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Federal Screen Selects abas-USA ERP
abas Software AG continues to be an enterprise resource planning (ERP) company that is less known than it deserves to be. Most recently, Federal Screen, a

cad drafting  ERP. SolidWorks computer-aided design (CAD) integration and overall system flexibility were the other order-winning factors.   abas software is priced to fit most budgets while delivering full ERP functionality. Operating on LINUX, Unix, and Windows, and coming with free built-in database, content management, and learning management capabilities, abas Business Software has the flexibility, scalability, and ease of use that has demonstrated consistent return on investment (ROI) to its customers. At

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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the four broad outsourcing categories: application software, information technology infrastructure, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing.

cad drafting  Design digitization (paper to CAD) Design conversion (CAD to CAD) Market research analysis, Marketing analysis Medical imaging and reading of x-rays and cat-Scans Medical transcription Language translation Procurement services Manufacturing Outsourcing One of the most mature outsourced processes is manufacturing. Many firms in the U.S., and around the world outsource the manufacture of both intermediate goods and finished-goods. In fact, a majority of U.S. manufacturers are manufacturing some portion of Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

cad drafting  The solution offers 2D CAD capabilities in an integrated way, with 3D design capabilities available on the same data model. It is possible to create 2D concept designs with unconstrained drafting capabilities that leverage 2D data in the design process. 2D drafting is especially useful in case of designing symmetrical rotating parts and cross-sections (e.g., axles, gears, etc.), after which the 2D designs can be moved into a 3D design space. Compared to a year ago, when PTC was able to report a slow PTC Read More

PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 1




cad drafting  a successful mid-market 3D CAD product. Needless to say, prior to being acquired by Oracle , Agile PLM has been an incumbent mid-market product. To be fair, at PlanetPTC Live 2010 there was a hint of a major (even revolutionary) new product design “uber” suite in the making, code-named Project Lightning , but in general, the annual event was fairly subdued. Well, what a difference a year can make! Blockbuster PlanetPTC Live 2011 Announcements For one, in late 2010, Project Lightning turned from a Read More

The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM


The product development life cycle - innovate, conceptualize, plan, design, procure, produce, deliver, service, and retire - naturally includes multiple people, operating in multiple departments, and typically from multiple companies, each with locations in multiple countries around the world. Solving inherent difficulties that result from managing this complexity are the raison d’être for PLM solutions.

cad drafting  products, usually created by CAD tools, be passed back and forth between vendor and supplier, and that customer feedback be incorporated in the process. Certain PLM specialty vendors (e.g., EDS , IBM and PTC ) offer 3-D and graphic capabilities, along with decision-support tools that link to ERP data, to manufacturers at the high end of this spectrum. This is analogous to the enterprise application integration (EAI) market, since in larger corporation, customers still may prefer integration vendors with Read More

Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPACK


Dassault Systèmes acquires Munich-based SIMPACK, a leader in simulation technologies and solutions.

cad drafting  and computer aided design (CAD) vendors, especially in light of Siemens PLM Software acquiring LMS in 2012. Siemens LMS might still have better testing of systems, whereas SIMPACK seems to have more physical modeling capabilities. As these solutions become increasingly complex, one wonders how many companies will mandate a single-vendor solution versus best-of-breed. And as every large CAD/CAE/PLM provider claims that all global and advanced manufacturers use their products, it is hard to gauge rate of Read More

Credit Card Fraud Detection: Advanced Analytics in Action or Pure Luck?


Have you ever wondered how credit card companies are capable of detecting purchases that a particular card holder did not make? Do these companies make use of advanced analytics to detect fraudulent purchasing behaviors or do they simply detect these actions by pure luck? A recent incident with my credit card prompted me to investigate further. Here’s what happened. I recently

cad drafting  an amount of $8.00 (CAD) from a McDonald’s restaurant. I can understand how a transaction of $1,000.00 (CAD) would trigger an inquiry, but how on earth could a transaction made at a McDonald’s restaurant for an $8.00 (CAD) meal raise eyebrows? Here are my hypotheses on this: 1 .    Credit card companies compile a consumer profile for each and every card holder based on purchases he/she makes using his/her credit card over the years. In my case, if my credit card company compared this transaction Read More

PLM Road Map 2009: What to Expect?


I went through the agenda of the PLM Road Map 2009 (September 22 and 23, in Detroit, Michigan [US]) when I submitted my attendance preferences to conference organizer Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA). Looking at the agenda, I’m convinced that the two-day event is well structured to cover critical issues in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field and to apprehend the future

cad drafting  Teams in breakout sessions. CAD Visibility and Interoperability Managing and controlling product data is an important aspect of PLM, but it is not enough to lock the information (especially computer-aided design [CAD] data) in a vault. A key value in PLM, however, is the ability to extend this data beyond the desktop to other engineers, other departments, and other stakeholders–primarily customers and suppliers. I’m expecting that Dr. Ken Versprille’s session CAD/Visualization Trends: Dealing with Read More

Vistagy Joins the Siemens PLM Family of Products


Siemens recently closed the acquisition of Vistagy, incorporating it into Siemens PLM Software. Vistagy is a provider of specialized engineering solutions including applications for design and manufacture of advanced composite materials. Composite materials are made of two or more constituent materials that when mixed retain distinct properties. The composite is generally designed to achieve a

cad drafting  is fully integrated with CAD systems (e.g., CATIA from Dassault Systèmes, and Creo from PTC). Vistagy also partners with companies that provide solutions for nesting, cutting, drilling, and automated deposition, such as Gerber Technology, GFM, and MAG. History of Vistagy Products Vistagy’s extended knowledge in the composites field is not only used to address its customers’ needs and challenges, but also serves as a basis for research. Vistagy produces reports such as “ How Does Your Composite Read More

SofTech


SofTech, Inc. provides design-through-manufacturing productivity solutions with its computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) products including CADRA, DesignGateway, Prospector, and ProductCenter. SofTech’s solutions optimize product lifecycle processes at the lowest cost by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech has more than 100,000 users benefiting from its solutions, including Boeing, FlightSafety International, General Electric Company, Goodrich Turbine Fuel Technologies, Honeywell, Millipore Corporation, Siemens, Sikorsky Aircraft, U.S. Army, and Whirlpool Corporation.

cad drafting  with its computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) products including CADRA, DesignGateway, Prospector, and ProductCenter. SofTech’s solutions optimize product lifecycle processes at the lowest cost by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech has more than 100,000 users benefiting from its solutions, including Boeing, FlightSafety International, Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

cad drafting  modeling, 3D visualization, and CAD translation software components help application developers deliver competitive products, while maintaining focus on core competencies and reducing time-to-market. ACIS , the first commercially available 3D modeling kernel, and SAT (standing for Spatial Awareness from Textual input) are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Autodesk Inventor uses ACIS as a matter of speaking, although Autodesk Read More

Autodesk Jumps on the Browser-based 3D Design Bandwagon


Autodesk is executing well along its main messages: cloud offerings are doing well, there is ongoing expansion in manufacturing, and the complete suite offering is working. The vendor recently announced that its customers will now be able to access Autodesk design tools via a Web browser, allowing access to full-fledged 3D design, engineering, and entertainment work without sacrificing performance, power, or functionality.

cad drafting  college kids to build CAD tools that can now be deployed anywhere. This could set of a wave of price pressures and eat into fat maintenance contracts of the on-premises CAD establishment. The enterprise software could start to get more exciting, again. Read More

Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development


Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, many manufacturing companies now have the tools that allow better alignment of cost and value-add. This is what’s referred to as “global product development.” Learn more.

cad drafting  business units then transitioned CAD modeling and other forms of engineering support work to this and various other Indian engineering services companies. Siemens, a $74B German company, while citing competitive pressures, shifted one-third of its 30,000 embedded software engineers to China, India and Russia. This shift affected product development operations in Siemen's fixed-line and wireless telecom, automation and drives, transportation, and energy transmission businesses. Cummins Engine, a $13B US Read More

Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management


Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight to cost projections in design and sourcing.

cad drafting  cost feedback on 3D CAD drawings and continuous visibility into product cost performance as designs develop and change. The aPriori software leverages 3D CAD files and intelligent cost models to quickly and automatically generate detailed manufacturing analysis and cost estimates that quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, manufacturing processes, volumes, and location in real time.   The software also enables users to leverage product cost data hosted in other critical enterprise Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

cad drafting  The solution offers 2D CAD capabilities in an integrated way, with 3D design capabilities available on the same data model. It is possible to create 2D concept designs with unconstrained drafting capabilities that leverage 2D data in the design process. 2D drafting is especially useful in case of designing symmetrical rotating parts and cross-sections (e.g., axles, gears, etc.), after which the 2D designs can be moved into a 3D design space. Compared to a year ago, when PTC was able to report a slow PTC Read More