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Removing Design Gaps by Consolidating CAD Software

There are two ways to look at design tool use. The “one-team, one-tool” view calls for a team to use a CAD system that can get the design done and released in such a way that the team meets all its milestones. What happens anywhere else is somebody else’s problem. In companies that take this […]

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The Trend Towards CAD Consolidation, Not CAD Standardization

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This blog post has been licensed for hosting by PTC. The concepts, ideas and positions of this post have been developed independently by Industry Analyst Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights. © LC Insights LLC CAD standardization. CAD consolidation. They’re practically the same thing, right? Well, not exactly. Now, up until about five years ago, I […]

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Is CAD Consolidation Worth Your Effort?

Is CAD consolidation really worth it? A lot of us have kludged together two, three, or more CAD systems all within one company. And we make do. We might keep legacy data in 2D and 3D formats. While other teams in the same organization hang on to the CAD tools they’ve always used, but you […]

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Engineering.com: Thinking about switching CAD tools? What you need to know

By Michelle Boucher As Chad Jackson mentions in his recent post, the last three years in the CAD industry have been really interesting. For a product many could have considered a commodity at the turn of the century, CAD vendors have proved there is still work to be done. It is an exciting time and we are seeing […]

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Capitalizing on Growth Through Acquisitions


One way in which companies can grow and expand is through the acquisition of another company. This is done for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes the goal is to “buy” customers. In others it is buying companies for their product or technology. Let’s take a closer look at why companies make acquisitions and the challenges […]

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