August 3 2009

John Stark Associates

Volume 12
Number 10

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- News
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* Welcome *
Welcome to 2PLM, an e-zine distributed about every two weeks. This issue includes :
  • Q1 PLM Journal Published
* Q1 PLM Journal Published *
The PLMIG announced publication of the latest issue of the PLM Journal, its in-house newsletter.

The PLM Journal is circulated to members quarterly. It builds into a reference book for PLM as new issues are published throughout the year. The first issue of 2009 includes:-
  • What PLM managers discussed as their most pressing issues when they met at the User Forum launch
  • How in-depth collaboration through the User Initiative will lead to a formalised PLM body of knowledge
  • How to use the neutral PLMIG toolset
  • An explanation of new PLM terminology: "Lights On" PLM
It also sets out a new framework for calculating the Commercial Value of PLM that is independent of proprietary bias and that you can use now.

 Product Lifecycle
 Management: Paradigm for 21st Century Product Realisation

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* Corporate *
Metris announced that Nikon Corporation announced that its cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding Shares and Warrants of Metris becomes unconditional as the 85% threshold has been reached. Details

Open Text Corp announced it completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Vignette Corporation. Details

* Financial *
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. reported second quarter 2009 revenue of $210 million. Details

Dassault Systemes reported unaudited results for Q2 ended June 30, 2009. Total revenue was Euro 310.9 million. Details

SofTech, Inc.
 & John Stark Associates White Paper Download -
 Top 10 Business Reasons for Implementing PLM

PTC reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 4, 2009. Revenue was $226.2 million. Details

* People *
Corel Corp. announced that Kris Hagerman assumed the role of Corel CEO on a permanent basis. Details

* Implementations *
Altair Engineering, Inc. announced Magnaghi Aeronautica S.p.A. chose the HyperWorks simulation platform. Details

Altair Engineering, Inc. announced that PROTOMED SA has chosen HyperWorks. Details

ANSYS, Inc. announced Delta Marine Engineering Co. uses Simulation Driven Product Development from ANSYS. Details

BigMachines, Inc. announced that CCS, Inc. has selected BigMachines. Details

Contact Software GmbH announced that Ampack Ammann GmbH implemented CIM DATABASE. Details

IGE+XAO announced that Vestas China selected SEE Electrical. Details

Intergraph announced that CNCEC expanded the use of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise. Details

LMS announced that MCE-5 DEVELOPMENT has chosen LMS simulation technology. Details

Omnify Software announced that PLC Medical Systems, Inc. is using Omnify Empower PLM. Details

PROSTEP announced that Porsche AG selected OpenDXM GlobalX as its central data exchange platform. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced that KC Samyang Water Systems selected Solid Edge and Teamcenter Express. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced that Zhefu selected an integrated suite of Siemens PLM Software technology. Details

* Developments *
ACS Software, Inc. announced Service Release 4 (SR4) Update for Version 6.5 of AutoEDMS. Details

AVEVA announced enhancements to its AVEVA Plant portfolio. Details

BlueCielo ECM Solutions announced it released InnoCielo Meridian 2009, InnoCielo TeamWork 2009 and the InnoCielo Transmittal Management module. Details

Corel Corp. introduced a new update for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4. Details

Gerber Technology announced the release of webPDM 6.0. Details

Lattice Technology announced Version 6.0 of its XVL Converter applications. Details

Lattice Technology announced Version 3.0 of Lattice3D Reporter. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced TSMC Reference Flow 10.0. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the Mentor Graphics Vista platform. Details

Pointwise announced the release of Pointwise Version 16.02 R3 featuring a new native interface to ACUSIM's AcuSolve. Details

PROSTEP AG unveiled new functions for its OpenDXM GlobalX data exchange portal. Details

Spatial Corp. announced that thread-safe capabilities are now included standard with ACIS 3D Modeler. Details

Tata Technologies announced the launch of i SUPPORT IT. Details

Theorem Solutions announced TPM V3. Details

Think3 announced ThinkDesign 2009.1. Details

* Relationships *
DP Technology announced a partnership with CAMM s.r.l., maker of OmniCAD. Details

Informative Graphics Corp. announced a reseller partnership agreement with Advanced Data Systems, Inc. Details

SensAble Technologies, Inc, announced that Dura Castings, Inc. has joined the SAPC Program. Details

SolidVision announced its partnership with Solido. Details

SpaceClaim announced the Company won a major OEM deal with Flow International Corporation. Details

TransMagic Inc. announced a reseller agreement with Digital Design Solutions of Gurgaon, India. Details

* Other *
ASCON Group announced KOMPAS-3D is now available in Polish and Chinese. Details

Autodesk introduced the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program. Details

Catalog Data Solutions announced that SDP/SI achieved more than 48,000 CAD downloads in the first 6 months of 2009. Details

InnovMetric Software announced 15 years of existence. Details

 Global  Product

MSC.Software Corp. announced the creation of a Customer Advisory Board. Details

Renishaw plc announced a White Paper examining savings to be made from controlling machining processes. Details

Schott Systeme GmbH announced the inclusion of parallel processing functionality in the latest release of their CAD/CAM software. Details

STAR Group announced it underwrites Gilbane's 2009 research "The Global Content Value Chain: Defining the Maturity Model for Product Content". Details

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