Lawrence S. Gould

Solid Edge ST5 Design Software Nails It

September 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Among the “1,300 new customer-driven productivity enhancements” in the latest version of Solid Edge, several stand out.

Turnkey Integration for ERP

August 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Affordable commercial software links ERP to CAD, as well as PDM, even PLM. Doing so synchs the data in these systems. Better, it reduces production errors.

Dassault's Broadened PLM Offerings

July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Not only has Dassault been writing code for getting expanded PLM functionality for users, it has also been acquiring some companies. Here’s a look.

SpaceClaim Improves on Accessible CAD

June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

SpaceClaim’s niche is direct modeling, a CAD approach that generally invites people to easily create, fix, and modify 2D and 3D designs on-the-fly.

Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

This PLM product has all the advantages of next-generation, cloud-based technology. It’s also quick, easy, inexpensive.

Complex Assembly Reaches into the Cloud

March 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Even cloud-based ERP can handle complex assemblies with multiple configurations.

Covering All CAD Bases

February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Siemens PLM Software brings new versions of its CAx packages to market. Here’s a look.

Manufacturing Meets Social Networking

January 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

It’s “everything you want from an ERP system without the ERP.” It’s Facebook-meets-manufacturing.

PLM When You Want It

November 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Want some PLM? Here’s what two major product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors are offering through two very different online stores.

What's Blocking The Move From 2D to 3D?

October 03, 2011 at 1:45 PM

CAD software vendors and pundits have long been predicting 'everyone' will soon be on 3D CAD. Why hasn't that happened?

ERP Goes to the Cloud and Other Developments

September 15, 2011 at 1:41 PM

The forecast for enterprise resource planning (ERP): plenty of cloud computing with periods of specific-ERP enhancements.

Enterprise Apps Displayed Small

May 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Large, complex enterprise software systems are showing up in small mobile devices.