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Go virtual or extinct

Go virtual or extinct

Now that human interaction will be limited for a while to come, how are business going to exhibit their products? Especially those with large and complex products, that customers took months to schedule business trips to see physically. Another important cost and complexity is the organization of all the shows and fairs that companies relied on to get new business.

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Manufacturing Revolutions and the Future of Software

Manufacturing Revolutions and the Future of Software

Manufacturing Revolutionsand the Future of Software DevelopmentIs the evolution of business software development principles parallel to the manufacturing ones and is it predicting it? Interestingly, we can find striking similarities between the history of...

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Parenting and PLM Software Development

Parenting and PLM Software Development

PLM (product Lifecycle Management) is a methodology used in Manufacturing in which the central concept is Lifecycle. Life is a cycle that starts from birth and continues with growth and finally death. For human beings, pregnancy is 9 months and birth a few hours...

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Introducing our External App Platform

Introducing our External App Platform

In your company you probably hear this type of question: “Where are my changes?”, “What is taking so long?” or “What is holding up the process?”… and many people saying basically “I don’t want to understand Windchill, but I need the information it holds". That’s why...

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PLM as a Startup

PLM as a Startup

After 15 years working in PLM, we have seen that many PLM implementations are being  delivered late and only after lots of pain for everyone involved and some projects fail to deliver anything at all. So why is PLM so hard to implement? Why are the projects almost...

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What’s Going on in PLM

What’s Going on in PLM

Through our work in extending and customizing PLM we are constantly in conversation with customers and Value Added Resellers across the world about what companies are doing today, planning tomorrow and the direction that they are trying to take their PLM systems. In...

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Going mobile….Safely

Going mobile….Safely

Just in case you have not noticed, the world has gone mobile crazy. Mobile apps are now key business tools and Engineering is no exception. This raises an important problem: mobile by definition means that your data is going mobile; but how do we protect the...

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PLM and ERP: Getting them Together

PLM and ERP: Getting them Together

There is a relationship between PLM and ERP and therefore a need to integrate the two systems; at Wincom we create 4 or 5 of these integrations every year. I’d like to share our experiences with you. ERP is all about efficiency, using the resources of the company to...

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Apps, the future of PLM?

Apps, the future of PLM?

How can the extended enterprise leverage PLM? These are real questions from real customers we have been asked in the last year. - Our service engineers on site in Africa need to see the latest drawings. - The shop floor needs easy access to the latest process plans. -...

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New version of Wincom Translate released

New version of Wincom Translate released

Wincom Translate Update A new update (1.2) for this component has been released Features New show content XML feature Improved export and import Improved documentation Improved import zip error checking

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Translation improvement

Translation improvement

We have a new component translate, that extends Arbortext document management to allow the users to create new translation structures and export them to the translation teams. We have added the ootb edit filter window, to allow the users to manage the structures....

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Wincom Console Update

Wincom Console Update

A new wincom component management console is now available to our clients. It includes the following features Improved logging Improved useability Improved installation process

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PDMLink Creo Integration

PDMLink Creo Integration

Wincom provides new Windchill extensions to closely integrate Creo with Windchill PDMLink. These extensions can be customized to the clients requirements, and provide CAD user highly productive ways to interact with the PLM system, ensure high levels of CAD user...

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Wincom Manufacturing Concept

Wincom Manufacturing Concept

We have begun work on a new component, it is designed to improve the visibility of the MPMLink manufacturing data. We know many clients have a critical need to transform and manage the eBoM to mBoM process, and often use MPMLink for this. However as an old style...

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New Creo Parametric application delivered

New Creo Parametric application delivered

We have just released a new Creo Parametric 2.0 Application for a major European manufacturer. This application is installed both on the server and the Creo client A Windchill PDMLink side component (10.1). A Creo Parametric 2.0 client application This component...

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Wincom Revise Request

Wincom Revise Request

This new component is perfect for implementation that do not use the full out-of-the-box change process. Normally the change process is used to revise items, however without it the items are revised directly by users without any additional checks. By reusing the...

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Wincom Dispositions

Wincom Dispositions

Many clients want to add or remove dispositions; these are data values held on the links between the tasks and affected items. The out-of-the-box values do not suit all circumstances, and so the customization guide helpfully advises on how to change these but... it...

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Upgrade Customization Feasilibilty Study

Upgrade Customization Feasilibilty Study

Overview We recently completed a feasibility study on how to upgrade a PDMLink system with a major customization. Here are some extracts of that report, it is clear the over time many systems, even with the best intentions, degrade and become less an asset and more a...

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Wincom Promote Released

Wincom Promote Released

We have added this new component to our portfolio, it is very easy to use, adds a vital ingredient to promotions which improves user statisfaction and reduced workflow complexity. This component makes sure only data which comforms to you business rules is promoted....

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Wincom Video Channel

Wincom Video Channel

We have released our first three videos. Wincom Welcome, Flexible Light Search and Wincom Console Management please go to our video channel to check these out. We will be releases many more in the next weeks around the concepts of business processes and migrations, so...

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