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Autodesk Ushers In the Era of Cloud CAM


As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk, during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps. By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease of use and flexibility.

cam  the Era of Cloud CAM As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk , during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps (“HSM” stands for “high-speed machining”). By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease Read More

Vero Software


Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries.

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10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade


There are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company’s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company’s purse strings. When you know it’s time for a network upgrade, you need more than just the technical facts—you have to arm yourself with a solid business case. Start with 10 tips that can help you sell the members of your upper management team on a network upgrade.

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Autodesk Goes Deeper into Digital Manufacturing


Autodesk recently announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured

cam  its  intention to acquire Delcam , a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured as a cash offer for all the outstanding shares of Delcam, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory 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.

cam  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, Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

cam  advantage. Best of breed became the new catch phrase. Companies were encouraged to focus on the customer through CRM software. However, while sales productivity, call center efficiency, or marketing effectiveness may have improved, internal focus, tactical departmental solutions, and inadequate integration of front- and back-office systems often prevented the progression to efficiently managed customer relationships. Where closer integration was attempted, customization and maintenance costs were high, Read More

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design


Electro-mechanical design continues to gain importance, as the majority of today’s products have both electrical and mechanical components and systems. Designing and stimulating these products collaboratively across both domains is essential to producing high quality products. Learn how implementing an electro-computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) strategy—now—can help you later.

cam  data management, process management, CAD/CAM, engineering analysis, data communication, and other aspects of product development. 3.1 ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Challenges There are some interesting challenges for companies that want to effectively implement ECAD-MCAD collaboration. It is important to take advantage of lessons learned from implementing other major aspects of PLM so that the benefits of ECAD-MCAD collaboration can be maximized. Some of the most valuable include: Different Solution Read More

Project Management Pitfalls


Through the implementation of enterprise wide systems many organizations have experienced success in transforming their enterprise from a reactionary task driven environment into a modern proactive, cohesive organization which can provide visibility to Senior Management and to customers and suppliers alike. ERP implementations are usually large, complex projects, involving large groups of people

cam  have inter-personal skills which cam make decisions, motivate personnel to action and also be able to effectively communicate with all levels of company management. Furthermore the PM must be sensitive to cultural and global differences in work ethic and management styles. 6) Management of Expectations This is an important part of activity throughout the project management lifecycle as expectations by the external vendor could be overstated or Senior Management that is not closely aligned to the project Read More

Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors


An enterprise that wants to shift to a global product development strategy must invest in modern product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Therefore, the PLM software market could be on the edge of a significant growth cycle.

cam  the 1980s, offshore manufacturing became commonplace, as manufacturing companies looked to reduce their labor costs and maximize their profits by moving some, or most, of their manufacturing capacity to low-cost labor markets like Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan. This was purely a cost-saving initiative, exploiting low-wage regions and tax incentives around the globe. It was based on the assumption that straightforward manufacturing build instructions with discrete inputs and outputs and strong Read More

Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

cam  / computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Just-in-Time (JIT); vendor managed inventory (VMI); and warehouse management system (WMS). Finally, integrating suppliers'' information systems beyond the EDI type connection has been necessary to shape this evolution into a more refined integration and relationship. Supply chain management (SCM) requires an outward view of company operations that extends to suppliers, customers, distributors, and beyond, as well as an understanding of the value of the Read More

What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?


In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Now, it is the time to move on to the last word—“management.” Management is such a general term nowadays, that simply looking at it won’t give you much idea of what it is about in the PLM

cam  design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) are the most direct contributors to the productivity of generating product definition information. However, these are not enough. It is not rare to see a manufacturer send part drawings to a supplier through e-mails and for the latter have a hard time loading the files, or for a design engineer to spend one hour to find an existing drawing that he can simply re-create in half an hour. These two situations are examples Read More

Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language


As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

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Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

cam  NOW 2011 conference, it became apparent that much of SAP ’s innovation has lately come from its blockbuster acquisitions of Business Objects and Sybase . The major headlines of the conference were along the lines of in-memory analytic applications ( SAP HANA , anyone?), mobility, on-demand/cloud applications, and so on. But SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit and less publicized innovation in-house. At the event, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or slated for future Read More

Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions


Siemens’s Industry Automation division, which includes Siemens PLM Software, continues with its strategy of offering manufacturing organizations virtually anything they might need—from product ideation and design to actual manufacturing execution and plant automation (including even the actual hardware products from sister divisions at Siemens). Still, the giant knows that hardly any large

cam  Systèmes is a Kineo CAM customer as well, and integrates the technology in much the same way that Siemens products do today. The Dassault DELMIA brand has a similar offering called DELMIA Robotics Path Planner (RPP) . In any case, motion planning is a pretty complex stuff. Technomatix has many partners and it looks like Siemens wants to own some of the strategic partners, similar to the recent acquisition of Perfect Costing . Other than Siemens and Dassault Systèmes (the latter might be a tad newer to Read More