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What is Teamcenter (and why you should get it on the Cloud)

Teamcenter is one of the most widely used PLM programs in the world. If you drive a car, the chances are good that its development was managed in Teamcenter. From the Siemens Teamcenter website: Teamcenter® software is a modern, adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) system that connects people and processes, across functional silos, with a digital thread for innovation. The

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Why and How to Generate Milling Operations in NX CAM?

‘Why and How to Generate Milling Operation’ in NX CAM? Milling Operation is a part of NX CAM and is used for manufacturing planning, which will program any job due to their comprehensive and integrated NC programming capabilities in a single system. This enables the use of consistent 3D models, data and processes to seamlessly connect planning and shop floor operations with a digital thread. 

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Why Extend PLM to Manufacturing

More often PLM starts as a CAD/Design data vault for many companies, later evolving to a design data exchange platform .  Most successful companies are taking PLM beyond just a design data exchange and access control platform; to a knowledge driven decision support system.  This means PLM not only needs to manage the multitude of information generated at various stages

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Only the strong will survive the robots. Will you be one of them?

Robots, automation, and what some would even call “artificial intelligence” are everywhere around us today.  From factories to automobiles; our smart phones to our refrigerators; digital life today has had a profound impact over recent decades.  This doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon either. Automation and robots in factories have replaced many of the assembly line jobs, and

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Digital Twins – Feedback Loops and PLM Challenge

This is a further  followup to my previous articles on digital twins, focusing on the Feedback Loop pillar Smart Factory loop The feedback loop starts with the Smart Factory. This is a fully digitalized factory model of a production system connected via sensors, SCADA systems, PLCs or other automation devices to the main product lifecycle management (PLM) data repository. In the Smart

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The 100th Monkey, Or When will PLM on the cloud be the right choice?

Standing on the beach, overlooking the bountiful, yet imperfect, harvest, he pondered the situation in front of him. “Why are all of my troop mates eating these sand-covered sweet potatoes? In the beginning, they were delicious…and without the sand. Now? these wonderful treats are all but inedible. What if I…” This is the beginning of tale based on a scientific

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Teamcenter Reports

My last post outlined on deriving more value out of PLM data through reports. The complexity of data in the engineering environment is skyrocketing, and Teamcenter as a PLM system provides advanced reporting capabilities for enterprise data, including the data managed in external systems like MRP & ERP. The Teamcenter Report Builder application provides basic reporting capabilities for data managed

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Between Scylla and Charybdis; or, the Customization Dilemma

There they were, sailing along their merry way. Toward the horizon, a narrow strait approaches. As the boat gets closer, they notice a couple of strange characteristics; to one side a cliff and the other a whirlpool. Upon arrival, it becomes apparent that this is the cliff where the monster Scylla dwells. Looking to the other side, the monster Charybdis,

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