Evolution of Design: 2D to 3D to PLM and PDM
Design has come a long way since the days of paper and pencil drafting. Even 2D CAD, a staple of design and engineering since the 1980s has mostly been replace by 3D design, PLM and PDM. If you’re a CAD designer or engineer, the tool and processes you use are nearly as important as the design you create. As specialists in 3D design, we know that fast-paced, product-driven businesses need effective product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM), as well as intelligent 3D models.
According to Wikipedia, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products, while product data management (PDM) is the business function, often within product lifecycle management (PLM), that is responsible for the management and publication of product data. In software engineering, this is known as version control.Read More