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Five Reasons to Use SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud

Five Reasons to Use SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud

Tired of dealing with in-house PDM issues, unreliable VPN connections, and struggling with remote file access? Perhaps you're looking for a solution that addresses your company's specific needs. Look no further: SPK and Associates SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud presents...

Efficient Reporting in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

Efficient Reporting in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

As explored in one of our previous articles, tracking metrics is a crucial component of a successful development system. But how can you leverage those metrics further? The solution is quite simple: with the trace reporting function available in Windchill...

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

Picture this: all your engineering applications run slow, or worse, continue to shut down. Yet, the IT team reports no alerts within the remote monitoring and management systems despite the problem.  What is the root cause and how do you fix it?  Remote...

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

In one of our recent articles, we highlighted opportunities for automation, specifically for MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design) and PDM (product data management) activities in your organization. In this next installment, we hope to provide you with other examples...

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

In recent years, interest in engineering design automation across multiple industries skyrocketed, especially due to the high return on investment (ROI). Relieving your engineers from tedious, error-prone tasks and directing them toward automation presents a fantastic...

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

Technology based companies rely on a growing suite of applications that digitally design, test, prototype and release new products. One such application is SolidWorks 3D CAD, and SolidWorks cloud PDM. These are extremely critical tools for the product lifecycle, and...

Engineering Inefficiency is the Enemy of Innovation

Engineering Inefficiency is the Enemy of Innovation

I was intrigued by the information and conclusions presented in OnShape’s recent report, “The State of Product Development and Hardware Design 2019.” However, I was not as surprised as they were to hear that the biggest problem in R&D is still complex processes,...

Solving CAD File Data Corruption By Looking Beyond the Obvious

Solving CAD File Data Corruption By Looking Beyond the Obvious

One SPK client’s design engineering team was required to email CAD files to a technician to perform 3D printing. However, the CAD files were too large for regular email transmission. The designers manually converted each CAD file into a ZIP format for sending in one...

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Does this sound familiar? Your organization has settled into its cloud migration. You’re enjoying the increased security and resiliency. You feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain and you want to spend some time gazing out from the summit. Then you read about...

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Connected medical devices offer enormous opportunity for manufacturers and consumers alike. They also carry the burden of increased risk due to cybersecurity flaws. Think about the dangers of having your email or bank account hacked. Now consider the damage hacking a...

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

Azure first became associated with IT for one simple reason: It’s a Microsoft product. Since the majority of organizations are running some kind of Microsoft application (be it Windows or Office), it was an easy sell because of ease of integration. However, this alone...