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Nifty chart: a midweek technical update (Dec 14 '16)

FIIs have turned bears once again. Their net selling in equities crossed Rs 29 Billion during the first three days of trading this week. DIIs were net buyers of equity worth only Rs 1.2 Billion. Nifty has shown remarkable resilience despite strong se...

Virtual Archaeology; A Roman Timber Rampart

The need to illustrate recent speaking engagements, has necessitated the revisiting a virtual model of the Roman timber rampart based on foundations found at Shields Road, Byker, which a real place in Newcastle. [1]  In addition, live reaction t...

Does PLM industry have “Fathers and Sons” Problem?

It has been Halloween night yesterday. This is a time to bring some spooky and scary to my blog. What’s about Fathers and Sons problem? You think I ate too many candies yesterday night? Not really…  But here is the thing. My attention w...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 1, 2016

ScratchyCAD: Parametric 3D Design Software For Everyone

ScratchyCAD is parametric 3d modeling software which uses an easy to learn block based programming language. Use short snippets of coding to start creating parametric 3D objects, or smart objects, that update their geometry automatically by changing...

How to link design data using public cloud

Manufacturing companies want the data to be well organized and easy to find. However, the reality is just opposite. Data is messy.  Files are located in multiple computers and engineers send them to contractor and suppliers using emails. The problem...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 21, 2016

Linking design data using public cloud

Manufacturing companies want the data to be well organized and easy to find. However, the reality is just opposite. Data is messy.  Files are located in multiple computers and engineers send them to contractor and suppliers using emails. The problem...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 21, 2016

CAD files – the root cause of PDM nightmares

The data is ultimately important. Ask any engineer in a manufacturing company and he will answer you that he needs data at his fingertips, searchable, accessible, available on mobile devices, etc. etc… However, if you come to the same manufactu...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 21, 2016

Technological trajectories of distributed design

Nobody is surprised by the amount of distributed work we do these days. The time when designers, engineers and manufacturing facilities were located at the same building are over. People are working everywhere and amount of communication between peop...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 20, 2016

CAD “seats” and future business models

Historically, a business model of CAD, PDM and PLM vendors was to sell “seats”.  To sell CAD seats was a core business model for vendors for many years.Nothing wrong with that. It created great businesses in the past. Analysts and indus...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 13, 2016

MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

One of the news that caught my attention yesterday was Autodesk announcement to acquire CADSoft Eagle PCB design tool from Farnel. This is an interesting move. Although it touches a very bottom side of PCB / EDA market, I know Eagle PBC is quite popu...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 29, 2016

Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Cloud applications are getting better these days. However, most of existing mainstream engineering applications are still using files to store and retrieve information. Although a lot being said and done in the past about interoperability and data ow...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 20, 2016

Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud is coming to CAD and design world. Slowly, but surely CAD vendors are getting more interested in how to use variety of cloud technologies to empower their CAD products. There is also certain role of competition in this “cloud CAD raceR...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 13, 2016

Onshape FeatureScript and future data-driven CAD applications

I remember first time I was introduced to AutoLISP. It was many years ago, but I can still recall how powerful it was to have the ability to run things programmatically inside of CAD systems. Several generation of people used AutoLISP as a platform t...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 1, 2016

Coronary Artery Disease – How to Diagnose?

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) refers to a medical condition that is caused by a hindrance in heart’s blood supply due to plaque or fatty substance buildup in the coronary arteries. This condition is also referred to as Coronary Heart Disease.&#...

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads,...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on May 10, 2016

Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Large CAD and PLM projects are very complex. They can involve multiple organizations, thousands of engineers and high level complexity of data. To keep such organization moving is not a simple tasks. When it fails, it can create a huge problem. My at...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on May 5, 2016

Dropbox Infinity Drive and how it will impact cloud CAD trajectories

Cloud storage became a part of our everyday life. It is easy to store files on Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. Everyone can use it. It works well for one file. It can work well for bunch of files or folders. Then it gets complicated b...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 27, 2016

Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Manufacturing companies are owning large volumes of engineering data in CAD files, PDF and other formats derivatives from design. One of the questions IT in manufacturing companies is asking is how to store and manage all engineering files – CA...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 14, 2016

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

One of the topics, I’m following on my blog for long time is open source. Open source software (OSS) or free open source software (FOSS)  is a significant trend in modern software eco-system. Below you can find few passages from Wikipedia wit...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 12, 2016

What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

Hardware is growing these days. There are many new companies developing innovative products  It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of finance available for startu...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 5, 2016


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