Developing the STEM Workforce of the Future

Developing the STEM Workforce of the Future: Partnering to Meet the Demand for Engineering and Manufacturing Talent discusses the shortcomings of the current education system in producing a sufficient number of qualified candidates to fill engineering and manufacturing jobs. The study doesn’t focus on the gap, but instead identifies some of the causes and explores

Dassault Systèmes PLM Vision 2014+

Dassault Systèmes is one of the top 3 PLM players and has been for quite some time. DS has one of the broadest PLM footprints around spanning conceptual design, industrial design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing engineering, product communications, and more. DS is taking a unique approach to expanding their business and has arguably moved beyond the core

Autodesk PLM Vision 2014+

Autodesk is a relative newcomer to Product Lifecycle Management, at least as many people define PLM. They also have a very different PLM footprint than the other large PLM providers. This post shares my perspective on their PLM vision as a part of Tech-Clarity’s Strategic Visions of the Major PLM Vendors 2014+ series. A Bit of History Of

Tech-Clarity TV – How to Buy PDM

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV provides insight and guidance on how to buy the best Product Data Management (PDM) system for your business. The video describes the high-level criteria that manufacturers can use to determine which software solution will best meet their needs. The requirements span functional, implementation, adoption, support, and vendor considerations. In addition, the report

PDM (Product Data Management) Buyer’s Guide

PDM Buyer’s Guide – Ensuring Maximum Value from Product Data Management is an educational tool to help manufacturers evaluate and select the right data management solution to improve design, product development, and engineering performance. PDM helps companies control, access, and share information. This guide offers advice and requirements related to: Software functionality Implementation User adoption Support

New PTC Design Suite Announced – Lightning Creates Creo

I had the chance to attend PTC’s “Project Lightning” announcement yesterday in Boston. PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann  announced “creo” as the “biggest innovation in the industry in years” and the future of PTC’s mechanical CAD (MCAD) offering. We showed up in a castle-like stone building with a prison cell in the room and guards all