12 episodes

Tech4PD features renowned industry analysts Chad Jackson and Jim Brown debating the most important issues, trends, and advances in engineering software technology.

Tech4PD - ENGINEERING.com ENGINEERING.com

    • Technology

Tech4PD features renowned industry analysts Chad Jackson and Jim Brown debating the most important issues, trends, and advances in engineering software technology.

    • video
    Data or Process First? PLM’s Chicken or Egg Scenario

    Data or Process First? PLM’s Chicken or Egg Scenario

    Should your path to PLM implementation begin by organizing your data? Or does the most value derive from getting your processes enabled by PLM? Duelling analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson disagree. Vote for the most compelling argument. Loser suffers pain, as usual.

    • 10 min
    • video
    Simulating Concepts: Viable or Absurd?

    Simulating Concepts: Viable or Absurd?

    Dueling analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson disagree about the practicality of simulation in concept design. Vote for the debate winner, and watch the loser of the last debate become a moving paintball target.

    • 9 min
    • video
    Mobile PLM: What’s the Shortest Path to Value?

    Mobile PLM: What’s the Shortest Path to Value?

    Mobile Devices are a new technology platform that can make PLM data more accessible and bring new functionality. Analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson disagree about the future direction for mobile PLM. Be sure to cast your vote!

    • 9 min
    • video
    Systems Engineering and PLM: Future or Fool’s Dream?

    Systems Engineering and PLM: Future or Fool’s Dream?

    Today’s “Smart” products embody elements of mechanical, electrical and software design. That makes the requirements increasingly interdependent. Systems engineering is the integration of these functions into a unified design. In this episode, Chad and Jim debate whether systems engineering is ready to be integrated in the PLM system, or should stand apart using best-of-breed applications.

    • 9 min
    • video
    Is Product Data Management Overkill for Small Design Teams?

    Is Product Data Management Overkill for Small Design Teams?

    Small design teams face a tough choice for managing product data. Should they implement a simple document management solution? A CAD-only data management tool? Or go for something bigger that manages the BOM through to manufacturing?

    • 10 min
    • video
    Granularity vs. Integrated Suites

    Granularity vs. Integrated Suites

    Where’s the better value in CAD software? Is it in integrated suites that preserve data integrity? Or in stand-alone tools that better fit individual tasks? And why was Jim willing to take on a topic so close to the debate he lost in an earlier episode?

    • 8 min

Top Podcasts In Technology