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, May 14, 2012

Siemens PLM Connection 2012: Filtering Big Data with Active Workspace - uses open source search technology to query, index file attributes, integrated JT viewer helps display 3D data, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 8, 2012

Oracle's Fourth Evolution of PLM? - capabilities of Agile PLM, Product Data Hub, understanding engineer's need for enterprise information, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Apr 26, 2012

Dassault Systemes Social Industry Experience Platform: 3DSwYm - capabilities include custom dashboards, newsfeeds, wikis, questions, media, but site is completely locked down, has performance issues, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Apr 24, 2012

Arena Revamped - Arena PartList, Arena PDXViewer released, new price options with guided implementation, standard support introduced, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 20, 2012

Siemens PLM Software's Active Workspace Mines Product Data - active workspace can find information fast, visualize, navigate, collaborate, configure, share control, Raykurland's Blog, Apr 18, 2012

The Big Picture at Siemens PLM Software - HD PLM vision is foundation for 3 pillars: intelligently integrated information, future-proof technology, HD user experience; Q&A about active workspace, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 17, 2012

PLM Misconceptions - PLM definition, issues with cloud-based PLM systems, marketing vs reality, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Apr 13, 2012

Cloud Based PLM and Enterprise Application Integration - basic functions involved to integrate with non-standard enterprise app, prerequisite for system interfaces in cloud-based PLM solutions is needed, Jyotirmoy Dutta, MCAD Cafe, Apr 3, 2012

ENOVIA V6 Multi-CAD: Do Everything - ENOVIA V6 supports MCAD, ECAD apps, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 1, 2012

Setting a List Value Through Agile PLM Web Services from Microsoft .Net - generating C# class for Agile PLM BusinessObject service, getting existing Agile object, Rodney McCabe, Zero Wait State, Mar 23, 2012

PLM Syncs Up With Service - vendors focusing on integrated service/PLM platform taking care of closed-loop development environment, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Mar 19, 2012

Cloud PLM: What do You Need to Know About Multitenancy - single instance of software runs on server, serving multiple client organizations, improves profitability, lowers operational cost, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 18, 2012

Easy Process Automation With Kenesto - creating cost reduction initiative process, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 15, 2012

Nuage: The First Social PLM System? - capabilities of cloud-based PLM system: Nuage Cafe, Nuage Catalyst, Nuage Junction, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 14, 2012

Solving PLM Process Problems with Kenesto - manages flow of work, information between concerned parties, offering communication tools, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Mar 8, 2012

Cloud PLM and Bill of Material Question - systems offering BOM in cloud: Arena Solution, DS ENOVIA, Nuage, Autodesk PLM 360, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 9, 2012

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You?, Pt 1 - pros, cons of CAD-based PLM solutions, ERP-based PLM solutions, understanding visual enterprise strategy, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Mar 7, 2012

Multi-CAD & PDM Integration: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - considering options of multi-CAD PDM, CAD/PDM bundle, multi-PDM CAD, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 7, 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

PLM Kills Innovation or Not ? - PLM vendors' association with innovation, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Mar 3, 2012

Arena Part List and Your BOM in the Cloud - easy-to-use lightweight BOM management app to document prototypes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 2, 2012

Kenesto: A New Take on PLM - Kenesto supports, executes ad-hoc, predefined processes, resembles Autodesk PLM 360 for cloud based, 'decoupled from PDM' capabilities, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Feb 29, 2012

Dassault V6, 3D Experience and 'After PLM' Party - '3D Experience' vision for creating ecosystem supporting full cycle of innovation, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 29, 2012

PLM Perfect Storm 2012 - discussing PLM market dynamics, scope for CAD/PLM vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 28, 2012

PLM Innovation 2012: PLM is Strategic, But What's Next? - Autodesk's presence was heavily felt, PLM definitions by industry experts, discussions on consumerization, cloud, technology, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 27, 2012

PLM: The Debate Over the Troubled TLA - understanding PLM as business strategy, set of technologies encompassing CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, process enablement, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Feb 20, 2012

PLM: What is the Target? - understanding extended PDM approach, customer centric approach of PLM, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 11, 2012

PLM Architecture Discussion with Peter Schroer of Aras - flexibility, cost of change will drive future success of PLM systems, vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 3, 2012

Seeing Past the Clouds: PLM and What's Next - understanding 4 types of cloud strategies being deployed in PLM apps, 3 segments of cloud-based technology, Eric Marks, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012

Does PLM Belong in the Cloud? - learning about 4 cloud-based PLM strategies, 3 segments of cloud-based technology: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Eric Marks, Cadalyst, Jan 26, 2012

Aras Corp: Different PLM and New Open Office - Enterprise Open source business model of Aras decreases cost of sales, helps build community of customers, partners, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 19, 2012

Let Your Engineers Engineer - PDM/PLM systems lessen burden of engineers: no need to repeatedly demonstrate design intent, collect feedback, no redistribution of latest drawings, Chad Jackson, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2012

Mitigate the Engineering Brain-Drain Threat - understand progression of design, advancement of product characteristics, process timeline; automate change orders easily with PDM, PLM systems, Chad Jackson, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2012

PLM and Process Tools: Opportunity or Complication? - Kenesto trying to simplify process of integration with existing CAD, PLM, other enterprise tools through cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 18, 2012

PLM Startup Targets Efficiency - cloud-based process automation tool, Kenesto offers security for intellectual property while improving audit ability, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Jan 11, 2012

PLM and the Evolution of Integration - importance of integration will rise due to need to deliver solutions faster, introduce new web technologies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jan 10, 2012

Do-It-Yourself Business Process Management with Kenesto - cloud-hosted SaaS offering with simple, easy-to-use interface, built-in viewer supports 250 common office, drawing file types, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 6, 2012

Process Simplification - The Next Goal for PLM Companies? - efficient user experience, right level of flexibility in PLM systems needed for simplifying process management, products by Nexus, Kenesto, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jan 6, 2012

Supporting PLM and Workflow - Solumina provides oversight, control of supply chain quality management, manufacturing, aftermarket services operations, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2012

Evolving & Adapting, PLM Captures New Market - adaptability, flexibility, scalability of PLM solutions is attracting pharmaceuticals, apparel, food and beverages, AEC, construction industries, Peter Bilello, CIMdata, Dec 23, 2011

Kenesto: What is it? - Mike Payne, a founder of PTC, SolidWorks, SpaceClaim 'unretires' to head cloud-based PLM, Kenesto similar to Autodesk 360 Nexus, Ray Kurland's Blog, Dec 18, 2011

PLM Cloud: Differentiation or 'Anti-Cloud Rant'? - Autodesk offering game changer cloud apps, Siemens still testing cloud capabilities, PTC is strongly neutral, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Dec 22, 2011

What 2012 Holds for Product Lifecycle Management? - Autodesk Cloud PLM, more mobile apps to be released, acquisition of smaller companies expected, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 3, 2012

PLM Cloud: Differentiation or 'Anti-Cloud Rant'? - discussing cloud strategies of CAD/PLM companies, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 22, 2011

Vistagy Joins the Siemens PLM Family of Products - acquisition closed, both companies will benefit, Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Blog, Dec 20, 2011

How do You Know Your PLM Project is in Trouble? - when PLM project budget is out of control, infrastructure becomes more complicated, vendor pushes towards next release of their flagship product, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 19, 2011

DIY PLM and Zero Email Policy - business initiatives like Dassault's 3DSwYm, PTC social product development are techniques for real-time collaboration across product development organizations, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 16, 2011

Successful PLM Starts with the End in Mind - goal of PLM implementation should be to improve critical business capabilities of product innovation, product development, engineering to achieve more profitable products, Jim Brown of Tech Clarity, Cadalyst, Dec 13, 2011

PLM and Global Product Development Strategy - heterogeneous environment in global organizations makes PLM implementation complicated, expensive, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 13, 2011

Break Down the Barriers to Global Product Development - extend collaboration across enterprise, share data securely, manage complex programs, change throughout lifecycle, leverage scalable performance, Brian Shepherd of PTC, Cadalyst, Dec 11, 201

Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud - cloud-based Autodesk 360 offers range of PLM capabilities: set of phase/gate processes to serve new product introduction (NPI) aspect of product development, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Dec 6, 2011

PLM and the Future of 'Appification' - CAD/PLM companies can use mobile devices for its capabilities, granularity in delivering apps to end users, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 6, 2011

Manufacturing Crowd-Sourcing and Cloud PLM Opportunity - community of people uses internet to communicate, impacting many aspects of software development, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Dec 5, 2011

Autodesk 360 - cloud based PLM solution comprises of Autodesk 360 Nexus, Vault, Buzzsaw, Thomas Rambach, CADToolbox.com, Nov 29, 2011

Siemens to Acquire Vistagy - Siemens enhances its sphere as world's leading supplier of industrial software, maintaining composite structure, use of advance software, carbon fiber components, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Nov 21, 2011

Why You Should (or Not) be Using Arena PDXViewer - free app with simple UI helps share PLM data with people outside of company, but managing files becomes issue, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 27, 2011

What Could be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers? - Siemens acquired Active, Vistagy to offer MES solutions, tackle design, manufacturing of composites, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Nov 16, 2011

Siemens Steps Up Composites Game - acquires VISTAGY, composite engineering software provider, integration works towards vision of HD-PLM, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 16, 2011

CAD/PLM at the Russian Market (isicad Overview, May-October 2011) - Dassault, Siemens PLM extend Russian offices, Autodesk CIS Forum event gets good response, Bentley becomes more visible at Russian market, David Levin, isicad, Nov 9, 2011

DSCC 2011: How Dassault Blends PLM and Search Based Applications? - discussing best software applications, core infrastructure used for information access, reporting, providing huge access over data from external to internal, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 11, 2011

What is PLM Software Associated Cost? - licenses, maintenance, support, implementation involves in total cost of ownership, managing associated operational cost of SharePoint, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Nov 7, 2011

Digital Manufacturing Delivers in a Changing Landscape - quality solutions are built on understanding quality lifecycle process, synchronizing design intent with production results, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Nov 4, 2011

The PLM State: Eating Your Own Dog Food - Oracle's Adoption of Agile PLM - benefits of adopting own technology, managing software development in Agile PLM, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait-State, Oct 19, 2011

Will Database in the Cloud Supercharge PLM for Small Companies? - SQL database allows to have SQL database running on cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 23, 2011

PLM Vendors and 'Cloud Marketing' Hype - changes in marketing strategies, comparison between database, cloud software, focus on cloud oriented solutions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 19, 2011

Just How Open is Aras with Its Open-Source PLM? - Aras offers application framework infrastructure for free to paid subscribers, Marc Lind, upFront.eZine, Oct 18, 2011

The PLM State: Oracle's Death Star for CAD Based PLM - managing CAD data tool set by PLM/PTC/Siemens, Oracle management to offer transition off of Intralink, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait, Oct 10, 2011

Get Ready for RLM: Wherever You May Roam - PLM goes mobile as vendors launch apps for iPad, iPhone, Android; difficulties like moving large data to and from mobile devices still remain, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2011

PLM, Organization and Information Silos: Good, Bad and Ugly -  transparency of processes, corresponded information in organization during PLM implementation needs to be improved, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Oct 2, 2011

Lattice Technology's Bill Barnes: Shifting Focus from Formats to Devices - lightweight data format XVL can handle large data sets, iXVL View for iPad launched, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 30, 2011

Siemens' Active Workspace - PLM Next Big Thing? - search-based client app for context-sensitive search, navigating complex PLM relationships, useful for collaboration, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Sep 30, 2011

Autodesk, Russia and Local PLM - partnership with Aras PLM, pre-announcement of cloud PLM offering indicate Autodesk's interest in PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 26, 2011

Autodesk Turns to PLM and Demonstrates Its Leadership in Cloud/Mobile Technologies - PLM implementation issues, Autodesk strategy on mobile apps discussed, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Sep 27, 2011

SAP Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World - acquisition turns SAP into end-user tool, enables visual navigation of entire product in one unified environment, PJ Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, Sep 23, 2011

Does Autodesk Smell PLM? First Impression from Moscow Forum - presentations on PDM, Vault collaboration in AEC, AutoCAD WS, cloud computing, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 22, 2011

PLM Trends and Solution Alternatives: Presentation and Roundtable - use regular tools, proven products, develop solutions, best of breed suites from known vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Sep 22, 2011

Siemens PLM - Progress Report 2011 - major, strategic initiatives include: HD-PLM, systems engineering, PLM-MES integration, social innovation, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, Sep 21, 2011

Siemens Reorganizes PLM Software Operations - industry-focused strategy will help deliver specific PLM packages, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 22, 2011

5 Step Process to Developing Custom PLM Courseware - Barb Nash, Ascent Blog, Sep 13, 2011

Understanding the Key Aspects of Product Lifecycle Management - people-centric PLM targets at design stage, areas covered under PLM, benefits of PLM tools, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Sep 18, 2011

PLM Providers Announce Acquisitions, Product Rollout - PTC acquires 4CS Solutions; SAP is acquiring Right Hemisphere; Siemens PLM unveils Teamcenter Mobility 2.0 for iPad, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Sep 8, 2011

SAP to Acquire Right Hemisphere for Design Visualization - acquisition will help SAP increase its PLM-specific market share, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 7, 2011

PLM and Social Enterprise: Files vs People - methods to communicate, expose information to people need to be found, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Sep 8, 2011

Why PLM 2.0? - Pt 2: The Challenges in Current PLM - considered complex to implement, huge IT-project, requires changes, structuring, user acceptance, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Sep 4, 2011

Why PLM 2.0? : Pt 1, What is PLM 2.0? - changes going on in PLM world, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Aug 24, 2011

Future Directions of PLM - predicting parity of PLM, ERP, key areas driving expansion of PLM, Peter Bilello, Windchill Connections, Aug 22, 2011

3D and Communication Strategy - 3D communication between engineering, manufacturing can be improved by making 3D data available to all, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 24, 2011

Beyond PLM - Siemens' executive on totally integrated automation, whole lifecycle of design, high-definition PLM, company's vision for future of PLM, Matt Bailey, EUREKA, Aug 8, 2011

When the Silo Empties - EDA will regain position in general PLM market, Mike Evans, Cambashi, July 2011

PLM Sales Boost Dassault's Q2 Results - 20% year-over-year increase in PLM software revenue, cloud-based PLM to attract SMBs, Stephanie Neil, Managing Automation, Aug 3, 2011

PTC CEO on ADSK's PLM - Autodesk's channel, distribution mechanism is not for selling PLM, not helpful for companies to transform business processes, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 2, 2011

Point Solutions, Integrated Solutions and the Granularity Value Proposition - traditional value proposition of integrated suites, point solutions, PLM granularity, motivation behind it, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 1, 2011

Design Tool Sector Soars - CIMdata reports 9.7% growth in PLM market in 2009; other major trends predicted for future, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 27, 2011

Podcast: Mobile PLM Applications - A Tech-Clarity Snapshot - advantages of mobile PLM to engineering, in product, program management, key considerations when taking PLM mobile, Jim Brown, Tech Clarity, July 12, 2011

Autodesk Does About-Face on PLM - Autodesk working on cloud-based product for product data management, work processes management, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 13, 2011

Going 'Back to the Future' as PLM Sales Strengthen - growth noted in software licenses than in services, consistent gains observed in 2010, Peter Bilello of CIMdata, Time Compression, June 23, 2011

Partners Build Out Enterprise Search for Aras PLM - open source PLM platform Aras Innovator has Discover Innovator Community Editor to quickly find open drawings, BOM data, regulatory specifications, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 11, 2011

Design to Manufacturing Process: Bumpy Road? - examples of integration include: Autodesk Inventor-SAP, TeamCenter 8-Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dassault 3DLive-ERP, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, June 11, 2011

Open Source Aras PLM Attracts Advanced Search Solution - searches performed using Google-like UI, finds documents by context, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 6, 2011

Revisions in CAD/PLM/ERP: Old Problems or New Challenges? - evolution of PDM into PLM creates new challenges about maintaining revision files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 7, 2011

Aras Free PDM/PLM - To Good To Be True? - unique business model, technical capabilities make Aras experience more than 100% growth rate per year, PLM Forum, May 16, 2011

Catalog Management Software is the Only Way to Manage Assemblies in Manufacturing - benefits of online catalog management system, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, May 16, 2011

Siemens PLM Connection: Clues to Active Workspace - search-based client app with highly visual environment, includes shape-based search, can navigate to complex PLM relationships, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 9, 2011

What PLM World Taught Me - meeting people face to face is biggest advantage, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 5, 2011

Interview with Craig Rode from Microsoft   - Microsoft-Siemens PLM Software alliance, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 4, 2011

Day 1 - Keynote Presentations - Tony Affuso on winning business in automotive, aerospace industry, Richard Meagher, Siemens PLM Connection Blog, May 2, 2011

Quick Chat with Karsten Newbury at Siemens PLM Connection 2011 - users, developers meet at Solid Edge ST4 global launch event, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Boswell and Bashada Talk Teamcenter Strategy - key investment areas in systems engineering, corporate social networks, cacheless search, massive model viewing, HD-PLM active workspace, Nik Pakvasa, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Tony Affuso's Keynote - interoperability, security, ownership issues among SolidWorks users led 50% growth of Solid Edge last year, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2011

Live from Las Vegas - speech by Tony Affuso, Klaus Oesterschulze, Chuck Grindstaff at Siemens PLM Connection event, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 2, 2011

Siemens PLM World Conference - differences between SolidWorks World, PLM World events, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2011

The PLM Misnomer: What We Know It Isn't - 4 phases of product lifecycle: conceive, design, realize, service, engineering-matters.com, Apr 4, 2011

11 Questions with Susan Olivier from Dassault Systemes - joining vendor company, PLM for creating sustainable products, high-growth areas for PLM, just-style.com, Apr 18, 2011

PLM: How to Fix Technologies and Stop Fixing People? - PLM implementation should be user friendly, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 20, 2011

Post COFES, Dropbox and PLM Made Simple? - virtual storage app lets synchronize CAD files, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 19, 2011

Product Lifecycle Management - definition, benefit of PLM, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Apr 18, 2011

HP, PLM Cloud and Services Aggregation - PLM companies may connect to private, public cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 12, 2011

CAD and PLM Vendor Website Traffic - in spite of being different in size, Dassault, Aras compatible in web traffic, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Apr 6, 2011

PLM and Post-PC Era - CAD vendors introducing mobile apps, empowering users with better decision making capabilities, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 6, 2011

Visualizing the Forest of Data Beyond the Trees - visual data management tools like Autodesk Vault's data mapping, Siemens PLM's HD PLM provide better insight to projects, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011

Autodesk Vault: Enterprise PDM or PLM? - Vault has capability to perform as PDM components of PLM systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Apr 4, 2011

Product Lifecycle Management Solution - business methodology for offering PLM, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Apr 3, 2011

Product Lifecycle Management Solution to Auto Industry Challenges - vendor selection, ROI, CAD vs non-CAD PLM criteria should be considered, Miki Blue Eyes Weblog, Mar 30, 2011

PLM & System Overlaps - PLM manages intellectual assets of companies, providing them competitive edge, Peter Bilello of CIMdata Inc., Time Compression, Feb 24, 2011

Google Cloud: Ready for CAD/PLM? - Google Connect app supports Microsoft Office environment directly to Google cloud, improving collaboration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 15, 2011

Why Care About PLM? - discussing product data management, engineering change management, product structure management, their value for engineering, Alan Mendel, Mechanical Engineering, Mar 2011

The PLM State: The Balancing Act Between PLM and PDM - using PLM tools in specific or broader sense help companies approach integration of apps, Stephen Porter, Zero Wait-State, Mar 2, 2011

How to Stop Searching for PLM Killer App? - vendors need to focus on flexibility, granularity to reach higher level of PLM software adoption, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 12, 2011

PLM Platforms & PLM Automotive Future - CAD-PDM tools integration might create problems for companies running heterogeneous application set, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 7, 2011

Plug-and-Play PLM - vendors offer simplified PLM apps for small businesses, hoping to bypass the implementation burden common to enterprise PLM, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011

Planview: Little More than PPM? Not Quite PLM? - capabilities to assess, compare different product concepts, resource planning, manage requirements, support innovation, existing PDM, Planview’s PPM could become composite PLM system, Chad Jackson, Engineering Matters, Jan 10, 2011  

PLM Platform Wars: Who is Right or Who is Left? - CAD, PLM world extremely competitive, heterogeneous environment unable to provide visibility, manageability, bundling of CATIA into V6 creating possibilities, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 25, 2011  

Search Based App & PLM Innovation - SBA offer purpose-designed user interface, 2 main problems in PLM - absolute complexity of application, high cost of change, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 21, 2011

Social Media, PLM Explained For Dummies - requirement for product lifecycle management, extending single version of truth, 2.0 changes, extended search, more, Jos Voskuil’s Weblog, Feb 10, 2011

PLM in 2050 Revisited - predictions about PLM made in 2008 analyzed, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Dec 29, 2010

Banking on Green - LCA helps realizing benefits, preserving outdoors important, Sustainable Minds LCA software helps tracking environmental performance, Jim Romeo, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2011

PLM and Cloud - Hold the Promise? - PLM and enterprise software, cloud promise, cost, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 18, 2010

PLM and COFES Israel: People Just Want to Drink a Beer - show report, presentations by OptiTex, AES, SolidWorks PTC presentations Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 18, 2010

ShapeSpace Brings 3D Geometric Search to Open Source Aras PLM - may be most powerful addition to Aras suite, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Dec 15, 2010

CAD-Less PLM Puzzle - CAD considered as foundation of PLM, but CAD centers on proprietary data, making it difficult for potential PLM vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Dec 14, 2010

Dassault, Siemens PLM Play PR Tug-of-War with Ford as the Rope - each vendor claims usage at Ford as battle for auto companies intensifies, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Dec 10, 2010

CAD, PDM and PLM Diversity - consolidation of CAD platforms, data management in CAD environment, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 20, 2010

CAD Data and PLM - PLM decisions based on business/CAD-related problems, CAD/PLM integrations important, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Oct 5, 2010

Providing Key Aid to Computer Aided Design - easier to use CAD software, entry-level 3D design software, Google SketchUp, DC Denison, Boston.com, Sep 19, 2010

PLM, Emails and Social Links  - email content navigation, Vuuch enabling connections between people's activities and deliverables, PLM/CAD users, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Sep 16, 2010

Which PLM to Choose? - business change, sequential/departmental business processes to company-wide processes, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Sep 5, 2010

PLM Vendors to Users: Let's Collaborate Like It's 1995 - revolutionizing way product development teams work, solution for collaboration, using social technology, Alex Neihaus, The Vuuch Voice, Aug 31, 2010

PDM vs. PLM: An Integration Perspective - PDM/PLM systems on being integrated within an organization, data/process/social integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 30, 2010

PDM vs PLM: A Matrix View - organizational involvement, integration with other systems, Kurt Chen, Technology Evaluation Centers Blog, Aug 27, 2010

PLM and Enterprise Integration Game - PLM competition for high end customers becoming stronger, PLM integration technologies required to fight against ERP vendors, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 23, 2010

Can PLM Encompass ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)? - companies using PLM system managing engineering data, investing in additional ALM system, managing software development part of products, PLM and ALM system comparison, integration, Jyotirmoy Dutta, Puthimaas, Aug 19, 2010

PLM and Bottom Up Option - PLM strategies improving design and manufacturing, complex implementation, decline in 3D CAD top down dominance in PLM implementation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 20, 2010

CAD-BOM Missing Links - integration of BOM/CAD components and data is old, unresolved, PLM systems stand-up/failed around this problem, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 19, 2010

PLM Think Tank July’s Top 5 - defining PLM, legacy data, BOM, Excel, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 19, 2010

Responses to Top Five Concerns About PLM Systems - enabling business improvements, driving out costs, clear cut requirements, Jyotirmoy Dutta, Puthimaas, Aug 18, 2010

Aardvark for PLM - satisfying user's information need, changing communication, collaboration, Jyotirmoy Dutta, Puthimaas, Aug 18, 2010

PLM Social Detour - better mainstream collaboration in product development organization required, resolving people's collaboration problems, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 18, 2010

Enterprise Road Kill - enterprise social tools, on PLM tools being social, design issues, Chris Williams, The Vuuch Voice, Aug 17, 2010

PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective - covering wider data scope, explaining software product value in association to real organizational and product development processes, shifting from PDM to PLM, vendors binding solutions to product development processes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 17, 2010

Owners Want Integrated BIM - collaborative construction, comprehensive integrated project delivery strategy, James Salmon, Digital Vision Automation, Aug 16, 2010

PLM and Legacy Product Data Management Systems - preserving data, non-documented working procedures, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 16, 2010

The PLM Gutenberg Revolution - fixing process of technical documentation, other service information delivery, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 13, 2010

Augmenting PLM System as a LMS in FDA Regulated Companies - learning content management system, software application for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting of training programs, Jyotirmoy Dutta, Puthimaas, Aug 11, 2010

PLM: Is It a Productivity Driver or Are We Just Breaking Expensive Rocks? - spending more getting less, enterprise social system, improving manufacturing productivity, Alex Neihaus, The Vuuch Voice, Aug 12, 2010

PLM Architecture, Cloud and Design Versions - vertical PLM integration, PLM cloud architecture, paradigm shift, simplifying user's workflow, optimizing existing CAD/PLM infrastructures, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 11, 2010

PLM Software and Business Process Scalability - collaboration not efficient between engineering and manufacturing, organization strategy, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 12, 2010

CAD Strategies: Unified or Diversified? - single tool, value proposition, technological trends, implementing unified CAD strategy, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 10, 2010

PLM Downstream - Sent from My iPad - iPad proliferation in downstream, lightweight, connectivity, power consumption, significant option for PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Aug 6, 2010

PLM Collaboration: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Make a Choice - scalability factor, collaborative tools important, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 3, 2010

PLM, BOM, Excel - How to Make It Right - MS Excel big deal for PLM companies, PLM vendors trying to expand their solutions, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 30, 2010

3DLive, 3DHD, 3D UI and Efficiency - PLM vendors trying to innovate in space of user experience, improving efficiency of engineering work, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 27, 2010

Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier - realistically defining project scope, looking for right expertise, foreseeing, keeping commitment, Kurt Chen, Technology Evaluation Centers Blog, July 8, 2010

PLM and Legacy Data - data growing in exponential manner, handling foreign lifecycle data, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 26, 2010

PDM vs. PLM: a Data Perspective - PLM managing data in broader scope than PDM, data completeness, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 24, 2010

Deeper Understanding Not In PLM Yet - Metaweb, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM,  July 16, 2010

Vertical PLM Medley - CD-medley, granularity, risk management, pre-packaged functionality, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 16, 2010

PLM and Engineering Documents Identification - problem of identification huge one, handling documents globally, layered solution required, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 15, 2010

Top 3 Elements of a Successful Social PLM Strategy- data, connectivity, devices required for successful social PLM, social software generating trend in enterprise applications, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 14, 2010

PLM Data Warehouse: Dream Or Nightmare? - large PLM implementations to handle significant amount of data, data warehousing technologies to drop cost, improve agility of implementations, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Jul 12, 2010

PLM, CM and ALM - Not Sexy - 3D CAD for PLM vendors, configuration management, asset lifecycle management, not sexy for users providing data, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Jul 10, 2010

Open PLM - A Climb For Losers? - industry movement into PLM openness, sign of maturity, investment of resources required, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 8, 2010

Social PLM: More Syndication and Less Communities - Facebook-like communication, idea of syndication, catching up with communities concepts, social product development, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 7, 2010

How Big Is Product Lifecycle Data? - understanding sizing of product lifecycle data, building right operational, strategic plans related to data management, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 6, 2010

How PLM Can Catch Up to Cloud  - shift in manner of application that will be delivered/used in social environment, achieving operational goals, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 2, 2010

Siemens PLM Connection 2010: Clouds Develop, Freeforms Beckon  - Don Richardson on cloud computing, hardware behind it, Synchronous Technology, NX freeform modeling, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, July 1, 2010

PLM and Open Source Big Games - mixed usage of FOSS software, legal challenges, FOOS, leveraging alternative sources of revenues, open monetizing source trajectories, cross-usage of existing OSS platforms/tools, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, July 1, 2010

Open Source PLM Factoids - developing open source community projects in PLM, connecting to other open source projects, Terra incognita, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 30, 2010

Siemens PLM Connection 2010: NX Goes HD - identify problems by overlaying enterprise data/lifecycle data on 3D geometry, customize Excel worksheets, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 29, 2010

3 Steps to Improve PLM Collaboration  - unique names for resources can solve PLM problems, share options, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 28, 2010

How to Disrupt PLM Price with Technologies - making PLM cheap, providing flexible PLM pricing model, no radical change to industry, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 21, 2010

PLM and a Single Point of Disagreement - creating integrated, balanced way for product development management, mistake in data model integration, lengthy process, expensive implementation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 25, 2010

Open vs. Closed PLM Debates - developing open strategies, creating excellent integrated product suites for sale, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 24, 2010

PLM and the Power of Pull - openness in shifting to Pull, proprietary information, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 23, 2010

PUI: Not PLM UI. Future User Experience - mass migration of application from consumer space to enterprise software, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 22, 2010

PLM and the Power of Pull - openness in shifting to Pull, proprietary information, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, June 23, 2010

PUI: Not PLM UI. Future User Experience - mass migration of application from consumer space to enterprise software, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 22, 2010

The Future of PLM Walmarting - PLM from expensive to cheap, free, viral WalMart distribution, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 18, 2010

PLM for Asset Lifecycle Management and Asset Development - competitive benefits for owners, operators, transactional system usage, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Jun 21, 2010

How to Manage ECO Without Paying $1,500 Per Seat - PLM view on ECO management, cheap infrastructure for Microshare, RSS, organizing better, simpler work, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 17, 2010

PLM and Enterprise 2.0: No Fight Yet  - overcrowded with tools, platforms, initiatives, opportunity for PLM space vendors, small companies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 16, 2010

PLM and Real Time Data - real time options, communication; information, data warehouse, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 15, 2010

PLM, IT Transformation and Self-Organization - organizational problem, maintenance cost of systems, migration costs to new system, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 14, 2010

PLM Competition and MEH - PLM market too focused on competition than customers, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 11, 2010

Ozone and Big Unsolved Problems in PLM - including data, openness, heterogeneous environment, change management, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily  PLM Think Tank, Jun 9, 2010

Why PLM Couldn't Help You During an Economic Downturn - CIMdata PLM Industry summary, PLM complicated/expensive/long to implement, Kurt Chen, Technology Evaluation Centers, Jun 4, 2010

PLM Future Business and Social Models - Open/Freemium/Causium, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 8, 2010

PLM Think Tank - Top 5 Posts, May 2010 - blending disparate systems, concerns about PLM systems, industry transformation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 7, 2010

PLM Usability Notes or Don't Make Me Think - less clicks/options, simple navigation, contextual identification, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 7, 2010

PLM, RFID, RuBee, Virtual and Real - video, cost of tag/reliability of tracking devices, development of future PLM software, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 4, 2010

PLM and ALM: How to Blend Disparate Systems - video, growing number of applications, maintain data integrity, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 2, 2010

Top Five Concerns About PLM Systems - business requirements, moving to new versions, cross functional processes, high total cost of ownership, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 1, 2010

The ABC of PLM Facebooking - multiple associations between Facebook principles and PDM/PLM systems, content syndication, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 31, 2010

How to Redefine Collaboration in PLM - video, IT busy with enterprise technologies, unified/contextual collaboration, consumer software/social networks important, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 28, 2010

What Are Demands for 'PLM on Demand?' - Siemens IT vision, ready to use industry solutions, cloud based data storage, for big companies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 27, 2010 

PLM - Move from Content to Context -  video, valuable in contextual work organization, boosting performance, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 26, 2010

PLM-less AutoCAD Users and PLM Strategies - relation of AutoCAD/PLM, ProductPoint, users interested in practical outcome over marketing strategies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 25, 2010 

PLM - Move from Content to Context -  video, valuable in contextual work organization, boosting performance, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 26, 2010

PLM-less AutoCAD Users and PLM Strategies - relation of AutoCAD/PLM, ProductPoint, users interested in practical outcome over marketing strategies, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 25, 2010

PLM and One Big Spreadsheet  - power of spreadsheets, a way to innovate in PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 12, 2010

PLM and Scaling Options - connecting processes, optimizing development, manufacturing, speeding up innovation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 24, 2010

Out-Of-The-Box PLM and Open Source Option - out-of-the-box system, unsuccessful due to nature of manufacturing organization, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 21, 2010

Do We Need PLM to Manage Changes? - PLM in change management and change implementation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 13, 2010

PLM Gaps and Social Software Liquid - 3 fundamental gaps in PLM to be fixed by social software, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 10, 2010

PLM and Heterogeneous Product Development   - CAD interoperability between different PLM systems, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 6, 2010

PLM and New Types of User Experience - augmenting reality in 3D, BumpTop 3D working environment, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think, Tank, May 5, 2010

Do SolidWorks Users Need/Want PLM?  - PLM is for large companies with large infrastructure, SolidWorks may be sold or integrated with PDM software, SolidWorks PLM, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 5, 2010

5 Things to Know Before PLM-ERP Integration Project - PLM-ERP integration very complex and expensive project, PLM and ERP in modern manufacturing, maintaining PLM-ERP integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 4, 2010

PLM Model Granularity, Bottom-Up and Change - necessities in current PLM data models, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, May 3, 2010

PLM Open Source Tradeoff - potential tradeoff should be based on business, community and technology, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 30, 2010

PLM and Management of CAD Files - every PLM system must determine if it will touch CAD files, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 23, 2010

PLM and Sustainability Where is the Problem? - sustainability a big data problem, requiring PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 22, 2010

Keytech Brings PLM within Reach of SMBs - scalable, modular solution goes beyond document management, extending the value of CAD data across small, midsized engineering organizations, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Apr 22, 2010

3D CAD Future: How to Liberate Data - Mike Payne's talk at COFES, removing data dependancy from CAD, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 26, 2010

How to Get Users Excited or More Committed to a New PLM System - demonstration of PLM functions and features in detail, define and schedule manufacturing, manage the financial transaction, set-by-step approach towards PLM best practices, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Apr 17, 2010

6 Questions About Your Future Cloud CAD/PLM - 'cloud' and "OnDemand" have same meaning, what to ask cloud app providers,  Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 16, 2010

What are the Metrics for PLM Innovation? - author suggest organization performance, product characteristics, innovation process, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 14, 2010

BOM for Dummies: BOM and CAD - companies intending to move to built to order or configure to order should not invest much in CAD data configuration, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Mar 1, 2010

Interview with Analyst Jim Brown - talk about PLM evolution, social computing, being on Twitter, CAD/PLM software issues in 2010, Dora Smith, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Mar 11, 2010

- lack of common PLM processes makes its standardization difficult, Jim Brown, Clarity on PLM, Mar 9, 2010

Who Will Disrupt Entrenched PLM Vendors? - players like SAP, Oracle might invest in PLM market, Jim Brown, Clarity on PLM, Mar 5, 2010

Asset Lifecycle Management Using a PLM System - definition, benefits of using PLM-based solution, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Mar 1, 2010

Microsoft Global High Tech Summit 2010: Social Engineering to Win Hearts and Minds - PLM vendors like PTC, Dassault Systemes advocate social computing to engage customers for crowd sourcing, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 16, 2010

BOM for Dummies - CTO - PLM functions required to support configure-to-order process, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 14, 2010

Reference Information Drives Value in an Organization's PLM Strategy - ASME e-library offers trusted information, can quickly locate, compare critical information, interact with data in customizable graphs, charts, tables, Chris Forbes of Knovel, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2010

- processes in build-to-order company, PLM functions required to support build to order, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 2, 2010

Bill of Materials for Dummies - ETO - BOM definition, role in engineering-to-order company, PLM functions required to support ETO, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Jan 19, 2010

keytech PLM V12: Product Lifecycle Management for SolidWorks - uncluttered UI, bidirectional exchange, improved documentation, can store, load parts, structures, BOM; interview with Mark Driscoll of keytech PLM Inc., Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe.com, Jan 11, 2010



Mid-Market PLM - What Did I Learn in 2009? - CAD-related PLM vendors might focus on bigger companies, new industries, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Dec 31, 2009

Back to Basics: Multi-CAD and PLM - vendor's trends in multi-CAD environment, strategy for company to support multi-CAD in PLM environments, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Dec 15, 2009

Some Users do not Like the Single Version of the Truth - all users must store their information in central location in organization to remain competitive, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Dec 2, 2009

PLM and Compliance: A Green Foundation - being compliant with new materials, regulatory directives helps companies increase quality, decrease costs, Mike Zepp of Dassault Systems, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2009

PLMplus - A New PLM On Demand? - on-demand PLM supposed to create new business model for generating revenues, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Nov 14, 2009

The Academic Conclusion on 'Who Decides for PLM in a Mid-Market Company' - PLM selection is subjective, right implementation approach is needed for successful PLM adoption, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Nov 10, 2009

PLMPlus Dawns the Red Gloves of Simplified, Internet Based, On Demand PLM - web-based PLM solution has data secured, drives process between different locations, departments, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 10, 2009

3DLive, HD3D and Demand for CAD/PDM Immersivity - 3D emerging as basic user experience, unifying 3D with non-3D environment, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Nov 10, 2009

PLM+ Targets User Experience to Bring PLM to the Cloud - ease of implementation, ongoing maintenance to be delivered over web during PLM adoption, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Nov 9, 2009

PLM for All Gets Easier - Teamcenter 8, CATIA V6R2010 available for SMEs offer industry-specific features, integrate PLM, IT into preconfigured packages, Lawrence Gould, Time Compression, Nov 4, 2009

10 Questions with Tamara Saucier of Dassault Systemes - key benefits for apparel industry, PLM in improving organization's competitive advantage, supporting company's corporate social responsibility strategy, Just-Style PLM Hub, Oct 26, 2009

BOM: Manufacturing and Engineering - single BOM needs to be maintained to avoid costly synchronization between engineering, manufacturing BOMs, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Oct 22, 2009

More on: Who Decides for PLM in a Mid-Market Company? - understanding academic approach, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Oct 5, 2009

Seven Rules Towards Single Bill of Material - complete data representation, unique part numbers, synchronized changes, include all scheduled items, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Oct 14, 2009

10 Questions with Ray Hein of Centric Software - benefits for apparel industry, improving competitive advantage, corporate social responsibility strategy, compatibility of PLM system, Just Style PLM Hub, Sep 28, 2009

Who Decides for PLM in a Mid-Market Company? - silent PLM approach is not effective, top management gets no assistance in setting priorities, having vision, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Sep 21, 2009

PDM vs PLM - Is This About Process? - defining, comparison between PDM, PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Sep 21, 2009

The Changing Face of Product Lifecycle Management - focus on quality data management, growing social networking, global collaboration, technologies like Saas, SOA are fulfilling SMBs' needs, Tom Kevan, Desktop Engineering, Aug 30, 2009

PLM Goes to the Shop Floor - PLM evolves to integrate with factory automation processes, sharing important product-related information, Ed Miller of CIMdata, Time Compression, Sep 2, 2009

Top Annoying Things About PLM Software - implementation scope, uniqueness, complexity, terminology, bizarre UI, slow, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Aug 26, 2009

A Brief Interview with Steffen Buchwald (Siemens PLM Software) - talk about books, childhood dreams, keeping touch with clients, view of CAD media, carrier achievement, isicad, Jun 17, 2009

Social PLM Challenges - selecting right social tools, organization alignment with social practices, organizational policies, building organization community, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Aug 21, 2009

PLM: Don't Fight Processes - Focus on People - capture existing business processes, establish social communities, plan process improvements, transformation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Aug 13, 2009

Cactus, Eggheads, and PLM - Brad Holtz of Cyon Research defines PLM as high level, enterprise wide approach to product development, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 12, 2009

People Centric PLM - A New PLM Age is Born - PTC, Dassault Systemes focus on people to simplify product development process, Chris Williams, Vuuch Voice, Aug 11, 2009

People or Process Another Chicken and Egg? - social media and PLM together can improve time-to-market for products, Vuuch Voice, Aug 5, 2009

What PLM Can Learn from Social Media - PLM should put people before processes, encourage transparency, move into cloud, enable single click publishing, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jul 29, 2009

2008 PLM Market Growth was Strong Going into the Global Economic Downturn - benefits of PLM like controlling costs, improving operational efficiencies are driving companies to invest in PLM, Ed Miller of CIMdata, Time Compression, Jun 30, 2009

Successful PDM Implementation for SMBs - key areas are managing explosion of CAD data, identifying key issues impacting business, training users, future planning, Dave Chadwick, Desktop Engineering, Jun 30, 2009

5 CAD/PLM Conspiracy Theories to Ponder and FEAR - is Dassault 'dumbing down' SolidWorks to distinguish it from CATIA?, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jul 8, 2009

Some Random Observations of Product Development - duplication of effort is common, 2D drawings preferred for conveying design intent, collaboration is improving, 3D is making its way, Paul Hamilton, Jun 18, 2009

Where is My PLM Return On Investment (ROI)? - investing more on creativity than quality brings more PLM benefits, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Jun 15, 2009

Do We Need to Fix PLM Basics? - PLM model can be based on CAD/product structure, ERP, or EDM/PDM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 9, 2009

CAD - The Future of Collaborative Modeling - Dassault Systemes 3D Live, CATIA V6 provide CAD/design collaboration, SolidWorks Drawings Now helps save 2D drawings on cloud space, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jun 8, 2009

Down Economy Shows PLM Licensing Must Change - enterprise open-source structure lets users securely access product information, lower expenses, Peter Schroer of Aras Corporation, Desktop Engineering, May 31, 2009

Where does PLM Start Beyond Document Management? - management vision, support is necessary for implementing PLM successfully in mid-market companies, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, May 22, 2009

PLM Action Plan for Dummies - item, multiple BOM, connecting design, engineering data, link to ERP, organize business processes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 21, 2009

Top Five Disappointing PLM Technologies - PLM standards, PDM/PLM to ERP integrations, CAD interoperability, CAD design viewers, 3D search, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, May 22, 2009

What You Need to Know About Digital Manufacturing - important component of PLM, digital manufacturing is implemented as suite of processes, Ed Miller of CIMdata, Time Compression, May 4, 2009

To PLM or Not to PLM - Measuring the Development Phase - process facilitation and information availability is required globally, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, May 3, 2009

Are Marketers and the Media Messing the PLM Message? - 33% of CIMdata survey respondents ask solution providers to clearly express benefits of PLM, Tony Lockwood's Burning Questions, May 3, 2009

PLM Integration Gotchas - discussing user interactive, process, SOA based integrations, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 30, 2009

When BOM Seeks the Right Enterprise Nanny - trends in bill of materials management, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 29, 2009

What is the Future of Search for PLM? - Microsoft Enterprise Search, Dassault 3DLive User Experience for 3D space search, 3DPartBrowser solution available, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 28, 2009

Open Source PLM? - Aras Innovator PLM Solution Suite is based on Microsoft enterprise products, Martyn Day, Develop 3D, Apr 26, 2009

Web Based Solution for Implementing PLM - based on 3 tier architecture with web based clients, TD PLM has task driven GUI, built in localization tools, rapid ROI, Mark Fletcher, MCAD Online, Apr 20, 2009

Can ERP Vendors Do PLM? - companies focusing on efficiency, process management can look at ERP vendors for PLM solutions, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Apr 19, 2009

Saving Time and Money with Semantic Design - European researchers create highly customizable semantic PLM system that adapts company's processes by creating, maintaining its own semantic model, Science Daily, Apr 20, 2009

COFES 2009: PLM vs Not PLM - Brad Holtz defines both processes, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 17, 2009

Innovation in Difficult Economic Times - cost-effective innovation supported by PLM required, Daniel Staresinic of Siemens, MCAD Online, Apr 14, 2009

How Can PLM Use Social Search to Develop the Next Innovative Products - PLM system can inform and collect feedback on future developed product in social network, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 13, 2009

Can RIA Technologies Help Us to Build Better Enterprise PLM - rich Internet applications like Adobe AIR, Microsoft Silver Light needed to enhance user experience of products, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 14, 2009

How Tagging Can Prevent PLM from a Compulsive Obsessive Disorder Problem - total tagging approach help organize product related information in PLM system, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 9, 2009

Live World - Is It Common Future for CAD, PLM, AEC, BIM, GIs? - live access to information is common to PLM and AEC, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 10, 2009

Serious Joke - Why CAD Needs to Tweet? - CAD is speaking social language to improve collaboration for better product development, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 7, 2009

PLM and Project Management - Marriage or Divorce - content integration between general purpose project management tools and PLM is needed to reduce costs, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 8, 2009

PLM as the Enterprise Backbone: Emerging with Advantage - innovative PLM able to anchor all enterprise systems, Brian Chambers, 3D Perspectives, Mar 2, 2009

PLM as the Enterprise Backbone Pt 2: Product Portfolio & Program Management - managing both processes for better data mastering and integration in present economic downturn, Brian Chambers, 3D Perspectives, Mar 20, 2009

PLM as the Enterprise Backbone Pt 3: Working Smart with the Supply Chain - PLM provides visibility, standardization, helps manage global collaboration, Brian Chanbers, 3D Perspectives, Apr 3, 2009

PLM Content Downstream Usage, Googlenomic and Futuristic Search - product data should be available for asset management, support, maintenance, other uses, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 3, 2009

Can Chaos Become Order Through PLM? - risks involved in mid market and managing those for successful PLM implementation, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Apr 3, 2009

Is It Time for a Synchronized Bill of Materials? - single BOM with all relevant information can be synchronized, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Apr 2, 2009

Can We Build PLM Bottom Up? - workable options are: availability of problem-oriented tools, adaptable data and process models, portal tools and enterprise search, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Apr 1, 2009

Should PLM 2.0 Come with a New PLM Format? - PLM 2.0 can send package data across different tools in user-oriented manner, cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Mar 30, 2009

PLM - Small Things That Matter - easy data availability and simplified user interface are needed, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 30, 2009 

Where Is the PLM Shortcut to the Cloud? - develop cloud platforms to infrastructure, use existing cloud application, integrate or migrate existing application for cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank Blog, Mar 25, 2009

The Biggest PLM Challenge on the Cloud - integration of tools and processes across multiple applications is challenging, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 25, 2009

Where is PLM on Industry Cloud Map? - companies can develop different levels of PLM solutions, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 23, 2009

Does PLM Behave Like Deep Web? - PLM still not catching, managing important data available in organization, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 20, 2009

Search for the Right BOM - I'm Feeling Lucky? - types of bill of materials different organizations are using, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 20, 2009

Why Social Networking in PLM is More than Just Collaboration - networking with more people brings more ideas, innovation to products, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business technology, Mar 18, 2009

In One Place - no end-to-end PLM solution is available but software developers working on it, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, Mar 2009

How to Improve Collaborative Processes for the Global Supply Chain? - through mapping based approach and query based approach for process interoperability, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 17, 2009

How PLM can Improve Enterprise Collaboration? - PLM can improve content availability, allow contextual collaboration, keep history of collaboration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 16, 2009

To PLM or Not to PLM - Measuring the Planning Phase - standardization, reusing resources and monitoring process are helpful, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Mar 15, 2009 

How Does Employment Slot into the Future of PLM? - fastest growing PLM market provides efficiency, innovation, Kate, 3D Perspectives, Mar 13, 2009

What PLM Technology Can Share CAD and Engineering Knowledge in Organization? - Pt 1 - many solutions like PDF, XVL technology, 3DVIA composer, DS 3DLive are available but still need to be upgraded, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 11, 2009

Meet Oleg Shilovitsky: 7 Questions  - video interview, PLM challenges, solutions, defining innovation, Kate, 3D Perspectives, Mar 4, 2009

Do We Need Personal PLM? - social networks, community building, self learning tools to improve involvement in working environment, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 9, 2009

Process Thinking With the Development of Social Collaborative Business Processes for PLM - Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 6, 2009

Virtual World: Where is the Border Between Game and PLM Software - need for PLM application to provide integrate collaboration capabilities, providing social tools for better interaction, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 5, 2009 

Interview Oleg Shilovitsky, CTO, ENOVIA SmarTeam - overview on enhancements, customization options, x64, Windows 7 support, strategy in regards to Enterprise, workgroup PDM, vendors services, support for product, Devon Sowell's Blog, Mar 5, 2009 

Will PLM 2.0 on the Cloud Resolve the Supply Chain Challenge - data management platforms for product development, need for cloud data services to share data easily, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Mar 4, 2009 

PLM Isn't Just for Big Companies Any More - tremendous market potential small and midsize companies, requirements, characteristics, more, Ed Miller, Miki Lumnitz's Weblog, Feb 26, 2009

To PLM or Not to PLM - Measuring the Concept Phase - use current downturn to shape future, questions, analysis should be base, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 25, 2009

Is PLM too Complex to Mashup? - extract content from models, drawings for mash-ups, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 23, 2009

Should PLM Develop its Own Process Tool - integrating PLM systems to enterprise software, keeping implementation simple, adopting standards, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 19, 2009

How Close is the Future of Surface Computing for CAD/PLM? - visionary keynote technology presentation in SolidWorks World, Microsoft's FAST products, creating hopes for surface computing in near future, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 18, 2009

What I Learned: Open Source and PLM - Compatible? - misconceptions about open source business model, companies should develop view on total cost of ownership, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Feb 17, 2009

Gaming and PLM Facing Similar Challenges? Pt 3 - need to adapt to new techniques, tools to be able to quickly prototype, iterate on ideas, videos, more, Virgile Delporte, 3D Perspectives, Feb 16, 2009

Research Rap: Engineering Reference Information - Part of the PLM Toolkit? - using electronic engineering reference information as part of PLM to improve product innovation, development, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Feb 11, 2009

Improving Organizational Performance by the Management of Multiple Bill of Materials - using 3D matrix of data method to link relevant information between design, engineering, other domains simultaneously, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 10, 2009

How to Make PLM Less Complicated and More User-Friendly? - three fundamentals, stop dealing with processes, focus on data, Manage people's tasks, more, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 9, 2009 

To PLM or Not to PLM ? Start Measuring ! - Start thinking, measure now, to create base for good justification for PLM whenever needed with correct ROI, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Feb 7, 2009

SharePoint PLM Paradox? - Microsoft SharePoint can provide clear advantages for PLM software vendors from technology standpoint, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 4, 2009

New Social Bill of Material Tool is the Way to Simplify PLM Development in Organizations - need for Excel-like application for creating, managing, searching item, BOM content, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 2, 2009

What is the Role of Search in Enterprise Systems and PLM? - search-related technologies should unfold enterprise data, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 30, 2009

From Building Products to Experiences: Can Gaming Technologies Help? Pt 1 - Virgile Delporte, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 27, 2009

Gaming Technologies & PLM? Pt 2 - required tools, technologies, need to combine rendering quality with high level of interactivity, Virgile Delporte, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 29, 2009

Use Predictive Modeling to Decrease Product Cost During Product Design and Development? - Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 27, 2009

Mid Market PLM Deployment Challenges - higher cost of deployment for smaller groups, resources, infrastructure, support, hardware, large workgroup, customization services, difficult decision processes, Tom Gill, CATIA Community, Jan 27, 2009  may require free registration

How Can you Deliver Business Intelligence for PLM? - delivering right information to right user at right time, metadata management, process tool integration, user experience, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 27, 2009

Addressing Future Automotive Needs With Model Driven Systems Development - issues to shape future of PLM include intelligent vehicle, needs of sophisticated consumers, demand for dynamic operations, Peter Robison, IBM, CATIA Community, Jan 27, 2009

Contextual Collaboration Within the Organization - technologies like natural language processing, annotation, search engines to improve communication, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 26, 2009

How to Improve PLM Collaboration and Information Delivery with RSS - using RSS technology to deliver information to users, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 23, 2009

PLM in Economic Downturn - Is There a Place for Second-Mover Innovation? - firms can follow first mover to capture market share learning from others experience, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 22, 2009

What is Beyond Collaboration and Process Management in PLM? - successful implementation in organization, operational business intelligence, integrating PLM system with other enterprise systems, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 21, 2009

Social Design and PLM - need for social tools for organizing activities, linking PLM tools, creating easy accessible content, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 19, 2009

PLM 2.0: Developer of SharePoint Based Application Promises 'Social Product Development' - using Windchill ProductPoint  to incorporate Web 2.0 technologies into product development process, Sidney Hill, Manufacturing Business Technology, Jan 16, 2009

Immersive CAD Data Management - Is It the CAD/PDM Future? - integration of data management tasks with daily work of designers, reuse of engineering data, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 15, 2009

PLM Process Management Technologies - implementing CAD data routing, providing information, standards, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 12, 2009

Which Technologies Can Convert Multiple PDMs Into a Single PLM? - business process management tools, enterprise search, 3D technologies, mashups, more, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 9, 2009

Can We Use 3D Gaming Technologies in PLM? - bring highly developed gaming technologies to PLM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Jan 8, 2009


PLM in 2050 - every piece of information will have universal unique ID, holography based virtual world, keyboard, mouse replaced by voice, eye-recognition, PLM may not exist, more, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Dec 21, 2008

One-to-One: Autodesk Digital Prototyping and Relation to PLM - Autodesk describes digital prototyping as parallel strategy to PLM, integration with PLM, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Dec 5, 2008

What is Green PLM? - product conception processes that minimize impact on environment throughout its lifecycle, Kate Bourdet, 3D Perspectives Blog, Dec 4, 2008

Research Rap: Service and the Equipment Lifecycle - service organizations  needs to gain operational control of service, establish, leverage equipment intelligence, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Dec 3, 2008

Implementing PLM Requires a Vision - mid-market companies lack high-level strategy to analyze challenges, are influenced by resellers of their core components, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, Dec 2, 2008

NPI and PLM - videos showing NPI program management within ENOVIA SmarTeam demo, delivering methodology to control PLM process, Miki Lumnitz's Weblog, Dec 1, 2008

Research Rap: Three Dimensions of PLM Expansion - PLM extends product innovation, product development, engineering, considering people, product lifecycle, process as main factors, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Nov 12, 2008

One-to-One: Getting PLM from Your ERP Vendor - IFS Enters the Mix - new module from IFS allows engineers to perform basic PDM functions to integrate designs with manufacturing process, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Nov 7, 2008

Research Rap: ERP and PLM - Better Together - capabilities, advantages, differences, roles of ERP and PLM for better business processes, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Oct 22, 2008

What I Learned: How Will Your PLM Vendor Fare in the Economic Downturn?  - PLM helps to cut cost, reduce wasted spends throughout product development, rapid return on investment, keeping constant growth in tough markets, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Oct 20, 2008

What I Learned: Stay the Course with your PLM or Switch? - existing PLM implementation, getting value out of it, change in platform, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Oct 14, 2008

The Value of Unified Architectures for PLM - Harmonizing the Environment - information on PLM industry, CIMdata, Oct 6, 2008  requires free registration

SAP PLM Focuses on End-to-End Business Processes - SAP articulating an enterprise strategy that involves PLM, SCM, Mfg domains, ultimately leading to increased productivity and market response, Dick Slansky, ARC, Sep 30, 2008

PLM for Strategic Product Planning - product portfolio management, SPP solutions to make product succeed, managing projects, Ed Miller, CIMdata, Sep 12, 2008 pdf

The Future of PLM: A Cup Perpetually Half Full - IBM study on issues, challenges faced by automotive sector using PLM for product development, more, Don Brown, Chairman, CPDA, CATIA Community, Sep 10, 2008 requires free registration

Improving Time to Market with PLM - implementing PLM techniques to reduce TTM, increasing production, improving quality, safety and meeting customers needs, Joe Dury, Lee Peterman and Noel Sobelman, Product Design and Development, Sep 11, 2008

Research Rap: Smaller Companies Reaping PLM Benefits - Aberdeen Group reports that SMBs with PLM report 18.5% improvement in product profit margins, Jim Brown, Manufacturing Business Technology, Aug 20, 2008

What I Learned: Product Development and Fishing Analogy - processes applied, selecting right projects, resources, cross-functional teams, Jim Brown, PLM and Profitability, July 21, 2008

ENOVIA SmarTeam Integration Part 2 - podcast/video tutorial shows update of Composer data with metadata modifications, ability to bring it together into SmarTeam, 3DMOJO, June 27, 2008

Editor's Pick: Aras Changes PLM Industry with Open Model - Aras Innovator v9 model-based SOA with Microsoft support and multi-language capabilities, Anthony J. Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, June 18, 2008

The Perfect Product Lifecycle - PLM tools manage product innovation, customer satisfaction, plan growth, optimize dispersed, global supply chain, more, touching all divisions of company, Al Bunshaft of IBM PLM Solutions, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2008

ERP and PLM; Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success - distinctive features offered by ERP and PLM, benefits of  integrated environment for competitive edge, CADwire, June 2, 2008 

The Perfect Product Lifecycle - PLM tools go beyond traditional MCAD, CAM, and CAE products, Al Bunshaft, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2008

Does PDMWorks Enterprise Allow Duplicate File Names? - yes, but option can be inactivated, Devon Sowell, PDM Solutions, May 22, 2008

Twelve Techniques For Managing Mold making Design Data Effectively - managing 3D data references and mold design data, distinguishing standard and custom parts, facilitating design reuse, more, Rich Allen, Mold Making Technology, May 2008

How PLM Helps Manage Global Supply Chains - PLM integrates design and manufacturing data, simulates global operations and provides easy access to important information, MMS Online, May 2008

SIMULIA Asks: Is SLM For You? - simulation lifecycle management is for integrating, collaborating and managing simulation data for efficient product development cycles, Paul Lalor, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2008

PLM Promotes Smart Outsourcing With IP Protection - PLM can lock intellectual property in templates to lessen risk of data loss, Bob Brincheck of Dassault Systemes, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2008

Designing For Mechatronics - PLM vendors are developing techniques that can successfully design mechatronics products, Beth Stackpole, Design News, April 7, 2008

From Mind to Market - growing automotive industries and new industries like pharmaceuticals, packaging, AEC are fueling demand for PLM adoption in India, Archana Venkat, The Hindu Business Line, Mar 24, 2008

In the Eye of the Storm - IBM veteran sees future PLM approach in engineering-combined business, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2008

Product Structure Matters: Part 2 - hierarchy of items in good product structure management system ensures improvements in design process, Jonathan Scott, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2008

PLM in Russia - End of 2007 - Russian version of SmarTeam announced, LEDAS announced publication of first 'PLM+ERP Encyclopedia', ASCON released KOMPAS-3D V9, more, Vladimir Malukh, isicad, Jan 4, 2008

Russia is After Growing PLM Market - PLM market in Russia growing fast, digital manufacturing development taking place, piracy affecting PLM market, more, Elena Goretkina, isicad, Feb 4, 2008

Goliath Reinvented - PLM giants like Dassault, PTC and Siemens PLM are offering their on-demand and software-as-a-service products to SMBs, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

It Takes People to Make PLM Work - engineers who respond to changes quickly and correctly contribute to successful PLM implementation, David Prawel, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2008

Product Structure Matters, Part 1 - PDM can manage flow of product information necessary to develop better products, Jonathan Scott, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2008

The Intrinsic Relationship Between Innovation and Engineering Product Data Management - ability to share information helps manage and innovate products faster, Paul Hamilton of Phusion Engineering Solutions LLC, CADCAMNet, Jan 2, 2008


Engineering Meets Manufacturing - integrating PLM software with manufacturing execution system can reduce production costs and time, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2007

Digital Manufacturing's Growing PLM Role - Tecnomatix products like Process Designer, FactoryFLOW for manufacturing process management were displayed at Siemens symposium, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Dec 6, 2007

Your PLM Supplier Should Really Be Your Business Partner - service-oriented architecture is effective in lowering total cost of PLM ownership that is more than purchasing PLM software, Bill Boswell of Siemens PLM Software, Desktop Engineering, Dec 3, 2007

PLM vs Digital Prototyping - PLM is mixture of many applications while digital prototyping  is simply 3D modeling, Matt Writes, Oct 25, 2007

Perhaps PLM Vendors Need an Image Makeover - PLM vendors need worldwide recognitions for their products, Randall S Newton, 3D CAD News, Oct 22, 2007

Is There Life After PLM? - Autodesk claims PLM approach by CAD vendors is all wrong -- are they right?, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Oct 14, 2007

Carl Bass Anti-PLM Rap (Video) - according to Autodesk CEO, PLM is a "bizarre creation that will not stand the test of time," YouTube, Feb 15, 2007

Hitting Your Targets - a 7 phase product development system for documenting, tracking, and keeping records of process, Mike Janitz, Desktop Engineering, Oct 14, 2007

Manufacturing Across Time Zones - Arena Solutions and Synergis Software offer PLM solutions to manage production processes globally, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

PLM Market Grows to Meet Integration Challenges - $13.2 billion were spent on PLM tools in 2006, John Teresko, Industry Week, Jun 1, 2007

Acronym Alert: P&PLM - UGS introduces a new platform to integrate PLM software with manufacturing execution system, Jill Jusko, Industry Week, Aug 1, 2007

Putting People and Processes Before Technology - PLM experts talk about innovation, collaboration and implementing PLM effectively, more, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, August 1, 2007

What the Latest PLM Acquisitions May Mean to You - executives talk about ongoing changes after Dassault-MatrixOne, Siemens-UGS, and Oracle-Agile acquisitions, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design & Production, August 2007

Attaining Value with PLM: What a Ride! - how implementing PLM can benefit a company, Tom Shoemaker of PTC, Cadalyst, July 23, 2007

The Innovation Question - PLM software keeps track of the inventions and related data, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, June 1, 2007

SolidWorks on PDM - Rainer Gawlick of SolidWorks talks about its document management products, strategies, issues involved in global product development, more, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, May 18, 2007

PDM - Quick Fix or Major Headache? - Colin Watson of Imass Design Solutions provides ten tips on design data management, MCAD Online, May 18, 2007

Meeting the Challenge - discussing Dassault Systeme's range of PLM solutions plus PDMWorks Enterprise for SolidWorks, David Chadwick, CAD User, March 2007

Hassle-Free PLM - appropriate for SMBs, Arena Solutions provides PLM services to designers based on subscription model, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, April 2007

Intelligence Beyond the Known Universe - search technologies like Endeca and Centric Software power the data search options in ERP and PLM systems, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, April 1, 2007

Wary Japan Keeping PLM at Arm's Length - Yohei Kato, PTC executive, talks about Japanese market trends, PLM awareness in manufacturing companies, more, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, April 16, 2007

PLM Roundtable, Part 2 - how PLM companies can be successful economically plus future of data management, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, March 2007

Agile Software Back on Track - Agile earned revenues of $33.2 million in third quarter of fiscal 2007, Randall S Newton, CADdigest.com, March 26, 2007

Longer Lifecycles in Service-Oriented Empires - PLM trends for vendors practicing 'Design for X' methodologies, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

How NOT to Proceed with PLM - what to avoid when implementing PLM, Fred White, ThomasNet.com, March 19, 2007

PLM: Boeing's Dream, Airbus' Nightmare - Boeing determined to not repeat mistakes made by Airbus, Mel Duvall and Doug Bartholomew, Baseline, February 5, 2007

This Pond isn't Big Enough for All of Us - PLM vendors like Agile, Arena, and UGS are targeting SMBs through quick services, acquisitions, and Skype, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

One-Size-Fits-All Does Well for Synergis in PDM - Synergis reports 61% revenue growth in 2006 mainly because of its Synergis Adept 7 product, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, March 1, 2007

PLM Roundtable, Part 1 - executives from PLM companies talk about methods to achieve ROI on implementing PLM plus PDM to be more effective, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, February 2007

ERP and PLM: Collaborating for Success - integrated ERP and PLM systems support product development and manufacturing process in an organization, Chuck Cimalore of Omnify Software, Desktop Engineering, March 2007

Seven Steps to Complete PLM - tips for phased approach when implementing PLM in SMBs, Greg Dohrman of Avatech Solutions, Machine Design, February 22, 2007

Why is PLM So Hard to Get Right? - communication, collaboration, standardization of workflows required to implement PLM, David Prawel, Inventor Connections, February 26, 2007 (requires free registration)

PLM for SMB: Ready... or Not? - yes, PLM can provide cost-effective solutions to SMBs, John MacKrell of CIMdata, CADdigest.com, February 15, 2007


Can PLM Make You Lean: Part 2 - implementing PLM standardizes the approach to design and manufacturing, shortening the design process, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, December 2006

IBM Expands Presence in PLM - PLM vendors like PTC, UGS, Geometric Software agree to support product development integration framework from IBM, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, December 13, 2006

Can PLM Make You Lean? - PLM provides essential information to implement lean product design and manufacturing, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, November 2006

A Tall PLM with Low-Fat Milk - PTC, UGS and Synergis executives discuss the differences in PDM and PLM, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, November 1, 2006

Staying Ahead - effective information management tools will help small-to-medium manufacturers handle product intellectual capital in digital design era, Trevor Stapleton of Majenta PLM, MCAD Online, November 6, 2006

PLM Implementation Challenges - set strategy and define objectives to be achieved by PLM implementation and primary issues to be handled, Managing Automation, October 29, 2006

PLM Forum Russia - 2006 - focus was on software offering from Dassault Systemes for PLM and its future plans to implement PLM in Russia, isicad, October 2006

Midrange Market Drives PLM Growth - CIMdata estimates annual growth rate of 8.3% in PLM, Autodesk remains leading midlevel MCAD solution provider, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, October 18, 2006

Managing Change Across Virtual Design and Manufacturing - interlinked product, process, and resource information helps to handle quick and strategic changes in product digital design, Aileen Hadianto of ENOVIA Corp., Desktop Engineering, September 2006

Resistance is Not Futile, Part 2 - communicating the success and rewarding the teams involved helps in PLM implementation, Jim White, Cadalyst, September 8, 2006

Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) Pt.2 - CATIA Community, September 25, 2006 (may require free registration)

Product Information Lifecycle Management (PILM) - PILM takes over where PLM leaves off, taking care of product-related information required by manufacturing and service industry, CATIA Community, September 18, 2006 (may require free registration)

We Gather Today to Join ERP and PLM - for successful reunion of ERP and PLM, the two technologies must harmonize under one environment, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, September 1, 2006

PLM & Lean Product Development - product development needs data management that help develop a lean-based PLM system, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design and Production, September 2006

PLM Can Make All the Difference to SMBs - SMBs should look for vendors that have vision and proper software applications when considering PLM, Bruce Boes of UGS, Desktop Engineering, August 2006

Resistance is Not Futile - contribution of executives, technology experts and business groups in the company leads to successful implementation of PLM solution, Jim White, Cadalyst, August 8, 2006

Great Expectations for Software as a Service - while keeping the system transparent to users, Arena Solutions PLM on demand system assures 99.5% uptime, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, August 1, 2006

Expert Suggests Product Development Approach - manufacturing industries can find a way through product development in the era of global competition, The Hindu, July 20, 2006

Before You Tee Off or Suit Up - tips from consumer goods manufacturers for effective implementation of PLM, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, July 1, 2006

DFMA Advice - implementing design-for-manufacturing-and-assembly analysis in early stages of design cycle can cut costs and improve product quality, Joesph Ogando, Design News, July 11, 2006

Could Green Mandates Lead to Innovation Blues? - Dries D'hooghe of Agile Software talks about RoHS compliance management and its effects on global manufacturing practices, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, June 29, 2006

PLM Musts for Midsize Companies - important factors to be considered by midsized companies when implementing PLM solution for business growth, Marc Lind of Aras Corp., Desktop Engineering, June 2006

CoCreate 3G PLM - CoCreate plans to offer 3G PLM with rich data information, modular, collaborative, and lean approach, Al Dean, MCAD Online, June 15, 2006

Availl Declassified - Availl offers Avail Enterprise that provides built-in data synchronization and protection features without actually having a PDM/PLM system, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006

Joel Orr Commentary: PDM? PLM? What? - PDM complements PLM, but often being mistaken as part of PLM, Joel Orr of Cyon Research Corporation, Machine Design, June 7, 2006

Sun and PTC Offer Solutions for Environmental Compliance - infrastructure software solutions from Sun integrated with PTC's Windchill and Wildfire software can help you get compliance initiative towards RoHS and WEEE regulations, Gary Geramanis of Sun, Pro/E Community, June 14, 2006

Digital Factory Within Reach - SMBs can implement only the desired modules of digital manufacturing software initially to improve product quality and quantity, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, June 15, 2006

Arena Solutions: Leading the Charge to Popularize PLM - Michael Topolovac has the idea and the financial backing to make the next big thing, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 1, 2006

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind - PLM helps a company to integrate the outsourced work with its main business effectively, Bryan D. Stolle of Agile Software, Desktop Engineering, May 2006

Lead-Free, Not Necessarily Stress-Free - to be RoHS compliant, Agile PG&C module is an available solution till industry standard bearers like IPC, JEDEC, and others find an internationally recognized format, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, May 1, 2006

Top 10 PLM Pitfalls to Avoid - detailing ten factors harmful to the success of PLM in an organization, John Stark Associates & SofTech, May 2006, pdf

Does One Size Fit All? Part 3 - every SMB needs different PLM tools depending on their projects, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, April 2006

Industry Best Practices for Sale - Dassault Systemes presents business process contents certified for CATIA V5 R15 and SMARTEAM V5 R15, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, April 1, 2006

Bringing PLM into Focus - "Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking" book by Michael Grieves discusses PLM and related implementation issues, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, March 27, 2006

On-Demand Software: Modular, Flexible and Interoperable - PLM experts share PLM implementation strategies that depend on company needs, size, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 1, 2006

Does One Size Fit All? Part 2 - PLM vendors aim to provide small and medium size businesses programs that are easy to implement with the least customization and quick ROI, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, March 2006

'SMBs Have Simple Technology Requirements' - V. Karthikeyan of India's EDS Technologies discusses the increased adoption of PLM among small and medium size businesses, CXOtoday.com, March 14, 2006

Does One Size Fit All? - PLM developers like UGS, PTC, and Dassault as well as CAD companies like Autodesk and SolidWorks, all target SMBs to offer PLM solutions for their specific needs, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, February 2006

Open Up and Connect - many firms are taking initiatives to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA) for approaching PLM, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, February 1, 2006

America's SAP Users' Group - in addition to SAPs offering for PLM solutions, it focuses on developing new products using engineering CAD tools, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Management, February 28, 2006

Analysts Advise: Assess PLM Needs First - introducing on-demand PLM in organizations can be fruitful, John Day, Design News, February 14, 2006

Implementing a PDM Installation and Migrating Data in a PLM Environment - before migrating completely, a team of good performers should test all the tools, Craig Miller & Nathan Hartman of Purdue University, COE NewsNet, January 2006

Top 10 PLM Pitfalls to Avoid - common mistakes when implementing PLM, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst Management, February 8, 2006

PLM Battles Global Design Complexity - global design strategies produce PLM challenges, Jim Brown of AberdeenGroup, Managing Automation, January 12, 2006

Additional ABCs About PLM - PLM experts explain the basics of PLM, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design and Production, December 2005

What's New in PLM? - Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, MatrixOne, PTC and UGS offer their latest developments in PLM, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design and Production, January 2006

3D & PLM: A Foundation for World-Class Innovation - implementing design methodologies makes way of 3D technology in your organization, David Prawel, COE NewsNet, January 2006

Punching Above Their Weight - enterprises, small or large, are adapting PLM solutions for their project management, Jeffrey Winters, Mechanical Engineering, February 2006

Getting the Lead Out, Part 2 - EU and Asian environmental regulations are forcing consideration of PLM, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, January 2006

PTC Inks Deal with IBM - what does this mean for Dassault, usually thought of as IBM's PLM partner? David Weisberg, CADwire.net, January 26, 2006

Are You in Control of YOUR Product Data? - PLM's widening role helps organizations to collaborate product information globally through supply chains, Peter Fretty, Advance Manufacturing, December 2005

PLM's Growing Pains - PLM experts -- Marc Halpern of Gartner Group and Ken Amann of CIMdata -- take a look at latest trends in PLM market, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, January 1, 2006

PLM - The Manufacturers' Mantra - PLM market grows in India as experts find it a powerful way to digitally manage product-related data, Sohini Bagchi, CXOtoday.com, January 16, 2006


A Winning Formula for Manufacturing - Pelion's manufacturing process optimization software integrates MRP/ERP systems for lean manufacturing, Jeffrey Rowe, Advance Manufacturing, December 2005

Getting the Lead Out, Part 1 - compliance with EU and Asian environmental regulations using PLM software, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, December 2005

If the Shoe Fits - PTC's FlexPLM, a Windchill-based solution, works according to the needs of retail, footwear and apparel industries, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, December 1, 2005

Ask the Expert: Ed Miller - benefits of PLM outweigh cost of implementing PLM for business transformation, Ed Miller of CIMdata Inc., Innovate Forum, December 16, 2005

The What and Why and How of Successful PLM - new MCAD-integrated software tools store information regarding product design to help engineers, Steven C. Luby, Desktop Engineering, November 2005

PLM and Product Agility - role of PLM in manufacturing agile products needs consideration, Eric Marks, Manufacturing Automation, November 28, 2005

The SMB Serenade - SMB organizations looking for on-demand data management solutions should check the full potential of PLM vendors, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, November 1, 2005

Must-Have for Manufacturers - some basics to know when setting up a document management system, David B. Sharp III of Synergis Software, Desktop Engineering, October 2005

A PLM Supplier Analysis - impact of PLM suppliers through direct revenue earning and presence in the industry, Ed Miller and Ken Amann of CIMdata Inc., COE News Net, October/November 2005

Design Moves to the Next Frontier - shift from 2D drawings to solid models lays the foundation for digital manufacturing; engineering creativity and innovation are going into products at a rapid pace, Robert Brincheck of Dassault Systemes, Desktop Engineering, October 2005

Global Trends and Best Practices in Mechatronics Product Lifecycle Management - challenges and trends faced in product lifecycle management in mechatronics, Don Vossler & Vikram Dutt of UGS, Mechanical Engineering, October 6, 2005

Bridging the Gap: PLM + CRM - PLM provider company Agile believes in integrated approach to CRM and PLM to innovate and deliver products, Amy Rowell, Innovate Forum, September 2005

Guiding the Big Idea - right product in the right market is the modern PLM view through innovation management, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, September 28, 2005

Is PLM Software IT's New Darling? - PLM market is expected to jump from $10 billion this year to $15 billion in 2009 mainly due to globalization, David L Margulius, InfoWorld, September 30, 2005

Global Competitiveness for SMBs Begins with Process Efficiencies - US SMBs plan to use integrated technology solutions to remove their process inefficiency barriers, Gar Smyth of PTC, Desktop Engineering, September 2005

A PLM Industry Analysis - companies now recognize PLM as consistent set of business solutions for collaborative product management, Ed Miller & Ken Amann of CIMdata Inc., COE NewsNet, September 2005

PLM to the Core - MatrixOne and Agile are now seen as stand-alone PLM solutions enterprises to give a simple and faster business process, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, September 2005

Pick What You Want, Pay as You Go - customers can now opt for on-demand PLM solutions from on-demand enterprise applications vendors, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 1, 2005

Push My 'Innovate' Button? - despite all the tools available, CAD still doesn't present an "Innovate" command, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, September 14, 2005

Investment in PLM Looks Healthy Through 2009 - $15 billion market for PLM products, services by 2009, Michael Burkett, AMR Research, September 7, 2005 (may require free registration)

Smaller Companies, Bigger Stakes - PLM also provides solutions to smaller companies' requirements without risking their investments, Tony Affuso of UGS, Desktop Engineering, August 2005

Managing the Lifecycle - UGS leads the India market, says UGS' country manager Vivek Marwaha, Atanu Kumar Das, Express Computer, August 22, 2005

Is PLM the Answer? - before applying PLM, question whether the product being designed is the right one, Eric Marks, Managing Automation, August 16, 2005

The Elephant Takes its First Step - some key information to implement PLM successfully in organizations working in CAD environment, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst Manufacturing, August 1, 2005

Product Innovation and PLM - focusing on meaning of product innovation and putting it into profitability equation, Jim Brown, COE News Net, July 2005

PLM in China Market Report - doing business in Chinese market seems challenging for may software vendors because of illegal software use, Amy Rowell, CADwire.net, August 4, 2005

PLM in Manufacturing - An Overview - in an increasingly complex and competitive business environment, PLM offers significant opportunities to redefine production processes to derive profits, Allan Behrens, Cambashi, August 2005

Platform-Based Design and Test Accelerates Product Development - using a single design tool to develop the entire application can eliminate the costly and error-prone middle steps, John Pasquarette, July 2005, Desktop Engineering

Using PLM to Transform Manufacturing - PLM adoption is accelerating with the changing role of engineering processes in global business, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, July 2005

Putting Global Product Development to Work - PLM might be the final piece in the productivity puzzle, as it is allowing global companies to efficiently manage their production information and processes, Bill Boswell of UGS, Machine Design, July 2005

PLM Umbrella - Dassault's ENOVIA will be used on all-digital projects like the Boeing 787 and the Falcon 7X business jet, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst Manufacturing, July 1, 2005

Product Visualization Across the Extended Enterprise - requirements for an effective visualization and collaboration system, 3D viewing technologies can benefit your enterprise, John MacKrell and Ed Miller of CIMdata, Inc., CATIA Community, June 27, 2005 (requires free registration)

Managing Content Throughout the Product Lifecycle - features offered by content management systems for content optimization in each product lifecycle phase to get maximum worth, Todd Price, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, June 27, 2005

PLM: Pathway to Compliance - the most desired way of achieving compliance is through effective reporting and in order to achieve that data must be captured properly, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst Manufacturing, June 1, 2005

Trashing Your Old Data Management Scheme - when Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive division, it inherited multiple data formats and dissimilar CAD systems, and discovered a need for PLM, Lauren Gibbons Paul, Managing Automation, May 25, 2005

Smooth Ride to PLM - PLM software by PTC, UGS, Agile and Arena is being increasingly used by small and mid-sized companies, such as Santa Cruz Bicycles in the creation of high-end mountain bikes, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, April 22, 2005

Realizing the Value in PLM - PTC's Product First Roadmap is meant to guide your PLM strategy, built on the principle that great products make great companies, CG, April 27, 2005

Dassault Aviation Revolutionizes Aircraft Development - the company continues to reserve faith in PLM and plans to extend it to other projects apart from the executive jet market, CG, April 27, 2005

Leveraging PLM to Become an On-Demand Business - successful companies maintain competitive edge through PLM which helps in effective innovation through the entire business lifecycle, Timecompress.com, April 14, 2005

PLM : Process Over Product Effective Implementation in About Content - Not Connection - to clear the cloud of confusion regarding the implementation of PLM, treat it as a business process and a solution, Trenton H. Brown, Proficiency, CATIA COMMUNITY, April 11, 2005 (may require free registration)

2005 Will Be Bright Year For PLM Software - while less than a third of manufacturing companies use PLM now, one quarter are considering it for this year, George V. Hulme, Information Week, March 24, 2005

PLM Strategies - Do You Need PLM? - PLM is not something that can be bought in a store, it involves a long and complex process that yields results through perseverance, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 1, 2005

Up to Snuff - companies find that "product lifecycle management" can mean steering through the regulatory tangle of their business, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, March 2005

Forget Cradle to Grave--Green PLM Goes Full Circle - AMR Research has argued that green regulations are a guide to design for lower product lifecycle costs, Kevin O'Marah, AMR Research, March 2, 2005

PLM is A Multibillion-Dollar Business - the product lifecycle management market is rapidly growing, and vendors' sales are booming, Elena Malykhina, InformationWeek, February 15, 2005

PLM Players Log a Healthy 2004 - UGS and Dassault Systems financial results reflect product lifecycle management's growth beyond the U.S. and Europe, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, February 9, 2005

PLM: A Strategy for Increased Manufacturing Productivity - to enhance innovation and improve manufacturing efficiency, quality, economy and consequent productivity, a sound PLM strategy is essential, Tony Hakola and Michael Horning, CADdigest.com, January 27, 2005

SMB PLM: Innovation Driver? - product lifecycle management (PLM) technology is key to the converting phase of innovation performance management (IPM) for small- to medium-sized businesses, Stewart McKie, Intelligent Enterprise, January 12, 2005

Opinion: Modernizing Product Development - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools are becoming increasingly vital to companies wanting to sell more products, create new products and find new markets for the products, Ephraim Schwartz, Computerworld, January 20, 2005

CAD Pros Wanted, PLM's Booming - if India were to capitalize on its product lifecycle management resources, the country might earn as much as $3 billion in the industry by 2008, Prabhakar Deshpande, Economic Times, January 12, 2005

Design Outsourcing Spurs PTC's Growth - PTC India has carved a niche for itself in the CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM markets over the past decade, Vinutha V, Express Computer, January 7, 2005

What is Product Lifecycle Management? - discusses what PLM is and why it's important to CAD and engineering projects, Express Computer, January 7, 2005

2005 - A Great Year for Product Lifecycle Management - 2004 saw PLM solutions being increasingly accepted, 2PLM, January 3, 2005


Powered by PLM - heavy machinery manufacturers are adopting PLM tools to reduce product design cycle time by sharing design-related data, Abhinav Singh, Express Computer, December 27, 2004

Spanish Deploy CAD in the Name of God - PLM tools from IBM / Dassault are helping to complete a long-unfinished Barcelona landmark, Lester Haines, The Register, December 17, 2004

Product Data Exchange: Geometry and Beyond - discusses what IBM is trying to achieve in the field of product data exchange in regard to open standards and how the industry at large is approaching this issue, Vijay Srinivasan, 2PLM, December 20, 2004

Outlook 2005: Innovation Mastery - new collaboration and product lifecycle management tools can help progressive manufacturers get better at recognizing and nurturing great new product ideas, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, December 7, 2004

Managing the Product Lifecycle - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools save time and costs and enable design and manufacturing engineers to work together more easily, Tony Hakola and Michael Horning, Tooling and Production, December 2004

Microsoft and Dassault Systemes Forge Strategic Alliance - Microsoft and Dassault are working on what they hope will become the 3D standard - 3D XML for PLM (Extensible Markup Language for Product Lifecycle Management), a universal, lightweight XML-based format for capturing and sharing live, accurate 3D data, Jeffrey Rowe, MCADCafe Weekly, November 22, 2004

The Point Being - as industry analysts asked probing questions during the Dassault-Microsoft press conference, there seemed less and less to the agreement, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, November 17, 2004

Manufacturers Rely On PLM To Boost Time To Market - product-life-cycle-management software sales are expected to exceed $9 billion in 2008, with rapid adoption among Asian manufacturers, Elena Malykhina, Industry Week, November 2, 2004

PLM Software Is Put To Work - Aras and CoCreate upgrade software in hopes of increasing their share of the growing product life-cycle management market, Elena Malykhina, InformationWeek, Oct. 25, 2004

Open Up PLM Systems - an open standard is the only way PLM will be successful, Vijay Srinivasan of IBM, Design News, October 25, 2004

Design Intelligence Addresses CAD Disconnect - as product lifecycle management extends design collaboration, a growing challenge is ensuring CAD interoperability, John Teresko, Information Week, November 1, 2004

Small Is Beautiful - with product lifecycle management tools growing easier to use and less expensive, more and more smaller companies are partaking of its advantages, John Teresko, Information Week, November 1, 2004

Industry Analysts Pronounce PLM Maturing and Growing - product lifecycle management has proved its value sufficiently to enable growth for the future, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, September 2004

Information in Order - product lifecycle management systems are touted as tools for collaboration, but they're being used for much more than that, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, September 2004

PLM Is Good, Not Yet Great - Rand Worldwide's CEO and co-founder discusses the potential of product lifecycle management, Frank Baldesarra, Design News, August 16, 2004

CAD, PLM Helps Small Companies Make Their Big Dreams Known CATIA and SmarTeam PLM software helped design a faster sailboat, Michelle M. Lang, Design News, August 16, 2004

Deeper Than Designs - consumer-products companies use CAD and PLM tools to simplify product design and production,  Beth Bacheldor, Information Week, August 9, 2004

Making A Pitch For PLM - analysts warn that product lifecycle management is evolving to become a survival tool, a simple and essential cost of doing business, John Teresko, IndustryWeek, August 1, 2004

JT Open Initiative Continues To Attract New Members - JT Open is becoming an influential community of users, software vendors and other parties across the PLM chain, who are able to share 3D data for the purposes of visualization, collaboration and data-sharing, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Weekly, July 19, 2004

Product Life-Cycle-Management Market Ramps Up - the PLM market is growing as companies see opportunities to deliver innovative products more quickly, Beth Bacheldor, InformationWeek, July 19, 2004

Digital Manufacturing Seen as High-Growth PLM Segment - product lifecycle management (PLM) strategies are helping manufacturers bring new products to market quicker, Forbes.com, July 13, 2004

The End of the Black Box - proponents of product lifecycle management say that PLM opens up the design process and gives engineers a broader view of the product - but does it really work, and what are the benefits?, Peter Schroer, Design News, June 7, 2004

CAD, PLM Helps Small Companies Communicate Big Dreams - using CATIA and SmarTeam, a French regatta champ and his small design crew face the same challenges as engineers working for the shipbuilding industry - trying to keep a boat afloat, Michelle Lang, Design News, July 6, 2004

7 Digital 7 - Dassault is launching the first large-scale project of its PLM software with the design of Boeing's 7E7 "Dreamliner," Joann Muller, Forbes.com, June 21, 2004

PLM Market Projected to Top $8.65 Billion This Year - it appears that the worldwide manufacturing sector is in a spending mood again as its participants look for ways to gain a competitive edge through improved technologies, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Weekly, June 21, 2004

Nailing The Design Before You Build - product lifecycle management (PLM) tools are helping smaller manufacturers compete with the big guys, Otis Port, Business Week Online, May 31, 2004

PLM Makes Air Taxi Possible - using PLM software a small company in the huge aerospace industry came up with the daring idea of designing air taxis to enable air transportation for the masses, Michelle Lang, Design News, May 4, 2004

To-PLM Map - provides a guide to show where your company is currently in terms of PLM, and how you can progress to a more complete lifecycle management of your products, 2PLM, April 26, 2004

PLM Spells Value - product lifecycle management tools can cut costs and cycle time for both large and small companies, Joel Lemke, Design News, April 26, 2004

Leveraging PLM for Manufacturing Excellence - explores the basic concepts and benefits of product lifecycle management and how to choose and implement PLM tools, Sunil Takalikar, Express Computer, April 19, 2004

Bridging the CAD-PDM Divide - Elysium is moving into the PLM arena, developing products that integrate SMARTEAM within the Unigraphics and I-DEAS CAD environments, Design News, March 30, 2004

Postponement: How Design Engineering Contributes to Success - explores design engineering best practices that help maximize the benefits of Postponement, Dick Bourke and Bob Stahl, 2PLM, March 29, 2004

Tools for All Jobs - PLM software helps manufacturers make more successful products because it expands the development process to incorporate market- and customer-driven features into the design, Jim Brown, Mechanical Engineering, March 2004

Boeing Selects IBM/Dassault PLM - both Boeing and IBM/Dassault need to prove that PLM truly does the job it promises to - offer the digital backbone necessary to truly streamline design and production, Amy Rowell, CADwire.net, February 19, 2004

Flight Plan For Boeing - Boeing will use IBM/Dassault's PLM software to allow designers around the world to electronically collaborate in designing every manufacturing process and every component, from wings to seat-back trays, Beth Bacheldor, InformationWeek, February 19, 2004

PDM, PDM MK II and PLM - further discussion of the similarities and differences between PDM (product development management) and PLM (product lifecycle management), 2PLM, February 16, 2004

PDM MKII - explores the likenesses and differences between PDM (product development management) and PLM (product lifecycle management), Menno Huijben, 2PLM, February 2, 2004

The PLM Revolution - the automotive and aerospace industry are the PLM bellwethers for the rest of manufacturing, John Teresko, IndustryWeek.com, February 2004

Is PLM the New PDM? - Martyn Day interviews Dassault VP Pascal Daloz with the goal of penetrating through all the hype to uncover what Product Lifecycle Management really is, Martyn Day, CADdigest.com, January 7, 2004

One for the Little Guy - small to midsize enterprises are linking their manufacturing and engineering departments with technology formerly reserved for the largest companies, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering Online, January 2004


The ABCs of PLM - provides an overview of the essential components for an effective PLM system, Larry Gould, Automotive Design & Production, December 2003

Project Lifecycle Management: A Commentary - Autodesk's vision of PLM contains the middle part of the lifecycle (design, build and manage) but appears to ignore the conceptual idea of the beginning and what to do at the end of the lifecycle, Hal Reid, Directions Magazine, December 10, 2003

PLM: EDS's Beacon of Hope - despite downsizing and mounting losses, EDS is hoping its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions can become a bright spot in the company's future, Jim Wagner, internetnews.com, October 30, 2003

EDS To Sell Part of PLM Solutions - why is EDS selling a portion of its PLM division, and who will buy it?, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, October 14, 2003

Gehry Teams with IBM, Dassault for PLM Push - architect Frank Gehry and Gehry Technologies - a Los Angeles-based independent company created by Gehry Partners' research group - announced plans to partner with IBM and Dassault Systemes to bring PLM software to the building industry,  Lana Gates, ADTmag.com, October 8, 2003

Microsoft Plans 'Green' Makeover - the software giant is working on linking Autodesk's engineering and design applications to Microsoft's manufacturing applications in an effort dubbed 'Project Green,' Alorie Gilbert, ZD Net UK, October 8, 2003 

Microsoft, Oracle Notch Up Small Biz Push - Microsoft's new deal with Autodesk (which will develop PLM tools for Microsoft's business software suites) is part of the company's trend in the direction of small-to medium-sized enterprises, Jim Wagner, internetnews.com, October 8, 2003

Agile's Acquisition of Eigner - a Positive Step for the PLM industry - bringing together two significant players in the PLM industry should provide a much broader mark on the industry than either of them could have produced individually, Ken Amann, CIMdata, August 5, 2003

Now Is the Time to Invest in PLM - the real value of PLM is not simply saving time and costs in isolated tasks but rather how it offers these advantages all the way from the design stage of product development through the entire product lifecycle, Avichay Kirshenbaum, Mechanical Engineering, June 24, 2003

GM Gets a Move On Manufacturing - the automaker is adding 3D visualization tools to its product life-cycle manufacturing (PLM) system to speed up the process, Jeffrey Schwartz, VARBusiness, July 15, 2003

What PLM Is And Is Not - the latest product lifecycle management tools are designed to help a company deliver a product and continually enhance it by helping to manage and automate materials sourcing, design and product documentation, Beth Bacheldor, and Tony Kontzer, InformationWeek, July 14, 2003

Smaller Businesses Are Eager For PLM, Too - IBM is among the companies now offering lower-cost versions of PLM tools, Tony Kontze, InformationWeek, July 14, 2003

PLM Interoperability: Can XML Circuitry Be the TCP/IP of PLM? - Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology maybe the communication framework that Product Lifecycle Management initiatives need to link the wide range of disparate PLM applications, Ken Verspille, COE Newsnet, May 2003

There's a New App in Town - advice on how to streamline product development and boost innovation in manufacturing through Product Lifecycle Management, Beth Stackpole, CIO Magazine, May 15, 2003

Making the Case for Greater PLM Investment - tips for convincing senior management and IT executives to implement PLM in your company, Marc Halpern, 2PLM e-zine, April 14, 2003

PDM Bridges Islands of Data - how an electrical systems component manufacturer uses product data management to integrate information throughout the enterprise, John Krouse, Desktop Engineering, April 2003

The Need for Clean Data - to make PLM systems meet their promised ROIs, they need to be loaded with consistent legacy data, Dana Nickerson, 2PLM e-zine, March 31, 2003

Keys to a Successful PLM Implementation - tips for successful PLM projects, Scott Cleveland, 2PLM e-zine, March 24, 2003

PLM: The New Paradigm? - although companies have always managed the lifecycles of their products to some extent, there are a number of elements that make PLM different - and more effective, 2PLM, February 24, 2003

IBM Wins Ford Motor Services Contract - does IBM's new deal with Dassault mark the end of EDS's hold over U.S. automakers?, Lisa Gill, E-Commerce Times, February 6, 2003

EDS Wins PLM Contract from Ford - a commentary on Ford's new contracts with IBM and EDS - both of whom are claiming victory with the new arrangement, W. Bradley Holtz, CADwire.net, February 5, 2003

Dassault's Deals - Dassault Systemes’ VP of Strategy and Research, Stephane Declee, discusses PLM and the company's two latest technology investments, Martyn Day, CADserver, January 29, 2003


Tasting New Concoctions - explores the world of PLM - what it is, what it offers in terms of potential for revenue growth and who the major players are, Dataquest, November 9, 2002

PLM Taking Technologies to New Heights - with today's fast-changing technologies causing interoperability woes, many companies are turning to product lifecycle management to enable across the board data sharing, John Connolly, timecompress.com, September 2002

Can Products Talk? - products that can communicate and interact to retrieve and convey information about themselves could be the future of Product Lifecycle Management, Roger Tempest, 2PLM, September 23, 2002

PLM - Anyone Listening? - although many CAD managers grasp the concept behind Product Lifecycle Management, few know what the term PLM means and even fewer can name a PLM solution developer, CAD Spaghetti, September 2002

PlantSuccess in Anaheim - a report from PlantSuccess’ Regional Conference 2002, which focused on "Asset Protection and Productivity," Susan Smith, AECVision, August 2002

Solutions: Delivering on its Potential - Unigraphics was absorbed by EDS, bought SDRC, changed its name and now moves forward, Martyn Day, July 15, 2002

PLM Market Heats Up - manufacturers find value in this 'five-course dinner,' Doug Bartholomew, Information Week, July 1, 2002

What is PLM? - the terms CAD, CAE, CAM don't seem to be good enough to describe what we are doing, so we're being subjected to having it called PLM. Should we go for it?, Martyn Day, CADdigest.com, April 15, 2002


Examining PLM's Benefits - Jennifer Jones, InfoWorld, Dec 19, 2001

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