October 7, 2002

John Stark Associates

Volume 5
Number 4

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- Welcome
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- Update
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- News
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- Brief lines

* Welcome *
Welcome to this issue of 2PLM, an e-zine distributed every two weeks on a free subscription basis.

* Implementing CPD and PLM Technologies for 35,000 European Manufacturing Companies *
This week we return to our proposed project for the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration. We first mentioned this project in the May 20, 2002 issue. At that time we were preparing an Expression of Interest (EoI) with companies and universities from most of the fifteen member states of the European Union (EU). The proposal was submitted in June by a consortium of about 50 organizations including major engineering and manufacturing companies, universities and other research institutes, and system developers and integrators.

The EoI is now on the European Commission's CORDIS web site at http://eoi.cordis.lu/dsp_details.cfm?ID=34920. Its title is Implementing CPD and PLM Technologies for 35,000 European Manufacturing Companies, and its acronym is ICP-35K. The full proposal will be made later this year. If accepted, the project would run from 2003 to 2007.

One of the project's targets is to enable companies to reduce implementation time for CPD (Collaborative Product Development) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) technologies by 50%. Other targets include enabling companies to cut development effort for new products by 50%, increase the range of products offered by a factor of 100, and reduce sourcing, manufacturing engineering and service costs by 25%.

These are, of course, the types of performance improvement that most companies would like to meet - but have difficulty achieving. For example, most companies don't really want to take several years to implement a PDM system, or to start an implementation knowing there's a 50% failure rate. And they don't want to spend twice the effort needed to develop a new product.

However, the scope of CPD and PLM is so wide that few companies can address effectively all the technologies (processes, systems, techniques, etc.). Most companies are so lean they just don't have the people on the payroll to track and implement all the new technologies. Of course, some 'Global 2000' companies may have such staff, or have the resources to pay for a large number of consultants, experts, programmers and trainers to do the work for them - but Global 2000 companies are a minute percentage of all engineering and manufacturing companies.

We mention the proposed project again as we're looking for additional participants to achieve a balance in terms of size, industry, application and geography.

We're interested in hearing from European engineering and manufacturing companies that may be interested in participating in the project, in particular those that are:
  • SME's
  • and/or in the UK, Sweden, Spain or Austria
  • and/or in the pharmaceutical or food industries
  • and/or in the oil and gas sector
  • and/or in the mobile telephony industry
Industrial organizations get 50% of their costs paid by the European Commission, invaluable PLM and CPD knowledge and experience, a raised profile within Europe, transfer of information with other participants and a fast track to the project's deliverables.

We're also interested in hearing from European universities and other research organizations that could be interested in participating in the proposed project. We're not only looking for those interested in systems such as CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/PLM, but also for those interested in:
  • processes such as New Product Development and Engineering Change Management
  • financial justification of investment in new technologies
  • human resource issues such as training, team dynamics and multi-cultural working environments
  • knowledge management
  • content management
  • mobile applications
  • training strategies
If you're based in the UK or Ireland contact Roger Tempest at 2plm@littlewind.com. If based in another EU country, or in one of the Candidate Countries, contact us at pdm@2pdm.com.

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Reference Section
Follow the link for books in the Product Development Library

CAD . Collaborative Product Development . Numerical Control . Six Sigma

Follow the links for :

Vendors in the EDM/PDM/PLM World. Latest additions/modifications : GTX Corporation, Thetis Technologies, Inc.

EDM/PDM service providers.
Latest additions/modifications : MSC.Software Corp.

EDM/PDM Conference and seminar organizations

Conferences and Seminars in the EDM/PDM world

Event: EPM and ProSTEP to run Interoperability Workshop for CAD and PLM, using ISO/STEP/IAI.
Date: The 4 day workshop will be hosted in Darmstadt, Germany, starting October 22nd.
To obtain full details about the workshop, see http://www.epmtech.jotne.com

Event: "PDFORUM 2002" to be held in Milano, Italy
Date: November 27-29, 2002
To obtain full details : http://www.iir-italy.it/PDForum/HomePDF2002.asp

CAD case studies, CAD user stories
Polymer Technologies : Moldflow
Jada Plastics : Moldflow
VDO North America : Moldflow
British Telecommunications (BT) : GTX
Bose Corporation : Ansoft Corporation

General Interest
Innovation Management
Engineering Change Management
Managing PDM in a changing environment
Principles of Good Product Development

Engineering Data Management Newsletter - September 2002 issue Table Of Contents
CPC/PLM Strategies : 2002

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* Corporate *
Dassault Systemes and ImpactXoft announced the signing of a strategic alliance. This alliance includes an investment by Dassault Systemes of US $10M corresponding to an equity position of 15% in ImpactXoft. Details

Documentum announced an agreement to acquire privately held eRoom Technology, Inc. In the acquisition, Documentum will issue approximately 7.7 million shares of its common stock and pay approximately $12.6 million in cash for all of the outstanding shares of eRoom's capital stock, based upon eRoom's current capitalization. Details

* Financial *
Manugistics Group, Inc. announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended August 31, 2002. Total revenue in the second quarter decreased 6 percent sequentially to $69.9 million from $74.6 million for the Company's first quarter. Details

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Oce announced 3rd quarter 2002 results. Autonomous revenues were down by 2.5%. Details

* People *
Dassault Systemes announced that John Squire has joined ENOVIA Corp., a Dassault Systemes company, as vice president of marketing. Details

EDS announced executive appointments in its Solid Edge computer-aided design software product group. Dan Staples was named director of the Solid Edge business unit. Bruce Boes was named global product marketing director. Stephen Brown was named president of indirect sales channels in the Americas. Details

Elysium Inc. announced that Hans Fink has joined the company to manage the company's reseller channel strategy. Details

Firepond announced that Eric Rubino, former Chief Operating Officer for SAP America, has joined its Board of Directors. Details

Formtek announced the appointment of Bernadine Bacon-Irwin as Chief Financial Officer. Details

i2 Technologies, Inc. announced that Romesh Wadhwani has resigned from the Board of Directors to pursue outside business interests. Wadhwani joined the Board in June 2000 after i2 acquired Aspect Development, where he was the founder and CEO. Details

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that Marc A. Corbacho has been hired as the vice president of Sales for the Americas. Details

* Implementation *
Autodesk, Inc. announced that manufacturers including Arken Designs, Lithonia Lighting, and WMH Tool Group are turning to Autodesk Streamline, the company's online project collaboration service. Details

bom.com announced three new customers: Accordion Networks; Accumux Technologies; and Strida Bicycle. Details

Centric Software, Inc. announced it has received a substantial order from EADS Socata, one of the world's leading producers of piston and turbine powered single engine aircraft. Details

Cypress Corporation announced that Petrobras S.A. has selected content management and delivery software from Cypress Corporation to increase the efficiency of its oil product distribution. Details

Dassault Systemes and IBM announced that the Electrolux Group has selected CATIA V5 for the design, analysis and manufacture of its products. Details

Dassault Systemes, Airbus and IBM announced that Airbus has completed the first phase of a plan to streamline product development using CATIA V5. Details

EDS announced the implementation of its I-deas Enterprise software by Toshiba Tec Corp. Details

Framework Technologies, Inc. announced that its ActiveProduct software has been selected by The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio, to help manage Goodyear's product development program. Details

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that Fujitsu Limited has adopted the Mentor Graphics resolution enhancement technology software tool, Calibre OPCpro. Details

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Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that STMicroelectronics has decided to deploy the Calibre Interactive tool for physical verification of cell and block designs. Details

Moldflow Corporation announced that Adachi Light Corporation has purchased Moldflow Plastics Insight. Details

Moldflow Corporation announced that Tyco Electronics has purchased Moldflow's Manufacturing Solutions products for implementation in several facilities in North America and Europe. Details

MSC.Software Corp. announced that Warren, Ohio - based Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has utilized a SmarTeam PDM system and integration services from MSC.Software. Details

Solidscape, Inc. announced the T66 personal modeler system. Details

SolidWorks announced Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science has standardized on SolidWorks software. Details

Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. announced that Marxer Anlagen und Maschinenbau GmbH has placed an order for eMPower MPM products and services. Details

Workgroup Technology Corporation (WTC) announced that Weil-McLain is upgrading to WTC ProductCenter 8.1. Details

* Developments *
Autodesk, Inc. announced Autodesk OnSite Desktop 7 for surveying, mapping, planning, civil engineering, and facilities/infrastructure management projects. Details

Cadopolis announced AcroPlot Junior, a plug in for AutoCAD. Details

Covisint announced the release of Covisint Auction 5.10. Details

EDS announced the launch of Teamcenter High Tech Electronics, a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software package. Details

Framework Technologies announced the introduction of ActiveProduct 9.0, the latest version of its product introduction decision support software. Details

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that its ModelSim simulation and LeonardoSpectrum synthesis design tools will be among the first to support Altera Corporation's new Cyclone field-programmable gate array (FPGA) device family. Details

Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, announced an add-on component to the XRAY debugger allowing full awareness, or visibility into the kernel's activities, for Symbian OS v6.1. Details

Missler Software announced its new GOelan milling solution. Details

MSC.Software Corp. announced the full availability of the MSC.DataMart. Details

Open Text Corporation introduced Livelink Doorways which allows users in Livelink to access and use content from other repositories within an enterprise. Details

Procad announced that PRO*FILE was certified for SAP ArchiveLink 4.5 and 4.6. Details

QAD announced general availability of MFG/PRO eB2. Details

SolidWorks Corporation announced COSMOSWorks 2003 and COSMOSFloWorks 2003. Details

Vistagy, Inc. announced the availability of its FiberSIM 4.0 software for use on the CATIA V5 platform. Details

* Relationships *
Access Commerce announced an agreement with Akazi Technologies to integrate the FlowMind business process management solution with the Access Commerce Cameleon CRM Suite. Details

Alibre announced the Alibre Solution Partner program. Details

Alventive Inc. and HCL Technologies Limited announced a strategic alliance to deploy Alventive's Collaboration Solution worldwide. Details

Baan announced a sales alliance agreement with Lodestar Consulting, LLC. Details

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and IBM announced a series of agreements intended to simplify the chip design process for their customers. Details

Dassault Systemes and Polysoft Consulting Inc. announced the signing of a development agreement. Details

Dassault Systemes, CENIT AG Systemhaus and IBM announced plans to reinforce their alliance by leveraging the companies' respective strengths. Details

Digital Paper Corporation and CES International announced a strategic alliance between the two companies. Details

Hibbitt, Karlsson and Sorensen, Inc. and Safe Technology Ltd. announced an expansion of their alliance relationship. Details

Hummingbird Ltd. and Accutrac Software Inc. announced a strategic technology alliance. Details

Intergraph Corporation announced that, on behalf of its Process, Power and Offshore division, it has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with ARES Corporation. Details

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Intergraph Corporation announced that, on behalf of its Process, Power and Offshore division, it has signed a contract with Alias Limited for worldwide resale of the Alias I-Sketch piping suite and SPOOLGEN pipe fabrication software. Details

i2 Technologies, Inc. and IBM announced a further extension to their strategic alliance whereby both companies will promote in EMEA a capability to deliver i2 applications as a managed hosted service. Details

MAPICS, Inc. and IBM announced a strategic alliance to deliver solutions that tightly integrate business functions and improve collaboration between suppliers and customers. Details

MatrixOne, Inc. and Web4, a division of netGuru, Inc., announced a new development and marketing alliance. Details

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced an enhanced level of support for Artisan Components' embedded memory products. Details

SGI and Advanced Digital Information Corporation announced the signing of a reseller alliance. Details

Spatial Corp. recognized the first ten recipients of the Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5 development platform at the Adopter level. Details

STEP Tools, Inc. announced NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will join a group of companies to be the first to incorporate STEP-NC technology into their manufacturing operations. Details

* Other *
Agile Software Corporation announced that it was recognized as a leading PLM vendor in a report by AMR Research. Details

Alibre rolled out a new demo CD that provides a free 30-day trial of a full working version of Alibre Design 5.0. Details

ANSYS Inc. announced it is offering nationwide seminars on probabilistic design. Details

ANSYS Inc. announced that Jim Cashman, president and chief executive officer of ANSYS Inc., has been named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Details

Autodesk, Inc. announced that Pillar Industries has achieved business process efficiency after implementing the Autodesk Inventor Series. Details

Autodesk, Inc. announced that Valmont Industries and Scale Motorsport are creating first-of-their-kind products with Autodesk Inventor software. Details

Commerce One announced that, in an effort to better align its cost structure with current market conditions, the company plans to reduce overall headcount to approximately 700 employees by Q1 2003. The company employed approximately 1,100 people at the end of the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2002. Details

Dassault Systemes announced the launch of a global CATIA Certification program. Details

Digital Paper Corporation announced a Breakthrough Results Guarantee program, which ensures results in 60 days or less with no up front costs and no risk to the customer. Details

EDS announced market research and analysis firm Daratech, Inc. has recognized the company as the number one supplier of product lifecycle management software and services. Details

Exostar announced that the exchange has supported over 1,000 auction events with $1 billion worth of commodity/service throughput since the inaugural auction took place 18 months ago. The company also reported average customer savings of 18% when compared to traditional sourcing techniques. Details

Flomerics announced that, using just a piece of tinfoil, some copper pennies and a computer running a standard 1500MHz Microprocessor, an egg was successfully fried in only 11 minutes. Details

Formation Systems announced the results of a recent survey indicating that businesses within the consumer packaged goods, chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries are increasingly seeking robust product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. Details

MAPICS, Inc. announced its inclusion in the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers. Details

MatrixOne, Inc. announced that Forbes magazine has selected MatrixOne as a "Best of the Web" company in the collaboration category. Details

Oce announced that the UP3I standards board, an initiative of industry vendors, announced that its core members, Duplo, Hunkeler, IBM, Oce, Stralfors and Xerox have developed the first systems based on UP3I (Universal Printer Pre- and Post-processing Interface). Details

Open Text Corporation announced that Basex has selected Livelink Classifications to receive the Basex Excellence Award. Details

Pilgrim Software Inc. announced the completion of a $2.15 million equity investment by Stonehenge Capital Corporation. Details

PTC announced that the Minnesota Technology Education Association has presented its Professional of the Year award to PTC in recognition of the company's efforts to champion technology education in Minnesota. Details

PTC announced it was named a leading vendor in the PLM market in AMR Research's September 2002 report. Details

Rasterex announced October 2002 News. Details

SensAble Technologies announced three new seminars tailored specifically for the toy industry with several FreeForm systems on-site. Details

Tech Soft America announced their HOOPS3D.edu program, launched in mid 2001, has already donated approximately $350K in component software to leading educational institutions worldwide. Details

Translation Technologies Inc. announced that attendees of this year's COE 2002 Fall Conference will have the opportunity to preview recently released CAD translation software available from Translation Technologies Inc. Details

Verity, Inc. announced that in a soon-to-be-released research study, market advisor Delphi Group will reveal that Verity, Inc. retains its leadership in the information retrieval software market. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced it has reached an agreement with Sanders Design International, Inc. to settle a patent infringement suit that was pending in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced that the Company has made significant progress in developing additional materials for use in its SLS systems. Details

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