Posts with tag: ‘CPD’

GrabCAD Workbench Makes File Management Easy for SolidWorks Users

When we launched our Workbench for PC app in November of last year, the response was overwhelming.  Now that there was an easy way to sync desktop files with cloud projects, thousands of users signed up to manage their CAD files in Workbench.  Customers like Hemosonics and Hogtunes have been able to get their entire CAD libraries under control and fully organized - finally there was a PDM solution that fit their needs.  But easy access to files was only part of the challenge.  To make Workbench the best PDM solution for small and mid-sized businesses, we needed to integrate it to their CAD systems.

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Signs you may need a PDM system

Many small and mid-sized companies struggle with the question of when and how to invest in CAD file management.  They muddle along with manual (or no) processes and put off the decision as long as they can.  It’s not obvious when to make the investment to solve this problem. We’re here to help.

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PDM is a technology of the past, CPD is the future

If you have more than one engineer in your company then you’ve had to figure out a way to manage CAD files. If you have a lot of engineers you’ve probably looked at tools like Product Data Management (PDM) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. And chances are when you looked at these solutions, you noticed too many problems.

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Specifically, PDM and PLM don’t work the way you do. We think there’s a better way, and we’re calling it “Collaborative Product Development” (CPD).

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Why GrabCAD created a next-generation release process

When you share design information outside your own team, you try to make the exchange with your partners smooth. But we know that's easier said than done - wrong versions get sent, you rely on screenshots, communications get lost and so on. That's why we created a new way for you to collaborate with customers, suppliers and manufacturers.

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First reactions to GrabCAD’s Collaborative Product Development announcement

Yesterday we announced new file management features in GrabCAD Workbench. We’re excited to release a solution that will solve CAD management, sharing and visualization challenges like no other PDM or PLM tool offered today. But don’t take our word for it - here are some early industry reactions to Collaborative Product Development with Workbench.

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New Workbench Features And Desktop App Make CAD File Management Easy

More than 15,000 people have signed up for Workbench since we launched it in June.  We’ve heard a lot of stories from people who are using Workbench to share CAD with vendors, with customers and clients, and with non-CAD users in their organization.  For many engineers, Workbench has made it easy to get partners involved in the design process. Today we’re happy to announce that we’re building on this success by adding a broad array of file management features to Workbench to make it easier to keep your design team on the same page.

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