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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.

Reworking Your Workflow for Better Product Design with Creo Simulation

Creo Simulation tools provide guidance on the thousands of decisions you make throughout the development process, improving quality, reducing time to market, and saving you money. LEAP recently ran a webinar entitled Reworking Your Workflow for Better Product Design with Creo Simulation Live where we looked more closely at how the adoption of simulation early in the design process can accelerate time to market and improve product quality. You can watch the clips from this webinar below where Ben Muston, Application Engineer at LEAP Australia explains the different simulation tools available within Creo and provides a live demonstration of each. In this first clip, Ben explains the benefits of Simulation Driven Design before introducing the Creo Simulation portfolio, Creo Simulation Live, Creo Simulation Live Plus...

Managing the complete MCAD & ECAD BOM in Windchill PLM

Modern products are becoming increasingly smart, complex and connected and often require a multi-disciplined approach to design and engineering. As such a single, accurate and complete BOM structure, along with the associated content that defines the product, is increasingly important for companies to manage this complexity. LEAP recently ran a webinar discussing how Windchill PLM allows companies to manage a complete multi-disciplinary BOM incorporating data from MCAD, ECAD, Software and other sources. To begin the webinar, PTC Business Manager at LEAP, Paul O'Shaughnessy gives a brief overview of LEAP Australia, integration specialists XPLM and the concept of the Digital Thread - using technology to connect the products, people, places and processes within an organisation. Next, LEAP’s PTC Technical Manager, Allan Thompson provides an overview of...

Guest Blog – Monash University – FYP brings together best-in-class technologies to create a functioning Digital Twin

Guest Post by Shikhar Gupta, final-year student in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Shikhar was a full-time intern at LEAP Australia over the summer of 2017/18, then completed his Final Year Project using LEAP & PTC software during 2018. The result of Shikhar’s work was presented last week at Monash University Spark Night where all ECSE final-year students showcase their final-year projects. Setting out on this project, our aim was to create a working digital twin prototype that could be considered to represent a smart connected product operating out in the field. In doing so, I was able to demonstrate the process of connecting a product to the cloud, performing physics-based simulations to predict product behaviour under...