Clarity on PLM

Clarity on PLM is Tech-Clarity's primary outlet for research and insights on the value of enterprise software to improve product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing performance. Clarity on PLM is an ongoing dialogue about how software technology can improve business performance.

What’s Happening in Engineer to Order (ETO) and Design Automation?

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Engineer to Order is a great way to increase sales and improve margins for some and a business reality for those in industries that demand products that fit into their customers’ environments. It’s also one of my favorite topics because I have seen the issue from the ERP / sales configurator side of things as well […]

SolidWorks Vision 2014+

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SolidWorks is a 3D CAD product offered by Dassault Systèmes, targeted especially for small and medium sized businesses. The 3D design tool and supporting suite has the ability to create, simulate, publish, and manage engineering and product related data.  SolidWorks established itself with a focus on ease of use. Where is SolidWorks headed? How will the […]

PLM Missing a “P” in the Lifecycle – Packaging

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Despite all of the advancements in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) packaging still requires a best of breed solution. For many industries the package is an equal part of the marketable product. As PLM has penetrated industries where packaging plays a key role, such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), there have been investments and improvements in the […]

PTC Creo Vision 2014+

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PTC Creo is an engineering design suite of applications which came from PTC products formerly called Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Among the apps in the PTC Creo suite are Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo View, Creo Simulate, and Creo Sketch. What led PTC to this unique apps approach and where are they looking to go […]

Oracle’s Vision for Agile 2014+

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What does the future hold for Oracle’s PLM solutions? Oracle has big plans for PLM that include Agile PLM, Agile PLM for Process, and the recently released Oracle Innovation Management solution. Not to mention continued support for the (once considered sunset) Eigner PLM solution. This post shares a bit of Agile history followed by my insights on their […]

Siemens NX CAD Vision 2014+

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NX is one of the top 3D modelers in the world. It is a fully featured CAD system that offers deep capabilities for integrated CAD, CAE, and CAM as well as conceptual design. Its success in the automotive industry has even been recognized by General Motors as Supplier of the Year on multiple occasions. In an […]