Virtualization has progressed considerably in the past few years, but graphics performance has been notoriously poor because VMs (virtual machines) have been unable to take advantage of the host’s video card. Even if your workstation has the latest from NVidia, ATI, or some other video card manufacturer, the VM has had no way of taking advantage of the GPU […]
You skipped Windows Vista, and now you really want to see if Windows 7 is worth the leap. Or maybe you may want to test SQL Server 2008 installed on Windows Server 2008 for your PDM system. For many IT professionals today, the solution of choice for these challenges is virtualization. And if VMware is […]
It’s not uncommon for large organizations to have embraced virtualization, both in the testing environment and for production use. Many vendors have offerings that make it easier for smaller organizations, or individuals, to take advantage of virtualization too. In fact, all the major vendors offer free or personal versions of their flagship products. And you […]
Cyon Research is a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. They are also known for an annual event, The Congress of the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), that brings together industry vendors, analysts and thought leaders. On a regular basis (once or twice a year), Cyon conducts industry surveys, the results […]
Let’s dig a little deeper in this final post on PDM engines (look here for the previous post). I think there are two reasons why it is helpful to have an engine-centric perspective on Product Data Management: to understand when you should/shouldn’t use PDM, and to fuel creative uses of PDM. Those may seem a […]
Longview Advisors recently held their 2009 Collaboration & Interoperability Conference in Estes Park, Colorado, wrapping up the event on May 20th. Derek Neiding of Razorleaf co-presented with Wes Shimanek of Intel and Don Richardson of Microsoft at the event’s Post-Conference Workshop on Mobility Technology. Each presented a topic relevant to the session’s mobility theme: enabling […]
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help businesses of any size proactively manage their mission-critical intellectual property and control their product definitions to help them avoid problems and lost design cycle time due to unmanageable design and change processes. This whitepaper takes a closer look at PLM and product data management (PDM) technology, explaining each of the applications used to define and manage the data associated with products, from concept through retirement.
Razorleaf Helps AMF Bowling Score a Strike with SmarTeam
The equipment behind the scenes in bowling alleys is often complex and comprised of thousands of distinct parts. The pinspotter alone includes more than 3,800 different parts. A lack of organization was causing chaos and costing the company valuable time to market.
To help the company’s engineers manage the complexity of finding parts and designing new ones, the company partnered with Razorleaf Corporation, experts in product data management (PDM). Razorleaf helped the company bring order to the chaos by assisting with the implementation of ENOVIA SmarTeam PDM software and customizing the software to meet the company’s needs.
Razorleaf Helps Nuclear Power Toolmaker Use PDM Tools to Speed New Product Design
AREVA, a global provider of nuclear power services, plays a critical role in maintaining the nation’s 103 nuclear reactors, each of which is unique. As a result, the company must be able to quickly create new tools and custom-designed equipment to meet service requests, which are often unanticipated, and perform maintenance operations during scheduled shutdowns to avoid downtime. In addition to the quick turnaround of new tools, the company must also maintain accurate up-to-date documentation to abide by stringent industry regulations.
To help meet these demands, the company turned to Razorleaf to help them implement ENOVIA SmarTeam product data management (PDM) software. The software’s search capabilities helped AREVA quickly locate existing designs to use as a starting point for new designs. In addition, the SmarTeam’s revision management features enable the company to assess all versions of designs, who made what changes and when, which is extremely important for the company’s regulatory review process.
Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo, Razorleaf to host in-depth workshop on mobility technology Loveland, CO March 16, 2009 – Longview Advisors, organizers of the annual Collaboration & Interoperability Conference and Exhibition (CIC), today announced an additional event to its 2009 agenda, “The Latest in Mobility Technology.” Hosted by Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo and Razorleaf, the post-conference workshop will […]