At COExperience 2023, Michael Craffey’s presentation, “Setting Up 3DEXPERIENCE Environments: Things I’ve Learned,” was met with much success and positive feedback. With his 10+ years of experience preparing, setting up, deploying and maintaining 3DEXPERIENCE environments, Craffey wanted to share with his audience the lessons (and mistakes) he’s encountered from working with many different clients in both simple and challenging situations
Through effective use of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), organizations can establish a digital backbone for innovating new categories of products, including those that drive service-based revenue models.
PLM has the capacity to help you launch products with the potential to significantly change—and improve—how you do business. This is a language that top executives can certainly understand.
As supply chain and needs became more complex, ORBIS saw it was time to update the system. After an initial false start, they connected with Razorleaf for insight and input on what had been developed to date, as well as where they could make some future changes.
Digital threads aim to create an unprecedented level of openness, which provides access to a vastly larger and more comprehensive pool of data. Razorleaf’s Steve Nichols and Jonathan Scott provided input to Digital Engineering’s article about the importance of ensuring the security of your digital threads.
As the pendulum swings from past decades of customized PLM to a far more flexible, highly-configured version, organizations need to borrow a page from modern software development and embrace automated testing as part of routine deployment.
A product’s journey from where it is manufactured to the store shelf or to your doorstep can be long and tortuous. The packaging that ensures that the product reaches its destination unharmed has a thankless but critical job, as every packaging designer knows.
Before we talk about digital twins, we need to understand the Industry 4.0 concept that supports them: the digital thread. Systems integrator and consulting firm Razorleaf describes the digital thread as a set of connected records capturing the data and activities that define a product, or in some cases, a process. The first of these—the data—refers to the requirements, models, drawings, specifications, bills of material (BOMs), analyses and product manufacturing information (PMI) used to produce a manufactured good.
Product Lifecycle Management can be tailored to accommodate any workflow and most organizations – but without a detailed picture of how to optimize PLM gains, many companies will be overwhelmed by the complexity. Read Derek Neiding’s byline on PLM roadmaps in American Machinist.
Silicon Valley-based Hawk Ridge Systems, a provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing customer solutions, has partnered with Razorleaf, a consulting and systems integrator for Product Lifecycle Management, to strategically deliver high-quality services and support for Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE implementations.
A manufacturing closed-loop digital twin can use analytics and data to cut costs and avoid unplanned downtime. Razorleaf’s Jonathan Scott discusses the challenges of summarizing and normalizing data used in characterizing the digital twin.
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Rodney Coffey’s article exploring how organizations can tap PLM’s simplicity and reach to efficiently solve current problems with an eye towards leveraging the technology to meet the challenges of tomorrow and well into the future.
PLM constitutes different things for different companies, depending on size, industry, and scope. At the same time, PLM platforms span such diversity of terrain, it’s hard for companies to pinpoint exactly where to start let alone be prescient enough to envision their ultimate destination.
The concept of the Digital Twin is still evolving but it is powerful and self-evident enough that most manufacturers believe that they need it. Leading organizations expect that digital twins will help them deliver better products, services, and experiences to their customers, at lower costs than are currently possible. As digital replicas of physical (or cyber-physical) products, digital twins should act as crystal balls allowing engineering teams to understand how their products will behave and respond to real-world use and abuse, long before that information is needed.
The future of computer-aided design systems in an Internet of Things world is the Digital Twin. Digital Twins leverage data from CAD systems, product lifecycles, manufacturing systems, and sensors to create a realistic virtual model of your product, enabling you to predict performance, maintenance, and failures.
This medical device company spins off from Bayer, employing PLM and ERP software on a global scale that helps it meet regulatory demands.
Today's Medical Developments
Medical device company Ascensia, a Bayer spinoff, employs PLM and ERP software to overcome rebranding challenges.
Just getting familiar with the digital thread? You’ve come to the right place to learn what it is and why you need it for your products. A digital thread is the uninterrupted connection of information related to a product, or any of its components.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a hot topic in the engineering, manufacturing, and product development worlds right now. People are excited about it for many reasons, and there is no doubt that it will be disruptive to the way products are ordered, designed, produced, and distributed. So if you’re beginning to implement, or even just consider AM, what will this mean to your PLM strategy? Will AM just create more files to manage, like the STL file format used to “3D print” the part? Or is there more information that needs to be managed along with a corresponding change in processes? What is the impact to the digital thread? Do we redefine Design for Manufacturing (DFM) because AM “design-driven manufacturing” is breaking so many of the past rules of manufacturing?