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The cloud holds a lot of promise to help manufacturers reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their enterprise applications and engineering tools. It lets them take advantage of economies of scale and shifts costs from capital expenditures to more manageable, operational expense items. It also reduces the load on the internal IT team.



Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a great idea, but most companies focus more on the P and L than they do on the M.  There is an old truism that you can’t manage what you can’t see and this is true with PLM as much as any process.  In order to implement PLM processes, a company needs a management framework that is based on metrics and analytics


Future engineering and manufacturing talent in China

on ‎04-06-2016 02:22 PM

Beijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyOn a recent trip to China, I saw some dramatic shifts in the country from just six months prior. There is a growing entrepreneurial and maker movement as part of the country’s Made in China 2025 plan.


I was most impressed by what is happening in education. Let me share three stories with you.


#InternationalWomensDay: Why Monica Lingard chose a career in STEM

on ‎03-08-2016 04:17 PM

Google never ceases to inspire the world with their holiday animated doodles. Today for International Women’s Day, they ask women to share their big dream under the auspice of #OneDayIWill. Learn more about Monica Lingard – a woman who not only makes a dramatic impact on our NX product in her daily work but inspires female coworkers as well as a future generation of female technologists.


Solid Edge University 2015 Highlights

on ‎11-03-2015 03:35 PM

Solid Edge University 2015 is now complete – the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati proved to be a great venue and we had our highest ever attendance for this event. Here are a few of the highlights! Read more...

Cloud Computing: Is It the Right Solution Your Business?

on ‎10-22-2015 04:06 PM

Cloud computing has been around since 1996, or at least the term has, according to some sources (though its origins are still hotly debated). Over the Read more...

How one start-up intends to change the future of robotics

on ‎10-22-2015 02:04 PM

Ross Robotics CEO Philip Norman reinvents the way specialized service robots are designed, developed, and used.

 This guest blog post is by John Fo

“Design without boundaries” comes alive at Solid Edge University 2015

on ‎10-20-2015 04:35 PM

The theme for the latest version of Solid Edge “Design without boundaries” is a reflection of the improved power, flexibility and accessibility for professional 3D CAD available with Solid Edge ST8. The general session presentations at SEU15 in Cincinnati October 26-28th from our users, partners and Siemens staff will demonstrate what this means to them as they design amazing new products and offer new ways to improve the product development process. Read more...

Of Mice and Menus

on ‎10-13-2015 10:37 AM

Computer mice have developed to support CAD applications like Solid Edge, improving both the speed of the design process and the ergonomics for the designer Read more...

Navigate the 3D Printing Maze at SEU15

on ‎09-30-2015 08:57 AM

Attending SEU15 will enable you to meet experts in additive manufacturing and find out about new 3D printing devices – putting you in a better position to understand and apply this fast developing technology Read more...

Meet with key software partners at SEU15

on ‎09-21-2015 07:21 AM

By attending SEU15 you can meet one-on-one with experts from our key software partners, strengthen your product design processes and move ahead of your competition! Read more...

Innovations in agricultural machinery design

on ‎09-02-2015 01:49 PM

Agricultural machinery design has benefited from many innovations - from the 3 point linkage invented in 1926 that is used on 85% of tractors today, to GPS and vision systems today. Read more...

From Make in India to Start-up India

on ‎08-19-2015 05:00 AM

Make in India is a program initiated by India’s dynamic new Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to increase the level of investment and innovation in the manufacturing sector, and to enhance skills and build a best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure in India. On my current visit to India I have been able to gain some insights into the status of manufacturing in India and the progress of this program, and learn about a new Start-up India initiative. Read more...

PaxOcean uses Femap to enhance product safety and reliability

on ‎08-13-2015 11:00 AM

PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. (PaxOcean), was established in 2006, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. It provides Read more...

Solid Edge University UK on track at Silverstone

on ‎07-09-2015 03:32 PM

Our annual event for Solid Edge users in the UK returned to Silverstone this year. Around 250 Solid Edge users came together to network, find out abou Read more...

Solar Impulse: aircraft design optimization using Femap with NX Nastran

on ‎07-06-2015 11:00 AM

The goal of Solar Impulse is to circumnavigate the world in a fixed wing aircraft that only uses solar power. The aircraft recently landed in Hawaii, Read more...

First in Flight: from Daedalus to the Wright Brothers

on ‎07-06-2015 10:34 AM

A story of first in flight from Daedalus to the Wright brothers Read more...

Can my robot do more with robotics simulation software?

on ‎06-23-2015 08:23 PM

By Shay Shomroni and Alex Greenberg, from Siemens PLM Software

More manufacturers are acquiring robots to improve production and to modernize met Read more...

Catchbook: Sketch with a Purpose

on ‎06-23-2015 01:21 PM

What if you could harness the power of our Siemens PLM Software technology to do everyday things? Say, remodel your basement; teach your kids geometry Read more...

Makers: Big Bang meets Mad Max

on ‎06-17-2015 09:29 AM

What are you working on? That is a question you might ask a few times a week when talking with colleagues who work in different departments, or after Read more...

Daimler Largest CAD Migration Complete

on ‎06-16-2015 07:00 AM

Daimler is now using NX CAD in all business units after successfully completing the largest CAD software migration ever. Today we look at the factors Read more...

Shorten time to market through efficient manufacturing process planning

on ‎06-01-2015 12:30 PM

We’re all affected by the faster moving world and the changing practices and expectations that go along with it. Manufacturers are no exception.

Th

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: The Next Generation Manufacturing Technology

on ‎05-19-2015 09:00 AM

Q&A Interview with Andreas Saar, Vice President - Manufacturing Engineering Solutions, Siemens PLM Software 

What is hybrid additive manufactu

Solid Edge ST8 - Design without boundaries

on ‎05-18-2015 06:33 PM

This year we are launching Solid Edge ST8 at the Siemens PLM Connection Americas Users Conference in Dallas. The theme for ST8 is "Design without boundaries" and there are many user requested enhancements that will help our users focus on optimizing their designs instead of working out how to use their CAD software. Read more...

Solid Edge App Marketplace now online

on ‎05-18-2015 08:00 AM

The Solid Edge App Marketplace is now available giving Solid Edge customers fast and easy access to the solutions they need to speed their product development process. Read more...

CAE Automation: Eliminate Your Simulation Bottleneck

on ‎05-14-2015 11:00 AM

CAE automation empowers your entire team to not only do more, but to do better as well. You can eliminate the simulation bottleneck that delays produc Read more...

Making Engineers in India

on ‎04-20-2015 03:45 PM

Last week at Hannover Messe in Germany, India unleashed its lions on the city. India was the official partner country of the fair.

Prime Minist

Digital Cutting Tool Catalogs: ISO 13399 and GTC

on ‎04-13-2015 11:00 AM

By Marcel Keinan M.Sc., Director of Product Management, Management Panel Operations

Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software


Synchronous technology - seven years on

on ‎04-10-2015 08:42 AM

Synchronous technology was introduced in 2008 - see how Solid Edge users are making use of this innovative 3D CAD design technology to speed their design projects Read more...

Product Manufacturing Information: A Strategic Advantage

on ‎03-31-2015 07:00 AM

Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) streamlines the product development process, allowing engineers to focus on designs that will differentiate yo Read more...