Posts in category: ‘PDM’

Real options and PDM: keeping the bean counters off your back

You have done your homework, read all the analyst reports, talked to your peers, and you are convinced that you need to implement a PDM system in your organization. Now comes the difficult part: talk to senior management and prepare a compelling argument for budget approval. The question you dread the most, likely coming from the CFO. What’s the payback? Indeed, how do you demonstrate the value of an engineering tool like PDM to a CFO using financial terms?

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The multi-CAD Thunderdome: everyone enters, no one really leaves

Speak another language? ¿Habla otro idioma? latlh Hol jatlh? Whether you hail from Austin, Santiago, or Qo'noS, knowing multiple languages is an indispensible asset. Driven by the growing importance of international business, multi-lingual skills are increasingly in demand to support a macro Globalization trend. But what in the name of Kahless does this have to with engineering design? CAD is the means by which we express the language of design.

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Workbench keeps Xenex engineers focused on designing germ-zapping robots, not managing file servers

Back in October, we wrote how impressed we were with the work Xenex was doing in the fight against Ebola. Two months later, Ebola is still very much in the news and Xenex has been right there with it. Here at GrabCAD, we’re proud to help engineers stay focused on doing important things as quickly as possible. If we save them time and money, that’s okay too.

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New eBook: Making Your Case For Product Data Management

You love the idea of Product Data Management (PDM) at your company. To say that you loathe unmanaged CAD files is a woeful understatement and only insults your passion for a single source of truth. Every night for the last two weeks you’ve stayed awake late into the night researching feature lists, supported systems, pricing, and word of mouth reports. You even built a buying framework complete with matching scorecard.
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You Wouldn’t Last a Day in Jail – So You Better Understand Compliance

Manufacturing companies face relentless pressures building competitive products and operate profitably in an increasingly complex global market. These are challenging enough, especially for smaller organizations. However, manufacturing companies are also subject to an unrelenting torrent of standards, regulations, due diligence requirements and practices they must comply with in order to produce and market their products. The complexity of managing and ensuring compliance and the risk of non-compliance are a major concern for manufacturers, especially for global companies, due to the increasing toll by local standards and regulations.

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