Moving Beyond CAD: PDM vs. PLM

…Ok, so it was the late 1990’s, but the CAD world would be significantly changed by the technical revolution that several small companies like SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, and Autodesk with Inventor proposed to bring to the market. Until that time CAD fell exclusively in the domain of large companies, mainly Aero and Auto that helped […]

Razorleaf Announces Clover™ for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and ERP Connectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Razorleaf Announces Clover™ for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and ERP Connectors Razorleaf leverages Clover to connect SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, MAPICS/Infor with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Stow, OH – February 3, 2015 – Razorleaf Corporation today announces Clover, its open integration platform, is releasing ERP connectors for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, […]

Highlights from Accelerate 2015 with Autodesk PLM 360

From Autodesk veeps to customer stories and open-air networking, Accelerate 2015 on Sept 1-2 inspired, catalyzed, and educated. Highlights included stunning images from Autodesk PLM 360 customer BAC, PLM analysts trying to avoid fraught buzzwords in the panel discussion, and a sneak peek at Autodesk cloud PDM and “evented web” integration for Autodesk PLM 360.

SmarTeam User Group Meeting

Dassault Systèmes, and Razorleaf partner Adaptive Corporation, are hosting a SmarTeam User Group meeting in Mason, OH on June 2, 2015 at Dassault’s SIMULIA offices. Multiple SmarTeam customers are registered to attend, and representatives from Honeywell and Borg Warner are scheduled to speak. The agenda also includes presentations by Dassault on the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE Platform […]

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. Although there is no official release date for the product yet, we can expect CAD and PLM vendors will be working […]

DSLS Distributed License Stacking Behavior

Dassault’s primary license server, DSLS, has some pretty interesting features, but we just ran into one that could be applicable in a number of situations. DSLS is capable of stacking licenses from more than one license server at the request of a single client. DSLS’s license stacking feature is documented in the manual (around page […]

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. Here’s a quick summary […]

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.

Aras Delivers IHS-Linked Component Engineering Solution

Aras recently announced the release of their Aras Component Engineering solution to help product developers make better component decisions early in the product lifecycle. The key value in the Aras solution is exposing the millions of components available in the IHS CAPS Universe Electronic Component Database to designers via their natural interface, the PLM system, […]