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Rob Cohee
Rob Cohee Technical Evangelist for Autodesk works with engineers and designers on how technology is utilized to design, visualize, & simulate designs.
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Hey Evan / Oleg, Scott is spot on here. The EBOM (E in this case being engineering) can be and I'm going to stress CAN be, because as we know this is different for everyone... It can be evolved into the MBOM (manufacturing) inside of PLM 360. That MBOM could then evolve to the Purchasing BOM, Assembly BOM, As Built BOM, ect. The bottom line is that if you choose to allow everyone in the lifecycle to iterate on a BOM, then its no longer solely a EBOM. That's a bit of a change in the way we look at who is ultimately responsible for updating the BOM. Why do we force changes to go through an engineer when no engineering work was required to make the change? Why? Because we force engineering tools to manage the BOM. Not the case with PLM 360. If you open up the BOM to evolve at the same pace the actual product does then "ownership" of the BOM evolves over the life of it as well. Just so I could say it one more time. BOM. Good thing I'm not on a plane typing this right now.
Jon, Thanks for the history lesson on something that has nothing to do with the post. What are your thoughts on baseball? Politics? Religion...? Please share with us how that relates to CAM as you have an incredible talent for turning all conversations unrelated into a discussion on CAM. It's a talent, really. If your posts don't have anything to do with the topic, they will be removed. And you can take your rant to Twitter as I'm sure you will... :-) Have a nice weekend Jon.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2012 on Observations and Random Thoughts on PLM at Ellipsis
John, I appreciate you promoting your blog on mine, nice... ;-) As I've said before, and will continue to say until you give me something new to talk about... your position on this topic is WELL documented. Let me bottom line this for you and I won't get into an endless discussion on this topic. Market spend on PLM - ~8 bn Market spend on CAM - ~2 bn But more importantly - as Carl and Buzz have stated, the primary reason we entered into the PLM market is it is what our customers are asking us to do as a higher priority. Prioritizing is pretty easy when you look at it that way Jon. I think you'll find that CAM is without question part of a products lifecycle and an important piece of technology no doubt, but from a business standpoint, the opportunity defines itself pretty clearly.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2012 on Observations and Random Thoughts on PLM at Ellipsis
Wow! Blowing the dust off the 'ol keyboard here. Been a while since my last post huh? That's what 59,000 airline miles in three months will do to you. So what have I been up to you ask? If you're following me on Twitter then you know I've been jet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Ellipsis
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There comes a time during each year when we cast the winners forth in search of a champion among champions. All of our 'Inventors of the Month' are winners in our eyes; however, only one may call themself Inventor of the Year. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Ellipsis
I've never seen anything like it. Yes, the technology is hot but what I'm talking about is the reactions we are getting from customers to the much ballyhooed PLM solution, Autodesk 360 Nexus. The speculation around what we were going to do was kind of fun to watch in I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Ellipsis
So class... What did you do this summer? As you may recall from my Twitter feed, I was out with Bob Williams and the Autodesk SIM Squad filming an OTJ with Federal Equipment Company. It was hot as all get out let me tell you but the work they do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Ellipsis
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Interesting question. At what point does data become knowledge? Think for a minute about the number of ways that you gather data, the different formats, systems, log-ins, networks, emails, phone calls, meetings, etc... How many of you have a password protected spreadsheet for all your passwords? And for those of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Ellipsis
I picked up Keith Richards' new book recently while killing time in an airport. One thing that stuck out is a passage about how Keith always has a grin on his face…like he knows something you don't. I think that from now until AU I will perpetually have that same... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Ellipsis
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Last year at Autodesk University during the Manufacturing Keynote I talked a lot about the ways in which people view design and the design process. I used an example of a staircase and how an architect looks at an element of design through a different lens than that of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Ellipsis
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Remember the "I Love You" virus? Yep I was the guy that opened that bad boy during my first month on the job at an Autodesk reseller. Heck of a way to introduce yourself to the company, but I was after all encouraged to open it by a more senior... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Ellipsis
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One week left until sabbatical. I'm doing my best to avoid short timers disease by shooting two OTJ episodes this week and next. It was a good idea until ariving home at 0230 last night. Loves me some airline delays. Anyway I was out at Inventor of the Month Carousel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Ellipsis
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Rob Cohee is now following GuyKawasaki
Jul 6, 2011
Rob Cohee is now following Steve Bedder
Jul 1, 2011
Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. That's usually reserved for something bad, right? King Midas type bad. But was he really that bad, dude just wanted some cool threads is all. A fashion statement if you will and what is more of a fashion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Ellipsis
How many of you have been a part of a failed technology implementation? The dreaded #FAIL ? Mice were thrown in disgust, the technology labeled as the biggest POS ever conceived. Well intended people loosing their jobs & reputation, levying the blame for ushering in the technical failure. Becoming the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Ellipsis
Oh the possibilities! Until I read over our HR policy. Apparently I can't have my intern get my coffee, my dry cleaning, do all the day to day monotonous things I have to do including what I have him work on. I have to give this guy a real project.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Ellipsis
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If I could sum up how a single company can design and manufacture the worlds largest telescopes, extremely unique bridge designs, and some of the most thrilling amusement park rides from the same group of engineers, designers, and manufacturing teams; it would be a focus on fundamentals. It's easy to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Ellipsis
Alright, I can guess what you are thinking about LT products. And I have heard a variety of jabs at what the LT stands for. But, if you aren't up to speed, you may be floored at what Autodesk Inventor LT 2012 brings to the table. via manufacturingtoolbox.typepad.com Check it... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 7, 2011 at Ellipsis
Rob Cohee is now following Autodesk Manufacturing Toolbox
Jun 7, 2011
Rob Cohee is now following Brian Schanen
Jun 2, 2011
I try not to talk about it very often although it is one of the things in my life that I am most proud, and yesterday is of course one of those days that I can help but reflect on my time in the U.S. Army. I am a Combat... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Ellipsis
We are all guilty of it. It will take me less time to re-model / re-draw this part than it would be to find it somewhere in the labyrinth of my file store. You laugh because its true... If you haven't done it then somebody else in your company has.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Ellipsis
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I need T-shirts printed up for a title like that. Complete with tour dates and locations printed on the back, and over time become so worn that the black t-shirt becomes so faded and worn that it is almost transparent yet you keep wearing it due to its overwhelming awesomeness.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Ellipsis