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Solid Edge and friends* at PLM Connection Day 2 (*Velocity) Day two of PLM Connection ( click here for day 1 ) got started with Bill McClure and Karsten Newbury talking with customers in kind of a round table discussion. If you have met Karsten, you have probably noticed he is not someone that talks at you but to you. A lot of his talk was him asking questions from the audience. Bill discussed the bigger Velocity set of products which includes Solid Edge, Femap, Teamcenter Express, and CAM Express.
NX at PLM Connections – Day 1 The kickoff to Siemens PLM Connection got off to a great start on Monday morning. Some of my other colleagues have done an excellent job in covering those sessions. There were two main NX sessions that took place on Monday. The first Session was lead by Joan Hirsch, vice-president for NX Development. Joan reviewed some of the key points of the NX strategy:
Microsoft® SharePoint® Platform for Business Productivity Solid Edge Insight™ is based on Microsoft SharePoint, the leading business productivity solution that brings information management and access, collaboration and people-driven processes into a familiar environment where people do their work every day. Familiar and consistent environment for all information and collaboration tasks Easy to learn, use and personalize Single IT platform for lower end-user support requirements Solid Edge Insight is now available on both Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) allowing you to leverage server software that you already have and that best fits your corporate IT strategy.
Solid Edge ST at PLM Connection – Day 1 In terms of content, the first day of PLM Connection has gone as you might expect. Dan Staples got a shout out from Tony Affuso for the Synchronous Technology patents , which was cool.
Solid Edge Simulation Rocks on at PLM Connection For those of you that have been wondering, Ronnie Connerly is now in the process of replacing me as the Solid Edge Simulation product manager. Many of you may recognize the name as he is the former Solid Edge Assembly product manager.
Storms in Alabama I’m heading out of Huntsville, Al on my way to PLM Connection today. You have likely heard about the severe storms that ripped through the south east the last few days and I’ve been hopping around the state catching up with family. Tuscaloosa, where my daughter lives was hit very hard. The University of Alabama is fine but the city was hit hard. Here is the Krispy Kreme Donut shop where we would always get donuts on the way out of town.
As you know, I spent end of my last week, including the weekend at COFES (The Congress of the Future of Engineering Software). It was my 6th COFES. It was probably the biggest COFES ever. The social media activity was significantly stronger this year than before. I had a chance to meet people Mark Burhop , Dora Smith , Josh Mings , Deelip and many others after long time of tweeting and blogging together. The following tweet message by @dorasmith drove my attention #cofes2011 @vuuch notes Dropbox is the model for PLM in the future, more discussion on complexity of PLM for majority of users
Ms. Kendra Short is the manager of the Mechanical Systems Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has been at JPL for over 20 years starting as a mechanical hardware engineer and has worked on the Cassini, Mars Pathfinder, and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) programs. More recently she has held several organizational and project management roles. She earned a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1989 and an MS in Aero/Astro from Stanford University in 1992.
Over the last several months, we have been asked by several players in the PLM economy about “seat counts” for various PLM solutions. This information is generally not published and is almost always confusing. The definition of a “seat” has as many variations as the ones creating the estimate or asking the question. So, just what is a seat? Airplane seat (many of us in the PLM economy see too many of those, don’t we?), car seat (my time with those is up, at least for while), and I hope to see the two seats on the right in my down time.
October 25, 2010 - Siemens PLM Software and the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev) announced one of Russia’s largest PLM implementations, to help Khrunichev boost the production of new and modified products and to save product development and production planning costs. Under the terms of this agreement, all Khrunichev branches will standardize on Siemens PLM Software’s NX CAD/CAM/CAE software, Teamcenter PLM system, and Tecnomatix software. Khrunichev selected Siemens PLM Software following an extensive evaluation process, which included major players in the PLM market, and a successful pilot project at the Salyut Design Bureau and the space rockets production facility. “We have developed an extensive modernization program and we want to expand the production, so one of the top priorities is a fast deployment of a product lifecycle management system in all our branches,” said Vladimir Ye.
Designing the Product for the Factory and Vice Versa In going through my notes from last week’s PLM Connection Europe event, there were a few more highlights I wanted to share. I was able to record a few minutes of Chuck’s presentation that touches on “designing the product for the factory and the factory for the product.” It was a part of his presentation where he highlighted the way PLM has moved beyond just discrete manufacturing to hybrid and process industries like CPG, retail, energy, chemical, etc. Below is the slide and soundbite.
I decided to make an unusual post today. Because of holiday (Labor Day in USA), I spent most of the day working on emails, RSS, twits and blog comments. iPad is a primary tool in such a type of work. I had a chance to read blog article by Jos Voskuil - Which PLM (to choose) ? Inspired by Jos’ arguments I created a simplified visual guide for people who want to think about what PLM to choose during the long weekend.
The level of social media keeps increasing each year at the PLM Connection events. With so much content coming out of the event in Dallas, I wanted to share a summary post with key links for you to share with colleagues who couldn’t attend. The pic above was from the shirt I was wearing at the event.
Jump to Comments by dorasmith | 14 May 2010 Below are a few videos on the flooding in Nashville that started two weeks ago. Our thoughts are with all those affected. As you can imagine, it’s created a little havoc for our PLM Connection Americas event that was planned for later this month at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville. PLM World and our event planning folks have been hard at work and secured a new date and location.