• The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) reveals advice and best practices for implementing MBD.  The guide explains why 89% of companies are happy they made the transition and benefits they enjoy as a result. The hardest part of adopting MBD is overcoming the cultural resistance to change. The guide identifies what other companies have done to make the adoption of MBD a success, both internally and with suppliers.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting model-based definition (MBD)Please … [ read more ]

    The How-to Guide for Adopting Model Based Definition (MBD) (eBook, survey findings)
  • How do leading manufacturers use cloud software to support product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on cloud software for product innovation and manufacturing.If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” buttons above. If you haven’t taken the survey  –> please: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!Complete the survey and receive a free copy of the final report. In addition, 25 *eligible respondents will … [ read more ]

    Cloud for PLM and Manufacturing (survey invite)
  • This infographic shares survey results about quality and cost management in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. It visually communicates the results of our research that shows how Top Performing CPG companies are able to achieve better quality and better cost of quality, without trading one for the other. The research shares the methods these leading companies employ, including automation, integration, and a more holistic approach to managing quality.To learn more, please:View the full Stop Choosing Between Cost and Quality in CPG infographic from our sponsor Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA (free or … [ read more ]

    Choosing Cost versus Quality in CPG (infographic)
  • Jim Brown contributed a guest post, Innovation Platforms - the Operating System for the Digital Enterprise, on the value of innovation platforms published in the Dassault Systèmes' Navigate the Future blog. The post shares the value an integrated platform of solutions provides to engineers, the enterprise, and toward achieving digital transformation. The post also covers some basis of the innovation platform from people, process, and technology perspectives.Read the post now (free of charge, no registration required).   … [ read more ]

    Innovation Platforms are the Operating Systems for the Digital Enterprise (guest post)
  • Please join Tech-Clarity's Michelle Boucher, Mark Turner from Alcon Labs, and Swapan Jha from PTC on Tuesday September 12, 2017 for a discussion on the right software solution for medical device engineering. The discussion will feature an interactive discussion between the panelists coving topics such as:Challenges facing medical device manufacturers. Why to consider the complete product lifecycle with respect to:Managing product and requirements. Transitioning from document to product centric approaches. Enabling smart and connected products.The best selection criteria for … [ read more ]

    Selecting the Right PLM Software for Medical Device Engineering (webcast)

Tech-Clarity TV – A Practical Approach to Managing Multi-CAD

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV reviews the basics of managing CAD and extends the findings to include multi-CAD data. The original report, The Basics of Managing CAD, concludes that lower-overhead, cloud-based solutions are a viable choice for companies that find PDM or PLM out of reach but don’t want to suffer from the pitfalls of

PLM411 Silly PLM Justification Story / Candid Cloud PLM Discussion

PLM411 tells a silly story about how one product developer convinced his company to improve product development processes and performance with PLM and helped them understand the different needs of PLM and ERP. The short clip is followed by a discussion between host Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Brian Roepke of Autodesk about the benefits of

PLM411 SāmPāg Collaboration Software Parody / ECO and PLM Interview

Tech-Clarity takes a jab at collaboration software with this funny infomercial on the fictitious SāmPāg solution. It highlights a real issue about how poorly companies collaborate about their products and product information. The ad is followed by a great discussion with Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights on Engineering Change Management and how PLM software can help.

Having Fun with PLM411 (recapping first three videos)

Watch some funny videos about PLM and then stay for some insights and education on how PLM can help manufacturers accelerate and improve product development. Our first three videos make fun of the scourge of Change Management Paralysis, introduce the “innovative” Recipe Manager 2020, and rip on Big Software. All of these carry an important message about the

PLM411 Big Software Spoof / PLM Success at Oyo Sportstoys

PLM411 shares a funny view on the impacts of “Big Software” implementations. After the infomercial, Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity discusses the PLM implementation at Oyo Sportstoys with Oyo Sports COO Martin Hanssmann. Our goal with PLM411 is to bring you straight talk about how manufacturers use PLM to accelerate product innovation and product development. The video

PLM411 Recipe Manager Informercial / How Can PLM Help my Business?

PLM411 takes a funny look at how manufacturers manage their Bills of Material in the Recipe Manager 2020 spoof, followed by some straight talk on how PLM helps manufacturers improve business performance. Tech-Clarity President Jim Brown and Ron Locklin of Autodesk discuss the ways PLM helps companies give insight into their products and save them money . The