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pure::variants 6.0.4 release: Drag-n-Drop Support for Restrictions and Calculations

February 2024

Introducing a new feature: Drag-n-Drop Support for Restrictions and Calculations. It’s available across three connectors: IBM DOORS Next, codebeamer and Siemens Polarion. 

  • IBM DOORS Next: Enhance your authoring experience in DoorsNG by effortlessly adding Restrictions and Calculations through Drag-n-Drop functionality. 
  • codebeamer: Discover how to add both Restrictions and Calculations in Codebeamer using Drag-n-Drop. It is a the simple process of adding a calculation with inline editing.
  • Siemens Polarion: In Polarion, learn how to add restrictions using Drag-n-Drop. Seamlessly integrate feature elements into requirements.

Haven't explored it yet? No problem, let Shivani guide you through it in a short video.

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6.0.4 Highlights Document


4 Tips to Kickstart Your Success in Product Line Engineering

Januar 2024

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to realizing complex technical systems in large projects. Product Line Engineering (PLE) offers companies the advantage of developing products efficiently and cost-effectively to compete in the dynamic, customer-oriented market. However, there are hurdles to implementing this approach. Follow these recommendations for a successful entry into product line engineering.

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Interview with Christoph Braeuchle and Danilo Beuche about the future of pure::variants at PTC

November 2023

PTC's acquisition of pure-systems facilitates the integration of pure::variants into the Codebeamer platform, providing a comprehensive solution for customers interested in the targeted and strategic reuse of software development artifacts. PTC intends to further extend the existing integration, emphasizing openness to provide flexibility for customers using pure::variants with different ALM tools. Future developments include tighter integration with PLM systems such as Windchill and attractive pricing models to make the integration of pure::variants and Codebeamer even more attractive to customers.

Learn more about the future of pure::variants at PTC from Christop Braeuchle and Danilo Beuche. 

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EU Ecodesign Regulation: What it means for software manufacturers

November 2023

The November issue of Digital Business Cloud takes a look at the EU's proposed Ecodesign Directive to improve energy and resource efficiency. While consumers will benefit from better product quality and longer software life, software vendors will be challenged to make their development processes more sustainable. The article highlights the importance of Product Line Engineering (PLE) as a key tool for sustainable software development by reducing resource consumption and extending product lifecycles. 

Learn more about the first steps to successfully implementing PLE and making your software sustainable.

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Parameter management for crane control units

November 2023

The article in the November issue of IT Production Online reports on how Palfinger, a manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, chose pure::Variants from pure-Systems (now part of PTC) to efficiently manage the ECU parameters due to the increasing software complexity of its products. Within two years of the project start, the new loader cranes with the latest generation of ECUs were successfully put into production. Palfinger emphasizes the flexibility and efficiency of Pure::Variants to manage the multitude of configuration options and to be able to offer future updates wirelessly.

Read more about the first steps to a successful PLE deployment.

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How to get started with Product Line Engineering (PLE)

October 2023

In a recent article from IT-Daily, learn more about Product Line Engineering (PLE), an interdisciplinary approach that helps companies operate efficiently and competitively in a dynamic marketplace. PLE provides benefits such as consistent product quality, accelerated development, optimal resource utilization, increased innovation and improved competitiveness.

Learn more about the first steps of a successful PLE implementation.

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Airbus shows how manufacturers can benefit from Product Line Engineering (PLE)

October 2023

The October issue of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design highlights how Airbus is reaping the benefits of model-based product line engineering (PLE) and efficient variant management. With its holistic and sustainable approach, Airbus is streamlining its operations and meeting the needs of its customers. The use of tools such as pure::variants reduces costs and this strategy will be extended to other areas. This strategy, which is common in the automotive industry, provides valuable insights for various companies. 

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Efficiency and Innovation: Palfinger relies on intelligent assistance systems for product development

August 2023

The August issue of IT Welt features Palfinger, a manufacturer of crane and lifting technology solutions, which is using intelligent assistance systems and time-saving measures right from the development phase of its new product generation. The aim is to manage complex, software-controlled products efficiently, thereby achieving shorter development times and higher product quality. Palfinger has successfully implemented the pure::variants software solution and could serve as a model for other manufacturers of complex products. A very interesting article, we think.

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Sustainability can be financially rewarding

August 2023

Connect Professional has published a highly recommended article in its August 2023 online edition that explains the thesis "Sustainability begins in product development" and highlights the link between intelligent variant management and sustainability.

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We are pleased to announce that 321 Gang has joined our partner program.

March 2023

As a long-standing engineering software provider, 321 Gang will strengthen our business in North America.

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We are pleased to announce that pure::variants Enterprise 6 is now available

December 2022

New release makes the development of complex products even easier.

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We are pleased to announce that Teamlive has joined our partner program.

September 2022

As a new Business Partner, Teamlive will strengthen our footprint in China.

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We are pleased to announce that Cybernet MBSE has joined our partner program.

September 2022

Cybernet MBSE becomes the first Consulting Partner in Japan.

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About Model-Based Product Line Engineering (MBPLE)

August 2022

We’ve found this interesting video on Youtube about MBSE and PLE. Marco Forlingieri from Airbus was invited to join the "MBSE Podcast". The hosts Tim Weilkiens and Christian Muggeo talked with him about MBPLE and his personal experience with this efficient methodology.

The video is especially interesting if you are at an early stage of implementation and you want to know how MBSE and PLE are related.

The MBSE Podcast - Model-based Product Line Engineering with Marco Forlingieri

We are pleased to announce that NANGA SYSTEMS has joined our partner program.

May 2022

As a new Business Partner / Value Added Partner, NANGA SYSTEMS is now distributing and implementing pure::variants.

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8 ways AI helps you in a transition process to PLE

April 2022

Modern products become more complex with each new generation, and so does the management of the entire product line with all its product variants. What contribution can artificial intelligence (AI) make to mastering these challenges even better in the future?

Dr. Michael Jastram and Dr. Yang Li have addressed this question and discussed 8 possible use cases.

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How Airbus uses MB-PLE as a competitive advantage

March 2022

To remain competitive, companies must adapt their product development processes. Even SMEs can learn from pioneers like Airbus, who are embracing holistic variant management, as Computerwoche reports.

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Intelligent variant management through PLE Developing processes and products sustainably.

January 2022

With the thesis "Sustainability begins in product development", the Digital Engineering Magazin explains the connection between intelligent variant management and sustainability in the print issue January 2022. A very readable article.

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