Inforbix Tables and Linked Data Service


How can I make data usable?  This is a question I often hear people ask.  The amount of structured and unstructured data being generated is accelerating in ways that defy our ability to manage and control it.  Every 2 days we create as much information as we  did up to 2003!  And here’s further perspective [...]

Inforbix Autodesk PLM 360 SolidWorks interplay


Cloud is trending.  Autodesk recently launched their new PLM in the cloud product Autodesk PLM 360.  Inforbix is very good at linking on-premise data with the cloud; it does so without moving any actual CAD or other sensitive files into the cloud.  So as an experiment, we decided to see how Inforbix and Autodesk PLM [...]

SolidWorks Data, simplicity and historical reflections

3D TeamWorks

It is easy to create something complex. It is very hard to create something simple.  History proves it over and over again.  A few days ago, I stumbled on a very old press release (I cannot even call it blog post) from around10 years ago (thanks Google!). Navigate your browser to the following link to read SolidWorks Brings Real-Time [...]

How Inforbix helps you remain focused on engineering work


I’m at SolidWorks World 2012 this week… actually since Saturday. We hope to rock-n-roll at SWW 2012  and learn much from SolidWorks users.  I keep hearing from the engineering community: I want to remain focused on my engineering work and avoid the distractions caused by the technology bits and bytes that’s supposed to help me get [...]

Look ma, no hands! Inforbix, SolidWorks and invisible data management…


Inforbix is beating a path to SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego this weekend. The SolidWorks community is a special one; I always enjoy attending SolidWorks World. No other event collects so many talented manufacturing professionals together.  I’ve recently read an interview with the new SolidWorks VP R&D, Gian Paolo Bassi by Randal Newton of GFXSpeak. [...]

How Inforbix helps expand product data search in SolidWorks EPDM


Inforbix is looking forward to attending SolidWorks World 2012 in few days. We are preparing some very cool announcements (shhhhh… stay tuned).  We’re big Solidworks fans and are exploring useful ways Inforbix can provide even more value to SolidWorks users.  I’ve been reading the SolidWorks blog post, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012: Integrated Search in Windows Explorer. In the [...]

How much time should you spend organizing your CAD and product data? None!


We produce so much data these days… every day we produce so much more of it.  And it won’t stop.  Manufacturing companies are no exception… they generate CAD models, excels, customer requirements docs, bill of materials… tons and tons of data… every single day.  Most people would agree that organizing all this data is critical [...]

Inforbix, Product Data and the Cloud/On-premise connection

Autodesk Inventor Drawing

I’m impressed by the number of blog posts I’ve seen right before and after New Year, foretelling the future. I’ve tried to read as many of them as possible.  As a result, I’ve come to a conclusion: cloud is going to be a big topic in 2012.   Here’s one of my favorite posts prognosticating what [...]

Friday Data Story: Extracting attribute information from product data


This weeks’ data story is about attributes.  By attributes I mean those that tell me something about the product data in my company I may require to get some task done.  Attributes tell me all sorts of things about product data.  They tell me much, actually.  For example, attributes tell me the name of a [...]

How Inforbix helps you explore your product data

Product data is complicated and has lots of dependencies.  For example, a SolidWorks Assemblies may have dependencies with Parts, Components, and Drawings.  Other examples include the many dependencies an AutoCAD drawing may have to xREFs or the PDF files created from an AutoCAD drawing.  In time, a digital spaghetti landfill is created.  And to add an additional twist [...]