Engineering Live PLM Discussion

Join an interactive discussion between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and Autodesk’s Ron Locklin moderated by Advantage Business Media Editor in Chief Janine Mooney as they discuss the history, challenges, benefits, and future of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The event will be available on Product Design & Development, Manufacturing.net, and Manufacturing Business Technology. Watch the event live, October 31 at

PLM Beyond Managing CAD

Product Lifecycle Management Beyond Managing CAD, The Business Value of PLM shares survey results exploring the value of PLM beyond managing design files such as CAD. While the research finds that most Top Performers manage CAD in PLM, they also do a lot more. The research shows that Top Performers – the ones that report higher

Managing Design Data with SharePoint

Tech-Clarity Insight – Managing Design Data with SharePoint – Improving Product Design and Development using Low Overhead Collaboration Infrastructure explains how general document management and collaboration infrastructure can be extended to manage product designs. The report reviews the business benefits of controlling, accessing, and sharing design data and the challenges manufacturers face in  unmanaged environments.

Webcast – Developing the Right New Products

Tech-Clarity will present with Kalypso on the upcoming Brighttalk summit on Balancing PPM for Business and IT. Pamela Soin and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown will discuss best practices for managing product portfolios in a session titled Developing the Right New Products for Customers and your Business. The conference is sponsored by CA Technologies. Register Now by

System-Driven Product Development

Jim Brown continues this webcast series by presenting the challenges companies face developing mechatronic products. Jim joins Siemens PLM to discuss the importance of smarter products and how companies can manage the complexity associated with developing them. Watch the Webcast Replay

Developing Sofware-Intensive Products

Perspective: Developing Software-Intensive Products: Addressing the Innovation-Complexity Conundrum presents survey data and analysis to help manufacturers understand the benefits and challenges of developing products that derive a significant amount of their capabilities from software. The terms “embedded software” and “mechatronics” really don’t describe the varied uses of software in today’s products from automobiles to appliances.