While reading the latest posts by Oleg from Beyond PLM
For sure N!fuse/N!volve taste the new flavor of the day (web 2.0). But have you ever heard of… Teamcenter Application Sharing from Siemens? Probably not because like many says Siemens probably do not invest as much they should in their marketing. But things change and evolve Solid Edge St4 is a good example.
“…With Teamcenter® Application Sharing by UGS, you can hold conferences instantly, no matter where your team members are located. You can share your entire desktop or selected desktop applications. Participants can request to become host or to take remote control of the host’s desktop……”
Teamcenter Application Sharing is one of the tools Siemens offer in their latest web base solution call Community Collaboration
Basically Teamcenter Application Sharing seem to make the same thing as N!fuse, allowing multiple users to share a common space.With two differences,
- Data stay on the host side not in the cloud
- It was develop in the 2000′s years not the 2010′s, one generation ahead of it time
If Siemens invest a little bit to make the interface look more like any social apps. With few tweaks to enhance the features to match the philosophy of the web 2.0, I guess that Siemens could offer a nice application to the CAD community without having the obligation to upload your data behind a corporate portal.
If the market insist Siemens could simply port it (or you could port yourself) to any Amazone like cloud
Here a link to a brief help content about Teamcenter Sharing Application
If you never had the chance to test it asks your Siemens representative to invite you to a Teamcenter Application Conference.