CIMdata Announces PLM Road Map™ 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense Industry

Aerospace & Defense industry-focused product lifecycle management event will take place in collaboration with the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress.

Online PR News – 01-July-2015 – ANN ARBOR, Michigan – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm announces that its first-ever PLM Road Map™ for the Aerospace & Defense Industry will take place on October 28 & 29, 2015. The event will feature the highly regarded 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC) and will be held at The Westfields Marriott-Washington Dulles, located in Chantilly, Virginia.

The theme for this year’s event is “Free at Last with 3D Model Based Design? No, Not Yet, Just a Little Bit Longer.” The content will provide a status check and prescribes the next steps for Aerospace & Defense OEMs and their supply chain partners. Having listened to the needs of the Aerospace & Defense users and the preferences of solution providers, PLM Road Map 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense Industry continues CIMdata’s focus on presenting a series of right-sized, content-rich, and industry focused conferences.

For over 30 years, leading thinkers in the Aerospace & Defense industries have been pursuing the dream of 100% digital product definition flowing seamlessly from product design into manufacturing and then into service. Over the last few years, several aircraft and weapons programs have been delivered utilizing three dimensional model based design (3D MBD) for product definition, for product information process flow to manufacturing and to service, and even for type certification.

According to James Roche, CIMdata’s Practice Manager for Aerospace & Defense, “There have been many technical challenges and cultural barriers to overcome. It was a decade before the technology was fully capable and design teams began producing complete product designs as digital models. Then for another decade, cultural inertia and disconnects in the lifecycle process flows required paper renderings as the official master of record. So, ‘Are we there yet?’ ‘No, not yet, just a little bit longer.’ ”

Presentations will explore the key areas of advanced features, data retention, and compliance. Underlying these topics are questions and decisions regarding standards, policy, and practice. CIMdata’s James Roche, will curate the agenda in conjunction with members of the Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group that was founded by some of the most prominent names in the industry in 2014.

Central to the mission of PLM Road Map is encouraging the continuous collaboration and synergistic innovation between all members of the PLM community—including industrial users, subject matter experts, software providers, consulting services firms, industrial and academic institutes, system integrators, and market analysts—all partners in realizing the vision and value of PLM, especially in the emerging, more-sustainable, circular economy. To support this collaborative mission, a limited number of conference sponsorship opportunities will be made available to PLM software and service providers.

For more information on PLM Road Map 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense Industry featuring the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress or to be a sponsor at this event visit: or contact Cheryl Peck at

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

About Longview Advisors

Longview Advisors Inc. provides consulting services in the business, technology, and application of 3D technology in product lifecycle management. For more information, please visit: (