5 Take-Aways from SOLIDWORKS World 2015

SOLIDWORKS World is always a fun event to experience the excitement and passion of the SOLIDWORKS community and SOLIDWORKS World 2015 was no exception. There were so many interesting and exciting things going on at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, it is hard to pick just 5, but here are 5 things among the many that stood

Cool Customer Tricks – Presenting Business Value from PLM at Siemens Conference

One of my favorite parts of going to conferences is learning what cool projects, products, and other cool accomplishments manufacturers have leveraged PLM for. In addition to sharing some very positive news on the market (see PLM Keeping up Momentum: Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2011) the recent Siemens PLM analyst event showcased a number of

Innovation in an Innovation Event – Pipeline2011

What I learned this week … was that there is still innovation in innovation-focused events! Last year, I heard from two separate friends about a new event they participated in that they thought was fantastic. Instead of the usual physical conference, they attended a virtual event. This wasn’t the first virtual event I had heard

Connecting Social Interaction with Product Information – Interview of Jim Brown

What I learned this week … came from a great conversation with Sankar from Younomy. I have been in a number of conversations recently that make me realize that the world of social computing is looking into social product development and social innovation as much as the PLM and manufacturing communities are looking into the

What the Heck is Going on in the Engineering Software Market!?

Taking a look around at the engineering software market there are a few things that are clear and a lot of unanswered questions. One clear fact is that 2010 was a lot better than 2009 for most manufacturers and the engineering software vendors that serve them. From early indications, 2011 is looking even better. But