There is quite a bit of chatter about Autodesk PLM360 right now due to a couple significant factors:

    • It’s new
    • It’s never been attempted in this manner
    • It’s simple to configure
    • It’s still a bit elusive

Are there some other good PLM solutions out there – Yes, but they are cumbersome for various reasons, each with its own set of problems. PLM 360 is shockingly….not a complexity nightmare.

Having an instant-on, no programming, available anywhere PLM solution that is completely configurable to your process is really unheard of, and exactly what many of us were looking for.

The install process

Just how simple is it to install PLM 360?


Ta-Da!!! Login, and…..ummm….. well, that’s it. 🙂

Why is it so exciting?

The more I think about it, the more excited I become. While I cannot speak first hand about the hands-on operation, I have been given a few tours, and let into an instance that was functional, and under more advance configuration. What I have seen is truly awesome. The platform is configurable to almost any conceivable operation, and seems boundless.

While programming is not required to make the product useful, the scripting environment delivers a whole new level of configurability. I also can’t wait to see how well this plugs into the simulation process.

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I have already started working out how the solution will fit into my operation. It’s funny, the last thing that I was concerned with for management is cloud; but you know, when your development team is spread across different continents, that cloud becomes one of the most important factors for success.

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We’ll see a lot more of this in the future. Our own Scott Moyse has been down the road with Vault implementation for some time, and has a wealth of knowledge about product management. His early adoption of the PLM 360 product will hopefully help drive the evolution in a solid, positive direction. It’s a really good time to have him on board.

What I am looking forward to is a little less elusiveness. We have not yet seen how PLM 360 plugs into Vault items. The other thing that is not clear is where my instance actually is. I guess waiting and wondering will keep the level of excitement up.