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Understanding Key Differences in PDM vs PLM

Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are actually significant differences between them – in reality PDM is too narrow to describe the full breadth of capabilities that a true PLM system offers. LEAP’s recent webinar on this topic is summarised here to clear up any misconceptions about PDM and PLM for manufacturing organisations.

Easy Access to PLM information with ThingWorx Navigate

LEAP recently ran a webinar entitled Easy access to PLM information with ThingWorx Navigate which looked at how engineering teams can extend the capabilities of their PLM system to make important product data available and easily accessible to various stakeholders across the organisation with ThingWorx Navigate. Here we have summarised the webinar and made the recording available. To begin, Paul O’Shaughnessy – PTC Business Manager at LEAP Australia explains the concept of the Digital Thread and how it pertains to the Digital Organisation – using technology to connect the products, people, places and processes within an organisation. LEAP’s PTC Technical Manager Allan Thompson then discusses traditional Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and some of the challenges associated with sharing PLM data across the wider organisation, particularly with those outside...

Improving Training, Maintenance & Instructions through Augmented Reality

Let's take a closer look at how different tools within the PTC Vuforia suite help you leverage Augmented Reality (AR) in your workplace and rapidly capture your process knowledge today for future use in training, maintenance and instructions. Here we have used highlights from our recent webinar to showcase how different AR tools & apps within the Vuforia suite allow you to rapidly create repeatable training instructions or step-by-step guides, capture process knowledge and scale your manufacturing expertise throughout your organisation. To open, Allan Thomspon, PTC Technical Manager at LEAP Australia provides a brief overview of AR technology and how market pressures such as the growing worker skills gap and evolving customer demands are driving the adoption of AR within industry. Next, Allan introduces PTC’s...
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