Webinar on PLM For Auto and Aero Suppliers

Jim Brown and Dassault Systémes' VP Kendall Pond will present on this Engineering.com webcast sharing insights on the value of PLM for aerospace and automative suppliers that have outgrown their informal data management approaches. Companies in the auto and aero supply chains can learn how to better manage data, … [ read more ]


SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation's VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing … [ read more ]


IoT Makes As Good as the Day I Bought It a Thing of the Past Guest Post on PTC’s Product Lifecycle Report

Jim Brown penned a post on evergreen design for PTC's Product Lifecycle Report Blog. The report, IoT Makes "As Good as the Day I Bought It" a Thing of the Past, shares the exciting potential available from smart, connected products that can be updated in the field to correct issues, improve performance, or add … [ read more ]


Siemens PLM Vision 2015+

In addition to being a major industrial manufacturer in their own right, Siemens PLM has a rich history in the engineering software industry. Today, they continue to drive their PLM agenda forward while taking greater advantage of the synergies available from being a part of a global manufacturer with offerings … [ read more ]


How Much PDM is Right for You? (animated video)

This short, animated Tech-Clarity TV episode explores the different Product Data Management options available to manufacturers. It explains that value of full-featured PDM as a step beyond CAD File Management and a stepping stone toward PLM for more advanced capabilities as … [ read more ]


survey-monkeyProduct Configuration and “To Order” Manufacturing Survey


How do leading “to order” manufacturers support their sales, quote, and manufacturing processes? If you have already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options above. If you haven’t taken the survey  –> please: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW! Please fill out this questionnaire […]

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Concept Design Survey How do leading companies develop conceptual models? Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on concept development. We are exploring questions such as, what are best practices for developing concepts? Are there approaches to concept development that will save time during detail design? Can technology help?? If you already completed the survey  –> […]

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Switching CAD Tools Have you gone through a change in CAD tools? Are you considering a change? Please share your experience. How did the process go? What drove the change? What should companies expect when making a change? If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” […]

The How-to Guide for Implementing PMI


Tech-Clarity Insight: The How-to Guide for Implementing PMI – Making Product and Manufacturing Information a Strategic Advantage  explores how PMI can help a company and the business value it offers. The report provides guidance to successfully implement PMI, including recommendations to support adoption. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free […]

PDM-Facts-Stat-Tech-ClarityThe Facts About Managing Product Data


The Facts about Managing Product Data – The Real Story on PDM Value and Accessibility offers insights to help uncover the truth about managing product data. The research shares analysis of over 2,500 responses to a multi-national survey investigating the challenges, uses, and implementation experiences of companies that use CAD files. The analysis shows that Top Performers – those with better […]

The Evolution of Digital Prototyping


Issue in Focus – The Evolution of Digital Prototyping – Extending “Right First Time” Value Beyond Design explains that manufacturers must go beyond getting form, fit, and function right to compete in today’s global markets. Digital prototyping offers tremendous business benefits by letting designers get innovative products right. But it also allows them to make intelligent tradeoffs to optimize products for […]