“Aras Enterprise PLM for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM” fills a hole in the SolidWorks marketplace as big as its name is long. By Randall S. Newton Aras, a PLM software vendor best known for its open source product, today launched a commercial product for SolidWorks users. The full name is a mouthful: Aras Enterprise PLM for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. Our assessment: Aras just … [Read more...] about Open source Aras releases commercial PLM solution for SolidWorks
A new survey of SMB manufactures in Washington State and Oregon reveals a positive outlook about regional and national economic conditions and a perceived need to more completely implement PLM and ERP systems. If SMB manufactures in other regions have equally high regard for PLM and ERP, then vendors have a gold mine on their hands if they offer the right products and services. … [Read more...] about 2008: Northwest small manufactures plan to invest in PLM
For several years debate has raged in product development over the benefits vs. drawbacks of outsourcing and/or offshoring. This article from the archives of Engineering Automation Report is as current today as when it was written in 2007. There are no easy answers. By Randall S. Newton [Editor's Note: The article was originally published in Engineering automation Report … [Read more...] about SMBs and the rise of global product development
PTC introduces Windchill ProductPoint, a new product data management product based on Microsoft SharePoint. It is the first product ever built from scratch on top of the SharePoint technology stack, and becomes PTC's new “Social Product Development Platform.” Originally published in CADCAMNET January 2009. By Randall S. Newton January 15, 2009—PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) is now … [Read more...] about 2009: PTC’s New Windchill ProductPoint is Facebook for PLM
From 2007: A light-hearted look at PLM and Small Business By Randall S. Newton Editor-in-Chief, CADCAMNET [Editor's Note, 2007: The following is a commentary written to jump-start the conversation at COFES 2007, the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, April 12-15, 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although CADCAMNet is no longer owned by Cyon Research, … [Read more...] about April 2007: SMB Talking Points The Big PLM Sales Teams Hope You Never Hear
BOTW = Best of the Web. [Editor's Note: BOTW is a new category at VEKTORRUM, in which we recommend blog posts, commentaries, articles, etc. from other sources, of value to our readership. This is our first installment.] BOTW Blog & Post: DezignStuff: Do SolidWorks users need/want PLM? By: Matt Lombard Summary: Matt Lombard is well known in the SolidWorks … [Read more...] about BOTW: Do SolidWorks Users Need/Want PLM?
The latest ThomasNet Industry Market Barometer survey reveals that manufacturers, service providers and distributors are reinventing themselves—and taking advantage of the Internet to get ahead. The economic recovery for the US industrial sector is outpacing the national economy, according to new results from ThomasNet’s second Industry Market Barometer. Of the 1,176 … [Read more...] about US Manufacturing Growing Faster Than National Economy