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Welcome to this issue of 2PDM, an e-zine distributed every two weeks on a free subscription basis.
* CPC/PLM : The way forward in 2002 *
In recent weeks, we've received several queries from readers asking if CPC/PLM is the same thing as EDM (Engineering Data Management), PDM (Product Data Management) or PLM (Product Lifecyle Management).
As part of the reply we've provided them the URL of the October 1991 charter issue of our Engineering Data Management Newsletter and suggested they read it. Here's part of the seventh paragraph.
A PDM system is very similar. 'Product data' and 'Product information' replace 'Engineering data' and 'Engineering information'. The middle sentence in the previous paragraph becomes
CPC/PLM systems provide functionality to support the creation, communication, management and elimination of product and process definition data in the product development, sales, manufacture and support process. We point out that the objectives of these systems are very different from those of EDM and PDM.
CPC/PLM systems allow companies to improve effectiveness and efficiency throughout the entire product lifecycle, enabling them to :
Some CPC/PLM functionality is based on tried and tested methods and techniques from the last century. However, much functionality is only now coming to market, often built using fast-moving revolutionary approaches and technologies that have yet to crystallize. As a result it is only to be expected that there will be problems when companies implement CPC/PLM. Yet successful implementation of CPC/PLM and EDM/PDM will be high-priority issues in 2002 in a wide range of industry sectors (such as defense, aerospace, automotive, electronics, mechanical engineering, machine tool, petrochemicals, plant engineering and pharmaceuticals).
Organizations developing and using CPC/PLM systems need all the help they can get to ensure successful results. They'll benefit from reading our monthly CPC/PLM Strategies : 2002 publication.
CPC/PLM Strategies : 2002 helps its subscribers :
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EDM/PDM Reference Section
Recent additions and modifications to 'Vendors in the EDM/PDM World' include c-Ark and truEInnovations, Inc.
Recent additions and modifications to 'EDM/PDM service providers' include KPMG Consulting Inc.
CAD case studies, CAD user stories
* Need to go to an EDM/PDM event? * To find out which events are coming up, visit our list of Conferences and Seminars in the EDM/PDM world.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Silicon Perspective Corporation (SPC), a privately-held design technology firm headquartered in Santa Clara, California, specializing in virtual prototyping. Details
Open Text Corporation announced its intention to make an offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Accelio Corporation for a cash price of Cdn.$2.75 per share, or Cdn.$68.5 million on a fully-diluted basis. Details
* People *
3D Systems Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian K. Service, announced that the company's Board of Directors has named Grant R. Flaharty Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations and E. James Selzer Senior Vice President. Details
Digital Paper Corporation announced that Benjamin R. Battle has been named vice president of engineering. In his new role, Battle will be responsible for engineering operations, including the development of Digital Paper's suite of docQuest products. Details
Firepond announced the appointment of former IBM Vice President John Cachianes to its Board of Directors. Details
* Implementation *
Ariba Inc. announced strong momentum for the Ariba Enterprise Sourcing solution, with customers reporting early and significant cost savings. Since launching Ariba Enterprise Sourcing less than three months ago, Ariba has signed over 10 sourcing customers. Details
Autodesk, Inc. announced that Total Energy Systems, a manufacturer and assembler of housings and diesel fuel tanks for the generator industry, as well as a distributor of generator sets and diesel engines, has selected Autodesk Inventor software for its 3D design needs. Details
Cadence announced that the Division of Design Development in Faraday Technology Corporation, Taiwan, announced that it has selected the Cadence Design Systems NC-Verilog as its Verilog sign-off simulator. Details
Commerce One, Inc. and MSX International, Inc. announced that MSX International has selected Commerce One to power its outsourced procurement service to deliver e - procurement and business services to small- and mid-sized customers. Details
Eigner announced that Siemens ICN, a leading provider of integrated voice and data networks for enterprises, carriers and service providers, has implemented a product lifecycle management solution based on Eigner technology. Details
Innoveda, Inc. announced it reached a major milestone in shipping 12,000 copies of its browser-based DxDesigner front-end engineering design solution during November. Details
Open Text Corporation announced that the Sinclair Knight Merz Group, one of Australia's leading independent professional services consulting firms, will implement Livelink enterprise-wide. Details
PTC announced that Penske Racing, the most successful team in the history of Champ car racing, won its record-setting 11th National Title and 9th CART FedEx Racing Series Championship in 2001. Penske Racing uses PTC MCAD design software solutions for the design-through-manufacturing development process of its Champ racing cars. Details
* Developments *
ADINA R & D, Inc. announced availability of ADINA System 7.5 on Intel Itanium-based platforms, including the 16-way Itanium-based NEC Express server Express5800/1000 series, running Red Hat Linux OS. Details
Autodesk, Inc. announced the availability of Autodesk Streamline 3, the latest release of its hosted collaboration service designed for small and midsize manufacturers to share design information across extended manufacturing teams. Details
Gibbs and Associates announced that GibbsCAM 2002 is now shipping to customers. Details
MSC.Software Corp. announced the availability of MSC.Fatigue 2001, a life simulation tool for predicting the durability of structural components and assemblies. Details
Mentor Graphics Corporation introduced the eParts system, an integrated IP repository and delivery system powered by Mentor's QuickUse technology. Details
Engineering Data Management Newsletter
Download a free review copy of the June 2001 issue of the Engineering Data Management Newsletter (PDF, 339kB).
* Relationships *
3D Systems Corp. and DSM Desotech Inc. announced the companies have formed OptoForm LLC, a joint venture that will focus on the development and commercialization of new equipment and materials for rapid tooling and direct and indirect in-line manufacturing processes. Details
EDS and PwC Consulting, a business of PricewaterhouseCoopers, announced a global alliance to provide companies with installation, delivery and maintenance services of SAP software. IDC estimates the worldwide market for Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) services - including consulting, integration, operations management, support and training - is $40 billion in 2001 and will reach $62 billion by 2005. Details
Landmark Graphics Corp., a wholly owned business unit of Halliburton Company, and SGI announced an agreement to jointly market GeoProbe software and SGI Reality Center facilities.
PTC and Samsung SDS, a leading systems integration, systems management and e-business company in Korea, announced that they launched Collaborative Product Commerce (CPC) consulting services for the manufacturing industry in Korea. Details
The Process & Building Solutions division of Intergraph Corporation announced it has signed a Platinum Authorized hardware reseller agreement with Compaq Computer Corporation. Details
QUMAS Inc. announced the formation of a technology alliance with CYA Technologies Inc. (www.cya.com). Details
Verity, Inc. announced that it has joined the IBM Portlet Provider Program to provide advanced out-of-the-box portlets for IBM WebSphere Portal. The portlets will enable joint IBM WebSphere Portal and Verity customers to integrate their portal solutions with Verity's and intelligent classification technologies. Details
* Other *
Ariba, Inc. announced that two of its customers, FedEx and Unilever, have been recognized by research firm, Aberdeen Group for their successful implementation and use of the Ariba Buyer eProcurement solution. The Aberdeen Group Best Practices in e-Procurement award recognizes companies who have achieved exceptional results with their eProcurement projects. Details
Hummingbird Ltd. announced that Ovum, the analyst and consulting company, recognized Hummingbird EIP as the leading enterprise portal solution in terms of content integration and ability to access both structured and unstructured information. Details
MSC.Software Corp. announced that Beacon Power Corporation utilized MSC.Software simulation tools and professional services to simulate the complex physical stresses associated with a revolutionary energy storage system. By using MSC.Software simulation tools and services, Beacon Power reduced design time by a factor of 5 and material costs by 50 percent. Details
Open Text Corporation announced that Transform Magazine selected Livelink MeetingZone and Livelink as one of the Product of the Year 2001 Winners in the Collaboration Technologies category. Details
ProSTEP announced that, as indicated by the 7th ProSTEP benchmark, an increasing number of STEP processors allow not only purely geometric data to be exchanged but also supplementary information such as annotations for 3D models and validation properties for validating data quality. Details
ProSTEP announced that the PDTnet Schema is now officially registered at XML.ORG (www.xml.org). Details
Spatial Corp. and Tech Soft America announced the OpenHSF Initiative and the first publication of the HSF Specification. Details
Spatial Corp. announced the publication of the book '3D Modeling with ACIS' written by Jonathan Corney and Theodore Lim. This new edition is a revision of the 1997 book entitled '3D Modeling with the ACIS Kernel and Toolkit', that has been updated, and extended, to cover the most recent versions of ACIS (i.e. 6.3 and 7.0). Details
Spatial Corp. announced the scheduled opening of a Professional Services Center dedicated to European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) partners and the expansion of their Technical Support options, both to be operational on January 2, 2002. Details
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