Microsoft HoloLens for Engineering

Technophiles the world over are buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the HoloLens product. This holographic augmented reality platform is bubbling with cool factor, but could have a significant impact on engineering and manufacturing software.

PLM Software Vendors Diversify

Human hearts, 3D printers, gold mines, and traffic management are not necessarily the things you would expect out of PLM software vendors, but these are all related to the evolving strategies of these companies.

More PLM Licensing Options

It might not be breaking news, but PLM technology users have been awash in new licensing options lately. From monthly subscriptions to all-you-can-eat license plans, major vendors like Dassault, Autodesk, Aras, and more have been bringing new license options to the table – and end-users seem to be the real winners.

DraftSight Enterprise PDM Integration

If you haven’t heard of it yet, and you use AutoCAD from Autodesk, you should learn a bit about DraftSight. In particular, if you use Enterprise PDM to manage DWG or DXF files, it is definitely time to give DraftSight another look, because SolidWorks now offers an integration between DraftSight and EPDM.

What is Draftsight?

It’s been a little over four years since Razorleaf first wrote about DraftSight in this post about DraftSight Beta. Surprisingly, many companies are not aware of this free (or nearly free) 2D CAD package from Dassault. Given the utility of this tool for so many engineering and manufacturing users, it’s worth a second look and […]

ENOVIA SmarTeam V5-6R2013 Released

ENOVIA SmarTeam V5-6R2013 was recently released, and there are a few noteworthy points about the release. This is the thirteenth release of ENOVIA SmarTeam version 5 (the first release of V5 was V5R10 and V5R15 was skipped), and it includes very limited enhancements as well as a number of bug fixes.